Posts Tagged ‘dentist’

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Abundance is everywhere

October 28, 2008

“The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting
for our wits to grow sharper.”

– Eden Phillpotts

Times are hard.  Our economy is in the toilet.  The only thing that is seemingly affordable anymore is gas – but gas does little good if you cannot afford to do anything once you get where you’re going.  Food prices are outrageous.  Health care options are being slashed and burned.  It’s turning cold and the cost of heating a home is rising and rising and rising.  It’s so easy to get mired down in the muck, oh so easy to focus on what I don’t have, what I should have, what I want to have – The list is long.

Making that list, however, doesn’t really do anything postive, does it?  It just feeds energy into a mindset that is stuck on “lack” when I want my mindset to be stuck on “lush.”  NO, not the boozy kind of lush, the lush of fragrant gardens, the lush of succulent flowers, soft silk, rich velvet, smooth chocolate, fluffy bathrobes.  I could be grieving, but I choose to be grateful.  I have so much for which to be grateful.

I make gratitude lists often. When I feel like life is in the dumps and I have nothing to be happy about, I sit and make a list.  Within minutes I see that I have everything I need.  All of my needs and wants are being provided for every day.  I am blessed beyond measure.  When I focus on what I have and what I’m grateful for, suddenly the things I’m lacking or scared of or worried about disappear or get resolved or heal up or whatever.  This works … without fail.

I’ve been really stressed out about a dental issue I’ve been having.  It’s caused me extreme pain, angst, worry, fear, shame, stress, and even guilt.  I lost sleep and sanity over this issue.  Eventually I realized that I was cementing myself in a black place of negativity and blocking my own path to abundance.  I prayed to my universe about it. I turned it over and let go.  And I started having fun.  I started living and loving and laughing and trusting and believing and attracting.  All weekend I believed that the money would be there.  I believed that the dentist would be gracious. I believed that I would be healed.  I believed it would happen swiftly and peacefully and I believed that it would be taken care of. I believed in abundance. My beliefs paid off.  Yesterday we got an economic boost and the assurance that it will continue to be a boost – it will be there as long as we want it.  I went to my dental appointment and the tooth that has been causing me drama and trauma for weeks and weeks was removed painlessly and at a vastly reduced cost.  The dentist was, as always, caring, compassionate, respectful, empowering. I have a seriously intense hole in my mouth where the tooth once was, but I slept last night for the first night in weeks.  This morning I feel on top of the world, in so much less pain than I have been for a long time.  I am accutly aware of the abundance that surrounds me – and I am so grateful to be so blessed.

When we want to throw in the towel, to bury our heads, to give up, the universe seems to give up on us.  It simply doesn’t work that way, though.  The universe is nothing but abundance, waiting for us to realize it, to accept that, to appreciate that.  When we are grateful for the things we have, suddenly we realize how much more there is to be grateful for – we are blessed beyond measure and we see that it is enough, we have enough, we are enough.






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Sweet Teefs

July 9, 2008

I took the boys to the dentist this morning for their 6 month check up.  This is always a nerve wracking mess for me.  Unfortunately, bad dental health is in my DNA.  We brush, we floss, we rinse, and still we rot and decay and all that crap.  By the time Duck was 7, he’d had 6 root canals.  Before Stealth turned 6, he’d had a tooth pulled.  And let me tell you – none of my kids took bottles of anything other than breastmilk and, once they were old enough, cows milk if I was gone and neither of them ever once took a bottle to bed.  Ever.  So it’s not bottle mouth – just crappy genes.  Needless to say, going to the dentist is anxiety inducing for me – the kids, on the other hand, LOVE going.  Dentist is an awesome guy, his office manager is even more awesome and, as Duck always likes to remind me, “They have NITROUS!”

So we go this morning and I was THRILLED to find out that now for 2 visits in a row, neither kid had any cavities! NONE.  Zippo.  Nada.  Zilch.  WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!

Duck is ahead of his game for tooth loss – he has lost 8 and has 2 more that will be out by Christmas.  Stealth is on the road to losing his first two, also due out by Christmas.  We were excited to look at the x-rays and see the new teeth sitting there right under their current teeth – kind of like being in on a secret or something.  And, of course, it was a party while we were there – have I said how much I LOVE my kids dentist?  Kind of makes me sad that we won’t see them again until January.

Kind of.