solo episode

Compassion, Meditation and The Sacred Path of the Warrior

This week, I found myself doing something I hadn’t done in a while: meditating.



I felt called in my meditation to revisit a book I had once loved; Shambhala: The Sacred Path of the Warrior by Chogyam Trungpa. I bought this book from the Shambhala Center in Boston where I first learned meditation almost 7 years ago.



Chögyam Trungpa

Chögyam Trungpa

In this episode, I discuss:

-A brief intro to the context and content of Shambhala, which is a secular spiritual practice with its roots in Tibet

-A big question that has been on my mind: “How do I have compassion for myself knowing I benefit from systems of oppression? How do I find compassion for all living beings knowing that some of those beings are violent bigots?”

-My memories of learning to meditate and what meditation means to me

-Some of my favorite excerpts from The Sacred Path of the Warrior



If you would like to go deeper into The Sacred Path of the Warriro, there is a free pdf available of the book here:

https://7chan.org/lit/src/Shambhala;The_Sacred_Path_of_the_Warrior_by_Chogya.pdf



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Podcast Episode 15: Ancestral Healing as Anti-Plastic Shamanism

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In this solo episode, Anna Joy shares another chapter of her personal ancestral healing journey, but first, an in-depth discussion of this Friday’s Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius and what it means for us as Queer Witches.

 

The lesson of the Blood Moon: stepping into our own unique, attractive and badass authenticity as an essential path towards the healing we deserve as individuals and as a community. Because if you can’t love yourself, how the hell are you going to love the people around you?

 

Then, Anna Joy takes this Blood Moon awareness and uses it to focus on her experiences learning about, rejecting, and later re-learning about her ancestral heritage as an Irish-American and what role Celtic paganism has played in her spiritual journey. She uses this tale as a case study for how we can step further into our authentic paths as Queer Witches by examining our own cultural heritage, and use that authenticity as a tool to disassemble systems of oppression, both internalized and externalized.

 

Thank you so much for listening to and supporting the Queer Witch Podcast. As a special thank you, Anna Joy is letting Queer Witch listeners in on an upcoming offering. Be the first to know by listening all the way to the end.

 

Documentary: White Shamans & Plastic Medicine Men

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19JAMhAzXms

 

To support the podcast go to:

www.patreon.com/annajoy or www.thequeerwitch.com to for a one-time donation

 

Find @wildmysticwoman on instagram to learn more about her #meandwhitesupremacy challenge

 

Find Anna Joy on instagram @annajoyhealing and The Queer Witch Podcast @thequeerwitchpodcast


www.annajoyhealing.com for more about Anna Joy’s services.

Podcast Episode 13: New Moon/Eclipse in Cancer Collective Tarot Reading

This week Anna Joy comes to you solo with a collective tarot card reading about the July 12, 2018 new moon/eclipse in Cancer. This reading includes affirmation, advice and understanding.

 

Use code “BDAY” to get $15 any service from  Anna Joy (tarot, reiki and/or astrology) at www.annajoyhealing.comfrom now until midnight on July 16! It’s Anna Joy’s birthday sale!

 

Next week tune in for an interview with Corrina at Rise Up! Good Witch @riseupgoodwitch on instagram.

 

The Queer Witch Community on Facebook:

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/thequeerwitch/

 

Patreon:

 

https://www.patreon.com/annajoy

Podcast Episode 11: Ancestral Healing as Political Activism

This week, Anna Joy brings you a solo podcast episode inspired by recent events both in the political environment of the United States, but also in the anti-racist environment of instagram and social justice online culture. The common thread? Child separation at the border. The context Anna Joy is coming at this from? Ancestral healing as political action.

 

She starts off with a short poem about her ancestors and a moment to celebrate today’s Full Moon in Capricorn (find the youtube video where she goes into it deeper at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P079FndeBbs&t=320s) and then gets into the content!

Anna Joy was encouraged by her own ancestors to share her family’s story about becoming colonizers in the United States. She shares her awareness of her Swedish lineage as a case study for how white women who want to do better can use their family stories of colonization to heal systems of oppression within themselves and their society in the current day.

 

And, if you stick around to the very end, Anna shares the ancestral practice she uses which was taught to her by Winifred at Awentree (www.awentree.com and @awentree on instagram) including an altar and meditation suggestions.

 

Pertinent Links:

@wildmysticwoman aka Layla Saad inspired this podcast episode. She has a podcast too!http://www.wildmysticwoman.com/wild-mystic-woman-podcast/

Racism is bad for your health article: https://nypost.com/2015/09/18/being-a-racist-is-bad-for-your-health/

 

Children aren’t born racist article:

https://psmag.com/social-justice/small-children-arent-inherently-racist

 

Episode 9 of the Queer Witch Podcast “Soul Mates & Codependency":

http://thequeerwitch.libsyn.com/website/episode-9-soul-mates-and-codependency

 

The Queer Witch Community Facebook Group

https://www.facebook.com/groups/thequeerwitch/

 

Patreon:

https://www.patreon.com/annajoy

Podcast Episode 9: Soul Mates and Codependency

On this episode, Anna Joy takes listeners on a philosophic journey, drawing connections between past lives, reincarnation, codependency, #couplegoals and soul mates, to bring you some relationship advice you may never have received before- at least not in these words! If you are in a relationship of any kind that is important to you or that frustrates you beyond belief, this episode is a must-listen.

 

Anna also gives a teaser at the end of the episode for next week’s episode which is an interview with Valeria, the Mexican Witch @themexicanwitch on instagram! Be sure to check her feed out and get the popcorn ready for next week!

 

To contact Anna Joy:

 

email: annajoy@annajoyhealing.com

instagram: @annajoyhealing

website: www.annajoyhealing.com

Podcast Episode 7: Internet Censorship & Uranus in Taurus with Anna Joy

In this personal episode of the Queer Witch Podcast, Anna Joy discusses her experience with having her Facebook ads censored due to supposed “sexual content” - sexual content that was nowhere to be! Hear that story and how Anna Joy feels it connects to the issue of Internet censorship, net neutrality and SESTA-FOSTA.

 

In the second part of the episode, Anna Joy describes the May 15, 2018 transit of Uranus from Aries into Taurus, what that means for us individually and as a society, and how you can learn more.

 

The Savage Lovecast episode Anna references is here:https://www.savagelovecast.com/episodes/598#.Wvoq4dMvxTY

 

To contact Anna Joy email annajoy@annajoyhealing.com or find her on instagram at @annajoyhealing. Find the podcast at @thequeerwitchpodcast.

 

To learn more about Anna Joy’s special Uranus in Taurus services, visit www.annajoyhealing.com/uranus