The Minister and The Mystic

Exploring the connections between spirituality and creativity

About the show

Elisabeth and Merianna are at it again except this time they are talking about deeper connections and deeper issues.


  • Episode 89: Talisman Tales

    February 26th, 2020  |  32 mins 11 secs
    energy, lent, mercury retrograde, talisman

    Elisabeth and Merianna talk about talismans and how they come into your life. They also talk about gaining energy from those talismans and knowing when it is time to pass them along. They share fun stories about how mercury retrograde has brought some unexpectedness into their lives as well.

  • Episode 88: Tuesdays that are Mondays

    February 24th, 2020  |  33 mins 10 secs
    energy state, redefine identity, redefine success, spiraling, stepping out

    Elisabeth and Merianna talk about changes in schedule, conference life, and stepping out of your comfort zone. How do you get ready for energy-intense experiences? How do you reframe your inner dialog to define your own success? How do you create "rules" of what's ok and what's not ok? Can you get those wrong?

  • Episode 87: Who are you?

    January 29th, 2020  |  40 mins 25 secs
    identity, minister, mystic, self-determination, witch

    Elisabeth and Merianna answer the question, "Who are you?" while wading into the waters of identity crises, new identities, and presented identities. Who gets to decide who we are? Where does the journey of self-determination lead?

  • Episode 86: Finding Strength

    January 15th, 2020  |  28 mins 2 secs
    centering, leaning in, strengths, talents

    Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the power of focusing on your strengths rather than your weaknesses. Does your current context value your talents and strengths? Can you create a context in which you can excel and be yourself?

  • Episode 85: Finding Sanctuary

    January 7th, 2020  |  37 mins 28 secs
    creating space, creativity, new beginnings, sanctuary

    Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the new year and new spaces! Elisabeth is podcasting from her new art studio. Merianna is podcasting from her new co-working space. What happens when we find a sanctuary for our creativity?

  • Episode 84: They Call That Iteration

    December 13th, 2019  |  30 mins 47 secs
    changes, growing, iterations, learning

    Elisabeth and Merianna talk about vacuums and the way that the universe urges us to move into a new iteration and to discover new avenues of learning and expression.

  • Episode 83: You Have Permission

    December 2nd, 2019  |  28 mins 50 secs
    permission, self-care, take a break, thanksgiving

    Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the cultural and familial expectations of Thanksgiving and how to take care of yourself in the midst of other people's expectations. You have permission to not celebrate or be present at a place or in a presence that is not good for you.

  • Episode 82: Taking Up Space

    November 25th, 2019  |  32 mins 28 secs
    being present, recentering, resting, taking up space

    Elisabeth and Merianna talk about taking up space and how the body keeps score and informs us when we need to rest. How do we take up space? How do we find our voice? How do we balance taking up space with rest and recentering?

  • Episode 81: Letting Things Go

    November 8th, 2019  |  37 mins 20 secs
    cleaning out, freeing, letting go, releasing

    Elisabeth and Merianna talk about letting things go even really important things from really important people. What does releasing something back into the cosmos do? Could that object bring revelation to someone else? Could releasing that thing open space for something else to come to you?

  • Episode 80: Trying on Something New

    October 31st, 2019  |  26 mins 12 secs
    changing identities, identity, personas, what not to wear, what to wear

    Elisabeth and Merianna talk about trying on new identities whether it's wearing a tutu to practice, dressing up for Halloween, or recognize that you are a multi-faceted person with different personas. Try a new outfit this week. Try something out of your norm. You never know what other parts of yourself you may discover.

  • Episode 79: Were you productive today?

    October 25th, 2019  |  29 mins 43 secs
    centering, productivity, self-worth

    Elisabeth and Merianna ask themselves about whether they have been productive today. Then they start to ask more questions, What does it mean to be productive? Is productivity always the best goal?

  • Episode 78: Sitting In New Identities

    October 18th, 2019  |  31 mins 52 secs

    Elisabeth and Merianna talk about stepping out and being seen in new identities. How do we define success? Whose voices are trying to tell us what success is?

  • Episode 77: The Space In Between

    October 14th, 2019  |  26 mins 58 secs
    change, intentionality, liminal space, transition

    Elisabeth and Merianna talk about liminal space and transitions. Why do we wish away times of transition? Are we missing an important opportunity to learn during the space in between?

  • Episode 76: Automatic Time Saver

    October 4th, 2019  |  42 mins 10 secs
    cleansing, living with pets, ritual cleaning

    Elisaebth and Merianna talk about living with furry beings and save time cleaning up after them. They also talk about ways cleaning and cleansing space can provide a new perspective on creativity and life.

  • Episode 75: Fall Light

    September 27th, 2019  |  34 mins 58 secs
    #amcreating, #amwriting, creative, energy inventory, fall equinox

    Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the Fall Equinox, the light changing, and how to capture the light. When and where do you feel most creative? How do you know when your creative energy is running low?

  • Episode 74: Rocky Beaches

    September 19th, 2019  |  34 mins 8 secs

    Elisabeth and Merianna talk about the magic of the woods. Do all beaches have sand? Is the way you see reality definitive? How do you stretch and challenge your assumptions?