The Council of Worlds, sometimes known to you as the Association of Worlds, has over 40 groups at the present time, but this number varies from time to time, and is in motion. The alien groups that are present on Earth are all members of the Council of Worlds. All entities, from either spiritual orientation, who are visiting the Earth at this time are likewise members. This is not optional. We are a member of the Council of Worlds. The Council governs the affairs of the portion of the Universe to which the Earth is a part. The Council of Worlds stands as the final arbitrator when issues fall into certain areas, such as territorial issues.
The members of the Council, being primarily from the higher spiritual densities, are not, in the main, incarnated. This makes for a setting humans might find amusing, when holding council with incarnated aliens. Those incarnated stand around, gesturing and communicating with grunts or diagrams or telepathically or through translators if necessary. Now and then all fall silent and still while the Council communicates to them, soul to soul, and the incarnated souls then hastily update their physical minds through the mind/spirit connection. Then another round of discussion ensues. To an outsider, unaware of what was happening, the voice of authority would seem to be absent.