I will no doubt upset many people with this question or with my answer. I am aware that there is a large base of people installed who make a living by the Akashic Record. They charge for classes, readings, etc. Similarly, there is a large number of people invested in accessing what they call the “Akashic Record,” who are convinced that they must find its wisdom outside of themselves. They believe that they have to go outside of themselves, into the universe, to find this wisdom.
Elaborate techniques exist to access these memories and bring them out or into life. However when I look at these techniques and what is brought back, more importantly, when I feel into what the “Akashic Record” itself is, my sense is very different from what I hear others saying. Specifically, I cannot access a record of what has been done and experienced in this universe other than life itself.
It is possible that there may be a technique or techniques of which I am unaware that would allow me and others to access these records and that they are distinct from life itself. It is possible that if I learned them, I might be able to access these records and I might say the same thing(s). However (1) I feel no draw toward these records; and (2) I find that the truth can be accessed intelligibly without them.
Occam’s Razor states that given a choice between two “explanations” of the universe, the simpler one is usually the better one. In spite of the fact that Occam proceeded from reason (or at least his Razor is presented that way), I find the principle is sound and useful. If nothing else, it is an invitation to notice what is absolutely necessary and to eliminate anything that is not. This awareness in itself is worth more than the price of admission.
Why would a universe that called forth someone like Occam have also created a separate record of events when one already existed? If it is possible to revisit any point in time, if time itself (as we “understand” it) is an illusion and we can actually visit time periods that are different than our own, why would the universe create and maintain a means to visit or view only time periods from the past with no ability to interact with or change what is experienced?
Such a creation would imply (by Occam) that we cannot travel back in time and that there is a fundamental difference between future and past. Otherwise, the record would be ultimately meaningless. Not only is the idea that past and future are fundamentally different questioned by modern physics, it seems to negate claims from shamanism, Huna, the Law of Attraction, and meditation. According to shamanism, for example, it is not only possible to travel to alternate (and past or future) time streams, it is possible to change them. In fact, this is a major healing technique available in shamanism.
It may be possible to imagine a situation in which a separate record exists and certain rules apply to the record that don’t apply to life, or what it reflects, but how much simpler and straightforward would it be to suppose that those who claim to be accessing the Akashic Record are actually accessing life and have a limited view of their access?
It seems easier, but it may not be. There may be a reason to support an Akashic Record that I don’t currently know of. I invite anyone who knows of such a reason to let me know it, but please be aware that while I assume that I may be wrong, I also assume that you may be wrong or that we may both be wrong. I also assume that we may create together.
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