Finding Misplaced Things

Self-hypnosis can be used to help locate misplaced objects. These are things which we personally put somewhere perhaps in a moment of absent mindedness or perhaps with the intention of coming back later to retrieve the item but instead the location was forgotten.

Self-hypnosis cannot help you to locate lost objects; those things that left your possession by accident without your direct involvement or due to other external influences such as theft. However, it could help you to remember the last place you saw the object which, in some way, may aid in the recovery—particularly if there was subconscious awareness of the loss while at the same time the conscious mind was unaware.

We all have had an experience such as this: While engaged in some activity around home the thought occurs to us that we need to do something in another part of the house. In the mere 20 seconds, or so, it takes to move from one area to the next we completely forget what we went there to do. How does that happen?

As we go about our daily lives we slip into and out of many different states of mind, some of which do not communicate well or at all with other states of mind. This is a natural and normal aspect of brain function. For example, I was in the music room practicing and got the idea to do something in the kitchen. By the time I reached the kitchen the idea had vanished. I looked around the kitchen grasping for a clue of what I was doing there. But I had no idea. Feeling frustrated and a bit stupid I headed back to the music room and almost as soon as I entered the room the thought came back to me in a flash. So back to the kitchen to do what I originally thought. It’s as if I had to return to the scene of the original thought to remember what I wanted to do in the kitchen. What just happened?

I started out in a practice music state of mind when that idea occurred to me. But by the time I reached the kitchen I was in another state of mind. That other state of mind was not in communication with my practice music state of mind and had no idea why I went to the kitchen. While heading back to the music room I was probably in another state of mind, let’s call it the why-was-I-going-to-the-kitchen state of mind that intercepted the original idea which reemerged the moment I got to the music room. At that instant I was transitioning back to my practice music state of mind which had the idea to in the first place. I didn’t forget at all. My practice music state of mind just does not communicate very well with other states of mind.  But had I not returned to the music room there was a good chance that the task would have been truly forgotten until a much later time.

That was a simple but real example. Consider how many states of mind we transition through every day. We shift modes frequently. Car keys are typically misplaced upon returning home after a commute. The mind shifts from commuting mode to safe-at-home mode to cooking-dinner mode to relaxing-in-front-of-the-TV mode to preparing-for-bed mode. It’s no wonder that in the morning the keys can’t be found. The thought of being late for work causes panic to set in. You shift into yet another state of mind which absolutely has no connection to the commuting state of mind of the previous night. This disconnect is so obstructive that you may actually pass by your keys many times while searching for them and not notice them, or look directly at them and not even see them. If you get agitated to that level, then it’s time for some self-hypnosis to regain calm feelings which may be enough to bring the keys’ location to mind.

Using self-hypnosis to find misplaced things

When the usual methods of finding misplaced things fails we can turn to self-hypnosis for help.

Go into self-hypnosis, proceed to your safe and secret place and become very calm. Use this script as a guideline for what to say:

Subconscious (higher self, guiding light, or use whatever name you gave your subconscious) I have misplaced my [car keys, Kindle, wedding ring, etc.; be very specific about the item] and I need your help to locate my [item]. One or more of my states of mind may be unable to communicate to my conscious mind the location of my [item]. Subconscious, you know where my [item] is because you have access to all states of mind. Subconscious mind, please search all my states of mind for the location of my [item] now. Tell me where my [item] is by writing the location on my mental chalkboard, or by saying the location, or by offering up an image of where it is, or by leading me directly to the [item]. When you have found my [item] immediately indicate its location to me in a way that I can understand. Please do so now.

After giving your instructions to your subconscious mind wait in your safe and secret place for an answer. If needed, repeat your request. Even though you stated a preferred form of answer, your subconscious may not comply. Be open to any way that the answer is revealed. Sometimes an answer may not be forthcoming during your session. If so, make one final request and tell your subconscious that you are leaving it up to it to find the item, and that after the self-hypnosis session you expect it to continue working to locate the object. Place it in your subconscious hands, so to speak. Then emerge and do not search for the item anymore. Go about some other activity. You have turned it over to your subconscious which will do the right thing on your behalf. Avoid conscious thought about the item while your subconscious is working on the solution. If you give it conscious thought, then your subconscious may stop working to locate the item. When the correct location is finally revealed, always thank your subconscious for doing a good job. Say that you want it to be more attentive to where things are placed so that this doesn’t happen again.  Be polite yet firm in your requests. Remember your subconscious works for you.

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