|How to use the meditations
1. Find a quiet place where you will not be disturbed.
2. Read through the whole meditation a few times, then put it down.
3. Sit in a position both comfortable and alert.
4. Allow the meditation 10 minutes or so in your imagination. Do not give up before this time; stay with it.
5. Allow another 10 minutes for recording what happened. Allow events to develop as you record.
A DESERT JOURNEY
How do you feel about deserts? Love? Hate? We tend to have mixed feelings about scorching stretches of sand and barren rock.
For some, the desert is hostile, threatening and the last place they wish to be. Others are drawn to it, like a moth to the flame; fascinated by the sparse landscape.
The first Christian monasteries appeared in the deserts of Middle Egypt in the 4th century AD, as people fled to the dry wastes to escape what they saw as the corruption of the cities.
Seemingly lifeless, deserts became a testing ground for those seeking contemplation, and a fresh vision for life. Starved of water, parched by the sun, banished from hope yet people still came.
It seems that some have always believed the desert holds a key to life.
Imagine you are walking in a desert. I don't know how you arrived, but you are here now.
What does it look like? Sand? Rock?
And do you feel prepared?
And is anyone with you?
You have come here to look for answers. You have come to the desert to find a key; something with which to unlock a mystery.
Somewhere here, in this sparse terrain, is a key personal to you and your present needs.
You're walking in a desert; a desert thatís been here a long time. It offers you nothing, and yet and yet...
More one-minute mysticism