Over the last few months, I’ve had a lot of opportunities to clarify the difference between the soul and spirit, as well as how they powerfully interact, support our lives, and how our spirit plays a huge role in activating our soul.

Our spirit and soul both play extraordinarily important roles in our lives. But, there are also significant differences. The spirit, which I also call the higher self ushers life force (prana and chi energy) into our body, as well as powerfully guides our lives. The spirit is within us but also lives outside of our physical body in our etheric field. Whereas, the soul is the essence of the Divine we hold within us. The soul also carries our unique soul imprint and passions.

In coming into greater contact with both, it also became clear that the density that we can walk through in this life and how this can negatively affect us can overshadow our soul. But, just like the lotus flower that grows out of the mud with the sun’s light, the spirit can also help to uncover and activate the true divine light of our soul.

How Trauma Can Cover Our Soul’s Light

Unfortunately, when we live through trauma, intense difficulty, as well as familial and cultural programming these experiences are imprinted upon our being and create contractions, parts, and programs within our ego and shadow. These aspects of ourselves hold density within them which can weigh down our being. Over time this density covers and dims our soul’s light. The more trauma we’ve experienced the more density we have. And the more density we have, the more our soul’s light (and its wisdom and passion) are concealed.

How Our Spirit Helps Activates the Soul

Fortunately, however, the higher self has the ability to free our soul from this density and shadow by offering healing power, presence, strength, and love to these dense parts to help them transform. And, when we engage the Conduit of Divinity we receive even more deep healing and transmutation of the density of our shadow and ego.

To understand the Conduit of Divinity it’s first important to know that our spirit is the intermediary between our physical body and the divine. As part of being this intermediary, it also acts as a divine conduit of life force which normally flows into us. However, under certain circumstances, we can learn how to increase the amount and vibration of this divine energy flowing into our bodies. In doing so we activate our own Conduit of Divinity…which is a powerful river of Divine Healing Energy that can powerfully heal our lives.

And, when this river is fully activated the healing divine energy makes contact with the most difficult places inside, whether they are painful programs that have been ruling your life, negative voices that pull you down, or the most difficult contractions of trauma. This river of divine healing love aligns with them in the way that they’ve most deeply desired. When this happens these parts of us are exquisitely met, held, and nurtured. Thus allowing them to alchemically transmute, release the dense energy they’ve carried, fully heal, and align with peace.

As you nurture this process, even more extremely high vibrations of Divine Healing energy flow into us which heal the deepest traumas, awaken us to who we truly are, help us embody more of our higher selves into our being, and powerfully support our ascension process. This is also how our spirit activates our soul.

The Activation of the Soul

In my own process of how our spirit activates our soul, I’ve experienced more and more activation of my soul each time I’ve gone through the healing and transmutation of a traumatic contraction within my being. Each time I’ve had a healing experience the less dense my shadow became and the more light peered out from my soul. As this process continued even more density, pain, and suffering transmuted in my body and my soul’s light continued to grow brighter and brighter, Ultimately, I began to see the powerful luminosity of my soul’s light and began to feel a living connection with my own Divine Source Connection within my soul, as well as its passion and mission.

Somatic Awakening®, is a healing modality and spiritual practice that teaches you how to do just this. It activates and nurtures your own higher self-healing abilities and your specific connection to your powerful Conduit of Divinity. And, in this process, the brilliance of your soul’s light is also uncovered.

Mother Mary and the Lotus Flower

The other day Mother Mary was talking about this process in transmission during the last Embodied Healing and Freedom class. And she compared this process to a lotus flower. This is what she said,

“This practice allows you to unfurl like a lotus flower. When you begin this healing practice each petal of the lotus flower (which is symbolic of the dense contractions inside of us) is contracted like a ball. Each time you experience powerful healing the contractions unfold, transmute and open like a petal unfurling. As each petal falls open you experience more freedom in your life.

This experience allows the density of the ego stories, the contractions, the parts, and programs to no longer rule your life as much. As each lotus petal in its own time and in its own way unfurls.

Each time a lotus petal unfurls…you come home more. Each time is significant because there is less contraction and confusion, fewer lies that your ego tells you, and more truth, more love, and more freedom within your being.”

The Lotus Flower and the Light of Our Soul

She continued to talk about how this process leads us to the center of the lotus flower which is the light of our soul. Here we can literally feel our soul waking up more fully. This activates the soul memory of our true divine essence. It also brings forward our divine mission and purpose for why we are here in this lifetime. And aligns us with our soul personality, which is the core of our true personality.

As we expand into this a deeper embodiment unfolds in our being. Embodiment no longer just means our higher self showing up in everyday life. But, it now means a higher level of embodiment of the coming together of our soul and spirit. Mother Mary then put it this way,

“Eventually it (this process) will allow your higher self to take its rightful place in the throne of the core of your being and align you with the true essence inside of you; the divinity alive at the core of your soul.

As these two aspects of divinity within you come into contact – your soul and spirit get activated even more. Like a divine engine internally beginning to turn on and the embodiment of who you truly start to lead your life.”

In this process, we step more into our authentic light, our powerful sovereignty, passion, adventure, and attract our highest good into our lives. Because here we are living more from the true divine nature within our soul.

Love and Blessings,


Somatic Awakening® is a powerful tool that specifically helps align with what is laid out in this blog. If you are interested in finding out more about the principles, perspectives, and guidance that Somatic Awakening® offers then I invite you to attend the FREE Wisdom Class Transmute Trauma and Awaken Your Life. The next classes are on Wednesday, July 6th at 6:00-730 PM PT and Saturday, July 9th at 12:00-1:30 PM PT. Go here to register and find out more. (If you are reading this in the future and have missed these classes you can sign up to be notified about this wisdom class in the future on the Transmute Trauma web page.)

About the instructor:
Dr. Melissa Sophia Joy is a Naturopathic Doctor, Founding Director of Sophia Healing Academy, and Founder of Somatic Awakening®. She is a specialist in Mind-Body-Spirit Counseling. She is also a Spiritual Teacher, Ordained Oracle of The Council of One, Priestess in the Magdalene-Sophia tradition, Mystic, Energy Medicine Practitioner, and Medical Intuitive. She has been in practice as a naturopathic doctor for over twenty years. But, most significantly she is a carrier of an ancient wisdom tradition of opening to our own unique connection to the divine and tapping into the potent energy of healing that resides there. In her practice and teaching, she helps her patients and students heal and evolve as they remember their inner light within and shift from dis-ease to well-being, balance, freedom, sovereignty, self-love, and peace.

To find out more about Somatic Awakening go here.

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