173 The Anatomy of Loneliness with Teal Swan
How to Find Your Way Back to Connection
Loneliness is reaching endemic proportions in our society, reflected by rising suicide rates and increased mental illness. Now, more than ever we need to find a way to connect.
The pain of the human condition is that we walk this earth with multiple billions of other people and yet each of us feels alone. The Anatomy of Loneliness is for people who suffer from loneliness, the kind that cannot be solved by simply being around other people. Their aloneness is a deeply embedded pattern that is both negative and painful; it is often fuelled by trauma, loss, addiction, grief and a lack of self-esteem and insecurity.
In The Anatomy of Loneliness, Teal identifies the three pillars of loneliness: Separation, Shame and Fear and goes on to share her revolutionary healing technique; The Connection Process, that guides the reader through a series of exercises, helping them to face their fears and, ultimately to experience connection once again.
Teal demonstrates that in order to be loved to our core, we have to risk exposing it, be prepared to show our vulnerability and that owning our shame is the key to ending it. She also shows us that there is a difference between what actually happens to us and the meaning we make of it and it’s important to decipher what’s ‘ours’ and what is ‘theirs’ in any given conflict. Teal explains that Intimacy can be broken down into three very important syllables: “into me see” and for real intimacy to exist we need to see into each other for who we truly are and listen to the feelings beyond the words.
All pain in this world is initiated by some kind of separation. Separation from our source, separation from our essence, separation from our mothers, separation from ourselves, separation from what we fear and separation from what we love until we ultimately find ourselves shrouded in loneliness. The Anatomy of Loneliness leads us back to connection and tells us that every moment is a choice to close or to open. Teal ends by telling us to find people who have chosen the path of connection and let them walk beside us, hand-in-hand, into the world. In order to find them, we need to be brave enough to connect, be brave enough to love.
Teal Swan has a huge and dedicated fan base; she rose to fame through her YouTube Ask Teal series which now has over 400,000 subscribers and 50 million views. She also has over 250,000 followers on Facebook and over 56,000 on Instagram.Teal Swan was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico with a range of extrasensory abilities, including clairvoyance, clairsentience, and clairaudience. She is a survivor of severe childhood abuse. Today she uses her extrasensory gifts as well as her own harrowing life experience to inspire millions of people towards authenticity, freedom and joy. Her worldwide success as a modern spiritual leader has earned her the nickname “The Spiritual Catalyst.” She is the bestselling author of three books; The Sculptor in the Sky, Shadows Before Dawn and The Completion Process.