I decided to let go of all preconceptions or expectations. I just wanted to try to do a retrieval and see what is 'thrown at me' then by those who direct me to it. My wish, however, was to do child retrievals. As you will see, that wish was granted.
I get lucid in the dark/Void and ask for the helper-hand method to get me to my retrieval location. We fly a long time and I even complain when we will get there where I ‚see‘ something because I lose precious time for the retrieval work.
Then vision sets in and I am at a lake or seaside. It is still dark and gloomy, at night, but I can make out enough of the scene before me.
I see a group of children first walking through the water at the shallow area near the shore where the water is knee-deep. They are from about age 7 to 10 on average, just as an estimate. As I fly down and get nearer, I see especially one girl falling down into the water, she is then choking on it a bit but she gets up again and keeps moving - probably like the others she's moving on towards the shore.
Then when I fly nearer (don‘t know if I am at that time already visible to them or not) I see them altogether gathered at the lakeshore which has grass and trees. I ask my invisible guide(s) whom of these children to help since I assume there is only one to pick then. I am pointed to one that is leaning against the tree and says something (maybe after seeing me) but then I am somehow re-focussed towards the entire group again, standing on the ground with them.
They are about 8-10 children it seems, but I do not remember exactly and did not count them, also because first they stand around rather unsorted. It is still dark and at night while they seem to sit or in part stand in a circle now having moved out of the water entirely.
Then I see a kind of adult man who is not too large in height. He smiles while he sees me and joins the circle. It seems he is their first responder or caregiver or whatever which means he would be the non-physical guide doing the retrieval work. I seem to sense his function as the helper already.
Things then get a bit more bizarre. I am joining the circle and the the caregiver who is on my direct left side touches my cheek or jawbone and I feel that suddenly the entire circle is energetically connected via all their respective mouths running through the jaws or jaw bones. It is a light energy. It runs through all of our mouths but also between us from cheek to cheek in the circle.
Then the circle (except me somehow) suddenly starts chanting a song, mantra or melody. It is eight syllables and I hear it very clearly. I also feel my jaw gets strained a little. Then I wake up in my physical body again. The aftermath is notable and shows that it was the 'real' thing because the energy body reacts in certain ways in cases where you've been 'out' again with an 'intense' projection.
I still feel the energy in both jaw bones, also as a tingling sensation on the cheek bones as I lie in my bed on the side. I also still ‚hear‘ the melody and their chanting or singing. It is a foreign language and it is short syllables, about 8 or so, it is rhythmic and also seems to be a kind of mantra that is repeated after 8 lines / syllables.
I also feel a shivering (like someone who was or is in cold water?). Therefore I then decide to do some energy work to stabilise and ground myself as I still feel the energy in my jaws and the shaking in my body. While I do that the music fades and unfortunately it is too late to note down the mantra / syllables they chanted when I finally get up to take down notes.
Although I knew it all by heart when I chanted it with them by then don't remember it anymore. You need to jot it all down immediately or it gets lost. It is the same with your dreams: If you do not note it down on the spot after waking up many if not all memories are gone. This really annoyed me.
With my rather ‚daring‘ interpretations I do not give alternatives anymore like I did before but I have a general disclaimer for my 'analysis' which says that of course most of it is my speculation and a combination of clues, dot-connecting and vague interpretations. So here we go:
Although I did not stay until the ‚end‘ and fulfilment (which is what often happens to retrievers) I might have contributed to the group retrieval of drowned children.
Similar to the higher level Belief System Territories people who died a same death experience might group together in the so-called astral ‚hells‘. It need not have been the same sunk ship or accident or whatever let them drown, of course I also cannot exclude this possiblity.
In these ‚hells‘ they re-live or process their fatal trauma, often caught up in time-loops doing things or reliving situations over and over again. So were the children wading through water (some falling down and getting up again). Non-physical helpers assist them and try to ‚lift their spirits‘ (almost literally) to get ready to rise to higher levels again. Sometimes they are seen by the lost souls and sometimes not. It seems this time the caregiver or teacher guy was one of the non-physical helper spirits whom I and maybe also the children could see. This is possible if they lower their frequency to 'pose as' humans to the lost souls who are to be helped. It is also possble that the children did not see him but only me and he 'used' me as a resource and antenna because we incarnated human projectors can be seen better by them.
So how was this done in this case? This was the bizarre scenery that unfolded for me. I was ‚used‘ as a resource to help the children chant a group mantra / song and so they could be uplifted by it. Singing and chanting means always getting to a higher vibration and state of being and can raise us up literally in the non-physical (and physical too, of course, emotionally and spiritually).
Still I wish I knew what the ‚language‘ (if it was one) was and the words meant but maybe this is not the important point after all. So maybe I helped to get them ready and make them 'hit the road' home again. It was possibly just one step and their guide (the caretaker adult) will have to do other steps following this one. They also already had made some progress before by walking out of the water and gathering as a group on land.
Maybe I could further and speed up their healing process by giving them almost literally ‚a voice‘ or the gift of chanting / singing? Maybe the connected mouths and the energy used also was my contribution and perhaps me being a musician (or a talking living human in general) helped here. If light is involved it is always the signifier for 'finding home' for these souls.
So I acted as a resource and thus a skill once lost was transferred to the group and the used by the guide to connect the group with light and help them chant the melody in order to soar, which unfortunately I did not see due to my fading out of the scene. As said before, this is common for retriever helpers. E.g. you see them go into the light when you're successful or do something to move on but you do not go with them into the light. (Author Fred Aardema wrote about this phenomenon too in his book 'Explorations In Consciousness').
The aftermath is also still amazing to me because the body chills and shaking and the ‚hurting‘ jaw are a strikingly clear sign of a ‚real‘ out-of-body experience / astral projection where you get these energetic sensations on the onset but also during the aftermath after re-entry. For example, in past experiences I often felt 'PREES' (post-re-entry electric sensations) which is a kind of electric goosebumpy chilly feeling after I re-integrate but not this time. This time it was shaking – like you come from a bath in a cold water moving naked through cool and fresh air. Is that maybe another metaphor for the drowned children's situation?
The aftermath did not end here. There was a synchronicity that also helped to confirm to me that it was really about drowned human beings: On that same day I browsed a site for job ads, which I do almost every day just as usual (eBay classified small ads site), and when I just had opened the homepage it was that one ad for a DVD that struck me and caught my eye immediately. It was about a B or C thriller/horror movie I did not know before (also since I do not watch this kind of movies). But none of this is important. Only the title of it is and the cover picture with the woman - clearly under water. Just take a look and you get what it is about:
Another interesting matter is also the choice done for me regarding the areas of ‚children‘ and ‚death by drowning‘:
First, I actually had asked for child retrievals (as mentioned in the 'preliminaries' section) because (1) I thought it might be easier for me to find empathy with the targeted soul and (2) I also still have my ‚inner child‘ activated all the time in my physical life as a person, so I thought I could relate better to their temperament and state of being; it is all about finding connections to the soul to be assisted!
Second, maybe the water element has also to do with me being an Aquarius by zodiac sign? Just guessing and playing around with ideas here though.
Last not least, for future endeavours I will need to improve in these two areas:
1. We (me and the guides) need to get earlier out of the Void / 3D darkness because I lose precious time I need for the retrievees and my actions there (this time the action was done to me so I did not do a lot of talking or acting myself, at least on a conscious level because I just joined the circle and the guide then did the 'circuit' thing with me and the group). Despite the astral being 'timeless' for us projecting humans saving time is still of the essence here. Hence retrieval work for us is like a SWAT team mission, fast in, fast contacting, fast (re)acting, fast handover, fast (and often forceful) out again.
2. I need to note down everything immediately. It still annoys me that I lost the memory of the ‚lyrics‘ chanted by my negligence, which then could have been a very interesting post event internet research indeed.