I have to be honest about some things as I am sure some of you may or may not have noticed a lot of changes within the Grove and the group.
I am not here to slander or talk ill of anyone, just to speak on how I see it and keep everyone informed.
A few former members of TSO have parted ways with us and decided to start their own group. While this is fine and well, it has caused a rift with some people and words were exchanged amongst us and things were not conveyed properly.
When I wished them well on their journey I meant just that until a few of us assumed that maybe things weren't as kosher as we once thought they were.
This led to arguments and negativity and we have since parted ways and I have been trying to do damage control until something was brought to my attention on January 4th.
We had a Meetup group on Meetup.com that was paid for by one of our former members. I do not have the funds to pay the $14 a month for access to that site, but she offered and I gladly accepted because it helped us in so many ways and she was willing to graciously share with us.
Since the split with the former members, they have now taken control of what was once the Spiral Oak Grove Meetup, changed its name, and kept access to all the seekers on there and their contact information.
I have had a few people express to me their upset that a group they did not give consent to now has their information. The information was freely given through Meetup when those individuals were part of TSO. Sadly, there isn't much I can do.
Their exits were abrupt and without real prior warning and I want to apologize to those that were affected by this rift.
I understand that there are always two sides to the story and from what I have heard, TSO's side hasn't really been heard, but that is fine. I do not wish to air out personal dirty laundry, even though others are ok with doing that.
I have also had several people come to me with things that are being said about me on a personal level, and sadly there is nothing I can do about that either.
I will say that everyone should take what they hear with a grain of salt until fully informed from all sides so that they can make an informed decision for THEMSELVES.
I want TSO to be a place where you all can learn, grow, and call it a second home.
I'm not sorry that it may not be what everyone wants, but it is what I want and there are plenty of others who feel the same.
I'm no High Priestess, I am not initiated in any tradition, I don't claim to be a strong and a powerful leader or omniscient teacher.
I'm still growing and I am growing with you all and I hope that this year brings new beginnings and brighter horizons for those that are seeking love, light, and knowledge.
If anyone has any questions, please feel free to message me and I will answer them personally.
Thank you all for bearing with this long post and I love you all.