You guys out there sure can lose jewellery
, your stories are just amazing.
I have been meaning to post about my hypnosis experience for a few days but have been too busy caking until now.
Because I had such a strong nagging feeling that I registered the ring falling, but not realising what it was at the time, and then not being able to remember, I thought maybe hypnosis would help me unlock the memory. I have never tried it before and I do not like those hypnosis TV shows where the audience is made to do silly things. So needless to say I was pretty nervous about it all and also kind of sceptical. I explained my fears to the therapist who assured me I would not let myself do things that I would not agree to do. Then he explained the several stages of hypnosis, interestingly the state you are in when engrossed in a good book or TV show is a state of hypnosis, or even more worryingly when you drive a car on "autopilot".
After that we progressed through several stages of relaxation, stopping to do test to see where I was in terms of hypnosis. I remember holding out my arm not being able to bend it which was kind of weird. Then the therapist asked me to try to put myself back to the time before I realised the ring was gone. Aaaaaaand ........ drumrolll..... a big fat NOTHING! All I could "see" was myself standing in the living room looking annoyed?!? I have no idea what that means. All my hopes of a Eureka moment have been squashed and I still do not have my ring.
After the session I was not sure if I really had been hypnotised, it did not really feel any different than being really really relaxed. But I was shocked to find that I had been "under" for 45 minutes, it honestly felt like 5. And for the next two hours I was really out of it, felt like I had just woken up from a really deep sleep.
Guess it is time to pull out my insurance policy papers and fill out that claim form. Belive me, I have done all I can. Praying, relaxing, searching, lifting things (and cleaning behind things that I have lifted
), I got the metal detector, I even had a plumber look in the drain in the bathroom just in case. Let's face it, the thing is gone!
In the end of the day, all the stories you have posted have made me smile and laugh, and made me realise it is just a thing. I still have my wonderful husband and my great kids. That is really all that matters.