A New View of the Akashic Records

The concept of divine memory exists within most of the world’s religious and spiritual traditions. Simply expressed, the divine has awareness of humanity, before, during and after physical existence. And though ancient in its metaphysical roots, the Akashic Records emerged in the mid-1800s as this repository of divine memory. Often referred to as a book contained within a heavenly library, the Akashic Records are also thought to contain the past, present and future of all manifest existence. However, the Akashic Records are not at their originating point a book or a collection of books nor simply a chronology of historical events. Stepping beyond this library/book metaphor helps to grasp something which is at once both more fundamental and more complex.

Instead of a book, the new view of the Akashic Records begins with this idea: Everything is energy; all energy flows on a continuum between potential and form. Thus, energy is both source and substance, motion creating and animating the universe. Energy’s motion unfurls in tiny incremental steps that are not always physically discernible because this energetic continuum exists across the infinite and eternal expression of All That Is. From this motion is born both the non-physical and the physical, both spiritual and manifest existence. Energy flows from potential to form, guided by intention and the urge to participate in the entirety of all. Non-Physical Reality is the ocean of pure potential from which the motion of the continuum arises. Physical Reality is the arena where energy takes on physical form emerging along the continuum in a vast array of manifestations, from light and sound to dense physicality beyond human bodies.

In Non-Physical Reality, energy exists as waves of potential. Within a powerful moment of self-realization, a wave will develop the sense of itself as one among many. In this moment, the wave becomes concentrated focus and comes forth as soul at the soul point. The energetic motion of a soul begins its journey from this point, moving along its own continuum of potential to form. Following its own intention, the soul fulfills its urge to participate in All That Is by emerging as physical form within Physical Reality. All human beings follow this path of intention to take form here on Earth.

The Akashic Records themselves are also energy and are accessible through each soul point within the pure potential of Non-Physical Reality. Because Non-Physical Reality exists outside of linear existence and beyond linear time, the Akashic Records at the soul point contain much more than information past, present and future. Fundamentally, the Akashic Records are a source of divine knowing which may be accessed and opened, offering a process of allowing self to open to and receive from the soul’s unlimited perspective. The Akashic Records have not been written awaiting “reading.” The Akashic Records are always of this present moment offering support to “write” life personally, here and now. The purpose of the Akashic Records is to provide a connection to a deep source of universal knowing and support the process of making empowering life choices.

Expanding the understanding of the Akashic Records into this energetic perspective opens the way for deeper personal experience and profound clarity of the soul’s potential in this life. The experience of the Akashic Records as knowing, healing and spiritual practice illuminates new perceptions both of self and this amazing world.


Headshot of Cheryl Marlene, Spiritual Guide in the Akashic Records

Cheryl Marlene, the world’s authority on the Akashic Records, is a mystic who is unafraid of the tough, the raw, and the real aspects of doing deep work. She conducts Akashic Record Readings and teaches students to access the Akashic Records through her signature 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 exploration takes her to the cutting edge: bringing the future to you today, to help prepare you for what you will need tomorrow.