Jorgelina Zeoli was born in Manhattan, New York and raised in Argentina.
In her early twenties, she began a concert career as organist under her father, Hector Zeoli, who had studied at The Juilliard School of Music. She also worked with her mother, Nenette Nogues, as research assistant on the field of Math Education. Jorgelina's work included editing a Mathematical Guide for Teachers that intertwined science, art and mysticism. Exposure to the process of her mother's creative writing prepared her for her own interdisciplinary writing decades later.
Jorgelina returned to the United States in 1979 with a scholarship to study at The New England Conservatory of Music. She brought with her flashbacks of the horrors of life under the Military Junta (see Over the Mass Grave) and a history of childhood losses, neglect and abandonment. (See The Flashback Series, Parts One, Two and Three.)
Struggling with a massive depression, in 1986 she began psychotherapy. This marked the beginning of a passionate search for healing, for self-knowledge, for purpose, for Truth.
In 1995, Jorgelina's beloved sister, Diana, committed suicide and in 1996, broken with grief, she became music director at a UCC church. The pastor was a predator and Jorgelina's vulnerability made her an easy target. The abuse exposed, Jorgelina felt forced to resign. (See her memoir A field with a million crosses.)
Diana's suicide had caused a sudden decline in Jorgelina's mother's mental health. Jorgelina was her only caregiver. (See her memoir Alzheimer's, Journey of a Caregiver.) Out of work, caring for her mother, grieving her sister's death and the betrayal of trust by her pastor and her church, she hit rock bottom. Consumed by flashbacks of a life filled with tragedy, and struggling with suicidal impulses, journal writing took over as she poured on paper her shattered pieces. (See The Flashback Series.). Then an inner voice said something funny and made her laugh. This was the beginning of a written conversation that sustained her through the worst years of her life: Nenetita's Alzheimer's and confronting an institution that calls itself "The House of God" yet leaves its own victims out in the cold.
The written conversations opened up a magical world where Jorgelina's wounded inner child felt safe enough to cry, play, laugh and speak her mind. A magical world in which she felt held, loved, nurtured and comforted. A magical world that led her out of her despair, never taking medications. The inner voice turned into a Loving Inner Presence. Jorgelina has not felt alone since. The healing resulting from the interaction with this voice seemed miraculous, and she chose to name the voice, God.
Jorgelina's conversations with God became the foundation of her two-decades-long inspirational work about healing from trauma through the integration of psychotherapy, creativity, spirituality and energy healing. Her publications, music and film, under the umbrella Dawn of the Broken Heart, tell her life story weaving the heavy topic of trauma with threads of humor, poetry and art.
Dawn promotes the movement from helplessness, hopelessness and despair to hope, empowerment and inner peace giving a voice to multiple traumatized populations. (See The Way Out and Grief to soul evolution.)
Jorgelina Zeoli has given up her career and vocation as church musician. She lives in Rockport, Massachusetts, teaches Tai Chi and offers empathic listening and spiritual counseling.
In 2005, Jorgelina produced, directed and performed her show God on the Back Burner, Call of the Broken Heart, introducing her story to an audience for the first time. In 2006 she began self-publishing books and booklets. In 2009 and 2010 came her two films. In 2012 came the video series Miracles, a Spiritual Journey from Despair to Hope. All her works intertwine revealing the rich fabric of her multidimensional life.
She wrapped up her story in 2017, publishing her three-part mini-collection The Way Out, esoteric journey of a trauma survivor. Part Four, Arrows of Truth, came in 2019.
Jorgelina's writings are organized in six volumes:
Volumes One and Two: The Flashback Series, Parts One through Seven
Volume Three: Magical Journey of a Trauma Survivor
Volume Four: Remnants
Volume Five: Ascension
Volume Six (bilingual): Letters and Recuerdos de mi Argentina
In 2019 the Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University, accepted sixteen books and booklets by Jorgelina.
In 2022 the Foundation for World Healing, World Peace published her poem In the Breaking in their 2022 Anthology.
In 2023 she received a grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.