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MY RASTA JOURNEY
My Friend Ras Anthony insists I should put my “Rasta Story” in this book. He feels sharing my journey will give others an inside look into Rastafari, and that since I am a living example of Jah Rastafari I must include my own personal Journey.
Growing up Christian and Becoming an Empress
Rastafari just always felt right for me. I was raised as a Christian, and for many years I saw myself under that light.
As I matured certain ”things” “Rasta things” just felt right for me. Such as Listening to Rasta reggae music, eating Ital food, not eating any more meat or pork, and learning about African culture and history. Finally through Rastafari I was able to find myself and my truth.
Growing my natty Dreadlocks Crown
At age 31, I decided to lock my hair. I felt totally comfortable with my decision but felt totally uncomfortable carrying out the deed. Knowing that Jah is truth… I pressed on.
Rastafari Helped me to Love Myself…Completely
On October 22nd 2008, I freed myself through Rastafari. I pulled out all of the synthetic braids (hair extensions) from my hair and allowed my own natural hair to form into dreadlocks. I also began wrapping my locks in a turban style headwrap. I finally could feel myself and unexpectedly fell in love with myself. It was as if wearing fake hair and hiding my own hair, wasn’t allowing me to love myself totally. I became all me from head to toe after 20 years of braids, weave, chemical hair straighteners and wigs, under the power of the Almighty Jah…and it felt right.
My first Works as a Rasta
During the early months of my Journey, Jah inspired me to write a book on Rastafari. I didn’t know anything about writing a book or how to go about publishing it, but I decided to go ahead and do what Jah was asking me to do.
That book is now published and is called how to become a Rasta. It is my first book of about 7 books on Rastafari. Writing that book and publishing it was good for my soul. The greatest reward is that now as a Rasta I can point to my works, something every Rasta likes to have to follow in the footsteps of King Selassie I and Empress Menen. Such works are otherwise called “Legacy” in Rastafari, or “Jah works.”
Every Rasta Journey is Unique
Every Rasta journey is unique, every Rasta has their own relationship with King Selassie I, and Jah the creator. Don’t expect your Journey to be like mine. Expect Jah to guide you, as his unique servant, in his own way, in his own time.
Talk to him at anytime for any and all reasons, and allow him to unfold his works through you in your life.