This is interesting, it brings up a couple different emotions, bringing me to an extreme appreciation for her and this video, all the way to an extreme disheartening and disappointment for her, and this video.
Thanks Teal for showing (as she calls it, her human side[god complex anyone?lol]) but really, it's just her very UN-integrated sides.
It's ironic, cause she did a video on the most dangerous thing being subjective viewpoint being taken as objective viewpoint. Im worried she's falling into the hole she would consider "the most dangerous thing in the world."
I'm floored so many people are commenting like "yeah, bad taste sucks!" HUH?
All taste is, is a preference. That's it. There is no right or wrong taste, it's something a person simply likes. We can discuss the morality of doing certain things, like for example, a man could consider himself really interested in strippers, his "taste" in women could be considered a stripper "type." We can "argue" or talk about the rightness and wrongness of stripping in general, but to say he is wrong in any sense for liking it cause there's a clearly "better choice" is just small and self centered. In my opinion, Teal is majorly showing off her god-complex here by saying there's "truly" bad taste.
There are some major shadows and some major issues happening within Teal, as there are with pretty much everyone. I appreciate this video because she's showcasing how UN-awakened, small, self centered, and common some inside parts of her still are, and it's important we see those we consider "above the rest" (like a spiritual teacher, for example) to showcase this... cause 99% of the time....they too are just like the rest of the world, as we all excel and under-perform in areas, yet with many spiritual teachers we look up to, we put them on a pedestal, cause they have a hard time showing their shadow sides, their un-integrated parts. I love that Teal showcases this.
As much as I appreciate this, I also find it some of it terrifying and disheartening. It appears when talking about taste that she truly feels there's objective good taste and objective bad taste. This is SO far from the truth!!! The truth is, all that taste comes down to is a preference. There aren't good preferences vs. bad preferences outside of a person's perspective.
"So i can't stand it when people create something, or do something, that's TRULY bad" I am VERY identified with self, even ego.... and dis-identification is not a strong suit of mine (or so i think) but i am centered enough to not feel my tastes TRUMP over other peoples. (It's really too bad president Trump ruined the word trump for so many people ugh.) I do, of course, have preferences and see things that aren't for me or my tastes, but that doesn't then lead back to me thinking the creator/artist/person has "truly" bad taste, or their piece/project is "truly" bad. We must leave space to allow the truth to remain that just because we don't like something, the fact another likes it doesn't mean one person is seeing clearer than another, or has a better perspective or view on taste/preferences than another. Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder, and so what if someone look ugly or does something ugly or whatever TO US, it doesn't mean that this opinion of ours is "clearly the truth" of the matter, cause again..there is no set perimeters to what is TRULY good taste and TRULY bad taste.
Also equally important to say, It's not my place to say there's objectively bad taste. It's not Teal's place either (and she hasn't said it, yet, but I'd love for her to comment on this in particular ;).) This is her ego, this is her having felt small for so long in her past, she now has a part of her that has a strong superiority-god complex.
I'm not trying to attack Teal, I very much appreciate her and adore her, but I will be critical of things she says and does, because 1) that's my type of personality.... according to enneagram and all that shit lol...but more importantly, 2) she has a big responsibility , morally, since she's a teacher/leader. With great power comes great responsibility and with great responsibility comes great power. So I will definitely call out whatever I see a-miss.
It's ironic to me that she has created this process, the completion process, and has so much knowledge and information...but still has major unintegrated parts and wounds, etc. I'd like to hear more on her process of healing and her personal experience with the completion process.