Friday, April 30, 2010

Protection, Privacy, and Claustrophobia

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

Question:
I just wonder if you would comment on the different kinds of readings that people are used to. I personally have a lot of experience in doing clairvoyant readings, and when I open the Akashic Records, I don’t feel like I have to clear anything when I’m done, no matter how difficult the people or their issues.

Linda:
What happens when you use the Pathway Prayer Process, is the Prayer itself is your protection. Even though somebody might be upset – we’re people, we get upset. But what happens is that as the reader, you will not take it on. The Prayer is absolutely a protection, but it is not like a shield that is pushing things away. Instead, it is like a wall of Light, through which distress and emotional upset gets transmuted so that you can read somebody and never take their stuff on. So you can do a lot of readings for a lot of people who are upset, and it is not contagious. You can read people who are really having terrible difficulties and suffering and pain. You will feel for them in the way of having compassion and understanding of their difficulty, but you will not catch it.

Follow Up:
That is so wonderful, because I’ll tell you, I would never do a clairvoyant reading for some of the people who come for Akashic Records readings. There are like multiple things going on with people right now, and it would be overwhelming. I don’t feel overwhelmed at all. I feel energized.

Linda:
Right. What happens in this is that we are energized. We are really nurtured by the reading, and that is kind of funny for anybody who has done clairvoyant readings. Usually, we are used to our clairvoyants being so exhausted. You know, they do a reading or two and they have to go float in a tank or something because it is so overwhelming. This is radically different. That is wonderful.

Question:
When we do readings on friends, relatives, children that are over 18, is there ever a feeling that you are kind of too much into their privacy?

Linda:
On one hand, once you know how to read the Records, we want to be available to the people that we love; our friends, our relatives, anybody that we can help, anybody that we can assist, we like to do that. Actually, the Prayer itself, again, enables you to maintain your energetic boundaries so that you are not all caught up in their stuff, and you don’t set up all of that weirdness. It is very safe; it is very effective. But that said, sometimes it is really hard to read people we know. So with each case, I think it is a good idea for you to check in your Records and find out, Is it good for me to read this person? Can I help them? Is this going to be valuable? Follow your guidance; it will be very clear. When in doubt, just don’t do it. I don’t know means “No,” but usually you will be fine. In the Records, we are dealing with the soul. Who am I? Who are other people, from the point of view of the soul.

Question:
One of the reasons that I am starting to delve into the Records, is that I am very claustrophobic, and I am really bothered by this. What I’m hoping is that I will be able to figure this out. If I find out where this comes from, will I be cured? Or will it be better? Because it is causing me to have panic attacks.

Linda:
It sounds terrible. I’m sorry. It just sounds very stressful. This is a wonderful question, because we all want to know, “If I work in the Records, will I solve this problem?” Listen, I make no guarantees, because I don’t know. I don’t know if you will learn how to read the Records, and then the next day you won’t have claustrophobia anymore. But what I do know is this: I know that working in the Records you can actually discover how this problem started; the point of origin. And then you can really work with it.

Everything you have, even claustrophobia, at some level, somewhere in some lifetime, this was a good thing. Okay? I don’t know why. I don’t have the details, but any difficulty that we have today often at another time and another place, it was a good thing for us. So what we start to see is that we change our relationship with our difficulties. When we change that relationship and we stop trying to push our difficulties away; stop trying to get rid of them. I’m not saying that we like them, but when we really see how our difficulties have been really supporting us in some way, what happens is that for many people they dissolve.

Will the claustrophobia go away? I don’t know. What I do know is that your relationship to the difficulty can be transformed by working in the Records, and often things that we know as problems go away. This is a matter of empowerment, and working in the Records is about personal empowerment. When you are committed to exploring this and applying what you learn, one of two things will happen. One is that the problem will go away, and the other is that you will find a way not to suffer about it. One of these two things will happen. The bottom line is, you will feel better.

Question:
If I’m getting a reading from someone else, and then I open my own Records for myself, can I ask the same question?

Linda:
Sure. There is a place for us to go and get readings from other people. It is sometimes appropriate for us to do readings for others. What is really very rich is when we can work in our own Records, it is different, and then it is much more of an exploration. I’m going to look and see what is going on, and I’m going to see what I can do to change this. That is very exciting. It is a very exciting part of the work in the Records, which is actually why I wrote the book and why I teach classes. I teach people this is your soul; you are absolutely entitled to have a conscious relationship with your soul. That is what the work is. I think this will be very exciting for you to be working in your Records and to see where that takes you.

Question:
I went into the Records the other day, and was asking a simple question, but once I was there, it felt so good that I kind of forgot all about the question. I don’t know if that has ever happened to anybody. Do you know what I mean?

Linda: (Laughing.)
That does happen. This is really cool. I have that all of the time. It does not mean that the Records dismiss or minimize our mortal, human challenges. They don’t. But the Record is primary substance, and it is governed by the principles of Fear Not, Judge Not, and Resist Not. So it is very kind and respectful. It is very loving, but it is not like mushy and sentimental. It is very powerful and clarifying.

It’s not that sloppy, sentimental love. When we have the experience of that Light, that Love, that Power, our difficulties suddenly pale. This does not mean that we are being ignored or disrespected or dismissed. What it does mean is that we have this experience, and once we have touched our own soul, we have had that recognition. It is not an idea; it is an experience. Once we have had that experience, we can go and handle our stuff, do what we need to do, and somehow within us that reservoir of infinite power gets tapped, and it is much easier to be in this life. Sometimes it is like, “Oh, what is it that I was so worried about?” Because when we have the experience of being loved and cared for, a lot of this stuff doesn’t seem that bad. It’s like, “Well, wait a minute. What was I so upset about?” I have that all the time.

Question:
When we imagine or have ourselves in the Pillar of Light, when we are doing a reading for someone, do we have them in the same Pillar of Light as we ourselves are in?

Linda:
The Pillar of Light Meditation from my book is to help you to center into the Truth, and to get a feel for the Truth. It is very supportive. You know this if you have worked with it. It makes you feel very strong and centered in the Light. Now, when you do a reading for somebody else, you do not have to do that. The Prayer itself will keep you strong. If you would like to use that meditation, go right ahead, but you do not have to use it. Sometimes it is really nice to meditate with people, but you don’t have to in order to get into the Records. Just using the Prayer will get you there. I love that meditation. My own preference is that I like to do my own meditation privately, and then when I’m working with another person, just to work in the Records.

Question:
Sometimes when I’m in the Records I think I could have asked that question a little better and perhaps have gotten a more effective answer.
Linda:
If you are in the Record, and you are wondering if you are asking the right question, what you can do is just pause and ask the question that is on your mind. Don’t worry if it is not perfect; that is okay. Just play with it a little; kick it around a little. Maybe this is right, maybe that is right. Just bring it to them. The thing is, in the Records, they know the concerns of your heart. That is not a secret in the Records. You could say everything half backwards and it won’t matter; you will still get what is good for you.