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Ep. 99 - The Mother’s Refuge - Beacon Series Ft. Paria Hassouri, MD - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

Ep. 99 - The Mother’s Refuge - Beacon Series Ft. Paria Hassouri, MD - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

November 23, 2020

Ep. 99 - The Mother's Refuge - A Beacon Series Interview Ft. Paria Hassouri, MD, author of "Found in Transition: A Mothers' Evolution During Her Child's Gender Change " by New World Library

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It fascinates me how easy it can be to congratulate myself on being open-minded, all-inclusive, and accepting of others. My self-praise doesn’t end there, as I’m always ready, it seems, to easily forgive myself for the secret judgments and grudges that I don’t speak out loud for the world to hear. It’s not very difficult to envision oneself as some type of enlightened being with an expansive and compassionate heart when we’re never presented with information or circumstances that threaten the levees that protect us from all the varieties of human existence that color our world.
 
This may seem like a strange way to lead you into my conversation with Paria Hassouri, MD, author of Found in Transition: A Mother’s Evolution During Her Child’s Gender Change, but after reading her book and visiting with her, I quickly learned that for all the heart-and-mind work that I claim to do, I still have old mazes to navigate, filled with lingering fears.
 
Paria’s work is an honest one, a memoir free from the veneer of personal perfection that we’ve grown accustomed to, a type of tailored-for-consumption presentation that I myself am guilty of.
 
I was watching my mind as I read this work of hers, looking to see what thoughts would arise, almost as if I already knew on some level that I would feel the sting of my own boundaries to accept others for who there are. The truth was that I was afraid to meet the limits of my understanding. What I discovered, in Paria’s book and in our conversation, was that the way to expand my love was to meet those limits and not turn away.
 
The journey of shock, pain, confusion, acceptance, renewal, and love that Paria and her daughter go through is enlightening. It has not only given me a more nuanced understanding of my expanded human family, but it also provided me the opportunity to feel textures and wounds inside me that I’d never touched before. When we are given the chance to see old wounds, we can lay hands on them to heal.
 
I am thankful for Paria’s courage and willingness to share her book and time with me.
 
Now, it’s time to lay old fears aside, seek out our tender hearts, make room for all the varied children of the earth, then tune your attention to this Good News Beacon, and press play on a little good news.

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Ep. 98 - The Character Lines - Beacon Series Ft. Bridgit Dengel Gaspard - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

Ep. 98 - The Character Lines - Beacon Series Ft. Bridgit Dengel Gaspard - Find the Good News with Brother Oran

November 5, 2020

Ep. 98 - The Character Lines - A Beacon Series Interview Ft. Bridgit Dengel Gaspard, author of "The Final 8th: Enlist Your Inner Selves to Accomplish Your Goals" by New World Library

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If you’ve been listening to Find the Good News for any length of time then you’ve probably picked up on my personal interest in exploring the landscape of the human mind and heart.
 
As Find the Good News makes its way toward 100 episodes, it’s clear to me that the good work this show might be doing—through the vehicle of intimate listening and sharing—could be leading others to ask that most-profound question that I’ve been asking most of my life; who am I, really?
 
In this episode, I visit with Bridgit Dengel Gaspard, author of the new book, “The Final 8th: Enlist Your Inner Selves to Accomplish Your Goals.” 
 
Bridgit helps her clients discover and engage their inner world through the voice dialogue method, which I am finding to be an indispensable holistic tool.
 
What I discovered in reading Bridgit’s new book is that there were very clear and strong voices, characters, or aspects of myself that I’d never really acknowledged. Many of these characters embody some of my best and worst characteristics, adopting them as their full identity. Some are a great source of strength, and many clearly developed out of personal pain, fear, and guilt. While they may have served me well during times of hardship or strife, their loud voices have steered me away from many joys.
 
In this visit with Bridgit, she encourages me, and you, to open an active dialogue with these manifold inner beings, hearing what they have to say by lending our own voice so they can express their fears and hopes.
 
Bridgit eagerly and openly allowed me to share and lovingly provided practices to help me further along in my own holistic journey of self-healing and discovery.
 
Her book really is a treasure, and I plan to put what she shares into practice. My conversation with her has lingered in my mind for many days.
 
I think I’m starting to see and understand the origins of these many Orans that are perhaps looking to be healed, or lend a helping hand when this particular Oran needs it because, in truth, they are me.
 
Now, it’s time to take a look inside yourself and ask the great question, “who am I, really," then tune your attention to this Good News Beacon, and press play on a little good news.

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