Goddess Centered Practice

In the woods behind my house rest a collection of nine large flat rocks. Daily, I walk down to these “priestess rocks” for some sacred time alone to pray, meditate, consider, and be. Often, while in this space, I open my mouth and poetry comes out. I’ve come to see this experience as "theapoetics"—experiencing the Goddess through direct “revelation,” framed in language. As Stanley Hopper originally described in the 1970’s, it is possible to “…replace theology, the rationalistic interpretation of belief, with theopoetics, finding God[dess] through poetry and fiction, which neither wither before modern science nor conflict with the complexity of what we know now to be the self.” Theapoetics might also be described, “as a means of engaging language and perception in such a way that one enters into a radical relation with the divine, the other, and the creation in which all occurs.”

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Poem: Commit

Sometimes you may feel dull

and worn,

muted and faded,

stale and depleted.

Remember that nothing bloomsb2ap3_thumbnail_61.png

without also stopping to replenish.

Nothing flowers without also

needing roots.

No stream flows

without a bubbling source

of renewal.

Nothing is birthed without time

spent waiting in the dark.

Call your attention back

from all its roaming and wandering.

Let it land in your center.

Notice your breath moving in and out.

Notice what you can hear.


Notice what you can see.


Notice how your body is held

wherever you are.

Feel the earth beneath you,

the warmth of your blood,

the air in your lungs.

Reach out your right hand

and receive some love.

Reach out your left hand

and receive some energy.

Bring both hands to your heart

and pause to let it in.

Whisper: I am here.

Commit to this,

right now.

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Molly Remer, MSW, D.Min, is a priestess, teacher, mystic, and poet facilitating sacred circles, seasonal rituals, and family ceremonies in central Missouri. Molly and her husband Mark co-create Story Goddesses at Brigid’s Grove (brigidsgrove.etsy.com). Molly is the author of ten books, including Walking with Persephone, Whole and Holy, Womanrunes, the Goddess Devotional, and 365 Days of Goddess. She is the creator of the devotional experience #30DaysofGoddess and she loves savoring small magic and everyday enchantment.


  • Jamie
    Jamie Wednesday, 02 June 2021


    Thanks for sharing! It succeeds both as poetry and self-help literature.

    The imagery is beautiful and worth pondering.

  • Molly
    Molly Tuesday, 22 June 2021

    Thank you! Glad you liked it!

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