For me, the Akashic Records are seen as images that are encoded multidimensional messages.
The Shift, or the time we are in, in which consciousness is expanding, could be seen like this:
I am seeing a drop of water hitting a still pond. The stillness inside each person allows them to feel a drop of water ripple outward and impact the world. Those who feel this are listening within and it is monumental. They feel the waves which are literally waves of light through the Sun coming to Earth. They are impacting all life forms now. We go through cycles of intense photonic light and also times of less photonic light, which are a break from the energetic intensity. The ripples are changing our DNA, our physical vessels, our brains and how they are wired. We feel symptoms when the waves come. We may feel pain, insomnia, anxiety, being speeded up or slowed down. We may need to eat a lot or we may need to eat hardly anything. We may need sleep and rest. Emotions come up from the past to be healed.
All life is impacted by the ripples. Those caught in the chaos, influenced by what is outside of them may not notice the ripples of the waves, from the drop of water landing on a still pond. They may interpret the waves as more chaos within them and see more of it outside of them. With all the waves that people are experiencing, there are interference waves which create new unexpected patterns of outer events.
What are interference patterns? See two drops of water land on a pond and where they intersect - that is the interference pattern.
The ones who are the still pond in the chaos of the Shift are the ones bringing the waves back into coherence. And know that positive things happen for life on Earth when we hold the stillness. More chaotic things happen when there is chaos in more of the people. That is why doing the practices that help you be calm and centered is so important right now. Be in your heart. Know that you are supposed to be here, live your most joyful life, and anchor in the waves that are coming through the Sun to shift this planet to a better place. Keep on keeping on with your inner work. Shine on beautiful beings! Shine your love on all life.