There is a well-known expression with which I would like to start this article: "In the words are gone with the wind", belongs to the popular voice and is usually wise voice speaks. In this case, however, vox populi you are wrong. In the words they are not the wind, in fact not fade with time and are lost once pronounced; not only what we said, but everything we think, what we feel and we did is recorded, and every word, every thought, act and feeling that once belonged to us and left our being, we are responsible.
But if everything is recorded, where it is saved?, how such records are stored?, is it possible that there may be a "place" able to hold the memory of what we are? The answer is "yes", everything is "recorded" in the widest and most complete memory we have ever imagined, a compendium of all we are and that we call the Akashic Records.
The book of life
The word "Akasha" comes from Sanskrit and comes to name the energy flowing substance of all life, it is the ether, heaven and space, that impalpable and subtle fluid that the ancient Hindus supposed to penetrate the whole universe. Akashic Records are made of this matter, a universal memory that contains all the knowledge past, present and future options; these records contain every experience, impression, idea or thought of every soul in every world in each of its incarnations and in every moment of these, plus all the possibilities of development of each and every one of the existing souls.
The Akashic Records have received different names according to different cultures, such as "Book of Life" or "Book of the Soul", but all have agreed on a universal memory where words and thoughts, actions, emotions and feelings were recorded forever. Since Annie Besant, a British occultist, first mentioned the concept of "Akashic Records" in his book "The ancient wisdom", other authors, occultists, theosophists, psychics and philosophers have written about this cosmic memory. Some of the best known are Charles W. Leadbeater, British theosophist; American psychic Edgar Cayce; Danish Max Heindel, founder of the Rosicrucian Society; British writer Alice Bailey; Dion Fortune, British occultist or esotericist Colombian writer Samael Aun Weor, also founder of neognostic movement.
Rudolf Steiner, father of anthroposophy, mentions in several of his books and lectures the records as "Akasha Chronicle" and points out that it is not merely a dead testimony of the history of humanity, as if it were just a chronic, written and cataloged in a library, but it is alive; when you check the records, the stored events unfold somehow in the eyes of the person who consults.
Akashic Records Consultation
In the past only highly evolved souls were able to consult the records and get information from them, but the access that was not allow before is now available for any of us, for anyone genuinely interested in the universal memory. The reason is the really special time we are living now, a time when an era is ending and another one, characterized by greater awareness, is begining; because of the evolutionary leap that we have already begun to experience, the expansion of consciousness allows us a new perception of time that is increasingly more multidimensional and less linear, and therefore we are more connected to the frequency of these records.
To check the Akashic Chronicle we must align our energy vibrations with the records, get rid of intellectual conjectures and appeal to our guides and teachers, because with their help we will be able to access the information we seek; they help us channel the energy that will get to us in the form of words, images, metaphors or a feeling, a certainty, a revelation or even a message from our ancestors... it is the way the requested answer comes to us. This response never is beyond our possibilities, and its level of depth is determined by the question itself, ie, the consultant of the records is who determines the quality of the information he/she will get.
But to get to check the Akashic Records is not enough to align with them vibrationally, we need a "key", a key that allows us access to the information; that key goes with us in each of our incarnations and it is the name we chose when we incarnate no more no less. When we disengage from the Source (although we never get totally separated from it) and enter the physical planes, we emit a tone; this tone is aligned with our full name. While we are incarnated we are not aware of that tone, so we use our name along with a specific sentence to access the records.
There is a belief that the access to the Akashic Records can be used to know our past lives; this belief is true, but only partially, as in the records you can find not only information about our past lives but many other data that can be helpful in order to understand who we are and therefore our evolution. Our life mission, what we've come to learn and we have to offer to humanity, what prevents us from growing or blocks our evolution, the challenges that may arise in this incarnation, what we did not get to learn in previous lives or the abilities we got but which we are not fully using... All this and more can be found in our records, any concerns that we are able to imagine and help us evolve spiritually can get answers when we consult this cosmic memory.
However the Akashic Records not only serve to answer our questions, the mere fact of considering their existence gives us the measure of our responsibility for our actions and thoughts, and therefore makes us more aware of everything we do and think, more aware of what we do with ourselves, it helps us better know ourselves by developing greater awareness, and also makes us realize that nothing is lost, everything is recorded somewhere where we can see and learn from our success and our failure, everything is significant and important, everything we say, everything we think and do has an echo in the Universe.
Annie Besant, "The ancient wisdom" (1898)
Charles Webster Leadbeater, "Man: How, Whence, and Whither" (1910)
Edgar Cayce (1877-1945)
Max Heindel (1865-1919)
Alice Bailey (1880-1949)
Dion Fortune (1890-1946)
Samael Aun Weor (1917-1977)
Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925)