“I wish I had something good to say about the current state of America. But I don’t. I feel America is on very precarious ground at the moment. This nation is divided in a way that is destroying a sense of unification and that is ushering in deep instability. There are many divisive issues right now that we are facing from Social Security to Medicare to abortion to gun control to health measures to education to foreign policy to immigration to artificial intelligence to environmental concerns to LGBTQ related issues to job security to housing problems to crime. Just one of these issues is enough to cause a massive divide. And look at how many we are facing at once. The level of polarization is at an all-time high in this country. And polarization in any country is a very dangerous thing. To make matters worse, we are approaching a presidential election where political candidates are likely to show no concern whatsoever for the instability of the nation and instead, seek to fuel the fires of political division over these issues for the sake of their own political aims. They will exploit people’s fear that people with an opposing opinion are a real threat. People won’t just let a threat be there. They will either run away from it or fight against it, often violently. Or they will freeze and become totally shut down.”
This statement was made to us by Teal Swan, a world famous conscious social media star, best-selling author, mother, entrepreneur and international speaker.
Having integrated her own harrowing life experience where as a child she questioned her very own life, she has since turned her past experiences overall into a positive and has used it to inspire millions of people around the world towards truth, authenticity, freedom, and joy. However, with the state of America currently “all over the place”, Teal’s positive mindset has taken a small detour, as there are various things here in America she would like to see changed.
“There are many positive changes that can be made to our country. Here are just a few.
For a developed and industrialized country, it is surprising, but America does not provide its citizens with adequate social support. The social safety net for basic needs and for basic quality of life is poor. The social support structure just isn’t there. It hasn’t been a priority compared to other things for the people in charge of this country. So, everyone is basically on their own to struggle to make their life work. And if you can’t, you’re out of luck. And the problem is that we have glamorized this in American culture. We need to make it so that all people’s basic needs are covered, and they don’t need to live with fear regarding those basics. Things like healthcare, social support, food, housing etc. Americans need to start taking care of each other. A much higher quality of life needs to be experienced by all people, not just the few. And unfortunately, the problem is not as simple as some people try to make it when they say, “wherever there is a will, there is away.” We need to get out of the habit of addressing and trying to fix things at the surface level and instead, develop the habit of addressing and fixing the root of problems in our country. For example, crime is a surface symptom of other things, such as the extreme poverty rate in this nation and a lack of social support and the complete lack of adequate mental and emotional health support. When we do things to “crack down on crime”, we do nothing to fix our crime problem. Or for example, pandemics are a surface symptom. They are a symptom of a lack of health. Such as unhealthy lifestyle, poor nutrition, inadequate health information and inadequate healthcare. When we do things like impose lockdowns and “fight a virus”, we do nothing to fix the underlying public health problem. We are a nation that is completely lost in the surface symptoms. We need to be a nation who has its focus on the roots.We need to build a sense of community for people. In order to thrive, people need connection with other people. They need a sense of belonging and social support. Our single-family households are increasingly becoming broken homes, leaving both parents and children drastically under-resourced. We need to create this sense of community for people at a local level. This means we need to provide regular opportunities for people to connect, network and do group activities with each other, regardless of their race, sex, religion or political beliefs. We need to build a structure of mutual interdependence. And we need to make our daily lives much more interactive. We need to reverse the individualism and isolation that is taking over this country.”
And Teal isn’t the only member of her family trying to help create a positive change for our country. Her family has deep military roots here. Her cousin, Cleave Carter was a Navy Seal that went on to train Navy seals and lead missions. Her maternal Aunt (and Godmother) worked at the Pentagon for years and was also an Astronaut, who was a NASA advisor to multiple US Presidents. And beyond all that, her paternal Grandfather was a doctor of internal medicine who was drafted to WW2 at 18 years old and began a tour of duty training Korean War recruits.
With her books and speaking sessions / workshops changing the lives of those who read and come into contact with her, Teal has been able to create a change, but with Memorial Day coming up here in the United States, she can’t help but look back on those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and motivate her to do even more than she has so far to create more change that those individuals and their families would be proud of.
To do this, maybe a run at President is in her future? We asked Teal this question and her response was simply: “I would consider it yes. I would love to create change on that level. I also have a lot to offer there. That being said, having been a public figure for so many years, I am all too aware of what opponents will do to try to destroy you. And if I ran for office, they would have an absolute hay day of destruction with me. The media is a business. It is not about the truth. So, as of right now, they could build whatever public narrative they want about me, given the right connections and the right amount of money. And at the moment, I don’t trust the public to know what is real and true vs. what is illusion and untrue. So, I fear it would be a losing battle. I am watching very closely for when this tide turns though!”
So, in the meantime, Teal is doing all she can on her own with her team to help as many people as possible, and that starts first with the release of an ancestral healing course. “This course will help people to let go of and heal the negative patterns running through their family lines. As well as to own and embody those positive gifts inherent in their family lines. Right now is a critical time for people to re-connect with their ancestry and to clear those ancestral patterns that are doing damage to themselves and to the world.”
Memorial Day (a federal holiday in the United States for honoring and mourning the U.S. military personnel who have died while serving in the United States armed forces) is the perfect time for us to all reflect back as our ancestors and ties perfectly into what Teal is looking to accomplish. But as every American knows – or should know – the biggest way to create change outside of yourself and within society is to have elected officials in our country pass items that help. And the way we get this done is to make sure each of us is voting for change and voting how we see fit.
Teal explains more of this and how important it is to vote both publicly and within ourselves stating, “Americans need to vote. But before you think you know what I mean, let me explain… The most empowering decision you can make in life is to become as aware as you possibly can, and then to cast your vote. When you commit to becoming aware, you are open to and you seek out information. You commit to seeing, listening to, feeling, perceiving, understanding and knowing anything that you encounter… Knowing that doing so will change our perspective. It will bring you closer to a truly objective (rather than purely subjective) perspective. And from that space of expanded perception, you vote for what is wanted. But in this life, you vote with your thoughts, your words and your actions. Your thoughts, words and actions are a vote in this life. They have immense influence and impact on every other thing that exists, most especially anything you come into contact with. And this vote does not only matter for your limited life span. It is a vote regarding the future, long after you are gone. It is a vote for what comes next. Therefore, if you ultimately want a world of kindness, you have to be that kindness. You have to be the person who talks to strangers and is open to everyone you pass on the street. Even if they are not. If you want freedom, you have to be that freedom. You have to set yourself free and set others free, even as they try to restrict you and restrict themselves. If what you want is the truth, you have to be that truth. You have to seek truth and speak truth, even though it is difficult to face and challenging to express. And even if there are consequences for doing so. This is the most direct way to exact your personal power on the world. And nothing and no one can prevent you from doing it.”
The bottom line here is: Let’s follow Teal’s example and start coming together more. As people and as a country. America is an incredible country with so much to give, let’s not let anyone divide us further.