When life gave me lemons I called them creative blocks…
I first heard the term Akashic Records during my first year of parapsychology studies. To be honest, it took me awhile to get my head around this esoteric concept but eventually the proverbial light bulb came on and I was illuminated. Most of you reading this will probably already know of and about these records – you can probably add more to this post but for those of you who have a zero to vague idea, I’ve written the following in laymen’s terms and hope I can in some small way illuminate you also.
So here goes…
Akasha, the Sanskrit term meaning ‘aether or ether, sky or space’, was in ancient and medieval philosophy thought to be the fifth element (not to be confused with the science fiction movie of the same name) or quintessence, latent in all things and the constituent matter of the heavenly bodies, fire, water, earth and air. In other words ether was(is) the glue that held the universe together and which these days some might say, is the Higgs Boson’s God Particle – a very big deal in the world of science (and in yours truly).
Sourced from Symbols.com, the Online Encyclopedia of Western Signs and Ideograms
Incidentally for those of you who aren’t familiar with the God Particle, it was discovered last year deep in the ground on the outskirts of Geneva Switzerland, through the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The LHC is a massive science instrument in the shape of a ring buried 100m below ground and is 27km in length – an amazing engineering feat. What the LHC does is launch sub-atomic particles in opposite directions the particles accelerate and then collide – a bit like watching the big boom in action. I believe the scientists and VIPs had ring side seats to watch the big boom. The outcome could have been catastrophic and rained glowing lemons 😉
Google image: Higgs Boson God Particle
There is also a theory that dark matter, which is 84% of the total mass of the universe, is ether. Dark matter is a strange thing, we know it’s there however we can’t see it as it doesn’t emit or absorb light or other electromagnetic radiation. Yes, the matter is dark, very dark…
Over the years there have been many studies trying to prove the existence of ether, one of the most well-known was the Michelson-Morley experiment. This study was conducted in 1887 by Albert Michelson (19 December 1852 – 9 May 1931) an American physicist, and Edward Morley (29 January 1838 – 24 February 1923) an American scientist, to finally prove its existence. The experiment’s negative result (although not disproved) was the beginning of Albert Einstein’s Theory of Special Relativity in 1905 and the rest as they say, is history.
And so the search for scientific evidence continues into finding the elusive ether, and when the guys and gals in the white coats finally make that discovery I’ll be saying “What took ya so long?”
Without going into any more physics than I have to (it makes my brain hurt) and to keep it simple, the Akashic Records are “etheric records,” and contain the entire history and experience of humans. These records are eternal, from the beginning of time to the end of days and each one of us has a record of us stored there. Other terms they’re known by though not limited to, are the following:
The Hall of Records, a phrase first coined by Edgar Cayce (18 March 1877 – 3 January 1945) an American psychic. The Hall of Records is a mythical library buried beneath the Great Sphinx of Giza located in Egypt and whilst Cayce may have called this library the Hall of Records first, the legend of cavities situated beneath the Great Sphinx goes back to the time of Pliny the Elder (23 AD – 25 August 79 AD), a Roman author and philosopher.
The Akashic Hall of Records
Secret Hall of Records
Hall of Knowledge (not to be confused with the planned construction of the Hall of Records at Mt Rushmore, Pennington County, South Dakota USA)
Library of Records
Library of the Soul
Hall of Awareness
The Universal Mind is omnipresent and is where one has access to all known and unknown knowledge.
The Mind of God. This quotation comes from Stephen Hawking; “If we do discover a theory of everything…it would be the ultimate triumph of human reason—for then we would truly know the mind of God.” (italics added)
The Book of Life (Christianity and Judaism)
For the more technically minded, just imagine the mother of all computers, The SuperCosmicComputer with a never-ending memory bank storing endless chips of data, which are the records of humanity through all time.
We can access these places by accessing the zone – that state of being where we are fully focussed and participating in the now through mindfulness and meditative practises; writing with an open and receptive mind; through the creation and inspiration of any form of artwork; using our intuition (incidentally, to receive intuitive insights clearly it works best whilst in the zone of The Quiet Mind); by taking a trip to the Life between Lives with the help of an experienced hypnotherapist working in that particular field; and through psychic abilities. The zone is a much better place to be than in a downpour of lemons from heaven 😉
So why would we access these records you might ask? Because etheric records contain all things past, present and future, during meditative states, and with pre-framed intention, we can bring through new creative ideas, new and improved personal strategies to help us live more fulfilling lives, and to step into peace and unconditional love. Accessing these records also helps us move through any creative block caused by lemon rain; create new and successful work projects; start (and complete) writing that new book everyone’s been waiting for – or write because you want to; design new and interesting workshops, come up with a new and unique field of study, or possibly discover a new calling or vocation.
Tapping into these records and receiving flashes of insight and creative brilliance comes from the Akasha and we could call it divine inspiration. We all know there have been many throughout our history who have inspired us and who have influenced the peoples of this world from spiritual leaders, artisans, philosophers, explorers, inventors, to entertainers, mums and dads, children, friends, animals, and many others who will continue to do so until the end of time.
I shall leave you with author Julia Cameron’s Basic Principles (http://juliacameronlive.com/) from her book The Artist’s Way, as a little more food for thought:
“Basic Principles of the Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron:
1. Creativity is the natural order of life. Life is energy: pure creative energy.
2. There is an underlying, in-dwelling creative force infusing all of life — including ourselves.
3. When we open ourselves to our creativity, we open ourselves to the creator’s creativity within us and our lives.
4. We are, ourselves, creations. And we, in turn, are meant to continue creativity by being creative ourselves.
5. Creativity is God’s gift to us. Using our creativity is our gift back to God.
6. The refusal to be creative is self-will and is counter to our true nature.
7. When we open ourselves to exploring our creativity, we open ourselves to God: good orderly direction.
8. As we open our creative channel to the creator, many gentle but powerful changes are to be expected.
9. It is safe to open ourselves up to greater and greater creativity.
10. Our creative dreams and yearnings come from a divine source. As we move toward our dreams, we move toward our divinity.”
Have fun in the Library – it’s an illuminating experience 🙂