Visit the Akashic Book of Records
Another source of information, especially on your soul's development, is the Akashic Book of Records. It is believed that every detail of every soul's existence is recorded there.
To visit the Akashic Book of Records, get comfortable, take a deep breath, exhale, and relax. You may focus on your third eye and bring your whole body into tune and balance. Feel the Universal Energy of peace and love fill your body, and the golden bubble of the Universe protecting you. When you are ready, use your own astral projection technique and allow yourself to follow the golden tether upward into the Universe.
Let yourself float upward until you come to the great Hall of Records. You may ask that you be able to see and read the sections on your soul that would be most helpful to you at this moment. If permission is granted, let yourself be guided to the proper place in the records and experience the information with all your five senses. You may want to follow a specific theme through several of your past lives, or you may want to focus on one life.
It is to these records that Edgar Cayce traveled for information on the past lives of the individual for whom he was doing a reading. By understanding his past lives, that person was given the opportunity to get back in tune with current opportunities for soul growth.
When looking into a past life, always look to see who in that life might also be in your current life. Compare the roles you each have had, and look for unresolved karma. Also ask to understand the theme of that lifetime so that you may apply the knowledge to help you improve in this lifetime. When you're ready, bring yourself back to earth and back to consciousness.