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Spirit’s Availability in Your Human Experience

It’s one thing to go along with the idea you’re a spiritual being in a physical body, but to what extend do you believe spiritual reality is available to you in your day-to-day human experience? This is an issue for a reader named Bobby, who says she believes it’s important to reach for her connection with spirit. But she seems to rely on psychics and mediums when she wants guidance from relatives and spirits no longer in their physical body, and she wants to know why spirit doesn’t seem to come forward to help her in those sessions.

You Are Never Cut Off From Spirit

As I (Bob) read Bobby’s question to The Council they were quick to point out spirit’s availability, and they emphasized this throughout the session.

“They [spirits] are always available.”

“You are always in touch with these people you believe that have passed on. And while you are waiting for them to appear during a session, you have visits with them constantly. Most [visits] are when you are asleep in the physical body. You connect with these people.

“And we would like to say here that if you have gone many times to other psychics and mediums, and you believe these people [spirits] are not coming forward to speak to you…, maybe it is in part for you to know that these other people, these other psychics, are not necessary for you to connect.

“And so if you meditate, if you ask for signs, in one way or another these spirits (who you believe have passed) will come. And while they may not come and sit down and have a cup of coffee with you, they will come and show you that they are around. But you are constantly in conversation, and you are constantly meeting with these spirits that are passed.”

“When you sleep, when you are what you call unconscious, the beliefs of time and space do not constrict what you can do, and you can, with your thoughts, be in communication with the spirit world, and you can be with the others that have passed. You are never cut off from spirit.”

“Spirit is always willing to communicate, so perhaps…the psychic is not hearing the communication. But usually that is so you can on some level become more determined to have a communication, and know (and here we go again back to you are a spirit in a physical body) you can have this communication yourself.”

“This desire to communicate with others that have passed on, it is important that Bobby understand they are always around her; they are always communicating with her.”

–The Council
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May 18, 2014 Posted by | Beliefs, Connecting With Spirit, Guidance, Questions & Answers, Spirit | , , , , , | 4 Comments

Abortion, Loss, Reincarnation, Life, Love, Expansion – Beth’s Story: A Spiritual Perspective

This post describes a session with The Council in response to the comment and questions below from Beth on the subject of abortion. The session is full of thought-provoking ideas on lots of different subjects of interest to many people in addition to Beth. Particularly interesting to us is light that The Council sheds on how our spirit’s intentions often manifest in surprising and unexpected ways in our human experience.

Ordinarily we like to offer a sort of running commentary in these posts if we feel it can add some clarity to something The Council says during a session, but it seemed to make this post too long and wordy. It also seemed to place more emphasis on understanding what The Council is saying rather than on appreciating the feeling of the energy offered by The Council and spirit in response to Beth’s questions. More and more we are learning from The Council that what’s important about spiritual understanding is that it’s a focus of attention that allows you to feel in your physical experience more of the love you are as a spiritual being.

As you read through the post, see if you can feel the energy of this session resonating with your spirit. If a clear understanding doesn’t come right away, be patient with yourself and let your connection to who you are as a spiritual being shed light on the material presented here. Give yourself some time. You are always welcome to use the Comment section following the post to ask a question about this material and we’ll do our best to reply.

Beth’s Comment and Questions

“I have a question about abortions as it relates to the Soul and the Soul’s agreement…the Soul of the child, specifically.

“You see I have unfortunately had to make the decision (twice) in my life to terminate what I perceived as ‘untimely’ pregnancies.

“I have a lot of guilt around these decisions, not because of any religious reasons, but more because I am not sure what I did was the right decision for my life’s path.

“Also, I often feel sad wondering how those two Souls (or maybe it was the same Soul) feel/felt that I chose to terminate their little lives.

“I fully believe that those Souls made some type of agreement with me, but I’m wondering if you could shed light on what those agreements may have been.

“Did those little Souls know that they would play this role?

“Is it the same Soul trying to come back in?

“Would I be able to find out more about them, and who they might have become had I chosen differently?

“If we come back in similar Soul groups, could this Soul have been one that I also lost in a previous life (I believe I was pregnant when drowned)?

“I realize that these are many questions, not one, but I am grateful for your input.”

–Beth

You Can Not Stop Life

Reading Beth’s comment and questions to The Council at the beginning of the session, they were quick to comment at the end of her first sentence.

“We really want to laugh here… the word abortion… what does it mean?

“Abort… Stop… Stop life?

“You can not stop life.

“It is all in choosing, and agreements, and experiences.

“And so we just wanted to add that in there.

“Beth did not stop a life… did not cut a life short… everything went as planned.”

–The Council
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June 9, 2013 Posted by | Challenges, Choice, Decision Making, Expansion, Helping Others, Love, Other Lifetimes, Pre-Incarnation Planning, Questions & Answers, Reincarnation, Relationships, Soul, Spirit | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 36 Comments

Choose Uplifting and Loving Words

As you converse with one another,
remember we are all spirits.

Do you choose words
that are uplifting and loving?

As you do this
there is expansion for all involved,
the speaker and the listener.

—The Council

May 26, 2013 Posted by | Choice, Expansion, Love, Thought for the Day | , , , | 2 Comments

March 14, 2011 Daily Thought

If you believe
Your journey is supposed to be
About suffering and lack,
It will be,
But it doesn’t have to be.

Your journey is not supposed to be about suffering and lack.

If you believe
Your journey is supposed to be
About sacrifice and hard work,
It will be,
But it doesn’t have to be.

It is not supposed to be about sacrifice and hard work.

If you believe
Your life needs to be difficult
In order for you to grow spiritually,
You will experience this,
But you don’t have to.

Your life is supposed to be about
Joy, and love, and happiness.

You are here to experience
The lightness of being.

You are here to experience
All the abundance
The Universe has to offer.

And you are here to experience
The ease and power of your creations.

—The Council

March 14, 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

2010-12-16

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

What’s So Important About Multiple Realities?

This is our second post on the subject of multiple realities. Our last post, What About This Idea There’s More Than One Reality? was the first in what may become a series on this subject. In that post we wrote about a session with The Council almost three months ago that got us interested in this subject. Since then we’ve done two sessions with The Council focused on multiple realities and how an appreciation of this fascinating topic might help us and others improve the day-to-day quality of our lives. Here’s how the second session began (after the customary greetings):

Council: And so you have questions?

Bob: I’m under the impression that you would like us to concentrate on a post on multiple realities.

Council: Yes. We feel at this time it is good to get some of this information.

Bob: When you say ‘some,’ do you have any particular aspect of the information…

Council: The understanding that there are multiple realities that you experience.

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

November 12, 2010 Posted by | Multiple Realities, Questions & Answers | , , , , , , , , | 7 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 for Skeptics – Consider the Possibility

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 | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 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 | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 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

Beginning to Channel a New Consciousness

This is a post about a new consciousness–a new voice–that seems interested in speaking through Cynthia lately, and how we’ve been experiencing this .

Almost a month ago after a session with The Council, Cynthia mentioned that during the session she was aware of a new consciousness in addition to the five spirit guides she experiences of as The Council. This new consciousness felt very much in harmony with The Council, but distinct from it. She described it as feeling powerful, clear, present and strong. It seemed to Cynthia that this consciousness had something to say, but when she tried to let it speak through her, no words came. She said it was as if she didn’t have the words to convey what this consciousness had to say.

I found this very interesting and took an opportunity during another session with The Council to ask about Cynthia’s experience. Here is some of what The Council had to say.

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

June 28, 2010 Posted by | Connecting With Spirit, Questions & Answers | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Ask And It Is Given

Striving for More Frequent Posts

The Council recently suggested that we take a break from working on a response to Chris’s question about a broken sacred contract in order to provide readers with more frequent posts. A couple weeks ago Cynthia had an experience that seems like a good candidate.

One of The Council’s Favorite Reminders

One of the points The Council makes most frequently and emphatically is how important it is that everyone know who they really are. While this advice isn’t new, (the ancient Greek aphorism “know thyself” is attributed to at least half a dozen sages including Socrates), The Council also reminds us that humans are non-physical, spiritual energy living in a physical body. Even this idea isn’t new, but it doesn’t seem well understood.

A Desire for the Feeling, Not Just Understanding the Words

Cynthia felt like she understood the words, but had a strong desire to experience the feeling of who she is as spirit in her body, not just an understanding of the words. Many times each day for a couple weeks she would say to herself, “I want to know who I really am. I want to see it and I want to feel it.” Cynthia wasn’t just thinking the thought and saying these words many times a day. She felt this powerful desire deep in her heart and felt like she was sending this feeling out to the universe, asking it to let her see and feel who she really is.

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

June 20, 2010 Posted by | Connecting With Spirit, Questions & Answers | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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