Searching for the Caravan is a true story that begins in a wholesome, pastoral farming community in the Midwest, characterized by Christian principles. Eventually, Germaine’s curiosity and determination led her on a journey through Europe as a single professional woman, and Asia and Southeast Asia with her husband and children. While spending seventeen years over-seas – France, Switzerland, Pakistan, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Thailand and Indonesia – Germaine encountered a multitude of cultures, religions and otherworldly phenomena that would ultimately clarify her own truths.
Germaine’s experiences – considered controversial and taboo – provoked a journey of another sort where her belief in all things she had held sacred was called into question. Desperate to return to the grace she had forsaken in her youth and to understand the mechanics – the science—behind inexplicable events, she turned to God and ancient metaphysical principles to analyze the extraordinary and regain control of her life. Germaine’s fascinating and courageous story started out as a life review using metaphysical principles as a tool to explain the how and why of her existence, but it ended up as an exploration of the Divine as sifted through Love and Balance.
Searching for the Caravan is an enlightening, real-life thriller that challenges the spiritual seeker and intellectually curious. Germaine invites you to suspend your sense of the every-day normal to suppose the every-day not-so-normal. Her story is a unique odyssey not to be missed.
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"I could not put this book down!
It is a journey of self-discovery and so well written and richly descriptive that I could imagine my self in all of these places. I loved the references to Feng Shui throughout the book - which was a good introduction to Feng Shui for me and very intriguing. I found the book inspirational - as well as entertaining and delightful!"
"A truly fascinating story, rich with detail and deeply introspective.
It endears the author to its reader in an inspiring and uplifting way.
I couldn't put it down and didn't want it to end."
"I absolutely loved the book!! It was super empowering!
Germaine is an amazing writer/ storyteller/ teacher. I am so thankful I had the opportunity to read the book.
It had me crying multiple times. I am in absolute awe of her story, and the courage she had to put her life's story out into the world."
"Dive in! If you are a spiritually aware person, you are going to fall in love with this book. It was hard for me to put it down. With grace, poise and love, Germaine Avila creates a space for the truth to be recognized and honored. Albert Einstein said that you either believe that nothing is a miracle, or you believe that everything is a miracle. Searching for the Caravan beautifully asks us to consider that everything is a miracle. This memoir is full of life and vibrancy as a story in and of itself, but the depth of intelligence and spirituality it radiates transcends a mere story of a person's life. Thank you, Germaine, for sharing your story with the world. It is worthy of telling."