The Akashic Records (Akasha is a Sanskrit word meaning “sky”, “space” or “aether”) or “The Book of Life” is a dimension of consciousness that contains a vibrational record of every soul and its journey from the time you arise from Source until you eventually return back. In other words, think of it as a compendium of thoughts, events, and emotions believed to be encoded in a non-physical plane of existence known as the astral plane. It is this system that acts as the epicenter of all information for every individual who has ever lived on Earth, and throughout the Universe.
In our more technologically centered world, it can be referred to as the astral internet or Universal Wide Web for reality and life where anyone can access any information they need at any time about anything and anyone through the subconscious mind in meditation. Only by silencing the mind of our usual ego-based mind chatter through a deep state of meditation can one access this massive informational databank.
Akashic information is stored through a certain metaphysical “blueprint” frequency of energy that is completely unique in vibration from anyone or anything in the whole Universe. This fingerprint frequency stays with you through every incarnation anywhere in the Universe, and it’s believed that every soul goes through about 800 lives.
A prominent leading source of information regarding the Akashic Records comes from the clairvoyant work of Edgar Cayce. For over forty years, Edgar Cayce possessed the supernatural ability to lie down on a couch, close his eyes, fold his hands over his stomach, and put himself into some kind of altered state in which virtually any type of information was available to him. The high accuracy of Cayce’s psychic work is documented in over a dozen biographies, and hundreds of other books which look into his information and the thousands of topics he discussed.
Most often when given a reading to an individual, he would discuss that person’s soul history, and their individual journey through the time/space continuum. In discussing the process for accessing these records, Edgar Cayce described his experience as follows:
I see myself as a tiny dot out of my physical body, which lies inert before me. I find myself oppressed by darkness and there is a feeling of terrific loneliness. Suddenly, I am conscious of a white beam of light. As this tiny dot, I move upward following the light, knowing that I must follow it or be lost.
As I move along this path of light I gradually become conscious of various levels upon which there is movement. Upon the first levels there are vague, horrible shapes, grotesque forms such as one sees in nightmares. Passing on, there begin to appear on either side misshapen forms of human beings with some part of the body magnified. Again there is change and I become conscious of gray-hooded forms moving downward. Gradually, these become lighter in color. Then the direction changes and these forms move upward and the color of the robes grows rapidly lighter. Next, there begin to appear on either side vague outlines of houses, walls, trees, etc., but everything is motionless. As I pass on, there is more light and movement in what appear to be normal cities and towns. With the growth of movement I become conscious of sounds, at first indistinct rumblings, then music, laughter, and singing of birds. There is more, and more light, the colors become very beautiful, and there is the sound of wonderful music. The houses are left behind, ahead there is only a blending of sound and color. Quite suddenly I come upon a hall of records. It is a hall without walls, without ceiling, but I am conscious of seeing an old man who hands me a large book, a record of the individual for whom I seek information.
Yes, we have the body here, and the record as has been made and as may be made with the will as exercised, and the condition irrespective of the will’s influence or effect as has been created. We have conditions that might have been, that are, and that may be. Do not get the three mixed up or crossed purposes of either.
Another interesting reference to the Akashic Records is mentioned by Alice A. Bailey in her book, Light of the Soul:
The akashic record is like an immense photographic film, registering all the desires and earth experiences of our planet. Those who perceive it will see pictured thereon: The life experiences of every human being since time began, the reactions to experience of the entire animal kingdom, the aggregation of the thought-forms of a karmic nature (based on desire) of every human unit throughout time. Herein lies the great deception of the records. Only a trained occultist can distinguish between actual experience and those astral pictures created by imagination and keen desire.
The Akashic Record readings suggest that each living soul writes the story of their lives through thoughts, actions, deeds, and interactions with the rest of creation. Perhaps there is much more to our lives, and histories that humanity has dared to even imagine. Life can be related to a movie, every action and event is getting recorded in vibrational frequencies, and energy. In the grand scheme of things, no deed will go unpunished, because technically, the Universe is always watching.