Akashic Records FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about

the Akashic Records

Frequently Asked Question about the Akashic Records by Cheryl Marlene

Here’s a great Akashic Records FAQ!

Over the years, I have fielded many questions about the Akashic Records.

The following are the most frequently asked questions.

If you want to know how the Akashic Records work, then check out my post: How the Akashic Records Work.

Or lean into a comprehensive review of everything I have about the Akashic Records on my website on this page: What are the Akashic Records?

What are the Akashic Records?

The Akashic Records are the story of your soul  — an energetic record of your soul’s journey through the space and time of the universe.

Going into the Akashic Records is going into the origin of your soul and looking at your life through your soul’s point of view.

The Records originate in divine potential beyond linear time and space, flowing into form through the creative effort of our lives.

Thus your Akashic Records is not a book in heaven, but a unique flow of divine knowing “written” in this moment by you and for you.

The Akashic Records are maintained by the Guides or Keepers of the Akashic Records for the purpose of providing information, healing, and spiritual practice.

To learn more, read my short story, What are the Akashic Records?

Or for a little deeper dive, try Introduction to the Akashic Records.

Why get an Akashic Record Reading?

After more than twenty years of working with thousands of clients around the world, I have found that an Akashic Record Reading answers two essentials questions.

These two questions take thousands of different forms depending on the challenges and opportunities of each individual.

Some have troubles at work, some are looking to get beyond the craziness they feel around them, others are focused on improving relationships, while others are looking to live a meaningful life.

Nonetheless, the reason to seek an Akashic Record Reading is to get assistance with either or both of these questions and however they may be related to the opportunities and challenges of your life:

What do I want to know (about xyz)?
What do I need to let go (about xyz)?

Isn’t the information in the Akashic Records pre-determined?

The Akashic Records are not pre-determined.

Because they are of the energy of potential, they point toward the highest possibility.
It is like being on a train headed toward a variety of stations, where you always have the choice to get off the train you are on and choose another train or another possibility.

From this perspective, the Akashic Records are about helping you make your choice and uncover what is true for you with the emphasis more on “how” you approach your life and less on the exact form your life should take.

Many like to think of the Akashic Records as a book that is written with permanent ink.
The guides and the keepers of the Akashic Records have helped me to see that this is drawing the circle of possibility too small.

Instead, by seeing the Akashic Records as an energetic source of possibility, we may open to an infinite circle of divine potential where we find guidance in creating our own path, our own journey.

Why do you call it a “Reading?”

In early monastic traditions, lectio divina was the reverential reading aloud of scripture or holy text where the reader listened with body and mind, heart and soul, allowing the words and their energetic vibrations of spirit to open awareness to the presence of divinity within and without.

The act of uttering sacred words with deeply meditative intention inspires connection with with our sense of the divine, with All That Is.

In the same spirit, an Akashic Record Reading is a divinely inspired reading aloud of an individual’s holy energetic flow.
An Akashic Record Reading gives voice to, makes known, the soul’s sacred understanding.

A Reading brings together three elements.

The Receiver is the person for whom the Records are opened.

The person doing the reading is called the Reader.
The Sacred Knowing is represented in the response and guidance coming forward from the Records of the Receiver.

In a Reading, the Receiver, the Reader, and the Sacred Knowing come together at the point of potential to give form to the sacred within the Receiver.

This allows the Receiver to find space to release whatever no longer serves, and to move forward consciously.

What are the benefits of Opening Your Akashic Records?

Learning to open your Akashic Records greatly expands your ability to trust yourself and to trust you can hear your personal truth.

Over time, accessing the pure potential of the your Akashic Record naturally raises your own affinity and resonance with divine potential,, creating a powerful inner environment for self-responsible growth and transformation.

Working in the Akashic Records crates safe space for personal shift and change as you explore the journey of this life within the divine knowing of your soul.

Reading the Akashic Records for yourself is like turning your intuition into the right station: the static is gone. Imagine clearly spoken guidance with the soothing balance of meditation.

You gain direct access to the dynamic infinite and eternal (past, present, and future) flow of your own soul energy where self development becomes profound personal experience.

By working directly with the universal source energy of your Akashic Record, you may uncover your fears and blocks, find balance and healing, and explore your own highest life path.

How long do Akashic Record Readings last?

Generally an Akashic Record Reading lasts an hour.

This gives most people the opportunity to ask the questions they have, receive answers, and clear any blocks involved.

Though it is possible for a reading to last 90 minutes or more.

With returning clients or special situations, it is also possible to do a very focused reading in 30 minutes.

How often do I need an Akashic Record Reading?

I recommend that you wait at least 30 days between Readings unless you are in the midst of a highly concentrated or urgent period such as intense and swift life change.

When is the best time to have an Akashic Record Reading?

People are always asking me. “How will I know when to have a reading?”
I always reply that it something you just know inside, your heart guides you and says it is time.
You may feel moved to schedule a reading during the following:

When you want to clarify your life’s potential and purpose.

When you want to find out more about your career, health, relationships, or finances.

When you feel it is time to let go of limiting beliefs, bad habits, or painful past events.

In times of transition (birthday, anniversary, divorce, death, etc.)

When you feel stuck, in fear, or confused.

In times of physical discomfort and unease.

When there is something you want to know but just can’t quite make it out on your own.

Who or what can you do Akashic Record Readings for?

I can provide an Akashic Record Reading for any one over 18 years of age who directly asks for a Reading.

Directly expressed permission is always required.

I may also do an Akashic Record Reading for anything made of energy.

This includes homes and other buildings, businesses, computer networks, artifacts, art work, schools, organizations, plants, animals, almost any location on Earth or in the universe.

The possibilities are endless and exciting!

Why is an Akashic Record Reading based on my questions? Can’t you just read them for me?

The Akashic Records are here to help us find our way through our lives.

They aren’t here to live life for us.

What comes forward from the Akashic Records for you is based on what you are willing to intentionally take responsibility for.

Your question is your expression of intent.

How do I know that what you say in a Reading is the truth?

Truth is an interesting concept in the Akashic Records.

The information from the Akashic Records is provided not as carved-in-stone absolute truth.

Instead the response come as words of support and guidance to help you find your way to your truth in your life.

Ultimately you know if it is the truth because it feels like truth to you.

Is an Akashic Record Reading the best way to keep balance for self, and how is this different from other energy healing modalities?

An Akashic Record Reading is a great way to find support and release, to find balance within self. 

It’s not the only way and it’s not the only support I seek for myself.  However, it is the most effective process I’ve experienced and the most beneficial energy modality that I have had the privilege to offer.

When you learn to open your own Akashic Records, once you’ve conquered whatever trust issues you might encounter, this becomes a very effective process for helping you feel balance, feel truth, feel worthy, feel confident that what you’re doing for yourself is helpful.

The primary difference from other healing modalities is in the way I have learned to enter the Records. I work directly with the energy of the soul. 

Most healing modalities are focused on the in and energy around the physical body.

Even if you’re doing etheric or astral work, that’s still within Physical Reality. Working with chakras or meridians, that’s all physical body stuff. Now there may be soul connections that people can get to, but for the most part people don’t know it’s a possibility.

In this way, the Akashic Records become a soul journey rather than solely a human journey. 

The Akashic Records are the soul’s spiritual practice.

Do you do past life Readings in the Akashic Records?


Though asking a broad question like, “Tell me about my past lives,” won’t get you much but a chuckle from the Akashic Records.

Most folks have more past lives that can be counted.

Past life information usually comes forward to help you clarify and release current day issues and dilemmas.

Can an Akashic Record Reading help me with a physical problem or disease?


Within the Akashic Records, you can often find the source or root cause of dis-ease and sometimes find steps to resolve the problems.

Remember, though, that I offer Akashic Record Readings as spiritual support and as a complement or addition to whatever medical or psychological treatment you may receive.

How do you open the Akashic Records?

I use a simple, yet powerful process to access your Akashic Record in which I stay fully present.

The process includes a visualization and a blessing which creates sacred space and clear connection with the Akashic Records.

Information and energy is received through all senses.

During the Reading, I may be guided to incorporate Reiki, energetic healing, Shamanic vision, plant spirit medicine or gemstone therapy with the healing energies available from your Akashic Records.

You may learn to Open Your Akashic Records through this book or workshop.

What intention do you hold when you do an Akashic Record Reading for someone?

What comes forward in a Reading is offered in support of you finding your highest path and clarity within your life’s challenges.

The intention of the Reading is to help you balance your soul’s intent with your physical being so that you may live life fully in this present moment and in alignment body, mind, heart, and soul.

What type of work do you do with groups, businesses, or organization?

As with individuals, businesses, organization and other groups crate energy patterns over time.

This energy is accessible through the Akashic Records.

Accessing the Akashic Records allows the business or group the opportunity to take a look at itself from a spiritual point of view.

Helpful at any point in the life of the organization, an Akashic Record Reading can assist in clarifying or creating mission, appraise opportunities and potentials, seek solutions to current challenges, or develop guidelines for and implement strategic planning.

The Akashic Records of a business or organization are opened with the permission and in the presence of the head of the organization and, depending on the desired outcome, the presence of other group members may be appropriate.
This type of Reading may take place once or on several occasions over a period of time.

My business background combined with my futuristic outlook help me be particularly adept at this type of Reading.
To learn more, check out this Reading: Akashic Business Vision Reading.

Can you help me “feng shui” my home in the Akashic Records?

Whether you are moving home or have been in your home for a while, the Akashic Records can provide in-depth information about the best way to situate yourself in your home.

The Records can also provide support in releasing obstacles, stagnant energy, and unsupportive flows while looking at structures, the land, and inhabitants.

Essentially a Reading of the house and of the individual can help clear and claim space — all with the intention of supporting your highest expression and that of the location.

How can you help with the pain of death?

Within the Akashic Records, begin by inquiring into the nature of the passing and how you may be involved or affected.

Simply asking, “Why?” will often bring comfort and understanding while also releasing whatever may stand in the way.

Also consider exploring legacy.

Legacy is the physical and spiritual information and energy which passes from one person to another when someone makes the transition from physical to pure energy.

Passing Legacy: In this type of Reading, you ask for a description of the legacy you have to pass on and identify those individual, groups, or other entities your legacy goes to.

Within this, it is possible to receive clarity on what you can do to release energetic blocks to passing, satisfy your life’s intentions, and assume responsibility to passing on in wholeness and divine awareness.

Receiving Legacy: The focus of this Reading is on assisting you to understand your position and your point of responsibility with regard to someone with whom you feel a legacy connection.

You may learn what you can do to help a person move on in peace and in wholeness, about any blocks that exist between you and how to maintain connection after death.

To explore these perspectives, do so in an Akashic Record Reading.

For a deeper view on the Records, begin here: What are the Akashic Records?

Akashic Records FAQ is also part of the Curated Collections: Akashic Records: Top Three Questions.

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Cheryl Marlene, Akashic Mystic, is unafraid of the tough, the raw, and the real aspects of doing deep work. She is the world’s authority on the Akashic Records and consults in the Akashic Records with clients around the world through readings, research, and Akashic Future for futuristic business leaders. Student learn to access the Akashic Records through ZENITH, her comprehensive four-level learning program, and her signature classic, Akashic Records Masterclass. In the field of consciousness, she is known as a futurist, innovator, and master teacher who delivers life-changing lessons with warmth and humor. Her powerful exploration is cutting edge -- providing you with deep insight today to ignite your vision for tomorrow.