Demian Yumei is creating Story and Song on The Healing Journey
4

patrons

$60
per month

www.KeepingtheDream.com


I'm using my voice to respond
to today's rhetoric of hate and fear
with love and hope.
And I invite you to join me!


This is what I do...


  • I write and tell the stories of others who can't speak for themselves in word and song, like the performance piece I wrote and performed on the Capital Steps on behalf of asylum seekers and my mother's story that I'm currently writing and creating songs for.
  • I write about healing from the wounds of covert abuse in all its various forms.
  • I tell stories through various creative mediums, like the children's book, Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes, published by Illumination Arts, based on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and endorsed by Jane Goodall.
  • I do acapella performance pieces of the spoken word and song, most recently performed at the Museum of Chinese in America in New York City.
  • I write, narrate, record and produce a podcast, Keeping the Dream, that explores the healing journey, keeping your dream and addressing the things that would prevent or challenge you from doing that.
  • I share a messages of love, compassion and interconnection.
  • I am a survivor of incest, and I will not keep quiet.

Patreon is my YES to my Dream.



If you’ve never been to Patreon, it’s wonderful!
Here's how it works.

  • Look over to the right.
  • Pick a tier of monthly support you want to engage in. You'll be eligible to claim the rewards for that tier and every tier below you.
  • Click the "Get $ Reward" button for the tier you desire, and follow directions. You'll be charged for the amount you choose at that time, and then monthly thereafter. And of course, you can cancel or change your tier level of support at any time.
  • And voila! Congratulations! You're a full-fledged Patron of the Arts! Yay!

It's that easy!


Just know that even though it may seem like a small amount of money in the lower tiers, it does add up. More, each contribution is a wonderful affirmation that I’m going in the right direction, and another powerful incentive to keep going forward --  being accountable to you.


What Your Patronage Will Go Toward:

MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
One person, one heart at a time

TIME!

Giving me time to do the work of writing and creating beautiful books, podcasts and songs for the healing journey... plus...

COVERING THE EXPENSES OF CREATING

  • Copyright fees
  • ISBN fees
  • Book cover designs
  • Editing and Formatting for all the books
  • Recording time/production for songs
  • Monthly costs of Web hosting, newsletter service, podcasting hosting, graphic art service. 
  • Yearly domain name renewals etc...
Together, we can make a difference! With all my heart, thank you!

~ demian
Keeping the Dream

Tiers
Kindred Spirits
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Join me in this community of fellow dreamers! 
  • Early access to Keeping the Dream Podcast episodes, which will always be published here first.
  • Early and/or Exclusive access to general posts.
  • Be a part of a community with other Kindred Spirits
Fellow Travelers
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
On the healing path...
  • Exclusive, my book,"Eyes Wide Open: Navigating the Healing Journey" to help you on your journey -- in PDF and Kindle Format 
  • All versions as updated.
  • Available only here (early December if not sooner).
  • Plus all previous rewards
Fellow Dreamers
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Something to Think About Discussion Group 
  • A practical tool on your healing journey.
  • Current book discussed is Eyes Wide Open as read in the Keeping the Dream Podcast and offered as a reward the previous tier.
  • Exclusive Downloadable Study Guides (PDF file) with additional questions for contemplating to make the concepts more personal to your life and for use in discussion here.
  • Exclusive Access to discussion/processing posts where I will be sharing my answers and process and be engaged in conversation about yours.


BONUS: Download my entire CD of the Healing Journey -- "For the Sake of Love" to inspire you on your journey and in your process.

  • 11 songs written from my own personal healing journey
  • Lyric PDF file
  • Plus 2 EXTRA SONGS not on CD or available elsewhere: Something More and No Apologies with lyric PDF files. 
  • Plus all previous awards
Fellow Creators
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Sharing the Creative Process
  • Be part of my creative process. 
  • Be the first to see my work in progress
  • First drafts of sections, chapters, poems, samples of songs, whatever I'm working on.
  • Give feedback, make suggestions, tell me what you'd like to see me create. 
Story Keepers
$30 or more per month 2 patrons
My Award Winning  Children's Book: "Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes" (While supplies last)
  • Autographed Hard Cover Edition with personal handwritten thank you note
  • Plus name listed in thank you credits in next book! 
  • Special acknowledgement as Sage Story Keeper for being a Patron at this tier level for three months in credits in whatever project I'm working on. 
  • digital download mp3 file of song I wrote for this book
  • lyric PDF file
  • Plus all previous rewards
Visionaries
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
This tier is for Anyone who feels Inspired to invest more. 
  • I created this level to let you know you're not limited to the dollar amounts listed previously. 
  • There is no limit, except what is right for you.  
  • Special acknowledgement as a Visionary Patron in credits for whatever current book project I'm working on! 
  • All previous rewards.
  • My deepest gratitude, always. 
Goals
$60 of $250 per month

"Just" a caterpillar, but the dreams of a butterfly. I will purchase my passport.

I have a dream of going to Hong Kong, while it is still relatively free, and China. Have no idea how I will accomplish that, because financially, I'm closer to the ground among the leaves, and nowhere near the sky. But I believe in showing up and stepping out in faith.

So the first month of reaching this goal, I will purchase my passport.

Following that, these funds will help to cover my monthly business expenses related to writing and creating music.
This covers web hosting, domain names and other services pertaining to having an online presence and learning the craft.

It's not my total business expenses -- there are additional per project expenses, but this will take care of my re-occurring expenses which will be such an incredible help!

Feeling so grateful for each act of support, no matter how big or how small. Every gift is cherished. Nourishing myself on all the kindness and good thoughts coming my way.

With all my heart, thank you! <3
1 of 5

www.KeepingtheDream.com


I'm using my voice to respond
to today's rhetoric of hate and fear
with love and hope.
And I invite you to join me!


This is what I do...


  • I write and tell the stories of others who can't speak for themselves in word and song, like the performance piece I wrote and performed on the Capital Steps on behalf of asylum seekers and my mother's story that I'm currently writing and creating songs for.
  • I write about healing from the wounds of covert abuse in all its various forms.
  • I tell stories through various creative mediums, like the children's book, Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes, published by Illumination Arts, based on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh and endorsed by Jane Goodall.
  • I do acapella performance pieces of the spoken word and song, most recently performed at the Museum of Chinese in America in New York City.
  • I write, narrate, record and produce a podcast, Keeping the Dream, that explores the healing journey, keeping your dream and addressing the things that would prevent or challenge you from doing that.
  • I share a messages of love, compassion and interconnection.
  • I am a survivor of incest, and I will not keep quiet.

Patreon is my YES to my Dream.



If you’ve never been to Patreon, it’s wonderful!
Here's how it works.

  • Look over to the right.
  • Pick a tier of monthly support you want to engage in. You'll be eligible to claim the rewards for that tier and every tier below you.
  • Click the "Get $ Reward" button for the tier you desire, and follow directions. You'll be charged for the amount you choose at that time, and then monthly thereafter. And of course, you can cancel or change your tier level of support at any time.
  • And voila! Congratulations! You're a full-fledged Patron of the Arts! Yay!

It's that easy!


Just know that even though it may seem like a small amount of money in the lower tiers, it does add up. More, each contribution is a wonderful affirmation that I’m going in the right direction, and another powerful incentive to keep going forward --  being accountable to you.


What Your Patronage Will Go Toward:

MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE
One person, one heart at a time

TIME!

Giving me time to do the work of writing and creating beautiful books, podcasts and songs for the healing journey... plus...

COVERING THE EXPENSES OF CREATING

  • Copyright fees
  • ISBN fees
  • Book cover designs
  • Editing and Formatting for all the books
  • Recording time/production for songs
  • Monthly costs of Web hosting, newsletter service, podcasting hosting, graphic art service. 
  • Yearly domain name renewals etc...
Together, we can make a difference! With all my heart, thank you!

~ demian
Keeping the Dream

Recent posts by Demian Yumei

Tiers
Kindred Spirits
$1 or more per month 1 patron
Join me in this community of fellow dreamers! 
  • Early access to Keeping the Dream Podcast episodes, which will always be published here first.
  • Early and/or Exclusive access to general posts.
  • Be a part of a community with other Kindred Spirits
Fellow Travelers
$3 or more per month 0 patrons
On the healing path...
  • Exclusive, my book,"Eyes Wide Open: Navigating the Healing Journey" to help you on your journey -- in PDF and Kindle Format 
  • All versions as updated.
  • Available only here (early December if not sooner).
  • Plus all previous rewards
Fellow Dreamers
$5 or more per month 0 patrons
Something to Think About Discussion Group 
  • A practical tool on your healing journey.
  • Current book discussed is Eyes Wide Open as read in the Keeping the Dream Podcast and offered as a reward the previous tier.
  • Exclusive Downloadable Study Guides (PDF file) with additional questions for contemplating to make the concepts more personal to your life and for use in discussion here.
  • Exclusive Access to discussion/processing posts where I will be sharing my answers and process and be engaged in conversation about yours.


BONUS: Download my entire CD of the Healing Journey -- "For the Sake of Love" to inspire you on your journey and in your process.

  • 11 songs written from my own personal healing journey
  • Lyric PDF file
  • Plus 2 EXTRA SONGS not on CD or available elsewhere: Something More and No Apologies with lyric PDF files. 
  • Plus all previous awards
Fellow Creators
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Sharing the Creative Process
  • Be part of my creative process. 
  • Be the first to see my work in progress
  • First drafts of sections, chapters, poems, samples of songs, whatever I'm working on.
  • Give feedback, make suggestions, tell me what you'd like to see me create. 
Story Keepers
$30 or more per month 2 patrons
My Award Winning  Children's Book: "Little Yellow Pear Tomatoes" (While supplies last)
  • Autographed Hard Cover Edition with personal handwritten thank you note
  • Plus name listed in thank you credits in next book! 
  • Special acknowledgement as Sage Story Keeper for being a Patron at this tier level for three months in credits in whatever project I'm working on. 
  • digital download mp3 file of song I wrote for this book
  • lyric PDF file
  • Plus all previous rewards
Visionaries
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
This tier is for Anyone who feels Inspired to invest more. 
  • I created this level to let you know you're not limited to the dollar amounts listed previously. 
  • There is no limit, except what is right for you.  
  • Special acknowledgement as a Visionary Patron in credits for whatever current book project I'm working on! 
  • All previous rewards.
  • My deepest gratitude, always.