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Deserts of War, Deserts of the Soul

July 9, 2015,
Claire Montanaro

Wherever you live, be it western city or desert-land itself, you are touched by this harsh but gentle teacher.  Desert is a place of nothing, great expanses of barren wilderness where heat and wind and dust and death challenge anyone who ventures into the forbidding, uncomfortable lands of sand and rock. Desert is filled with stars and sun and moon so close you may touch them and hear them sing; desert is the place of stillness where little moves, where sound is muted and where there is no place to hide. You have lived in the desert and the desert is in you, reminding you whenever you thirst, whenever you long for solitude, whenever you confront the reality about who you are, really. There is no concealment in the desert. Deserts of the SoulThe desert is about life and death, about shimmering mirages that are the ultimate illusion, but also about the central truth concerning your choices and your journey which essentially and always is one you travel alone. The power of the desert is protective or destructive, depending on you. The desert is the place of extremes - beautiful or ugly, treacherous or nurturing - and it is fitting that the extremes of human nature are anchored and active in the arid wastelands of the Middle East and Africa. Here the human end-times of our present civilisation are distinct in barbaric warfare and distorted religion: the fire of the sun and the abrasiveness of the infinite sands mirror the relentless march of fanatics driven by the illusion of something that does not exist, seeking an oasis that is non-existent. And alongside them there are those who love these places of space and stillness, silence and truth where God is everywhere apparent, and who quietly, sadly and seemingly powerlessly watch the abusers, and the abuse. The desert is within your soul, and how you choose to accept its existence determines your future. The desert demands honesty, simplicity and self-acceptance in you alongside an honouring of Earth, and the more you acknowledge your relationship with the desert, the more you can change the world, for the good. Change comes from within. This is the time for you to remember when you walked the great barren wildernesses in Australia, in America, in Africa, the Middle East and China and to feel their influence in you still. Recapture the memories and use them to empower you and to be forces of universal good, as the deserts wish to be, and are. Deserts live, deserts suffer, deserts teach. So do you.   [byline]  ]]>

Claire Montanaro is a spiritual teacher, channel and blogger with special interest in esoteric philosophy and the world in transition. Loves nature and wildlife. Author of "Spiritual Wisdom”.

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2 comments on “Deserts of War, Deserts of the Soul”

  1. G'day, Claire!
    Deserts are indeed teachers - in more ways than ewe mention (not too sheep-ishly, I might add). I know: in 1996 whilst doing volunteer work in New Mexico's Galisteo Basin, I and a Dutch woman also doing volunteer work there had to fend off alien abductions. In the latter instance, the woman was so scared by the experience that, the next morning, she placed a phone call and changed her travel plans.
    As for my reaction, I fought back and the Greys left empty-handed. The next morning, whilst doing my volunteer work, I intuited them talking about me on their home planet. I had made their ship wobble en route chez eux. Suffice it to say that they've never bothered me again.
    Indeed it is that we can learn things about ourselves - and what we are truly capable of, eh?

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