Conversations

Activism–Is It Really Useless?

Activism–Is It Really Useless?

Written by on August 7, 2022 in Conversations on the Healing Journey with 0 Comments

More and more it seems that mountain is getting steeper and steeper, and life is just sliding backwards, our reality, our progress, even our minds. What’s alarming is not just the reoccurring tragedies of mass shootings in the United States, the threat of fascism, violence, assaults against progressive rights and the environment but the impact […]

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We Saw It Coming. Now What?

We Saw It Coming. Now What?

Written by on July 1, 2022 in Conversations on the Healing Journey with 0 Comments

We Saw It Coming The writing has been on the wall for quite a while. And yet, when Roe v. Wade was overturned, it hit so many of us like a brick, the shock of it as if it came out of the blue. Maybe not because we didn’t see the signs, but because we […]

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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 1 Comment

[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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Song, Story & Poetry

When America Is Great: A Poem

When America Is Great: A Poem

Written by on July 20, 2022 in Song, Story and Poetry with 0 Comments

When America is Greatwe stand upfor something greater than ourselves When America is Greatpeople rememberthe value of every human being When American is GreatPeople and the Planet before Profit!is our motto When America is Greathumankind values quality of lifeover quantity of things When America is Greatcompassion is anideal to work towardnot an idea to be […]

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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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