Monday, 8 October 2007

Starting At The Beginning

The first thing people usually ask me about this subject is “What are the Akashic Records?” It’s a difficult concept to explain in ordinary terms, but I’ll do my best. The Akashic Records are information stored in the ether or akasa. The akasa is an unseen substance which is all around us all and present in every atom of this world and of the universe. This substance is capable of being impressed by the images, thoughts, sounds, smells, tastes and feelings of what it comes into contact with, and because it is in contact with everything, everything is recorded. It is like having a multi-sensory photograph or holograph being constantly taken and kept on file.

How to Visit the Records Office

The next thing people usually ask (looking at me rather suspiciously), is “Well, how do you read the Akashic Records?” My answer is that accessing the Akashic Records is a skill, and like any skill, it is made up of two things: aptitude and training. Because in the western world, dabbling in the occult or unseen world has been actively discouraged for many centuries – sometimes on pain of death – training has not been widely available. The skill of accessing the Records has by default largely fallen to those individuals with a particular aptitude for such work to pursue it - if they dared.

Back in History

The word Akashic is Indian in origin. Knowledge about the Akashic Records is ancient and there have been people able to tune into and interpret this information since those early times.

Following on from the seers of India, are the Oracle at Delphi, renowned in classical Greek times and in our own era, the early 20th century American, Edgar Cayce.

And Now?

Recently science has become interested in the non-physical phenomena which it had previously shunned, ignored or ridiculed. A new generation of scientists has emerged and developed a new paradigm, or perspective for modern science, which is more in harmony with traditional mysticism.

The development of quantum physics, the discovery of “dark matter”, theories of morphic resonance and gaia and the many technologies and attitude changes arising from these developments have led to overlaps in some areas of science and mysticism. The work of Barbara Brennan, Dr Masaru Emoto and Rupert Sheldrake particularly come to mind.

So What About Me?

By this stage people’s eyes have usually started to glaze over. You see how difficult it is trying to explain this stuff? And what they really want is to get on with it, to cut to the chase, to find out: “So what about you? How do you fit into all this? How do I know you’re not a charlatan? And why should I be interested in it anyway? What’s in it for me?”

OK, OK, so I’ll tell you the only way I know how, by explaining what happened to me.

From childhood I have been able to see energies in the form of colours and shapes in the atmosphere and around people, animals, trees, stones and objects; I have also been sensitive to the feelings in a similar way. At the time I assumed this was what everyone experienced but never bothered to speak of. These experiences didn’t seem very relevant to my life at the time. Later on I experienced spontaneous past life regression and time slip experiences.

As an adult, through an illness I came into contact with the complementary therapy world, where I found my sensitivities accepted and that they actually could have a practical purpose. I trained in Reiki so that I could work with energies and in NLP and Time Line TherapyTM so that I could work with Past Lives and this new career had the added bonus of allowing me to use these gifts to help other people.

How I Became an Akashic Records Consultant

I came to the Akashic Records by chance. It was spring 2004 and I was having coffee with my very good friend, the novelist, Elizabeth Chadwick, whom I’ve known for over 20 years; since before she was ever published. She happened to say that she was having difficulty working out the character of the woman who was William Marshal’s brother’s mistress in the 12th century, for her work in progress, later titled “The Greatest Knight”.

The thought came to me that I could probably tune into the person in question and find the emotional and relationship information Elizabeth needed. As a therapist I had often used my ability to “tune in” to help clients understand and successfully resolve relationship issues that had previously been causing them stress, distress or grief. I also looked at it from the perspective that time is an illusion. The reality is that all time is one.

Elizabeth agreed to let me try and told me the name, date and place where I would be likely to find the person. Eventually my inner vision settled and I saw something that looked like a bag on a string being swung round and round above her head by a woman in medieval clothes and that she was standing on a grassy hillside with a castle behind her further up the hill. At first I thought this might be a medieval version of lettuce drying - where we might put the lettuce in a tea towel and, holding the edges of the tea towel, spin it round and round in order to expel water by centrifugal force. The fact that the pouch at the end looked brown and very round and the strap by which it swung was narrow and longer than I’d expect, I
put down to medieval differences.

It wasn’t until Elizabeth said, ”could it be a lure for a bird of prey?” that the truth dawned on me. By asking further questions, we were able to see who she was with to find out about her feelings and her life in general.

Following on from that, Elizabeth decided to commission more visits to the Akashic Records to supplement her own academic and re-enactment research and we have been doing them ever since.