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It’s happened to us all at least once. You leave something on the dresser, and when you come back to look for it, it’s nowhere to be found.
You may search frantically, and finally when you give up and call it lost…there it is, sitting right on the dresser just where you left it.
Oh, the confusion! Why does it have to be so hard to be human? Why do these things happen? Why mess with our minds like that?
Remember, everything you experience on Earth has an inherent lesson. And we’re talking about lessons on all levels of creation, ranging from the physical you, to your Higher Self, and beyond. Yes, even your Higher Selves are learning lessons.
Let’s run through a scenario that I experienced a few weeks ago. It began with a pair of lost earrings, which I kept in a small plastic bag. A year ago, I’d gone on a frantic search for them, for I’d finally had something to wear them with. They’d gone years in that tiny plastic bag, passed over for other jewelry that I liked better. And when I finally needed them…they were nowhere to be found.
I moved across town, and the lost earrings fell away from my attention. Fast forward two years, and one Sunday morning as I passed my open bedroom door, I noticed something on the carpet just outside of my slightly ajar closet door. The small plastic bag containing my earrings.
The mind charged full on, up that first hill of the roller coaster. Up, up, WTF, how?
As humans we must find an immediate explanation for everything. We are logical creatures! It is only right that we know the truth!
We’ll access all the files of our belief systems, in a frantic search for an explanation that correlates with our current world view. And yet there will be some that we just can’t file neatly away with simple answers.
Such experiences encourage introspection. So let’s take a look at three levels of awareness and see what we can learn from our disappearing item.
First we ask ourselves a question:
Why are these earrings, that have been missing for years, suddenly here on the bedroom floor?
Note that the question begins with “why” rather than “how.” We want to form the question to include symbolic explanations as well as physical ones. By using “why” you are asking the question to a level of Self that has access to a broader perspective than the Self standing there with a plastic bag and a dumbfounded look.
Now, hang out for a sec, with the item in your hand. It has energy, and you are reading it.
Answers will most likely start on the 3D physical level. This is to reduce fear while in the “freak-out” stage, which is when a physical explanation is required to calm your anxiety.
“Blame it on the cat. She must have found them stuffed for safe keeping in one of my seldom-worn shoes, and turned them into a toy to bat around. She bores quickly, so they weren’t too far from the closet.”
Explanations in physical terms are a fail-safe; they provide you with an answer that will settle your mind. This may be as far as you’re currently willing to go with this experience, and you could go on with your day. You’ll have your explanation that fits into your world view, and your sense of reality is restored.
But do your best to experience the full roller coaster ride. Let yourself whiz down that first hill and see what arises.
The next level is what I call 4D. This is the intuitive part of you.
The one that senses things, and feels things even though you can’t explain them. It’s the part of you that concedes that there are forms of life that you can’t see, but you can still experience.
“Oh, thank goodness! I have guardian angels helping me along. They returned my lost earrings!”
Here, you’ve confirmed your beliefs that things happen in realms outside of your physical one. You’re being watched over. At this level, you will work on any lingering beliefs about demonic possession, people observing you without your permission, and personal safety.
Let’s go higher, and see what your 5D self is wanting you to see.
At the 5D level you are exploring symbolism.
“What do my missing earrings symbolize?”
All of the belongings surrounding us have energy. And while they are in our environment, we are responsible for that energy. Is there someone who would use that item every day? I bet there is; and by hoarding things we withhold those gifts from a fellow human.
They are also symbols of my ability to attract things into my life. Everything vibrates at a particular frequency. And for years, this item was outside of my frequency. What is the difference between the Me that couldn’t see this item, and the Me that can?
How does it make you feel that you’ve withheld this energy? Guilty? Sad? Unevolved? Here are more areas to explore.
You can expand our perspective even higher, if you get quiet and allow it.
But don’t fall into the “I’m getting nowhere” trap if you can’t raise your perception higher than 5D. You’ll get flashes of it now and then, which will make higher levels of awareness easier upon your next conscious attempt. Here’s a hint: You’re controlling all of it.
I’ve listed some areas below to help you explore this phenomenon according to your chosen level of consciousness. Hopefully the questions will guide you inside to find the reasoning behind your lost item.
And, that lost item! I guarantee that no matter what it is that you lost and recovered, you will look at it differently forever more. It’s intended that way; to remind you that there is indeed magic everywhere you look—and also where you don’t look. And that magic is YOU.
Areas to explore if you have experienced the return of a lost item:
Lessons on the 3D level:
Must you always have a physical explanation for any occurrence? Why?
Do you believe that there is only one answer for any occurrence? Who told you that?
What happens if you can’t find an explanation for this occurrence?
Lessons on the 4D level:
Can I concede that I can’t explain this occurrence just yet?
Do Others have power over me?
Do Others have powers that I don’t have? (St. Anthony, or Archangel Chamuel, for example?)
Can they see more than I can see?
Who are these Others? Are they mirrors of me?
Lessons on the 5D level:
Is this an item you love? If not, why is it here?
How long was this item gone before you missed it? Are you rightfully managing this energy (including time)?
What is the disparity of frequency between the You that could see them and the You that couldn’t?
What is the energy of the missing item? Sad? Nostalgic?
Does it represent a period in your life needing release?
Does it remind you of something you need to get done?
Remember: when you love your props, more props show up.