by Dr. Carolyn Porter
If you are looking for a book about angels you will want to start your journey with Angel Love: Experiencing the Power and Love of the Angels Working in People’s Lives by Dr. Carolyn Porter. Even if you already consider yourself an expert in the field of angelology, you will find new and exciting tidbits of information. I also qualify this book on the list for a curious teenager or tween that wants to explore the topic of angels.
The book colors, text and designs are beautiful hues of pink, blue, green and purple. Angel drawings by Mande Porter Strickland are scattered throughout the book which bring to life the love and invitation from the angels. Angel Love begins with a foreward by Amy Oscar, editor of “My Guardian Angel” which is featured weekly in Woman’s World Magazine.
In the first half of the book Angel Love, Dr. Carolyn Porter dispels misconceptions about what angels are,
what they look like, as well as the ways in which angels send us messages through clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, and claircognizance. These are the channels by which angels communicate with humans. Dr. Carolyn provides methods in which we can connect with the angels. On one particular day she made a request for more angel stories for her book, this very book of Angel Love. Within an hour of petitioning the angels for their assistance, two angel stories appeared in her inbox – just as she had asked for! There are also suggestions for how you can communicate with the angels, especially if you are not sure how to best contact them. Suggestions are playing soft music or lighting a candle among other things. You will learn about the angel hierarchy, including a chart, and how Archangel Michael can help you when you are feeling fearful and vulnerable.
Angels are always sending us communications but we may not be sure what to look out for. Dr. Porter describes how the angels will deliver these signs, perhaps as a rainbow or angel lights; you can read more about these in her book. Channeled messages from the angels are shared throughout and one of my favorites appears on page 67:
Message from the Angels
We never leave your side. If your eyes would open wider you would see us. It is our wish for you to call upon us for the smallest and largest task. It is easy for us so we make it easier for you. That’s what we mean when we tell you to let go of things. It’s only then we can lift your burdens and help you enjoy your life more. We long to help you, so do ask us.
In the second part of the book there are countless true angel stories about angelic interventions that help with protection, healing, reassurance, and much more. One of the stories that touched my heart was called Schoolyard Angels by Pete Gomez. He explains how he always picked up his son, Eric, from school at 4:30PM. The school had a policy that everyone had to be off the grounds by 5PM. Pete knew he wasn’t going to make it on time to get his son since he was on the other side of town. All he could do was pray and ask the angels to watch over his son so he wasn’t alone. Pete arrived at 6PM and saw his son sitting there on the curb, but he wasn’t alone. A woman and two children were sitting in their car and when this woman spotted Pete she came over to his car and asked if he had a screwdriver since her daughter left the keys in the trunk and she needed a way to retrieve them. Pete helped the woman to free her keys and she told him how she asked God for help and he appeared. Pete explained to the woman how he too had asked God and the angels for assistance and made her wait so his son wouldn’t be alone.
This book truly demonstrates that even though we may not realize it, the angels are ALWAYS there for us. Angel Love feels like a big warm hug from the angelic realm.
by Dr. Carolyn Porter
Carolyn Porter, D. Div., has added another winner to her growing list of powerful and inspiring books. A must read for all, Seven Roads to Glory illustrates through seven authentic stories, how each of us has the power to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles through love, grace, wisdom and a strong sense of self.
This powerful collection chronicles the real life stories of seven everyday people, including Carolyn, and how each overcame emotional, financial or physical adversity to create a life they love.
I was hooked from the first page as Harry recounts his journey – one that landed him in a wheelchair after stopping to help a stranded motorist. Next there is Anita, whose life challenges moved me to tears. Not only did she survive, but she has accomplished more in her young life than many adults without her challenges. Then there is Rick, who shares his collection of short true life stories with warmth and up-lifting messages for everyone. Carolyn reflects on her own story. It takes such courage not only to bare one’s soul, but to express the inner feelings and thoughts of others so eloquently. Carolyn’s book triumphantly celebrates our individual choice and power to become the victor instead of the victim when life takes an unexpected turn.
The book closes with the recounting of the lives of three women who have forgiven themselves and their offenders to become victors over abuse, drug addiction and more. To add to the authenticity of these stories, each contributor added their contact information to help others along their own personal path to a glorious life. This collection will speak to anyone who wants to remove the roadblocks in their life and renew their faith and belief in what is possible.
—Nancy E. Livingston
Life Purpose Counselor, Reiki Master
Ft Lauderdale, FL
Joan Wester Anderson “Joan” (Chicago area)
This review is from: Seven Roads to Glory: Powerful Stories of Incredible Challenges and How to Become the Victor! (Paperback)
In these times when so many people are facing difficult situations, it is refreshing to read a book like Seven Roads to Glory. There are seven people featured, including the author, each having carried an enormous burden, and came out on the other side. Still works in progress, but by the end of their stories, the reader knows that the lessons these people have learned are valuable and will be applied again and again.
Author (Dr) Carolyn Porter gives us a detailed write-up of each participant, not just a sketchy overview, which helps us to relate to them. And interestingly, she includes contact information for each of the seven, a generous gesture for readers that might need a little touch of encouragement after they finish reading.
Seven Roads is specific and inspiring. A good pick.
Healing with Color: Seeing & Feeling The Glorious Power of Color by Dr. Carolyn Porter is the first healing book I have discovered that is beaming with color throughout the entire book! The intro begins with a direct message from the angels, then presents a few questions and answers about angels such as what they look like and how they are always there for us. Dr. Porter then discusses the five enlightenments the angels have given to us. In addition, you will be shown how to effectively use visualization techniques and how to find a place of relaxation.
Next you will be introduced to the 13 healing colors: Lavendar, Pink, Green, Yellow, Blue, Peach, Purple, Rose, Jade Green, Golden Yellow, Vibrant Blue, Coral and Dove Gray, in this exact order. Each color light also has a corresponding angel, gem, flower, feeling and guided visualization.
Every healing color mentioned is visually seen in the book since the pages and angels are portrayed in the appropriate matching colors. Once a color is presented, the next color emerges from the pages.
For instance, the color light of Purple presents the angel Arielle, sugilite is the gem, an iris is the flower and the feeling magnificence. Included is a channeled message from each angel and a gorgeous drawing of the angel by Mande Porter Strickland. Both of these appear at the beginning of each chapter. There is a brief closing message from the angel after you have completed the meditation.
Here is an excerpt from the visualization found on page 95:
Floating magnificently into your mind’s view is the richness of the celestial light purple. Its very presence signifies a majestic flow of energy and power. It bears credence to kings and royalty as well as your Higher Power. Just as a lion rules over the animal kingdom in quiet regality, so do those who reflect the connectiveness to the Higher Power from within their being.
© Dr. Carolyn Porter 2006
What I love about this book is seeing the vibrancy and brightness of these colors right in front of me. I believe you’ll feel the same way when you view it. It certainly makes it so much easier to connect with the colors and angelic realm without having to envision the color in your mind, which makes it easier to understand what is being shared with you. You have color therapy right in your hands with this book!
The thought behind the book that the angels gave to Dr. Porter, is to help you feel again. Busy schedules and the drive to acquire worldly possessions and accolades often pull us away from feeling and knowing who we are and why we are here. The book wants to bring the reader into a place of understanding how magnificent each of us are, just as we are. Color is sensuous and evokes feelings, so the angels chose these colors and the feelings associated with them to remind us of our inborn power and love.
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