The Truth Heals: A Look at the Akashic Records with Reader Helen Vonderheide

In the realm of spiritual and intuitive readings, you may have already heard of the Akashic Records. The term itself has a fascinating quality, with many definitions linking it to the Tree of Life and the ultimate source of knowledge regarding all souls’ paths here on earth. Helen Vonderheide, one of our readers here at Liberate, is an elite certified reader who’s been doing readings now for several years. I had the chance to sit down and talk with her recently about the Records and what it all means, plus get my own mini reading. Here’s what I learned.

How would you describe the Akashic Records to someone who’s never heard of them?

The first thing to know is the word Akashic comes from a Sanskrit word, Akasha, which means primary substance out of which all things are formed. So Akasha is simply an energy field, and it’s spherical. And anytime that we have a thought, action or a feeling, it registers an impression in this field. It’s an energetic field around earth. And it’s alive, present and available to us at all times. And then the Akashic Records are the vibrational record of a soul in its journey. But basically, we use the Akashic field as a resource for development, growth, clarity, direction, guidance, wisdom, insight, all those good things. I’m clairaudient, so I hear the messages. And there’s a few ways that people receive the records. The first way is a sense of knowing, which feels like your intuition and that’s 85% of how people receive it. 10% is visuals and 5% is audio, so I hear them.

Can we tap into it to see if, for example, we’re dating the wrong person?

Yes and I’ll give you an example of that. I was in a relationship and it was just having a hard time coming together. It was like, 3 years of this on and off nonsense and that’s about the same time I came to the Records and had my first meeting. And I asked, “What is the deal with this relationship?” And they said, “This relationship is lesson-specific, and your lesson is to learn to let go.” And the moment they said that I thought, “That’s it? I’m letting go of this person right now!” I wasn’t aware of the “lessons” I was learning.

What do you think about the nature of time? Because the more I read about time and how there’s no real proof of it, the more it seems like there’s just this ever-present “now” that spreads out in every direction. Is that why it’s possible to tap into this conscious knowledge of everything that’s happened or going to, because it’s almost like it already has?

It has. And I’ll explain what I mean by that. Coming back to Akasha as this spherical energy field, there is nothing linear about this. So there is no time; it doesn’t exist in the Records. Time is spherical in the Records and here on Earth it’s linear. So if there’s something we want to attain, for example, a romantic relationship and we’re asking, “When am I going to meet my soulmate?” The answer you’ll get from the Records will be something like, “After you forgive your sister and clean out the garage.” So what they see is the energy that’s blocking you from having whatever it is that you want, and then they bring to your awareness what you need to address and do, so that you can essentially open yourself up to receive whatever it is that you want. It’s always energy first.

Are you able to tap into any person’s records, like could you look at George Washington, or do you have to be sitting and talking with that person?

There are some guidelines around working in the Records. When it comes to reading for another person you always have to obtain his/her permission; the next thing is that you can’t read the Records of a deceased or unconscious person. So, George Washington for example is deceased. However, if someone was curious to open up his Records, then they have a soul connection to that individual, and that individual is gonna be in their own Records. So you open up your own Records and you ask about George Washington. If you feel drawn or there’s a resonance to someone that’s a little well known, you have a soul connection with them and they’ll be in your Records. So if someone gives me their permission, I can absolutely read that person hands down.

One of my worst fears is making a “mistake” that could change my fate around, especially when it comes to relationships. I always think about that moment on Sex and the City when Carrie asks, “Can you make a mistake and miss your fate?” What do we need to know about that?

So coming back to the subject of time in the Records, the idea is that you are not missing that chance for fate. It’s gonna come back around. It may look different. There’s two parts to every Record. The soul blueprint, which is the lessons and themes that a soul is here to learn, experience, evolve and grow from; and the second part is the chronicles of you, which is your free will and choice. That is the story of the soul as it’s come into awareness of itself.

So we have these lessons and themes that are fixed and permanent, and then we have the chronicles of you which is free will and choice. So you experience whatever there is to experience, your free will and choice, and then what happens is the lesson—whatever is meant to be learned—it allows you to ascend or if you didn’t learn your lesson, you just move lateral and you attract a new experience with the same theme.

So, I always tell clients and students that we need to be aware of the lessons. Always. What is the lesson, what am I learning, how can I move closer to the desires that I want. Another thing I learned working in the Records is not being attached. And the reason I share that is because, from the perspective of the Akashic Records, all they see is energy and vibration. And so, what they see is the multiple individuals or souls that are available in some capacity, that at some point in time will match what you need as you evolve and grow. So they’re never like, “Oh, this person is The One.” What they actually say is, “You are one. We are all one.” So their understanding of “The One” is like, “We’re all One.”From their perspective, to feel that some “One” could fulfill everything that you are looking for would actually be a limiting belief.

Yeah, it would. And I also think that it’s more powerful to consciously commit to something because you know what your values are.

Right. So here’s another thing. The perspective of “soulmates” from the Akashic Records is actually just your soul group, like your soul family. That can be a best friend, it can be a business partner, your boss, whatever the case may be. And so what they talk about in terms of romantic partnership is referred to as “life partnership” or “romantic partnership” instead of “soulmate” because soulmates can have so many different roles in your life.

What’s your perspective on how much we co-create our reality with the universe, and how much certain things in our path are predestined?

So coming back to the two parts of every Records, it comes back to the themes and the lessons and then also the free will and choice. But what’s so amazing about the Akashic Records now being available to humanity is that we can actually co-create from the soul blueprint. So, we’re not necessarily destined to be poor or destined to not have a healthy sustainable romantic relationship in this lifetime. We continually need to come back to whatever it is that we’re learning and what those themes are, and then as long as we’re growing, we’ll obtain whatever it is we want.

It’s like different routes up a mountain. You’re gonna get to the top of the mountain at some point.

Yeah, there is pre-birth planning. In the Akashic Records It’s called “the zone of choice.” It’s the space in between lifetimes where you make choices for your next lifetime. And those choices are the themes and the lessons. So the soul isn’t making any decisions like, “it has to be that specific person.” The soul is just saying, “At some point in time, I’ll have this thing that I desire because I’ve worked with these themes.”

So we essentially co-create with the source of our consciousness. And that is unique and personal for each person. And when we come to the Akashic Records, there’s no judgment, no attachment. They meet us where we’re at. And then our Masters, Teachers and Loved Ones are the groups of energy that give us guidance and direction.

When I was practicing Buddhism, there were three tenets: faith, practice and study. And I apply those three tenets to this Akashic Records practice. We need to have faith in the unseen, we need to study and learn about it, and then we need to open up our Records and continue to cultivate a relationship with the energy.

What can someone expect from a reading with you?

A space of no judgment, an opportunity to feel safe and vulnerable to open up and express whatever is heaviest on your heart, this kindness and compassion and unconditional love that comes from the Masters, Teachers and Loved Ones. That comes through me as the practitioner, and then the person feels loved, accepted, not judged, willing to be vulnerable and open up. A lot of people come to the Records because of life situations that get worse and not better. So, when we become aware of the soul-level truth, we’re able to let go of the lower vibrational activity and free to move on in a higher state of consciousness and action for ourselves. It’s almost like spiritual hypnotherapy. They’ll receive guidance and direction, and also healing. The healing is transmitted through the spoken word. For example, if someone is like, “Why can’t this relationship come together?” and then they learn, “This is just lesson-specific and you’re learning to let go,” they find healing in that. The truth is what heals.

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what is metaphysics

Metaphysics is the most abstract branch of philosophy that deals with the first principles of existence. In Greek, the word metaphysics means “after the things of nature”.

Metaphysics examines the very nature of reality. It offers explanations for phenomena that cannot be explained by “natural” science or that are “beyond the physical”.

This science studies the individual as a whole, as a physical and spiritual being.

Certain types of chakra healing and other holistic, spiritual healing practices, personal development, and even business coaching are based on metaphysics. They typically include working on physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of one’s being to resolve issues that person is facing.

The fundamental law of metaphysics is that every action or decision causes a reaction or an effect. Everything that happens to us (positive or negative) results from past actions or decisions in this lifetime or before the present life.

Similarly, everything we do now will have an effect on our life in the future. This law is better known as karma (action).

It is also believed that we must resolve our life’s issues in this lifetime.

What is metaphysical counseling?

Metaphysical counseling is based on the principle that everyone is sent by the Soul (higher self) to grow at all levels of their being through their life experiences and the lessons they learn in life.

Sometimes referred to as spiritual or transpersonal counseling, it represents a whole person approach – body, mind, and spirit. This type of counseling helps us better understand our life experiences by explaining aspects that our senses cannot perceive.

To put it simply, metaphysical counseling is a form of therapy that empowers us to empower ourselves.

There are many ways metaphysical counseling can take place. This will depend on the practitioner you choose, the kind of spirituality they practice, and the specific issues you may be looking to address.

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What can metaphysical counseling help us with?

Metaphysical counseling is a type of holistic-approach therapy based on spiritual principles. This psycho-spiritual approach helps people live a more authentic life by making conscious choices.

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What does a metaphysical counselor do?

A metaphysical counselor is capable of healing not only the human mind but the body as well. They can help with various mental issues, including depression, anxiety, and loneliness, or any physical illness, by offering guidance and support to their clients.

A metaphysical counselor can help us navigate our way to health, success, strength, or anything else we desire. They also help clients understand their spiritual nature in this lifetime and beyond.

Each counselor will have their own approach; some will focus on the metaphysical properties of the things around you and how to use those to your benefit, while others will prefer working on your own inner world.

We are all exposed to various positive and negative influences that shape our daily actions, thoughts, and reality. Negative impacts lead to issues like anxiety, negativity, and close-mindedness.

Metaphysical counseling aims to free people from these negative influences and their effects.

Gaining a better understanding of ourselves and our connection to the physical and spiritual world surrounding us with the help of a metaphysical counselor gives us the ability to recognize these harmful influences and build a defense mechanism.

The root of these problems lies deeper than the physical, mental, or emotional sphere. To find a solution, we must target the source. And that lies at the deepest and wisest level of our being – the level of the Soul. Many life situations can only be addressed through the metaphysical laws, and the soul factor is always present. Metaphysical counselors teach us numerous powerful techniques and spiritual principles we can utilize to find the greater good in any challenging situation.

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What to expect from your first metaphysical counseling session

During the first session, the client answers a series of questions regarding their life and the issues that are troubling them.

The counselor listens attentively to understand not only the surface issue but also the stressful beliefs and patterns that are causing the problem.

Further steps depend on the specific type of counseling and the counselor you choose. But after a counseling session, the goal is for clients to experience a greater sense of inner peace and well-being.

Not a one-size-fits-all approach

Metaphysics is a versatile form of therapy, so it can be adjusted to the client’s changing needs as the sessions develop.

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As you and your counselor work together, you will find what works best for you personally. This is one of the significant benefits of metaphysical approaches – they are highly flexible.

Metaphysics can be applied to almost any condition and is incredibly helpful with issues regarding:

mental health
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relationship issues
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