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 degree.

Every journey is unique. Because every journey is determined by the person who walks it. The ground under your feet unfolds with each step you take, meeting who you are, creating itself as you create yourself with the choices and decisions you make.

There’s a backstory to every traveler — not just a stage set from which you perform who you are today, but a profound dynamic of experience and memory that impacts you to the deepest core of your being. Your journey is to define what that impact, regardless the experience or memory, will ultimately be, to clear out the things that would prevent you from assigning the most empowering meaning to your past and to consciously craft the rest of your story.

As unique as each journey is, they all contain within them that which enables us to recognize one another, fellow travelers with whom we can connect with empathy or maintain distance out of respect for their needs or ours.

What is Keeping the Dream?

Your Dream is the fingerprint of your heart’s desire, your spirit’s dance, your soul’s whispering. It’s your unique vision and inspiration, your northern star. And it’s your right.

Keeping the Dream is the journey through which you discover or reclaim your dreams. It’s the decision to bring that dream into the manifestation that is your life, a heartbeat, a promise, a defiant stand or subtle step at a time. Even when it looks like you’re standing still, either because you choose to or you’re forced to, when you keep your dream, it keeps you.

Covert Abuse is a Dream Thief, a spirit drainer. It’s the entitlement that justifies the manipulation and deception it engages in with impunity, reeking havoc and inflicting injury while parasitizing its targets. It’s the fire, the energy that fuels virtually every form of abuse.

Where There’s Smoke is the journey to empowerment through the acquisition of discernment. Its study gives you insight, knowledge and awareness to recognize and address the presence of covert abuse in your life. Healing your wounds, you create space for your dreams.

This blog is an exploration of the Healing Journey through two main focuses — the idea of holding a vision, a dream and facing that which holds you back.

I used to look at Keeping the Dream and Where There’s Smoke, as two separate projects, two different paths. But they are really the same journey, just different perspectives from which we approach this journey of healing. You can’t create your dream without addressing the things that prevent or sabotage you. And you can’t address those things without having a something to remind you why you are doing this and to inspire you to continue when you hit the rough spots every healing journey has.

The healing journey is not a straightforward march, one foot in front of the other. It’s a dance. There are steps, but sometimes they go side to side or one over the other or forward then backward, sometimes twirling, sometimes leaping, sometimes resting. We’ll learn the basic moves here. But you choreograph them together.

No one can walk this path for you. Some things you must go through on your own, but you don’t have to travel alone… unless you want to. There are other dreamers and travelers on this path. And some have found their way here, as you have. And I’m delighted.

So welcome! Stay as long or as little as is right for you. Introduce yourself below in the comments and share a dream, personal or general, big or small. I’d love to listen if you’d like to share.

From one dreamer to another,

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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