As I get older I seem to lose stuff. I lost my cell phone a few years back, called my provider had them deactivate the account and then a few hours later found the phone. Where? It was where I had left it. But I didn’t employ the finding techniques I have sometimes used to find lost or misplaced stuff.
A friend who has since passed into another life without her body passed on this technique:
The Eye-Flicking – Remembering where I put It – tool
The women that discovered / invented EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) for dealing with people suffering from PTSD, used eye movement to recover and reintegrate repressed memories. My friend said – though this may not have been accurate that the woman, Francine Shapiro was flicking her eyes back and forth to allow a memory to return. My friend said it was possible to move throughout one’s home – flick your eyes back and forth – not in an attempt to visually find the object that you lost but to uncover the memory of where it was. This worked for me a few times.
Cleaning one’s house tool – Frantically cleaning your house to find where you misplaced stuff – works sometimes but not enough.
The Tony-Tony tool – was given to me by a good friend of Italian-American heritage who passed away too young (in my book). Tony is short for St. Anthony finder of lost objects and who also had an undying love and devotion to the poor and the sick. Here’s how this works:
- begin with this chant: “Tony, Tony, come around, something’s lost and must be found.” It could be chanted x3.
- Wait until it shows up – up to 48 hours
- If it shows give anywhere from $1 to $20 to St. Anthony’s to help feed the poor at Christmas (or anytime).
This worked the best for me. Back in the day when I didn’t have much money to give I started with a dollar. When it reached 10 found items of more I wrote a check to St. Anthony’s of San Francisco, CA.