through Joanna Neff
Following are Meloras explanations
of what soul groups are, how we (as embodiments) are related
to our Higher Self, and what our purpose is in relationship to
the other members of our soul group.
We are indeed Melora, and we wish to introduce
a new way of looking at what you term "soul groups."
A soul group would be all your various selves, a group organized
"under" what you would term as one Oversoul, Higher
Self, all your multi-dimensional seed selves (past, present and
future), the fragmented soul aspects, infinite numbers of possible
selves, and so on. This is ongoing. Perhaps it seems to you that
there is a sort of finite point at which these things end--and
that you can then count them all and say, "There are this
many, and this is when they ascend." Actually you experience
soul groups in 3rd-dimensional reality in a multidimensional
Each multidimensional "self"
has a separate consciousness--individuated out of the One, as
we are when we come to you. All are "tied together"
in consciousness, and so when we say that we are an "individuated"
being, it is a manifestation that "steps out," if you
will, of the consciousness of The One and that expresses itself
as a "personality." (This is so that on this plane
people will recognize us and because you need answers to such
questions as "Who are you?" and "What is your
name?" and "What message do you bring?") We are
an individuated consciousness as an expression of The One, one
of the infinitudes of expressions of The One that you call the
Universe--all of the inhabitants in it, all of the stars and
planets in it, and all of the creations that express it.
Soul Groups go through an Ascension process
together. So that you can perceive and understand this process,
we will ask you to picture little hatch marks lined up in several
tiers, in several levels, although it is not that simple. If
you remember that the process of Ascension is ongoing--and that
it always has been, always will be--it will seem more like moving
up and up and up in "rows." And so as many of you as
there are in your soul group, there are as many of us; and as
many of us as there are, there are as many higher under which
we are "collected," much as a Higher Self is related
to an Oversoul.
Understand that there are many Higher
Selves "reporting to" that Oversoul, so just at that
level of one Oversoul, then, you have many Higher Selves "reporting
to" that Oversoul. For each Higher Self there are many members
of the soul group "reporting to" that Higher Self,
and for each member of the soul group there are multi-dimensional
[reincarnational] lives "reporting to" that member
of the soul group. Then for each multi-dimensional life there
are soul fragments that need to be brought back. (Merging with
the Higher Self requires the soul integration process of returning
these "lost" soul aspects.) And in each multi-dimensional
life--what you would term a "reincarnational" life--there
are soul aspects of other beings sharing each of those "past"
lives with you. But there are also "future" and "present"
lives.* You can look at the members of the soul group to which
you belong as "soul fragments" to us.
So many of you now working with Ascension
seem to be interpreting that the process will take place just
with you--just with your body in this lifetime. (Its not
just "little ol me," as [Joanna] says, "leaving
this life and ascending.") The problem with this view is
that it doesnt account for karma: what you share with other
expressions of your multi-dimensional Self. In the work that
we do with soul Retrieval we are bringing as many other of the
incarnational experssions back to the Higher Self as possible.
Ascension is consciousness of your multi-dimensional
selves, of soul aspects that need to be brought back, of other
members of your soul group, of higher guides who are parts of
your Higher Self, and so forth. Some have asked whether Ascension
is also a merging into the Oversoul, a merging of all the multi-dimensional
selves. Your experience of your Oversoul will not occur until
you have done the same sort of "work" that we have
been doing, so that the entire group can ascend. But, again,
what you are conscious of determines your experience of that
Ascension. Now, there is not just one Ascension agenda, not just
one soul growth agenda for everyone. Building the merkaba vehicle
is not necessary for everyone. Some people ascend by following
in consciousness right to their guides; some do it by letting
the Higher Self merge with them in the body, then the Oversoul
as well, which is called Descension. This is easier than Ascension!
This is what such great enlightened beings
as Buddha have done. They have let the "vertical soul hierarchy"
descend and merge with them while theyre in the body. Buddha
integrated all of his incarnational lives while he was in the
body. He became the predominant consciousness while in the body.
That is the greatness of his achievement in enlightenment through
Eventually you expand in consciousness
to the point where you know that there is only the One; you have
no consciousness of duality. Remember: It is only separation
from the One in consciousness that makes any being not understand
or experience the Oneness. And, as we have said, we are fully
aware that Oneness exists, although it is not in our energetic
experience fully yet. We merely have different "tools"
at our disposal when our consciousness expands, and when we,
as you say, ascend "higher" (we say "wider,"
"bigger," or whatever).
The beginning of the Aquarian Age (the
end of this milennium and the ten years or so following that)
just happens to provide portals of maximized opportunities for
ALL in a soul group. This is what creates this sense of urgency
you all are feeling and what compels you to take advantage of
the acceleration that is possible in this time.
Channels Soul Group
Question: You mentioned
that you, as Melora, resonate more strongly with the soul group
with whom [Joanna] is embodied in ancient Greece. Does that mean
that [Joanna] has other soul groups and that you might be part
of other soul groups as well?
You have actually explained it rather
well. In claiming that we resonate more to that soul group in
classical Greece we were expressing that the work we are doing
with Ascension in this dimension at this "time" in
the simultaneity of ALL--as we focus our consciousness here to
do this work--the resonance is with the quality of consciousness
connection we also have with her "now." In other words
the resonances in her expression in classical Greece and now
are very similar. ([Joanna] was an apprentice to an embodiment
of Pallas Athena on Crete in pre-classical times and a high priestess
to Athena in classical Greece. [Joanna] understands that high
priestesses were really channels of the goddess energy: The goddess
spoke through the high priestess to the people and embodied through
the high priestess, do you see?)
The resonance is so almost exact that
these parallel lives are able to merge in consciousness, and
there is great power. Its like having a direct pipeline
through Time, connecting [Joannas] experience in these
ancient lives with this one now. And since the work is about
merging, since these qualities of connection are the same, the
power in the connection now is similar to that of the ancient
expression. The bridges are tremendous and total--"back,"
"through," and "across," as you would put
it--to those times. We perceive that you know this is a multi-dimensional,
not just a three-dimensional, kind of spherical or geometrical-energetical
relationship here. Its as when you touch one part of a
spiders web and the whole web vibrates. So in setting up
this pipeline, and in suggesting that we are more resonant with
that wing of our soul group incarnate in classical Greece, were
saying that across the simultaneous lives, this has the most
power to resonate more dimensionality in consciouness than any
other soul group that you would also think of as existing, each
in its own "niche."
This is difficult to explain. This idea
was originally presented to [Joanna] through another channel
whose guide said that we gave the name "Melora" to
clue [Joanna]i into that particular life in which she was singing
and playing the part of Helen of Troy in the Acropolis amphitheater.
In her becoming conscious of that life and starting to resonate
in her understanding of what went on then, and as a priestess
in other times, her more artistic and creative work in classical
Greece resonates across her lives most profoundly.
Even greater work, however, can be done
here, in this life. Looking back from what you consider to be
the future, those lives continuously draw upon each other. Thus,
the more power you have here, the more power they have there,
because its simultaneous. This is the resonance that makes
it possible and that accelerates the process of merging that
we wish to result in consciousness for what [Joanna] calls our
"vertical soul hierarchy." Understand that it is an
access for (and axis of, if you will) each part of what you might
see as a gyroscope.
Question: So who IS Melora? You have said that you are "one
of The Council of Four," including Pallas Athena. Youve
said that you are directed by The Council of Four and, at other
times, are The Council of Four or on the Council of Four. And
we know that there are numerous councils and that sometimes we
are members of more than one council.
Our introduction of the concept of "The
Council of Four" was really to help explain a composite
resonance and the "work," as you would describe it,
that we are doing--in terms of [Joannas] remembrance of
her lineage, her understanding of her own pivotal role in this
work in anchoring consciousnesses from "way up here."
People might say: "Now wait a minute! Theres a Council
of Five"; "Theres a Council of Twelve,"
and so on. As these rigid structures are being placed on it,
the explanation breaks down. It is a sort of description, a particularization,
that really doesnt exist "here" at all, so you
might think of The Council of Four as a subcommittee of a greater
committee, but the way we think of it is that The Council of
Four is of the Oneness; we resonate together as you do as friends.
We "hang out" together because of similar talents,
energies and "mission," and because of our interest
in clear communication, beauty and truth, and so on. For example,
we also do the work that Athena "did" in The Temple
of Truth in Atlantis. (Like the Lady Master Quan Yin, Pallas
Athena is on the Karmic Board.)
So our resonances are similar, but its
not as though we have coffee together and discuss these things
intellectually [laughs]. Our energy is drawn in the direction
of what resonates with us, and the impulse to merge in the light
is very strong in us. The resonance of the members of this council
is so similar that we have a sense of pleasure in mingling our
energies and in expressing ourselves together because when your
energies are combined it is more than just double--it is exponential.
So you can see that we have come together as beings and composites,
soul collectives, consciousness collectives, groups, whatever,
because of the sheer joy of expressing and sharing our energies
together and of experiencing the compounding of that resonance.
And so, yes, it is like coming from the
center of this sphere . . . or we will put it another way: Throw
a pebble into the still water and the rings move out from the
center in the ecstatic waves of energy that we experience. So
theres much joy and pleasure in this. It is not as though
were doing this, as you would say "just out of the
goodness of our hearts." We seek the ecstatic experience
of this energy, the exponential increases in resonance.
Question: You refer to yourself as "ourselves."
Are you, in fact, a group energy?
You could think of us, Melora, as a collective
that is in the process of becoming an even greater collective
that will include Pallas Athena and the other members of the
council, and many others, in what you term "the future."
In her ancient Earth embodiment Athena was one of the two "gods"
of the Greek Pantheon who was authentically an avatar (the other
is Apollo), and that is why the worship of Athena was so strong.
That is why such great structures were erected to her, and that
is why her energy is still able to be in the statues--because
she was a being embodied on the earth--not just a concept, not
just channeling through someone from a disembodied state.
So you can see that in the other "reincarnational lives"
there would be such great resonance, because the consciousness
is, "This is a living entity," and there is that anchor
experience of Athena in the body: You remember that she is a
real being. When she was embodied as an avatar she was also simultaneously
in other dimensions, in other roles as a guide, as a goddess,
as an Ascended Master . . . but also in the body for the purpose
of anchoring all of that consciousness and all the other expressions
of her (from the "highest" to the "lowest")
while she was in the body and having that merging.
Question: So there are many here on earth who are connected
to each of THE FOUR?
Yes. The subgroups, if you will. And so
there is the soul group, for example, that you share with [Joanna]
and that resonates across time through various incarnations in
classical and pre-classical Greece, because the consciousness
was so tuned-in, and our relationship in consciousness in that
way allowed the consciousness in that soul group. And there are
other soul groups that you would think of as "subgroups"
to various members of The Council of Four whose purpose is not
in specific resonance with that lineage of the ancient Greece
group. In other words, that is not the most pervasive consciousness
connection for them.
. . and yet some of us, down here, may be aware of connecting
through those groups?
Yes, and of being "members"
of those other soul groups.
Question: And so this entire group, now, as a unit, has
a specific purpose?
A good way to answer this is to say that
in being aware of specific past lives, such as in Pompeii or
during the Renaissance, for example, there will always be a similar
motif in each of the past lives that you are all remembering
the most intensely as a group. If you think of the Renaissance
as a time of the greatest flowering of the arts (next to that
of classical Greece), and so on, you start to see what is similar
in the soul groups expression, experience and consciousness.
And so, perhaps another "wing" of the soul group is
more tuned-in to the Renaissance time than it is to ancient Greece.
That whole group is also in Paris at the time of the Impressionist
painters, and they are in other cultures in which the arts and
literature fluorish, because in that particular wing they are
really intensively playing out the art aspect¾the artistic,
creative . . . literally in writing, painting, singing, playing
music, and so on. And this still is resonant with The Council
And then another group are revolutionaries
fighting for freedom and truth, which is another expression of
the main "issues" of The Council of Four. Others are
great orators, writers, communicators and statesmen in the true
sense of the word, as in the founding fathers of America. They,
too, are expressing freedom, but the intensity of expression
goes into oratory and communication. These, too, are main issues
explored by The Council of Four.
Question: And so what youre saying is that all
of these things that we consider to be in the past are all being
now brought to the fore, in the present, now, as a part of the
main purpose of The Council of Four?
Yes, and we wish to say that [Joannas]
latching on to Jean Houstons term "polyphrenic"
is very important here, because you can see that the more conscious
you become of other lives the more youre seeing that, throughout
these many lifetimes, all of these parallel existences are expressing
the same motifs but, maybe, choosing to express one more than
the other, as in painting. But your love of freedom, the necessity
for you to have the truth, your requirement for beauty, cross
all the dimensional existences.
So, you see, in certain periods in "history"
there is more opportunity to express certain aspects of this.
For example, the time of the American Revolution was not known
as a great time for the arts in America. [laughs] In embodying
in certain "periods" of history, the soul expression
is selecting a life in which it can experience that aspect more
fully, can focus more on that aspect, and can enhance the necessity
for experiencing many different lives in different countries
and in many different times in history.
Question: Excellent. Thank you.
It is our pleasure. As always, we wish
you great joy of the light, and we are Melora.
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