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Teal Swan is the founder of a social movement based on THE PRINCIPLE OF AUTHENTICITY.





Teal Swan was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was embraced with spiritual gifts such as, clairvoyance, clairsentience, and clairaudience. She is a survivor of childhood abuse. In conjunction with her vision of creating positive world change, Teal Swan founded HEADWAY FOUNDATION, a nonprofit company that enables ideas, goals and ventures that are aimed at positive world change to become actualized. She is the best selling author of books such as...

The Anatomy of Loneliness: How to Find Your Way Back to Connection

The Completion Process: The Practice of Putting Yourself Back Together Again

The Sculptor In The Sky


Here are 39 Thought Provoking quotes by Teal Swan.

1:
"If you want a happy life, and we all do... If you want to find out who you really are, and we all do... You are going to have to take the risk of being YOU.” ~Teal Swan

2:
“Observing and then letting go is one of the most important skills to acquire in the quest to create positive change, as is the knowledge of stillness.” ~Teal Swan

3:
"Be conscious and careful of every thought form that you focus on and thus breathe your life force into because your consciousness is creating the world around you.” ~Teal Swan

4:
"Realizing unconditional love is like finding a needle in a haystack. If we want to find a needle in a haystack, we have to put it there ourselves. We do this by practicing unconditional love with ourselves." ~Teal Swan

5:
"Authenticity is the highest state of being that a spiritual practitioner can achieve. In fact in the years to come, authenticity will become the replacement for enlightenment as the true goal of our spiritual practice." ~Teal Swan

6:
"If you are unhappy, look at the things you do every day. You can’t do the same things every day and get different results in terms of how you feel. So do different things. If you do different things every day, you will start to see different results." ~Teal Swan

7:
"We came to earth to experience the illusion of separation so that by seeing it we could reverse the process of separation. Not so we could propagate it." ~Teal Swan

8:
"If we don’t dare to dream, we will never have a different life. We will never know what is truly possible." ~Teal Swan





9:
"We are powerless the minute we try to control what was in the past because we cannot touch it. So instead you must change what you can touch, the now. Shape it into what you want it to be... the future.” ~Teal Swan

10:
"You will start living a life that is worth living for, as soon as you start thinking and saying and doing things that are worthy of your life" ~Teal Swan

11:
"The reason we suffer from anything, is not because of the thing itself, but because of our resistance to it.” ~Teal Swan

12:
"Awareness does not always feel good. However, if we make feeling good more important than awareness, we will choose denial and we will choose to pretend. And by doing so, we will condemn the earth and ourselves along with it." ~Teal Swan

13:
"The change you desire to take place will automatically begin occurring the minute that you become aware of the purpose behind your undesired thought, undesired behavior or undesired state of being." ~Teal Swan

14:
"To hold on to the past always creates suffering, even if it was wonderful." ~Teal Swan

15:
"The day you betrayed yourself completely, was the day that you decided you would only be with yourself based on the condition that you felt good. So you have been trying to feel good all your life, so you could be with yourself and feel whole again... instead of realizing that you could just decide to be with yourself here and now, regardless of how you feel." ~Teal Swan

16:
"Until we fully awaken, the angels that come to free us will appear to us as demons, for it is not their prerogative to give us the unconditional love that we crave. It is their prerogative to show us what is preventing us from giving and receiving unconditional love.” ~Teal Swan

17:
"If anything other than what you think you want to have happen occurs, it is because of one of two things: 1) You yourself, are resisting what you desire with something you are thinking, believing or doing.

2) You are in denial of what you truly desire, while you have been simultaneously subconsciously informing the universe of what you truly desire; and so the universe is responding to the deeper, stronger truth of what you really desire.” ~Teal Swan

18:
"We come to love learning, by releasing our attachment to knowing. We release our attachment to knowing by facing and releasing our fears about not knowing.” ~Teal Swan



19:
"It takes a tremendous amount of courage for us to stop beating ourselves up and let go of the illusion that we are unacceptable and inherently bad the way we ARE. As humans, we are deeply afraid that if we don't punish ourselves on a daily basis that nothing will drive us to success or to goodness. This is a lie we've been conditioned to believe. Time to let it go.” ~Teal Swan

20:
"By eradicating pain, you eradicate the motivator for change. By eradicating the motivator for change, you halt both personal and universal expansion.” ~Teal Swan

21:
"After I die, the spiritual teachers that will come to teach you, will make my teachings obsolete. Like all things that are born, they are meant to die in this way. So I say, let my teachings die and do not cling to them. Let them be replaced in your heart by something even better. For this, is the beauty of expansion.” ~Teal Swan

22:
"Your true self (higher self as some call it) has not GONE anywhere. It is with you all the time, waiting for the very moment that you go looking for it.” ~Teal Swan

23:
"Negative emotion is always the red flag alerting you to the fact that there is something there to learn. It is always alerting you that you have come to the crossroads of personal expansion. But if you avoid the negative feeling, you also avoid the lesson and the expansion.” ~Teal Swan

24:
"The defining moments of your life, rarely announce themselves loudly. It’s more like you look back over time and see them as the day it all began.” ~Teal Swan

25:
"What are we here to do? We are here to cause the expansion of this universe by giving rise to new thought. We are here to line up with that thought and thus have the physical experience of the thought which we have given rise to.

We do this by following the feeling of joy. We do this by generating enough love within ourselves to not only experience what it is to be the best of that which we could call human, but also to snap the chains of human limitation." ~Teal Swan

26:
"When you fall in love with the idea of someone, you fall in love with the character that an actor is playing in your own individual game of pretend." ~Teal Swan

27:
"All too often meditation becomes our way to control ourselves rather than our way to become aware of ourselves and respond to ourselves according to that awareness." ~Teal Swan





28:
"The danger of being able to alter your perception about any experience is that you can see anything how you want to see it. By doing so you run the very real risk of escaping reality and therefore never really changing it.

You can sit in a jail cell convinced it is a palace. You can pretend something that feels good instead of letting the pain of seeing things as they really are, motivate change." ~Teal Swan

29:
"All too often our personality is nothing more than psychological clothing that we wear to hide our true self from the world.” ~Teal Swan

30:
"Many people believe that faith is the absence of doubt. This could not be further from the truth. We only think that faith is the absence of doubt when we confuse faith with knowing." ~Teal Swan

31:
"It is time to talk of detachment. Detachment does not mean to remove oneself from the experience and not let it impact you. Quite the opposite, it means to let the experience penetrate you completely. If you try to avoid going all the way through the emotions of experience, you will never be detached.

To become detached means to dive into the experience and the depths of the emotions so far that you drop out the other side. With full understanding. It is that very understanding you come out with that enables you to say "Now that I fully know, I can let go". THAT is detachment.” ~Teal Swan

32:
"If we drop the way we think it 'should' go and let ourselves take a back seat to the experience and where that experience takes us, we find ourselves arriving at an improved life that is even better than the one we had before and even better than the one we could imagine." ~Teal Swan

33:
"If we have any hope of healing, moving forward or being fully present in the here and now, we must stop trying to chase and create the fantasy we have of how our lives 'should' have gone. Instead, we must bury our fantasy of how we wish the past would have gone and we must move forward with what we do have from where we actually are.” ~Teal Swan

34:
"In order to integrate something, heal it, or move beyond it, we must first own or claim it. Whatever we cannot own or claim within us, we will project onto others." ~Teal Swan

35:
"It is easy to become discouraged when we realize how much the past effects the "now". But we can also look at this truth and realize how much the now effects the future. This can give rise to much hope if we let it that the future changes the second we change the now.

We create the future we want to see by taking incremental steps to becoming what we want to see in the very moment we are standing in. Here and Now. So... What are you waiting for?" ~Teal Swan

36:
"Living hell is the state of running from the inner fire of our unwanted emotions, looking for escape routes (of which there are plenty); only to discover that every escape route is in fact a dead end. The only way out, is in.” ~Teal Swan

37:
"Death is nothing more than a withdrawal of consciousness. And though our limited senses do not make it seem so, the loved ones who have experienced a physical death are closer to you in death than they even were in life. Because for them, there is no distance, space or time." ~Teal Swan

38:
"Mankind undervalues visualization, because we have been lead to believe that thoughts are the cast off abstractions of the brain. But visualization, is source's attribute of creation which is acting through the mind of mankind.

As extensions of source, whenever we visualize, we bring forth the essence of what we visualize into visible, tangible, physical experience. No form ever came into existence without someone consciously holding a picture of that form first in his or her thoughts." ~Teal Swan

39:
"We need to let ourselves and others fall apart completely with the knowledge that falling apart is crucial in order for us to be transformed." ~Teal Swan








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