Ask The Council

What will you ask Spirit?

Welcome

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 contact us for a paid private session with The Council, and you can 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 either use the blog’s Comments feature to ask your question, or contact us for a private session. You can click here to go to the ‘Let us know what you think about this post, or ask The Council a question’ section of this Welcome post and type your question there or you can type your question in the same 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 5-15 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.

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 you’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. 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.

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

465 Comments »

  1. Hello to the Council! My question relates to why I and my higher self would chose to experience chronic life long depression & anxiety in this physical body.

    Despite working very hard to be happier, to love myself, and to find meaning & purpose in my existence, I mostly feel ambivalent about being here. I have never felt like I was living a life that suits me; life feels like just surviving; my big dreams & desires are a constant source of longing and suffering (because they will likely never come true).

    I have spent 30+ years trying to Live by spiritual principles – focusing on and feeling ease & joy, trying to change self-limiting/negative beliefs; trying to manifest my dreams, practicing appreciation; and being of service to others. But it hasn’t changed the fact that underneath I still feel depressed & disappointed with myself & the life I am living. It’s like there is a clear limit to my potential down here.

    Is it possible that my soul simply wanted to have the particular experience of hating her life?

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    Comment by Teri | November 22, 2019 | Reply

    • Hi, Teri. We suspect you chose to experience life long depression and anxiety in order to overcome it. We doubt your soul wanted you to hate your life. We’ll ask The Council your questions when we have time and we’ll post their response on our blog as soon as it’s ready. Love and light, Bob & Cynthia

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      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | November 28, 2019 | Reply

  2. I have a question inspired by what I read in ‘Journey of the Souls’ where under regression an individual mentioned that in the spirit world souls can have private conversations which can’t be picked up by others if they are very close together. This has me wondering about how much privacy one can have in general when we return to spirit. Can we create private spaces such as a house or even island where we don’t have to worry about others randomly intruding or coming near? And how would that work if there is no separation in spirit?

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    Comment by Trisha | November 21, 2019 | Reply

    • Good question, Trisha. We’ll ask The Council as soon as we have time and we’ll post an audio recording of their response as soon as it’s ready. Thanks for asking. Love and light, Bob & Cynthia

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      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | November 21, 2019 | Reply

  3. Hello, I’m wondering why I’m increasingly having problems with mental and physical health and vitality despite feeling more aware of God. Why is this happening, and for how much longer? I feel I have a big purpose. How will the world come to know me? What am I doing to perpetuate this struggle?

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    Comment by Carl | November 7, 2019 | Reply

    • Hi, Carl. Thanks for your questions for The Council. We’ll ask them about your mental and physical health, your vitality, and your purpose as soon as we have time and we’ll post an audio recording of their response as soon as it’s ready. Hang in there. Love and light, Bob & Cynthia

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      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | November 8, 2019 | Reply

  4. Hi Bob, Cynthia and the council. Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions. I really appreciate what you are doing for us.

    After the council’s advice I understand that my lesson is to understand, forgive, and commitment. But to better understand my situation I had some other questions for the council.

    My marriage was falling apart because my husband was involved with another woman recently and I tried to understand why he did what he did. I always loved him and I don’t know what on my part might have caused him to do that. So what was he possibly trying to learn or experience from all this? Was it pre-planned by us in spirit? What was the purpose of this woman coming into our lives? Did we have any past life relations with her that might have caused her to come between us?

    Right now my husband does not want to be with her. He wants to save our marriage. I am willing to forgive him even though it is hard. Is there any possibility of her or any other woman coming back into his life.

    Again thank you for your love and support.

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    Comment by Heartbroken | November 6, 2019 | Reply

    • Hi, Heartbroken. We’re not sure how much information The Council will give you on your husband’s lessons, but we’ll try to find out if the situation with the other woman was pre-planned, it’s purpose, and whether there’s a possibility she or another woman may come into your husband’s life. Thanks for your follow-up question. Love and light, Bob & Cynthia

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      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | November 6, 2019 | Reply

    • Hi, Heartbroken. We’ll ask The Council your follow-up questions as soon as we have time and we’ll post an audio recording of their response as soon as it’s ready. Love and light, Bob & Cynthia

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      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | November 8, 2019 | Reply

  5. Hi. I’ve seen the term “vibrational reality” used quite a bit but I’d like some help to better understand what they are.

    When I desire something and create a vibrational reality as a result, I would like to know what the part of me in that vibrational reality actually experiences. Even though it is not physical from my perspective, would it look, sound, and feel physical to the part of me and anybody else who occupies that reality, or would it be different?

    Also, if I were to imagine the Earth as I would like it to be for example, would the people I imagine in that vibrational reality just be projections and not real, or would they be actual selves of other people, or something else? I’m not sure what has been created in these situations. Thank you.

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    Comment by AustinMat | October 31, 2019 | Reply

    • Hi, Matt. We’ll be happy to ask The Council your very good questions about vibrational reality as soon as we have time and post an audio recording of their reply as soon as it’s ready. Thank you so much for these question. Love and light, Bob & Cynthia

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      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | November 6, 2019 | Reply

  6. Dear Bob, Cynthia, and the Council,

    What is the Akashic Field? How can it be accessed?

    Thank you always,

    Audrey

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    Comment by Audrey | October 24, 2019 | Reply

    • Hi, Audrey. We’ll be happy to ask The Council your questions about the Akashic Field when we have time and we’ll post an audio recording of their response as soon as it’s ready. Thanks for your question. Love and light, Bob & Cynthia

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      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | October 25, 2019 | Reply

  7. Hi Bob, Cynthia and the council l need some advice again. My marriage is in shambles right now because of an individual. I want to separate from my husband but he wants to come back and I dont know what lessons am I supposed to learn from this and I dont know what to do.

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    Comment by Heartbroken | October 17, 2019 | Reply

    • Hi, Heartbroken. We’ll ask The Council what lessons you’re supposed to learn from your difficulties in your marriage as soon as we have time and maybe they’ll have some suggestions for you about what you can do. We’ll post an audio recording of their response as soon as it’s ready. Thanks for your question. Love and light, Bob & Cynthia

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      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | October 22, 2019 | Reply

  8. Hello, Dear Council! I’m in a huge transition phase of life and I feel like I’m on the brink of something new. While it is exciting, it also comes with a lot of anxiety, as I’m the mother of 3 young children and dependent on my husband, financially.

    I’ve never felt like I had a calling, career-wise (outside of being a mom, which is a great job but pays nothing:-), but lately I feel something beyond mothering calling to me. The problem is I cannot figure out what it is! I feel a spiritual pull toward something and know in my gut I’m on the brink of change, but am unsure as to what that is or even what direction to look in. I’ve tried meditating and going within to “hear” my inner being and its guidance, but haven’t felt any clarity.

    Am I going to find meaningful work in this lifetime? IS my main purpose in this lifetime to be a mother?

    I feel stuck on the edge of a cliff and since part of this transition likely includes me moving out of my marriage, I’m anxious to know if I’ll be self sufficient AND happy creating a life for myself and my children someday.

    (FYI my husband is a good man and father and we are committed to co-parenting our children despite our marriage becoming a platonic friendship that will likely move towards separation in the near future).

    Thank you for any insight!!!
    Sara Jane

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    Comment by Sara Jane | October 9, 2019 | Reply

    • Hi, Sara Jane. We’ll ask The Council your question about whether you’ll find meaningful work in this lifetime in addition to being a mother when we have time and we’ll post an audio recording of our session with them as soon as it’s available. Hang in there. Love and light, Bob & Cynthia

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      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | October 10, 2019 | Reply

  9. I would like to a question about generating probable selves. It pertains to this quote in the Seth Material;

    “In two probable realities, your mother, for example, did not have children. In some she married but not the man you know as your father. In some probable systems, you and your mother would both exist, do both exist, but as complete strangers”

    It seems that we generate probable selves not just during the crossroads we encounter in life, but also prior to entry into the physical. How do we generate these probable selves that have one or two different parents? Would the selves where one or both parents are different select families in the same geographic location and ethnicity or could these and other choices they make be entirely different?

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    Comment by Hubert02 | September 22, 2019 | Reply

    • Hi, Hubert. Very interesting questions. We’ll ask The Council when we have time and we’ll publish the audio recording of our session as soon as it’s ready. Thanks for asking.

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      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | September 23, 2019 | Reply

  10. Hello Bob, Cynthia and The Council,

    I’m so sad about the fires burning in the Amazon Rainforest. The thought of the plants and animals suffering and dying is tearing me up- not to mention the effects the loss of Rainforest will have on the people of the world. I’m not exactly sure what to ask. Can The Council give a spiritual perspective?
    Thank you so much!

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    Comment by Utah | August 27, 2019 | Reply

    • Hi, Utah. Interesting question. We’ll ask The Council about the fires in the Amazon Rainforest when we have time and we’ll post an audio recording of their response as soon as it’s ready. Love and light, Bob & Cynthia

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      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | August 30, 2019 | Reply

  11. Hi Bob and Cynthia,

    Thank you for your work with The Council, I find the answers very insightful and applicable for many areas of my life. I have the following question for The Council please:

    Could you please explain soul contracts and how, as humans, our free will allows us to walk away from a soul contract that was decided upon before birth. I’m confused about how humans are able to walk away from soul contracts, wouldn’t this be going against the wisdom of their soul? What are the implications for both souls involved in a contract that has been walked away from?

    For context I am referring to a romantic soul contract where two people made a pre-birth plan to be life partners and one person walked away from this contract.

    Thank you so much!

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    Comment by eden | August 19, 2019 | Reply

    • Hi, Eden. Thank you for your questions about soul contracts. We’ve already done a session with The Council on your questions and we’ll post an audio recording of it as soon as it’s ready. Love and light, Bob & Cynthia

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      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | September 30, 2019 | Reply

  12. Hello Bob and Cynthia and the lovely council,

    I want to ask the council’s opinion on one of my major life decision. I have had various issues with my husband in the past and we have tried being together in spite of all those issues. Presently he has changed from his past behaviors but I cant seem to forget the issues and instances when I needed him the most and he was at his worst in those times.

    I am thinking about living independently with my son from quite sometime now, but I am worried about my kid not getting his father around him anymore.

    I have two options going forward now: 1. Live as I am living presently and try to forget the past.
    2. Live independently with my kid in which case my kid wont have his dad around.

    I want to ask the council’s opinion on which way I should go and what aligns with the things I am here to learn this life time. Also, since its not my decision alone and also my kid’s what would be best for him?

    If at all I decide to live independently, should I live on my own or should I move in with my parents because I can get help with my kid with my parents around.

    Thanks!

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    Comment by SoulSeekingNirvana | August 9, 2019 | Reply

  13. Hi, I had a strange experience over the weekend and wonder if the Council can provide clarity. I went camping with my husband and small kids at a designated but unstaffed campsite (in a national forest). Partway through the night my husband got cold (we didn’t bring enough blankets) and returned to the car. I fell asleep, woke up to some rain in the night….. then saw a flash light outside the tent, figured it was husband checking on things…. saw t the flashlight again a while later…. then a really loud jarring noise at the bottom of the tent, almost like someone hitting it. This happened three times over a pretty long stretch. I know I wasn’t dreaming because it woke up my son. It felt close enough to my daughter’s head that I scooped her up and had her sleep in my arms. It was terrifying.
    In the morning my husband said he had been in the car all night. There were no signs of anything around the tent. WHAT HAPPENED? I cannot come up with a reasonable earthly explanation. We love the site and go a few times a year- was someone or something trying to tell us it’s no longer safe?

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    Comment by Anonymous | August 5, 2019 | Reply

  14. There appear to be rules about communicating with Spirit. For instance, they can’t tell us winning lottery numbers. Who made those rules, and why?

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    Comment by Keith Ruenheck | August 1, 2019 | Reply

    • Interesting question, Keith. We’ll ask The Council when we have time and we’ll publish an audio recording of our session as soon as it’s ready.

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      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | August 5, 2019 | Reply

  15. Dear Bob and Cynthia and the Council,
    I have a strong connection with a person that I’ve been talking to. When we first met, they were not interested in socializing or even laying an eye on me. That since changed and we’ve connected quickly this year! They’ve shared and opened up about their past, pains, family, beliefs, and God with me. I’ve start to fallen in love. I care and want to be in their life. I want to see my future with them. I’ve expressed my feeling. In the back of my mind now I think I rushed because I anxiously wanted an answer. The reply I got was a sad no… I’m sorry. They’ve asked to stay as friends and for me not to leave them. I still feel that they care and does have feelings, I guess I’m being crazy. Can you please let me know why this person came in my life? What are our past life connections? How should I move forward? I do see them every week and I’m lost and torn. Thank you for your guidance and healing.

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    Comment by goodlife4always | July 22, 2019 | Reply

    • Good question, GoodLife4Always. We’ve done a session on it and we’ll publish a post with the recording as soon as it’s ready.

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      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | August 5, 2019 | Reply

  16. Hello again Bob and Cynthia! It’s Darla. I have a question about a past life. I’ve had two separate past life regression experiences which were life-changing in so many ways. However, during these sessions I didn’t revisit any past lives. (I only briefly touched on one where I was a child who was physically unable to walk.) I mainly had my council speak through me about other questions, not any past lives. Would you ask the council what past life had the most impact on my current life and why? Thank you for helping me and so many people through this blog. Peace and blessing to you!

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    Comment by She's a Maineiac | July 21, 2019 | Reply

    • Good question, Darla. We’ve done a session to answer it and we’ll publish a post on it as soon as it’s ready.

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      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | August 5, 2019 | Reply

  17. Hi Bob and Cynthia. Thankyou for helping us through the blog. My question for the council is about my brother. My brother seems like he has some unfinished business from past lives. I say that because he behaves very rudely sometimes with me and my parents. Right now he is at a point where he doesnt hate me but hates his parents. What is the reason for his anger towards my parents and sometimes me. Did I know him any past lives and I am supposed to support him in this life as a loving sister. Also he has an incurable disease in this life. Why did he create this and will he get over it. Also since he has such a short temper I am worried about the person he will marry, or is he ever even going to find a suitable wife for himself and be able to stay in that relationship for long. If so do you know around when he will find his soulmate and get married. Sorry for all the questions but I really want my brother to become a better person because he is so hard headed and filled with anger. Thankyou.

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    Comment by Peace | July 20, 2019 | Reply

    • Hi, Peace. We’ve done a session to answer your questions about your brother and as soon as it’s ready we’ll post it. Shouldn’t be long now.

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      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | August 5, 2019 | Reply

  18. Greetings Cynthia, Bob and the Council,

    I am writing because three and a half months ago I entered into a relationship with someone that I am falling in love with. He represents a lot of what I have prayed for. He treats me well, is incredibly loving, and is helping me to see myself in new ways. I feel like this is a deep soul connection, and to be honest, a part of me is terrified.

    I’m used to being independent, and have created a life for myself that feels stable and his presence in my life is throwing me off kilter. What if I lose myself? I have purpose related life goals that I fear will get derailed. Also, he and I have a number of differences – he’s very Christian while I define myself as incredible spiritual but not Christian, we both come from different cultures, and his values are more conservative than mine. But I love him.

    My questions are, how can I overcome my fears of getting lost in this person/relationship? How am I meant to grow from this? Is it possible to create a life/family with this man without losing sight of what I want to accomplish professionally/purposefully? Why is it that I fell for someone so different from me?

    Thank you for your insight into this!

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    Comment by Frances | July 7, 2019 | Reply

    • Hi, Frances. Very interesting questions. We’ll be happy to ask The Council when we have time and we’ll publish a post with an audio recording of their response as soon as it’s reade. In the meantime, enjoy the love. Love and light, Bob & Cynthia

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      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | July 7, 2019 | Reply

  19. Hi Bob and Cynthia. I would like to ask the council why I have such a negative relationship with my stepmother. It seems like she is always filled with anger and negative energy towards everyone and I always feel fear when I am around her. I think she herself needs some sort of healing.

    Did I know her from a past life? What lessons are we meant to learn from each other? How can I change our relationship into a better one? Did I do something bad to her in her past life to deserve this? Even though I try to get away from these negative feelings I am unable to. Please help shed some light. Thankyou.

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    Comment by Distressed | June 15, 2019 | Reply

  20. Hi Bob and cynthia thankyou so much for doing this. The question I am about to ask is a little awkward and embarrassing but i really need to know about this situation. I think due to malnutrition my body did not develop right during puberty and by that I mean womanly assests like breasts. I have tried a lot of things to make them grow but nothing seems to work and it really takes a toll on my self esteem and confidence. I am trying some home remedies but to no avail
    Can you suggest why this happened and how I can cure this? Greatly appreciated. Thankyou.

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    Comment by Depressed05 | June 14, 2019 | Reply

  21. Hello Bob, Cynthia and the council,

    I have a question about my feelings of home. A lot of times I feel like I want to go back home even when I am home. I think I am missing something and I feel I don’t belong where I am a lot of times.

    Although it may seem an awkward question, but the feeling that I have is not going away and I think it’s getting stronger. Even when things are going great, I have a strong feeling of going back home with my Mom. I used to think it’s about my physical home, but I was surprised to have the same feeling even when I have visited and stayed at home for couple of months.

    Can the council please guide me regarding this feeling of going home and belongingness? Does it have a connection to the Pleiades and my life over there? If yes, can I do anything to contact my family over there?

    It would be great to know my purpose in life. I think if I do what I am meant to do be doing this feeling will reduce in its intensity.

    Thanks so much.

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    Comment by soulpeace191689339 | June 5, 2019 | Reply

  22. Hello to the Council and Bob and Cynthia, I have a question- why am I so sensitive to the sun? It seems like it’s getting worse rather than better and I truly dread the summer now. I want to enjoy this physical reality and pass on a love of nature to my kids. Why did I create this sensitivity in my skin and can I do anything to mitigate it?

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    Comment by Anonymous | May 31, 2019 | Reply


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