I met Vinny for the first time as a patient a couple of weeks ago… his personality speaks for itself in this video he sent to me earlier today… he will be seen and heard by many one day
Based only on my experience (I am not speaking for others here), the below may be helpful to many. From a sharing and explanatory perspective, I am clearly going in a different direction than traditional/clinical/conventional psych analysis/terminology/conclusion to get my point across; and that may be just the way someone needs to hear this.
In my experience, there is an acute difference between a highly “evolved” or enlightened person/soul, and a “fragmented” person/soul whose ego/subconscious has literally shut down an aspect of their human self that they can not deal with. However from outside appearances, evolved/enlightened and fragmented may at first appear to be the same thing. Spotting and understanding this very quiet and beneath-the-radar difference in others will be a huge help to you in several ways.
Why is understanding this important? It is important because we are all set with internal frequencies or vibrations, similar to radio waves, which affect us based on who we are close to. *A great source to understanding this from a scientific point of view is the book “Power Versus Force” by Hawkins. When we operate in integrated higher self and physical self truth and awareness, REGARDLESS of how far along we are in our journey, our vibration is extremely high. When we operate in a way that our human/cognitive/physical self is hiding or hindered (due to unresolved conflict, which will not be elaborated on in this article), we often separate greatly from our higher selves (how could the two work together when only the higher self is authentic?) and our higher selves take over! – Thus appearing, but not actually being, enlightened. The contrast here is experiencing and thus recognizing the difference between The Enlightened Soul and the Fragmented Soul.
Throughout my life I have met, and been fooled, by what I now consider The Counterfeit Enlightened person. This, of course, has come after having treated hundreds and hundreds of authentically evolved and amazing patients, meeting and spending time with authentically integrated and evolved souls, and moving through and past my own Dark Night Of The Soul hence refining my internal barometer to distinguish truth from anything outside of truth.
I realize that there are others out there (namely the vast majority of my patient base!) who, like me, will appreciate being able to distinguish between what I consider here The Enlightened Soul vs. The Fragmented Soul. One reason I find that distinguishing this is so important is simply for time maximizing purposes versus time dumping purposes. The truth is, we have a limited amount of time on earth in our physical bodies. The quicker and more seamlessly we are able to move through this physical journey, unencumbered by other humans who appear but are actually not a match to us energetically, the more we can uplilft/achieve/thrive and assist others with similar tools to do the same. Another reason I find, and perhaps a more important reason, is that when we can not see/access someone’s true vibration, they will PULL from ours. This may not ever even be intentional. But energy flows from top to bottom by the law of physics. Two energies of different balances can NOT co-exist in the same space without the higher energy adjusting to the lower (not the reverse). When one person is fully in alignment with themselves, and another person is fooling themselves, there is an imbalance (regardless of however so slight) in energy, and the aligned/authentic person will be automatically pulled from by the person in the weaker/less authentic state. Again, none of this may be intentional, but it is important to know when this is happening so that we may uncord/unplug accordingly. It does not mean that we have to shut anyone out of our lives. It means that we can save ourselves time self-questioning and unconsciously giving away energy that could be put to greater good use.
I have broken down, based on my personal experience, categorical “types” of Fragmented Souls or Counterfeit Enlightened Souls. These are folks who, at almost all appearances, appear to be on a truly authentic track in life. However, they actually delay/pull/interfere with our process – not because they are bad people (and this can be the most difficult part – knowing that they are wonderful people!, just in denial of self) – causing us initial confusion and, at it’s worst, simply time wasted. The Fragmented Soul types I have come up with are: The Storyteller, The Tree Dweller, and The Robot. The common denominator between all of these types is that they appear to have all of the answers, yet…things just don’t seem to add up — something is askew and you feel it in your body…and you usually blame yourSELF (which, by the way, is something that none of the specific above types will ever do – take self-inventory).
The Storyteller is typically an extrovert, and they are really good with people. They are well-liked, and often work as social workers/therapists, performers or a similarly outward vocation. They have a HUGE knowledge-base — because they have read and read and read many books and accessed much information in the external world. They often give excellent advice, and make fun friends. They appear to be self-reflective, but never actually make it there. Their world is viewed from the outside in, with “information” as their internal and external armor. How do we spot them? The common tangible problem for/with a storyteller from a strictly vibrational/metaphysical point of view, is that their physical world never seems to line up with their stories. They are able to see the faults and tribulations of others, but can never quite get it together themselves on their own — because they fail to see the parts of themselves that they are so good at helping OTHERS fix. They are waiting to be saved by a miracle or another person in the physical world. Their reasoning for everything is outwardly-based, though they might sound incredibly introspective. This person will end up affecting us when we rely on them for advice, imbed them too heavily in our journey and generally allow them to plug into us. It then becomes our responsibility to distinguish this person from someone we believed to be fully in alignment. Again, there is no blame, no anger, no disappointment on our end…just an awareness. The Storyteller is a high-energy, convincing, seemingly all-knowing person. When we are with them, we forget that they are not in alignment. It can be incredibly difficult to pinpoint. However, our bodies will feel that something is off…inadvertently giving away much of our energy so that the two cups of water can be even.
The Tree Dweller is a fascinating type, because of their seemingly non-stop “Om” state. They are often geniuses or closet nerds who got tired of the contrast between their inner and outer worlds, and they subsequently appear to have “given up” on material or worldly possessions. They may actually surrender all worldly possession and behaviors, or they may only do so in part. Every Tree Dweller is mildly different. Tree Dwellers are often artists, healers or creators and have a spiderweb network or group that they will not break free from; they are susceptible to cults. They often choose to live in very humble environmental conditions and appear to have a very simple physical life, regardless of their material ability to do otherwise. They struggle heavily with concepts of abundance and have strong but secret feelings on the material world. The Tree Dweller appears, at first glance, to be an example for many – they seem to know how to live! They are “free”! Their demeanor is seemingly even-keeled, they even appear blissful. They are/appear incredibly compassionate! They have huge hearts, which can make this type difficult especially in romantic partnerships. How do we spot them? Again, the pieces of their human and spiritual worlds will not align. They will respond to conflict with the outside world with a very blasé approach, usually never addressing core issues directly. Their overall response is “tranquility” even when tranquility is an innocuous part of the equation. They are actually “checked out” in life. Their higher self may indeed be lightyears away from their human self, and much like The Storyteller, that is the point of contention for them and those around them who are actually in alignment (no matter how far along in their personal evolution). They will generally have Peter Pan Syndrome, and appear or act in a childlike manner. The Tree Dweller will struggle inside because the genius nerd inside of them desperately wants to integrate into the human physical world – but doing the work is too daunting, and so they escape into their higher selves, getting “high” through constant meditation groups, alcohol/drugs, or non-stop entertainment of sorts (entertainment can be anything, really – anything that whisks us away from reality). Again, much like The Storyteller, this person will affect us because we will be engaging with them in a way that their energy field actually needs balancing from ours. This will again create the top to bottom flow of energy, from a more aware point of view to a hidden one thus balancing the two people together at a median energy.
The Robot is an interesting and intriguing type. This person will appear as a quiet, compassionate and private person. The general feeling we have around them is that they are hiding something, but we will not be able to pinpoint it, and we may even get upset with ourselves for judging them. The Robot is usually scientific, new-agey, and secretly materialistic. Like the other two types, but more specifically, they often have serious childhood trauma. It may be partially or completely repressed, which would be more common in the case of The Robot versus the others. Much like The Storyteller and The Tree Dweller, they are actively denying a part of themselves in the human experience. I notice that the often unaddressed or unrecollected trauma encourages them to focus so much on their higher self versus their human self. How do we spot them? They will appear passive aggressive, hard to read and inconsistent in both emotion and action. Their past traumas (whether recognized or not) will often create a focus on the material world – a desperation for security/”stability” of the material variety. We will notice with The Robot that they always seem to slyly get their way in life, while not being completely upfront. At first glance, we will be overwhelmed by their kindness…and discover that due to their hidden fear of xyz, they often have a hidden agenda to get ahead in this life (even if they don’t realize it – remember, this information is not to disgrace to demean anyone! most everyone is doing their best in life, regardless of their awareness level). Their physical worlds will be focused on what they can “get”, often via a new age focus, almost fooling themselves as to their agenda. They are easily persuaded by the last piece of information they digested or the last person they spoke to. We know we are in the presence of The Robot when we pay attention to the above, and it is important to unplug or uncord from them as we will most certainly be balancing them if we are in a more aware and authentic state.
So, what is the difference between “us” and “them”, since we all have personal growth and work to do? The fundamental difference is the incredible first-glance appearance of an enlightened soul (i.e. someone we would go to for help or advice) in contrast to their actual human selves. For the rest of “us”, we do not, in the same way, hide or make any arguments about where we reside in the cognitive or physical world. There are not many facts that “don’t add up” in the life of a truly authentic person. Though we are still growing, we (The Enlightened Soul) are truly open and honest with ourselves about where we are. “We” tend to openly question ourselves whereas “they” rarely will. We feel, in our bodies, that something is off or askew, or we feel tired or confused after spending time with them. “They” will often portray themselves as teachers and feel uncomfortable making themselves vulnerable in any way. Conflict will be met with complete silence or complete denial.
We will be drawn to each of these people for the obvious reason that we are seeking higher truth and authenticity in our lives, and from first glance outward appearances, these folks have it! Depending on where each of us is at in our spiritual journey and evolution, it may take an hour or a day to recognize The Fragmented Soul or it may take years. It doesn’t matter how long, only that we begin to trust ourSELVES. We meet these folks so that we can ascend and learn. Nothing in life is a punishment. There is only truth and accessibility to truth. It has been hugely helpful to me, and to my patients, to reflect on my experiences with the above three types of Fragmented Souls.
This is a rough draft, slated for some edits that will be part of my book. I hope this is helpful to many.