Imagination and memory are the keys to your akashic records. This is the starting point to see your past. Imagination with emotions will confirm you actually seeing the past life that ie affecting and effecting this life. Small things are important when you see or feel a scene in your minds eye. Pay attention to this. it will expand and show you more to the past. Be willing to go with the inside movie playing in you mind. The image tells a story and it will flow naturally.
Walking today seeing all the flowers in the yards reminds me on how lovely life is and how one can over come difficult thoughts patterns by just smelling the roses. It takes you out of your head and changes the awareness to the flowers. Doing this every time you have a negative thought and or a repeating thought that no longer serve you change the your view, even if it is for a few seconds. Try this (more that once) Candace