Does Everything Happen For A Reason?

Get a free psychic reading right now at PsychicAccess.comRecently, a friend told me about an accidental meeting that had ended awkwardly. “It doesn’t matter,” she concluded, “I’ll never see him again anyway.” I did not agree with her philosophy.

A few weeks later, I found myself at a museum exhibit in a large city.  I struck up a conversation with a woman waiting in line behind me, and we soon discovered that we only live a short distance away from each other, even though we were both quite a distance away from home on that day. We exchanged contact information and went our separate ways.

A few hours later, still in the same big city far from home and in another over-crowded venue, we ran into each other again!  She repeated what she said our first meeting: “Everything happens for a reason.”

In the interest of full disclosure, I’m not a big fan of the words “never,” or “everything.”  Statements like “never again” and “everything happens” make me uneasy. I allow the universe a little ‘wiggle room.’ I’d like to think that even in the most perfect of places, the mail may be delayed, messages aren’t passed on or received as they should be, and so on, and so on.  Simply said, I allow for human imperfection in my vision of the spirit world.

I do believe in an everyday sort of magic — the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we’re alone ~ Charles de Lint

So, whatever you believe in, or whatever you call your coincidences, karma, accidental meetings, synchronicities, and life-altering, last-minute changes of mind, think about where the “nevers” and “everythings” come into play. Did you marry that person that you believed you’d never see again? Did the stranger that you ran into twice on the same day disappear from your life as quickly as your unexpected meetings?

One rainy day, I did an exercise writing down where I met such-and-such a person and where that initial meeting led us. I did the same with places and events: if I had or hadn’t been at such and such a place, attending such and such an event, I might have or not have met, seen, so and so, and so forth.

This kind of exercise is time well spent in charting out the course that we and our gods (or spirits, or guides, or whomever you travel with) have taken, and what form our “everythings” and “nevers” reveal themselves to be. What do you think? Does everything happen for a reason? Or should we never say never?

About The Author: Edie lives near the ocean in Massachusetts and is known to her clients to be a compassionate listener and conveyer of divine wisdom. She possesses the rare talent to integrate an individual’s past, present, and future–particularly at moments of life changes and crossroads. A sensitive and gifted Medium with a full range of Clair abilities at her disposal, she can find lost objects and people and can even read buildings and structures! An experienced teacher, communicator and a born Libran counselor, Edie cares about the well-being of her clients, creating a warm environment in which they can tackle challenging issues, together. If you’d like a multi-Clair Intuitive who can solve life’s obstacles and mysteries, you can find Edie at

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