You may even have heard that dog saliva has healing properties. The idea that dogs need to lick their wounds in order for them to heal is so pervasive that many people, including ancient societies , believe dog saliva can also heal human wounds. This belief has some basis in fact, but over time, has achieved mythic proportions. Healing your wounds with spit? As unlikely as it sounds, scientific evidence suggests that dog and even human saliva has some antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.
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To progress in life, to let go of resentment and to create a light heart, we need to heal our old wounds. What we resist persists. We repeat the same thing over and over until the root comes into our conscious mind and we become aware of it. Of course, the wounds from childhood and their resulting patterns can be difficult to see since they are so deeply within us and that the wound happened long before we questioned what other people did to us. It is important to recognize that we act according to what we have learnt.
Credit: Flickr. When faced with a minor cut or bruise, most people will instinctively lick the site of injury. Everybody does it — humans, dogs, virtually anyone with a tongue and saliva.