Soul loss is something that few are aware of but many have experienced. It is when we experience emotional, physical or mental injuries that causes us to be psychologically traumatized. Many do not take the time to truly heal from these traumas and end up hurting themselves or others, whether physically or emotionally. Often it is a coping mechanism for dealing with traumatic events that become too hard to handle. The results are often depression, stagnation, isolation, and dissociation.
I myself have experienced soul loss through disappointment and emotional pain over a long period of time. It caused me to be depressed, to be anxious about everything and to distrust everyone. I felt myself slipping to a dark place of anger and bitterness. Imagine how it would be to feel that you have no one to trust and that everyone will hurt you eventually. I was like David who said “my heart was grieved, and I was vexed in my mind.” Psalms 73:21 NKJV
I realized that I was becoming a person I did not want to be and needed to make a change. After isolating myself for a period time I realized that isolation was not the answer to the healing that I needed. During that time of isolation I came to a realization that as long as I live there will be disappointments and pain but I do not have to latch them to my being.
I decided that it was time to listen to the call from God to enter into his presence once again. By re-establishing and growing in my relationship with God, he helped me let go of things that happened in the past. I am able to forgive those that hurt me and move forward with freedom and peace. When things happen that are emotionally painful, I embrace the pain, acknowledge the hurt and then let it go. There are things that I still struggle with because I am human, but I’ve learned to get rid of weeds and dead limbs that were suffocating my soul.
I encourage you to begin the process of soul pruning by letting go of past hurt, anger and disappointment. Find your own spiritual journey to regain your complete self. I am experiencing mines and I can tell you that freedom is wonderful.