I just finished another call with someone about whether or not they could learn to access their Akashic Records. Frankly, it’s I conversation I have at least once a week. And while sometimes these talks leave me wondering how long it’s going to be before we humans evolve enough spiritually to accept that we are hardwired to communicate with our souls, this time my Records gave me a different perspective to share with the caller. This time my Records had me explaining five great ironies of learning to access the Akashic Records.
1. We Can Be in Our Akashic Records Without Knowing It
The first of these ironies is this: Chances are you have been in your Akashic Records many times without realizing it. How can that be true you ask? Well, we can access the energy and information of our Akashic Records but not realize we are doing that. As I’ve written here before, when we are doing something we truly love — and it can be anything from appreciating a sunset to playing a favorite instrument, or just being in nature – we get so lost in ourselves that we naturally connect to our souls and their energy and information. And, when we let ourselves get carried away like that we don’t block the natural connection to our eternal selves. Then, with that natural connection comes the download of consciousness – that combination of information and energy – that our souls know we are asking for.
2. The Akashic Records May Feel More Familiar Than We Expect
That leads me to the second Akashic irony: The more time we’ve been in our Records without recognizing it, the less likely we are to trust we actually are “there” when we enter those frequencies consciously. And no, this isn’t some sort of punishment for entering higher realms without permission. This one has much more to do with our beliefs that first, we’re not naturally wired to connect with our souls, and second, if and when we do connect, it’s going to be so startlingly different from what we’ve already known that we will recognize it immediately. Unless it’s a bolt of lightning or the parting of the Red Sea the contrast is not strong enough for us to call what we receive “soul-level guidance.”
This dynamic is one I know personally. Many years ago when I was taking the class to learn to open my own Records for a second time, I had an individual session with the teachers. Frankly, I can’t remember what they’d said to me, but I do recall replying something like, “Well, if I’m really honest, sometimes I can’t tell any difference between what my Records have been saying in these class exercises versus what I would be writing if I were just asking myself.”
At that point, Ed, one of the teachers, moved closer to me, looked me square in the eyes and said, “You can trust your own answers as if they are from the Records. You have spent more time in your Records than you know.” Needless to say, I had a few questions about this, and while I was open to the possibility, I wasn’t convinced.
That next week I was traveling with my business partners, with whom I had been doing executive coaching and organizational development consulting in corporations for years. Over lunch I told them about the weekend class and my individual Akashic session. When I shared the teacher’s reply that I had been in my Records without knowing it, they both nodded in agreement.
“Oh yes, I can see that!” started Sue. “You bet,” replied Jan. “We’ve often been amazed at what you know about clients from short conversations.”
“Really?” I stammered. But their affirmation opened an important, life-changing door for me.
3. Non-Conscious Familiarity Camouflages Guidance
Along with Ed the teacher, my business partners also saved me from the third great irony: Often those who have been accessing their Records without knowing it have a tough time trusting what their Records relate once they start accessing them consciously. Yes, I had spent some time with this one, but Ed’s words comforted me into trusting my guidance as it came in during the second day of the class. And, while I’m often able to do the same for others in our own classes, if they don’t have a Sue and Jan in their lives to verify and affirm “every-day real life experiences” this can be a tough one for people to shift – until a bolt of lightning arrives, or they make peace with the next irony..
4. Doubting Guidance is a Rite of Passage
The fourth Akashic irony is simply this: Doubting the guidance we get from our Akashic Records is nothing more than part of the process of learning to trust it. It’s a rite of passage, and one nearly everyone experiences. Not only that, it’s rarely a “one and done.” It’s much more likely a “from time to time” experience. Thank goodness it gets easier to trust that it will pass!
5. Others Affirm Our Abilities For Ourselves
Personally, one of the shortest paths through my own temporary doubt in my guidance passes is to facilitate an Akashic session for someone else. After the first “Oh, now I remember that coming through in the last session!” or the second “I never thought of it that way!” the client’s affirmations have guided me back to trust.
So, I shouldn’t be surprised by this fifth and final Akashic irony: For some people the best way to trust that they can access their Records is to start facilitating Akashic sessions for other people. Once again, those affirmations from others help us believe in our own guidance. As a matter of fact, when my dear friend Deborah learned to access the Records in the early 90’s, she learned to open her own Records on the first day of class, and those of others on the second. “When what I was getting for others resonated for them, it was easier for me to trust what I was getting for me,” she remembers.
Fortunately, for this person I just talked with on the phone, hearing about the ironies in the process lightened the whole topic for her. The idea that doubt might be a natural part of her process has boosted her confidence that she can learn to do this.