Zen Priest Michael Pockley talks with me about Zen, Consciousness, God and how to get to a place of love.
Michael was my Zen meditation teacher before we became close friends; we’ve known each other since 2006. He is still my go-to person when my mind is in a pickle about something. I always find myself in a more peaceful, clearer place when I’ve talked with him. He has written several books, which you’ll find on Amazon. And he’s a painter (see link below).
Please excuse the background noise – Michael said he couldn’t hear it; it might be a noise from the ether coming through. Lack of professional gear 😉
If you want to get in touch with Rev. Michael Pockley, MA, PGDip, PGCE:
I want to create awareness of The Feldenkrais Method, because it has been helping me to rearrange my body in a more healthy way, creating healthier synapses in my brain with regard to how I use my body more efficiently, and healing my nervous system with the power of my mind. I’ve been taking my lessons with Ed Woodall, actor and international Feldenkrais teacher. Together with an international bunch of peers, I am enjoying my Feldenkrais sessions very much, as they are honestly more relaxing than challenging.
Because he is such a great teacher, I decided to interview him and use this interview to add to my podcast. This is my maiden interview, so, please forgive me for my non-professionalism and casual way. I’m nevertheless absolutely certain that you’ll enjoy these 50 minutes very much.
I hope you enjoyed this.
If you want to get in touch with Ed Woodall, please go to his website A Sense Of Movement. Please feel free to comment and like.
Do let me know your questions and themes you’d like to know more about in the comments below.
The title for my upcoming workshop in Abingdon-on-Thames (UK) at Soul Shine Wellbeing Space on 11th September 2021 is “Find Love Within“. It came to me in meditation, and at the time I imagined it to be a brilliant headline that would draw people in. To me it was clear that the lack of Love is what divides us, keeps us distant and lonely, or segregated. I’ve got one person signed up at this point, which means people are not quite understanding what this is about. Therefore I thought I’d write a little about what to expect from the day.
The questions we will explore are as follows:
How do we recognise Love?
What lies in the way of our path to Love?
Are we happy to give?
When do we lose ourselves in Love?
Are we allowed to claim Love?
Can we expect Love?
With regard to Love we’re always at the beginning, and we never know everything.
The day will be structured in this way:
09:45 – 10:00 – Meet and greet with a cuppa and a biscuit
10:00 – 10:30 – Sit in circle, introductions, sharing
10:30 – 11:30 – Dialogue about above questions
11:30 – 13:00 – We’ll look into a participant’s love issue
13:00 – 14:00 – Lunch Break
14:00 – 17:00 – More sharing, dialogue, and we’ll look into other participants’ love issues
The tools I’m using are
Guided meditation / mindfulness exercises
Dialogue according to Bohm
Systemic Constellation Work (Family Constellations)
I’ve been facilitating group workshops since 2006 and am known to hold safe spaces.
These kinds of group experiences always create a sense of awe, bonding, support and hope, as well as the understanding that we all have things in common. Whenever we explore into someone’s issue together, it feels like a huge gift to the rest of us, as we learn so much from each other.
Please, do put your questions into the comments below; others might be interested, too. Alternatively, contact me via my contact tab (see menu).