The Healing Journey

Demian Yumei’s thoughts about the healing journey, the dreams that call to us and the voices that hold us back. This is a collection of writings and musings, songs and poetry that arise from quiet moments and panicked ones, from inspiration and despair.

No one is 100% idealistic or positive all the time, but each step we take, dark or light, takes us closer to home — to our truer selves, to wholeness and connection with one another.

You’re not alone.

Welcome to the Journey <3

Worship

Worship

Written by on September 8, 2019 in The Healing Journey with 3 Comments

Every moment you breathe, that you live and bring your conscious mind to is sacred. Self awareness is a form of worship, not of oneself, but of Life of which you are a part and expression of. When you step into your awareness of Life you can’t help but see that you do not, can […]

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Anywhere I Please

Anywhere I Please

Written by on August 17, 2019 in Poetry and Song, The Healing Journey 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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Taking Up Oxygen

Taking Up Oxygen

Written by on April 10, 2019 in The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

Taking up oxygen. You know that reference? When someone presumably worthless is using up valuable resources better used by someone else? It’s how a lot of survivors of abuse feel like. After pulling through an exceptionally long period of chronic fatigue, I took a short walk last night … more like a stroll. Then again […]

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In Heavenly Peace

In Heavenly Peace

Written by on December 24, 2018 in Poetry and Song, The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

          Silent Night by Demian Yumei and Stacey Young   The story of a baby born in humble surroundings in the dead of winter touches my heart. No matter where I am in my spiritual journey, this image always moves me. It’s not where the baby is born that’s so remarkable. […]

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This is how I feel about getting older

This is how I feel about getting older

Written by on November 2, 2018 in Poetry and Song, The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

I first wrote these lyrics and the melody in 1990. Eventually, after many years it evolved into the form we have here. Arranged and produced by Stacey Young. ~ demian No apologies Sensuality belongs to me All the lies are fading Truth and power waiting Here for me! No apologies All the roads I’ve traveled […]

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Keeping the Dream Alive

Keeping the Dream Alive

Written by on June 4, 2018 in The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

Dedicated to the Students of Tianamen Square and anyone who has ever experienced a tragedy. Summer 1989. I remember standing in the living room, staring at my television screen in wonder. “Does the world realize what’s happening here?” I thought. Such courage, such hope. The students, the adults supporting the students, not just academia or […]

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Not So Long Ago

Not So Long Ago

Written by on April 28, 2018 in The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

The air slowly takes off its winter jacket, draping a shawl of spring around its shaking-off-slumber shoulders. Birdsong emanates from the trees like their sister-leaves emerging from limbs that promise to stand stark against the sky no longer… Soon… I hear a whisper. Every moment breathes a promise. It is peaceful. I am peaceful. Not […]

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Day 1: Thank you, Mrs. Douglas

Day 1: Thank you, Mrs. Douglas

Written by on January 9, 2018 in The Healing Journey with 0 Comments

Day 1 from Gabriela’s Book Club diyMFA.  When did I become a writer? Happy the Sad Dog of Dogtown — don’t remember what spurred me to write that story, my first attempt at a chapter book. I just remember the joy of writing it as I labored over the steel keys that stuck out from […]

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