Ital Food Diet: 7 tips to cook Rastafarian Ital food

7 Tips & Rules of Rasta Ital Cooking

Ital food diet of Rastas is close to a vegan food diet. The meaning of the word “Ital food” in Rastafarianism means “clean and natural food.” It’s easier to cook Ital food than you may think. Follow these 7 simple rules and tips to follow a natural Ital food, Rastafari Diet.

  1. Ital food diet Tip #1: Omit Salt – Adding salt to food kills the natural flavour. Rasta believes salt makes the spiritual experience of eating the food non-existent. Eating does have a spiritual component and connection to the Most High, that feels good for Rasta.
  2. Ital food diet Tip #2: Natural SeasoningCertain foods and spices have an abundance of natural flavor. We can use them to season food for flavor, instead of salt. Foods such as…scallion, thyme, garlic, onion, pimento, tomato, and curry powder, are all common seasonings in Jamaican Rastafarian food. Try not to use black pepper. Rasta says its bad for mens reproductive organs, because it doesn’t break down in the body.
  3. Ital food diet Tip #3: No Meat: Rasta diet/recipes contain no meat. Rasta also do not eat any pork or shellfish. Rasta believes all meat and pork is “flesh” and “dead” and should not be ingested by the human body. In Rastafari it is commonly known that shellfish clean the bottom of the sea, therefor shellfish are unclean for Rasta to eat. Rastafari are allowed to eat fish, but only fish that have scales are edible, the fish without scales are not edible for Rasta as outlined in Leviticus 11:9:  “These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat.” Most Rasta now a days are opting not to eat  fish, or chicken. They say they don’t want anything “dead” on their plate, because Jah is life.
  4. Ital food diet Tip#4: protein & Greens: Rasta’s love to include lotsItal food diet of protein and greens in the food we eat, to provide strength, to the body and help build up our blood. Rasta love to include, calaloo, spinach, broccoli, peas, and beans on our food plate. Common in Jamaican Rasta dishes are, Kidney beans, black beans, snow peas, black-eyed peas and more.
  5. Ital food diet Tip #5: Color and texture of food – Jah made eating food to be our delight. Food is fun to eat, when various colors and textures and provided to create an experience of variety, flavour and color. Try some bright orange squash, with some yellow ackee curried, and some lovely yellow plantain. Mix up various colors when cooking Rasta food meals.
  6. Ital food diet tip #7: No Cows Milk – Rasta do not drink cows Milk. Instead we opt for soy milk, or almond milk. Rasta says drinking the milk of another animal is nonsensical. Rasta also say cows recieve way too much hormonal, and other “unhealthy for consumption” injections. Rasta eats clean, natural, and healthy too!
  7. Ital food Diet: Tip #6: Fruits & Nuts – Rasta love to eat a lot of fruits and nuts. Fruit is good for Rasta to eat because its clean, natural, and meets all the requirements of Ital Rasta food. Nuts are a great food to pack, and eat “on the go.” Rasta like to shop for “organic whole foods” and organic fruits and vegetables, for healthy Rastafarian food diet. Dry fruits and nuts, bought in bulk, may be added to vegan desserts, such as non-milk soy based Ice cream, and Rasta Ital breakfast cereals in the morning. Cooking and creating Rasta Ital food and recipes, on an Ital food diet, is easy, once you know these 7 simple rules. Blessed Love.

 

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Rastafarian Language: How to speak like a Rastafari

Rastafarian Language: Rasta Words

Thank you for taking the time to read my list of Rastafarian words and their meaning. I will update it as much as I can. If you are wondering about any words you have heard Rasta’s say, just leave it in the comments. Blessed.

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16 of the most commonly used words/phrases in Rastafari Culture :

  1. Ital – Clean and Natural as in “Ital food,”
  2. Blessed Love – Have a pleasant day
  3. Zion – Heaven/Ethiopia
  4. Jah – God, The Most High
  5. Bless Up – Think Positive, Whats up?
  6. Up Up – A blessing of positivity
  7. Fya Bun – Get rid of that, it is of Babylon
  8. Judgement – Gods wrath
  9. Youths – Children
  10. King – Rastaman
  11. Queen – Rastawoman
  12. I and I – Me in the Physical, Me in the spiritual
  13. Jah Rastafari – God & King Selassie I
  14. HIMHis Imperial Majesty, Haile Selassie I
  15. Give thanks – Give thanks to the creator for he is good
  16. Babylon – Hell/This World

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Rastafarian Names: 25 Good Rasta names for Men/Women

25 Good Rasta Names!

I was inspired by the following to create these rasta names by…

  1. The bloodline of Haile Selassie
  2. Ethiopian Royalty/ Ethiopia
  3. Jamaican Patois
  4. The Bible.
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25 Good Rasta Names for Rasta Women

  1. Makeda – The name of the Queen of Sheba
  2. Menen – The name of Empress Menen
  3. Lioness – Common Rasta slang for a Rasta woman
  4. Royal – To acknowledge Rasta Royalty
  5. Zaditu – The Empress on the throne before King Selassie
  6. Mary – Jesus Mothers name
  7. Hannah – The name of a Barren wife in the bible who prayed to God for a son. She dedicated him to God and named him Samuel.
  8. Elizabeth – In the bible
  9. Royalty – Royal name as Rasta are Royal
  10. Interest – Royal and sexy and feminine name
  11. Impressa – Nice name for a Rasta woman
  12. Loyalty – Loyal to Rastafari
  13. Trinity – King Selassie is the power of the trinity
  14. Decided – Commitment to Rastafari livity
  15. Dedicated – Commitment to Rasta Livity
  16. Truth – Rastafari is the truth.
  17. Lioness – Name for strong Rastawoman
  18. Imperial – I like the word…lol…
  19. Gold – Africa was known for its Gold
  20. Ruby – A Jewel…Royalty
  21. Unity – Rasta love to unite
  22. Abssinya – The name of a place in Ethiopia
  23. November – The month King Selassie was crowned in 1930.
  24. July – The month Haile Selassie was born
  25. Tribe – Rasta are from The tribe of Judah

25 Good Rasta names for Rasta men

  1. Acutal
  2. King
  3. Hiya
  4. Kingly
  5. Royal
  6. Accentute
  7. Menelik
  8. Makonen
  9. Solomon
  10. David
  11. Israel
  12. Judah
  13. Lion
  14. Chosen
  15. Imperial
  16. Impecable
  17. International
  18. Sure
  19. Trillion
  20. Infinate
  21. Star
  22. Africa
  23. Dawit
  24. Jacob
  25. Haile

Most of the names can be used for both male and female. Feel free to switch them up. Here are some Alternative Rasta names, which are the names of the 12 Tribes of Israel, that you can use for Rasta names too.

12 tribes of Israel Rasta baby names

  1. Reuben.
  2. Simeon.
  3. Levi (this priestly tribe did not receive a territory, and sometimes is not listed when the tribe of Joseph is listed as two separate tribes).
  4. Judah.
  5. Zebulun.
  6. Issachar.
  7. Dan.
  8. Gad.
  9. Asher.
  10. Naphtali.
  11. Joseph
  12. Benjamin.

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How to dress like a Rasta Woman: 10 Tips & Guidelines

How to Dress like a Rasta Woman

  1. Dress like a Rasta woman tip #1 – Skirts and dresses as Feminine Clothing : Rasta women dress to embrace their feminine qualities. As Empress being able to carry life is a gift from Jah the creator. Wearing skirts only helps to separate us as divine feminine from our Masculine counter parts. Being a woman is a Joy, Rasta women do not wear pants. We enjoy long skirts to our ankles, they may be tight or loose depending our mood and our duties for that day.
  2. Dress like a Rasta woman tip #2 –Red Yellow and Green Rasta Colors”: Red Yellow and Green are the spiritual colors of Rastafari. We Rastafari wear, “Rasta Colors” in our clothing, In our Jewelry, and Decorate our homes in Rasta Colors too. Rasta colors, mean, love, unity and togetherness. These colors are also found on the Rastafari Lion of Judah Flag. Ttypically Rasta women do not wear pink, however we do if we can match it with a head wrap, for example to give the pink ensemble a “more cultured” appearance. Dressing as a Rasta Woman is all about balance. Don’t forget to check out my “Rastafari Rules for Women” Blog Post
  3.   Dress like a Rasta woman tip #3 –  If Tight… no exposed skin: Some Rasta women wear tight clothing, however there are 2 rules that apply #1: No showing of the skin if the garment is tight. #2: The buttocks and Breast area must be clearly covered, so as not to accentuate or define these areas. Rasta women must not resemble prostitutes, or women of Babylon as we Represent Jah and his holiness at all times.
  4.  Dress like a Rasta woman tip #4 – If exposed Skin… Not Tight: There will be days when we as Rasta women will enjoy a loose off the shoulder blouse, or a nice loose skirt to the knees. We Just keep in mind that we are not trying to attract “sexual attention,” as we are not part of the heathen. Rather Rasta Women dress to demonstrate our divine feminine, in a comfortable manner. On these days, we make sure the garment is loose, so that we appear self respectful, and free-flowing and comfortable in our garments, as opposed to, sensual and seductive in tight, skin revealing garments. You understand. Check out the book life as a Rasta woman to learn more.
  5. Dress like a Rasta woman tip #5 – Make-up to a minimum: Rasta women wear makeup only if and meet rasta black womanwhen they have to. 3 Basic rules: Rule#1: Natural Tones, and colors. Rule#2: No lining of the eyes *SCRIPTURE:When Jezebel, the queen mother, heard that Jehu had come to Jezreel, she painted her eyelids and fixed her hair and sat at a window…”* We Rasta women know eye liner is to attract sexual attention from men, and is a type of make typically used by prostitutes. Just leave your eyes normal. Rule#3: Limit the amount of various makeup products. My personal limit is 3. Foundation, lipstick, Eyebrow pencil. That’s only because Rasta women are not allowed to “pluck” their eyebrows as all hair on the body is considered sacred, in Rastafari.
  6. Dress like a Rasta woman tip #6 – Rasta women Cover her Locks: Rasta women cover the dreadlocks when in Public. We know that our hair represents our faith and is a living sacrifice to Jah. We cover our dreadlocks to respect our faith and ourselves. Rasta Women are aware that in Babylon, sometimes long, loose hanging  hair on a woman attracts the wrong type of attention from men. We wrap our hair so that men and all people who meet and interact with us, see us for who we are as a person, and not our hair style, length, or our hair beauty. Rasta women share our dreadlocks glory, with our Kings, children,  and extended family, not strangers, or people we do not know. Naturally at home we allow our locks to breathe free and hang loose.
  7. Dress like a Rasta woman tip #7 – Rasta women and tights: There will be days when you don’t feel like wearing a skirt. THE MAIN things to consider are, who will I be around today? What activities will I be doing today? Will I be with my Kids? Will there be men around whom I don’t know? Wil I be with My King? When you are with your Rasta King all rules apply, but its ok to wear some tights and a long top. As long as effort is made to cover the life portal, and the back area which tend to be round and enticing to men, then you could rock some tights.
  8.  Dress like a Rasta woman tip #8 – Rasta Women’s and T_shirts: Rasta women can wear t-shirts.
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    Rastafari t-shirts are best. THIS INCLUDES red yellow and green and a Symbol of Rastafari such as, a heart, a Lion, A Rasta Flag, A picture of Empress Menen, or King Selassie I. Tight t-shirts with a bra, and long skirt, is cute for casual days.

  9. Dress like a Rasta woman tip #9 – Rasta Woman’s  Clothing is Her Uniform: A Rasta womans clothing is her uniform, just like a Rasta mans outfit is his uniform. I like people to know right away when they look at me that, a) I respect my self, b)I represent a spiritual cause and movement,  c)My clothing is a reflection of my mind and thoughts, d)I am not a part of the heathen or heathen mentality, e) my self-esteem is not dependent on my sensuality, or what others I don’t know think of me. Phew, that is a lot. But, Rasta women take their faith seriously. Whats the point other wise?  Empress Menen is my feminine Divine Mentor. Only her, I try to Mimic, nobody else.
  10. Dress like a Rasta woman tip #10 – No “Babylon” Symbols : No skulls, no upside down cross, no kissing, no polka dots, depictions or symbols on clothing. In Rastafari we believe all energy invites. We do not invite Babylon, death, or, sensuality.

I hope this article was helpful to you as you embark on your new Journey. Please read my books to learn more about Rastafari. You might enjoy, “Life as a Rasta Woman” on amazon.com

Blessed love to all my Empress Sisters. One Love.

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May Jah Rastafari Guide and bless you

Hey guys…I wrote this book, as a detailed guidebook to help those who are interested in following the faith of Rastafari. I hope the table of contents inspires you…I hope the book is helpful. May Jah guide you and bless you on the Journey, Rastafari.

Table of Contents

  1. THE CHOICE OF RASTAFARI
  2. IMPORTANCE OF KING SELASSIE I AND EMPRESS MENEN IN RASTAFARI
  3. 6 STEPS TO CONVERT TO RASTAFARI
  4. HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR RASTA NAME
  5. 4 WAYS TO MEDITATE AS A RASTA
  6. WHY ARE YOU A RASTA?
  7. 4 PILLARS OF RASTAFARI HEALTH
  8. ITAL FOOD AS RASTA
  9. 6 SPIRITUAL OBLIGATIONS OF RASTAFARI
  10. BIBLE STUDY AS A RASTA
  11. WHITE RASTAFARI
  12. THE MEANING OF DREADLOCKS AS A RASTA
  13. OVERSTANDING JAH ZION & BABYLON
  14. HOW TO RAISE A RASTA CHILD
  15. FINDING A RASTA MENTOR
  16. KING SELASSIE I SPEECHES
  17. MY RASTA JOURNEY

  

THE CHOICE OF RASTAFARI

Rastafari has specially selected every Rasta, however that Rasta must also choose Rastafari to reap the rewards. It is a two way spiritual street. A Rasta man can be “powerful” or “weak” depending upon how deep he chooses to live and embrace the faith.

How  Rasta get their spiritual Heights

Every Rasta knows within themselves if their life is a Reflection of their spiritual beliefs that puts the will and the works of Jah first. When this happens the Rasta woman or Rasta man will be powerful, peaceful, confident and content.

Rastafari for LIfe Power

Rastafari is a spiritual gift, if you want to see its power working in your life, you will have to work Rastafari in your life.

May you meet Jah on your Journey, May you know his might and his blessings. Rastafari, King Selassie I.

 

IMPORTANCE OF KING SELASSIE I AND EMPRESS MENEN IN RASTAFARI

 

As an aspiring Rasta, You may be wondering about the importance and meaning of King Selassie I and Empress Menen in the Rastafari faith. What role do they play? Why are they so important?  The following is 5  reasons…

IMPORTANCE OF KING SELASSIE I AND EMPRESS MENEN IN RASTAFARI

#1 Royalty and Self Respect

The life and crowning of King Selassie I and Empress Menen in Rastafari, is to demonstrate Royalty, Self Respect

By the example set by the crowning and Relationship of King Selassie I and Empress Menen, Rasta maintain a high standard for ourselves in all things. From the clothing that we choose to wear, to the way we speak, the friendships we keep, and the way we choose to live and view our lives.  Rasta emulates the life and standards of King Alpha and Queen Omega at all times.

How to Emulate “the King & Queen” as Rasta

King Selassie I is the Role Model for the Rasta man, and Empress Menen is the Role Model for the Rasta woman. Some of the ways we as Rasta Emulate the King and Queen are…

Maintaining cordial relationships with others including those who we may consider “difficult to deal with” or whom we may consider to be our “enemies.”

  • Expressing Love and appreciation for our Kingman and Empress as Creations of Jah
  • Speak using consideration for the sensitivity for hearts and minds others

IMPORTANCE OF KING SELASSIE I AND EMPRESS MENEN IN RASTAFARI

 # 2 the Royal Lineage of  King Solomon

Another reason King Selassie I is so important in Rastafari culture is to put a face to the Royal Lineage of King Solomon.

King Selassie I is the 225 direct descendent to sit up on the throne of King David, which was also occupied by the wise King Solomon, who is King David’s son.

Rastafari Legend has it that, The Queen of Sheba and The Wise King Solomon made love and had a baby boy which was named Menilik, who became “King Menelik I.” King Menilik had a son “King Menelik II,” who is King Selassie I uncle. King Selassie I and King Menelik are of “the tribe of Judah,” which is part of biblical Royal history, related to King Solomon.

As Rasta we pay our Respects to King Selassie I as the face of Jah, and all the ordained Kings of the Tribe of Judah.

IMPORTANCE OF KING SELASSIE I AND EMPRESS MENEN IN RASTAFARI # 3

#4 Royal energy in the home

As stated Earlier images of “the King and Queen” as Rasta are reminders of our own Royal Heritage. For this reason Rasta love to have images of the King and Queen in every room in thier home. Including Wall hangings, plaqued photos of the King and Queen, Rastafari mugs, clocks with the Kings face, framed speeches by King Selassie I etc. Rasta believe and feel these Royal images of the King Selassie I and Empress Menen brings positive spiritual Energy into the home and into our lives.

IMPORTANCE OF KING SELASSIE I AND EMPRESS MENEN IN RASTAFARI

#4 Demonstrate Positive history and Heritage

Another Reason Empress Menen and King Selassie I have so much importance in Rastafari culture is that they demonstrate positive African history and heritage.

King Selassie I and Empress Menen were crowned November 2nd 1930. As former slaves, black people have had a hard time in Babylon recovering  the whole truth about our heritage and our history. Many black youth in school only learn that black people were slaves. Not much before black slavery and not much after black slavery, and not much about our contributions to society as a nation.

There were many photos taken of the life of the King and Queen. Jah ordained the crowning of King Selassie I and Empress Menen so that Black people have a positive black role model couple (male and female) after black slavery was abolished. All though the King and Queen are from Africa, and ruled over Ethiopia, in Rastafari, they represent positive role models ordained by Jah for all people of all Nations.

 

 

 

IMPORTANCE OF KING SELASSIE I AND EMPRESS MENEN IN RASTAFARI

# 5 Equality of the Sexes

In the Rastafari Livity, Men and Women are seen as equal, because, the same day

(November 2nd 1930)  King Selassie I was crowned King of Ethiopia, Empress Menen was also crowned, Queen of Ethiopia during the same coronation.

King Selassie I is also known as “The King of Kings” and Empress Menen is also known as “The Queen of Queens” in Rastafari Culture.

 

IMPORTANCE OF KING SELASSIE I AND EMPRESS MENEN IN RASTAFARI

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#6 Self Reliance & Legacy

The King and Queen through hard work and determination created a Legacy between them. King Selassie I created schools in his name, ……..Because of this example Rasta also like to build things in our name that people can utilize positively and that carries the name of Rastafari for generations. Bob Marleys legacy was his music and his message. Through his work, he was also self reliant. He left a legacy for his children, and his children’s children.

 

 

 

The Importance of King Selassie I and Empress Menen in Rastafari Re-cap

 

  • Generate powerful positive energy through images and words of King Selassie I and Empress Menen displayed in the home
  • Demonstrate positive African history and heritage, and positive African role models to Africans and the World
  • Demonstrate what an image of self respect and dignity looks like in order for one to emulate it
  • To put a face to the Royal lineage of King David and his son King Solomon
  1. Equality of the Sexes: Teach Rasta equality of the sexes. Both King Selassie I and Empress Menen were crowned November 2nd King Selassie I as “King of Kings…” and Empress Menen as “Queen of Queens…”
  • Self Reliance & Legacy: The King and Queen demonstrate to Rasta to Create our own work

 

 

 

6 STEPS TO CONVERT TO RASTAFARI

 

Many people who want to embrace the faith of Rastafari wonder, “just how do I convert to Rastafari?” The answer is, there is no right or wrong way to Convert to Rastafari. As a Rastafari myself having taken my vow just 7 years ago, there was some inner spiritual things I did, coupled with some outer changes to my environment and lifestyle that helped me to convert my spiritual beliefs from Christianity to Rastafari.

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How to Keep a Rasta Happy!

How to Keep a Rasta Happy!

Why Rasta say “King Selassie I (Jah Rastafari)”

How to Be a True Rastafari

7 Reasons Why People Become Rastafari?

How to Tell if someone is Rastafari

5 Rastafari views and Principles on Money

How to cook Ital Rasta food: 6 Rules

Make a Rasta happy by….Cook strictly Ital (Vegan)

– Rasta love food that reminds them
of Jah living. Food such as vegetables, fruits, beans, seeds, and earth vegetables…, so be sure to cook strictly (Ital) Vegan food, to keep your Rasta Happy.

Don’t Curse and swear!

– Rasta do not like the sound of swear words, or put downs, or anything that is said with a malicious or negative intent. Use positive words to express your self or simply leave out the swearing and negative intent. Rasta are sensitive beings.

Show Love to Children and The Elderly

– Rasta love to care for the poor, needy, elderly and children. If you care for persons from this group, this will make your Rasta very happy.

You Spend time alone…this makes a Rasta happy

– Spend time alone without stimulation from something or someone else. Rasta believes that time alone is time with God. Embrace it. Check out my book of Rasta Meditation. or My Rasta Prayers book for tough times. Many people enjoy it.

If you want to keep your Rasta happy…Respect his or her alone time!

– Respect when your Rasta is a lone.  A Rastafari spiritual and personal time is of the utmost importance. Rasta have spiritual times, that last for hours, or for days… If you can handle that…your Rasta will be quite happy.

Love Jah Rastafari, and your Rasta will love you

A true Rastafari who loves and respects his partner  will want him/her to have their own faith, and Rasta takes simple comfort in the fact that they love God, and have their own personal relationship with him. Some Rasta may appreciate if a one does decide to convert to Rastafari.

Play Rasta Reggae Music, this makes all Rasta feel happy inside

– Rastafari men and women love to hear Rastafari Reggae music playing. It makes them feel good inside. Try playing some Rasta Reggae music to show your Rasta that you care and that you are sensitive to their needs and desires. Try some Dennis Brown, Some Gregory Isaacs, or even some “old school” Garnett Silk. Your Rasta will smile to be surprised by these spiritual sounds.


Seek to “Overstand” Your Rastafari!

– Seek to understand situations rather than get angry or become offended. Rasta love when people are patient and seek deeper “understanding” of things.

Never discuss S*x with your Rasta…Just drop hints

– Rasta do not believe in discussing s*xual issues. We believe if your mate, is not a good match for you in this way…it is your fate. We use clean words for s*x, and we don’t seek to pervert or amplify sexual encounters. Rasta sees s*x as love-making.

Buy Gifts that are Rastafari, these make Rasta happy

Rasta like gifts that are red yellow and green, related to Africa, or have a picture of Marcus Garvey, King Selassie I, or Bob Marley on it. When searching for a gift for your Rasta keep this in mind. Rasta love Rasta hats, and Rasta beaded necklaces in case you were wondering. These types of gifts make Rasta feel happy inside. Buy your Rastafarian flag.

 

Respect your Rasta personal space and items

– don’t change or touch or move anything that belongs to a Rasta. It may have spiritual meaning. Such an action may be taken personally, but Rasta are so gentle that they would never say. Keep your Rasta happy and don’t touch or move personal items.

Don’t ask too many questions about his/her faith

– Just accept Rasta as they are….I guarantee the Rasta in your life is accepting you as you are! So, why not return the favour? Don’t ask to many questions about his/her faith…it supposed to be a personal thing anyway right?

Embrace Cleanliness, Dirtiness makes Rasta unhappy

– Rasta like all things “clean.” Rasta love toRastafari live in a clean home, have on clean clothes, eat clean food, use clean language, and to maintain clean thoughts. That the Rastafari way of life.

Rasta feel happiest when you love yourself

“Self Love” is one of the basic principles of Rastafari. By loving your self, Rasta show you more love for accepting your self the way that Jah created you.

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JERK CHUNKS

 

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Love and Blessings. Don’t forget to check out my new book entitled “Convert to Rastafari” where I explain how to think like a true Rasta, and overstand the true image of God as explained by Bob Marley himself.

 

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  3. How to make Jamaican style Potato Salad at home
  4. How to get a Jamaican Girl to Marry You (you will enjoy reading this)
  5. 8 tips to kiss a Jamaican man or woman
  6. How to cook Hot Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge for Breakfast or Dinner
  7. How to cook for a Jamaican man some advice to make him happy
  8. Jamaican Language Translations for beginners

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Blessed Love, to all the Empress out there who desire to walk the path of Your Royal Highness, Empress Menen, Wife of King Selassie I. The Rastafari Livity is the light for the spiritual woman who desires to live virtuous, loving and Jahly. May Jah guide you on this journey. Don’t forget to read Rasta way of life for more guidance. One Love.

Rasta Rules: Empress speech and words

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  1. Curse Words – A Rastafari woman does not use curse words. If she does she apologizes to Jah and those inher presence. (“Sorry Jah, Sorry guys”)
  2. Sexual Life – A Rastafari woman does not speak of her sexual life (style)
  3. Genitalia Words – A Rastafari woman does not use slang words to refer to the genitalia.
  4. Arguing – A Rastafari woman does not argue back and forth, rather allows the other person to be right or to feel that they are right, in order that we avoid arguments and represent Jah at all times.

Rasta Woman Clothing and Attire

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  1. Only Skirts – It is encouraged that Rastafari women were strictly skirts. This is seen as embracing the feminine quality as we steer away from emulating the appearance of men (which “emulation” is a sin in the bible)
  2. Pants as disrespect – Some Rastafari women do wear pants but it is highly discouraged and seen as disrespect to the faith, and he Creator who designed you as a woman.
  3. Babylon Colors For Clothing – Rasta women may wear any colors except for pink, blue and purple. Red Yellow Green Black and White are encouraged, as these are Rasta Colors.
  4. Hats and head wraps – A hat may be worn on days when hair is not wrapped. This is to cover the root of the dreadlocks, the most important part of the energy which leaves the head. If a head wrap cannot be worn, a hat is encouraged. Dreadlocks of an Empress uncovered may be seen as “slack.” and not upholding the faith. Check out my Blog post called “How to Dress Like a Rasta Woman.”

Rasta woman raising Rasta Children

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Empress Children must be Rastafari too – It is the duty of all Rastafari Mothers to Raise their Children as Rastafari.

  1. Ital Food – Cooking Ital (Vegan) Food for children, No meat.
  2. bible Readings – encouraging Children to Read the holy Christian Bible, King James Version
  3. African Culture – Teaching them about African Roots and Culture
  4. Rastafari Royalty – Teaching them about the Life of His Imperial Majesty and (his wife) Empress Menen

Rasta woman & her Kingman

  1. Second Leader of the Household – Empress Allow Kingmarastamann to be the leader of the household and of the family. He has the final say.
  2. Allows Kingman to make decisions – Empress Supports Kingman in his decision-making, concerning children and household.
  3. Keep house – Keeps the house clean and tidy, as a Mother and Wife of Rastafari livity Representing Empress Menen.
  4. Cooking Duties – Cooking duties are decided between Empress and your Kingman.
  5. Quiet and Virtuous – Is humble, dresses modest, and stays quiet when guests come over unless she is spoken too. Reads her bible “I-Tinuosly” Seeking the heart of a Jah fearing woman.Read how to become a rasta.
  6. Encourages Love & Unity – Encourages Love & Unity with family members and other Rastafari friends, by providing a home where Rastafari friends and family feel  welcome to eat, sleep and “Reason.”

 

 

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Rasta woman Makeup and Hair

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  • Holy Dreadlocks Covered – As Empress, Hair (Dreadlocks) is considered holy and must be covered in public places, where there are others not of Rastafari Livity.
  • No CurlingDreadlocks are not to be curled with curling Iron or curlers. Braiding for a little crinkle is ok, but not encouraged
  • Natural Hair Color – Dreadlocks may be dyed only in the natural color. No blonde, or Red etc.
  • Natural Makeup/Natural Beauty  – Makeup may be worn but only in Natural and neutral colors for special occasions. As a Rasta Empress it is preferred to let your natural beauty shine
  • Babylon Makeup Colors – Rasta women do not wear pink, or purple Lipstick, makeup or anything else in these colors. These colors are considered “Babylon.”  These colors often provoke sexual attention, and cause women to appear as women do as street walkers etc.
  • Red is Rastafari – Red makeup is ok as it is considered one of the (Holy) Colors of the Rastafari Livity, (Red Yellow and Green) Yes, green and yellow are ok too. But, only for work or special occasions. Other times Empress allow Jah beauty to shine – natural.

Rasta woman Entertainment & Friendships

Empress MenenAll Rasta Empress are a representation of Empress Menen, wife of King Selassie I.

Friendships –  Empress may not be in friendship with others who are

  • Babylon Gossips
  • Babylon fornicator
  • Babylon Adulterers
  • Babylon Pagan
  • Babylon Drug Addicts
  • Babylon ThievesRasta_Way_of_Life_Cover_for_Kindle
    1. Bars not allowed – Empress Does not drink Alcohol or smoke cigarettes, or go to bars.
    2. Rastafari Empress Entertainment – A Rastafari Empress entertainment is her family and her bible. She is allowed to watch historical African Documentaries, Including on the life of Haile Selassie I, Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Rosa Parks etc.
    3. Empress Music – Rasta Empress does not listen to hip hop or Rock and Roll. strictly Roots and Culture Music, and Rastafari Reggae music. Dancehall Reggae is not allowed. Read Rasta Way of Life. 

By Maintaining love and Respect for Children, Kingman and household we as Empress show more love to Jah, as we appreciate his creations.
Love. King Selassie I.

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7 Reasons Why People Become Rastafari?


#1 Their Parents are Rastafari

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Many people become Rasta because one or, both of their parents, are Rasta. I guess its kind of like growing up in a Christian household per say, where you learn about walking in the ways of Christ etc. Only many children of Rastafari parents, learn about “The Rasta Livity” and King Selassie I. as Part of their upbringing.

#2 Bob Marley the Prophet was a Rasta

Many people desire to become Rasta to walk in the foot steps of the grow dread locksHumanitarian & prophet and Rastafari Musician,  Bob Marley wrote the song “One Love.” Many people fell in love with him through his music knowing he was being inspired by (his faith) Jah. Many people know that to be a Rasta is to show love, unity and a respect for all of nature and Jah creations.

#3 Their Born with it!

Many Rastas are Rasta because they are born with the Rasta Livity. Jah chose them at conception, then at some point in their lives they have said “yes” to this beautiful gift, they can feel yearning to manifest itself in their life. In other words for some, Rastafari was something that had written on their hearts from birth. Invisible to others, but very real in the heart and mind  the individual (Rasta).

 

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#4 Jah Chose them to Be Rasta…

black jesus, rastaman, praying rastaI’ve heard people say “Rastafari is an inborn concept!” and it is. So, many have it since birth, however there are those who are chosen and they don’t know until later. Because (I am assuming) they were not chosen at birth, but chosen later in life. I met a guy (Rastaman) who told me that one day, “Jah just took over” he said. I was happy he shared that with me. It let me know he understood what I had inside too. Rastafari can hit at any age…so there are those who have no clue they are Rasta until the right time.

#5 It Just Makes sense to them!

People don’t want anything to do with Religion any more, but they still want to maintain a relationship with the Creator. Many people know about Rastafari through Reggae music, then research the faith.

  • Rastas are non Religious, you don’t have to attend church…
  • We believe in humility, Peace & Togetherness, we are anti war
  • We do not believe in “converting” others to believe what we believe
  • We Respect nature
  • We try to live as natural as possible
  • We believe all nations should Live together in harmony sharing land and resources

In other words, I think some people become Rasta because it is so calm and peaceful to be a Rasta. There are no real obligations, only the ones you decide for your self, as a Rasta. The basis of the faith of Rastafari is Love! So, why not… become a Rasta...it just makes spiritual sense!

#5 Their Significant other is Rasta

Rasta CoupleMany people especially women, embrace Rastafari Livity because their significant other is Rasta. More people are traveling now a days, and many people are visiting the Caribbean Islands. Because of this many people who wouldnt normally know anything about Rastafari are now getting to know Rastafari Peoples. So, some feel it makes sense for the relationship to embrace the same faith as say, their boyfriend/husband or their girlfriend/wife.

#6 Rastafari  is their Culture

jamaican flag, the jamaican flag buyMany people embrace Rastafari because it is part of their Culture. I can tell you as a Jamaican my self, Jamaica is Rastafari, and Rastafari is Jamaica, There is no separation. Rastafari is such an intricate part of Jamaican Culture that you could almost say Rastafari made Jamaica what it is today. The Jamaican Music, Jamaican Food, Jamaican People, Jamaican Landscape, & of course the culture of Jamaica is all effected by the beautiful, love of Jah – the creator.

A friend of mine, who is also Jamaican, starting embracing the livity just before I did in 2009. He came to the faith through a best friend he has known since high school. I asked how he felt now that he was Rastafari. He said “It feels good.” He seems more spiritually at peace now, and he is now a teacher of Rastafari Culture and the life of His Imperial majesty. Rastafari was always his Culture, he just needed to come in a little bit closer to get the real fruits that Jah and his Ancestors had waiting for him.

#7 To Embrace holistic Lifestyle

dreadlocks postMany people “become Rasta” because they like what Rastafari represents. The holistic lifestyle, the love of nature, meditation, Creativity, A love for Africa the Mother land of all human life…Dreadlocks (natural and simplistic, no vanity.) Rasta Smoke Marijuana instead of Carcinogenic cigarettes. Rastafari is a faith that loves all things natural, because natural means Jah.

Read Rasta Way of Life & How to Become a Rasta to learn more about Rastafari Livity.

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Jah Bless. Rastafari. King  Selassie I.

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How to Convert to Rastafari

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For all the Men and Women who aspire to live as Rasta, and embrace the livity to the fullest.

Jah Rastafari.

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A book titled “Convert to Rastafari?”

Yes, I am aware that one cannot Convert to Rastafari as Rastafari is not a Religion. I am Tafari, I am aware. However there are many people today who are becoming aware of “the light of Jah,” and seek guidance to live this way of life.

Rasta students seek Rasta Teachers

Rastafari is a way of life that acknowledges Jah in some very specific, special and spiritual ways. Why must one go to a bald head for guidance on Rastafari? Why learn the livity from someone who is a student of the livity themselves?

More Rastafari….More love…..More Unity!

It is my work as Rasta on the Journey, to provide Jah Rastafari guidance to those who seek it. To embrace Rastafari is a blessing. Convert to Rastafari is my way of sharing this blessing of my faith, with those who want to embrace it too. The more Rastafari minded individuals we have on the earth, the better the world will be.

Blessed. Love.

What is a Rasta?

A Rasta is a person who loves and respects, and is spiritually aware of, the earth, himself, King Selassie I, Jah, and Jah creations. There are some basic beliefs and principles, that eve….

Read the rest of the sample on amazon.com. convert to rastafari.

Before you convert to Rastafari there are some things you should know. I really don’t know how far along you are in your journey, but I will share this information with you as if you are just starting out.

Rastafari is a Journey….

rasta-mediation-handbook-book-coverThere will be trials and tribulations as Rasta. Some people don’t like people with locks. They may judge you as lazy, or dirty, or militant, or out of touch with reality. Rasta knows loving Jah is all about the journey, we accept the good with the bad, always looking forward to Zion. So…Just so you know. There are plenty Rasta books you can read for guidance, including Rasta Meditation Handbook, which teaches students of Rastafari about the Journey, of Rastafari.

Rastas are trying to enter Zion….

It is the goal of Every Rasta to enter Holy Mount Zion. We do this by adhering to the rules of Jah laid out for our lives, in the bible. Rasta;s have a few “extra” rules of the Rastafari livity that are not in the bible that have been spiritually inherited, that have more or equal importance. Zion is a place where Jah roams and piece abounds.

 

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Rasta love African Culture and African Peoples. We honour Africa by studying the history and Culture, and embracing the African Peoples. Rasta have a soft spot for Ethiopia and Ethiopian Peoples as our “Lord and Savior” King Selassie I is from Ethiopia, so our love of Africa is always in our Hearts, and on our minds. .

becoming a Rasta? Rasta Love King Selassie I

rasta god, selassieKing Selassie I defended the Garden of Eden, the land where Jah placed his first man and woman that he made (Adam and Eve) as it is written in Genesis. For this Reason, Rasta know, King Selassie I was raised up by Jah to perform this very important task. King Selassie I is whats refered to in the bible as Jah “Elect.” So, Rasta know King Selassie I had a heart for Jah. That he listened to Jah, Loved Jah, and dedicated his life to SERVING Jah. For these reasons Rasta Love King Selassie I because we know that King Selassie I is the face of Jah for those who want to see the face of Jah. King Thanks and praises….Rastafari.

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Rastas are the King James Version Bible….

Rastas are the King James Version Bible. I say are because loving Jah is the life you live. Every Faucet of your life. There are no exceptions. Rasta think Jah. Rasta love Jah. Rasta Serve Jah. Rasta dress Jah. Rasta need Jah. Rastas are humble before Jah. The King James Version bible gives guidelines and advice for all that concerns us, Rasta in life. Read the King James Version bible from beginning to end. Then Keep rereading it, from beginning to end, for the rest of your life. This is what Rasta do. We, Rasta are the King James Version Bible….Living by the words inside….accepting the wisdom and comfort as it comes too natural by absorbing the words of Jah.

 

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No Conversion to Rastafari….!?

There is really know conversion into Rastafari. But It all depends how  you measure this. I measure a Rasta by his willingness to live by all aspects of the faith and have an unwavering dedication to it. For some its having all the knowledge you possibly can about The Rastafari Livity. Rastafari is a way of life not a Religion. There is no physical conversion… so to speak.

Book to Test your Self on Rastafari

I am in the process of completing a book to help those who seriously want to know what Rasta know…and to understand the Rastafari Livity from 51fQ7SPHsSL._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_Biblical times, and how that plays into Rasta of Today. I have also included some information about Bob Marley and Marcus Garvey and The Life of King Selassie I. It comes with Test Questions so that you can read the text and then test your self. I intend to write this book so that you will be able to absorb the most import chapters of all my books, including “How to Become a Rasta” & “Rasta Way of Life” and come away knowing that you are now Rasta!

To convert to Rastafari a person needs 3 basic things…

  1. To absorb as much information as possible. From a person or books.
  2. Lock his/her hair. Allow hair to grow into Dreadlocks
  3. Live the Rastafari Livity without any exceptions. Because if you break the chain “you are still Babylon.”

If Converting to Rastafari to you means, being able to “Reason” (share perspectives on Africa and the Livity and the King James Version Bible) as many Rasta do from time to time…then this book is for you. I hope to be finished by September 1st. Give Thanks. King Selassie I. Convert to Rastafari: 85 Tips, Principles and teachings to convert to Rastafari…..now on amazon.com

 

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…say when they ask you are u a real rastafari?

haile-selassie- book coverYes…I know that his Imperial Majesty is the Elect of Jah. I know that Jah is an African Entity. And I know that my Destiny is Holy Mount Zion.

Now, to Really know what it means to be a Rasta takes time. It’s not something that will happen over night. For my self I knew I was Rasta but I still had to learn the facts to back up my feelings…and I am still learning.

 

Rastafari is for people who know there has to be one true faith on the planet. One faith that unites all colors, all classes, all “Races” of people. A faith that has pictures of the Messiah,  a Faith that demonstrates that God has been and still is active today. That faith…is the Rastafari Livity.



So if you want to know what to say if someone asks you if you are a true Rasta, they are asking you if you really believe in Jah, and that he is an African Entity and that King Selassie I is truly the Elect of Jah. I can tell you how I know that King Selassie I is the Elect of Jah because if it wasnt for his “fight” with the Italian invaders, the Garden of Eden (Aden) would not exist today. Jah raised him up to protect and defend this precious land. Jah does not prevent things from happening. He allows them to happen, he places his player where he needs them and he allows the ball to roll so that the story will be repeated for Generations to come….So Your response should be.

“Yes…I know that his Imperial Majesty is the Elect of Jah. I know that Jah is an African Entity. And I know that my Destiny is Holy Mount Zion. ”

Rastas’ are full of faith, and knowing, not believing. If you embrace this way of life you should be too. I have a new book coming out soon…”Rasta Way of Life” and a study book for those who truly want to know all that Rasta knows.

Blessed. In the name of His Imperial Majesty.

Rastafari.


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Black Women…themselves Bad name?



imagesCA3P5OQZFirst I want to start off by saying not all black women are the same. Just like not all black men are the same ok. So don’t tell me that not all black women are the same, I already know that.

What I am about to share with you makes my stomach feel sick. I think I feel this way because of the amount of truth and honesty I invested in the “friendship” thinking I could “help” or change this person.

 

I cannot speak of the exact situation for privacy sake…lets say I recently had the opportunity to get very close and personal with some black women. Some “stayed” longer, and some “left” early.

 

Something Wrong with her…?

In this “situation” there was one Jamaican black woman, I think she is in her 4os. She was constantly berating people when higher-ups weren’t looking and saying inappropriate things, and threatening people. (My stomach just felt sick again when I thought of the next black woman I will tell you about) So this woman, I actually met her before and she was acting the exact same way, no change. We were not friends, and we are still not friends. Anyway. I was told some time ago that this lady got her self into some trouble. Anyway I recently heard her say from her own mouth…”I am being charged with Criminal harassment.”

After that statement some time passed by, we had a situation in our “situation” that made her angry….low and behold…I witnessed her harass an older lady from Guyana. She was threatening her with physical harm, as she harassed her right out the door. I couldn’t believe it!!! So I thought well not everybody is like this its just her…..

  • Maybe her parents treated her like that
  • Maybe she doesn’t believe in God and believes she has to control everything
  • Maybe she ….

My Dream about Black Women’s feelings & Experience.

imagesCA6227MZBefore I forget (this is what I call blogging raw by the way) I had a dream, after asking myself why she was behaving like this, and the other woman I will soon tell you about. My dream (I feel teary about this) basically showed me that some black women carry so much pain, which turns to anger, from so many things (racism, culturalism, rejection, not feeling beautiful, having to prove ourselves, disrespected by black men, treated as sex objects, treated as stupid etc.) that we often berate, verbally abuse, fist fight, reject, bring down, other black women, as a way of releasing some of that emotional pain which has turned to anger, which has resulted in self-hatred.

Again I am aware that not all black women are the same. I know. But when I thought about it….I believe this does ring true for some. I have seen it in my own life…and this answer makes a lot of sense.  I am a black woman too. I feel the pain and have the experience too. Dont get me wrong, I love my self, and if I had life to do over again,   I would say “Jah, make me a Jamaican black woman again.” That is how much I am grateful to live life from this perspective. I just think trying to live in a society that does not promote your beauty, your culture, your talents etc. Is not easy. I think my life would be different if I were in an all black society. Hence my desire to live in Jamaica.

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black jesus, rastaman, praying rastaWhere is God? (just some rambling)

If you are like me you have asked your self this question. Well God has a place in all things, but one very important point I want to highlight is, so does Satan.

Have you ever wondered to your self….there must be one truth out of all the Religions. One faith that is the real truth of God. There just has to be….or maybe you have thought all Religions are right they just have different ways of going about getting to God and believing in heaven.

First of all God is not in Religion

I over heard a woman talking the other day saying something like “well, I am a Catholic…” I wanted so much to say, do you know there is no such thing as Catholic. But I did not bother. But really folks there is no such thing as Catholic, that is a division, in a way, and isn’t God God. Jesus was a man, he came here with a purpose, the last thing he wanted to do was have people categorizing, and dividing themselves based on him or anything else. God is in your heart, if you believe in Jesus he is in your heart too. I tell people often…I do not discuss Rastafari because I believe my spirituality is something personal, it is just for me, so I don’t discuss, it. I am not trying to convince others that I am better than them, or that they should follow my way of life. I just think if its personal keep it personal.

What good is it to you?

What good is your spirituality for you if you cannot depend on it wholly and solely for all situations. In other words, if it doesn’t give you a sense of peace, security, and a knowing that all is working to bring you into your highest light, whats really the point of embracing the faith. I am saying if you say you embrace a faith, then there is no reason to become angry, or hostile, or unsure of yourself about anything. Your faith is there for you, always working for your highest good. Well, that is how I see it.

Channeling Aliens???

I brought up the issue of beliefs because I recently met a very nice lady, who told me she is Channeling Aliens and that the aliens have all the answer to everything. I am sure this is working for her because she speaks of it in great confidence. My only problem is….what is the faith called, how do you categorize it meaning how do you know when to do what? Is it giving you peace? I quickly learned channeling and depending on the guidance of Aliens was not bringing her any peace. It answered her questions and told her how the universe began, but she seemed to have an overload of information and a great responsibility on her shoulders. I wondered about her morals and ethics too, which I soon learned…she felt it better not to have any. Example, she is 43, doesn’t mind sleeping with a man as long as he is over 18 – I mean from 21 – 72. I just think that is way too slack. Just me, I am an Empress, and I think morals, and values, keep you clean, give you clarity, and give you a direct path to Zion. Just me.

God is everywhere

God is everywhere at all times. Notice I have used the word God and not Jah. Well here is where I switch things up a bit. Let me answer the earlier question. There is one true faith. Remember when Moses came upon the burning bush. He met God. So the truth of God must be somewhere. What faith did Moses practice? What was it called? He obviously believed in God, because he met him. History books will try to steer you away from the truth by filling your head with lies and leaving many things out. When Moses was through speaking with God, he was not the same man he was before, one of the things that happened instantaneously or over time was, his hair formed into dreadlocks. I know this because that is exactly what locks represent. The King James versin bible makes many references to locks, turbans, sabbaths, incense, covenants etc. These are all related to Rastafari. Rastafari is that one truth. Religion never existed, only covenants, with a purpose, with God.

But….

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGod….Jah is very strong in Jamaica. I know this because I know it and because when I was there his symbols were everywhere. I felt so at home, so protected like I could do no wrong. Jah 2 major symbols are the Jamaican Flag, and the Lion of Judah flag. Jamaicans have these two flags, painted on walls, hanging in shops, hanging in homes, everywhere. I love it. Jah is real, he does have a place and he does have a people, right now here on earth, that is Jamaica. All Rasta people know it.

Why am I writing this? I am writing it for the people who want to know it. I am also writing this because I want people to know if you think you can be your own God and
Channel Aliens for guidance you are kidding your self. God is real, his name is Jah. This is no Joke. The other point I wanted to make is…a lot of people don’t want to have anything to do with God because they think God is boring. Well God may be boring, but Jah is not boring. He created everything so how on earth can he be boring. Jah is very musical, creative, He loves the outdoors, and loves helping people.

Ok enough rambling…thanks. Sorry I was going to really talk about some real things, then I just rambled.


 

“Charity” (Excerpt from Rasta book on beliefs)



Hi guys this is just an excerpt from my new Rasta book I am working on….This is on the belief of Charity. Bet you didn’t know we thought like this…

Charity

moneyRastafari believe that those who have money have been given a blessing and a Responsibility by the Most High.

Rastafari believe that money is to be given away to the Poor and needy.

 

Hording Money is a Sin

We believe that for one to know there are poor people who could make great use of that money that we have accumulated, and yet continue to hoard, as numbers on a bank statement…is a sin. Jah does not like this.


 

As Rastafari we “know” that to have a great deal of money means we are chosen to act as Delivers and caregivers of the poor and hungry and share the money.

 

Rasta Responsibility with Wealth

 

  • As Rasta once we have accumulated a good amount of money we know 3 things

 

  • We were chosen to have this great wealth

 

  • It is our duty as Servants of Jah to Share the wealth

 

To have food to eat each day is a blessing that we share with those who don’t have by sharing our wealth and abundance.

 

Rasta is very aware that every time we fill our bellies there is someone who is going without. Not because we have filled our bellies, but a full belly reminds us that some have and some do not have.

 

Rasta believe greatly in giving to the poor, needy and the hungry.

 

How I support “Charity”

Every time I get paid I buy a homeless person on the street something to eat big or small. I acknowledge them with a smile, and conversation. I know Jah is watching and it creates good Karma for me. It doesn’t have to be a lot of money. You could buy someone a $5 or $10 meal, once, a week or once every 2 weeks. Your belly is full so help someone else’s belly to be full too.

 

 

  Bob Marley Gave Away His Millions

Rastafari; Beliefs and Principles (book)

Rastafarian Beliefs Book

Hello every one. The truth is right now I have to pee. but I am so excited to tell you about my new book coming out. I have finally chosen a title….lIts called…“Rastafari; Beliefs and Principles” I hope many people will appreciate the book, because it has taken me a long time to right it. Every week I figure it will be done by next week, but each week seems to lead into the next and then into the next.

I do hope it will be done by next week lol.

Here are the table of contents of my new book

“Rastafari; Beliefs & Principles”

(my new book)


Rastafarian Overstanding

Understand how and Why Rastafari got started. however unglamorous it may be this is the truth. If you do ot like to here the truth about God and black people then do not read this Rastafarian book.  Some people want to pretend life, is what they watch on tv…. Rastafari is Jah answer to a call!

Embracing the Faith of Rastafari

In this Chapter I have included some things a person may not know or may need to be aware of when embracing the Rastafari faith.

  • The sabbath and the covenant in Rastafari
  • The Lion of Judah Flag in Rastafari
  • Jah Light in Rastafari

and more…

Jah…who is he?

I have a section about Jah. What he looks like so to speak, his name can be found in the bible… and I explain if other Gods really do exist.

  • who is Jah
  • 6 Truths of Jah
  • What is the true Image of Jah
  • and more…

25 Principles of Rastafari

I have included about 25 principles of Rastafari. I feel this is what people want to know…how we live, what we know…and what is the basis for all the Rastafari principles truly.

Here is a list of some of those principles…

  • Love
  • Unity
  • Self Awareness
  • Natural Living
  • Dreadlocks
  • Pro-life
  • The Temple
  • Self Awareness as Rasta

But I discuss these thing more in-depth in the book of course

Beliefs of Rasta

  • Non- Attachment
  • Satan
  • Judgement

etc.

The Hero’s and Leaders in Rastafari Culture

  • King Selassie I
  • Marcus Garvey
  • Martin Luther King
  • Bob Marley
  • Harriet Tubman

How to Enter Zion according to Rastafarianism

 “…For many are called, but few are chosen…” Matthew 22:14

 New Rasta Blog Posts & Pages in 2017

  1. 7 tips & Guideline – How to cook Ital Rasta food at home
  2. Rastafarian names – Rasta names for women & Rasta Names for Men
  3. Rastafarian Language – Its easy to speak like a Rastafarian
  4. True Rasta – 20 Characteristics of a True Rasta
  5. How to Dress like a Rasta woman – Simple rules and guidelines
  6. How to become a Rastafarian man ebook

How to Enter Zion

  • Jah in Zion
  • Jah Cleanses Us
  • Depend on Jah
  • The Holy Christian Bible
  • How to Handle Enemies
  • Rastafari fast

What is Zion Like?

be a rastaZion is a place where the weather is always nice. The birds are always chirping, the trees, grass and bushes are all manicured and maintained, and the Sun is always shining, Zion is also known as heaven. In Zion there is no crime, no poverty, and no negative energy to speak of. Zion is full of love, full of harmony, and all souls who are in Zion etc….Buy Rastafari Beliefs and principles ebook on amaozon.

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Rastafari as a Non African

white rastaAs stated earlier Rastafari is a way of life, that is rooted in African Culture and Traditions. Because Rastafarian is of Jah, people of all Nations may embrace the Faith of Rastafari. How should you embrace this faith as a non-African? There are a few guidelines to be aware of. A Few boxes that must get ticked, in order that we keep within the principles of the Rastafari.

 

Self-Awareness as Non African

 

Rastafari feels that the foundation of a man/woman must be strong in order to last and be strong. In other words in order to embrace this faith, you will need to start by learning about your own roots and culture. One of the principles of Rastafari is “Self Awareness”

 

Know Accomplishments of your own people

Connect spirituality to your own ancestors

Take pride in your own nation and appearance

Celebrate your people

 

Two Cultures to Be proud of..?

I became acquainted with one individual who felt it “ok” to learn as much as he could about Ethiopia and King Selassie I and Empress Menen, but did not feelrasta god, selassie it necessary to give the same respects to his own roots and culture. According to the principles of Rastafari, this is not allowed. It completely ignores the principle of “Self-awareness” and “self-Love.”

 

Rastafari does not ask Non Africans who embrace Rastafari to know African history and Culture and to ignore their own…to do such a thing is “Babylonian thinking!…It’s like me a black Jamaican African woman embracing the faith of Hinduism, and ignoring my own traditions culture, values and ancestry. Nonsense!

 

So if you want to embrace Rastafari as a non-African…

 

 

Principles of Rastafari

 

When you read the Principles of Rastafari with the Overstanding that Rastafari was…

1.created and implemented by Jah in heart of every Rasta men Rasta woman and Rasta child

2.to help and heal, the black nation out of Slavery, into freedom and independence,

3.to live as peaceably with other Nations,

4.Teach The black nation live clean in order to Enter Zion

…then you will acquire the “Spiritual Essence” of Rastafari.

The true light love and Guidance of the faith of Rastafari.

I have separated the Rastafari Principles into 3 major Categories, for Overstanding and Organization.

Jah

Self

Zion

Others

Jah

 

 

His name is “Jah”

“…Sing unto God, sing praises to his name: extol him that rideth upon the Heavens by his name JAH, and rejoice before him.”

– Psalms 68 vs. 4 King James Version

Who is Jah

Jah is the God of the Universe. There is only one God just as there is only one Universe. “God” does not exist. Only Jah!

What is the image of Jah ?

The image (vibration) or likeness of Jah is…

African,

Black….

 

Love (The Rastafari Principle of…)


Love

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“Love the black nation

Love of Self

Love all of Gods Creations

Love your brother and your sister show them love

Love the black Nation

All Rastafari regardless of his or her own  ethnic origin must love the black nation, as the black nation were made in the image of Jah and designed as Jah first human. WE know Adama nad |Eve Came out of Ethiopia, therefore all Rasta who love the Almighty love the black nation.

Love of Self

As Rastafari all Rasta must love themselves without limit and without restriction.

This includes your own origin, your facial features, Hair texture, skin-color, eye color etc. Self-Love as Rasta is of the utmost importance. As messengers of love, we know that in order to be effective we must first love our selves.

Love all Jah life Creations

We as Rastafari love Jah the Almighty Creator, so naturally we love all of his beautiful wonderful and Glorious creations. From Humans, to plants, to sunshine, to rainfall, to birds that fly in the sky to Trees…Jah Jah made them all, so with the love of Rasta, we love all living creations.

Love your Brother and your Sister

My ethnic origin is Caribbean Canadian. I as Rasta have to love all other Caribbean Canadian people’s. What’s your origin and back ground? Jamaicans and all Caribbean’s are considered my “brothers and Sisters” As Empress, I show them love, by being helpful, wherever and whenever I can, and sharing an uplifting word whenever possible.

Jah Jah smiles when he sees that I help and lift up my brothers and Sisters. Loving your brothers and Sisters is a demonstration of loving yourself.

Story:

I didn’t really fall in love with myself until I embraced the Rastafari levity. Before then I was wishing my skin was lighter and that my hair could be straighter. During the winter I felt more beautiful, because during the summer I would become “dark” when my hair was permed (chemical hair straighten) I felt more beautiful.

I didn’t know it then but I didn’t love my self until I started wearing my own hair and started to love my curls, and knew that they also represented my Ancestors, who I knew were walking with me everywhere I went. Love yourself for who you are, look at yourself from a perspective that is Royal and Impressionable. We are all created unique and beautiful in the eyes of Jah. See yourself as he sees you. A beautiful unique  masterpiece.”

This is an excerpt from my new Rasta book….”Rastafari Is”…. this is one of the 17 principles Rastafari people live by.

Jah bless. Rastafari.


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How to Be a True Rastafari

How to Become a True Rastafarian

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religionTo Become a Rasta…Forget Religion!

More and more people are coming to the light of Jah Rastafari. That is good, because we are in a very sensitive time. This time and your choice of spirituality will determine your spiritual destiny. If you plan to approach Rastafari the same way you approach religion – Forget it! They are not the same. All religion is corrupt anyway.  If you approach Rastafari as a Religion and not as an awareness or way of life…you will miss the light and truth of Rastafari.

5 Quick Easy Tips to get you started to become a true Rastafarian

  1. Eat Ital Rasta food and follow the food lawsItal Food is clean and natural food that Honours Jah Rastafari as creator of earth and humanity
  2. Learn some Beliefs of Rastafarin CultureRasta Beliefs help Rasta to know when he is living Righteous and when he is living by Babylon
  3. Grow your natty DreadlocksDreadlocks represent the physical representation of Rasta commitment to Jah
  4. Choose your Rasta nameA Rasta name marks the point of your spiritual rebirth in Rastafari truth. 
  5. Leave egotistical behaviours in the pastRasta are humble and seek to lift up all humanity not just themselves to inflate their ego

 

Become a Rasta and Accept and Love our Leaders

martin luther kingIf you want to be a true Rastafari you will have to love and accept our leaders the same way we do. Rasta Salute Marcus malcolm-xGarvey, King Selassie I, Bob Marley, Malcolm X and many more Leaders in the Movement for black Rights and Freedoms. We hang their photos in our homes and teach our children about the progress they made for our rights to walk free today.

Become a Rasta by Incorporating Spirituality into your Life

I always call Rastafari “my spirituality.” Do things that feel good. Light incents and light candles, just because it feels good. Air out your home, and keep it clean. Rasta love to burn some Nag Champa.

How to become a Rasta pages and books:

Become a Rasta with Natural Living

Rasta lives natural. When I wash my hair I let the air dry it. Even though my locks are heavy when wet, I never use a blow dryer. I use tea tree oil to clean my home, and I always use natural deodorant, and do my best to avoid wearing perfumes. Read my book Rasta Meditation Handbook to learn how to Incorporate the laws of living as Rasta into your life. 

To become a Rasta, one must Love the Black Nation

black man black womanAll Rasta have a deep love for the black Nation. If he is Rasta and does not love the black nation, he has disrespected his Covenant. The Black Identity is the apex of the Rastafari way of life. We have a black God, we know Jesus Christ, or Yeshua was indeed black, and we celebrate African Culture in just about everything we do – daily. The black nation is Rastafari – Rastafari is the black nation. Jah loves the black nation. Not to the exclusion of other nations, but Rasta understand why the Black nations is special to Jah. 

Love King Selassie and Empress Menen

king selasse with empress menenLove King Selassie I and Empress Menen. King Selassie I was crowned in 1930 in Ethiopia as King. His wife Empress Menen was Crowned the same time. There for we give just as much respect to the two of them equally. We know King Selassie I was sent here to protect Africa. Rasta are born to love King Selassie I and Empress Menen.

Become a Rasta and Hang your Lion of Judah Flag

rastafari jamaican flag, lion of judah flagThe lion of Judah Flag with its red yellow and green with the lion is the ultimate symbol of Rastafari. The lion represents King Selassie I and the Red Yellow and Green represents African. Together they are Rastafari. Keywords of this beautiful flag are.

  • Love
  • Strength
  • Spirit
  • Victory
  • Royalty
  • Hope
  • Pride
  • Unity
  • Jah

As you can see to hang this flag in your home shows the world that you represent the truth of the God of all mankind. Jah- Ras – Tafari.

Become a Rasta and Grown your Natty Strong

black jesusGrow your natty dreadlocks crown and be proud! Let me be honest, when you first begin this journey as Rasta, it wont be easy. But as time goes on, it gets easier. People will look down on you…but for some reason the longer your locks get the less they stare….weird. Dreadlocks symbolize the same thing as the Lion of Judah flag, the only difference is that the symbol is now on your head instead of hanging on the wall. Oh Jah we love you so.

Rasta Buy Red Yellow and Green Everything!

Rasta people love Red Yellow and Green. We have just about 1 of everything in Red yellow and green. Rasta hats, Rasta scarfs, Rasta jewelry, Rasta t- shirts, Rasta Towels, Rasta clocks, I have seen it all. Usually if we cannot get it in Red yellow and green we want it with the Kings face on it. I love that I could love my spirituality so much. Jah is so good to me. You don’t even know the extent of it. Jah – Rastafari, King Selassie I. I – I.

Thanks for reading….Do not forget to check my book “How to become a Rasta.” Jah Rastafari

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What is Rastafari? 10 Points

What is Rastafari?

  1. King Selassie I of Ethiopia
  2. Celebration of African Culture
  3. Rastafari is a faith of Gratitude
  4. Resist Satan’s Temptations.
  5. Truth of God (Jah)
  6. Order
  7. Unity for all humanity
  8. Forward and positive
  9. Love

Rastafari is….King Selassie I of Ethiopia!

King Selassie I is what Jesus Christ is to Christianity. Yes, King Selassie I was a devout Christian, but Jah has his way and Jah has his reasons. Rastas are Rasta for a reason and Rasta are Rasta with a purpose. I give thanks for the life and works of King Selassie I every day. When I think of him…I think of him as an everlasting friend and my personal Savior. Many Rasta feel this way too.

Rastafari is….the Celebration of Africa

Celebration of African Culture. Rastafari is a celebration of African and Caribbeanmalcolm-x Culture. As Rasta we celebrate every day by wearing Ethiopian colors, wearing Rasta Jewelry of natural fibers, burning incense in honor of those who walked before us. This includes Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King etc. and eating clean earth foods, such as yam, potatoes, and greens. Rastafari love African history, culture and literature too.

Rastafari is…Gratitude for What you Have…

In Rastafari, to wake up every morning and allow your self to curse is a Sin. As Rasta we are grateful for all that we have the big and the small. Every morning when you wake up you should say, thank you Jah for my bed, thank you Jah for a good nights sleep, and thank you Jah for another day.

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  6. How to Create your Rasta Name
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Rastafari means to….Resist Satan

As Rasta we avoid temptations of Satan. This includes, porn, cigarettes, bars nightclubs, Lust etc. We live our lives in a way that is pleasing to the Most High Jah, and keep a tight reign on our thoughts at all times. Rasta knows all unclean behavior stems from our thinking. Keep it clean my beauties.

Rastafari is…The Truth of Jah!

Rastas know the truth about God. We are born with it. It is our Job to educate the black jesus, rastaman, praying rastapeople and guide them into living a life that reflects the life God wants for all of us. Rasta knows God is really Jah and that Jah is the light and truth of all the world. He has rules….he is not a God of slackness, Jah is God, the only God of truth, cleanliness, Zion and purity.

 

Rastafari comes from ….An “Inborn” Concept!

Many people of the west view Rastafari as a Religion. That makes sense…many are not used to an inborn concept such as Rastafari. The truth is Rasta are born that way. They have the rules for living, loving, eating and worship, already written on our hearts at birth. Rastafari is a spirituality of the heart not a religion. That is why there are not that many Rastafari around,. Although many can be found in the Caribbean and Africa.

What is “The Order of Rastafari?”

Rastafari is a faith of order. This can be taken figuratively and literally. In Rastafari there is a way of doing just about everything. The other way Rastafari have an order is to follow in the foot steps of King Selassie I and Empress Menen. They are our Role Models. To go against the order is to disrespect the faith. This includes but is not limited to….not swearing, having your own income, having one mate as opposed to more than one sexual partner. The order of Rastafari is written on the heart of every Rasta, man, woman and child.

Rastafari promotes…Unity for all of humanity

Rastafari is Unity of all humanity. As Rasta because we are a spirituality of peace, we would like to see all nations come together in love and harmony. Rastafari knows that the earth was made for all and that all men are equal, but that some of us want to live from the ego and do not respect other. Unity is the Answer to many of the worlds problems.

Rastafari chooses to….Always move forward…

As Rasta we are forward thinking and positive. I am having a hard time with this lately but, I know it is the right thing. Life is too short to dwell on the past and think negative. As Rasta we look forward to the future, and try to keep positive. Babylon is a hard place for a person who wants to live righteous and clean. Keep the mind and Jah, take time to meditate and keep trodding on.

Rastafari is Love!



To Rasta, love makes life better. Through love we get happiness, understanding, unity, peace, respect, honor support….Rastafari know all good things for all people come from love. We need more love in the world. Rastafari is the rasta dating and marriagerighteous way of life.

 

Blessed. Rastafari.

 

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How to Cook Curried Goat w/ Rice & Peas

 I will soon have a jamaican recipes e-book available on amazon.com but for now here is one of the hottest dishes in Jamaican Culture

How to Cook Rice and Peas

You will need…..

½ pound dried red peas (kidney beans) or small red beans (1 cup)

6 – 8 cups coconut milk

1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper

2 whole scallions, crushed

2 sprigs of fresh thyme or 1 ½ tgeaspoons dried

2 cups of uncooked long grain white rice

2 teaspoon salt

How to Prepare…

step 1

Wash the beans thoroughly and place them in  a medium-sized saucepan with the coconut milk, black pepper, scallions and thyme.

step 2

Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 1 – 2 hours, or until the beans are almost tender (adding water as needed to keep the beans covered, in the water)

step 3

Remove the thyme if using whole sprigs and scallions.

Add the rice and salt.

(If necessary, add more water so that the liquid is 1 inch above the rice.)

step 4

Bring the rice and peas to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

step 5

Fluff the rice with a fork. The grains of rice should easily separate and not be mushy.

Voila! Your Rice and Peas are ready!

How to Cook Curried Goat

 

You will need…

2 tablespoons oil

1 ½  lbs (700g) goat, cut into small cubes (buy it cut already its easier)

3 large onions, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tablespoons curry powder

2 large potatoes, diced

2 ripe tomatoes, diced

3 cups (750 ml) chicken stock

1 tablespoon wine vinegar

½  teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon paprika

1 bay leaf

step 1

Heat the oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, and brown the meat in batches. Remove the meat with slotted spoon and set aside.

Saute the onions and garlic in the drippings until soft but not brown, takes about 5 minutes

step 2

Stir int he curry powder and potatoes, and cook for about 3 minutes to release the curry flavour.

Step 3

Add the tomato, stock, vinegar, salt and paprika. Return the meat to the pan, cover an simmer for 1 ½ hous. Add ½ ci^(125 ml) water if the mixture become too dry. add the bay leaf and cook for 30 minutes more until the meat is tender. Remove the bay leaf and serve with plain rice or Rice and peas.

Blessed Love. Enjoy!

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My new Rasta Stuff. Flags and King Selassie I photo.

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Beautiful Rasta colored Bob Marley Flag
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Bob Marley with Weed Symbol and 2 lions of Judah
I love this flag
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Ever popular Bob Marley in Jamaica Freedom Flag
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This Bob Marley flag shows Bob when he just started his locks, and a later time when his locks had grown a little longer. This flag is really nice especially if you appreciate herb.

 

The Perfect Rasta Man!!! (Beliefs and Ideology)

Perfect Rasta man Beliefs

Rasta man beliefs come from his heart. He is non superficial, and not attached to objects. He understands that life is a school room, and that we are all here to better ourselves as students of Jah Rastafari.

3 Basic Beliefs of a Rasta man

  1. One Love  – One love and unity for all humanity.
  2. Equal Rights – Equal rights and justice for all regardless of class, creed, color.
  3. Natural living – One must live natural to draw closer to Jah.

I was watching one of the videos I placed on my Rasta blog front page. This is my 4th time watching this video, it’s so full of information. I am now on my 4th time really taking in all that this Rasta man is saying. Its everything I feel and know but never had the words for….This blog post is all about the beliefs and Rules of Rastafari. < —-video got misplaced…..

Rasta man does not believe in “White Jesus Christ”

In Rastafari there is no such thing as a “White Jesus Christ.”

  1. Jesus Christ was a Rastaman – He avoided Alcohol, withdrew to lonely places to pray, and new that life is a journey after which we return to Jah.
  2. Jesus Christ was black – He had dark skin and wooly hair. Revelation 1: “…15And his feet like unto fine brass, as if they burned in a furnace; and his voice as the sound of many waters…” click here to read it online for your self.
  3. Jesus Christ was a Nazareth – He lived natural off the land and worship Jah and did not eat meat.

Proof in the bible that Jesus Christ is Dark skinned and woolly haired!

 

Rastafari is the hidden Truth that people seek

We believe in Jesus Christ but we believe in Jesus Christ the Nazarite who was a dark-skinned man with dreadlocks, who loved God, and was sent by God to inform the people who God is real. It is not about Race (ethnicity) Just truth and reality. Rastafari is always about the hidden truth. The perfect Rasta Man knows the truth about Jesus Christ, and embraces that truth, not Babylon lies.

Rasta man does believe in “King Selassie I”

King Selassie I is the descendent of King David. Is this fact not worthy of some praise and attention? Of course it is. But the Babylon system does not want you to know about these things. Mainly because then the truth will be revealed that biblical people and Jesus Christ himself, was in fact black. The perfect Rasta man can feel the divinity of King Selassie I as Jah Elect. With or without the Ancestral Lineage.

Rasta man beliefs about his Dreadlocks

On a Rastafari person, the dreadlocks have a very special meaning. They represent truth, Jah, and natural living. They also represent the awareness that all life began as black and that Jah is a black and very powerful entity that Rasta loves and fears. You cannot call your self Rasta and not have your dreadlocks. It just doesn’t work. Your dreadlocks are your living testimony that you know Jah is real, and that you vow to live to please him all the days of your life. Its sort of like when you marry someone and you  wear a wedding ring. How would you receive a person that told you they were married but just didn’t wear the ring. Nonsensical right. However….

The first Rasta man: Leonard Howell

‘Leonard Percival Howell was known as The Gongor G.G. Maragh leonard(forGong Guru), was a Jamaican Religious figure. According to his biographer Hélène Lee Howell was born in an Anglican family. He was one of the first preachers of the Rastafari Movement (along with Joseph Hibert, Archibald Dunkley and Robert Hinds), and is sometimes known as The First Rasta.

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Born in May Crawle River, Jamaica, Howell left the country as a youth, traveling amongst other places to New York, and returned in 1932. He began preaching in 1933 about what he considered the symbolic portent for the African Diaspora—the crowning of Ras Tafari Makonnen as Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia. His preaching asserted that Haile Selassie was the “Messiah returned to earth,” and he published a book called The Promise Key.  Although this resulted in him being arrested, tried for sedition and imprisoned for two years, the Rastafari movement grew.

Rastaman beliefs have grown worldwide

Over the following years, Howell came into conflict with all the establishment authorities in Jamaica: the planters, the trade unions, established churches, police and colonial authorities, and he was allegedly arrested more than 50 times. He formed a town or commune called Pinnacle in Saint Catherine Parish that became famous as a place for Rastafarians. Nevertheless, this movement prospered, and today the Rastafari faith exists worldwide. Unlike many Rastas Howell never wore dreadlocks. Leonard Howell died in Kingston Jamaica.’

Mr. Howell is known for writing the book, “The Promise Key” but I could only find a book called, “The Promised Key.”

The Work of a Rasta man & his beliefs

A Rasta man or Rasta woman is someone who is supposed to represent his or her people. This is the whole reason they are chosen as Rasta. In being chosen for this very special job, we are also aware that we must keep our mind, heart and soul clean (uncorrupted) to enter Zion. Many Rasta now a day are not taking this seriously, but I do. I am still representing and very much in love with my people. the perfect Rasta man feels compelled to deliver the message of Jah the Almighty, this is his natural-born purpose.

What are some beliefs of the Rastafari People?

Rastas have 10 basic principles. I list them all in my new book entitled white Rastafari. But the basic principles are…

  • Rasta does not eat meat
  • Rasta does not cut the dreadlocks
  • Rasta knows Jah is black

Can a Rastaman eat meat and still be a Rasta?

These are 3 principles of every Rastafari man woman and child. If anybody says they eat meat and they are Rasta, I would say they do not have the heart of Rastafari. The perfect Rasta man knows to eat meat, is to eat dead flesh. Rasta are strictly vegan, and do not eat meat.

Rastaman believes in “Deep love for Black People”

From I was just a little girl, I understood that Rasta loved the black Identity. Iblack couple knew that the colours Red Yellow and Green represented Africa, and I also understood somehow that dreadlocks were a way of wearing black African hair in its natural state. But I was just a kid so I wasn’t completely aware, but these were the feelings I had as a little girl about 2 and 3 years old.

Every Rasta has an appreciation for the black Identity. The beauty of black skin, the truth of black natural hair, and a love of black Culture. The perfect Rasta man no matter where he is from, has a deep love for the black African Identity.

Rastafari Livity & Rasta Beliefs

The perfect Rastaman enjoys living his life as Rastafari. This means listening to the beautiful sounds of Rasta Reggae music, eating Rasta Ital Food, Using natural products to clean his home and cleanse his body, and give thanks and praises unto the creator – Jah every day. To live as Rastafari, means to live life the way Jah intended them to live. Rastafari is a spirituality that embraces natural living, this is what the Rastafari livity is all about.

Rasta man beleifs of : “Cleanliness and Purity:

One thing I have yet to meet is a Rasta man who is not clean. I know some people think that because Rasta wear the hair in dreadlocks, we must not be clean, but actually the opposite is true. Rasta has a “Crown” upon our heads. We make cleanliness and purity a priority, as a way of showing off our crown.
The Rastafari dreadlocks crown represents…

  • Royalty
  • Love
  • Divinity
  • Life
  • Freedom
  • King Selassie I
  • Jah

Rasta is some of the cleanest people on the planet, because we where a Jah crown on our heads, we keep our surroundings clean, to show our love and respect, to Jah.


 

My great black Ancestors, I salute you as Rasta.

 

Equal Rights and Justice for all

Equal Rights and Justice for All. It should be no surprise that equal Rights and justice for all is one of the principles of the Rastafari Livity. Rastafari is ancestral. An aspect of this faith that often is not mentioned, but lives strongly in every Rasta man woman and child. My ancestors were brutalized, hanged, black women beated and raped, black men  were forced to ejaculate in order to reproduce more black slaves. These things hurt my heart. However, they are with me….It is no wonder they have very little positive things to report to me. They want to me to share with others what it was like to live in such a time. The time they were stolen and removed from their homeland, Africa, and forced to live a life of subservience. As Rasta the component of my Ancestors is 2 fold. I must Salut my Ancestors as being from the same realm as Jah the Almighty, and I must Salut them as paving the way for my freedom today. I love my Ancestors and they love me. They want me to know things, better yet they want me to understand things…and believe me now I do. I have more respect for my great black Ancestors than I ever have. Now that they have put me in situations so that I could see, hear and experience some of the same things they did, while under a slave master.

No I cannot just forget…

No I cannot just forget what happened to my great black ancestors for a number of reasons

  • to do so would be disrespect, I would not want my descendents to disregard my trials and tribulations in that manner
  • My faith does not give me a choice. They are with me, they influence my experiences, my thoughts, my actions etc
  • They help me to be a better writer because they give me a perspective unknown to me before.
  • Jah Jah, calls for me to make remembrance of them.

How I salute my black ancestors

I salute my ancestors by lighting an incent in their honour every time I keep the sabbath. I love them. I know they went through a lot of hatred, conspiring, and that they were killed BECAUSE of their natty hair and dark skin complexion and that they had not the resources to defend themselves. 

Then came the black leaders/heroes

then came our leaders and heroes, such as Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Marcus Garvey, Emperor Haile Selassie, and many others.  They risked and GAVE of their lives in order to fight for equal rights and justice for generations of black people to come. HEY THAT’S ME!! how can I dismiss my ancestors and live as if there was no such thing as the black struggle. As a natty haired dark-skinned black woman today, I see the same prejudice and discrimination that my people faced. It’s a hard thing. But one thing for sure, when I am around my people, I feel so much love in my heart. The black struggle made us unique and strong, and gave us help from the other side. I am a proud black woman. Jah Rastafari.

Today, black children coming up have no idea of the black struggle. But I will teach it to them. They need to know the truth, they need to know of their history, they need to be proud and salute their ancestors.

 

The Song Buffalo Soldier, Bob Marley

I invite you to read the words of this Bob Marley song. When I took the time to really listened to it the other day, it made me cry to realize just howrastafari love and marriage black people, my people must have been feeling at that time.

Buffalo Soldier lyrics

Buffalo soldier, dreadlock rasta
There was a buffalo soldier in the heart of America
Stolen from Africa, brought to America
Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival

I mean it when I analyze the stench
To me it makes a lot of sense
How the dreadlock rasta was the buffalo soldier
And he was taken from Africa, brought to America
Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival

Said he was a buffalo soldier, dreadlock rasta
Buffalo soldier in the heart of America

If you know your history
Then you would know where you’re coming from
Then you wouldn’t have to ask me
Who the ‘eck do I think I am

I’m just a buffalo soldier in the heart of America
Stolen from Africa, brought to America
Said he was fighting on arrival, fighting for survival
Said he was a buffalo soldier, win the war for America

Dreadie, woy yoy yoy, woy yoy-yoy yoy
[ From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/b/bob-marley-lyrics/buffalo-soldier-lyrics.html ]
Woy yoy yoy yoy, yoy yoy-yoy yoy
Woy yoy yoy, woy yoy-yoy yoy
Woy yoy yoy yoy, yoy yoy-yoy yoy
Buffalo soldier troddin’ through the land, wo-ho-ooh
Said he wanna ran and then you wanna hand
Troddin’ through the land, yea-hea, yea-ea

Said he was a buffalo soldier, win the war for America
Buffalo soldier, dreadlock rasta
Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival
Driven from the mainland to the heart of the Caribbean

Singing, woy yoy yoy, woy yoy-yoy yoy
Woy yoy yoy yoy, yoy yoy-yoy yoy
Woy yoy yoy, woy yoy-yoy yoy
Woy yoy yoy yoy, yoy yoy-yoy yoy

Troddin’ through San Juan in the arms of America
Troddin’ through Jamaica, a buffalo soldier
Fighting on arrival, fighting for survival
Buffalo soldier, dreadlock rasta

Woy yoy yoy, woy yoy-yoy yoy
Woy yoy yoy yoy, yoy yoy-yoy yoy
Woy yoy yoy, woy yoy-yoy yoy
Woy yoy yoy yoy, yoy yoy-yoy yoy

don’t ever say to a black person…”are’nt we all the same?” or “Isnt it just a skin color?” Because the answer is “no” and “no”

Jah bless you all, Ras-Tarfari

all four corners of the earth. Guidance and Protection, Iternal.

 

Rastafari: light of truth for all Nations

I am a Rastafari woman. This was not a choice on my part, I was born this way. I am here to deliver a message. The message I have is for black people, with the reality of black slavery, black people need something to remind them of who they were before, who they are suppose to be, and to bring them back to their true way of life…loving the Almighty every day, and loving our selves.

Rastafari is a soul thing. I can only equate it to a computer that you get with all the programs already downloaded. It is out of my head, not my soul, not from my present download, that I am considering writing a book on “white Rastafari” I started to write it….I question how much to include slavery. If I write a book for white people and leave out slavery…then I wont be doing anybody any favours. Besides I feel that in order for whites to truly accept and receive the light of Rastafari they will need to know why the realities of the black struggle. If I leave this out, then I am not helping to close the gap of difference, and misunderstanding between black people and white people. Heres what it really boils down to. There are white people who already have the light of Rastafari, because they have chosen to. Then there are who know nothing about people of color. Some choose this way of life, other would like to learn more.

Because Rastafari is spiritual truth for all people, I decided I should choose to share my knowledge wisdom and awareness that Jah has given me, with all the world. It’s not good for people to live their entire life under a lie. I feel if white people know about Rastafari and follow it…perhaps their life will be more fulfilling more meaningful. One of the worst things a man can do, is to feel he knows everything already. This will only make him dumb.

My priority is to bring this light to black people…then to everyone else. Remember I was sent (born) to bring this light to black people. So, this is not some discriminatory choice that I am making.

It would be nice however it people would share with me what they would like to learn in such a book. I have my own Ideas, but i would love to know yours. Imagine a world without Racism. Really racism is just a lack of knowledge, and experience. Although some choose to be in this head space for whatever reason. Then others want to live a positive life, so they can feel clean and free in the heart. Ok I am rambling.

Jah Bless

Rastafari is the truth

Love and Light.

Check out my books

  • how to date a Jamaican man
  • how to become a Rasta

on amazon.com

some more coming….

  • Rastafari: black people’s livity bible (coming by October 15, 2012)
  • Jah
  • Rasta
  • Natural Empress
  • Reprogramming the Black Mind
  • White Rastafari

Excerpt from Rastafari Black peoples livity bible

5 Guidelines to Enter Holy Mount Zion

Honour and Respect Others

Honour and speak highly of those around you, Come Judgement day Jah will judge you based on how you treat and speak of others.

Resist Temptation

Resist temptation in Babylon. Temptation means opportunites to perform acts on behalf of Satan, each and every time no exception. Temptation comes in many forms.

  • Lust
  • Lying
  • Stealing
  • Cheating
  • Infidelity
  • Promiscuity
  • Addictions
  • Vulgarity
  • Swearing

Resist the urge to follow the ways of Satan, and embrace the way of The Most High. When you have the thought, to do these things, resist, and do something productive, and honourable in the eyes of Jah, the Almighty.

Honour Your Temple

Honour your Temple (your body), by eating clean foods, and resisting all forms of  sexual defilement, including sexual addictions. Jah does not like Immoral behavior or disrespect of his temple.

 Read your Bible Daily 1 hour

Read your bible daily for 1 hour, this will help you keep your mind on the concerns of the Almighty, instead of the concerns of Babylon. Jah finds favour with those whom tresure their bible and keep his word.

Avoid so called “Fun”

People are doing many things in the name of “fun.” “Fun” can get Rasta into trouble. Do not as Rasta…

  • Go to bars clubs unless it is Rastafari or Jamaican oriented
  • Gossip about others
  • Experiment with sex
  • Make fun of other people
  • Get into arguments with others
  • Stand up on the road side hanging out (idoling)

Rastafari are in the bible

As Born Rasta We have the Rastafari livity written on our hearts, we read the bible to raise our spiritual vibration, and to induce meditation. But there are many references to RAstafari and black culutre, I believe that were removed from the Christian bible over time.

 Instead of following the desires of Satan, concern your self with being productive and making a positive contribution to society as Rasta. As Rasta enjoyment means…

Bible study

  • Chattign with other Rasta
  • Building Rasta Buisness
  • Meditation
  • Contemplation
  • Cleaning the house (spiritual space)
  • Listenting to some Rasta Reggae Music
  • Teaching our Young ones the Livity
  • Watchin educational DVDs on black culture

Jah Say…

All with a clean heart are invited into Zion, but only those who Resist Temptation of Satan, and make rememberance of me each day may be able to enter Mount Zion. 

Just as the Christian bible says:  For many are called, but few are chosen.

Here is the table of contents for this book

  • Rasta Ital Cooking and eating
  • Your holy dreadlocks crown
  • 10 great black inventions
  • Employment
  • What is a Rasta
  • The Sabbath
  • Holy Mount Zion
  • Hmble living in Babylon
  • Selassie I divinity
  • Religion vs. Rastafari
  • Christianity and Rastafari
  • 10 things…
  • Selassie I speech
  • Marcus Garvey speech
  • malcom x speech black unity
  • Mating and Relating as rasta
  • The truth about black people
  • Must know bible verses
  • Your Great black Ancestors

 

 

 

Rastafari Book for black people to become Rastafari



This book is way overdue. My apologies to all my up and coming black kings and queens.

Jah wrote it on my heart about 3 years ago to write a book such as this. The truth is I had the bones of the book done, but when I was through with it I felt that it was almost too powerful. Where I live in Toronto Canada, we get silenced. If you are not promoting homosexuality, or lying to people, in some way shape of form, in order to tell them what they want to here, you will be silenced. None of those things is what I am about.

The original book I wrote consisted of many things I learned about “other nations” by way of meditation and surfing the internet. I am not out to offend anyone. Not only that I just wanted this book to be high Quality. I want people to enjoy this book so much that they tell their friends. I want it to be the book on Rastafari for people of Color. I want this book to inspire black people to follow the faith. I knew I had to do a better job.

I started to rewrite the book after a good friend of mine told me something. He said dont you know there are Muslims in Jamaica. I immediately thought, there is no reason for that. Rastafari is for the Jamaican black people. I now have a Job to do. I wrote my book on that basis, but you will not get that feeling when you read the book. I want all black-skinned people with coily hair to know Ras-Tafari is the rightful faith for them as determined by the Almighty him self. It is the job of every black Rasta to bring the people to the faith. Some don’t want to do it on a larger scale, but truly it is our job.

I am doing my part by writing about Rastafari, others sing about it. We must deliver the message to the black people.

My book is called “Rastafari: Black Peoples Livity Bible” I am in love with the title, and so far I am in love with my book. I wanted to keep it positive so that people will enjoy reading it and maybe feel inspired by it. Here I will share some of the book with you.

 

Black is a shade?
 
I was having a conversation with a friend of mine, she is white and has been brainwashed into believe that white is superior. We had a conversation alone one day, then she tried to share her belief with a young black woman selling T-shirts on the street that “black white and grey” are all shades. I had to correct her. “Black is all colors combined!” (therefore it is not a shade) it is in fact a color. “It is the strongest color.” She had no more to say about the subject. We as black people must stop accepting the brainwash. Just because something is written in a book, doesnt make it true. Think beyond, and know that you must use common sense and wisdom to know the truth. This information was also given to me by the most high during one fo my meditation sessions.  
 
What I learned under meditation
 
One day when I had fallen under a deep meditation it was revealed to me that black people are the original, whole and complete human. I did ask for evidence or “proof” that this was true. The answer I received was. ” take a look at the other nations. They have your hue-man characteristics, in lesser degrees in variation.” It was revealed to me that Indian hue-mans have our skin complexion but to a lesser degree…asians, have dark hair and even wide noses….to a lesser degree…hispanics, are curvy and wavy to curly-haired to a lesser degree…caucasians have black features and characteristic the very least. Caucasions…tend to be straight in the body…lighter haired…with very fine in many cases thin lips and …the hair of black hue-mans is strong…and can stick straight up in the air in its natural un chemically altered form. the hair of other nations…tends to be limp…and hangy.
 
Positive Black References
To coily African black hair and black skin complexion
Say
  • Jah hair
  • coily hair
  • My Crown
In reference to our beautiful skin tone say:
  • High Melanin complexion
  • Jah skin
  • Honorable complexion
  • Royal complexion
 
Black self-esteem means, promoting positive black images in the home, being your self a positive black role model, and being a  supporter of black upliftment and natural black beauty. Only a Rasta who loves him self and loves his black identity to the fullest, and who walks next to Jah, will honor this guideline.
 
Many black Rasta who practice the faith to the fullest, feel a natural loving unity towards his fellow black man, woman, and child. It is important that you do the same once you begin to grow your “Holy Rasta Crown.” As Black Rasta it i important that we place your black brothers, sister, and children “on a pedestal.” Speak to you black brothers and sisters as if you are speaking to a King or a Queen…because essentially you are! Rastafari is a spirituality that practices unity WITHIN the black community.
 
As you can see I tried to keep everything positive. I have a job to complete. I will do it as much as possible while I am here. Loving my people.
Jah loves you too.
 
My book should be available no later than, mid September. Then not too longer later I will be moving to Jamaica, to continue the message.
 

I have some more Rasta books in mind

 

Here is some, of the table of contents for my new book “Rastafari” Black people Livity Bible.

  • King Selassie I
  • Religion vs. Rastafari
  • Rastafari Livity
  • Humble Living in Babylon
  • Mating and Relating as Rasta
  • Rasta Food and Eating
  • The truth about Black People
  • Employment
  • Rastafari Knowledge and Awareness
  • 10 Great Black Inventions
  • Self Esteem as a Black Hue-man
  • Why choose Rastafari
  • Must know Bible Verses
  • Rastafari and Christianity
  • Consumption and the Holy Temple
  • Unity
  • The Sabbath
  • Rastafari Locks Care
  • The Meaning of Dreadlocks As Rasta

 

To all my high Melanin Kings and Queens, Jah loves you!!!! Please keep that in your hearts wherever you go. It is my job to tell you that. Please read the book.  Jah Bless.
 
For now get “How to Date a Jamaican Man” on amazon.com
or
 

Rasta Book – Rastafari: Black peoples livity bible

 

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I am writing a book. Well I have written a book, but I changed some things. I realize people like details, so I decided that details is what I will give you guys. The first book I wrote, How to become a rasta, was written for any body who wants to become Rastafari. But, deep in my heart I wanted to write a book, just for my people.

This book answers many questions, and provides information about what it really means to be “black.”  I look forward to the new book. Here is the table of contents that I am building now…

  • who is Jah
  • what is a Rasta
  • where is Jah
  • why you should choose Rastafari
  • Who should become a Rasta
  • Dreadlocks
  • What is Zion
  • How to live life to enter Zion
  • what is so special about Emperor Haile Selassie
  • 10 things you should start doing today as Rasta
  • 10 Things you must own as Rasta

I had the option to reveal the truth about black people vs white people, but I decided it was much more positive, to just tell black people the truth about who they really are. Life is full of twitsts and turns, not knowing who you are wont help you much. We as black people need to start uniting and lifting eachother up. Just because I write a book soley for my people, its not racism, Im just fullfilling the job I came here to do, deliver the message of truth to my people. Also black people have different social, spiritual, mental, and physical needs, I want to cater to these things. I want my people to take their rightful place by way of following the truth.

I am a black Rasta Empress, who lives black, loves black, represents black, supports black and promotes black.

Blessings and love to all. Jah Ras Tafari

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Jah Jah was not sleeping during Slavery

Jah Jah is always watching

Every born Rasta knows, Jah Jah is always watching. Jah Jah is a black African, except he is in his spirit form, but he is still a black African. Just like when I become a spirit, I will still have been a Black African, therefore my likes my beliefs, my personality my hair texture will all be that of a Black African. Jah, Jah was not sleeping during slavery, in fact, he was connected to his people more than ever. I believe slavery only happened because black african people (my people) allowed them selves to be enslaved.


He created Rasta and Emperor Haile Selassie I the first

Jah works in ways most people are unaware of. For those of you out there visiting this sight for the first time. When I say Jah, I do mean God. There is only one. Rasta is here to share the word, the truth about Jah and black people. Jah created the birth of Emperor Haile Selassie I to inspire and awaken the black people. To share with the world, the truth of Jah. Emperor Haile Selassie is a life example of what Jah can do, Rasta are the enforcers, of the power of Jah and the life and message of Emperor Haile Selassie I.

im offended every fucking day of my life.

Please don’t come here and tell me you are offended,  cause I don’t care. I am offended every fucking day of my life. And don’t tell me what to believe or what to say regarding my spirituality. This is my website, this is my spirituality, and I am the one living this life. Please don’t tell me how to say what I am saying.

Jah loves his people so….

Rastafari is spirit that anybody can have inside. He sent Rasta here with a message. Yes Rasta can be any color, however Rasta are predominantly black. This is for a number of reasons I will not get into right now.

Jah is a complete and whole entity

    • Jah is a Black African
    • Jah has tightly coiled hair
    • Jah is a complete and whole entity

Black African people are the expression of the complete and whole hue-man.

    Black people are dark-skinned, with tight very tightly coiled hair. When you are creating something you need the ingredient to be in its purest, and strongest, most natural form, so that it can remain, and flavor, and color whatever it is that you are creating. If you use something weak, then your creation will be weak, and how can you make more of something with something that is incomplete. Black people have the juice, the Melanin, to reproduce, the hue- to make the hue man.

Slavery made Black people stronger

Slavery just made black people stronger and more resilient. Maybe even physically stronger too. We put all our faith in God, and came out a very God-fearing people, who could perform magic such as voodoo, and hoodoo, and other forms of magic, we needed this to defeat the white slave masters. Now our people have special “skills.”  Slavery in its own way is our (black people) own little gift.

 My new book on Black people

I am writing a book called “love your blackness” In there I get more in detail about the things written in this blog post. No where on this blog did I ever say that I was blogging for people to like me, or to make one group feel more secure with black people. If you feel insecure reading the truth, or learning or know the wrongs of your people, trying to silence me isn’t gonna do anything. The truth will follow you wherever you go. Most of the books I will write in the future will be for black people. That is who I was sent to deliver the message to. End of story. Telling me off is only gonna waste my time and yours and I am not going to stop making the effort to reprogram the minds of my people.

For all those who appreciate truth. Love and Blessing. Jah Jah is not sleeping.


read the e-book “how to become a rasta” and “how to date a jamaican man”
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No More Black Woman and Black Man Love Relationships?

Was it just survival?

Do you think you could find more black man and black woman relationships in the 80s and before because it was an issue of survival? We as a people were still fighting for our rights so to speak during those times. I’m still not sure if I can say we are in the clear. But maybe a lot of black men and black women feel a lot more free pardon the pun, to be who they are and therefore feel like they don’t have to have a black person by their side helping them to fight the fight any more.

What about those who are single and black and who today want to marry within the black nation. Is this something of past. Are these people shit out of luck. If they are you can count me in.

More black men date white

More and more black men now days are opting to date and marry non black women. It makes for slim pickings for a woman like me who refuses to be with someone of a different ethnicity than her, Why you may be asking. Its something that is important to me. It’s who I am, carried, on. I want to mate black to produce black because I am so in love with my culture and my people.

More black women interracial date

Many black women are opting to date outside the black race to, however I feel their reasoning is a little different from the black mans. I feel many black woman are doing this because frankly the black men leave them no other choice since black men are no longer choosing to date black women and b a lot of black women are dating outside their race because they seem to mixing and mingling more outside of the black community and it is a common occurence to date interracial these days.

The matter of respect for black women

I feel like the interracial mixing between white men and black women is more underground, or less public and that the interracial dating and marrying of white women to black men is more mainstream. I feel like the black woman who dates out side of her race does not get the same respect as the black man who dates out side his race

I feel like the black woman is seen as a sell out, where the black man is seen as making the right choice and doing what every man should be doing. When I look at it from the outside. I feel the black woman benefits the most. But maybe that is just my own biased opinion, you figure it out.

what am I to the black man now?

Sometimes I wonder just exactly what I am suppose to be to a  black man who now exclusively sleeps with women non black. I actually have someone in my life like that now. It make for alot of arguments. I think he likes me as a friend because I am the only women in his life who doesn nto want to have sex with him.

I need a black Rasta man!

Being Rastafari, not just cause  a man is black it means I want him. Oh No! he must be Rasta. A true Rasta, and also not too tall please….lol then I may want him. This friend of mine is confusing, the whole friendship is confusing. We had a terrible argument the other day and I said some pretty bad things. oh well.

Black men hate black women now

There are black men nowadays that hate black women so much so they want to show black women how much they hate them. It happens to me all the time. I just turn my head. There are some white women who are extremely jealous of black women’s DNA. The whole thing is diabolical.

Are black men brainwashed?

I am a black woman who loves black, I seek to date and marry black. I don’t have any thing to prove to anybody. I love my self. I feel hurt that black men seek to date out side of their race and feel some how they are better than black woman or that they want to cause pain to black woman. All in all its their own self hate. This is brainwashing at its best folks.

King Selassie married black

What happened to the days of King Selassie and his wife Empress Menen. Another example of a black man and black woman who loved each other. King Selassie married Black. He is seen as a Role model to many Rastafari men.

White girls and Black Rastas

I was having a conversation with a white female friend of mine one day….she asked something I can’t remember the question, my reply to her was “I wont answer that” She said “Why cause true Rastas don’t date white girls…” I looked at her with absolute shock. I said oh my gosh who told you that. She said this girl she use to know. I was shocked to hear that out of her mouth. But then she kept say “right, right?” I told her “yes, real Rastamen do not date white women” she said see I know you don’t have to hide it from me. She said “why” I said “its to keep the blood lines pure”

In Rastafari we have believed in this for a long time. But from years ago you would find Rastamen who did date white women. But there are many who refuse. There are some who do it for financial gain but are not happy in the relationship. Then there are some who wont even let the thought enter their minds.

Which Rastas date white?

Anyway I just find it sad to see that more and more black men are opting not to date black women. the only men that I can see that date black women exclusively are Rastamen, and that’s only some of them. It seems the ones that come from the smaller islands date white women abundantly. Many Jamaican Rasta who live in Jamaica are still interested in black women.

hm well, everybody can do as they like, it is a free country and its 2011. Time for people to make their own decisions and choices concerning love. The time of Black Unity, has ended.



 

Peace and blessings to all who read this. Unity for all, Jah Ras Tafari

Rastafarianism: Q & A

What, why, what does, how…. Rastafari Forum Questions & Answers

Hey guys. I wanted to create a space where those curious about Rastafari could have their questions answered. Ask your questions here. I do not know everything, and my answers will most likely be spiritually based. The reason is, I was born with my faith, so most of the answers about how to live as a Rasta, are already within me. I do not make a point of studying my faith. So you decide if your question is right for me. I came up with the idea to answer your questions here, because I know many people turn to the web for answers….

Most of my answers will come from….

  • The King James version bible
  • The laws that Jah has written on my heart
  • My own life experience
  • What I have learned from other Rastafari.

 

Ask your Rasta Questions in the Comments

So I will try to come up with some common questions and put them here for now. Any questions beyond, I encourage you to ask me in the comments. I look forward to engaging with you, and answering your questions. Thanks.  If you ask inappropriate questions or deliberately be rude, I will delete and ignore your question or comment. So please keep this in mind. Thanks.

Please keep in mind….Rastafari is not a Religion….

Please keep in mind, Rastafari is not a Religion. Many people expect Religious answers to their questions about Rastafari, but they do not understand that their question is incorrect. Here is an example a person may ask….”How many times a day do Rasta pray?” My answer would be… the question in itself is wrong, you should ask, how important is prayer in Rastafari, is it done in a particular way? So if the questions is wrong I may say so. Here is another incorrect question about the livity. Is it true Rasta men beat their women? Any man of any faith can beat any woman, its not the faith that does the beating its the man himself. So, no not all Rasta men hit the woman they are with, and abuse of all kinds, are against the faith.

So Please feel free to ask your question, sometimes other commentators enjoy answering questions too. one more thing.

People seeking argument as entertainment….

If you are one of those people who come on line, posing as someone who wants to learn about the Rastafari livity, but you are really looking for an argument, I will not entertain you.

Thank you Blessed. love.

10 of the Most common questions about Rastafari answered right here…

 

  1. Why do Rasta not eat meat?
  2. What is the meaning of the dreadlocks?
  3. Do I have to grow dreadlocks to be a Rasta?
  4. What bible do Rasta Read?
  5. My husband is Rasta, do i have to be one too?
  6. Who is the God of Rastafari
  7. How can I convert to Rastafari?
  8. What are the rules of living as Rasta?
  9. Can a White person be a Rasta?
  10. What is the purpose of the Ital food diet?

Why do Rasta not eat meat? My friend says I can…

First of all you must understand, most of the people on line who are giving Rastafari advice are not Rastafari. I would say 99 percent, and yes some of them even have websites. I kid you not, and they are answering questions on Rastafari. How can you take advice from someone who is not living this way of life them self. This tells me their information is “hand me down.” Meaning it does not come from Jah, and it does not come from their own life experience.

What is the meaning of eating meat in a spiritual sense as a Rasta?

No you are not allowed to eat meat as a Rasta. People say it is allowed because they want to be “easily included” into the faith, instead of “easily excluded.” They want to paint Rastafari as something they can easily include them self into without doing any hard work, or changing of habits. So they, people who are not Rasta, will say eating meat is allowed. No Rasta do not eat meat, unless you want to be a fake Rasta, then you can do whatever you want, and call yourself a Rasta. We Rasta do not eat meat because we embrace life. Eating dead flesh, goes against our belief of embracing life. It is written in the bible anyway, which I  will post here once I find it. Real Rasta do not eat meat. Please do not run me down that they do. If you see someone with locks eating meat, that is not  a Tafari. That is all, please do not run me down in the comments about how I am wrong I will just delete it. Ask a person who was born a Rastafari they will tell you the same thing.

What is The Meaning of Dreadlocks in Rastafari?

The meaning of dreadlocks in Rastafari is a physical representation of a spiritual vow. Dreadlocks represent fidelity, and commitment and awareness of Jah Rastafari. It is born as an inner yearning most f of the time, but some people come into it through logic. It can “just make sense” for them. Because really if Jah is the real God, then some people will natuallry gravitate towards him and his ways with out it being inborn, it just makes sense. So locks, mean finding the truth or expressing the truth of life. This is not the most extensive explanation, but that is it for now.

Blessed love….this page is incomplete…you may still post your questions in the comments.

One thing  I forgot to mention is that even though I blog, I sometimes have a hard time with comments and other aspects of how to use the blog….man….trying to approve comments and respond to them….please be patient with me….

How to cook Jamaican Rasta Ital Chunks

How to cook Jamaican Rasta Ital Veggie Chunks

How to Cook Jamaican Rasta Ital Veggie Chunks with Jamaican Seasonings and keep it Ital Rastafarian.

You will need….

  1. 1, 8 oz bag of Veggie Chunks – order online or try a natural health foods store
  2. 2 small sized Carrots – chopped up
    1 stacks of Scallion – chopped fine
  3. 1 large Onion – chopped up
    4 Garlic Cloves – mashed up
    ½ of Scotch Bonnet Pepper – ripe and red
  4. ½ of Scotch Bonnet Pepper – ripe and green
  5. 1 medium sized Irish Potato
  6. 1 teaspoon of Pimento whole (do not crush them)
  7. Some Thyme in a bunch make it into a bundle by tying them
  8. together with some of the thyme sprigs. about the with of a nickle
  9. 1 ½ tablespoon of Sea Salt  or no salt to make it Ital
  10. 1 tablespoon of Curry Powder
  11. ½ cup of Coconut Milk
  12. ¼ cup of Coconut Oil
  13. One medium sized dutch pot with lid

Ital eggplant

stew chicken

Ital food laws

 

JAMAICAN PATTY

 

JERK CHUNKS

 

CARIB CAULIFLOWER

 

Directions: to Cook Jamaican Rasta Ital Veggie Chunks

    • Soak the chunks in water to cover it for 10 – 15 minutes. After that, drain of the water .
    • Peel, wash, and diced all the vegetables.
    • Put to heat a dutch pot on low with a dash of the coconut oil.
    • After one minute, add the garlic and the curry powder.
    • After 20 second of burning the curry, add the coconut oil, more coconut oil that allows the vegetables to cook and not burn. Keep adding coconut oil if needed.
    • add the onions.
    • Now set the stove to medium heat. Stir-fry all the ingredients for one minute.
    • Next, add the soaked chunks. Continue to stir-fry until the veggie hunks are soaked with curry and seasonings.
    • Now, add the water, and then coconut milk.
    • Put the red and green scotch bonnet peppers in the pot whole. Stir in then put the pot’s lid on to completely seal the pot
    • Allow to cook for 20 minutes on medium low Flame.
    • add the tomatoes, diced Irish and sweet potatoes, and carrots.
    • Stir in, allow to simmer for 10 minutes more on low flame.
    • Total time to cook is 35 minutes.
    • Veggie Chunks go great with white rice.  Blessed Love
More Ital Rasta Food Diet Recipes

  1. How to cook Ital Rasta Curried Carrot Soup
  2. How to Cook Jamaican Style Cabbage
  3. How to cook Caribbean Saute Okra
  4. How to cook Jamaican Style Rice and Peas

 

Rasta Books: Rasta Way of Life books

Rasta Way of Life book Life as a rasta woman book
Rasta_Way_of_Life_Cover_for_Kindle

JAH RASTAFARI PRAYERS BOOK

HOW TO BECOME A RASTAFARIAN MAN BOOK

ITAL RASTA eCOOKBOOK

RASTA BIBLE BOOK

JAMAICAN MEN BOOK

 

life as a rasta woman

HOW TO BECOME A RASTA BOOK

RASTAFARI BELIEFS & PRINCIPLES BOOK

CONVERT TO RASTAFARI BOOK

AFRICAN  RASTA BOOK

JAMAICAN WOMEN

Rasta Livity: 20 Characteristics of a True Rastafari

20  Characteristics of a True Rastafari

  1. Works of a Rasta – Rastafari believe strongly in works. We believe our life should be a reflection of our belief in Jah. In other words, when we leave this planet what have we left behind that can help others, or carry on the faith of Rastafari. My book Rasta way of life on amazon.com is one of my works as Rasta.
  2. Words of a Rasta heart – The words of a Rastafari are his heart. Rasta does not swear or put other people down or gossip, or conspire. These things are not of the faith Rasta speak high, positive uplifting words, knowing Jah is hearing all.
  3. Behavior of Rasta – Behavior. Rasta enjoys cooking Ital food. Rasta enjoys teaching others about Rastafari. Rasta like to create a warm welcoming environment, Rasta like to do things that are spiritual and uplifting for himself and for others.
  4. Rasta Food  – Rasta eats vegan food, no salt, plenty of flavor, in variety. Including greens and beans. Ital food. Read my 6 Rules to cook Ital food, blog post.
  5. Alone Time – Rasta likes to be alone sometimes. This is normal for a Rasta. It’s not “hermit” behavior, or blocking others out, or “anti social” it’s just Rastafari.
  6. In love with Africa – Rasta people love African history, beauty and culture. If he doesn’t he is probably not a Rastafari.
  7. No TV/ No Movies  – Most Rasta does not watch tv because we know watching tv is corruption of the mind.
  8. Away from Babylon – Many Rasta prefer to live in the hills in the Caribbean. We like to live as Rasta, without having to conform or compromise. Besides, the hills gives better connection to Jah.
  9. Dreadlocks – Dreadlocks are worn by Rasta. This is how we honour Jah. Watch my video….how to get dreadlocks as a new Rasta.
  10. red yellow Green – These are the spiritual colors of Rastafari. They are the 3 main colors on the Lion of Judah Flag.
  11. Cleanliness – Rastas love to be clean. We love clean dreadlocks, our home clean, our clothes clean. Rasta believes cleanliness attracts Jah into our lives. It’s very important to a Rasta.
  12. Love Rasta Reggae Music – The best music to a Rasta is Rasta Reggae music.
  13. Enjoy Love and Togetherness – Rasta love togetherness and love. We love to share good vibes with righteous people.
  14. Rasta teaches people about Life and Love – Rasta love to teach people about life from a Jah fearing perspective. Rasta know a lot about life, even when they are very young.
  15. Rasta says Jah Rastafari – Rasta always say, “Jah Rastafari,” randomly. I call this act, “blessing and cleansing” the space around me.
  16. Love Rasta Colors – Rasta love to have Rasta colors, in his room, on his clothes, on his shoes, on his jewelry  etc.
  17. Rasta Abhor meat – Rasta abhor beef, pork etc. We see it as dead flesh. Rasta promotes life. Eating death brings…many negative things, for spirit, and temple.
  18. Love to Meditate – Most people do not know how important meditation is to a Rastafari. Meditation is what give Rasta his inner wisdom. We also believe meditation is good for the spirit, it keeps it calm. You can Read Rasta Meditation Handbook, on amazon.com.
  19. Enjoy time with children and Babies – In Rastafari children are seen s fresh incarnations. Full of love and truth. Children and babies are highly regarded in Rastafari.
  20. Treat everybody equal – Equality and equal rights is one of main beliefs as a Rasta. Rasta do not like anybody to be treated “different.” Rasta believe we are all one, the same and equal.

 

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