Spiritual journeys into non-ordinary reality are involved in Shamanic Practices. The practitioner traces their client's spirit body and locates loss of power in order to retrieve it. This is often done through power animal or soul part retrieval, but can happen in other ways, as well. The practice of retrieving lost soul parts is one of several ways of reconnecting disassociated parts of the psyche/soul to one's conscious awareness. Lost soul aspects hold much of one's power, but can also carry the painful emotional memory of the event that triggered their leaving. They hide until one is ready to feel and release the emotional charge, and re-integrate the power and qualities the soul part holds. The practitioner journeys into your energy body and tracks the soul part/s that is/are are ready to return. Not always are they ready: sometimes the practitioner returns with information on what you need to do before the part/s is/are ready to come back and stay with you. After the part is brought back into your conscious awareness, you will also need to do "homework" in order to help yourself and the retrieved soul part to integrate and move forward together. This includes dialoguing with the soul part in meditation, creating art, journaling, and/or doing your own journeys to re-befriend this aspect of yourself.