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A Spiritual Perspective on Suicide

This post answers questions for The Council from a reader named, Impelloe, that were raised after reading our post, Challenges, Suicide, and Spiritual Growth. Impelloe says they’re surprised The Council isn’t more discouraging of suicide and they make it seem like a viable option.

The Council says suicide is a viable option. They ask why would we discourage someone from pre-planning suicide in spirit and deciding that it’s something they want to learn from? Or understand something they’ve gone through from another lifetime? Or understand something they may choose in a future lifetime? We’d never discourage anything a soul is planning.

Sometimes a soul will choose suicide to teach people around them a lesson, like waking up to ideas they didn’t have before, or understanding love and when it’s lost as opposed to when it’s there. There’s nothing wrong with suicide if that’s what you want to experience. If you choose suicide to help another soul grow or to help yourself grow there’s nothing wrong with that because you never end. You leave one lifetime (or reality) and plan another.

As difficult as suicide is for the people who are left behind, they’ve all chosen in spirit to be part of this suicide experience. It’s not something you’re forcing another soul to go through. It’s an example of group acceptance. We’ll go through this suicide with you because you want to learn about it. It’s going to be difficult for us, but we love you enough to participate in this suicide for you.

Or the person who commits suicide does it to teach people something they desperately want to learn. We are spirits that are here to learn from bad experiences as well as good ones and it’s all done out of love.

If you know or hear of someone who’s committed suicide, don’t judge them. You can wonder what their lesson was. What was your lesson? What did you learn from this suicide? You can applaud the spirit who commits suicide because they’ve pulled off something that could have been very difficult. It was their way out to end this lifetime, learn from it, and help you learn.

Impelloe asks if suicide is ever the only planned exit strategy. The Council says suicide is never the only plan. You always have options. Some people may choose to heal. Someone who’s depressed my find a doctor that gives them the medicine they need. Some people come in with the plan that if life is too difficult for them they’ll use suicide as a possible out. They leave that option on the table, but they want to learn, grow, and find out what else they can do to change their situation, to understand themself, or to help the other people around them. There are many options. The soul chooses what it wants to learn.

Impelloe asks if someone creates a soul contract to commit suicide, do they have to go through with it? The Council says, no, because you always have the ability to change what you have planned. In your human mind you may think you want to change it, but your higher self may say no because you really want to go through this suicide. It’s difficult. We know as a human you want to change your plans to commit suicide, but your higher self knows you’ve chosen to experience it and so you stay with it.

Impelloe asks about a suicide that speaks out about injustice and changing something, like a hunger striker. The Council says if you pick an experience like being a hunger striker to change injustice or unfair conditions, then that’s probably what you wanted to do and the only way to do this was to do something drastic. If you’ve committed suicide and ended one reality, but have made a great change for others, this is a great thing you’ve done out of love.

Impelloe closes by saying they hope challenges can still be overcome and speaking out be done another way beside suicide. The Council replies that of course there are other ways besides suicide for those people who choose them.

Listen to the entire 8-minute audio recording of our session with The Council (below) to hear all their guidance for Impelloe and the rest of us and tell us what you feel about it, or ask your own question.

If you like this post please consider clicking the LIKE button in the section following the recording to let us and other readers know. Thanks.

February 21, 2020 - Posted by | Audio Content, Channeling, Helping Others, Other Lifetimes, Pre-Incarnation Planning, Questions & Answers, Soul, Spirit | , , , ,


  1. Hi, Impelloe. After re-reading your last comment several times and re-listening to the recording of our session with The Council to answer your first question about suicide, it’s not clear to us you’re asking a specific question about overcoming challenges that wasn’t answered in our original session. If you’d like us to ask The Council a new question about overcoming challenges, please ask it in a way that is clear and doesn’t duplicate information in the original recording. We hope you understand. Love and light, Bob & Cynthia


    Comment by Cynthia & Bob | February 26, 2020

  2. Thanks for commenting. I thought that the Council would know the real feelings and situation of the asker.

    Many people looking up this subject may be either considering suicide or have been bereaved by it.

    Yes please, I would like to ask the Council questions about hope and coming through and a different path, and how the affect of this tragedy could be achieved (eg speaking out, waking up) without one having to sacrifice oneself in this way.

    I’ve seen other sites say that suicide causes much posthumous cleaning up and havoc on earth and heaven. It may be used and it’s not to be judged as a sin or failure, but it’s a premature exit which leaves life lessons undone, to only need conquering in a new life or form.

    Thank you

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    Comment by impelloe | February 25, 2020

  3. Hi, Impelloe. Thanks for your question. If you’re interested in asking a question about overcoming challenges we imagine The Council would be happy to answer it. Love and light, Bob & Cynthia


    Comment by Cynthia & Bob | February 23, 2020

  4. Hi, SekingDivinePerspective. Thanks for your comment, even if you disagree with what The Council. We agree with you that God is love and He has a purpose for each life. Love and light, Bob & Cynthia


    Comment by Cynthia & Bob | February 23, 2020

  5. I’m the person who asked this and looked up this site, already upset, hoping for encouragement not to.
    Can you imagine how this sounded?

    I wish there had been more about overcoming challenges.


    Comment by impelloe | February 22, 2020

  6. I couldn’t disagree more. As a believer in the God who created us in His image and gave us life, I see suicide as a slap in the face of our Creator, just as murdering another human being would be. There is one God, with angels who serve Him, and there are also rebellious, fallen angels who hate Him. Since these fallen angels can’t destroy God, they try to destroy the creatures made in His image – us. That’s what these “non-physical spirit guides” are who are persuading people to destroy themselves. Have nothing to do with them.
    God is love, and He has a purpose for each life. To see how much He loves you, check out the Bible, especially the gospel of John.


    Comment by seekingdivineperspective | February 22, 2020

  7. You’re most welcome, Susan.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Cynthia & Bob | February 22, 2020

  8. Thank you for this perspective. When my mother committed suicide it was shocking, but it was clear that her journey on this side was done. With her gone, I could finally really dig into my own healing, and a great deal of it was healing from our difficult relationship. One thing I’ve experienced is, if I’m not supposed to die from suicide at a particular moment, spirit will step in and intervene.

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    Comment by mariner2mother | February 22, 2020

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