Mistakenly the Akashic Records are believed to provide the right answer, instead:
The Akashic Records support connection to trust personal truth.
“Damn! All I want is the answer!”
I hear this often from friends, clients, and students. I see the frustration and the confusion and the disgust clearly on their faces. I can hear the anguish and the anger in their voices.
I often feel the same way. There is just so much and some days all the self-help techniques, the affirmations, the gratitude lists, the spiritual meditation, the wholistic breathing – whatever – just don’t answer the demand in the moment to be clear, to be aware, to be certain. Sometimes, no matter what gets done, the path forward is unseen and the difference between this bad choice and that worse choice is incomprehensible.
Underlying this situation is the belief in the right answer.
The answer that solves the problems, forestalls all challenge, and fixes all that matters. The right answer is seen as the end goal for solving all trouble in life. Without the right answer, nothing makes sense and those mountains of misfortune are insurmountable.
The idea of many self-help and spiritual books is to describe the surefire steps to follow to receive the right answer.
Many believe that the Akashic Records are a source for the right answer. Many misconceptions have both contributed to and developed from this misunderstanding.
It’s one of the primary conditions of humanity: to know, to be certain, to get the right answer. Follow these ten steps, then all will be well. Then re-trace steps and find the goofs because if the steps are followed correctly, then the right answer appears. This puts the missteps on your shoulders and holds you responsible for systemic failure. The right answer is there if you are competent.
But, hello?!! Stop and think about the assumptions contained within those easy steps:
- You are not enough. If you were enough, then you could easily figure out the problem, get the answer, and make a plan. By enough I mean not smart enough, not spiritual enough, not thoughtful enough – not whatever enough! You don’t have what it takes to get the job done because . . .
- You are not an expert about you. Someone other than you is the expert and has the information you should want. When you are not your own expert . . .
- Your truth is outside of you. You can only find truth by finding an expert to tell you the necessary steps to solving your problem and finding the right answer. When those steps don’t work . . .
- You don’t trust yourself. If the promised easy steps don’t deliver the answer, you take it as personal failure. You lose confidence in yourself, making trusting yourself truly troublesome. Failure reinforces this experience that . . .
- Without trust, fear dominates. No answers, no steps that work, without trust in yourself, fear steps up and takes the reins, pulling you down into concern, worry, and failure.
In fear, here’s how you define yourself and your life:
- You aren’t enough,
- You’re not an expert about your life,
- You must look outside of yourself to experts for the necessary steps,
- You live in fear that you will never get it right, so
- You go from teacher to guru to expert searching for the right answer.
Early in life, I spent a lot of time in this endless circle. Sometimes life will still kick me off into a frantic search. I have been able to get myself out of this endless circling because one day I realized the inherent fallacy in the whole mess of self-help fads, spiritual simplicity, and religious dogma:
There are no guaranteed easy steps because:
There is no such thing as the right answer.
No! There is never just one answer that exists somewhere out there waiting for your retrieval if you are smart enough, or aware enough, or spiritual enough.
Perhaps if human beings were one-celled and two-dimensional, there would be only one choice to make in any moment. The reality is that people are complex beings with more than five senses. We are multi-dimensional across an integrated physical-spiritual expression with awareness body, mind, heart, and soul. The search for the right answer is pointless because of human complexity and the inherent ambiguity of life.
The search for the one right answer is what sends you out of yourself searching, hoping to be good enough to find the solution, the steps, the whatever that provides answers and fixes the problems of life.
Combined with this meaningless search is a willingness to deny that life is more than yes or no, wrong or right, bad or good. The effort to turn every aspect of life into this simple decision of one or the other is what fuels the blind desire for the right answer and begins the endless search. The entire system is fixed to convince you that the truth is NOT within you. The search for the simple steps of life success ignores the fundamental ambiguity of everyday life.
Life can’t always be reduced to yes or no. Life offers multiple layers from which to live and learn. Easy, complicated, tough, raw – the human experience offers a rainbow of opportunity and challenge. You reduce yourself to an automaton when you accept self-help dictums to find the right answer from approved experts.
Like many authentic spiritual traditions and legitimate self-support efforts, the Akashic Records has been stuck in the simplicity of a book in a heavenly library, of Hindu origin, where, if you either find the right Akashic Record Reader or learn the right entry method, all your troubles will be fixed, and you will find that illusive right answer. Problem solved. Next. Repeat.
The easy choice keeps you stuck in the endless circle of despair that you will never find the right answer.
Until one day, like me, you will either get fed up or the pain of the endless runaround will become too much, and you will make a choice to remove yourself from the rat race. You’ll come home to yourself, and you’ll get real with yourself about how you want to live your life. You will choose for you, by you, instead of deferring to outside authority. You, not some expert, will live your life.
Going beyond easy, let’s get real about this:
Life is wonderful, and fun, and hard, and frustrating, and doesn’t go according to expectation. Life is choice. Life is learning. Life is yours.
This is an excerpt from one of my newest books, 10+ Secrets of the Akashic Records.
For a deep dive, begin with this article: What is an Akashic Record Reading?