Voices of Light: Guatemala 2012 – An actual look at the inspiration that bubbled up during the event



After the concert, a young teenage boy approached me on stage and handed me this beautiful drawing. If I am translating correctly, I believe it reads,
“A gift, polished until it shines and spreads its light
Angel that came down to Earth
God Bless You.”
Love this beautiful, sweet note.

Voices of Light: Guatemala 2012 was a space dedicated to creating beauty through music. It was already 8 days ago!

Beauty is a high vibration. Music is the weaver of the universe, the universal language, a sophisticated, clean tool for opening new possibilities within each of our hearts. I spoke a fair amount about listening to the whispers of your heart, giving yourself the benefit of entertaining the inspirations that might seem a little “out there” but that are, in fact, quite guided or on target for your life. When we come together in a clean space in the spirit of music, it is easier to listen to the pure messages of our hearts – it’s like the clutter of our minds and acquired ways of being kind of just melt away. It’s a great opportunity to get a new level of clarity for yourself.

But what good is talking about inspiration without taking the opportunity to ground it into your life?

A few songs before the end of Voices of Light: Guatemala 2012, I invited audience members to pass out index cards and crayons. During the song, “In the Bleak Midwinter,” I invited each person to take the few minutes of sacred time to ground the energy they’d felt bubble up by writing out their dream for their life, or perhaps 2013. If someone felt like drawing, they could draw instead.

Fittingly, I made a couple of errors in “In the Bleak Midwinter.” Weirdly enough, I began a half step too high (yes, I admit it…the arrangement was a funky, modern series of chords that kind of sounded like snow falling…I messed up!). And then 3/4 of the way to the end, my sheet music, which I held only for the Christmas portion and which I had taped together proceeded to stick together, preventing me from seeing the final two pages. Awkward pause ensued, as did uncertain but forgiving applause, as did my brief apology, a glance to my amazing pianist, before we closed out the song properly.

It proved to be the perfect teachable moment, however!

Afterwards I said, “How often do we make an error, and we see that as reason enough to stop following our dreams? Keeping moving forward!” We had a good laugh, and a few days later someone remarked that that was one of their favorite moments of the evening.

Most people took their slips of paper full of dreams with them, but a few left theirs behind. Here are some of my favorites!

“Very beautiful your voice. Your concert very admirable. We want you to continue, and I admire you. What a voice! Return.”



One of the beautiful sentiments of the evening, expressed by an audience member.

“Be Light”




Letting the heart flow onto paper….


Not sure if this is Antigua, Guatemala with Cerro La Cruz overlooking, but I love it!


A beautiful flower. Apparently the children had found the baskets with cards and crayons early on in the service – and they amused themselves! Not sure if this is a result of drawing earlier on before the “draw/write your dreams” portion of the program, but I love how this person obviously had to share crayons with someone else. And, if I do say so myself, having crayons and coloring available to the children was inadvertently genius! From the stage, I heard very few peeps from the little ones in the audience, which is very impressive considering it was about bed time for most of them.


This note touched my heart – if I translate ok, I believe it says, “There are souls and souls, superior, that search for the elevated – to give – to transmit light, to arrive at the soul – and you achieve that. Congratulations, for such a sweet voice.”


“Eden” – could it be what one person was feeling in our 2 hours together? Sensing? Experiencing?


Someone’s wish for themselves, or perhaps with the world: “To strengthen and sustain a compassionate, mindful presence to help others gain humility within their own lives.” What an elevated audience! Love this visual souvenir of the higher consciousness level that was present last week for the evening of music and coming together.


Could this be a visual of what the person was experiencing? Vibration…hearts…notes…clouds of vibration….?


Radiating light?


A beautiful lotus flower


Not sure what this is, but it is dated 12/21/2012, the end of the 13 Baktun, 3 days after the concert.


The sun, brightly shining…or a swirl of golden energy….


  1. Heather, what an incredible event you manifested! I so look forward to your recording. BTW this is the first time I have heard you sing! And yes, beauty IS a high vibration – and so needed especially now!! Congratulations to you, and all the best in 2013.

    • Vince, thank you so much! Yes, the whole evening was wonderful. You would have loved the grand piano in the old convent church. The recording should be available later this winter.:)

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