Winks From Above

Opening Up to Signs and Synchronicities to Receive Little Miracles Each Day

Non-Fiction - Inspirational
230 Pages
Reviewed on 06/06/2022
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Author Biography

Liliane has been a professional contemporary dancer (performing in both Europe and the US), European fashion model, fashion consultant, Amazon rain forest explorer, wife, mother, grandmother, energy healer, consciousness explorer, artist and most recently, an author.
Despite suffering a very difficult childhood involving painful abuse and rejection, she overcame adversity through her close alignment with the spiritual world. Being highly intuitive, she has received assistance from her Guides and Angels to both help carry her through some tremendously difficult and frightful events, as well as to guide her to some amazing accomplishments.
Throughout her life, Liliane has always felt compelled to help others. In 2008, she decided to focus solely on this and became an Energy Healer. She has since successfully helped both men and women face and work through difficult physical and emotional situations, enabling them to feel more confident and joyful about themselves.
In her recent memoire/self-help book, "Winks from Above", Liliane has been able to reach a broader audience and help them rediscover their innate gift of communicating with their Guides and Angels to create a better, richer, and happier life.
Born in Hanoi, Vietnam, Liliane is French-Vietnamese. She grew up in France and subsequently lived in Europe, Asia, and the United States. She has a degree in English Literature and is fluent in French and English.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Erin Nicole Cochran for Readers' Favorite

Winks From Above: Opening Up to Signs and Synchronicities to Receive Little Miracles Each Day by Liliane Fortna is the kind of book that is transformative in ways you can’t possibly grasp all at once. Reading her words, the moments in life that she experienced, both good and bad, bring up memories of the things we’ve been through that ended up shaping us. Paths we take, whether they are set before our existence or whether they are malleable and moveable, are these beautiful, yet intricately scarred journeys. To be invited into a life, regardless of the way, is one of the most sacred experiences you can possibly have.

Liliane Fortna’s Winks From Above felt like a wink from above in itself. The connections that were made in the book helped me to understand the unseen world around me. Parts of the world that I used to see more clearly when I was much younger but that later became muddled are now becoming clearer again. There is a trust within my spirit that I feel a part of again. The way that Fortna tells her story is vivid but also to the point. A poetic thread runs through the book in its entirety. On page 122: “On snowy days, they sometimes came to the door opening into the courtyard. I could see their little footprints all the way to the top of the stairs.” Her words are a whisper of feathered wings. There is an incredible sense that despite any wrong done to her, she has released both herself and those who contributed to that pain. Deep down it feels that she has achieved what everyone wants for themselves; the ability to come out of the past healed and better for it.

Courtnee Turner Hoyle

In Winks From Above: Opening Up to Signs and Synchronicities to Receive Little Miracles Each Day, a lump in the roof of her mouth causes Liliane Fortna to confront her mortality and find the right medical path and spiritual path. She begins to see small pointers which she calls “winks from above”, sent from beyond the Veil, a thin partition between the physical world and the spiritual one, and she interprets them positively. The author talks about her life chronologically, beginning with her time with her grandmother and abusive father before she was sent to boarding school. In her adulthood, after she decided to become more independent from her father, Liliane Fortna modeled, danced, and married twice before depression caused her to contemplate suicide. She trained as an energy healer and has been successfully practicing for over a decade.

The examples Liliane Fortna describes were a bonus, and they helped me understand her perspective. It was easy to see the relevance of each point as she explained them through her experiences. I was overwhelmed by the gifts her spirit guides sent to her, like the dog Moulouk, who was a great comfort to her during her trying childhood. Once she became an energy healer, the origins of the signs became clearer to her, and she was able to interpret them more wisely. I was particularly interested in the blocks that could keep a person from receiving messages and angel numbers, as I find myself correlating numbers to successful life goals. Winks From Above serves as both a memoir and an inspirational work, as it provides a testimony to the reader about a woman’s adventure into spiritual healing and greater understanding. I feel the book would be well received by individuals who are on a journey of self-discovery and higher learning.

Astrid Iustulin

Have any situations occurred that you considered out of the ordinary? Have you ever experienced synchronicities in your life, or are you among those who cannot? If the answer is yes, Winks From Above by Liliane Fortna is the book for you. The author will make you reconnect with your Angels and Guides and help you recognize the signs and messages they send you daily that (maybe) you cannot see. Fortna will guide you by telling you about her life and the synchronicities she has experienced. She will also suggest how to remove your blocks to reconnect with your Guides and Angels and experience synchronicity in your life.

Winks From Above is not the usual book in which the author explains the concepts theoretically. On the contrary, Liliane Fortna relies on the episodes of her life to give readers ideas to reflect on their own experiences. As for me, the stories she tells made me remember episodes in my life that seemed strange or unusual and finally enabled me to interpret what happened. I also found the exercises in the third part of the book very useful because they allow me to live with greater mindfulness (I especially liked the recommendation to smile at those who need it; this advice reveals sensitivity). I have reported my experience because I am sure that the same thing will happen to many other readers. I recommend Winks From Above to anyone who wants to take their life to the next level. This is the best companion guide you could ever want.

Hayley Haun

What are synchronicities and signs and how do we notice them in our own lives? Author Liliane Fortna explains these terms and applies them to her book, Winks From Above: Opening Up to Signs and Synchronicities to Receive Little Miracles Each Day. Fortna notes that your Guides and Angels are always watching over you and you should open yourself up to receiving their guidance. Liliane’s story begins with her childhood, growing up with an abusive grandmother who never taught her love or affection. Isolated and alienated from human touch, Liliane learned to connect with nature. Although her life was filled with travails of all kinds, she follows the signs and synchronicities leading her to a specific path.

Akemi G once said, “Synchronicity happens when we align with the flow of the universe rather than insisting the universe flow our way.” As someone who knows next to nothing about these things, I think Akemi G’s quote describes Liliane Fortna's writings perfectly and I found Winks From Above to be insightful. My eyes were opened to the spiritual clues occurring in my own life. I began to ask questions such as: How can I connect as Liliane did and what signs and synchronicities do I recognize in my everyday life? More importantly, what can I do to remove the stress and follow the universe, rather than try to force a certain path? The book shows readers how to improve their ability to communicate with the invisible realm, achieve an intuitive understanding through applying practical techniques, and identify the signs and synchronicities when they appear.

Vincent Dublado

An inspirational book that helps you open up spiritually and emotionally to identify and receive special guidance, Winks from Above: Opening Up to Signs and Synchronicities to Receive Little Miracles Each Day by Liliane Fortna is both uplifting and enlightening as far as sharpening our intuition is concerned. As a healer, the author presents you with many sets of examples of the signs and messages placed in our path that we sadly overlook because of the lack of the required level of consciousness. This book is an invitation to delve into the unseen divine forces that are said to be watching over us. It is a work filled with anecdotes designed to help you connect with your spirit guide and interpret the signs they provide for you to take action.

If you believe in those little everyday miracles, this book is definitely for you, and you will find a kindred spirit in Liliane Fortna. If you come from a different school of thought, you are still very welcome to interpret the spiritual ideas in this book in how it suits you. Either way, Winks from Above is a powerful story of one woman’s spiritual journey and how she has managed to overcome adversity with the use of her spiritual strength -- by being connected to the signs and synchronicities that push her to create positive results. She has trodden the path and she shares it in her crisp writing so that you too can experience an increased awareness of spiritual communication. If you are looking for an alternative means of personal empowerment, you may want to give this book your attention.