Ask The Council

What will you ask Spirit?

Welcome

Bob & Cynthia

Welcome to Ask The Council, a blog where you can ask a group of loving and wise spirit guides a question and get an answer, for free. You can also read the questions other readers have asked and the answers they’ve received. Other posts contain quotations from The Council that we hope you find inspiring, uplifting, and educational.

Ask The Council a Question

If there’s a question you’ve been thinking about and you’re curious how The Council might answer it, we encourage you to use the blog’s Comments feature to ask your question. You can click here to go to the ‘Leave a Reply’ section of this Welcome post and type your question there or you can type your question in the Leave a Reply section at the bottom of any post that inspires you to ask a question or leave a comment.

Since the blog is currently a project we do in our spare time it can take a while for us to do a session with The Council on a question and then publish a post on the session. Depending on the question and the session it can sometimes take weeks after a question is asked to publish a post with The Council’s answer. Please be patient.

The Council

Cynthia is able to communicate with a group of five non-physical spirit guides in a manner similar to the way Esther Hicks communicates with and speaks for the spirit guides, Abraham, and Jane Roberts communicated and spoke for the spirit guide, Seth. I (Bob) basically interview The Council as they speak through Cynthia during what we refer to as a session. Sessions generally last 30-60 minutes and are usually audio recorded. During the session Cynthia is aware of what The Council is saying and she also receives visual impressions and other types of telepathic communication from them.

After a session we often type up a transcript to help us remember and understand better what The Council said and to make it easier to include quotes from The Council in blog posts. From our impressions during and after the session, the recording, and the transcript we write the posts found in this blog.

The Council’s Basic Guidance

Since we began these sessions with The Council around 2009 they consistently emphasize a few basic ideas that we attempt to summarize here:

1) You are an eternal spiritual being in a physical body.

You are the energy and vibration of continuously expanding love, intelligence, and joy.

Your physical experience in your physical body and your psychological experience of your personality is a small part of the totality of who you truly are.

Let yourself imagine from time to time what it might feel like to experience more of the wondrous totality of who you really are, and don’t be surprised if you are able to experience this more often.

2) You are the creator of all that you experience.

As you open to the possibility your true nature is greater than you ordinarily perceive, it becomes easier to consider the possibility that this expanded you is truly the creator of everything that you experience.

If we’re used to thinking of yourself in a more limited sense, the idea that you are the creator of your experience may be difficult to understand.

Our post, What About This Idea That We Create Whatever We Desire, offers insights into this idea.

3) You are here to expand the love you are into physical reality.

You chose, as a spiritual being, to come into this physical reality to experience the joy of expanding the love you are as a spiritual being, into this physical reality. This is your purpose for being here.

Finding Your Way Around the Blog

Home Page

The left-hand column on the Home page contain a long chronological series of posts with the most recent on top. Each post begins with a title. Clicking on a post title will take you to a blog page dedicated to that particular post. The Thought for the Day posts use the post publication date as its title. Following each post is a Like button where you can indicate to us and other readers if you like the post.

The footer section of each post identifies the date the post was published, the Categories the post has been assigned to, the keyword/keyphrase Tags assigned to the post, and a Comment link. If readers comments on a post, the Comments link will indicate the number of comments. If a post has no comments yet, the Comment link text appears as “Leave a Comment”.

Clicking on the Comments link takes you to a Comment text box on a post page dedicated to that post. Here you can type a comment in the text box and click the Post Comment button to have your comment displayed just below the text box. If you are replying to someone else’s comment, your comment will appear indented underneath the comment you are replying to.

At the bottom of the left column on the Home page is a ‘Previous Entries’ link that will take you to a page with a list of earlier posts.

Thought for the Day

In addition to answering readers’ questions, The Council began sharing Thoughts for the Day in December 2010. These brief inspirational sayings offer a daily spiritual point of view that can help you:

  • Remember that you are divine spirit, a part of which is experiencing physical existence from the point of view of your physical body.
  • Remember why you chose to experience life in a physical body.
  • Remember how to manifest the life you desire.

Longer Posts

Longer posts that answer readers’ questions offer a similar spiritual point of view and an opportunity to consider specific issues in more depth. Using the ‘Questions & Answers’ link in the navigation bar (top right of the Home page) is an easy way to display a list of introductions to just our longer posts. Clicking on the post title will take you to the post page where you can read the rest of the post.

Blog Features

The right-hand column of most blog pages contains this Welcome message. Below the Welcome message in the right-hand column are some useful features:

Email Subscription: Use this to subscribe to blog posts. You will receive an email notification with a link back to the blog each time a new post is published.

Search: Type a keyword or phrase and click the Search button to get a list of posts in the left column that contain the keyword or phrase.

Archives: The Archives list indicates the number of posts for each month listed. Clicking on the link for a month will display in the left column of the page a list of the posts published that month.

Categories: This is a list of keywords used to categorize posts. Posts can be included in more than one category, if applicable. Clicking on a category link will display in the left column a list of posts assigned to the category you selected.

Navigation Bar

The Navigation Bar at the top of each page contains a link to the blog Home page and links to the following additional pages:

Welcome: A link that displays this Welcome message in the left column (and the right column). At the bottom of the Welcome message is a Comment box where you can post a general comment about the blog or ask The Council a question.

Questions & Answers: Use this link to display a list of introductions to our longer posts, most of which are responses to reader questions. This is an easy way to check out these more in-depth posts. They are listed in chronological order with the most recent post on top. Clicking on the post title will take you to the page where you can read the complete post.

Contact Us: The Contact Us page contains a contact form similar to the Comment form mentioned above. The difference between the Contact Us form and the Comment forms is that the Contact Us form is a private message to us (Cynthia and Bob). It is not posted on the blog. Comments appear on the post page where the comment is posted. The Contact Us form can be used for communicating with us about private sessions or other private matters you think aren’t appropriate for posting in a public Comment.

Bob & Cynthia

128 Comments »

  1. Hello once more! I wanted to thank you again for the two sessions you made for my questions about mental health. It did help me.

    What stood out the most in The Council’s answers was the idea that any kind of significant challenge is experienced to find a way of still loving yourself allthough you created something ‘unwanted’, an accident or an illness. Everybody strifes to be successful in life but it is easy to love yourself for doing well and much more challenging to do so when ‘failing’.

    I could say, well, it was a chemical unbalance in my brain related to thyroid problems, in short: a biological disfunction that I just unluckily happened to have genetically or developed over the time (which doesn’t go along well with ‘creating your own reality’). But I am unsatisfied with such an answer (allthough I come from a strict scientific background) thats why I did turn to your site and asked The Council.

    I had to smile about their comment ‘whom does she think she is asking her question to?’ concerning my doubts if spirituality is a real part of life or merely something invented by creative human minds.
    Upon experiencing the loss of rationality due to psychosis I clinged to a very rational worldview for some time afterwards (and was forced to it by medication and my surroundings because any talking about a spiritual meaning was frowned on).
    It really made me depressed because if everything happens without any deeper sense this world is really a Darwinian game of being lucky with your genes and with the place and family born into. Whereas spiritual meaning equals learning and growing opportunities. Thus even so called ‘negative’ things have value if the lesson is understood.

    I still have to understand what The Council ment in ‘my psychotic reality was as real as my normal one’.
    The creation of reality is a fascinating topic. What is consensus reality, what are dreams, parallel lifes and realities… When is something only real for myself and when is it shared with others. What happens if some people hold opposite views. One of your posts touched on that topic regarding a relationship wanted by one unwanted by another.

    Thank you for offering this interesting blog!

    Comment by Stephanie | July 7, 2014 | Reply

  2. Hi Cynthia and Bob! If you find time could you ask The Council about mental health? I suffered from an episode of psychosis where I temporarily drifted into my own world. It was a very strange experience and since that I kind of distrust all spiritual things as I am afraid of ‘loosing normal reality’ again. Before I never had any problems of that sort. I always held spiritual interest but at the same time was very grounded. There was some hardship in my life that might have triggered this mental illness due to high levels of stress. Still I would love to get an answer from the spirit world how they interpret illnesses like psychosis or (if that condition gets chronical) schizophrenia. What lesson can be learned? And how can I heal? I am ‘back to normal’ already but the humilating treatment in psychiatry and the experience of dellusion and loosing the ability to tell whats real and whats not left me highly shattered in my self esteem. Maybe The Council has some advice? Thank you!

    Comment by Stephanie | July 1, 2014 | Reply

    • Hi Stephanie. Very good questions. We look forward to hearing what The Council has to say about them. In the meantime here’s our point of view, based on our understanding of what The Council has said in other sessions.

      Your description of your psychosis episode as temporarily drifting into your own world sounds like something that happens every day to most of us when we sleep. In your case we’re guessing a big difference was that you had difficulty orienting yourself to a comfortable physical reality experience when you weren’t sleeping.

      After that kind of experience it’s understandable you might want to avoid thinking about spiritual things if this feels like it might lead to another drifting into a world that’s difficult to get back from. We imagine it took a lot of courage to even think about asking the questions you’re asking and the eloquence of your questions suggests to us you’re making excellent progress orienting to a comfortable physical reality.

      It’s our impression most medical professionals define health as the absence of disease, but from what we like to think of as a spiritual point of view, heath is more like the level of spiritual life force you allow into your physical experience in any moment.

      As you become more confident in your orientation to physical reality, we like to think you will also regain the confidence you previously had in experiencing spiritual reality and you will learn how it can enhance your physical reality experience without having what mental health professionals call a psychosis.

      We like to think that more and more mental health professionals are finding ways to integrate their understanding of mental health with an awareness of spirituality. Until this becomes more prevalent the self-esteem issues you describe can be an undesirable side effect of mental health treatment. Fortunately, like most other side effects, you can expect them to wear off as your health improves and the treatments that contribute to these side effects become less needed.

      We look forward to hearing what insights The Council is able to offer about your experiences in your own world. We like to think these insights will offer you to a much more satisfying way of thinking about that experience.

      Thanks again for your questions, Stephanie. It’s not uncommon for people who are opening to the awareness of who they are as a spiritual being, to experience an unfamiliar and sometimes uncomfortable disorientation from their ordinary physical reality. We imagine The Council’s insights on this subject will help many others in addition to yourself.

      Love, Bob & Cynthia

      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | July 2, 2014 | Reply

      • Hello again Bob & Cynthia! I just wanted to thank you for your quick reply and your very nice and comforting words. You are right, it’s not easy to talk about mental illness in our society and I was a bit unsure at first to ask this question. But since I was confronted with this form of disease myself, I started to wonder a lot about why it happens and what it means and thought that there will for sure be others interested in this topic as well. As I told you, since being very little I have been familiar with spiritual concepts (I always felt deep knowledge in my heart and many spiritual ideas just popped up without hearing or reading them being a child) and do understand with one part of my being that illnesses have a spiritual background as reality is sort of a reflection from the state of our inner being. Thus disease is a way to learn and grow as is any kind of suffering. At least I hope this to be true and not just something that merely came into existence because human minds needed explanations and nice stories for something they couldn’t fathom and therefore feared – as materialists like to argue. I am a trained scientist with a degree in geophysics, thus I was in a way always between two ways of interpreting life: having this strong sense of spirituality and on the other side being educated in logical, fact-orientated natural science. My psychosis somehow took away the so very strong lifelong feeling of connectedness and had me turn completely to the scientific view of life for some time. Yes, the medication also had to do with it as it cuts most of your feelings and makes you go zombie-like. Good for me that I found a supporting doctor who already made me go back to a very little dosis. :) But I now know what severe depression feels like. It has to do with loosing all meaning and sense in life. And loosing love and appreciation for yourself. Something I very much had before due to the spiritual way of interpreting reality. I never thought that I would be able to get that lost. I was always convinced that I was guided from within and then suddenly this guidence from within let me go crazy… Like you said, lost in a not ending dream state while being awake with somewhat child-like behaviour and inadequate unreflected beliefs and insights (which felt like deep philosophical truths and came in rapid and huge pieces) and the feeling of being able to telepathically communicate, etc. It had spiritual content in the way that I felt like finally this would be ‘it’, the ultimate understanding of everything and the ultimativ changing of my life into sheer happiness and bliss… It was exaggerated though, too shiny and not the simple humble content and practical feeling of spirituality that I normally had. It lacked the warm and simple beauty but was overwhelming instead. Now I have the craving to get back my original assuredness concerning spiritual matters along with the connectedness it beared but I lost trust and after psychosis felt silly for the way I think. And it made me feel guilty and small because in the weeks with psychosis I failed to cope with normal daily life issues although I used to be so convinced to ‘understand’ life and felt so much ‘old wisdom’ from soul level all my life before… Also I am ashamed for all this Ego filled self-centered reality I drifted into. Psychosis makes you turn completely into your own world. It is a very self-absorbed condition. Now I see myself as being unimportant (I punish myself with that) with a malfunctioning mind, dangerously dellusive and somehow devoid of god. Abandoned even by the spirit world that - if it exists at all. Like I did something wrong (invented inner conversations or listened to wrong inner voices instead of the ‘real’ thing) and through turning into my own world drove all true spirit companions and gods love out. It’s like failing a test severely. And having taken away one’s credibility and now being isolated. But thats just my inner feelings. On the outside I got my life back in order. It’s just the original spiritual connectedness with everything and the feeling of being on a meaningful life path that I am missing. Instead I feel like I am just someone who happens to be alive, living an ordinary life, doing her daily tasks, but without much greater meaning. Sorry for the additional long comment, but I felt the need to specify some points. I’ll be happy to read some insights of The Council if you – and them – find time. Meanwhile thank you a lot already for answering and lots of love and blessings to you two!

        Comment by Stephanie | July 2, 2014 | Reply

        • Hi Stephanie. Thank you for your additional comments. They help clarify your questions for The Council. We actually did two separate sessions with The Council on your questions. If you’re interested in hearing the complete audio recordings of the 2 sessions, please include an email address in the form that appears when you reply to this comment. Other readers will not see this email address, but can use it to send you a link to the recordings. Here are some of the highlights of what The Council said during the sessions.

          1. The Council’s perspective on mental illness turns out to be very similar to their perspective on disease in general. They see these experiences as opportunities to expand the love you are in spirit, into this physical reality, and in the process transform physical reality into a more loving, spiritual reality.
          2. As a spiritual being before you came into what you think of as your current human reality, it was your desire to experience a significant challenge that would give you a significant opportunity to bring love from spirit into physical reality. The details of the challenge were not chosen prior to your incarnation, but the options were a physically life threatening disease like cancer, a disability like the loss of your legs, or a mental illness like the psychosis you experienced.
          3. The Council repeatedly emphasized that you and only you are the creator of what you experience. This is one of their fundamental teachings. If you’re not able to accept that you created the experience you described, The Council suggests that you concentrate on feeling compassion and love for what you have come through as a human being.
          4. The more you can focus on better-feeling thoughts rather than focusing on the stress, confusion, fear, and pain of the experience you describe and the experiences that led up to it, the more you will begin to feel reconnected in a grounded and safe way to the love you are as a spiritual being in a human body having physical reality experiences.
          5. The doubt, uncertainty, mistrust, shattered self esteem, and feeling silly thinking about spiritually are all things you intended to experience so you could transform them with the love you are as a spiritual being.
          6. The reality you experienced is every bit as real as the reality you describe as normal. The important distinctions are how desirable one is compared to the other. Since the realities you experience are created by you based on what you choose to give your attention to, if you want to experience better-feeling realities you need to choose better-feeling focuses of your attention.
          7. Sit twice a day and contemplate the idea you are a powerful spiritual being who came to this physical reality to bring love into the realities you experience.
          8. Eventually you will experience more clarity and knowledge about the experience you describe as psychosis and you will teach others how to connect to who they are as spiritual beings and how to bring the love they are into similar unpleasant experiences.

          After the 2 sessions It occurred to us you might be interested in reading the following books that describe some of the challenging physical reality experiences other people have created and how these challenges have helped them transform their life by connecting more powerfully with who they are as a spiritual being and were able to bring more love into their life.

          Thank you, Stephanie, for your great questions. When we have time we hope to publish a post on the 2 sessions we did on these questions. We think it could help a lot of people who’ve experienced a challenge along the lines you describe. We hope you find this additional information helpful. We’d love to know what you think, and other readers probably would like to know also. Love Bob & Cynthia (and The Council).

          Comment by Cynthia & Bob | July 4, 2014 | Reply

          • Hello again dear Bob & Cynthia & The Council!

            Thank you very much for doing these two sessions on my questions, that’s very kind of you! I appreciate it a lot that you took your time to help me deal with my challenging situation.

            It is interesting for me that The Council repeatedly emphasized that only I myself am the creator of my experience. As I was looking for information about Psychosis and Schizophrenia around the net I also sometimes found ideas that went along the idea of ‘possession’ or influence from thought forms etc. – People do hear voices (I also had some quite ‘interesting’ inner conversations, never frightening, often humourous but also weird) and have hallucinations, thats why some interpret it as some sort of possession.

            I don’t like the idea of it and never gave it much thought though. I only think that my mind probably was in a more open state and thus subtle energies that it normally cannot detect were heard?

            Still for me it was much more like big parts of my subconscious coming up into daylight without any filtering and administering. Like I was ‘mentally throwing up’ because my subconscious was full of different (and opposing) opinions, feelings, ideas, impressions…

            About the creating of reality – well, The Council said, my psychotic reality was real too, but it was more like a phantasy world happening in my head and taking advantage of the things happening around me. For some days I somehow thought Mafia members would be watching my block and I sort of confirmed my belief with interpreting normal things in that direction (like Italian and Russian speaking people passing my house..). So I made my reality look like the one I had in mind instead of objectively interpreting it. But also something ‘funny’ happened, because exactly when I held that Mafia belief I went to go shopping and found a dead cat lying in front of my door downstairs?! So of course that fitted perfectly in my movie-like world of Mafia and I thought ‘aha, they are warning me not to be too curious about their activities’. :) poor cat

            Another thing The Council said was to feel compassion and love for what I have come through as a human being. That is indeed not easy for me.

            Anyways, I will listen to the recordings and if something else comes to my mind, I will write another comment.

            Thank you again and enjoy the weekend!

            Comment by Stephanie | July 5, 2014

  3. Hi Cynthia and Bob – hope you are both well.
    Just following up from this earlier question.

    Thank you,
    Chris

    Comment by Anonymous | May 19, 2014 | Reply

  4. Hi! I was recently told that one of my soul contracts / agreements is to take on others emotional pain. What is the best way for me to fulfill this in a way that is healthy?
    Thank you for any guidance.

    Comment by Lee Ann | February 10, 2014 | Reply

    • Hi, Lee Ann. Interesting question. Until we get a chance to ask about the specifics, we can tell you The Council says everyone’s purpose for incarnating into physical reality is to experience the joy of expanding the love you are as a spiritual being into physical reality. From this point of view if you believe you made a spiritual agreement that has something to do with experiencing the emotional pain of others, we would say the healthiest way for you to do this is to first find ways to connect with the love you are. Then feel the joy of expanding your love into the emotional pain. Remembering you are the love and not the emotional pain is the best advice we can think of at this time. We’ll let you know what The Council says about your question after we’ve had a chance to ask. Thank you for this question, Lee Ann. Love, Bob & Cynthia

      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | February 10, 2014 | Reply

  5. Happy New Year Cynthia and Bob
    Just reading your Blog, I personally want to thank you for what you did for me, and urge other people who ask for your help to be patient and humble, you dedicate your life to helping others without charging a heavy fee like some do, I just want to show respect and gratitude for what you do , much love Kali xxxx

    Comment by Anonymous | January 20, 2014 | Reply

    • I’d like to add my good wishes and gratitude to what Kali has said here, Cynthia and Bob. I find your dedication to passing on The Council’s messages truly awe-inspiring and very heart-warming. You have brought such inspiration and love to the hearts of so many blog readers, as well as your personal clients. All this as well as holding down a day job!!
      Thank you so much for being there. It’s very easy to see why The Council would choose you two to pass on their incredible message.
      Love, Jan xx

      Comment by janonlife | January 20, 2014 | Reply

      • Hi, Jan. Thanks for your heart-warming words. We’re equally grateful to have readers of this blog like you, and Kali, and others who are interested in The Council’s guidance and messages. Knowing there are readers out there like you is an inspiration for us to do the best we can.

        Comment by Cynthia & Bob | January 20, 2014 | Reply

    • Thank you so much for your appreciation, Kali. It means a lot. It’s very satisfying hearing we’ve been able to be some help.

      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | January 20, 2014 | Reply

  6. Hi Bob and Cynthia – I’ve commented previously and you supplied a well thought out and descriptive answer. I did my best to use your guidance, and believe it is bringing my spirit closer achieving peace. I’ve recently just made a like altering decision and I need to know that this change is going to be beneficial for me and my loved ones. Please, offer guidance once again!!
    - NV

    Comment by Natalie | January 16, 2014 | Reply

    • Bob and Cynthia, after re-reading my post I must correct my typo – I’ve recently made a life altering decision, and would like the council’s input on whether or not I’ve made a decision that will lead to a better, brighter future for myself and my children. Please, at your convenience, let me know if some guidance is available. Thank you so very much for all of your time and efforts – It truly makes a difference in this very challenging spiritual journey!

      Comment by Natalie | January 20, 2014 | Reply

      • Hi, Natalie. Thanks for your clarification. As soon as we have some guidance for you from The Council we’ll let you know here.

        Comment by Cynthia & Bob | January 20, 2014 | Reply

        • Thanks! I look forward to hearing from you!

          Comment by Anonymous | January 29, 2014 | Reply

        • Cynthia & Bob,
          Any chance you’ve been able to do a session with the council recently?
          Love and light – Nat.

          Comment by Natalie | February 13, 2014 | Reply

          • Hi, Natalie. We were able to do a session with The Council a few days ago and got answers to your question and several others. The Council believes the decision you’re referring to will be a very good move for you and your children. They say it’s perfect for right now and it will lead to many new experiences, which will eventually lead to new decisions, because you are always moving forward. They suggest you relax and enjoy living in the moment of these decisions. This will help you be in touch with the guidance that is always with you. Hope this helps. As soon as we have time we’ll make the audio recording available to you so you can hear the guidance in The Council’s words. Love, Bob & Cynthia.

            Comment by Cynthia & Bob | February 16, 2014

  7. I found you guys on the web. Thank you for all that you do.
    Where are you located?
    Much love
    Robert

    Comment by Robert | January 12, 2014 | Reply

    • Hi, Robert. We live in New York City.

      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | January 13, 2014 | Reply

  8. Hi Cynthina and Bob,
    I LOVE reading the Council posts and thank you verymuch for the wisdom provided.
    My question is how do I know if I am meant to be with someone? I am 51 yrs old am still single and want to finally stop waiting, working toward or wondering if I am MEANT to be with anyone. I was in two long term relationships before, one of which I wanted to work out, but didn’t. Then I learned to be ok and fine alone, happy and, rarely longing for someone. But now I feel more alone and was wondering if “my time” was finally coming or I am just not dealing with my reality.

    Thank you very much!
    Chris

    Comment by Chris | January 6, 2014 | Reply

    • Hi Chris,
      We love that you love reading our posts. Thank you for the love. As soon as we can we’ll ask The Council if they have any insight into a special someone coming into your life. We’ll let you know what we find out. Love, Bob & Cynthia

      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | January 6, 2014 | Reply

  9. Thank you so much ITS am trying hard to do so, I look forward to your response thank you again x

    Comment by kali | November 22, 2013 | Reply

    • Hi Kali,
      We were able to do a session with The Council today to get guidance you asked for concerning the passing of your husband recently from physical form. It may be a while before we transcribe the recording of the session and publish a post about it, but we thought you’d like to hear the recording as quickly as possible so we emailed you a link to a copy in our Dropbox. We hope The Council’s guidance helps you find some relief. Please feel free to let us and our readers know. Love, Bob & Cynthia

      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | November 24, 2013 | Reply

  10. Hello Cynthia and Bob
    found you while desperately searching for help, My partner was killed in a car accident 10.09.2013 .I have a 6 year old boy and a now 5 month old boy who was 12 weeks old the day his dad died, I am desperately trying to develop myself spiritually to connect with the love of my life, the pain is unbearable and I can not accept that he is gone, any help and guidance would be greatly appreciated

    Comment by kali | November 21, 2013 | Reply

    • Hi Kali,
      Glad you found our blog, even if it was inspired by what feels like desperate circumstances. Until we have time to do a session with The Council on your situation and let you know their guidance, perhaps you can open to the experience of your partner still being lovingly in your life, but not in the physical way you are used to. We realize this can be a big adjustment. Connecting with who you are as an unconditionally loving spiritual being in a physical body is the best way we can think of for you to feel more connected to the love of your partner now that he isn’t present in his physical body. As soon as we can we’ll reply here with The Council’s guidance for you. Love, Cynthia & Bob.

      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | November 21, 2013 | Reply

  11. I just started to do the chakras meditation and am trying to get all of them into balance. one day I was meditating and I felt as though I was pushing something out vaginally, is this normal? What was happening?

    Comment by Heather | September 13, 2013 | Reply

  12. Hi Cynthia & Bob
    I’m looking for insight in two areas, much like others…:)
    One is career or financial freedom tracks – what’s the best use of my talents and what are they. Second is any insight into a man I’ve met & communicated with online – anything for my highest and best…and all others concerned.
    Thanks for your consideration and Council’s help.
    Anonymous2

    Comment by Deborah | August 19, 2013 | Reply

    • Hi Deborah,
      We apologize for not responding sooner to your questions about the best use of your talents regarding a career, and about a man you met online. We’ve been very busy this Summer moving our residence and this has prevented us from giving as much attention to the blog as we would ordinarily.

      We did do a session with The Council shortly after you asked your questions, but it may be a while before we are able to publish a post on your session. In the meantime, we’ll be contacting you by email to provide you with a link that will enable you to download an audio recording of the session. We hope you find it helpful. We encourage you to provide feedback in a follow up comment on the blog so that other readers can know the whether you found The Council’s guidance helpful.

      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | September 21, 2013 | Reply

  13. Greetings Bob and Cynthia. It is so wonderful to have discovered your blog through Jan Stone. Right now, I am in a resting and healing phase. I have been doing a lot of healing work for myself over the past few years, and had some big healings happen during hypnotherapy sessions this past spring. I have an intuitive friend who helped me to see that injuring my right foot in late June and having surgery on it this summer, thus, requiring me to do a lot of nothing, was the universe’s way of bringing me to a full stop, so that lots of healing could go on.

    I would love it if the council could expand on this idea of needing to fully stop so that healing (not only physical, but otherwise), could happen. And what is actually happening, as I sit and rest, and sit more. I guess, because I can’t sense or feel spirit energies and I’m not conscious of non physical changes, I have to take this whole idea on faith right now.

    Comment by mariner2mother | August 16, 2013 | Reply

    • Hi Sue,
      Glad you like our blog. We appreciate your appreciation :-). Also glad to hear you’ve been experiencing a lot of healing the past few years.

      I think I understand what your intuitive friend means about your creating an injured foot to slow you down for some reason. I experienced this recently with some automotive difficulties that put our car in the shop for two weeks. And over the years I’ve created what seemed to be accidents that necessitated the kind of slowing down you seem to be talking about.

      As soon as we get a chance we’ll ask The Council if they can shed any light on your situation and get back to you here in a comment.

      Love & Light, Bob

      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | August 18, 2013 | Reply

    • Hi Susan,
      We apologize for taking so long to reply to your questions about how injuring your foot might be a way for you to take a break from what you’d ordinarily be doing, and for you to experience healing on many levels. We actually did a session with The Council within a few days of when you posted your question, but we’ve been so focused since then on moving from an apartment we’ve been living in over 20 years, that we haven’t found time to focus on the blog.

      It may be a while before we get around to publishing a post about the session on your questions, but very soon we’ll email you a link that’ll let you listen to a 12 minute recording of the session. We hope you find the session as interesting as we did. After you’ve had a chance to listen to the recording, we’d love it if you’d use this Comment section to share your impressions with readers of this blog.

      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | September 19, 2013 | Reply

      • Hello Bob and Cynthia,

        Thank you for the recording of what The Council had to say about what’s been going on with me. They confirmed/ validated that I have had some experiences through several lifetimes, and that I wish to be done with them. I have been doing a lot of personal work toward that end, and I see that it has come to fruition. Specifically, an inability to move forward in my life is gone. I know that this not only affect me, but also my family and soul family. I’ve immediately seen this affecting my 10 year old son. He has had a host of challenges in his life, and over the past few months, I clearly see that he is changed. He used to have a horrible time with being able to do school work. No more. He is able to do his work at home and at school, with an ease that I’ve never seen. Yes, he still has learning challenges, but he is very changed in a fantastic way. Specifically, anxiety about a lot of things is gone.

        I am still taking it very easy with my foot, as it is still healing. The Council told me to not rush this healing, and I am not. They also said they saw a move for me in the next two years, with our home or my work. I would be very surprised if we move our home, but I am already shifting my work quite a bit. I am excited to see where I’ll be regarding work, in two years.

        Thank you Bob, for expanding on my question, asking for ideas of how I can continue to move forward. The council mentioned acupuncture, which I will definitely pursue. In fact, the day before I broke my foot, my doctor gave me business cards for 3 different acupuncturists. The Council also recommended my using Tai Chi to facilitate being able to feel energy. I bought a basic Tai Chi DVD a while ago, and when I am more healed, I will use it!

        The Council said I wish to bring new experiences into my life now. And that going to different places and meeting new people, would help bring this into my experience. It will be very interesting to see how my life unfolds over the next few years. Thanks again so very much for this information.

        Comment by mariner2mother | September 23, 2013 | Reply

  14. Thank you Council, Cynthia and Bob and my apologies for the late reply. The answered provided has helped put me on a clearer direction and more confidence about what to do. It makes sense and FEELS right what was suggested.

    Thank you again!
    Chris

    Comment by Anonymous | August 6, 2013 | Reply

  15. Hi Cynthia and Bob – thank you for your wonderful insights from the Council! Always leave me feeling better.
    My question is “Is it finally time for me to move back to the Midwest?” I am having mixed feelings about leaving a place I love for being in a place where love of my family is. Thank you!! CAB

    Comment by Chris | August 1, 2013 | Reply

    • Hi Chris,
      Thank you for your appreciation. We love when readers benefit from these posts. We’ll do our best to live up to your expectations with this answer to your question about moving back to the Midwest. We did a session with The Council last night to answer this question and here’s what they said.

      As long as your feelings continue to be mixed about leaving a place you love in order to move back to the Midwest and be nearer the love of your family, The Council suggests you take advantage of the love both places offer by arranging extended visits to the Midwest.

      Short visits often feel special because they are out of the ordinary. An extended visit will allow you to experience day-to-day living around the people you’re considering living near long-term, and this will give you more clarity about whether to move back indefinitely. Living in both locations for extended periods will help you become more clear where you want to be at this time in your life.

      The Council recommends making arrangements for a visit of at least one month and they see great possibilities for you there. The benefits include an improvement in your moods and emotions, which you would continue to benefit from even when you come back to where you currently live most of the time. Periodic extended visits will help you become more clear about whether you can create a feeling of love living near your family that surpasses the love you experience for the place you now live.

      Thank you for your question, Chris. We hope you’ve benefited from the answer at least as much as we feel we’ve benefited helping you get the answer. Please consider letting other readers know your impressions of this guidance from The Council, and updating us after you’ve spent a longer period staying in the Midwest.

      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | August 3, 2013 | Reply

  16. I believe that I am a highly intuitive individual; one who truly values life and each experience, no matter how small. I am troubled though by not being able to recognize my path. At times I feel as though I’ve got it all wrong , and that I am not succeeding in the way that I had originally designed for myself. Part of me believes I’m destined for much more, the other part of me believes that my soul created this life in order to help a very misguided soul in my life, one who does not recognize life, and love. But, I have not been successful with this. So maybe this isn’t my life’s plan? I need spiritual guidance. I believe that I have been able to communicate in the past with a loved one, by either my spirit leaving my physical body, or having the feeling as though I have “traveled” , it’s hard to describe really. I felt as though I was flying through a radio, and going through different channels, or frequencies, each holding a different setting. I try to repeat it, but my subconscious will not allow me to “let go”, obviously to one who has experienced this type of a deep trance it can be quite overwhelming, and so a part of me is scared that I won’t “return” to my normal physical state. Any suggestions on whether I should continue to do this, and how to let go? I would love to experience this again and learn from it possibly? My question for the council really boils down to this: What have I designed for myself this time around? Am I on the right path? If so, how can I better attain my goals? I am a positive thinker, usually, as I said I have been unsuccessful with attempting to guide this person in my life towards love and life. Please, help.

    Comment by Natalie | August 1, 2013 | Reply

    • Hi Natalie,
      Last night we did a session with The Council to answer your questions and here’s what they said.

      On the Right Path
      “We are amazed at how many people ask the question, ‘Am I on the right path?’ Your path is constantly changing and you create it as you go. So there is no set ‘have-to’ while you are here in the physical, experiencing many different situations.”

      Travel
      The Council mentioned two things it is your intention as a spiritual being to experience during this human incarnation. The first is an intention to physically travel to different parts of the planet, and the feeling you describe of not being on your path comes from not currently living out this intention in your physical life.

      Proof
      The second spiritual intention The Council mentioned is: “a wish to evolve quickly and experience many situations that give the human part of you proof that the physical existence isn’t the only type of existence available.” In this area The Council mentioned two types of experience that will be a great benefit to you and give you an increased feeling you are on your intended path.

      Past Life Regressions
      The Council says the “traveling” experience you described was an experience of other physical lifetimes your spirit has also experienced. Each different lifetime felt like a different vibration or energy, which you described as feeling like different stations on a radio. The more you read about experiencing these other lifetimes and actually experience other lifetimes through guided ‘past’ life regressions, the more you will experience the proof you desire.

      The Council says that until the end of your current physical lifetime you can count on returning to what you consider your “normal physical state” from any connection you make with other lifetimes, out of body experiences in your current lifetime, or experiences of other dimensions. Guided ‘past’ life regressions will help you learn to relax your mind and safely expand beyond your normal physical state when this is desired. They also said these experiences will be instrumental in helping you decide where in the would you would like to travel.

      Energy Healing
      Any sort of work with others in the area of healing energies is the second thing The Council says will help you feel there’s more to reality than this one existence. Meditations that work with energy also fall into this category. These types of experiences will help you feel more in touch with the non-physical, vibrational aspect of your being.

      Helping
      The Council says that as spiritual beings we come into a physical incarnation with the intention of helping and being there for others. They say that even though you feel unsuccessful in your attempts to help guide a certain person in your life toward love and life, knowledge is beginning to take place in this person and a feeling of failure is not necessary. The Council says it’s your spirit’s intention to be helpful to this person and as you move along your path and experience your own expansion, you will see this person differently and notice little changes beginning to happen.

      In Conclusion
      Thank you, Natalie, for your questions. We don’t expect to publish a separate post any time soon to answer these questions, which is why we included as much detail in this reply as was discussed in the session. We hope you benefit from The Council’s answers as much as we benefited from getting them for you. We encourage you to reply to this comment letting other readers know if this guidance has been helpful for you.

      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | August 3, 2013 | Reply

      • Bob& Cynthia, Thanks so very much for your time and incredibly generous efforts. I have reviewed your response several times in an attempt to truly understand what the council had said, and also allow myself to fully absorb the meaning, and try to put their guidance to good use. I am quite certain that they’ve hit the nail on the head with their descriptions of what is” right for this physical experience.especially the energy healing.i have felt the pull towards that specialty for quite some time, although I’m unsure how to begin that part of my journey. I would definitely be interested in possibly having the council guide me a bit more. The travelling experiences are a bit of a puzzle for me right now. To say thanks again, please allow me to comment about how much this post has helped me! Your kindness and thoroughness with this site has provided a wealth of knowledge insight and inspiration!

        Comment by Natalie | September 22, 2013 | Reply

        • Hi Natalie,
          Thank you for your appreciation. We think it’s a good idea to review The Council’s guidance more than once. Often we will get a deeper understanding and appreciation for what The Council is saying after listening to a recording of a session several times.

          Until we get a chance to ask The Council for more details on their suggestion to get involved with energy healing, we suggest reading about different types of energy healing and maybe talking to people you know that may have some experience in this area. Let your feelings guide you to what you feel attracted to. Don’t feel like you have to stick with something if it doesn’t feel like it’s helping you feel more connected to who you are as a spiritual being of love and light.

          In Cynthia’s private sessions with clients it’s very common for the client to respond to guidance about their future the way you feel puzzled about The Council’s guidance regarding travel. Cynthia’s advice to her clients is always to put the guidance in the back of their minds if they have difficulty relating to it, and one day it may make much more sense. More often than not these clients contact Cynthia months or even years later to tell her the information that made no sense and was impossible to believe, happened just like The Council said it would. So put the idea about travel in the back of your mind and see how things play out.

          Comment by Cynthia & Bob | September 23, 2013 | Reply

  17. My question is do you see me in a loving relationship with a special man coming into my life? I am creating the space and am being open to an amazing man.

    Comment by Anne | June 25, 2013 | Reply

    • Hi Anne,
      Thank you for your question. As soon as we can we’ll ask The Council if they see an amazing man coming into your life and we’ll reply here with the highlights of what The Council has to say.

      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | June 25, 2013 | Reply

    • Do you have an answer to my question yet? I wrote to you in June 25 and did not receive a reply as of yet. My question is Do you see me in a loving relationship with a man coming into my life. I have created the space and I am open to be with an amazing man. I am a friend of Priscilla Contino, for over 20 years.

      Comment by Anne | September 13, 2013 | Reply

      • Hi Anne,
        Thank you for writing again. We apologize for not replying to your original question about a loving relationship with a man in your life. Sometimes a question gets overlooked. We’ve been very busy this Summer moving from a residence of over 20 years, and this has made it a challenge to keep as focused on this blog as we’d like. Now that we’re moved (but not unpacked :-)) we hope to be giving more attention to the blog, your question, and questions from other readers.

        Comment by Cynthia & Bob | September 17, 2013 | Reply

        • Well, here it is January 16, and still no reply to my answer! Do you have an answer as of yet???

          Comment by Anne | January 16, 2014 | Reply

          • Hi, Anne.We haven’t gotten around to asking The Council your question. When we do we’ll reply here and give you a heads up with an email. Best wishes for a healthy, prosperous, and loving New Year.

            Comment by Cynthia & Bob | January 20, 2014

  18. We have had a lot of bad things happen to our family lately, from our house being robbed, jewelry and family heirlooms being stolen, my uncle taking my 3 cousins away from us and moving down to florida after my aunts passing, my dad’s car breaking down, and our land in Georgia not being sold, and a lot of extra expenses. I just want to know if this path will get better and what we can expect in the future. Also we are good friends of your cousin Priscilla who referred us to you!

    Comment by Shivannah | June 24, 2013 | Reply

    • Hi Shivannah,
      Thank you for your question. As soon as we can we’ll ask The Council for their perspective on your family’s situation and future prospects. After the session we’ll post another reply here with the highlights of The Council’s response. -Cynthia & Bob

      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | June 25, 2013 | Reply

  19. I was told that my deceased mother is part of my spiritual journey. I was given some exercises to help facilitate that. 1) Ask a question and then write down what I think her answer would be. 2) Ask a question and then imagine what her answer would be. 3) Ask a question and then listen to hear the answer as a distinct and separate ‘voice’ in my mind. My question to the Council is: Are there other ways (in addition to those already given) available to help me manifest this experience in my life so that I can take steps into this journey. I understand that belief is a great part of it. Thank you and the Council for any insight you are able to provide. Love and light to you all.

    Comment by lydialawrence | May 30, 2013 | Reply

    • Hi Lydia,
      Thank you for your question about the spirit of your deceased mother and her relationship to your spiritual journey. Our apologies for not replying to your comment sooner.

      The exercises you describe sound like they can be very helpful. As soon as we can we will ask The Council your question about additional ways you can keep your mother involved in your life and journey, and we’ll post the highlights of their answer here in another reply.

      Love, Cynthia & Bob

      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | June 19, 2013 | Reply

  20. Dear Cynthia, dear Bob,
    A few days ago, I received an answer from you to my question. I was pleased to read you and your answer particularly: I am not at this place to repair something I had made in the past. I think that I stay at this place because they gave me a chance to start ! And because I thought I would help to save the company !!!
    There is a lot of negativity at my workplace. It’s true. I work there since one year and I have tried hard to get along with one particular colleague but somehow it just didn’t really work. She will be leaving the company at the end of the month… A new young lady started yesterday.
    I heard today, that another company is looking for a secretary and I intend to send my CV. But I feel a kind of guilt to let the company and the new young woman in difficulty. I will participate to a workshop this week-end in England and I hope to find the answer in me.
    And I don’t know if it was right to write to you. I think I should look for the answer on my own in my heart. But I’m not quiet enough now.
    I wish you a nice evening and thank you for your time!
    Colombe
    P.S. I write you this mail without asking my friend to correct the mistakes.

    Comment by Anonymous | May 14, 2013 | Reply

    • Hi Colombe,
      We’re glad you found The Council’s guidance helpful and we understand your feeling of loyalty to your company because they gave you start. And we understand feeling guilty about leaving the company and the new employee in difficulty, but you can learn to accept responsibility for the challenges in your own life and you can allow others to be responsible for the challenges in their lives.

      We agree it’s a good idea to look for the answers to your questions in your own heart. If you didn’t feel quiet enough to do this when you wrote the comment above, perhaps you feel closer to being able to do this when you read this. Every day is a new day. Every moment is a new moment with new possibilities.

      Remember what The Council said about getting in touch with the feeling of love that you are as a spiritual being and look for ways to bring this love into you day-to-day experience. Eventually you will sort out your feelings about wh

      If you think there’s a lot of negativity in your workplace, then most likely you will experience a lot of negativity in your workplace. The more you can find things to feel good about in your workplace, rather than negative, the more likely you are to feel better about your workplace as long as you decide to be there.

      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | May 14, 2013 | Reply

  21. Hi Cynthia, Hi Bob!

    First of all, I thank you and The Council very very much for those answers!

    I feel blessed to receive this gift at my birthday!

    I stand up half an hour ago, with the sun in my heart. It is raining outside but it feels good to be here now.

    I read you answer and wrote to one of my best friend to say thank you for formulating the situation for me. And now I sit here and feel gratitude and love in my heart.

    I look forward to read the details when it is time for you to write them.

    Have a very beautiful day!

    Colombe

    Comment by Anonymous | May 9, 2013 | Reply

    • Happy Birthday, Colombe, and thank you so much for your uplifting feedback. We look forward to when we can publish the post on the session for your question.

      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | May 9, 2013 | Reply

  22. I thank you for this long answer! I do appreciate this opportunity you give us to know more about a particular situation. Thanks a lot for the time you need for it.

    Have a beautiful evening!

    Colombe

    Comment by Anonymous | May 5, 2013 | Reply

  23. Dear Cynthia and Bob,

    A very good friend of mine did help me to formulate the message sent on May 3.

    I was so excited that I even forgot to greet you.

    The situation I live at my workplace takes a lot of space in my life. I thought you might help me understanding my mission.

    But please, feel free to say “Sorry, we can’t help you in this matter” if you want to!

    I wish you a wonderful sunny day!

    Colombe

    Comment by Anonymous | May 5, 2013 | Reply

    • Dear Colombe,
      Sorry not to get back to you sooner. We understand the importance of this question for you and many other people who find themselves in a challenging workplace situation and want a better understanding of why this situation is in their life, and how to handle the challenge in harmony with spirit’s intentions.

      In general The Council says that everything we experience in our human realities is for the purpose of expanding the love we are as spiritual beings into these physical realities. So the general guidance is to do what you can through some sort of meditation or other focus of your attention to feel your connection to the love you truly are. Then ask the question, “How can I bring more of this love into my workplace situation?” and be open to the guidance that spirit is continually offering you. Be patient with yourself in this. Although The Council says spirit is continually offering the guidance we seek, if we’re not in the habit of receiving this guidance it can take some practice.

      Generalities aside, as soon as we have time we will ask The Council for as much specific guidance as they are willing to provide in answer to you question about your mission. Whether or not we eventually publish a post on The Council’s answer, we will post a reply in this Comment section as soon as possible that included the highlights of The Council’s answer to your question.

      If you’re not already subscribed to the Comments for this particular post, you can click in the Leave a Reply text box where it says “Leave your comment here” and you should see an additional text box for your email address (never made public) and a check box below that saying, “Notify me of follow-up comments via email.” If you enter your email address and check that check box, you will automatically receive an email notification each time a new comment is added to this post and you will receive our reply comment as soon as it’s posted. Otherwise you can check in periodically for our reply. You can unsubscribe to these email notifications at any time.

      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | May 5, 2013 | Reply

  24. Oooh,

    I forgot to say first hello to you both, Cynthia and Bob !

    Comment by Anonymous | May 3, 2013 | Reply


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