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Mouth

Your mouth is a fundamental part of life. It takes things in such as food, pleasure or even pain. Basically the mouth is a pleasure area, but it is also the way you express pleasure or pain, as with smiling or grimacing. So the mouth is a way you communicate as well as satisfy yourself or gain your needs.  As an organ of expression the mouth can also give thanks for life and utters beauty in words or sounds. This is a way you can uplift the dark things in you and transform them. See Using the Voice

Sometimes speaking can be likened to shooting things out of the mouth, projecting them to or firing them at other people angrily. But the mouth can also be receptive as when we take things into our mouth pleasurably.

As we eat with our mouth, it can indicate what you take into you, or what you expel or need to get out of you, as in the following example.

Example: I go into a bathroom and begin pulling weeds from my mouth. Weeds, weeds and more weeds come out from my mouth – come from deep down inside of me. I am still pulling them out when I leave the bathroom and someone, a woman walking behind me, helps me to pull some weeds that are trailing from my mouth behind me.

Pulling stuff out of the mouth, such as hair,  is a common dream, and most likely expresses the feeling of discomfort we feel if something foreign is in our mouth or throat. It shows the feeling of urgently trying to rid yourself of something that is unpleasant – perhaps feelings you have taken in, or things we have said or done that leave a nasty taste in ones mouth. Perhaps thee is something you are not admitting to yourself. Or it can represent the lies and untrue stories we have been fed as a child.

A dream of our mouth being buttoned – button your lip – or sewed up, could suggest that inwardly you regret having said certain things, or need to hold your tongue. Or perhaps you have been made to hold back your feelings as a child, so have had to sew up your mouth – figuratively. But speech is a lot more than noise or emotional expression; more even than utterance of thoughts. It is the giving form or clarity to what was previously unseen or unknown. Through the mouth we can pour love and praise to others.

Sometimes the mouth may represent your house and the teeth the inhabitants or your family or other inhabitants. So the dream of losing a tooth thus logically becomes a symbol that a person in this household is dead, or that one wishes him dead.

Chewing: Considering something; mulling over something; trying something out – getting a taste of it so to speak.

Mouth fixed closed: Inability to express something, or a decision not to express something you hold inside. Sometimes a feeling of being inadequate socially, or that you do not have the power to get people to hear you. As in the example below, not having people understand what your difficulty is.

Example: I am in a situation which is different every time, but always includes different people in a conversation. Suddenly I can’t talk. It’s as if my mouth is sewed together on the outside. I make muffled noises, straining my muscles to open my mouth. I think that if I pull hard enough the stitches will tear, but they never do. It seems to me that even my muffles are loud enough to be heard as a scream, but no one I’m with seems to notice. They smile and carry on as usual. By this time I feel so desperate I usually wake up in a terrible state.

Pulling something out of mouth: Trying to clear emotions or attitudes not properly expressed. Perhaps one is not admitting something. Try Arm Circling Meditation but allow any sounds that you feel a need to express.

Teeth coming out of mouth: See: teeth; Chew.

The mouth can also give birth: People often dream of giving birth from the mouth. The shape of the mouth is similar in some ways, and can also discharge things. This usually happens when the person has something important they want to say, and is a way of allowing lifein us to give thanks and birth to something new. See birth

Idioms: a bad taste in my mouth; all mouth; a big mouth; butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth; down in the mouth; hand to mouth; horses mouth; loud mouth; mouth watering; nasty taste in the mouth; put your foot in your mouth; put your money where your mouth is; shoot your mouth off; shut your mouth; silver spoon in mouth; word of mouth.

Useful Questions and Hints:

What is happening to the mouth and in what way might that link with everyday experiences or feelings?

If I remember how I felt in the dream, when has that feeling occurred in my waking life?

Do any of the above descriptions link with what is happening in the dream – if so what are they describing about my life?

See Being the Person or ThingDigestionSelf HelpLetting things Happen - mouth the function  of

 

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-Barbie 2016-08-14 12:05:54

I often have the dreams related to my mouth. Sometimes I try to speak and nothing comes out no matter how hard I try and sometimes while I’m speaking I will feel something in my mouth and pull it out and it’s gum, but as I pull it out moire appears like a never ending string of gum stretching or crumbling.

What does this mean? Is it the same as hair in your mouth?

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    -Anna - Tony's Assistant 2016-08-16 8:53:51

    Dear Barbie – Not being able to speak and pulling something out of your mouth both reflect that you are trying to clear emotions or attitudes not properly expressed.
    As it is a recurring dream you may not have found the right approach yet.
    How about trying a different approach; http://dreamhawk.com/approaches-to-being/opening-to-life/?
    Anna :-)

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-Naomi 2016-08-24 19:49:56

I keep having this reaccuring dream where I find this string on my tounge and I have to pull on it to get it out but it goes on for ages and sometimes it gets stuck like on my insides and It won’t move and it feels like I will damage something if keep pulling on it.. it’s really frustrating and worrying when I’m in the dream.

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-Gemma 2016-09-13 0:46:19

Just had the strangest dream. I was on a boat wish people I didn’t know. We were sailing on a river and going up and down deep locks. We had something to eat, some kind of meat I found revolting. It was raw. I reached in my mouth and pulled on hairs which led to me pulling a big bloody plaited braid from my throat. Like horse hair. It hurt and felt like I was pulling out my insides but after it was out I felt better. It was a relief. What does it mean?!

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-Laura Lynne 2016-11-23 18:45:15

Had quite an interesting dream yesterday during a nap. It was extremely long, too. Felt like hours. I had been fornicating with my boyfriend & suddenly there were people in the room. I recognized everyone but a few of them I’ve only ever said a few words to, if that. I stopped having sex & I walked around freely until the one friend came in the room. When he stepped in covered my boob’s. Then I was wearing a sweatshirt & we all sat down to watch this new TV show. It started off with this family & their dog & cat. The cat was a basic Grey house cat & the dog was a beagle. They stated their oldest cat had just died & the father in the show had to hold the dog down as it cried out. The cat was upset but the dog was carrying on a lot. I saw tears running down it’s face & it’s mouth was open & water(snot) was running down this inside of the roof of its mouth as it cried. Not sure what the water/snot means. It’s not a situation related to mouth watering, as it deals with death.

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    -Laura Lynne 2016-11-23 18:48:35

    I had told my boyfriend sorry(after watching this dog) as I began to cry. Watching the dog cry so much really hurt me in my dream & I remember I tried to hold it back but it wouldn’t & I sobbed a lot myself(prob looked like the dog)

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-Henry Kunze 2016-11-24 3:07:01

So I had a dream where I had flabby bumps on my head, and that I lost a lot of hair. As I touched one of these bumps, I noticed that something began to move inside that bump. I thought maybe I could move it more. As I was moving it more, I noticed it opened. but I wasn’t seeing my skull. I saw a small mouth that formed the bump. It had a tongue and teeth, and it even moved. I was hoping maybe this dream can be interpreted, please, because I fear this can mean bad news for me. Thank you.

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-Frances Griffiths 2016-12-09 17:26:56

I had a dream I was pulling out screws from my gums, I felt no pain but I was a little shocked but continued to pull another out which was long and had food stuck on it.
Meanwhile I had my mother in the background telling me I should have had it sorted last week.

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