In the Shadow of a Badge

In the Shadow of a BadgeI read this book because I wanted to learn more about the field of angels at the crash site of Flight 93 on 9/11 in Shanksville, PA.  Lille Leonardi, an FBI agent serving at the crash site, has written this memoir of her personal spiritual journey in regards to this vision she was gifted with.  By sharing her journey she helps others with theirs.

The beautifully illustrated cover of the book says, “A Memoir About Flight 93, a Field of Angels, and My Spiritual Homecoming.”

If you are looking for a memoir about Flight 93 from an FBI perspective, you will not find it here.  Bureau policy mandates that no classified or sensitive information be revealed, and Ms. Leonardi explains this in a succinct closing note.  She is highly professional in keeping any FBI-related information general and generic.

If you are looking for an in-depth story about the field of angels, you will also not find that here.  The vision she was given that she shares is incredibly powerful, profound, and pointed.  The book is spent on her processing the vision and its effect on her life, rather than on the vision itself–which fulfills the purpose of her book.  I give it four stars out of five because I was looking for something else, but this is still a good book.

If you are looking for a supportive story of one person’s spiritual homecoming to encourage and inspire you with your own, drop everything and go get this book! (Click on any of the links below now, and finish reading this afterward.  Really.  I’ll still be here for you.)  If you are looking for details and depth about the angels that were present at the crash site, this is not your source.

A very human example of the ever-present divine support on our spiritual journey through EarthSchool, this book is a beautiful reminder that God totally has our back.  Every time we turn around, He is there–whether we see it at the time or not.  Heck, He’s there whether we even turn around or not!  After reading this book, I felt hugely Divinely supported and connected, and that my incredible human-ness and journey is something to embrace.

Hay House gifted me with this book in partnership with my honest opinion of it.  Their Book Nook blogger program rocks, and I am grateful!

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To the Woman Who Stopped Me in the Hair Products Aisle Yesterday

To you: the wonderful stranger who, acknowledging that we didn’t know each other and would likely never again cross paths, asked my opinion on the box of hair color you were considering.

image from My Style in Second Life: More Hair Fair

image from My Style in Second Life: More Hair Fair

Please know that I gave the auburn color portrayed on the box thoughtful attention, along with your complexion and ponytailed brunette hair, before giving my resounding “Yes!”  Your bold spirit was bursting for a change, you were following your own guidance, and my opinion simply reflected You back to yourself.

It doesn’t matter that I was in that particular aisle because I was lost.  It doesn’t matter that I have zero experience with coloring hair.  It matters that two complete strangers shared a brief exchange in which our souls were communicating.

There’s something I wish I would have said.  I would have told you that you are radiant.  I would have remarked how your hair color–au naturale or designed– is simply adding to the unleashing of the astounding beauty you already are.  In that moment, in that aisle, your amazing spirit was clearly visible and talking to mine.

I know your hair turned out great, because you already are.  I hope you are so thrilled with the results that you can barely stay in your own skin!  And I hope your bold move brings you presence into your bold spirit.

The Importance of Being Extraordinary

The Importance of Being ExtraordinaryI just finished this wonderful two-cd audio set by spiritual powerhouses Wayne Dyer and Eckhart Tolle.  What a combo!  They have an insightful visit with each other, made me think of coffee with Wendy–although our audience is usually furry household pets instead of a lecture hall full of appreciative spiritual seekers!

Having recently read and thoroughly enjoyed Wishes Fulfilled by Wayne Dyer, I found the cd’s to be aligned with the same beautiful concept of “I Am.” Our extraordinary selves are described as both encompassing and transcending our ordinary selves.  Our physical, emotional/mental selves comprise our fabulously ordinary self; our infinite soul, our Presence, is our beautiful extraordinary self.  This conversation is support for recognizing our ego vs. our I AM.

A big message that I got out of this is to treasure what I am–this is the extraordinary in me.  An affirmation given for this is:

I treasure my magnificence to be an awake being.

If you have read any of Wayne Dyer’s or Eckhart Tolle’s work, you will enjoy this cd set.  If this is your first encounter with either, you will also appreciate this insightful exchange.  Their interaction is synergistic, their shared thoughts are uplifting, and their humor is divine (pun intended!).  I bet even the Dalai Lama would get something out of listening to this!  The first cd has four tracks, totalling almost an hour (58:23).  The second cd has six tracks and includes audience questions at the end, for a total of a nice, healthy hour (66:35).

Hay House gave me this awesome spiritual support cd set simply in exchange for my honest viewpoint of it. Two listening hours very well spent, I’d say.  🙂

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Spring’s Starter Home

Spring's Starter Home

Spring’s feather bed


underneath a blanket

of February.

Wonderful Team Member Readership Award

Thank you to rohan7things for the readership award nomination of Wonderful Team Reader!  I’m especially touched because I have only recently dipped my blogging toes in the water of participating in community.  First I braved exposing myself on this blogger beach in a swimsuit (so to speak!), and next I took some time to lay out my towel in a comfortable spot.  Then I sat down and observed the water, watching others splash and play.  Finally I realized it was safe to go join others in the waves!  😉  I now have no fear of drowning, thanks to all of you.

wonderful-readership-award2A good reader is…”

A good reader is one who receives fully, responds when so moved, and understands the contribution to this Presence regardless.

Taa-daaaa!  Now here are my nominees for Wonderful Team Member Readership Award.  I encourage you to head on over to their towel on this wonderful blogger beach.  Maybe you’d like to play in the sand with them.

In order to acknowledge the award, post the award badge on your blog, finish the sentence “A good reader is…” And pass the award to a few more bloggers who, in your opinion, are wonderful team members, or just an awesome guy or girl from your blogging community 🙂

I acknowledge and fully understand that some of my Nominees have chosen not to participate in blog awards. For that reason I have not disturbed their decision by letting them know of this nomination.  And I love the amazing sand castles they build!

Travel With Kids Guide

Travel With Kids Guide






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