So, you might be wondering how I became the "Grateful Girl"...

In August 2012, my life as I knew it came to a screeching halt. In the course of a year and a half I lost my father, mother, grandmother and my marriage. Little did I know at the time, that this season of extreme loss would give way to a completely new understanding of death and re-birth. I learned in an altogether different capacity, that we must lose our lives as we have imagined them to be, in order for us to find our true life and identity. I became acutely aware that there was something deep in my soul that was dying to experience something more.

My career had been in Christian music for many years and I traveled the world ministering to thousands. I was desperate to find this truly abundant life that I had learned about since I was a girl, yet one that seemed illusive not only to me, but to many of those souls who shared the space around me.

Much of my life felt like a roller coaster of spiritual victory and defeat. My love for God was often veiled by depression and my deeply fractured soul. I was wrestling with the pain and anguish that had accumulated deep within my being from early childhood and teen hood trauma, which led to destructive behaviors that created all kinds of wreckage and debris in my life and the lives of many around me.

For as much as I tried to continue in the all too familiar spiritual practices I had been accustomed to, since very early in my life, my Spirit was not satisfied. As the daughter, granddaughter, niece and sister of Evangelical Christian ministers, I found myself privately craving something deeper than what I was experiencing and scared to death to share the rumblings of my heart with anyone for fear of being misunderstood and judged.

I knew I had come to a place where I was willing to do what ever inner work I needed to in order to have the kind of vibrant life that I observed in different souls along the way. I wanted more than anything else, the kind of life that exuded an authentic and infectious sense of peace, joy and love, the kind that wasn’t shaken by the ebb and flow of life's circumstances or conditions.

My desire was to have the kind of life that would grow in the midst of life’s challenges and heartbreaks. I believe for many of us it takes somewhat cataclysmic events to shake us free of what has become our “normal”, and release us to dive deep into this vast blue ocean of possibility, potential and purpose. In what seemed like such a prolonged season of such pain and grief, out of sheer desperation I learned to lean deep into the reality that these discomforts brought with them poignant life lessons and allowed them to become my teachers.

As I have faced these feelings and fears head on, there has emerged a new awareness of life and spirit that is only apparent when we have been brought to a place of deep vulnerability. Through this process, we become more receptive and open to seeing life with expanded vision because we have been led to a place where the status quo no longer works. Merely surviving is no longer enough to get through the day.
  
​These difficult life experiences served as a source of Crushing that I now understand to be the catalyst to my Spiritual Awakening.  As my journey continues to unfold, I now write and sing and speak from such a different place. I no longer see what I do as performance, but rather, sharing. I recognize that I am simply a channel for the Divine to speak through my words and melodies and touch hearts in a way that goes far beyond the experience itself.

I get such joy when I share my music and can feel the emotions of the audience being reflected back. There is no question in my heart and mind that THIS is what I came here to do! It is my JOY!












If you are interested in intuitive private coaching sessions with Heather, you can email your request to: gratefulgirl22@gmail.com.




 musical journey

My Story

Heather Powers is an award winning, internationally acknowledged Muse, Recording Artist, Writer and Soul Communicator. She has recorded two albums and is currently working on a third release set to come out in the Spring of 2017.

​Heather’s work has been featured in television and film projects for Warner Brothers and Universal Pictures and other various creative projects from short films to advertising campaigns. She was a breakout voiceover talent in the movie version of the Broadway smash hit, “Rent”. Her music has also garnered widespread radio play on stations around the world.
Heather has recorded, toured and performed with many Hall of Fame and Grammy Award winning artists such as Huey Lewis and the News, Broadway Musical Director Tim Weil, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Bryan Duncan, John Schlitt (Petra/ 40 East), Bob Carlisle (Butterfly Kisses), Kurt Carr, Martha Munizzi, Rachael Lampa, Kevin Max (Lead singer of DC TALK/ Virgin Records) Wynonna Judd, and many others.

​As both an artist and speaker, Heather has traveled the world entertaining and encouraging audiences through her music and her dramatic life story of young adult trauma, chronic illness, eating disorder, drugs and eventually finding complete life transition and learning to live day to day on a new path.
​ Heather has represented various humanitarian organizations including World Vision, Convoy of Hope (Heather Powers “Undone Disaster Relief “Tour Support), Food For The Hungry, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, EmancipateME (Human Trafficking), Compassion International and the Global Federation of Eating Disorders. She is currently lending her talent to

Heather currently lives in Los Angeles where she is working on her third album, singing and speaking to audiences about life transformation and producing conscious events abroad with her Beloved, Jason Michael Henson. (For more on these productions visit www.1oveandgratitude.com) 


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