Find What’s Missing with One of These Effective Rituals for Locating Lost Items
Whether you’re looking for your car keys, your wedding ring, or your Kindle, taking a quick moment to work a little magic can’t hurt. In fact, in my experience, a spell or ritual to find a lost object can definitely help.
If you’re not sure where you left something and you’re starting to suspect it may be in another zip code, try the first spell. If you’ve temporarily misplaced something in your bedroom, home, car, or workplace (or wherever your immediate vicinity happens to be), the second spell will be just the thing. (If you’re not sure, start with spell #2 and then move on to spell #1 if it doesn’t work.)
Before I let you in on my own personal favorite finding-lost-objects ritual, I want to share this awesome Spell to Find a Lost Item by my good friend, Ellen Dugan (with whom I co-wrote Every Witch Way: Spells and Advice from Two Very Different Witches). Years ago, when she and I were staying together in a hotel for an author event, I realized I had left my Kindle on the plane. After she counseled me to perform this ritual, the airline not only found it (which was awesome enough in its own right), they also mailed it back to me free of charge, even though it was their policy to charge for shipping in such instances. Needless to say, I was sold. This Spell to Find a Lost Item is especially ideal for when you’ve left something somewhere and you suspect it’s unlikely that you will get it back.
Lost Object Spell #2 – Little Man Ritual
On the other hand, The Little Man ritual is the magical practice I use most often to find missing objects, specifically in cases when I know the object in question is around somewhere (usually somewhere in my home, but I’m just not sure exactly where. It’s more of a visualization to find lost objects than a spell. (This ritual for finding lost objects happens to be an excerpt from my book Holistic Energy Magic.)
In the “Little Man” exercise, you’ll be calling upon the part of your mind that knows all and sees all (including where your missing object happens to be), and you will be assigning an inner vision and personality to this part of your mind. For me it is actually a little man, although I have heard of people for whom it is a computer, a tree, a filing clerk, or a fairy princess. Please do not feel limited by the name.
To illustrate how it works, I’ll describe my personal “little man” exercise. When I’m trying to find a temporarily missing object, such as my keys, I stop my frantic rushing around, close my eyes, and take some deep breaths. Then I visualize myself in an elevator, going up, up, up, and up. I watch an old-fashioned little arrow showing me that I’m going to the very top floor, and then I hear a “ding” indicating I’ve arrived. When the doors slide open, I see that I’m in a Plexiglass room at the top of an extremely tall skyscraper in New York City. I push open the swinging door and feel the air whip around me as I walk to the edge of the roof. There, hovering over the city between two skyscrapers, is a meditating little man who is dressed like a genie. I say to him, “Little man, where are my keys (or whatever is lost)?”
He doesn’t say anything, but I know that he’s heard and that he will bring what I need to know into my consciousness. Then I thank him (sometimes mentally burning him incense or offering him flowers, both of which hover in front of him in honor of his help) and turn back toward the elevator. I open my eyes and continue to go about my day without stressing out too much about the lost object, although I may still look for it, just with confident nonchalance rather than panic. Almost invariably I find it within minutes.
To find your little man (or whatever he/she/it is for you), simply close your eyes and relax, setting the intention to see a visual representation of the part of your mind that knows, sees, and remembers everything. Notice the process of approaching this being, and then ask your question. Notice how your version of the little man responds (or doesn’t). Know in your heart that your little man has heard and is now diligently processing your request. Thank your little man, perhaps giving him an offering of gratitude, and then go on your way.
After opening your eyes, see if you can do something other than actively look for the lost object, or at least do so without panic. If the lost object is indeed still in your vicinity, you will almost certainly find it within a few minutes to an hour.
Did you find your lost object with one of these spells? Where was it? In your bedroom? Your car? Somewhere else in the house? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!