Unity of the Triangle, 5570 Munford Road, Raleigh, NC 27612
April 5, 2018
7:15 – 9:30 PM
Like many, Lillie Leonardi was deeply affected by the tragedies of 9/11, but her experience was also very miraculous. As a FBI employee responding to the September 11, 2001 crash of Flight 93 in Shanksville, PA, she not only witnessed the horrors of the fallen hijacked plane, but to her surprise also saw legions of angels surrounding the site.
Lillie will talk about this deeply spiritual event, that has led her to write her first memoir titled, In the Shadow of a Badge: A Memoir about Flight 93, a Field of Angels, and My Spiritual Homecoming (2012) with Hay House. Autographed versions of the book will be available for purchase.
Lillie believes she has always lived with her feet planted in two separate worlds—the metaphysical and the physical. Her talk will take us on a dramatic journey of what happened in 2001 when these two distinct realities intertwined.
During her work at the Flight 93 crash site, Leonardi was forced to confront her connection to the Divine—something she has struggled with since youth. As a child, she clearly recalls hearing high-pitched sounds and seeing reflections of a mysterious “Blue Man with Wings.” As she grew up, she witnessed many events that led to dark nights of the soul, followed by moments of awakening. Each experience evolved her to a higher level of spiritual awareness and growth, but none as much as her angelic encounter on 9/11. Her stirring personal account of the 12 days she spent acting as an FBI liaison reveals a world that combines the factual and logistical with the angelic and mystical.
At the time of the crash, Lillie served as the FBI Community Outreach Specialist in the Pittsburgh Division. She served as the primary liaison to the United Airlines Humanitarian Response Team, presenting at daily briefings with law enforcement, government and social service agencies, and interacting with surviving family members. She also assisted in coordinating two memorial services. Post 9/11, she was the contact representative for three projects relating to Flight 93.
When she speaks with us, Lillie will share her observations preceding and following 9/11 and, in particular, the Flight 93 crash. She will explain how her angelic encounters just hours after the crash has affected her on-going journey of personal healing, deeper consciousness, Divine grace and recovery from PTSD following her experiences that day.
More About Lillie
In 1984, Lillie was appointed to serve as the first female patrol officer with the Arnold Police Department, Arnold, PA. She went on to serve as the lead law enforcement officer on two college campuses in Pittsburgh, PA. From 1998 to 2010, she was the Community Outreach Specialist for the FBI, Pittsburgh Division. Her primary focus and research was related to youth violence prevention.
She also served under the auspice of the United States Attorney’s Office, Western District of Pennsylvania, with a prestigious group of instructors, providing training on various subjects; including community policing, crime prevention, cultural diversity, hate crimes, responding to a major incident, threat assessment and violence reduction.
After serving for more than 25 years, and as a result of medical issues related to her PTSD diagnosis, Leonardi retired from law enforcement and now pursues her lifetime passion for writing.
Her second book, The White Light of Grace, was published in 2016 with Hay House. In it, she traces life-altering events, times when she called on the angels for blessings, and others when she learned how to rely on herself.
Angel Door Prizes
Lillie’s two autographed books (Value $17 each):
- In The Shadow of a Badge
- The White Light of Grace
Raffle Prize Tickets – $5 each
- A past-life regression by Phran Gacher, lasting from one-to-two hours. (Value $80).
Early Meditation – Free
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm
- Arrive Early – Doors are closed and no admittance after 6:30 pm as the Meditation will be in session.
- Location: The Early Meditation will be held on the first floor in the Fellowship Hall where the Refreshments are served during the Break. Once you enter the front door there will be signs to direct you.
Phran Gacher of Garner will provide a relaxing, stress-releasing meditation aimed at appreciating the marvel of our bodies and the beauty, strength and magnificence of our beings.
Phran Gacher is an ordained peace minister, certified past-life regressionist, hypnotherapist, Reiki Master teacher, soul coach and a healer who works with many modalities. She has been on 100-mile and 120-mile walks for peace in the mountains of Italy and on peace meditation missions in Rome, Israel, Syria and Egypt. Phran leads individuals and groups into past lives to help them with current events and relationships. One of Phran’s favorite occupations is to create and perform wedding ceremonies. Another is to clear houses of negative energy and to have haunting spirits escorted to another dimension.
842 Oakwater Drive
Garner NC 27529
Refreshments – FREE
We serve light finger foods and water at intermission. To sponsor our refreshments in exchange for publicity for your practice or business, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Artesian Spring Water from Tom Hildebrand Each month Tom Hildebrand (who is also our official hugger) brings us delicious artesian spring water from his home near Siler City, close to the geographical center of North Carolina. This is wonderful water and you’ll find details on how to purchase this water at HappyHillSpringWater.com.
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