For instance, my first intuitive thoughts towards poor teeth health and some of the common presenting issues are:
- Poor teeth hygiene (in general): Neglect and/or ignorance, lack of priorites, weak foundations in values and beliefs
- Teeth Decays: overindulgence of diet, lifestyle, habits, thinking, or any related behaviour
- Persistent or recurring teeth decays, receding gums or other dental problems: long term neglect, denial or ignorance (of presenting issues or difficulties); tendency of running away from fears, challenges or problems in your life
- Bleeding Gums: low threshold for challenges; resistance and rigid towards changes for growth
- Tooth Extraction: removal of longtime erroneous programming and behaviour to prevent further leeching or 'infection' ('Blessing in Disguise')
- Root canal infection: sccumbing to negativities and giving up; hence leading to further misery (i.e. refering to more pain, money and time invested in a root canal treatment)
Likewise, I recalled Louise Hay's 'You Can Heal Your Life' book whereby she firmly believes in the correlation of our thinking as the causes of our presenting dis-eases (i.e. 'out of comfort/unease'). And in her table of common issues listed the following for:
- Probable Cause: Long-standing indecisiveness. Inability to break down ideas for analysis and decisions.
- New (Recommended Thought Pattern): 'I make my decisions based on the principles of truth and I rest securely knowing that only right action is taking place in my life.'
- Probable Cause: Can't bite into anything anymore. Root beliefs being destroyed
- New (Recommended Thought Pattern): 'I create firm foundations for myself and for my life. I choose my beliefs to support me joyously.
Dreaming of falling teeth...?
Additionally, I was also reminded of my recurring teeth dreams (or rather nightmares I would call them!) that I have over the years, and they have always been similar! In this case, the horror discovering my teeth were rotting beyond hope and falling out like popcorns...!!!
Often the fear we felt during our dreams is very much real and connected to what we have been feeling in real-life. In my case, my actual fear of dental visits (i.e. a trauma conditioned since early school days when I was 7-10 years old because of the rough handling and unpleasant experiences which were further compounded over the rest of school years) led to my ignorance of proper teeth hygiene and care which resulted in my less-than-desired teeth condition in current adult years. Yet, do you also notice the vicious cycle here? If I don't 'clean up my act' (literally), I would have more to fear as my teeth conditon will only further deteriorates.
Also as since I'm now aware that divine guidance and downloads come through often during our dreams and rest time (though may or may not be remembered upon waking up) and certain scenarios that we dreamt of, especially so for repeated dreams (emphasis to take note of!), may be 'divine intervention' of what we exactly need to pay attention in our daily lives.
So in my case, I dug into my handy dream guide and search for the meaning of 'falling teeth' and guess what I found? "If teeth are falling out, you are unable to understand a problem or situation; something is too tough to swallow." A quick google through various dream dictionaries have other positive and negative associations for dreaming of falling teeth e.g.
- Signs of personal expansion
- Wish or need to nurture yourself more carefully
- An invitation to explore feelings of loss and personal growth
- A call to look at your support system
- Times of renewal and rebirth
- Insecurities, especially about a personal loss
- Sense of powerlessness
- Anxiety about sexual experience
- Anxiety about appearances
- Anxiety towards approval from others
- Fear of embarrassment or failure
- A compromise that is costly to you
- Life changes and "growing pains"
- Fear of becoming older
- and the list continues (the topic of dreaming of 'falling teeth' certainly deserves an entire post on its own!)
And a brief article on Dr Oz states that falling teeth is one of the five most common dreams to have, and it has nothing to do with our oral hygiene at all. In fact, body parts in dreams represents the emotional and psychological parts of our personalities (which are expressed through the physical parts of us).
So how does this resonates with you?
Coming back from Slumberland; back to reality...
Hence with these preliminary insights I gathered (as there are still a lot more to research into), my inutitive take on resolving my teeth woes (and possibly yours too), would be embracing and correcting any of the these above presenting issues that are highlighted in your lives be it through your teeth condition or your dreams.
My key to restore harmony and 'heal' my teeth holistically by correcting my possibly erroneous thinking and habits would be:
- Acceptance of Presenting Issue(s): embracing the issue(s) of concern with courage, and admitting to oneself that it's time to face up to it (finally).
- Investigation & Exploration of Dark spot(s): reflect and dig way deeper looking into those denied, ignored, neglected dark spot(s) with honesty and intergity, and understanding the origin(s) behind the cause(s)
- Resolution with Light: address these causes one by one patiently and gently (with yourself; no room for the self-critic to trip things up!) with priority of which needs to be resolved first, and re-established trust and faith that they can be solved.
And of course, for myself, I do need to follow up to create new habits for proper teeth care and continue expanding my knowledge in the field of holistic healing for healthy teeths i.e. in search for homopathic options, diet support for healthy teeth and gums for vegetarians, etc.