I am thrilled to be part of the Blog Tour of author Jacki Smith and Patty Shaw whose book DIY Akashic Wisdom, Access the Library of your Soul launches on Amazon.com on Tuesday October 1, 2013.
Jacki Smith also authored award winning Coventry Magic 2011, is a Spiritual counselor, Akashic Records reader and healer, and radio show host of KIMradio, www.keepitmagic.com. Jacki contributes articles to in Retailing Insight, a trade publication for the new age industry regularly. Patty Shaw also authored award winning Healers Almanac, Wisdom of the 21st Century Goddesses and is a certified Spiritual Counselor through UCM since 1992, Reiki Master, Akashic Record reader and healer. Patty co-directs and teaches at her School of Akashic Healing. You can learn more about Patty at, www.healingwithpattyshaw.com.
The ladies also co-own Coventry Creations, est. in 1992, which is known for its inspirational candles that help us create our own reality. No matter what's getting in the way of your success, Coventry Creations has a candle for that, www.coventrycreations.com.
Just the other day, Jacki and Patty visited Lisa Selow http://lisaselow.com/2013/09/diy-akashic-wisdom/ where they talked about the four step Akashic Wisdom process.
Here’s what we chatted about the other day when I got to ask them some questions about their new book. I hope you enjoy it.
David: How long have you been a spiritual counselor?
Jacki: I feel I’ve been counseling people since my peer group experiences in High School. My school counselor invited me in after watching me interact with other students. She said I was compassionate and good listener. Basically I got kids to open up and share what was on their hearts and minds. I thought I was just nosy kid with problems of her own that needed accomplices. As time went by I learned to read Runes, Tarot cards and then the Akashic records. After Patty took the Healer Development program and then started teaching the introductory classes I decided to take the class too. It trained me to focus my attention on my client’s energy in a way that was different than when I was doing readings. That experience was invaluable, but my first love is doing readings. Now all my reading have this great closure that includes healing and a new plan for their future. I call it creating new spiritual habits. Even though I consider myself a reader, I am always a healer and counselor because it is all so intertwined. I enjoy helping people learn how to figure out their problems on their own. Empowering people is the way for me to be the best spiritual counselor I can be.
Patty: Back in 1990 I was a divorced, underemployed, single mother and I was a little freaked out by being thrust into the world so rudely and without a rudder to guide me. That was the first time I owned the fact that this (meaning my life) was up to me. So I picked up a magazine looking for inspiration, because I didn’t really know what inspired me. That’s when I saw the ad for the Healer Development School. It was different and I knew very little about metaphysics, was afraid of people both alive and dead and not very spiritual at all. I decided to sign up for the class. I guess I turned a page at that point and was determined to change. Needless to say it was one of the better decisions in my life. I met great people, got a tremendous amount of love and support, and learned I was way more adventurous than I gave myself credit for. It took two years to finish the course, but I did and then took a long break from it. I didn’t feel ready to be a spiritual counselor. I did feel ready to do reiki and yoga. That became my comfort zone. Near 1999 I got back in touch with the instructor and became her teaching assistant and then started teaching her introductory classes. It was so much fun and I got a lot of experience as a counselor. By 2008 I was back on my own, had written a book about healing and began working in the Akashic records a lot in my healing practice. The reiki clinic popped up suddenly in my world on an impulse after space became available above our store The Candle Wick Shoppe. Naturally I started offering Reiki classes. In 2010 I co-wrote a program with a friend and we now teach classes on developing your intuitive style and healing in the Akashic records they way spirit taught us. Now there is a book on self healing in the Akashic Records in my life and I am proud to have written it with Jacki.
David: You can schedule Akashic Readings or healing from either Jacki or Patty at www.coventrycreations.com.
David: What can I accomplish with the Akashic records?
Jacki and Patty: The easy answer is a lot, but we’ll be honest, you can accomplish A LOT!
The reason we suggest people use the Akashic records to help them with their life’s challenges is because all the answers to their questions are in the records. Once they get the hang of working with the records, there really is no problem that can’t be solved. The secret is in aligning our ego with our soul’s purpose so a higher perspective can open doors (no pun intended) to new ideas and solutions. When that is done, it’s easier to learn lessons, make course correction in our habits and attitudes and stop beating our heads against the wall of our life.
Working in the Akashic records can be like working in the dream state. There are lots of metaphors given to make a point and questions given as answers. All of this is meant to strengthen our wit and empower our creativity. The akasha wants us to heal and evolve so we have confidence in ourselves and start solving some of the easier conundrums on our own.
Then, when we’ve exhausted all of our own resources the wisdom from our Akashic records will help us by uplifting our minds. They can help us make better predictions for our future by showing us different scenarios to a decision we’ve made. We can also learn what we need to do to heal broken relationships or understand why we need to let them go with compassion. Find out the root cause of an illness, unhealthy habit, phobia, obsession, or any other behavior that is causing us stress or derailing our life. And, get insight to giant questions like, why am I still having to struggle with my finances? Or why am I still alone when what I really want more than anything is to be happily married?
David: Can I use the records to communicate with spirits?
Jacki and Patty: Absolutely you can. The Akashic realm is the playground of the gods. In fact you will meet lots of spirit beings whose job is to help you access your records. There is a lovely hierarchy that is designed to get you acclimated not just to the records but to the information and how it’s being presented. There are Record keepers, back in the stacks who manage the flow of information. They make sure you are given what you need and in the right amount and protect you from getting overwhelmed, lost or fried. There are spirit guides who are there as teachers or healers. They will endeavor to help you understand what you are experiencing and when it comes time to heal, they will facilitate that. They are the guides who will bring in other spirits you’d like to talk to, like loved one’s who’ve passed and historical figures we admire. They can also arrange a visit with your favorite super hero or villian.
The guides you experience first when you enter your records are the ones who hang close to you all the time. They are the first to welcome you, give you a beverage and make sure your chair is comfortable. These guides are often close personal friends in spirit who have been following your soul’s journey and are dedicated to helping you when you need it.
If you desire to connect with a loved one that’s passed, that can happen right in your Akashic room. You can even talk to someone who’s still alive. This is helpful when there is a conflict and both parties are being stubborn. A little chat in the Akashic records is a safe place to speak and listen.I hope you enjoyed this interview with Jacki Smith and Patty Shaw and you’ll check out their new book DIY Akashic Wisdom, Access the Library of Your Soul at http://diyakashicwisdom.com.
Here’s why you’ll want to do that:
When you visit their page and sign up for their newsletter you’ll receive a free recording of their Introduction to the Akashic Records with a meditation that will take you right into your own Akashic record room.
When you buy DIY Akashic Wisdom on launch day (October 1, 2013) from amazon.com you will also receive three more recording from their Akashic Wisdom workshop series.
Thanks for reading! As usual, please feel free to share your comments and thoughts below. I love getting your feedback.
AND… be sure to follow Jacki and Patty on the next stop on the Blog Tour is Lisa J. Smith, who will be discussing how Akashic records help us. To visit that “stop” on the tour, go to http://www.tumblr.com/blog/lisajsmith