through Joanna Neff
S: One of the other questions
I had was about what happened during our last session when my
wife and I met on the rainbow bridge. I revisited that, and although
she didn't come to the middle of the bridge, Pegasus came over
and there was also a wolf--a very beautiful wolf that she connects
with. The wolf actually came to the middle of the bridge, lay
down and exposed her under-belly. I played with the wolf, and
it felt very good until Pegasus and my wife started to come onto
the bridge. I got the feeling that she was a little reluctant
to do this. In fact, she may even have gone back to her side.
I wanted to thank you for giving me that process and my ability
to revisit that on a journey. It was very beneficial to me to
have both the wolf and Pegasus.
MELORA: You are most welcome, and we
want to explain something about Pegasus. What we're hearing,
at the Soul level, is that your wife is fully aware of the symbology
of Pegasus. But she's saying that you are not. She's saying that
until you are aware, she can't work with you on this. It's important
for you to understand that Pegasus sprang forth from the blood
of the Medusa's severed head. Remember, she was the one with
the snaky hair?
S: Right. She turned people to
MELORA: Well, that's not all Medusa
is about, for in the most ancient traditions in pre-classical
Greece and Crete, the snake was always about healing. As in the
caduceus on the medical symbol: two snakes coiled like DNA around
a central staff. The snake was the symbol of healing energy,
and the guardian of that healing energy was always the Goddess.
S: You mean that Medusa was the
head of all the healers?
MELORA: Medusa, as she was interpreted
later by the Greeks, was typical of what happened to the Goddess.
They feared her energy, and so they turned her into a monster.
Pegasus sprang forth from the blood of the Gorgon's severed head.
Your wife is saying, "When you realize this, you will understand
that what Pegasus, the winged white horse, stands for is of the
Goddess. Until you understand this, she can't relate to you.
The Goddess was the guardian of healing energy, and she was maligned;
she was made into a monster. When you acknowledge that, you will
have a bridge to her in her heart.
S: So Pegasus' coming onto the
bridge and letting me be with her--is that like a first step
in understanding or acceptance? My wife actually jumped on Pegasus'
back but did not come over to see me. Pegasus actually flew around
with her on his back, and I think they became one before separating
again. That's when my wife wouldn't come over on the bridge.
MELORA: This is, at the Soul level,
a power struggle in the sense that you are not acknowledging
her native power. Your sense is that power is earned; with her,
the power is innate and that deserves just as much respect as
earned power. She says that she shouldn't have to prove what
she is, and she shouldn't have to flaunt, and she shouldn't have
to demonstrate. It just is.
S: I agree with all of that,
but aren't you saying that somewhere within me I don't agree
MELORA: No. Somewhere within her, she
doesn't believe or know that you acknowledge that. What we're
hearing is that the way she perceives your path is that you're
pretty much into your own thing and that you don't acknowledge
or share who she is innately. You're so focused on where you're
going on your own path that you're not sharing or acknowledging
who she is innately. That's what we keep hearing.
describe what we are seeing as the way, we will say, it used
to be in pre-classical Crete with the goddess energy, and so
forth. Males typically have the dynamic rather than the receptive
energy, and so when goddesses were honored for who they really
were, males became receptive to their energy. As long as there
is a polarization of male and female, where the male is polarized
in the dynamic mode, then he is unable to be receptive to the
being-ness of the goddess energy. Is this making sense?
S: When I talk to my Soul, it
has more of the feminine essence than the masculine.
MELORA: It depends on how you're expressing
that--or whether you're expressing that. You can be in a state
of being-ness without a soul. We're not receiving that that is
so. Again, there's a kind of squeamishness on her part. There's
something that has put her on "red alert," and she
stays there, keeps that bridging or sharing from fully happening.
For some reason, she's on guard.
tell you that the formula for "chick flicks," for romantic
films, is always the same. This applies here. The formula for
all knights in armor and maidens that they woo is always the
same: The man must earn the woman. She rebufs him and rebufs
him and rebufs him. He remains steadfast, and he keeps trying.
He earns her respect, and he earns her love. This is the motif
that is operative in your wife's consciousness and at the soul
level. The soul-level consciousness is what will convince her
that you are worthy for her to share all of who she is with.
MELORA: You see? This is what men do.
They say, "This is a chick flick. I'm not gonna go see that!"
MELORA: But, if they really want to
share in the power of all that the woman is, they do those things.
S: We just saw "Pearl Harbor,"
and I said exactly the same thing. I said it was a romance novel,
like a cheap paperback, that used Pearl Harbor as an excuse.
MELORA: We're just trying to tell you
that if you're interested in bridging to your wife, that is what
we're receiving. [laughs] It may not be welcome news . . .
No, it's all
right. We've been married 30 years, and in that time there is
something else that's been holding it together. There's something
else going on that I just do not understand, and sometimes I
just want to turn my back and walk away from it.
MELORA: Well, men are not as willing
to sacrifice energy or time for things aren't really that interesting
to them. We will remind you of the movie that Johnny Depp was
in about Don Juan and his effect on women. We're not suggesting
that you become a Duan Juan; we're saying that if you look closely,
you will understand that the man that the woman perceives as
a good lover is the man who is very interested in pleasing her,
who is very interested in showing that he perceives all she is,
and respects, reveres and holds that sacred. That is irrestible.
That is what women want.
S: To be treated as a goddess.
They cannot do anything wrong, and--
MELORA: No, it is not so much that
as that in the presence of such a male, all of who she is is
revealed and shared. Most men are unwilling to give her that
S: [laughs] I think you just
bumped my ego.
MELORA: [laughs} But you know this
is true. And so this was the issue in whomping and stomping the
goddess out of people's direct conscious experience in ancient
times. That was the whole purpose. The goddess had too much power
and they didn't like it. But they misperceived power. In acknowledging
women's power, men became empowered and didn't even know it!
S: The opposite thing than you
want seems to happen. You have to go out to battle, and you actually
become stronger as you go the other way.
MELORA: Yes. Because it's about true
spiritual power, which is in receiving--not doing. It's in being-ness.
If you think about all you've heard and read about where it is
desirable to go in the Ascension process, it is into pure being-ness.
That's what goddess energy is! And so if you allow yourself to
experience that here, if you will, in 3rd dimension, that is
the answer to your question. We have come full circle in this
session. That is the answer to your question about how you "get
there." And she is key: The goddess energy is key in getting
to that next level.
power is very yang, very male, very 3rd- and 4th-dimensional.
Goddess energy--moving into the love vibration--is a much more
yin, female kind of receptivity to allowing descension,
to allowing the ascension of consciousness, just allowing the
merging, which is symbolically characterized by this vision of
your wife. Allowing merging. So your whole Ascension process
is symbolized here.
S: Well, that answers the question
about the 30 years and why we're still together I guess.
MELORA: Yes, you still have this work
to do, and it is critical in moving you into the space you say
you wish to be. As you allow that here, in the relationship with
your wife, so then do you pave the way and open the door to moving
into that other consciousness of spiritual ascension.