In the most simple of terms, the akashic records are a recorded account of everything. That includes every human thought, action, and decision. The work ‘akasha’ is Sanskrit word meaning ‘ether’, so ‘akashic records’ refers to a record maintained and updated on a constant basis in the ethereal world.
Each of us possesses the potential to access these records at any time to retrieve any information we require, most of us simply haven’t developed the capacity or desire to do so. There are some who are able to access the records at any time, while others are just opening to their psychic abilities and find themselves accessing the records without even realizing they are doing so.
The experience is unique to each person that uses this gift, but it’s most often described as a sort of “download” of information directly from source to their minds and a clear knowing of the information they asked for.
It should be noted that sometimes while accessing the akashic records, you will receive little or even no information at all. If you find yourself asking a question and you get nothing back as an answer, it may simple mean an answer is not appropriate to you at the time.
It doesn’t mean you’ve done something wrong or that you aren’t capable. A lack of an answer will typically mean that either you’ve asked a question that isn’t in your best interest to know or the question was worded in such a way that no answer is available.
In both cases, one may find that these questions are usually ones that involve choice, i.e. what choice should I make concerning this or that? These questions concern future events and can affect free will, so they will rarely return an answer. A better way to word it would be, what are my options at this point?, or what outcomes could result from this course of action? .