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I love how you are handling the attacks with authenticity and compassion for your ego.  I love how you continue to live and teach practical spirituality, seeing the lure of theoretical spirituality and refusing to fall for it.

Results bring the greatest redemption.  As you stated, if you keep winning soon there can be no denying your talent.  Each of us who has benefited from your teachings is a win for you.  We will not be swayed by any attack on you from anyone. We will share the benefits of your teachings with others who trust us.  I would love to see a changing of the current consensus through this natural, grass-root movement.

Thank you so much for being who you are and teaching what you teach.  You are leading us into that new society you dream of. 

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I can truly appreciate someone who can actually be honest about their ego and how they feel. It is such a rare quality. 

I have wrestled with the whole "good/evil", "dark/light" thing. The aspects of ourselves are each part of the truth of our being. If we really seek to understand the nature of ourselves, we need to be able to look at ourselves wholly. It seems to me that intent is the only real "good" or "evil". 

To speak of what would be viewed by many as a character flaw within ourselves requires courage. If we continue to do this, I see that people can gain understanding of the higher nature of self. 

We suffer. The pain that is blinding people requires that we do exactly what you have done to heal...tell the truth.

I find that by doing that very thing, the walls of judgement and fear get pretty damn soft. When we bare ourselves to others with humility and respect, the being inside of them finds a safe place.

Well done!

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Dearest Teal, - well done! Your thoughts and observations s o resonate with me. Words can't express the gratitude I feel towards you, your way of teaching, your being deciding to survive your past, your courage and strength to "keep going" despite incredible challenges.

know that you are so loved, understood, appreciated and treasured. Always.

See you:-)!

angela

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  Dear Teal,
as a Reflector (HDS) you were born to reflect. Every aspect of the life brings. And you're so magnificent and wonderful. I am so grateful that I found you here. Your process with all the impasses is like a compass for me. He keeps me in the direction of the I know deep inside that it is coherent.

Thank you for letting me participate in your "development". I wish you a bold progression. May your light shine even brighter. Much love
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"The powerlessness inherent in being accused of something you did not do, but having no one on your side..."
This is absolutely not the case, as I will show. I have been watching this situation for some time, in detail, and have become very well acquainted with the stinking unfairness of it, the exaggerations, distortions, misconstructions, all of it. Many of your detractors might quite rightly be called "haters" in that they appear to detest the very breath that you breathe and unconsciously misinterpret every explanation or overture that you make, no matter how truthful, vulnerably given or well meaning it may be. If you maintain silence, they say "Why isn't she addressing our allegations?- Because she can't, that's why!" But the moment you do (even exhaustively, as with your wholly adequate book comparison) they cry "Ha! Look, she's 'explaining herself' - we've got her on the run!" And if there came a day when everything had been explained, they would be only left with their hate, without a convenient hook to hang it on. Give these people ammunition and they will unhesitatingly shoot you dead with it without a second thought. Central among the agitators are, I see, a superficially meticulous "poison pen" whose particular specialty is "taking the moral high ground" by casting your activities in the most dubious light possible and crying foul (which she does by misinterpreting the context of your actions and ignoring alternate explanations); a basically fanatical, sexually repressed religious zealot who is presently (you must have seen) degenerating into literally laughable and embarrassing excesses of almost villain in movie egoism (imagining now that all the gods of India stand behind her mean-spirited and demonstrably half-baked mission); and that former indigo child, another fanatic whose mind was changed by the new 'big man' in her life, although in her case towards materialism.
There are others, and then you have, basically, "mob", the relatively mindless satellites who believe things instantly just because someone said so, particularly if it's bad, because then they get to attack a 'manifestation' of the amorphous evil bogeyman that has been making them feel shitty forever. And they get to experience validation: say something unpleasant about Teal, however fatuous or fictitious, and they'll get an avalanche of 'likes.' Way to go.
Anyway, all of this only goes to show that I, and others, can discern some of what is happening. In terms of practical support, I have various suggestions which I believe may be helpful in permanently addressing these issues. If you want to hear my two cents worth, you have my contact details.

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Great example Teal and well written. Thank you for your authenticity. I was bullied when I was little and we are all bullied at some point when we are adults too. Ugh. It only made me stronger in many ways. Jealousy is such a strong emotion. Spirituality as you know is experiential. It's not book smarts, it's street smarts. Many many people do not have street smarts. School of Life because of their programming. I did come to the conclusion that ascension is unconditional love after 2 years of daily practice. Wow this love thing is really buried eh? So I understand you simply can't tell people to start unconditionally love people lol. What are your suggestions to a spiritual guide/teacher? Baby steps I know. You should write a guide on the phases/stages of spirituality. ? Sorry, if you have already done this... In the meantime I am thinking of questions for your Toronto workshop. :)

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thats beautiful Teal

 

I used to always be accused of something I did not do. I have cried so many times because I am not understood and it didnt matter what I said, no one believed me. 

Now I see that I was a threat to them and so it was easier to accuse me. 

Thank you for this post. 

I love you n I cant wait to see you in Dublin (oh yeah baby :loldog:

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Probably one of my favorite blogs.

"It is very dangerous to not be aware of the activity of your own ego.  It is especially dangerous when you are not aware of the activity of your own ego when you are a spiritual teacher, with thousands of people looking to you for guidance. "

Thank you ^

And thanks for being authentic and logical with the Ego. Ironically, people who condemn the ego and act like they've shut it off are viewing the Ego from such an Ego perspective.

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Great post Teal. You pretty much described two things I struggle with:

1) authenticity , because I live in Utah and most of my closest friends are  mormons. I disapprove the mormon church and the Mormon religion for several reasons,but mainly because we were bullied by mormon church leaders in the area we live in orem. I like to say what I  think and feel  with respect, but my mormon friends still  get defensive and take it like if i am  attacking them or disaproving of them. My visiting  teachers stopped calling  me  and stopped visiting  with me after one of these authentic conversations. They said once they would be my  friends for ever but  that changed  when  I expressed  my discontent with their church. Now I dont say what I really think anymore to my other mormon friends. We talk and deep  inside , I know I'm withholding  information . It's  hard  not to hate  myself when I  do  this. I  feel like a hypocrite. How cancan  I be authentic and not loose my friends in the process?

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2) when we were bullied the leadership told us to forgive and forget but never explained how to do this and seemed very disappointed when we were not able to to do this. It was like we were doing this on purpose. At some point we received a letter from the mormon first presidency saying that " we were troubled waters since we were not able to move on". They placed the responsibility of  their failure to  help us on us. We felt guilty for a long  time because we tried to forgive but it just didn't happen automatically like they wanted. Today, we still struggle with moving from the mormon religious life to a secular life. We resigned our  membership but we struggle with anger, depression, feelings of betrayal, loss of self identify and loss of  life meaning and many other issues. How can we heal from religious trauma? How can we move on to  a new life? It's not automatic for sure.

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It is common for spiritual teachers to face resistance, as their growth automatically touches the wounds of others. This cannot be helped. Examples includes Lord Buddha and Jesus. By using them as a model, Teal will know that she is not the only one. She will have models to fall back upon. She will see that she is walking the path she is meant to be.

On the other hand, concerning the issue of faith: this is the first step of many religious or spiritual seekers. When they encounter difficulties that faith alone is insufficient, they will be guided to the next step. I can say tt because I have walked this path before.

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Hello, Teal's ego! :D I like you, and celebrate your work and I'm glad to know the truth about you, instead of believing lies.  :thumbs-up-yahoo-emoticon: Good luck!

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Thank you for sharing this, Teal. I am so grateful to have a teacher friend who is aware of her own ego (add that to the list). Some days, especially recently, the concensus has been my nemisis and the world feels like a game of dodgeball. Thank you for showing that through The Completion Process and inner child work that there is, and always is, a way to heal, give compassion to one's self, and share. That.ego can be acknowledged. And that everyone can have worth.  I stand with you always and think it is kick ass that you rock at spelling. Love you. 

    

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