Thought to be just a source of information about past lives, instead:
The Akashic Records transcend the limits of time and space.
If the Akashic Records are a book where every event, action, and thought are recorded, and, if there is free will and self-determination, then it should follow that the only information available is what is in the past. Otherwise, behaving as a book, where all is already written, the future has been determined, and there is no ability to choose. As written word, life has already been decided.
To reconcile the recording nature of the book metaphor with the notion of free choice, early in the modern history of the Akashic Records experts decided that only past life information is available.
Aided in this bias was the belief that as a source of past life information, if one successfully accessed the Akashic Records, they would see any past event clearly and factually like viewing a movie. Additionally, within the idea that the troubles of this current life are rooted in the misdeeds and misfortunes of previous lives, it follows that the right answers for life now is found in retrieving past offenses.
This viewing capacity reinforced the notion about past lives and that the Akashic Records contain the right answer.
The limit of only past life information goes mostly unchallenged because at the heart of this belief is the problem of being able to explain how a heavenly book works within the physical world.
Every detail of how a book is recorded and consulted, how a library could be large enough to contain every person on Earth, and how there could be any accuracy which doesn’t invalidate free will – all pose problems. The mind boggles to figure the logistics within the facts of linear time and space. The discrepancies appear to disprove the existence of the Akashic Records.
On the other hand, as a matter of faith, is the validation that the Akashic Records reside in the realm of the experts who are spiritually advanced and able to gain access to the mysteries of previous lives. In this way, the dilemma of the future is sidestepped.
However, as Secret #3 revealed, the Akashic Records are an expression of divine awareness and thus transcend the limits of physical space and linear time. This can be a bit difficult to understand because human experience is oriented towards perception within the linear constraints of past, present, and future and the limitations of three physical dimensions.
As transcendent, spiritual energetic flow, the Akashic Records exist beyond the limits of linear event chronology and emerge from the origins of the soul, just as the human being is an integration of spiritual and physical.
The information and knowing of the Akashic Records emerge through this energetic flow from divine awareness.
How does this work?
In part, a leap of faith is required for there is no definitive proof, just as there is no definitive proof of the existence of the Divine. Instead, proof comes from awareness within self of that which is transcendent.
Understanding everything as energy creates an opening to step beyond the limitations of physical space and linear time. Just as the advent of the microscope and the telescope opened doors to new awareness of possibilities for human existence, considering awareness beyond previously perceived limits offers a path to new understanding.
To shift to this awareness, the beginning point is to understand that the Akashic Records were not literally written down in some past moment.
Instead, the Akashic Records are “written” in the moment of asking. When the Akashic Records are consulted, the past is not being retrieved. Instead, the response emerges in the present moment along the same path as divine awareness. The transcendent made manifest. Beyond the constraints of past lives and physical time and space, the Akashic Records reveal soul truth in this present moment.
The Transcendence of the Akashic Records
is an excerpt from 10+ Secrets of the Akashic Records
An easy-to-read guide which sorts ancient myth from modern understanding.