Pastor George

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    Teal I love the way you come out and say what you are feeling and how you are addressing your own problems. Suicide is a response to a situation where the individual has lost the ability to resolve their hurt and fear any other way. They feel trapped and are willing to do anything to relieve the pain. We attempt to treat this from an individual point of view but to me the real solution is a societal one. We have created such a complex and stressful society that many people come to a point of being unable to navigate this impossibly stressful world they live in and "end it all" in order to stop the pain and suffering in the only way open to them at the time. To heal suicide we need to address the causes of suicide, not just in the individual but in the society in general. Isolation, frustration, economic dead ends, predatory practices at all levels of our economy and social stressors from all levels in our society make this a highly toxic time for many. You are one of the few leaders speaking out about this and how we need to live in community to combat loneliness, live healthily in order to avoid physical illness but also to lessen the stress we place on our planet's ecosystem. living in healthier relationship to each other in order to provide each other with a healthier environment to grow and flourish. Building a self sustaining community of like minded people both dilutes the individual stress of fame and insures that your message and your insightful wisdom will continue to be perpetuated even if you are not present to expound it. Take your vacations, enjoy your wealth, build your team, build an international community of awareness and enlightenment that can change how we see the world, how we live together to make a healthier world physically, mentally and spiritually! We love you Teal! Not just for what you do but for being who you are scars and all. It's always easier to follow someone who's been there themselves not just studied others. When you put yourself out there for all of us you make yourself a target for hate, anger and resentment but in doing so you also make yourself an example for all of us who are out here trying to find a better way to live a better life and make a better world.
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    It's a process. I understand myself better than when I was younger and I hope and expect to know myself better the longer I live. Understanding seems to come in waves. I feel lost and then I find my way, I wander then find a new home or back to the old but in a new way. Value the journey and the adventure of seeking self, seeking understanding, seeking enlightenment. If we figured it all out there would be nothing new to explore! Enjoy the ride.
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    Thank you Teal for reminding us that intention and perspective do matter and in such a way as to transform the world. I live in a trailer on a property with others who've come here for help. What a gift! to be able to have a place and help others navigate the struggles by providing a place for them to grow in love and peace. I walked out onto me back porch recently and was stunned by the beauty of my overgrown yard and patio. North Florida has both a summer of tropical rain and warmth that turns everything green and the bite of freezing cold in winter that makes you long for summer with seasons in between that are glorious with change. We are so blessed. Enjoy the ride.
  4. Try getting acquainted with hispanic families. I have and in many ways I envy the extended families they have. There are some trade offs; loss of mobility and some loss of privacy but deep sense of community and belonging!
  5. Communal living involves people coming together to live together however they want. The people in the community choose how they want to design and or construct what they want. We live in community with others. We have 4 dwellings on 2 acres outside Tallahassee, FL. We call ourselves Recovery Ministry and are a therapeutic community for people in recovery from all kinds of trauma. It's the people not the place that makes the community. Pre-designing a community seems backwards to me. The community will grow organically out of the people and their needs. I know that architects and planners study community design but they are studying indigenous communities that have developed organically.
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    Just because we know how it happens biologically has little to do with understanding what is happening and why, how to use it for personal grow and understanding or the spiritual implications for unity and integration. Seems like the trap here is we can get caught up in creating an artificial path to inducing the chemical changes in the brain without appreciating the broader implications of the spiritual and emotional implications.
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    Have you tried Raiki training? It has much to do with energy balancing and uses the energy you are feeling in your hands.
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    I have the same problem. i even signed up for a class but then quit going...
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    Choice Teal, In your most recent video you say you are choice. In a previous video you talked about an outpouring of Christ Consciousness in the world and that it's about choice. Seems to be a connection there. Care to elaborate? Seems to me we are all on the same path, track, frequency. Original sin was eating of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, dichotomy, dualism. By eliminating fragmentation in the self do we end sin and become perfect? I suspect it's more a process of perfecting or approaching perfection. Perfect, peace. perfect joy, perfect love! Potential...
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    The pain we feel is the signpost to what we must heal. Face your pain, seek it's source, give that to God, let it go and come out the other side healed and whole! Simple but not easy. Don't give up, don't let go, stand up, speak up, someone needs to know that they are not alone!
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    You speak of your friends, you miss them are they not your soul family? Get involved with groups of people who have similar concerns to yours. Health spirituality nutrition, environmentalism etc. Listen with your heart. Who gives you peace? Joy? Comfort? Follow your heart, enjoy the ride! Peace...
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    Hi Andi, It makes perfect sense. I come from a Christian tradition having spent 15 years as a part time pastor in the Methodist Church while working full time as a substance abuse councilor. I found few people in the church really wanted to talk about spirituality. Before that i spent many years exploring alternatives, including Eastern religions, meditation, pagan traditions, esp, mind altering drugs etc. When I discovered Teal I was watching Ram Dass on U-Tube. She was saying things i had come to understand while counseling that weren't in the psychological literature! I jokingly say I speak psychology and religion and can sometimes translate between the two. But it's true, have a broad base from which to observe people and their spirituality really helps. One of the things i had to do in my recovery (24 years clean sober and tobacco free April 1st!) was to learn how to play, it helps to be able to laugh at yourself and it helps when you can consciously choose to play the fool to show others how up tight they are, and how to let go. Seems like others want in on this! I'll email you. Be blessed, enjoy the ride... .
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    Hi Andi, You ask for like minded friends but don't say what you are like. So i looked at your profile and noticed your inner child wanting to be seen loved and validated by your parents. Perhaps I could be a surrogate parent, I could love and validate your inner child, even if they can't . If that sounds good to you reply here and I'll email you! Be blessed!
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    Love the Hulk. He's angry because he's afraid he's lost his life forever. Give it back to him, show him he's loved, show him he's beautiful. Remember beauty and the Beast? King Kong? Twas beauty soothed the savage breast... The Hulk is the child hiding behind the anger. He's angry because he feels shamed! @toemilyjune sound familiar?
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    I remember the anxiety, agitation i felt just before Mt St Helens blew her top. This feels like that. At the time I left Oregon and came back to Florida for a family visit. This time there doesn't seem to be any place to go. @candie.mcmullen sounds like you are feeling the same thing. I went to Guatemala last summer for the same reason, in part, but i ended up coming back to Florida again. I remember the heart sinking feeling seeing the concentric circles in the picture in the paper drawn around Havana, Cuba during the Cuban missile crisis labeled short, medium and long range nuclear weapons. Tallahassee was well within the medium range circle and the capital of Florida! But Hey! God's in charge and He sends me where he needs me so... Be blessed, be a blessing.