Written live earlier this morning…
A potential client has just left, stealing two of my office keys, because I declined giving him a massage without payment. He was rude and obnoxious from the start. This to be honest, is not entirely his doing, as he was sold a voucher which was not given to him, and he thought that I could somehow claim it. I explained to him that the last time I gave a massage in good faith, I was resentful and wary for two weeks, and after much chasing of the client, by which time I had spent all what I was due in phone calls and such, I finally got paid and decided not to do that again. The client got, perhaps understandably furious. He was much stronger than me, so my instinct kicked in. I fled the office and said at the door that I was going to call Security to call the Police if he did not leave. I went to call Security, the lift had a slight malfunction, and I ended up back on my floor, only to see him jeer at me as he went in the lift I had just vacated. On entering the office, I found he had stolen the keys.
OK – now I have news that I have just received! The building supervisor has just been and to be honest, these are the figures. I had been meaning to get a spare set cut. The cost of me getting them cut was R35 each, totalling R70. This emergency meant that I had to ask the building supervisor for two sets instead, but because the building owner had a deal with the key shop, it ended up costing me R10 a key, a total of R40, and they also added two key fobs totally free of charge! So I saved R30 by this silly theft.
However, although the savings and the convenience of having a shiny new set of spare keys has really cheered me up, on a scale of 10-0, I am still a 4 in feeling shaken. So I tap…
“Even though I am shaken and scared, I deeply love and accept myself”
“Shaken and scared”
“Even though clients like him are threatening and scary, I deeply love and accept myself”
“The whole (client’s name) experience”
I then tapped as I thought of other courses of action that could have calmed the situation. I tapped for doing my best under the circumstances, how I was warned that this will happen, by others who had it done to them, and that I took a stand on being paid because I have to keep my business going, and how much I loved my business and was not going to see it fail due to giving too much, then I forgave myself for taking a hard stance. I do not know how I will react next time somebody does this, but I want to make sure that I grow my business enough never to have to be in this situation again. I forgave myself again, I forgave the potential client, and I feel at a zero with regards to this incident now. I am still mulling over how I can best handle this situation when it occurs again in the future. It is hard in Cape Town, where people are not given respect for who they are or the work they do but by the material goods they possess. I am sure I will not always get it right, and one day, I will have to actually go as far as calling the police, and I am making peace with that.
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. I call an emotion anything that your mind or body says to you, from fear to constricted airways. My health was not always as good as this. Please go back to around 2005 on this blog to get to the worst postings (when I was often bed-ridden, unable to breathe enough to get out of bed), if you are looking for how to tap for those really bad days of health. — EFT with Me, Suzanne Zacharia, Practitioner — EFT Workshops Cape Town South Africa — EFT Course London-Kent UK— Disclaimer – You are advised to consult with your medical practitioner before embarking on any course of alternative, complementary, or beauty therapy. Our use of systems that are trademarked or have a registered trademark represents our views and not necessarily those of the trademark owners.