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DIY Soul Retrieval

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Jenny Funkmeyer’s

DIY SOUL RETRIEVAL

A SPIRIT GIVES ME

SOUL RETRIEVAL

One of my daughter’s classmates visited us at our house. He gave me a book his mother wrote, saying, “My mom is strange like you. I think you’ll like her book.” I said thanks and took the book. The boy was not memorable, of average height and looks. I don’t remember much about him. My daughter said he was not a particularly close friend. That was the one and only time he visited our house.

The book was Gifts for the Soul by Dawn E. Clark. The book was about how spirits led Dawn to Soul Retrieval – a technique of going into the past to bring home your lost soul. Dawn began the book with a moving account of her communication with her father after his death. The most interesting part to me was the evidence for Dawn’s belief that her father had actually reincarnated as her son.

So…in a way, Dawn’s father came to me in the body of his grandson to give me Soul Retrieval. I know, I know, this sounds very fishy.

After reading it, I realized Soul Retrieval is something I had been doing without knowing that it had a name. Dawn had developed a method for retrieving lost soul fragments using what she calls soul images, which are different images that you draw on a piece of paper, look at, and rotate, and so on. I tried her method but it didn’t resonate with me. I felt as if this was her method of doing soul retrieval, so I didn’t actually follow it. With her method as a baseline, I devised my own way that worked for me. DIY, my way!

The night I finished the book, I was pretty excited to try it out. Synchronistically, many traumas had arisen for Otis. I called him in and I put Otis into deep meditation. He started to see images of a past life. We recovered one soul fragment, then another, then another and another. The defining moment was when he said, “I see someone, his name is…”

Otis and I said the name “Philippe” at the same time! Okay, this is strange. You don’t have to believe me. But the truth was clear to me and now I present the truth of soul retrieval to you.

"May you walk a blessed path as you fill your life with love and light."
-- Dawn E. Clark

INTRODUCTION

Every time you encounter trauma – whether in this life or a previous lifetime a bit of your soul goes into shock and proceeds to chip off and hide. This bit of lost soul becomes stuck in your psyche, replaying this trauma over and over. For all of eternity, the soul bit relives the scene until it is one day retrieved and reintegrated into the whole.

As an integral part of your soul’s journey, you voluntarily experienced the trauma in order to gain greater wisdom and compassion. Before the trauma occurred, you might have been more innocent, happier, or more vital. The process of gaining wisdom wore down your innocence, happiness, and vitality. You’re wiser at the expense of your innocence. In other words, you’ve lost a part of your soul.

If you’ve lost a bit of your soul in the past, you are incomplete. You’re like a car that doesn’t function at maximum capacity because you’re missing some parts. Try driving sometime without a battery or radiator! The same applies to the missing piece of your soul – you need to get it back.

There are several clever components at work in the soul retrieval process.

NLP

The general idea behind NLP is that each of your memories has a specific home in your brain. When

you retrieve a particular memory, your eyes go to a particular place to access it.

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Think back to a childhood memory of your mother; notice where your eyeballs are pointing. Now think of an embarrassing memory from your adolescence; notice where your eyeballs are pointing now. Two different locations! Every memory has it own place!

NLP is the process of changing a memory by relocating it. So you can either shift a bad memory to a new location or replace it by putting a new memory in its place!

I’m no NLP expert, so I will not go further on this. Suffice to say, when we retrieve the lost soul bit we are in effect replacing where that lost soul bit lives in our brain. Simple and brilliant! You’re not stuck in one point-of-view; you have the benefit of many angles of understanding.

Memory Loop

 

We call our thinking a process a “train of thought” because it just goes on and on – one thought after another without stopping!

Memory is on a circular loop; it goes on and on and then it goes back on itself and repeats, eternally. It doesn’t even change in form or content; it simply replays itself over and over again. That’s why if you have a bad memory and don’t deal with it, it just comes back to haunt you over and over again with exactly the same details, emotional content, feel, smell, and look.

DIY!

This is why in soul retrieval we freeze the scene into a 3D holographic still image. The memory loop can only stay in tact while the memory has not been fully examined. In soul retrieval, we effectively end the memory loop in one fell swoop.

Let’s turn our lives into cinematic masterpieces.

 

When you feel you’re ready to deal with it, you can start to play the scene in slo-motion – let it move forward slowly, one frame at a time. You can roll it back and forth – go forward and backwards. I was a video editor and I’ve often done this to analyze a scene. This technique helps me become aware that this scene is under my control. This is one of the chief benefits of soul retrieval – taking a memory where you felt helpless and bringing it back into your control.

 

As a filmmaker, I’ve always understood that although the script, the direction, the acting, the production, the music, and the art, all play a major role in shaping a film, a film is really made by the editor in the editing room. When you live an incident in your life, it’s like a film being shot. However, the final say is still in your hands when you edit it in the editing room of your mind.

 

Talk Therapy

Talking to your lost soul, one-on-one, heart-to-heart, is like hiring the best psychoanalyst and having as long a session as you like. You can stop the session if things get too out-of-hand and then come back later. No appointments necessary. You know yourself better than anyone! Trust yourself! DIY.

 

In this section, I’ll share three kinds of soul retrieval techniques that allow you to revisit the traumatic event give the scene new meaning reintegrate the soul fragment.

 

Gather the Missing Pieces

In meditation, relax and allow the memory of a past traumatic event to come to you.

Freeze the most impactful moment into a three-dimensional still image like a hologram.

Look for the lost soul bit that is hidden in the scene. The soul bit is the exact replica of the body but with less density. She or he could be anywhere in the frozen scene. The telltale sign is she or he is moving and not frozen. The lost soul bit is in the scene but not part of the scene. Usually the soul bit is hiding behind the body, standing over it, or up in a tree, but she or he could be anywhere.

 

Interact with the soul bit. Introduce yourself, ask questions, and explain the situation. Use your imagination. Take your time. Gain the trust of the soul bit. Invite him or her to examine the scene with you.

Together with the soul bit, walk around the scene. View the people involved, including your own body, from different points of view. This is very important: see things from a new perspective. Keep communicating with the soul bit and exchanging views.

 

Bring the Lost Soul Home

Explain your current life. Tell the soul bit how she or he can make your life whole by reintegrating into wholeness with you. Invite the soul bit to come home to your current life with you.

Listen to the soul bit’s concern. Make a deal regarding what she or he will do with you in the integrated whole person. Obtain the soul bit’s agreement to come home with you.

 

Together, walk through a tunnel of time from the past back to the present moment where your body sits in meditation.

Hug and allow the soul bit to merge into you and then merge back into the body.

 

Integrate into Current Life

This is the easy part. There is no action to take, nor things to remember. It’s done. You’ve retrieved your lost soul. Now, trust the process, and move on to living life. There is no need to check up on the effectiveness of the work. Indeed you will find yourself doing things differently. Sometimes immediately and sometimes it might take a while. Be patient; trust the process.

Once integrated, the lost soul bit will rarely split apart from you. You will live as a whole. But if a situation occurs that is very much like the traumatic past and you do not react in favor of yourself, the lost soul bit that you’ve retrieved will emerge again, caution you, and give you advice. This is actually a big benefit of the work. Once you’ve learned to deal with the past in new positive light, the soul bit will not be separated from you ever again.

THE TECHNIQUE

I will now share with you three examples of soul retrievals: beginning with a childhood soul retrieval and then moving into a past life and then future self soul retrieval.

 

CHILDHOOD SOUL RETRIEVAL

It’s a nice day at work and suddenly my boss comes into my office. He yells at me for not doing something right. My face turns red and my

temper flares up. I swallow my pride and keep my mouth shut.

I feel like a seven-year-old being scolded by a teacher… ah!

Myself as a seven-year-old…

ah…this thought triggers a memory…

When I get home from work that night, I find time to sit comfortably, turn off the phone, close my eyes, and go into an empty state of mind:

meditation.

 

A scene presents itself: In a classroom during my childhood in Hong Kong, a little girl stood with her head hung low. I recognize the little girl as myself in second grade. I’m being punished for “talking too much” in class. The teacher looks mean as she ridicules me in a harsh, loud voice. The rest of the class laughs at me.

 

At this moment, my soul jumps out of my second-grade self’s body and flies to the top of the ceiling. She hangs on, frightened, sad, and confused.

My modern-day self freezes the scene – capturing the teacher, the classmates, and my second-grade-body in a three-dimensional still picture – a hologram. I’m in control of the hologram; I can stop the action and take my time examining the image. I can move around the image the way they do in The Matrix. The entire scene is in my control. It feels much less scary already.

 

I wait until I feel emotionally capable of handling the situation – only then do I proceed. I place myself as I am today into the scene. I look up to the ceiling and spot my second-grade soul, who looks exactly like my second-grade body, but with less density.

 

With a gentle voice, I tell my second-grade soul who I am, almost as if I’m cooing to a baby, “I am you! All grown up!” She’s amazed. “You! Are me?” It takes some convincing but eventually she believes who I claim to be.

 

I invite my second-grade soul to study the frozen scene in front of us. The soul agrees and comes out of her hiding place on the ceiling. We walk around the hologram of the classroom, marveling at how each person is as still as a statue. We examine the teacher, the students, and our second-grade body – from many different angles. We look at the teacher’s mouth frozen in an ugly shape, the students’ faces frozen in unkind merriment. We see their body postures from the back, from the sides, from the top, and so on. We see the image from many perspectives – not just one viewpoint – giving the scene new meaning.

 

My modern-day self slowly processes my second-grade self’s feelings and emotions in the situation. I listen to my second-grade soul’s complaints, confessions, regrets, wounds, angers, and hurts. As an older and wiser adult, I show my appreciation and sympathy by listening intently. I don’t offer “advice” or tell her the “correct” thing to do. I simply allow myself to be fully present with my second-grade soul and allow her to freely speak her mind.

 

I keep telling her I’m on her side and offer my appreciation at her strength in handling intense emotions under pressure in a highly charged situation. We’re talking like kindred souls. “Bravo!” I say to her and she begins to feel vindicated.

 

From our intense observations, a new understanding arises: the teacher is having a bad day, and she takes it out on her helpless students. The other students are simply little kids – unable to comprehend the consequences of their actions; they have yet to learn to have kindness in their hearts.

 

After a while, we both feel complete. I ask if my second-grade soul wants to do anything. I tell her I’m here to support her in whatever she wants to do.

 

To my surprise, my second-grade soul wants to kick the teacher's butt. I say, "Yay!" My second- grade soul goes up to the teacher, tells her to bend down, and kicks her butt.

 

We laugh and enjoy ourselves as the teacher tumbles over and falls. My second-grade soul demands an apology. The teacher apologizes, and my second-grade soul makes her promises never to talk to her students in such hurtful way.

 

My second-grade soul then proceeds to give the entire class a scolding on what a shame it is to laugh at another’s misfortune.

 

Bring the Lost Soul Home

I tell my second-grade soul that we are one. She still lives – as me – in a current life!

 

I ask if she will return to the present with me. I tell her the incident has caused me to feel inadequate in dealing with other unkind people. I need her perspective and cannot be whole without her. She agrees to alert me when others are acting unkind toward me and give me strength when I defend myself. We look into each other’s eyes and smile.

Together, we walk down a tunnel of time, traveling from my childhood to my youth to my present-day self where I sit in meditation.

 

We hug and she merges into me. We are again one.

 

Integrate Into Current Life

The next day when my boss yells at me again, I don’t know where my strength comes from, but I stand up and tell him, “Don’t talk to me this

way! Even if I didn’t do the job right, you have no right to be impolite to me!” He is totally taken by surprise.

 

All I can say is that, while I may get fired, nobody has ever talked to me in an unkind way again. I feel her presence inside me. She is loving, she is poised, she is forgiving. She is who I am becoming.

 

My second-grade soul is now inside me.
 She protects me and does not allow any harm to come near me again.

 

 

 

 

 

PAST LIFE SOUL RETRIEVAL

 

 

The technique sometimes yields unexpected results. You may encounter yourself in a past life situation. I will give you another example of how I recovered a frightened bit of my lost soul from a past life.

 

 

 

Gather the Missing Pieces

A scene presents itself: A young man I intuitively know to be myself in a former life is walking down a country path. Another man jumps out of the bushes, knife in hand, and stabs my past-life self in the back. At that moment, the soul bit jumps out of the body and flies to the top of a nearby tree.

Clinging onto a tree branch, the soul bit watches in horror as the man murders my past-life body.

 

My modern-day self freezes the scene – capturing the murderer, the victim, and my former-life body into a holographic image. The hologram of the scene is under my control so it’s less scary. I’ve successfully stopped the action so I can take my time examining the images and process the emotions. No harm comes to me because I know I am the one in control. I know I can take as long as I like to process the images.

 

If I feel I’m not ready to deal with the situation, I can stop the entire soul retrieval process altogether. I can keep this hologram in my memory for another time. I don’t have to deal with it today. I wait until I feel emotionally capable of handling the situation – only then do I proceed.

 

I put myself, as I am today, into the scene. I look up into the tree, where I spot my frightened soul bit. In a gentle voice, I invite him to come down – and then remain patient while waiting for his response.

 

When the soul bit comes down from the tree, he expresses his shock, dismay, and anger that someone took away his life while he was in his prime. I comfort him and ask if we can study the two men who are in the frozen hologram. The soul agrees.

 

We walk around, examining both the murderer and the victim from many different angles. We look at their faces, their body postures, the hand with the knife, the back with the blood, and so on.

 

We see the image from many perspectives – not just one viewpoint – giving the scene new meaning.

From our intense observations, a new understanding arises: the murderer was a deranged, starving, homeless man, unable to comprehend the consequences of his actions. My soul bit slowly processes the dying body’s feelings and emotions. The scene also takes on new meaning when we affirm and recognize that the soul has survived death and move forward into new lives and new experiences.

 

After a while, we both feel complete and then share our feelings, talking like kindred souls. My past-life soul and I decide to forgive the murderer. We remove the knife from his hands and bury it so he’ll never again have this weapon. We offer food to the starving man and tell him to leave – and he complies. We give the dead body a proper burial, burn incense, and say our prayers.

 

Bring the Lost Soul Home

I tell my former-life soul that we are one. He still lives – as me in a current life.

 

My former-life soul expresses much interest. I ask if he will return to the present – and alert me to danger and offer protection. I tell him the attack in the past life has caused me to fear other people. He retains his trust in others and his carefree happiness because he took refuge in the tree before the man died. I need his perspective and cannot experience wholeness without him.

 

I convince him that it’s better to lead an integrated life than to hide in a tree crying over his dead body. I tell him about my wonderful life. He nods in agreement and tells me my words are music to his ears. We look into each other’s eyes and smile.

Together, we walk down a tunnel of time, traveling from my childhood to my youth to my present-day self where I sit in meditation.

 

We hug and he merges into me. We are again one.

 

Integrate Into Current Life

 

After I complete this Soul Retrieval, my bottomless fear about walking alone in the wilderness is gone. I’m still cautious about wild

animals and strangers, but I am rarely afraid. The old, unfounded, psychological fear is gone.

 

Your past is not set in stone – and neither is your future. You can retrieve your soul from a future you desire. Your power of creating who you are is in the present moment. Your imagination is your ticket to create the person you want to be.

Go far!
 Reach for the stars!
 You are limitless in your creativity.

 

 

 

FUTURE SELF SOUL RETRIEVAL

 

Now I’ll walk you step-by-step through an example of how I seek guidance from my

future self.

 

It’s a sunny day outside, and I’m sitting at home with no place to go, no one to see, no performance to give, no money to make. For someone as “famous” as I, I feel very small. I close my eyes, and go into an empty state of mind: meditation.

 

Gather the Missing Pieces

A scene presents itself: Jenny Funkmeyer – inspirational speaker, performer, healer, goddess – giving a speech and dancing on stage to a packed house. Thousands of fans clapping their hands, swooning over the material I’m presenting. She’s changing the audiences’ lives – leading people to a higher place, to a better day.

Jenny takes her attention away from her adoring fans for a moment to look behind a small fold in the curtain. There I am, my today-self, squatting, looking up at my future-self with my jaw hanging open, eyes wild with admiration.

 

I will never forget how my future-self smiles at me, bringing me on stage and introducing me to the audience. “This is me! Only a few years back!” She looks me in the eye, “Keep doing what you’re doing! You’re on the right track. Don’t give up! I need you to be fully you, to sail forward without fear, to reach for the highest goals, so that I can be who I am today!”

 

Gather the Missing Pieces

I survey the audience. I see who they are. I examine the stage, I see the decorations and the equipment. I closely observe Miss Fabio Jenny Funkmeyer: I see her clothes and her hairdo; I examine how she stands and how she talks. I take note of her confidence, which I lack. I see that she knows she has something amazing to offer, whereas I’m not so sure I actually know what I’m doing.

 

I ask for her advice, “Do you think I should go to England this summer?” She says without hesitation, “Absolutely!” Hmm….I think to myself, absolutely, huh?….

 

We continue back and forth, as I ask all kinds of questions and she gives me unconditional love and encouragement.

Bring the Lost Soul Home

After a while, I have a whole notebook full of things to do, and I feel complete. I ask my future- self to come back with me to today. "Please stay inside me and give me advice whenever I need it." "Of course!" she says with a twinkle in her eyes.

Holding hands, we walk down a tunnel of time, traveling from the stage to the present-day self where I sit in meditation.

 

We hug and he merges into me. We are again one.

Integrate Into Current Life

Armed with my own successful self from the future, I copy her shamelessly. I dress like her, I talk like her, I walk like her. I am her!

 

A few things to bear in mind…

In meditation, your mind is in an expanded state. Insights and images come to you. You might think to yourself, “Am I making this up?”

 

The answer is not an easy one; it’s both yes and no. Yes, it’s all in your imagination; every thought that ever comes to you is in your imagination.

 

There is no real difference between making things up and having a connection to the divine.

 

But there is something indeed magical in how certain thoughts, sounds, and images come by themselves – almost as if they have lives of their own. Each of us has a higher self that supplies information through our imagination. There is nothing wrong with that. Your imagination is you. The gut feeling is you. The strange little scenario that comes out of the void is you.

IMAGINATION IS REAL

There is no such thing as a “correct image,” and you don’t have to get it “right”. The images that come from out of nowhere are from the land of your juicy mind! Run wild!

 

So what if the teacher in my example was actually justified in punishing me because I was a wild child? I felt and still feel the consequences of being belittled. That’s reason enough for me to go back into my memories and remake my past. This is my life and these are my images. I can cry at my own party if I want to – or I can kick some butts!

 

So what if I was never a man murdered on a country road by a homeless man? Look at this as a treat from your higher self to you – like a nice movie complete with free popcorn! Why not simply have fun? Enjoy the story and have some imaginary popcorn too. Go heavy on the butter and sprinkle amply with sugar or salt – to your heart’s delight. You might be surprised!

 

As for my future-self, Miss Fabio Jenny Funkmeyer, the jury is still out. Who’s to say whether I’m right or wrong?

 

BE CREATIVE

What I can tell you from my own experience with soul retrieval is: IT WORKS!

 

Slowly but surely I gain a certain trust in myself.

I care less what others say. I stand up for my rights. I love my shadow, ugly, fat, unkind self. I accept my dark side with grace.

 

This technique is not about achieving success in one session. It’s about a slow process of regaining trust in yourself, re-imagining your past and creating the future of your dreams!

TRUST YOURSELF

Every emotion, every fear, every sadness, every anger has an emotional link to the past. As I mentally reassess the past and imagine a better outcome, my life gets better and better. I can handle my life in a more reasonable manner, with more composure.

 

That you create the future from the present is easy to grasp. But how can your outlook about your future create your present? In a way, your desire for the future is drawing you to it.

 

Do you know that you create the past in the present as well? Cause and effect are two sides of the same coin. The past is not set in stone – you can recast the past in any way you like.

 

I recommend practicing Soul Retrieval on a regular basis. Whenever you feel fear or sense that something is bothering you, give yourself time to really feel the emotion. I make DIY Soul Retrieval a part of my daily life.

DO IT OFTEN

Now that you understand the principle of Soul Retrieval and the way to do it, it’s time to have fun.

 

Think of DIY Soul Retrieval as your creation. Approach it in any way that suits you. At first, you may want to follow my methods step-by- step or might even want to gain the help of a healer or shaman.

 

Eventually, you’ll find your own techniques. I know your life will be enriched by the process. Good luck!

HAVE FUN!

 


DIY Soul Retrieval

Every time you encounter trauma – whether in this life or a previous lifetime a bit of your soul goes into shock and proceeds to chip off and hide. This bit of lost soul becomes stuck in your psyche, replaying this trauma over and over. For all of eternity, the soul bit relives the scene until it is one day retrieved and reintegrated into the whole. As an integral part of your soul’s journey, you voluntarily experienced the trauma in order to gain greater wisdom and compassion. Before the trauma occurred, you might have been more innocent, happier, or more vital. The process of gaining wisdom wore down your innocence, happiness, and vitality. You're wiser at the expense of your innocence. In other words, you've lost a part of your soul. If you’ve lost a bit of your soul in the past, you are incomplete. You're like a car that doesn’t function at maximum capacity because you’re missing some parts. Try driving sometime without a battery or radiator! The same applies to the missing piece of your soul – you need to get it back.

  • Author: Jenny Funkmeyer
  • Published: 2016-11-14 08:50:10
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