Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Scripture, Karmic Debt, and Past Lives


Timeless Wisdom for Contemporary Questions:

Questions and Answers about the Book “How To Read the Akashic Records”

Question:
Are the Akashic Records the same thing that is referred to in scripture about how your name is written in a Book?

Linda:
Psalm 139 talks about that the hairs on your head are counted, and that even before you were born, it was all recorded, so to speak. Everything has been known. Absolutely, it is referred to in scripture. It is referred to in both the Old Testament and the New Testament. We find in Revelation there is reference to the Book of Life or the Book of God’s Remembrance. That is the Akashic Record. So it is really not far away at all from our basic Judeo-Christian tradition, here in the West.

Even in the Jewish tradition, for the high holidays, for Yom Kippur, there is reference to the Akashic Record, in that once a year God opens the Book. The Book is open and God looks and says, “How did you do this year?” It is the Atonement. It is a very sacred and religious tradition that has been observed for thousands of years. So the Akashic Records are not very far away from us.

The word “Akasha” is a Sanskrit word which means, “primary substance – that from which all things are formed.” It is Sanskrit, so it’s Eastern. But the Akashic Record, itself, is universal in its availability and it shows up in a variety of traditions all over the world all through time.

Follow-Up:
It’s great to hear that you can access these things, because growing up you think that this is something that nobody can access until the day that they pass away, and on that day there’s an angel that stands there and reads your Records and tells you everything that you need to know about yourself, and then decides whether you are going to Heaven or Hell, which is the way we were brought up and taught through Christianity and most religions. Does it also deal with karmic debt?

Linda:
Yes. We are now at the time in history when every one of us is entitled to and has the right to have a conscious relationship with their own soul.

This is the time. This is the very time when that is to happen, and that is why the Record is now being made available to people like us, just regular people. We don’t have to be mystics, we don’t have to be scholars, we don’t have to go sit on top of the mountain for five years and starve ourselves. We don’t have to do any of that, which is terrific.

We don’t have to wait until the moment of judgment when the angel is going to tell us. This is the time where we work very consciously, deliberately, with intention to know our own soul, to have a conscious relationship with the Light. As a collective, we are moving out of our spiritual childhood really into spiritual maturity, where we have the opportunity to be in direct relationship with our own spiritual authority. Where we get to call the shots – we get to say, Listen, it’s time for me to wake up. I want to be awake. I can handle the responsibility, we all can. It is our time.

Up until I came into the Records, I thought karmic debt meant I have been so terrible, it will take me lifetimes to clean this mess up, and every mistake I have made is being held against me. Basically, it was going to take at least one eternity to kind of clear the ledger. What happened is that as I have worked in the Record I have come to understand that karma is not what I thought it was.

The Record is a realm that is governed by spiritual principles, and the three principles that govern the Akashic Record are Judge Not, Resist Not, and Fear Not. In this culture of the absolutes of the Akasha, it makes for a completely safe and loving and generous experience. So that when I go into the Records, it’s not about what a rat I was, it is about that I am good. I am good, you are good, we are all good. The journey through time is about coming to know our own goodness, not to find out what a big schmuck I am. Even though some of the choices I have made that I might think are dumb, or why did I do that to myself or another, what I see in the Record is that every action has been an effort to come to know the goodness. Every mistake I have made, every limiting pattern that I have been attached to has all been an effort to move into the Light. I have come to understand karmic debt as I understand the journey through time in the Records, it is a journey of coming to know that no matter what I have done or failed to do, that the Divine Presence is with me always and loves me no matter what, and that I cannot escape the love of God, and that is not what I thought it was going to be about.

We were raised with some pretty harsh ideas. You are not good enough, you have to earn, and it goes on and on. And even as we have awaked as a culture, we have transferred the old ways into New Age ideas. If you just get the system right, it is going to be fine. The truth of the matter is that it is not a matter of good management; we are loved no matter what. And that is a crazy idea when I think of it, and it is something that I am always growing into, and that is the great journey of the soul through time: coming to know my own goodness and the goodness of everyone else. This is like outrageous!

Question:
Do animals have Akashic Records?

Linda:
Sure, and you can open up the Records of animals, but they are a little different than people. They do not have the same level of awareness, they are a little different. But can you do it? Absolutely. You can open the Records of anyone or anything with a name. The animal has a soul. What is interesting, too, Isis, some people are very effective, they have a strong connection to animals, and they can open the Records of their pets and the pets of others to really get healing information and guidance and wisdom. There are others who will try to open up the Records of an animal and not get very far.

What we are seeing with the work in the Records at this point in time is that there are so many ways for people to work in the Records, and we are just discovering what works, what doesn’t work, what is useful, what is not, but what we are also seeing is that some people are really great at reading the Records of animals and some people are not. Some people are really great at reading the Records of places, like you could open the Records of sacred sites, if you wanted to.

Follow-Up:
So everything on planet Earth, or even everything in the solar system? I’m assuming that if this is happening here, it must be happening everywhere in the solar system. So basically, you are saying that there is a kind of – for lack of a better term – a cosmic computer, if you will, that records every single action.

Linda:
That is actually a very good understanding, the idea of the cosmic computer. It is fascinating to me that the growth, development, and awareness of the Akashic Record has run alongside the growth, development, and the usefulness of the internet and computers. As within, so without. These two are traveling pretty much neck and neck, which is, I think, just fascinating.

Every time we have expansions in internal awareness, we see that reflected in the world, and we see the growth of the internet. You can think of the Records as the Spiritual Google, you really can, because everything is in there – everything that has been, everything that is going on now, and everything that will be.

Once you leave an ordinary state of consciousness and move into an extraordinary state of consciousness, time as we know it collapses. From a Records point of view, if something happened yesterday or 1,000 years ago, it is in there. To us it’s a big deal, but from a Records point of view, it’s all in there.

Now, it is important to know that the truth of the matter is that we do not need to know everything about everything now, so we always work from the present. The point of power is always in the present. We can use the Records as a resource for our healing, for our consciousness development, for our empowerment, but we always have to start with the present.

The Records are very much concerned with having a Heavenly consciousness as we walk the Earth plane. It is really so that our ordinary everyday life issues: work and money, health, relationships, family, all of this really is in some ways very important in the Record, because it is through our human journey that we come to know the Divine Presence. It is not by leaving the human journey, but by allowing ourselves to be human, moving through our humanity we will encounter the Divine. The Record is the space where Heaven and Earth meet.

You asked about the solar system, the truth of the matter is that anyone who wanted to could open the Records of the planets. You could open the Records of the solar system, but you will only get what is yours to know. I may not need to know anything about the planet Mars, but you might open the Records of Mars and get all kinds of stuff. So we don’t know. We are just in the discovery phase, and this is really very exciting to me.

Question:
Have you ever heard of cleaning the Akashic Records or removing attachments and things of that nature? I saw one person and they said like everything that they were doing at one point, after the Akashic Records reading everything changed for them. Like the relationship that they were in, they left the relationship; other attachments and other friendships that they had were immediately removed from the individual. So I was wondering if you can give me some clarification on that.

Linda:
All work in the Records is healing work. It is all energy healing, and the way energy moves is on the spoken word. Now, we know that energy moves on the word. We know that “In the beginning was the Word.” We know the importance of the word.

In the Akashic Records, everything is amplified. We are looking at who you are through the lens, really, of your soul. As we tell the truth about what is going on, that which no longer supports you – it is almost like puncturing a tire and letting the air out. It is like it goes flat. If something is no longer true for you, does not support you, is not good for you, as we tell the truth that is in the Records, this shift occurs.

So what can happen like if we do a reading, we know that in the course of an hour is your whole life changed in the physical? No, but what changes is your relationship to it. Because that which is no longer current, it is almost like we let the air out of that, and as we speak the truth of the moment, it brings life to it, it amplifies it. So, yes, as you go forward after the reading, you may have a very different relationship with your life. Those things that you have really been struggling with, the struggle can go.

Now, this is not magic. So what happens is, if what you have to do is leave your job, if that is really the next right step, and that is revealed in your Records, nobody is going to do it for you unless you get lucky and they fire you; right? The truth is that you still have to act in congruence with what you know to be true. There is the level of knowing, and then there is the level of action. On a spiritual journey, they both count; we have to do both, because this is the physical plane.

Everything can certainly shift, but we cannot undo what has happened. I’ve been working in the Records a long time. If somebody got hit by a car, they got hit by a car, but what can shift is the relationship to the experience. So instead of knowing it as a devastation, we can actually come to see how this was supportive from the level of the soul.

What we see in the Records is how our experiences support us coming into a conscious relationship with our own soul and the Divine. If I look at an experience in my life, and I am condemning it – oh, this is terrible, I was stupid, they were stupid, everybody was wrong – negativity is like Velcro in the energy world. You cannot get rid of something you condemn.

And we know that scripturally. If you release somebody, they are free. That’s the law. In the Records we work with that. We move energy as we speak. We tell the truth, and those whom we release are released, and those whom we bind our bound – within us.

After a reading, we go forward and we are tremendously relieved. If we can make peace and come to a point where we Judge Not, Resist Not, and Fear Not – remember the three absolutes of the Records. We have to get used to that. We live in a very judgmental culture, and we live in a fear-driven culture, especially the last eight years. So much has been fear driven.

If you start working from a place of Fear Not, Judge Not, Resist Not, your relationship to everything that has happened changes. Terrible things happen. Terrible things have been happening to human beings since the beginning of time. This is not personal. This is universal. The human journey is, “Can I know the truth about myself when I am imperfect? Can I know the truth about others when they are imperfect? Can I stop judging and let life be what it is?”

The great Masters were not hitting people over the head with the Book. Jesus did not go to towns and say to people, “You people are a bunch of idiots; you’ve got to get with it.” He didn’t say that. He was like, “You guys are great, and I’ll see you later. You’ll get it when you get it, and in the meantime, you’re cool with me.” He really lived this.

That is our opportunity to have the experience within our own Records and then to begin to see life through that lens. There is no reason to try to erase something from the Records once we see how it has been good for us. Sometimes it’s like, “Oh, that was really a bad situation, but the truth is, that was the most love that I could allow myself to have at that point in time.” Is that sad? Yes. But the journey is growing into, getting used to greater and greater experiences of love, self-respect, dignity.

Question:
It seems to me that whenever you are looking at the Akashic Records, that things are being looked at on a much broader level than say the 3-D, material world that we currently live in at this time. Pretty much, it seems to me that we’re here to have experiences, and in the Akashic Records we see how those experiences have shaped our lives for us to learn certain lessons and so forth and so on. Is it possible to read past lives? Like does the Akashic Records cover everything concerning you?

Linda:
The Akashic Record is not a fishpond of past lives. What happens is that past lives are revealed as it supports us in the present.

Let’s say that I’m having a difficult situation with one of my sisters. I always start with the present, so I go into the Records and I say, “What is going on? I don’t understand this; it doesn’t make sense. We love each other, but we have this difficulty. What is up? Where did this start? What can I do about it? “

So I go into the Records looking for the solution to a problem in my life today, and what I find out – I may see it, I may hear something, I may have a sense of it, but I’ll have this awareness that in another place and time we are fighting over a set of dishes 1,000 years ago. As opposed to me going into my Records and saying, “tell me my past lives.” Well, why? It has to be for a purpose.

It’s not just let’s go look at our past lives. No. This is an infinite spiritual resource for our empowerment and our consciousness development. We don’t need to know all of our past lives. We only need to know the ones that are relevant today, and that is what comes forward in the Record. So we see how unresolved issues from other lifetimes affect us today. We also see that there may have been another time where I was in a situation – let’s say I want to be a better manager, and I go into my Records and say “I need to know how to be a better manager of people. I need some help with this. Please give me guidance.” What may come forward is that there was another lifetime where I was a very good manager of people. The wisdom of other incarnations can become available to us today, and that is fabulous. Yes, there are unresolved issues with people from other times and places, but also, we have been moving through time gathering wisdom and insight and understanding, and this puts us in a position to integrate that into our present day consciousness; to integrate this very deliberately and very consciously, and then to use what we’ve been learning over the centuries. So, yes, there are a couple of different ways to use past lives.

Question:
How people can tell the difference between dreams about past lives and fictional scenarios that help them in their present life?

Linda:
The truth is, nothing can come into your awareness unless you are already related to it. You wouldn’t even have a dream – the dream state is another dimension of consciousness. Nothing can come into your awareness unless you are already related to it. It is an energetic impossibility.

If you say, “Oh, it’s fictional.” Well, is it really? And does it matter? I know that you could not even fathom it unless you were already somehow connected. You can go out into the world, and you will always meet the people that you will meet. There are some people that you can be standing right next to, and they are completely invisible to you, and you to them, because you are not energetically resonating. It is the same thing with our dreams, our perceptions of other times and places, our understandings, only what is ours can be revealed to us.

Follow-Up:
Dreams are indeed layers or dimensions of consciousness. Are you suggesting that all dreams are facets of past lives or future possibilities?

Linda:
I’m not a dream expert at all. What I am suggesting is that you could not dream about them unless you were already somehow connected. And here’s the thing about other dimensions of consciousness. Time as we know it on the Earth plane – once you are in a dream, time collapses the same way as it does in a spiritual state, like in the Records.

So, is it the future? Is it the past? Who knows? We have many people who have really prophetic dreams. Everybody has somebody in their life that when they have a dream, we all sit up and listen, because there are some people who have a very strong connection to the dream state. And sometimes it is very much about the future, and sometimes it is not.

Question:
Is the Akashic Records something that you can access to find out about the future?

Linda:
What we get in the Records is not like predetermined, you have to go to Jamaica, and you have to do blah, blah. It’s much more about possibilities and probabilities. It is not about absolutes. This is not some tablet carved in stone that you absolutely must move to the West Coast, or the East Coast, or wherever. It is about who you are as an evolving being. It’s about what are better possibilities for knowing yourself, and what are the ways in which you can experience more love, and allow more love to come through you to share more love. And whether that is in Florida or the Bahamas, it doesn’t matter. What we see in the Records – this is not an oracle that will tell you that you absolutely have to do this or you have ruined your life. What we get in the Records is, “try as you might, you can never ruin your life. Are you ready to take the next step in growing into a richer state of self-love and love for others? Are you ready for more forgiveness?”

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Past Lives, Self Confidence, and Readings for Others


Timeless Wisdom for Contemporary Questions:
Questions and Answers about the Book “How To Read the Akashic Records”


Question:
I work a lot with animals, nature, outdoors – always have been connected to it, and I have always been connected to music and helping others. I was curious about past lives. I’d like to find out if there’s a common thread in what I’ve been doing all the way along; if I’m on the right path. I’ve met a lot of people along my journey who have been very inspirational to me. I’m just very curious, like a sponge at the moment, wanting to know more. And I have just started reading your book.

Linda:
When it is time, it is as if everything shows up. That really is true. When the student is ready, the teacher appears, and we really see that. And yet, there is a certain level of awareness. People come to the Akashic Records as a result of that inner prompting. It is that inner call, and it is the prompting of your soul really saying it is time to know your own soul in a very rich and conscious way.

Working in the Records, what we find, all of your past lives are in there, for better or worse – no, actually, they are all good! Working with the Pathway Prayer Process, the past lives are revealed as they support your healing in the present.

When you go into your Record, the best way to access past life information is to go in asking about something in your present life. And you want to ask questions that are really open-ended, because you always get more. Those are richer questions, they mine the Record. They are more effective when working in the Record. Why am I so drawn to working with animals? Where is that from? That is a question that you take into your Records – and there are a gazillion possibilities. The past lives that are useful to you will be revealed.

What we see often with people with particular talents is that you have done similar work in other lifetimes, and it may be that this incarnation is about taking your gift to the next level.

Follow-up:
That is the way I have always felt, and my grandparents have always encouraged that, and they were very amazing people, and I have learned a lot from that, and I have been blessed to have spent a lot of time with my grandparents.

Linda:
That’s wonderful. This is a wonderful place from which to work in the Records. Within the Akashic Record, everything is in the present. When we move from one dimension of reality, like an ordinary state of consciousness, to an extraordinary state of consciousness, time as we know it collapses and everything is immediately available.

So from an Akashic Records point of view, past lives in some ways are not that big of a deal. Part of our work as practitioners is to discover how are these things revealed to me? When we work in the Records, some people are very visual and see a lot; some people are audial and hear. Many of us have what we call a sense of knowing. Most people have the sense of knowing. In the Records, as we put words to what we are experiencing or what things seem like, as we begin to articulate our experience in the Records, the energy moves. Energy moves on the spoken word. I think that’s one of the first rules we learn about with energy, that energy moves on the spoken word. So we want to be careful about the kinds of words we use, and we want to be conscious of words that we think as well as what we speak.

As we describe situations, the energy shifts. As we tell the truth about old ideas and old patterns, we are actually relieved of them. It is almost like in speaking there is a dissolving of things that don’t fit anymore; old patterns, old ideas.

Question:
A few weeks ago I got your book, and I read right through it. Now I’m going back and re-reading the first half about how to open my own Records. I am having difficulty opening the Records, or thinking that I can open the Records. I keep trying, and I haven’t been able to, and I wonder what is in the CD set that may be different.

Linda:
We have two things to talk about here. The first is what will really support you in shifting into your Records deeper? And the other thing is the CD set. I love the book, but with the book, it’s like do this, do that. It’s a how-to book, and sometimes I find that it can be very challenging to simultaneously try to manage the instructions and have the experience. Where if you are listening to the CDs, when you are listening, you are actually being led through it, so that the pressure of “which step do I do now?” is off of you.

Follow-up:
I know what the process is, the way it is spelled out in the book. I did have a question about the light. Is the light – does it matter if it is golden or white?

Linda:
It makes no difference. That’s interesting, because different people – there are different qualities of light that are made apparent to different people. For some it is very golden, and others report more of a violet hue. The basic color of the light is white, and there are certainly overtones.

There are two things that I would recommend. First, I think it can be very helpful if you just get a notebook and take some questions into the Records, and just ask whatever your questions are, looking for insight. Don’t look for predictions. Look for insight or greater understanding. I would like to understand this relationship better, or that situation. Then just open your Records and jot down whatever it seems like. Don’t evaluate it while you’re doing it. Then close your Records and don’t read it for about a week. Everyday go in, and take a fresh piece of paper and just ask a question or two and write down what it seems like. No evaluation, no judging. Do this every day, and then about a week or 10 days later take a look and re-read and see what it says.

One of the things that happens when we are in the Records is that it can seem very natural, if you are having a more conscious awareness of your own soul.

Follow-up:
Do I write the question down before I open the Records, then?

Linda:
Either way. I know this happens for me all of the time. When I’m working in my Records, I’ll think, “What’s the big deal?” This just makes sense, or it seems so obvious. But then I will come back a week later, and I’m flipping through my notes, and I read it and I think, “God, that’s really good!” I realize that when I have a little distance from it, my perception changes. I would really urge you to do that.

The other thing that I would recommend is to offer to read the Records of another person. Now, you don’t want to scare the daylights out of yourself, and you do not want to put unnecessary pressure on yourself. Go to someone and say, “I’m learning how to do this, and I would like to try it.” What I’ve seen so much is that for many of us, opening the Records of another person, being in the Records from the perspective of serving another will open up our own Records more.

There’s a whole group of people who do excellent work in the Records for others, but their work in their own Records is not as vivid. It does not have much phenomena or sensation. The guidance is valuable and rich, but when they work on the Records of another, it is a much more dramatic process.

Question:
I’ve gotten your book over the weekend and I absolutely loved it. I read it straight through. I opened the Records up one time without asking any questions. Right now I’m working as a kinesiologist and I do energy work on my clients. I get good knowing, clear, cognizant information for my clients when I’m working on them, and I also get good information for myself on my own. I call it a download. I kind of wake up with it in the morning. One of the problems that I’m having, I have a lot of self-doubt, and I found that I’m going into the Records for self-serving purposes, and I’m looking for validation like, Is this true? Do I really have these abilities? I’m always looking for validation. How can that interfere with accessing my Records or somebody else’s?

Linda:
Self-doubt is just the worst, and it interferes. First of all, it is okay if you have self-doubt, we all have it. Think of it as a spiritual practice. I am going to go into the Records, and while I am in the Records, I will take my attention off of myself and my abilities, and my performance, and I will focus on the question. I will focus my attention on that which I seek.

It is a discipline. It is an ongoing challenge for every Akashic Record practitioner. There is an old saying, “By your fruits you shall be known.” You want to take your attention off the “how you are doing” and put it on “what kind of guidance am I getting?” If you are opening the Records of another person, you want to put your attention on them. “How can I help them?” And work with that as a way to get some of this stress, to overcome this obstacle.

Sometimes I think that it does not matter if I doubt myself or not; I can still be useful. My usefulness, your usefulness, does not depend upon you having complete conviction in yourself. It just means that in the moment you are willing to take the next step. In the moment you are willing to extend yourself just a little bit more than ever before. In the moment you are willing to put your attention on the service involved, rather than the process. Whether it is the Pathway Prayer Process or other energy work, the processes are fascinating, but they are methods. They are a means to an end, and the end is to receive more understanding, more wisdom, and compassion than ever before.

I think you nailed it. Self-doubt is an ongoing challenge for people who work in the Records, and in any service to others.

Follow-up:
Do you have any suggestions on questions to ask the Masters about how I can better be able to step into those fears? How would I phrase that in a good way to help me overcome that?

Linda:
It sounds like you just formed a great question to ask in your Records. “Can you please help me to overcome my fears? Show me how to move beyond my self-doubt. Help me to know how to be more useful.”

Question:
I’ve only been in the Records one time. While I normally get things either clairaudiently or a knowing, when I went into the Records, I was seeing a lot of things – flashes of things. Is it common for work in the Akashic Records to be completely different than any other experience?

Linda:
The Records always come to us in a way that challenges us to grow. So if you’re a person who always sees, you may not see anything. There are a lot of people who are visual artists who expect to see, because that is their nature, and they hear, or they have a sense of knowing. The Records always come to us in a way that challenges us to go to the next level, to explore greater knowing. So this happens all of the time.

Question:
I have been having past life memories for about six years, and I have also been getting some readings on other people – I do not do it purposely. So when I actually went through the process I was amazed, because that is basically what I’ve been doing, but it was much more powerful using your process. I guess I had been tapping in without realizing it. You mentioned that you have to ask people to do a reading, which I understood. But if I’m dealing with a problem with a person, is it all right if I just ask them to come forth on a soul level?

Linda:
No. Leave them alone. When you go into your own Records, let’s say you are dealing with a relationship issue with another person. When you ask from within your own Records for guidance or illumination, asking for help in a relationship situation, your own Masters, Teachers, and Loved Ones will bring to your awareness that which you need to know about the other person. There is so much about other people that is frankly none of our business. What you need to understand so that you can heal will be revealed to you. Then you will have a shift, and in your everyday life, your challenge then is to be different, to be healed in that relationship, which will happen. In the Records, we do not – that’s different work where you go in and meet with the soul of another person. There is just no reason to do that. The truth is, what you need to know about others will be revealed to you in a way that is useful to you in solving your problem, and that is the way to look at it.

Here’s the truth. Every relationship issue we have is not about what is happening between us. It is about what is happening within us. Every relationship issue is an externalization, a manifestation of some incongruence within our own awareness. In the Records, we work within our own soul and our own relationship there. As we resolve any of our own internal conflicts, misperceptions, misunderstandings, distortions, our relationships with others come to peace. Then if, indeed, you need to have a conversation with another person, you are coming from a place of being healed, and it is very powerful and effective for you and for them, as well. So it is a different angle.

It is a different angle. I am excited to hear this about you finding the prayer, because it will enable you to work in the Records at will, and how fabulous is that? It will also give you a lot more authority. Especially for people who are very sensitive to energies, it can be very challenging to walk around in the world getting hits about everybody else. This way is like “Wait a second, don’t bother me right now, I’m at the movie.” This way gives you more authority in your relationship with the Divine Spirit, and that is great.

Once you begin doing Akashic Records readings for other people, we call it the 30-day grace period. In that 30-day period, it is a good idea not to collect money. You have the option of going to people and saying, “Listen, I’m learning how to do this, please let me read your Records. “

After the first 30 days, you can say, “I’m learning how to read the Akashic Records, and if you would ever want a reading, please let me know.” And then we let it go. Because you never want anyone to have a reading unless it is their choice. This is a very adult, intimate work, and we want everyone to step into the work of their own accord, and we honor that. You want to have a chance to practice.

I have been making a living reading other people’s Akashic Records, and you can certainly do that. In the beginning, give yourself a chance to read other people without having to figure out how much money do I charge? Just give yourself a chance to be in the Records, to experience the energy, to learn about how it works for you.

The other idea is that you do not want to mix working in the Akashic Records with other systems during the first 30 days. You really want to know how this energy works with you before you start mixing it with other things. People mix it all the time with different systems. People open the Records and read astrology charts. People open the Records and look at the Tarot. People open the Records and do many, many different practices, and they are a wonderful support for some people, and for other people it doesn’t work. So you just experiment.