New Discoveries

Written by on October 16, 2017 in Book 1: Commentary with 0 Comments

The experience of writing and recording the episodes for my first podcast has been an enriching and eye-opening experience.

For one, I discovered a new way of writing that I really, really love. Words that work on the page suddenly become awkward when you try to speak them and new ones that better spring onto the page. Hearing written words out loud instead of in my head, also, helps me to judge their efficacy in expressing what I want to express. This has become my new favorite way of writing and editing.

Who else understands so poignantly the power of gaslighting… than one who has had this forced upon her from childhood…?

This has, also, proved to be a powerful part of my healing journey. I did not anticipate the extent to which this would be  such a blessing to me. When I first thought of creating a podcast, I was thinking how helpful I could be to others. I didn’t realize the person I’d be helping the most, perhaps, would be me.

I’m finding I’m integrating my experience as an incest survivor more into my present experience with covert abuse, and as I become more aware of the connections, I feel stronger and more whole.

I didn’t realize the person I’d be helping the most, perhaps, would be me.

I didn’t realize, until I started creating these episodes how uniquely qualified being a survivor of incest made me to speak of covert abuse. Who else understands so poignantly the power of gaslighting, of denying and recreating reality than one who has had this forced upon her from childhood and who clung to it to survive? And has then spent the rest of her adult life extricating herself from its dynamics?

Speaking one’s truth is powerful. I know this will continue to have a empowering impact on me. I hope it will, in some way, it have a positive impact on you, as well.

Stay true and stay strong.

~ demian
Keeping the Dream

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About the Author

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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