Lillie Leonardi worked in law enforcement for more than 25 years before retiring to pursue her lifelong dream of writing. In 1984, Leonardi was appointed to serve as the first female police officer with the City of Arnold, Pennsylvania. She broke barriers again in 1994 when she was appointed the first female chief of police for Chatham College. In 1998, Leonardi joined the FBI (Pittsburgh Division) as the Community Outreach Specialist, where she served until 2010. Website: www.lillieleonardi.com
The White Light of Grace: Reflections on the Life of a Spiritual Intuitiveby Lillie Leonardi
Since early childhood, I have heard the whispers of angels and witnessed manifestations in the darkness of the night. . . . On those occasions, I would jump out of bed and wake my parents to inform them that the angel who I referenced as the “blue man” visited. Although [they] could not see what I saw, I knew that/i>/i>/i>/i>
Since early childhood, I have heard the whispers of angels and witnessed manifestations in the darkness of the night. . . . On those occasions, I would jump out of bed and wake my parents to inform them that the angel who I referenced as the “blue man” visited. Although [they] could not see what I saw, I knew that Archangel Michael was there.
I spent a fair part of my life pushing away the sensations and connections which defined me. But on September 11, 2001, my life was dramatically altered. While serving as a responder at the Flight 93 crash site, I encountered a legionof angels. My life instantaneously became multidimensional and shattered in all that was familiar. In trying to comprehend my vision on that fateful day, I have struggled with the burden of such a profound experience. This required me to dig deep within, to the inner recesses of my heart and soul. . . . Through my introspective journey, I grew to believe that we all carry a gift within us. Sometimes, the skill is lost to us due to the everyday situations and stressors in life. But sometimes, the tragedies in our lives awaken these abilities . . .
In The White Light of Grace, author and speaker Lillie Leonardi shares the stories of her life, beginning with the ancestral origins of her intuitive gifts and the early childhood experiences that uncover her ability to communicate with angels. The book traces life-altering events, times when she called on the angels for blessings and others when she learned how to rely on herself. Throughout, her revelations about love, loss, and healing unfold. Her remarkable stories focus on her personal transformations, as well as the incredible experiences of those around her.
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There is a certain calmness I felt as I read Lillie’s first book, and this one is no different. Each chapter of “The White Light of Grace: Reflections on the Life of a Spiritual Intuitive,” was a glimpse into her life, and the many trials and tribulations she experienced along the way. Though each chapter of the book was well written and intense; there were two chapters that really stuck with me personally. In “The Origins of Grace” she spoke of the loving relationship shared with her grandmother Situ (Arabic for Grandmother), who inspired her to believe… to have faith… and to pass the legacy on to the next generation. Lillie believed that this has been a blessing on her family to have these gifts. I was raised by my grandmother and thought about the foundation she laid for me growing up. She saved me and gave me a normal life. Her dedication, love and wisdom was the cornerstone in my life as a woman, wife, mother, and grandmother. In “First Tour of Duty” she talked about the moment she was leaving to get into her partner’s patrol car, when her dad called her back to give her a pep talk. His words were powerful and full of meaning that would resonate throughout her life. I visualized what it must have felt like having a father who not only loved and prayed over his children, but gave them advice that would resonate throughout their lives. Since I have very little contact nor a relationship with my own father, I relished the words of wisdom Lillie’s father bestowed upon her. How I would’ve savored a bond like that with my own father. As a Christian woman, I believe that not only are Angels are among us, but are messengers from God. This book is a must read if you are a believer of Angels and divine beings. Additional Review: http://sylviabrowder.com/book-review-the-white-light-of-grace-reflections-on-the-life-of-a-spiritual-intuitive/
I loved this book! In reading "In the White Light of Grace" it struck me how much Lillie has pushed herself to grow. She became a police officer at a fairly young age and at a time when not many women were doing such a thing. My favorite story is when she responded to an emergency call for a domestic situation. She found a woman in the home, assaulted and alone. She interviewed her and as Lillie was walking out and onto the porch, the woman's husband came walking around the corner. Here's what she says: "I knew instinctively that he must be the woman's husband. No words were necessary. His manner and her reaction to his presence said it all. Within seconds, he began screaming obscenities. He was furious at her for calling the police. "Leave the premises or I will arrest you!" I shouted. Without any warning, the man lunged at me and yelled, "Yeah, you and what army?" Before I had time to gather my thoughts, I grabbed him and shoved him over the front porch rail. He landed facedown on the ground. I ran down and managed to cuff him with one swift sweep of the hand. As I lifted him from the ground, a patrol car pulled up along the curb and an officer I did not recognize asked me, "Are you okay? Where is your backup?" Of course Lillie did not have a back up. She did it all by herself. There were some men sitting across the street, watching the whole thing. All at once they started clapping and singing, "I am woman, hear me roar." GO LILLIE! If you believe in angels, this is the book for you. Lillie details her early and repeated encounters with Archangel Michael in many chapters of the book. In her childhood she referred to him as the "Blue Man with wings." She was reprimanded about her sightings and so stopped sharing them with others. But she did not stop believing and always felt herself channeled to the angels. "It seemed as if I had an energy that flowed to me, through me, and permeated every aspect of my being. And although my youthful mind was not able to fully comprehend angelic channeling, I was astute enough to recognize that something amazing was transpiring." Lillie loved to retreat to her bedroom to write and dream of angels. In her chapter "The Origins of Grace", she talks lovingly of her grandmother Situ (Arabic for grandmother) who encouraged her to believe and have faith. Situ encouraged her to pass this birthright on to the next generation. Lillie believes this has been a blessing on her family to have these gifts. I preferred to read Lillie's book slowly and savor it, rather than hurry through it. It reads like a spiritual reference guide, encouraging the reader to think of their own experiences and how to live a more openly spiritual life. The book is beautifully written and is a lovely example for me as I move forward on my writing journey. Other chapters contain insight into Lillie's recovery from PTSD, her health issues, male relationship struggles, mother daughter angst, and deep sharing about her love for her father. "As I look back on my life, I am amazed at the twists and turns it has taken. In retrospect, I can see that it has been filled with time of pain and sorrow mixed with moments of sheer joy. Each chapter has moved my life towards surrender and grace." If you love angels and books on spirituality, you will love this book.