Today is the celebration of the Feast Day of Mary Magdalene. So many are remembering their way back to Mary Magdalene and the path of the Magdalene in these times. She is a powerful awakened master, mentor, and being of mighty love. She is also a potent symbol of the rising of the Divine Feminine that has been suppressed for eons.

Many Gatherings and rituals are happening on this day. But, if you are feeling called to the Magdalene remember this is not just about celebrating her for a day…The Magdalene Way is A Powerful Spiritual Path. To walk the Magdalene Path you are called to a transformative and evolutionary spiritual journey of Divine Feminine Christ Consciousness.

During her lifetime she embodied the deeper teachings of Yeshua (Jesus) and taught a path of Divine Feminine Christ Consciousness after his death. Her teachings can be traced back to the Cathars, the Essenes, and the Gnostics. And, at the core of the teachings even further back to the Temples of Isis and Hathor.

My Calling to the Magdalene Path

Twelve years ago Divine Mother Sophia, in the form of the Holy Spirit, came to me in the middle of the night in a storm of kundalini intensity. I awoke with my body convulsing and shaking. I felt immersed in holy power as she cleared my being making way for what was to come. At the end of this powerful experience, I heard a booming female voice reverberate in my being that said, “You Are of the Order of the Magdalene”.

Clearly shaken, at the time I didn’t know exactly what this meant. But, shortly thereafter I quickly learned because I was ushered into initiation after initiation of remembering and embodying this evolutionary path. Through this process, I was blessed with direct spirit contact and transmission with Mary Magdalene and many of the Order of the Magdalene. I have been intimately shown what it means to truly live this path. And, Somatic Awakening grew directly from this process and these teachings. My life and my teachings are now deeply interwoven with this powerful path. But, many wonder what exactly is the path of the Magdalene?

The Magdalene Path

This is what I have personally learned what it means to walk the Magdalene Path:

The Way of Love

  • In this path, we are asked to choose over and over to be an embodiment of LOVE and to live in alignment with the Law of Love. We are asked to fully activate this love in our hearts and receive it also through our direct connection with what Mary Magdalene called in her gospel “the Good”. Here we open to a conduit of divinity which arises from a direct connection to our higher selves, Mother-Father God, and the All. Within this conduit exists a divine love that heals the deepest wounds. With this love active and alive in our lives, we then can bring it forward to penetrate and heal all levels of shadow within…the ego, subconscious, negative voices, somatic body, physical body, and all aspects of our being. Through the healing that this love offers we begin to embody our higher self in our daily life. We are also asked to open to trusting this love so much that we offer it out to the world.

The Way of Courage

  • In this process, we are asked over and over to fully step into our COURAGE and turn toward that which needs love. This means making a choice to stand (even when our knees are knocking) with the most difficult aspects inside…terror, fear, grief, anxiety, and more. We are also asked to face the darkness in the world. And, offer it all the healing balm of love.

The Way of Power

  • As the love becomes embodied and the voices of the shadow are no longer fueling and leading our lives we step into our true essence of POWER. Our true authentic sovereign power that reclaims the fierceness of the feminine that has been suppressed for eons. This feminine power lives within each one of us whether woman or man. This power restores equilibrium to ourselves and to the world. We embody fierceness without being aggressive and tenderness without being submissive. We learn to stand as Yeshua says, “as wise as serpents and innocent as doves”.

The Way of Divine Sovereignty and Unity

  • Ultimately we move into direct alignment with the Law of One and our I Am Divine Sovereign Consciousness. It is here we bring our inner dualities in harmony together…the inner male and female, the light and the dark, outside and inside, individual and collective. And, the two become one…unified together in high and holy divine Christed awareness. We also claim our inherent sovereign divinity within, our ability to have clear healthy boundaries and be co-creators with reality. With this intact, we step into an awakened field and learn to live in the seeming paradox of claiming our individual divine sovereignty while also living in oneness with the All.

Do You Hear the Call of the Magdalene Path?

Many are being called to this path…Because It Is Time. Mary Magdalene and her embodiment of Divine Feminine Christ Consciousness is rising now in our collective awareness. She is a powerful messenger of balance, harmony, joy, and powerful all-consuming love. In essence, she is a beacon and awakener of what our world needs now to evolve.

If you feel the call in your being know that this path does not expect perfection. But, it does require commitment. It is a path of mastery that may take years, decades, or even lifetimes to master. This path asks everything of you and gives back more than you could ever even imagine. 

For me to live and teach the path of Divine Feminine Christ Consciousness is like continually riding a wave at my next biggest growth edge. Being willing to go the next step because I know the beauty of homecoming as each part finds their way back home to love. Mastery is a living breathing moment by moment surrender to love, presence, and the highest good.

It is a path that requires patience, humility, stamina, surrender, and opening to the biggest river of love you can possibly ever imagine. A love that WILL reconstruct your life as you say YES to it.

So as we acknowledge the being that Mary Magdalene was (and is) today let us remember this is not just a day. But, that this day represents a much bigger path that has the power to awaken us, guide us to divine embodiment, bring balance and evolution to our world, and completely transform our lives.

Now is the time of remembering. Do you feel the stir inside of you?


Historical Context of Mary Magdalene

Because of the distortions that have occurred with Mary Magdalene, I feel it necessary to add this section on historical context. In 591 Pope Gregory slandered Mary Magdalene by “confusing” her to be the unnamed “sinful woman” in Luke 7:36-50. Many have had deep confusion as to who she truly was because this misinformation got lost in our cultural story for 1500 years. So, let’s get things straight. Mary Magdalene was never a prostitute.

The Catholic Church finally rescinded the identification of Mary Magdalene as the “sinful woman” and prostitute in 1969. But, the view of her as a former prostitute persisted in our culture and pulpits. As many authors have stated if Mary Magdalene were living in modern times she too would be a part of the #metoo movement.

However, in 2016 Pope Francis finally set the record straight by calling Mary Magdalene who she really is the Disciple to the Disciples, and began the annual celebration of The Feast of Mary Magdalene denoted on July 22nd.

The True Magdalene

Mary Magdalene was a central figure in Yeshua’s ministry and life on many fronts. She was present from his early teaching to his crucifixion. She was the one he arose to after his crucifixion. She is a central figure in Gnostic Christian writings, including the Gospel of Mary, the Gospel of Philip, the Gospel of Thomas, the Dialogue of the Savior, and the Pistis Sophia. These texts portray Mary Magdalene as an apostle, as Yeshua’s closest and most beloved disciple, and the only one who truly understood his teachings.

Mary Magdalene and Yeshua together holding hands

The Gospel of Philip goes even deeper in defining her partnership with Yeshua. In this gospel it states, “The Lord loved Mary more than the disciples and he often kissed her on the mouth …” And further it states, “Sister, we know that the Lord has loved you differently from other women”. In this gospel, she is called his koinonós, a Greek word that has many meanings varying from spiritual partner to marital partner. Many legends say that Mary Magdalene was Yeshua’s beloved companion in marriage and also had a child with him.

Mary Magdalene in France

These legends also say that she traveled with others after the crucifixion to France. And, that she was forced to leave the Holy Land in a boat without oars and landed in France on the shores of what is now Saintes Maries de la Mar. She arrived in France pregnant with Yeshua’s child, who later would become known as Saint Sarah’.

I have been to France on pilgrimage following the footsteps of Mary Magdalene. The land is ripe with memory, power, and story after story of Mary Magdalene’s ministry. I had many visions and awakening experiences there. These experiences firmly placed my feet on the path of teaching what I have been shown. And, from this experience, I believe without a shadow of a doubt, that she did live and teach the deeper mystical teachings of Christ Consciousness there.

Mary Magdalene’s Legacy and the Cathars

A sacred and ancient textAs part of her legacy in France, a ministry grew up around her teachings. This mystical Christian sect arose to significance and spread throughout southern Europe in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. This sect would later be known as the Cathars. Within this tradition, they held some of the deepest secret teachings of awakening within Christ’s ministry. This was an extraordinarily powerful tradition of light and evolution that I intimately remember being a part of. However, as patriarchal history goes the Catholic Church condemned them as heretics and tried to obliterate them in the first genocide on European soil that lasted over a century. However, when the last leader of the Cathar tradition, Guilhem Belibaste, was interrogated and burnt at the stake in the Occitan region of Southern France, on August 21st at 8 am,1321, he spoke these words “we shall return in 700 years when the laurel turns green again”. That means that THIS Aug. 21st, 2021 demarks the 700 year time that fulfills this prophecy. Stay tuned…there is so much more coming as we arrive at the date of August 21st.

We Are Rising Again!



Dr. Melissa Sophia Joy is a Naturopathic Doctor, Founder of Somatic Awakening®, Sophia Healing Academy, and Specialist in Mind-Body-Spirit Counseling. She is also a Wisdom Teacher, Oracle, Mystic in the Magdalene-Sophia lineage, Energy Medicine Practitioner, and Medical Intuitive.  She has been in practice as a naturopathic doctor for 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. She discovered this path inside by walking through her own profound healing and awakening over decades. In her practice and teaching, she helps her patients and students heal and evolve as they remember this light within and shift from dis-ease to well-being, balance, self-love, and peace.

To find out more about her teaching, Somatic Awakening®, and Sophia Healing Academy go here.

To find out about her private practice and how to schedule an appointment with her go here. 



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