Artist/Healer Judith Z. Miller on “LIVE IT UP” TV SHOW – And – Audience with a Holy Man in Thailand Leads to Transformation

Donna Drake, is an international award winning creative artist, writer, producer, actress, voice-over talent, and the Creator and Executive Producer/Host of her new television show “Live it Up!” with Donna Drake. The show features stories, tips and resources filled with positive messages of hope, motivation, and inspiration to empower others.

Donna interviewed me, Judith Z. Miller, the author of “Artist Soul Speaks” in this segment about my primal wearable art and sculpture.

I met Donna via the British Airways Face of Opportunity Contest – she and I were both winners. The amazing contest “prize” was a round-trip to anywhere we wanted to go in the world! And, along with the First Class flight to London and a ticket to our final destination, British Airways wined and dined all the contestants in New York and London, where we attended business seminars presented by top entrepreneurial consultants.

My interview with Donna took place before I went to Thailand to see the work of other artists who also use organic materials, and to have a private audience with Mr. Yord, a renowned Buddhist Shaman who consults with heads of State.

I traveled from Bangkok to Chiang Mai with the help of my new friend Narong and his wife to Mr. Yord’s sanctuary filled with beautiful golden sculptures.

A portion of Mr. Yord’s santuary

I decided to go to  Thailand, to traveled half-way around the world to find out if what I was experiencing as “healing powers” in my hands and when I used my treebranch shakers, was in fact real – and if I should pursue healing work. I felt both trepidation and excitement about both the possible “yes” or “no” answer.

Judith Z. Miller with Mr. Yord

Mr. Yord spoke with me at length, generously giving me well over an hour of his time in a private audience with only my interpreter, Narong, and his wife present.  We sat facing each other in intimate conversation. We spoke intimately, talking about my life, my artwork, and my spiritual practice. He asked inquired about my birth date and examined and meditated upon my tree branch shakers.

Mr. Yord meditating on my shaker

After his evaluation, Mr. Yord spoke to me with great assurance and certainty. We sat looking into each others’ eyes as he informed me that healing work was my life work – my destiny. I questioned him several times, asking if he was sure – if he could feel from my presence that this was the right choice for me. He repeated several times that it was.

Mr. Yord inscribed an ancient Thai prayer on my shaker

Then Mr. Yord performed a ritual blessing, repeating prayers in Thai and blessing me with water.  He tied a colored string around my wrist and wrote ancient Thai prayers on the shakers.  He gave me sacred amulets representing the arts and healing.

I left of our meeting thrilled – and stunned. Humbled – and emboldened to begin my new life work – my healing work.

About artistsoulspeaks

Zelda (aka Judith Z. Miller) Bio Zelda (aka Judith Z. Miller) is a multifaceted artist who lives in an erotic, musical, spiritual universe. As a feminist Jew who studies shamanism, she is inspired by the beauty of nature and the guiding force of her intuition as she explores the themes of connection to the Earth, spirituality, sexuality and gender. She sculpts, draws, writes, performs, photographs, and is an ecstatic dancer/percussionist/healer. Currently, under an Individual Artist Commission awarded by Arts Mid-Hudson, Zelda is developing Que Será, Será (Whatever Will Be, Will Be), a multi-media one-person show that chronicles the joys and challenges of navigating non-binary Queerness from a childhood in the 1950s to adulthood. This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson. She is also producing ZELDA’S Happenings, a series of black-light, body-painting, percussion dance parties that will produce original wearable art for a new UpState Artists Clothing Collection representing artists of the region. Zelda co-founded The Fine Line Actors Theatre in Washington DC and performed at such venues as Source, GALA Hispanic Theatre and the Kennedy Center in DC, in NYC at WOW Café Theatre and Dixon Place, at the Lace Mill and with the TMI Project in Kingston. She published in Inside Arts magazine, The Washington Post, and American Theatre magazine. Zelda currently resides at the Lace Mill artist residence in Kingston NY with her Great Dane “Z”.
This entry was posted in Animals, Handmade Crafts, Judith Z. Miller in the Media, Personal Achievement, Visual Art, Women and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s