Spiritual Divorce: Divorce As a Catalyst for an Extraordinary Life

3.97 avg rating
( 292 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780062516954: Spiritual Divorce: Divorce As a Catalyst for an Extraordinary Life

Divorce rocks the very foundation of our beings, leaving us feeling lonely, flawed, enraged, undesirable, hopeless, and empty. In Spiritual Divorce, bestselling author and workshop leader Debbie Ford reveals how this devastation can be transformed into a profoundly enlightening experience. This empowering guide shows how the collapse of a marriage is, at root, a spiritual wake-up call, an opportunity to liberate ourselves and reclaim our lives. The end of a relationship -- no matter who ends it -- is a damaging moment. Ford offers a clear program for turning ruin into renewal.

Ford provides life-changing tools and exercises as she walks you through her plan for self-discovery. She shares her own powerful story of divorce, weaving it together with inspiring real-life personal accounts to illustrate seven spiritual laws for healing. Understanding and practicing these basic laws -- acceptance, surrender, divine guidance, responsibility, choice, forgiveness, and creation -- will help you break through your fears, dissolve your pain, and comprehend the deeper meaning of events in your life.

The turmoil of divorce is a priceless opportunity to explore your inner world and accept your entire self. Offering gentle instruction and wisdom from many faiths and traditions, Ford demonstrates how utilizing the seven spiritual laws for healing will enable you to make peace with your past, purge toxic emotions, and be liberated from old behavior patterns. Living fully in the present will reconnect you to your divine nature, making new love possible.

The end of your marriage can be the first step to spiritual transformation. Learn to use your divorce -- don't let it use you! Spiritual Divorce can help you reclaim your personal power, your joy, and the freedom to create the life of your dreams.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

Whether you are the one who leaves or the one who is left, divorce is a painful, wrenching experience, explains author Debbie Ford. Since Ford is comfortable dwelling in the shadow side of life, it's not surprising that she believes that the excruciating pain of divorce can lead to enormous spiritual growth. "Emotional turmoil can be a powerful catalyst to reconnect us with our divine nature," she writes. "It propels us into a journey of self discovery and urges us to learn how to love and accept our entire being." Herein lies the promise of a "spiritual divorce."

Because Ford is a highly effective workshop leader, she has a knack for breaking down spiritual matters into manageable bites. She is also willing to share the truth of her own painful divorce, allowing readers to see her initial pain and consuming resentments. Ford divides her book into seven laws, beginning with the "The Law of Acceptance," where readers are asked to imagine a benevolent divine order at play rather than taking a blaming stance. In the section titled "The Law of Responsibility," Ford encourages readers to gently begin the process of taking responsibility for their own darkest qualities. This is the thrust of Ford's highly respected shadow work--illuminating the dark side so we can stand in divine light. Each section ends with "Healing Action Steps," where Ford suggests specific exercises or meditations. For example, in the final chapter Ford asks readers to make a new "divorce vow" that is a lifelong commitment to one's highest self. --Gail Hudson

About the Author:

Debbie Ford is the national bestselling author of The Dark Side of the Light Chasers, The Secret of the Shadow, Spiritual Divorce, The Right Questions, The Best Year of Your Life, Why Good People Do Bad Things, and The 21-Day Consciousness Cleanse, and a coauthor of The Shadow Effect. Ford conducts workshops and trainings around the world supporting lifelong personal, emotional, and spiritual education and transformation. She lives with her son in San Diego, California.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Ford, Debbie
Published by HarperOne (2001)
ISBN 10: 0062516957 ISBN 13: 9780062516954
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
EKER Books
(Bryantown, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperOne, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000007237

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
16.11
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.40
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Debbie Ford
Published by HarperOne (2001)
ISBN 10: 0062516957 ISBN 13: 9780062516954
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperOne, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0062516957

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
25.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Debbie Ford
Published by HarperOne (2001)
ISBN 10: 0062516957 ISBN 13: 9780062516954
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperOne, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0062516957

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.78
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Ford, Debbie
Published by HarperOne (2001)
ISBN 10: 0062516957 ISBN 13: 9780062516954
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperOne, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110062516957

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
30.10
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 1.51
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Debbie Ford
ISBN 10: 0062516957 ISBN 13: 9780062516954
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Golden Bridge Books
(Ottawa, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Published by Harper Collins in 2001. Very light shelf wear to cover, otherwise NEW. Quality Books. Because We Care - Shipped from Canada. Usually ships within 1-2 business days. If you buy this book from us, we will donate a book to a local school. We donate 10,000+ books to local schools every year. Bookseller Inventory # R12460C

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
29.57
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 15.09
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Ford, Debbie
Published by HarperOne
ISBN 10: 0062516957 ISBN 13: 9780062516954
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
Diafan Media
(Geneva, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description HarperOne. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0062516957 New Condition *** Right Off the Shelf | Ships within 2 Business Days ~~~ Customer Service Is Our Top Priority! - Thank you for LOOKING :-). Bookseller Inventory # 2BOOK2P129938

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
48.30
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.74
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds