Do you want to live a wholehearted, unconventional life?
The Dervish and the Mermaid is a podcast about pathfinding, the Enneagram, living wholeheartedly, feminism & activism for sensitive people, self-love & body love, and plenty more!
Pace (the Dervish) is a Sufi, a Pathfinding coach, a pansexual polyamorous transgender Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) player, and an Enneagram 3.
Kyeli (the Mermaid) is a wildhearted witch, a self-love advocate, disabled, adventurous, and an Enneagram self-pres 4.
Together, we fight crime! …as well as curiously explore how the world works, build bridges of compassion by working to understand people who are different, investigate how to be effective activists when we’re both highly sensitive, and generally explore life through the lens of mystic feminist queer gamer geeks.
We live our lives wholeheartedly and we’re here to help you do the same.
We publish a new episode every Thursday morning, so tune in to join us for these and all sorts of other shenanigans!
p.s. This is the podcast formerly known as Wild Crazy Meaningful Life (and also the podcast formerly known as Wild Crazy Meaningful Enneagram); listen to episode 121 to find out why.
Kyeli and I have experienced (seen, heard, and felt) some pretty weird shit in our lives: hearing voices, seeing a hovering can opener, telekinesis, knowing things we couldn’t have known via any of our five senses, predicting the future, seeing a UFO, and much more. These are our own stories, so we know they’re true. This is part of our effort to collect stories from people we trust, in an attempt to figure out what the heck is going on, in a way that includes both openness and rigor.
When you see things you cannot explain,
You keep them locked up in your brain.
If you speak up, they’ll sigh
Or roll their good eye,
Or lock you away as insane.
- Why is everything either rigor or openness, but not both?
- Kyeli’s confession
- Miracles happen more since I’ve thrown out my miracle checklist
- “Miracles,” “paranormal,” and “supernatural” all suggest an explanation. That’s why we say “weird shit,” because we’re curious and open and we don’t know (or presume) the explanation.
- Pace’s story of predicting the future
- Kyeli’s story of turning off the light switch without touching it
- Pace’s story of one-in-a-million muscle testing water and Drano (applied kinesiology)
- Kyeli’s story of the hovering can opener
- Pace & Kyeli’s story of seeing the Chase Bank building shimmer/flicker
- Kyeli’s story of the Ouija board
- What are some features these stories (and others) have in common?
- Weird shit happens. Is it 100% weird brain shit? Or is some of it weird reality shit?