The Universe has been beating me over the head for the past few months about asking the right questions, and more importantly, asking them in the right way.
When I read your Energy, I gather information. Sometimes, if you have a question about your Energy, your Energy will oblige and show me something more than what I initially saw. First, it is an Oracle; then it becomes responsive.
Similarly, when I use Mediumship, Loved Ones, Guides, and Angels often have messages - they function as Oracles. If we ask questions of them, they become responsive too. They can respond to broad or vague questions because they KNOW YOU, and they know what it is you want to know. The trick is to send it through me and not have my prism of perspective muck it up.
But - the Akashic Records work a little differently. Depending on where the information resides (and information can reside in multiple places), the Records require a little bit of question refinement.
You Soul Book lives in the Akashic Records and is part of your Soul. Asking it a vague question usually gets you nothing. Why? Well, unlike Loved Ones, Guides, and Angels who KNOW YOU, the Soul Book IS YOU. Therefore, it has every bit of information about you, and a vague question is impossible to answer. For example, if I say, "Tell me about your childhood," you, by convention, know I am asking you to give me the highlights, the relevant parts, not a minute by minute account. But your Soul Book does "remember" the minute by minute account, and is overwhelmed into silence by broad questions.
So, to get the right answers (meaning helpful ones) - you have to ask the right questions in the right way.
Now - how do you ask the right question in the right way if you have no idea what to ask?
That's where I come in. During the Akashic Records portion, we start with a big question and revise it together so that what you most want to know is what we ask the records. Let's look at an example of how you refine a question for the Akashic Records.
Me: What is your question for the Akashic Records?
Sally: Why do I have such a tense relationship with my Dad?
Me: Define "tense" or maybe talk about why you used that word.
Sally: I feel like he judges me all the time. I never let my guard down. It's like he tries to find something to criticize.
Me: So does he seem tense toward you or is that how you feel when you interact with him?
Sally: It might just be me, my side of the interaction.
Me: So let's look at Past Lives, Current Life, and the Relationship Map. In Past Lives, we'll ask, "Please show us any past experiences where Sally has felt criticized or judged by her Dad." Does that sound like the right question to you?
Me: In Current Life, do you want to look at various events or time frames for an explanation, or just more recent time?
Sally: I think just the past few months.
Me: So the question will be, "Please show us the last three interactions between Sally and her Dad where she felt criticized or judged." OK?
Me: And finally, in the Relationship Map, we can ask "Are there contracts in place that agree to this dynamic?" Let's leave this one a bit open-ended, and we can revise more once we get some answers. Is this the right question for you?
Sally: I think so, yes.
This is a generic example, (and unrealistically efficient) but it shows what I mean by "revising the question."
Now for those who think getting direction from you (your questions) influences what I see in the records, it doesn't. However, I can look for information "blindly," meaning I can ask the Record to show me the most crucial issue Sally needs to resolve or understand. Or during the Mediumship portion, I can get information from her Guides and Loved Ones and then ask the Record questions based on that information. But this is inefficient. I get SO much information this way. I want your 90-minute session to answer the questions you want to know. I may get them intuitively or I may not. I don't feel the need to prove how I get information, so I'm willing to cut to the chase and help you ask specific questions that not only get you answers but sometimes get you solutions too. It's just a different way of working. It won't appeal to everyone.
Learning to ask the right questions will help you in your Akashic Records reading, but my guidance frequently says that we, as a culture, need to get back to personal discernment, being inquisitive, and being responsible for our own experiences. I recommend practicing asking more specific questions whenever the opportunity presents itself. You may be surprised at the amount of information, knowledge, and wisdom you can gather in real life.