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Spirit’s Intention for Female and Male Gender Roles

This post is inspired by an overlooked question asked several years ago by reader named Fe, who made some interesting observations about the differences between the roles of men and women, and she asks The Council: “When All That Is conceived of and created our species for this physical reality, what was the intended nature of each gender, of their roles, and of their intimate relationship?”

“From the very beginning, when spirit created male and female it was known that as we continue through our expansion and our many many lives, that we would take part in each gender. And so we would experience being the man [and] we would experience being the woman.

“And the only thing that was pre-planned at that time was that we would have the man and the woman. We would come into this lifetime… into these bodies… and (as they say) work it day by day. There was no assumption that the male would be stronger and the female would be weaker.

“And through different periods of time the man was stronger and the woman was weaker. And the roles were reversed and the woman was stronger (and we believe you have heard stories, which are true, of the Amazons) and the man was weaker.

“The intention was to experience both and create it the way you wanted it to be. So there was no fine line that said the man will be stronger [and] the female weaker, or vice verse.

“In your recent generations many women were taught that the man was the head of the house… that a woman that was not married was an old maid… and pity the person that could not find themselves in a permanent relationship. And then there was the thought that if you did marry and did not have children, that was oh so sad.

“And so now you have seen this changing. Many women choose not to be in relationships. Many women choose to set their sights on careers, or just evolve in their own lives, whether with different partners or going forward alone.

“And so as you can see, through all these generations the roles do change; they swing like a pendulum. The most important thing right now is (of course the way we always say) to remember you’re a spirit in a physical body, and you will experience both. How you experience it is entirely up to you because you create as you go along. Is that understood?”

–The Council
(The formatting above throughout this post represents The Council’s comments during our session. Text [in brackets] in these quotations has been added to improve readability and clarity when this seems useful.)

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March 23, 2014 Posted by | Choice, Gender, Love, Questions & Answers, Reincarnation, Relationships | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Human-Spirit Relationship and Free Will

Overview

This post is inspired by a question from a reader named Jose, who has read in some of our blog posts (links at the end of this post) that humans are spiritual beings in a physical body, and that spirit sometimes chooses to have human experiences that we (as humans) find undesirable. Jose wants to know how it’s possible for humans to have free will to choose our human desires, if who we are as spirit is choosing human experiences that feel unwanted from our human point of view.

Lots of people have become interested in the spiritual teaching that you are the creator of what you experience, which has been around a while and has become more popular through the teachings of Abraham and other spiritual teachers. Jose’s question suggests he’s aware of lots of things in his human experience he doesn’t want, and after reading in our posts that who you are as spirit sometimes creates human experiences that feel unwanted from your human point of view, he came to the troubling conclusion that spirit is preventing him from having more of the human experiences he desires.

Topics Covered in this Post

Even if you don’t believe spirit is keeping you from manifesting more of what you desire in your life, and you’re not particularly interested in the subject of free will, if you’re interested in ideas to help you feel an increased level of well-being in your human experience, we’re finding the information and guidance from The Council in response to Jose’s question has been a big step for us in that direction. Topics covered in our sessions on Jose’s question and in this post include:

  1. The relationship between who you are as a spiritual being and who you are as a human being.
  2. Why the spiritual part of you might desire to have human experiences in a physical reality.
  3. Why the spiritual part of you might desire to have human experiences that feel undesirable to you as a human being.
  4. The validity of your human free will to choose your human desires, even if who you are as spirit is choosing to have different human experiences.
  5. Why you may be having difficulty manifesting your human desires in your physical experience.

Nothing Going On That Spirit Hasn’t Planned For

The Council began our first session on Jose’s questions by emphasizing there isn’t any separation between spirit and human.

“The spirit works through the body it [spirit] has created.

“So there is nothing that is going on that the body wants, that the spirit hasn’t planned for.

“Is that understood? It is all one – the mind, the body, and the spirit – it is all one.”

–The Council
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October 20, 2013 Posted by | Abraham-Hicks, Beliefs, Challenges, Choice, Connecting With Spirit, Desire, Expansion, Feelings, Free Will, Love, New Guidance, Part of a Series, Questions & Answers, Spirit | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

How is It Possible There is No Separation Between Spirit and Human?

Jose’s Comments and Questions

Several months ago after reading one of our blog posts about how every human being – as a spiritual being in a human body – creates every aspect of their human experience (pleasant and unpleasant, wanted and unwanted), a thoughtful reader named Jose asked The Council whether humans have the free will and power to create a better-feeling human reality when we feel spirit is creating a reality we’d rather not experience. Jose also asked some additional questions about the nature of spiritual reality and it’s relationship to our human experience.

In response to his questions we did a session with The Council and published 5 separate posts describing The Council’s information and guidance for Jose and other readers interested in this information (links to these sessions at the end of this post). Recently Jose posted a comment expressing appreciation for the information in those 5 posts and how they opened his mind to some new questions. This post is the first in a series that describes two new sessions with The Council on Jose’s recent questions. This post was originally published on July 5, 2013 and has been revised several times as our understanding of these sessions evolved.

Feeling Separate From Spirit

Jose says The Council’s teaching that spirit sometimes creates challenging or difficult human experiences leaves him feeling like a slave or a pet; and spirit seems like an uncaring master who creates negative human experiences (like pain, loneliness, fear, lack, desperation, etc) to satisfy a selfish desire for spiritual expansion. Jose compares spirit to a matador who enters the bullfighting ring for the adrenalin rush, but has no compassion for the bull (which he equates with his body/mind/ego) that is physically hurt, humiliated, and is ultimately killed in the process. Jose concludes, “the mind/body has no choice but to follow blindly and painfully without knowing what the lesson or purpose was, is, or will be” in physical reality.

Jose also asks 3 questions related to these comments: one about why spirit would chose to be born as a child without limbs, one about why a buffer of time is needed between our human desire and our manifestation of what is wanted, and a question about whether it’s possible for spirit and its mind/body/ego to both simultaneously have free will to do what is wanted. Jose politely ends his comment with an apology if his questions sound too harsh, “but would love to know The Council’s opinion on the matter.”

Overview

The two sessions on Jose’s questions generated a lot of thought-provoking information and guidance from The Council – too much to comfortably include in one post. In this first post of the series, we focus on The Council’s advice regarding Jose’s feelings that spirit doesn’t care about the difficulties humans experience, and we address aspects of his question about a child born without arms and without legs.

We plan to follow this post with additional posts on Jose’s questions, and in each post we’ll focus on how you and Jose can feel more connected to spirit’s unconditional love when you feel like spirit, or something else out there, is giving you a hard time.

Praise for Jose’s Questions

Although Jose’s question may seem harsh, The Council offered the following praise for Jose:

“And we applaud him for his thinking, and how he is trying to explore different ideas. And so we hope, as he comes to the reading of this material, that he will begin to let [in] the feelings that will come with the words.”

Mind/Body/Ego is One with Spirit

If you’re looking for some uplifting spiritual reading and you’re not particularly sympathetic to Jose’s point of view, you may be wondering if you made a wrong turn with this post. But The Council says that from the point of view of who you are as an eternal spiritual being, there are no wrong turns in your human experience, only opportunities to use your free will and power of choice to find better-feeling ways of focusing your attention, and allowing more of the feeling of love you are in spirit into your human experience. And that’s a big part of what this post is about.

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July 5, 2013 Posted by | Analogy, Beliefs, Challenges, Connecting With Spirit, Creating Reality, Exercise, Helping Others, Love, New Guidance, Part of a Series, Questions & Answers, You Create Your Reality | , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Seeing People as Spirit in a Physical Body — An Exercise

Today we would like to give you
an exercise for the week.

Everywhere you go,
if you are on a bus or a train,
walking down the street,
or standing in line in a store,
wherever you are,
look at the people around you.

Pick one or two and just remember
they are spirit in a physical body.

They are here just like you,
experiencing their reality.

Just concentrate on them as spirit.
Your energy will begin to change.
You will align with who you really are.

This is a wonderful exercise to do
with difficult people in your life.

While it may not make you love them,
it will soften your feelings toward them.

This exercise will change your vibration.

And although you are concentrating on others
in a more understanding way,
you will be the one who benefits from this.

Try it, you’ll like it.

—The Council

June 2, 2013 Posted by | Exercise, Spirit, Thought for the Day, Vibration | , , | 1 Comment

What Is Spirit Up To?

This post is the last in a series of 4 posts published to answer 4 interesting questions for The Council from a reader named Jose, who wants to know:

“Why would I, as the one consciousness, seek expansion in incarnating as millions of people living in shanty towns in Brazil, and all countries around the world, through multiple decades?”

At this point, The Council interjected, seemingly rhetorically:

“Yes, why would you?”

Jose’s question continues:

“Isn’t one generation good enough? Isn’t it time to move on, as all the lessons in that kind of environment have been learned?”

And The Council replied:

“Apparently if you create this over and over, all the lessons you want to learn are not done. No one is making you go through this again and again.

“Perhaps you went through it to experience the poverty. Perhaps you go in at another time as someone who can help the ones that are experiencing poverty. Perhaps you bring aid to these people, you build houses for these people, you educate these people.

“So each time you go in there, even if you experience the poverty yourself, maybe you are helping the people around you by the way you handle it.

“But if you are creating this over and over – and no one else but you [is] creating this – then there is something more that you feel you need to experience, to change, to help, and bring that love in.”

—The Council
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May 12, 2013 Posted by | Challenges, Choice, Creating Reality, Expansion, Love, Questions & Answers, Trust | , , , , | 4 Comments

You Are Never Finished

Expansion is never finished.

Expansion of body, mind, and spirit
is never completed.

You…
are never finished.

—The Council

May 5, 2013 Posted by | Expansion, Thought for the Day | , , , | 1 Comment

Spirit Knows Exactly What You Want

It is the spirit’s job
to create the perfect life
you want to live
and to provide you with
all the challenges and joy
you want to experience.

Spirit knows exactly what you want.

—The Council

April 28, 2013 Posted by | Challenges, Creating Reality, Spirit, Thought for the Day | , , , | 2 Comments

Spirit Is Always Showing You the Way

Spirit is always leading you
on your journey.

Because of free will
you do not always choose
to follow on this path.

You sometimes pick another road
with different experiences.

But spirit will always
keep showing you the way.

It knows exactly
what you want to do.

It will always
find an easier way.

It will always reroute you
and get you were you want to be.

—The Council

April 21, 2013 Posted by | Choice, Free Will, Thought for the Day | , , | 1 Comment

Spirit Applauds Your Performance

When you see a play
you watch the actors play their parts.
When the production runs its course
the actors move on.

Eventually they get new parts in another play,
wearing different costumes
and perhaps in a different time period.

Assuming a new role
the actors play their part so convincingly
that we and they believe
they are their new roles.

Now at the end of each play
each actor comes out
to receive a round of applause
for the role they played.

We here in spirit
watch you play your roles
and when your play is over
and you return to spirit,
we stand and applaud
the performance you gave.

It was so convincing
that for a while
you played your part
and forgot who you really are,
which is spirit in a physical body.

—The Council

March 10, 2013 Posted by | Parable, Reincarnation, Thought for the Day | , , | 1 Comment

The Spirit is You

Within each person

there is a spirit

that exists in the vibration of love.

This spirit is you.

—The Council

January 1, 2013 Posted by | Love, Spirit, Thought for the Day, Vibration | , , | Leave a comment

Before We are Born, Do We Plan Challenging Human Relationships To Advance Our Spiritual Expansion?

This post is inspired by several thought-provoking questions from Joe, who has a strained relationship with his two sons during a difficult divorce from their mother. Joe is familiar with The Council’s teaching that we come into this life with the intention of bringing with us the vibration of love, and that we sometimes pre-plan with other souls before we incarnate, to experience challenging human relationships so we can experience finding the love within ourselves that transforms these situations.

With this in mind Joe asks The Council how he can better understand the spiritual aspects of his role and his children’s role in their strained relationship. On Sunday, May 27, 2012 we did a session with The Council to answer Joe’s questions, and their answers are presented in this post. The highlight of this session for us is The Council’s insight that the people in our lives we find most aggravating are often acting in a way we asked them to as a spiritual being before we incarnated into this lifetime—for the purpose of inspiring us to bring more love into our physical reality.

Recorded Audio Content

Recently we invested in recording equipment that allows us to make recordings of our sessions with The Council that have a sound quality we feel comfortable making available in our blog posts. Where you see this image  in the post, it’s an audio player that will play a recorded segment of our session. Typically the segment is related to the textual content that follows the player.

The text of the post is an abridged and edited version of our session with The Council. It is meant to provide a good sense of what we consider the most relevant aspects of the session. The recorded content is also abridged, but it’s a somewhat less edited version of the session. The recordings include some session content that’s been edited out of the written post to help it be more easily readable and understandable. It’s our hope that the audio segments help you connect more easily with the feeling of what The Council is talking about.

To play an audio segment, left-click on the triangle on the right side of the audio player. The clip name is displayed in the player and when the recording begins, the time left in the recording is also displayed. To stop the audio player, left-click on the icon that looks like this: . The volume can be adjusted by left-clicking on this icon: ; click on the right side to increase volume and the left side to lower volume.

Joe’s Questions

The complete text of Joe’s comment and questions that inspired this post are not included in the post. You can read them by clicking here. The following audio clip is a recording of Bob reading Joe’s questions to the Council during our session.


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June 17, 2012 Posted by | Audio Content, Feelings, Law of Attraction, Love, Pre-Incarnation Planning, Questions & Answers, Relationships, Spirit | , , , , , | 10 Comments

The Secret to Manifesting What You Desire

Background

Recently The Council suggested to Cynthia that we write a post to help people who are feeling frustrated in their attempts to use the teachings of the law of attraction and deliberate creation to manifest what they desire in their lives. As two people who have experienced these frustrations, we liked The Council’s idea and during a session on Saturday, May 5, 2012 we asked for their suggestions for this post.

Highlights

In this section we’ve gathered The Council’s comments from throughout the session that represent for us the essence of their guidance for manifesting what you desire. In the sections that follow, these comments are presented in the context of the entire discussion, to give you a better idea how these ideas developed during the session.

“We see that many [who] are incarnated in your physical world have many questions about manifestation.”

“We see that many are trying to create specific things – whether it is relationships, whether it is material abundance, whether it is health – [and] that there is trouble in creating it.”

“Many do not know what it means when they hear the phrase, ‘line up with what it is you are trying to create.’ And many are out there teaching ‘to match the vibration of what you are trying to create’. Many do not know how to do this because if you’re trying to create something you’ve never had, or never lived, there is a doubt [about] what it would feel like [and] what it would be like to have this thing or situation.

“So how do you create with your thoughts when you do not have the experience of having whatever it is that you are calling forth? And we believe what many are missing… the secret is: you do not have to line up with that particular thought; you do not have to imagine – even though it is wonderful to imagine – what it is that you want, [and] that you already have it.”

“So if you cannot line up with the vibration of what it is that you want because you have no idea what it would look like in your imagination, or what it would feel like, the answer to this – and this is the answer to manifesting – [is] raise your vibration with happy thoughts, that is the answer.

“When you raise your vibration, everything that you have desired – whether you know how to create it or not –will come to you.”

“It is so simple that many will have a hard time believing this, but we can tell you it’s what you might call the shortcut or the easier way to manifesting. It doesn’t have to be so difficult as seeing that you have it, feeling that you have it, [and] what would it be like? Some cannot do this.

“And so just be happy about anything; stay in the feeling of happiness and spirit will bring in everything that it wants.”

–The Council
(The formatting above throughout this post represents The Council’s comments during our session. Text [in brackets] in these quotations has been added to improve readability and clarity when this seems useful.)

The Rest of the Story

If you agree with The Council that their advice may seem overly simplistic and difficult to believe, I [Bob] had the same feelings during the session (as the following details of our discussion indicate) and for at least the next 10 days. But after listening to the recording of the session every day, meditating on it, and giving The Council’s advice a try, I’m beginning to see evidence there’s something to what they’re saying, and we’re both looking forward to seeing what manifests as we practice reaching for happier thoughts and feelings.

Most of our discussion with The Council during this session is presented in the following sections. Headings have been added to organize the material in logical and manageable blocks of thought.

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May 21, 2012 Posted by | Connecting With Spirit, Creating Reality, Desire, Law of Attraction, Love, Questions & Answers, Spirit, You Create Your Reality | , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Communicating with the Spirit of Loved Ones Who Have Passed

Bobby’s Question

This post is a response to a question from a reader named Bobby, who believes, “Spirit…[is], at times, available to us here on Earth when we want signs, information, a visit.” Bobby says, “I find it curious…, when I’ve had sessions with mediums/psychics/sensitives, my wish/want to have a visit or get information from specific relatives does not seem to manifest. …I have questions as to why some seem able/available, while others make no ‘effort’ to so much as send information to us?”

Bobby continues: “I have visited with more than a few reputable mediums/psychics who have given me very clear, relevant information/guidance, so I am fairly certain it is not the person(s) ‘translating’ the information in my situation. And I have most definitely had my fair share of crisis in my life well worthy of someone stepping in and sending me a shout out. But if Spirit is sort of out there willing and waiting to communicate in one form or another, why is it only some want to step forward?”

Bobby also wants to know: “At what time (if ever) is Spirit that has left this realm, available to us here for information? For example, Osama bin Ladin recently left our planet. Is he going to be a Spirit out there that someone, anyone, can speak with?”

They are Always Available

In response to Bobby’s comment that she believes spirit is available, at times, when she’s looking for spiritual guidance, The Council replies:

“They are always available.

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May 12, 2012 Posted by | Connecting With Spirit, Guidance, Meditation, Questions & Answers, Spirit | , , , , , | 2 Comments

July 26, 2011 Thought for the Day

You Are Spirit, On a Journey

What we always wish to let you know
Is that you are so much more than a physical body;

You are spirit
On this journey
In a physical world.

—The Council

Excerpted from The Council’s opening comments to participants of a Manifesting Your Desires meeting on Tuesday, July 19, 2011 in New York City.

(The Council’s opening comments lasted about five minutes and with the exception of a brief greeting, each statement seems to stand on its own as a thought for the day. Beginning July 25, 2011 we are publishing The Council’s opening comments during this session as eight individual thoughts for the day. This post is the second of the series.)

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July 15, 2011 Thought for the Day

We have been asked,
How do you love and forgive
Someone who has passed on,
Who who was a hurtful person,
With whom you experienced
Much pain and suffering?

When they return to spirit
They are not the person you remember.
They are light and love.
And when you can send them love and forgiveness,
You are loving and forgiving yourself as well,
And you both expand.

—The Council

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July 12, 2011 Thought for the Day

Astrology, Numerology, Tarot, I Ching, and Psychic Development
Are a few of the tools you knew, as spirit,
That would be available to you
To help you plan and guide your journey
Through your physical experience.

—The Council

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July 4, 2011 Thought for the Day

When your spirit leaves this physical plane
And returns home,
You experience total forgiveness.

You forgive anyone
Who you feel hurt you
In any way.

And you forgive yourself
For anyone you feel you hurt.

There is the understanding
That it was all pre-arranged,
And everyone performed their role beautifully.
There is only love here.

—The Council

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June 30, 2011 Thought for the Day

All pain and suffering
Comes from a belief
You are only your body.

When you can go within
And experience
That you are really spirit
In a physical body,

Your identification
With pain and fear
Will end.

It is in your quiet times
That this will be revealed to you.

—The Council

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June 15, 2011 Thought for the Day

As spirit, you have greater freedom
Than you experience in your physical body.

As spirit, you can visit any person or place
Just by using your thoughts.

—The Council

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June 9, 2011 Thought for the Day

Spirit is your true home.
This journey into physical experience
Is a day trip.

—The Council

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June 8, 2011 Thought for the Day

Think of a question
And the infinite intelligence
Of  you as spirit
Immediately knows the answer
And happily and unconditionally
Offers it to you.

Listen.

—The Council

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June 7, 2011 Thought for the Day

Think of the happiest, best, most joyous feeling
You have ever experienced.

Now multiply that by thousands,
And you will have part of the joy
And the love you experience as spirit.

—The Council

June 7, 2011 Posted by | Feelings, Spirit, Thought for the Day | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Marriage Council-ing

K’s Request for Guidance

This post is a response to K’s request for guidance from The Council on how she can tune into who she really is as a spiritual being so she can experience the purpose of her 22-year relationship with her husband, find her way beyond the pain of their ten years of marriage, and re-connect with the joy of their first eleven years together. Here’s a slightly edited version of K’s request:

“I need some guidance. Let’s see if I can express it a way that makes sense.

“I am in the first stages of getting divorced from a friend of 22 years (10 years married and the father of my son) who I quiet firmly believe came to my life (and I in his) because we had lessons to learn, debts to pay, other unfinished business…something like that.

“Somehow as I try desperately to move on, I often get the feeling that the lessons had to be learned and the challenges were/are there for growth and divorce need not be the solution, at least not after a lot has been cleared out recently.

“Is there a way I can tune in more to my real self, my soul, and remember what the purpose of this marriage was, and what my path ahead is beyond the pain? We both care for each other, but somehow…something that seemed flawless for 11 years before, never worked from the minute we got married. It almost got jinxed and we took turns in not being able to get out of negative thinking to face problems head on.

“Any thoughts on the mystery our life has been and some hints of where it needs to go for the two individual souls? Tall order…huh? Thanks a lot.”

—K

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May 16, 2011 Posted by | Marriage, Questions & Answers, Relationships, You Create Your Reality | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

How Do You Recognize True Inspiration from Spirit?

A Question from Chris

This post is a response to a question from Chris, who asks The Council, “How do you really know when messages from meditation are really what to follow?” Chris explains she often gets excited by ideas to go in a certain direction with her life, but when she considers these inspirations in the light of her day-to-day experience, they don’t seem so inspirational any more. Chris gives the following two examples: ideas about new people coming into her life that never seem to come, and ideas about a direction she should take for work that maybe don’t turn out the way she hoped.

Chris’s questions seem relevant for many readers, even if you’re not a meditator. If you ever felt good about an inspiration to take your life in a particular direction, only to end up feeling confused when the inspiration ends up feeling like an impractical and unattainable desire, you may find The Council’s guidance helpful.

This is an introduction to this post. Click here to read the full post→

May 7, 2011 Posted by | Beliefs, Emotions, Feelings, Guidance, Inspiration, Meditation, Questions & Answers, Relationships, Spirit | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

April 5, 2011 Daily Thought

You are in spirit’s tractor beam.
As your soul comes into this physical dimension,
You know you can never be disconnected from spirit,
And you know you can never lose your way home to spirit.

—The Council

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April 4, 2011 Daily Thought

When you realize the eternalness of your being,
Even for a second of your time,
We in spirit applaud you.

—The Council

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March 28, 2011 Daily Thought

The new energy that is being sent to your planet
Will create many Earth changes.

It will affect its geology,
Weather conditions,
And the consciousness of all spirit,
Whether in a physical body or not.

—The Council

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March 19, 2011 Daily Thought

Nothing you have ever done or will do
Will change the fact
That you are spirit,
You are love,
And you are perfect.

—The Council

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March 17, 2011 Daily Thought

The vibration of  love
Is the vibration of spirit.

The vibration of love
Is the creative force.

It is what created you.

Bringing the vibration of love
Into your physical reality
Is the greatest form of expansion.

—The Council

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March 12, 2011 Daily Thought

You’ve heard the saying
“Getting there is half the fun”?

You knew that would be the case
When you chose physical reality.

Getting back home to spirit
Is half of the fun.

And being back home in spirit,
Appreciating your expansion
From your journey
Is the other half.

That is exactly what you planned
When you chose physical reality.

—The Council

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March 4, 2011 Daily Thought

You are learning
That you create your physical world
And all you experience in it.

But does it surprise you to know
You also create your non-physical world
And all you experience as spirit?

—The Council

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February 26, 2011 Daily Thought

Three things to remember to have a happy day:

  1. Know that you are spirit in a physical body.
  2. You have the ability to fulfill all your desires.
  3. Keep reaching for a better-feeling thought.

—The Council

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2011-02-02

We are with you every step of the way.

You are never disconnected from spirit.

—The Council

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2011-01-26

Anywhere you can go

And anything you can experience

Is a path back home

To spirit.

—The Council

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2011-01-23

When you are depressed or fearful,
It is only because you have forgotten that
You are in control.

You are in control.
Anything else is an illusion
And a false belief.

You are a magnificent spirit
In a physical body,
Creating and exploring
Your world.

—The Council

January 23, 2011 Posted by | Thought for the Day | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2011-01-06

Want miracles in your life?

In spirit, you know you have the power to create all you desire.

In your physical experience it’s easy to forget this.

Now is the time for remembering — remembering who you really are.

You are the miracle in your life.”

—The Council

January 6, 2011 Posted by | Thought for the Day | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2011-01-02

Fear is just a reminder to align with the spiritual being you truly are.
—The Council

January 2, 2011 Posted by | Thought for the Day | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2011-01-01

As spirit, you experience only the vibration of love.

There’s no fear of being physical and experiencing something that doesn’t feel as good as love.

There’s only the joy of knowing you can change it.
—The Council

January 1, 2011 Posted by | Thought for the Day | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2010-12-21

From spirit to physical and back again,

Experiencing expansion and answers,

That is your circle of life.

It’s unending.
—The Council

December 21, 2010 Posted by | Thought for the Day | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

2010-12-19

Whether you choose to stay in your physical life for one year or ninety years,

To us in spirit there is no time.

To us it’s as if you walked out the door and immediately came back because you forgot your keys.
—The Council

December 19, 2010 Posted by | Thought for the Day | , , , , | Leave a comment

2010-12-18

In any given moment

The realization that you are spirit

Brings the knowing that you are okay.
—The Council

December 18, 2010 Posted by | Thought for the Day | , , , | Leave a comment

2010-12-16

No soul is ever alone.

Your brothers and sisters in the spiritual world are constantly cheering you on.
—The Council

December 16, 2010 Posted by | Thought for the Day | , , , , , | Leave a comment

2010-12-15

You are pure spirit expressing itself in the physical.

You have come to enjoy the dance of life,

Sometimes leading, sometimes following,

But always with the intent to find joy in every step.
—The Council

December 15, 2010 Posted by | Thought for the Day | , , , , | 2 Comments

Introducing Councilisms

Since we began publishing this blog in March 2010 the primary focus of our posts has been to answer questions that readers have asked The Council. The process of publishing posts to answer these questions has been relatively time consuming and it’s been difficult to publish posts as frequently as we’d like.

Recently Cynthia began receiving brief inspirational messages from The Council that we’d like to share with readers. This will give readers interested in Council-related material more frequent exposure to this material. After thinking about how to present these brief posts, we’ve decided to make a change to the way content is presented on our Home page. Previously the Home page displayed only two posts: a full version of our most recent post in the wider column on the left, and a full version of a Welcome post in the narrower column on the right.

As of this post, the wider left column on the Home page will contain multiple posts rather than a single post. These posts will appear one after the other with the most recent posts at the top of the page. And rather than publish longer complete posts on the Home page,  the longer posts will display only the first few paragraphs to give readers an idea what the post is about. At the end of  these introductory paragraphs you’ll find a link letting you know the preceding text is an introduction and that clicking the link will take you to the full version of the post.

It’s our expectation this change will let you read multiple brief posts (we thinking of them as Councilisms) without having to leave the Home page. When you come across a longer post on the Home page you can get to the full version with a single click. We hope you enjoy these new briefer messages from The Council and we invite you to post comments with your feedback. We like to hear from you.

December 12, 2010 Posted by | Thought for the Day | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Is There a Difference Between Our Spirit and Our Soul?

This post is inspired by a question from Oksana, who observes that in our sessions with The Council there are many references to spirit, but not many references to soul. Oksana asks if The Council can provide information specific to the soul. She’s particularly interested in The Council’s point of view on whether it’s possible to do things that can be detrimental to our soul.

Our Soul is an Aspect or Part of Our Spirit

“The spirit, who we truly are, is the larger part of us. The soul – which some people understand is interchangeable with the word spirit – the soul is the smaller part [of spirit] that chooses to experience this life, and it is what we would consider your personality in each different life. It has the knowledge of what you are looking to experience. And so the soul is part of the spirit and part of the human. Is that understood?”
–The Council

Before Oksana asked her question, Cynthia and I were among those who thought the words ‘soul’ and ‘spirit’ were more or less interchangeable. Prior to our session on this question, Cynthia was already getting information from The Council on this subject that started us thinking there might be more of a difference than we suspected. Their opening statement above makes it pretty clear they perceive the soul as a distinct aspect of spirit, not the same as spirit, but some of the other things they mentioned weren’t as obvious.

This is an introduction to this post. Click here to read the full post→

October 11, 2010 Posted by | Questions & Answers, Reincarnation, Soul, Spirit | , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Law of Attraction – Consider the Possibility

(Note: This post was originally published under the title Law of Attraction for Skeptics. What follows is the original post.)

During a recent session with The Council they seemed concerned many people question the validity of the law of attraction and don’t understand how to use it to their advantage. The information in this post is intended to help you experience the validity of the law of attraction even of you’re skeptical that it exists. It’s also intended to show you how the law of attraction can improve your life even if you don’t think it can.

Law of Attraction Makes it to Primetime

After the widely popular release of The Secret, a 2006 film and a 2007 book about the law of attraction that received a lot of attention in the media, and some bestselling books on this subject by Esther and Jerry Hicks, the law of attraction seems to have found a place in popular culture. Amazon.com recently listed over 1,000 books on the subject, including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to The Law of Attraction. But The Council says there’s a lot of misunderstanding about the law of attraction (LOA).

This is an introduction to this post. Click here to read the full post→

September 30, 2010 Posted by | Law of Attraction, Questions & Answers | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

What About This Idea That We Create Whatever We Desire?

This post is in response to a question from Diana about the idea that everyone creates whatever they desire. She’s read a lot on this subject and asks about the practical application of this idea for creating a relationship she desires. Diana particularly wants to know how this idea works if she focuses all her attention on being with a specific person, but this person is focusing all their attention in opposition to that and doesn’t want to be with her. She asks the logical question: How is it possible for both people to get what they desire if their desires are exact opposites?

What We Desire, We Create First in a Non-Physical Reality

The Council’s answer to Diana’s question provided Cynthia and me with some new insight and understanding into the process of getting what we desire. This understanding begins with the idea that when we have a desire for something, whatever we desire is immediately created in a non-physical, vibrational reality. In Diana’s example, The Council says her desire to be with this person (since a name or gender aren’t specified we’ll refer to this person with the letter A) instantly creates in a non-physical reality the experience that she is with A in every way she desires.

Given a choice, most of us probably prefer to experience our desired creations in our physical reality, not just a vibrational one. So the question is: how do we get our desired creation from a non-physical reality into our physical reality.

This is an introduction to this post. Click here to read the full post→

August 23, 2010 Posted by | Multiple Realities, Questions & Answers, Relationships, You Create Your Reality | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

How Can We Feel More Connected to Our Spirit?

This post is based on a session with The Council on Saturday, July 17, 2010 that addresses the following subjects:

  • Our connection to spirit is not broken when we’re born in a physical body.
  • Feeling our connection with spirit.
  • Using love and other good-feeling emotions to create what we desire.
  • The power of a smile.

True or False: Birth Causes a Separation from Spirit

Many who are interested in enlightenment and connecting with spirit think that when we leave our true home in spirit to be born into physical bodies that a separation from spirit occurs. The Council says when we think of spirit as being “up there,” “on the other side,” “in heaven,” “in another dimension,” or somewhere other than within us, we basically believe there is a separation from spirit.

This is an introduction to this post. Click here to read the full post→

July 18, 2010 Posted by | Connecting With Spirit, Questions & Answers, You Create Your Reality | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

A Broken Sacred Contract and How to Move On

This post is inspired by a question for The Council from Chris who asks how to move on when someone she feels she was meant to spend her life with broke a sacred contract by leaving. She also asks if it’s possible to find another partner under the circumstances.

Sacred Contracts

The Council observes that souls frequently agree to come into physical bodies during the same lifetime and help each other in their physical lives, but the Council isn’t inclined to understand these agreements as binding sacred contracts, as implied by Chris’s question. The Council believes the idea of an unchangeable binding sacred contract goes against one of the most important principles in all of creation: the free will that all humans, all souls, all spirit is given by our creator to choose, in any moment, from an infinite variety of possibilities. The Council’s idea of a sacred contract is the agreement each soul makes to unconditionally love the part of itself that comes to experience life in a physical body.

This is an introduction to this post. Click here to read the full post→

July 11, 2010 Posted by | Karma, Questions & Answers, Relationships | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

We in the Non-Physical are Always With You

This post contains a message from The Council on the love that spirit experiences coming into physical reality to help all here experience freedom. It’s a brief message, but one of the most loving, uplifting, and inspiring we’ve received. It’s also an important reminder we aren’t alone in our physical existence and that spirit is always with us.

The Council’s Message

“And so today we will talk about the spirit – how unafraid all spirits are to come forth into the physical. It is looked upon as a way to help physical and non-physical expand. There is a great feeling of love to come into this planet and help all that are here – and all that will be here on future trips – experience more freedom.

“With each incarnation we open the road for the ones that come behind us. And there is nothing but that intention to experience joy and love and be playful.  And we do not come here to experience hardships, as some have taught.

“And as we hear Cynthia say her favorite song, My Heart Will Go On Forever [from the movie Titanic], it is not the physical heart, but the love within it that indeed does go on forever.

“As you return to the non-physical, all the love that you have felt in this particular lifetime comes back with you. And there is such a vibration, there is such an expansion, and we all truly benefit from this. And the vibration continues to become stronger. And it reaches out so everything will feel this vibration, from the human, to the animal, to the plants, and the Earth itself. And every kindness that you do, and every good intention, every action helps us all to evolve.

“And so, whenever possible, reach for this feeling of love: in your meditations, in something you want to do, in a memory, or in just sitting and feeling the wellness and knowing that we in the non-physical are always with you. And as we watch you, we also know we are not alone – that you are always a part of us. And so this continues.

“We are all one. And so, as we like to think of you as our little brothers and sisters who have gone forth, we send you our love.”

A Note From Bob & Cynthia

We hope these words somehow help you experience the feelings of love, acceptance, appreciation, joy, well-being, and connectedness to spirit that we experienced during our meditation, and to some extend we continue to experience. It’s gradually beginning to sink into our awareness that the energy and vibration of these feelings is something spirit continually and unconditionally offers all who are experiencing a physical reality; and the willingness of any person to allow an experience of it, in any moment, will help anyone experience this energy, these vibrations, these feelings, more and more.

We welcome your comments and feedback on this post and our other posts on this blog. Feel free to let us know if you have a question you’d like to ask The Council. As their message states, there is a great feeling of love on spirit’s part to help all who are here experience more freedom.

July 11, 2010 Posted by | Connecting With Spirit, Questions & Answers | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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