Well, I had an interesting , for lack of a better word , experience this morning. I guess the better word would be ” scary”.
I was taking a shower, which is no big deal, right. Except, it is for me, at this time in my life. I am having a physical challenge with my mobility. To that end, I have this great teak folding bench in the shower from Bed Bath and Beyond. It comes in handy for shaving my legs too, as well as giving a total Zen – like experience to a shower. It is the perfect size as well, it fits into the narrower bathtubs. I LOVE this bench seat. Plus, it folds easily in 2 in a matter of seconds. I looked online to see if BBB has it on their website, but they currently don’t have it listed anymore. ( Probably bc it is below ZERO here in the Chicago area as I write this , or for some other reason that is unknown to me). It is a very elegant piece of furniture and it could be used outside as well. i can’t say enough good things about this thing.
So, I am sitting on the bench. I had my towels on the toilet seat bc it is an an easy reach from the shower . Well, the towels had fallen to the other side of the toilet and I couldn’t reach them. The simple thing to do, of course, would be to stand up and just continue on. Except, what if you couldn’t stand up, for whatever reason? Which was what my situation was. So, I made the mistake of simply leaning to the side to see if I could get the towel. BAD IDEA. Because, the bench, of course collapsed in 2. So, somehow, though, I was able to reach the towel anyway. However, I had also sort of ” collapsed” to the shower floor. My legs were folded in some sort of ca-ca way. So there I am, sitting there, with a towel only half on me, bc I couldn’t stand up fully.
This probably sounds weird to someone who has no idea what it is like to lose mobility in any part of your body. Imagine that , one side of your body, both arm and leg, are not working. How can you function? Well, usually, you have to be creative. Which is what I did. EFT TO THE RESCUE!!!
EFT IS MY “GO TO ” NOW for so many things. So of course, by this point, I am so psst off and frustrated that I feel like taking a vodka bath. ( that is another story for another time) But, since I was sort of trapped there, I had to figure out a way out of there so I could get dressed etc.
SO the first round of tapping was on the frustration and the anger of this happening. ” Even though I am so angry that this happened to me….”I am SO psst off.”
“How did I let this happen?” etc.
At this point, tears came out, as they should. Tears are a release and a good thing. Then, I did a round of tapping on gratitude that 1. I didn’t get hurt 2. that nothing was broken, aka either the bench or say, the shower faucet. This all took a matter of maybe 10 minutes. You have to understand that I also was having a serious issue ” unfolding” my legs. So I did a round of tapping on being folded up like a pretzel ( not a good position to be in ). Then, after a few deep breaths, I was able to unkink one leg, then the other, and then grab onto the shower handle bar on the shower wall and pull myself up.
So, i made it out of there OK. EFT can be used for anything at all. Seriously. It really comes in handy in little emergencies like this when your body, or parts of it, gives out on you and won’t co- operate. IT INSTANTLY calms you down and clears the brain so you can think better.