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. Hi Bob & Cynthia,

    I have suffered a stillbirth very recent. I miss my baby boy. I keep on imagining what it would be like for our family to him, our third child in the family. I want to know why did this happen? When I find out I was pregnant it was a surprise but We was ready to welcome him in to life. I want to know more about this soul and why he isn’t here with us? If I planned to concieve would his soul return or would it be a different soul? Thank you for your time, your gift that you share and your guidance.

    Comment by Thuy | February 19, 2018 | Reply

    • Sorry I thought my post/questions wasn’t submitted the first time. I didn’t mean to ask twice. Thank you for your time. 🙂

      Comment by Thuy | February 19, 2018 | Reply

  2. Hi Bob & Cynthia,

    I have a stillbirth in November 2017. I am devastated and didn’t even know that stillbirth can happened. Though I have two children to keep me going, I miss my angel baby dearly. I don’t have an answer to why medically why I loss my baby boy. I feel lost and confused. I want to know why spiritually why my son didn’t make it to this lifetime with us. After this event I don’t feel good about anything. My husband is trying to sell his business because of an indifference with his partner. I am worry about our financial future. I would like to ask the council for guidance. I used to know what I want to do next, but now I am not sure what will make me happy. Where do I come from here? What is my life purpose? Why did we have to experience this stillbirth? I thank you both for your time and your special gift that you share with us all. With Gratitude – Thuy

    Comment by Thuy | February 15, 2018 | Reply

    • Hi, Thuy. Thank you for your questions related to your stillbirth last year and your gratitude. When we have time we’ll ask The Council about your situation and post a recording of their response on our website. Hang in there. Love and light, Bob & Cynthia

      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | February 16, 2018 | Reply

  3. Hello,
    I would like The Council’s take on depression. I have been working so hard for many years to shake this awful pattern and try as I may (meditation, gratitude journals, therapy, medicine) I just can’t seem to shake it. I can be ok for a bit (primarily when I am really busy) and other times like now, it’s just unbearable. I intellectually understand that my negative emotions are what is creating this, but can’t seem to consistently stay positive. How can I allow all the good that I have created for myself to come in? I have been trying so hard for so long.

    Looking for the Light

    Comment by Anonymous | February 14, 2018 | Reply

    • Hi, Anonymous. Depression is a big lesson. We’ll ask The Council about your case and publish a recording of their reply in a post when we have time. Hang in there. Love & light, Bob & Cynthia

      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | February 14, 2018 | Reply

  4. A happy hello to all of you wonderful beings! I wrote a couple of times, months ago and your collective commitment and advice brought me to the very wonderful place I’m at today. Thank you.

    I am currently six months pregnant, with what I believe to be the same soul that tried to enter over two years ago. This has brought an unbelievable amount of joy into my life and the lives of my sweet little family. And you know what…? I created it! THANK YOU!

    Now, I’m wondering about another area of life. I have had the privilege of working with an Ayurvedic coach and really loved everything I learned during that time. Since then, I have been digging deeper and enjoying many types of healing arts. I keep feeling like I’m meant to be in this field, in some way, but I’m not sure how.

    I have recently enrolled into an Ayurvedic Practitioners course. Part of me is insanely excited and anxious to see where it takes me. The other part is just telling me I’m insane!

    I have a good amount of fear surrounding anything new that I dare to take on. Mostly because historically speaking, I haven’t gone through with many commitments and have found myself self sabotaging and finding excuses as to why it won’t work.

    Does the council have any advice for me? Do they see me being successful in this field and if so what can I do to break old patterns, have confidence and take this all the way? Especially with a 7yr old and a new babe on the way!

    And if you wouldn’t mind, I would love to know if this baby is in the fact the same soul as before! Just for fun. It will be crazy loved either way!

    A million thanks, and a billion blessings.

    With great love and gratitude,

    Comment by Wendy Aronsson | January 25, 2018 | Reply

    • Hi, Wendy. Congratulations on your pregnancy. We’ll be happy to ask The Council for advice for you, and whether your baby is the same soul as before. We’ll post a recording of their answer as soon as we have time. Love and light, Bob & Cynthia

      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | January 25, 2018 | Reply

  5. Hello Bob and Cynthia,

    I have a question for the Council. From childhood I am very drawn to Pyramids and Egypt. From last few months, I am immensely drawen to Spiritual and Metha physical books and quest of knowledge is becoming very severe.

    Can the council please tell me if I had any past life connection with Pyramids or Atlantis – I feel like I have a purpose in there that I am not understanding yet.

    I also have one other question regarding the meditation that I do. Sometimes I have a fear of darkness/evil while I am meditating or hear strange things. Can you please show me how can I help myself and continue and progress in the meditation ~ I have had some good experiences in meditation and I dont want to stop it for the fear which is unexplained.

    Thanks so much for showing us the light.

    Looking forward for the answer

    Comment by Soul_Seeking_Knowledge | January 12, 2018 | Reply

    • Hi, Soul Seeking Knowledge. It will be our pleasure to ask The Council for you about any past life connection to pyramids or Atlantis when we have time. We’ll also ask for guidance on how you can continue with your meditations without fear of darkness or evil or hearing strange things. We’ll post a recording of their response as soon as it’s ready. Love and light, Bob & Cynthia

      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | January 14, 2018 | Reply

  6. I’m so happy I came across your site! It’s very informative and uplifting. I’m hoping you can help me too. I started to notice my connection with spirit about 3 years ago. It began as small coincidences (or synchronicity), then evolved into dream visitations, “feeling spirit” around me, and eventually astral traveling (which started spontaneously). I went through a period of time where I was going out of body (on purpose) fairly regularly and meeting with my deceased mother and what I believe are my spirit guides. I’ve also had dreams of people who feel familiar in the dream state, but are strangers in waking life. In the last 6-8 months, the astral traveling has become quite infrequent. I don’t know why. However, I’ve always wondered why it started in the first place as it happened so abruptly? Also, I think I’ve had a meeting with my council in a dream state (although I know it’s real regardless of being a “dream”). Am I meant to communicate with spirit (not just for myself, but for others)? I’ve been so confused about all of this. I would be so very grateful for any insight, thank you!

    Comment by Dee | December 26, 2017 | Reply

    • Hi, Dee. We’re glad you enjoy our website. We’ll be happy to ask The Council about connection with spirit, your astral travel, and your intentions for communicating with spirit when we have a chance, and post a recording of our session on our website. Interesting questions. Love and light, Bob & Cynthia

      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | December 26, 2017 | Reply

    • That would be wonderful, thank you so very much!

      Comment by Dee | December 27, 2017 | Reply

  7. Hello Bob,Cynthia and Council,

    Thanks for the amazing work that you guys have been doing. I have a question regarding the spiritual enlightenment. I have been reading a lot about Buddhist culture now a days. For some reason I am very much drawn to spiritual progress and finally knowing the truth behind us taking different incarnations and learning more and more lessons – may be creating more karma and desires for the next incarnations.

    Can you please let me know if we can learn about the lessons we have to learn without taking births on earth ?

    Also, I want to know how can one achieve the freedom of taking incarnations on the earth – and achieve “moksha”/Nirvana.

    I am trying to find peace for myself and would like to know where should I begin in order to achieve that ?

    Thanks much!

    Comment by soulpeace191689339 | December 23, 2017 | Reply

    • Hi, SoulPeace. Interesting questions about spirituality and enlightenment. We’ll ask The Council when we have time and post a recording of our session with them on your answers. Please stay tuned. Love and light, Bob & Cynthia

      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | December 26, 2017 | Reply

  8. Hello Bob, Cynthia and the council,

    I would like to thank you immensely for the guidance that you have been providing me. You guys are doing an amazing job by giving people guidance, support and ray of hope.

    I have a concern about my child so I thought to ask the council for their opinion on the same. I have seen many times, specially when he is at home, he has anger issues. He gets angry on things and its hard to control him at that time. If we say anything, he starts crying mostly always.

    Can the council please guide me what are his learning lessons in his life and how can I help him. I have a feeling that it has something to do with my husband’s learnings too since I see the similarities often. Would like to know more of council’s words of wisdom on this.

    Also, it would be good to know what are our lessons with each other and what kind of previous lives three of us had previously with each other?

    The other question I had is about the Job. I understand one of my major lesson is to be independent in this life. Due to visa related issues, I may lose my job in the near future. Can the council please guide me which way should I go? should I stay in the same engineering field or try to take up writing or some other thing in which I dont have any experience as of now. Also, we have to move to some other country if I need to continue working – would that be advisable at this point in time or should be kept for later.

    Thanks much for love and light,

    Comment by learningsoulsite | December 14, 2017 | Reply

    • That’s quite a few separate questions, LearningSoulSite, but we’ll try to answer them as soon as we can and well post The Council’s response on our website. Love and light, Bob & Cynthia

      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | December 16, 2017 | Reply

  9. Dear Bob, Cynthia and The Council, last time I was here asking questions was a year or more ago and I have found your answers very helpful. My question today is about child cancer.

    Unfortunately a beautiful young soul, very close to my heart (a young boy in my family), was diagnosed with cancer 2 days ago. As we are a very health-conscious family, we are all in shock. It’s the last thing we would have expected to happen.

    Can you please shed some light on the spiritual aspect of cancer, especially childhood cancer? Why does it happen, what are the patients and their families needing to learn? And if there’s anything in particular you can say to enlighten us about regarding my young relative, I would be most appreciative. Thank you ❤

    Comment by Jolanda | December 10, 2017 | Reply

    • Excellent questions, Jolanda. As soon as we have time to answer and post them, we will. We look forward to what The Council has to say about this. Love and light, Bob & Cynthia

      Comment by Cynthia & Bob | December 16, 2017 | Reply

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