Soul Guides

Talking with My Primary Soul Guide About Ukraine

Sheyna Galyan
4 min readFeb 26, 2022


Another day in a life with soul guides

Ukrainian flag waving
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“Dresden, I need help,” I said to my primary guide after having lunch with a dear friend.

“Talk to me.”

“I’m overwhelmed and scared and discouraged, bordering on powerless. I’m on the verge of tears but this isn’t even about me.”

“What isn’t about you?” Dresden asked. “Specificity will help here.”

“Russia invaded and started a war with Ukraine. I have Ukrainian friends here in the States who are scared for their family and friends back home. I have Russian friends who are totally opposed to what Putin is doing, and who might be the targets of renewed anti-Russian sentiment. This, on top of the Texas governor deciding that affirming trans kids’ gender is the same as child abuse and asking citizens to report parents of trans kids. It seems like the movement toward greater civil rights after the murder of George Floyd has stalled, and disinformation and conspiracy theories still abound.”

“And where are you?”

“What do you mean, where am I? I’m sitting here, talking to you.”

“Where is your energy?” Dresden asked patiently.

“Oh. I guess some of it’s in Ukraine and some is in Texas and some is…in places other than here.”

“You can’t help anyone by fracturing and depleting yourself,” Dresden said. “So let’s start by calling all of that energy back to yourself.”

Using a technique Dresden had taught me years before, I visualized those tendrils of energy that linked me to other places, other people, other events. And then I gently disconnected each one and brought those tendrils back into myself. The image was rather like an octopus letting go of objects and curling its arms closer to its body.

“Okay,” I said when I was done.

“How do you feel?”

“Really tired now. And I have a headache. And there’s still war and discrimination and hatred going on.”

“War and discrimination and hatred have always been going on,” Dresden said. “You’re just particularly sensitive to these right now.”



Sheyna Galyan

Author • Soul Guides™ Coach • Trauma-Informed Spiritual Teacher• Engage with your soul guides without all the BS.