So many people have questions about what awakening actually is and how to actually step into it. If you are one of those people then this blog is for you. I’ve talked a lot about how Somatic Awakening® (SA) powerfully heals our being. However, it also significantly helps us step into awakening. At the end of the day, Somatic Awakening® (SA) is not just a healing modality, it is also a powerful spiritual practice that helps us live in embodied oneness with our higher self in an awakened state.

What Awakening Is

But, before we talk about how SA awakens us let’s talk about what exactly awakening is. A lot of time people have an idea that awakening is a one-time event. And, for very few people it is.  

But, for most of us, it is a process that happens over and over…because awakening is really a path that consists of multiple awakening experiences. Each time we have an experience of awakening these experiences become imprinted on our being. These experiences vary greatly with the individual and what they are going through but can be such things as connecting to the oneness of all things, understanding at a deeply embodied level non-duality, having an incredible deep healing experience with divine love, or numerous other types of elevated spiritual experiences.

The more awakening experiences we have, the more we know what it feels like to be in a higher state of reality. Here we begin to have a living knowingness that there is much more than meets the eye than just the regular 3-D linear understanding of reality. It is here that the path of awakening unfolds. 

SA leads you on this path of awakening by bringing you into multiple and very powerful healing and awakening experiences with your higher self and the divine. And, the more you actually have the experience of these awakenings the more you intimately know and live the experience of awakening in your life.  

So, let’s go deeper now into some of the ways that SA opens you to this path of awakening.

1. Shift Out of Ego-Mind

The first thing SA does is to help shift us out of ego-mind. I define the ego-mind as the connection of the lower hyper-analytical and critical aspects of the mind that are aligned with the aspects of the psyche/ego that hold dense negative energetic contractions, parts, internalized voices, or programs that are connected to difficulty and/or trauma of the past.  This trauma is stored in the somatic body, and could be from present life experiences, inherited familial trauma, or even from past-life traumatic experiences. 

When the ego-mind is in charge and is in the driver’s seat of our life it can feel like pure chaos. Perhaps you can relate to this?? Like when you can’t stop the negative voices of anxiety, you feel like you are going to scream when your partner does that t-h-i-n-g…again, or the thousands of other things of ego-mind can negatively spin in our lives.

But, in SA you shift out of the ego-mind ruling your life by coming into relationship with the ego-mind from the higher self aspects of self. To clarify this is not just a mindfulness practice. It is actually having our higher self guide and support the part(s) of the ego-mind that are active so they feel supported and calm down.

In this way, SA helps us have more stability when we get triggered. So, instead of having the negative self-talk from the lower mind and difficult emotions from the parts within our psyche rule our lives, we move into balance and peace.

SA offers multiple processes that align us with the ability to bring awareness into what’s happening and which part is running. Therefore, we are no longer triggered as much. And, when we do get triggered we move out of it much quicker and feel more stability in our emotions, our relationships, and in life overall.

SA offers a powerful scaffolding and step-by-step process that supports and stabilizes you to switch from the ego-mind ruling to your higher self guiding your life with wisdom, love, and care. 

2. Align With Presence

SA also helps nurture the ground of awakening by helping you align with presence.

Presence is the magical quality of being that arises when we are with what is happening right now in this very moment. And, it is absolutely necessary for awakening and the deepest levels of healing. 

In SA we invite this exquisite energy of presence into the healing sphere of your being. We then bring this presence into relationship with your somatic being and your psyche. It is here that the most significant healing occurs. Because without being present with what’s actually happening in this moment in your being you can easily stay stuck in the story that the mind makes up about the issue(s) you are working with.

I have found that in many healing modalities there is a lot of mental story going on. Either it’s a story that the client wants to talk about to more fully understand or comes from the mind in hypnosis. Or, it can even be a story that the practitioner thinks about the client or intuits on a mental level. There is nothing wrong with utilizing the mind in healing. In fact, using the higher mind is very helpful.

However, staying stuck in only the mental stories prevents us from actually making present time contact with what’s really happening in the somatic body and the deeper psyche. When we have the ability to fully be present then we can come into full contact with the parts inside that need the deepest healing. It is here where profound understanding, healing, and awakening occur.

SA offers many practices that help us align with presence. One of the primary ways is through the three awareness of the present moment – feeling, sensing, and intuiting. Utilizing these three awareness helps us move out of the busy mind and ground into our authentic true present time experience in our being.

As we nurture this presence it moves out into our lives and opens the door to awakening even more. Because presence is an absolute prerequisite for awakening.

3. Engage Relationship With Your Higher Self 

SA significantly connects us on a multitude of levels with our higher self, such as connecting to our higher self witness consciousness, our adult consciousness (which is a foundational aspect of our higher self), and more. Connecting to these different aspects of our higher self brings forward attributes of our higher self to come more fully into our lives, such as the power of witnessing, presence, compassion, wisdom, and love.

The higher self then utilizes these attributes as it comes into relationship with the multitude of dense energies within our being. The higher self then creates a relationship with these dense parts, which are often traumatized and feel hurt, frozen, or protective. As this happens these parts begin to trust that the higher self is really there. When this occurs they begin to soften and feel more spaciousness. This opens the door to The Alchemy Code – which I will talk about next. 

However, before we go there I want to articulate that because we are having real and felt experiences with our higher self in an ongoing way we begin to know that the higher self is not just some imagined visualization process. It’s real. We can feel it. We’ve experienced its power, its healing ability, and its all-consuming love. 

The more we experience the undeniability of our higher self, and the divine energy that flows through it, the more these experiences imprint upon our being because we know them as real. We then find it’s easier to connect on a daily level with our higher self and step more into the awakened field it offers. 

4. Activation of The Alchemy Code

Now let’s go back to the higher self making an authentic connection with dense energy, part, voice, or contraction within our being…

When the relationship is fully engaged from the higher self to the dense energy of a part, and the part knows that your higher self is for real and is fully showing up to it, then the part steps even deeper into trusting your higher self. When this authentic connection and trust occurs the part begins to feel and sense that your higher self wants nothing more than to help the part heal, and to hold space for its deepest healing. Because this is one of the biggest gifts our higher self naturally does for us.

It is here that the part begins to soften and open even more…like a fist unfurling its fingers.

Here it feels safe enough to show its underbelly of pain which holds its deepest traumas, hurts, and that which needs the most healing. In this act of trusting the part shows what most needs healing and what is needed to deeply heal…whether that be being filled with unconditional love, exquisitely held by the divine, or something else.  

It is here that the conduit of divinity opens.

The conduit of divinity is the river of divine energy that your higher self is connected to. And, this conduit naturally opens as the deeper need of any part is known. It’s as if the need of the part literally activates this current of divine energy which exquisitely and exactly matches what the parts needs. And, it is here that this energy flows down and makes direct contact with the place that most needs healing.

This brings exquisite healing to the part. It is here that dense energy literally dissolves. Trauma that may have been held onto for decades or even lifetimes dissolves, not the memory, but the energy disappears. When this happens this part no longer carries the dense energetic fuel that fueled the internal disfunction of the ego-mind. The part powerfully heals and moves into peace, relaxation, and a sense of homecoming as it comes back home to your true nature. 

This is the Alchemy Code. 

I’ve witnessed this countless times with others and within myself. And, the power I’ve witnessed has spurred me on to teach SA in the world now.

The more this happens the more we begin to know that the divine is not some imagined God in the sky…the divine is here supporting you, healing you, and helping you to remember who you truly are.

Every time a part that has a negative dense charge dissolves we begin to feel lighter and lighter and are no longer holding the same level of density in our being. Our lives move more into truly feeling healed, more peace, freedom, and an awakening to the divine unfolds.

5. Aligning With the Embodiment Process

As the density dissolves …the light, higher consciousness, wisdom, and love from our higher self as well as the divine comes more fully and completely into our being. 

In this process, we step deeper into an embodiment of our inner light, soul wisdom, and our Spirit-Heart-Soul Complex. 

The Spirit- Heart-Soul-Complex is a higher aspect of us that comes online as we shift the density of our ego-mind and mature into the embodiment of our higher selves. When this part of us is present our everyday lives are guided by the great wisdom, love, and presence of both our higher selves and divine guidance. It is here that a deeper state of lived awakened consciousness comes on board.

This level of embodiment and awakening is what SA offers us. I have discovered that there is not an endpoint…but rather embodiment and awakening are a living breathing path of unfolding into ever-deepening states of remembering the divinity of our true nature.

Somatic Awakening® is a spiritual path that offers a potent and powerful stabilization, grace, wisdom, love, healing, and awakening to all aspects of your being. It also brings into your life an alignment of your higher self and the divine (within and without) holding you and stabilizing you on a daily basis. 

This is what I call Divine Feminine Awakening and Embodiment…the process of the light of higher consciousness and the divine going down and into our body, healing that which believes it is not divine, and re-awakening the divinity of our true nature within.

THIS is what the path of Somatic Awakening® is really all about. 

In Oceans of Love and Blessings,

Melissa Sophia Joy


If you care to join me on this path and find out more about how you can bring the healing, awakening, and embodiment that Somatic Awakening® offers into your life then I invite you to step deeper in with me.

One way to do so is to join me in an upcoming FREE Wisdom Class: 

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Wednesday, March 23rd at 5:00 

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Dr. Melissa Sophia Joy is a Naturopathic Doctor, Founder of Sophia Healing Academy and 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.  

Sophia Healing Academy is a mystery school that teaches healing and awakening based on the principles of the Divine Feminine, as well as the mind-body-spirit healing modality and spiritual practice that arose from these principles, Somatic Awakening®. The teachings, meditations, and transmissions offered at Sophia Healing Academy share valuable information for healing, while also profoundly opening the doors to awakening, embodiment, sovereignty, and an alignment with our authentic divine power. The school is a response and living structure dedicated to the Divine Feminine Energy that has awakened in our world, as well as a practice based on Her principles.




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