The Akashic Records contain all the information of an individual soul’s journey from all it’s lifetimes — each thought, feeling, action and deed from every lifetime is stored here. Each of us have our own Masters, Teachers and Beings of Light that keep track of the information for us, and we can access them to answer personal questions about our current life, and our past lives that may be effecting us today.
Lisa Barnett, founder of the Akashic Knowing School of Wisdom and an internationally recognized teacher with more than 20 years of experience in the spiritual healing forum joined Elevated Existence Magazine founder Tammy Mastroberte as part of the Living an Elevated Existence Mind, Body and Soul Summit to talk about the Akashic Records, and the information they can provide.
“The way I see the Akashic Record is as the information arm of divine source. It’s a vibrational body of wisdom where everything is stored,” said Barnett. “A lot of people see it as a library where each book is representing a lifetime, but the truth is, the akashic field is infinite and everywhere. It’s not housed anywhere.”
Everything is recorded her – our thoughts, feelings, every past life, our intentions, what we have come into this world to do, what we’ve succeeded at, what we are ready to do to grow, our contracts with other people and more, said Barnett, noting all living beings have an Akashic Record, and so do our businesses.
“Your business is not a living being, but it does have the vibration of you and the people you come together to create that business with,” she said.
By accessing this information, we can uncover things about our current life, including why we may find ourselves stuck or held back for some reason. Many times it is a memory of a past life we are carrying with us. For example, many people on a spiritual path have been healers, doctors, acupuncturists or herbalists in a past life, and may have been punished during the witch hunts or the inquisition, according to Barnett.
“A good example is someone who wants to be out there working as a hands on healer, a Reiki master, and they want to bring their gifts of the light to the world, but are finding it challenging to go out there and share the information. They feel held back or are shy about it,” said Barnett. “I will often see they had a couple of different lifetimes in which they were either killed for the work they did or hunted in the witch hunts or the inquisitions and were harmed, killed and tortured. Even herbalists were called witches and killed. Now they are afraid to be seen.”
Also, many times we make vows on our deathbed, saying “I will never do that again,” and the emotions are very intense and stay with us into future lives because it is filled with trauma and pain, Barnett noted.
“These vows we make on our deathbed can really hold us back lifetime after lifetime. Some of it is death pictures, where we have these memories, even if they are unconscious, of being tortured, killed or run out of town, and no one will accept us,” she said.
By recalling these issues and bringing them to the conscious mind, it can help us open up energetically and release the constriction holding us back. In essence, it creates a shift within us so we can move forward in this life.
“What our souls want to do is awaken. They really do want to elevate and awaken, and that is why we come to planet Earth,” Barnett shared. “We love to grow, and we love to learn. As a soul we see it as a big playground. We pick people to meet and things to do, and it’s about how quickly we can remember who we really are and awaken to the divine beings we truly are. Accessing the Akashic Records is allowing you to do that with more ease. These beings of light are here to support you – just like your angels. They are just sitting there waiting for us to access them so they can help us.”
Most of us write hundreds of soul contracts before we enter into a new life – both small ones, or support contracts, and big ones like those with a life partner. We choose our parents, siblings, the children we will have, and romantic relationships, before we come to the planet, although we don’t complete all of them, according to Barnett.
“We often will write contracts that never come to fruition, so its not unusual for me to see a 40 year old woman who had contracts to have three children, but she never had children,” she noted. “Sometimes people may feel a little guilty about it and want to know if that is O.K. They decided not to have children because of their life circumstance, and it’s absolutely fine if we don’t finish all of those contracts. It’s actually not possible to finish all the contracts we write. We set ourselves up to have a big variety because we don’t know. We come here and it’s still all about free will and choice.”
Often our contracts are in place to help us grow as a soul, or to assist someone else in their soul growth. For example, the soul who picks an alcoholic father may have a support contract with the soul to help him remember who he is and get sober, said Barnett. However, it may not happy because the vibration of the planet is “very dense and we forget who we are,” she noted.
“Most of us are not really clear on a day-to-day basis about the contracts we have written, so the father may not ever get sober and he may not remember. The contract may not really play out the way you two thought it would when you wrote it. But if you can hold him in love and know the truth of who he is as a soul, you are sending him really profound energetic healing by being love and forgiveness, and for seeing him for who he truly is. That alone is you fulfilling your part of the contract even if he never fulfills his side,” she said.
The lesson here is that many of us feel we are doing work, but our partners or family member is not doing their part. However, we can do our part and complete things even if the other person doesn’t, according to Barnett.
“The other person may go on and have a similar experience again, but it probably won’t be with you [if you’ve done your work],” she explained.
Also, we don’t always pick a family for the parents. Sometimes it’s for the siblings, grandparents, aunt or uncle, and sometimes we will pick a family for the genetics or the location we want to be born in.
Karma is not about an eye for an eye or tit for tat, but more about completing a cycle of growth for the soul, Barnett explained. Most of us will live at least 800 lives, and we get to do it all – and many times karma plays into our soul contracts with others.
“Very often, karma or completion of growth does play into our contracts with other people, and usually what I see is we will write three to six contracts around intimate relationships,” she noted. “Since we are beings of free will on Earth, we get to choose and create as we go. We set up these contracts, and we can choose to ignore every one of them if we want to.”
Each of us is part of a soul family, and we have contracts to be connected, but it’s not always so easy for those to come to completion of for us to find each other. However, if we are feeling ready for a new relationship, or feeling lonely, and part of our intention is to find someone in 2014, we should know we have soul contracts available for us to find these people.
“Also, the vibration of the planet is getting higher, and more people are awakening to their spirituality, their divinity and to their oneness, so it’s actually getting easier to find a more spiritually centered partner,” she said.
Barnett also shared a prayer to clear karma on the call, which she said is all about forgiveness – of others as well as ourselves.