To cut a long story short… We moved into this complex with us and our landlady thinking we had the right to have a cat. And cats roam. This means that unless a cat owner keeps all windows and doors at least almost-shut at all times, the cat will go out. Then two weeks ago, we got an anonymous death threat to our cat and other cats on this part of the complex. Part of it had to do with mistaken identity, the rest to do with a wife that lets our cat in and talks to her and a husband who is terrified of cats, plus a sad excuse of an old has-been who still thinks it’s Apartheid era. My first reaction was terror, then I mobilized with my spouse to leaflet all potential cat owners to take action and be heard. Not a peep, we’re talking generations of Apartheid fear here, so no-one came forward. Then our landlady got an order from the body corporate managing agent (a corrupt body that half-owns the estate and is entrusted with running it by law) that we must lock up our “animal”, who has become a “nuisance” entering into someone’s flat, making it clear that we did not have a choice. Naturally, I was incensed. Our landlady (bless her) contacted them back, explaining that it is a case of mistaken identity (there is an aggressive male cat our friends here mistook for ours until they finally saw her), and saying that we will be locking the cat up. We tried living with all windows and doors closed, Kai was sad, resigned, and I got hateful and depressed. I tapped and tapped, and tapped with my spouse and tapped with Kai, our beloved furbaby. Finally, we decided to look at other properties, and if we find a suitable one, to go back to our landlady and negotiate for a way to leave before the lease is up, although we really like her and she does not deserve to be part of this, having been through the same here herself.
With the tapping and viewing excellent properties, we decided to stay put and save our money from getting out of our contract early. Today, we went to see a film and upon our return, Kai went out despite our efforts, and all of a sudden, the tapping, the film (Monsters and Aliens, about it being OK to be different), seeing other, amazing properties, I was calm enough to see the truth:
- If it’s the neighbor next door, he wouldn’t kill her, he’s too scared of cats and has his career to consider
- If it’s the psycho we suspect, he’s a known psycho now that he’s made his complaint official, so he wouldn’t dare kill her because he’d be caught
- If Kai going out gets us evicted, that’s doing us a favor anyway (sorry lovely landlady)
So I was laughing my head off as finally I had clear thinking about this. We will be keeping her in all night, and being more careful during times the psychos on this complex are about, and otherwise, we will not be forcing ourselves or our furbaby to live inside a prison. We will open the windows and doors and if she goes out, she goes out.
So in these turbulent two weeks, I went from extreme stress wanting to flee my home, with all the expensive crippling penalties that entails, to calm. I also no longer hate the psychos, I feel at peace now with them. I know to watch out for them, I know not to drop my guard, but I feel calm.
When you have a chronic physical condition, anything that either emotionally or physically has a negative impact on you can make the condition worse. EFT is one way of throwing away the emotional rubbish collecting in your system. In the same way that we dispose of our household rubbish regularly for home cleanliness and hygiene, I use EFT to dispose of negative emotions for my optimal physical health.
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