The Rose Compass

The Rose Compass

By Jana Rose
The Rose Compass is a collection of conversation and storytelling from author Jana Rose that gets to the heart of the spiritual path. Mystical, artistic, creative, wild, intuitive, free-flowing. You can learn more about matters of intimacy, love, and yogic spirituality on www.motherjana.com, and find links published and forthcoming books. Also subscribe on YouTube and Substack for unique, feminine-centered spirituality. Men are welcome. Men are just delicious!
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John Keats Meets Alanis Morissette in a Dream
This presentation is dedicated to my special friend Jean-Luc. Poem is John Keats' "Ode to Psyche" and song is Alanis Morissette's "Ablaze." There is a connection in there, I promise. And also, maybe not. Maybe it's just all very pretty, and pretty doesn't need a reason.
07:56
August 3, 2020
I stood up and put on my shoes and left the church.
Shamanic storytelling from the dining room of heaven.
14:53
July 31, 2020
When I grow up I want to be like...
Background music is from Jenny Lewis, her album "On the Line." What do you want to be like when you grow up?
05:36
July 31, 2020
I am a heart (short poem)
This poem is very, very short. 
00:40
July 31, 2020
What are people doing secretly at night?
Emotional ramblings from an occasional smoker who sits on her porch and wonders things. 
06:23
July 31, 2020
A relationship is not a transaction [Explicit]
Relationships are a dance, preferably a salsa. Sometimes a waltz? Sometimes a sway? Anyway, it's all about the click and the click and the click. Song in the background is Gorillaz, "Feel Good." And then there is another one but I forget what that's called.
08:30
July 31, 2020
A reading of the poem, "The Journey" by Mary Oliver
One day, you knew what you had to do. So just do it already! 
01:56
July 29, 2020
Two Knowings Wrapped Around Each Other [Explicit as always]
The difference between capitalism and information and the knowing-felt-ness of things. The knowing felt-ness is always better! Song is Radiohead's "Talk Show Host."
11:26
July 29, 2020
South Jersey Is Where Things Go to Die, and the Importance of Imagination [Explicit]
How to get through your teenage years. Song is from Smashing Pumpkins, "Drown."
08:22
July 29, 2020
SexyJesus, Free Will, and Karmic Bonds
I don't know if any of this is true, it is just my metaphysical understanding of how free will and choice works. This is about the complexity of choice vs. destiny and fate, sin and suffering, and how to break old karmic bonds that hold you back from true freedom so you can live authentically and from a place of wisdom. (Wow, that sentence is a mouthful!) So it's about discernment, possibilities and potential, facing your shadow, being a spiritual warrior, and the role of SexyJesus in the whole darn thing. He's so helpful! Truly! 
16:04
July 24, 2020
Being called a Motherf***er may be your biggest compliment (EXPLICIT)
A reading from the gospel of Luke, while making croissants and smoking a cigarette. It's July. I'm pretending I'm in France. 
12:35
July 23, 2020
A reading of "The Blessed Damozel"
The Victorian poem, "The Blessed Damozel," by Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
09:24
July 22, 2020
Crazy or enlightened?
People in a mental ward vs. people in a cubicle desk job. Which is crazy? Which is enlightened?
05:02
July 22, 2020
Night musings about death
A woman as a human being rather than an object of sexual desire. This may not be attractive! Uh-oh!
04:27
July 22, 2020
Humility, audacity, and the meaning of letting go
Spiritual teachings from the Wisdom tradition on surrendering and moving through old ego conceptions of identity and reality. Intense and fun, if you're into that sort of thing!
12:06
July 22, 2020
St. Rita Wins, Rest Assured (and here's why)
Listen to the whole thing on My Finest Hour. Nina Simone is the greatest gift in the world. And Before Sunset is my favorite movie, because it is set in Paris, and Paris is my favorite place to go. Paris j'taime.
00:41
July 10, 2020
What Makes You Tick? Is It Money or Jesus? Lessons Learned.
Yet another wonderful conversation with Financial Literacy Expert Chris Mouzon, who I always turn to for worldly knowledge AND spiritual insight. This guy is worth his salt. He knows what is what. I trust him. You should, too. #financialhealer #literacyexpert #determinewhatistrue
47:57
July 9, 2020
Listen to the call of your soul
This is the path of the shaman, the yogi reiki healer, the sage, the wise one. I am opening it up to a few good men in a course called The Sacred Sensual Healer. Five men, to be exact. They will have to past several tests to be rewarded. And the reward they seek may never come. They will have to be okay with that. I love you! Bisous, always. Visit www.motherjana.com to learn more. You have to work a little for this, but it is always worth it. 
14:32
July 7, 2020
Shamanic Ritual Recording: My Womb, Carrier of the Soul
Shamanic healing practices span centuries, and sometimes they come as intuitive downloads when we open ourselves to love and to the spirit world in an effort to heal and promote healing. This is my recording of an embodiment practice, tapping into shamanic ritual, on Friday, June 5th, 2020. This is my offering to the ancestors with the intention of peace, in the midst of riots and protests over the death of George Floyd, and the underbelly of racism and violence in America. You can try your own practice with the help of these instructions from my newsletter: https://motherjana.substack.com/p/my-womb-carrier-of-the-soul
06:38
June 5, 2020
Love has arrived: a letter
From the Substack newsletter, motherjana.substack.com, a letter about the difference between the world's laws and the laws of love.
03:40
May 15, 2020
Self Reiki Meditation (for women and men)
Originally designed for women who have experienced shame about their bodies, this meditation works for both women and men who want to give themselves tender touch and healing in a relaxed and safe space. The touch employed here is pleasurable, warm, and inviting, using your own hands for healing. Perfect for an embodied meditation any time of day or when one is having a hard time sleeping.
19:38
May 14, 2020
God and Money: A conversation between equals
No one on this podcast has any authority about scripture. These are just two friends, who love a divine being called Jesus (or SexyJesus), and they have different takes on what he teaches about money. One comes from a traditional Christian background; the other merges Quakerism and yoga and her own intuition and study. They have a conversation. Maybe they learn things. Maybe not. (The woman in the podcast is me, Jana Rose. The other is my friend Chris Mouzon, awesome man and financial therapist, healer, teacher.)
1:38:44
April 22, 2020
"Me and a Gun," a Song for the Abused
An OJibwe Indian tradition is to repurpose songs for new understanding, and as a form of healing and ceremony. As supplement to the story, "Me and a Tape," I sang the original song that inspired my story and influenced my life in a big way, which is "Me and a Gun," by Tori Amos. I am not a singer, but this song poured out after I read my story aloud. I would encourage anyone who has been abused in any way, or who has felt isolated and alone, to sing the song of one who has reached you, and taught you that there is hope. I dedicate this to abused men and women everywhere, so they know they can heal and be renewed. I was and am.  Tori Amos's words have provided much healing in my life. She was a priestess and a guide when I didn't have much guidance, and she altered my path in a positive way. I will be forever grateful for her strength. 
07:23
April 22, 2020
"Me and a Tape," Oral Storytelling
Jana Rose reads a story she published by Cagibi Literary Journal last year, "Me and a Tape," based on the Tori Amos song, "Me and a Gun." It is about a middle school girl who is isolated in her life, but hears a woman's song (Tori Amos) through her headphones, and feels not so alone anymore. The story explores themes of rape, abuse, trauma, and struggling to find one's way out of the darkness.
24:30
April 22, 2020
Eve, the Daughter of Rebels: One letter to a child
An oral reading of a letter on Earth Day, sent to a child, about who Eve really is, as we develop new understanding of the Bible's teachings. You can follow MotherJana's letters through her newsletter on Substack: https://motherjana.substack.com/
07:40
April 22, 2020
God and Money: What Are Jesus's Teachings about Money?
Christ Mouzon, financial therapist and coach, discusses his take on biblical readings about how we should handle our finances. During this time of quarantine, when the fabric of a capitalistic society is experiencing an upheaval, Chris and Jana discuss how to adopt a compass and understanding for managing and handling money and also being faithful to God. 
1:38:44
April 10, 2020
Understanding the Divine Masculine and the Divine Feminine
What are the positive and inherent traits of masculinity and femininity, and how does that manifest in relationships? Jana talks to Julius Holmes IV, an entrepreneur and coach, about spiritual journeys and the energy of the different sexes. 
47:18
April 9, 2020
Jana Rose Book Launch, Letters to a Young Woman, from Paris
Listen to the online book launch interview and reading with Jana Rose from March 27, 2020. Letters to a Young Woman: Lessons on Life and Love, from Paris, is part-spiritual memoir, part-rallying cry for women to own their lives, take ownership of their bodies and their spirituality and create a new paradigm for the future. Young women carry the torch to honor feminine energy and spirit to help heal the problems of our world. While this book is addressed to young women, it is a book to help heal women at any age who have been wounded by patriarchal religion. 
1:16:22
April 7, 2020
Poetry Reading, "When in Disgrace with Fortune and Men's Eyes"
Jana Rose reads Shakespeare Sonnet 29, "When in Disgrace with Fortune and Men's Eyes"
01:37
March 26, 2020
Reading of short story, "Otherworld"
"Otherworld" is a futuristic short story about a young woman named Anya who is obsessed and in love with the artist she works for. While her mother suffers from a disease, Anya spends nights at her boss's studio, becoming his latest muse for an installation he has created that reminds people of the days they could go outside and experience nature, before the government's regulations kept people indoors. This story was published in Inkwell Journal, No. 35, Spring 2020, under the theme "Sanctuary." Author is Jana Rose. 
28:02
March 7, 2020
Communicating about Sex in Relationships
How do we bring topics of sexuality and sensuality to the forefront for people who need help in their relationships? Why does traditional religion exclude pleasure and sexuality as part of experiencing the divine? What can we do to help women and men remove fear and shame surrounding their bodies and sensuality? Jana Rose talks to Candice Smith, Partner of Tango, a product that offers a box of questions to help couples talk about sex and love. Candice Smith is a graduate of Harvard in Sexuality Studies, a speaker, and widely-published author about sexuality and communication. 
40:24
February 13, 2020
Men and Mental Health
Do you have a definition or understanding of the 21st century man? Jana Rose speaks with Miguel Olave, mental health advocate, about what the 20th century man looks and acts like, as well as how to heal from childhood trauma and what to teach boys about vulnerability.
51:37
January 22, 2020
Practical Tips for Financial Success in 2020
Financial literacy expert Chris Mouzon gives practical advice for the kinds of questions we need to ask in order to step into a healthier relationship with money. We discuss the intersections of a yogic mindset and an entrepreneurial spirit, and how it's best to have a job that makes you feel ALIVE! You don't want to miss this one.
56:25
January 3, 2020