What is an Akashic Record Reading?

From an energetic point of view, an Akashic Record Reading is a telling of the soul’s story within the divine knowing of this moment, here, now.

From a practical point of view, this is a moment for a person to learn truth and let go of whatever no longer serves.

Let me explain!

What is an Akashic Record Reading?

A person’s Akashic Records are opened and the person may ask questions, raise issues, release obstacles, and experience the transformation of healing balance within the energy of the Akashic Records.

Why use the word Reading?

In early monastic traditions, the 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 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 God, with divine source, with All That Is.

In the same spirit, a Reading is a divinely inspired, audible expression of an individual soul’s divine source, of the soul’s flow from the unknown and the unknowable.

Thus, a Reading is an inspired reading aloud of an individual’s divine soul story.

Within a Reading, three elements come together: the Reader, the Receiver, and the Reading.

When the Akashic Records are opened for a person, three elements join to create the flow of the Reading:

Receiver: the person whose records are opened is the focus of the Reading. An Akashic Record Reading is always driven by the intention of this person, the Receiver.

Reader: the person who opens the Akashic Records for the Receiver. The Reading is conducted and guided by the Akashic Records Reader within agreements and with a single focus, the Receiver.

Reading: the flow of knowing accessed, received, and transmitted by the Reader for the Receiver from the Receiver’s Akashic Records.

What is the flow of a Reading?

An Akashic Record Reading begins in the asking for a Reading.  This is because everything within the Akashic Records flows through intention. In asking for a Reading, the person is establishing intention.

The person opening is the Reader who will open for someone else only when asked. The ethical framework of the Akashic Records requires that a Reader only open for another when asked.

In the asking, the music of the Reading emerges from within the divine, sacred space offered by the Reader within the Akashic Records and from within the person’s energetic soul flow.

In a Reading, both individuals come together at the point of soul potential to give form to the sacred within, releasing the binding limits of previous experience and whatever no longer serves.

The perspective of the Akashic Record Reading is to offer a different point of view, a view of life from the soul’s perspective, and to offer space and support to release whatever no longer serves.

An Akashic Record Reading always occurs in a unique moment in time.

The Reader is who she is in the moment of opening. The Receiver is who he is in the moment. Neither will be the same people in a day, month, or year.

Thus, the Reading offered and received in this moment is only possible in this moment and can never be repeated.

This unique aspect fuels the resonance of the Reading and offers the foundation for the sacred space of the Reading for both the Reader and the Receiver.

The Akashic Records may be accessed at many levels, across the entirety of the energy continuum, potential to form, spiritual to physical.

With intention and with the support of Agreements, the Reader accesses the Receiver’s Akashic Records at the Soul Point within Non-Physical Reality.

Deep access at this level means that the Reading will be offered from the soul’s point of view and not limited to a physical perspective.

It is in this sense that an Akashic Record Reading is a telling of the soul’s story within the divine knowing of this moment, here, now.

What can be asked about in my Reading?

First know that a Reading is never limited to past life information!

Instead, you may ask about any thing which is in your heart and mind to ask and explore.

I describe what is possible with these two questions:

What do you want to know?

What do you want to let go?

You may ask about all aspects of your life from career and relationships to soul calling and life direction. The only limit is what would come from someone else’s Akashic Records.

My experience is that the emphasis of knowing is very much focused on supporting your ability to trust yourself to know your truth. Responses are filled with practical ideas to know how to live your life within balance, alignment, and resonance.

Because of the healing nature of the energy of the Akashic Records, a Reading is by its very nature inherently restorative. Obstacles can be identified and released. Outdated beliefs can be exposed and re-structured to serve the best of you. Trauma can be explained and transformed.

The Reading is sacred space meant to support the forward motion of your personal truth and the release of whatever is getting in the way of you becoming your best self.


To learn more about the various Readings I offer, check out this page.

If you are wondering what to ask in a Reading, you might find my book helpful: 500 Questions to Ask the Akashic Records.

Plus, the following articles offer additional perspectives as well as responses from Readings (shared with permission).

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.
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
Beyond Past Lives by Cheryl Marlene

Beyond Past Lives

Uncovering the depths of the divine energy within the Akashic Records takes understanding beyond past lives. This Secret #4 from my book 10+ Secrets of the Akashic Records.
The Basics of an Akashic Record Reading by Cheryl Marlene

The Basics of an Akashic Record Reading

The Basics of an Akashic Record Reading is the first chapter of an in-progress book on Akashic Records Case Studies. The intention of this piece is to set the stage for the discussion in the following chapters about the possibilities, content, and outcomes of Akashic Records Readings within a variety of different topics, approaches, and clients.
Past Lives and Those Who Have Passed by Cheryl Marlene

Past Lives and Those Who Have Passed

Past Lives and Those Who Have Passed: this exploration of past lives in the Akashic Records goes well beyond stereotypical belief about the nature of the Records. To illustrate this, I recount experiences of encountering those who have passed within the sacred space of a Reading.
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.
How to Do Research in the Akashic Records by Cheryl Marlene

How to Do Research in the Akashic Records?

At first consideration, how to do research in the Akashic Records is straight forward. Ask a question. Receive a response. However, from over twenty-five years of experience, there are several important nuances to consider.
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.
Worthiness and the Akashic Records by Cheryl Marlene

Worthiness and the Akashic Records

Learning to open the Akashic Records for another will really push at your sense of worthiness to access the Akashic Records. This is an excerpt from my book Open the Akashic Records for Other.
Knowing, Healing, Spiritual Practice by Cheryl Marlene

Knowing, Healing, Spiritual Practice

Understanding the Akashic Records are more than a book in a heaven library brings in the aspects of knowing, healing, spiritual practice. This is an excerpt from my book Open Your Akashic Records

Headshot of Cheryl Marlene, Spiritual Guide in the Akashic Records

A mystic, futurist, and trailblazer in spiritual consciousness and the Akashic Records, Cheryl is unafraid of the tough, the raw, and the real aspects of doing deep work.

Cheryl has expanded the collective understanding of the Akashic Records beyond the outdated myths of yesterday into a dynamic healing spiritual practice of divine and human consciousness. She consults in the Akashic Records with clients around the world through one-on-one sessions, extensive research, and future-driven, strategic business development.

Cheryl’s clients and students know her as a relatable, funny, everyday person who loves red dresses, urban fantasy books, and skinny margaritas. When she is not hard at work on her next book, she is on the hiking trail listening to the beauty of nature and the heartbeat of the mountain.

Through her journey, she has distilled her intention for life to these seven words: BELIEVE. Laugh. Learn. Love. Be. Become. Always.