The deserts, child, are experienced in different stages of the surrender and transformation of humankind.
During inner growth, the Creator brings His children into the desert many times. Sometimes rapidly and simply and, sometimes, in a deep and prolonged way, which seems to never end.
The desert is an inner state of emptiness in which the Creator takes from His children and friends all the consolations of Earth, every feeling, every affection, all that which the spiritual being creates as a support, and sometimes this acts as a springboard upon their path toward inner life.
All of that is taken away so that, in this way, the consciousness may learn to be supported purely byspiritual foundations, in the knowledge and experience of God, which is born from faith and the experience of the void.
Consolidate your union with God through the simple certainty that He is present, even if He does not make Himself felt, heard nor seen.
The desert can be seen as rough and painful but, in truth, child, the desert is the invitation of God for souls to achieve a profound and direct union with Him, far from the illusions and the senses, far from the dimensions of matter and all they are made up of.
The desert is an invitation to what is real; but to cross this desert, it is not enough to have knowledge. The science of humility must be discovered, of yielding and of surrender, the science of launching oneself into the Divine Hands and knowing that His Will is perfect, both in the oasis and in the desert, in the temples full of souls that awaken as well as in the calvary full of souls that despise.
That is why I speak about the desert, so that you may learn to love it and to aspire to it. Not to aspire to suffering, but rather aspire to a direct, profound and real union with the One who created you and invites you to express the likeness to His Heart.
You have My blessing for this.
The Most Chaste Saint Joseph