The Orchid: The Secret Code of Modern Goddesses

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About this ebook

A heart-stirring journey about discovering inner peace, strength and self-love. Join Mary, as she unveils a profound truth: the real treasures of true love lie within.

The Orchid is a peaceful and luxurious retreat founded by Mary and nestled in picturesque Northern California. Its unique healing and empowerment program, featuring invaluable lessons and exercises in awareness, gratitude, forgiveness, acceptance, and intention, are designed to ignite a transformation from within. It is in this holistic wellness setting where Mary and her team combine ancient wisdom with modern practices, creating a school and spa for the mind, body and soul which guides these women on their journey of introspection.

Weekly, for over two decades, Mary and her team of expert teachers and healers, welcome 30 women each searching for a life-changing experience. Our story follows five closely: Nicole, battling societal pressures; Olivia, overcoming childhood traumas; Jennifer, seeking renewal after betrayal; Stephanie, a ex-model healing from pain; and Sofia, a business owner dealing with ethical challenges and anger.

At its heart, the story is a celebration of emotional resilience, female solidarity, and the power of self-reflection. As the characters navigate their personal growth and transformation, you will too, becoming an active participant in their journey and process. The Orchid is an uplifting festival of emotions, a testament to life, growth, hope and self-love.

Come and spend a week with us at The Orchid and prepare for an experience that will ignite your imagination, stir your emotions, and awaken the powerful goddess within you.

What our advance readers are saying:

“Each character´s personal journey reflects somehow a woman we know. In more than one case, I found myself mirroring my own wounds.” Adriana | Mexico

“From the first few chapters, I found myself stopping to reflect on what was happening and the emotions the characters felt. It was as if I were going through the journey with them.” Amy | Ithaca

“The Orchid changed my perspective, illustrating that anyone can view life through the eyes of love. It teaches that regardless of past challenges—be it personal struggles, trauma, or guilt—we can choose to forgive and move forward with love and understanding.” Charlotte | Los Angeles

“The book is a life changing experience altogether. It really gives the reader a perspective on life and how to make it a better journey from within. It makes you feel happy and lighter because it helps you to navigate through this great gift we all have called life!” Claudia | Italy

“A great fiction novel that is easy to read and will make you smile, possibly cry and root for your fellow women friends. You will see some aspects of yourself in the characters and end up loving them. The message is always positive - there is always calm after the storm even if one has to work through some challenges. The reward is worth it.” Claudia | Puerto Rico

“The Orchid is particularly beneficial for anyone struggling to cope with their current life situation. It’s an ideal first step for those not open to or unable to seek professional help. It’s also suitable for anyone looking to improve any aspect of their daily life and aspiring to live their best life.” Denise | New York

“The Orchid is not a book to be consumed quickly; it is a rich source of wisdom and insight that demands to be savored, contemplated, and internalized. It’s a timeless companion on your quest for self-discovery, offering solace, inspiration, and a roadmap to inner harmony. Allow this book to be a constant source of guidance, a wellspring of empowerment, and a reminder that the journey towards self-love is both infinite and profoundly rewarding.” Fernanda | Mexico

“The Orchid changed my life. Ever since I opened it, little by little, it was like seeing the world through a different lens. I could understand the details, the changes, and adapt to them. And it left me with precious things like meditation and the awareness of being part of something bigger.” Marisol | Mexico

“This book will give you an amazing and accurate view of what each and every one of us can do to exist with ourselves and each other in the most positive of ways. Even if you’re not a believer YET!” Michelle | Los Angeles

“At the intersection of fiction and self-help, The Orchid does a great job of encouraging female empowerment delivered in a compelling storytelling style. Those who enjoyed the inner thoughts of the women in ‘Three Women’, or the empowered protagonist in ‘Lessons in Chemistry’ would really enjoy this book.” Sonya | Boston

“A real-life story book full of honesty and reality wrapped with warmth and love. An emotional and spiritual opener with the goal of finding love, acceptance and growth…a joy to read. The writing is simple and clear. The detail and imagery is beautifully crafted to transport you to the literal landscape of the heavenly place called The Orchid where the story takes place. The story, the characters and the teachings lead you through an emotional journey of self-discovery always ending in a place of empowerment and love.” Vanessa | Hong Kong

About the author

Rocio Aquino and Angel Orengo, a wife-husband team of twenty-three years, and devoted parents of two teen daughters, merge their rich imaginations and global experiences in “The Orchid.” Stemming from Rocio’s 30-year quest for self-love and self-forgiveness, and Angel’s search for meaning and purpose in his life, the book is a culmination of their shared ambition to lead an authentic and empowered life. Their transformative journey includes living experiences around the world, holistic retreats, indulging in hundreds of enlightening books, numerous interactions with healers, sacred trips and a two-year certification on spiritual psychology. These profound experiences paved the way for revelations about personal freedom and age-old forces such as awareness, gratitude, forgiveness, acceptance and intention. Desiring to share these insights, they first turned to writing. “The Orchid” stands as a universal reflection of their hurdles and victories, and their desire to urge readers, especially women, to embrace their unique paths towards a more powerful existence.

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