Woodspriestess: Exploring the intersection between Nature, the Goddess, art, and poetry.

Listening to the woods, to the stones, to Gaia, and to women...

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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Listening

 "The world's full of people who have stopped listening to themselves," wrote mythologist Joseph Campbell. It's imperative that you NOT be one of those folks. 2019 should be the Year of Listening Deeply to Yourself. That means being on high alert for your inner inklings, your unconscious longings, and the still, small voice at the heart of your destiny. If you do that, you'll discover I'm right when I say that you're smarter than you realize.

       --Rob Brezsny

Living the Questions, to me, begins with listening. Listening to yourself, to your heart, to your soul, to b2ap3_thumbnail_52611674_2277874842424725_5691635186861604864_o1.jpgthe whispers of the wild, to the goddess in your veins.  

This ritual recording from last year is about listening…listening  to your intuition, to natural oracles, to your heart, to the Goddess,  to the unconscious, to the dreamtime.

Are you listening?

What is whispering to you from the dreamtime?

From your intuition?

From the crow and river?       

In  the audio, I also share a “witch’s walk” exercise, thoughts about everyday acts of life-changing magic, and poems of course! Oh, and a  little snippet about “balance” and what listening to the earth teaches us about it.  

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We are embedded within a rich tapestry of guidance and wisdom all of the time, we only need to make the space to listen to it.         

May you be mindful and attuned.
May you listen to your dreams,
to your intuition,
and to the messages all around you.

Affirmation for your week: I listen to the messages around me.    

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Molly has been “gathering the women” to circle, sing, celebrate, and share since 2008. She plans and facilitates women’s circles, Red Tents, seasonal retreats and rituals, Pink Tent mother-daughter circles, and family ceremonies from her tiny temple space in rural Missouri and teaches online courses in Red Tent facilitation and Practical Priestessing.

Molly is a priestess who holds MSW, M.Div, and D.Min degrees. She finished her dissertation about contemporary priestessing in the U.S. She is the author of Womanrunes, Earthprayer, and The Red Tent Resource Kit. Molly and and her husband Mark co-create Story Goddesses, original goddess sculptures, mini goddesses, pendants, and ceremony kits at Brigid’s Grove (http://brigidsgrove.com), where they also publish Womanrunes book and deck sets.

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  • Meredith Everwhite
    Meredith Everwhite Monday, 04 March 2019

    Beautiful, and so synchronicitous & relevant for this time. I just wrote and posted a "water oracle" message on my personal blog on the 1st, and listening is the main theme. I love that you just shared this and are on the same wavelength! This really fits in with other things I've been reading for this month too, and especially this upcoming Mercury retrograde in Pisces. Thank you!

    https://oracleofwater.com/2019/03/01/water-oracle-for-march-2019/

  • Molly
    Molly Thursday, 14 March 2019

    I missed seeing your comment before today, but thanks so much for being here, listening, and sharing this experience!

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