What are the Akashic Records?

What are the Akashic Records? This is a question I often hear. Here’s the best definition to begin your journey of understanding:

A modern process based on ancient origins to understand your life from your soul’s point of view.

The Akashic Records are about knowing, healing, and spiritual practice.

To learn more, I will share the story I have told to many to help them begin their journey. At the end of the articles I highlight my top articles and provide links to all the articles on my website about this incredible spiritual practice available to everyone.


“I am a Spiritual Guide in the Akashic Records,” I replied to my new friend when she asked me about my occupation. “The ACK-what?” came her response — one I hear frequently. So, I began.

Everything is energy.

That eternal part of yourself – your soul – as it moves through the Universe, like all energy, it creates an energetic record.

This energetic record is your Akashic Record.

Opening your Akashic Record is going into the energy of your soul and understanding your life from your soul’s point of view.

“Oh,” she thought. “Then you can tell me about my past lives.”

“Yes, in part, but there is more.”

Containing all that’s known, unknown and unknowable, the information contained in one person’s Akashic Record is at least as large as the Library of Congress. However, the Akashic Records are much more than just information.

The Akashic Records offer a process to connect with the divine knowing of your soul in this moment. When someone opens for you, you have access to both information and knowing. You don’t get it all in one large dump truck full. Instead what comes is always in response to your asking, to your intention in this moment. And you only receive what you can integrate in the moment.

When I offer Readings, my clients find that the broad perspective of the Akashic Records reveals options when there didn’t seem to be any before. And though the broadness can seem intimidating, there is comfort and support, clarity about fears and blocks, and paths for release and healing.

“Mmmm…” my friend thought. “But where are these records located and how do you open them?”

The Akashic Records are in that part of the Universe where there is no physical form, no matter, only pure potential energy. There is no linear time, no resistance, only divine, sacred potential. Many call this space God or divine source.

To enter the Records, I use a straightforward process of a visualization and a blessing. The process opens a conduit or channel between here and the origin point of the soul where the Akashic Records are accessed. Through this connection I send my conscious intention and I can interact with the collective awareness or guides of my Records. The response comes in many forms and is unique to each individual but most often is like a conversation with a friend and may include words, feelings, pictures and sounds.

“Wow!” she exclaimed. “Is it scary?”

When I first learned, it was sometimes confusing. I was not sure if I could trust myself or even the wonderful support I was receiving. Who am I to think that this is real? I’m not a psychic, I am not anybody special.

As I considered my experience and finally quit analyzing, I realized that somehow by accessing these depths, I was opening a clearer channel to hearing the truth in my heart. The pure energy of the Records was helping me to raise myself to a new vantage point for self-discovery and understanding. I was releasing crippling old fears and finding new possibilities for overcoming obstacles. I was finding deeper peace within, new paths to being present with myself, and powerful ideas for addressing that which no longer served.

Finally, I found that I did trust the Akashic Records and my ability to open them. In my quest to make the Records prove themselves to me, I instead found my path and realized that the truth and trust had always rested within me.

“Amazing!” my friend breathed. “Is it something I can learn?”

“Yes, of course,” I responded.

All you need is the belief that you can seek to learn.

The Akashic Records are accessible to all of us — not as a fancy parlor trick, but as a powerful road to self-discovery and soul truth.

“I’m ready to learn,” she said.

And so, we began.


Ready to learn more?

Over the years, I have written a lot about the Akashic Records including many articles here on my website plus lots of books.

If you want to learn how to open the Records, then the best place to begin is my signature book: Akashic Records Masterclass (purchase on Amazon) or with my intensive courses.

Here are the most popular articles:

Akashic Records FAQ – frequently asked questions.

Akashic Records Defined – depending on your level of experience and connection there are different definitions.

Akashic Records: Origins – provides a short summary of the modern history

How do the Akashic Records Work? This looks from an energetic stand point at the basic mechanics of the energy flow inherent in the Akashic Records.

How to Open the Akashic Records – this article talks about the necessary components to learning to open for yourself.

Top Fifteen Quotes about the Akashic Records — a compilation of some of the best bits!

Akashic Records: A New View — this articles is written especially for a prospective student.


And here are links to all the articles about the Akashic Records here on my website:

Akashic Records: Top Three Questions by Cheryl Marlene

Akashic Records: Top Three Questions

Akashic Records: Top Three Questions is a curated list of articles and book excerpts that I have put together to answer the three primary questions I receive about the Akashic Records.
Blocks to Connection by Cheryl Marlene

Blocks to Connection

Blocks to Connection to opening the Akashic Records come from an energetic hitch in the process. Begin by reviewing your process and then consider that the block is within your doubt. This is an excerpt from my book Open Your Akashic Records, which is also included in The Akashic Records Masterclass.
This Breath Now by Cheryl Marlene

This Breath Now

This Breath is the focus of you and this creative moment now. This Breath is at the crossroads between the physical and the spiritual, between this reality and the divine. This is an excerpt from my book Open Your Akashic Records, which is also included in The Akashic Records Masterclass.
No Such Thing as a Right Answer by Cheryl Marlene

No Such Thing as the Right Answer

No Such Thing as the Right Answer explores one of the main fallacies of the Akashic Records. Connection with the Akashic Records provides a process to connect to personal truth. In any moment is more than an answer, there is awareness of what is truthful and in balance. This is an excerpt from my book Ten Secrets of the Akashic Records.
Our Conversation Continues by Cheryl Marlene

Our Conversation Continues

Our Conversation Continues into a simple overview of some of the history of the Akashic Records. This is also an excerpt from Introduction to the Akashic Records
The Story Begins by Cheryl Marlene

The Story Begins

The Story Begins with the first concept: Everything is Energy. This is a short excerpt from Introduction to the Akashic Records, one of six books in my The Akashic Records Masterclass.
Akashic Records: Possibility Beyond Imagination by Cheryl Marlene

Akashic Records: Possibility Beyond Imagination

Akashic Records: Possibility Beyond Imagination offers a perspective of my personal journey. My journey in the Akashic Records began because …

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Frequently Asked Question about the Akashic Records by Cheryl Marlene

Akashic Records FAQ

Over the years, I have fielded many questions about the Akashic Records. The following are the most frequently asked questions.
Four definitions for Akashic Records Defined by Cheryl Marlene

Akashic Records Defined

Akashic Records Defined: four innovative levels of definitions to understand the Akashic Records as the soul’s spiritual practice.
Akashic Records: Not About the Right Answer by Cheryl Marlene

Akashic Records: Not About the Right Answer

Mistakenly the Akashic Records are believed to provide the right answer, instead: The Akashic Records support connection to trust personal …

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Akashic Records Origins by Cheryl Marlene

Akashic Records: Origins

Akashic Records: Origins outlines a brief history. The origins of the Akashic Records is a topic that is both vast …

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Secrets of the Akashic Records by Cheryl Marlene

Secrets of the Akashic Records

Secrets of the Akashic Records: especially for Prospective Students When you understand the Akashic Records as a divine flow of …

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Top Fifteen Quotes about the Akashic Records from Cheryl Marlene

Top Fifteen Quotes about the Akashic Records

I get asked all the time for the top fifteen quotes about the Akashic Records. There’s so much great stuff …

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Soul Energy Dynamics is How to Understand How the Akashic Records Work by Cheryl Marlene

How Do the Akashic Records Work?

How to Understand How the Akashic Records Work begins by learning the Akashic Records are a flow of energy which holds intention and knowing.
Learning to Live Inside-Out by Cheryl Marlene

Learning to Live Inside-Out

Learning to live inside-out sounds a bit odd at first. Let me explain. I’ve been working with the Akashic Records …

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Failing is Better than not Trying

This video comes from a recent Akashic Conversations master class. Cheryl was asked for a message from the Akashic Records …

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Choice and the Akashic Records by Cheryl Marlene

Choice and the Akashic Records

Choices are the hinges of destiny. When you turn your attention to Now, to the present, you find the fulcrum …

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Finding the Deeper Road in the Akashic Records by Cheryl Marlene

Finding the Deeper Road in the Akashic Records

The Deeper Road comes when your creative being Soaks in the unknown and the unknowable. Vulnerable, open, willing to risk …

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Personal Pricelessness and the Akashic Records by Cheryl Marlene

Personal Pricelessness and the Akashic Records

How do I calculate my worth, my value, and if it exists, my own pricelessness? Life is priceless, invaluable. In …

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Integrity and the Akashic Records by Cheryl Marlene

Integrity and the Akashic Records

If intention is the desire for balance, integrity is simply your internal sense of balance. Integrity is the guide for …

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Headshot of Cheryl Marlene, Spiritual Guide in the Akashic Records

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.