If you came across this article, then you have probably heard the term Akashic Records and are wondering what it means. Chances are your first though it was a giant library, database or a book. That’s exactly what came to my mind when I first heard of the Akashic Records.

The more I researched and learned about it, the more amazed and surprised I was about this incredible source of knowledge. If you are curious to learn about who you are, why you are here, and what’s your purpose in this lifetime, the Akashic Records can be an amazing resource. 

They are a vast trove of information containing a record of each soul’s journey through the infinite.

What are the Akashic Records?

According to Wikipedia, the Akashic Records is a compendium of all universal events, thoughts, words, emotions, and intent ever to have occurred in the past, present, or future in terms of all entities and life forms, not just human.

All thoughts, words, intent, and action of each life form from birth to death generate its own unique frequency or vibration which is stored in the Akashic Records. They have existed from the beginning of time.

The Akashic Records are recognized and interpreted by different cultures and belief systems all over the world. For instance, in ‘Torah’ as the “Book of Remembrance”; in the Bible as “the Book of Life”.

In mystical traditions they are referred to as the Akashic records and derive from the word “Akasha” (ākāśa आकाश) which is the Sanskrit word for “aether”, “sky”, or “atmosphere”.

You can think of the Akashic Records as basically a record of everything that will happen, is happening, or has happened. There is no concept of “time” in higher dimensions which means that information from 1,000 years ago is as accessible as what happened to you yesterday or what could happen to you, if you stay on the same path. Nothing is set in stone though. You have the power to change your trajectory at any given moment.

The Akashic Records became popular thanks to a few theosophists and authors such as Rudolf Steiner the founder of Anthroposophy,  who used the Akashic records concept mainly in a series of articles in his journal Lucifer-Gnosis from 1904 to 1908, where he wrote about Atlantis and Lemuria.

Also Linda Howe has written many books on the Akashic Records and on how to open them. She has even developed a certification program in which you can become a Certified Akashic Records Reader.

But the most popular must be Edgar Cayce, a psychic medium who popularized the Akashic Records through his readings.

This is how he describes the records in one of his Akashic Records readings:

Upon time and space is written the thoughts, the deeds, the activities of an entity – as in relationships to its environs, its hereditary influence as directed – or judgment drawn by or according to what the entity’s ideal is. Hence, as it has been oft called, the record is God’s book of remembrance; and each entity, each soul – as the activities of a single day of an entity in the material world – either makes same good or bad or indifferent, depending upon the entity’s application of self …

— Edgar Cayce Reading 1650-1

Who can access the Akashic Records?

For thousands of years, only mystics, masters, and sages from various world traditions were reading the Akashic Records. They were reserved for a few “spiritually gifted“, but now, thanks to all the work and teachings of Linda Howe and Edgar Cayce, this infinite source of wisdom and healing is now available to all of us.

Anyone can learn how to read the Akashic records, you don’t have to be spiritually gifted, you just need to be ready for it and it needs to be relevant to your current situation. The degree and amount of information you receive will vary based on that.

Personally, I believe that we are always accessing the records at all times, even if we are completely unaware. We receive these messages through our intuition and dreams. Some people might even receive it through colour, music or dance.

 Even at our lowest points we can get access to this infinite wisdom and knowledge.

How to open the Akashic Records

There are various ways of accessing and opening the Akashic records. For instance, you can do it through meditation, trance channelling, breathing techniques, sacred prayers, etc. The most popular way is probably a prayer called the Pathway Prayer. This is a vibrational frequency composed of specific sounds that allow you to tap into the energetic frequency of the Akashic records.

But you can also adapt the prayer according to what you feel pulled to do. Here’s an example of a prayer to open the Akashic Records.

Akashic Records Prayer

“I ask my Masters, Spirit Guides and Ancestors to channel through me, from wherever they are, to say whatever they wish.

I ask the Guardians of the Akashic Records to allow me to open my Records and access any information that I am allowed.”

It is believed that we should say the Pathway Prayer replacing the word “me” or “my” with our legal name. So it can be something like this:

“I ask the Masters, Spirit Guides and Ancestors of (my name) to channel through me, from wherever they are, to say whatever they wish.

I ask the Guardians of the Akashic Records to allow me to open the Records (of my name) and access any information that I am allowed.”

Now that you know the prayer to open the Akashic Records, it’s important that you follow a few steps to make the process easier. Here’s how to open the Akashic Records.

Open the Akashic Records

1. Get in a quiet place with few distractions and where you feel comfortable.

2. Decide what questions you want to ask. 

You can download information regarding any topic and question, as long as the questions are self-focused (you can’t access someone else’s records), and open-ended. The best types of questions to ask your Akashic Records are questions that start with what, why, and how, or any question that can be expanded on.  It’s essential to avoid yes or no questions. Here are some examples of questions you can ask.

Questions to ask the Akashic Records

  • How can I let go of my past?
  • What are my life purposes? 
  • How can I move toward achieving this purpose?
  • Why do I not experience joy in my work?
  • What should I do about my current financial situation?
  • Why do I feel like moving to a new house?
  • What do I need to understand about my relationship with my partner?
  • How can I improve the relationship with my partner?
  • Why am I so scared of change?
  • What can I do to help unlock my creativity?

3. Repeat the Pathway Prayer 3 times or use any other meditation practice you prefer to enter a relaxed, open state and call your Master/Spirit Guides/Ancestors. 

4. When you are connected, start asking your questions. If you connect with another being, ask their name before asking your questions.

Be patient as you might need to rephrase your question if the answer isn’t coming through. Try not to judge the information you receive as sometimes it might not make sense to you at first. If you don’t understand the message that you get, you can ask for more clarity.

5. When you are done, end your session by closing your Akashic Records.

You can repeat 3 times a closing prayer like:

“I thank the Masters, Spirit Guides and Ancestors for the information that they have given me today. I also thank the Guardians of the Akashic Records for allowing me to open the records (of my name) and access the information for my highest good.

My Records are now closed.”

What happens when you access the Akashic Records?

Those who access the Akashic records report experiences such as meeting Spirit Guides, Guardian Angels, and other beings. Some say that it is more like a type of channelling.

Others report being in temple environments, hearing voices, seeing images, or simply feeling a deep sense of knowing. Everyone is different, and all people have unique clair gifts which will lead to different experiences.

What type of information will you get from the Akashic Records?

Many Akashic Records readings suggest that only a selection of information is provided, usually it is the most helpful and hopeful that the individual needs at a given time. The information comes in the form of guidance as nothing is set in stone and there is no “fate” in the records.

There are parallel universes that exist side-by-side, and for every thought and action we take, there is an infinite number of universes that co-exist at the same time, constantly shifting contingencies and synergies.

There is no certainty in our outer reality, we are always in control of our own destiny. The Akashic Records simply tell us what the most likely outcome is going to be based on the trajectory that we are on. But at any time, we can redirect and forge a new path with new possible outcomes.

What if you can’t access the Akashic Records?

Not everyone is able to access the Akashic records on their first attempt. For some people it might take several weeks or months before being successful. As with any tool used for spiritual growth, it takes repeated sessions, a lot of patience and consistence to access the records.

Some of the most common obstacles to accessing the Akashic Records are:

  • People are simply curious about the records but not really motivated to access them or not genuinely believing that they exist.
  • People are not in the right energetic frequency, they might be vibrating at the FEAR level (check out the Hawkins scale of vibration).

So, don’t be discouraged if you can’t access the Akashic Records or don’t find what you’re looking for right away. Try to approach it in a detached way, free of expectation from any potential outcome.

Remember, you are a beautiful soul!

Love and light x