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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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Hey Teal,

YOU GAVE IN SO MUCH TO THIS, SO YOU SHOULD NEVER EVER GIVE UP!

Just dropping off my best wishes, love and regards for you, your circle and the work you do. You are probably one of the most popular teachers out there at this time and it is normal that many MANY people will find their clashes against you for whatever reasons, either it being jealousy, pre-judgement or it being in a lower state of consciousness and therefore, not being able to see everything you say from every different angle. 

For the past three and a half years, you taught me so much, to an extend that now I can relate to people more often, now I can understand them even better and help them the way they ACTUALLY need, rather than forcing my opinion about life. 

We love you.

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Teal, maybe it is time to stop for a moment, put everything on hold, cancel all arrangements for a little while, and travel to India and entangle with Swamiji Nithyananda for a few months to get reenergized and rebalanced. Even gurus need a guru to tap into the energy they exude. Otherwise it is too taxing on you to try to do everything on your own.

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Teal, you have been a HUGE catalyst for my own spiritual journey.  I would absolutely love (and hope) to visit your retreat center.  I think that it is interesting that people would choose to, as you describe, passionately put momentum behind hate.  As a licensed counselor (and vibrational Being), I resonate with so much of what you teach people, and I am happy that you have encouraged people to dive into their shadows and put energy into being more authentic.  As the "good" becomes "good-er," the "bad" becomes "bad-er."  I send so much love to you as you sift and sort through all of the contrast.  You're wonderful, and you really are doing great things.  Thank you, Teal. <3

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Dear Teal,

 

These days, in the age of internet trolls, everybody is going to have some haters. It's a fact of life. Having haters is a sign that your message is spreading. 

 

Your spiritual attunement is so profound that the tests the universe throws at you will always be profound, too.  I know you feel hurt at times, but you of all people know how to let the hatred wash over and pass through you.  You are up to the task.

 

Seeing the writings of your online haters did delay me from getting interested in your work for a few weeks.  But as time went on, I noticed that the they don't even make logical sense, whereas you DO make sense.  Anybody who takes the time, as I did, to explore the haters' collective message will see them for what they are:  Simple, basic trolls with bad grammar!  It can take years, even centuries, but the truth always prevails in the long run.

 

I have now watched hours and hours of your videos, interviews, and synchronicity workshops, and I can honestly say I have never disagreed with your opinion on ANYTHING.  I love your work and it has changed my life.

 

I have told many people about you.  I send people links to videos I think they will find helpful, and I give your books to people as gifts.  When I tell people about you, here is what I say:

 

“Teal does have some online haters but I have looked into it carefully and I don’t believe their message has any merit.  Click on their links and read their blogs if you want to, but don't let them distract you from giving her message a chance.  Just watch a few of her videos and see if they ring true for you.  When I listen to Teal, I feel like she is saying things I have always known but did not have the words to express.  It is profoundly soothing to listen to her speak these truths.  Some of what she says seems a little far-fetched when you first hear it.  For example, she talks about other dimensions, angels and star seeds.  I never believed in such things before, so I was a little freaked out at first.  But she makes SO MUCH SENSE when she talks about things I already believed in that I was willing to give her a chance on the more outlying topics.  And what I have found is that as prolific as her work is—so huge in both breadth and depth—she never contradicts herself.  The consistency and internal logic of her overall message is astounding.”

 

Much love, 

 

Janice

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Dear Teal,

until yesterday I didn't know you when I stumbled upon your interview with Jannecke Øinæs on YouTube regarding the "Law of Attraction" and immediately found trust in you and your words. Immediately! :-)

So today I tried to find out more about you and your thinking. And everything that I read or heard showed me that our look at the world is extremely similar ... even though I just know about the fact of the oneness and the vibrating life we are part of and until now am not able to see it with my eyes. ;-)

Therefore reading this last entry of your blog I wanted to let you know that love, the oneness, is sending help. Thinking of you and sending you good thoughts and power, be blessed and thank you for all the good you've done so far and will do in the future.

Greetings and all best wishes from Berlin/Germany,

Gerwin

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6 hours ago, JQRESQ said:

I have told many people about you.  I send people links to videos I think they will find helpful, and I give your books to people as gifts

Hey JQRESQ Creds to you; another like-minded person who does the same as me - let's encourage more people to buy Teal's books and give them away. Nothing like spreading the word!!

Go Teal.

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I still don´t understand this. Everybody is free to choose the teacher they resonnate with. And those, who dont´t do me good - I just ignore them. Why hating?

I am very thankfull for your work, Teal and tealers!

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I have something that filled me with light just now

rasa is the miraculous stayibava permanent emotion which is the veritable repository of wonder which is experienced after the practitioner crosses beyond the path of contemplation it is relished in the heart that has become radiant from being thoroughly and completely refined by true unalloyed trancendential existence

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From what I have listened to so far there is only vast wisdom and light in what you teach.  I appreciate your humanness and your honesty. Some other teachers seem to appear so perfect, but nobody is perfect and that is what I love about you. Much love to you and your family. M x

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Teal I am reminded of your story of being held captive awaiting your fate - not knowing what that day held for you and being consumed with fear - and then realizing how by focusing on the ant you found peace and contentment. I feel like there is something to be learned in that story concerning this phase of your life too. 

I am anxious to see how fired up you are when this phase of your learning curve comes to fruition. Love!

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But you are a revolutionary! And that's great! For me the fact that those people are attacking you so fiercefully is a proof that you have something really important and groundbreaking to convey. Please don't give up! The world needs you!

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Dear Teal,

This is a letter of support. I have loved you as the avatar you are ever since I first discovered you and I always will. You are the avatar for our period just as Jesus was for his. He had his naysayers and so do you. It is par for the course. 

I am thrilled with the Philia Center and will attend one day. I and a friend will also be at the NY workshop in March.

Your opponents nay use rhetoric, mendacity and nonsense as their weapons, but those among us who use your teaching of aliging to one's heart and true certainty can never be corrupted. We KNOW who you are. 

You are one of the strongest souls among us, and so I know you can handle it, but just the same I hope you choose an easy life next time around!

Love, K. Lindstrom

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Oh god, I feel bad and sad for you Teal. I don't understand why people hate. What I do understand is the influence here on earth of evil ones. Humans have been so numbed by this influence that they don't know who they are. Why do these haters even watch you. Do they troll for someone to hate. Teal doesn't force anyone to watch and agree with her. She doesn't claim to be a leader. She is simply sharing the knowledge she has been given and like all of us, trying to make a living and career for herself and son. This blog of hers touched my heart. I send you love and peace Teal.

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