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What will you ask Spirit?

When Will My First Child Be Born?

This post answers a question for The Council from a reader named Kimberly, who asks simply when she’ll give birth to her first child?

The Council begins by saying they’re not fortune tellers and they can’t tell Kimberly when and if a birth will happen because she’s the creator of her life. They ask what Kimberly is doing to create this birth in her reality? Where are her thoughts?

When there’s a great desire, the inner work is first needed. Does Kimberly see this birth in her mind? Do you take time each day to envision this birth? Do you see yourself going to a doctor and getting the wonderful news you’re pregnant? Do you see yourself giving birth? Can you see yourself holding your child?

This work, as simple as it sounds, is what helps you create your life on the inner level. And once you see and feel this birth on an inner level, you’re able to bring this birth into your current reality. This work begins with your thoughts.

How are you preparing for this child? Are you living in an atmosphere of hope and love for this child? Are you in the right home for your child? Do you have a good relationship with a partner? Is this a good time financially for the birth of a child? As you look at these things you prepare each section of your life to welcome a new life.

The Council sees two spirits you have made a soul agreement with and they are ready to come into your life as your children. It was your desire when this agreement was being planned in spirit to be totally ready to give these children a happy home to come into. Is your life now where you want it to be for these children? Do you think it would be fulfilling for you to bring these children into your life now?

While there are two souls ready to be born, it wasn’t decided in spirit if they’d come one at at time, or if you’d give birth to twins. The Council advises Kimberly to do the inner work involved to bring this child or these children into her life, and it will happen.

The issue holding up the children from being born is that you wanted a perfect atmosphere to begin this life or lives and then see where these children’s lives go from there. If they create the challenges they’ve set up for themselves, will they be able to handle these challenges? Will they be in a place of growing spiritually, which these children wanted?

Prepare for the birth of these children. Know this birth or births will happen. Know this birth or births are planned, but it was also planned that you’d create a harmonious home.

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

May 21, 2018 Posted by | Agreement, Audio Content, Channeling, Pre-Incarnation Planning, Pregnancy, Questions & Answers, Spirit, You Create Your Reality | , , , , , | 4 Comments

Son’s Anger Issues Related to Lifetime in Ancient Rome

This post answers questions for The Council from a reader named Lavender, who has an 8 year old boy with anger issues and she wonders why. The Council says this boy is hurting very deeply inside and at this point he doesn’t know how to feel love. He has a lot of mistrust and believes he must be alone.

The Council says your son is deeply affected by a lifetime in ancient Rome and he’s got a lot to heal from this lifetime. He was a slave who was taken to the arena where gladiators fought and was picked to be in charge of other slaves. This gave him safety, but turned the slaves he was friendly with against him.

He carries a lot of guilt from this Roman lifetime that he’s going to try and work out in his current lifetime. Your son has an authority problem in his current lifetime related to the lifetime in Rome, he has difficulty following orders, and he doesn’t like being told what to do.

The way you ask your son to do things will either create anger or give him understanding. Explain why, when you ask him to do the littlest thing and thank him for being a helpful part of your family. He needs to know he’s included and not alone. In his current lifetime he wants to know he can survive by being himself and being part of a family.

Lavender feels guilty for having this son when she was young and The Council says there is no use for this guilt. She needs to take part in helping her son heal the issues he’s brought into this lifetime.

Lavender asks The Council for advice on how to guide her son and The Council says their pre-birth agreement was that she would give him confidence and accept him no matter how he behaves in the moment. He needs an explanation how some of his behavior upsets her and why. And follow these explanations with reminders of the good he does.

Lavender says she recognizes in her son the same internal struggles she went through growing up. She is also resistant to authority figures. The Council suggests she explain to her son that she also doesn’t like to be told what to do. Maybe you can work on this together and bond over it. With understanding his mind will open, acceptance of how different things can be will begin to flood in, and clarity will come.

Lavender says she’s tried to teach her son things like the law of attraction, self empowerment, chakras, and meditation, and she says from this he became an elaborate storyteller. The Council says children have a great ability to astral project, remember their dreams, and travel to different dimensions. In your son’s case these stories aren’t made up. He is very psychic and intuitive and these are important tools for him as he grows.

The Council says many times your son is able to see from his third eye and he imagines other people can also do this. Encourage your son to talk to you about what he’s seeing and you’ll be surprised how he changes.

Treat your son with kindness, understanding, and love. Explain everything that’s asked of him. Explain when things annoy you and how you think about it and change it. Let him know how you want to teach him why he and everyone else is  here: to handle whatever challenges he faces, to acknowledge them, to work on them, and to turn them around with love.

Listen to our entire 18-minute session with The Council to hear all their guidance for Lavender and the rest of us, and let us know how you feel about it.

March 20, 2018 Posted by | Audio Content, Challenges, Channeling, Healing, Love, Other Lifetimes, Pre-Incarnation Planning, Questions & Answers | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Which of Two Job Opportunities Should I Choose?

This post is inspired by a follow-up question from LearningSoulSite, who asks The Council which of two job opportunities in India will be better for her. One is for a startup IT company in the city where she is already located, and one is for a large IT company that wants her to move to Pune, India, which is a new city for her. LearningSoulSite says she doesn’t want to put herself in a more challenging situation than she’s already in.

The Council says LearningSoulSite has very cleverly created both of these job opportunities. They say the job that would require her to move is what’s wanted by her higher self. It will bring new opportunities, a new city, new friends, and to begin her life again.

They also say there’s no right or wrong answer here. If she’s in a place where she desires the security of remaining in the city where she currently is, this is fine. You will grow with this company.

If you choose the job opportunity that takes you to Pune and out of your familiar feeling and environment, you will be forced to grow and find new friends. If you feel you’re ready for this, that is the way to go.

The decision is yours. Whichever company you agree on, you will start your new life. The one that asks you to move is a giant jump in this reality; it is a lesson in trusting and believing in yourself. The other job opportunity that doesn’t require so much change, you will also grow there, but at a slower pace. Both companies will take you in the direction you need to go.

Listen to our entire 5-minute session with The Council (below) to hear all their guidance for LearningSoulSite, and let us know what you think.

March 16, 2017 Posted by | Audio Content, Career, Channeling, Decision Making, Questions & Answers, Trust, You Create Your Reality | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Love Can Overcome Pain

This post is inspired by questions from Jose who’s experienced chronic gastrointestinal pain for the last 5 months. Although he believes there are lessons to learn from this experience and trusts there is a higher purpose for his symptoms, his chronic pain is causing anxiety and depression and he wants to know why spirit is taking so long to tell him how to heal.

The Council says Jose’s spirit has created these symptoms and it’s his desire to come into this lifetime and figure out what this challenge is about. All of these symptoms are part of his soul’s plan to open him to other pathways, and he’s following this plan exactly as he intended.

The Council says the beginning of Jose’s healing is to think of his pain as part of who he is, rather than some horrible thing he needs to get rid of. This pain is there for Jose to accept and show him something. Start talking to the part of his body where he’s experienced these symptoms and tell them there’s a less painful way to find the answers you’re looking for.

The Council suggests Jose ask what this pain reminds him of and why has he created it. Make the pain his friend, not an enemy, because it is desperately trying to teach him something he desires to learn.

The Council asks Jose if he is sending love to the pain in his body, or if he’s just angry at it all the time. Know that this pain is there to help Jose and as he sends it more love, he’ll find a way to heal.

The Council says there is a life force continually being sent from spirit to you in your physical body to help you with your journey. This pain is a symptom of Jose’s physical body not accepting this life force. When Jose can picture this life force coming to him in any way he wants, he may notice parts of himself where this life force doesn’t flow easily. As he continues to allow this life force into these parts that previously resisted it, he will begin to heal.

If you’ve ever experienced a painful experience, listen to The Council’s entire 18-minute session to hear all their advice on letting love in.

March 8, 2016 Posted by | Audio Content, Challenges, Channeling, Healing, Love, Questions & Answers, You Create Your Reality | , , , , | 2 Comments

Remembering You Are Spirit – Free Will – Other Lifetimes – Reason for Poverty

This post is inspired by a comment from Tracy on a post we published in April 2013, which was before we made recordings of sessions with The Council available. That post answered one of four interesting questions from a reader named Jose about why we fail to remember who we are as spiritual beings in our physical life.

Tracy asks a few questions beginning with, “What if we don’t succeed on any level?” And ending with a comment about seeing the mistakes we’ve made, “but have no power left to sort it out, and already feel dead.”

As we re-read the post Tracy commented on, we decided to make a recording of it available in this post in the hope it might be helpful to Tracy and other readers, at least until we can publish a post to answer Tracy’s questions. While the earlier post answers only one of Jose’s questions, the following recording has The Council’s answers to all four of Jose’s questions. In case you’re interested, here are the five posts we published back in 2013 to answer these questions.

  1. Every Question Is Important
  2. Why Do People Appear Unable to Fulfill a Spiritual Intention to Have Fun and Remember Who We Are?
  3. Does Spirit’s Pre-Birth Planning Negate Human Free Will?
  4. Future Lives, Connecting with Famous ‘Dead’ People, & the Importance of the Present
  5. What Is Spirit Up To?

Thank you for your questions and comments, Tracy. We’ll do our best to get The Council’s answers and publish a recording of the session in the near future. In the meantime we hope our readers will listen to the following recording of our session which prompted those questions and let us know what you think.

February 27, 2016 Posted by | Audio Content, Challenges, Choice, Free Will, Love, Other Lifetimes, Questions & Answers, Spirit, You Create Your Reality | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

What Do My Soul, Heart, and Ego Need?

This post is inspired by a brief, but powerful question from Margaret, who asks: What do my soul, heart, and ego need? It’s a short question, but The Council’s answer is full of insight that applies to many, if not all of us.

The first thing The Council reminds us is that it’s good to realize we are spirit in a physical body, and that we are here to bring love into all situations we experience. This was our main purpose for coming here and they go on to say there isn’t anyone here who doesn’t have a spirit with them to guide them.

The Council says we’ve chosen our challenging situations because we want the experience of turning them around by looking at them with the love we are, and experiencing them differently.

They remind us our most powerful tool is choice. Every day in every situation you have the choice how you’ll handle these circumstances, and how you’ll move through every experience.

When I (Bob) point out their guidance for Margaret seems a little general, The Council says their guidance is what Margaret needs to know at this particular time, and it’s specific to her needs.

They suggest she read many of the spiritual books available and they mention by name those written by the spirit guide, Emmanuel. They close by reminding Margaret she is loved, and she has The Council’s support and blessing.

Listen to the entire 4-minute session to receive it’s full meaning and let us know what you think.

April 27, 2015 Posted by | Audio Content, Challenges, Choice, Love, Questions & Answers, Spirit | , , , , | 1 Comment

Abortion Insights

Ali’s questions

This post is inspired by 2 question from Ali who asks The Council for insight into a recent abortion.

Ali had an abortion in her 20’s that’s never troubled her. Now she has an amazing daughter. She found out she was pregnant again recently and had an abortion because she felt afraid and stuck and couldn’t see another way out.

Ali says she doesn’t understand why she experienced so much dread and misery around this pregnancy and once it was over she felt sadness, loss, and regret. In her response to a different post Ali says she believed indecision played a part in her abortion, and she wonders how a decision that felt so right before could feel so wrong after.

The Council says Ali had many choices how she’d handle her situation, but mainly she desired freedom and the abortion was how she accomplished this. They point out that indecision wasn’t a factor; Ali was quick to terminate the pregnancy. The feelings that came after are because she experienced a loss and they remind her that this is growth.

Listen to the entire 12-minute session with The Council to hear all of their guidance.

Copyright ℗ 2015 Bob & Cynthia Dukes

February 16, 2015 Posted by | Agreement, Audio Content, Choice, Questions & Answers | , , , , , | 2 Comments

New Challenges and Will I Be Bi-polar Again

This post is inspired by questions from Ana who asks The Counsel about new challenges she faces in her life, to which The Counsel replies these challenges are her own creation. Ana goes on to ask if fighting makes sense in order to maintain her situation. And she asks if she’ll become bi-polar again.

The Counsel reminds Ana we come to this reality to create love, not suffer and go through hard times. But because of what we believe and how we think, we find these situations coming up in our lives.

The Counsel says when she feels it’s a fight to save a relationship or a reality she’s created, Ana’s not seeing through the eyes of who she truly is. They ask her to look at what brought her to this relationship in the first place and they remind her she has a choice whether to leave or stay.

And there’s the question of whether she becomes bi-polar again and The Counsel says this was also her choice. They ask what she’s learned from being this and they encourage her to look at it differently. They say if Ana can change the belief she needs this then she can create something else.

Lastly The Counsel reminds Ana she’s spirit in a physical body and to bring love into every situation.

Listen to the entire 10-minute session to hear all the details.

Copyright ℗ 2015 Bob & Cynthia Dukes

February 8, 2015 Posted by | Audio Content, Beliefs, Challenges, Choice, Love, Questions & Answers, Spirit, You Create Your Reality | , , , , | 1 Comment

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

The Human-Spirit Relationship and Free Will

Overview

This post is inspired by a question from a reader named Jose, who has read in some of our blog posts (links at the end of this post) that humans are spiritual beings in a physical body, and that spirit sometimes chooses to have human experiences that we (as humans) find undesirable. Jose wants to know how it’s possible for humans to have free will to choose our human desires, if who we are as spirit is choosing human experiences that feel unwanted from our human point of view.

Lots of people have become interested in the spiritual teaching that you are the creator of what you experience, which has been around a while and has become more popular through the teachings of Abraham and other spiritual teachers. Jose’s question suggests he’s aware of lots of things in his human experience he doesn’t want, and after reading in our posts that who you are as spirit sometimes creates human experiences that feel unwanted from your human point of view, he came to the troubling conclusion that spirit is preventing him from having more of the human experiences he desires.

Topics Covered in this Post

Even if you don’t believe spirit is keeping you from manifesting more of what you desire in your life, and you’re not particularly interested in the subject of free will, if you’re interested in ideas to help you feel an increased level of well-being in your human experience, we’re finding the information and guidance from The Council in response to Jose’s question has been a big step for us in that direction. Topics covered in our sessions on Jose’s question and in this post include:

  1. The relationship between who you are as a spiritual being and who you are as a human being.
  2. Why the spiritual part of you might desire to have human experiences in a physical reality.
  3. Why the spiritual part of you might desire to have human experiences that feel undesirable to you as a human being.
  4. The validity of your human free will to choose your human desires, even if who you are as spirit is choosing to have different human experiences.
  5. Why you may be having difficulty manifesting your human desires in your physical experience.

Nothing Going On That Spirit Hasn’t Planned For

The Council began our first session on Jose’s questions by emphasizing there isn’t any separation between spirit and human.

“The spirit works through the body it [spirit] has created.

“So there is nothing that is going on that the body wants, that the spirit hasn’t planned for.

“Is that understood? It is all one – the mind, the body, and the spirit – it is all one.”

–The Council
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October 20, 2013 Posted by | Abraham-Hicks, Beliefs, Challenges, Choice, Connecting With Spirit, Desire, Expansion, Feelings, Free Will, Love, New Guidance, Part of a Series, Questions & Answers, Spirit | , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Spirit Knows Exactly What You Want

It is the spirit’s job
to create the perfect life
you want to live
and to provide you with
all the challenges and joy
you want to experience.

Spirit knows exactly what you want.

—The Council

April 28, 2013 Posted by | Challenges, Spirit, Thought for the Day, You Create Your Reality | , , , | 2 Comments

Does Spirit’s Pre-Birth Planning Negate Human Free Will?

This post is third in a series describing a session with The Council on Saturday, March 30, 2013 to answer questions from Jose, Michelle, and D. This post focuses on the first of Jose’s four questions and it’s about guidance from The Council in a recent post and the issue of free will:

“In the case of what was shared in Maria’s Plan for a Spiritual Leap, it appears that the spiritual agreement made prior to the incarnation is more powerful than Maria or her friend’s “godly” power to manifest a new reality of survival and togetherness in this lifetime, as if there is no free will in this incarnation.” —Jose

Continue reading

April 12, 2013 Posted by | Challenges, Choice, Expansion, Free Will, God, Love, Part of a Series, Pre-Incarnation Planning, Questions & Answers | , , , , , , | 2 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
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April 7, 2013 Posted by | Challenges, Choice, Connecting With Spirit, Expansion, Feelings, Guidance, Love, Questions & Answers | , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

2011-01-08

Love allows everything you desire.

It even allows you to create your challenges or things you consider negative.

Nothing is off limits.

—The Council

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

You Are Pure Spirit in a Physical Body – Part 1

Robyn’s Request

This post is the first part of a response to a comment by Robyn (click to view comment) who asks The Council for support and guidance to:

  • Get past feeling it’s not safe to be herself
  • Stop believing she will be rejected if she expresses her true feelings
  • Start speaking and living her truth

Robyn adds that she:

  • Seems to have spent most of her life running away from herself
  • Has tried being almost anyone but who she really is
  • Has tried to make herself more like people she’s admired
  • Never got to know who she genuinely is, and suspects the reason is that she won’t be able to love and accept herself
  • Is tired of pretending

Thank you, Robyn, for your comment. If it hasn’t occurred to you already that your questions are evidence you’ve started speaking your truth, you may want to give this some thought.

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

March 30, 2010 Posted by | Connecting With Spirit, Questions & Answers | , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

   

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