Still reading Sonia's Ask Your Guides I came across her piece on what she calls 'runners' and I call 'finders'. These are brilliant practical guides that really like to help you out if you'll let them. Mine are just superb & I love them. They don't speak, but they manage to take me to what I am looking for as soon as I ask for help. I've lost count of how many times they've helped me, often after I've been through the rigmorole of looking frantically first. I have to stop, surrender the part of me that was consciously looking and hand the problem over to them. They guide me to walk to the right place and somehow get me to put my hand on directly on the item. It is strange in that I don't feel 'taken over', it is all gentle and supportive.
My finders were helping us yesterday. Steve had been looking for his favourite CD of George Thorogood and the Destroyers for months and had given up & found a replacement on Amazon which he was about to order. He gestured to our CD shelf (not a massive collection) which he had been combing through again yesterday morning. As he stood there my hand went out and landed straight on the errant CD without even looking at the titles. It's the first time he's witnessed these guides in action and he was speechless (but grateful)!