Conversations

Intergenerational Trauma

Intergenerational Trauma

Written by on July 7, 2020 in Conversations on the Healing Journey with 0 Comments

I used to think my mother’s story was time and culture specific, and most certainly in relation to America, a unique experience. But I was wrong. I’m beginning to understand not only how much a part her society played in her trauma, but how widespread the practice of sacrificing children for an agenda is in […]

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Paha Sapa, Sacred Mountain

Paha Sapa, Sacred Mountain

Written by on July 3, 2020 in Conversations on the Healing Journey with 0 Comments

“Paha Sapa” is the name of a sacred mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota. It means Six Grandfathers, earth, sky and the four directions in Sioux. Desecration Tonight, my heart is breaking as I think of the desecration of the Black Hills, of the sacred mountain, Paha Sapa; of tonight’s invasion of people […]

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What is the Healing Journey?

What is the Healing Journey?

Written by on July 1, 2020 in Conversations on the Healing Journey with 0 Comments

[updated 7/01/20] What do I mean when I say, the healing journey? A journey takes us from “here” to “there”. On a healing journey, “there”,  is a state of being, arising from growth and change that allows us to live our lives as authentically and consciously as possible. Now, what that looks like and how […]

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Letter to Mason ktd-011

Letter to Mason ktd-011

Written by on June 9, 2020 in Conversations on the Healing Journey with 0 Comments

[Edited June 10, to add that sweet Mason has arrived! This morning at 6:31 A.M. Welcome beautiful grandchild, welcome with so much love and joy <3 ] Transcription: This is Demian Yumei from KeepingtheDream.com, I dedicate this episode to someone whose arrival I am waiting with great anticipation.  ~ ~ ~ I Promise For My […]

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Who Benefits from Realistic as Negative? ktd-010

Who Benefits from Realistic as Negative? ktd-010

Written by on April 22, 2020 in Conversations on the Healing Journey with 0 Comments

Who benefits from you believing that to be realistic is to be negative, that holding a dream is a fantasy and giving up on it is reality? Those who would have you believe this are not your friends, they are not anyone you can trust… or listen to. “People in power, and those who support […]

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Song, Story & Poetry

Something More: Song and Lyric

Something More: Song and Lyric

Written by on October 12, 2020 in Song, Story and Poetry with 0 Comments

“Something More” Lyric, Melody and Vocals by Demian Yumei Composition and Arrangement by Stacey Young In that magic hour when the sun bends low Kissing the horizon, a touch of liquid gold Every tree a shimmer waiting for the night And the rising of the first star still hidden out of sight. Something more Deep […]

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Brewing

Brewing

Written by on July 10, 2020 in Song, Story and Poetry with 0 Comments

Sweltering heat Stifling Labored breathing Pressure mounting in my head in the skies Until exploding like the pounding in my temples Thunder crashing Winds hurling temperatures head over heels downward Swaying trees sweeping the skies Sounds like the sea soothing to my soul Temporary reprieve from the heat wave Relief will come if we survive […]

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Shiny Leaves

Shiny Leaves

Shiny leaves wet from rain ask me why I try to dodge opportunities from serendipitous skies that fall to water my thirsty roots   ~ demian  

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Communion

Communion

The wind is fierce Planted in the ground among the swaying my branches reach to sky and racing clouds and falling rain With sisters and brothers dancing ecstasy and reverence hair and leaf fingers and branches leaning back and forward side to side circling round erratic in sync The wet on my face not rain […]

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Anywhere I Please

Anywhere I Please

Written by on August 17, 2019 in Song, Story and Poetry with 0 Comments

Anywhere I Please © Demian Yumei Do I wear my heart on my sleeve? Damn straight I do. Betrayed, crushed and used from early childhood on, I can wear my heart anywhere I damn well please. If my father could wear my heart on the sole of his shoe, if the world can close its […]

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