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Teal Swan's Stance On Suicide

Tealon1.jpgThere has been a lot of confusion and misconception about my stance on suicide.  Specifically what my stance is and why...

To be crystal clear — I am against suicide. My ultimate goal is to help people who feel suicidal to get back in touch with the desire to live and the belief that their lives can feel good instead.  Hence why I did a video specifically to help people who are struggling with suicidal feelings and thoughts. It is a topic that touches me on a very personal level; therefore I cannot express my level of caring towards people who are suicidal and my level of desire for them to enjoy life instead.     

The standard, mainstream approach in the psychology field to suicidality and mental illness does not work as well as it needs to and even they know it.  I’m not the only person saying this. If it worked, people wouldn’t be looking for alternatives. This is the reason that psychologists and psychiatrists flock to my trainings to learn new methods for approaching mental illness.  Just this week, the head of the University of Pennsylvania mental health services committed suicide. It is an epidemic that we all need to solve together and we need to get really creative to do that. Having attempted suicide myself and spent years suicidal and having worked with people who are suicidal for years and having access to the ‘extrasensory’ information about the way that people’s thoughts and emotions really work, I can tell you that the standard approach doesn’t work. 

Suicide-How-To-Talk-about-It.jpgThe perspective of someone who is suicidal is unfathomable to most people.  And actually understanding their perspective is critical if you want to change it in any way.  Suicidal people are in so much torture in life that death feels like relief to them. They don’t see death like most people do.  They see it as a “cry for mercy escape hatch that stops all the pain”. Mainstream mental health professionals would say we need to encourage suicidal people to put that feeling and perspective out of their minds and focus on the goodness of life.  But this approach actually makes suicidal people feel worse. People who are genuinely suicidal are constantly rehearsing suicide, whether you are aware of it or not. If they are sitting in a room, they are thinking about the multiple ways they could do it and running through it in their heads.  This, on top of choosing the way they would choose to do it if it were planned, is an unconscious rehearsal process much like day-dreaming. It brings them relief to think about. Telling them not to think about suicide doesn’t work anymore than telling someone not to worry about what they are worried about.  Telling them not to do it because if they do, they will ruin other people’s lives doesn’t work to make them feel better. It makes them feel worse because now, on top of being in so much pain that they want to die, they are made to feel worse by the pressure of guilt and the responsibility for how other people feel.  What if there was another way that worked better? An approach that seemed counterintuitive to people who are on the outside looking in? What if we said to them, “sitting here in this safe space, let me humor you for a moment.” -- And we consciously play out the tragedy of it all and what happens afterward regarding their family and friends and we play out the “what then” after the initial relief they think they are going to get through death.  What if this kind of counterintuitive approach allows suicidal people to understand that suicide isn’t the answer they are looking for. What if they also clearly see that they don’t really want death; they just want life to feel better, which they feel totally powerless to making happen. What if this counterintuitive approach is what will help them clearly see that the best choice is to commit to life?  

Psychiatrist-Near-Me-2.jpgThere is a push right now for it to only be legal for licensed professionals who are trained by way of mainstream education to be speaking about and treating the mind and emotions. I’ve always been clear — and I’ll say it again now — I’m not a trained doctor or psychologist. I’m a personal development revolutionary and a spiritual leader. While I can appreciate the risk of people who really don’t know what they are doing, doing more damage, this scares me.  This scares me because there is a huge conflict between professionals who think the brain gives rise to consciousness and professionals who think consciousness exists beyond the brain and in fact gives rise to the brain itself. Because of this argument, problems with thoughts and feelings can’t be classified as purely a medical concern related to the brain. It also scares me because of how backwards the mental health field is at this time. Let’s not forget that all medical students at one time (and for a long period of time) were taught that bloodletting was the way to heal someone from illness.  This as we know, killed them. It just never occurs to us that psychology and psychiatry students are learning things that are equally as de-railed today. This scares me because it closes the door to many fields of thought, many of which have better answers. This scares me because it means that spiritual teachers and people who have found amazing cures themselves who want to share what worked for them with the world and self help experts would now be prevented from their purpose and unable to do what they do. Imagine telling the Dalai Lama or Socrates or Eckhart Tolle or Anthony Robbins “it’s not ok for you to talk about depression, in fact we can fine you for practicing therapy without a license if you try to help someone with it because you’re not a psychologist”.  On top of this, it is a scary world we are coming to if someone has overcome suicidality and no one is interested in hearing their perspective on how they did that because they are not a psychologist themselves. The way the world is headed today, if an extraterrestrial being landed on earth with the answers for mankind, he would be asked for credentials and then turned against.          

demon tea.jpgI am in a very difficult position teaching about suicide as a spiritual leader because my theories often differ from the mainstream psychological community. This focus that people in the media have put on me in relation to suicide has painted the opposite picture of me than is the reality.  They never speak about the psychologists and psychiatrists who specifically seek me out because they agree with me and see what I’m doing as a step forward for the mental health field. They don’t interview the abundance of people who say their lives were saved by my material. What they do not get is that when I talk about suicide, everything I say demonstrates that I get people who are suicidal better than anyone else does.  Therefore, more and more suicidal people come to my events and social media platform every day. I would welcome this except now I find myself in slippery territory. I now have a disproportionate amount of suicidal people being driven to me in droves and am being told that if any of them commit suicide, I may be held responsible. The reality is that overcoming suicidality is about changing a person’s life circumstances so their life feels good instead of bad.  As much as I want to, it is impossible for me to personally make sure that each of the millions of people that watch my videos or are part of my social media platforms are doing that. Therefore, it is impossible to guarantee that no matter how much I may want to or try to help, someone who begins to follow my material might commit suicide. And I grieve every single one, because suicide is a tragedy. Its painful ripple effects are astronomical. All this being said, it is my opinion that our attitude towards suicide and our unwillingness to explore the right way to approach suicidality is reflective of our own fear of death. That fear might just be preventing us from exploring the perspective that suicidal people hold deeply enough to figure out what does really work for them, which in my experience is distinctly different from what we think will or should work for them.     

I am getting the message that it is better to not take any risk by not talking about suicide at all.  What does this say about our society today? This ‘taboo’ we have painted around suicide, paints suicidal people themselves as taboo, which is something I am unwilling to do.  I do not want to fight the mainstream mental health system. I want healing to be integrative and that includes those from a clinical background. But I am compelled to represent these individuals and what I think they truly need, which is not something that society is currently recognizing.  People don’t want to die. They just want to stop hurting. Unfortunately, they feel so powerless to create a life that feels good instead of hurts that they think dying is the only way they can stop hurting. And we need to stop approaching them with methods that are intended to help them feel better, but that instead hurt them worse.

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I’m so sorry Teal that this responsibility has been placed on you. I know that I’m definitely guilty of seeing you as someone who I wish could solve my problems for me and be something that you aren’t. I’m sorry. I don’t know you personally, although I have had the pleasure of meeting you and being in your presence. I often wish that I could take the aspects of this world that cause so much suffering into myself and transmute them so that you, Winter, everyone on your team, people that I have come to love and all beings on this planet didn’t suffer in those ways. I have often wished I was a trillionaire(something that hasn’t existed yet as far as I know) so that I could relieve the financial difficulties that you face supporting so many, reaching out to the world, creating safety and security for you and your team, and so you had no financial barriers to creating a change in the justice system, the education system and so I could spread your frequency art around the globe in massive quantities because I believe it should be everywhere. I also have my own dreams that I would want to support as well. I have often wished that I could be a part of your team and dedicate my life to helping emotionally transmute, guide people through emotional awareness, support your mission, witness the beauty of the future you are helping create, transform my life with the support of your beautiful community, and to know all of the Teal Team as individual people because I know that you are all incredible and amazing people taking on the world in a way that no one has before. I’m so sorry that you all have faced so much hatred, so much loss, so much fear. I’m sorry for everything, yet I am also grateful for your willingness to go on and continue with what you came here for. I’m so sorry that I haven’t seen your struggle, I haven’t seen you as you are, and I’ve placed my burdens on your shoulders. My sense of worth as a person feels inadequate and wrong when I think I could never measure up to you as a role model, yet you still move me more than anybody else in the world, besides myself now. I’m so sorry Teal. I choose with my free will to integrate all the aspects of me that have been unwilling to see you and your truth clearly and I choose to open myself to know you as you are if that would bring you happiness. I really want to be your friend, your supporter, your ally so that you can experience that without fear and I can know who you really are. Thank you Teal for giving me the gift of choice through your example and your perseverance in making this world a more compassionate, authentic, unconditionally loving and presence based place. You are in my heart always. I’m more myself than I have ever been because you came into my life and have continued to make a life changing impact that continues to expand who “I “ am. 

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Hi Teal,

I'm so sorry you are experiencing so many troubles. I just want to say thank you for all you do, your work has made me feel a little less alone in this world. You've helped me far more than any psychologist I've seen could ever hope to. I still suffer with intense OCD but your work has helped my anxiety and relationships. I have learnt so much from your invaluable insight in a variety of topics. Maybe teams of dedicated people could work on creating places like your health retreat in different countries where people could go instead of hospitals, with a focus on making them accessible to people. I have no idea how to do this but I hope other people do :) 

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Since you wrote "I am curious if anyone has any thoughts to share in the comments below this blog", below are my thoughts.

 

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Backstory: I have been suicidal for a lot of time, and still am. Also, I have tried to commit suicide multiple times; however, in a way where I personally have a chance to stop it while in progress, rather than doing it the sure way and then accidentally being found and rescued by others.

 

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Regarding the question in that slander flyer: "Goes to Teal for a session and commits suicide…  What would you think?"
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I would think that even Teal could not help her at that time.
But can Teal help everyone?
What if we all would put such pressure on her, and require that she would and could help every single one?
What if we all also require that LeBron James would hit every single shot in every Basketball game, and also would win every game? And blame him if he doesn't.

 

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Regarding the reputation of being a person who is specializing in suicide
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TBH, you specialize in a lot of topics (including food haha), and you obviously are a specialist in suicide field as well. I don't know if your way is THE most effective way, but it is the most effective way I have seen so far.

 

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I agree that people who are suicidal have (almost) no advocates. Most people that you tell about it just look at you in a strange way, and tell something similar like you wrote it:
-You just have to have hope;
-Well I, see the beauty in life. Of course, not everything is perfect, but I'm not walking around talking about suicides;
-You just have to see beauty in life, and stop being so pessimistic;
-You are dragging me down;
-Think how your family would feel;
-Well that's just an easiest way out, you have to be stronger, look at me, I also have bad days but I'm not complaining like you;

And so on.
(vomit emoji)
And later I'd be even in worse situation, thinking that I tried again, and got some stupid lecture again, so is it worth to try again?

 

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Regarding those 3 problems:
1. Threats to commit suicides in order to take you down. In such case I would be just public about it (which you are haha). What is there to do about it? Hey, LeBron James, if you don't win that game, imma gon commit suicide.
2. The same answer as first one.
3. I think people are flocking to you because they feel relief, and the feeling that someone understands, for the first time in their lives.
"What happens if someone who was suicidal comes to me for help but commits suicide?"
- Nothing.
"Am I to be blamed for it?"
- Yes and No. Yes, because you are the universe and they are a part of you, haha. No, because ultimately it's their decision, and all other circumstances in person's life that led to that moment cannot just be ignored, and it's not like you force them to do it.

 

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"It is such a problem that even the government is trying to figure out what to do."
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hehe lol

 

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You ARE changing the way that the mental field approaches suicidal individuals, by being you. Eventually, when there is a new, working, way, the old ways will have to dissipate. And of course no one measures how many times you prevented suicide, how do you even measure that? For example, you helped me with that multiple times, and you were a key factor in helping, but I'm not in any statistics for sure.

 

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How to solve the problem, when someone is actively threatening in the crisis to commit suicide?
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I don't know the universal answer, but I can tell my personal answer.
If I actively tried to kill myself, I would be fine (and even consider to not kill myself) if the person beside me would be like:
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OK, I have no fucking idea what to do now.
I want to tell you something: I won't blame or shame you if you don't kill yourself, and I won't blame or shame you if you do kill yourself. And I also won't tell anyone about this, unless you want me to tell.
I assume you are in pain and suffering right now.
But I have no fucking idea what to do now.
And then, they should just do nothing, but just like sit there or something.
"

Another situation, is if someone is actively threatening to commit suicide from a distance or if it is some random person;
in this case, some of your hacks look perfect to me and helped me a lot:
(below is paraphrasing, not necessarily your words)
H-1: You can always kill yourself tomorrow (meaning, not now).
H-2: Try to find anything that feels like relief, in the next 1 or few minutes; the again, only for the next few minutes; fuck thinking long term, think what feels good now; something like play a video game, or take a bath, or play a song, or pet a cat, or something.
H-3: The knowing that you can end it all, is kinda liberating, and you don't have to heal it or fix it, you can always have this knowing as you friend actually.
H-4: The knowing why you are suicidal, helps: it's because you are in pain; in pain alone (even if among people); and see no end to it.
H-5: If the thought does not feel good it is not true from objective perspective.
H-6: You don't have something, it's because there is an aspect of you that doesn't want it.
H-7: We suffer not from the thing itself, but from resistance to that thing.
H-8: The life that you genuinely want to live is just on the other side of WANTING to be you, instead of agreeing with your antagonistic parent, that you should be someone else.

TBH, referring suicidal people to current-day hospital looks like wrong move (although I see how there can be situations when you are left no choice).
The person could be like "Really Teal? You are referring me to the fucking modern-day hospital?".

Referring them to crisis hotline could help, if that hotline is any good, and if you tell suicidal person - look, this is not a RANDOM hotline, this is a fucking GOOD hotline. But, TBH, the hotline operators should be trained by Teal, haha. Or, trained by those who are trained by Teal to train.

I think that your decision to refer them somewhere is good, and actually inevitable, because: if some hundred people would flock around you to help them, you could not do that physically. So it is inevitable that you have to refer (redirect). It seems to me that the problem is you don't have a good place to refer them to, so you are left with an option either to create that good place, or find it, or like now, to refer to some shitty or at-least-not-so-shitty place..

 

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I love how you try to make a suicide topic not a taboo. Because of you, I already talked about this subject with like 5 people in a few years span. And they told me (all of them) that they actually know some suicidal people (but it's a taboo to talk about it). And I told them some of your hacks and how the fucking "life is beautiful" line does not work. So, your work is propagating, like ripples, across consciousnesses.

 

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I love how you said that you will continue to speak about it.
Despite the shit going on.
It's not that you are fucking forcing your opinion and forcing to be it your way.
For fuck sake, if I don't like how someone does some shit, I just unfollow, ignore, and just don't give attention basically. The problem with you, is that your shit works.

 

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Sorry for the long 2 cents.

 

 

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I actually had a conversation about suicide with my family the day before you posted this.

I was trying to make the point that suicidal people are being treated in a very detrimental way without mentioning the fact that I had tried to kill myself before.

My family believes so strongly that there is no better way to deal with suicidal people than there already is, and they would not listen to a word I said about what is actually needed.

People who have felt suicidal often feel shame regarding that time in their life, or at the very least feel like it is wrong to speak up about what they learned is actually needed.

You're very brave in what you're doing, Teal. I think that what we need is more people to be brave. More people to get better after having been suicidal and daring to talk about what they actually needed at that time. If there are a lot of people saying "this is the only thing that actually helped me back then" or "if someone had told me these words I would not have attempted suicide," then slowly the reality of what is actually needed in these situations will become acceptable in society instead of taboo.

I'm sorry that you're going through all of this. Thank you for being brave enough to stand up for those who are not seen.

Next time the topic of suicide comes up, I'll try to be brave too. I may not be famous, but you don't have to spread this message on your own.

Together, we can remove the taboo around suicide.

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I'm sorry that you have to go through that. I can't even imagine what that would be like to experience that kind of pressure. It's like celebrities in society are commodified and treated as both super-human and sub-human at the same time. Either way, it's dehumanizing. 

But I really hope that you continue to share more on your experiences with the emotions and thoughts that come with being suicidal. I am someone who observes my emotional state a lot, I like to share that observation to help others understand their inner world's better. But being suicidal is a blindspot of mine because I've never truly felt that way. So, I don't know what the internal experience of being suicidal is like.  

I often wonder if it is similar to when someone wants to hit reset on a video game because the situation that they find themselves in is too difficult for them to see a way to navigate out of. So, perhaps hitting the reset button is the only clear solution. Or perhaps people have to struggle every day with the same problems, and they just get too tired to continue the struggle. Or perhaps it's a sense that they can't cope with existence and the passage of time and all the losses and changes that it entails. It's something that I try to relate to, but I cannot fully. 

So, it's so important that an astute observer of internal experiences like yourself knows what being suicidal entails and what causes it. People desperately need that help.

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Hi Teal, 

Thanks for opening up. What a read. Yeah the pressure of fame is very painful and isolating. And it's a whole lot on one person's back. The whole trust issue too - who you can count on especially. Although I don't know fame first hand, I can empathize and imagine the isolation and the huge amounts of responsibility. Just want to say, I hear you girl. You're doing the best you can and you're taking one for the fucking team by being so outspoken. It's noticed and I truly appreciate it. 

My thoughts on the whole suicide situation, you're doing it right. I don't see a "better" way of going about it right now. You can't possibly do the job you're currently doing and also personally save everybody. You'd completely loose yourself and your bigger purpose. So I agree. And it sucks, because you're right, these people don't have a ton of options. It's incredibly painful. Hopefully the teal tribe movement will create resources worldwide over time that have a lasting impact. #tealtribe. 

I'm sorry you have to carry so much on your shoulders. It's unfair. I can feel the sadness. I'm sending you one of those really good, comforting hugs. 

So much love teal, 

Marianne 

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So some of your "haters"? believe in your power to solve their problems but are willing to make you look like a fraud?

That seems super powerless to me! And paradox of course 

 

It´s so incredible with what you have to deal. I hope we can all help you

Lots of love to you all ❤️

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18 hours ago, XYZ said:

What is the proof of the dates you have mentioned?

Bingo. That's What I was thinking too. It sounds like something haters would do. Seriously, if the haters spent as much effort on trying to help people who are struggling in pain, or to create working methods that help people in pain, then the world would be a much happier, healthier place. If you don't like someone's methods then go create a working method that can replace it! seriously, get a life! And stop trying to destroy Teal because that is profoundly cruel and unloving and you would feel awful if someone treated you the way you treat her. 

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❤️ Oh my goodness, this breaks my heart to read .You are so so brave beautiful  Teal, I so agree with you about this very delicate subject. When I struggled with depression and suicidal thoughts and did try a couple of times , there was absolutely no where ot no one to go to the darkest time of my life.Several years later when  I heard about you and your  knowledge about this subject nobody wants to talk about , everything fell into place for me and I only felt sad I had no contact with you way back, it would have helped  me immensely. Dear Teal , from the bottom of my heart  THANK YOU. If I  can support you in any way please me know.We are more that love and appreciate you than the haters and those who slander. So happy you are coming to Stockholm this fall looking forward to seeing you in IRL I  love you. Sending blessings and love from Stockholm . ❤️

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I hope someone on Teal's team reads this.
Teal needs a PR person very badly. Teal also needs a legal team. Teal can't write posts like this naming people by full name and not expect repercussions. Does Teal understand what Slander is? Some stuff is cringeworthy and doesn't do much for gaining more fans. Gossiping is one example. (Btw Cameron lived with Teal a year after the Leslie incident.)

Good PR is important when one is a "public figure". Teal needs good PR to clean up the bad publicity. A legal team could also go a long way.

 

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Hey teal and tribe.... Firstly thanks so much for writing so honestly and beautifully. 

In 2016/2017 I really thought about killing myself a lot and sunk down into planning it. I watched your videos, read your entire blog and book series religiously. Every day, I woke up and started the day with one of your blogs (I went from the beginning). I loved your books, I worshipped your videos. I attended the Sydney mirror event and got to give you a hug a few months ago!!!

I have never once thought about suicide since that dark time. I relied on you teal, and your teachings and they allowed me to grow, evolve and love deeper and more beautifully than I could ever have even imagined. 

It was directly because of you, that I did not kill my self. I'm sure of this. 110%. 

Please know that for every crazy out there that throws "you make people commit suicide' you're a cult leader, you just a cray ass bitch! (Hehe)" there are ten others that are still here BECAUSE of you. You have opened up a life for thousands on this planet that is worth living and loving. 

You are so special and even the way you have handled this onslaught of craziness is almost worth it, because look at the example you are setting for everyone else out there. Famous Or not the honesty you express in this blog with such grace and style is inspirational  I have learnt a lot and will always continue to learn a lot. Because you are wonderful teal swan (and co!) 

thank you soooo much for existing the way you do. I love it. I adore it. 

Keep going, there are sooooo any people that love you like crazy. 

 

Xxxxxxxxooooooxoxoxooxoxox

 

 

 

 

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Dear Teal, the Rose that grew from concrete,

Damn, this was an eye opener, and also hard to hear.  As a long time supporter and lover of you and your team, I create a dreamy impression of what life must be like with you all.  I think sometimes how maybe there is an alternate universe where I am a part of your family and I totally help kick ass for the team, and we grow and transcend and are super healthy and happy together.  Haha! I am glad I live in a small, quiet, secret paradise with my small family, but that's destiny.  (I do see you all still living with these joyous qualities).  Remember you are Free.

I feel like there was a sweet spot, before this bullshit about that chick, where it felt great, your message was getting out, you were reaching people, your fame was on the rise!  Yay Teal, you're so Beautiful and Badass! 

We're all human beings here with our paths and you just need to take care of Number One.  You're not putting yourself out there to be fed off of and drained.  You're offering to share the message that your well tuned vessel is delivering to help us reclaim our power.  You're not letting anyone down.  Their karma is not your karma.  The act of suicide is not your responsibility.  How ever you choose to proceed with the topic, or any time, remember to bolster yourself and keep your space clear and sacred. Consult with the field, see what it has to say.  You are so Loved.

Things are changing.  Trickster Uranus just went into comfort oriented Taurus for the next seven years and there is considerable shake up in values, career, the monetary system...make way for the Rowdy Revolutionary (that's you too!)!  

Energetically this needs to be burned out and, I'm most positive, that your Phoenix will rise again. 

Onward through the Fog.

Infinite Love from your Sister,

Cherry in NM

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Wow! This is horrible. After reading this, I really don´t know how you (Teal and the whole team) are still able to deal with this at all.

I wish I could somehow help you but I have no solution for it.

To me it seems like as long as humanity is unwilling to take responsibility for themselves, this pattern you are facing right now will not change at all. In my experience unfortunately the level of pain every single soul is in, has to get to an unbearable level first before they are finally willing to face their own shadows/injuries. And at the moment we as a collective are still convinced that there is a pill that will fix it all. Many are still acting as if we are in a classroom and this is all just a big joke. And you are somehow like the teacher walking in and interrupting the game. They want to finish the class but don´t want to learn for themselves. So why can´t you just give everyone the test solutions? Bad Teal, how dare you.. ? Sorry just a joke.

You are right. The level of disconnection is the root of this. But besides pain, I haven't found another inducement yet, that triggers the desire to take responsibility for ones own life/problems yet.

So I can´t do much. But what I can do is carry on, just like you guys. Carry on to heal myself. Carry on to gain awareness. Carry on to help other people to get to know oneself. Helping others to loose the fear of looking at their own vulnerability.
And maybe one day, there will be enough awakened hearts to change this whole game..
But if not, at least we tried. What else could we do? Stand by and just watch? hahahah I guess you couldn´t stand still for a second if you tried! :D 

And hey, yeah, another person here on the comment section suggested that you could train your cpcp´s for suicide prevention hotlines. Or maybe train some of them specifically for suicide prevention sessions?
Maybe it is possible to get therapists on board to create a whole treatment centre somewhere in the world.. where there are all kinds of different specialists to help people out of complete and utter helplessness? Kinda like you talked about this garage thing in the USA where one is treated by several specialists at once... you know?

However I love you! All of you. So all my love and heart and compassion your way! :) 

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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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I have an idea. 

You should make a lot more content about suicide, and then that way it will be hard for haters or anyone to determine what content actually made someone supposedly kill themselves... that way it will be a speciality and they cannot condemn you for having a neche that very much should be addressed. 

One of your first and most important videos should be about the high suicude rate of men currently and what has brought that about! I think it’s a really important subject to touch on at the moment because of all these overly femenist shit that’s been happening and I have seen the Guardian etc post small articles about it so you bringing up such an important and not widely talked about issue around suicide would be interesting. 

Aside from that, I’m not famous and I don’t have a child so I  have no idea what I’m talking about but perhaps if you just said to yourself, you know, it’s alright, it’s okay... all of this is okay and nothing much has changed since before I was famous, only... the whole world hates me as much as I’ve hated myself and loved myself... so fuck it. As long as my team has enough to eat and live regardless of whether I’m supplying that, and we are all safe: what else matters really? Fuck the world. Fuck em hard. 

And in regards to feeling isolated. Again I have no idea what I’m saying, 

but I think you can do better than that Teal. I think you have the power to manifest genuine connections with people and people or a partner who is not scared of your fame, or overly dependent on it... yes maybe perhaps they will need to be famous too, but get manifesting! 

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