Demian Yumei

Greetings, fellow dreamer, and welcome! I’m Demian Yumei, author, singer/songwriter and artist activist.

Some of my creative projects are a CD of healing music, “For the Sake of Love” and a children’s book on the interconnectedness of life, “Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes” published by Illumination Arts. Currently, I’m in the process of creating podcasts for my book series on covert abuse.

My commitment is to the creative process especially as it relates to the healing journey. Whether I’m singing at a vigil for asylum seekers, memorial for political activists or sitting around a table sharing tea and conversation with friends who just want to talk heart to heart, I am always deeply moved by the human spirit to love and live with authentic beauty.

Thank you for being here, for reading my posts and/or listening to my podcast. There’s much to share, much to create and the journey has just begun! Meet you on the path.

What is the Healing Journey?

What is the Healing Journey?

Written by on September 18, 2017 in KTD: The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

This blog, Keeping the Dream is about the Healing Journey, my healing journey, actually, and one I wish to share with you. The healing journey is made up of stages that are shared by everyone who travels its path, but not necessarily at that same time or in the same way, nor to the same […]

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Ch 1: The Deepest Wounds wtss1-003

Ch 1: The Deepest Wounds wtss1-003

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 15:25 — 13.4MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | RSS | MoreA realization from Demian’s childhood experience with covert abuse — the damage inflicted by redefining reality and learning to experience the dynamics of covert abuse as normal. I believe the driving force behind virtually all abuse […]

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My Cup Runneth Over

My Cup Runneth Over

Written by on September 3, 2017 in KTD: The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

My cup runneth over… Divine Love, expand my cup Expand the cup of my willingness to receive Broaden my mind to ponder truth Sharpen my ears to hear your voice Awaken my eyes to see your presence Strengthen my legs to walk your path Sweeten my tongue to speak with kindness Temper my pride to […]

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Introduction Part 2: Serpent and the Dove and Keeping the Dream wtss1-002

Introduction Part 2: Serpent and the Dove and Keeping the Dream wtss1-002

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 13:56 — 11.8MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | RSS | MoreNOTE: This is a revised version of ep002. Demian’s background and qualifications, the Serpent and the Dove as symbols for transforming the venom of abuse into an elixir of healing, and coming to terms with your […]

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Introduction to the Series, Covert Abuse, and Making the Journey Your Own wtss1-001

Introduction to the Series, Covert Abuse, and Making the Journey Your Own wtss1-001

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:56 — 11.1MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Android | Email | RSS | MoreFirst book in the Where There’s Smoke Series on Covert Abuse — “Covert Abuse and the Art of Discernment”,  is an introduction to the manipulation of covert abuse and the importance of developing the art of […]

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No Guarantee, Only Trust

No Guarantee, Only Trust

Written by on August 19, 2017 in KTD: The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

 As I take a step on the walk leading up to my house, I startle a monarch butterfly from my little flower garden. I’m hoping it’s one of my caterpillars come through the cycle of chrysalis to wings. It flies quickly away, lighting upon a hanging plant for half a moment before heading out to […]

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In loving memory – Liu Xiaobo

In loving memory – Liu Xiaobo

Written by on July 16, 2017 in KTD: The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

  Liu Xiaobo 12/28/55 – 07/13/17 They took your body ravaged by sickness given time to grow unimpeded — “Death of a thousand cancer cells” — and burned it tossing ashes out to sea not in honor but in haste to get rid of all evidence of your voice and their crime But they do […]

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Podcasts for Keeping the Dream

Podcasts for Keeping the Dream

Written by on May 28, 2017 in KTD: The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

I wrote the previous post the day after my last day at work. I worked a paying job in the mental health field for 20 years, on top of my role since childhood as mediator and advocate for family members with mental illness. After years of care-giving and the eventual loss of two loved ones […]

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