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.