Hey family , how are you this week? I wish I could say this week slowed down a bit, but it sure didn’t. ROFL!
I had Jury duty this week for the first time. It was a really neat experience. It was an honor to get to see our justice system in action and to understand more about how the jury selection process works. I also made some new friends and even got to share with some of them about what we do here at Enter Shaolin.
It’s truly surreal every time I get to tell people what I do for a living and I have all our fans and family, such as yourself to thank. 🙂 You backed up my dream and have proved with patience, persistence and dedication we can do anything like make this site and yes even learn Kung Fu online! So THANK YOU!
Yesterday, Sifu Larry and I had the pleasure of having our awesome Abbot family member Dr. Marlon Twyman on the Enter Shaolin podcast. In this podcast Dr. Marlon shares his knowledge on intermittent fasting, eating healthy and weight loss. We truly enjoyed having our brother on and are looking forward to having him back on in the near future!
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Isn’t it amazing how simple solutions can transform your life? Seriously my only gripe about intermittent fasting, is not doing it sooner. I know my life would have been a lot less depressed and stressed, if I would have had been doing I.F. many moons ago. Sure it’s just one of the pieces in my overall health and wellness puzzle, but it’s a big one! One that has helped me be able to get more done, be way less stressed during a very turbulent time, have more energy and just overall feel happier and healthier. And did I mention, it’s free to do and will even save you money too? It’s our body’s natural way of being, so no wonder it is as helpful to our overall wellbeing as it is.
In this episode I mentioned reading some excerpts for the Dead Sea Scrolls about the Essene way of eating which truly sums up intermittent fasting and it’s benefits.
Here are some of the excerpts from The Essene Gospel of Peace about how and what we should be eating”
“And be not like the greedy servant, who always ate up, at the table of his lord, the portions of others. And he devoured everything himself, and mixed all together in his gluttony. And seeing that, his lord was wroth with him, and drove him from the table. And when all had ended their meal, he mixed together all that remained upon the table, and called the greedy servant to him, and said: ‘Take and eat all this with the swine, for your place is with them, and not at my table.’
“Take heed, therefore, and defile not with all kinds of abominations the temple of your bodies. Be content with two or three sorts of food, which you will find always upon the table of our Earthly Mother. And desire not to devour all things which you see around you. For I tell you truly, if you mix together all sorts of food in your body, then the peace of your body will cease, and endless war will rage in you. And it will be blotted out even as homes and kingdoms divided against themselves work their own destruction. For your God is the God of peace, and does never help division. Arouse not, therefore, against you the wrath of God, lest he drive you from his table, and lest you be compelled to go to the table of Satan, where the fire of sins, diseases, and death will corrupt your body.
“And when you eat, never eat unto fulness. Flee the temptations of Satan, and listen to the voice of God’s angels. For Satan and his power tempt you always to eat more and more. But live by the spirit, and resist the desires of the body. And your fasting is always pleasing in the eyes of the angels of God. So give heed to how much you have eaten when your body is sated, and always eat less by a third.
“Let the weight of your daily food be not less than a mina, but mark that it go not beyond two. Then will the angels of God serve you always, and you will never fall into the bondage of Satan and of his diseases. Trouble not the work of the angels in your body by eating often. For I tell you truly, he who eats more than twice in the clay does in him the work of Satan. And the angels of God leave his body, and soon Satan will take possession of it. Eat only when the sun is highest in the heavens, and again when it is set. And you will never see disease, for such finds favor in the eyes of the Lord. And if you will that the angels of God rejoice in your body, and that Satan shun you afar, then sit but once in the day at the table of God. And then your days will be long upon the earth, for this is pleasing in the eyes of the Lord. Eat always when the table of God is served before you, and eat always of that which you find upon the table of God. For I tell you truly, God knows well what your body needs, and when it needs.”
Before reading this, I already knew this way of life would be what I do for the rest of my days. The benefits I’ve experienced in such a short amount of time, the peace, the ease, there’s simply no way I’m going back to the lie of how/when to eat the mainstream preach. Hearing these ancient thoughts, just solidified why I enjoy living this way so much more. 🙂
It’s been so interesting to learn about the different aspects, approaches and history of intermittent fasting. I am truly looking forward to the changes ahead!
Today, we had our Enter Shaolin Member Q&A Webinar. We had a lot of questions this week and while we normally will go overtime to answer everyone, we had to stick to our normal schedule as Sifu Phu had a flight to catch as he is on his way to Israel as we speak! Please wish him well and if you are the praying type, please keep him in your prayers.
For those we missed, no worries we will get yours covered first next week! If you want to register for next week’s webinar, you can do so here.
We covered quite a bit in this week’s webinar.
Check out the Enter Shaolin Member Q&A Webinar Replay here:
We did notice our sound kept going in and out a bit on both the podcast and webinar…. Not sure if our mic is acting up or what, so Sifu Larry and I will be doing some tests and investigating before our next one podcast/webinar. Thankfully we can still hear and learn all the great lessons regardless!
Speaking of great lessons…
Here is this week’s quick training tip from Instagram |Â How to develop power in your punch:
In the webinar I mentioned more info about how we are going to have our Washington D.C. seminar this September. I unfortunately did not get the registration page complete. Between getting everything ready for this update, doing today’s webinar, the kiddos’ last day of school and celebrating Sifu Larry’s daughter Anna’s 14 birthday… Let’s just say I bit off a wee bit more than I can chew. 😉
However, you can still go to this page and vote if you haven’t already, because if we get some more yeses for Pittsburgh, PA then we will have 2 seminars this year! 🙂 Vote here. (This page will change to the registration page for D.C. by Monday and I will email you when registration is open, so keep an eye on that inbox!)
We are so excited to see ya’ll, it’s going to be a great time!
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