The Akashic Records are said to be an ethereal library, so-to-speak, which is said to be filled with information about all things. (every person, emotion, thing, place, moment that has ever happened or will happen.) In Sanskrit, the word Akasha means ether (aether), space, or sky, and represents the fifth element, along with Air (Wind), Earth, Fire, and Water in Hindu phenomenology. Akashic Records go by many names but most religions refer to a set of records such as this where actions are recorded and said to later to be judged in some way shape or form (each religion varies). The Records often take the form of a book or form of tree but can also commonly be referred in many groups as “Cosmic Mind” or the “Collective Unconscious”.
Whether this concept has entered your conscious mind or not, I felt it pertinent to add some detailed information here among these digital pages for those whom are curious about the topic. I provide the following informative piece from the author stated below.
A chapter from – Angel’s Wisdom for Your Life.
Written By: Mani Goel
“Archangel Metatron and Archangel Raziel
Akashic records are the records generated and kept for all souls who have embarked upon this plane of existence. Akashic records are also kept for souls who spend their time on other planes of existence or planets but most of those planes and even life forms on other planets do not generate karma as their energy levels and dimensional vibrations are different, and much higher as compared to Earth. Earth is the planet for which these akashic records are kept and maintained predominantly. And there are many earths in the universe. Time as you witness and experience on this plane of existence does not exist as you ascend from this plane. What you experience now has happened somewhere else and what you may experience in what you term as future is happening now in another plane and slumber state of mind that is creating all these realities and illusions that you term as life. But this illusion is necessary for the souls to evolve, for souls to ascend and move forward and continue further on their journey. So life on this plane is not your primary journey, it is yet another stop and transit point as the soul moves forward and spurs along.
All souls are indeed divine sparks of light, some shine brighter and some are dimmer, they all have the same essence though but they still differ from each other. This difference is the mystery of the universe. So when souls descend upon this plane, they come with a set of lessons and tasks that are part of their plan. And this plan is influenced by what they have done during their earlier life times on this plane or any other plane. And even though they come with a plan, there is still freewill and freedom to choose and act. Usually the soul will act based on its proclivities but many a times, the lessons and experiences that a soul has gone through will cause the soul to act differently and thus, exercise its freedom to act and choose.
Akashic records are kept as a record of every soul’s life time and actions on this planet.
How about animals and plants? Do they have akashic records as well?
Not all of them have akashic records. Some, who have a strong purpose and action streams have akashic records. Akashic records are mainly for souls in human bodies. They carry the divine imprint of these souls’ life paths and purposes and soul histories through their many human life forms.
Every soul has a record and all its actions are recorded and can be accessed. These records are kept in the memory of space at energetic level and certain angels or higher energy beings are keepers of these records. Archangel Metatron is in charge of akashic records for humans who have transmigrated from lower realms to human realms. He also keeps records of humans who descend upon this plane with strong karma and attachments towards material things. In other words Archangel Metatron is the keeper of records of humans who are not in an ascended state of being and are still in lower vibration frequency. There are other human souls that are sent on this plane or who decide to come on this plane with strong spiritual ascension in their plan. They are on higher frequency and their records are maintained separately. But these records can be accessed as well. However for these higher frequency human souls, these records serve a different purpose as these souls are more aware of what they are creating, they use these records as reminders of their ascension plans and their higher life purpose when the soul runs into a state of inner turmoil or state of disbelief or lack of faith.
It is not uncommon for even higher frequency souls to forget their higher soul plan and life purpose as they try to adjust to the coarse energies of the planet. So sometimes they have dream visitations by ascended masters and angels who will guide them and lead them to their akashic records to revitalize their soul memory and instill confidence in them about their experiences on the earthly plane. Often the souls may not remember about these visitation or their own travels but they may wake up from their sleep feeling more confident, with new ideas and relaxed about their lives and experiences in general.
As for human souls who are still in a lower frequency, they accumulate more karma, and akashic records lay an account of all their karma. These souls lead more earth-based lives and are more concerned with material things. Their life paths are often the result of their past life actions and their will and actions in current lifetime. Every thought and every emotion felt is also recorded. These souls usually would need the assistance of well-trained clairvoyant to get access to their akashic records. Or they may ask angels or ascended masters to show these to them through intuitive messages or during their meditations. However these lower frequency human beings may sometimes not be able to comprehend what is being presented to them. Often the challenges that a soul faces and its behavior patterns are carried forward from earlier life times and akashic records can shed light on these. They may also show the truth about relationships between two souls and their shared history.
Akashic records contain the records of all human souls in the history of time, and souls often go through their records before they take birth in physical body on earth. Thus, the records are etched in their subtle memories and decide their choices, behavior patterns and certain actions. A soul may then make a certain choice even if it did not need to, just to be able to pay a karmic debt from a earlier life time or to fulfill on a promise. Although these past memories do influence soul’s choices in its current lifetime, it still has a free choice. Most often a sensitive and righteous soul may choose to act in a particular way based on what it may have recorded in its subtle and deep memories, even if it did not need to. So a vow of celibacy from a earlier life time as a monk or nun, may be carried forward in the soul’s subtle memories even if it has no reason to keep those vows in its current lifetime and actually has chosen and wishes to have a married life and a partner with family and children. Sometimes, souls even take vows of secrecy or suffering as part of their spiritual training and those may be carried forward inadvertently. Some strong-willed souls may still be able to severe those vows and such cords from earlier life times but sensitive souls may find it hard to do so and may experience repeated unwanted patterns in their lives due to hidden memories of their past. These memories could be from an earlier age in current lifetime or substantially older memories from another life time. An access to akashic records then helps clearing such old patterns and even gives the soul a higher perspective and better understanding of its life purpose and life path if it is being called out to do something that may seem far fetched or disjointed from the soul’s conscious memory and current life experience. For example, if a certain soul suddenly feels intuitively guided to move to a place that it may have no apparent connection with, the truth of such guidance may be retrieved through an access to Akashic records.
Akashic records also help the soul to gain a better understanding of a tragic or traumatic life experience and their karma with other people and if they could have avoided those experiences. These may also help the soul to understand various influences in its life such as influence of certain people, places or even events as seen on television or read in newspapers. A glimpse into akashic records can show certain challenges imprinted upon a soul’s life plan and thus may allow it to avoid them and tread with caution by undertaking some preventive measures. When you hurt some one, or do a negative action of any form, it is recorded and you may have to repay it. This is the cycle of life and accumulation of karma that human souls go through. And a high level of spiritual development, righteous thinking and action, and pursuit of ascension through persistent effort may eventually dissolve the soul’s accumulated karma and enable it to clear its karmic debts and disintegrate its cords with people, events, patterns and places.
Now a days, when more people are being called into service, in preparation for their ascension and to inspire others to do the same, it would be useful for souls to seek their akashic records to dissolve repeated patterns of behavior that do not serve them and even gain insights into their higher purpose and role in the overall scheme of things and earthly existence. You can sit in quiet contemplation and ask us, your angels to guide you and reveal to you what you may need to know about your akashic records and areas you can improve. As the earth goes through this process of evolution, human beings are getting increasingly intuitive and can tap into their innate intuitive capacity to get connected with the divine and their higher selves. You have to just ask for guidance and clear all fears, doubts, worry and anxiety related to this. Once you are centered in full knowingness that what is important will be revealed and with sincere and pure intentions towards fulfilling your highest purpose on the planet, you will get answers. They may not come immediately for some and may even take a few days or longer for a revelation but a revelation will occur. The revelation would also depend on the soul’s readiness to receive information and a clarity of mind that can enable it to have and appreciate its own divine connection and divine imprint. Revelation of important information may even occur through dreams in sleep-state, and sometimes you may not remember what was revealed but your subtle consciousness would know and the revelations would be stored in your deep inner most memory. At times the revelations may come in form of free energy and information flow, as a knowingness from highest source. Such information flow may come at an unexpected time and often when the mind is quiet, relaxed or emptied. Sometimes, you may hear voices in your head that are not yours and these voices may reveal something of importance to you. Thus, there are several ways in which information about akashic records may be revealed to you. All you have to do is ask for it as you move forward on your life path. You can call upon us, Archangel Metatron and Archangel Raziel to seek guidance and counsel about your akashic records and you can call upon Archangel Michael to help remove all fears related to the same and to cut cords from previous life times that do not serve you in your current one and in your achievement of your life purpose. You can ask and call upon us to help you act in ways that are for your highest good and to perform actions in a way that enables you to clear your karmic debt and not to accumulate life karma through negative actions. The more your actions are rooted in love and compassion and aimed towards your highest truth and greatest good, better it would be for your akashic records. Do not make your earthly existence and material success the chief aim of your lives. Be cognizant of the overall impact of your thoughts and actions on your world and others, and thus you shall repay your past debts and be able to march forward towards your ascension.
My note: This was one of the last few chapters that I felt guided to write and include in the book. Archangel Metatron guided me to do so while I mediated to prepare myself, to begin writing on another topic. This subject was not originally intended or planned and was the last topic to be added to the list of twenty five topics that are being covered in this book.
I firmly believe that this is because Angels wish for us humans to be more and more mindful of our actions- gross and subtle. What we actually enact is a gross action and every thought or emotions we carry is a subtle action but it is action nevertheless. And angels wish to impress upon us the need to closely observe what we think or do. Angels also wish to impress upon us to break away from old behaviour patterns that are carried forward from the past and create the life we wish in the most positive way and through positive influences and energy of love and light. By reminding us of our akashic records, I feel angels would also like us to be aware of what we still sometimes believe to be seeped in mystery. So as we get aware of our akashic records, we may be able to wipe away some of our inner urges, dark tendencies of our mind and perhaps make sense of some of our life decisions, failures and successes. This may enable us to clear the energies of guilt, fear and even sorrow as it would be like having a glimpse into our lives or what we understand as our lives from a higher perspective akin to seeing it from the mountain-top. Angels also wish to remind us and be aware that many a times certain incidents and events take place in our lives and even on the planet as a form of clearing for dark energies, as collective lessons for all humanity, to balance out energy imbalance that has accumulated over centuries, and also to open the hearts of people in love and compassion towards others through a natural tragedy, accident or other such means.
These incidents occur as a result of and in response to the energies that have accumulated, the karma that has been performed and the intentions with which such karma was performed. A glimpse into akashic records will make us all aware of the hidden negative tendencies that reside in all of us. While we all are the divine sparks of light, there is a shadow and negative aspect within all of us that presents us the challenges we face and create, consciously or unconsciously. And as the time is now for us to really come into our full power and greatness through the force of love, gratitude, joy and compassion, it may also be an opportune time for us to meditate upon our akashic records, gain a better understanding of things as they are and perform actions with a knowingness and to clear out the energies that do not serve us any longer. This would enable us to prepare for a higher vibration existence and to take part in the earth’s overall ascension plan and process.”
Note: While this chapter speaks of Archangel Metatron and Archangel Raziel, many feel Archangel Uriel has a hand in this area as well.
A chapter from – Angel’s Wisdom for Your Life. -(Mani Goel)
How To Read Akashic Records (book)