Sounds to me she may be suffering from a calcium deficiency. Sometimes children have troube metabolizing milk effectively to get enough calcium, or if they are older have stopped drinking milk. You can try incorporating more calcium rich products into her diet such as hard cheeses or dark green leafy vegetables such as kale, swiss chard, spinach. I know, blech, kids hate them, but you can cook them in a beef broth (not too much about 1 cup per head the veges will make broth too) for about an hour to make them soft with a bit of soy sauce and then quick sautee them in crushed garlic (3 cloves per head smashed fine) and butter to make them taste better. Dark green leafy veges actually have more calcium when you unlock their mineral potential in this manner, so she only has to eat about a 1/2 cup to get more than a full day's supply of calcium.
I hear making a talisman (which brings magick when bound with intent) of a whale tooth, or other animal tooth for her to wear around her neck is an old wise woman way for tooth problems.
Thanks JB. Â*I am pretty sure it's not Â*a calcium problem. Â*The tooth is right there waiting to come in as seen on the x-ray. Â*It just won't break through the gums. All her other body parts, including other teeth indicate she's all good on calcium. Â*She was told by the orthodontist that the braces can't come off until the tooth comes in. Â*It has been months and months. Â*I told her to try a spell...I am just not sure of the best way it could be done. Â*Thank you again, for your thoughts.
SmashsGirl, I don't have a spell to share with you, but is it possible your daughter can massage the area of her gums right over the tooth? If the tooth is right there, massaging the gums might help to thin them a bit and help the tooth break through. In any event, if nothing else, massage will increase the blood flow and circulation in that area, which is always good, and it just might help stimulate the growth of the tooth.
By the way, if you want to add a touch of magick in there, I'm sure you can think up a little chant about growth or breaking through for you or your daughter to recite as she massages her gums. It doesn't have to be anything elaborate--your intention is what's important.
Thank you, Thelma, for taking the time to help. I'd like to take this opportunity to tell you that after reading a lot of your posts I have come to have a great deal of respect and admiration for you. I think you're an awesome, beautiful, person! As far as the tooth advice goes, sounds like a winner. We will try it. JB's advice is also much appreciated. I happen to have a couple of our dogs puppy teeth saved. I wonder if they can help. Thanks again. I love this site and all of you totally cool people out there. Sorry I'm so corny. I just feel like I should take every chance I have to give out cudos, compliments, and thanks. Life is too short.
As so many others and I have posted before, intent is the key to all successful magick. I think you could make good use of the saved puppy teeth. I would cleanse and consecrate a tooth, then place it in a yellow (manifestation) bag with herbs associated with physical growth, strength, or teeth. Herbs like, Dragon's Blood (bones and teeth) or Orris root (was used as teething rings), Bay and Carnation (good for strength). Place the bag under your daughter's pillow for one night. Now, is a good time so you can take advantage of the waxing moon. Before she goes to sleep have her state the intent. Something like:
Tooth covered deep inside,
no longer shall you hide.
By magick powers manifest,
on this eve as I rest.
The next morning take the tooth out of the bag and empower it with the power of manifestation. Something like:
From hiding you greet the sun,
but your magick is not done.
Until my tooth manifest,
you will not be allowed to rest.
Tie the tooth to a yellow cord and wear it to help the tooth come out.
I hope this helps. I would also have to agree with you about Thelma, she is a very insightful person. Always helping and offering advice. She is a great model for those of us who strive for the best.
Wow bbg! Those are awesome words! Beautiful! And for just a tooth. I wish I had the nack for the rhyme. I'll have to consult you in the future. Any tips or advice for the rhyme or is it a gift? OK OK I'm gushing. Sorry. Thanks so much. My daughter has been massaging and stating her intent and she already feels the tooth coming in! It's been months and months of waiting and now with a little focused energy wala! Thank you everyone. I'll let you know when we can see more tooth. Hopfully she can get her braces off soon. [grin]
SmashsGirl, I'm so glad that your daughter can feel the tooth coming in. That's good news. [smile] As she's massaging and stating her intent, make sure she also visualizes the tooth already grown up through the gums.
I also just wanted to pass on a little bit of info regarding rhyming in chants and spellwork. The words in spells and chants don't have to rhyme, of course, and there are times when rhyming wouldn't necessarily add any extra benefit to a spell.
What matters most of all regarding spellwork is your intention. If your intention is clear and strong, the other components of your spell or chant are actually less important. Intention, concentration and visualization are key for successful works of magick.
However, many people do try to rhyme their spells and chants when possible. Rhyming helps to create a rhythm that bolsters the increasing of energy for a spell. It also makes the words easier to remember when chanting. Personally, I try to rhyme my spells as much as possible. If you find rhyming difficult, start by rhyming things other than spells. Play a little game with yourself where you rhyme phrases or thoughts a few times a day. The more you do it, the easier it will become.