Transitioning through Divorce: properly ending what began with Hope
Most people enter into a committed relationship with the hope of deep and lasting intimacy. Ending a marriage or other union is an enormously painful experience. Given that we begin such a relationship with ceremony and great intention, why is it that sitting down with a lawyer is often the only associated rite for its ending? Do we not deserve more than that?
Celebrant Michele Davidson pioneered Divorce Transition Ceremonies here in Canada. She saw an enormous need for a deeper way to unbind the emotional ties of a relationship in a way legal paperwork simply cannot address. This unbinding of emotional ties allows individuals to move forward with resolve and confidence. A Divorce Ceremony is not a Divorce Party. We don’t throw darts at a photo of your ex! This is infinitely more sacred and mindful.
Who are Divorce Ceremonies for?
Celebrant Michele typically works with individuals who have transitioned through two or three years after the actual Divorce. Generally this is when you will be really ready to begin anew emotionally. A divorce ceremony does so much more than recognize the hurt your parting has caused. Modern Celebrant’s intentional Guided Reflective Process™ helps you regain your personal authority and recognize that this is a journey with tremendous lessons and opportunities. Through process and ceremony, you become the ‘doer’ not the ‘done to’. Your ceremony can include many meaningful elements such as a Pledge of Release, personal vows to honour yourself, and the telling of your story of survival.
The Result of a Divorce Ceremony
Our Divorce Ceremonies have surprisingly powerful results. You symbolically take your leave from one time of your life and step forward into a new one. Think of it as crossing a threshold where you will embrace the opportunities that lie ahead. The emotional transformation is often quite dramatic and the effect on family and friends no less profound, allowing them to address their own hurts and resentments.
We’re thrilled that more and more people are beginning to realize the importance of Divorce Ceremonies. Respected journalist Pamela Post created an inspiring documentary for CBC Radio on Modern Celebrant’s Divorce Transition Ceremonies. As well, Celebrant Michele has written for a number of publications on the subject, including these articles in the prestigious Spirituality and Health Magazine as well as Divorce, Debt, and Finances. Modern Celebrant is thrilled to be part of an upcoming Self-Counsel Press on Divorce which features an interview with Michele.
Request an appointment to speak with Celebrant Michele Davidson and embrace this next chapter of your life!