December 22, 2010
The Akashic Records are metaphorically described as a library but also likened to a universal computer or the 'Mind of God'. The Akashic records are the DNA of the universe. They are the soul's journey over time, so every thought, word, and deed is registered. Each soul has its own Akashic record, and there are collective records of all souls and all journeys.
If you look up the word Akashic you will find it defined as an ancient Sanskrit (Hindu) word that means ‘air’, ‘space’, or ‘aether’. Many will say it is a concept found in ancient spiritual beliefs around the globe, while skeptics say there is no real evidence of that, and It is more likely a fairly recent adaptation, a concept that was popularized in the theosophical movements of the 19th century and onward into what we know as the New Age movement of the 20th century.
Many books refer to these records or files; even in the Bible there are references to a similar concept - The Divine Book or God’s Book of Divine Memory. Michael Newton wrote about the Book of Life and described it as a sort of library; Edgar Cayce talked about the Akashic Records or the Hall of Records and stated that when he went into trance to heal someone, he acquired the information he needed from the individual’s subconscious mind and their Akashic Records.
Cayce said each person is held to account after each life and 'confronted' with their personal Akashic record of what they have or have not done in life. The idea is comparable to the Life Reviews that Near Death Experiences go through, as well as past life regression journeys. The vibrational records of each individual soul and its journey are contained here, making it a profound spiritual resource for consciousness development and expanded spiritual awareness.
In the later years of his career Carl Jung wrote that the collective consciousness was the source of the connection between all human beings, it is of a collective, universal and impersonal nature which is identical in all individuals. The records have also been referred to by different names including the Cosmic Mind, the Universal Mind, the collective unconscious, or the collective subconscious.
It is believed by some that the events recorded upon that akasha can be ascertained or read in certain states of consciousness. Such states of consciousness can be induced by certain stages of sleep, drugs, trance, and meditation. Therefore, not only mystics but ordinary people can and do perceive the akashic records.
More recently, Ervin Laszlo has written several books about what he calls The Akashic Field, an energetic collective consciousness that is part of us and part of the universe
we live in, where all thoughts, words, and deeds are held in a vibrational state, available to be tapped into by anyone who is open and spiritually aware. He writes
about Akashic Experiences and includes spiritually transformative experiences such as a Near Death Experience, a spontaneous past life recall, talking to guides and angels, precognitive readings and/or channeled readings in this category.
Is it a library, a defined space, an energetic concept, or a flow of consciousness like a web connecting all of us to each other? Is it a Hall of Records, God’s Book of Divine Memory, where all our thoughts words and deeds are carefully noted and written down for later reference? Is it a state of being, a state of mind that could allow each of us, if approached the right way, can tap into and see our Soul’s Journey throughout our times here in Earth School?
The first time I journeyed to the Akashic Records I was following a guided script read by another person. It was deep and intense and today all I can remember is a small round table and a postcard with the names of my 3 daughters on it. The next time I journeyed there I found myself in a library in basement of a castle or a church (stone walls, ancient, but dry and whitewashed). The gate to the library was closed and it had a huge lock that was rusted shut. The attendant was a cranky teenage elf lad who was silent and moody. Inside was a very comfortable chair and shelves and shelves of leather bound books that appeared to go on indefinitely. It was a guided journey and the facilitator may have given me some of this imagery. SInce then I have been through Life Reviews, mine and other’s, and it felt very similar. I have touched the web that connects us all to each other and it was like being in that dimly lit library. I get the impression that like so much in this realm of potential and possibilities we call human life, it is what we make of it. We, as co-creators, write books and share our experiences and learn from each other, on so many different levels, in so many different systems and images. As long as we connect, as long as we share our stories, and keep the light going, maybe that's all we can do. And, maybe that is enough.
Obviously, the journey to the Akashic Records is not a physical one - which makes it somewhat more difficult for people who have never tried it. The best thing about all of this is you don’t have to have special gifts (like a psychic ability) to access the celestial hall of records because anyone can do it. Some psychics seem to directly access at least the surface of the akashic plane. However, from the physical plane, it is not possible to go very deeply into it. Accessing the akashic plane is not really what your lessons are about on the physical plane, and you are not designed for it. The akashic records appear to you as a literal record of things exactly as they occurred that can be
replayed and looked at from different angles: each person experiences an event differently, and all those experiences are recorded.
What follows is a short list of guidelines that you must remember when learning how to access the Akashic Records.
1. Believe completely that you can learn how to read the Akashic Records with your own natural abilities. Believe that the learning process can be mastered by anyone, regardless of age and belief systems.
2. Be prepared to ‘unlearn’ concepts and long-standing beliefs that may hinder you from accessing the Akashic Records. Material beliefs really do not apply to the spiritual plane, or any other plane of existence except perhaps the physical plane that we inhabit.
3. Reading the Akashic Records is a type of spiritual discipline that cannot be mastered overnight. Be respectful of what you are trying to learn and avoid being haphazard with what you are doing.
4. If you are by nature skeptical, it would be helpful if you can practice a bit of restraint when it comes to setting limitations on what one can achieve with spiritual disciplines. Sometimes, too much skepticism can act as a blinder that can prevent you from seeing what you should have seen - especially when you are accessing the Akashic Records.
5. Be open to perspectives that may not align completely with human rationality or human knowledge.
6. Revive your willingness to learn and beat obstacles as they come.
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Frejer, B. Ernest. 1995. “The Edgar Cayce Companion”.
Laszlo, Ervin. 2009. “The Akashic Experience: Science and the Cosmic Memory Field”.
Todeschi, Kevin J. 1998. “Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records: The Book of Life.”
todeschi, Kevin J. 2009. “God in Real Life: Personal Encounters with The Divine”
Trine, Cheryl. 2010. “The New Akashic Records: Knowing, Healing, & Spiritual Practice”.