We all hide bits and pieces of who we really are. Lillie Leonardi was no exception. But when the truth of who you are is buried so deep that you’re living a lie, the spiritual disconnect causes untold stress.
Lillie is a mom and grandma. She was also an FBI agent serving as a Community Outreach Specialist who had spent a quarter of her life in law enforcement. Being a woman in the testosterone-fueled world of guns and violence is hard enough. But when you’re a woman who hears from angels and knows and feels their power, the experience is enough to make you want to flee your body and mind. And that’s exactly what Lillie did.
Denying her feminine essence in order to be perceived as an “equal” alongside her male counterparts, she traded her soft sentimental persona for the “tough cop” image. Until 9/11 when her spiritual self accessed a vision that was a wake-up call from her soul.
Lillie saw a field of angels on the Shanksville crash site of Flight 93 in which all passengers had perished. It was a sacrificial endeavor which had apparently moved Heaven itself, and the field of angels–hundreds of archangels, their wings arched up toward the sky–were assisting the brave souls home.
Much as she questioned and debated it, the vision wouldn’t let go. Lillie did all she could to disown the compelling images. But there’s only so much the body can hold inside. Soon, Lillie’s body began to crumble under the weight of PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). The field of angels continued to intrude into her consciousness and demand acknowledgement.
Lillie writes in In The Shadow of a Badge — 9/11 A Memoir about Flight 93, a Field of Angels and my Spiritual Homecoming, “Should I speak out and tell the world about God’s field of angels? Should I maintain my call to service and continue to risk my health?”
Through a series of synchronicities, Lillie is told what to do and pays attention to the messages. What follows is a compelling read of how the author made the commitment to spiritual surrender, choosing to follow her heart instead of her head.
To me, the message of the book is clearly this: Embrace the truth of who you really are. We are all, to some extent, guilty of hiding our real selves, masking our true identity and struggling to more closely resemble those the world celebrates. But you and I are unique. And if we choose to show up as our authentic selves, life will open up in unimaginably beautiful ways.
Lillie Leonardi discovered this the hard way. We can learn the lesson from her book where she voices her personal truth. We can choose to show up in the world as you and I, in complete alignment with our gifted uniqueness.
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