What causes soul loss?
As I have mentioned above, the soul aspects are very fragile. These aspects of ourselves know they need to stay safe; therefore, our souls possess a protection mechanism. This protection mechanism – soul loss – becomes triggered during a traumatic event. Often, soul loss first occurs in childhood, although it can happen upon incarnation, in the womb or just after birth. After soul loss occurs a repeating pattern is established throughout life, and we can loose more and more aspects of ourselves and see the same stories repeating in our lives.
What sort of events cause soul loss?
Soul loss normally occurs after severe trauma, such as death of a loved one, a severe accident or illness, a loss (such as a parent leaving), severe fright, sexual abuse or rape, or a significant medical operation. In some cases soul loss can be caused by a devastating relationship breakup or divorce, a massive disappointment, the loss of a business or career or the witnessing of something horrible (soldiers often suffer from soul loss which is part of PTSD).
How does soul loss occur?
The best way to describe soul loss is to return to the analogy of the orange segments. Lets say that normally, there are twelve segments within the orange and the person is whole, healthy and complete. A significant trauma happens – let’s use the example of rape. So before the rape, the person is whole, moving forward in life. As the rape occurs though, the person feels deep fear and shock. The soul segments want to try to protect not only themselves but the person they belong too. So during the attack, the twelve segments leave the body entirely. You might have read about this in the newspapers – the person will describe that they ‘watched the attack happening to them…..from above.’
This occurs because they have completely left their body as a soul or spirit, and are thus separated from it while the horrible event occurs.
When the event is over though, not all of the segments return to the body. Let’s say that seven segments go back into the body (the orange). This enables the person to function, but not fully. They will be ‘less than’ they were, they will be diminished, numbed. This process sounds awful but is actually devised to help the person cope with what has happened to them. If all of the segments came back then the person would be overwhelmed. So the person is numbed while they heal and come to terms with the situation, over time.