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A Close Shave

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compassion safety security stand up for self stand up for others
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A Close Shave

Heart chakra: For the compassion

Base chakra: for the safety and security

Solar Plexus: Ability to stand up for self or others

The Limiting stress: It is difficult to be different; it is easy to make fun of people that are different. It also takes great courage and sometimes compassion to stand up for someone that is different. It is not what we think or say that matters. It is what we do or fail to do that is important. Having the courage to stand up for someone often requires both compassion and inner strength.

The Close Shave story is related to both the Solar Plexus and Heart Chakras. It requires great inner strength and courage to stand up to others. It also requires great compassion if you are standing up on behalf of someone else.

The Story: It was the first day of summer holidays and Tomas was not feeling great. During the last term of school his health started to deteriorate, and his parents were concerned. On advice from the doctor they undertook several blood tests and now were waiting for the results. Unfortunately, when the results came back it was not great news. Thomas was diagnosed with cancer. The Doctor assured them that the treatment for his type of cancer has a high success rate but that they need to start treatment immediately. Tomas did not have a great holiday, on the eve of going back to school he asked his dad if he could miss a few more weeks of school. It was not that he felt sick or weak but something else bothered him. He told his mum that he is not sure how the kids will react when they see him. During the treatment you see Tomas lost all his hair. His parents discussed this but felt that missing school is not the correct choice. They encouraged him and told him to just be himself to be strong.

On the first day of school Tomas turned up to his year 6 class with a ski hat. It was a hot Australian summer day with temperatures in the high 30s. Immediately other kids began to be curious as to why Tomas is wearing a ski hat and refuses to take it off. After some teasing, they pulled it off. All the kids laughed. Tomas was embarrassed and to hide their discomfort the kids laughed and teased him more.

That night one of the girls from Tomas’ class was telling her mum about what happened at school. “That’s terrible!” her mum explained. Amy, a very popular girl, agreed and assured her mum that she did not tease Tomas. She wanted to know if there is anything she could say to make Tomas feel better. Her mother pondered the situation and told her, “It is not what we say or think that changes; rather it is what we do or fail to do.”

Next morning when Tomas arrived at school with his ski hat on, he felt like the world was against him. His parents, although supportive, did not let him stay at home. As the other students started to come into the classroom he noticed Amy. He always liked Amy, after all she had the most beautiful golden hair and was one of the popular girls in the class. However, what caught his attention was her ski hat. At first, he felt that she would tease him like the other kids, but when she sat next to him, she smiled and winked. He was not so sure. When the teacher started the class Amy took her Ski hat off to reveal that she has completely shaved her hair. That day when Amy got home, she walked inside completely bald and when her mother saw her, she smiled and understood.

That night a few of the other kids went home and insisted that they get a haircut. The next day there was total of five kids with their hair completely shaved. By the end of the week everyone in the class had no hair. As everyone’s hair grew back their sense of comradeship grew with it.

Key points to remember the story

  • Tomas was diagnosed with cancer
  • Part of his treatment meant he lost all hair
  • He did not want to go back to school
  • He feared that kids will laugh at him
  • He arrived back after summer holidays wearing a ski hat
  • It was a hot Australian day
  • The other kids were curious and ripped the hat of and then laughed
  • Tomas was devastated
  • Amy a popular girl in the class that had beautiful golden hair told her mum that night what
  • She asked if there is anything she could do to help Tomas. She felt bad about what had happened
  • Her mother told her “It is not what we say or think that changes things, rather it is what we do or fail to ”
  • Next day when Tomas arrived at school, he noticed Amy also had a Ski hat on
  • He felt she may be making fun of him, but she sat next to him and took her hat off
  • Amy has cut her beautiful golden hair
  • That night five other kids went to get their hair shaved off
  • By the end of the week everyone in the class was bald
  • As the kid’s hair grew back, they all felt part of a group and Tomas was part of
  • When Amy’s mother saw her, she smiled and

Potential Questions for the client.

  • Why did Tomas parents insist that he should go to school?
  • Why did the kids laugh at Tomas?
  • What do you think Mum’s statement to Amy meant “It is not what we say or think that changes things, rather it is what we do or fail to ”?
  • Why did all the kids Insisted and shave their heads by the end of the week

Heart chakra: For the compassion

Base chakra: for the safety and security

Solar Plexus: Ability to stand up for self or others

Heart chakra: For the compassion

Base chakra: for the safety and security

Solar Plexus: Ability to stand up for self or others

Heart chakra: For the compassion

Base chakra: for the safety and security

Solar Plexus: Ability to stand up for self or others

Heart chakra: For the compassion

Base chakra: for the safety and security

Solar Plexus: Ability to stand up for self or others