As we grow up and go through life, things happen to us to cause us pain, discomfort, and trauma. These things can be big, like losing a parent when you still very much need them to be around. Or, they can seem smaller, like being so very proud that you dressed yourself and fancied up your hair all by yourself, when you were four, only to be met with disdain from your mother because you messed up your room in the process, leaving clothes all over the place. And, you ruined her best lipstick, wanting to be more like mom. As life happens to us, little pieces of our soul can get left behind. To read about a Soul Retrieval Ceremony I participated in, and find out how this process helps us heal from life’s injuries, hop on over to my sweet friend, Liz’s blog, Big Body Beautiful. Liz is a bodacious, body loving, motorcycle riding, extraordinarily talented writer, who graciously allowed me to guest post to her blog. For those who are interested, the shamanic practitioner who performed the ceremony is Cadie Federmeyer of Heart of the Forest Acupuncture in Bellingham, WA.