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Having More Loving Thoughts About Her Husband

This post is inspired by questions from a reader named, Vacha, who’s asked questions about her relationship with her husband before. She and her young son have moved back to be with her husband (and her son’s father) after a separation due to Vacha feeling abused in their relationship. She says everything is going well so far, but she isn’t feeling happy deep inside and suggests she may be finding it difficult to forget her husband’s past behavior.

The Council asks Vacha if her purpose for moving back with her husband was to be open to trying her marriage again? They say if she focuses on what happened in the past, she’ll never move forward. They ask what Vacha can do to make their relationship better? What would she like to see her husband doing, and talk to him about these things.

Vacha says she’s going to begin meditating on what to do and she asks for guidance to have more loving thoughts and be in a more positive state of mind. The Council says to have more loving thoughts, think about what brought her and her husband together in the beginning of the relationship. When she looks at her husband now, look at him with the understanding that he’s also a spirit in a physical body going through his own lessons. Is he trying to make the relationship work?

The Council says the purpose of this challenge in their relationship is for her to bring love into the situation, change it with her thoughts, and turn the situation around. See her situation the way she desires it to be. Stop focusing on being unhappy. Find the happiness from the memories she has and try to bring this happiness into her life every day.

Listen to our entire 6-minute session with The Council (below) to hear all their guidance for Vacha and the rest of us, and let us know how you feel about it.

October 25, 2017 Posted by | Audio Content, Challenges, Channeling, Love, Marriage, Questions & Answers, Relationships, Spirit | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Finding Love in a Relationship with an Ex-Boyfriend

This post is inspired by questions from a reader named Mary, who asks about a relationship with a man she was with and who she loved, even if he never loved her back. Mary says she still loves him and wants a life with him, but only if he loves her.

The Council asks Mary why she wants to go back to this relationship if she feels this man never loved her? They see this as a pattern that feels familiar and she’s afraid to let go of this relationship and move forward.

Mary asks if the feelings she still has for this man are the reason she feels stuck in all areas of her life. And she asks how she can stop feeling in love with him because he doesn’t love her and probably never did.

The Council says you let go of these thoughts by choosing other thoughts and by using your imagination to bring into your life whatever you want. They say it’s Mary’s choice if she wants to hang on to the feelings she has for this man, and they ask if she does hang on, what is she learning? What lessons does she think she needs to learn? And they say the answer is the simple lesson of dreaming big.

The Council says life changes only by your thoughts and beliefs. If Mary believes her ex-boyfriend never loved her, this is what she’ll create. If Mary believes her ex-boyfriend can recognize her as a spirit in a physical body and that she’s in his life to offer love as well as receive it, and hold onto these thoughts, The Council says it must happen.

The Council adds that it’s work to hold onto these thoughts and change what you see. If this is something Mary truly wants, she should focus on what she appreciates in this relationship. Why does she want to be in it? See the good moments in her mind and expand on them.

Mary needs to love and appreciate herself first and then she’ll get the guidance she desires about this relationship. There was an agreement made in spirit for Mary and her ex-boyfriend to come together and go through these difficult times. The Council advises Mary to find the love in this relationship. If she was able to find it once, The Council says she can find it again.

Listen to our entire 5-minute session on Mary’s question for The Council to hear all their guidance for her and the rest of us, and let us know what you think.

June 18, 2017 Posted by | Audio Content, Beliefs, Challenges, Channeling, Love, Questions & Answers, Relationships, Spirit | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

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

How Do I Release My Connection to This Soul?

This post is inspired by an anonymous reader who says she’s suffered over a contract with her soul mate that he’s repeatedly broken. But The Counsel says there’s no contract to break, just an agreement, and it’s time to change it, to end it, or redesign it.

She seeks a release from the suffering she’s experienced, has no interest in men she meets even though they’re interesting, says she wants out of the relationship with her soul mate, and doubts she’ll feel love again although she’d like to. The Counsel asks how she can never feel love again when that is what she truly is. It is her essence even though she chooses out of fear, frustration, and anger not to experience it.

The Counsel says the man she calls her soul mate isn’t involved with other women out of weakness, but because he’s searching for love and that’s all good. They suggest she move forward in a loving spirit and understand this is just a plan that’s taken a turn. Nothing is wrong. There’s just a different way to experience the love she thought she’d have with this man.

The Council says the most important thing to remember is that these two people agreed they would try to bring love into this reality. But there are difficult times and the question is, can you stay in the love? The Counsel believes she doesn’t feel this love for herself so they say to step away from this relationship and find it. When she finds it things will change for her. It’s possible it will be a magnet that will bring him back or she will bring in new people that are the same loving vibration.

Listen to the entire 11-minute session to hear all the details.

Copyright ℗ 2015 Bob & Cynthia Dukes

February 6, 2015 Posted by | Agreement, Audio Content, Love, Questions & Answers, Relationships | , , , , | 4 Comments

Making the Right Decision

How often do you make a decision and wonder if it was a good decision, or the right decision? Natalie writes that she recently made a life altering decision and she’d like The Council’s opinion on whether it will lead to a better, brighter future for her and her children. This post looks at The Council’s guidance for Natalie, which seems like good advice for anyone wondering if a decision is the ‘right’ decision.

“We feel there were many tiny little decisions made… and a life altering decision. Many believe that would be some huge decision that was made, but the tiniest decision you make can be life altering.

“But we would like to say here that she should relax, and enjoy, and live in the moment of her new decisions. We would like to stress that. “And so we believe that for a while this will be a very good move.

“Now we would also like to say (so that Natalie is not frightened when we say ‘for a while’) when you reach your goal or your dream, or have what you believe you wanted, and when you experience what you believe you wanted to experience… life would be very boring if that was it.

“There will always be a new desire, a new decision to make, a new path to travel on. And so while we see that her decisions were perfect for right now, she will have many experiences and then there will be more decisions.

“And so to try to say, ‘this is it…’ we would never say that. There is always more, and always more, and always more. And she will always have the guidance; if she pays attention and listens to the little voice, or the little gut instinct and the little bits of intuition she gets, she will constantly move forward.

“Movement on her part that was made right now, we see it as something she will enjoy.”

—The Council

Little Decisions Can Be Life Altering

Aside from The Council’s reassuring opinion that Natalie’s decision is a good one right now for her and her children, they make a few interesting points here that feel like good advice for almost anyone, starting with the idea that a little decision can be as life altering as a great big decision. If you want to change your life, it seems common to believe that really big decisions need to be made.

But The Council reminds you this isn’t the only way to change your life. It’s also possible tiny little decisions like following inspired hunches, instincts, and intuitions, can alter your life just as much as decisions that feels like really big ones.

Enjoy Living in the Moment of Your Decisions

The idea that it’s good to live in the moment has been around for a long time. Eckhart Tolle’s bestselling book, The Power of Now, has done a lot to popularize this idea in recent years. And an internet search for ‘live in the moment’ turns up lots of quotes from respected thinkers like Buddha, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thorough, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Benjamin Franklin, and Albert Einstein. But it wasn’t immediately obvious what The Council meant by their suggestion that Natalie live in the moment of her new decisions.

You Will Always Have Guidance

When The Council says Natalie will always have guidance, we believe this is a good reminder for all of us. When you’re open to the idea there’s a spiritual part of you that’s always available to offer you helpful guidance when you pay attention to that little voice, or gut instinct, or intuitions that come to you; this guidance will help you with all your decisions.

There Will Always Be More

When there’s uncertainty about a decision, particularly one that feels like it will alter your life in a significant way, once the decision is made it can be tempting to hold on to the decision rather than face the uncertainty of letting it go and making a new decision. But The Council reminds Natalie and the rest of us to be open to new life experiences that inspire new desires, new decisions, and new paths in your life. And by paying attention to the guidance available from the larger spiritual part of you, you can relax and enjoy the forward movement that comes from your new decisions.

You are the Creator of Your Experience

After reflecting on The Council’s comments for Natalie, it feels like their suggestion to live in the moment of her new decisions combines the general idea of living in the moment, with the idea there will always be more to experience and more to decide. And when you live in the moment of these new experiences and decisions, this is where your spiritual guidance is most accessible to the human part of you.

But more than that, from the point of view of The Council’s #2 teaching (which is that you are the creator of the reality you experience), when you live in the moment of your new decisions, every moment becomes an opportunity to create a new decision to focus your attention in ways that adds to your well-being. We believe that makes this very practical advice for all of us.


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February 23, 2014 Posted by | Choice, Decision Making, Questions & Answers, Spirit | , , , , , , , | 4 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

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.

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

2010-12-17

Tuning into your emotions will immediately show you what you are creating.

Is it contrast or desire?

Being aware is the first step in creating the life you want.
—The Council

December 17, 2010 Posted by | Thought for the Day | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Introducing Councilisms

Since we began publishing this blog in March 2010 the primary focus of our posts has been to answer questions that readers have asked The Council. The process of publishing posts to answer these questions has been relatively time consuming and it’s been difficult to publish posts as frequently as we’d like.

Recently Cynthia began receiving brief inspirational messages from The Council that we’d like to share with readers. This will give readers interested in Council-related material more frequent exposure to this material. After thinking about how to present these brief posts, we’ve decided to make a change to the way content is presented on our Home page. Previously the Home page displayed only two posts: a full version of our most recent post in the wider column on the left, and a full version of a Welcome post in the narrower column on the right.

As of this post, the wider left column on the Home page will contain multiple posts rather than a single post. These posts will appear one after the other with the most recent posts at the top of the page. And rather than publish longer complete posts on the Home page,  the longer posts will display only the first few paragraphs to give readers an idea what the post is about. At the end of  these introductory paragraphs you’ll find a link letting you know the preceding text is an introduction and that clicking the link will take you to the full version of the post.

It’s our expectation this change will let you read multiple brief posts (we thinking of them as Councilisms) without having to leave the Home page. When you come across a longer post on the Home page you can get to the full version with a single click. We hope you enjoy these new briefer messages from The Council and we invite you to post comments with your feedback. We like to hear from you.

December 12, 2010 Posted by | Thought for the Day | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

What About This Idea That We Create Whatever We Desire?

This post is in response to a question from Diana about the idea that everyone creates whatever they desire. She’s read a lot on this subject and asks about the practical application of this idea for creating a relationship she desires. Diana particularly wants to know how this idea works if she focuses all her attention on being with a specific person, but this person is focusing all their attention in opposition to that and doesn’t want to be with her. She asks the logical question: How is it possible for both people to get what they desire if their desires are exact opposites?

What We Desire, We Create First in a Non-Physical Reality

The Council’s answer to Diana’s question provided Cynthia and me with some new insight and understanding into the process of getting what we desire. This understanding begins with the idea that when we have a desire for something, whatever we desire is immediately created in a non-physical, vibrational reality. In Diana’s example, The Council says her desire to be with this person (since a name or gender aren’t specified we’ll refer to this person with the letter A) instantly creates in a non-physical reality the experience that she is with A in every way she desires.

Given a choice, most of us probably prefer to experience our desired creations in our physical reality, not just a vibrational one. So the question is: how do we get our desired creation from a non-physical reality into our physical reality.

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

August 23, 2010 Posted by | Multiple Realities, Questions & Answers, Relationships, You Create Your Reality | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

How Can We Feel More Connected to Our Spirit?

This post is based on a session with The Council on Saturday, July 17, 2010 that addresses the following subjects:

  • Our connection to spirit is not broken when we’re born in a physical body.
  • Feeling our connection with spirit.
  • Using love and other good-feeling emotions to create what we desire.
  • The power of a smile.

True or False: Birth Causes a Separation from Spirit

Many who are interested in enlightenment and connecting with spirit think that when we leave our true home in spirit to be born into physical bodies that a separation from spirit occurs. The Council says when we think of spirit as being “up there,” “on the other side,” “in heaven,” “in another dimension,” or somewhere other than within us, we basically believe there is a separation from spirit.

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

July 18, 2010 Posted by | Connecting With Spirit, Questions & Answers, You Create Your Reality | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

A Broken Sacred Contract and How to Move On

This post is inspired by a question for The Council from Chris who asks how to move on when someone she feels she was meant to spend her life with broke a sacred contract by leaving. She also asks if it’s possible to find another partner under the circumstances.

Sacred Contracts

The Council observes that souls frequently agree to come into physical bodies during the same lifetime and help each other in their physical lives, but the Council isn’t inclined to understand these agreements as binding sacred contracts, as implied by Chris’s question. The Council believes the idea of an unchangeable binding sacred contract goes against one of the most important principles in all of creation: the free will that all humans, all souls, all spirit is given by our creator to choose, in any moment, from an infinite variety of possibilities. The Council’s idea of a sacred contract is the agreement each soul makes to unconditionally love the part of itself that comes to experience life in a physical body.

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

July 11, 2010 Posted by | Karma, Questions & Answers, Relationships | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Beginning to Channel a New Consciousness

This is a post about a new consciousness–a new voice–that seems interested in speaking through Cynthia lately, and how we’ve been experiencing this .

Almost a month ago after a session with The Council, Cynthia mentioned that during the session she was aware of a new consciousness in addition to the five spirit guides she experiences of as The Council. This new consciousness felt very much in harmony with The Council, but distinct from it. She described it as feeling powerful, clear, present and strong. It seemed to Cynthia that this consciousness had something to say, but when she tried to let it speak through her, no words came. She said it was as if she didn’t have the words to convey what this consciousness had to say.

I found this very interesting and took an opportunity during another session with The Council to ask about Cynthia’s experience. Here is some of what The Council had to say.

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

June 28, 2010 Posted by | Connecting With Spirit, Questions & Answers | , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Believing in a Loving and Benevolent God When Life Sucks

This post is a response to a question for The Council from Chris, who wants to know how she can believe a loving and benevolent God exists when her life feels like evidence of the opposite. Chris asks how she can learn to believe and know she is heard and is important when she’s unable to perceive the presence of a loving and benevolent God in her life.

What Is God Like?

Among people who acknowledge the existence of God or a higher power (92% of Americans according to a university survey) beliefs tend to vary about what God is. According to this survey, beliefs in what God is like tend to fall into the following four types: Authoritarian (31%), Benevolent (25%), Critical (16%), and Distant (23%).

Where is God?

Whether we think of God in one or more (or none) of these four ways, we often think of God as being “out there” somewhere—like in heaven or throughout the Universe—rather than inside of us. But The Council advises all of us that it’s important to find God within ourselves—in our own consciousness. This can be a difficult concept to grasp if we’re accustomed to thinking of God as outside of us and we’re used to looking for evidence of God’s existence out in the world.

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

May 19, 2010 Posted by | God, Questions & Answers | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Feelings are Guidance from the Pure Spirit We Truly Are

Feeling a Need for Change, but Uncertain about a Career Move to the Arts

In this post The Council offers guidance on decision making. The post is a response to Sandy’s request for guidance about a career decision. He’s between jobs and wonders if he should stick to a career path he’s familiar with or try something completely outside of the box. He likes the idea of being involved in the Arts, but he tends to think of himself as a math and science person.

What Do I Do With My Life

The Council observes that many of us stress over making decisions, and this stress can make it difficult to achieve the outcomes we desire. They suggest when it comes to making decisions about the path to take in our life, the more relaxed we can be about the process, the more satisfying the outcome will be. For Sandy, The Council suggests making an effort to enjoy this time between jobs and to consider his desires.

“What brings you happiness? Which thought? Which imaginary situation brings you joy…a smile to your face? There are many things you can choose from.”

–The Council

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April 24, 2010 Posted by | Connecting With Spirit, Decision Making, Questions & Answers | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Meditation for Heart Chakra and First Chakra

This post is the second part of a response to a request from Robyn for The Council’s 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

In our first post on Robyn’s questions, we included a transcript of an 18 minute message of guidance from The Council. Part of this message was a suggestion to meditate 10-20 minutes a day to help Robyn connect with the pure spirit she truly is within her physical body.

Later in this session The Council provided step-by-step instructions for a meditation to energize the heart chakra and the First chakra, which they said would improve Robyn’s ability to use her thoughts to create the change she wants in her life. The Council pointed out this meditation can benefit all, not just Robyn. Here are the steps of the heart chakra – first chakra meditation:

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

April 3, 2010 Posted by | Chakras, Meditation, Questions & Answers | , , , | 6 Comments

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

Meditation for Spiritual and Emotional Inspiration

This post is inspired by a question for The Council from Gayle. Gayle asks how she can have a deeper understanding and a better sense of the information she often experiences from her ancestors.

Who are Our Ancestors?

When Cynthia and I asked The Council Gayle’s question, they were careful to point out that it’s limiting to think of our ancestors as only people in our family bloodline. From The Council’s point of view, all human beings are eternal ever-lasting soul energies that experience many lifetimes, in many bodies, in many families.

From this reincarnational point of view, The Council encourages us to think of our ancestors as all the souls we’ve come to know and love through experiences we’ve shared in all our lifetimes (as well as between lifetimes). The Council believes this is a less limiting way of thinking about ancestors – a way of thinking that can make it easier to access spiritual and emotional inspiration and guidance.

Meditation to Improve Spiritual and Emotional Inspiration

The Council advises that prayer and meditation will help us develop the intuitive abilities Gayle desires. The Council particularly recommends working with the Crown chakra at the top of the head for spiritual intuition and the Heart chakra in the center of the chest for emotional intuition. They emphasize that working with these two energy centers together is a particularly powerful way to improve our perception of the ever-present inspiration and guidance available from spirit.

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March 25, 2010 Posted by | Connecting With Spirit, Love, Meditation, Other Lifetimes, Questions & Answers, Spirit | , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

   

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