Sunday, July 24, 2011
(Wikipedia) The akashic records (akasha is a Sanskrit word meaning "sky", "space" or "aether") is a term used in theosophy (and Anthroposophy) to describe a compendium of mystical knowledge encoded in a non-physical plane of existence. These records are described as containing all knowledge of human experience and the history of the cosmos. They are metaphorically described as a library; other analogies commonly found in discourse on the subject include a "universal supercomputer" and the "Mind of God". People who describe the records assert that they are constantly updated automatically and that they can be accessed through astral projection or when someone is placed under deep hypnosis. The concept was popularized in the theosophical movements of the 19th century and is derived from Hindu philosophy of Samkhya. It is promulgated in the Samkhya philosophy that the Akashic records are automatically recorded in the atoms of akasha (the equivalent of what Aristotle called "aether"), one of the five types of atoms visualized as existing in the atomic theory of Ancient India, called Mahabhuta. In Buddhism it is taught one reason that people knew Gautama Buddha had attained enlightenment as a Buddha was because he was able to remember all of the details of all of his past lives by accessing them on the akashic records. The term akashic records is frequently used in New Age discourse.
Those of you who have been following my blog for a time know that two things hound me; what is paranormal phenomena and why does it occur? And, why am I able to have such accurate psychic reads? As a logic-minded Virgo and a here-and-now kind of gal, I am baffled by these things. I'm not certain I can say they are of a spiritual nature because, as someone who has experienced both, I believe them to be more accurately of the scientific world, but perhaps a realm of which have fleeting or intermittent contact with.
I've come to understand the easier items for me to read with my hands as a psychic, noting density (easier to read) versus porousness (harder to read), even realizing I couldn't read a sterile charcoal burned-down home. I search for ways to narrow it down further and understand how information is transmitted.
Some people refer to the Akashic records at the universal information that is out there and accessed by people like Edgar Cayce and perhaps Nostradamus and other psychics and prophets. It is a very visual way for us to imagine free floating information, as if everything that ever was and ever will be in the universe are around us all the time, but tuning into them is not a consistent process unless you've developed psychic talents or astral projection capabilities.
Have you ever been driving down the road and suddenly get a deep shiver and goosebumps for not reason at all? You look around you and realize that there is nothing to have set it off, but some stimulus had to exist. How about deja vu? There's a sensation we all get, but why? Why is something so familiar that if we concentrate on it, we can actually predict what to do next based on a sense of having happened before?
When I do a psychic read, it goes something like this:
I take the object, usually with my left hand and hold it. I then, take my focus from the here and now and shift my eyes to the right and slightly downward, sometimes searching around the area until my eyes lock onto the "tuning" of this item by staring at a very specific place in the 3-dimensional world around me, a kind of invisible grid or filing system. It's a sense of familiarity, like when you put your fingers on your keyboard and know where the "w" is without looking.
I then get a sense of a person usually first, their sex is the first thing that comes to mind; a male or female presence. Then, I might envision a field or a room, a box or a chair, a color or a season. It's like a recollection. If a psychic is good, she has a wide base of life experience and knowledge to be able to realize this place in which she has been dropped in a context which is unknown. Emotions, relationships, personality, and other things come forth as if you're vaguely recalling your Late Uncle Pete and his looks and personality and what he did for a living and how he laughed at inopportune moments. I receive these bits of information but without the context, it's like finding someone's trash alongside a roadway and trying to understand why they dumped it there and what they do with their daily lives based upon the remnants.
So, the concept of Akashic records is one that has not gone unnoticed by me. I don't consider myself a new-ager type, but I am also open-minded enough to know that having a concept like universal omnipotent information accessible under the right conditions is perhaps one of the best explanations for the process of prophets and psychics. I'm not a believer in the existence of time and so being a psychic, I do understand that there is no "now and then," but more like a series of events that occur throughout our civilization and they are neither past or present but "done" deals. When I get a psychic read about the future, clairvoyance, I feel it in my body and mind to be "already happened and fact" even if it will not occur until tomorrow.
Psychics? We are simply radios with a fine tuner compared to a broad band sweep. The broad band sweep might have caught the goosebumps out of the blue or the deja vu, but us fine tuners, well, we get the details, locking onto the exact station and some of its content.
I absolutely believe in the Akashic records in that all past, present and future knowledge is in the universe simultaneously, just accessible occasionally by those of us who understand things aren't linear but coexisting.
I would love to hear your take on Akashic records. It is a subject I've been very much into since I first learned of Edgar Cayce and his readings. I feel an enormous kinship with the man and what a finely tuned vessel he was.
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