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Coping with divorce: Healing perspectives using reincarnation and karma

Coping with divorce is one of the hardest things you may ever have to face. Forget the legal complexities. On an emotional and spiritual level, how do you know if you're doing the right thing?

“I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.” — Mother Theresa

I'm writing about divorce is because coping with divorce is an experience many people are faced with —. In some cases, a more spiritual perspective will be helpful - and may even kick off (or deepen) a spiritual awakening journey for some.

Some of the most pragmatic and powerful karmic information about divorce that I've found is from the readings of American Clairvoyant Edgar Cayce, whose information on divorce I summarize below for your consideration.

Divorce and your healing heart

“When you fall in a river, you're no longer a fisherman; you're a swimmer.” — Gene Hill

Divorce advice is the domain of relationship and legal experts. Churches and family also weigh in on the topic. Making the choice to divorce is personal, gut-wrenching and complex.

Part of coping with divorce is filtering the hailstorm of messages you receive from others, so that you can hear the whispers of your own heart.

Is divorce ‘bad karma’?

In this article, I'm interested in sharing some spiritual and karmic aspects of divorce, using the filter of reincarnation and karma.

Meaning of karma

“Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” — Harriet Beecher Stowe

Spiritually curious people coping with divorce may find that these ideas offer comfort and insight. Along with the counselors and legal experts who may also assist you, I hope that you find the following good food for thought.

Psychic Edgar Cayce's take on marriage and divorce

These ideas are not my flights of fancy. They were carefully excerpted from the book Many Mansions — The Edgar Cayce Story on Reincarnation by Gina Cerminara for your consideration.

This information from the most documented American clairvoyant offers a unique view on divorce. If this resonates for you in any way, I encourage you to read more about the man and his work which is impossible to summarize on one web page.

Warning! The following information isn't for those who need easy answers. Yet, for those spirit-focused seekers who are coping with divorce, there is much here to consider.

The karmic implications of marriage and divorce

According to the Cayce readings, marriage is the natural human state (not to say that important spiritual growth cannot take place without it). Also, the readings confirm that our marriage partners come to us from the karmic bonds of attraction.

“No marriage is a start on a clean slate. It's an episode of a story begun long before.”

The most important element in a good marriage? Unity of purpose. In fact, the readings have strong words for relationships that keep us from doing what we're here to do.

“When a relationship exists that prevents the purposes for which the entity entered...and there is no altering of it, then...it is better that there be a disassociation.”

When coping with divorce, the legal, societal and religious laws appear, according to Cayce readings, to matter little:

“If society wishes to make marriage indissoluble, well and good. If not, again well and good. Cosmic law will not be thrwarted by either system. If man fails to meet an obligation in one existence, he will be called to task in another.”

The readings often conveyed good reasons for divorce. On the other hand, treating marriage lightly wasn't advised.

“Knowing that by staying within marriage, there is much opportunity for growth. On the other hand, no institution should enslave people into unhealthy, miasmic, contorted relationships, and that selfless love should not be case before the swine of unregenerate, selfishness... divorce is as sound and sane and decent a procedure as the dissolution of any other legal contract.”

When is divorce advised?

If you're facing divorce, here's some information that may make coping with divorce easier for you.

The Cayce readings frequently counseled against divorce. Simply because if a lesson is to be learned through difficulty, sooner or later, one must find the strength to meet it. On the other hand, many approved of divorce.

Cases where divorce was advised:

  • Those in which there were no children, or if there were, where the children would benefit from the divorce
  • Those in which the karmic lesson of the marriage had been learned, or
  • Those in which one of the partners of the marriage had so badly met the situation as to be dragging the other down.

Want more?

Many Mansions has rich information about marriage, divorce, infidelity, children, health and more. If you're coping with divorce today, I also really like the Imago approach to relationships.

Bottom line of all this?

The (karmic) law of equilibrium is always working. It appears, like many things in life, that the question of divorce is a matter of balance.

What to do? Read, gather, grow. Search deep in your heart. Is divorce right for you? Only you know the answer to that question.

Coping with divorce might be one of the hardest things you ever have to do. Whatever types of support you choose, know that there is life after divorce, and that if you continue on a path to growth, you will heal your heart and emerge even stronger.

I hope you've found some comfort while coping with divorce!


Take me to:

Clairvoyant Edgar Cayce – More fascinating facts about the readings of America's most documented psychic.

Learn about my private karmic astrology sessions.

Forgiving infidelity – What do the Cayce readings have to say about infidelity? Here's a handy summary...

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