Jill Zaheer's JAZWORKS: A Tapestry of Mixed Media, Painting, Collaborations, Photography, and Poetry

Friday, July 30, 2010

Take the TIme to Stop and Stare- Be Blissfully AWARE. Be In Awe...

It's one month today since my surgery.  My life is a mosaic filled tapestry of every site, scene, emotion, color, feeling and thought I have.  Filled with such a display of layers and textures, there is resilience, strength, growth, creation and a power so great that anything visioned can be possible.  Since posting about what has happened to me,  I have seen such an outpouring of support, kindness, extravagant giving and  open armed compassion that I've never seen or felt before.  It's a new type of connection that's somehow ethereal.  It's a oneness bond that is           so unique-  a oneness with everything around me. It's a new type of energy that feels limitless-  one that I hope to carry with me forever.

 I received the most beautiful package from the sweetest, most creative and gentle soul  of Alicia Caudle of Altered Bits.  She sent me a beautifully decorated envelop filled with the most gorgeous hand sewn  leaf journal adorned with the most precious Anais Nin quote, a bag of rainbow filled jewels with a special crystal healing pendent  inscribed with the most soulful healing words.

Alicia's hand sewn Leaf designed journal book.

And  to  be gifted again by a wonderful surprise, Alicia just sent me this follow-up  breathtaking  photo from above the clouds!

From my dear Danish "adopted" family I was blessed to be matched with over 30 years ago while studying  Danish design and the Danish health care system  at the University of Copenhagen, I received this beautiful photo from their gorgeous  garden in  their small home  town called Frederiksund.

The talented and most generous soul of Nancy Neva Gagliano of  Openings Connecting just got back from Taos and sent me these magnificent photos below.  

And  from my dear talented friend, Frithioff Johansen, who is the most amazing international  multi media artist,  I received this most magnificent rainbow photo taken in Jutland.

And, then there is Seth Apter,  my dearest cherished  soul mate friend  of  the altered page,  the most  genius mixed media artist, writer, photographer, innovator  and gifted spirit, I must express my  unending thanks for his daily inspiration,  support,  encouragements and hand holding.  Last year, Seth made me this beautiful journal  - hand made and bound- that was called The Voice of JZ.  I kept a folder of my favorite blog postings  which I planned to incorporate into the book.  

It is only now, after this miracle has happened, that I can really hear and feel my inner voice- connected to everything and everyone around me. 
With a new energy and spirit, I am so blessed and in awe to be alive. 

What a  treasure  this  has actually been- my angel wake up call. I  am so appreciative to everyone for their open hearts, their generosity and outpouring of love.

 I aM EternalLy GRATefUL.

With what seems like a TrAgedY, We CaN see Renewel, a RebiRtH of wHat waS--- to New Depths and HeightS GreAteR Than AnYthing we ALone could EvEr Have Imagined.
The decayed beauty transitions itself into  a  another form, like the beautiful cocoon to a ravishing  new born fluttering butterfly and the crying rain that transforms itself into the most stunning  masterfully glowing  crystal light filled mystery  rainbow to shine for all our souls to see.


Steen said...

Hi Jill, Thanks for sharing with us all the support you have received. You touch so many hearts and your spirit is an inspiration for all of us. Wonderful to see that you flow in an ocean of support and compassion – and I can´t wait to see what you will show us in the future. Steen

rivergardenstudio said...

Dear Jill, I have been so far away in my journey, (the world seems so huge now)... my heart has been with you. Thank you for sharing this beautiful post. I can almost cry, tears of happiness for you... roxanne

Karin Bartimole said...

Dear Jill, thank you so much for your visit and words. I will be leaving a wish on the wishing tree for you this week, the next time I'm walking in Tarrytown!! I hope you MRI went smoothly with views of perfection and healing revealed! Like Roxanne, I feel tears welling with the beauty and joy of this post. I, too, have felt the miracle of caring support from this blogging community in ways I never knew possible. There is incredible love on this planet, and you are inspiring it here. Blessing, love and healing to you, Karin

Seth said...

What a moving, heartfelt post. Such thoughtful gifts, such a positive point of view, and such a hopeful sense within this post. I am so happy that you are feeling the support of the blogging community. And even happier that you are recovering so well!

Patti said...

I'm so gladdened and inspired by the support you are receiving, this world of artists and creatives is truly amazing.
I hope each day is better...

druga szesnascie said...

it is a moving post. and a very wise one, too.
sending you my Love across the Ocean.
+ a tiny thank you note here:



milkcan said...

Happy mail is the best! How nice to get so much wonderful art and love in the mail!

Anonymous said...

sweet, sweet miss jilly... i have been out of town for some time as you know, then had no internet for a bit (wireless router went up in smoke) and i am glad that the first blog i've gotten to read in weeks is yours. you are the most amazing soul -- so beautiful and positive and insightful. i am so honored to know you and can't wait to hug that sweet neck of yours (sooner rather than later if the husby's biz trip ends up being in your area as i'm hoping). those of us who read your inspiring posts are so blessed. you are the most positive and upbeat and inspirational lady i know and i thank you for that. i LOVE all of the photos and wonderful gifts you have received -- the journal from seth is breathtaking as are those amazing photos. that rainbow! wowz!! and it was so fun trying to take a sunset photo for you from the airplane. :) sending lots of love from the other site of the continent and dancing with joy that every day we share emails you seem to sound better and better. make seth hug you for me, 'kay?

a million hugs and loves!!

Anonymous said...

PS. i LOVE your newest header image!!! gorgeous stuff, lady!!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Dear Jill ~ your post is more than moving, so uplifting, full of Hope and Love and connection.

I feel so fortunate to have visited you here today and would like to share my favorite blessing with you:

May the long time sun shine upon you
All Love surround you
and the pure Light within you
Guide your way on

Brightest of Blessings All Ways!

Marilyn Rock said...

You are loved and it shows with the beautiful and moving outpouring of gifts here. From the things that arrived at your door, the photos and words! This all offers hope and light. May you continue to heal and I will keep prayers and positive thoughts for you. Blessings - Marilyn xxoo

Supria Karmakar said...

Hi Jill - I am so happy you are on the road to recovery and for your loving creativity you spread with your blogging....I wish you many, many, many more rainbows, mountain ranges, beauty to be seen, felt and treasured in your every moment....with health and happiness, supria

La Dolce Vita said...

so sorry to hear that you have been unwell and glad to know that you are recovering. this is a wonderful heartfelt and uplifting post. take good care of yourself! sending lots of energized thoughts of love and light your way!

Kim Palmer said...

Jill, I am so sorry to hear of your troubles. I hope this finds you recovering and on the road to good health and better times ahead. Isn't Alicia wonderful, what a wonderful suprise. Hugs and wishes for a renewed you. Mwah!

nancy neva gagliano said...

jill......just a YEAR later, i make a comment!! thank you for including me in this beautiful post in celebration of your post-surgical status! x0neva