Pressure Makes Diamonds

Originally Posted:

April 17, 2022



Before starting this blog, I ask God/Infinite Intelligence to pour through me and onto this page. I ask to know how to articulate what I need to say, to let love express itself now, and by doing so, to heal and harmonize all unlike itself. I ask for higher help, and I ask that whoever needs to read this, or hear this song is attracted to it Divinely and under Grace in perfect ways. Thank you, Amen. (And women and children! Haha)

I’m just going to start writing. There are so many ways that I could start this blog, but I think the best thing to do is just to start by posting my


lyrics for “Diamond:”


Like a flashback, just a memory,

Like a photograph, but it’s too real,

I can hear the crying, can hear the fighting,

The silence still screams, inner whispers remind me,

I can move mountains in my way,

I’ll get through the storm, I’ll ride the waves,

Hit me with the fire, I’ll rise from the ashes,

Thunder and lightning, it ain’t frightening,

I’ll get through shining,

Cause I’m a Diamond,

Putting on a face when I’ve fallen down,

Pretend I’m okay, feel like a black hole in the ground,

I can hear the sirens,

Realizing my whole life up in smoke,

I let go cause I know,

I can move mountains in my way,

I’ll get through the storm, I’ll ride the waves,

Hit me with the fire, I’ll rise from the ashes,

Thunder and lightning, it ain’t frightening,

I’ll get through shining,

Cause I’m a Diamond,

All the layers from the pressure,

Reminds me that I fought to put me together,

I can move mountains in my way,

I’ll get through the storm, I’ll ride the waves,

Hit me with the fire, I’ll rise from the ashes,

Thunder and lightning, it ain’t frightening,

I’ll get through shining,

Cause I’m a Diamond


My sister Natalee begged to record this song after hearing it for the first time. I had just finished writing it and played her the very rough work tape/demo for the song. It was rough (trust me), but she heard what the song wanted to be. Long story short, she succeeded in recording it. That’s her vocal on the track.


I must say, I feel she did an incredible job, and she delivered the emotional message of the song’s intent. “Diamond” was initially meant for another artist, but Natalee is persistent when she wants something! I swear, she pestered that artist and me for about a month, relentlessly, until she was given the okay to go ahead and record it for her EP. Nat was going through a tough time, and in a way, I think this song was a life raft for her – a message mantra she could sing to herself to give her peace, but that’s her story to tell.


Anyways, I feel like this song was for her like it is for myself: A reminder. That we, like diamonds, can form into something beautiful from the heat and pressure of our lives. A reminder that no matter how broken or how small our faith may be – that small faith, even the size of a tiny mustard seed can move mountains. It’s a reminder of an inner strength far beyond what we think we possess, and the inner power to create and remake ourselves. A reminder to harness that inner strength and power, face whatever life throws our way, and become the very light we seek. Then, we come out the other side of the ashes with wings. It’s the reminder that where there is a will, there is a way. Especially Love’s will… If you will.


I believe in Divine Desire, meaning that God, love, Infinite Intelligence, “The Grand Creator,” life, big spirit, or whatever you call that benevolent creative presence. I believe that presence created us with desires in our hearts that were meant for us to express, experience, create, live out, and make manifest in our lives.


Sometimes our desires seem grand, too good to be true, or too impossible for someone like us to dare dream them, but what if the opposite is true? What If we don’t really know our importance in the bigger picture of this beautiful life? What if that desire keeps calling us because we are the ones meant to bring it into existence? What if our desires could be real, true, and right for our lives? What if they could actually be part of our soul’s destiny, and what if daring to fulfill them would fulfill a purpose within the larger mastery of ourselves? What if we dared believe we were worthy and deserving of fulfilling the longing for a home within our hearts?


So, with that intended belief in our hearts, I know we can face all the pressure and heat and say, “lay it on, because I’m a fucking diamond.”

Follow me on IG: @alexasheamusic Yay! And to get this song, click the link below!


https://music.apple.com/us/album/diamond/1533236328?i=1533236442


Sending you love, light, and good vibes!

-A