Ask The Council

What will you ask Spirit?

What Is My Spirit Trying To Learn With My Fluctuating Body Weight?

This post answers questions for The Council from a reader named, PE.

PE: I was wondering if you could give me some guidance about what’s going on with my body weight? I’ve struggled with maintaining a healthy body weight for many years, and I’m tired of going through the cycles of yo-yo dieting.

Council: There were other times (lives) when you were uncomfortable in your body, and so we see why you chose this particular challenge again.

PE: Can The Council help me understand what my spirit is trying to learn or achieve with these challenges related to my body weight?

Council: Because there were many ups and downs in other lifetimes, in your current lifetime you wanted to experience both being very thin and being very heavy, and find out how to acknowledge how you felt in each experience, in each time you experienced the difference in weight, the difference in the shape of your body, your face, and your hair. Did you take more care of yourself when you were thinner or when you were heavier?

You wanted to find out who you are. That was behind the wish in experiencing both, to know when you realize how you feel thin, how you feel heavy, and to go beyond that. Who are you? To start asking the question: Who are you? Who are you really? What does it feel like to believe that you are more than just your body? But at first it was to experience the body in different situations so you can get a hold on it and an idea of how it felt either way, and now to take it further. Who am I really?

And as you begin to ask this question and perhaps meditate on it, you’ll find a way to create experiences for you where you begin to feel the lightness of being a soul. You’d be able to acknowledge the confidence you’re looking for when you know that you are more than just this body. So step by step, it was to lead you to find out who you really are, and this is the way you chose to do it.

Bob: And as they get closer to understanding who they really are, their body weight will fluctuate less?

Council: Yes. And then you would find the shape of the body you are most comfortable in and then take it beyond.

PE: I’ve recently joined Overeaters Anonymous because I don’t know where else to turn. I’d appreciate any guidance in this matter. Thank you so much in advance.

Council: Meditate. Read the book, Emmanuel. Read all three Emmanuel books and get in touch with spirit. Once you read the books you will be led in a completely different direction so you will be able to focus on spirit, get acquainted with it, and move forward from there.


Listen to the entire 4-minute audio recording of our session with The Council (below) to hear all their guidance for PE and the rest of us. You can also ask The Council your own question by typing it into one of the Comment boxes that appear at the bottom of most of our blog pages.

If you like this post, please click the LIKE button in the section following the recording to let us and other readers know. Thanks.

March 16, 2023 Posted by | Audio Content, Challenges, Channeling, Choice, Connecting With Spirit, Guidance, Other Lifetimes, Questions & Answers, Soul, Spirit | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Should I Go Into Real Estate Or Information Technology?

This post answers questions for The Council from a reader named, Mindful Living.

Mindful: I’ve been looking into starting my own business along with the job I already have. Can you please guide me if being a real estate agent will be a good path for me? The other option is to open a business which is information technology related. I’m not sure which way to go. Any guidance will be greatly appreciated here. Thank you.

Council: We see both paths have very good possibilities to work for you. But before you came into this particular reality you were remembering two other lives you had. One was way back in the city of Pompeii in Italy, and you were a builder. And you created many houses that are architecturally just as good as we have now.

Then again for the opposite side of the coin in the early 1800s, you were a farmer. And as a child, you’d ride to different parts of the area with your father and see different farms and different homes. Some were little and some were big. And you always were attracted to them and wanted to see the insides, which of course you didn’t. But you had the idea in your head, always wondering what they look like? How many rooms? How is it decorated?

So you have that desire in you to work again with houses in a different capacity. And so we’d say if you went in that direction you’d find great happiness because it’s something you’ve worked with before, and wondered with before, and you’d have much fun in this field.

Either real estate or information technology would work. There was a desire in this reality to be successful. And so what you pick, you’d put yourself into it wholeheartedly and make it work.

But what we see, what you thought of before coming into this reality and played with these thoughts was to work with building, working with being inside the house, designing, perhaps guiding people on what to do in their new homes. And so we’d say go and play with this.

Bob: Any chance they could combine the information technology career with the real estate career?

Council: There’s a possibility, but we’d say more now, in the beginning, to go with the real estate.


Listen to the entire 4-minute audio recording of our session with The Council (below) to hear all their guidance for Mindful Living and the rest of us, and let us know what you feel about it. You can also ask The Council your own question by typing it into one of the Comment boxes that appear at the bottom of most of our blog pages.

If you like this post, please click the LIKE button in the section following the recording to let us and other readers know. Thanks.

March 15, 2023 Posted by | Audio Content, Career, Channeling, Guidance, Other Lifetimes, Pre-Incarnation Planning, Questions & Answers | , , , , | Leave a comment

Did I Set Up A Difficult Time As A Test Of Faith?

This post answers questions for The Council from a reader named, Anonymous Number 3.

Anon 3: Your posts lately have been incredible. Thank you so much. To keep the conversation going I have a question that ties in with your post, Coming From Your Heart, Connecting To Your Higher Self, And Feeling Good, and your post, What Are The Limits To Positive Thinking?

Council: Oh, there are no limits to positive thinking.

Anon 3: I had a huge leap in my spiritual awareness around 2013 when I found Abraham’s Law of Attraction.

Council: Oh, wonderful. Yes, it’s so helpful, and it’s leading many people to see things differently.

Anon 3: I had this incredible experience of seemingly pulling things out of thin air. It was exhilarating. Some years later disaster struck and my entire life crashed around me. Within a couple months I found myself homeless, unwell, and without my beloved partner.

Council: Look how you created the other side of the coin. And so you created it to learn from it, experience it, and change whatever you wish to change.

Anon 3: The Abraham System didn’t work for me then. I don’t think I’ve understood why that happened yet. I usually learned the lesson from an experience, but this one has consistently evaded me, and I think I’m still scarred by it even though it was six years ago.

Council: You’ve created this experience, (we’ll use Abraham’s words) you’ve created this contrast in your life to see how it was wonderful, and now experiencing the other side of the coin. And it’s your wish at this point to change it back. And you feel the Abraham material isn’t working for you because now what your higher self is showing you is you must find another way. Abraham took you so far, you see it works, and if you stop doubting it would work again.

But now you seem to be looking for something else. And many of the souls right now, what they’re looking for is a way to connect with their higher selves and to get the answer themselves. And what we’ve all agreed on before coming into this reality is that at a certain stage of your life, you’d get your answers by the way you feel, and that’s by connecting with the Heart Chakra.

So whatever it is that you want – success, more money, a new lover – go into your heart chakra and see the beautiful green or pink light, and picture what you want. And then sit and ask your higher self, how do I get there? You’ll be surprised how you will get ideas and how things will automatically come to you because every day you’ll say: “I want to come from my heart. I want to connect with my higher self. I want that guidance in my life.” And so when you do that, you’ll begin to see how in control you are to put yourself on the path you want, and have a life of joy, which we all planned for when we came into this life.

And so we experience the opposites and then we find a way to change it. And we bring in the good, and sometimes we go back into what Abraham describes as contrast, and then we change it again. Life goes up and down, up and down. And that’s what we all want because we figure: Coming here, this will be a lot of fun. Let’s see what I create. Let’s see who comes in to help me in this life. And so that is where you are right now.

You are to rely on yourself by taking the time every day to tell your higher self you want to connect with it because you are your higher self. But you want to find a way to create things beautifully and easily in your life. So when you have to make a decision, ask your higher self, and sit and wait. And don’t wait for the words. Think of which way you want it to go. Then how do you feel? How does it feel in your chest? in your stomach? How does your body feel? And that is what we all, at this time, are learning. How to make decisions and create a better life by what we feel. Not logically, not with words, but by what we feel. That’s what we mean to get across: How we feel. And that’s why you are now on a new way of learning.

Anon 3: Since my life fell apart six years ago I’ve felt it almost impossible to align to my highest timeline or do the Abraham work because when I do, I remember what happened to me and I think there’s no point.

Council: And so, right there, that belief, that thought, will never make it work.

Anon 3: Did I set this catastrophic time up as a test of faith?

Council: Of course. You set it up for a lot of reasons, but mostly so that you would grow, and you will learn how to guide yourself.

Anon 3: Around then I started asking my higher self for guidance, but I’m not sure whether I can trust it.

Council: Of course you can trust it, but you must learn to work with the feelings. Go into the heart chakra, picture what you want in there and ask the question. Ask your higher self: Show me, and then forget about the doubt. And of course, when you do doubt, just acknowledge it and say: “No, No. I will wait. I am my higher self. I am connecting to me. I am connecting to what I have planned and what I want to go through in this life.” And you will see the difference.

Anon 3: At the time, I asked for and thought I saw signs that my partner was returning, but they never did. Since then I’ve asked for guidance about several other things and it was spot on.

Most recently I have finally, after all these years, felt ready to be in another relationship and really want to be married.

Council: And if that is what you really want, and you work with your higher self, and you work with being in joy and happiness, and aligning with that higher vibration, you will bring that in.

Anon 3: I’ve asked my higher self if this new person in my life is the one, and it’s continually and consistently sent me signs saying: Yes, yes, yes.

Council: Okay, so then when you sit down and you meditate, thank your higher self and ask to be shown more signs that this person is for you. It’s that simple. The doubts are what changes the outcome. And so with faith in your intuition, in your higher self, ask for the signs and wait until you see them.

Anon 3: But because I thought I saw these same signs about my ex-partner, I’m doubting them.

Council: Of course, but now you have another way to do it. Now you have another way to ask. And you have another way to find the answers, and that is with your feelings.

Anon 3: I also did this thing where for a long time I followed angel numbers and synchronicities thinking they must be my path.

Council: Oh, it helps many, many people. And then again after a while that doesn’t seem to work because you want more. Your higher self wants you to learn you can do it easily. You can do it from your own knowledge, and the answers will come from you.

Anon 3: But most of the time I just landed in hot water by following the angel numbers and synchronicities…

Council: Ah, there’s a sign.

Anon 3: …where they were indicative that something bad was going to happen, which adds to the mistrust I now feel of the signs I receive. I’d love to know what happened there.

Council: You don’t need the angel numbers and synchronicities anymore. That’s why you created it not to work the way it did before. It’s only your way of finding a way to get guidance for yourself, a way to grow and learn how powerful it is when you can ask your higher self and get the answer from your higher self, not from anywhere else.

Anon 3: How do I know if and when I can trust the signs I’m being sent by my higher self?

Council: Because your higher self will only send you positive answers, and it will always feel good. And the outcome – whatever it’s showing you to do, or say, or the direction to go in – will always bring you experiences that are positive, that make you feel good, and help you grow more in a positive direction.

And so we send you all blessings, and thoughts of happiness, and thoughts of love and joy. And seeing the energy around you growing and becoming more beautiful. And you feel lighter than you have ever felt before because you are light. Let it shine.


Listen to the entire 12-minute audio recording of our session with The Council (below) to hear all their guidance for Anonymous Number 3 and the rest of us, and let us know what you feel about it. You can also ask The Council your own question by typing it into one of the Comment boxes that appear at the bottom of most of our blog pages. We’ll answer it as soon as we are able.

If you like this post, please click the LIKE button in the section following the recording to let us and other readers know. Thanks.

March 9, 2023 Posted by | Abraham-Hicks, Audio Content, Chakras, Challenges, Channeling, Connecting With Spirit, Feelings, Guidance, Law of Attraction, Marriage, Pre-Incarnation Planning, Questions & Answers, Relationships, Soul, Spirit, You Create Your Reality | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why Do We Get Sick, And How Do We Heal?

This post answers questions for The Council from a reader named, Lindsay.

Lindsay: I’ve looked through old posts, but I wasn’t able to find any specific questions on seasonal colds and the flu. Why do humans get sick with viruses?

Council: In your reality, it’s part of the belief system. You came into a reality with others where this is something that happens that you go through, and so you want to know how you’d handle this. What would make it easier for you to go through this? People get sick because they believe it’s there, and sooner or later they’ll get sick.

Oh, the flu is going around, I hope I don’t catch it. And just by thinking, “I hope I don’t catch it,” brings it into your reality. So it’s the thoughts and the beliefs that make you sick, and that makes you experience seasonal allergies and terrible colds in the winter. People die of cancer because they believe someone dying in their family had it, so they’d also get it. It’s possible, and being in that state of fear, it’s created.

And so we’d say, if you wish to be well, you must be in a place of loving yourself and having good thoughts. Your reality is wonderful. Your reality can make you strong and it can make you well. You can sail right through this lifetime, But when you go into thoughts like, here comes the Winter and now we’ll be sick, and here comes the Spring and now we’ll have allergies, it’s the thought system and a deep belief that this will happen.

And yes, it’s here, it’s created in your reality, but now how will you handle it? You know by handling it you must change your vibration. How do you change your vibration? You change your thoughts. And just that would make you not be sick in the Winter, or not have allergies in the Summer.

Be grateful for being in a reality where there are different seasons and different things to appreciate in each season, and to love your body and know that it’s strong. And of course, do the wise thing physically. Eat the right foods and get plenty of rest. It’s all your belief and how you go forward with what you think.

Bob: You already address this next question to a large extent, but I’ll ask it anyway.

Lindsay: How can we prevent illness with seasonal colds and the flu?

Council: As the season approaches, meditate, sit, smile, and think I am healthy, I am so wonderful, I have created a healthy body for myself, and all is well. Keep seeing it, seeing it, over and over again. You are just feeling great. What a wonderful surprise. I’ve created a season that I am just sailing through feeling wonderful.

Bob: And you’ve already addressed to some extent this next question, but I’ll ask it anyway.

Lindsay: When you or your child is sick, what can we do to heal quickly?

Council: Play a game while you are sick. Do things you like. Lay around, watch TV, play music, create something (possibly arts and crafts), be together in the family. And just know that being in the family, going through this sickness, it’s just something that for some reason you’ve created, and you have the ability to get rid of it. But treat it as a fun thing. Treat it as if it’s a time for me to rest, so I’ll rest. But I will be happy because I am well. I am well deep inside. And I will see it, and I see it over and over again, and then I’ll experience it.

Bob: In addition to what you’ve already said about getting sick…

Lindsay: Is there a secret to staying healthy?

Council: Appreciate things every single day, even the littlest thing. Laugh about some memories, or find something fun to do. Raise your energy. Diseases and sickness aren’t in a high vibration. It will not touch you because it’s not in your vibration. You can rise above that.

And the answer to all questions concerning how to improve your life: be grateful for everything, have positive thoughts, and send yourself and others love.


Listen to the entire 6-minute audio recording of our session with The Council (below) to hear all their guidance for Lindsay and the rest of us, and let us know what you feel about it. You can also ask The Council your own question by typing it into one of the Comment boxes that appear at the bottom of most of our blog pages.

If you like this post, please click the LIKE button in the section following the recording to let us and other readers know. Thanks.

December 6, 2022 Posted by | Audio Content, Beliefs, Channeling, Guidance, Health, Love, Questions & Answers, Spirit, Vibration, You Create Your Reality | , , , , , , | 4 Comments

What Past Lives Did I Chose To Work On In This Life, And Why?

This post answers questions for The Council from a reader named Maureen.

Maureen: I’d like to know the main scenarios of the past lives that I chose to continue to work on in my current lifetime, and why.

Council: There’s never one thing you want to accomplish in each life, but what we see here is the main thing that’s happened in other lives that you’d like to work on in this life is self-esteem and teaching.

Look at the life you’ve created now. Are you proud of your creations? Are you satisfied and feel happy about what you’re doing? Is there more you want to do and don’t feel capable of?

To work on that you must look at yourself, see what you desire, and then find a way – and we always say the quickest way is meditation – to meditate and see it, and then see yourself accomplishing it, whatever it is. It could be the tiniest thing or winning a million dollars. But it’s very important for you to see your accomplishments in your current lifetime, and then to help others that are in a place with low self-esteem. You’ve experienced that in other lives.

First find a way to look at yourself, see your accomplishments, be grateful for them, then see what else you want to accomplish, and then share these desires, even if it’s just with friends. Share what you want, and as you share it, just that little bit plants a seed in others, and they will learn from you, and they will go on and accomplish more.

Those are the main topics that you want to be done at this time. There’s plenty of work to be done there. And so we’d say, now it the time to work on this.


Listen to the entire 4-minute audio recording of our session with The Council (below) to hear all their guidance for Maureen and the rest of us and let us know what you feel about it. You can also ask The Council your own question by typing it into one of the Comment boxes that appear at the bottom of most of our blog pages.

If you like this post, please click the LIKE button in the section following the recording to let us and other readers know. Thanks.

October 24, 2022 Posted by | Audio Content, Channeling, Choice, Desire, Guidance, Helping Others, Life Purpose, Meditation, Other Lifetimes, Pre-Incarnation Planning, Questions & Answers | , , , , | 2 Comments

What Is My Spiritual Path?

This post answers a question from a reader named, Rose, who says, I’m still trying to figure out my spiritual path and your words always help. I’ve always had this feeling that I’m meant for something bigger than what I’ve settled into in my life. Since I was a child I’ve imagined myself being something great. I’m now a young adult and I’m struggling to find the path I should be on. I know my current life isn’t what my life is meant to be, and this person I am isn’t who I’m meant to be, but I’m struggling to move forward. I understand this is incredibly vague. I guess I don’t have a very specific question. I just need some guidance in any way you see fit to offer it.

The Council says you’re on this journey in this reality to find excitement in your life. There was the thought of becoming someone great. What you wished to do was to lead a life of mystery. You wanted to travel around and meet strange people with incredible stories that you’d research and write about. You wanted to be interviewed for the books you wrote and the people you met.

You thought it would be fun to come into this reality and have a life filled with mystery. You wanted to connect with the authorities, like a police department, and have a job where you could be there, learn about their cases, and then write about it. The big thing was to have a fantastic life and write about it.

If you want to go in that direction, we advise you to read mystery books and take a course in writing. Just sort of dabble in this and learn about it. Then be aware of the people around you and the stories they have. They may not all have mysterious stories. They could be wonderful stories of how these people grew up and how they turned their lives around. That’s what you wanted to do this lifetime, and you still have time to do this.

Slowly go in this direction and you’ll find you have success, because this was something you wanted while you were still in spirit deciding how you wanted your reality to be. Think back on your past. What have you come through? What have the people in your family come through? There are interesting stories all around you. Write for yourself first. Take the classes you need. Get instruction on how to write. Read books on how to write. And then begin this part of your journey.


Listen to the entire 4-minute audio recording of our session with The Council (below) to hear all their guidance for Rose and the rest of us and let us know what you feel about it. You can ask The Council your own question by typing it into one of the Comment boxes that appear at the bottom of most of our blog pages.

If you like this post please consider clicking the LIKE button in the section following the recording to let us and other readers know. Thanks.

December 11, 2021 Posted by | Audio Content, Channeling, Guidance, Pre-Incarnation Planning, Questions & Answers, Spirit | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Why Aren’t My Partner and I Planning to Have Children?

This post answers questions for The Council from a reader named, Denisa, who asks for guidance with her relationship with her life partner. We’d love to start a family together, but still nothing happens. My life partner keeps talking about wanting to have children with me, but he also mentions that he’d like my financial situation to be similar to his. I’d also like that, but I don’t know what to do to improve my finances. It seems very difficult for me right now. Is my financial situation the reason we don’t try to have children, or is it something else?

The Council says your finances are part of the reason you’re not trying to have children, and it comes from a lifetime you had as brother and sister in a very poor family. There wasn’t enough to eat, there wasn’t enough clothing, and you had no education. You were the older one and took care of your brother. You found the means to feed both of you and move forward in life. You were the one who took care of your brother.

In this life your boyfriend has the subconscious memory of the previous life. He desires you to be in a better financial situation, thinking this will take care of you both going forward in this life. Your boyfriend doesn’t want to have children where there will be an experience of lack. It’s the memory of you taking care of him, and that’s what’s causing this delay with children and with wanting you to have a better financial situation before you go forward.

It’s not that you have to do better financially. It’s that your boyfriend needs to deal with his issue of being able to independently take care of you and a family. That’s what he wanted to learn going forward. In that past life you took care of him. In this life he wanted to take care of you. And yet these memories are within him and so he can insist you do better financially.

This is where the hold-up with having children is coming from. If you both can agree on it we suggest you have children now. Your boyfriend will learn he can fulfill the role of being the breadwinner, being independent, learning how to be a family man, and learning how to take care of himself, you, and your children.

Denisa asks, Have my boyfriend and I agreed in spirit to have children in this lifetime? The Council says yes. You both want this a great deal, but there are the memories and past lives you need to work through. You need to understand where this desire for your financial stability comes from and you both need to let go of this.

Denisa asks, What can I do to improve my financial situation. The Council says that isn’t necessary. That isn’t what you need to do. What is meant now is to have conversations and be in a place where you can express that the financial situation you have, what you make now, is more than enough for now to start a family. Eventually we see you can make more money, but what’s needed is to express that your situation is okay and you believe he has the ability to take care of you, himself, and a family. Give him the confidence to go forward with this. This is what was agreed upon.

Eva says, It seems to me I don’t know which way to go. I’m thinking about writing a book about my childhood, what I’ve been through, and what I’ve learned from it. The Council says writing is very powerful, and writing is energy. We’d say write about your childhood or anything else because you’re putting more energy out and that will bring you more financial success.

Eva asks, What is the main purpose of our relationship? The Council says to be supportive of each other. Support your partner with words that give him confidence. Your partner wanted to teach you to be the supporter, the one who listens to the questions, the one who’s able to talk about what’s worrying both of you. You would bring guidance to your relationship. You’d make things are clearer for him to give him the opportunity to grow. As you listen to him and give him confidence, you are growing also because you’re fulfilling what you both agreed to.


Listen to the entire 5-minute audio recording of our session with The Council (below) to hear all their guidance for Eva and the rest of us and let us know what you think about it. Or you can ask The Council your own question by typing it into the Comment box that appears at the bottom of most of our blog pages.

If you like this post please consider clicking the LIKE button in the section following the recording to let us and other readers know. Thanks.

November 18, 2021 Posted by | Agreement, Audio Content, Channeling, Guidance, Life Purpose, Other Lifetimes, Questions & Answers, Relationships, Spirit | , , , , , , | 4 Comments

How Can I Help My Children?

This post answers questions for The Council from a reader named, StrugglingMom, after she read our post, Is My Life Purpose to Save My Husband from Himself? StrugglingMom says, this post sparked a question about whether my purpose is to help my children, especially my oldest son, and to ask how I can do that.

The Council says your life purpose is all about you, not about saving other people. When you agreed to have these spirits come into this world through you, you agreed to allow them to come in to create the kind of reality they want. They already have in mind the lessons they want to learn, the challenges they want to work through, and if they want to be of help to other people. This is all set up within that spirit. Your purpose is to allow these spirits to come in and then let go and watch what they’re creating.

If there’s a way you can guide them to make their way a little easier, this is helpful, but your purpose isn’t to save your children from whatever they go through or to change whatever you think they’re going through. Your purpose is to give your children love and support in the gentlest way you know.

StrugglingMom asks, do my children and I share any past lives or lessons to learn because we have a difficult relationship and I’m struggling to be the mother my children need. The Council says one of the lessons here is about abandonment, which is what you and your oldest son experienced in another lifetime. In your current life you agreed to be together and work with each other through the difficult times you’re experiencing and not to abandon each other.

Look at what your oldest son is going through and find a way to have discussions with him. Give him guidance on how you think there might be an easier way to go through what he’s experiencing. Discuss what you think and the challenges you’ve gone through and how you worked through these challenges. It’s by your example and by teaching your son what you did to get through your experiences that give him a basis for how to work through his own stuff.

A lot of these children that are difficult and don’t follow rules are very advanced and want to grow up and make their own rules and change things. And they want to do this quickly. Sometimes these children are called Indigo Children because they know they have lots to do in their future, but they’re confused right now with the challenge of growing up under their parent’s rules.

You don’t need to let your son do whatever he wants if you believe it’s unsafe or mean. You can explain another way he can accomplish what he wants. The more discussion you have with your son, the better it will be. Discussion can help things turn around quickly. And by discussion we mean talking about each other and to each other, but not in a way your son is likely to experience as nagging.

Your purpose with your son is to listen to him, be supportive, and not get to the point where you’re so upset you do nothing and conversation stops. This is a form of abandonment. Your son wanted to learn how to be himself, whatever he chose to be in this life. No matter how he chose to be, you would be allowing and accepting, guiding him gently another way, not through punishment or abandonment, but through listening and relating back and forth.

The Council says StrugglingMom and her oldest son shared a past life together as brothers who had no family and they both felt abandoned. In his current lifetime your son wants to work through his abandonment issues and he wanted to have parents that were there to guide him.

StrugglingMom says, I don’t know whether to push him or just let him fail when he refuses to go to school or do schoolwork. Do I punish him and force control? Or do I just let him be, which makes me feel guilty because I feel like I’m taking the easy way out and not being his mother?

The Council says StrugglingMom’s guilt serves no purpose. As a parent you realize there are school requirements that need to be met. As your son moves through school even though he’s not interested in it, discuss with him why it must be done. When he goes to school or does his schoolwork you should praise him and this will give him more motivation to continue.

If your son’s path is difficult because this is what he’s creating, and if he fails and you know in good conscience that you’ve tried to put him on a path you feel has advantages, then his wanting to fail is part of what his spirit wants to experience. Your role is to do what you can as a parent to explain how your son’s education is something he needs to do to improve himself for when he grows up. If you can do this then you’re not abandoning him. If you throw your hands up and say I give up, and your son fails, your son will experience abandonment again. What your son hopes for, no matter what, is you don’t abandon him.

You can help your son heal his abandonment issues through patience and communication, and talking about yourself and what you’ve gone through. Talk about how it’s difficult to see your son not trying. And talking about how you’ll be there no matter what road he picks, whether he tries or whether he fails This will help.

Once your son understands you’re there for him no matter whether he succeeds or fails, instead of having to continue going through the lesson of abandonment, that lesson will be changed because you’re letting your son be the way he needs to be. In accepting and allowing your son, you also allow his lessons to change and allow him to heal.

By StrugglingMom agreeing to be part of these abandonment issues, if her son fails, how will this affect her? What does that bring up for her? There are also abandonment issues StugglingMom wants to learn about. StrugglingMom and her oldest son are handling abandonment in different ways. It’s like different ends of the same stick. The son at one end doesn’t want to be abandoned even though it’s a difficult situation. He wants to see what his mother will do.

On the other side of the stick is StrugglingMom. She doesn’t want to throw her hands up and give up, but at times she feels like it’s no use. Does she give up? Does she abandon her son? Both are facing issues of abandonment and they’re trying to help each other through these issues.

The Council says one of the hardest parts of being a parent is to allow these spirits to come in and then feel responsible for how their child creates its life. You are supposed to bring the child in and then allow it to be whatever it needs to be, and to be there for your child as they go through whatever issues they’re trying to work through.


Listen to the entire 11-minute audio recording of our session with The Council (below) to hear all their guidance for StrugglingMom and the rest of us and let us know what you feel about it, or ask The Council your own question.

If you like this post please consider clicking the LIKE button in the section following the recording to let us and other readers know. Thanks.

February 21, 2021 Posted by | Acceptance, Agreement, Audio Content, Challenges, Channeling, Guidance, Helping Others, Love, Other Lifetimes, Questions & Answers, Relationships, Spirit, You Create Your Reality | , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

What’s My Higher Self Doing While I’m Focused in My Physical Life?

This post answers questions for The Council from a reader named, Kaitlin, who asks what her higher self is doing while she’s focused in her physical life because she’s not aware of her higher self while she’s here.

The Council says your higher self is aware of you in your current lifetime as well as all of the other lifetimes you’ve chosen. No matter what lifetime you’re in, you’re higher self will be there with you and guide you through all your experiences.

Your higher self is watching to see if you’re creating what you want. And if you aren’t creating what you want perhaps you’ll get information in a dream or you’ll get an idea about doing something. Your higher self is always guiding you every day in the direction your spirit intends for you to go.

Kaitlin asks how she can communicate with her higher self and listen to my own guidance to know what I really want. The Council says meditation is the first step in connecting with your higher self, with spirit guides, and with learning about your past lives.

Meditation comes in all forms. Try different practices until you find what you’re comfortable with, whether it’s paying attention to your breathing, listening to a sound, chanting, praying, or sitting quietly and telling yourself to relax. It takes time to find what will work for you. And it takes discipline, whether it’s five minutes a day, twenty minutes a day, or an hour a day.

When you meditate every day, your spirit knows you’re serious about it. When you practice meditating every day, whether you see something, hear something, or feel something, a connection is made from your spirit. If you in your human body have the discipline to practice meditation, your spirit will connect with you.


Listen to the entire 4-minute audio recording of our session with The Council to hear all their guidance for Kaitlin and the rest of us and let us know what you feel about it, or ask your own question.

If you like this post please consider clicking the LIKE button in the section following the recording to let us and other readers know. Thanks.

July 9, 2020 Posted by | Audio Content, Channeling, Connecting With Spirit, Guidance, Meditation, Other Lifetimes, Questions & Answers, Spirit | 2 Comments

The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) From a Spiritual Perspective

Most of our posts offer advice and guidance from our spirit guides, The Council, on reader questions, but for this post The Council wanted to discuss the coronavirus disease because it’s on a lot of our minds and there’s so much fear and panic around it. The Council began our session by stating this fear and panic is not what this virus is about.

The Council says the main purpose of every soul on Earth is to bring the love that exists in spirit into our Earthly reality. Even though they’ve been telling us for many years that humans are very powerful creators that can create anything we desire when we focus on it, imagine it, and feel it, we don’t all believe that. So it was decided that different things like earthquakes and storms would happen on a global scale to try and wake up our individual souls and get them to help each other get to a better vibration. And this continued on a larger and larger scale.

The coronavirus has appeared in our reality and the way we can reduce the effect of it isn’t through fear, panic, and hoarding supplies. You reduce the effect of this virus by staying in the vibration of love. It’s everyone’s job to stay calm and lift your energy. How can you do this?

  1. Have good thoughts
  2. Have faith
  3. Pray
  4. Meditate
  5. See light around yourself, your home, and the planet
  6. Imagine beautiful light coming in bringing peace and love
  7. Think we are all here as souls to heal this planet
  8. Pull your mind away from fear
  9. Know you have the power to change the effects of this virus

When you’re home play games with your children and yourselves, read good books, watch positive TV programs, eat healthy foods. Play, laugh, and get out of the vibration of fear. Bring in beautiful light around this planet and think about how we can all change the effect of this virus. Every soul on Earth has chosen to be here at this time for this purpose. We can get through this virus quickly if everyone changes the focus of their thoughts to more loving ones.

Since we’ve all agreed in spirit to participate in this time with this virus, somewhere in your subconscious your soul knows about this situation. As you try the littlest bit to think more positive thoughts, things will begin to change. As you change your focus you’ll begin to see small things coming together and getting better by being helpful to each other. You’ll begin to feel how in control of this situation you really are. With all of us agreeing to this and focusing on love, happiness, joking, and playing, the whole planet will begin to change. Eventually there will be less disease of any kind, less cruelty, and fewer crimes. All of us wanted this huge jump in our reality and that’s why the virus is going on right now.

The purpose of staying away from crowds is to give you quiet time on your own in your homes to pray, to meditate, to think positive thoughts about how this virus will change. You must have the faith, the prayers, and the meditation time to raise your vibration. You have to be more positive. And as people change for the better you’ll all control how quickly the virus will recede.

The is no failure in facing this virus. There’s only the question of whether we’ll bring in as much love as we thought we would when we were in spirit. Death isn’t needed to change what’s going on right now. Come together in unity and love and the situation will change. Know your tools are your thoughts, your feelings, and your imagination. It’s your choice whether you focus these tools on wellness or on fear.

Don’t let the promise of a future vaccination for this virus take away from focusing on more loving thoughts, on unity, and helping each other. Shop reasonably. It’s good to be prepared, but to take massive supplies where you know you’re taking away from others is wrong thinking.

The shutting down of public places is good because it’ll give you more time to be home and visualize, pray, imagine, and feel the happiness of when the threat of this virus has passed. Be grateful for this feeling. And the more you can feel this the more quickly you’ll bring this in.

This virus has been on Earth before. It’s a stronger strain and we’ve created it to be stronger so we have to do the work to overcome it. We have to do the work of seeing how powerful we are. This is what we all wanted before we came into this reality. If we begin this work of knowing there’s a great power we are part of, the virus situation will change for the better. Come away from panic and fear. It doesn’t matter how we created the virus. What matters is why we created it, which was to take the higher vibration of love and bring it into this planet by loving and helping each other and raising our own vibrations.

The Council closes by reminding us all to practice raising our vibration. And they remind us that everyone in spirit is sending great love and strength to all of us who are courageous enough to be on this planet at this time and to be working to bring all this good energy into this reality.


Listen to the entire 17-minute audio recording of our session with The Council (below) to hear all their guidance for us concerning the coronavirus and let us know what you feel about it, or ask your own question.

If you like this post please consider clicking the LIKE button in the section following the recording to let us and other readers know. Thanks.

March 18, 2020 Posted by | Audio Content, Channeling, Creation, Guidance, Life Purpose, Love, Questions & Answers, Soul, Spirit, Vibration | , , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Why Do People Think Astrology and Tarot are Demonic?

This post answers a question for The Council from a reader named, Miyagi, who’s into Astrology and reading Tarot cards, but some of her family think it’s witchcraft and this scares her. A friend told her it’s demonic. Why do people have a difficult time believing in Astrology and the Tarot for guidance?

The Council says many people who don’t understand getting guidance from Astrology and Tarot are afraid of it and think it’s demonic. Most people who are afraid of Astrology and Tarot have experienced lifetimes where they misused it and so coming back in this lifetime they’re afraid of it.

Astrology and Tarot go very far back in time. The pagan religions, which are also thought to be demonic, were people who worshipped the stars, the moon, the Earth, animals, and everything that had life. In ancient times people worshipped many different gods. When Christianity came along this unfortunately changed things. They believed in Christ and if you didn’t believe their way they’d destroy your temples and punish you. There were Popes who changed the laws of Christianity to make all other religions evil.

Because Miyagi has the power to read cards and stars, the more she studies this the easier it will come to her because she’s done this in other lifetimes, and did it in a way that was good for people. Miyagi says she looks at everything as created from the divine source, but she’s confused about all this and wants The Council’s opinion. The Council says when you can see things through the eyes of creation, you’re on the right track because you’re looking at these things with love. We advise you to stay on this path.


Listen to the audio 6-minute audio recording of our session with The Council (below) to hear all their guidance for Miyagi and the rest of us and let us know what you feel, or ask your own question.

If you like this post, please consider clicking the LIKE button in the section after the recording to let us and other readers know. Thanks.

October 8, 2019 Posted by | Audio Content, Channeling, Guidance, Other Lifetimes, Questions & Answers, Religion, Spirit | , , , , , | Leave a comment

How Can I Communicate with My Spirit Guides Without Having Spiritual Readings?

This post answers questions for The Council from a reader named, Marie, who says she’d like more clarity when she communicates with her guides. For years she’s received information through spiritual readings and now she’s interested in additional ways she can communicate with spirit.

The Council begins by informing Marie she already receives information from her higher self in her dreams, whether she’s conscious of this or not. And they add that in past lives she’s done something called automatic writing and it will be good for her to continue it in this lifetime.

Sit quietly with a pencil and paper and meditate. Let your hand begin to move. At first you may get nothing that makes any sense – a word here or there. Write it down and don’t question it. Eventually you’ll get a few words and then a sentence. As you meditate and let this energy in, you’ll be able to communicate with spirit in this manner. Later when the communication is coming through stronger you can switch to working with a computer if you find this more satisfying.

Marie asks if there’s any difference between communicating with her higher self and communicating with other spirit guides. The Council replies that the higher self is who Marie truly is, and this higher self is connected to everything, but there are many other spiritual guides that she’s also able to connect with. Your higher self knows whatever information you desire and it’s you’re goal in this lifetime to bring this information into your reality.

The easiest way to connect with your higher self is to sit quietly and see what comes through. The Council doesn’t believe Marie will be able at first to stop her mind from distracting chatter, but it will slow down and information will come through a little at a time.  Gradually this information will develop more powerfully. When you wish to reach out to other guides that are around to help you with needed information, you can send your energy out to the universe through your crown chakra on the top of your head.  Ask for guides to come through that have helped you in other lifetimes and are here to help you in this lifetime.

You’ll know the difference between your higher self and other guides that are connecting with you by how it feels. When you connect with your guides you’ll know it comes from beyond who you are in this moment. Getting used to the different feelings about what’s your higher self and what’s another spirit, you’ll learn how to bring these in more and this will help you with the growth on your path.

Listen to the entire 5-minute session with The Council (below) to hear all their guidance for Marie and the rest of us, and let us know what you feel about it.

If you like this post, please consider clicking the LIKE button in the section after the recording to let us and other readers know. Thanks.

December 18, 2018 Posted by | Audio Content, Chakras, Channeling, Connecting With Spirit, Guidance, Meditation, Other Lifetimes, Questions & Answers, Spirit | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Why Did I Have an Accident that Severely Hurt a Family Member?

This post answers a question for The Council from a reader named, Laura, who asks why she had an accident where a family member was severely injured? Laura still feels very guilty about the accident and it’s affected her whole life.

The Council begins by reminding Laura that in every lifetime you create there are lessons you wish to learn and experiences you wish to have and work through. Laura’s current lifetime comes from other lifetimes she’s gone through were she didn’t allow herself to understand the abuse other people went through.

In your current life you created this accident to experience it’s feelings so you could learn from them. In the other lifetimes you’ve experienced where there was abuse, murder, suicide, and deaths in families and in relationships, the one thing you didn’t learn was forgiveness.

In other lifetimes you weren’t able to forgive the people around you who committed accidents. You didn’t understand why these people weren’t punished, or if they were punished, you thought it was never enough. The Council asks Laura if she’s punishing herself in her current life. They see she’s still not understanding the reason she created this accident.

This accident was agreed upon in spirit by everyone involved in it. Can the person who was injured live a good life with their disability? Can the family of the person that was hurt understand what happened? They all agreed to go through this experience and most of them are also working on forgiveness.

Read about past lives, how people learned from their other lives, and how they affect your present lifetime. When you realize what the lesson is from this accident, can you begin to forgive yourself and focus on how all the souls involved also had many lessons to learn from it? Instead of punishing yourself or holding onto grief and not forgiving yourself, can you imagine how you played your part? You really wanted to experience this accident because in so many other lifetimes you weren’t able to forgive others. Now you’ve brought this accident into your life so you can learn forgiveness.

The Council recommends Laura read, Your Soul’s Plan, by Robert Schwartz, or any book by Brian Weiss on past lives. When you read these books and see how people have created misfortunes, diseases, and loneliness, you can begin to see what was created and what people were trying to experience and learn from, and you’ll understand more about why you’ve created this accident.

No one has created this accident but you and you can begin to see the purpose for it. Take the focus off the idea that this accident has tortured you your whole life and you can’t forgive yourself. The Council says of course you can forgive yourself.

It’s a big deal for Laura to learn this lesson of forgiveness in this lifetime. It’s a difficult lesson because it’s been in so many of her lifetimes, and she’s never understood and properly learned from it the way her soul wants to learn it.

Don’t be surprised when you get to the place of forgiving yourself. It will be a great relief. When you see how you’ve all come together to experience this accident and the forgiveness, you’ll begin to find love, first for others and then for yourself.

Listen to the entire 9-minute audio recording of our session with The Council (below) to hear all their guidance for Laura and the rest of us, and let us know what you feel about it.

If you like this session, please consider clicking the Like button in the section beneath the recording to let us and other readers know. Thanks.

September 9, 2018 Posted by | Agreement, Audio Content, Channeling, Forgiveness, Guidance, Other Lifetimes, Questions & Answers, You Create Your Reality | , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Spirit Guide Meditation, and Soul Mates

This post is inspired by questions from a reader who goes by the name, LearningSoulSite, who asks The Council about meditation and about soul mates. LearningSoulSite says a few times during her meditations she feels something special, but she’s unable to reach the answer she’s looking for by herself.

The Council says not to expect answers immediately because your mind and body has to adjust to this new energy and to the belief that something is really happening. They say there’s no rush. Meditation is a learning process. The answers will come if you keep meditating. Practice enjoying what this journey feels like.

The Council recommends the following meditation. Find yourself walking through a forest and you come to a clearing with a lake in the middle and green grass all around. As you look into the lake, ask your spirit guide to show itself to you. As you keep doing this and whatever form your spirit guide takes, you can then begin to ask for guidance.

On another subject LearningSoulSite says she’s been reading about soul mates and she doesn’t feel her romantic relationships up to this point have shared the deeper connection she associates with a soul mate. She asks The Council if she’ll meet her primary soul mate.

The Council says they’re sure LearningSoulSite, at one time or another, has met their soul mates. They say the words “soul mate” has many people confused. Many people feel the big love of their life has to be this soul mate. The Council says we are all soul mates and we’re here to help each other.

The Council says the person you choose to fall in love with is someone you’ve been with before in many lifetimes and someone in your soul group. They add some interesting information about soul groups that you can hear on the recording of the session (below).

The Council says there’s much to be understood about the words “soul mates” and they can’t stress how important it is to let go of these words. When you think of soul mates, they say to think every single one of us here is your soul mate. Just because we choose to have a romantic relationship with one or more soul mates doesn’t mean the others aren’t also our soul mates.

The Council says the big, ongoing, forever romantic relationship is what most people think of as their soul mate. LearningSoulSite hasn’t created this romantic relationship yet in this particular reality. She is asking for the universe to send her the romantic soul mate she’s looking for. With her thoughts and feelings she is able to create this, and The Council makes a suggestion on the recording for how to do this.

Listen to our entire 13-minutes session with The Council to hear all their guidance for LearningSoulSite and the rest of us, and let us know how you feel about it.

August 31, 2017 Posted by | Audio Content, Channeling, Guidance, Meditation, Other Lifetimes, Questions & Answers, Relationships, Soul, Spirit | , , , , | Leave a comment

Challenges, Suicide, and Spiritual Growth

This post is inspired by a reader named Cait, who says she thinks about ending her life every day because it’s so painful, and she asks The Council if she’s able to break a pre-birth contract she made in spirit once her incarnation has begun.

Cait begins by asking The Council, what if the path your soul chose to achieve spiritual growth actually inhibits your spiritual growth? And The Council says this is never the case. They say your spirit works out whatever challenges it wants to meet while it’s in the physical body, and while this can seem difficult from a human point of view, your spirit knows exactly why it has chosen what it has chosen and what it is trying to accomplish.

The Council says when you begin to accept you are spirit in a physical body and believe you can learn with less difficulty, and can focus on the way you wish your life to be rather than the way it is, this is the beginning of change. You always have the power to turn your situation around. When you plan in spirit whatever you want to experience, it isn’t written in stone. You create every minute of every day, and so you can create something new.

Cait says she thinks about ending her life every day, and while The Council says there is no judgement in spirit for taking her life, they explain there’s growth she can experience from going through these challenges. And if she chooses to pass on these challenges in this lifetime she’ll be postponing them until she chooses to learn from them in a future lifetime.

Cait comments that her life is harmful to her soul, and The Council replies that her soul will never create circumstances that will harm her spiritually. It creates these situations for her to grow from them, to change them, and to bring love into them.

Cait asks how she can get out of her current challenge without killing herself and The Council advises her to refocus her attention and read as many books as possible on spiritual growth that can teach her who she is as a spiritual being.

Cait finishes her comment by saying her higher self doesn’t appear to care about her or her suffering. And The Council says Cait has no idea the love, caring, and support that spirit has for her if she’ll open up to it, even if she only pretends to feel it at first.

The Council recommends Cait read a book written by the spirit guide, Emmanuel and Pat Rodegast, and the energy from this book will help her turn her life around.

The Council tells Cait she’s come to this feeling of desperation and wanting out on purpose to experience an extreme situation so she can find a better way through this. And The Council says she will find it.

Listen to the entire 11-minute recording of our session with The Council to hear first hand all their guidance for Cait and anyone else who’s having difficulty navigating their current circumstances and is looking for a better way to experience them.

July 4, 2016 Posted by | Audio Content, Challenges, Choice, Guidance, Love, Other Lifetimes, Pre-Incarnation Planning, Questions & Answers, Soul, Spirit, Suffering, You Create Your Reality | , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Angels, Spirit Guides, and Other Non-Physical Beings

This post answers a question from a reader named Jan about angels, guides, spirits, channeled entities, and other non-physical beings who watch over and interact with human beings. Jan  understands she’s an eternal soul here to bring love from spirit, but she’s fascinated by The Council’s take on these other non-physical beings.

The Council begins by mentioning that angels are spiritual beings that haven’t had a physical life as a human being. But many other spirits and guides have lived physical lives in human bodies and come back to us in the form of channeled guidance. The Council also mentions that although angels are made from light and energy, they can appear to humans in any way we believe they will look.

The Council says when these spirits and guides leave their human bodies they often volunteer to help the humans that remain by coming to us with healing or channeled information that’s brought to us by people who allow this information to come through them.

The Council says it’s the energy and the feeling of love that comes through the words rather than the words themselves, and they promise if you read or listen to it, the understanding will come to you a little at a time.

The Council reminds us that even though we may be in a human body, part of us is still simultaneously in the spirit world. This can be a surprise for those of us who think when we come into a human body we leave spiritual reality behind.

When Bob asked The Council about non-physical beings who might be interested in spreading fear instead of love, they respond that many people have a need to believe there’s something evil ‘out there’ that’s creating all this horrible stuff  that’s going on. The Council says we’ve created this to turn it around – to realize the fear and evil do not exist.

The Council says spirit is working very hard to constantly send love and supportive energy to us humans, and they are answering our questions, whether we get the answer in a dream or a feeling.

Listen to the entire 9-minute recording of our session (below) to hear all The Council’s guidance for Jan and her question on non-physical beings.

December 10, 2015 Posted by | Audio Content, Channeling, Guidance, Helping Others, Love, Questions & Answers, Spirit | , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Difference Between Worry and Guidance

This post is inspired by a question from Ali, who asks the difference between intuition and worry. When she feels the loving source of well-being, she knows everything is okay spiritually, but she still worries about physical events, mainly with her child. She wants to know how to tell when to accept these feelings as guidance and when to ignore them as worries.

The Council says guidance always comes with a calmness while worry comes from fear. You may feel a tightening or nervousness with fear, but with guidance and intuition you generally experience how to move through a difficult situation. They give an example of feeling intuition about a car accident, but you feel calm about it and take extra care while driving to prevent the accident.

Ali asks if her chronic worrying affects her point of attraction even if she doesn’t express it out loud. Ali has a lot of fear about vaccines and waited until recently to have her daughter vaccinated. The Council says Ali’s fear created the difficulty using her leg that her daughter temporarily experienced as a result of the vaccination.

When I asked if the situation is okay now The Council answered that it depends on how Ali focuses her attention. They remind us we create future experiences with our thoughts and if Ali continues to worry, she’ll create situations that keep her worrying. They recommend she acknowledge her worries, try to look at the situation differently, and ask herself how she can turn this worry around.

The Council says if you change the way you think about something, when it’s time to experience what you’ve been thinking about you can have a better reality than if you stayed thinking more negatively. Have a listen to the 6-minute part of the session with The Council to hear their guidance.

March 18, 2015 Posted by | Audio Content, Beliefs, Choice, Guidance, Intuition, Law of Attraction, Love, Part of a Series, Questions & Answers, You Create Your Reality | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Spirit’s Availability in Your Human Experience

It’s one thing to go along with the idea you’re a spiritual being in a physical body, but to what extend do you believe spiritual reality is available to you in your day-to-day human experience? This is an issue for a reader named Bobby, who says she believes it’s important to reach for her connection with spirit. But she seems to rely on psychics and mediums when she wants guidance from relatives and spirits no longer in their physical body, and she wants to know why spirit doesn’t seem to come forward to help her in those sessions.

You Are Never Cut Off From Spirit

As I (Bob) read Bobby’s question to The Council they were quick to point out spirit’s availability, and they emphasized this throughout the session.

“They [spirits] are always available.”

“You are always in touch with these people you believe that have passed on. And while you are waiting for them to appear during a session, you have visits with them constantly. Most [visits] are when you are asleep in the physical body. You connect with these people.

“And we would like to say here that if you have gone many times to other psychics and mediums, and you believe these people [spirits] are not coming forward to speak to you…, maybe it is in part for you to know that these other people, these other psychics, are not necessary for you to connect.

“And so if you meditate, if you ask for signs, in one way or another these spirits (who you believe have passed) will come. And while they may not come and sit down and have a cup of coffee with you, they will come and show you that they are around. But you are constantly in conversation, and you are constantly meeting with these spirits that are passed.”

“When you sleep, when you are what you call unconscious, the beliefs of time and space do not constrict what you can do, and you can, with your thoughts, be in communication with the spirit world, and you can be with the others that have passed. You are never cut off from spirit.”

“Spirit is always willing to communicate, so perhaps…the psychic is not hearing the communication. But usually that is so you can on some level become more determined to have a communication, and know (and here we go again back to you are a spirit in a physical body) you can have this communication yourself.”

“This desire to communicate with others that have passed on, it is important that Bobby understand they are always around her; they are always communicating with her.”

–The Council
Continue reading

May 18, 2014 Posted by | Beliefs, Connecting With Spirit, Guidance, Questions & Answers, Spirit | , , , , , | 4 Comments

When a Loved One Unexpectedly Departs Physical Reality

This post is inspired by a request from Kali, who writes that her partner (father of her two young sons) didn’t physically survive a car crash a couple months ago. She adds that she can’t accept he’s gone, her pain is unbearable, she’s desperately trying to develop herself spiritually so she can connect with the love of her life, and she’d appreciate any guidance The Council can offer.

Do You Believe You are Spirit in a Physical Body?

On November 11, 2013 we did a session with The Council to see if we could get the guidance Kali requested. The Council began this session with the following comments:

“Well first we want to say he [Kali’s partner] hasn’t gone anywhere, he is just out of his physical body.

“You are stating you are desperate and trying to develop spiritually, so first we ask you to meditate on this question: Do you believe you are a spirit here, operating in this physical body? Because that is who you truly are.

“And spirit – which is light and energy – never dies; we transition. We choose to create physical bodies to come into this environment and when we are done, we leave the physical body. But there is no dying; there is no end to spirit. Is that understood?”

—The Council Continue reading

December 8, 2013 Posted by | Challenges, Connecting With Spirit, Expansion, Guidance, Love, Pre-Incarnation Planning, Questions & Answers, Relationships, Vibration, You Create Your Reality | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Why Do People Appear Unable to Fulfill a Spiritual Intention to Have Fun and Remember Who We Are?

This post is the second in a series of posts describing a session with The Council on March 30, 2013 to answer questions from Jose, Michelle, and Deborah. Our first post in this series, Every Question is Important, described The Council’s point of view that every question a human being has for spirit is an important question because every human being is part of spirit and every question is worthy of spirit’s attention.

In this current post we describe the portion of the session that focuses on The Council’s answer to this fourth of Jose’s four questions:

“If we come to this incarnation to have fun and ‘remember’ who we really are, why do most people, if not all, fail at this attempt?

“If we are that powerful as spirits, why don’t we leave ourselves iron clad clues of who we are so we can retake our power during this incarnation, instead of being collective sheep following false idols while being subjected to the powerful few?”

—Jose

We’ve wondered about variations of this question from time to time and it’s easy to imagine others interested in spirituality have had similar questions. The Council’s initial response to Jose’s question was:

“Because it is almost like a scavenger hunt. If you came in knowing everything you wanted to do and who you were, it would be quite boring.

“And so when you jump in, the experiences that you create for yourself are there to remind you who you are [and] to show you [that] you have the power of choice, you have the power of creation, [and] you have the power to bring love into every situation.”

—The Council
Click here to read the rest of this post→

April 7, 2013 Posted by | Challenges, Choice, Connecting With Spirit, Expansion, Feelings, Guidance, Love, Questions & Answers | , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Every Question is Important

This is the first of several posts describing a 1-hour session with The Council on Saturday, March 30, 2013 to answer recent questions from Jose, Michelle, and D.

Jose’s Question #4

We began the session with Michelle’s question about whether to move to Barnstaple, Devon or Glastonbury (both in England), and when I (Bob) was about to ask The Council D’s question about what she describes as a broken soul contract, The Council interrupted:

“There is a number 4 that we keep seeing; what is that, Bob?”

—The Council
(This formatting throughout the post represents The Council’s comments during our session. Text [in brackets] in these quotations has been added to improve readability and clarity when this seems useful.)

I explained that we have four very interesting questions from Jose and that we answered his first 3 questions based on our understanding of The Council’s teachings because they seemed related to guidance we’ve written about in other posts. It was our intention to ask The Council about Jose’s fourth question in this session and when they asked about a number 4, I assumed they were referring to the Jose’s fourth question. I asked if they’d like me to read Jose’s fourth question to them and they said, “Yes.”

Jose’s Question #4: “If we come to this incarnation to have fun and remember who we really are, why do most people, if not all, fail at this attempt?”

Click here to read the rest of this post→

April 6, 2013 Posted by | Beliefs, Connecting With Spirit, Desire, Expansion, Guidance, Helping Others, Love, Part of a Series, Questions & Answers | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trusting You are Spirit in a Physical Body

Jaqueline’s Question

This is the first of two posts answering questions from Jaqueline, who asks The Council how to follow her inner guidance and find inner peace “even when things seem to be so messed up” in her life.

Jaqueline writes that she understands and sincerely believes in teachings like The Council’s and other teachers she’s familiar with who say, “We shouldn’t worry about anything ever because everything is gonna be just fine,” and, “We should enjoy life and think about whatever we want in our future in a positive vibration.” “But sometimes [it] is really hard to put this in practice.”

We like Jaqueline’s question because it frankly addresses a dilemma faced by many of us who are trying to follow teachings like The Council’s. In our saner moments these teaching make a lot of sense to us; they inspire us and lift our spirits. But sometimes, despite our best efforts, life can feel like an insurmountable challenge. When this happens it can feel equally challenging to remember and put in to practice these teachings about who we are as spiritual beings.

At the time Jaqueline wrote her questions for The Council she commented that, “All the time my head seems to be full of stressful thoughts about my future…about my present…if I’m going in the right direction…if I should do something…or nothing at all. Sometimes I get trapped in some drama and get very emotional about everything. Resuming, I have a hard time going with the flow.”

Stressful thoughts, feeling trapped, and feeling other unwanted emotions can be a challenge. When we feel this way and we also believe we’re not supposed to ever worry about anything and we should always be enjoying life, these expectations can sometimes add to the challenge of turning the situation around so we can ‘go with the flow’.

On July 24, 2012 we had a conversation with The Council (non-physical spiritual guides speaking through Cynthia) to get their advice on how to feel more in touch with well-being on a day-to-day basis when life seems to make this difficult.

This session contains many helpful insights, but for us the highlight is the reminder to meditate regularly on the idea that each of us is a spiritual being in a physical body. The Council advises that this type of regular meditation will help us feel more trusting that we really are spiritual beings, and this trust will help us through difficult times.

Interestingly, The Council says that as spiritual beings we actually look forward to these challenging human experiences because we view them as desirable opportunities to expand who we are as spirit into a physical reality.

This post relates the details of this session with The Council, and also includes some information on two meditation techniques they recommend. We plan to publish separate posts describing these meditations in more detail and eventually we plan to include audio recordings of these meditations as guided meditations.

This session also included The Council’s answer to Jaqueline’s question about whether she is going in the ‘right direction’ career-wise, and how career choices relate to experiences we have in other lifetimes. We feel this information is better suited to a separate post and we plan to publish that post in the near future also.

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL POST→

September 30, 2012 Posted by | Beliefs, Connecting With Spirit, Doubt, Guidance, Inspiration, Meditation, Part of a Series, Pre-Incarnation Planning, Questions & Answers, Trust | , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Communicating with the Spirit of Loved Ones Who Have Passed

Bobby’s Question

This post is a response to a question from a reader named Bobby, who believes, “Spirit…[is], at times, available to us here on Earth when we want signs, information, a visit.” Bobby says, “I find it curious…, when I’ve had sessions with mediums/psychics/sensitives, my wish/want to have a visit or get information from specific relatives does not seem to manifest. …I have questions as to why some seem able/available, while others make no ‘effort’ to so much as send information to us?”

Bobby continues: “I have visited with more than a few reputable mediums/psychics who have given me very clear, relevant information/guidance, so I am fairly certain it is not the person(s) ‘translating’ the information in my situation. And I have most definitely had my fair share of crisis in my life well worthy of someone stepping in and sending me a shout out. But if Spirit is sort of out there willing and waiting to communicate in one form or another, why is it only some want to step forward?”

Bobby also wants to know: “At what time (if ever) is Spirit that has left this realm, available to us here for information? For example, Osama bin Ladin recently left our planet. Is he going to be a Spirit out there that someone, anyone, can speak with?”

They are Always Available

In response to Bobby’s comment that she believes spirit is available, at times, when she’s looking for spiritual guidance, The Council replies:

“They are always available.

Click here to read the full post→

May 12, 2012 Posted by | Connecting With Spirit, Guidance, Meditation, Questions & Answers, Spirit | , , , , , | 4 Comments

June 8, 2011 Thought for the Day

Think of a question
And the infinite intelligence
Of  you as spirit
Immediately knows the answer
And happily and unconditionally
Offers it to you.

Listen.

—The Council

June 8, 2011 Posted by | Guidance, Thought for the Day | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How Do You Recognize True Inspiration from Spirit?

A Question from Chris

This post is a response to a question from Chris, who asks The Council, “How do you really know when messages from meditation are really what to follow?” Chris explains she often gets excited by ideas to go in a certain direction with her life, but when she considers these inspirations in the light of her day-to-day experience, they don’t seem so inspirational any more. Chris gives the following two examples: ideas about new people coming into her life that never seem to come, and ideas about a direction she should take for work that maybe don’t turn out the way she hoped.

Chris’s questions seem relevant for many readers, even if you’re not a meditator. If you ever felt good about an inspiration to take your life in a particular direction, only to end up feeling confused when the inspiration ends up feeling like an impractical and unattainable desire, you may find The Council’s guidance helpful.

This is an introduction to this post. Click here to read the full post→

May 7, 2011 Posted by | Beliefs, Emotions, Feelings, Guidance, Inspiration, Meditation, Questions & Answers, Relationships, Spirit | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

   

%d bloggers like this: