Dr. Eric Pearl and I shared a similar experience with healing in that it just sort of happened to both of us. You might call us "reluctant healers". He was minding his chiropractic business when suddenly he experienced odd sensations in his hands and people reporting that life-long problems or life-threatening ones were gone.
I was minding my 14 year old business, when my mother came home telling me that a clairvoyant told her that I was a healer. Of course I didn't believe it but my mom insisted (as only mothers can!) that I try to take her pain away. (She was on a wait list for the removal of an ovary that was diseased with endometriosis.) To my great surprise my mother jumped up after a few minutes and said her pain was gone... and it stayed that way until she had the operation.
Through the years I played around with "healing" though I didn't know what to make of it or how to "practice" it. But an odd thing happened to me at the age of 19. I had broken the thumb on my right hand and the prognosis was dismal. I had to wear a cast for 6 weeks to stabilize it and then have surgery to have pins put in, then another cast for 6 weeks, the pins removed (more surgery!), another cast for 6 weeks and then I could begin physical therapy. The night before I was to have the first cast removed, I woke up around 3:00am because the cast was so hot. It was burning up and I could barely tolerate it. Neither could I touch it with my other hand. I worried about a bone infection but eventually went back to sleep. The next day when they X-rayed my hand to determine placement for the pins, it was completely healed! Years later when I heard about this Reconnective Healing, it resonated with me and provided an understanding and a technique.
For more information about the Reconnective Healing and to hear Dr. Pearl's story, I encourage you to read his book: The Reconnection - Heal Others, Heal Yourself.