Video: “I Am a Rock”

Written by on July 9, 2007 in The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

Do you remember this song?

It used to be my favorite. As songs go, it’s beautifully written and delivered. Its message is poignant. I hadn’t heard it in years, but when I came across the video, I remembered.

I remembered how I used to sing the words to this song. It reflected my views of how hard the world was, what a betrayal life was and how I intended to protect myself. Of course, I knew it reflected the depth of being wounded, but becoming hardened like a rock and isolated like an island seemed an appropriate response to it.

Now I hear the song and I hear a cry for deliverance. More, I see hope for that deliverance. The harder the shell, the greater the determination to break through. The higher the fortress, the bigger the spread of your wings.

Because in the depth of your pain is the passion to overcome, and in every ash of bitterness lies the phoenix waiting to arise.

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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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