My story may not be as severe as others, but I think it’s important that I share it anyway. So, I discovered Teal through YouTube at a time in my life when I was really ready for a turnaround in my life. I had been suffering in deep depths of darkness and despair; and one of her videos really helped me “I Can’t Trust The Universe (I Feel Like God Is Against Me)”. And there were others also helped me, “Future Self Work” but one thing I noticed in every video I watched is that she blamed parents and childhood trauma for the[sic] problems. And while I think childhood trauma does play a part in shaping us as people, blaming one’s parents for all their traumas is a bit of a stretch.
I was bullied in elementary school and that wasn’t my parents fault. Nor was it mine. And personally, I don’t think the Law of Attraction was against me either (refer to video “F**k the Law of Attraction”); I think I was born for my own mission on Earth as a musician and being bullied and having an absentee drug addict father was part of my ultimate destiny as a musician and inspiration for people. I don’t think it was all my parents’ fault for all my suffering. I made bad choices in my relationships, I hurt people and I was hurt by people.
And what really bothers me about Teal is not simply the fact that her works are fraudulent (because while I don’t believe in “originality”, I do believe in paying credit where credit is due. And copyrights should be respected, especially if someone worked their butt off in creating a work to help others like Michael Brown and his book “The Presence Process” which Teal shamelessly ripped off with “The Completion Process” without giving any credit to him, whatsoever from what I’ve learned.) and she claims to be all-knowing and “born to lead humanity” etc. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with acknowledging abilities you do have, I do personally think I have some form of clairvoyance but I call it intuition. And I’m not often open about it, unless it’s with my mom. And I’m sure as hell not going to try to profit off of my own intuition, just because I have this ability and I’m not going to give anyone therapy due to the fact that I have a strong intuitive ability…
My goal is music and I’m educated in music. And I think that’s my biggest problem with Teal Swan, overall… She’s not licensed and has no credentials; and I’m seeing a licensed therapist, right now. So, I feel like with her hypocritical views on the health care system in general (including mental health); given the fact that she has no licensing or education in the health field, let alone the mental health fields – I don’t think she has any reason to give people advice.
As for the healing, I’m still doing due to her teachers; while I don’t like playing the blame game – I do blame her for polluting my mind with all these victim-hood mentalities about how “it’s me vs. the world”. And her views on horror movies (“Why Do People Like To Watch Scary Movies?”) disgusts me, seeing as she had no trigger warnings for the disturbing images she shamelessly put in her video. So, right now, the healing I’m working on personally, is to stop feeling victimized by outside circumstances and ultimately forgiving Teal for what she did to my mindset. Although I have an extreme rage towards her, right now. Lately thanking people genuinely for hurting me and helping me become a better person, is what I’ve been working on spiritually, metaphysically and emotionally… And it’s been hard. But I’m thankful for a website like this, to allow me to post this long, scatter-brained rant!
In conclusion, I believe Teal is a narcissist and her teachings are that of a narcissist and victim-hood mentality. Whereas I want to learn about the positivity and love and light in this world, no matter how few-and-far-between it may seem in this era, we’re all living in. I believe loving oneself and being open to what love truly is, by one’s own definition is the greatest way to heal. To me, love is genuine unconditional presence and acceptance with yourself and others. And forgiveness is a form of love. So, in a perfect world that’s what I want Teal to be teaching. But alas, that’s not the world we live in. So, I hope this blog will continue exposing her evil, cultist movement and people will continue speaking up. Whether it’s a story like mine or something much worse. Thanks for reading this!
Lots Of Love,
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