was shown a book, he said, because humans expect knowledge
to come in this garb.
He could have easily been shown a beam of light.
This reminds me of the Kabbalistic concept which
states that the Bible was really an energetic blueprint
that was put into the garment of a book because we live
in a world of garments, and physical matter is what we
would be shown the aspect of the book, which would be
most relevant at that time to the person receiving the
would be given once the person had applied the information
is an important precept for people who come for continued
readings without heeding the advice already gained and
then feel disappointed that they still haven't gotten
what they wanted.)
fact, "getting what you want" is not necessarily the point
of our existence.
Cayce said we are co-creators with the divine.
We've been granted free will and that free will
allows us to choose how we will respond to people and
situations; and those responses begin to build our possible
say possible futures because Cayce reminded us that nothing
was fixed in stone.
Our free will allows us to make decisions about
how we will live our lives.
Thus, we need never remain the victims of circumstances.
Todeschi reminds us that karma, the law of cause and effect,
is not a law of forced victimization.
A reading can warn us about tendencies, patterns,
ways of thinking and being that are creating circumstances
we dislike. "Mind
is the builder," Cayce said.
Indeed, at times it was difficult for him to perceive
if something in the akashic records was a thought or an
action; they were so energetically close.
the stories related in the book is one about a Cayce client
called Anna. Anna
had initially requested a physical reading (a health reading),
providing no information beyond her name and birth date.
From this scant information, Cayce was able to help her
transform her relationship with Vera, her sister in this
life, by relating how in a past life Anna had "stolen"
In their current life, Vera felt no compunction
about stealing from Anna or being cruel to her and this
had pained Anna deeply.
past life in which Anna was a dance hall girl opens for
us a way of seeing karma.
In that life, Anna selfishly pursued what she wanted
for her own gratification despite what it meant for others.
Her mother in her current life had been the Madame
at that saloon but she saw her role as a way station for
others, a place where they could be helped to find their
way. In this
life, Anna's mother had the reputation of being an angel,
while Anna, on the other hand, had always been branded
a "loose woman."
both women had worked at the saloon, they approached their
work and their lives with radically different intentions,
and thus they created different impressions on the skein
of time and space.
have the innate ability to become conscious of and choose
our intentions, how we will see, act and be, despite our
Anna's case, once she was forewarned about a relationship
and its matrix, she was able to reinvent her way of being
with it in present day.
She could share with Vera what she learned from
Cayce and she could continue to align herself with the
ideals that brought more light and peace to her life.
fact, Cayce recommended that each of us set an ideal for
ourselves and use it as a personal guide and means to
measure our behavior.
For instance, if my ideal is love, then I can begin
to notice whether my thoughts and behavior fit with my
concept of love.
Previously it may have been easier to justify bitter
thoughts and actions if they seemed a suitable reaction
to another's behavior.
Thus, if I think, "you hate me," my automatic reaction
might be to hate you more, cut you off first, unless however,
my behavior is not a reaction but a conscious choice that
supports my ideal.
take up with souls from where we left off, only in present
time we may not know why we're have a particular interaction,
as was the case with Anna and her sister.
for Anna, what she learned from Cayce enabled her to
transform her relationships to such an extent that
it was Anna who took care of Vera during her last years.
In fact, 20 years of Anna's life were devoted to
the care of others and witnessing their transition.
She became a person who shared wisdom, insight
and love. Her
sister's dying words were, "let's always be sisters,"
clearly a miracle from where they'd begun.
situation offers us the opportunity for transformation,
to redefine and live by our ideals.
Cayce said it was not so much about what happened
to us as how we responded to it that defined our future.
As souls, we are like the prodigal son, temporarily
separated from the father, but ultimately meant to experience
unification with our source.
Do We Access the Akashic Records
ability to interpret the records was so profound that
he was even able to let one client know that the client's
real birthday was June 29th and not June 28th
as he'd grown up believing.
People have accessed these records in dreams, reverie
and hypnosis. "Cayce
told one woman (752-1) that the soul became aware of the
relevant information impressed on the Akashic Records
whenever that individual applied whatever knowledge she
or he possessed."
Todeschi compares each of us to a computer terminal that
is "plugged into the Akashic Records themselves.
Therefore, consciously or unconsciously, we are
always interacting with them.
consistently recommended prayer and meditation, and in
this instance encouraged us to use those tools not only
to develop greater serenity but also to become more in
synch with the higher vibrations on which the records
can also obtain a psychic reading from a talented sensitive.
However, we should keep in mind that just because
someone is psychic does not mean they don't have their
own agenda or slant on how they perceive energy and interpret
receiving this information from another, it's a good idea
to see if the information proves beneficial, even if that
information is initially hard to hear.
Mr. Todeschi states, "The Akashic Records are the impulse
that draws to us exactly what we need, exactly when we
need it. They
are the force that brings individuals together to learn
from one another.
They are the tool which enables individuals to
meet themselves and become the best they can be."
Frost once said, poetry is that thing that's lost in translation.
In some ways this is true with book digests, as
as much as we convey to you, there's an intangible which
can't be reduced down, and of course there is always information
that we're forced to leave out.
What I hope the digests do is encourage readers
to seek out the books and authors whose work resonates
Todeschi is just such an author for me and that's why
I was delighted to digest one of his books.
His style is straightforward, easy to follow and
Sometimes, on my own, I don't understand Cayce's
writing as well as I'd like to; however, when I read Kevin
Todeschi's work, I'm left with a sense of greater understanding,
of truly being able to enter the conversation in a way
I didn't have before.
particular book provided a voyage not only into the Akashic
records but also the mind and world of Edgar Cayce.
I came away from it feeling nurtured and informed.
an A.R.E. member and on the Edgar Cayce Panel of Professional
Intuitives, is the Associate Editor of Intuitive-Connections
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