FLEMINGTON, NJ - “Heaven” means different things to different people.

For Clifford Michaels, author of Harnessing Heaven: How One Reluctant Wall-Streeter Tapped the Power of the Hereafter, it’s a spiritual realm, one that is on the cusp of discovery for anyone who is willing to search for it.

Michaels will hold a book signing on Thursday at Al Fresco's at The Shoppes on Reaville Avenue here from 7 to 9 p.m. The event is free; proceeds from any book sales will be donated to Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center.

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Michaels is a Flemington resident. He started his career as a Wall Street trader before moving into private practice. He has a degree in finance from Syracuse University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh.

By following the seven principles in his book, Michaels believes anyone can follow the same steps he took to awaken and pursue the path of a closer relationship with the hereafter.

Harnessing Heaven combines guidance from the spiritual realm with practical lessons that enable readers to discover their own path in life. These lessons, along with insights from Michaels’ own spiritual awakening, provide wisdom and a road map for humanity.

Harnessing Heaven addresses issues that divide us, such as abortion and global warming, as well as the reasons for existence in creativity, love and the infinite development of knowledge.“We are all connected whether we think so or not,” Michaels says.

In his book, Michaels shares his own journey toward spiritual awakening, which began with the aftermath of Sept. 11 and continued after a diagnosis of kidney cancer. He first denied, then acknowledged, and finally embraced and interacted with “heavenly” forces through a series of encounters, relationships and a renewed sense of purpose and acceptance.

Michaels’ seven principles provide tangible steps and takeaways for readers to live a life of purpose, meaning, tolerance and understanding.

Harnessing Heaven and its core principles opens the door to discovering and mapping an ideal life path with confidence, conviction and passion.