Paying $2300 for Lost Keys

By Helen Huntsman

My husband’s voice comes from the kitchen, “Have you seen my car keys?“

I was upstairs folding laundry, and I was very confused. I responded with, “Pardon?“

You see, my husband of 38 years has never lost his car keys. EVER.

When we bought his car, we actually decided not to buy a spare key (hindsight is 20/20), because he never loses his keys.

While folding laundry I called back, “No, I have not seen car key. Would you like me to help you look for them?”

(After years of marriage, I’ve learned to ask if he wants help.)

My sweetheart calls back, “No, I will let you know.”

And in that moment, I imagined my husband being excited he found his keys. And I had the thought, “I am grateful that John is holding his keys in his hands.

Over the next two days, John continued to look for his keys (solo). At the end of two, he was brainstorming with me, “If the keys were in the car, the car shouldn’t have locked. So I need to get into the car.”

So he grabbed a wire hanger, and tried to break into his very nice car for four hours, that was sold to us as being “theft-proof.” Lol. Then I got this insight, to call Triple A. I’m working with the insights I get, taking inspiration as it comes.

I said, “Why don’t we call Triple A? They’ll come and open it.” The guy came and opened the car within 5 minutes.

Throughout this process, I keep having this thought, “It’s in a dark place.”

We continue to check the car, and there’s also a ton of snow on the ground. More inches than we’ve had in years! So we dig around the car in the snow, looking for keys. We also clean out the garage, because maybe he dropped his keys. So any time a thought would come we would act on it. Which led to us cleaning the garage.

Still no key!

Then, I say, “How much does it cost to get a new key?” Like easy peesy, let’s just get the key! I’m thinking it wouldn’t be that much.

So, he acts on the inspiration and ends up calling the dealership. Then the dealership tells us the key itself is $300 (it’s a very special key) but we have to take the car to the dealership. So we have to tow the car, and it ends up being the farthest possible dealership.

But I stayed calm throughout the process, we needed a key. We’d get a key.

John would ask me, “Are you still seeing it in a dark place?” And I say yes.

Throughout the process, John is nervous about the tow. But because I had acted on past inspiration to get Triple A, we’d save $2,000 on towing.

So, we’d looked everywhere and we decided to have the car towed. Triple A comes back. John runs upstairs to get his shoes on, and he opens his sock drawer. And he pulls out a pair of socks, and as he pulled them out he hears the keys fall.

The keys had been in a dark place.

The sock drawer!

And he came down holding them, just like I had imagined. So we called Triple A to bring his car back, and then John bought a key finder to keep track of his keys.

I was very proud of myself. I was calm the whole time. This is what’s so. It was so interesting every place we looked, I was relaxed and saying, “Ok, that’s ok! Next place.”

You see, extra backstory here, I get very stressed looking for things. AS the oldest of 9 children, I spent a lot of time looking for my siblings shoes and being stressed about it. So this was a win, I’ve come along ways. I ask if people want support, and even if a loved one loses something it’s not my job to find it.

So what does this have to do with the Law of Perpetual Transmutation?

In the same way that Leslie Householder talks about seeing a trip or something else you want to bring into your life (from the book Hidden Treasures, starting on page 31!), I did that same thing here.

I held in my mind that the keys still existed. I imagined John feeling happy and triumphant when finding them. I took actions, with my husband, that allowed us to keep trying to align with finding the keys.

More importantly, we regulated ourselves. I regulated myself and my response. As Leslie taught in her book, “Think about your idea as something that exists in spirt and see it transmuting, gathering all the elements it needs, until it manifests on the physical plane. When setting lofty goals, trust that the way will show up…”

Something I learned in this instance is to keep moving forward, to keep the process of transmuting happening. John had to decide to get the car towed, because he works from home – he needed a reason to go to his specific sock drawer to get his shoes on (we won’t go into this, but my husband loves socks and has different drawers). We were pretty snowed in and avoiding driving for fun or running errands, we are in the rocky mountains, lol!

By moving forward and taking action in faith, we moved towards the solution. If he had decided to keep looking for a week, he may not have gone into that drawer.

What You Can Learn from This

I often get asked, “How can I make my spouse do this personal development/laws/etc thing?” And my response is always, “You have to live it. As you live it, it can become normal.

But they have their own agency.”

Move forward in faith. There was no wailing or anxious moments. Just a calm, “What do we try next?” I never said to my husband, “How can you lose your keys?” He’s already bummed!

Oh, and, definitely get Triple A!

Let’s Connect

I love connecting with people who are into choosing co-creation over “Crisis Mode,” or who are interested in learning how to take the baby steps. It’s not a great leap!

You can connect with me on TikTok and Instagram @PIvotYourLIfe. I hope to see you soon!

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