In 2012 Teal founded Headway Foundation, a nonprofit company that enables ideas, goals and ventures aimed at positive world change to come to fruition. In the years to come, Headway Foundation will encompass programs, centers, companies and products in the areas of justice reform, education, end of life care, self help, healing, parenting, integrative medicine, food industry reform and spirituality (to name a few).
In 2014 Teal founded a social authenticity movement called “Emerge”. Today’s fast paced modern world is built on pretense instead of authenticity. When the world is built on pretense, the truth of a person and the truth of the world cannot emerge in order to be known. When a human being is forced to fit into a society by conforming to social ideals, their emotions are suppressed and they lose touch with their own authentic being as well as their innate knowledge of the universe at large. They begin to “pretend” to be one way when the reality of who they are and how they feel is quite the opposite. Sometimes this pretense runs so deep that people are fooled by their own illusion. Wars are waged because people are unable to admit to and embrace their fear and grief. Murders are committed because people are unwilling to face the powerlessness they feel. People live unfulfilled lives of addiction and greed because they have never given themselves permission to admit to what they want and how they feel. We live in an age of suppression, where the symptoms of illness are numbed and drugged out of our awareness. We are so busy “keeping up the façade” that we forfeit the opportunity for real personal growth. We are in essence, living in an age of “un-enlightenment”. Emerge invites people to step fully into their authenticity, knowing that this will bring about the positive change that we want to see in the world.
All beings inherently contain the knowledge of this universe because they, like all beings incarnated in this universe, are extensions of universal consciousness. As we allow ourselves to fully emerge and awaken to who we truly are, this universal truth will make itself known to the world. Emerge calls us as individuals to support the uncovering of the uniqueness and personal truth of each person, beginning with ourselves. In turn, the society that will emerge from this change will be the one we have all been asking for.
Teal was born in Santa Fe New Mexico in the year 1984.
As a toddler, Teal began noticeably exhibiting extrasensory abilities. Among these abilities were clairvoyance, clairsentience, clairaudience, the ability to manipulate electromagnetic fields and the ability to communicate with thought forms.
Her parents, who were both Wilderness Rangers, later accepted a job in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest of Utah, not knowing at the time about the intensely religious climate of the location. Word of her abilities got out very quickly and were not only frowned upon but feared by many in the religious community. It was because of Teal's extrasensory abilities that she was inducted as a child into a local cult by a family acquaintance, where she was routinely ritualistically tortured for thirteen years.
She managed to escape from the cult when she was 19 years old. Since then, Teal has become a "spiritual catalyst" both accepting and utilizing her abilities to remind people of the united, energetic nature of this universe and to teach people how to find bliss in the midst of even the most extreme circumstances.