Deborah L. Kelley

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I'm Deborah L. Kelley author of

The Garden of a Desert Rose:
A Spiritual Mystery


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About, The Garden of a Desert Rose: A Spiritual Mystery

When a deceased southern Appalachian grandmother delivers a mysterious message to her adult granddaughter in a waking dream, she sparks a mystical adventure that helps the young woman turn her life around. The Garden of a Desert Rose, a spiritual novel, is a modern-day, Jungian takeoff on A Christmas Carol, in which Scrooge is a sweet-natured, Southern single mother (in red snakeskin heels, no less) who spouts Bible verses and basic Jungian concepts with equal enthusiasm.

Feeling defeated by her life choices, thirty-two-year-old, twice-divorced Lenny has little energy for launching a journey of self-discovery. Raising two children and holding down a job as a secretary for the coaching staff of the University of Tennessee football team keeps her days busy. But Lenny's nights open a portal to a series of vivid, lucid dreams overflowing with rich archetypal images. Buoyed by the support of friends and her unflagging sense of humor, Lenny sees her inner desert transform into a blossoming oasis with one final Christmas Eve dream.

This is a work of "real-fiction" that tries to capture the reality behind the known world. The tools in author Deborah L. Kelley's hand are her colorful imagination and a lifetime of personal happenings, visions, and spirit communications. Inspired by C. G. Jung's writings encouraging people to discover their personal myths, Kelley imagined her own myth to the surface. She named her hero Lenny and, with many additional archetypes dancing in her head, revisited Christmas of 1982. It was a time in her own life in which profound mental transformations took place. The Garden of a Desert Rose is a novel that seeks to ignite in your own imagination a deeper awareness of the myth you've been living.



BRIGHT PATH (Louis-Virie Blanche) and GENTLE WIND (Deborah Lynn Kelley)

Postcards from the Cosmic Mother is a memoir of spiritual thought seeds, visions and dreams recorded over six decades of living my life in duality and separation.  I’ve known Mother and called her by many names.  But most cherished is a vision of knowing her without seeing her.  She was simply black velvet uncreated space, beckoning me with open arms, longing for my imagination to love her as never before.  I wept as I felt my body overflowing, clearing, transmuting, transforming and transcending, all that was not love. Suddenly, in her unseen hands an empty chalice appears before me.  It's made of a bright crystalline light, exquisite beyond any previous imaginings.  As I look in wonder, Mother speaks; “Be open and empty.  Then, begin your journey.”

What was my life purpose, my new journey? Open to what? And what would be necessary to empty and purify my psychology, my little life story of 'as if by chance' happenings? In Postcards from the Cosmic Mother, I share visions and whisperings from Spirit which were, and still remain, lighthouses of hope amid the soul seasoning storms of my life.  Now, in my grandmother years, Mother’s message grows ever brighter.  Her divine desire for her One Holy-Child, is to remind us, are this and so am I, as we must...
“Be Reborn, become the Living Word's most cherished Mystical Holy-Child.  I am the Queendom of Unified Divinity, the mystical Oneness of your most serene, sublime, and sacred longing.”

(Due to be released in 2015)

"Every instantaneous millisecond of spontaneous thoughtless thought, every expression of the mindless mind of timeless time, from before the happy ever after dream of forever-ness in the nonphysical realms of reverie known as never never land, until and beyond the self delusionary end of time's existence, every seed of light, every droplet of golden liquid resonance, every dream stream of poetic consciousness, is a translucent inaudible manifestation of divine inspiration, as every Sun Song sings...a post card from the cosmic mother!" © Louis-Virie Blanche 

"In the new age of Aquarius the wisdom of the divine feminine is central to our walking forth onto an ever brighter path in both being and becoming the beloved gentle wind that forever whispers the eternity of Her Grace! The Cosmic Mother has cloaked me within the blessing of many lifetimes of mystical experience with remembrances of divine splendor, retold in Post Cards from The Cosmic Mother!" © Deborah Lynn Kelley


Adventures in Manifesting:

Love and Oneness & Passion and Purpose
featuring contributing author

Deborah L. Kelley

About the Author
Deborah Kelley is a visionary artist whose paintings display her love of nature and always incorporate a touch of the divine feminine. Her lifetime body of work includes oils, watercolor, pen and ink, and commercial illustration. At an early age, Deborah often experienced lucid states of dreaming, conversing with deceased loved ones and electrifying archetypal figures. Upon waking, she often felt confused about what was real and what was unreal. From this fertile ground, her inner author awoke. Her heart's desire is to paint with words, from a Southern woman's perspective, a rich and beautiful dimension of life just beyond the five senses.


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