Insights and Healing with Patrick Moore


Sunday Discovery Workshops

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 .. it is important to stay balanced … My wife Traci on her first fallen-log-creek-crossing

Sunday Workshop Series for Personal Discovery 

Upcoming workshop titles for everyone include:

  • Sociodrama
  • Life Lessons from Literature
  • Haiku in Nature
  • Writers Nonjudgmental Critique Group
  • Embracing Your Essence using the Seven Things
  • Exercising Your Intuition and Meeting Your Muse
  • Compassion–the Essence of Buddhism without the Rigmarole–Tong Len, Exchanging Self and Other and Beyond

Dates and times are always forming based on interest and in tune with synchronicity.

Please use the contact form at the bottom if you have questions or suggestions for a workshop including dates.

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  • Location: Patrick Moore Home Office near Tohono Chul Park, near Oracle Road and Ina, NW Tucson, AZ 85704. A small guest-house off the main house, with parking for ten people (photo at bottom).
  • Register by contacting Patrick (scroll down to use contact form at bottom)
  • Class size: 1-10 students.
  • Workshop Style: new information, nonjudgmental, safe environment to challenge yourself to be more than you have been. Solidifies your relationship with your essence through developing compassion, curiosity and other qualities. All workshops are mostly improvised to respond to the unique needs of those present that day.

The titles below are workshops I have taught for years to therapists for their continuing education, that I also allow non-therapists to attend. 

Equal-Power Partnerships at Work and Home

When I was young my Dad always told me, for any two people, one will be dominant. He believed this was true in work (he was a construction worker) and in relationships with women. As an adult I have learned differently. In this workshop we explore how we can be equal with others. This is helpful both for those times we overexert our power and underexert. A relationship with two equals is best described as a partnership. The workshop is improvised to respond to those present, to be relevant for your current interests and needs.

 

Reiki Level One (Shoden) Reiki Practitioner I

Reiki (lecture, hands-on, attunement)

Reiki is a method that activates, or gives you a shortcut, to directing energy–or, the stuff our universe is made of. Reiki is a compassionate method for healing, resolving, embracing and transforming issues and ailments. Reiki is equally effective for oneself, to empower goals, to finesse problems, to learn new skills, resume arrested development, for personal discovery and spiritual growth.

Reiki Level Two (Okuden) Reiki Practitioner II

Reiki (lecture, hands-on, hands-above, attunement)

Includes instructions how to direct energy (or, the stuff our universe is made of) in the past, future and incrementally over any span of time. For those, like me, interested in the fabric of the universe, this is the fun part!

Responding, Not Reacting – Being Nonjudgmental with Others and Yourself

Nobody is perfect. We all react. Still, we may learn to redirect our reactions quickly, so that we don’t blast others, behave impulsively and suffer unnecessary consequences. This is what Mr. Rogers was talking about in his video to congress https://youtu.be/fKy7ljRr0AA?t=4m10s when he tells the lyrics to a song for children about restraining one’s reactions. What can we do instead of reacting? Responding! The alternatives to reacting may include: humor (non-sarcastic), play, funny gestures, expressions, vocalizations or movements, loving, nurturing, improvising, creativity, sharing, vulnerability, patience, presence and compassion. In this workshop we will practice with partners and discuss relevant scenarios, in a fun way.

 

Holistic Healing – a Model of Body & Mind as attributes of Essence

Most of us know someone, or perhaps ourselves, who has faced an illness or behavior that threatens losses of functions, abilities, relationships or life itself. Facing such a harsh scene, many people suddenly question the meaning of life. Who are we? Why am I here? And this can be a good thing, if we engage these questions with curiosity, because the answers are often enlightening, fulfilling and empowering. Each person’s true essence is fully capable, and willing to embrace any challenge this world (or this body) throws at us. In this workshop we discuss life, death and health in a fun, fascinating light.

Expectations – Theirs and Yours

What an enlightening topic: to understand how many of our conflicts in life arise from unmet expectations. We drive ourselves crazy when we expect things of others they do not do, when we expect things of ourselves we do not do, and when others expect things of us we do not want to do! What’s the cure? It doesn’t take long to begin adjusting our expectations to be more realistic, and to begin negotiating kindly with others regarding their expectations of us.

 

Melting Muscles Basic – Prone (hands-on-body, back massage, clothed)

I have taught this method to about a thousand therapists, and a few dozen non-therapists. It is easy to learn and seems like magic when you feel a muscle melting under your hand. You will be receiving as much muscle-melting as you give. You will learn to relax about 15 muscles on the back of the body. Massage tables are provided. Wear sweats, pajamas or yoga clothing as we will be working through clothing (no jeans).

Clothed Massage Relaxes Muscles Better

In this workshop we do some hands-on-body “melting muscles” through clothing, with the recipient face-up on massage tables. We also discuss how and why muscles relax better when the recipient is clothed. If you be interested in starting a clothed-massage clinic, on the model of a network-chiropractic clinic, then this workshop is for you. If you are simply curious about how muscles feel safe and relax, and want to give and receive some nurturing treatment, this workshop is also for you..

Activating Your Intuition  (partner exercises and discussion)

Intuition is not magical, it is simply enhanced perception. This workshop is less about how intuition works, and more about practicing and improving our skills. Since intuition is natural, we don’t have to learn how to do it, only to recall how to do it. Once we are doing it we practice turning it off again, so that we become clearer about how to activate and deactivate intuition. Fun exercises including games, followed by discussion.

How Energy Draws Clients to your Business

Does your job rely at all on people being satisfied by what you do? Are you an artist, writer or musician? Did you know that your energy has a lot to do with how others will respond to your services and offerings? This workshop discusses the ways energy (or, the stuff this universe is made of) influences others and ourselves, and how we influence energy with our thoughts, interpretations and behaviors.

Exercising Naturally – how Oxygen Decreases Muscle Soreness, Improves Health & Mood

We start the day with a one-hour walk (or longer depending on participants) during which we begin to discuss how and why exercise benefits us so much. The emphasis is on creating a healthy relationship with exercise, that develops and grows more friendly over a lifetime.

 

The Philosophy of Ethics from Plato to Spinoza  

A fun way for professionals to get their “professional ethics” hours.

Also a fun way to learn about the history of ethics. Why think of others? Why not just take every advantage you can? Learn how Plato, Boethius and others answered these questions and see if their answers make any sense to you. While we are at it, we may learn “how to make life worth living.”

Breathing Naturally – from Deliberate Exhalation to Zen Meditation

Somehow, humans have forgotten the natural way to breathe that we did as children. Because we avoid exhaling, our blood becomes more acidic, we age faster, are more grumpy and sore. First we learn to deliberately exhale a little more, then we learn how to breathe more and more naturally, without controlling. You will also learn how gas exchanges at the lungs and how oxygen is transported throughout your body. With more oxygen you will be more alert, calmer, clearer, with more energy, vitality and endurance.

 

Muscle Guarding as Communication – Learning the Nonverbal Language of Muscles —  The Muscle Whisperer Class

Have you seen the movie, The Horse Whisperer? Have you seen The Truth about Cats & Dogs? How would you like to understand the language of human muscles? How would you like to talk directly with the subconscious, so that you can figure out why it is making the muscles achey, tight & sore? What if you could speak to the muscles in their own language, so they would agree to relax and play nice?

Reiki Level Three (Shinpiden or Shinpiden) Reiki Master PLUS Reiki Teacher Skills – How to Maximize Your Reiki Students’ Confidence and Effectiveness (Teacher Training)

 

 

 

 

The above are titles I have been teaching to therapists for years, that I allow non-therapists to also attend.

Is there a topic you would like to learn more about? Please let me know in the contact form below. In another post I will list a dozen more ideas I have for new workshops that interest me.

Warmly, Patrick

0513101004

Patrick’s Home Office

 

 

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Embracing Dark Energy
May 29, 2013, 10:47 am
Filed under: essence, Plato and Platonism, science

The following is an essay I wrote more than a decade ago and emailed to friends. I don’t know if my essay was an influence, but in 2007 Stephen Baxter wrote a Sci Fi story called Last Contact, in which expanding space caused the light of the sun to stop reaching the earth, and soon after the world ended. My essay has a much happier ending!

I opened this document a few days ago with the intention of rewriting it. I was surprised to find that much of what I wrote, still holds up after a decade plus. I only cut out a few parts where you see elipses (…).

ADAPTING TO THE THREAT OF SPACE EXPANDING
by Patrick Moore c 2002
Discover magazine reported in September, 2002, that space is expanding much faster than physicists had ever guessed. What does this mean? Albert Einstein described the expansion of space to his son by showing him a balloon. Put two dots on the balloon at point A and point B. Imagine that an ant is walking across the balloon. The ant can surely walk from one point to the other. However, if you blow up the balloon at the same time, the distance the ant has to travel increases. If you blow fast enough, the ant will never reach point B. The same is happening with our universe. Light from sources more than fifteen billion light-years away will never reach us because the space is expanding too quickly. Expansion was first noticed many decades ago, but physicists believed that the gravity of the stars would eventually pull the universe back together, or at least match expansion. New observations of supernovae demonstrate that expansion is far greater than ever imagined, so the universe will continue dispersing. The implications of this fate are just beginning to be realized.

One of the discoverers in 1998, Brian Schmidt said that the future of the universe is bleak. He said that in 150 billion years, space will be so expanded that the only the light from our own Milky Way galaxy, and our nearest neighbor, Andromeda, will be close enough to reach here. The rest of the sky will be black. The article in Discover Magazine described the future as isolated, disturbing, cold, lonely, and void. The article is modified from a chapter in the book, God In The Equation by Corey S. Powell, 2002.

The news may be even worse than the science writers currently realize. Let’s face it: if space is expanding at an accelerating rate, then at some time after the starlight has disappeared, the light from our own sun will never reach the earth. When a person in the same room speaks to you, the sound from their voice will not reach your ears. Later, the sight of other people will not reach your eyes. Blood pumped from your heart will never reach your limbs, and thoughts from your brain will never reach across the synapses to the next neurons. Life as science has defined it will be completely suspended. Electrons will not be able to complete an orbit. Not only will each person be alienated from every other person, but each cell, each particle will be forever lost. It is like running for a boat that has just left port, when the gap is already too large to jump and the boat is accelerating away.

Also, findings in the last four years suggest that these changes may occur within 10 billion years, rather than Brian Schmidt’s estimate of 150 billion years. If this is true, our universe is already past half its life expectancy, and we weren’t even awake during most of the first half. We are having a mid-life crisis.

How will this discovery affect our world in the coming decade? Some may think, “I’ll grab what I can now because later it all drifts away.” Some may think, “Since everything that matters will fly apart, there is no reason to live.” I can imagine people justifying horrible behaviors with these thoughts. What if the news may yet benefit us? What if there is a way to bridge the widening gap? Awakening to time’s deadline may hurry us along in our human development. Permit me to explain.

The bleak consequences arise because we currently experience distance between each other: you are over there while I am here. We believe some sort of powered locomotion is necessary to bridge this distance: the muscle power of walking, the sound waves generated by the voice, the light waves of sight, reflected from a powered light source. And crossing the gap from me to you still does not insure that we can hold onto each other if space expands. You and I cannot occupy the same space at the same time, we believe. The fastest speed currently understood by scientists is 186,000 miles per second, the speed of light. Scientists can “prove” (by referring to “laws”) that instantaneous communication is impossible, instantaneous travel is even more impossible, and “being” here and there simultaneously is impossibly impossible. However, if there is a way to “be” both subject and object simultaneously, universal expansion would have no unpleasant consequences.

Science Fiction presents alternative views. Here are three. In The Shobie’s Story, by Ursula K. LeGuin, a group of people make the first “flight” of instantaneous travel across many light years. However, when the people arrived, they did not agree that they had arrived, and this conflict of perspectives influenced whether they really had arrived or not. In the SF novel, Dune, by Frank Herbert, space can be “folded” to travel large distances instantaneously, but a certain kind of navigator, who maintains a certain mental state, is necessary. In the teen novel, A Wrinkle In Time, by Madeline L’Engle, people are able to travel large distances by tessering which is to bring point A into immediate contact with point B, rather than traveling the distance between them. To tesser requires no technology, just a stretch of the imagination. There are many examples in SF of instantaneous transporter beams, which rely on technology, but I chose these three stories because they show how the human shift in perspective is a necessary ingredient to instantaneous travel. Relaxing certainty, beliefs of limits, expectations, and other attachments makes travel possible.

Religions and philosophies have been demonstrating the same message for thousands of years. The laws of surface tension are no longer legally binding when a human can walk on water. The laws of pathology are repealed when instantaneous healing takes place. Shamans can reportedly travel into the consciousness of animals, streams, mountains, and other creatures, influencing and being influenced by events at a distance, which the laws of physics prohibit. Tibetan Lamas have reported the human capability to inhale air pollution and exhale pure air, to stop fires, to read books in two rooms at once, to give their skin to a leper, as well as other feats that are proven impossible by science. American money says, “In God We Trust,” and when a war is imminent, the highest commanders pray publicly that divine principles support their perspective. The laws of science are obeyed during smooth sailing, but when a terrible threat appears, we look for deeper meaning, alternative means, and higher powers. Maybe the threat of universal isolation was created by a higher power, which cares enough to remind us to look for better solutions.

… none of the four forces can explain the new findings that space is expanding, and that the rate of expansion apparently changes. According to Powell, they are now looking for a fifth force that has a repulsive rather than attractive effect, to explain the increase in expansion. And what makes them think that five is the final number of forces? … What “laws” can apply to finding this number? Even if it could be discovered that five and no more forces exist, and the Theory Of Everything gained the ultimate predictive power, what good will it be when the light from the calculator never reaches the eye of the scientist? A T.O.E. seems to offer little hope in comparison to a capability of “being both here and there.”

… has inspired my own questions: How do they know it is space expanding, and not time shrinking (how could they tell the difference)? Why assume that space expanding is a force, and not the very fabric of space stretching, the thread count multiplying (people go forth and multiply, why can’t space)? What if space is experiencing personal growth (when your partner is growing quickly, it puts the pressure on you to catch up or dissolve the partnership)? What if space is growing beyond human ability to see, as a literal response to human short-sightedness…?

Whether you call it (Zen) unifying subject and object, embracing others as self, or universal presence, this leap of perspective is the solution to the problem of space expanding. … to gain this refinement of perception.

If the danger is transcended through a change in perspective, the quality of life becomes dramatically better than it was before the threat emerged. A blessing in disguise. It makes you wonder if space has a sort of consciousness, if there is a compassionate being, an intelligent sci-fi author at work in the cosmos.