Recently I was asked about a passage from the reader, "Hope for Today". This is the book used as the basis for discussion at my Al-Anon home group. The passage came from January 26, 2nd paragraph:
"...there is a spiritual reason for everything.."
A sponsee asked me what I thought about this statement and what did it mean? My immediate reaction was to say, "Yes, I believe that. Of course, absolutely." Thinking about this further, it is a very profound statement and I believe it entirely. Then she asked me to explain it to her. That was more difficult.
I hesitated, thought, and began by saying that as I look over my life, I can see that a loving God has always been in the background or the foreground of all that has happened to me. Whether good or bad things happened, they all led me to a deepened faith and trust in God, a more vital spiritual connection. It was the 12 steps of my Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon programs that brought me to this spiritual awakening and to this particular place in my life.
This lady I was sitting with and discussing this with was experiencing pain from a small growth on her hand and she was about to go to work. I took her finger into my hand and just held it. I had not told her yet how God had blessed me with the gift of a healing touch. She commented that she felt the energy as I held her hand so I told her what happened on that Saturday in December '06. (I explained this in a blog several weeks ago.)
After I returned home I thought further about "...there is a spiritual reason for everything...". Having experienced a totally spiritual phenomena in interactions with others, God using my hands to heal others physically, mentally, or emotionally, stands as a proof to me that "all" is spiritual in nature. This has been a life-changing experience. I feel a responsibility to share this gift with others as I feel led to, either by touching them or by telling them about it.
May God bless you as you read.