Harnessing Heaven

How One Reluctant Wall-Streeter Tapped the Power of Heaven

Non-Fiction - Religion/Philosophy
260 Pages
Reviewed on 09/26/2016
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Author Biography

From New York, went to college at Syracuse U., have worked on Wall Street for many years.
After cancer had struck me down, it was in my healing that I had experiences and came across information that was too important to keep to myself.
Hence, Harnessing Heaven, which is a road map for life that can help anyone clarify their life purpose and enlighten you to possibilities you may have never considered.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Arya Fomonyuy for Readers' Favorite

Harnessing Heaven: How One Reluctant Wall-Streeter Tapped the Power of Heaven by Clifford Michaels is a spiritual and deeply human book that offers a path for anyone to travel to their very core, a book that will move readers to ask the questions they have always feared to ask, the question of life and destiny and meaning. What are we here for? Why am I here, and where do I go from here? As a Wall Street investment advisor, Clifford Michaels had a great life until he was diagnosed with kidney cancer. Then the thought of what happens after this life struck him, and he began the spiritual journey that resulted in the wonderful lessons in this book. He doesn’t just affirm that heaven exists, but goes on to offer seven principles to help anyone harness the power that comes from above, and learn how to allow that power to steer their life towards its purpose.

What I feared when I picked up this book was that it could be another preachy read, but no, it turned out to be something else. It turned out to be a powerful reflection on the topics people most dread: life and death. The author asks very pertinent questions, questions that become crucial in our fast-paced world that is rapidly being torn apart by greed and war and other forms of insanity, questions that will help any seeker to find the right answers. But the author’s own path will become one that many will love to travel. This book seems to be a kind of spiritual autobiography, the author’s own path to enlightenment, the journey to himself, the discovery of the power that allowed him to transform his life. Written in clear and beautiful prose, this book is the tool you’ll need to take control of your life, and find and embrace your purpose. Harnessing Heaven: How One Reluctant Wall-Streeter Tapped the Power of Heaven by Clifford Michaels is another 'best book' I have read in a while.

Jane Finch

Harnessing Heaven by Clifford Michaels also has the sub-title How One Reluctant Wall Streeter Tapped the Power of Heaven, and tells of the personal journey of the author from his comfortable yet unfulfilled life to spiritual awareness and awakening. The story begins with Clifford Michaels' somewhat mundane yet profitable life on Wall Street, his aspirations as a young trainee, his constant feelings of being unfulfilled, and then his encounter with a life-threatening illness that causes him to reexamine everything in his life, to consider what might await him in any after life, and to open his mind to things that he had previously discounted when his life was ‘comfortable.’ The book then shares the author’s findings and discoveries and looks at ways the reader can explore for themselves the benefits of spiritual awareness of mind, body and soul.

The author, Clifford Michaels, gives an emotive and detailed account of his life experiences and his journey from non-belief – or a reluctant distant belief – to a life-changing discovery of his inner self, an existence beyond the known, and a personal belief that contributed to his self-healing. The writing flows well and his style is expressive and well described. The book also provides guidance on self-development and there is a wealth of information and resources available at the end. This is a well-written and developed book that is not only a personal account, but also a helpful tool for those searching for answers in a world of turmoil. A book that will make the reader think about life, death, and personal fulfilment, whatever their own religious beliefs may be. An amazing cover which is really eye-catching.

Kathi Nidd

In his non fiction book Harnessing Heaven, Clifford Michaels invites the reader to join him in his own reality and the life events that led to him through an incredible journey of spirituality and healing. Harnessing Heaven begins with Michaels' relatable, privileged and "normal" life: a good education, a first job in the dog-eat-dog world of a 1980s Wall Street, a budding yet conflicted career, falling in love, starting a family, buying a house. But soon, as life has a way of shaking one's stability, Michaels' life took an unexpected turn in a life threatening illness. Like many, events such as these led him to seek and open himself to new experiences and alternative methods of healing, inside and out. As Michaels grew in his life and spirituality, he learned and taught his findings, allowing others to clarify their life's purpose and find their own clear path.

While there are many books on spirituality and finding guidance during hard times, this book rises above the rest by the sharing of Michaels' own poignant story and feelings of confusion and doubt. The reader instantly connects with the common ideals of career, family and community, and soon realizes that Michaels is not preaching from a place above, but instead sharing his own relatable journey. This connection grabs the reader as they follow along, uncovering the guidance and lessons as Michaels discovered them himself. The author manages to teach what he has uncovered about his own purpose and provide the reader with seven clear principles for clarifying their own without ever sounding superior or making the goal of enlightenment appear reserved for saints or prophets. Harnessing Heaven is a fast and eye-opening read on the first pass through, and a sound and inspiring guide to refer back to as any reader moves through the challenges of daily life and our struggling world.

Gisela Dixon

Harnessing Heaven: How One Reluctant Wall-Streeter Tapped the Power of Heaven by Clifford Michaels is an autobiographical book about one man’s journey on the path to spirituality. Harnessing Heaven is written more or less in a sequential manner and mainly focuses on Clifford’s path, experiences, and journey to explore questions such as life and death, reincarnation, psychic abilities, mediums, the universe, auras, chakras, and so much more. The book starts off with an introduction to Clifford, a little bit about his childhood, his career as a Wall Street trader, 9/11 World trade center attacks and how they changed him, his battle with cancer, his marriage and children, and of course interspersed throughout his path towards enlightenment and a world of more peace and understanding.

Harnessing Heaven: How One Reluctant Wall-Streeter Tapped the Power of Heaven by Clifford Michaels is a good read and I thought the writing felt genuine and from-the-heart. I have read many books on this subject more or less, and this is one of those books that does not feel fake in any way. Instead, it is an honest glimpse into Clifford’s personal journey as he delves into these larger than life questions that have perplexed humanity forever. Harnessing Heaven allows the reader to simply take inspiration from his own story, and to take from it whatever one chooses. I found his experiences with mediums as well as the after-life questions to be interesting and thought-provoking. A good and genuine read!

Mamta Madhavan

Harnessing Heaven: How One Reluctant Wall-Streeter Tapped the Power of Heaven by Clifford Michaels takes readers on a spiritual journey of inner healing, power, and wisdom along with the author. Clifford Michael's story and experiences show readers that there is another dimension to life and there is much more to us than just a physical body. The seven principles for clarifying one's life purpose open the door to looking at our lives with a different perspective, and living with more confidence and passion. The author's experiences during his phase of being ill with cancer, and his interaction with heavenly forces during that phase, are inspirational and comforting.

The book is encouraging and uplifting, and will help readers understand that there is much more to life than we actually see and know. The seven principles explain to readers about the divine teachings we need to learn to evolve, how to have a purpose and passion while living this life, spirituality, how to listen to heaven, and much more that will help readers embrace positivity and change their lives accordingly. It's a story of questioning, acceptance, awareness, self-discovery, and healing, and will motivate readers to channel their thoughts and energies in a good way. The book will help readers question life and go into themselves to learn more about themselves and their souls, and also to connect with God's essence and power in their daily lives.