OK, who just reads the Dead Sea Scrolls leisurely for fun? "And what are you doing today, Joelle?" "Oh, nothing much. Just undertaking a theosophical analysis of pre- and post- Nicea Council interpretations of the Dead Sea Scrolls of Qumran, while I do my nails. And you?" I mean who does that ...woman after my own heart. I love research
Yes, I always thought Rabbi Yeshua's practices, as well as those of the Essenes in general, really did resemble more of a yogi's than a Christian's (as Christianity is practiced today
). It's said that in the Tibet region he was revered as "Saint Issa."
Me personally, food in general weighs me down. It pushes up against my diaphragm when I'm doing any breathing exercises I may be incorporating into my meditation, or singing, which is uncomfortable. And before readings when the blood rushes to my stomach for digestion, it makes it hard to concentrate. As far as meat itself, I find chicken and fish to be easily digestible. I think pigs are good as pets, but not to eat. Beef I have a hard time digesting, period. I'll eat it when I'm on a strenuous hike, or about to be (then it's tons of jerky strips!) to load up on protein so I don't pass out. Otherwise, it "blocks" more than just my gifts (sorry).