The first time I had an Akashic Records reading was when I was in graduate school, more than five years ago. I did a small podcast on that experience, which you can listen to here.
After that experience I knew I wanted to learn more about the Akashic Records and maybe even take some courses so that I too could read them. But like with many other things I am interested in, the time was not right. So I did not purse that path right away. Then about 8 months ago I started reading the Tarot, and that sparked my interests in the Akashic Records again. So I did what I do, I researched, and read, and found some useful sites to help me get started.
There are many books about the Akashic Records, which I will be purchasing in the near future. There is also courses which you can take to learn more and get some help accessing the records. I was happy to find the Pathway Prayer Process by Linda Howe through a series of blog posts that she published here. Another site that has really useful information is Akashic Records of the Soul.
From my research I learned that anyone can access the records, you don’t have to have mystical powers, or be psychic, you don’t even need to go through training. After I found the Opening and Closing prayers from Linda Howe I gave it a try.
Reading the records is like meditation, but with the purpose of receiving information or having a question answered. The first time I did it, it was for a few minutes, maybe 5 or 6. I didn’t have an enlightening experience and my kundalini did not rise, but it felt nice and peaceful being in the Hall of the Records. No one talked to me on that first visit. I didn’t feel any energy present, it was just relaxing. I said the closing prayer and I moved on with my day. Through out the day I felt better though, because I had taken those few minutes to sit in silence with myself.
The second time I tried reading my records I had a bit of a different experience. I said the Opening Prayer, this time I had some questions I wanted to ask, lots of questions actually, so I was repeating them in my mind, one after the other, without really giving pause between each question. Then I had this feeling of energy swirling around me kind of chaotically, and I heard a voice that told me to “shhh”, I was making too much noise, asking too many questions, too loudly and too fast. I asked this voice if it was one of my guides, it said no, that it was just the shop keeper. For whatever reason I thought he was pulling my leg. Why else would this presence come and speak to me if it’s not one of my guides, what is it doing in my records? With these thoughts swirling around my mind I started to feel scared. Then I heard a second voice that told me not to be afraid, and to have patience, to learn to sit quietly and go inside myself. This second voice had a presence that was very loving and soothing, in my limited intelligence I associated her with a female energy. The first voice I associated with a male energy.
When I had my first record reading I was told that 3 energies had come forward, one was mischievous, the other loving and soothing, and one was mysterious, or that the person reading the records couldn’t tell much about it. I’m think I met the mischievous and loving presences that second time. After sitting quietly for a while I closed the records and went about my day.
It took me a few days to go back again, because I didn’t know what to make of that voice that told me to be quiet. I felt unsure, was it a guide or was it just my mind? But I liked the feeling of being in the Akashic Records so I went back one more time a few days after.
On this third visit I was met by a different presence. This one felt comfortable to me, it talked like me, but wiser than me, but it felt familiar and it invited me to go and connect with them often in the Akashic Records.
So that has been my experience so far. I am glad that I am finally getting to work with the Akashic Records and I hope to share here what I learn.