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Living Open is a podcast for mystics and seekers hosted by Philly-based writer and facilitator Eryn Johnson. Explore paths back to the self with this podcast, intended to be support on your unique healing journey.

Living Open | Modern Magick and Spirituality for Mystics and Seekers Eryn Johnson

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 334 Ratings

Living Open is a podcast for mystics and seekers hosted by Philly-based writer and facilitator Eryn Johnson. Explore paths back to the self with this podcast, intended to be support on your unique healing journey.

    Ep. #270: Living in a State of Emergence with Yvette Lalonde

    Ep. #270: Living in a State of Emergence with Yvette Lalonde

    Yvette (they/she) is a somatic/movement psychotherapist focused on integrating the neurobiology of trauma into relational movement practices.
    In this episode, Eryn and Yvette talk about:
    Yvette’s journey Their spiritual initiations Trying our actual selves on in spaces where we didn’t really know anyone How they went from wanting to be a nun to finding a more fluid & open spirituality Craving community with elders and decolonizing mentorship Retraumatization in spiritual communities Rooting into our power in healthy and helpful ways The role of somatics in our empowerment & disempowerment Not putting judgements on contraction or expansion Healing together in community Blog for this episode: www.living-open.com/blog/yvette-lalonde
    Connect with Eryn on their Instagram and check out moon sign, officially out everywhere! Join the waitlist to get updated when HOLY is back. Check out the Religious Trauma workbook.
    Connect with Yvette on their website and Instagram.

    • 48 min
    Ep. #269: Restedness, Possibility, and Wholeness with Flory Huang

    Ep. #269: Restedness, Possibility, and Wholeness with Flory Huang

    Flory Huang (she/they) is a deep feeler, seeker and seer with diverse experiences and skill sets that enable her to establish containers for deep inquiry, relation and being.
    In this episode, Eryn and Flory talk about:
    Flory’s journey with spirituality & healing Holding hope, possibility, and change The space between the person you are and the version of yourself you know you can be Being perceived in our wholeness The somatics of possibility The contraction before the expansion How contraction teaches us about restedness The beloved ~ meta emotions ~ Having roots within the swirl Hot takes on the “always expanding” culture of spirituality! Blog for this episode: www.living-open.com/blog/flory-huang 
    Connect with Eryn on their Instagram and check out moon sign, officially out everywhere! Join the waitlist to get updated when HOLY is back. Check out the Religious Trauma workbook.
    Connect with Flory on their website and Instagram.

    • 56 min
    Ep. #268: Living in the Paradox of Grief and Praise with Ash Canty

    Ep. #268: Living in the Paradox of Grief and Praise with Ash Canty

    Ash Canty (they/he) is a Psychic Medium, Death Guide & Spiritual Life Coach. They support others in liberating their souls, deepening relationship with death and connecting folks with their loved ones on the other side.
    In this episode, Eryn and Ash talk about:
    Ash’s journey with healing and spirituality Deepening our relationships with death & being in connection with death in a way that makes us more alive Living in the paradox of grief and praise Living with death in mind Being fully in this life & feeling liberation Letting go and being held The invitation to continue opening up even when death is inevitable Blog for this episode: www.living-open.com/blog/ash-canty
    Connect with Eryn on their Instagram and download their free 7 minute breathwork meditation.
    Connect with Ash on their website and Instagram.

    • 53 min
    Ep. #267: Queer Spiritual Practice & Reimagining Spirituality with Bex Mui

    Ep. #267: Queer Spiritual Practice & Reimagining Spirituality with Bex Mui

    Bex Mui, MEd, she/her, is a biracial, first generation, queer, lesbian advocate and equity consultant committed to the work of LGBTQ+ affirmation at the intersections of spirituality and sexual and mental wellness. A queer witch, energy worker, and spiritual organizer, Bex founded House Of Our Queer, a QTBIPOC-centered spiritual playspace where she shares affirmations for the queer and trans community.
    In this episode, Eryn and Bex talk about:
    Bex’s journey with religion, queerness, and spirituality Allowing ourselves to have expansive “yes and” spirituality after/beyond dogmatic religion Taking what we’ve been harmed by and shaping them into something that serves Reframing what ritual is and can be Why Bex felt so called to create House of Our Queer Queering spirituality Reframing Jesus and reframing femmes and femininity in the bible Blog for this episode: www.living-open.com/blog/bex-mui 
    Connect with Eryn on their Instagram and check out moon sign, officially out everywhere! Join the waitlist to get updated when HOLY is back.
    Check out the Religious Trauma workbook: https://www.living-open.com/religious-trauma-workbook
    Read “wonderland” and “are you really queer?” in mosaic magazine.
    Connect with Bex on her Instagram and website. Order her book: House Of Our Queer: Healing, Reframing, and Reclaiming Your Spiritual Practice. 

    • 46 min
    Ep. #266: Creativity, Imagination, and Divination Witchery with Edgar Fabián Frías

    Ep. #266: Creativity, Imagination, and Divination Witchery with Edgar Fabián Frías

    Edgar Fabián Frías works in installation, photography, video art, sound, sculpture, printed textiles, GIFs, performance, social practice, and community organizing, among other forms. 
    In this episode, Eryn and Edgar talk about:
    Edgar’s journey with creativity, spirituality, and healing The doorway that “confusing” art opens Existing in states that aren’t as valued by capitalism Bridging western medicine and other ways of healing and bodies of wisdom Staying connected with the dreamworld ( a love letter to dream witches) Divination witchery! Practicing tactical magic in the moment you need it Trusting what you receive in divination Reminding yourself of the support of the universe and ancestors Imagining and creating ancestor connection The power and magic of imagination Divination & art practice The interconnected cycles of creativity Vulnerability as a fertile space Feeding our wholeness especially when there is such pressure to constantly be creating Blog for this episode: www.living-open.com/blog/edgar-fabin-fras
    Connect with Eryn on their Instagram and check out moon sign, officially out everywhere! Join the waitlist to get updated when HOLY is back.
    Connect with Edgar on their website, YouTube, and Instagram.

    • 51 min
    Ep. #265: Slow Pleasure and Aliveness with Euphemia Russell

    Ep. #265: Slow Pleasure and Aliveness with Euphemia Russell

    Euphemia, (they/them) is a somatic and pleasure coach, facilitator, and author. In this episode, Eryn and Euphemia talk about:
    Moving towards more aliveness The deep why behind somatics with a pleasure focus for Euphemia Ancestors & pleasure Cultivating other choices and ways of being besides the “fast” default Slow pleasure! Exploring your pleasure dial Spirituality in mundanity Connecting down to draw up Connecting with the body & pleasure even when there’s trauma and chronic pain Cultivating pleasure and embodiment practices to support us in moments when we feel less resourced and have less capacity Savoring practices What the book writing process taught them about creativity, the body, and pleasure Blog for this episode: www.living-open.com/blog/euphemia-russell
    Connect with Eryn on their Instagram and check out moon sign, officially out everywhere! Donate $20+ to Octavia’s GoFundMe & then email me your mailing address to get a free copy. Giveaway details here & GoFundMe link here!
    Connect with Euphemia on their website and Instagram. Get their book, Slow Pleasure, here!

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
334 Ratings

334 Ratings

SudieTho ,

Like a hug for my soul :’)

I’ve been listening to this podcast for a long time now, gleaning little gems of wisdom and love. Every episode leaves me just as moved as the first one. Eryn and her guests feel like dear friends who always have the right words, the right medicine for you.

yourcrapness420 ,

medicine

this podcast is truly medicine. always the reminder i need and gives me so much wisdom. thank you

waterbearer witch ,

love it!

nourished by this, tysm!!!!

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