Ask The Council

What will you ask Spirit?


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


  1. Hi Bob and Cyntia,
    I found your blog very interesting and was wondering if you can ask the Council about me. I am 43 years old & single, however with a strong desire to have a child for the last few years. All the attempts were unfortunately unsuccessful and I am trying to come to terms that maybe I will never become a mother. This has been difficult, especially in light of the fact that 20 years ago I choose to terminate two pregnancies. I was given the chance twice to experience the birth of a child and twice I terminated it. I am often wondering if I am being punished for it now and if I would ever have a child and a family. Thank you for your time!!!

    Comment by Sunshine | November 8, 2015 | Reply

    • Hi, Sunshine. We don’t think you’re being punished for terminating the 2 pregnancies. We’ll ask The Council your question about having a child and a family, and we’ll publish a blog about it when it’s ready. Thanks for your question.

      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | November 11, 2015 | Reply

  2. Why do we need a human vessel, aka a mother’s womb, to re-incarnate?

    Comment by Anonymous | November 4, 2015 | Reply

    • Interesting question. We’ll ask The Council and post their response.

      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | November 5, 2015 | Reply

  3. Hi Bob and Cynthia.

    It seems as though you have quite a few questions to address regularly! I hope that my adding to the pile isn’t burdensome.

    I discovered 3 days ago that I am roughly 3 weeks pregnant. I have always wanted children, my love and admiration for them incredibly strong. I have been responsible, determined to never have a child suffer through poverty and unhappy circumstances within the parental unit like my siblings and I did.

    I left my significant other the day before I found out. I cannot be with him as he is suffering through mental illness, addiction, and other life issues that cause for a very abusive relationship. I also have PTSD, severe anxiety…no career. I’m in school. Shortly before I left him, I had been told by my doctor that it would be difficult for me to get and stay pregnant due to endometriosis.

    I’m very confused. I’m gaining my footing in the spiritual world. Other spiritualists have said that abortion is bad, unless it’s with loving intention. I want my child to have a healthy mother and father. I know it isn’t possible right now. I feel as though I nee to accomplish a stable career. Literally days before I found out, I felt so conforted by my recebt choice to finally leave, comforted by the ability to future myself for the first time in my life, to love myself and create a whole person for a future partner and family.

    Why am I pregnant now? It seems so planned…like the worst possible time, but I know there are lessons hidden in times like this. Is this an opportunity for me to practice self-love, choosing to permanently break away from someone who has hurt me deeply…should I abort? Was that the plan all along?

    Thank you for any response. I have an appointment in 2 weeks….I’m not sure what to choose. If I’m meant to have this child I don’t want to karmically destroy myself and another soul I agreed to bring into this world under these circumstances. I would love to have it return to me, in a time where I can offer a beautiful life with a beautiful other soul.

    Comment by S. | October 8, 2015 | Reply

    • Hi, S. Thanks for your question. Feeling so comforted recently by your decision to leave the relationship you were in, love yourself, and create a whole person for a future partner and family sounds like it’s a good sign it was the right decision. We’ll ask The Council why you became pregnant at this time and what your spirit’s intention is for this pregnancy. If you’ve read or listened to some of our other posts on the subject of abortion and karma you may receive the impression that you can’t karmically destroy yourself or anyone else. We’ll post The Council’s response when it’s ready, and we’ll try to do this before your appointment.

      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | October 16, 2015 | Reply

    • Only you can choose what is best for you. I don’t think any spiritualist can tell you abortion is bad (although yes we know the reality of what we are doing)..sometimes I believe, you are faced with difficult choices to help others. If you decide to abort, tell the little being you love it with all your heart, but cannot give you a good life at this time. Thank it for coming to you and send it on with love. Sometimes it is the fetus who also needs to learn the karmic lesson. God Bless You.

      Comment by c | October 9, 2015 | Reply

      • I asked my question about 9-10 months ago…..and nothing.
        Is this real??????

        Comment by Asher | October 10, 2015 | Reply

        • Hi, Asher. Our blog is real, but sometimes a question gets lost in the shuffle. Thanks for bringing yours about why the soul goes through hardships to grow, to our attention. We’ll ask The Council as soon as we can and post a response. Our apologies for the delay.

          Comment by Cynthia & Bob | October 13, 2015 | Reply

  4. Last weekend I awoke with severe chest pains. Had to go to hospital. Cardiac problem was ruled out. I’d like to know what physically caused the situation, why my higher self created it and how to make sure it never happens again. Many thanks. Blessings. Barry Plaxen

    Comment by Barry Plaxen | May 14, 2015 | Reply

    • Hi, Barry. We’ll ask The Council and post a response as soon as we can.

      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | May 18, 2015 | Reply

  5. I love your site; immediately pulled in. No specific question, just wish to hear what my soul, heart, and ego need. Thx

    Comment by Margaret walczykowski | April 20, 2015 | Reply

  6. Hi there,

    My name is Janette. After a year of researching and researching since February 2014 when our daughter was stillborn at almost full-term, I’m just seeking some peace in my heart.

    I stopped researching the medical reasons this could have happened (I may have had an infection and our daughter’s cord was wrapped…that’s all the doctors gave us as possible reasons), and began looking for the spiritual reason when I came across website after website on pre-birth soul contracts, life plans, etc. Most recently, I’ve been researching a lot about our Higher Selves.

    I am just seeking clarification and your intuitive thoughts on why this may have happened? My husband and I had just gotten married, and we were SO beyond ready and excited to welcome our first child. Did my soul need to experience this? I have had so much loss in my life that it is hard to believe (my Dad at age 2 to many other close family members). Did my Higher Self and my daughters know exactly what was going to happen the day her heart stopped? I have so much guilt and blame (even when I try and try to think about it positively and tell myself “our daughter fulfilled her life’s purpose in a very short time here”…”I know I did everything in my power to have a healthy pregnancy”, and things like that). I still just feel like I should’ve rushed to the doctor…I should’ve known I wasn’t feel her moving the same. I truly can’t bare the thought of this happening due to a “freak accident” in the pregnancy. If we would’ve rushed right to the hospital, would that have saved my daughter, or was this going to happen no matter what I did or didn’t do. Do you think accidents happen? Even if an infection or cord issue played a role, was that all pre-chosen by my daughter’s soul (I’ve been told that that was just how my daughter’s soul “engineered” what happened to happen). Could my daughter’s soul have known to manifest the cord being wrapped or for my body to come down with an infection? I was definitely nervous/anxious during my pregnancy, as any other 1st time mom-to-be, I hope our daughter didn’t sense any negativity/worries from me. We were just so so excited.

    Another question I have is…what if her soul knew something about her body was not developing properly, something that we just don’t know. Would a soul withdraw because of that? And then try to come again in a new body? Did she, my husband and I all know this would happen and agree to it on a higher level before it actually happened. We felt so blindsided here on Earth, but were our Higher Selves looking down on all this knowing exactly how it would take place?
    My mind and heart want so badly to know that this was not a freak accident, and that it happened for a spiritual reason. The thought of it being an accident just debilitates me.

    I also read somewhere that it is ALWAYS the soul that choses when to cross back over to the spirit world, and the soul plans the time and the manner for doing so. It’s just so difficult to believe our daughter didn’t want to stay. This happened 5 days after my beautiful baby shower.

    Thank you so much for your time…any thoughts are so VERY appreciated.

    Take care,
    Janette Shaw

    Comment by Janette Shaw | March 10, 2015 | Reply

    • Hi, Janette. It’s good that you’re looking for spiritual reasons for your daughter’s still birth. You ask a lot of questions and we’ll do our best to answer each of them as soon as possible. Stay tuned.

      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | March 11, 2015 | Reply

  7. Hi again. I am back with more questions (and sub-questions :)
    1. (a)In a general sense, is there a way to know the difference between worry and intuition? When I feel that loving source / well-being, I know everything is okay from a spiritual perspective, however, I still worry about possible physical events. (This mainly has to do with my child.) How do I know when to ignore this or accept it as guidance?
    (b)Does my chronic worrying affect my child’s point of attraction / vibration even when I don’t express it aloud?
    For example, I have much concern and fear around the issue of vaccines, but want to do the “right” thing. For that reason, I delayed my daughter’s first vaccine until 2 weeks ago. She is now experiencing a bit of a late reaction involving the leg in which the vaccine was given. It is relatively minor, called Transient Synovitis, but she was not able to walk on that leg for a few days. Did my worry attract this situation, or was it my intuition causing me to use caution and be selective and wait on vaccinating?

    2. (a)Does being a vegetarian raise one’s vibration as proposed by some belief systems?
    (b) I understand that the animals born into the food industry agreed to that on a spiritual level. However, once we as humans see their suffering (even if they themselves do not realize that they are suffering), do we have an obligation to stop participating in the perpetuation of that suffering by not purchasing and consuming them? (I am not currently vegetarian, but feel a lot of heaviness/guilt when purchasing and preparing meat.)

    3. I used to be talented in art, but have not kept it up out of perfectionism and fear of failure which manifests as procrastination and apathy. Someone once told me we have some sort of an obligation to use our gifts in this life, so if there’s something we have a natural talent for, we should use it. Is there any truth in this?

    And again, thank you for your insights. I always feel better after listening to your posts.

    Comment by Ali | March 10, 2015 | Reply

    • Hi, Ali. Thanks for your questions. We’ll ask The Council as soon as we can and get answers posted.

      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | March 11, 2015 | Reply

  8. Hi Cynthia and Bob,
    I have been reading your blog since it’s very beginning years ago, I have learned a lot from it. Many times I wanted to ask a question but I kept waiting to see what would happen next in my life. And finally as I can’t see the light at the end of tunnel, it’s finally time to ask.

    All my life I have always believed that true love is the answer to everything and is the most important thing in one’s life. And for most of my life I have been on a quest to find it. Fate, destiny or whatever you would like to call it, keeps bringing the wrong people into my life, and year after year I suffer and find great pain (whether it’s family or personal relationships).

    I do not understand why my soul would chose to come into this present reality. I do not understand why my soul would want to experience so much pain and suffering in this lifetime. And why would life bring me into contact with those who will only hurt me? If I indeed chose this path and made an agreement before coming into this life, then what can I do to change it? I’m so exhausted of living and I’ve lost the will to do anything. It’s been so many years of loss and pain, that I can’t even imagine a different life. I can’t even seem to go on for my own child.

    In other words…I can’t see any light at the end of tunnel. This reality is not what I want…and I don’t know how to change it. What is the point of continuing to live in this reality if you’re never going to find what you seek?


    Comment by Anonymous | February 27, 2015 | Reply

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