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. Hey Bob/Cynthia,
    Hope you guys are going good. This is Vacha.

    Thanks much for the answer for the question I had on abortion. I am starting to think what was suggested by Counsel – the reason why the pregnancy occurred in the first place.I am thinking a lot about what I want to next in my life – the kind of work, the place I want to settle down eventually etc.

    I want to actually eventually want to move to India. The issue with that is – I have loads of issues with my in-laws and I move to India, it can be a big problem for me. It may even drift my husband and me apart to the point of separation.

    This is my second marriage for me and my husband. I actually want this marriage to work for the sake of my son. and Although I want to move to India eventually – I have a fear that My husband and I may be separated because of the family issues that we will have there.

    My own family is in India and I will get a good support from them if I move there. As I am the only child that they have, it will be good if I move there for them. I miss them so much here and they miss me too.

    Career wise, it will be better if I stay here – it will be tough to find a job in India with the experience that I have in my domain. That’s what I think as of now.

    I am very confused about this. After this pregnancy and abortion happened – it is sort of a wake up call for what I want to do next.

    This is not a urgent question. When ever you and the counsel have some time, Can you please suggest me what is my learning lessons spiritually – with respect to the relationships I share with my husband and my mother in law and other family members ? Will it be a good move if I go to India or is it better to stay here and do the job that I am doing and kind of going ahead with the flow.

    I am thinking about the purpose of my life and the lessons that I have learn. My life had many ups and downs from past few years. It seems to a constant struggle. My relationship is my husband is sometimes good and sometimes very bad. I am really not sure what the future holds with respect to that. Is there anything I can do to make the relationships among my husband, myself, my parents and his parents better.

    Thanks so much for the answers that the Counsel gave me. Thanks to Bob and Cynthia for taking a time to help people. I am deeply grateful for that.


    Comment by learningsoulsite | September 23, 2016 | Reply

  2. Hi Counsil,
    My name is Vacha Dave and I am from India. I presently live in Virginia with my husband and my son.
    I am very religious person by faith and I strongly feel that god directed me to your website to seek some guidance regarding my very complicated situation I am in.

    I am two months pregnant and I am thinking of having an abortion because my health condition, any additional support and the Job that I started recently which is necessary for me and my son in the future too. In case even if I want to go ahead with this pregnancy , my health and my condition is not helping this without any additional support.

    Although I never really planned this pregnancy, I feel extremely guilty for the fact that I would be killing my baby. Although I don’t really know the gender of the baby – I think I have seen him in many of my vivid imaginations playing with my younger son – I call him Monu – A chubby,foodie younger son – who unfortunately will never happen in reality. My health is not permitting this – I have extreme Nausea and vomiting – same which happened for the first pregnancy. It was very difficult because of ongoing issues with my husband – it was very trying time for me and my family.

    I have nevery purposefully hurt anybody my whole life of 30 years. I have always loved and morally lived a very correct life. This is the biggest decision I had to take because because of my health and my conditions. It seems correct to me but this guilt of killing my own baby – and not giving him chance to live is trubling me a lot.

    I have gone through various posts you have online. I have tried talking to baby, Crying, asking for forgiveness, asking god in meditation – but I somehow want forgiveness from my baby. I think he is not getting the treatment he deserves from me, and If I can ask for Monu’s forgiveness and I want god to take him to heaven.

    I will chant and pray to god as much as I can for him. Can you please help me with this ?

    I have read many of the online articles from this site, and the fact that it could be a plan between my spirit and baby’s spirit and I will eventually meet him – helps me to deal with it in a better way

    Thanks a ton in advance for helping millions like me to fight depression and guilt that we have from having abortion.

    Comment by learningsoulsite | September 20, 2016 | Reply

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