Teal, I hope you are skiing in your gorgeous town these crystal winter days....being in nature, especially alone.
I cannot imagine being you, trying to integrate your extra-ness while still living life as a human. Yet here you are. As you've taught us: whatever our struggle, it should be happening ... because it is. You are the bravest person.
I'll be crossing the country to attend Kripaula and support you lining up with 2 other respected presenters. It's such a different venue for you to continue being introduced to new populations. It's a beautiful place, maybe you could extend your time to find some respite yourself. Let me know if I can help you in any way.
About risks, I got a clear message about pushing my comfort zones at Teal Tribe camp. My cautions [fear] and mental justifications [risk-avoidance] led to being so self-absorbed that I even missed your surprise visit - which was a big regret. Cacooned in my tent just feet away - yet so oblivious to others. A bittersweet but crystal clear lesson. So we steady on...see you next month.