Having an open mind is a very valuable commodity, indeed. It is an ideal and is the routine mode of operation of the light being, to be unbiased but allowing and waiting until one has input of some kind, a message, a stimulus, an exchange with other beings and going from there, making a fresh start each time, knowing that energies can change, and beings as well will vary in their focus and intention and their state of mind, so to speak, from one time to another. While there are consistencies and soul characteristics that govern behavior and the expression of consciousness of the light being, it is more uniform in the overall fairness in looking at things in an unbiased fashion. The physical human is quite different. First of all, it is a more limited state of being and in the bargain, is constrained by having built-in defects, being cut off from the divine realm so the robust intuitive reach of the light being is not in evidence, except to a certain degree by some gifted individuals—for most, it is a marginal experiencing at best.
Moreover, the deep subconscious, which is the largest portion of the mind, is completely cut off from conscious awareness, so anything it knows or is experiencing will be completely unknown to the self at a conscious level and this puts a person at a great disadvantage, often working in the dark in ignorance while reacting emotionally to things out of sight and out of mind, functionally speaking. This invites all kinds of maladaptive strategies to overcome the struggle in some way to make it tolerable and to get by without digging a hole for oneself or being embarrassed by being put on the spot and not having a full possession of self-control and poise, when one’s inner emotional state of being could be in quite a degree of turmoil. But not being understood, it would be embarrassing to bring this up and there is really nowhere to go to get meaningful help. Any kind of therapeutic intervention will largely miss the point, other than the aftermath of the experiencing to do some hand-holding and reassurance and perhaps to suggest some coping strategies, but the therapy will not get at the deep issues giving rise to the emotional difficulties to begin with.
This state of affairs greatly encourages people to wear masks, to adopt a persona to represent themselves as being more capable, more together, more accomplished, and to cover up their own perceived shortcomings. After all, they seem vague and ill-defined, so even though there might be a significant struggle and deficit that results, it cannot truly be described in a meaningful way to an outside party. So people will have to put on a happy face to avoid awkward questions or being judged in a way they cannot truly defend themselves and hold their own, when they are unable to even understand, themselves, what is wrong. You are all walking wounded and are vulnerable, and while this is quite variable, with some being very resolute and strong-willed, steady, and firm in their convictions, others may be an emotional wreck, highly oversensitive, and fragile to the extent they might wither during a simple question and answer exchange with someone wanting to get to know them. So we would say that most phoniness is not done for personal gain in an attempt to manipulate other people to obtain an advantage in some way, to fool them or exploit them, but more the opposite, to defend and protect the self from outside scrutiny and criticism.
People highly value their reputation, and rightly so, because that means a lot in society. People are quick to judge others and if there is a perceived weakness or one that is self-admitted, that may cause others to, in effect, shun them, simply feeling uncomfortable and at risk themselves in being involved in some way in that person’s life. So there is much at stake, even to the extent of remaining an accepted member of a social circle, in keeping up appearances. This will continue as long as people remain a mystery to themselves. What is needed is much more healing to be done, deep within the subconscious level of the mind, as well as repair of the large amount of karmic baggage people have accumulated from many, many lifetimes of difficulty, struggle, suffering, and failures where they have been wounded or wounded others, or both, and carry the scars and still open wounds. Until that healing is done, people will need a crutch to lean on and a public image, like a fake passport, will give them an entrée to society to help them get along and to survive.