77. Teeth of Wisdom

The injections were so painful that I claimed that I felt nothing, and the tooth was pulled with my full awareness, and relief. Why do the shots hurt like an amputation?

I had my wisdom teeth removed back in the ’80’s.  They didn’t knock you out back then.  It was laughing gas and numbing.  My lower teeth were impacted, and my lower right is never numb, not really.  They did four injections.  The injections were so painful that I claimed that I felt nothing, and the tooth was pulled with my full awareness, and relief.  Why do the shots hurt like an amputation?

In my kids’ era, Max, Maia’s brother, was anesthetized for his teeth.  His brain works differently than the norm.  His body was out of the game.  But his awareness was not.  He heard and felt everything, and was unable to scream out, react, or give notice that he was experiencing it all.  Horrifying!

In the colon surgery, my anesthesia played the game the way of expectation.  I do not have memories of the surgery.  I was out.  But there is something that watched, some part of me that is very aware, that has memory of losing organs, of the words of the surgeon, of the drama of cocreating with a team of medical miracle makers in order to remain in this consciousness.  

The mind has to heal.  The heart has to heal.  There awareness must be acknowledged and tenderly assisted through its own pain. 

Wisdom teeth, they share the wisdom that will be valuable for a lifetime.

Author: Michele Plumb Stowell

Michele Stowell was a teacher, a hand holder, and encouraging voice. Born an early Gen Xer, she has lived in Western Washington for the duration. Her children, two spectacular genetic daughters and an uncountable number of marvelous scout and school sons and daughters, shine as her biggest impact and her greatest blessing. Just before her 54th birthday, Michele was diagnosed with stage four cancer. Her writing and art work are expressions of the drama and the joy of living earth bound. On October 24, 2021, Michele was released from her physical body, transported to continue her work on other realms.

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