Every thought that’s ever been thought still exists. Yes, that’s right. And it’s worth taking in again: Every thought that’s ever been thought still exists. Amazing, right? So I’m never surprised when people start an Akashic Records session asking about this. Often, they attribute this idea to Esther Hicks, who channels a group of light beings who call themselves Abraham, but not always. After all, scientists citing the law of the conservation of energy will tell you that energy cannot be created or destroyed, merely transmuted, and thoughts are energy. (More on transmutation next time, by the way.)
And what do the Records say? Well, given that every thought, word, deed, and feeling our souls have experienced since they separated from the oneness are what create our Akashic Records, their answer is always yes. And, they usually add that every possible future thought, word, deed and feeling already has been created. As you might imagine, the conversation can go anywhere from here. The options are truly infinite, yet in every one of these sessions one theme comes shining through:
“We are responsible for our thoughts, words, deeds and even our feelings. And while we may not be able to control everything that happens to us, or everything we witness or otherwise experience, we are responsible for our reactions.”
Fortunately, we don’t have to get it “right” the first time. Fortunately, “do-overs” not only are allowed, but they also are expected — and provided for — in the flow of life and spiritual expansion. Not only that, but blame and shame are never part of the equation, unless we put them there. But if we do, no worries. We can clean them up in the do-over process too. Also amazing, right? And those do-overs are a big part of what we mean by “working in our Akashic Records.” How so?
Not long ago I did an Akashic session with a woman who was grieving her mother’s death. “I feel so selfish saying this,” she told me, “Of course I miss her. But if I’m really honest with myself, the biggest reason I miss my mother is that now I have to deal with my sister without Mom as our buffer. And my sister is really mean to me — always has been.”
The Records Never Judge
Did her Records judge her for wishing her mom was still alive after her time? No, not at all. Did they judge her for judging her sister as mean? No, of course not. The Akashic Records, and our Higher Selves never judge us. If we are feeling judged — and this the Records have said many times — “That is you and not us.” In other words, if we are feeling judged in the Records, we are feeling our own self-judgment, not judgment from the Records or our Higher Selves.
Self-judgment, as the Records always point out with love, is a pattern of thoughts and emotions that are not serving us. And if we are experiencing them, whether or not we are consciously in our Records, they are up to be cleared. That’s all. The Records never judge us, they simply invite us to ask them to clear the thoughts and beliefs that lead us to feel badly.
We Create Any Blame and Shame
That’s why the only blame and shame that comes into play is what we create. And if we create it, we can clear it. When the Records say we are responsible for our reactions to everything we think, feel, say, do and otherwise experience, this is what they mean. We may not have created the experience, and our initial reactions may not be light-filled. But we can take responsibility by clearing any negative reaction(s) and bringing in thoughts, feelings, words and actions that vibrate at a higher frequency.
So, rather than judging her, this woman’s mother came forth in the session, explaining some things about her sister’s childhood. In a nutshell, the sister took her frustration with being bullied at school out on her. Her mother then confessed that because she didn’t know how to stop the bullying, she felt guilty and allowed her sister to bully her. When her mother asked for forgiveness, the woman began to cry.
At the suggestion of her Records, we said “The Prayer of Forgiveness.” She found these words especially powerful:
“. . . I choose to live every moment in the grace of the Divine with an open heart, and a peaceful mind. I know forgiveness makes this possible…I lift up my eyes and see myself and others as pure expressions of divine light and love.”
Peace and Understanding
In just a few minutes, decades of fear and hatred disappeared. There were more tears, but no other active release process. Her Records suggested that she “grace in” peace and understanding toward her sister, but it felt more like they were calling her conscious attention to the fact that these feelings were now genuinely present, where they hadn’t been before. They also suggested she say “The Prayer of Forgiveness” daily for the next 30 days.
Was she ready to call her sister that evening? No, not yet. But later, she did send me a note saying that their relationship was getting easier. And, she has “The Prayer of Forgiveness” memorized. “Sometimes I’ll just say it while I’m frustrated and waiting in traffic,” she wrote. “It always helps!”
Yes, it’s true. We’re even responsible for our feelings when we are stuck in traffic. In the next post we will talk about taking responsibility for our feelings about world events, and how we can be of service to humanity and help with centuries-old feelings and beliefs that are up to be cleared – like racism. Frankly, I thought that was where this post was headed, but I was wrong!
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