By Janae Jean
On November 9, 2020, I had the honor of speaking with award-winning author, teacher, speaker and Akashic Studies expert, Dr. Linda Howe. Dr. Howe has written several definitive books on the Akashic Records, including How to Read the Akashic Records: Accessing the Archive of the Soul and Its Journey, Healing Through the Akashic Records: Using the Power of Your Sacred Wounds to Discover Your Soul’s Perfection, and Discover Your Soul’s Path Through the Akashic Records: Taking Your Life From Ordinary to Extraordinary. Additionally, she has created guided practices available in audiobook or eBook format, for those who wish to dive further into their spiritual awakening and transformation. Her latest book, Inspired Manifesting Through the Akashic Records: Elevate Your Energy and Ignite Your Dreams will be released January 1, 2021, along with a live, online class, Manifesting Your Soul’s Purposes Through the Akashic Records, beginning on January 20, 2021.
Dr. Howe has been working as a spiritual consultant for more than three decades and began working with the Akashic Records in 1994. In 1996, she was certified as an Akashic Records Teacher. Dr. Howe is the originator of the Pathway Prayer Process,© to Access the Heart of the Akashic Records, and founded the Center for Akashic Studies in Chicago in 2001. Since 2010, she has taught a variety of online and in-person courses to students from around the globe. For more information about Dr. Howe’s work, including her classes, books and more, visit www.LindaHowe.com.
The following is just a portion of our conversation. To hear the entire interview and learn more about Linda’s books, work, and spiritual journey, visit www.ConsciousCommunityMagazine.com or subscribe on your favorite podcast provider.
Janae: You’ve written several books on the Akashic Records and have another book coming out next year, Inspired Manifesting Through the Akashic Records. What inspired you to write this book now? Was it due to the pandemic or were you planning on writing the book before the pandemic?
Linda Howe: I’ve been working on this book for five years. I’ve been working and traveling a lot for a couple of years now. I realized that I could not write a book in an airport or a hotel. Last December I made this prayer to the Universe, “Oh my God, I need a break, so I can get this book done.” I had all this urgency in my heart. Lo and behold! The pandemic hit and all travel ceased. One of the silver linings in the great clouds of COVID for me is to have the time and the space to finish this book.
With my first three books, I took the traditional publishing approach through Sounds True and Hay House. With this book, I realized that if I took the traditional approach, it would take a couple of years, and I don’t know that we have that kind of time. So, I’m self-publishing this book so it can be available quickly. We are in times of urgency for good guidance and wisdom.
This pandemic has pushed me to do so many things I swore I was never going to do. I was never going to self-publish or do a teacher training online. Now, I have an international teacher training program all online. I have to laugh! Who knew the world was going to change in this way?
JJ: You mentioned how the world has changed. Thinking about that and with the holidays coming up, how can we sincerely connect with our loved ones this holiday season even though we may be physically further apart?
LH: You know what we’re doing in my house? This year, we are having a virtual Thanksgiving. Everybody’s going to be in their own house and we’re going to put the laptop at the table. We’re going to do a Zoom Thanksgiving. We have to take care of one another and make the connections when we can but not put anyone we love at risk.
JJ: That’s a great way to think about it! Staying home is not just about keeping yourself safe, but it’s an act of love. We’re so lucky to have the Internet as an option right now.
LH: I’ve been teaching online for a long time. About 12 years ago, we started doing these conference calls. It was a little clumsy, but it worked out. We went from that, and it’s just been one step after another. Technology just keeps on; every time we have a moment of inner awareness, the outer world says, “Well here, try this!”
In the ‘90s, the head of the Astara Foundation likened the Akashic Record to the “cosmic internet.” It is like this superhighway of consciousness, of truth. It’s a vibrational archive of every soul and their journey. The opportunity for secular people to work in the Record consciously, deliberately, responsibly, for our own growth and transformation, is unprecedented in the history of human consciousness. We are in the time of awakening spiritual awareness where each one of us is challenged. We have the opportunity to make this connection in a conscious way and to live from the place of awareness of the truth in the goodness of our own soul.
We are the bridge generation. We have a responsibility to ourselves, and to those we love, to learn how to use the spiritual resources that life is giving us.
JJ: Speaking of giving, how can we be both generous givers and gracious receivers this holiday season?
LH: First comes the giving. If you think about breathing, I exhale, then I have room to inhale. If my lungs are full, there can be pure oxygen, but there’s nowhere for it to go. So, what I want to do is give first. These are simultaneous processes. As I give, there is now room for receiving.
Most of the people I work with have a little anxiety about receiving. As we allow ourselves to receive, it’s not just for us. As we receive, we are then in a position to give even more. Understanding the giving and receiving process is really what places us in the circle of life.
There are things that I have that you don’t have, and if I give them to you, you have them. Then someone else can give to me. We are interdependent creatures. We’re all responsible for our own giving and receiving. It’s an independent experience, however, through this independent, autonomous experience of giving and receiving, we then find our natural relationship with other people. We give to people who need what we have and want what we have, and we receive from people who have what we want and need. Then we’ve found our harmony with other human beings.
One of the great opportunities of our time is to experience our oneness with each other, with ourselves, with one another, and with life. It is by consciously giving and receiving that we are participating in the unity of human consciousness, the unity of the human family. It takes the idea of “oneness,” a very popular spiritual idea, and puts it into action. So, as we’re going into the holidays, we want to be thinking about the fact our giving and our receiving are ways that we can experience our oneness with all of humanity, and the great light that is being birthed at this moment in human development.
Janae Jean is a professional music instructor, composer, sound artist, web designer, blogger and writer. She is the founder of Perennial Music and Arts and is passionate about sharing her love of music and arts. Visit www.PerennialMusicAndArts.com and www.JanaeJean.com for more information and to subscribe to her blogs.