Learning from my Grandson

Written by on October 18, 2005 in The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

Well, this past weekend was an interesting experience! I watched my grandson Friday night and then most of Sunday into the night. I wasn’t entirely on my own. His grandfather was there part of Friday and a good part of Sunday, and my eight year old helped out on Sunday as well.

And yes…I did have to recuperate… a bit.

He’s almost four months old and so incredibly alert and observant. He knows his name, and it’s wonderful to see that look of awareness and recognition when he looks at you and realizes you’re someone he knows.

Just because a child doesn’t have the ability to describe his experience doesn’t mean he isn’t aware. This is a reality, my grandson’s reality that is just as much a part of him as the other experiences he will have as he gets older, and will be better able to define and classify.

Right now, he communicates with his whole body. His arms and legs move when he’s excited or when he responds to whatever you’re saying. He leaves nothing out.

I think this is not only a stage in an infant’s life we need to respect, but a part of our mind, our whole experience we need to respect as well. To look at everything…to leave no part of our being out. Not everything is cognitive. In fact, much of healing occurs in those areas for which we have no words. But they are just as much a part of us, nonetheless.


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About the Author: 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. .


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