Have you ever misplaced something and cannot seem to remember where you put it? All of us have I’m sure. Well here is a technique borrowed from hypnosis that has worked like charm for me over and over again.
First, however, let me introduce you to a term that is probably new to you. It is called the ideomotor response. Ideomotor responses are defined as body movements triggered by thoughts rather than by external stimuli. In other words they are movements that are made by our subconscious mind. Hypnotists use ideomotor responses to elicit an answer to a question when a person is in a deep hypnotic state. For instance they may have the person raise their index finger if they can recall an event. Without realizing it we produce ideomotor responses throughout the day. Examples of ideomotor responses are blinking, eye movements, twitches, etc.
So how can we use ideomotor responses to find lost objects? I’m glad you asked! I discovered that by the use of a pendulum, I could locate something I misplaced. You see the subconscious mind is like a video camera, it records and stores all of our memories. Bringing those memories to the conscious mind is the trick! And it seems the harder we try to remember, the further the memory is pushed back into our subconscious. Here is how I use the pendulum:
1. Hold the pendulum by the thumb and forefingers as shown in the drawing. Then I establish that a ‘YES’ response will cause the pendulum to swing forward and back and a ‘NO’ response will swing from side to side. If my subconscious does not know I establish that the pendulum will swing in a circle. Practice getting the pendulum to move with just your thoughts before putting it to work. This is not ESP or Telekinesis! By using your mind, your subconscious will create tiny movements in the muscles of your hands causing the pendulum to swing.
2. Ask broad questions such as “Is (the item) in the house?”
If ‘NO’ try a different location.
If ‘YES’ start to narrow it down by room.
3. Once you have it narrowed down to the room, narrow it down to the side of the room, then to the region.
4. Don’t forget, this is the last place your subconscious remembers seeing it. It may have gotten moved since that time.
The first time I tried this I was searching for a check I had misplaced. With the aid of the pendulum I was able to narrow it down to the front passenger seat in my wife’s car. The problem was, there was nothing in the seat…Yet the pendulum would not give up on that spot! After sitting there awhile I remembered there was a dry cleaner bag in the seat that I had picked up earlier and put in the back seat. I checked and sure enough, there was the check wrapped up in the dry cleaner bag!
By the way, a pendulum can be easily made with a string tied around a ring. Basically some object with a little weight suspended from a string or light chain will do the trick, or you can purchase one by Clicking Here.
Best of Success,
Dr. Jerry McNally