I am full-steam ahead with writing my upcoming book. This book is slightly similar to my e-book but has much more depth and breadth, as well as personal stories. I’ll be sharing more excerpts from this book over the next year.

In the following blog, I share an excerpt of a story that starts the entire book off in the Introduction.

It is about one of the most profound visions I’ve ever had, which completely changed my life, and it is the birthplace of Somatic Awakening®.

The Vision that Changed Everything

It was January of 2015, and I was awakened in the middle of the night with a voice screaming in my head, “Wake up! Wake up! They are coming!” I had no idea what this voice was talking about. I was dazed, confused, and half asleep. 

I had been recovering from a very bad flu and high fever, so when I was awake, I felt wobbly, in a haze, and close to the nonphysical realms. To be jarred awake from sleep by a non-corporeal voice felt totally disconcerting.  

This voice, which I later realized was my higher self, then did the funniest thing: It began to swoosh energy here and there as if it was cleaning and fluffing my energy body. At the same time, it kept shouting, “They’re coming! They’re coming!” It felt like the kind of kerfuffle that happens when unexpected and important guests are on their way over, but the house is in a shambles—and you quickly pick up this and that and shove it in your closet. I had no idea what was actually happening or even how to prepare. I was completely confused but on high alert.

Then Everything Shifted

I felt a warm embracing wind sweep into my room. This wind held within it the most incredible feeling of love, comfort, and security I had ever known. I detected the heavy scent of roses, sweeter than I had ever smelled, flowing in with this wind. I felt and knew that all was well and that I was held in a magnificence of love that was beyond words.

Then I saw a vision of Yeshua (Jesus) and Mary Magdalene standing before me.

I was so astonished I could barely think, much less stumble over any words of greeting.

They came close to me and held me in their eyes with such love that it broke my heart wide open. My humanness melted into a puddle on the floor, and tears flowed freely down my cheeks.

Yeshua Speaks…The vision that changed everything

Then Yeshua spoke: “It is time for you to remember who you truly are. It is time for you to go through an initiation to help you remember and help others do the same.”

With these words, something awoke inside me that I hadn’t known was there before. From within the core of my being, a deep knowing was roused beyond what my mind could understand. A part of me knew I had been waiting for this moment all of my life. I also knew, at the deepest levels of my being, that my feet were being powerfully placed on my soul’s path—a path that would bring me into the depths of my being and ultimately lead me to remember who I truly am and my own inner divinity. So I could then help others do the same. 

Time of Initiation

Yeshua then shared with me that it was time to go into a deep initiation and gave me guidance on how to do so, primarily through the power of serious meditation and prayer. It was conveyed to me that I needed to give myself time to nurture my spiritual healing and understanding in a profound way. He said that this would help me heal and open to an awakened field in my life. He also told me that, during the coming year, I would be given information on how to help heal myself and others.

He then conveyed information about the process of stepping into and embodying Christ Consciousness. This sacred information was placed inside of me somatically, and my understanding of it is still evolving to this day.

During this vision, I potently felt and knew a strong connection with Mary Magdalene. Although Yeshua was the one who spoke, Mary Magdalene was powerfully holding the space, leading the energetic downloads, and amplifying the intense love I was feeling. I knew that she had a significant role to play in this process I was to go through, but at that time I had no idea how powerful it would be.

Somatic Awakening® Is Born

The vision that changed everything

by Jo Jayson

This was the beginning of a long journey and multi-year initiatory experience where I was shown through daily visits primarily from Mary Magdalene but also from Yeshua and other Ascended Masters, an ancient process of healing and awakening. Over time I was told that what they were teaching me was an ancient path that I was to evolve and re-activate in our current times to help humanity step more fully into the evolutionary ascension process we are in. 

This healing modality, spiritual process, and mystical path is now known as Somatic Awakening®; it aligns us with the healing power and potency of Divine love, acceptance, and compassion to the parts inside that are the most wounded and lost. It joins the power and love of the divine directly to the hurt and frozen places inside. And with the great presence of Divine love, patience, and care, the density and contractions within our ego and shadow dissolve. In doing so, we step into more ease, grace, and peace. Our lives also become reconfigured so that we live in freedom, compassion, love, and awakening.

As we move through this process, doors are thrown open for us to more fully embody our spirit, our soul’s passion and mission, our authentic power, our sovereignty, our highest good, and true freedom. It ultimately awakens the Divinity living within the essence of our being and activates our awareness of the unified field that we are living within. When we rediscover this inside of us…everything changes, and we step into the higher vibrations of reality. 

In this time of immense change, healing, and awakening in the world, we are all being called to remember that we are so much more than the painful voices of our egos and the dense somatic contractions of trauma that have ruled our lives. Somatic Awakening® is a path that shows us a way out of the heavy, dense reality we’ve been collectively living in and into who we truly are. In doing so, we remember that we are Divine beings capable of wondrous and magnificent things…and that we have everything we need to birth the New Earth and the Golden Age in our world.


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Dr. Melissa Sophia Joy, ND is the founder of Somatic Awakening® and is an internationally-known spiritual teacher and author. She is pioneering, with the support of many higher dimensional guides, a roadmap to transformative healing and spiritual awakening through the path of Somatic Awakening®. She is the Founding Director of Sophia Healing Academy and is a Naturopathic Doctor. She is a specialist in Mind-Body-Spirit Counseling, Ordained Oracle, and Intuitive. 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. She is also an Ancient Starseed who remembers many earthly and galactic incarnations and has a profound understanding of the importance of the evolutionary arc of healing, awakening, and embodiment that humanity is currently in. 

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.


Go here to find out more about Somatic Awakening®.



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