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Why Do Animals Have to Suffer and How Can We Stop Their Pain?

This post answers questions for The Council from a woman named, Violet, who asks why animals have to suffer so much at the hands of humans, and how can we globally stop animal pain?

The Council says it was never planned that animals would come into our reality and suffer. Animals carry the energy of love and are here to teach love, particularly at this time where many people have taken a negative path. The animal was created to come into this reality and help all these people by teaching them loyalty and trust.

On a worldly scale in places that have war and destruction, the animals are there to carry the energy of love, to give people something to care about, and to teach compassion, if not for other people then for the animals.

The Council says animals don’t have to suffer, but they come in contact with people who are abusive and most of these animals are here to teach abusive people to change, or to help other people stop this abuse by their compassion and love for these animals.

Violet asks how we can globally stop the pain these animals experience, and The Council says, not with protests and fighting. The way to stop animal suffering is by doing more of what you can for them. Examples include supporting groups that try to save animals, perhaps have an animal or two to take care of, and support zoos, rescues, and places that give animals homes and new beginnings. As you take these steps, the vibration of animal caring and loving expands and will reach worldwide.

Just by caring enough and taking an action, no matter how small, you’re helping these animals create the environment they’re here to experience. When an abandoned animal is given a new home and shown love, their vibration and love grows. And it grows for the people that are caring for these animals, and this touches all people in this reality.

The first step is to acknowledge the suffering of the animals, but not to focus on the suffering. Focus instead on the steps you can take to change the suffering. In your mind send the vibration of love to all animals. This little bit can begin the change toward stopping hunting of endangered species, and keeping our environment as close to nature as possible.

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

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June 18, 2018 Posted by | Audio Content, Channeling, Love, Questions & Answers | , , , , , | 8 Comments

Do I Share a Past Life with My Sister-In-Law?

This post answers a question for The Council from a reader named, Susan, who has a sister-in-law who sometimes becomes very controlling and is currently causing problems for Susan and her younger brother. Susan would like to know if she shares a past life with this sister-in-law.

The Council says the life they see that’s affecting Susan’s current life is a lifetime she and her sister-in-law shared back in Ireland. In that lifetime your sister-in-law was your very controlling father and you and your many brothers and sisters had to follow your father’s orders. You weren’t allowed out with people your father didn’t know. You weren’t allowed to travel anywhere. And you weren’t allowed to hang out with people who didn’t live in your village.

The Council says they see where you may  believe your sister-in-law is being difficult, but this is her way of trying to be in control of what goes on. She believes her way is the best way and she has good intentions behind her controlling behavior.

In your current lifetime you came together with your sister-in-law to experience more freedom, a greater ability to communicate your ideas, and to be together without the controlling atmosphere where your sister-in-law was in charge. Your sister-in-law needs to learn trust, acceptance, and allow you to be who you are. You need to find the freedom to speak up and be who you planned to be.

You aren’t the child in your current relationship and your sister-in-law isn’t your father. You came together as peers to be able to communicate without fear.

Now that you have this information you can understand why your sister-in-law is the way she is. Try to let your sister-in-law have her opinion, but also stress your own opinion. Learn to speak up and have confidence in yourself. You’re not trapped under the old rules of your previous life in Ireland.

If you have difficulty speaking up to your sister-in-law at this time, begin to talk about your ideas, opinions, and how you feel about things to friends and family members. You can gradually work your way up to your sister-in-law.

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

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June 14, 2018 Posted by | Audio Content, Channeling, Other Lifetimes, Questions & Answers, Reincarnation, Relationships, Spirit | , , , , | 1 Comment

Trusting Your Way to a Romantic Relationship

This post answers a follow-up question for The Council from a woman named Nina. We posted The Council’s response to her previous question in our post, How Can I Have a Romantic Relationship?

Nina says she’s been scared and distrustful as long as she can remember. She now has improved relationships with friends and family, but she doesn’t have any luck with romantic relationships.

The Council says it’s good to open up with friends and family first, and as she sees success in these relationships they ask her to stretch and begin to trust other people around her. Then when she’s in a place of comfort within herself she may look forward to finding a partner in a romantic relationship. The trust issues run very deep for Nina and it’s safer for her to build her relationships slowly at first with family and friends.

Nina asks The Council if something happened in a previous lifetime that’s influencing the difficulty she has trusting people today?

As a child in England in the 1800s she was abandoned and has trust issues from this experience. In a different lifetime she was sold to another family because her birth family wasn’t able to provide for her. And during the Holocaust Nina was put in a concentration camp and lost her family. In each of these lifetimes there’s an issue of abandonment and not trusting those around her.

The Council says Nina is trying to heal these three previous lifetimes in her current life. The situations she’s created in this lifetime aren’t as horrible as the ones she’s come through in other lifetimes. She’s decided in her current lifetime to work on trust issues with family and friends and without being abandoned or something horrible happening to her. Because Nina has made her experience lighter in her current lifetime, in spirit she felt she was able to handle these situations, change them, grow, and trust people.

The Council reiterates that as Nina is able to realize she’s safe with family, close friends, work colleagues, and new people she meets, then she’ll be able to bring in the right sort of romantic partner for herself. And The Council expresses confidence that Nina will be able to do this.

Listen to our entire 4-minute session with The Council to hear all their guidance for Nina and the rest of us, and let us know how you feel about it.

February 28, 2018 Posted by | Audio Content, Other Lifetimes, Pre-Incarnation Planning, Questions & Answers, Relationships, Spirit | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Opening to the Love All Around

This post is inspired by questions from a reader who goes by the initials, PE, who asks The Council how they can give and receive love. PE says they are very closed and there’s a lot of grief in their heart.

The Council says they see the grief in PE’s heart and they recommend working on the heart chakra by sitting a few moments twice each day and picturing a little flame in the heart area. Picture this flame getting bigger and bigger and eventually tuning in to what this increasingly larger flame feels like. This will begin to open your heart.

PE says they struggle with being warm and open with people and this makes them feel lonely and friendless. The Council says PE has abandonment and trust issues and there was a lot of hurt, grief, and sadness from past experiences and past lives. In this lifetime they made a decision to turn these emotions around and feel love and trust again, but it is difficult to do this quickly when you have gone through as much as PE has.

The Council says if PE is uncomfortable giving and receiving love and trusting people, then buy a beautiful plant to take care of. Play music for this plant, water it, sing to it. Show kindness and love to this plant. After you’ve done this for a while perhaps you can have a favorite tree that you can visit every day. Sit with this tree, talk to it, feel the energy the tree gives back to you. Then you can get an animal to express love to. Slowly you’ll begin to trust and let the energy of love in.

PE has heard there are guides and angels around us, but she doesn’t feel their presence and says they don’t know how to connect to it. The Council says PE would connect by doing the exercise with the light in the heart. As you show love to anything – the plant, the tree, the animal – you open your heart and you will begin to feel this connection.

PE says there’s a deep and painful emptiness in their heart, but they really want some kind of connection with other people. PE adds that sometimes they cry for no apparent reason because of so much sadness in their heart that they are unable to explain.

The Council says just by asking this question, PE is in the part of their path where they’ve discovered what they want – the connection with other people and the healing of their heart – so they are exactly where they need to be. And if they follow the steps The Council has suggested, their life will begin to change.

The Council says the vibration you carry attracts people that are a match to that vibration. With a heavy heart, and grief, and sadness, and not trusting, it’s more difficult to bring in the more trusting and gentle souls. As PE does this daily meditation on the heart, they will begin to accept love from the people that want to show it to them, and they will attract more of the kind, loving people they need to help them along their path.

Listen to our entire 6-minute session with The Council (below) to hear all their guidance for PE and the rest of us, and let us know your feelings.

August 28, 2017 Posted by | Audio Content, Chakras, Channeling, Feelings, Love, Meditation, Other Lifetimes, Questions & Answers, Spirit | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Why Did I Get Pregnant and What Can It Teach Me?

This post is inspired by a question from a reader who uses the name Bundle of Emotions. She recently found out she was pregnant and immediately knew she would terminate this pregnancy. She says her spirit guides previously told her if she continued to be intimate with her partner, she’d get pregnant and end the pregnancy, and this is what happened. And The Council suggests the reason for this pregnancy is that she planned it in spirit.

While Bundle says she feels overwhelmed with shame about her decision to abort, she also feels relief knowing her decision is right for her. And the more she understands a reader named Beth’s questions and answers from one of our earlier posts, the less guilty she feels.

Part of the reason for this pregnancy was to connect with her higher self, and The Council feels she’s done this. Bundle wanted to go through this experience no matter what the people around her said or expected from her. The Council advises her to stay with this good feeling about terminating the pregnancy rather than the feeling of shame. And they ask her how she could feel ashamed of something she planned to experience in the first place.

The Council asks Bundle to think about how she plans to use this experience as she goes through others where she has decisions to make. They advise her to remember the feeling of making a correct decision, believing in what she desires to create, and believing in the direction she wants to take her life. The experience of this pregnancy is a catalyst to remind Bundle of these feelings.

The Council says if Bundle begins to meditate, or just sits quietly and speaks with her higher self so she can be guided daily, she’ll experience additional desirable adventures. And knowing she’s connecting with her higher self and moving forward with what she wants to experience, she will open to intuitive feelings about the people around her and herself.

You wanted to experience the part of yourself that’s much more powerful and intuitive than you normally believe. And if you listen to your higher self you’ll feel more stable, more confident about the direction you desire to take your life, and you’ll have more trust in yourself.

Listen to the entire 6-minute session with The Council (below) on Bundle of Emotions’ question to receive the full benefit of their guidance for her and the rest of us. And let us know what you think about this session.

October 30, 2016 Posted by | Audio Content, Channeling, Connecting With Spirit, Intuition, Pre-Incarnation Planning, Pregnancy, Questions & Answers | , , , , | Leave a comment

Trust Your Feelings About a Move

This post is a short question and answer from an anonymous reader who says they’ve felt for at least four years they don’t belong in their hometown and they ask The Council for guidance about moving.

The Council starts by saying they can see this person move if they can see it themselves. They encourage this person to trust their feelings and move anywhere the desire comes up within them. When you feel unhappy where you are and there’s a feeling it’s time to leave, ask yourself what you are drawn to and visit these places.

You will know where to move because an opportunity will open up for you. Perhaps it will be a job offer or a place to live. Learn to trust and follow your feelings. The Council says when you go somewhere and even though you are desperate to move, if it doesn’t feel right, follow your feeling and go with what pulls you and makes you smile when you think of it.

The Council says they see a move for you and you will create this move when your are ready as long as you let fear get out of the way. And it will be a good move as long as you follow your feelings. Your feelings will show you the way.

This 5-minute recording is testimony to the creative power of the individual when you allow the love you are as spirit into your life and follow these feelings. Listen to the session for The Council’s entire message. (The recording that follows is an excerpt from a session that answers several questions.)

September 25, 2015 Posted by | Audio Content, Emotions, Feelings, Love, Questions & Answers, You Create Your Reality | , , , , | Leave a comment

When You Trust Yourself

When you trust yourself,
your intuition, your feelings,
you are beginning to know
who you truly are.

—The Council

March 24, 2013 Posted by | Thought for the Day, Trust | , , , | 1 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.

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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

   

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