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

502 Comments »

  1. Hello Bob, Cynthia and the Council,

    Thank you for your guidance and showing us light. I want to ask the council about my health. I have recently started having shortness of breath which seems to be related to lung issues. I have been having this problem before Corona Virus situation as well so it does not seem to be related to Covid situation only.

    Can the council please guide me with any particular meditation/medicines that can be helpful. I will also get doctor’s opinion and I am going to get the tests done as well but wanted to take guidance from the council as I deeply believe the physical ailments are often symptoms of inner work and issues that you need to work upon from spiritual perspective.

    Please guide me about what can I do to get better and what are the issues that I need to look into from spiritual perspective that can accelerate my healing. Also, please suggest if this condition is associated with any of my past lives that I need to heal.

    Thank you so much.

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    Comment by peace peace-peace | May 23, 2020 | Reply

    • Hi, Peace Peace-Peace. We’ll be happy to answer your questions about your shortness of breath and it’s relationship to a spiritual perspective as soon as we have time and we’ll post an audio recording of The Council’s response on our blog. Thanks for your question. Love and light, Bob & Cynthia

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      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | May 24, 2020 | Reply

  2. I have a colleague (and friend?) who recently began excluding me from work projects I had expected to be a part of. Is she someone that I can still trust? Should I be looking for a new job? (tough times, I know) I received an offer recently but didn’t take it. I am having second thoughts.

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    Comment by Anonymous | May 15, 2020 | Reply

  3. Hello all,

    I have dealt with many of the same struggles for a number of years and am looking for some clarity. I have lived with debilitating anxiety along with a fear of illness and death, for as long as I can remember. I have made a great deal of progress on my path and yet, things linger. I have a host of physical symptoms that I deal with, almost daily. Because of my history with anxiety, I have difficult determining which of these symptoms are truly physical and how to heal them. It feels like my nervous system is shot. I get shaky, palpitations, headaches, nauseous, and exhausted. I often feel feverish and achy. I miss my vitality and excitement. I am in the process of bringing a long time vision to fruition and feel scared that I won’t be able to accomplish my goals because I always feel “off”. I am tired of feeling this way and wonder if I have signed up for a lifetime of feeling or being unwell. All tests come back normal but I do not feel “normal”. I would like to know how to heal these bodies and how to find confidence and persistence while taking on this next chapter. I would like to know how I can feel and be my best and what lessons are directly impacting the energies at hand. I am so close and so, so overwhelmed. Please send me messages of healing and guidance on how to do so. I so deeply appreciate the gifts and wisdom you as a team, provide.

    And so I thank you. 😉

    Wendy

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    Comment by Wendy | May 14, 2020 | Reply

    • Hi, Wendy. We’ll be happy to ask The Council your questions as soon as we have time and we’ll post an audio recording of their reply as soon as it’s ready. Love and light, Bob & Cynthia

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      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | May 17, 2020 | Reply

  4. Using Bob Olson’s terminology, where the spirit resides in our physical bodies, and crosses into the light upon ‘death’. And the soul is the higher self (aka over soul), unchanging throughout all incarnations, can one spirit meet another spirit in heaven? For instance, can Tom Petty (the musician) locate Jimmy Hendrix (the musician) and start jamming?

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    Comment by Keith Ruenheck | May 11, 2020 | Reply

    • Hi, Keith. We’re not sure the soul, higher self, or oversoul is unchanging throughout all incarnations, but we’ll be happy to ask The Council your question about spirits meeting in heaven 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 | May 17, 2020 | Reply

  5. Hello, I would like to ask some questions related to soul groups. Are there any pros and cons to incarnating with individuals (close friends and family) outside one’s soul group? Do I have any lifetimes where my family consisted of people outside of my soul group that would be beneficial for me to know about? Is this action of incarnating with souls outside of ones own group typical for me? Because I’ve always thought having many lifetimes is a good way to interact and learn from many different individuals rather than being with the same individuals over and over again.

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    Comment by JohnT | April 25, 2020 | Reply

    • Hi, John. We’ll be happy to ask The Council your questions about soul groups 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 | April 25, 2020 | Reply

  6. I have some questions about some of the things I’ve been reading on this blog. It seems that in spirit travel is instantaneous, but is it also possible to be in multiple locations at once? For example, could I take up residence in both the astral counterparts of both London and Paris at the same time?

    Another thing I would like to ask is our abilities in spirit about life selection. I hear stories about souls being shown many different options when planning a life (I am specifically referring to sets of parents and locations souls are offered), but would it also be possible simply to say ‘yes’ to all if we are multidimensional?

    Lastly, this relates to the previous question, but since there are different timelines playing out, do we select incarnating into different timelines at once as well? For example, would someone incarnating in 1945 select multiple timelines where the outcomes of World War 2 are different so they could experience multiple situations, or would they just pick one outcome to incarnate into?

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    Comment by Over The Wall | April 15, 2020 | Reply

    • Interesting questions, Over The Wall. We’ll ask The Council as soon as we have time and we’ll post an audio recording of their reply as soon as it’s ready. Thanks for asking. Love and light, Bob & Cynthia

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      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | April 15, 2020 | Reply

  7. Hello Bob, Cynthia, and the council,

    I have a question about my psychic protection. I have begun taking a lot of interest in spirituality and I feel I am going through a spiritual enlightenment process.

    I have a question about if there is any negative energy around me at times – I am asking this due to two experiences I have had. When I am doing a lot of reading about spirituality – I feel like my energy is expanding. I have also begun to hear and feel a presence. Mostly it’s positive but at times I get worried when it happens at night. Twice it happened that I got random calls exactly at 3:33 and as a believer of synchronicity – that got me worried. I rely on my feelings and it didn’t feel a very peaceful presence around night time.

    I understand that fear is holding me back in some capacity in my spiritual journey. Can the council please let me know if there is any negative energy around me in any form? If so, how do I protect my self and my family psychically? I want to feel peace and love when I am doing my research or meditation.

    Thanks.

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    Comment by SoulSeekingNirvana | April 14, 2020 | Reply

    • Hi, SoulSeekingNirvana. We’ll be happy to answer your questions for The Council on psychic protection 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 | April 16, 2020 | Reply

  8. I would like to ask some questions about lifetimes and other ways we as spirits gain experiences. Since we are all connected, I’ve heard that spirits can gain experiences from the lifetimes of other souls by “downloading” or “imprinting” their lifetimes on to their own soul. Is this something that requires permission from the soul lending the experiences (as it sounds intrusive)?

    I would also like to have some confirmations about impressions I’ve been having about my own lifetimes. I feel like I have a lifetime that takes place in the earlier part of the 20th century perhaps in America. I also feel that I have a life (or multiple lives) around what is called Scandinavia that takes place roughly around the latter two-thirds of this century. Are these impressions accurate and could I get a few details on these lives if so?

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    Comment by Mr Wheeler | March 22, 2020 | Reply

    • Hi, Mr Wheeler. We’ll be happy to answerer your interesting questions about other lifetimes as soon as we have time and we’ll post an audio recording of their reply as soon as it’s ready. Thanks for asking. Love and light, Bob & Cynthia

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      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | March 22, 2020 | Reply

  9. Hi Bob and Cynthia
    I have a few questions about souls. What happens when a soul learns all the lessons that are there to learn. Do they have to repeat any lessons even if they have learned it. Do souls ever quarrel over anything in the spirit world or are they always about showing love, no matter what.
    Thankyou.

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    Comment by Wonder | March 14, 2020 | Reply

    • Hi, Wonder. When we have time we’ll ask The Council your questions about souls and will post an audio recording of their response as soon as it’s ready. Thanks for your questions. Love and light, Bob & Cynthia

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      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | March 14, 2020 | Reply

  10. Hello Council!

    I am struggling with a problem that I have been unable to solve myself: I have bouts of very debilitating tinnitus. I am a person who can appreciate silence, but there is no silence in my experience now, just very high pitch tones, like feedback. When I have these episodes, it is so distracting that I literally feel unable to use my brain. How can I address this problem? It’s really wearing me out emotionally, leaving me feeling hopeless.

    I thank you so much for considering my question.

    Yours In The Light,

    Jay

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    Comment by Jay | March 1, 2020 | Reply

    • Hi, Jay. When we have time we’ll ask The Council about your tinnitus 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 | March 3, 2020 | Reply

  11. I have a question that I have heard different responses to in regards to our other selves’ experiences upon transitioning to spirit. For example, suppose when a person is young their parents have the option of moving to at least two different places, and as a result there is a branching off where multiple selves are created. These selves end up with different friends, occupations and so forth. With noticeably different experiences, could these selves upon transition experience different life reviews, be greeted by different people and create different afterlife conditions for themselves based on their individual desires and experiences or do all the individual selves merge together? Or is it that each self creates its own afterlife and then after merges with the greater part of them later?

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    Comment by Rob | February 23, 2020 | Reply

    • Hi, Rob. Interesting question. 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 available. Love and light, Bob & Cynthia

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      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | February 23, 2020 | Reply

  12. Hi, I have some questions about snippets of dreams I’ve had over the years, and I would love to have some insight into their significance. Many of these dreams take place at what look like educational facilities, mostly mundane although at least one occasion I think I saw a prestigious flight of spiral stairs in a grand place.

    I don’t remember much of what takes places during these dreams except briefly seeing people I have known or perhaps wanted to get to know. In the most recent one I can remember, I appeared to be a student back at an elementary school where I believe I saw a person I will call LH, who I don’t know very well. Why did I see her there?

    And while I do think about my time in school every now and then, and even furthering my education occasionally, I want to ask if these dreams have any other significance that I don’t realize?

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    Comment by AustinMat | February 6, 2020 | Reply

    • Hi, AustinMat. We’ll be happy to ask The Council about your dreams 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 | February 7, 2020 | Reply


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