Intro: Here lies a woman whose traumatic experience served as her passage to rebirth, thus propelling Her on a four-year-nomadic journey towards modern-day soul searching. The photos were taken by @calebclaytonfilmandphoto to capture Her soul growth.
Here I am. Reborn. No longer clothed in a costume of flesh. Don’t you see the light seeping from my pores? I faced it. I dived into it. I unraveled it while it was still fresh. I owned my trauma & because of that I’ve mended the split in my soul.
So, welcome to my rebirth.
My soul growth.
My spiritual homecoming.
- Diane Wesh, Excerpt From My Journal
At last, I’ve reached my higher self— the true nature of who I am.
For years, I fought and struggled with my identity, my meaning, my purpose. Like a game of charades, I spent a majority of my life acting out the roles that were required of me—respectful daughter, loving sister, loyal friend— all while failing to remain true to myself: my authentic s-e-l-f.
And like countless people, I, too, was S-T-U-C-K in the mind game of becoming a “successful” civilized citizen—which in society’s eyes, meant badgering me into conforming rather than facilitating the development of my own uniqueness.
But, through the gnashing of teeth and loosening of chains, I broke free from the grappling grips of those games and paved my own way as a nonconformist. I dropped out of society, erased myself of any trace of normalcy, and left everything I knew, so that I could truly liberate myself.
I entered the realm of enlightenment and spirituality: A world that sustained me and allowed me to give birth to my authentic self. I made the choice to live a life that allowed me to be fully alive. A life that allowed me to be surrounded by like-minded individuals: free-spirits, travelers, nomads, hippies. No longer was I confined and limited by the small-minded perception of my previous peers. No longer was I bound and restrained by governmental rules or restrictions. No longer did I have to live in fear of “disappointing” people.
I now live a life for M-E. I drink in the sunshine and glow. I roam wild with other free-spirited individuals and create a community…..a sense of belonging and home. I spend my mornings consuming myself with mindful meditation and prayer. I embrace my uniqueness then smoother and share it with my allies. I take life S-L-O-W and truly live in the moment…the now.
This is me….the R-E-A-L me…..clothed in truth and honesty allowing my divine light to show, unobstructed.