Take a ride with JohnEgreek as he journeys to the Old Country in fulfillment of a childhood promise made to his grandparents, the Patriarch and Matriarch of his family. His travels take him to a former communist country, once run by a dictator who in 1967 declares their Motherland,Atheist. His grandmother, insightful and deeply spiritual guides him throughout his lifetime as he himself opens to the reality of something higher than himself.
What happens along the way is a surreal journey and a deeply rooted experience. Travel with him and his pseudo family, as they discover the avenue to his soul and the recipe to Grandma's Secret Blessings, bestowed upon him while she is alive and long after she is gone.
Hidden in a document revealed to him sometime after his trip to the Old Country, he finds the key that unlocks the door to the hidden ability to "transcend and go beyond."
The journey of life is at times is a rocky road,sometimes endured by such things as relationship issues, health issues,monetary issues, and his case, a father who hates him from the very first day he is born and a son who walks out of his life with no explanation from either of them, as to why? There are hidden elements behind the experience that he calls, "Life."
This book is for anyone who is teetering on the edge of disbelief that there is something higher than their greatest expectations as to why things happen to them. "Beware of the Temptation to view yourself, unfairly treated," a key element to a life of the "Poor me syndrome."
Everyone at some time or another will lose a loved one,but death is not the end, it is the beginning and they do find a way to speak to you from beyond. Make no mistake, this book will open your eyes as you discover the magical recipe to Grandma's Secret, Blessings and you, too, can use them to heal your heart and find the avenue to your soul.
BIOGRAPHY Second-generation Greek-American born, Author JohnEgreek, is brought into this world in the early 1950’s to a broken family. His father hates him from the very first day he is born and lives up to the unseen contract to hate him his entire life, without ever giving him a clue as to why. His mother, on the other-hand does everything possible to shower him with love, until her eventual death at the early age of fifty-one, which then forces him to grow on his own.
A powerful childhood promise made to his grandparents. his Yiayia and Papou, when he was just six years old, becomes the avenue that opens his heart and awakens his soul. Grandma, who leaves the physical world when he is in his teens, enlightens him while she is alive and never stops enlightening him when she goes beyond, as she continues to shower him with her many “Secret Blessings.”
The author recognizes that he is no one special, just a retired senior citizen, with a strained relationship with his adult children and a grandchild that he has never met. He has a unique and creative way to tell the emotional story about his life that will take you on a roller-coaster ride that will emit feelings of anger, guilt, fear, sorrow and pain. At times, it will be an agonizing, yet truthful story. Take the unforgettable journey to the Old Country with him, where along the way, he has multiple synchronistic events where he finds the hidden secrets that provide him with the necessary elements to set himself free and unlock the door to his heart.
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