A long time reader asks for a truth explanation (as compared to a truth check, which I used to get a LOT but not any more [thank goodness]). This interesting question immediately made me think, "why aren't the folks - the humans - who offer messages & information from the Masters in Question, providing such explanation?"
The reader asks: (paraphrased for clarity; especially my own)
Could [The Committee] explain about the beings known as Ascended Masters, Saint Germaine, Jesus or Sananda? Yoggananda? These are a few / some of them. I have learned about them over the years and find the subject very interesting but would also like to hear the way The Committee explain them. How many? Is it possible to explain what an Ascended Master is with only our limited use of language available? What do they do?
Answers The Committee:
You have many a time heard us say these are human names, given to all of you by the beings in question, because of their understanding how & why humans require a hierarchy or organization, plus names within and often titles which explain role & rank. The messages are given undiluted, so this dressing for human consumption is fine.
The population of humans on Earth nears eight billion, placing more than thirty billion guardian angel guides around all of you. Add animals and their guides, counting the animals who have them, since not all do, and you can see it is quite a large organization by human standards. Several speakers from among the many tens of billions of souls on and around Earth are not so significant.
What they do is speak to humans.
The organization of souls serving incarnated humans in the role of guides and guardians is perfectly organized and integrated in a way humans would not easily or likely understand. You would not comprehend this if presented, because of its vastness. You do not comprehend the vastness of Earth human societies, one of you who might live in a nation of fifty to one hundred million people, where this is only one half to possibly one percent of the Earth's population. Similar nations, regions and peoples, where language and culture are shared to various degrees, might still only extend to ten or twelve percent in the most extreme case. More than four fifths of you on Earth have only a superficial knowledge and understanding of what the majority of humans are truly like, and this is only recent. While absolute numbers of souls were lesser, through the majority of known human history, isolation in the ways humans experience it was also sharper, more pronounced and more common.
None of this applies in Heaven where the masters about whom you inquire, dwell. We say dwell, because they live always as do all of you, and are around all of you all the time, at all moments, so their location is most closely described by this human word, dwell.
Humans enjoy, prefer and like leaders and will gather around them, even if they are bad. We take as an example canine behavior, where a dog will naturally fall into place around a leader or assume such role, if required, even if reluctant to do it. Among any pack or group of canines, there will be a leader humans call alpha.
Humans likewise gather naturally around leadership, but absent the transparence of your heavenly home. the organization is always distorted to an extent. This amazingly appealing opportunity is one of the great aspects which attracts a soul to incarnation.
The souls you name have chosen the role of speaker, advisor, coach, informer, confidant and leader within the purposes of the messages they convey. The perception or masterful status humans perceive them to have, is a human desire to place honor, title and authority upon something which provides benefit, often deep and lasting. In practice they are modest by comparison to what human followers of their words suggest they are.
They are our friends and counterparts; they do what we hope to achieve also, but have reached a greater audience, their human followers have seen to this. We admire them and hope all of you do, too, all of you who might wish to follow them.
Please add your additional questions, if you please.