Akasha: Everything you need to know about the Akashic Records (Linda Howe)
The Akasha is a life force that hold the permanent records both the past and future of all human thought and action captured in the Akashic record. Every soul can be found in the Library of Congress like recording of your souls journey. Join CJ as she interviews Linda Howe, an expert in the Akashic records and find out how you can use the records to figure out your life plan, give you insight and guidance to specific questions you have about your life, and heal the wounds of your past. Listen live on Wed, Jan 29th at 1-2PST or get the replay by “liking” the Fire it UP with CJ Fan page at https://www.facebook.com/fireitupwithcj.
How to access the Akashic Records?
- PRIMER: My first interview with Linda was so MUCH fun. If you have basic questions about how to access the Akashic Record, or to get more information about it, then check it out: http://www.fireitupwithcj.com/2011/09/24/sept-29th-find-your-souls-purpose-made-easy/
- HOW TO ACCESS THE RECORDS: See the bottom bottom for the Pathway Prayer the key to getting into the Heart of the Akashic records and a nice meditation.
- RADIO SHOW (Stay tuned : podcast not available yet)
- YOUTUBE: Subscribe to the FireitUPwith CJ channel on YouTube to get a meditation and learn about Linda’s upcoming book and get a juicy meditation that we’ll post after 1/29.
Blog Post by Linda How on The Akashic Records
Top 10 Questions about the Akashic Records
Source: Compiled and edited with original materials from http://lindahowe.blogspot.com/
Q1: How much preparation and experience does it take before I can access the Akashic Records?
A: The Records will meet you wherever you are. These are your Records. This is about you having a conscious relationship with your own soul. So you don’t have to have any training in that. It is unnecessary. What you can do is just follow the directions: there are directions and it is a good idea to follow them. As you do that, what is right for you will come. What is right for you will be made available to you.
The other thing I want you to know is that you do not have to be psychic. You don’t have to be intuitive. You do have to be alive, and have a sincere desire of the heart. That is all it takes to get started. You will be fine. Just give yourself a chance.
Q2:. I am using the Pathway Prayer in your book to open the Akashic Records, and it does feels different than a meditation, but sometimes I wonder if this is just a meditation or if I am really in the Records
A: The guided meditation in the Pathway Prayer is different than most meditations you will do, because it is specific. It was born out of my work in the Akashic Records. I have been working in the Records since 1994. I have been teaching since 1996. Over the course of the years I got this Pathway Prayer meditation. This is not a regular meditation. What I was told through my own work in the Records is that this meditation will support going deeper in the Records. That is the purpose of the meditation. The meditation does feel like the Records to a lot of people. I can’t count on that meditation getting me to the Records and back, but I can count on the Prayer.
The meditation is the preparation, tilling the soil before we throw the seeds in. It is the preparation. But you don’t have to do that meditation to get into the Records. You can if you like it, and if it works for you, use it. If is distracting, don’t do it. We do the meditation in classes, too, to get a little distance from the everydayness of our lives. We leave the stuff outside of the room, and we start to bring ourselves together to become aware of the spiritual sources of support that will enable us to go into the Records.
The meditation is like a general tonic, where the Prayer, itself, is very specific. Go here. Follow the directions, and it will get you to this place, and it will get you back, consciously, deliberately, and responsibly.
Interestingly, when you use the Prayer, two things happen. It puts you, the practitioner, in a place where you can receive, where you can register the information. It makes you more sensitive to everything. Then, with this system, we call up one set of Records at a time. If you are reading my Records, you are going to call my Records up, and those are the only Records you are going to open.
You bring up an interesting question, because there is something about being a beginner, where you have to give yourself a chance to find your way. Give yourself a chance to find your way.
Sometimes you go into the Records and you have questions, and it is very engaging, and other times, it seems like you are not really getting the answers to your questions. This is not meant to be something that you do once. Think of it as an ongoing practice. Say you’ve got two or three questions. You will ask those same questions every couple of days for a month and watch what happens. See?
I think especially when you are first starting; there is the pressure of, “I have to do this. I have to write.” Then if you have a burning question that you want the answer to, that is very hard. It is hard to learn something new and at the same time try to come up with the answer you need.
Q2: I have been accessing the Akashic Records, and all of a sudden I am getting nothing. Why?
A: I want you to do three things. Here is the first thing: If you are getting nothing, start writing down what kind of nothing you are getting. I know this sounds a little strange, but energy moves on the spoken word, or the formed word, actually. The more you put words to what you are getting, even if it is nothing, as you describe nothing, it starts to move the energy.
In the Records, we will find that, but we find it through our ordinary life experiences. What we see in the Record is that all of life, even the most mundane, all of life is supporting us in the revelation of the purpose of our soul. So it’s not like our purpose is outside of us. Our purpose is actually inside of us, and everybody is walking around in their purpose anyway, it is just a matter of becoming more conscious about it. And then when you are conscious of it, you can make choices and decisions that will actually propel you in your purpose, and that gives you a lot more satisfaction. It feels so much better when you feel like you have purpose.
The second thing is to just jot down what you are getting, and do not re-read it, even if it makes no sense. Just jot down what it seems like maybe you are getting, even if it is nothing, but don’t read it for about a week. At the end of a week, go back and look at it.
The final thing, is to keep with it. Keep moving with this. If you keep applying what you are getting — if they are telling you to rest or whatever they are telling you — apply what they are telling you, and you will get more. Whereas, if you don’t apply what you are getting, it will shut down.
Q3: How can I make sure that what I’m getting from the Records is really what I’m getting from the Records, and make sure that my ego is out of it?
This is wonderful that you bring this up; very helpful. This is the bottom-line challenge whether you are just learning to work in the Records, or like myself, if you have been working in the Records consciously for the last 15, 16 years. This is the deal-breaker right here.
What you want to do first of all, is that you want to check with yourself – one of the keys here is to know yourself. I know that I have answers that I like, my preferred answers to questions, and I know what they are. You want to begin noticing, what is it that you want to hear? Personally, I like magical answers. I’m going to go to sleep, and tomorrow morning I will wake up and I have lost five pounds, and I didn’t have to do anything. I love answers like that!
Part of the work in the Records is to really ask for help. In that part of the Prayer where we pray for protection: “Protect me from all forms of self-centeredness, and direct my attention to the work at hand.” That particular phrase actually shifts you into service mode, whether it is service to yourself or service to others. It is all service. We are directing our attention away from ego and all of that other stuff, and we are moving in the direction of a greater openness and surrender to our higher consciousness.
So look at “What are my preferred answers?” And be aware of what they are.
When working in the Records, and I get some guidance, there can be a sense of everything being natural and easy. And I think, “What is the big deal? This is what I would normally think.” But if I write it down, and I look at it a week later, I’m like, “That is really good! That is not what I normally come up with.” Do you see? It is a big deal, and we can see it with more accuracy with a little distance.
The other thing I think that is really important is this: Give yourself a chance. If you are just starting to work in the Records, you do not want the pressure of the big, life-changing questions like, “Do I sell the house and move to Iceland? This is my second time in the Records; I need the answer.” Don’t do that to yourself.
If you feel pressured like you are under the gun, this is going to interrupt – it won’t stop your progress, but it will slow your progress. If there is something you really need to explore, and you don’t trust your own judgment, that is when you want to get help from someone else.
On one hand, we are being called into spiritual maturity, where I am more directly reliant on the Light, and I am coming to know it on my own. That is vital. There is no way around that. On the other hand, there are times when we need other people to help us. We are very interdependent. Sometimes if the issue is really charged, it is very helpful to have someone look, as well. Do your own inner work, and if you are wondering, “Am I making this up?” Get some help. Let someone else read you.
Q4:Can I work in the Akashic Records to help me answer the ultimate question, “What is the meaning of my life?”
A: Absolutely! I’ll tell you what’s interesting about this, because that’s the question we all have. Of course we want to know what am I doing here? What are the possibilities? How can I help? We all have those kinds of questions.
Everybody has a story and an experience. This incarnation is one story of the many, many, many, many, many stories. It is a sliver. It is like a page in the book of all of the lifetimes you have lived. The purpose of living all of these lifetimes is to discover the perfection of your soul, and then to discover the perfection of everybody else, and the goodness of Life.
Since we are human beings, we have a lot of nuttiness, and all different shapes and forms. We all have our little idiosyncrasies; right? So this takes a long time. The journey of the soul through time – you know, we don’t come here for three lifetimes. Anybody that can do this in three lifetimes, I want to meet that person!
The fact of the matter is that it takes us centuries, and ages, and epochs to grow into the awareness of our own goodness. And this idea is so contrary to what our religious institutions have taught, and the way our governments treat us, and the way corporations handle us, now and always. Whether it is the year 2014, or whether it is the 9th century A.D. in Western Europe, or whether it is the third century in China; we, as human beings, have been moving out of and away from the old idea that we are no good, that there is something wrong with us, or that we are inept.
Nothing has gone terribly wrong. It is very easy to know your own perfection when you do not have a body, and you do not have a mortgage, and you do not have a teenager living in your house. When you live with a teenager, you are very aware of your imperfections. Trust me on that one!
The challenge of lifetime after lifetime after lifetime is: Can we really come to know our own goodness? That is really the essence of the Akashic Records. It is a Resource for our empowerment and consciousness development.
If you want to find out why, “What is driving me?” “Why do I keep doing the same thing over and over and over?” When you cannot seem to stop; you keep attracting the same mate, even though they have different names, and they are from different parts of the country, they have different occupations, but after you have been married to them for a couple of years, you realize that it is always the same person! Or you may keep getting the same job over and over.
The Akashic Record is an infinite spiritual resource available to us to explore. Ask the Records, “What’s up? What is driving me?”
The Records are governed by three principles: Fear Not, Resist Not, and Judge Not. The energy of these three principles working together makes the Records very safe, very powerful, very rich, and as far as I can tell, it is an ideal place within which you can do your inner work.
Q5: I’ve been working with your book for a while and I had an important question to ask about work. I thought that I was up for a promotion, but it turned out that actually I was up for a lay-off, and the Records never told me that. Am I’m doing the Records wrong?
A: As I say in the book, it really is not your best resource for divination. It is not. It is about who you are becoming behind the scenes.
The idea of the Records is not that we are going to get this system, and we are going to beat the game. The idea is not that we are going to get the energy, and I’m going to be able to make things happen. That is magic; that is not spirituality. That is magic. Within the Records there is a dimension that is called The Mystery of Life–things will happen that make no sense. Things will happen, and we will be taken by surprise. That we are surprised is part of the lesson.
It may well be that this is to let you know that the Akashic Records are not a fortune teller. That is not to say that you won’t get guidance. You get a lot of guidance. You get tons of insight, and almost like foreshadowing in a novel, but there are no absolutes.
You have now learned very early on in your relationship with the Records that this is not a pendulum. This is not a clairvoyant. This is not a dowsing rod. This is something else, entirely. I know that the next time you are in your Records and you are like, “I have to know this!” You will think: “Wait a second. That is not the most powerful question I could ask. This is not the best use of the Records.” The best use of the Records might be something like, “Wow, looks like there are changes at work. What do I need to know to be able to navigate this? How can I be my best? Is there another direction for me to look?”
Another component involved here is free will. There is our free will, and there is the free will of other people. There is always a wild card in the Records. In terms of getting guidance, sit down and ask, “I’ve been laid off. What is the best use of this time? Is there something for me to know? Who can I become? How can I have faith in anything at this most difficult time, when I feel like I have been side-swiped? How do I do that? How do I connect with the strength that is within me? How do I connect with any kind of Divine reality when my feelings are hurt? How do I trust?”
See, there is a whole exploration emerging from here: “What is the best use of my resources and who I am in the work world?” To begin to explore that, I believe that would be helpful. I know as a person that it is really hard when you lose your job. It is awful; especially when you do not see it coming. The Universe is a good place, and everything that happens is part of a conspiracy of Life trying to get us to go deep within and to find our own goodness.
It is easier to see our own goodness when everything is going our way. But when the bottom falls out, it is like, wait a second! You really have a challenge there, and I would take that challenge to the Records. Say, “Hey, guys, help me out here!” This is not fragile. You are not going to offend the gods. This is not ancient Greece. We don’t have to worry. You can say, “Hey, listen. Help me! Or if you are not going to help me that way, how can you help me with this? Here I am in my life, what am I going to do now?”
Q6: When is a question too small for the Records?
A) You get up in the morning, and you think, “What should I wear?” Well, wear whatever you like! The Records are not going to tell us do this or do that.
Instead, working in the Records can help us find out what would really be the desire of our heart? Roll up your sleeves, get in there, and make your notes. It is very important that you make your notes, because when you are in the Records, it all seems so clear. We’re like, “Oh, anybody would know that!” But then what happens is that we get away from the Records, and a few days later, we see the profundity of it. A few days later I read my notebook, and I think, “Wow, that’s really good! I never would have thought of that!” Track it, and as long as you are not in an emergency like, “Tell me what to do!,” you will be fine.
If you go in there in that frame of mind, the Records will be like, “Calm down. Calm down.” That’s what they say to me all of the time, “First take a deep breath. Now we are going to look at this.” I don’t care what the spiritual resource is, we can have an insight or a glimpse of a great Truth, and that takes a second or less, and then the great opportunity is to grow into that idea. On the Earth plane, it is very slow. It is one foot in front of the other; one phone call after another; one meal after another. It is one thing at a time, and then what happens is that we wake up one day, and sure enough, our lives have been transformed in a way that is perfect for us. What is perfect for you is going to be a little different than what is perfect for me, or for anybody else.
Q7:When I open my own Records, sometimes I leave them open for hours at a time and go about my business. Is that a bad idea?
A: No, it is not a bad idea. Is it the best idea? Probably not, and let me tell you why. Now you know, because you are using the Records, it can be very potent, and the energy of the Records can amplify things. It can be sometimes startling. What can happen, if I open my Records and I go out and do my thing, it is not helpful because I have one foot in this slightly-altered state and I have the other foot in my ordinary reality. What happens is that both states are a little bit diluted. The work of the Records is to support us, to enable us to discover our own internal resources, and the spiritual support and backing that we have to be very effective in our lives. That really requires us to be as present as possible.
If you have the Records open and you are driving the car, you are not fully present to the Records, and you are not fully present to your driving.
The purpose of the Records on the planet at this time is to be a spiritual resource for us. It is like to go and get the tank full, and then go drive. As practitioners, as Lightworkers, as people who are awakening, we want to be very clear. Like, right now, I am in an ordinary state of consciousness and maybe later I am in the Records. We always want to know where we are, and we want to be appropriate. It is kind of Taoist. We want to be appropriate to whatever our needs are and whatever our situations require.
I think what is appropriate is this: Open your Records in the morning, ask for the partnership of your Masters, Teachers, and Loved Ones, and ask for any guidance for the day, anything that would be helpful. Take whatever guidance you get and then close the Records and go live your life. What I have seen is that as we can then apply the guidance that is given, and we get more.
This is a very interesting issue that you bring up. I know that in a lot of other systems they say things like, “Do the chant, and then go out into the world and do both at the same time.” It is just not the best use of the Records, but it is not bad.
The thing is, if you forget to close the Records, they will close by themselves anyway after a while. You can feel it. There’s just a sense of being a little bit off. It is not helpful to open your Records and go to sleep in the hope of having really powerful dreams. It actually doesn’t do that. It doesn’t help. Your dream state is actually better than adequate on its own. It doesn’t need the energy of the Records to be valuable.
Through trial and error we find out what works and what doesn’t work. It is great that you are engaged.
Q8: Is it possible to for a person to change the contents of the Akashic Records by working in them?
A: People often say things like, “I went into the Records, and I wiped someone out” or “I wiped out some of my lifetimes.” That is not possible. Everything that has ever been is always being. All of Life is held within the Records. It is the Record. It is the Archive. It is a repository. It is really like a Treasury, as I have come to know it.
That is what the Record is. What is distinct about this point in history is that this is the first time in human history where we are being given a chance to consciously and deliberately and individually to have a conscious relationship with our own soul and a more conscious relationship with the Divine.
This has always been available to humanity, but mainly to mystics, and scholars, and saints – not to regular people like us. We are not in monasteries. We have jobs, we have families, we have dogs, we have mortgages, we have lives. The great challenge and the great opportunity of our time is to be aware of our spiritual nature while we live a human life. It is very exciting that we are living in this time.
Q9: What role angels or spirit guides have in the Records? How do I know if I’m accessing the angels or the Akashic records?
That is a great question. Here’s how this works: Angels and spirit guides are wonderful. I love them. We all love them. How could we not? But here is the big distinction. They are within the celestial realms. They are in the realm, but they are not specific to the Record for this reason: Angels and spirit guides are known by personality identities. Angels have names. We have archangels and angels have different roles and responsibilities, but they have personalities. They have individual identities and personalities, as do spirit guides. I certainly have them myself.
You have a certain spirit guide from a certain time and place, usually a representative of an indigenous tribe somewhere on the planet with a very particular personality and style. These things are wonderful, but within the Akashic Record, the Masters, Teachers, and Loved Ones, those unseen helpers who are working on our behalf, are not known by their personalities. They do not come forward and say, “Hello, I’m your Teacher. I’m Harry the Teacher.” The Akashic Record is where we leave the personality, which is all bound in ego, we leave that at the gate, and we move into the realm where we work with the energy of Love and Compassion. Energy first, and information second. It is really about the transmission. It is not about interacting with a particular guide or angel.
The Akasha is the primary substance of Life. We are working with the essential energy of the soul. The Akashic Record is a soul-level dimension of consciousness, which contains the vibrational Record of who you are as a soul throughout time. So that is what the Record is. From a Records point of view, personalities are distracting. I am not saying that they are not helpful. They are absolutely helpful, but in the Records we are learning to rely on the energy itself, the primary substance itself, and to work with that to cultivate the best of our human faculties through our relationship with the Records.
Here are a few other things to consider. It sounds like you have a real strong angel practice. You’ve been traveling on Highway 80, and you know your way around, and you are very familiar with Highway 80. Now you are on a different highway, and I am going to ask you to drive on Highway 30, and it’s not that far from 80, and there are some points where the roads intersect. The truth is, they are different roads. Give yourself a chance, especially if you are very good with these angels. You are terrific with that. Let yourself drive on a different road.
This is spiritual hardball. You have to allow yourself to not know what you are doing. If you have had mastery with another method, that is very challenging, and it is antagonistic to human nature. Let yourself be a beginner. That will make a world of difference for you.
You also want to know what you are supposed to get. I know that is like the $50 million question! First of all in the Records it is energy first and information second. The Records are governed by the Three Absolutes: Fear Not, Resist Not, and Judge Not. So it makes for a very safe and loving and also encouraging environment. In this Akashic atmosphere, really, you can do no wrong. So allow yourself to move into the state where you just get the vibe. That’s the first thing. After that, what you need will be revealed to you.
Now, this can be revealed to you in a few different ways. When we speak about how we get things in the Records, we use very visual words. “I see this; I see that.” You may never see a thing! You may never hear a thing! Some people see, and they have very strong images. Some people are audial, and they hear. They really hear things. Most of us, like 85%, have what we call a sense of knowing. You are in this slightly-altered state, and it is almost like it is within you. It is almost like if you have one of those kaleidoscope toys, and you tilt it a little. “Oh, I didn’t know there was red in there!” You tend to see things from a different angle and a different perspective. What shifts is your perception and your awareness.
There is often supportive information that comes to you, but it is not like you go into the Records, and someone is falling down from the Heavens with a list. “Do this; do that! No, no, no.” It is from within you.
The energy of the Record interfaces at the eighth chakra, comes down through the crown, in through the heart, and your whole heart zone is very engaged using this Pathway Prayer Process. In that engagement, it is like, “Oh, I see. I get it.”
Q10) How can the Akashic records be used for healing. I am very claustrophobic and have panic attacks. Can I use the records to heal myself? Could this claustrophobia be from a past life?
It sounds terrible. I’m sorry. It just sounds very stressful. This is a wonderful question, because we all want to know, “If I work in the Records, will I solve this problem?” Listen, I make no guarantees, because I don’t know. I don’t know if you will learn how to read the Records, and then the next day you won’t have claustrophobia anymore. But what I do know is this: I know that working in the Records you can actually discover how this problem started; the point of origin. And then you can really work with it.
Everything you have, even claustrophobia, at some level, somewhere in some lifetime, this was a good thing. Okay? I don’t know why. I don’t have the details, but any difficulty that we have today often started at another time and another place, it was a good thing for us. So what we start to see is that we change our relationship with our difficulties. When we change that relationship and we stop trying to push our difficulties away; stop trying to get rid of them. I’m not saying that we like them, but when we really see how our difficulties have been really supporting us in some way, what happens is that for many people they dissolve.
Will the claustrophobia go away? I don’t know. What I do know is that your relationship to the difficulty can be transformed by working in the Records, and often things that we know as problems go away. This is a matter of empowerment, and working in the Records is about personal empowerment. When you are committed to exploring this and applying what you learn, one of two things will happen. One is that the problem will go away, and the other is that you will find a way not to suffer about it. One of these two things will happen. The bottom line is, you will feel better.
Now, finally, a bit more on past lives, I love them! I do! They are great. It is immensely helpful to have past life awareness, when it is helpful. Here’s the first thing to know: In the Akashic Records, everything is there: Past, Present, and Future. It is all there, but the truth of the matter is that you don’t need to know ALL today. This is not entertainment, even though it can be tons of fun. It is not for entertainment. What I have seen in my practice, and in working with others, is that past lives are revealed as they are beneficial to a problem that you are facing right now.
If I go in and say, “What is up with this situation? What is up with my teenage son? The great spiritual opportunity! How do I parent this young man? What is the real source of the problem?” Sometimes the problems we face today started a long, long time ago. That is the opportunity. The Records will reveal that the reason I am having this difficulty in the present is because of something that happened 1,000 years ago on the other side of the globe. That is how past lives are revealed. You don’t get the whole story, unless it is useful. I don’t need to know the story of the whole lifetime; I just need the piece that is the root of the difficulty now. So when we are solving problems, we want to ask, “What is the exact nature of the problem? Where did this start? What is the point of origin?” When we ask those questions, past lives are revealed.
How to get into Akashic Records?
The Pathway Prayer to Access the
Heart of the Akashic Records.
And so we do acknowledge the Forces of Light,
Asking for guidance, direction, and courage to know the Truth
As it is revealed for our highest good and the highest good of
everyone connected to us.
Oh Holy Spirit of God,
Protect me from all forms of self-centeredness
And direct my attention to the work at hand.
Help me to know (myself/first name of individual being read) in the
Light of the Akashic Records,
To see (myself/first name of individual being read) through the eyes
of the Lords of the Records,
And enable me to share the wisdom and compassion that the
Masters, Teachers, and Loved Ones of (me/first name of individual
being read) have for (me/him/her).
The Records are now open.
I would like to thank the Masters, Teachers, and Loved Ones for
their love and compassion.
I would like to thank the Lords of the Akashic Records for their
point of view.
And I would like to thank the Holy Spirit of Light for all
knowledge and healing.
The Records are now closed. Amen.
The Records are now closed. Amen
The Records are now closed. Amen.
About Linda Howe
Linda Howe is the founder/director of the Linda Howe Center for Akashic Studies and the leading expert in using the Akasha for personal empowerment and consciousness development. She authored two award-winning books: How to Read the Akashic Records and Healing Through the Akashic Records. Her third book (Discover Your ExtraOrdinary Life Through the Akashic Records) is currently in production with Hay House, with an expected release date of February, 2015.
A gifted teacher, Linda is committed to empowering her students to live spiritually authentic, effective and impactful human lives. Recognizing that every aspect of Life holds spiritual potential, Linda counts among her clients people from all walks of life the world over: business professionals, healers, parents, artists, writers, therapists and mystics. Not only does she offer insightful personal consultations, inspirational online and in-person classes, and renewing retreats, but also she has developed a rigorous, life-changing teacher certification program. To date, the Linda Howe Center for Akashic Studies has certified hundreds of students, many of whom are actively practicing and teaching this unique, transformational work. In a post-2012 world, Linda is dedicated to providing perspectives, practices and protocols accessible to all who seek transformation and enlightenment.
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