I have spoken to a few clients about the concept of "soul loss." It's a concept that comes from when we have lost sight of our purpose and connection in life. We’ve been on “autopilot” and not paying attention and being mindful of what was happening. We make decisions based on what other people want us to do and not what we truly want.
Awareness about this can happen when something big happens and we realize we’ve been blind to our lives. Sometimes that’s a relationship problem, a loss of a job, a death, or even a near death experience.
Lissa Rankin is a medical doctor who puts Soul Loss into great perspective: Soul Loss
A lot of other doctors would define this as depression and give out medication. However, medication does not truly get to the deeper issues.
So then the question is, what can you do about it? There are no clear cut ways but here are some things to think about:
First it is important to acknowledge and become more aware of this. Don't judge! Just become more aware.
Realize what led you to this point. Again, don't judge, just make some realizations.
Recognize the feelings that come up from this realization.
Ask yourself, what kind of meaning/lessons can you learn from these past experiences? And not just "i shouldnt do that again" but really think about the meaning behind the experiences, positive and helpful meanings. And think of the positive and helpful lessons you can gain from the past.
Then you can focus on the changes. But remember in order to make changes you have to be READY, WILLING and feel like you're ABLE to make them!
How does it feel to heal your inner wounds? What does it mean to be fully alive?