We had the good fortune of connecting with Helen Vonderheide and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Helen, what role has risk played in your life or career?
A risk is a possibility that you will lose everything including your identity, your friends, your home, your family, the career you thought you were meant to do, your social circle, your position in society, and everything you ever thought you could be. Risk is also the possibility that you will gain everything your heart desires, be unconditionally loved, and accepted. I see it as having the opportunities to bring forth the genuine inner you and to be surrounded by positive, supportive, and inspirational people. Taking a risk is taking a chance on yourself, stepping out from the norm, honoring what is inherently authentic about you and what you are here to share with the world. It’s about being radical and true to your inner self. I also like to think about it in the context of trusting in something much bigger than me. The role risk-taking has had in my life is an expansive and extraordinary experience in trusting the unknown. I am an Akashic Record teacher, practitioner, speaker, mentor, author, and founder of a Los Angeles-based community of 400 certified Akashic Record practitioners. When I first began my Akashic studies I never knew I had a gift or ability to connect with an unseen realm of consciousness. Through training and the development of my skills, I became a talented teacher and practitioner. But pretty early on I was confronted with an identity transformation. I was being pulled to leave behind my producing career and pursue my gifts and serve humanity in uplifting and empowering ways. I was shown a vision of a cliff and my most trusted guiding companions said to me, “Won’t you just jump and let us catch you.” I knew at that moment I was being called to trust in the unknown, to take a risk, let go of everything I thought I was, and to embrace a new beginning of self-discovery. I became aware of why I was on earth and what I was truly meant to do.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
The name of my business is called Just Bee True 2 You. It is an Akashic Record community-primarily based in Los Angeles but it is world-wide. JBT2Y offers Akashic record reading sessions, mentorship sessions, subscriptions, training, and certification classes. The teaching side of my business turned into a community because the students I taught needed additional support and connection. We began hosting monthly opportunities for practitioners to connect and come together. What sets us apart from others is that we are the first Akashic Record community to bring Akashic studies to Los Angeles. Chances are if you’ve heard of the Akashic Records or had a reading it is rooted in our community. I am most excited about how this work has continually evolved alongside humanity. There have been many new developments with this work through my own practice and I will be offering new work in 2021. I got to where I am at today business-wise because I always felt a strong motivation to be connected to my purposes and persevere. This was not an easy path when I was resistant to embracing it but when I surrendered and accepted my fate I started to see extraordinary success. It was the type of success that built over the years and now is a very sustainable structure. I was business savvy because of my producing background so at times that made the logistics a little easier but there were plenty of tears and failures along the way. I am continually able to overcome challenges by accessing my Akashic Records for guidance, direction, clarity, and insight into my path. It is like having a real-time resource to mend anything that is not falling into place. I have learned so many life lessons along the way such as honoring my voice, acknowledging my self-worth and value, taking care of myself, and recognizing I am a leader with something unique to share. I want the world to know that if you have a feeling inside that you are meant to do something greater you are and you can take the risk to be on a fulfilling life path.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My best friend lives in Chicago and we’ve known each other since we were 3 years old. Here is our itinerary for the week-long trip: Friday night dinner at Shojin Downtown which has the BEST vegan sushi and I’m not even vegan. Saturday morning we grab a latte with homemade almond milk from The Trails Cafe and then take a hike up to the Observatory in Griffith Park. Sunday we hit the beach and have lunch at Gladstones in Malibu Beach. I used to work there so they take really good care of me. Monday we head up to Idyllwild for a little small-town experience and to be submerged in nature. We’d stay a couple of nights to get some fresh air and perspective on life then head back down to LA on Wednesday morning. Wednesday night we’d have dinner at Sage in Pasadena to enjoy their buffalo cauliflower, nachos, and red sangria. Thursday morning we’d get some Honey Bee Lattes from Lavendar and Honey in Pasadena before adventuring out to Santee Alley downtown for a little shopping. Friday before I drop her off at the airport I’d take her for a drive on the Angeles Crest Highway to take in the scenes of LA.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to give a Shoutout to Dr. Linda Howe and the Soka Gakkai International Buddhist Organization.
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