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What Past and Present Life Choices Cause Chronic Pain?

This post answers questions for The Council from a reader who goes by the name, InDespair, who says The Council mentions (in a different post) that we choose chronic pain to heal our beliefs from past lives that we’ve chosen to bring into our current lifetime. And InDespair asks, “What beliefs from a past life or lives would cause us to choose enduring chronic pain in our current life.”

The Council begins by saying that chronic pain isn’t always brought in from another lifetime. Sometimes it’s just an experience that’s wanted in your current life.

In another lifetime perhaps you’ve seen someone suffering and didn’t understand it, or didn’t show compassion and help the person who was experiencing it. You may choose to experience this chronic pain in this lifetime so you have more understanding of it, and going forward in this life and future lives, you’ll bring more love to any situation where suffering is involved.

Many people suffer sometimes and they wonder why, and question what they’ve done to deserve this suffering. The Council says they’ve come into this lifetime to have the people around them learn patience and compassion and to understand what you are going through. This pain is chosen to help another soul or family of souls learn from your suffering.

The choice to go through extreme pain, hardships, or anything difficult is always the choice of the individual. Each person planning their reality in spirit will plan what they desire to experience, or they’ll experience something to help another soul go through suffering and have more understanding of it. The experience of suffering is never something  that’s forced on an individual.

Some people choose suffering to learn patience and love and to have some understanding of this experience. Many souls choose suffering to teach others, and there’s still learning on your part as you go through this. Is there a wish to turn the suffering around and heal it?

Perhaps you’ve agreed with other spirits that want to learn about someone going through pain and suffering, and you’ll tell them that you’ll go through this suffering for them. And they’ll learn from this to give you such love and understanding that you’ll have the strength and understanding to turn the suffering around and realize that love conquers everything.

The Council says you could’ve experienced pain in a prior life and didn’t know how to change it and make it better. And you wish to go through this pain in your current life to try and change it this time around. Sometimes in other lifetimes the others around you had this pain and you didn’t understand it or didn’t have patience for it. And so you want to experience this pain in your current lifetime to bring in more love and understanding about this.

The Council says it’s up to the individual whether they choose to heal this pain they’ve chosen. Many times a person will heal this pain when the spirit of another person has learned what it needs to learn from this suffering.

Bob asked The Council what’s in it for the person who chooses to experience chronic pain their whole life so others can have the experience of this. The Council says you are showing love to others by helping them experience what they need to learn and grow. In spirit when someone wishes to learn about suffering, and someone volunteers to go through this so others can experience it, it’s because we all love one another. You volunteer to go through this out of love for these people, even if this love isn’t conscious on a human level. And there’s always spiritual growth involved, even if the person going through the suffering isn’t aware of this growth at the time they’re experiencing it.

The Council say sometimes the person going through suffering becomes wiser about being a spirit in a physical body, having choices, and having the power to create in your life what’s necessary for you to also grow. It’s always a two-way street. Everyone learns from the experience of suffering. That’s the plan.

Listen to our entire 8-minute session with The Council to hear all their guidance for InDespair and the rest of us, and let us know how you feel about it.

May 18, 2018 - Posted by | Audio Content, Beliefs, Channeling, Choice, Helping Others, Love, Other Lifetimes, Pre-Incarnation Planning, Questions & Answers, Spirit, Suffering | , , , , , , ,


  1. Thank you so much!
    Namaste 🙏🏻❤

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    Comment by deebonsoir | May 30, 2018

  2. Hi, Dee. Believe it or not, we haven’t spent much time considering that people were accessing our blog exclusively on their mobiles. Something to look into. Thanks for letting us know.

    Click on the Menu tab on your mobile and select Welcome. This is our Welcome page and I believe it contains most or all of the information that appears in the right-hand column of pages displayed on a larger format.

    We’ll be happy to add your question to our list of questions to ask The Council when we have time and we’ll post a recording of their response on our blog when it’s ready.

    Love and light, Bob & Cynthia

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    Comment by Cynthia & Bob | May 30, 2018

  3. Thank you for your reply.
    I am on a mobile so i dont think i can see that column, but i shall take a look on my tablet later on.
    Can i ask a question to the council, please?
    My question is, in what direction will I become financially stable?

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    Comment by deebonsoir | May 30, 2018

  4. Hi, Dee. We’re glad you find our blog interesting. We’ve tried to indicate what we do in the Welcome column on the right side of most pages. If you haven’t read it yet you might want to have a look. Basically Cynthia channels a group of 5 spirit guides we call The Council. These are loving and wise non-physical beings. We believe they come from the star system, Sirius. Anyone can post a question and we’ll try to get an answer and post it. If you prefer to keep your answer private you can pay us $100 for a 1 hour phone session where you get to speak directly to The Council through Cynthia. If you have any more questions, let us know. Love and light, Bob & Cynthia

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    Comment by Cynthia & Bob | May 29, 2018

  5. Wow! I could sit and read your blog for hours! So interesting.
    What is it that you exactly do? What is the council? This is all so interesting

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by deebonsoir | May 28, 2018

  6. Thank you for sharing your heartfelt response to our post. So glad we were able to help. Feel free to share our blog with others you know who might be interested. Love and light, Bob & Cynthia


    Comment by Cynthia & Bob | May 21, 2018

  7. Bob, Cynthia and the Council,

    Thank you so much for your help regarding my situation. I’ve definitely gained a new perspective and insight into the purpose and how to handle my pain. That is definitely priceless. The work you do in helping others is very much appreciated!

    Again, thank you so very much!

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    Comment by InDespair | May 21, 2018

  8. I am requesting guidance about a situation in my marriage. My husband had an affair 5 years ago but we agreed to try to work through this and stay together as we also have two children to raise. The issue is that the woman whom he had an affair with insists on continued contact with my husband. When he refuses she harasses us and tries ruin our family relationships and threaten our jobs.

    What can I do to make this woman leave us alone? It is very difficult to work on my marriage with this woman constantly threatening us. It is like a millstone around my neck always dragging us down. I would greatly appreciate any advice.

    I grew up in a very conservative Baptist family. I have been praying a lot because it is what I know to do. My parents did not believe in reincarnation. I was not taught about chakras, vibrations, etc. I have slowly been trying to learn about these things on my own. They seem to make sense to me even though I have never considered myself to be a person with any psychic abilities. I thank you for your website. I have learned much from it although I have a very long ways to go. On your suggestion I have been reading E Squared and this has been very helpful.

    Also if it is possible to ask one last question. My husband wants to move but my heart does not seem in it. I do not feel “finished” with living in this house, if it that makes any sense. But I am resistant to change. I have always had an underlying spirit of fear. I do not know if this has anything to do with my resistance to moving or where this feeling of fear comes from. I have tried to conquer it in my life but it is still there underneath it all a lot of times.

    Thank you again for your help and may God bless.

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    Comment by Sarah | May 19, 2018

  9. Hi, Anonymous. We’ll be happy to ask The Council your soul’s purpose and the main themes you’re meant to learn. We’ll post their reply as soon as it’s ready. Love and light, Bob & Cynthia


    Comment by Cynthia & Bob | May 19, 2018

  10. Hi, Cynthia, Bob and the Council,
    I would really like to know, before I came to this current physical life on earth, what was my souls purpose? What were some of the main themes I was meant to learn? Please tell me, because I cant figure it out.
    Blessings to all, A.

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    Comment by Anonymous | May 19, 2018

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