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roots and culture: jamaican colored accessories, and a nice rasta shop online

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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…

  • bob Marley music and bob Marley accessories
  • 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.

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rastafarian hats, rasta tams: meaning and where to buy

rasta hat, rasta tam, rastafarian hat, rasta colorsRastafarian hats are beautiful, I own four….I wrote this article for those who are interested in learning more or for those who are looking to buy a real rasta hat online.

What is the meaning of the Rasta hat?

 

The Rastafarian hat itself doesn’t really have a meaning. Rasta men, and rasta women where the rasta hat to cover their dreadlocks. Rasta tams, as they are also known, have been popularized by the late great Bob Marley. A Rastafarian singer of the late 70s out of Jamaica. The Rasta hat is good for keeping long hair up, and out of the face. Rastafarian hats are also stylish, and very comfortable.

Rasta hats have many names…..

rasta hats have many names….for various reasons.

  • Dreadlocks Hats – because many people with long locks use them to keep the hair up and free from lint
  • Rastafarian Hats – because these hats have been made popular by Rastafarians.
  • Rasta Tams –  rasta tams is another name. Many Jamaican Rastafarians call there dreadlocks hats a “rasta tam”
  • Rasta Hats – most commonly knows as rasta hats
  • Bob Marley Hats –  they are also known as bob Marley hats because bob Marley wore these hats, when he wanted to cover his dreadlocks
  • Rastafarian Tams –  combination of the two words
  • Jamaican Hats –  also known as jamaican hats because many Rastas come from the beautiful island of jamaica
  • Reggae Hats –  rasta man popularized reggae music and so it sometimes called a reggae hat.
  • Just remember these make reference to the same thing. A big hat
  • Alternatively you can also wear a Rasta head wrap

Does it have to have the colors to be Rasta? 

To me a Rasta hat has the Rasta colors, or stripes as they are known. Other wise it would just be a big had, or whats known as a dread cap. All things that have red yellow and green on  them are Rastafari. At least, through the eyes of a Rasta. No Rasta colors, then it’s not Rasta.

Great for covering all types of long hair 

 

Rastafarian hats are great for covering all types of long hair. You don’t have to be rasta to own one. Many people like to sport their rasta hat on days when they don’t feel like doing their hair. The rasta colors, on your rasta tam, make the out fit fun, and a good conversation peace. Many people associate these beautiful colors with Bob Marley, and associate Bob Marley with peace and love, so to own a rasta hat is a good thing all around. You can buy a Rastafarian hat for sale, by clicking here.

Why do Rastafarians cover their hair?

The reason Rastafarians cover their dreadlocks is simple. Its spiritual. We cover our hair to keep it clean. We also cover our hair to honor ourrasta cover dreadlocks spirituality. Many people know a Rasta man or a Rasta woman, by the jamaican hat, or by our long dreadlocks. Keeping our hair covered , by wearing a rasta tam, means people can identify us, and we keep our dreadlocks free of lint and air pollutants when we are out and about. To read more on why Rastas cover their hair click her.

What is the meaning of the Rastafarian hat stripes?

 

The Rastafarian stripes represent love, unity, harmony and strength. Bob Marley wore a Rasta hat from time to time, and he too displayed these loving beautiful colors of Red Yellow and Green. Remember these Rasta stripes are a representation of the Rastafari flag. Which is actually the original Ethiopian flag, so when we Rasta people where these hats, we pay respect to the motherland Ethiopia, and the Most High, Jah. Read my article on the Rastafarian colors

Rasta Stores Online and Rasta hat prices

Are you looking for a cool rasta hat store, or rasta shop in your city? Do a search on google! Just type Rasta hat+ (your city name) Many of us prefer to shop in person rather than online. Plus we like to shop around for various Rasta hat prices before we buy.  A Rasta hat can range anywhere from $10 – $80 dollars depending on the style and make. Remember Rasta tams come in leather, wool and other materials. Also keep in mind that most are hand-made and therefore the person who made the hat must also be paid. Leather Rasta hats are usually the ones that are on the more expensive end of the spectrum, and they are well worth the price. I don’t own a leather rasta hat yet, but as soon as my locks get long enough I will own one.


Here is a list of Rasta stores online, and rasta shops online, where you can buy rasta hats…

click here –>a great reggae shop, that caters to the rastafari community www.iyahroots.com – nice real rasta hats, and rasta accessories

click here –> this is a canadian rasta shop out of montreal, they have some great rasta tams for long dreadlocks or very long hair http://www.jahone.com/accessories-hats.html – This link is great if you have very long dread locks or long hair…

click here –> this link is great if you are searching for some nice rasta head wraps, for your locks. http://rastaheadwraps.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1&zenid=76e96551b5c21d1933acd4bd5633b798 – click this link if you are searching for some nice rasta head wraps

click here –> http://www.rastaempire.com/c-16-bob-marley-and-rasta-headwear-hats-brims-beanies-caps-scarf-wrap.aspx – this link has a wide variety of rasta tams and rasta hats, including fedora style rasta hats.

Cover your dreadlocks on a budget

Rastafarians have more than one way of covering the hair. Some of us choose to wear a hair wrap, some of us choose to wear our rasta tam, and some of us choose to wear a really big rasta hat that will hold and cover our hair. If you don’t have a lot of money and are desperate to cover your locks you can always use an old t-shirt. Not a white one but maybe a black one. If you work in an environment that needs you to keep your locks up and neatly tucked away….you can always go with a pair of old nylons. I like to use a womans head scarf sometimes. They are really for covering the neck, but they come in so many colors and sizes I cant help but to use them to cover my locks from time to time too.

Any hat can be a tam really

I have some hats I use as a Rasta Tam, on my off days. Like Monday mornings for example when I just have to put on some clothing cause it wont look right going out in my pajamas. So I throw on a took. But if you want to boast that you have a rasta hat like the ones Bob Marley use to wear then it better have those rasta colored stripes.

A great place to get some cool Bob Marley Clothing and accessories is the rastaempire.com. They have a lot of Bob Marley T-shirt, accessories, and Rastafarian hats too. So you might want to check them out.

My Rastafarian Flag shop…no Rasta hats yet…

Sorry to report my Rasta Flag shop has no Rasta hats at this time. But we will have more rasta flag, and jamaican flag paraphernalia soon. I mean some really cool stuff. So check back. I have the real rasta flag with the lion. Not the little lion…the really big lion of Judah in the middle touching all the 3 rasta colored stripes. When I look at my flag, I feel strength, and love. To buy your very own big rasta lion flag click her.

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Want to know if the Rasta Religion is right for you….here are 10 questions to ask yourself. Want to find some good bob marley caps, click here.

Check back in the future for some more shopping tips for dreadlocks hats….Jah Bless. Check out this page on my “How to become a Rasta” book coming out soon

Rasta Shop: Rasta lion Flags, Big Jamaican Flags, new online!

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What is the new Rasta  Shop called….?

The rasta shop is called rasta flags shop, and is located at www.rasta-flags-shop.com, here there will be more to come, for now there are 3 main flags, bob Marley on the jamaican national flag, the typical rasta lion of Judah flag, and the jamaica flag.   In the future there will be…

  • rasta lion flag boxing gloves to hang on your rear view mirror
  • bob Marley, lion of Judah, Ethiopian dog tags (these are beautiful)
  • jamaican and Rastafari umbrellas good to keep the sun out of your face, the jamaican one looks amazing
  • rasta lion flag accessories
  • rasta lion flag and bob Marley patches
  • rasta lion flag and jamaican bumper stickers

More on what the “Rasta Shop” has….

I want people to know that they can find all kinds of Rasta and jamaican (reggae) accessories and paraphernalia here. When you think “jamaica” style anything, I want you to visit my online rasta shop.

The meaning of the rasta stripes colours, red yellow-green

 

The meaning of the Rasta stripes is to pay respect to God or Jah. It is also representative of the Ethiopian Flag which has great meaning in the Rastafari spirituality. We Rasta wear these colors as a personal representation of love, unity, and our spiritual connection to the Almighty. Many websites will tell you that….the red represents the blood shed of the African people, the yellow represents the sunshine that lifts up the African land, and the green represents the, the lush nature of the African continent. I have my own interpretation of these colors.

  • Red Rasta Stripe – The love of the Rastafari heart
  • yellow Rasta Stripe – The hope for all humanity that there will one day be unity
  • Green Rasta Stripe – The nature that God (Jah) has given to all of mankind all over the world
  • When you own the Rasta Flag, and have it displayed for everyone to see, you are telling the world that you have love and hope for human kind to unite, that Jah is welcome in your home and in your heart. I want to buy my Rastafari flag now.
  • Read more about the overall meaning of the Rastafari flag, here you will learn that Rastafari really is for everyone. Check the link

 

the meaning of the jamaican flag colors – black green yellow

 

 rastafari and jamaica flags and information

The meaning of the Jamaican Flag colors are as follows….

  • Black jamaican flag color – Representing the black people of Jamaica
  • Yellow jamaican flag color – representing the hot sunshine of the beautiful island of Jamaica
  • Green jamaican flag color – Representing the Green nature of Jamaica

What else will be available at the website….you should really check it out…in the future there will be ….some really cool rasta products, like….

  • Jamaican flag Handkerchiefs
  • Jamaican flag Umbrellas (this looks so cool)

and something else really cool, that when I get it I’m just gonna put the picture here for all else to see. I will give you a hint it has the jamaica flag on it….lol.

Who runs this rasta shop?

I run the rasta shop online, along with a dear friend of mine who is also Rastafari. So it is rasta run and rasta owned.  So if you have any questions, comments, or problems you can always email me. Please remember my website is new so there will be some kinks in the beginning. With time they will get ironed out.

What quality are the flags they are selling?

Top quality nylon flag material. Very light weight and beautiful. I own both the Jamaican flag, to represent my heritage and jamaican culture, and the rasta flag, to represent my Rastafari spiritual beliefs. If you are a jamaican rasta man or Rasta woman,  you should have both flags too. If you are not. You can get both anyway because they are both beautiful.

Can I buy a bob Marley / Ethiopian flag, with rasta stripes?

 

Yes, You can also get a Bob Marley flag and or an Ethiopian flag from the Rasta shop too. The only rasta jewelry so you can definitely purchase those at my shop website as well, I just need some time to post them up . In the near future I will have

You most certainly can. The bob Marley flag that i have available is on a Jamaican symbol. So it’s the bob Marley “freedom” flag. Bobs head, on a rasta flag, in the middle of the jamaican national  flag. Its beautiful really.

What other jamaican Rastafarian accessories are available?

 

There are plenty of other jamaican accessories available like necklaces and hats. I will get some photos up for your to view them and choose the ones that you like to buy.

Can I buy some Rasta jewelry, like rings, and earrings there?

 

Yeah for sure. I currently make some beaded rasta earrings and rasta necklaces…so some stuff will be hand-made and some stuff will be manufactured…

  • rasta earrings
  • rasta necklaces
  • rasta bracelets
  • soon rasta hats
  • rasta hair accessories
  • rasta sweat bands
  • rasta patches

and many other rasta accessories

truth is the rasta hats are gonna take a while, but I will have those too.

I want a rasta lion flag, or an Ethiopian flag, but I am not a Rasta 

 

There are plenty of people who are not rasta who own a rasta flag with the lion,  or a bob Marley flag, or an Ethiopian flag, simply because they like the colors. You don’t have to be rasta to own the flag. Displaying your Rastafari, bob Marley or Ethiopian flag in your home shows you respect the culture, and like the way the flag looks. The same way you would buy a beautiful piece of art, only these flags are special and have historical and cultural meaning.

Can I become rasta?

you most certainly can, buy your flag today, grow your locks, and don’t eat meat and treat all “life” with respect and dignity. Read more about how to know if you are Rasta on my rasta shop home page.

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Rastafarian religion, rastafarianism, rastafarian beliefs, rastafari jah

jamaican flag, jamaican flags, jamaica flag, jamaica flagsI have had this Rastafarian religion, and Rastafarianism website for over a year now. Can you believe its been that long. So I figured to make things run a little smoother, and give you a wider selection of information to read, I should put all of whats available on the front page, and not only that, provide a forum for you to ask question and find information and find other Rastas to get to know.

Rastafari religion??? Maybe not so much

Many people are unaware, that The Rastafari religion, is actually not a religion! Rastafari is a spirituality, or a “spiritual mindset.” We have no strict prayer times, or churches that we must attend. Each Rasta does what he or she feels is right from the heart. We are a loving people who try to follow the ways of “the Most High” (Jah Rastafari)  And we do this willingly in our daily life. This is why Rastafari is known as a “way of life!” Not a religion.

Rastafarianism and why there is no “ism”

Many people call our spirituality “Rastafarianism” but a Rasta man or Rasta woman will tell you there is no “ism” in Rastafari, we just are who we are, and again this is not a religion. I have never heard a Jamaican person refer to my spiritual beliefs as “Rastafarianism“, which indicates to me that this was made up by someone who has no knowledge of Rastafari.  We are Rastas, and our beliefs and way of life is called “Rastafari” no “ism” please.

5 Interesting Facts about Rastafari

What is a Rasta man?

 

Rastafarian Beliefs come from our hearts

Rastafarian beliefs are not something every rasta looked up in a book and made conscious decision to follow. Want to know the really cool thing about Rastafari beliefs. Every rasta pretty much has the same beliefs, like I said not educated on the subject. But, yet somehow we all believe the same thing. You could even find this out by meeting one Rasta, and asking him or her a question, and meet another rasta, and find that 9/10 you will get the same answer. Isnt that cool. All our beliefs are from what we feel inside, spiritually.

Rastafarians and love…

rasta love and dating forumdating a jamaican rastaman, learn how to here! Most Rastafarians are single! unfortunately this is true. Why? you may be wondering to your self. The reason is most of us prefer to date someone who is “Rasta” just like our selves. These spiritual beliefs tend to be rare. Therefore most of us are single. Many Rastafari men will date a woman who is not Rastafari and then later ask the woman to “convert” to his spiritual beliefs. Is this fair? I am not the one to judge. But I know this happens a lot. Me on the other hand I refuse to do that. If the guy was not embracing Rastafari before I met him, then I am not interested. If he does it just because I want him to, then that would mean it’s not coming from the heart. Is it really meaningful then? Read about how to convert and become Rastafari here.

  • Finding my Rastafari Strength After a bad breakup

My new rasta forum includes rasta dating



Hey guys! My new Rasta forum will include Rasta dating. So…If you are single, and Rastafari…You can create  a post about your self and what state or city you live in. Put a pic in your profile…and see who gets back. I don’t know if people will actually do this. But I would, and I will be doing it. There are so many beautiful single Rastafari men out there, and I want them to know I am single and Rasta too! My forum might not be totally available once you get there, but you can check it out and add it to your favorites and come back in the future. There is will also be many other topics like cooking, relationships…etc….Come and create or join a discussion on my Rastafari Jamaican Forum!

Rasta clothes – Rasta shops – Rasta Flags – Online

rasta flags for saleDid you ever wonder where is a good place to get African type clothes and products? Me too! So you can visit my jamaican rasta  forum for more information of check out this blog post. Or just click here for a list of good Rasta shops online. Lord knows “good Rasta clothes are hard to find” lol or Get a Rastafari Lion of Judah Flag Here.

 

“Rastaman vibration” what is the Rastaman vibration?

bob marley jamaica flag
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The Rastaman vibration is something only a true Rastaman or true Rastawoman can feel. Well, that is not entirely true. We can feel it…and through or feelings, or words, or creations, we cause others to feel it. The rastaman vibration is something very special, spiritual, loving, beautiful and special. Its sort of like feeling amazing…and full of love. that is why Bob Marley wrote so many songs about love, and good positive vibes, because he wrote his songs from his own personal “rasta man vibration!” Jah Rastafari!

The Rastafari movement and what it means…

 

The Rastafari movement, I believe was a back to africa movement, that never happened. It was started by Marcus Garvey, who wanted Africans to reclaim their roots culture and land. Marcus Garvey was also a Jamaican, and also seen as a prophet to many Rastafarians. He once made a play in which he stated “look to africa, for the coming of a black king!” Then there was Emperor Hallie Selassie of Ethiopia. Right now for me I am not on a Rastafari movement, but I do seek to create awareness. So people can know the truth and have the right to make choices based on all information, instead of just “some” information.

“Rastafari jah” what does it mean?

When a Rasta man or Rasta woman says “Jah Rastafari” we are paying respect to the Most High. Because we know the Most High created everything. So, we must give our thanks and praises. Most Rasta pay respect to Emperor Hallie Selassie I the first. Rastafari Jah! You see…and just for the fact of that. I give thanks and praise. Jah Rastafari!!!!


bob Marley and his Rastafari songs of togetherness and love

Bob Marley is an example of what it means to be a true Rasta man. He wore dreadlocks and he free formed them. The work he did, was all about Rastafari love and togetherness. He encourage people of color to unite. He sang songs of universal and Romantic love. Rastafari is about love, it’s about freedom, it’s about the almighty Rastafari Jah. Rastafari has always been and will always be. Just like mr Bob Marley him self.

Dreadlocks and Rastafari sexiness

dreadlocks are sexyI believe Dreadlocks are a huge part of Rastafari sexiness. I was afraid that once I showed my locks people were going to look at me weird. In actuality, since I started showing my dreadlocks out in public, I feel more beautiful and more accepted by others. Bob Marley was a beautiful man, but his dreadlocks made him that much more appealing I am sure. When I see a man with locks, I definitely check him out.  If you want to learn how to get dreadlocks rasta hair, just check out this link.

why does jamaica make so many rasta man?

What is it about the island of Jamaica giving birth to so many Rasta man? Hmmm I don’t know the answer, but I feel it has something to do with the deep Christian faith among the people of this great island, and the reggae music. Bob Marley who was a super star rasta reggae singer, was born and raised in Jamaica, and never left. I am very proud of my Jamaican roots. Living in Jamaica is very inspirational on many levels, and Jah is one of the biggest influences over the people. I give thanks.

What does it really mean to be Rasta?

What does it really mean to be Rasta? Plenty of people call them selves many things that they know are not true. I assume people do this to impress others, or because they want something to be proud of. Read about my dating experience with my first “rasta man” we look at the faith differently. No body’s way is better than any body elses. Here I explain what (to me) it means to be Rastafari

Vow to take if you want to become Rastafari click here.

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

jamaican flag meaning: yellow, green and black

jamaican flag, jamaican flags, jamaica flag, jamaica flagsThe Jamaican flag! Wow, something so special. I have been seeing this flag in many places since I was a little girl, but never truly understanding its beauty until I was in my 30s.
When I look at the Jamaican national flag, I see, strength…two big yellow stripes criss crossing each other to make an x, surrounded by green and of course black.

“i love Jamaica” stickers with the Jamaican national flag

I remember when I was a little girl, I would be sitting in the back seat of my moms car. We would go into one of the predominantly Jamaican neighbourhoods in Toronto, say “eglinton ave” as its known, and there would be these “I love Jamaica” bumper stickers on the bumper of peoples cars. It would usually include the Jamaican flag spread across to cover the sticker length. Most were shimmery, and very pretty. I remember the pride I would sense from the driver when I viewed sticker sitting on his or her bumper. That little yellow “x”, surrounded by the green and the black. Back then it meant nothing to me, but as I got older I started to notice those “i love jamaica bumper stickers” even more.

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Island of Jamaica #1 for Caribbean vacation

I have met many people who have traveled to many places. They often tell me, Jamaica was their favorite vacation hot spot. A Jamaican vacation has so much to offer. Such as, the Rastafarians and their down to earth teachings of Jah, Love and life. The love and welcome personalities of the Jamaican people, the white sandy beaches, and of course, the spicy, yet tasty Jamaican cooking. If you have ever vacationed in jamaica, then you know what it means to “fall in love” with a jamaica.

jamaican sprinters during the olympics – now that’s entertainment!


I am sure I am not the only one who does this…I loooove to watch the Jamaican sprinters during the olympics. Oh my! They make me feel so proud to be a jamaican. Never mind pride, those sprinters are sexy, both the men and the women. I get to see sexy strong Jamaicans winning in the olympics, oh my I just enjoy that so much. They where the yellow and green from the jamaican flag and look amazing. If you havent watched this, watch it the next time it comes on T.V. Jah Rastafari.

bob Marley and the Jamaican flag

bob Marley, a Rastafarian and a reggae music singer, Put Jamaica, on the map so to speak, in so many ways. Internationally people loved bob Marley’s music, and still love his music today. Bob Marley music is classic. When I think of Bob Marley, the 3 things that come to mind are, Rastafarian religion, smoking some nice sensi, and of course Jamaica. Many people knowhow  to have the rastavibes, and to perform it on stage in front of millions. I like to think much of that talent, is due to being a jamaican. Buy a bob marley flag just like this picture click here.

reggae music and the jamaican flag

reggae music is a big part of the jamaican flag history. Wherever you find reggae music, you will find the jamaican flag. Wherever you find the jamaican flag, you will most likely find reggae music. Oh my it’s so beautiful. Reggae music is what popularized the jamaican flag. And since as far back as…well a long time people have known and loved reggae music. Now you don’t have to be jamaican to have the jamaican flag displayed in your home or car. Many people who are not jamaican also like to “biggup” the jamaican national flag.

Toronto celebrates Jamaica in the Caribbean Caribana Festival and Parade

Carribana is one of the most popular summer events in my city. Torontonians love the Caribbean culture and love the annual carribana street parade!  All the islands of the Caribbean are celebrated by displaying a float all about that particular island. The  Jamaican “float” is always widely anticipated by many. Spectators line up on the side of the road and wait patiently to see, the many colorful costumes, hear the island music, and check out the men and women in their skimpy outfits, dancing by to  island beat. lol!  I go just to see what the Jamaican “float” will look like year after year.  People from the united states, people from the Caribbean, people from Scotland, england…people come from all over the world come to enjoy the carribana Toronto summer festival. Just for your information carribana was started in Trinidad, so we have to big up Trinidad too.

jamaican national flag color meanings

What do the colors of the Jamaican national Flag represent?
color yellow meaning on the jamaican flag: Represents the Sunshine in Jamaica. It is a key part of everything Jamaican. The food, the relaxed atmosphere, the black skin, the coconut trees, and many tourists who come to bask in the Caribbean sunshine.

 

color green meaning on the jamaican flag: Represents the luscious greenery. The Palm Trees, the cane fields, the “herb” fields, the many fruit trees, such as mango trees. The many bush and spice we use in ital Rasta cooking, and to season meat and chicken.
color black meaning on the jamaican flag: Represents the beautiful black people of Jamaica. Warm, inviting, talented, passionate, and caring. Vacationing in jamaica is one of the best vacations a person could have.

jamaican traditions associated with the jamaican flag

Jamaica has many traditions. Here is a list of some we are known for internationally

  • ackee and salt fish breakfast
  • curry goat dinner
  • rice and peas
  • reggae music
  • dancing all night
  • jamaican rum
  • Rastafari and Rastafarian religion
  • high-grade
  • ital Rasta “vegetarian cooking”
  • the big jamaican flag

reggae music and Jamaican people are synonymous with the Jamaican flag

Reggae music is so sweet. Especially Rasta reggae. Some Garnett silk, some Gregory Isaacs, some Dennis brown, some bob Marley, some Barrington levy, there are so many talented reggae artists of jamaica. The jamaican people believe in creativity and sharing that creativity with others.
jamaican take out shops, jamaican food, and the jamaican flag.
Just about every jamaican take out shop in Toronto has the jamaican flag proudly displayed, for all customers and employees to see. Why shouldnt they, Jamaican food is some the best food, world-wide. We are known for our tasty, jerk chicken, rice and peas, curry goat, and of course, Rasta ital cooking. Yes keep showing that jamaican flag, it makes me feel so proud.
I dedicate this article to all who love jamaica. Blessings, One Love! to learn more about jamaican culture visit jamaicans.com Read Rasta Way of Life.

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