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Katie Shell

Essential Journeying

Love Yourself, Trust Your Body

The Magdalene Page

Mary Magdalene has been with me for as long as I can remember. When I received my initial training in Medicinal Aromatherapy she began speaking and appearing to me directly.  Her teachings and guidance play a major role in my healing practice, and though I do not speak for her. She encourages me to share the wisdom and understanding I gain through my experiences with her. 


This page is a collection of various writing I have done across different platforms. 

Good Friday

April 15, 2022

I have been drawn to bring awareness to the importance to bearing witness to suffering. That sometimes the most important thing we can do is hold space and provide comfort. That no matter how hard we want to take someone's suffering away we cannot. That we all have roles to play in each other's karmic stories, and have all played all of the roles in some lifetimes. That forgiveness, compassion, and unconditional love heals all.

Holy Week

April 9, 2022

It's Holy Week, and though I am not a practicing Catholic, it is still one of the most sacred times of year for me. 

Much of my work is influenced by her direct guidance and on occasion she works through me in healings. A few weeks ago I had some sexual trauma resurface and for the first time I asked her for help. She has done this for others through me, but it had never occurred to me to ask her for help with this stuff for myself. I was about to email my mentor/spiritual counselor to ask him to do this for me, and she showed up. I heard her voice, saw her in front of me, and a bottle of spikenard fell in my lap. So I asked her to help me clear this pain that I couldn't seem to shake.

She lead me through an anointing ritual with spikenard and rose, and spoke affirmations as I felt her work. I fell asleep, and woke up refreshed and these events that had been plaguing my thoughts and my heart were gone.

During Holy Week I am always reminded about the sacredness of our time here on Earth. That although we exist on multiple planes, dimensions and lifetimes, what we do here and now can create ripples throughout all space and time if we do it with clear intentions.

She reminds me that nothing is ever lost.

She reminds me that when we show up everyday to do our work we will be seen and heard even if it takes millennia. Once the seeds are planted they will grow in their time.

She reminds me of this every day, whenever I am in doubt or feel stalled, even though I don't always listen. I am listening.

Spikenard 

July 22, 2022

Spikenard, the oil mentioned in bible associated with Mary Magdalene is a root that grounds us and brings us deeper connection to Earth. Spikenard also activates the 3rd eye tuning in us in to the wisdom of the cosmos and our higher selves. The oil itself is green which is the color of the heart chakra and the center of our soul. The heart is the bridge between our spirit and physical self. No wonder spikenard is the oil of Mary Magdalene as she guides us though walking with grace on the Earth holding space firmly in our physical reality while maintaining our connection to the higher dimensions.

Nutmeg and the Red Eggs

April 7, 2021

The story has been told that after Jesus's crucifixion and resurrection, Mary Magdalene went to share the story with Emperor Tybrius. Being of a noble up bringing she was granted audience. She spoke of the horrific treatment and killing of her beloved, and his miraculous return. The emperor dismissed her claims and said that it was no more possible for that to be true than for the eggs on his table to turn red. Sure enough they did! This is one of the reasons we dye eggs at Easter and why Mary Magdalene is often depicted with a red egg.

Nutmeg manifests herself as a red egg. She warms our sacral and assists in stoking our fires of creativity so that we may birth our thoughts into being. She connects us with our divine feminine nature and helps us understand how to bring the richness of creation into the physical world.

Anoint the belly, legs, and head to call in Mary Magdalene and connect with these fertile grounds of life and your own resurrection.