Grandma’s Secret Blessings” A Memoir with a Twist Written By JohnEGreek
Take a ride with me, JohnEgreek as I journey to the Old Country to fulfill a childhood promise made to my grandparents when I was six years old. Grandma, insightful and deeply spiritual guides me during her time while alive and after she is gone. She helps me to open to the reality of something higher than myself.
What happens along the way is a surreal journey and a deeply rooted experience? Travel with me and my pseudo family, as you will discover the avenue to my soul and the recipe to Grandma’s Secret Blessings.
This book is for anyone teetering on the edge of disbelief that there is something higher than their greatest expectations as to why things happen. 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.
I never dreamed that writing a book would be so fulfilling, let alone find my purpose for life. Ever since I was a little boy, nine to be exact, I began asking the big question. The first time I asked the question was with our Lutheran minister, Pastor Charlie. I walked into his office one Friday morning while he was sitting on the sofa in his office writing his sermon for Sunday Worship.
He spots me standing in the doorway as he glances over his glasses. “Well hello Johnny, what can I do for you?”
My grandfather died two weeks earlier and I was really missing him. My first question to Pastor Charlie was, “Where do we go when we die?”
His answer was not the obvious as one might expect. He says, “John, if I knew the truthful answer to that question, I would solve one of the greatest mysteries of life. I believe when we die we reunite with our soulmates and our loved ones, but where that is, I would call it the ‘Universe.’ So, what’s your second question?”
“What is my purpose for being here? I’m so confused because my Papa has died, and my father hates me and there is no one to protect me. I’m scared and confused.”
“My gosh John, you are asking questions I wouldn’t expect a nine-year-old to be asking. As far as you father hating you is concerned, I don’t have an answer for you. Sometimes people are brought into this world to help with your life lessons. I would suggest that might be your father’s purpose for being your father. Perhaps he’s a wounded child.”
“As far as your real question is concerned regarding your purpose for being here, I would tell you this. We all come to this life with a purpose. It’s a purpose for the higher good of our soul and the people living in the world that surrounds us. We are here to learn and to teach. As far as actually knowing your purpose, I can only tell you that it’s revealed when God feels we are ready to serve our his calling. It’s not revealed on our time, it’s revealed on God’s time. Any more questions little fella?”
I had none, but at sixty-seven years of age, my purpose is finally revealed. This book describes the journey of my life, as a wounded child and how I found the power behind our family name, Meta where I found the key that unlocks the door to the hidden ability to “Transcend and go beyond.”
Pastor Charlie was correct when he siad, "it doesn't happen on our time, it happens on God's time."
Come along for the ride. Who knows, maybe you'll find yours...