Janet Pearlman

Living in the Stream of Yes

Finding Things

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What you hold in your mind is so powerful! In this essay I want to share how I have changed the way I work with myself to find things. Have you ever mislaid car keys? Something else? ( duh) I think every one has. When I stay in the place I want to be– calm, balanced and feeling good I feel much less frustrated in these situations these days.

Here’s the trick I’ve learned: If I think of the item as lost, then it is alot harder to find. And of course I feel frustrated ( not good). If I can remain feeling light-hearted, I find the keys or whatever much more readily. Sometimes I get a mental picture of where the item sits– go there and there it is.

One time I was looking for a certain brown top, a summer one. I very much wanted to find that top– went though my closet slowly and carefully, looking at each item, thinking where it is! After awhile I realized I was continuing to think of this piece of attire as “lost”. I realized I need to take a break, move on to other activities in my life, let it be. I went on with my day.

When I returned to my closet, I went through hangers — don’t recall if I was reaching for something else– and there was the brown top I wanted to wear– right in front of me easily spotted. How I see it– I shifted what I was holding in my mind- II had ceased thinking of it as lost and then it was there. Astonishing how it was right in front of me, in this stance of relaxation and good mood.

Pretty Cool! Now when I want to find something I stay calmer. Say things to myself like it is right there, it turns up easily. I find things more and more easily now.

A few years ago a girlfriend Muriel was visiting her daughter at college when her dog got spooked and ran away in a panic, in a city, near a highway, complicated streets. Though her daughter was distraught, Muriel drew on her ability to draw down calm and protection in her mind. She tuned into a knowing that the dog would be safe and reunited with them.  In a couple of hours, a friend of the daughter phoned her to say on Facebook she saw an image of a lost dog just posted which looked like her dog– someone wanting to find the owner. They got reconnected to the dog. Muriel knew they would find her and knows it was those thoughts that manifested the happy ending.

Take away for readers:

When something is mislaid–

  • Tune into your emotions
  • Soothe yourself
  • Bit by bit ease yourself into knowing you are ok now
  • Distract yourself and let the joy of living bubble up.
  • Focus on an image or activity you love to ponder.
  • Let yourself receive.

Have a wonderful story of retrieving to share? As you try these tips, I want to hear report of how they work for you. Please write at jpearl@streamofyes.com. Isn’t it fun to find things!

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