After exploring headlessness again today, I see how so many explorations are really soul retrieval, if we use that word in a wide sense. It is about retrieving - in the sense of allowing, noticing, owning - who we are at an individual level, and what we are at the headless/Spirit level.
Working with projections, we find here in this individual life what we see out there in the wider world. As long as we only see it out there (or only in here), there is a split, not only between this self and the wider world, but within this self.
Working with being with experiences, as they are, there is again a retrieval of what was divided and split off... through a sense of I and Other. We find ourselves as the space holding both sides of the dividing line, the division, and the content on both sides.
Doing the Byron Katie style inquiries, we also work with the split through releasing attachment to beliefs in thoughts, and we find ourselves as that which already is and allows it all.
And through the headless experiments, we find ourselves as capacity for the world, full of the whole world... as it appears one piece at a time to this human self.
In each case, there is a healing of the split, simply by finding ourselves as that which already is and allows it all. The Other, that which was split off, is finally allowed and owned, the sense of I and Other falls away, and this reveals the field always and already allowing it all.
It happens on our individual level when we work on projections, and it happens on a Spirit level when we find ourselves as headless.
In either case, there is a sense of retrieving a bit of our soul, of what we already are but didn't notice or didn't allow.