I recently took Macy, my 5 year old, to see Dr. Kris O’Neill, our dentist. After her routine check-up, the doctor told me that Macy did not have wisdom teeth, and at this point, she was unlikely to develop them. I sat there and stared at Dr. Kris. As a self proclaimed spiritualist with mystic musings, this reality took my by surprised. My mind began to reel as I wondered, on a grander level, what could this possibly mean?
I have read many books about the spiritual evolution of our species. Several authors have noted that we are entering an age of wisdom. As I understand it, throughout the ages, there has been some major development that helped humans evolve. For instance, during the Stone Age the wheel was invented. While this concept seems to be such a simple invention to our modern world, it completely changed the world, making life easier for humans for thousands and thousands of years now. Most recently, humans have lived through the Industrial Age, which again lessened the workload because machines began doing the work only humans had been able to do previously, and the Information Age, the time of technological advancement and shared knowledge in which we live currently. I find the most fascinating aspect of these ages is the lessening of time from one age to the next: It took 100,000 years between the Stone Age and the next major development. From the Industrial Age it only took 200 years before the Information Age begun. And the Information Age has changed our world in just 40 or so years, less than that, if you consider the advent of the Internet.
So as we were sitting there with the dentist, I listened as she explained her thoughts on the subject. “It’s cool isn’t it?” she said, “It’s like we are evolving”. She told me she had been practicing dentistry for 15 years, and has noticed a significant increase in children without wisdom teeth over the past 2 years.
Wisdom teeth once served a purpose, coming in during the late teens or early twenties, the wisdom teeth replaced overused and worn out front teeth. In first world countries, with our processed diets and high tech gadgets, the wisdom teeth are no longer needed. While many of us have had these teeth removed, or were even born without the, our children have not been classified as wise for a long time. Even teenagers are most often thought of as children. But history tells us women were married, taking care of households and bearing children at age 12 or even younger. These younger duties and responsibilities are still the case in some 3rd world countries, which makes me wonder: what is the status of their wisdom teeth?
When I told this story of the wisdom teeth to my friend Kay she said, “today our struggles are not of the body as much as the mind and spirit. The absence of wisdom teeth are simply a outward sign of how our thoughts have literally changed our bodies. ”
I loved hearing that Macy doesn’t have wisdom teeth. It makes me think of the indigo children. This is a term given to a group of children born with a higher spiritual consciousness. These indigo children, often empathic and creative, are a group of people who, some believe, will lead us into the next stage of human evolution.
Many might argue that we aren’t getting wiser. By the looks of the political landscape, I’d say sometimes that is easier to believe. Some see this change as nothing more than a few less teeth that would have to be removed later on. But as a believer in signs, and the greater good, I am hopeful. Whether we develop those wisdom teeth our not, I trust fully in the inner wisdom that lives within each of us. Although I wouldn’t necessarily label Macy as an indigo child, I have often noticed the simple wisdom of her childish ways. I am grateful that she has stepped onto my path, and will take whatever guidance she has to offer along the way.
Post contributed by Mary How. Mary is the owner of Angelfish Creations, LLC and editor of the Flying Fish Blog.