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Learn to speak Jamaican Patois!

 

Did you know you can learn to speak Jamaican Patois?

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Learn to speak Jamaican Patois

Here are 7 Questions to know if this program is right for you

  1. Would you or did you ever visit Jamaica?black-couple-kissing (2)
  2. Do you ever hear Jamaican people talking amongst themselves and feel left out… but deep down you would like to join them?
  3. Do you ever listen to Reggae music and wonder what the artist is saying?
  4. Do you love the sound of the Jamaican Accent and twang?
  5. Do you feel confident enough to speak Jamaican but just need a little help with the pronunciation?
  6. Do you wish you could understand 100 when all Jamaican people speak to you?
  7. Do like to hang around Jamaican people and listen to the lingo

If you answered Yes to these questions the speak Jamaican program may be right for you. Here are some examples of Jamaican Patois from the program.

Words beginning with B

Jamaican Language

  1. Baan- Born. A weh ya baan? (Where were you born?)
  2. Baby madda– Mother of a child.
  3. Babylon (bah-bee-lon)- A Rasta word for the police and the corrupt system.
  4. Backside (bok-side)- Refers to someone else’s self, expressed towards another person. A rude way to refer to someone. Move yu backside. (Move your self).
  5. Badda (bad-da)- Bother. Naa Badda mi. (Don’t bother me.)
    Bad like yaz- Expression for saying something is really cool.
  6. Bad man/bwoy– Criminal type guy. A really bad individual. Bad man no flee. (Gangsters don’t run away.) Dat a bad bwoy. (That is a gangster.)
  7. Bag juice– The cheapest fruit punch money can buy.
  8. Bait (be-it)- Scoundrel, punk, scum, and these types of people. Ooman naa like bait. (Women don’t like punks.)Marley-Natural
  9. Bald head– A Rasta label for one who is too caught up with the evil system—Babylon. Also is anyone who is a non-dreadlocks; usually white people.
  10. Bandu– A hair band worn by women.
    Bandulu (ban-doo-loo)- criminal; crooked activity; also means a fake passport/visa.
  11. Bare (beer)- Only. Is bare pickney yahso. (There’s only children here.)
    Bash, Bashy- This is a popular slang term that means cool, awesome, nice stuff, ECT.
  12. Bashment- A great event or happening; dancehall; party. Also the same as bashy above. Dem bashment gyal. (They are girls who like to party.). Wi gwaan hab a bashment time. (We are going to have a great time.)
  13. Batty– Primarily means butt; also signals to homosexuals. ‘Im a battyman. (He is gay).
  14. Beg– To ask; also means to beg. Di man dem beg fa jooks. (The men beg for sex.)
  15. Big up– This is a popular term for saying what’s up and a gesture of tribute. Big up uno dem. (Praise to all of them).
  16. Bill- A basic Jamaican $100 bill. Worth just over two U.S. dollars.
  17. Blessed- A Rasta word; blessing(s).
  18. Bling– Flashy and expensive; necklace or chain. Look pon mi bling. (Look at my chain).
  19. Bloodclot– Strong curse word.
  20. Bloodfire (blud-fiah)- Hell.
  21. Blouse an skirts– Politcally correct version of the curse word bumboclot.
  22. Bly- Favor or chance. Mi mus get a bly. (I must get a chance.) Usually referring to driving on the road.
  23. Bobo dread– A certain sect of Rastas that wear turbans and carry brooms to signify cleansiness. They are of the Bobo Shanti order and are true followers of Prince Emmanuel.
  24. Bodderation (bod-da-ray-shun)- A comical version of “Bother.”
  25. Bokkle (bok-el)- Bottle.
  26. Boots- Condoms; also shoes.
  27. Bout– About. Naa worry bout it. (Don’t worry about it).
  28. Bow– to perform oral sex; mostly on a woman.
  29. Box- To fight and punch. She box ‘im face. (She punched his face.)
  30. Bredda– Brother.images
  31. Bredren– Fellow friends and collegues; brothers in unity.
  32. Browning– Complementing a black person of light skin, and good complexion.
  33. Bruk– Broke, broken, break. Nuh bruk it. (Don’t break it).
  34. Brukout- A climax of pure energy and excitement; to act unruly. Usually at a party.
  35. Buck- To accidentally bump into; to meet by chance.
  36. Bud– Bird.
  37. Buddy– Male genital.
  38. Bumboclot- King of curse words.bob marley
  39. Bun- To get cheated on; also burn, kill, and to smoke. She gi ‘im bun ka im bun whole heap a herb. (She cheated on him because he smokes a whole heap of herb.) Di Rasta dem say, “Bun dung queer!” (The Rastas say, “Burn down (kill) the queers!”)
  40. Bupps– Financially providing for a woman. She bupps im out. ‘Im her bupps. (She played him for money. He is her sugar daddy).
  41. Bush weed– A term for rendering poor quality herb.
  42. Buss- To bust; like to bust a move; burst out; unruly.

 

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5 Rastafari views and Principles on Money


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  1. Money is a tool – Money is a tool. As Rasta we know not to fall in love, or to fall into lust with the journey. Money is simply a means to an end. Use it to accomplish another goal. Perhaps to purchase a house, to feed a family, or to buy a new Bob Marley or Dennis Brown cd to meditate to.
  2. Money is to serve and help others – I cannot count the amount of blessings Jah has brought into my life, simply because I exercise this Rasta principle. I use money to serve others by giving money away to homeless people living on the street. I use to do it twice a month, but now I try to do this once a week. Rasta knows to use his money to help and serve those who are in need.
  3. Money is not to be hoarded – Another key to prosperity that many people do not realize, but that is part of the Rastafari livity, is that money is not to be hoarded. Under Rastafari to be wealthy and to save it in a back account is a sin. In other words, according to the desires of Jah, money is to be given away. Take advantage of as many opportunities as possible to give money away. Rasta knows that to savemoney in the back is a form of hoarding, and selfishness and fearfulness. What type people and experiences do you think you will create if you carry such thoughts and beliefs in your aura. As Rasta we spend money freely and give away money freely (without expecting it back) because we know Jah provides, and Jah always provides us with more.
  4. Money is neither good nor evil – Rasta knows it’s not the money jah rasta prayersthat is actually evil…its the way the person uses it. Rasta doesn’t believe money is the root of all evil. We believe money is good because it can help us create more opportunities to serve Jah. Money is neither good, nor evil…its how we use it that makes it so.
  5. Money is not life – Rasta know money is not life. Many people live as if they will live forever. They think that money is everything in this life. Money is not life. It has been said that Bob Marley said on his death-bed “money can’t buy life.” Exactly. So, I try to keep in mind that money is money, and that life is life. I try to take in and recognize those beautiful moment in my life and cherish them as they happen. Like the time I took my 4-year-old step son to KFC and he tried to eat the who chicken breast in two bites as his face was full of ketchup. I enjoyed that moment. I watched him in what felt like, slow motion, and that is a moment I will never forget. No amount of money could equate to  the experience for me.

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Rasta knows we are here to live, not to lose focus and make money, and make more money as if we are machines. Just remember to put the importance of life and love before the importance of accumulating money.

Blessed Love.

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How to Tell if someone is Rastafari


 

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You may be wondering how you can tell if someone is a Rastafari, well here are 10 points to help you out.

#1 Rastas do not eat meat!

Rastafari people does not eat Meat. Rastafari are Vegan. We have been “encouraged” or “guided” by Jah not to ingest, “dead Flesh!” To learn more read my book “Rastafari Beliefs and Principles.”

 

heart fill#2 Rasta show Love and respect for you

Rastafari are full of love. This is why they tend to show a lot of love and respect for their friends and family members. They like to be helpful, and considerate. They like to know that others around them are comfortable and feeling good. Rastas do things such as help people with (grocery) bags, offer to talk if a friend is feeling blue, or listen when a family member wants to share feelings about their day. Love and “Raspect” is what Rasta are here to provide…because we work for Jah.

#3 Rasta Read the bible often

Rasta read the bible. It makes them feel complete in their souls. The words of Jah, a Rasta closest friends, fills them with Joy, and reminds them of their duties and their spiritual destiny. If a person is a Rasta, they will likely read and talk about what is written in the bible with you. This is because the King James Version Bible is a Rastafari favorite book.

#4 Rasta mention God or Jah A lot

black jesus3Rastafari people believe in God, Many call him “Jah.” Rasta are concerned about Judgement. A time when Jah will determine ones spiritual destiny based on the deeds he performed in his lifetime. Rasta try to live “clean” in all areas of life. Some examples are, no swearing, no physical Fighting, no putting other people down etc. This is how Rasta stay on the safe side, in order that Jah will determine a Judgement of “peace and rest” for Rasta.

#5 Rasta try to stay away from sins of the earth

Rastafari steer away from the sins of the earth. Rasta knows we are living in Babylon. Babylon is a place that has little to no regard for Jah, and his Holy book. Rasta try to keep away from Lust, Lies, Gossip, fornication, adultery, pornography etc. If a person is a Rastafari, these things are displeasing to the soul of a Rasta.

#6 Rasta believe in Satan

Rastas speak of Satan. Rastas understand that there are 2 forces on the earth, Satan and his demons, which is wickedness, such as lying stealing, jealousy, division, etc. And, Jah and his Angels, which is Love, such as telling the truth, being kind and considerate of the feelings of others, working for “your own” in life, and Unity and love with other nations. Rastas know Satan is real, so Rasta have a keen awareness of Satanic behaviors, and mindsets, and try to stay away from these as much as possible.

 

#7 Rasta wear their hair in Dreadlocksbobmarleytribute

Rasta wear dreadlocks. Dreadlocks are the symbol of Jah and Rastafari upon a mans or a womans head. Its something every Rasta is spiritually asked to do. Dreadlocks mean…”I love Jah, and I strive for clean living…” Bob Marley was a Famous Rasta Reggae Musician. He wore his hair is big beautiful natural Dreadlocks, and was he ever good-looking. LoL.

 

#8 Rasta Love Red Yellow & Green

Rastafari love the colors Red Yellow and Green together or even separate. We Rasta usually sport some type of Red Yellow and Green beaded Rasta Jewelry. Such, as a necklace, a bracelets or Earrings. Rasta love these colors as they symbolize His Imperial Majesty of Ethiopia. Makes me feel good just thinking about “Red Yellow and Green.”

#9 Rasta knows a lot about African Culture

africa ethiopia…Positivley…Rastafari people know a lot about African Culture & Black History. Rasta people love to learn about African history, traditions, Peoples and way of life.  In Fact, African Roots and Culture and Rastafari are one. I try to read books on African history and watch videos on african history because this is the history of my Ancestors, which helps me to be a more well-rounded individual. Rasta also learn about African Culture because we know that all life began in “Mother Africa.” Also King Selassie I, (Lord and Savior of Rasta People) comes from Ethiopia Africa. So, Rasta are Innately Inspired to Love Africa & Black History, and especially the History and Culture of Ethiopia.

 

#10 Rastas encourage you to live natural

Last, but not least…Rastafari People encourage their friends and Relatives to live a clean natural lifestyle. Rasta doesn’t like to use medications, so they may encourage you to use Herbs, meditation, vitamins, or some natural Alternative to Babylon invasive, Destructive pharmaceuticals. Rasta knows that to live natural is to the live the way that Jah, The Creator, God intended, which in turn brings us closer to him. To Embrace the Rasta Way of Life please read my book on The Rastafari Livity.

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I hope you enjoyed this Article. May Jah be with you. One heart. Blessed Love.


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how rastafarians lock their hair

dreadlocks cleanWelcome. I thought I would share with you how Rastafari their dreadlocks Rasta hair.

As a Rasta the correct way to do it is minus a comb and minus scissors. So there should be no cutting or parting out of hair by the scalp using a comb. Dreadlocks are technically supposed to be “formed by Jah!” It is the one part of our physical self that we “dedicate” to him to do what he wishes. This is why it becomes matted, which form dreadlocks.

Before I talk about how I created my own dreadlocks. I want to share with a page that shows how a girl in a video is getting her hair done in dreadlocks very professionally and very neatly. She has straight hair so it’s a little different from mine, but her locks look nice. Check it out Dreadlocks Video.

Starting my dreadlocks

When I started my dreadlocks…I knew for years I was going to do it. But I was scared. Scared that men would not be attracted to me…Scared that I would look ugly in my own “natural Hair” scared that my locks would be too “Rastafari” for my job….I was scared of so many things. At the time I started my locks I had braids in my hair. In all my fear…I pull out one braid at the back underneath all my “synthetic braids.” And “allowed” that one bit of hair to lock. I promised my self I would check on it in 2 weeks time. Well two weeks later I did check on it. It looked ok, but it didn’t look great. I figured “well, this is what I want….” So I decided to do my whole head. The day I started my dreadlocks I dedicated my life to Jah. I pulled out all the braids on my head. I did not use a comb in it…I did not cut any ends…I even had some hair glue in my hair from wearing weave…I left it. I wanted the shift to just start immediately and I wanted it to be Authentic.


My Locks and Becoming a Rasta

I shifted my priorities and I knew I would have to wear a head wrap. My locks were short, and ” natural” and to me…”unattractive.” Well, I wore a hair wrap and felt “free” but “ugly.” I began Transition wearing wigs. The day came when the wig could not fit over my dreadlocks any more. I had no choice but to let some air get to my hair.  I stood out like a sore thumb everywhere I went. But somehow I felt free… I washed my own hair in the shower, which I enjoyed doing, I felt beautiful from head to toe in “my own” hair! I felt like I had stepped into me.

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That was 5 years ago. Today my dreadlocks are long, they look beautiful. I am wearing my own natural hair, some men find me irresistible…some are shocked, to see a black woman with long natural hair. Two things I didn’t expect having dreadlocks…How Free I feel, and how many men who are not black Approach me in conversation. I feel great knowing that like most women outside…I am wearing my own hair, and it is long, and beautiful.

Products I used to Lock my hair!

Rasta_Way_of_Life_Cover_for_KindleI used a lot of lime juice to force my hair to lock. I had to do that because My ends were full of Lye from perm I had used for almost 20 years. My hair could not lock using my natural coils. The lime Juice worked pretty good for my hair. I avoided washing my hair for 5 weeks to allow the locks to form. I did feel icky. When I finally washed my hair some of my Locks unraveled, But I just twisted them again and reapplied the lime juice. In Jamaica many Rasta use a mixture of real lime juice and aloe. I talk about this in my new book “Rasta Way of Life” Rastafari Livity Book. The Lime helps the hair to lock fast under the son. The Aloe kind of acts as a sticky sealer to seal in the loose hairs. I hope this was helpful.

Blessed.


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“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

What is a Rasta? (page 3)

bob marley rastaA Rasta is a messenger, Chosen at CONCEPTION, chosen at CONCEPTION to deliver the message of The Most high. Rasta, don’t believe in Jah… Rasta KNOW Jah is real! Every Rasta has a Job for his life, already laid out for him at his birth. Our job as Rasta is not to go to school and become a Doctor or a Lawyer… it is the job of Rasta to deliver “the message” of truth to the black people.

Bob Marley did it, Capleton is doing it, Garnet silk did it, I am doing it. This is what it means to be a Rasta.

Rasta Acronym

  1. RRighteous
  2. AAction
  3. SServing
  4. TThe
  5. AAlmighty

Rastafari is a faith for people who want to follow a spiritual way of life based on Truth. A True Jah, with Real Prophets of Today. Appreciating Nature, and taking action to educate and Lift up all who are oppressed, representing equal Rights for all Peoples.

 

Who should become a Rasta?

 

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All coily haired and black-skinned, descendants of Africa, men, women, and children, should follow the spiritual way of life of Rastafari.

Here is why…

  • Rastafari is a spiritual way of      life, not a Religion which has become corrupt
  • Rastafari is independence and      creativity of the Black hue-man
  • Rastafari teaches Natural      living, as a way of life
  • Rastafari embraces the natural      beauty of the Black hue-man
  • Rastafari is positive self-image      and self-awareness of the Black hue-man
  • Rastafari is the truth of what      it means to have black African DNA
  • Rastafari promotes strong black      communities by way of Leadership entrepreneurship

Jah Say…

“I send out my messengers (Rasta) to call all my people, wooly haired and black-skinned, made in my image. To remind them of whom they are, and that they may return to the rightful ways as the chosen people. Please hear the call of my messengers, and turn to me, I am the Almighty.”

Self Esteem as Black Hue-man

To have self esteem as a black hue-man you will have to learn your history, and positive contributions of your black Ancestors. Enjoy My little Lamb.

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How to make your dreams come true

Hi guys. I have a lot of plans for the future. First I just want you to know I have a new blog called how to make your dreams come true. It started as a book, then I decided that this is information everybody should have access to at any time. I decided to make it a blog instead. Please check it out. It is brand new, but there is still some cool stuff to learn. My love to you all.

Jah bless.

 

I have some more plans to come or this blog too.

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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.

 

This Rastafari Empress is Vex!!!

rasta god, selassieWhere do I start. the last place I was living was a temporary arrangement. I loved the accommodation, as it was a condominium, however again it was temporary. I knew I wanted something more tailored to my needs and desires, but I wasnt sure what and I wasnt sure when or how to get it. I knew I needed time to get clear.

For the past year I sought that clarity.

For 1 whole year, I thought about doing many things, but when it came to the actual doing….I lacked action and enthusiasm and creativity. I knew there was a problem, so I began to seek a solution for my lack of action. …Then I realized what the problem really was…..I was trying so hard to be somebody I wasnt, and I was trying to fit into the neat little box that others created for me. Could you imagine I was doing this for a whole  year and didn’t even know it. Now that I know it I am vex!!!

I know I am not the only black and capable woman who is not living up  to her full potential because she is trying to fit into the neat little box of others ….this could be…lock your hair

  • The Caucasian box
  • The “I am not skinny enough” box
  • The “My hair is too nappy box”
  • the “I don’t have enough money-box
  • I am not worthy box
  • I am not smart enough box

Fuck that!!!!!

Accepting the brain wash

For a whole year….I was accepting the brain wash and didn’t even know it. I was paying a very big price and felt like a piece of dirt. The price I paid was my black-woman-thinkingown inner peace and happiness. I have my own authentic life….it is based on me and all my unique qualities as a black woman. Fuck it. I have decided that if people want to call me “an angry black woman” I am going to wear that badge with honour and be proud and productive. I am here for a very specific purpose. I am blessed to know what that is.

On the brighter side, I know exactly what that purpose is. I know a couple of things many people do not…It has altered the way I look at life. If I may take this opportunity to share something very important with you…Jah is seeing every thing you are doing. From the big to the very small, from the dirty filthy to the….well you get it…..

I love my people (Jamaican people)

rastafari and jamaica flags and informationI love my people….they are so beautiful. Its time for them to know the truth. Its time for the whole world to know the truth. “Anger is useless, unless you use it for something.” Wow I just made that up. That my Quote. >Empress says…LOL just kidding. I am going to use my anger to propel me into doing what I am suppose to….on

I have gotten my enthusiasm back, I have total and complete clarity, I know exactly what I should be doing every day……Phew. I waited for a long time to feel this. I guess you could say I was in a state of confusion. I was feeling such confusion…now I am clear. Thanks and praises unto Jah the Almighty for the clarity…

 

My Clarity

  • I know in all that I do I must serve my communityking selassie empress menen
  • I know in all that I do I must create
  • I know in all that I do I must honour Rastafari
  • I know in all that I do I must seek to improve things for my people



I cannot pretend to be somebody else….that is a sure road to unhappiness…and misery. I am sorry Jah Jah. But you guided me out…You guided me in. Now I am where I am supposed to be. Give thanks and praises unto The Most High Jah Rastafari.

Some cool things coming to this blog…Starting with hand beaded Rastafari Necklaces for men and women.

 

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Cheap place to stay in Jamaica? Private Jamaican home / hostel

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Jamaican Dating

I know many women men and couples are interested in traveling to the caribbean to meet jamaican men or jamaican women. Your reasons are irrelavent to me, but if you need a cheap place to stay my family home might be just the trick especially if you dont wan to spend alot of money on accomodations. or if you are seeking free jamaican dating or rasta dating online please sign up on my forum….http://forum.jamaicanrastafarianlove.com, I am considering just hooking people up while I am there my self.

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Many people want to visit Jamaica to learn about the culture or just to get away as a vacation. Jamaica is the place to be. Our home is located in the country in Westmoreland close to negril. So if you were searching for a cheap hotel accomodation in Negril maybe today is your lucky day.

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roots and culture, what it is!

For those of you who don’t know,  roots and culture is a feeling. that’s the best way I can put it. As a Caribbean rasta woman roots and culture is what I love. So what is it really? It’s a love of things Caribbean and a love of things African. Hence the roots, hence the culture. Roots and culture includes but not limited to, anything…

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  • rasta reggae music and reggae music related
  • Caribbean accessories and jamaican accessories
  • Caribbean and jamaican food and jamaican jewelry
  • rasta roots & rasta shop items
  • emperor Haile Selassie knowledge Selassie accessories
  • red yellow and green, rasta colored items
  • Rastafarian flag, and the jamaican flag,
  • So, basically roots and culture, is a celebration of African heritage and Caribbean culture, sounds beautiful doesn’t it?

I have one regret in life!

That I didn’t live my life more roots and culture. The fun I would have had. I did have a lot of fun growing up, but it wasnt from the heart. Thinking back, I always got a good feeling listening to Bob Marley reggae music, and other Jamaican rasta artist on the radio sunday nights. But that’s about the only celebrating of my roots and my culture I ever did. Let me tell you, I celebrate every day now, in all that I do, from wearing rasta colored accessories, to blogging on this roots and culture website, to writing a book on how to become Rastafari. Now my whole life is Rastafari.

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looking to buy some cool jamaican colored, items, me too. I am rasta this is important to me. In a  way I guess I wasnt willing to give other rasta shops a chance. Well ok not really like that. As a rasta woman I have an idea in my head of what I want to buy. We rasta do this naturally, so instead of searching for it. I figured why not just make them my self. I enjoy it. So now i figured why not share my jamaican colored items with the world online. I also have rasta colored jewelry too. I just like looking at them, creating them, then sharing them with other Rastas and other people who love roots and culture. Life is good when you do what you love. More jamaican accessories and more rasta accessories. Oh Jah you love me and I love you.

jamaican products and accessories, yellow black and green

To me there is no separation between jamaican products and rasta products they are separate but the same. Many Rastafarians come from Jamaica, and so we celebrate the two hand in hand. To be more specific, jamaican products, due to the jamaican flag colors are yellow black and green, and rasta products are red yellow and green, to reflect the Rastafarian flag, but really they stand for the same thing, love and unity for all people.

jamaican flag, bracelets, and necklaces

jamaican rasta bracelet buyMany people love the jamaican flag as much as I do. I feel it is the most beautiful flag of all. The gorgeous yellow x, with the green and black triangles at the sides and at the tops. That flag was made so balanced and so beautiful. Many people wear this gorgeous symbol on their t-shirts, hats, back packs, bracelets, almost anything that can have the jamaican flag on it, does exist today. I own some jamaican flag colored bracelets (black yellow and green) and necklaces my self. If you like mine you can purchase them for sale on my other blog.

jamaican flag and rasta flag in roots and culture

The jamaican flag and rasta flag are two of the biggest symbols in roots and culture. Rasta people have a special feeling for these two Caribbean flags. When i look at the jamaican flag I see and feel strength, and victory, of the people of jamaica. When I look at the rasta flag, I see unity, peace and love of the African land. These two flags are displayed proudly in my living room, and any rasta knows these symbols more than any thing represent the rasta heart, rasta peace and rasta love for all humanity.

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Bob Marley Necklace Dog Tag

Most of the world became aware of rasta and Rastafari through bob Marley. Many people are under the impression that rasta colors are a celebration of bob Marley. This is incorrect, Rasta colors are a celebration of Rastafari and Bob Marley. You see Rastafari way of life, has always been, even before Bob Marley became a mega Reggae music star. It is the fact that Bob Marley also followed Rastafari spirituality, and wore the rasta colors, that makes people think, that he started Rastafari. But rasta religion for lack of a better word, existed before bob. Many rasta are still around today and still wearing rasta colors as a salute to their spiritual beliefs, and yes to the late great bob Marley too. Looking to buy some great bob Marley accessories, and bob Marley stuff, check out my other rasta blog website.

my rasta website / blog, diary???

Please understand this Rastafari website was started as an online diary, so you will find some of my rants, some of my feelings from my heart, some of my deepest love thoughts and love for Jah(God), here, and just some things I wrote for fun. But, I soon learned people actually want to read some of this stuff, who knew, so I started to share my heart with you even more, and what I found was you guys are sharing your heart with me too. Thank you for that I love you all. Jah Rastafari.

Rastafarian shop, in person and online

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Emperor Haile Selassie Beaded Dog Tag

It’s hard to find a good Rastafarian shop online or in your own city. This is why many people searching for roots and culture items turn to the internet. I am rasta and I know how hard it can be to find the items you want in the style that you want them. You see rasta have a certain feeling. They want to feel good about the items they buy on many so many different levels. Because I understand this, and I want to serve my self too. I started my own rasta shop online. The funny thing is this all started because I wanted to share my spiritual feelings about being a rasta woman with the world, because it is very special and very important. Check out my rasta shop! Its located at http://shop.jamaicanrastafarianlove.com I love you all, I hope you enjoyed this, bye for now. Jah Rastafari Lives. For information on where to buy Rasta Hats online, click here

jamaican flags: bob marley, rasta lion, meaning and where to buy

Jamaican Flags, how many are there, what do they mean?

Jamaican Flags and Jamaican Culture have literally been a part of my life from the moment I was born. When I was a little girl, age 0 – age 3 my Family use to Run a Reggae music Record Store. So, from a long time, I have the influence of Rastafari and Reggae music in my life. Jamaican flags have surrounded me and given me a feeling of comfort, for many years. There are 3 main Jamaica Flags.

The Rastafarian Flag, or Lion of Judah Flag – This flag was popularized by many Rastafarians of the late 70s including but not limited to Bob Marley. You know this flag by its Red yellow and green stripes, and the beautiful lion that stands gracefully yet, victoriously against the rasta colors. Originally this flag was the Ethiopian original flag, and still is today. Rastafarians pay homage to this flag as it is representative of Emperor Haile Selassie, a black King crowned king of Ethiopia in 1930. If you want to buy a Rastafari lion of Judah, rasta flag, click here.

The Jamaican FlagThe Jamaica Flag has been an important symbol in Jamaican Culture and abroad forever. Jamaica got its independence in 1962.  Since then Many Jamaicans proudly display their Jamaican flags, in their home, in their cars and even on their clothing. Truly I find the Jamaican Flag to be one of the most beautiful Flags ever. The black represents the black people of Jamaica, the green represents the agriculture of the Jamaican land, and the yellow represents, the sunshine that so beautiful surrounds this beautiful Caribbean island. As a Rasta Woman, the Jamaican flag is very special and will always hold a special place in my heart. If you are looking to buy your very own jamaican flags click here.  Or read more about the meaning of the jamaican flag.

The Jamaican Flag with Bob Marley – This flag is an absolute Gem. Bob  Marley took Rastafari and the Jamaican flag Globally. all around the world people can sing the words to at least one Bob Marley Reggae music song. Bob Marley became so big, that people think red yellow and green is a representation of Bob Marley. They don’t know that these colors symbolize, Rastafari. Well, that’s a beautiful thing. Bob Marley sang many songs, of love, freedom and equal rights for all, and togetherness. For this reason, there exists a Jamaican Flag with Bob Marley on it. I am so proud to be a Jamaican. Jah Rastafari! To buy your own Jamaican Flag with Bob Marley in the middle, at this flag shop for jamaica and rasta items.

2 biggest influences in Jamaican Culture

The Jamaican Culture is made up of 2 very basic things, in regards to the way the people think. Reggae music, including Rasta Reggae music, and the Christian Bible. Jamaicans take what is written in the Christian bible very seriously. About 11 out of 10 yes I did say 11 out of 10 Christian Jamaicans know exactly where their bible is in their home, and that very special location is usually on the night stand next to their bed. This influence creates a people who are hard-working, caring, and who speak about God, and the work of God very openly. Jamaicans do nothing without God! I think the influence of the Christian bible is positive, it makes for a people who have very clear opinions on whats right and whats wrong. To learn how to date a jamaican man, click here.

The next biggest influence is Reggae music. Reggae music is played in Jamaica morning noon and night. The thing is music is also a great motivator. This is why Jah has so many Rastafarians working through music to share his word and desires for people to come closer to him and to love each other. Yeah, that may have sounded like a whole bunch of nothingness, I know….I am hoping you did get something meaningful out of what I just wrote. Reggae music, sits next to the heart of many Jamaicans and sounds good too! I think Reggae music causes the Jamaican culture to be creative, honest, and fun. To Check out some cool places to buy reggae hats…click here.

2 Religions of Jamaica

RastafariRastafari is the spiritual beliefs of the Rastafarians. Rastafari has grown world-wide. This way of life became popularized by the late great Bob Marley and is now known by the wearing of the Red Yellow and Green, Rasta colors. Rastafarians believe that Zion awaits (heaven) and that living a pure and clean life is the way to ensure your own spiritual entry into Zion.

Christianity – As I mentioned earlier. Christianity has a big influence over the Jamaican people. I can remember as a Child all adults in my family read the bible before going to sleep. Now I have become the adult who reads the bible before going to sleep. So, you see these christian beliefs have been passed down from generation to generation. As a Rastafari woman, the Christian bible has a special meaning to me. (that was not meant to be a put down to anyone…lol)

Mindset of The Jamaican People

In the Jamaican culture there is a lot of emphasis on Education and creativity. Why? I don’t know. But they believe if you are good at something you should push to get your self known. Which makes sense now that I think about it. There is also much emphasis on education because the jamaican people believe a good education is the foundation to a good life and good future.

As far as socializing goes, Jamaican people are not the friendliest when they don’t know you. But once you do know them, you will find that they are a very warm and generous people. You just have to get past the tough exterior to the warm heart. But, don’t go trying, it must happen naturally other wise they will view you as a fake and a phony. Even to this day, I am still like this my self.

Jamaican people also believe each man should be free to do as he or she feels, as long as they are not hurting anybody. We have a common phrase…..”its not my business” in other words you mind your own business, and I will mind mine. We dont easily poke our noses where they do not belong. I like this, and follow this philosophy my self. Read more about Jamaican traditions here.

Caribbean Love

I have so much love for the Caribbean culture. The music, the food, the people. I am happy Jah made me a Jamaican, and happy Jah made me Rastafari. If you have not yet visited Jamaica for your self, I encourage you to go. It is an experience you will never forget, and one you will desire to experience again and again. If you are searching for information on traveling to Jamaica, check out some forums online. Just type Jamaica+forum+travel. Want to learn how to cook a Jamaican style Breakfast…? Just click here.

Do you want to see some of my Rastafarian jamaican Accessories, that I hand made….just click the picture

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jamaican flags: bob marley, rasta lion, meaning and where to buy

Bob Marley Flags: buy on sale. Popular, one love, jamaica and smoking herb flag.

Marley one love, bob Marley one love flag, one love flag, flag of bob Marley, one love tapestry, poster bob Marley, big bob Marley flag, rasta Marley flag. To learn about the meaning behind the Jamaican Flags, click here.

Rasta beliefs on love/dating/marriage….Just a sneak peak

Hey guys. As I stated I am writing a book on Rastafari for all of you.  This is my first book, and I have other things to do in my life so I have kind of slowed down on the writing for now. The good news is the rough copy is all done….so I just have to finish the final copy and we are all set. I know many of you wonder what Rastafarians believe on a whole slew of topics, but I wanted to make this post specific on love dating and marriage.

Rasta beliefs on dating non Rastas

rasta love and marriageMany “deep” for lack of better word, Rastafari men and women will not date someone outside of their spiritual beliefs. We understand that this could mean being single for a long time and even maybe forever. We depend on Jah to bring us the right person when the time is right. However, there are some Rasta who are ok with the notion of meeting someone who is not Rasta and then “converting” that person for lack of a better word, into Rastafari. So, like anything else to each his own. You will find more men will date a non Rasta woman, and more Rasta women, will not date a non Rasta man. This is generally speaking. Maybe its all about availability….who knows.

Why do some Rastas like Bob Marley have so many women?

rastafari love and marriageRasta men, are not immune to having multiple relationships with women. But truly I feel they just have too much love in their hearts. This is gonna get me in trouble….Most Rastafari men I would say 95% are faithful, and 5 percent not so faithful. This is for various reasons. Bob Marley was a very good-looking superstar, and he was Rastafari. Many women were attracted to him and I’m sure him attracted to them. What I am getting at is this for some men of Rastafari they have many women at one time because the women allow it. On the other hand there are Rastafari men who just don’t believe in sleeping around at all. In fact most of us “Jamaican Ras” operate in this manner. People get away with what they can folks…bottom line.

Do Rastas believe in true love?

Rastas believe big time in true love. We do believe that true love is possible, and when we love we love with all our hearts. For someone who is not ready for this type of love, they may feel undeserving, or “smothered” Rastas get into a relationship intending to stay there, most of us, for the most part. Love is one of the things we live for. With love, food tastes better, life looks brighter, and we can be mentally clearer. Romantic love is an essential part of human life. As an earthly being we have earthly needs. Love and affection are paramount to a person of Rastafari spirituality.


How can I make my Rasta King love me more?

Many women have put comments regarding their relationship wondering, is he truthful? Is he sleeping around? Things of this nature. Perhaps if you feel the need to ask these questions, he is not the one for you. If your man is clearly accessible and perhaps you want to deepen the bond the two of you have as a non Rastafari woman, trust him, and believe what he tells you about “Jah” and about life. Eat how he eats, live how he lives, love him how he loves you and respect it. Your Rasta King will greatly appreciate this. And when you do this and he wants to touch you passionately, you can thank me in the comments….lol

Rasta beliefs on Marriage

Truth is ladies, we Rastas don’t really believe in marriage. That is not to say we wont do it. Just most of us don’t make a big deal out of it. We believe the relationship is the marriage, and like marriage if we no longer want to be in the relationship we will leave. We also believe marriage doesn’t come with any gaurantees…just because you are married it doesn’t mean the person will love you for ever. We believe in letting love just be what it’s going to be and that a piece of paper isn’t all that important when it comes to matters of the heart. The support, the communication, being reliable, and being each others best friend is what a relationship should be all about. Put your heart in it and it will be great. This is what we Rasta believe about marriage.  This post is very short. perhaps I will writ more another time. Thanks for reading. Bye  for now.

Do Rasta believe in getting having children and settling down?

 

We Ras live for this type of relationship. To settle down and have a family is every single rasta dream. However we know sometimes Jah wants us to stay clear and clean for his own reasons. We accept the single life and embrace it just the same we would our committed relationship. A Rasta in a long-term relationship, typically is a happy one. We love to do things for our partners and for a children, because we see God in our partners and our children. Please visit my new forum if you are looking for information on Rasta dating, or post your own profile seeking love. Blessed Love. Rastafari is the truth every time!

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Rasta man (jamaican) – how to date him how to love him

How to love a Jamaican Rasta man

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I have met people who say they are Rasta and are not. So this I write here and now is not about them. I am writing about the “true” Jamaican Rasta man. The kind who is humble, considerate, and gentle. The kind any woman would fall in love with. But these men are not always easy to be with, for many reasons. To sum it all up. If you are not Rasta your self, a Jamaican Rasta man may be difficult to deal with, and hard to understand his motivations.

Be gentle with your Rastaman

Be gentle with your rastaman, he is special and a true gift from God in the deepest meaning possible. Forgive him when he hurts you and is unaware of it.

Give your Rasta man space to be him self

Give your rastaman space to be him self. If you are not Rasta, this is of the utmost importance to keeping your relationship with him healthy and thriving. Not giving your rastaman space is a very fast road to having him run away from you.

Give him lots and lots of love, but be pure and clean spiritually

 

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Give your Jamaican Rasta man, lots and lots and lots…did I say lots? ….of love. The only way your “true” Jamaican rasta man is going to reject your love is if he feels you are not good for him. Which usually means you are acting like your life is to serve the man “downstairs” instead of the man “upstairs” and that we Ras do not accept. So, give him lots of love and affection, and loving attention. If you have a true Jamaican rasta man in your life ladies…believe me you don’t even need a television set, if you catch my drift. Jah makes beautiful things.

Bob Marley had many lovers and many children

Bob Marley had many lovers and as a result had many children. This was his own personal choice.

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bob Marley had many lovers

 There Rastafari men who don’t even have one lover, there are Rastafari men who are very faithful, there are Rastafari men who wouldn’t even think to cheat on their women. Those men are probably with women who value the faith, and value themselves, among other things. You also have to remember, Bob Marley was a Superstar! Superstars have groupies, and we all know he is not the first man to have a baby with another woman outside of his legal marriage – and he wont be the last!

Are all Jamaican men promiscuous

 

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There are a lot of Jamaican men who are promiscuous. But I have said it before and I will say it again. I truly believe this is because in places like Canada and the United States they get spoiled. Very spoiled. Most of the women accept this bad behavior, so the men do it because they are getting away with it. One or two bad experiences and we women feel all the men are like that. But truly a Rasta man – a “true” Rasta man is not like that, I know that from my heart. Because The Most High created him to know “right from wrong”

Many women are attracted to the Jamaican Rasta man

 

Many women are very attracted to The Rasta  man. Some say its the hair (dreadlocks) I say its his inner self that attracts women. The innocence of his soul that is showing, ok yes. Combined with the dreadlocks, and some dark beautiful skin, this is very alluring. So, ladies don’t complain, if you wanted him, and you got him, just know to see someone and to know them are two different things.

My own Jamaican Rasta man, at least I hope ??

Can you believe I don’t officially have my own Jamaican Rasta man? I tell you what being a Rastafari  woman and dating, Is not an easy thing. The other day a guy from Bosnia of all places picked me up. Yes! Bosnia. These types of men are always attracted to me. That’s not what I am supposed to be typing about. There is a guy I met about 2 months ago, physically he is exactly what I asked the most high for. But can we have a relationship? I don’t know. He is in Jamaica right now and will return, in April of this year. He did seem nice ….maybe we can be an item, a Rastafari couple is a beautiful thing! Rastafari!

 So why does the Jamaican Rastaman have a bad wrap in relationships?

 There are some Jamaican rasta man who “take advantage” of the fact that women find them so attractive. Most are not like this. They no Jah is always watching and always listening and do not wish to be a sinner. This is the truth ladies. So please do not judge the whole bunch because of a few rotten ones. Rastaman knows right from wrong more than any other. And treating people with respect is a big part of our spirituality. Want to know if the Rastafari way of life is right for you….click here.

So whats the verdict on the jamaican rastaman?

There are many who are gentle and have good intentions. If you are a Rastafari woman you increase your chances greatly of having a loving fulfilling relationship. There are some who are “too in love with woman” and therefore sleep around. Knowing who we are and knowing what we Rasta know, these men are the exception and not the rule.

If you have a true Jamaican rastaman in your life, you are blessed you may not know it. But you are blessed. Oh and you don’t have to Jamaican to Rasta, but this is the type I am most familiar with as a Jamaican Rastafari woman.

I hope this article was fun and informative.

Jah Rastafari. Emperor Selassie I the first.

Rastafarianism – Rasta beliefs and Rasta religion

Rasta Bob Marley

Rastafarianism is the Religion of “Rasta” people. The correct term for this religion is “Rastafari.” In case you are not familiar with “Rastafari” The late great “Bob Marley” was a Rasta man who lived his life, “Rastafari.”

What is Rastafarianism or Rastafari all about? 

Rastafari is a spirituality, or way of life, as the Rasta people call it. People often ask, where does this (religion) spirituality come from? It comes from “The most High” God. Or, one could say it comes from the heart. Either way it is of “divine” origin.
 

 

 What is a Rasta?

 A Rasta man or Rasta woman is a person who believes that Jah (God) lives inside each an every one of us. Many Rasta people will tell you that Emperor Haile Selassie” crowned king of Ethiopia in 1930, was God in the flesh. Many Rastas are characterized by long dreadlocks and the wearing of the Rasta colors, Red Yellow and Green.  

Why Rastafari is not a Religion 

 

  Many Rastas say Rastafari is not a religion. they refer to it as a “way of life.” They have no hard and fast a rules, all of their beliefs and values come from the heart and are incorporated happily in to their daily life. Rastafarians eat a vegetarian diet, wear the Rasta colors, and give thanks and praises unto the most high, all on a daily basis.

 The beliefs of Rastafarianism (The beliefs of Rastafari) 

 Rastafarian believe in…

 

  • Emperor Hallie Selassie as God
  • Life After Death
  • The smoking of Marijuana for relaxation
  • Love for all humanity (Unity)
  • vegetarian diet

Rastafarian beliefs of what not to do

  • The consumption of alcohol or drugs
  • Materialistic centered lifestyle
  • The smoking of cigarettes
  • Sexual promiscuity and much more.

Thank you for reading my article I wrote it because I know people have a lot of questions on Rastafari I hope you learned something.

 

The beliefs of Rastafari people are few in number but tend to sit very deep in heart and soul of every Rastaman and Rastawoman.

 

  

  

 

 

  
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is a Rasta man or a Rasta woman

What does it mean to be Rastafari? Are we Racists?

I knew I would eventually write this post. I was just waiting for a time when I felt healed enough to do it. I will explain.

My Rasta X – Boyfriend – Well maybe not so Rasta

About 8 weeks ago I met someone who dressed and looked as if he practiced the same faith as me. We met on the bus and were instantly attracted to eachother. Ok well I am exaggertating a little bit. I did meet him on the bus about 2 years ago and we chatted briefly about various things related to the black community. I ran into him twice in this fasion. At those times, he had no dreadlocks, and did not sport red yellow and green. I too did not have my locks and did not wear red yellow and green. So, 2 years later there we were on the bus, both Rasta – I thought. We chatted and he invited me to his house. I was more than excited, I knew I wanted to be intimate with him, as I had not been with a man in a very long time and vowed to be intimate with a man only of Rastafari spirituality. Now I know this sounds very fast on my part, however I was not with a man for  A VERY LONG TIME, and in the rastafari community between two Rastafarians, there no such thing as “too fast” only love.  So, we planned for me to go to his house the next day, there our court ship began. From day one things were way far from what they should have been to start a healthy relationship.

  • He took his socks off while I was there – Rastafarians have a huge amount of respect for other people, I was offended by this but it was his house, so maybe this was more my fault than his. He didnt even think to ask me if that was ok. Nobody wants to see there dates feet on the first date I am sure
  • He didnt get the same vibe from the music as me – Any true Rastaman knows, the vibe of Rastafari is in the music. He just didnt get it
  • He asked me if I wanted to go lay down in the room– I thought again that was impolite
  • He lectured me extensively on the life of Emperor Haille Selassie – This was rude because he is assuming that I dont already know, and second, that I wanted to hear what he had to say on the matter
  • His breath was not nice – For goodness sakes when a woman comes over, must you smoke weed and be in need of breath mint.

No, I did not sleep with him that day

My Beliefs about Rastafari are simple and private

So, silly me, being so desperate to be intimate with a man of the same spiritual beliefs as me. I went over a second time. I wasnt sure if I wanted to have sex or not. I kind of got the feeling that if I did, that was as good as it was going to get between us. I could sense that we had very little in common and obviously approached the whole spirituality thing in different ways. I believe that Rastafari is something of the heart, that goes with me everywhere I go. He believe that Rastafari is Emperor Haille Selassie, and if you dont know as much as him about Emperor Haile Selassie, then you are not Rasta. So sad, if he only knew the truth. I explained to him that my spiritual beliefs have been there since I was born, and that I was choosing to express it now. So he could try his best to convince me to see things his way as much as he wants. I also believe Rastafari is not something you force on others. If you are thats great, but you definetly dont go around forcing people to believe what you believe, and Rasta dont behave like that. I also told him that Rasta are calm patient and down to earth. One day he went on to yell at me, and tell me “I will die for my beliefs” I thought that was going to far. I felt like I was part of a fundametalist camp or cult, the more I listened to this man talk about Rastafari.
As I am reading this I realized that I new he wasnt like me but I somehow felt better sleeping with him with him calling him self this title, even thoug I knew he wasnt.

What the psychic told me before I met him

I was going through a very hard time emotionally about 2 weeks before I met this man. I was praying to God to please let me meet a psychic. Long story short I did meet a psychic and we became friends. Anyway I asked will I meet a man, she said yes. I said “is he Rasta?” She said “no” but “he has dreadlocks, and grew up learning about the Rasta way of life.” I said “what?, a guy with dreadlocks who is not Rasta? Oh, no it would be better to say he doesnt weart dreadlocks but you are telling me he wears dreadlocks but is not Rasta?” Then she said he is, then I said what? Is he or isnt he? she said hes not. This was on my mind still like an hour later. I wasnt taking what she was saying that seriously but if this guy has locks and is not Rasta then that would make him a fake rasta. So I decided to ask her one more time. Is he a rasta or isnt he…..(understand something folks, Rastafari is something that comes from the heart, its like being psychic so me asking her to tell me the accurate truth is like me asking her to look deep into the heart of this man she says is somewhere in my future) she said “hes not!” I asked her 3 more times she said again “he not!! So, I accepted feeling that someone who knows about Rastafari will accept me. And that was that.

I told him what the psychic said

After the first time I went over to his house, we talked on the phone quite a few times. I told him that I had a psychic friend and that she told me I was going to meet a Rastafari man who had dreadlocks but was not Rasta. He said, I dont like this lady.

Where do my Rastafari Beliefs come from when my parents are not Rasta

My Rastafari beliefs come from the most high, even though I know rules and dont follow them to a T I still know who I am. Remember its like being born psychic, you just are. Another cannot come and tell you that because you dont live as one that you are not one. You just are or you are not. Rastafari has always been in my heart, and always will be.

The 5 main values of Rastafari

  • Gods word and the bible before all
  • Love of African black people and the beauty of natural black people
  • natural living including vegitarianism
  • Respect and love of all lifeforms including plants and animals
  • Love first in all dealings and relations with all life forms
  • If any TRUE Rastafari men or women read this please tell me in 5 points what Rastafari means to you, I would love to read it.

If you really want to know, Jesus was Rastafari, ask any born Rasta

Any true Rasta will tell you that Jesus of the bible is a Rasta, for sure, there is no doubt in my mind. Everything that we Rasta have been through. Jesus went through. God decided Jesus would be jesus before his conception, jesus spoke of god as a teen, jesus healed people, jesus prayed, jesus was vegitarian. The list goes on but most of these are very private and personal for me…but please ask a born Rasta if you want confirmation. Not someone who said they became Rasta at 25. Most Rastas know when they are children or in their teens that they are Rasta and dont express it till much later.

So what was the final draw between this non Rastaman and my self?

He threw garlic at me, and called me a devil worshipper, not because I talked to a psychic, but because the psychic was white. Thats just stupid, and we are not Racist, we have a love for all humanity. Bob Marley was half white, so I guess this jerk hates half of Bob Marley. So, dumb. ….Any comments….leave them at the bottom

Junior Kelly sings Rasta Should Be Deeper

Here is just some of the lines from the song “deeper-rasta should be deeper” by Junior Kelly

  • “you must care about the people”
  • “I am my brothers keeper”
  • “its like their changing everything that Rasta is all about”
  • “true love, positivity…”
  • “much much more than to say “Selassi” and “Marcus I”
  • “Me nuh do dis fi image, me nuh mimic, me nuh do dis fi fame”

rastafarian flag, red yellow and green, lion

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lion of judah copy2Thank you for taking a look at my article on the Rastafarian flag. I wrote this article to share with the world. Enjoy this information, and remember Jah is love. Rastafari

Bob Marley, as a popular Rastafarian reggae music artist, blew up the awareness of the Rastafarian flag. People from all corners of the earth, now know that Rasta reggae, is about Jah, and that Jah, is about love! The rasta flag, sits very dear to the heart of a true rasta man, rasta woman, and rasta child.

Reggae music, Rastafari, and the Rastafarian flag:

Reggae music is a huge part of Rastafari, the two have always, and always will exist together. The Rastafari flag is a representation of the “rasta man love” for Jah, reggae music, Rastafari, and the rasta beliefs, and values. Many Rastafarians own a rasta flag, or two or three, this is how closely connect the flag is to our culture.
 
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 The meaning of the Rastafarian flag, and its connection to Ethiopia Africa

The colors of the rasta flag stripes are red gold and green, or red yellow and green depending on how you see it. These are also the same colors depicted on the African,  Ethiopian flag. Here is the break color down…   

    •  red stands for – The blood shed of the african people
    • gold stands for – all the gold and riches that once rested in the earth in africa but exists no longer
    • green stands for – the lush green nature of the african land
  • The rastafarian flag represents love creation and unity.

“rasta lion”

The Rasta lion has been a big part of the Rastafarian philosophy, and the flag for many years. For me it represents the strength and truth of Rastafari. A lion of the tribe of Judah. A lion is one of the most, independent, strong, confident, yet relaxed animals of the animal kingdom. Not to mention he is beautiful. The rasta lion is indicative of the strength of black people in the face of adversity, and strength of Jah. 

“Rastafari” is the beliefs of Rastafarians

Rastafari is the name of the religion of the Rastafarian people. People often refer to it as “Rastafarianism” but this is not its rightful name. Second, “Rastafari” is not a “Religion” Rastafari is a way of life, a love for God, a commitment to truth.  

 
 
Rastafarian flag in some respects, now represents reggae music culture, and also represents, Jamaica. The Rastafarian flag also means a person who identifies with Rastafari and the love and unity preached by Mr.Bob Marley.   Find out where to buy a red yellow and green Rastafarian Hat, Online
 
 
 

 

Marijuana Leaf depicted on Rastafarian Flag

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe marijuana leaf reggae flag, is a symbol strewn threw out things Jamaican, and things rasta, and things reggae. To those who are not familiar with this herb, it may look like a tree, or a jagged leaf. But basically it is a marijuana leaf. Marijuana is a popular part of Rastafarian culture. Many Rastafarian smoke herb for spirituality, and meditation purposes, some people of Jamaica smoke herb for relaxation. Kind of in the same way those of western society smoke cigarettes. The only difference is, Many Jamaicans prefer a natural way of life, therefore smoking weed is often prefered to the smoking of cigarettes, which are full of toxic additives and chemicals.  Buy a  marijuana rasta flag here, or a big rastafari flag! Check it out.
  

Popular rasta reggae music artists of Jamaica:

There are a lot of rasta reggae music singers of Jamaica. There is one in particular, his name is Capleton. He always 9 time out of ten will wear the rasta colors form head to toe. And oh yeah. Capleton is a fantastic, performer. He is full of energy and smart to boot. I love him. The list of reggae music artist who are Rastafarian is very long. From times past to now. Jamaica just seems to squeeze out these talented, gifted artists, easily and abundantly. Of course we know, most of this musical genius, comes from “The most high!” Rastafari!!



 

 1970s Rastafari was just heating up… rasta hats, and other rasta accessories

 Having spent 1978 – 1981, I spent the first 3 years of my life being raised over a reggae music “record shop.” The colors of the Rastafarian flag, was something that was a normal part of my everyday life. I remember my Dad would have “rasta man hats for sale” hanging up behind the counter. They would always have the colors red, yellow, and green on them, somewhere. There would be leather rasta hats, knitted ones, small rasta tams, and Big Rasta hats. These things seemed normal to me because I didn’t know anything else.   

To own a jamaican Rasta flag was not as popular then as they are now. The thing that was popular then was the “rasta ring” which still excites me now when I think of it. It just so happened that I was in Kensington market the other day ( a popular community of vendors in Toronto, for retro and Caribbean accessories) and stumbled upon a cool shop full of rasta accessories, and rasta paraphernalia. I was so excited to see, rasta jewelry, rasta hats, rasta t-shirts, rasta belts, rasta tams, hear rasta music…I could go on. stepping into that store took me right back to my child hood. The rasta ring which I did not buy that day, (because i bought the rasta earrings instead) with the rasta flag colors on them, never left my memory. I have to go back and get them. I want all Rastafarians, and people who love the rasta culture, to be able to have a rasta ring…I will go back to that store once again. 

   I have written 2 books on Jamican Culture.

the first one is called How to become a rasta, the other is called how to date a jamaican man, look them up on amazon.com