Finding my earring

Last night I was taking out my earring and the back clasp fell out of my hands and I could feel it as it fell down past my clothes and heard it drop on the floor at my feet.  I thought ‘phew, I heard it drop so I know it will just be there, it’ll be easy to recover’. So I knelt down to look for it, but couldn’t see it anywhere.  I put on my glasses, and grabbed the phone for the torch and thoroughly scoured the floor.  I knew it had to just be there.  I searched everywhere in the vicinity, but I still couldn’t find it… so I looked further afield and laid down on the carpet to peer under the cabinet and the bed.  When I was down on the floor like this, an inner urging tempted me to just turn off the phone and forget about it.  I was about to, then my mind, feeling frustrated, thought ‘no, it really has to be here, it should be easy to find; try again’.

I made myself get up and I searched the whole area completely again, feeling more and more frustrated as I searched in all the same spots, more and more thoroughly, and even more further afield, knowing that it couldn’t have gone that far.  I was pretty cranky by this stage.  ‘It should just be here!’  Once again I laid down on the floor looking under the furniture.  This time I heard the urging again.  I was drawn to just turn the torch off, and to lay down.  As this was the second time I felt this, I realised I should listen to this inner guidance.  So I turned off the torch, and decided to relax; and then I felt an inclination to do some floor stretching exercises while I was there.  Stretching has been on my mind a lot lately as I think it’s something my body needs more of.  I stretched and focused on my breathing and I felt calm and enjoyed the release. I forgot all about the earring clasp. After about 5-10 minutes of this, I sat up while preparing to stand up, and… what do you know… there right in front of me, in the exact same spot that I had been standing when I dropped it, was the earring back!  It was just there shining at me!

I could see why it had been hard to see, as it was so tiny and kind of squished into the carpet, and without light coming from certain angle, the gold colour just blended in with the carpet colour.  From the different angle that I was now seated at, the light was on it, so it was obvious.

This is a reminder that in times of frustration when things are going wrong, it helps to stop, relax, breathe, and stop the mind saying what the situation should be.  Try to look at things from a different angle.  Most importantly, listen to that inner voice that is always trying to be heard.  Listen to that voice instead of letting the mind always taking control.

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