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Welcome to Mediocre Mystic - the podcast where we explore how mediocre makes the world go round and how mediocre works in mysterious ways. Join host Grace as she talks about all things messy, muddled, and mystic. Once a month, join James of The Quieted Mind as he brings us back home to the present moment with meditations, dharma talks, and selected readings.

Welcome to Mediocre Mystic - the podcast where we explore how mediocre makes the world go round and how mediocre works in mysterious ways. Join host Grace as she talks about all things messy, muddled, and mystic. Once a month, join James of The Quieted Mind as he brings us back home to the present moment with meditations, dharma talks, and selected readings.

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Welcome to Mediocre Mystic - the podcast where we explore how mediocre makes the world go round and how mediocre works in mysterious ways. Join host Grace as she talks about all things messy, muddled, and mystic. Once a month, join James of The Quieted Mind as he brings us back home to the present moment with meditations, dharma talks, and selected readings.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Quieted Mind: You Are The Universe

5/26/2022
In this dharma talk, James discusses the significance of identifying as the Universe and how it can expand our capacity for love and compassion. Referenced in this episode: Thich Nhat Hanh: Please Call Me By My True Names Bayard Rustin Ram Dass Interact with The Quieted Mind on: Web | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube Interact with Mediocre Mystic via: Blog | Facebook Music by '86 Aerostar Support the show Support the show

Duration:00:10:22

The Quieted Mind: Life Springs Up Again

3/28/2022
In this edition of The Quieted Mind, James offers reflections on Spring as a marker and reminder of renewal and rebirth and leads a guided meditation. Interact with The Quieted Mind on: Web | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube Interact with Mediocre Mystic via: Blog | Facebook Music by '86 Aerostar Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mediocremyg) Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mediocremyg)

Duration:00:10:23

Happy St. Patrick's Day From The Thin Space

3/17/2022
Y’all know I love a holiday episode, sharing with you the highlights of history and connecting what we can cherry pick today that works for us continuing these celebrations. On today’s episode we’re talking about my very favorite holiday St Paddy’s - and, It ain’t for the green beer as tasty as it might be. Interact with Mediocre Mystic via: Email | Blog |Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | TikTok | YouTube Music by '86 Aerostar | Logo by Bizri Creative Group Support the show...

Duration:00:11:12

Lunar Living with Meliea Black

3/10/2022
On today’s show I’m talking with Meliea Black. A person I’ve known all my life on one hand and I’m just getting to know on the other. She’s the queer, ex-vangelical, mystic, midwife, moon maven, intuition activist - And, she’s here with us today helping to smash oppressive influences and build up radical self-trust. Work with Meliea Black: Lunar Aligned Interact with Mediocre Mystic via: Email | Blog |Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | TikTok | YouTube Music by '86 Aerostar | Logo by...

Duration:00:42:53

Mediocre Works In Mysterious Ways

3/4/2022
A year ago I dropped the inaugural episode of Mediocre Mystic as part of a network. It was first conceived as a seasonal project. Today, I celebrate the transition from seasonal to full time passion project for the podcast. It fills me with joy to also let you know that The Quieted Mind will continue to join us monthly with a meditation. Interact with Mediocre Mystic via: Email | Blog |Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | TikTok | YouTube Interact with The Quieted Mind via: Web | Facebook |...

Duration:00:10:21

The Quieted Mind: A Cloud Never Dies

3/2/2022
James shares thoughts on the recent passing of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, the Buddhist teaching on impermanence, and leads a guided meditation. Thich Nhat Hanh quotes in this episode come from: No Death, No Fear At Home in the World Watch Thich Nhat Hanh's memorial ceremonies on YouTube Interact with The Quieted Mind on: Web | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube Interact with Mediocre Mystic via: Blog | Facebook Music by '86 Aerostar Support the show...

Duration:00:10:18

Romancing Yourself with Dani Young

2/14/2022
On this Valentine’s edition Dani is sharing her "How To Romance Yourself" series with us. Today we’re going to talk about how to love yourself radically - with the food artist herself. Its not all Michelin stars - y’all don’t want to miss out on our Taco Bell secrets! Dani and I both know the pain of food insecurity. I would like to encourage those of us who are able to love with action on this Valentines Day. In addition to romancing ourselves and our loved ones - let’s look up our local...

Duration:00:32:29

Future Shift

2/7/2022
Grace and James talk about a major Shift in the show's focus. Interact with Mediocre Mystic via: Email | Blog |Instagram | Facebook Interact with The Quieted Mind via: Web | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube Interact with Fundamental Shift via: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | 704.665.7473 Music by '86 Aerostar Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/mediocremyg)

Duration:00:12:39

The Quieted Mind: Happy New Year 2022

1/24/2022
James returns in The Quieted Mind to set an intention for 2022: widening the circle of our compassion and love for those around us. Links: The Power of Metta: A Buddhist Story — from MountainHermitage.org How to Expand Love: Widening the Circle of Loving Relationships by H.H. Dalai Lama Interact with Fundamental Shift on: Web | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | 704.665.7473 Interact with The Quieted Mind on: Web | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube Music by '86 Aerostar Support...

Duration:00:23:32

Mediocre Mystic - Merry Mystic

12/21/2021
Grace returns in this Holiday edition of Mediocre Mystic Be sure to subscribe, rate, and review us on Apple Podcasts and/or your preferred podcasting platform! It helps new listeners find us more easily. Also leave comments on our social media pages, email us, text us, and leave us voicemails with your questions and comments. We want to hear from you! Interact with Mediocre Mystic via: Email | Blog |Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | TikTok | YouTube Interact with Fundamental Shift...

Duration:00:07:37

TBT: The Quieted Mind: Home (for the Holidays)

12/16/2021
Note: This meditation originally appeared in the Fundamental Shift feed on December 22, 2020. A gift to you from Fundamental Shift and The Quieted Mind. Many of us this year are dealing with the reality that we cannot return home for the holidays. When we talk about going home, it is helpful to be reminded that our true home is in the here and now. The practice of mindfulness is one of constantly arriving in the present moment. This guided meditation is adapted from one described by Zen...

Duration:00:20:37

TBT: This Land Is Whose Land?

11/25/2021
Note: This episode was originally featured in the Fundamental Shift feed on November 24, 2020. Grace and James reflect on the history of Columbus Day and Thanksgiving as we continue our focus on Decolonization. Trying out an Indigenous recipe this season? If you decolonize your table this Thanksgiving, be sure to share it with us on social media using the hashtag #FSPFocus! Whose land am I on??? To find out which Indigenous nation once lived on the land you now occupy, check out...

Duration:00:11:43

TBT: Decolonize! With AnaYelsi Velasco-Sanchez

11/18/2021
NOTE: This episode originally played in the Fundamental Shift feed on November 17, 2020. It's Colonization Season in America! The U.S. recently observed Indigenous Peoples' Day, a.k.a. Columbus Day, and Thanksgiving is around the corner. This week, special guest AnaYelsi Velasco-Sanchez sits down with James to talk about the importance of Decolonization. Recommended Resources from AnaYelsi: 1. Anything from Kimberlé Crenshaw and her Theory of Intersectionality for those working to...

Duration:00:42:33

Mediocre Mystic - Happy Samhain & Live Reading!

10/31/2021
Our own Mediocre Mystic, Grace, talks about all things Samhain, Halloween, All Saints/Souls, and offers a live tarot reading in this special episode! Be sure to subscribe, rate, and review us on Apple Podcasts and/or your preferred podcasting platform! It helps new listeners find us more easily. Also leave comments on our social media pages, email us, text us, and leave us voicemails with your questions and comments. We want to hear from you! Interact with Mediocre Mystic via: Email |...

Duration:00:22:47

That's Some Spooky Shift

10/28/2021
Grace and James reminisce about Halloweens past, sharing fun stories and some horror stories about what Halloween was like for evangelical Christians growing up in the '80s and '90s. Be sure to subscribe, rate, and review us on Apple Podcasts and/or your preferred podcasting platform! It helps new listeners find us more easily. Also leave comments on our social media pages, email us, text us, and leave us voicemails with your questions and comments. We want to hear from you! Interact with...

Duration:00:39:05

So, What Exactly Is Fundamental Shift?

10/25/2021
Grace and James discuss the new direction of Season 3, your comments about the premiere episode, and what Fundamental Shift is all about. Be sure to subscribe, rate, and review us on Apple Podcasts and/or your preferred podcasting platform! It helps new listeners find us more easily. Also leave comments on our social media pages, email us, text us, and leave us voicemails with your questions and comments. We want to hear from you! Interact with Fundamental Shift on: Web | Facebook |...

Duration:00:07:49

We're Baaaaaack!

10/14/2021
Fundamental Shift returns with a video edition on YouTube. Subscribe there to get our video content! This is the Audio edition. Grace and James talk about the shifts that have been going on with the pod and in their own lives. Referenced in this Episode: Krishna Das: Web | Facebook| YouTube If you want to explore more about modern media as sacred texts, music, film check out these podcasts: Hot and BotheredHarry Potter and the Sacred TextThe Real QuestionBe sure to subscribe, rate, and...

Duration:01:10:10

Am I Performing My Manhood Correctly? with Darren Calhoun

6/22/2021
This episode is Part 2 of a series. If you haven’t yet, check out Part 1, which is the episode immediately prior to this one in our podcast feed. Today we’re continuing the conversation on Toxic Masculinity with justice advocate Darren Calhoun. We’ll also talk about some of your responses to our online survey about your vision of the Ultimate Man. You don’t want to miss it. Referenced and Recommended in this Episode: Darren Calhoun Good Men Project What's Good, Man? Mediocre: The...

Duration:00:44:24

Who's Issuing These Man Cards?

6/8/2021
Today James is talking about the controversial and often divisive topic of Toxic Masculinity. Will this be the episode that finally unlocks the Hate Mail achievement for our show? Take our survey about your Ultimate Man at http://bit.ly/fundamentalman Referenced and Recommended in this Episode: Good Men Project What's Good, Man? Mediocre: The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America by Ijeoma Oluo Be sure to subscribe, rate, and review us on Apple Podcasts and/or your preferred...

Duration:00:21:17

A Mormon, A Couple Catholics, and A Couple Exvangelicals Walk Into A...Discussion About Purity Culture

4/29/2021
The response to our series on Purity Culture has been overwhelming. We've heard from so many of you about your experiences, survival stories, and ongoing struggles that arose from the impact Purity Culture and dogma had in your life. In this episode, we will delve into a few of those stories, and Grace and James will share from their experiences as well. Although we weren't able to include the stories of everyone who spoke with us or wrote in, your stories matter. We will be including some...

Duration:00:41:06