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A Very Real Risk

 An empty canvass sits on an easel in front of the window with an expanse of tropical landscape behind it.  The paints are neatly arranged next to it; the paintbrushes dry and waiting.  I want to paint on it.  I can feel the pressure of art yet to be expressed inside me.  Over the last few months, it has felt like these creations paintings-316440_640.jpgwaiting to be born are on backorder.  


aircraft-1555434_640.jpgA close friend of mine has a saying… Starting a business is like making a plane take off of the runway.  Everyone involved has to put everything they have into it and in the beginning it is tense and sometimes rocky and then after a bit it stabilizes.
philia sign.jpgThis retreat center (though it ties in with my mission and current business perfectly) is in reality, a brand new business.  Since the second we decided to go ahead with it, it has taken every last drop of sweat, every breath and every minute for every person involved.  None of us have been able to focus on our respective role within the organization because of everything we have had to get done.  Instead of fulfill my usual role, I have had to sort out details with design and direct contractors and workers and shop for necessities and haul things in pick up trucks.  At this point everyone on the team feels guilty for having ever been upset at the price any of us ever had to pay for a hotel or any other hospitality service (having seen what goes into the back end of a retreat).  It is a crazy amount of work and the minute something goes right, something else goes wrong.  The kind of pressure we are all under has made the team's collective shadows and wounds surface.  On top of that, the intensely shamanic nature of this property itself is a catalyst.    

teal philia river.jpgTo add to it all, there are people around the world who are so vehemently opposed to my career ( actually mostly to me as a person), that they have decided to dedicate themselves to trying to destroy this retreat center.  The minute that we announced Philia, they began planning how to try to shut it down.  This began with them collectively contacting the FBI and the local police.  Now their efforts are aimed at attending so as to sabotage it from the inside.  They have been targeting both attendees and teachers of the retreat.  We had one teacher resign from doing a retreat here because of the amount of Anti-Teal 'Danger' propaganda sent to her when she announced that she was working with me.  The teacher of the current retreat and many of the prospective attendees have confessed that they too felt deeply insecure coming here because of it.  Essentially, the principal strategy of those who oppose me is to “befriend” people associated with me and then turn them against me.

It has been a frustration being told by some that I should just ignore it all (which can’t happen if they are taking tangible steps).  And on the other hand being told by others that they need my help and a direct response to it all.  As sad as it makes me to say, the reality is that conflict and controversy now surrounds me. 

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customer-563967_640.jpgNow, I am at a point where I literally have to warn people publicly (like I am doing in this blog) that because of the intense dedication of these individuals that have decided they hate me and then banded together to form an Anti Teal group, that people who demonstrate association or alliance with me should expect that they are going to be targeted for conversion by these people. 

I am now facing several issues because of their strategy.  Primarily the fact that this hate group has done such a good job with their fear propaganda and slander that people’s moms and dads and brothers and sisters and friends are getting scared about me and then trying to turn the people they love away from me.  It’s WAY harder to brush off the concerns of a passionate hater than the concerns of someone in your life that you love and whose opinion and connection you care about.  Second, many people do not want to stick their necks out in support of me and be 'shot at' by this hate group too (condemned by association).  Third, even more people than that, are merely conflict avoidant and simply do not want to be involved in the heat and pressure of controversy. 

I feel more like a revolutionary than a spiritual teacher when I see people polarizing around me so dramatically either FOR or AGAINST me as a person.  And to add insult to injury, the shadow aspect of the spiritual field has reared its head in the form of messages from people saying that the reason they are pulling away from me is because they believe in the law of attraction.  And therefore, if I “attract” so much hate and controversy, it must mean something about me as a person.  When they say things like this, I wonder how people can hold such a double standard.  They say that the level of controversy surrounding me is indicative of some dark shadow within me.  And yet, they revere characters like Jesus, Ghandi, Martin Luther King and Joan of Arc.  History has shown us that controversy is not always indicative of people being evil, but people being change.  Many of the biggest game changers on earth end up dead as a result of circumstances like I find myself in today.  As history has shown over and over again, the person who wants to stand up the loudest for change, takes the highest risk and is often the one who suffers the consequences of taking that risk.                            

hustle-and-bustle-1738072_640.jpgThe pressure I am under now is the very reason that people choose to stay small.  I am acutely aware that it is much safer socially to do so.  That is sad to me.  This is what people are trying to avoid by holding themselves back.  The reality is that launching anything in the hopes of success, just like you do when you push the throttle on a plane to launch it into the air, is a risk.  It is a risk that you’ll never be ready for.  And so, rather than provide any solution today, I would like to end this blog by inviting you to ask yourself the question… What am I afraid of that is currently making me hold myself back?  By taking a risk to ‘really go for it’, whatever that may be, what is it that I risk?



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pray for those who hate. keep doing the good you are doing. this too shall pass and they shall move on to another, to hate. become stronger and bless them. patience pays;)

 

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Hey Teal. I know that in light of this post, you will be given so many meaningful words of encouragement and anecdotes of how tremendously you've helped so many people. I can't tell you how much easier my life has gotten since learning about you and your work and I want you to know I truly revere you for enduring so much adversity and always responding with honesty and grace. You're a strong and resilient person, but it doesn't mean that it's fair for you to be the subject of such hate. We don't know each other but I love you and hope you know that so many others do too. Take care of yourself. 

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Someone earlier said you need help. I agree. Get help to relieve yourself of all duties and then go befriend one of the most prominent haters within this hate group. Take a chapter out of their book, learn how they formed the strategy and what their plan is and use it against them - actually let that ex-hater do it for you. Your single job should be to convert that 1 single person and then let the magic unfold. I suggest it is a man (make SURE he is straight, your job will be easier) don't go after a woman, you are too scary to them. And then work him ;) Sorry Ale.......It's not like she hasn't thought about that yet! Infiltrate!

PS: I haven't seen any haters online in a while and I follow everything you do.  

Good luck, we love you and EVERYONE else envies you!

XOXO

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Oh dear Teal, my heart is with you <3 
It is so sad that people are using their energy and efforts to sabotage you and your wonderful work.
I feel they will regret themselves soooo badly...just by finding out that they are acting out their unconscious wounds and emotional trauma (envy, jealousy, fear of happiness and of being their whole selves) and they are just trying to avoid happiness and put others away from happiness.

I do not know why but the haters remind me of children that do not have attention from their caregivers but have a lot of toys and they are tired of playing with them, but if other kid wants to play with some of the dusty toys on the shelf, the attention deprived child turn themselves into a possessive and angry being...

Even though it is truly difficult to deal with hate and sabotage please do not hold your self back ever!

You are so loved for who You are and all the Love, Help, Compassion, Generosity and Authenticity you are offering to Humanity. I can't imagine my reality without you anymore <3

As for your last question on the blog post...I think my biggest fear is to be  unable to sustain myself alone...and to not being accepted for who I am by the persons I love...So I will risk the love and the approval of my loved ones...(and possibly the relationships with them)

I wish you safety to keep doing your work and keep implementing your vision of the future. 

Infinite Gratitude, Much Love and Courage <3

 

 

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I'm so sorry to hear this... to me you still are that gift that changed my life to the better. I really wish to be accepted for the retreat I registered and having the opportunity again to meet you.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart that you follow your soul path. I know it would be much easier for you not to...

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Keep shining your awesome light Teal and go to bed early tonight ;-)   You are such a huge inspiration to so many and bringing so much clarity to so many of us worldwide, sending you lots of love and light and hoping to come soon to the Philia Center.  In the meantime, i'm keeping busy French-subtitling your Ask Teal videos :-)  <3 <3 <3

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Oh man! This is pretty sad, scary stuff. I am sorry to hear. I know you are not looking for sympathy but this kind of thing goes deep into my body because I totally feel you. Everyone has haters. But this sounds crazy. Don't let it immobilize you. I agree with a comment above. Build your power team. I for one would join it. Big hug xo

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Those of us with spiritual maturity and who know how to check in with our own center are able to discern that you are a being of light. I am so sorry that there are those whose lack of ... something. Internal awareness? Lack of Peace? are on the hunt in this fashion. I just don't get it. But I see it everywhere. Social Media has become a place strewn with potential landmines. I see it a lot on YouTube -- I was a victim of it today on GabrielKundalini's channel. It is gross. But, in many ways it shows you are on the right track.

Peace be with you. Love be with you. :5761e0e5eee73_EmojiSmiley-173: Wow. That is a REALLY big heart emoji, lol. So be it. I'll leave it!

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You have my support. How can I help?

All revolutionary leaders paving a new way undergo this. Don't give up nor give in to their behaviour. Find time to reduce the stress as often as possible.  It's hard, it's testing but support is here and all around. ❤

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I imagine it's exhausting, to have so much hate and negetivity directed at you. What you are saying  resonates completely with the current state of our planet. There are going to be polarizations in both ways, for everyone in any shape or form they can take. Your teachings are sound and practical and they've helped and will continue to help countless people. Don't get discouraged and don't let them take your peace. The right teachers and the right students will go to your retreat in the right time. It's all in an Intelligant order. 

All smiles from Cali 

-Ash

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Thank you for your authenticity and vulnerability Teal. I'm so sorry that you're suffering, it's unbearable your situation. It will be worth it, thank you for being who you are, I am very inspired by everything you do. Big love. Jen x

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Dear Teal, it saddens me to read these words today from you, and to know what you're going through. Just know that you will always have a place in my heart, and no matter who or what someone says to me about you, i Know and Feel who you truly are, a beautiful and amazing person. I really wish to help you and the community. Please don't give up, although I know how determined you can be. I love you. May you always be blessed and supported.

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I Love you deeply Teal as dose so many.

 Might there be a way that these opposing  individuals/group realize they have much bigger fish to fry like them selves and their own shadows. I put it out there  to Teal tribe to collectively think of a way to shift this even a tiny bit. xxx Thank Teal for standing up when not all of us have the guts!

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