The above question, as well as many others, come up when I ponder the idea. How many lives, if you believe in past lives, are stored in these records? All of them? What if this is my first life as a human and I’ve lived many as another type of being… are those stored there too? How can I access them? Once I have access, how do I know they are mine and not someone else? Yep… lots of questions come up but for now… let’s just deal with the first one… What are the Akashic Records and what is stored within them?
On Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akashic_records) it states “In theosophy and anthroposophy, the Akashic records (a term coined in the late 1800s from akasha or ākāśa, the Sanskrit word for “sky”, “space”, “luminous”, or “æther”) are a compendium of thoughts, events, and emotions believed by Theosophists to be encoded in a non-physical plane of existence known as the astral plane. There is no scientific evidence for existence of the Akashic records.”
So by this definition they are “records” stored in the astral plane that keep our thoughts, events and emotions encased within them… but this definition does not address how many lives of our thoughts, events and emotions are within them. An image comes to mind… I’m looking at my records and come across an event that happened in a different lifetime. I don’t remember it because I am not in that lifetime… I become discouraged and begin to wonder if this record is even mine. How do we know these particular records are our own? But that’s a question for another discussion. Let’s, instead, look further into what other people think the Akashic Records are.
One name keeps popping up when I do a search for Akashic Records and that’s Edgar Cayce. His website has a ton of information on the subject but this is his interpretation so you have to take what feels right. If the information doesn’t feel right to you then move on. There are tons of other resources on the subject but we’ll take a look at what Mr. Cayce has to say.
His website, http://www.edgarcayce.org/are/spiritualGrowth.aspx?id=2078, states that the Akashic Records, which he also calls “The Book of Life”, “can be equated to the universe’s super computer system.” He goes on to say… “It is this system that acts as the central storehouse of all information for every individual who has ever lived upon the earth. More than just a reservoir of events, the Akashic Records contain every deed, word, feeling, thought, and intent that has ever occurred at any time in the history of the world.” Hmmm… interesting. So if these records store everything that has happened in the world… does that include other realms or just this physical existence?
Mr. Cayce goes on to say… “The Akashic Records contain the entire history of every soul since the dawn of Creation. These records connect each one of us to one another. They contain the stimulus for every archetypal symbol or mythic story which has ever deeply touched patterns of human behavior and experience. They have been the inspiration for dreams and invention. They draw us toward or repel us from one another. They mold and shape levels of human consciousness. They are a portion of Divine Mind. They are the unbiased judge and jury that attempt to guide, educate, and transform every individual to become the very best that she or he can be. They embody an ever-changing fluid array of possible futures that are called into potential as we humans interact and learn from the data that has already been accumulated.” From this statement, I am lead to believe that he believes that the Akashic Records contains information about our human, physical realm existence only. He doesn’t seem to go beyond that. So, my question still remains… does it only contain what our human form experiences or does it also contain what our soul experiences? I guess that question could be answered by what you, as an individual, believe what happens to us after we die… after we leave these physical bodies. I firmly believe that our energy… our spirit… our soul lives on in another realm… another ethereal existence. So… with that in mind, let’s look and see what other opinions are out there in the World Wide Web.
On the website, Crystalinks.com at http://www.crystalinks.com/akashicrecords.html, it states… “Reality is a consciousness hologram. The Akashic Records refer to the matrix of consciousness programs that create our reality within that hologram. One could look upon it as a library of light wherein one can access all information. The Akashic records (Akasha is a Sanskrit word meaning “sky”, “space” or “aether”) are collectively understood to be a collection of mystical knowledge that is encoded in the aether; i.e. on a non-physical plane of existence. The concept is prevalent in New Age discourse. The Akashic Records are understood to have existed since the beginning of The Creation and even before. Just as we have various specialty libraries (e.g., medical, law), there are said to exist various Akashic Records (e.g., human, animal, plant, mineral, etc) encoding Universal lore. Most writings refer to the Akashic Records in the area of human experience but it is understood that all phenomenal experience as well as transcendental knowledge is encoded therein.” Now isn’t that interesting! Of course, this is my own opinion but I really like this explanation because it agrees with my own ideas. I also love how this opinion states that there are separate books for human, animal, plant, mineral, etc. Hmmm… very interesting. They go on to say… “The Akasha is said to be the library of all events and responses concerning consciousness in all realities. Every lifeform therefore contributes and has access to the Akashic Records.”
While this statement resonates with me, maybe it doesn’t for you so let’s keep looking.
On the website, AkashicSecrets.com, Evelyn states… “The Akashic Records refer to a database of every word, thought or action that is stored energetically and encoded in a non-physical plane of existence. They are said to contain the information of every Soul or BEing in the cosmos. The Records are continually updated, with each new thought, word or action that every Soul or entity makes. The Akashic Records therefore contain the energetic prints about the origination and journey of every Soul through its lifetimes. They connect each of us to one another.
Akasha is a Sanskrit word meaning “sky”, “space” or “aether”. To aid in visualization, most describe the Akashic Records metaphorically as a library. Others likened it to be a “Universal Computer”, the “Mind of God”, the Cosmic or Collective Consciousness, the Collective Unconscious or the Collective Subconscious. Akashic Records is not physically an out-there thing. It is the speck of divinity within us that allows us to access the field of the Akashic Records.
Anything about the Universe has an energetic record. The records of your Soul are located via your full name at birth and birth date of this current lifetime. They are embedded with information about your previous lifetimes, your Soul Origination, current life lessons and your purpose, and also about future choicepoints.
The soul’s journey in self awareness is undertaken through a cause and effect process. You are constantly presented with opportunities to meet Self and to apply spiritual principles in the physical world. You will meet with lessons that will be provided again and again, until you have gained mastery.” http://www.akashicsecrets.com/akashic-records/ I like the way Evelyn explains her information. It feels… comfortable and is easy to understand.
So, with those “quoted”… we have three different opinions as to what the Akashic Records are and what they contain. If you are as interested in this subject as I am, I would highly suggest you do some research and see what feels right to you. Remember… take what feels right and leave the rest.
Carol ~ Mama Owl ~