The Healing Journey

Demian Yumei’s thoughts about the healing journey, the dreams that call to us and the voices that hold us back. This is a collection of writings and musings that arise from quiet moments and panicked ones, from inspiration and despair.

No one is 100% idealistic or positive all the time, and that’s okay! Each step, dark or light, takes us further along the journey to our selves, to home, to a place where we are just a little bit more whole — step by step.

Even though no one can walk this journey for you, even as there are some things we have do to on our own, you are not alone.

Welcome to the Journey <3

Taking Up Oxygen

Taking Up Oxygen

Written by on April 10, 2019 in The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

Taking up oxygen. You know that reference? When someone presumably worthless is using up valuable resources better used by someone else? It’s how a lot of survivors of abuse feel like. After pulling through an exceptionally long period of chronic fatigue, I took a short walk last night … more like a stroll. Then again […]

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In Heavenly Peace

In Heavenly Peace

Written by on December 24, 2018 in Poetry and Song, The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

          Silent Night by Demian Yumei and Stacey Young   The story of a baby born in humble surroundings in the dead of winter touches my heart. No matter where I am in my spiritual journey, this image always moves me. It’s not where the baby is born that’s so remarkable. […]

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This is how I feel about getting older

This is how I feel about getting older

Written by on November 2, 2018 in Poetry and Song, The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

I first wrote these lyrics and the melody in 1990. Eventually, after many years it evolved into the form we have here. Arranged and produced by Stacey Young. ~ demian No apologies Sensuality belongs to me All the lies are fading Truth and power waiting Here for me! [cue id=”4628″] No apologies All the roads […]

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Keeping the Dream Alive

Keeping the Dream Alive

Written by on June 4, 2018 in The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

Dedicated to the Students of Tianamen Square and anyone who has ever experienced a tragedy. Listen to “Keeping the Dream Alive” by Demian Yumei. Summer 1989. I remember standing in the living room, staring at my television screen in wonder. “Does the world realize what’s happening here?” I thought. Such courage, such hope. The students, […]

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Not So Long Ago

Not So Long Ago

Written by on April 28, 2018 in The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

The air slowly takes off its winter jacket, draping a shawl of spring around its shaking-off-slumber shoulders. Birdsong emanates from the trees like their sister-leaves emerging from limbs that promise to stand stark against the sky no longer… Soon… I hear a whisper. Every moment breathes a promise. It is peaceful. I am peaceful. Not […]

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A New Home, A New Life

A New Home, A New Life

Written by on January 8, 2018 in The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

On November 1st, 2017, my world made a dramatic turn into a whole new direction. I had already gone back to work a couple weeks earlier, not very happy about it, but a necessity. My first night at work alone, I received a text from a friend who informed me the apartment in her home […]

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What is the Healing Journey?

What is the Healing Journey?

Written by on September 18, 2017 in 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, for me, is inextricably tied to the creative process. For that reason, creativity in its various forms are an intricate part of this blog. The healing journey is made up […]

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My Cup Runneth Over

My Cup Runneth Over

Written by on September 3, 2017 in Poetry and Song, 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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