The edit room is a cozy creative space. Clients and producers often ‘open up’ and it seems like I should be charging a therapy fee on top of my normal day rate. The Four Agreements states that words are magic, they can do great good or great harm. The words of a producer popped into my head yesterday as I drove home from the grocery store with the week’s load of bachelor chow. He said that ‘every time there is a divorce, the devil dances with joy.’
Back then, married, I thought it was an odd belief. Now, divorced for a year and a half, I strongly disagree. These words of belief could do incredible harm to those in a flock who need to leave a failed marriage. I think that living in a bad situation is so spiritually harmful that a higher power would HAVE to support ending it. I simply don’t understand the ‘stay together at all costs‘ believers. My guess is that if someone believes that ‘my reward will be in heaven’ then a lifetime of sucking it up is a good trade off. That just dosn’t work for me.
So, once again, I’ll have to disagree with conservatives. The producer that told me that God hates divorce would not be surprised, he knows that I’m a spiritual liberal. The statement that works within my spiritual framework is: ‘The God of my understanding, my higher power, smiles when I take action to heal and grow.’