In the Middle of the Nightmare, Dream ktd-005

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In the middle of this nightmare, remember to dream. Turn the energy around… 

Whatever challenges you are facing within the greater context of the world’s, know that in the midst of a nightmare, you can turn it into a dream.

There is no greater time for you to hold to your dream and keep it safe than when it’s most threatened. You can do this. We can do this together.

~ Demian


Copyright 2020 Demian Yumei, All Rights Reserved.
Written, narrated and produced by Demian Yumei
Songs: For the Sake of Love and Look Inside You, by Demian Yumei and Stacey Young.


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Body of Transcript:

For the Sake of Love: Opening Music

[Intro Omitted]

If you find yourself in the middle of a nightmare, remember to dream. It seems like we’re in the middle of a nightmare. Every day brings something to our awareness that’s just so unreal.

You want it to be, don’t you? I do. I want to wake up and say, “Oh… that was weird… but it was just a dream, a nightmare”, and then drag myself out of bed, take a pee, and get on with my day.

But that’s not going to happen. Because if this is a nightmare, we’re living it. My choice is to turn that nightmare into a dream — maybe not for the whole world, but right where I’m standing. It’s a small space. Big enough for two feet. But it’s my space and what I do in it can make a difference.

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Personal Nightmare

This global living nightmare is being talked about non-stop. The world acknowledges it… and even those who don’t, it’s becoming increasingly harder to do that. But personal living nightmares are often experienced in isolation, where people often look away.

I want you to know you are not invisible.

If you’re having difficulty dealing with your challenges right now, that’s not a reflection on you. It’s a reflection of the very real harm that dehumanizing other people can do. It’s not like you’re weak or something. Abusers may want you to believe that, but then they would.

You’re strong, even if you feel powerless to exert any kind of control over your life right now, never mind what’s going on out there.

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Taking Care of Your Dream

That’s why it’s so important to take care of your dream, to keep it safe in your heart… even if you feel you can’ embrace it just yet. You need to hold on to the idea of growing and thriving, of living a life where you can be your authentic self.

Whether through an environment of malice, greed or ineptitude, you need to keep your dream alive.

That is the seed you need to protect. That is the blueprint of the house you want to build, the map that leads you out.

In the middle of this nightmare, remember to dream. Turn the energy around. Even if it’s in your own itty bitty little world, you can do this. And it’s important. If it’s important only for you, that’s enough.

But it’s not… only for you. Nothing we do is ever only for us. Everything we do affects others — our selfishness, our generosity.

Whatever kindness you afford yourself gets added to the overall energy that is part of our world.

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Spreading kindness, courage and bravery

It’s not just the virus that’s spreading. There’s also kindness and courage and bravery — in vast amounts — adding to the story, humanity’s story, our story.

Claim your space to dream.

Right where you are. Right where you’re standing, in that space just big enough for two feet, but powerful enough to walk the distance.

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Look Inside You: Closing Music:

Thank you for listening to Keeping the Dream Podcast. Music by Demian Yumei and Stacey Young. To learn more about me and my work, please visit me at

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Subscribe to the podcast, like this episode and write a review. Doing these things will make this podcast and its message easier for people to find.

Until next time, stay true to your journey, to the light in your heart, to who you are and who you are becoming always.

This is Demian Yumei,
~ Keeping the Dream

About the Author

About the Author: Demian Yumei, author, singer/songwriter and artist activist, using spoken, written word and original songs in her human rights activism. Demian is a traveler on the healing journey with a lifelong love affair with the creative process. .


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