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The Light Inside is a journalistic podcast exploring the journey of everyday people towards beneficial change in their behavioral patterns, empowering them to live richer, happier and more creative lives.

Lingering just below the surface of our conscious minds are patterns of thought, feelings, emotions and motivations. We aren't immediately aware of them, but they wield a powerful influence over how we behave and react to events in our everyday lives. Our program helps reveal the unconscious patterns that drive our human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.

The Light Inside Jeffrey Besecker

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    • 4.7 • 23 Ratings

The Light Inside is a journalistic podcast exploring the journey of everyday people towards beneficial change in their behavioral patterns, empowering them to live richer, happier and more creative lives.

Lingering just below the surface of our conscious minds are patterns of thought, feelings, emotions and motivations. We aren't immediately aware of them, but they wield a powerful influence over how we behave and react to events in our everyday lives. Our program helps reveal the unconscious patterns that drive our human behavior, shape our choices and direct our relationships.

    Grief 2.0: Allowing The Journey of Grief to Transform You

    Grief 2.0: Allowing The Journey of Grief to Transform You

    Loss.

    We each experience it in a variety of ways.

    Oftentimes, the repeated and prolonged cycles of grief can reveal our deepest sense of loss. Several weeks ago - we began our exploring grief in episode #155.

    In this week's episode with guest, Victoria Volk - we share how you can gain a new perspective on grief - allowing you to see it in a new light!  As a Grief Recovery Expert, Victoria has dedicated herself to helping others recover from grief.

    Her own experience of loss has given her an understanding of the challenges and confusion that accompany grieving. She is passionately teaching others how to grieve in a healthy way; transform their lives for the better.

    If you're grieving and feeling stuck, this episode is for you.

    In this podcast episode, Victoria Volk explores the six myths of grief that are typically passed down from culture to culture, and how they can impact our lives negatively. In this episode, you will learn

    1. The six myths of grief that are typically passed down from culture to culture

    2. How grief is cumulative and how it can negatively impact ALL areas of a person's life

    3. The Lesser Know areas of Life in Which We Experience Both Grief and The Trauma of Loss

    4. The importance of taking action to heal from grief, rather than waiting for time to pass



    Here's a breakdown of what is covered:



    [00:00:00] - Victoria volk grief recovery.

    [00:03:25] - Grief as a multi-dimensional response.

    [00:04:56] - Absentee parents and funerals.

    [00:08:19] - Absentee parent loss.

    [00:13:14] - 6 Myths of grief.

    [00:33:58] - Relationship with grief.

    [00:39:46] - The important role of forgiveness.

    [00:44:38] - Dealing with the hot coal.

    In The Grief Recovery Method, Victoria empowers us to begin the process of healing, wholeness, and peace.



    THERE'S MORE TO YOU THAN GRIEF AND SUFFERING. YOU CAN FEEL BETTER.

    Featured Guests:

    Victoria Volk



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    Credits: Music Score by Epidemic Sound



    Featured Artist Tracks:

    Winter Rain by Lama House

    Head in The Clouds by Anna Landstrom

    The Voice of The Father by Lama House

    From Ashes of a Previous Life



    Executive Producer: Jeffrey Besecker

    Mixing, Engineering, Production, and Mastering: Aloft Media Studio

    Production Manager: Anna Getz


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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Folie à deux: How Being a Dick Can Change The Word In The Most Unexpected Ways

    Folie à deux: How Being a Dick Can Change The Word In The Most Unexpected Ways

    In a world where we can each be ANYTHING we want.

    Ironically, we often discover a world that feels like it's filled with jerks. Some dick's are a special breed of jerk— they give offense to the world without a shred of awareness that they’re doing so, and deny they have a role when relationships go wrong.

    The sad truth is, that anybody can be a dick sometimes.

    Yet, Our guest today, Marc Ensign, is here to teach us that being a dick is often the best thing we can be if we hope to make close connections and build solid relationships while we travel along our journey of success.

    Learning when to be a dick is one thing. Many of us must master when and how not to be a dick. Or, when at our best, become skillful, in being the right kind of Dick. What happens to those who DON'T learn this artful skill...

    Well, they usually end up F#&Ked!

    Remember, success is in the eye of the beholder. And we often fail to see, how being the RIGHT kind of Dick will move us into alignment with this vision- Ultimately allowing us to reach our destination.

    Tune in to find out if your Dick game has what it takes to get the job done on The Light Inside.


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    • 45 min
    Rising Water Raises All Boats

    Rising Water Raises All Boats

    Staying afloat.

    It often becomes our central focus. And at times, it can seem like we barely keep our heads above water. Sink or swim - we just keep on paddling.

    This week in an instant of profound introspection, I noticed myself doing just that. As I was tempted by a situation that could have irritated me; seemingly pulling me off my course.

    -While our program frequently aims to cast a wider net, this week I am inspired to keep it short and sweet.



    James Brown tells us - “Like a dull knife just ain't cuttin’; talkin' loud ain’t saying nothin.”



    Swimming in that day-to-day stream of activity; sometimes we realize for ourselves when we are talking a lot and saying nothing. As wisdom arises and hopefully we learn to see both the humor and absurdity in anything which comes our way. May there be growth in how we see these moments of triggered contemplation; allowing clarity and awareness to wash over us.



    -Rising water raises all boats.

    Such an empowering thought.

    Rising water raises all of the boats. Not just one. And certainly not just fighting to keep itself afloat. Being the water brings exponential growth. Focusing on the boat creates an energetic resistance that waters down your efficiency and effectiveness.

    Take a moment on your own- to reflect and wonder:


    How deeply will you allow the waters to flow?
    Are you the dam or the faucet?
    Are you a well-spring or an arid desert wasteland?
    Are you running anxiously for higher ground or diving in to courageously pull another into the rafts of life?

    Sometimes one becomes a sponge, sucking everything dry without truly giving back. The state of your energetic nature and signature matters; for it allows your waters to truly flow.



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    Credits: Music Score by Epidemic Sound

    "Wild Lake" by Lama House

    Executive Producer: Jeffrey Besecker

    Mixing, Engineering, Production and Mastering: Aloft Media Studio

    Production Manager: Anna Getz


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    • 3 min
    Building Valence: How to Transform your Toxic Reactions to Relieve Stress with Sherianna Boyle

    Building Valence: How to Transform your Toxic Reactions to Relieve Stress with Sherianna Boyle

    Our emotions.

    They frequently serve as one of the more mystifying aspects of our humanness, yet just what role do they play in our day-to-day existence? As each of us addresses the onslaught of day-to-day challenges which seem to regularly appear - at times, no relationship than the one we hold with our emotions seems harder to navigate throughout our lives.

    As we’ve traveled the course of our program, we have often returned to this very subject and theme. Today we revisit the best of the best in our ever-evolving series of episodes and storylines. In this quick shot reminder with Emotional Detox Coach, Sherianna Boyle from season 1.

    Emotional reactivity flips us into different modes of attention. Often one in which our world contracts into a fixation on what upsets us - leaving us caught up in a struggle of emotions. We offer you this reminder - release the struggle.

    Join us as we show you how to surrender these cycles of reactivity - on The Light Inside.



    Featured Guests:

    Sherianna Boyle



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    Credits: Music Score by Epidemic Sound

    Executive Producer: Jeffrey Besecker

    Mixing, Engineering, Production, and Mastering: Aloft Media Studio

    Production Manager: Anna Getz


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    • 28 min
    Clear as The Nose On My Face: Engaging Body Linguistics for Effective Emotional Competency

    Clear as The Nose On My Face: Engaging Body Linguistics for Effective Emotional Competency

    Your body.

    Its your home - unique, individual  and universal all at the same time.

    Yet the way we communicate through our bodies often signals very different and unique meanings for others to interpret. Through our ongoing process of Evolution - the way we innately process information is an ever changing-action.

    As humans adapt and change to meet today's demands, this dance is a never-ending spiral of forces and systems. Each of us playing their part of this evolution. And at the core - consciousness.

    Consciousness and choice making are closely interconnected. How we apply our consciousness and how we make our choices influence the systems we live in. They deeply influence how we also connect and communicate with these we interact with on a daily basis.

    Body Linguistics empowers us to zoom into the core of consciousness; Accessing the body and it’s physical intelligence - as an emotional antenna feeding us the very signals of our being.

    Today we tune in to discover how to effectively leverage body linguistics to more joyfully build and foster emotional competency.



    Featured Guests:

    Janet Schmidt

    Nathanael Novosal



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    Credits: Music Score by Epidemic Sound

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Fit to Be Tied: Unknotting Our Emotional Reactivity

    Fit to Be Tied: Unknotting Our Emotional Reactivity

    Conflict.
    It often becomes our greatest source of confrontation, yet that which is not addressed, often goes unanswered.
    Our emotions, at times being influential in this very nature of human struggle, frequently viewing our turmoil as arising through our interactions with others.
    Jungian Psychologist M. Ester Harding Tells us- “Conflict is the beginning of Consciousness.”
    Yet, as one considers this conundrum of paradigm, perhaps It is not with others that we have the greatest conflicts - instead, feeling our greatest struggles within ourselves.
    -There is no greater conflict than the one we often feel inside.
    As we wrestle with our conflicting emotions. This episode we look at unknotting our Emotional Reactivity.


    Featured Guest 1: Douglas Knoll
    Featured Guest 2: Sandy Woznicki

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    Credits: Music Score by Epidemic Sound
    Executive Producer: Jeffrey Besecker
    Mixing, Engineering, Production and Mastering: Aloft Media Studio
    Production Manager: Anna Getz

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    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Podcastermom ,

Interesting food for thought

Host Jeffrey Besecker does deep into today’s pertinent topics & has very insightful guests join him on his journey. Great sound and a soothing voice make this a relaxing, as well as informative, podcast to listen to.

cap0802 ,

Wonderful!

It was an honor to be a part of Jeffrey's conversation! He is a compassionate, sensitive interviewer and really got to the heart of these questions of grief. Thank you!

Keagen Hadley ,

A must listen!

A great podcast covering a plethora of pertinent issues many of us are facing regularly.