The Akashic Record
By Linda Howe
For centuries, the Akashic Record has been the exclusive domain of mystics, scholars and saints. Rightfully so. Infinite power and wisdom are available in the Record, and they have been entrusted to those well-prepared for the responsibility of deep knowing.
In this time of great change, the availability of the Record is shifting. The light of the Spirit is pouring into human consciousness at an unprecedented rate. This light infusion is causing radical upheaval in all areas of life for the purpose of bringing us into the highest possible alignment with the Divine Reality. One of the great tools for the development of our consciousness is the Akashic Record.
What is the Record?
The Akashic Record is a dimension of consciousness that contains a vibrational record of every soul and its journey. It is completely available everywhere. Location and time do not affect the Record. Human beings have been interacting consciously and unconsciously with this body of energies throughout history. These interactions have been both deliberate and accidental. Referred to in virtually every major traditional religion as the Book of Life and the Book of God's Remembrance, this body of wisdom has been an ever-present source of spiritual support for people including those in our Western Judeao-Christian tradition.
The Record is an experiential body of wisdom, insight, guidance, and healing information. It can be accessed by means of a simple sacred prayer. Saying this prayer causes a shift in the consciousness of the reader sufficient to register the subtle impressions of the Record. It is a mutual action, where the reader moves into alignment with the Record--and at the same time, the Record moves within the reach of the individual reader.
This collective of spiritual consciousness is best revealed through a spiritual means, such as prayer. It is not a body of thought that can be linked with the mind through mental discipline (like visualization), although thought is included with the Record, as is emotion. The access of the Record can not be achieved through emotional or sensational means, though for many, the experience of the unconditional love of the Record can be very emotional. Essentially, the most efficient and effective means to spiritual consciousness is through spiritual action.
Something New, Something Old
The experience of being in the Record is familiar to many people. It is familiar because it is the domain of our very own soul. Moving into the consciousness of the Record has been accidental for most. Most of us can recall a time in our lives when we felt completely clear, emotionally still, and illumined in our minds. Perhaps it was a time when we saw and felt, in a flash, the heart of a problem we were trying to solve. In that moment of inspiration, we changed our attitude or point of view. From then on, our relationship to our situation was never the same.
With new knowing, we were freed to change our behavior as our hearts and minds were illumined. Almost everyone has had an experience like this. The problem is that such experiences can be infrequent and unpredictable.
What naturally follows after a profound insightful experience is the attempt to re-create the condition that allowed for the insight. We may try to recall the exact place, time of day, dietary conditions, people present, prayers recited. Many efforts to set up another experience of divine knowing usually fail.
Working with the sacred prayer provides a reliable, deliberate way to move into and access the consciousness of the Record responsibly.
Personal Work in the Records
Exploring the Akashic Records can be extremely valuable. What can be revealed is the essence and expression, potentials, and purposes of the Soul. Issues of the lifetime are brought to light from the perspective of soul growth. Favorable and difficult patterns that are present can be discovered. Within the context of the Record, it is reasonable to become aware of and develop strategies for healing and change. These strategies can be based on the energies present that are able to support the fulfillment of any plan for change. For some, the activity of being in the Record sheds enough light to enable the release of old ideas and patterns. It's as if the light gets underneath the pattern in consciousness and lifts it to a higher place.
More important than any information gained through being in the Record is the energy present in the Record. Knowledge is wonderful. Insight can be profound. But without power, data and understanding are inadequate to cause change.
The energy present in the Record is a very quick vibration with a great velocity. It is also full-bodied and rich. When opening the Record, a quickening occurs. The infusion of light accelerates everything in its path. In the presence of light, all darkness is seen and brightened. Individual conscious minds do not need to direct this light. Infinite wisdom of light goes where it is needed and received to fulfill its function. Being in the Record potentially takes the participants into the state of unconditional love, acceptance, peace, power, and light. The combination of knowledge and power found in the Record activate the highest good of all.
More Than a Divination Tool
In popular culture, the Record has been used as a divination tool--that is, as way to gather information about the future, about people and circumstances. It is usually in the hope that this knowledge will help affect the course of a person's destiny. There are two shortcomings to this system. First, the Record is not read from the astral level but rather the soul level. At the soul level, the details (the specifics of how things come to pass) are not important. What is important is the essence of someone's being. The soul wants to be in a condition of free-flowing generous love. Whether this is available in Chicago or Sedona or anywhere else is secondary.
The other problem with the divination system in the Pathway Prayer Process© is that there is ALWAYS an element of mystery to life. As humans, we may have strong feelings and opinions about this, but it is true. Divination is an attempt to gain control over destiny. The Record is about working with the life force as it is revealed. We are not in control of the revelation, but we are responsible for managing ourselves throughout the process. There are many methods to divine the future that may be more effective for collecting detailed, predictive information.
Until the past few years, the Record was an active past life resource. Opening the Record would bring forth streams of stories of incidents in other incarnations that would be identified as past life. This assisted many people in reconciling current patterns of behavior and consciousness. To a great extent, this dimension of activity has been healed and released. There is less need for other lifetime information and less is coming forward.
More recently, other lifetimes present only as they will be directly related to a current issue. The Record is not a fish pond of exciting stories about other times. When appropriate, this information comes forward. There are, however, some people who work in the Record who specifically clear past lives--they are easily identified and the exception rather than the rule.
The Record Enhances Life
Being in the richness of the Record helps some people in their creative endeavors. Of course, the Record is no substitute for talent and training, but the energetic input can be inspirational and supportive to the artist. People have used this in their writing, photography, painting, poetry, pottery and music. The form is incidental. Having distinct experiences of light with the Record, and receiving guidance about the execution of projects, adds to the fullness of the expression of any creative endeavor.
The business world is a major area of experience of God on this planet. Working in the Record can help business people to understand the spiritual nature of their contribution to the world. Harmonious flow of goods and services around the world enables all of us to enjoy the beauties of this life. Insight and guidance from the Record can assist those responsible for these matters to see them in their highest value and deliver to the marketplace in the most loving manner possible.
Finally, the Akashic Record is a powerful way for people to grow in consciousness to support them in their personal lives and relationship with the Divine. Spending time in the Record aids people in the fundamental shift from self-reliance to God-reliance. Old, worn-out patterns of understanding can be realized and released. Internal space can expand. A greater sense of the presence and power of God comes into consciousness. It is always there, but it becomes easier to know as real.
Simple, Not Easy
Working in the Record is very simple, but not always easy. There is commitment and discipline required. This is not a parlor game, though it can be great fun. When opening the Record with the Pathway Prayer©, a subtle shift occurs in consciousness. This shift enables people to perceive themselves and their life from a different perspective. Full consciousness is maintained. No entities pass through the reader, as this is not channeling. A body of energy is then accessible, to be employed for the growth and enrichment of each individual.
It is appropriate to request insight, guidance, and wisdom, as well as clearing of old patterns. A conscious working relationship with one's own spiritual authority can proceed from this place. This is the time in the development of human consciousness for individuals to have direct access to their own spiritual authority. Expansion of each individual's responsible relationship with spiritual authority does not eliminate the need for community support from others; it is in addition to group support. If our spiritual maturity could be achieved alone, there wouldn't be so may people on the planet! Being in community strengthens us individually, and working responsibly and directly with the light strengthens our communities.
In 1994, I was initiated into the “sacred prayer” tradition of opening the Akashic Records and by August of 1997, I was teaching. In September 2001, I received the Pathway prayer Process as a means of getting to the heart of the Records and have been initiating people into this effective access ever since that time.
Classes and Workshops
There are many ways to learn and grow in the Pathway Prayer Process to access the Akashic Records. First, is my book, How to Read the Akashic Records, which presents clear and detailed instruction about “how to” work in the Records, as does my six-cd learning set of the same name.
For further study, you can participate in live, in-person certification courses for both the Practitioner level and the Teaching level. Teleconferences are available covering a range of topics exploring the possibilities of the Akasha. Advanced classes for personal healing and empowerment are offered throughout the year at varying locations.
The purpose of this work at this time is to bring us into a greater awareness of the Divine presence. Access to the Record does not signal an opportunity to escape ordinary life and our human experiences. This profound spiritual resource is being made available to us so we can become more awake and present in our lives.