Michele Daubert

Life-Cycle Celebrant & Death Midwife/Doula

Education & Experience

With great delight, during my 50s, I graduated with honors from the College of Southern Idaho. It was a wonderful way to give my intelligence a reason to celebrate!

And then, in 2018, after two decades of spiritual study and practice through the Corelight Community, it became clear that the next step on my path was to become an ordained minister.

For years I had prepared, for months I had been called, for the ceremony I was ready. As a result, I also offer my services as spiritual counselor.

ABOUT MICHELE

It was in my early 30s when I became conscious of the power of ceremony. I attended a Full Moon Circle with a friend, conducted by a Cherokee ‘Grandmother’ and crystal healer. We were five women in the moonlight, sitting at the edge of the Trinity Hot Springs in Paradise, Idaho. Through words, song, and heart-centered intention, we created a portal of sacred space. Since then, I have engaged in and performed many ceremonies.

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Life’s cycles have a way of bringing us to the windows of opportunity that transitional times offer. When we decide to consciously enter the liminal, we spread our wings/imagination and skywalk into the unknown of soulful transformation. Activating this slow time has a way of inviting the heart and mind into an understanding that “something Other” takes precedence. It is within that connection with mystery that a freshness of ritual can loosen from practices of the past, while staying true to ritual’s purpose—which is to affect an integrated shift in consciousness, so as to deepen our connection to the next phase of life.

Charles Eisenstein, a public speaker, gift economy advocate and author, encourages us to “bring the old ways forward.” Ceremony and ritual are the old ways. It is up to us to breath new life into them. And, some would say, our age of high tech is seriously calling out for the old ways to co-mingle with the new.

Michelle Daubert

As an autodidact, my interests focus in the arenas of psychology, religious/spiritual studies, healing arts, esoteric science and yoga philosophy. I have been a body worker for over 30 years, and have taught yoga and meditation since 2002. I’ve assisted many into their ‘death song’ as a death mid-wife/doula. I have also volunteered for many organizations and spheres, such as hospice, The Shanti Project, domestic violence shelters, and currently I volunteer with the national organization, Alternative to Violence Project, here in Colorado.

There are many life events that call to ceremony and ritual for acknowledgement. Currently, I focus my gifts, skills and talents—given and developed—in celebration of life ceremonies, house blessings, conscious divorce, transforming identity and gender ceremonies, as well as animal tributes. All of which are aspects of life I have personally experienced, or feel passionately about.

Ceremony is a conduit for transition through which we get to pass, which enables us to see clearly beyond the uncertainty of chaos and confusion. With willingness, we slow down, offer up and envision anew. Blessings!

Contact Michele Daubert

Phone: (215) 350-9155
Email: spiritatlarge@comcast.net

Tamarack Reflection

“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.” ~ Rumi

Contact Michele Daubert

Phone: (215) 350-9155
Email: spiritatlarge@comcast.net

Tamarack Reflection

“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.” ~ Rumi

TRANSITION
SLOW TIME
FRESHNESS
RITUAL
TRANSFORM

transition | slow time | freshness | ritual | transformation

We enter the liminal, connect with mystery, shift our consciousness...

CEREMONIES I CO-CREATE:

CEREMONIES I CO-CREATE

Families & Children

Baby Naming & Blessing
Mother Blessing
Adoption

Child Welcoming

Rites of Passage

Coming of Age
Retirement
Transgender Ceremonies

End of Life

Funerals
Celebrations of Life
Pet Memorials

Others

Seasonal Ceremonies
Commitment Ceremonies

TESTIMONIALS

I needed closure from a recent change in my job, and the healing work Michele provided in her Support Ceremony (called, “Forward Movement Through Awakening”) shifted my conscience and emotional state.  It was the first time in weeks that I felt peace with my decision.  Part of the calm was from the fact that we (including my friend Erin) were sitting on blankets in a location near the water on the Bobolink Trail in Boulder, CO.  The air was cooler than usual and we were sitting near a creek.  Michele ha her ceremonial materials including smudging bowl, yarn, scissors, frankincense anointing oil (that Michele bought in Egypt!), and I brought a ceremonial rock. The ceremony felt like a wedding or the most special occasion.

Michele’s work isn’t just ceremonial, it’s journey work, where I had to delve into personal, emotional, and spiritual exploration, to find truth and explore the emotional intensities for my departure.  This pushed me to tears and anger, and then Michele’s calm nature was able to ground me back to center, and then I was pushed again to navigate why I am in my profession in the first place and Michele reminded me of my purpose, strength, and direction.  I felt like I was able to shift out of my mental quagmire and get back into a forward-moving solution.

The biggest transformation I felt and I continue to feel after this ceremony is that what I was lacking for a long time was peacefulness in my heart.  When we were sitting by the stream, we had several moments of meditation and I was able to experience nature with all five senses, and just be. Had I been more present in the prior months, I would have been awake to the fact that I was ignoring my intuition and trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.  The realization that I wasn’t a good fit at that job would have been clearer, earlier. Instead, I shut myself off from the Sunlight of the Spirit and sat in the uncomfortability of knowing I was in the wrong job, and also showed up with image management and people pleasing, in order to appease others while also avoiding the negative feelings that are associated with confrontation, ending, leaving, and starting anew.  Even from the beginning, there were signs that I wasn’t the right fit, and I continued to push forth versus surrender.  I was saying yes when I should have been saying no. Sitting by the creek, with the sun overhead and the sound of the brook and birds, my heart softened, and I forgave myself.

Included in the ceremony was also this quote: “There’s a trick to the ‘graceful exit.’ It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage, or a relationship is over — and let it go. It means leaving what’s over without denying its validity or its past importance to our lives. It involves a sense of future, a belief that every exit line is an entry, that we are moving up, rather than out.”

Michele, thank you for helping me let go and helping me believe that every exit is an entry and that for every area in life where I see walls, there are actually hidden windows and doors of opportunity.

Dr. Rosia Parrish, ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Specializing in Natural & Complementary Medicine

Boulder Natural Health
777 29th Street, Suite 401, Boulder, CO 80303

Ph: 303-960-3920
Fax: 866-360-6149
Email: drparrish@bouldernaturalhealth.com
www.bouldernaturalhealth.com

Thanks so very much for the keepsake. Your presentation was wonderful in easing the sad emotions I experienced when I learned of her passing. Your message for [her] family and friends was very-well prepared from the heart. You have a divine gift. Please pass on this message to your boss, if that is appropriate.

Thank you again.

Dan Witkowsky

TESTIMONIALS

Note of Thanks

Thanks so very much for the keepsake. Your presentation was wonderful in easing the sad emotions I experienced when I learned of her passing. Your message for [her] family and friends was very-well prepared from the heart. You have a divine gift. Please pass on this message to your boss, if that is appropriate.

Thank you again.

Dan Witkowsky

Gratitude Letter

I needed closure from a recent change in my job, and the healing work Michele provided in her Support Ceremony (called, “Forward Movement Through Awakening”) shifted my conscience and emotional state.  It was the first time in weeks that I felt peace with my decision.  Part of the calm was from the fact that we (including my friend Erin) were sitting on blankets in a location near the water on the Bobolink Trail in Boulder, CO.  The air was cooler than usual and we were sitting near a creek.  Michele ha her ceremonial materials including smudging bowl, yarn, scissors, frankincense anointing oil (that Michele bought in Egypt!), and I brought a ceremonial rock. The ceremony felt like a wedding or the most special occasion.

Michele’s work isn’t just ceremonial, it’s journey work, where I had to delve into personal, emotional, and spiritual exploration, to find truth and explore the emotional intensities for my departure.  This pushed me to tears and anger, and then Michele’s calm nature was able to ground me back to center, and then I was pushed again to navigate why I am in my profession in the first place and Michele reminded me of my purpose, strength, and direction.  I felt like I was able to shift out of my mental quagmire and get back into a forward-moving solution.

The biggest transformation I felt and I continue to feel after this ceremony is that what I was lacking for a long time was peacefulness in my heart.  When we were sitting by the stream, we had several moments of meditation and I was able to experience nature with all five senses, and just be. Had I been more present in the prior months, I would have been awake to the fact that I was ignoring my intuition and trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.  The realization that I wasn’t a good fit at that job would have been clearer, earlier. Instead, I shut myself off from the Sunlight of the Spirit and sat in the uncomfortability of knowing I was in the wrong job, and also showed up with image management and people pleasing, in order to appease others while also avoiding the negative feelings that are associated with confrontation, ending, leaving, and starting anew.  Even from the beginning, there were signs that I wasn’t the right fit, and I continued to push forth versus surrender.  I was saying yes when I should have been saying no. Sitting by the creek, with the sun overhead and the sound of the brook and birds, my heart softened, and I forgave myself.

Included in the ceremony was also this quote: “There’s a trick to the ‘graceful exit.’ It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage, or a relationship is over — and let it go. It means leaving what’s over without denying its validity or its past importance to our lives. It involves a sense of future, a belief that every exit line is an entry, that we are moving up, rather than out.”

Michele, thank you for helping me let go and helping me believe that every exit is an entry and that for every area in life where I see walls, there are actually hidden windows and doors of opportunity.

Dr. Rosia Parrish, ND
Naturopathic Doctor
Specializing in Natural & Complementary Medicine

Boulder Natural Health
777 29th Street, Suite 401, Boulder, CO 80303

Ph: 303-960-3920
Fax: 866-360-6149
Email: drparrish@bouldernaturalhealth.com
www.bouldernaturalhealth.com