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 Jyoti 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 the mind.
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 Jyoti Alla-An embodied in ancient Greece. Does that
mean that Jyoti 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. (Jyoti
was an apprentice to an embodiment of Pallas Athena on Crete
in pre-classical times and a high priestess to Athena in classical
Greece. Jyoti 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
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 Jyotis 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 Jyoti through another channel whose
guide said that we gave the name "Melora" to clue Jyoti
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 Jyoti 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 Jyotis
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 Jyoti
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 Jyotis 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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