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 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


  1. Hello Bob, Cynthia and the Council,

    I have a question about My husband’s health. He is having very high triglycerides and given the history of the heart attacks in his family – I am very much worried about him.

    Other than the medicines and the diet that the doctor is suggesting – can the council please guide if he can do any meditation to help him with his condition ? Also, since physical pains and ailments are associated with spiritual aspects – I wanted to check the reason of developing this and the issues his higher self is trying to address with this disease.

    Thanks so much!


    Comment by LovePeace | October 19, 2020 | Reply

  2. I would like to know what the purpose is of ‘Announcing Dreams’ in which a soul presents itself to living person, often declaring its intent to be reborn to them or even just engaging in random parent/child activities.

    Why do some souls in these situations choose to appear as children while others appear as an elderly prior incarnation? Why do some individuals have these dreams while they are still young themselves? And can souls who engage in this sort of communication declare their desire to individuals who they have had no prior incarnations with?

    Lastly, do I have any lifetimes where I as a spirit thought it was necessary or desirable engage in this type of action with a potential mother or father?


    Comment by Kenneth | October 19, 2020 | Reply

  3. Hi Bob and Cynthia,

    Thank you for all that you do to help others! I have a question if it’s ok? For quite some time now, I’ve not felt my guides or deceased mother around me. I have asked for them out loud and quietly in my mind. In the past, I was experiencing detailed lucid dreams with important symbolism and also experiencing astral projection/travel where I’ve met with a few guides and my deceased mother briefly. The dreams and astral projections/travels decreased in frequency and now I haven’t experienced either in about a year. I’ve found myself having doubts and wondering why they aren’t with me? I hope this all makes sense.

    Thank you again for all you do,

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Mazy | October 14, 2020 | Reply

    • Hi, Mazy. Your question makes lots of sense. We’ll be happy to ask The Council about your not having experienced your spirit guides and the spirit of your deceased mother 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


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

  4. Hello Bob and Cynthia,

    I would like to ask you, if the Council could guide me in my career. After moving abroad for my partner I had a great difficulty finding a good job. Ultimately I found a job and was able to gain a foothold in a new country, for which I am very grateful. However, I’m at the point where I want to move forward in my career and my life, but I’m feeling stuck, unsure and overwhelmed. I would love to know, what career path is actually right for my next step in life in Switzerland?

    In my home country I worked mostly as an accountant but now I would like to start working in human resources. Is the career in human resources the right direction for me now or is there another career path ready for me now? I would like to know if there is any special message or guidance for me regarding my career growth and if the Council see me in a new job later this year? Thank you so much. Many blessings. Denisa

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Denisa | October 14, 2020 | Reply

    • Hi, Denisa. We’ll be happy to ask The Council what career path is right for you 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


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

  5. Who or What is the Holy Spirit? When I was born again 20 years ago, I experienced miracles every day for about two weeks, and felt a buzz that my new Christian friends said meant that I was filled with the Holy Spirit. Lately I’ve gotten away from religion and am on a more direct spiritual path. And even though God and Christ come up in my readings and discussions, I’ve yet to find mention of the Holy Spirit.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Keith Ruenheck | October 8, 2020 | Reply

    • Hi, Keith. We’ll be happy to ask The Council your question about the Holy Spirit 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


      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | October 9, 2020 | Reply

  6. Dear Bob/Cynthia,

    I want to ask for guidance regarding my job. I have started doing job about 5 years back to be independent and it has helped me a lot so far. However – due to this current COVID crisis, I have started having anxiety issues a lot due to job stress. I also feel restless and cant sleep at nights due to stress and anxiety – I am worried I will start having panic attacks if the situation continues. I have a young kid and I think I am unable to manage everything at present time. To cope with the stress – I have started reading books about meditation and mindfulness.

    I also read a lot about stocks trading and entrepreneurship. I do want to be financially independent and I have some savings but not a whole lot. Can the council please guide me if leaving my current job would be advisable for me ? It is a very difficult decision for me as I am on work visa and I think it would be difficult for me to get into another job if I leave my job and lose my visa status. Also – on the same note, can the council please guide me if the path of entrepreneurship is for me and I would succeed in that ? If so – what field should I choose to be in and when should I make that switch ?

    Thanks so much for showing light with a lot of love!

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by mindfulloving | September 27, 2020 | Reply

    • Hi, MindfulLoving. We’ll ask The Council your questions about your job and entrepreneurship 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


      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | October 3, 2020 | Reply

  7. Dear Cynthia and Bob,
    I would like to ask you, if the Council would give me clarity about my life purpose in this lifetime. As a child, I went through emotional and physical abuse by my father and my step-mothers, which led me to search for the meaning of my life and my life purpose. This searching led me to spirituality and to angels, from whom I learned that my life purpose is to help people on their journey and show them the way. I am not entirely sure what this means. I would love, if the Council could provide more clarity, guidance, insight into this subject. I have also recently begun to meditate with my intention of connecting to my spiritual guides and allowing them to speak to me and through me. Am I on the right track? Is there anything that would help me be more open? Thank you so much, many blessings..

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Denisa | September 26, 2020 | Reply

    • Hi, Denisa. We’ll be happy to answer your question about your life purpose when we have time and we’ll post an audio recording of their response as soon as it’s ready. Keep meditating. Love and light, Bob & Cynthia


      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | September 26, 2020 | Reply

  8. Dear Bob and Cynthia,

    Can the Council provide a spiritual perspective on my struggle with finding good jobs? I don’t understand why I always have such great problems with it and why I’m especially afraid of interviews. I feel like an internal resistance to it and I don’t understand it at all.

    A few years ago, I moved to Switzerland to start living with my soul mate and create a life and family together. However, in order to have a nice life and create a family, I have to find a good job. Are any of my past lives holding me back? Are there any spiritual/life lessons I should learn from this?

    I appreciate any further guidance/insights on my journey. Thank you so much.


    Comment by Denisa | September 25, 2020 | Reply

    • Hi, Denisa. We’ll be happy to ask The Council your question about what may be holding you back from finding the employment you desire as soon as 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


      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | September 26, 2020 | Reply

  9. Hello Cynthia, Bob and the Council,

    Firstly – I would like to thank you guys for amazing work that you are doing. I have a follow up question about guidance I have received from council earlier about a past life in Egypt. It seems that I have gone through a initiation process in sarcophagus that has gone wrong in that life time and has created a lot of fear in my soul. I wanted to know if that was part of my pre-birth planning for that life time. As I am understanding a bit about pre-birth planning, I am learning that nothing happens by accident and whatever happens is always planned by spirit. I want to check why was this planned for my egypt life – if I was not ready to work with that amount energy, why was it planned that I will go through initiation process during that time – knowing it can cause damage in my soul and that would be very hard to repair.

    Does the council think that I will be able to get rid of all the fear in this lifetime and will move forward with the energy work I planned to do in that life time ? I feel stuck at times and even though I understand the fears are from past life time – its seems its very hard to get rid of those imprints and behavior patterns. I think the energy level in my body is rising and I do have glimpses of vision and audio sensations/dreams that is hard to understand at times and I believe once I can get rid of my fear – I can move forward with my spiritual progress and ascension – can the council please guide me regarding when this will happen and how do help with this ascension ? Please let me know how can I help my soul to ascend and move forward by erasing past karma. I would also like to know if there are any negative forces that I need to be protect my self from.

    Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by Looking for guidance | September 20, 2020 | Reply

    • Hi, Looking For Guidance. We’ll be happy to ask The Council your follow-up questions about your past life in Egypt 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


      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | September 20, 2020 | Reply

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