Desert Journey

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iUniverse, Jul 30, 2007 - Fiction - 154 pages
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Time and experiences had left lines on my face, which had grown deeper, like the dusty trails of my life that I seemed to be retracing.

Reeling from yet another relationship failure, Jerry travels to the American Southwest to spend a couple of months riding his horse, savoring the warm weather, and finding respite from the daily grind. But what begins as a simple escape to the wide-open spaces of Arizona soon becomes a powerful odyssey of self-discovery.

When Jerry comes upon an Indian named Tom in the middle of the Superstition Mountains, he senses that the meeting is no casual encounter. Wise and unreserved, Tom speaks to Jerry with a knowingness that both unnerves and captivates him.

Jerry is compelled to return to the mountain again and again to accept Tom's challenges, exercises, and assignments for living in the moment, tuning into the love all around him, and honoring a connection to Spirit. With Tom as his guide, Jerry uses dreams and visions of his own past lives to make sense of his modern reality.

Tom's lessons cause Jerry to question long-held beliefs, but they also afford him the insight he needs to move beyond pain and make his metaphysical journey toward inner peace and enlightenment.

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Absolutely loved this book, I was completely hooked from the start and found it extremely difficult to put down. This is one of them books you just do not want to end, WOW! Such an easy flowing read ... Read full review

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We’ve all heard the saying, “Be careful what you ask for because you just might get it”, but what does that really mean? To some, it may mean that you want to date that perfect guy/girl, but you don’t realize they are a psycho until you are in the relationship. To others, it may be a bit more positive by inviting in challenges that you might otherwise have left behind – and not knowing what the ending will be.
In Dr. Jerry Burgeners book, Desert Journey, he begins a spiritual journey as he rides his horse, Liberty, to Superstition Mountain in Arizona. This journey becomes so much more than he originally imagined after he comes across a companion from his past, Tom, whom he does not recognize. Through the challenges and lessons that Tom leads Jerry through, he comes to terms with the realization that there is a reason for his painful relationship issues. He is able to uncover that his past actions actions and decisions have everything to do with why he is unable to make better decisions in his current life.
Through Dr Jerrys eyes, you experience the transition of a man that has been heartbroken to a man that is figuring out how to heal with his past and move forward in his future. With the help of this book, you can take a deeper look into your own soul, discover more about what motivates you to make the decisions that you do, and how to turn around your life and meet your challenges head on.
I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. It is quite different than what I usually enjoy reading, but I found myself feeling like I was taking a journey not only with Dr Jerry, but with myself as well. It also teaches you that just because you are a very accomplished person, such as Dr Jerry, it doesn’t mean that you won’t still have internal struggles.
To learn more about Dr Burgener, check out his website here.

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