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Akasha: The Substratum of Sound

Updated: Jul 1, 2020

Many have asked me, "what exactly does your work involve?" I'd like to try an answer one facet of that question. In Hinduism, Akasha is the omnipresent essence of all things. It is the One, Eternal, and All Pervading physical substance, considered the very first element in creation. As a material foundation of the four classical elements (earth, air, water and fire), Akasha is imperceptible yet omnipresent. In Sanskrit the word ‘akasha’ means "space", accepted also as “sky.”

Akasha forms the substratum of of sound that pervades the void of plenum of the universe. Everything is vibration, so they keep saying. Well, in order for any manifested something to vibrate, there has to be something to sense the motion of vibration. Or else we're down to trees of no forest. Mind, Energy or Matter has to have something to vibrate in - another medium or field or ocean or what have you. This is how my pea-brain mind has arrived that Akasha is the basis of the universe - the substrate for all things to emanate from, exist in and manifest how it must.

All things of our universe are then comprised in varying balance of the four elements shown above: Earth, Air, Water and Fire. Each of these elements holds two qualities which are shared with the other elements, giving variety and dynamic for transformation, according to the universal laws of change; Water is cold and moist; Air is hot and moist and Fire is hot and dry. Inherent within and surrounding the combination forms made up of the four elements is the mysterious and intangible fifth element that the Vedics called Akasha. Alchemically, the absolute basis of any thing, what the Vedics called the cosmic Swabhava is spiritual, highly distilled and incorruptible. Quintessence is this very basis of what we are throughout the extent of our permanent existence and temporal manifestation and each being is of its own unique constitutional Swabhava.

The Pagans and alchemists of the European continent similarly knew Akasha to be the fifth element (spirit, aether) and believe it exists in every living creature. Without Akasha, there is no spirit, no soul, no magic in anything. In Vedic philosophy, anything exhibiting life is beyond Mind or Energy or Matter alone. A living being is composite with the life force imbued by soul or atma, which precedes the Great Three just listed. This is why my fallible instinct rests on the fact that we are Akasha, because I know we are that soul emanation life form. Take away the soul along with its life force, you have mere matter inanimate left behind...and decay (the opposite of life) sets in - immediately.

Vedic philosophy espouses the following: Knowledge, effort, desire, resentfulness, happiness and sadness are the qualities of a soul. Dead body is without a soul, therefore, lacks these qualities.A body changes, because of the presence of a soul. Right from the conception, the growth begins, because of the presence of the soul. There is no growth without a soul.

All living things engage in activity - to one degree or another, whether from the minimalist birth, growth, death process to include instincts, responses, actions and for higher consciousness being, choices. None of this takes place in each of us without our cosmic speck of akasha, or our atma that gives us life. If every action takes places from a vibrating living being, then the action too holds a vibration, just as a thought or emotion holds a particular vibration...and Akasha is the medium that allows it to even happen, let alone be in communion with all that vibrates amidst it. This might be a fine way to explain karma - the vibrating ripples of action that grow ever outward to come into contact with and influence anything along its path simply due to wave interference like we studied in highschool physics with ripple tanks. Those experiments offered tangible and visible proof of actions creating influential vibration.

The ancient Vedic Rishis (the seers of all) could access cosmic consciousness at will and derive actionable wisdom and knowledge they put to very good use for the development of humanity up until about 2000 BCE when the inception of Hinduism began. They used sound in the form of bija mantra, chanting, intoning and all manner of spiritual vibrations tied to the breath and mind to do what they did and learn what they knew by getting into deep states of meditation (communion with the cosmos), and through spiritual experimentation, discovered the underlying, fundamental truths of the Universe, and whose teachings formed the basis for the spiritual culture of the ancient Vedic civilization...and incidentally the foundations of my kind of work. They say the Rishis were capable of seeing beyond narrow, selfish, good and bad of present times. They could see beyond everything. Nothing in the present, past or future was beyond their vision because they had the perspective of the larger arc, the much bigger picture of tendencies and truths as registered by the thoughts and actions of eternal souls.

The very same thing, peculiarly enough, is the purpose of accessing Akasha today. I don't know how I do what I do, when I access Akasha or read someone's Akashic Record. Don't ask me if there's a library in the sky or if I think there are living conscious beings up there handing down the information. I have no idea, honestly. I connect, I ask questions and I receive actionable wisdom for my clients to proceed with if they wish to, and more often than not, surprising answers that I and my clients remain open to. And people's lives are improving all around me as a result of new awareness. I have said this before and I loudly reiterate: I trust this work more than I trust myself. And the lasting beneficial effects of Soul Tree Akashic Healing involves and guessed it, NeuroSound - Akashic Sound Healing. Of course. -ABA

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