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Re: loose teeth

Justin,
I believe we have established the 'loose teeth' are related to your struggle with self-confidence. And holding together what confidence you have in place is a continuing struggle. It does fit with your waking life like a glove. But there could be more to the meaning of this 'theme' beyond the 'complexities' we have discussed. Let's examine that possibility.

In this last posting you state, "I feel that if I just let go (did not hold the teeth in place) then things would fall apart". That feeling is the dream emotion and in your dream{s} you do all you can to 'keep the teeth in place', this language being the symbolic metaphor pertaining to your self confidence. But there may be another application for the loose teeth, one that has to do with 'holding in place' the unconscious control your childhood experiences have over your adult life. Looking back at the dream the language 'I kept trying to keep them in place, they became more loose' the 'them' could have to do with those unconscious forces. The dream as a therapeutic tool may be signaling you need to 'let go' so that unconscious forces 'naturally' heal themselves by being exposed consciously. Although in the dream you keep trying to hold them in place they become more loose. That language for me sounds something the dream would try to do with unconscious contents that need to be made conscious. The harder the conscious mind tries to hold these unconscious aspects together {a defense mechanism of the ego-the ego mind never wishes to relinquish anything that is deemed injurious to the 'mask' person} the 'looser' they become, thus becoming a focus of your dreams. The teeth symbolism in this context would be 'uttering false words that come back to haunt you}. The haunting would be the unconscious contents that are at the root of your lack of self confidence. I

Then there is the need to 'get to someone to have them splinted'. That someone is you and the splinting would be bringing thwe unconscious contents to consciousness {to facilitate the healing that needs to take place-something that be achieved only by consciously acknowledging the unconscious contents/forces}. The ego defense mechanism is what is holding the contents 'rigidly in place', preventing a conscious acknowledgement that would lead to a healing of the emotional wounds. There are 'two' teeth that are bulging, which may suggest there are in fact two applications to the metaphorical reference. The lack of self confidence in the waking life and the need to make these things conscious from the inner life. This fits with Jung's directive that there are at least two meanings/applications to every dream {if not symbols}. Instead you/the ego 'push' them back. The ego knows what needs to be done {get someone to splint them"}.

I have a suggestion, one that may help if this is a continuing them in your dreams. Instead of holding them in place, use the method of lucid dreaming and intentionally let them loose, fall out. That would in effect let the unconscious forces out to the conscious knowledge thwarting the ego's intent of holding them in. On the outside it is self confidence that is lacking and anything that would add to that would be deemed dangerous to the ego. But since the ego is a separate entity {duality} and more interested in self preservation letting the teeth fall out would precipitate the healing that needs to take place.

I can see a dream that follows the path you penned in your original post. But instead of trying to hold the teeth in, let them fall where they may. This could be frightening, much like a dream of falling only to wake up before you hit the ground. But you intentionally let them loosen to the point they fall out {lucid dreaming} then you are controlling the actions. This could very well provide the 'splint' that is needed to bring about a conscious understanding of the unconscious forces that have a hold on you preventing you from being the self confident person you were meant to be. In Jung's theory we all are pre-described to be whole, it is nature's intent. But because we do have this conscious ego with its emotions, which is opposite the soul, there is the conflict of the opposites.

Try this and see if you can enter into lucid dreaming and take control of the dream. I am not a great fan of lucid dreaming as a tool for play but it can be a positive force in bringing about unconscious contents to conscious awareness. I don't a danger in letting the loose teeth fall out, it doesn't present an eminent danger along the lines of falling from the sky and hitting the ground {which in fact could be a death wish or even an act precipitating death}. If I read you right you are at a point you need to find a way to bring about a healing or face a life of unrealized Self. That would be a lief in the Wasteland and that is not the intent of nature's plan for the human condition.

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Re: loose teeth

Justin: I read your dream and kinda agree with the great Jerry. I had a loose tooth dream myself, so I understand how bewildering it can be. What I discovered was that my issue was about communication; with the facial blow you received (a veritable 'slap in the face'), and trying desperately to hold things in place until help was received all the w ahile trying to keep on handling your business seem like issues that need to be addressed vocally. It makes me wonder if something unpleasant has occurred that maybe you should be vocal about, but are holding in trying to 'save face', all the while trying to carry on as if nothing is wrong.

Of course I cannot know, but I do hope this helps.

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Re: loose teeth

hi Jerry,
Phenomenal , , , thank you

I shall try this and let you know , , ,

I've been in the wasteland for too long already and this may be a great way 'out'

best wishes, Justin

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Re: loose teeth

Justin,
Yes, do try to control the action the next time you have a dream involving the teeth, or any other dream where there needs to be a 'letting go'. The next dream may use different symbols which will have the same metaphorical reference. I may be mistaken but believe I remember you saying you had worked with lucid dreaming previously. That would be beneficial in this effort to conjure up 'unconscious mind control' in your next dream.

A correction. In my last post/interpretation I used the language:
The ego knows what needs to be done {get someone to splint them"}.


Of course I should have used the word 'unconscious' and not ego. The ego will try to prevent {Defence Mechanisms} the unconscious contents from becoming conscious in defense of doing damage to the persona/mask/personality that has been constructed, the 'I' or 'me' {what you think of yourself and what you want others to think of you}. The unconscious {dream}, as a natural aspect for healing, wants to expose the emotional conflicts so there can be an acknowledgement which can lead to a resolution of the conflicts and a healing.

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