What is the Healing Journey?

Written by on September 18, 2017 in 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, for me, is inextricably tied to the creative process. For that reason, creativity in its various forms are an intricate part of this blog.

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.

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.

There are things that steal your dream, piece by piece or all at once.

Covert Abuse is a Dream Thief. 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 a book series on covert abuse.

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. Healing your wounds, you create space for your dreams.

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.

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,

Keeping the Dream

About the Author

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


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