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The Akashic Record

Time doesn’t contain anything. The dates of a lifespan do not hold that life. The years of a particular war, or even an empire, cannot contain the conflict or a civilization. Everything that has happened continues to happen. It goes on outside of time, in a form that can be reentered at any moment.

The lowest, lease authentic form of reentry is memory. More powerful is dissociation, which brings the past into the present so seamlessly that the current moment is obscured.

At some level, the tape of every cruelty, every conversation, every creative moment, every helpless scream is still playing. It is going on, exactly as it occurred, waiting to be revisited. Time can’t touch it.

The whip cracking on a slave stone mason, building the pyramids, can be felt right now. The lesson is waiting. The wisdom in knowing each form that pain takes—is waiting. Each moment of hope, of arrogance, of love, of running away is still alive. Waiting.

Matthew McKay
by Matthew McKay

Matthew McKay is a clinical psychologist and a professor at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. In 1979, he cofounded Haight Ashbury Psychological Services in San Francisco and served as its clinical director for twenty-five years. Currently he serves as the director of the Berkeley Cognitive Behavior Therapy Clinic. He has explored spiritual and afterlife issues in two previous books: Why? and Your Life on Purpose. He is also the author of professional and self-help psychology books, including Thoughts & Feelings, Messages, Mind and Emotions, Self-Esteem, Prisoners of Belief, and many others.

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