A quick disclaimer: I've been a big fan of metaphysical author/lecturer/teacher Louise Hay for several years now. If my posts regarding her or any other metaphysical and spiritual type teachings come across as "too hokie" for your liking, I hope we can at least agree to disagree. While I highly respect the world of medicine and all of the amazing advancements in science, I've come to also appreciate the power of positive thinking and aspects of metaphysical healing. It's become a strong belief of mine that hand-in-hand with science the two styles of gaining and keeping good health are most effective. And that's all I'll say about that...moving forward, prepare to be hoki-fied :)
I've been struggling with 2 health problems for the past week; first it was strep throat (which thankfully healed quickly on antibiotics) and now it's my wisdom teeth. I have an appointment for the 3rd week of January to get these suckers out but they've decided to all of a sudden start severely hurting me and my gums. I truly feel like a baby who is teething; I can't chew, it was painful to swallow at first, I've been running a low fever for several days, and I just want to lay in bed all day and wish my Momma were here :( I'm so lucky to have a job where it's acceptable to take a few days off to heal...really I don't know how I'd be doing if I were forced to sit in an office with this pain! Sending a boat load of gratitude to the Weebly crew for being so understanding....
Anyways...now that my strep is basically healed, I've been focusing on my wisdom teeth and caring for my gums. It's been a slower moving process than even my oral surgeon expected, so as I lay in bed this morning trying to figure out what else I could do to speed up the healing it finally hit me...Louise! If antibiotics, medical mouth wash, and pain killers weren't zapping the ouchies away then maybe I was completely missing the point of the discomfort. So, I reached for my handy You Can Heal Your Life and flipped to see if there was anything regarding impacted wisdom teeth. Sure enough;
Probable Cause of Wisdom Teeth, impacted;
"Not giving yourself mental space to create a firm foundation."
New Thought Pattern:
"I open my consciousness to the expansion of life. There is plenty of space for me to grow and to change."
Ah, yes. This makes perfect sense to me. Maybe not so much to you :)...but it really hit home for me and the changes happening in my life...some of which I simply have not been giving myself enough breathing space over. I've been cluttering my head with swirly thoughts for months; what if's, how come's, why not's...instead of just giving my poor soul some *space*. I've been running a mile a minute trying to implement positive change all around me instead of just taking it a day at a time and letting positive change come to me. I've trapped myself in a box of 'this is exactly what needs to happen for everything to be OK' instead of freeing myself to actually BE OK. How silly it now seems.
There is plenty of space for me to grow and to change. I can literally feel the tension in my jaw lessen each time I repeat this.
Now back to the pills and the ice cream :)
love and light,