The desert is where we feel deserted, desperate and alone.
The desert is where we learn to give up our attachment to material things.
In the desert we are dependent on our self for survival and on our Soul for Salvation.
In the desert we are confronted by our greatest fears that create our biggest life dramas.
In the desert there is no-one to meet our emotional needs but our self.
Once the Self learns to consciously meet its own emotional need for power, it becomes free to connect to its main Source of Power via its Soul.
Once the Self learns to challenge the beliefs of its ego self, it will gain the faith to follow the path of its Soul.
Crossing the desert is either a wasteland to survive, or an abundant land of plenty to experience, explore and discover.