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Akashic Records

Article by Ananya Sen

Greetings everyone! This is a subject close to my heart. I am sure most of you have heard of the Akashic Records. It was rediscovered by Linda Howe. Why I say rediscovered is because, the Akashic records were originated over five thousand years ago in Sanskrit.

Akasha in sanskrit means space. These records are a “hidden library” which contains information about all the souls who are on their earthly journey. These records are held in space or the astral plane. It contains information about our past lives.

They can be accessed in a deep state of meditation. Now, why is it important to access Our past? The reason is, it is essential to realize and understand the life path we’re on right now. A look at yester lives will give us better grip on today and tomorrow. Thus the Akashic records need to be accessed when your intention is very strong.


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No one should access past lives just out of curiosity. The science is too secretive, too beautiful and too sacred. Knowing certain things about your past life can bring instant healing in your life today. Likewise, seeing past lives through a casual attitude can bring about trauma in this life!!

What can you expect to find in this library?

The information you’ll find in your records will be your life purpose, emotional blocks and attitudes, relationship issues, career and basically anything you want to know about yourself. You can get rid of some very painful illusions you are suffering from. There are various ways of accessing past life memories or your Akashic records. The best way to do this are through self hypnosis, Reiki way or Linda Howe’s pathway prayer process. I am giving you an insight of how these three work, so you can take your pick!

1. The Self hypnosis way

You need to be in a very relaxed deep meditative state known as the Alpha state of consciousness. This is a semi sleep state. This can be done through some deep breathing and blanking out your mind. You will have to imagine a long marble staircase or even a long hallway. With almost twenty deep breadths and counting backwards from twenty to one, you should enter into an alpha state.

Marble Staircase

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If you choose to see a hallway or a tunnel, you need to visualize that you are walking deep down into it. Keep breathing and counting backwards. Also use affirmations like ‘I am ready to see my past lives.” Or “My soul will now show me a past life to heal my present challenges.” Once you finish counting from twenty to one, let a memory come to you. It can be a person or a scene or a time or place you have some familiarity with.

Do not doubt, what you see for you are gradually getting deeper into a past life. Accept everything and believe that this will bring out some truly insightful information for you.

2. The Pathway prayer process

You need to read out the pathway prayer loudly to access the records. The Pathway Prayer Process is a simple method that anyone can use with intention to get information from spirit about themselves and others.  Once you read the prayer, you will be walking down a hallway or a bridge that will lead you to a grand Victorian or ancient library. Once you reach the library there will be a librarian as well. I usually see a short man with a kind face whenever I have gone to the library.

Some people have told me they see an old lady with a sweet face as their librarian. The point is, there are some kind and compassionate souls who have been put in charge of the library and they will appear to you. You will have to ask for your akashic records book and it will be a hard bind book with yellowish pages. There may also be somegold lining on the book.

You need to open the book and you will see some moving images in the book. There may also be some date. Keep flipping through the pages. Some pages may be blank. Don’t get disheartened.

The pathway prayer process takes time and practice.

3. The Reiki Way

This is probably the easiest way to access the records. Do some deep breathing to calm your mind. Say a prayer to the Reiki guides, Ascended masters and Lords of the Akashic records to see your past life. Mention the reason you want to see. For instance you can say “What do I need to know about this situation in my present life that has connection with my past life/lives?”

Invoke the distance healing symbol and ask it to connect you to the particular past life memory you need to see. You may actually see nothing, or you may hear or feel something. Notice the ideas or thoughts that come to you. These will be messages from the Akashic realm to answer your question.

It is simple but not easy. Also, as you know Intention is everything!

Ananya Sen

Ananya Sen

Ananya Sen is an Usui and Karmic Reiki Teacher and is also certified in Magnified Healing. She teaches and reads the Akashic Records, Oracle, Tarot and Angel cards. She is highly aura sensitive and gifted with claircognizant abilities. She lives in Bangalore, India. Ananya can be reached via her email address ananyasen8112@gmail.com. You can also follow her page on facebook.com/Zino-Athens.

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  • ranjani May 23, 2014, 4:33 am

    Thank you so much Ananya di for this wonderful article. its really mind blowing and gotta know some new topic. one thing can everyone practise the same steps or only a reiki master should do theses.

    pls advise.



    • ananya June 20, 2014, 4:06 pm

      Anyone can practice Ranjani !! all the best

  • Varun June 24, 2014, 2:24 pm

    Hi Ananya,
    I have been trying to access the records without much success.What should I do?

    • ananya June 24, 2014, 5:43 pm

      Varun, are you into Reiki or some sort of spiritual arts? The records are easier to access if you have some spiritual connection so to speak !!

      if not you have to practice a bit more or I can do a reading for you

  • Anil Gur July 18, 2014, 2:34 pm

    Thanks Ananya ji… for sharing this information, it is very useful for healing past lives issues which may be causing some physical problem or hinderence in your spritual path.

    • ananya July 18, 2014, 2:40 pm

      thanks for reading my articles Anil Gur !!
      I meditate and send a weekly guidance message every sunday via email free of charge… this contains messages from Reiki, angels and the universe..it gives an idea of what the coming week is going to be like

      I would like very much if you subscribe…send me an email at zinoathens@gmail.com saying you would like to get the free guidance

  • Rosarin August 21, 2014, 3:43 pm

    Thank you for a very interesting article!

  • Lisa August 21, 2014, 11:45 pm

    Hello Ananya, i would like to know the pathway prayer so I can practise this, thank you so much, <3

    • Nicole September 23, 2014, 5:01 am

      Lisa, you can find it in Linda Howe’s book on the Akashic Records. It needs instruction, so it shouldn’t be reproduced here.

  • Mona Sanjay September 19, 2014, 3:03 am

    Hi Ananya …good morning
    i am into reiki and crystal healings , i learnt long back but because of studies n after marriage family n all couldnt do all tat …but from last few yrs m into meditation n gradually startd practicing reiki and crystals …as i used to c past flashes n it was v painful n thy al disturbg my present life ..then i approched PLR lady n did few session n found tat the flashes qhich i used to c thy r all from my past n so my journey start s ….it was amazing somewhere i felt tat my hunger of search has gettg fue…can u pls do the reading for me ?l

  • Mona Sanjay September 19, 2014, 3:06 am

    Mreading ur articles from last few weeks thy r good n m happy to revise it …todaya akahik record so again feels like lets unfolt the question s in my mind …but u know i feel healing is must after such sessions and reiki works v well for tat……thanx for sharing …can u pls do the reading for me ..

    • ananya September 19, 2014, 4:42 am

      Hi, you can mail me your questions at zinoathens@gmail.com… there will be a small reading fee

      • Dong September 28, 2016, 12:28 am

        I tried your email and it got rejected. Please contact me via my email dvle2@yahoo.com

  • Mary September 23, 2014, 3:46 am

    Hello Ananya!
    I’d like to subscribe to your e-letters.
    Thank you

  • Gracy September 23, 2014, 7:34 am

    Dear Ananya,

    Loved your article on Akashic Records!
    I’m too on my spiritual journey and the other side of life has always interested me since my younger days….I would love to know more on the Akashic Records, could you recommend if you know a good Akashic Record keeper based in Pune? I would really appreciate!

    And yes, i would love to receive your free quidance via email…

    Love & Light

    • ananya September 23, 2014, 8:52 am

      Hi, the akashic records are not physical records, they are virtual records which means they are in space. What you may be requiring is an Akashic records reader and I do not know anyone in Pune who does it..

      you can ask me to do a records reading for you for a small fee.. mail me at zinoathens@gmail.com

  • Gracy September 23, 2014, 7:47 am

    Dear Ananya,

    I had a question to ask!

    Is Akashic Record same as Naadi reading?

    Love & Light

  • Karen Harrigan September 23, 2014, 7:51 am

    Hi Ananya, I would like to subscribe to your e mails thank you. I am a reiki master but am having trouble opening up to my intuitive and psychic abilities. At reiki II I began to open up but wasn’t ready. That was about 15 years ago. I have more knowledge and understanding now of who I really am and would love to know what is blocking me. I have done much cleansing of myself. Can you help? X

  • ananya September 23, 2014, 8:59 am

    Hi, please check if you’re affected by any negative energies or entities.. I scanned your aura, looks like your crown and third eye has a blockage…read this article of mine and do these checks


  • Meenakshi Bhosale September 28, 2014, 9:49 pm

    Hi! Ananya,

    I recently came across your article on akashic record and process to access it.

    I have learnt reiki level- I , i want to know the purpose of my life and path of life.

    Can you do my akashic reading and also scan my chakras to check whether its clear or not.

    Also want to subscribe for e-letters.
    Please guide and help.

    • Kat February 6, 2016, 8:55 am

      We dont have a “path” so much but come each time to learn a process. If our soul needs to learn compassion then in that life that is a life lesson. If our soul feels it needs to learn about giving it will have that as a life lesson. Each is about learning and growing

  • Dawn October 24, 2014, 3:25 am

    What is the pathway prayer??

  • Sharmila Rao. October 24, 2014, 7:18 am

    Hi Ananya…is it possible for you to do a reading for me…if so please let me know how and when and about the charges….thnx…

  • Shaheen October 24, 2014, 1:33 pm

    I have done my level 3 in Reiki is it possible by doing reiki and finding out past birth

  • Ruth October 25, 2014, 2:34 am

    I took reiki 2 years ago and didn’t do much with it at that time. I’ve been struggling very much in life and want advice on how to get started again and what I should be doing to get out of this rutt?

  • Paula November 24, 2014, 11:45 pm

    This is very interesting. However what is the pathway prayer that should be recited? How is it that you can read someone else record without permission? And, if disclosed to you, what can you do to heal them?

    • Nicole November 24, 2014, 11:49 pm

      Paula, the Pathway Prayer is available in Linda Howe’s first book on the Akashic Records. No one should be able to access another’s records without their permission.

    • ananya November 25, 2014, 12:23 pm

      Hi, you cannot access the records without the other person’s consent. Mostly, people who want you to read the records for them and are ready for the wisdom to come in to their lives, will be sent to you. Healing happens when you read the records.

      Once you understand the records, healing happens in that person’s life. To give you an example I had a certain quality in me that I wanted to change, and when I accessed the records, change almost immediately started happening in my life. Today it’s been 4 months already since I accessed that memory and I’m happy to tell you I no longer possess that trait

  • sheila November 25, 2014, 11:01 am

    Many years ago I was in this library during a meditation. At that time I was unaware of what it meant and did not know that I shd ask . THe feeling of being within this hallowed library nd being sown rows and rows of ancient books is undescribable. Have not been there again . Is this a missed opportunity.Have had vision of ArcAngel Michael, of Hindu Gods..even tho I am catholic by birth.I am in awe of these experiences and have not told anyone except my Reike Master who attuned me.

    • ananya November 25, 2014, 12:26 pm

      Hi, maybe you can start tuning back to this library. I feel most of us are capable of accessing the Akashic library, since we all have the same spiritual gifts…however for some it comes easier than others. You may be one of them!

  • Allie December 28, 2014, 1:19 am

    Hello Ananya I have read this piece on pathway prayer process and it says to say in order to go into the akashic records. It does not show the prayer. How do I get the prayer? Thank you

  • Karen April 20, 2015, 7:11 pm

    Linda Howe did not rediscover the Akashic records! She studied with Mary Parker then developed her own method of accessing the records. Edgar Cayce did extensive work in the records. Wikipedia has an excellent article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Akashic_records.

    Please do your research and do not spread mis-information.

    • EILEEN January 28, 2017, 2:59 pm

      Thank you Karen I was going to say the same thing. Misinformation presented here.

  • sushma sharma April 28, 2015, 2:00 pm

    Good..I liked it…. I have done till 3rd level of Reiki… also past life therapy n hypnotism. But not able to do practice coz of my job… n sometimes I feel my Reiki isn’t working….How can I check?

    • Kat February 6, 2016, 8:53 am

      If you were attund in person with a good Master/Teacher that was also taught in person. You will always have Reiki it never goes. It may not feel as strong if you arent using it. Remember to always do your daily treatments and practice every day. Work with it or not its always there it never goes.

  • Ronit June 8, 2015, 12:57 pm

    Dear Ananya,

    Please stop misguiding people, the fairy tales are really attracting, it is not so easy to read your own past life records…the steps you have shown are really funny…i might sound rude…but seriously thats the way…its sin to guide people in wrong direction. Stop doing it and stop making Reiki a business. Its a sin what you are doing.

    May god show u the right path.


    • Karen June 8, 2015, 4:26 pm

      “It is a sin?!!!” No it is not! Stop judging.

    • Kat February 6, 2016, 8:51 am

      In some ways yes you are right, you either have the gift of not its not really something you can teach. As there are many veils of the Akashic Records and seeing past lives is only one, some are psychic abilities, which again can only be what you have been given not taught. But isn’t a sin just some mis information.

  • Rinku June 8, 2015, 2:35 pm

    Thank you for teaching me.. It was best ever experience accessing part of my past life..

  • Ronit June 9, 2015, 4:46 am

    Dear Karen …i am not judging…i am stating…its a false process…and really if u all agree with her…then do it and let me knw how successful it was…i am not against anybody…i love reiki like you guys are…but i have seen few Reiki experts are making imaginary stories and publishing them…even i knw some of them who are not attuned to Third degree and claiming themselves as Grand masters…..I feel sad and disgusted when these people own life are messed up even after some much of experience and degree then who can someone preach others….Plz stop messing with peoples mind and stop messing with Reiki… I have no hatred or anger for anyone but dnt make false and imaginary stories…….its ok if u all disagree with me. Thanks and lost of love for all.

  • Sue December 1, 2015, 7:44 pm

    I enjoyed reading this thank you, I am looking forward to practicing the Reiki way x

  • Kat February 6, 2016, 8:48 am

    Not everyone can see their past lives, there are 26 veils of the Akashic Records and past lives are just one of them. So many people have a thought of “Oh, I feel a connection to Egypt so I must have been Cleopatra. But this is wrong you may have been in Egypt but maybe as builder or cook. I’ve been seeing past lives of my own and others for many years and its something that should be taken seriously and with love.

  • amandabridget1973 May 30, 2016, 8:15 pm

    Thank you Ananya – such a beautiful name. I have accessed some memories while my teacher did Reiki on me. The memories informed me of profound emotional pain, and guilt which seemed to big for this life’s experience. Experiencing what I needed to experience helped me let go and heal a relationship in this life. Quite beautiful. I have always hoped to be able to access the Akashic Records – perhaps your guidance will help! Namasté

  • Nikhelesh Sharma August 20, 2016, 8:21 am

    Hi Ananya,
    Nice article!
    Tried reaching through suggested mail, zinoathens@gmail.com …but it is not reachable.. failure delivery response. Please update it. Need urgent help.

  • Trixie February 15, 2017, 12:34 pm

    Hi Ananya! I have a very strong connection, but because of lots of trauma, I think it all got a bit warped and therefore I don’t really try to go any further. To be honest, I’m too darn scared, because I see and feel and smell all kinds of spirits and stuff and sometimes it’s real scary. But I do access some kind of “world” very often. If I close my eyes, I don’t see black. Ever. As a matter of fact, I have to concentrate very hard to see black in front of me. When meditating, I just try to focus on an image, such as a light or the torus energy field around me or something like that. But if I don’t concentrate, images flow past me like thousands of photos. I see the craziest of images – sometimes it’s animations, drawings, etc and sometimes I see faces or just random images: a tree, a flower, a house, etc. But I often see images that I don’t even recognize! I see various images of plants and animals that I’ve never seen before – not even in movies or on the internet. Sometimes the images are upside down or very funny and it makes me laugh. Sometimes there is a scary image or two. Sometimes a solution to a problem pops up and sometimes I see beautiful images for a wallpaper design or a painting (I am an artist, among many other things….). My boyfriend believes that I access the Akashic records, but I’m not too sure…. Any tips and/or advice?

  • Urvashi March 11, 2017, 2:09 pm

    Hi Ananya love reading your articles.i want my Akashic records reading done from you so please let me know the energy exchange for the reading?

  • Jyoti May 6, 2017, 7:30 am

    Hi Ananya
    Your email and website do not work. I am trying to send you an enquiry. Please reply at my email. Thanks!

  • Paula July 8, 2017, 9:58 am

    I am attuned to Reiki, but I used the Pathway Prayer. I couldn’t see steps , a bridge, books or a librarian. What should I do?

  • santushti February 28, 2019, 1:45 pm


    Does. anyone has contact details of Ananya Sen, as every time I send a mail at the address given, it bounces back.

    thanks & best wishes

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