Saturday, October 18, 2008




"When people bother you in any way, it is because their souls are trying to get your divine attention and your blessing. - Catherine Ponder"

"We are in constant communication with one another and with God in the spiritual realm......our path is running parallel to many paths......all paths will intersect when the need is present.....The point of intersection is the moment when another soul seeks our attention."
(Excerpts from: "Each Day a New Beginning" - October 18)

The words above came from the reading at our Saturday Noon Woman's meeting. They were powerful for me and got my mind moving in many directions.

I realize that my life is constantly intersecting with others. Some intersections are face to face and some aren't - like you all - my blogging people. Though we haven't met, we affect each other in a big way. God is surely at work here.

Every time I attend a meeting I intersect with others. Some people I like, some I like a little less, but God always has a purpose in every encounter. This thought tends to "change the way I look at things". And of course when "I change the way I look at things, the things I look at change." Every meeting becomes an adventure - Who am I touching? Who is touching me?

When I enter the hospital room of a total stranger, God is creating an intersection with that person and me. I usually don't know what God's purpose is, but I don't need to know. I just need to share what I have learned from "having had a spiritual awakening" with those I meet (in whatever form is appropriate).

A girl asked me today to sponsor her. I am thrilled each time someone asks me. I have learned that God is ALWAYS in the center of these requests. There is a spiritual reason for the connection - one soul reaching out to another in a special way. What a divine happening!

Thank God for these spiritual connections -
They are fulfilling God's purpose -
Giving purpose to my life!

Photo credit: Cliff Berinsky


Anonymous said...

Here's a good comeback someone said to me when I was irritated by someone at a meeting....."The teacher has arrived, is the student ready?" I always remember that one.

Gabriella Moonlight said...

Wow what a brilliant post and again your life intersecting with mine is amazing in this moment and I am so grateful for it. Thank you for such wonderfully written are a joy in my life.

Shadow said...

we touch people all the time. whether we want to, intend to or even know it. great sunday morning read, thanks!

Cat said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and posting a hello and your thoughts. Your reaching out in something that I have come to find such comfort in online - it has taken me about a year - all of the time during my husbands sobriety and his own AA recovery - to discover I cannot go this alone any longer.

It was the blog community comments and responses that helped me to become brave and seek out an Al Anon meeting that felt right for me. I just recently found that meeting after several try's.

Next step for me is the higher power and figuring out what that means to me.

Thank you for coming into m world, I will visit your blog often.


indistinct said...

Thank you for taking the time to write your post.

I was sharing with a friend that one of the blessing of sobriety in the connections I felt with people. The need to isolate rarely appears in my life since I've joined AA. We get to know each other at a much deeper level than I've ever experienced before. And, this is spilling over into my relationship with my spouse. I feel so blessed.

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Faith said...

I added a box of the actors/actresses starring in my life - it will be a handy reference!!

That's such a blessing to be asked to be a sponsor! I hope to someday have a sponsee!

AlkySeltzer said...

Babe, you are GOOD! And I SEE you touching people wherever you trod. (TROD?)

Anyway, I have a question. When do you find time to write a daily blog, and read others, and comment on those? I ask this, because I know how busy you ARE!

Thank you for sharing your thoughts in this manner.
Your hubby.

J-Online said...

What a lucky girl to have you as her sponsor!

Akannie said...

What a wonderful post. We are all connected all the time...what a blessing you are!