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Frankincense and Myrrh is a Incense so commonly used by Rasta. I wanted to do some research and find out what the internet had to say about it. At the end I will give you the Rastafari version of why this Incense is so important in our meditation.

Frankincense

downloadFrankincense is a white-colored resin from the Boswellia tree species, which is often made into an essential oil. This oil is often used as an overall health tonic, as it offers benefits to all of the body’s systems. One of its star functions is helping the body to optimally absorb nutrients.

Frankincense essential oil has antiseptic and disinfectant properties, and may help boost your immune system to more effectively ward off illness. It can be topically applied to minor cuts and scrapes to protect against infections, and it also functions as a coagulant to help wounds stop bleeding. One ancient way of using frankincense to disinfect is to burn it as an incense and rely on the cleansing properties of the smoke.

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This essential oil promotes relaxation by helping to open airways and reduce blood pressure, and is connected to feelings of mental tranquility, making it an excellent oil to use for meditation or a de-stress massage.

Great in Rasta Meditation!

download-1The use of frankincense combined with regular meditation could be very helpful in decreasing anxiety. To get the sweet, earthy aromatherapy circulating throughout your meditation space, put a few drops of the oil in a diff-user, or burn in an incense holder.

More Benefits of Frankincense

  1. Other benefits associated with frankincense include relieving indigestion,
  2. helping to fade wrinkles and scars and
  3. reducing acne. It has also been used traditionally to
  4. regulate menstrual cycles and aid with a variety of menstruation-related issues.

Myrrh

gold-frankincense-and-myrrhMyrrh is a red-hued resin that hails from various species of the Commiphora tree, and also often takes the form of an essential oil. Its similarities to frankincense are many, including its sedative properties and its benefits for use during meditation.

Like frankincense, myrrh also aids in digestion, can help fade scars, may strengthen the immune system, has been traditionally used to regulate menses and can be applied topically to disinfect wounds. It also helps to ease respiratory trouble and may act as a decongestant.

 

 

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  1.  Jah Rastafari Prayers Book (New 2016)
  2. Life as a Rasta Woman
  3. Rastafari Principles and Beliefs
  4. Rasta Way of Life
  5. Rasta Meditation Handbook (New 2016)
  6. Rastafari Spirituality for African Americans
  7. 7 Principles of Rastafari
  8. Rasta Books (A) 3 Rasta  books in 1

 




 

 

Myrrh Can Stop Hair loss?

Myrrh has a characteristic that contracts the skin, and has therefore been used to strengthen the gums and help prevent hair loss. It also has fungicidal properties, and may be beneficial to skin ailments such as athlete’s foot, eczema and ringworm.

…Myrrh rids the body of toxins?

Myrrh can also help relieve chapped skin, stimulates blood circulation throughout the body, and can be used during the course of a detox, as it increases sweat to rid the body of toxins.

Frankincense

When purchasing essential oils, it is very important that you choose a quality, therapeutic-grade variety. If the oil that you choose is less-than-quality, the benefits may be severely compromised – or non-existent – and you may be introducing unwanted chemicals into your body.

If you are going to be using essential oils internally, be sure that the oil is also food-grade, and that you talk to a naturopathic practitioner before beginning, as essential oils are very potent.

Why do Rrastaasta Love Frankincense and Myrrh Incense?

Because it gets rid of negative energy and helps the home to feel brand new. Rasta love to use this herb, after we have cleaned the home, and want to cleanse the home “spiritually” to complete the Job.

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

  1. Don’t Curse and swear – Rasta do not like the sound of swear words, or put downs, or anything that is said with a malicious or negative intent. Use positive words to express your self or simply leave out the swearing and negative intent. Rasta are sensitive beings.
  2. Show Love to Children and The Elderly – Rasta love to care for the poor, needy, elderly and children. If you care for persons from this group, this will make your Rasta very happy.
  3. Spend time alone – Spend time alone with stimulation from something or someone else. Rasta believes that time alone is time with God. Embrace it.
  4. Respect his or her alone time – Respect when your Rasta is a lone.  A Rastafari spiritual and personal time is of the utmost importance. Rasta have spiritual times, that last for hours, or for days… If you can handle that…your Rasta will be quite happy.
  5. Love God (Jah) – A true Rastafari who loves and respects his partner  will want him/her to have their own faith, and Rasta takes simple comfort in the fact that they love God, and have their own personal relationship with him.
  6. how to keep a rastaman happyPlay Rasta Reggae Music – Rastafari men and women love to hear Rastafari Reggae music playing. It makes them feel good inside. Try playing some Rasta Reggae music to show your Rasta that you care and that you are sensitive to their needs and desires. Try some Dennis Brown, Some Gregory Isaacs, or even some “old school” Garnett Silk. Your Rasta will smile to be surprised by these spiritual sounds.

  7. Seek to “Overstand”
    – Seek to understand situations rather than get angry or become offended. Rasta love when people are patient and seek deeper “understanding” of things.
  8. Never discuss S*x – Rasta do not believe in discussing s*xual issues. We believe if your mate, is not a good match for you in this way…it is your fate. We use clean words for s*x, and we don’t seek to pervert or amplify sexual encounters. Rasta sees s*x as love-making.
  9. Buy Gifts that are Rastafari – Rasta like gifts that are red yellow and green, related to Africa, or have a picture of Marcus Garvey, King Selassie I, or Bob Marley on it. When searching for a gift for your Rasta keep this in mind. Rasta love Rasta hats, and Rasta beaded necklaces in case you were wondering. These types of gifts make Rasta feel happy inside.
  10. Respect your Rasta personal space and items – don’t change or touch or move anything that belongs to a Rasta. It may have spiritual meaning. Such an action may be taken personally, but Rasta are so gentle that they would never say. Keep your Rasta happy and dont touch or move personal items.
  11. Don’t ask too many questions about his/her faith – Just accept Rasta as they are….I guarantee the Rasta in your life is accepting you as you are! So, why not return the favor? Don’t ask to many questions about his/her faith…it supposed to be a personal thing anyway right?
  12. Embrace Cleanliness – Rasta like all things “clean.” Rasta love toRastafari live in a clean home, have on clean clothes, eat clean food, use clean language, and to maintain clean thoughts. That the Rastafari way of life.
  13. Love your Self“Self Love” is one of the basic principles of Rastafari. By loving your self, Rasta show you more love for accepting your self the way that Jah created you.

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

 

Blog Posts to Check out on Jamaican Love

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



 

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7 Reasons Why People Become Rastafari?


#1 Their Parents are Rastafari

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

#2 Bob Marley the Prophet was a Rasta

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

#3 Their Born with it!

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

 

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#4 Jah Chose them to Be Rasta…

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

#5 It Just Makes sense to them!

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

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

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

#5 Their Significant other is Rasta

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

#6 Rastafari  is their Culture

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

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

#7 To Embrace holistic Lifestyle

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

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

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Rastafari is my first love…but…

Rastafari is my first love but…

king selasse with empress menenThe Rasta community has turned me off. I know shouldnt write for them, but its hard when you belong to a community where there are so many wolves in sheep’s clothing. They look Rasta, but in their heart they are Babylon. They know I am not like them so they try to wear me down with abuses of how I need to try to be more like them. I have a place in Zion, and that I cannot give up.

When I am around people who have no regard for Jah, it makes me cringe the way they speak. About their sexual escapades, their probation officers, their sugar Daddies, their lustful “relationships” their desire to hurt another human being. These things hurt my Rasta heart and make me just want to get away from these people.



Rastafari is my first love….But I am thinking of pursuing something else. In fact I have already started. This doesn’t meant I wont blog Rastafari anymore…it just means…perhaps a little less?

I have another love I want to share with the world

I have always been a person who is spiritual and believes in forces unseen. Jah is my first source for all that I do, and then I also believe in harnessing the power within. So, my other blog is mostly about that.

No matter what I do I keep …

No matter what I do I keep getting pulled to Rastafari. I know I could do a lot more with this blog…but I have my reasons for not expanding on it.

Jamaica is my heart…

jamaican flag, the jamaican flag buyJamaica is my heart and soul. Foreign Babylon is wearing me down. I always think about home, every day and how much I wish I was there. I remember the smiles of my people, the way the air makes me feel, the white sandy beaches, the slow pace, the way party life picks up in Jamaica in the night-time. I will go home.

I think I am just feeling discouraged by those who….

…want to make Rastafari something it is not. I have to say something I have been wanting to mention in my books for a long time. But, I didn’t for fear of reaction from…I dont know whom. I am a messenger of Jah. But, I am not a messenger of Jah for everyone. Some people are gonna really get and understand my message. My books and blog posts will resonate with them. Then for some they may find my work “uninspiring.” That really because, my work was not meant for them. But, how do you tell someone you are writing for a certain set of people, because that is what The Most High Appointed you for? Let me just say, those people know who they are because my message feels right for them. The sad part about it is…my books are being read more by those it wasnt meant for, than those it was.

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I heard the FAther from the show called Duck Dynasty say something….” I knew I had to get committed to the duck hunting Rasta Couplebusiness full-time, or put down the duck hunting business full-time.” I feel like that about Rastafari sometimes. I feel like I have to commit my self to something. I feel like this website could be so much more if I were willing to give it the effort. There is just so much judgement from people who really don’t know what they are talking about that is why they have the judgement. When I am around Rastafari people like me…Rastafari is the least thing we are interested in dissucssing…becasue we argree…therefor… there is know debate no trying to prove…everythign just flows. Those Rasta are few and far between. I WOULD LIKE TO take this moment to thank those who are Rasta and do support me to the fullest. Thank you Rastafari. I appreciate your support.

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Just talking all kinds of nonsense. Jah Jah is the light. Unforturnetly I have disappointed him. I have also pleased him. I represent no one else. Because of my relationship,  Babylon and me do not get along. Many people have turned against me because I refuse not to speak the truth from my perspective. I dont like dishonety. If you are what you are, be who you are but dont call it something else…because you want people to see your coruption in a positive light.

If you want to be a prostitute. Be the best prostitue in the land. But dont go to church every other Sunday and pretend like you love Jah. I am just understanding that I have a different mind than most people. Can you believe all this time, I really thought people knew what I do but just wanted to deny it. Now I know I see the world very different than others. No wonder much of what I have to say is met with silence. I already know the songs I make I cannot sing infront of just anybody. I cant wait to live in Jamaica, and be surrounded by peple who understand me….Rastafari people I am talking about.

I am a Rastafari woman. A very rare thing. I am only now starting to see my self as special. Jah is my everything. I love life – when I am in Jamaica. Life in Canada Toronto here for me is Not so great. Wow. I only realized that now. However Jah make it a lot easier, when I keep his commandments and show love regardless of my own disappointments in society.

I recently met a Jamaican girl. Every comment she gave me was physical. Things like this frustrate me. Life is more than the physical. Does nothing else matter to her. Its just men and dressing up? Man…I realize Jah is only important to me….not to many…at all.

Hmm lets see which one of my songs can I share…ok here is my latest one…I only have the course though

 

 “Looking in my face”

You are dying to get into my mind

Jah Jah know I am not of your kind

You keep on looking in my face

wondering what I am doing in your place

My spirituality spans all time

My natty dreadlocks confuse your kind

You keep on looking in my face

wondering what I am doing in this place

This is how I feel when I go out and my locks are not covered. I have certain people who are dying to get into my mind. But they cant! Jah gave me a gift and no matter how much they try…they will never have what I have nor will they understand my mind.

I am not as angry as I used to be not living in Jamaica yet. But I will get there. I dont want anybody to even mention the word Canada to me. Oh boy. I am sorry.

Here is antoher song…

“Back a Yard”

Life in Babylon is so hard

Every day I pray

Me soon go back a yard

Me miss me Granny House

And me Grandfada Farm

Di likkle breeze blowing through the window

even though it did warm.

Me did have me likkle friend dem

Whe me play wid a mornin

Dem neva did care

seh me come from one place called foreign.

Jah is love, Jah is truth. Only Jah can set me free and give me the everlasting peace I seek in this life and the next. Love and Blessings to all.

Jah – Rastafari.

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“Today” – October 31 2012 (Halloween)

today it rained all day.

today while I was getting dressed, I took a moment to ask my self, how can I enjoy to the fullest the day today.

don’t think about yesterday, don’t wonder what is to come tomorrow, just enjoy today.

Today I had a wonderful day.

“yesterday” – October 31 2012 (Halloween)

yesterday I wrote a song while I was brushing my teeth

brush your teeth, everyday

stay away from tooth decay

you will be a better adult

if you get cavities it will be your fault…

that was yesterday.

“I ponder”…- October 31 2012 (Halloween)

I ponder so many things, mostly having to do with ethnicity.

Some people really don’t see color. But most of really do.

I am guilty.

I ponder…why certain people think I need them to make decisions for me concerning my life.

when they have not even a clue what its like to be me

they chalk me up to ‘stupid’ otherwise they wouldn’t think I need them, would they?

just ignorance…really.

“I had a good day today”- October 31 2012 (Halloween)

I wrote a poem

I chose a domain name for my new website

I had good conversation over lunch

I decide u make money by giving people what they want

I listened to my favorite song ‘caution’ by Bob Marley

I realized not all people think the same

I am a little tired but I had a good day today.

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“Rastafari a Curse?” – November 1st 2012

I used to think being born Rastafari was a curse.

because no body understood me I felt like a freak.

Now I know there is no bigger honor among men.

Jah bless me every day.

I must do what I know is right as Rasta Empress. This is the one and only way I can find happiness in a very corrupt system that is against all that I stand for, Rastafari.

Sometimes I wish my people could feel even a fraction of what I feel.

The love that I have for Jamaica, the way  I feel so blessed to stare at a  Jamaican mountain, the way I feel clean clear and free, when I even think of a Jamaican beach. Jamaica is my home, the home I never lived in, but know in my heart Jah destined me to live there.

When I am having a bad day, I play the song caution by Bob Marley and all of a sudden I feel 100 percent. It makes me think of driving really fast in a Jamaican mini bus, with all the windows wound all the way down, and the hot Jamaican air blasting in my face. Could there really be any thing better than that? Well yes…going to a Jamaican night club in Jamaica that plays only Rasta Reggae music, and watching all the people move rhythmically the same, but all doing a different dance…this makes me high,. I also enjoy watching the women hold their beer in their hand while they whine slowly to the nice roots rock and reggae. Jah knows I love Jamaica. He made me that way.

It’s not good to work for Satan. Jah made me born with the formula of how to get into heaven,. Can you believe I don’t practice it – for now anyway. I miss those days. But as long as I know it…I am aware of it when a violation comes into my path, that’s most important.

the other day I was getting all excited and ready to start watching a horror movie, it was called, scary or die. So I put the movie in my laptop…It started out that these three people were driving in a pick up truck…then they stopped and had some immigrants hidden and bound in the back of the truck. They proceed to let them out and let them run across the border aimless in the hot heat…then one guy that was in the truck, shot and killed the first older man who started running….that is when I decided that this movie wasnt for me…but I did watch some more…then they shot and killed the other mexican immigrant too. The blood even though I know it was fake disturbed me. Rastafari does not allow me to watch such things. Too much corruption for the mind, I then took the DVD out and called it a night. I

am just rambling any way. I had a nice day today though. I can’t see for the life of me what time I will fall asleep tonight. I am so wound up for some reason.

Rastafari: light of truth for all Nations

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

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

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

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

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

Jah Bless

Rastafari is the truth

Love and Light.

Check out my books

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

on amazon.com

some more coming….

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

Excerpt from Rastafari Black peoples livity bible

5 Guidelines to Enter Holy Mount Zion

Honour and Respect Others

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

Resist Temptation

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

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

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

Honour Your Temple

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

 Read your Bible Daily 1 hour

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

Avoid so called “Fun”

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

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

Rastafari are in the bible

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

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

Bible study

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

Jah Say…

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

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

Here is the table of contents for this book

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

 

 

 

Move to Jamaica: Me as Rasta, How to become Rasta, Jah Rastafari: my diary

rastaman what is itSometimes I am aware that Jah had some serious plans for me as a Rasta. I shouldn’t really say had because with Jah anything is possible at any time. I feel like I am not living up to my full potential….as a Rasta chosen by the most high. This is mostly when I see the work of other Rasta on places like YouTube making music, and performing on Stage. Or when I look back on the books he had me write…But again for me it comes back to the move to Jamaica, to block out all the influence of Babylon that is not I and I, and to soak up the inspirations that will foster the power of The 
Most High,  in my heart.

I believe Jah has had different plans for me at different times…I believe he wants me to

To be a Rasta is a huge Responsibility

  • This…being a Rasta is a great responsibility. You always have to be on your best behaviour, because Jah Rastafari is always watching you, and my judgement as a Rasta will be much more strict and more harsh than that of others.
  • I must be aware of the feelings I cause others to feel
  • I must be aware of how I treat other people
  • I am suppose to approach ever situation with my spiritual awareness and love for Jah

Jah is my inner compass, Jamaica is my home

I love being a Rasta, but I have to accept that I will never be like other people. I have an inner compass already, that if I don’t pay attention to, it leaves me feeling sad and misaligned. I have decided that yes, I will go to Jamaica, to live. I don’t see my self “trying it out” I already know the home of my heart. This thought has been on going for the past 3 years. I read on the internet apparently I am only suppose to stay 6 months but who’s really checking. I guess I’ll stay six months then 1 month in Canada, then go back to my home. Rastafari is something that one inherits spiritually. Every body knows Jamaica is the heart of Reggae music. It’s where it was born, and where it is Fostered. Everybody knows, Jamaica is the heart of Rastafari, it’s where most Rastafari persons live per capita, and where Rastafari is most widely accepted and known of by the people. So again. Day after day I abuse my self by staying in my birth country as if something good is going to come out of this. So far the only thing I fin,  is that day after day, I lose a little bit  more and more of my self. That is a huge price to pay just to try to make my mother happy who isn’t even a big part of my life.

Everything I do is Rastafari, roots and culture

Every thing I do in my life is Rastafari, that is my choice. I made that decision the day i locked my hair. I figured why go part way. But I didn’t know how many things I could do. The Most High led me through synchronicity to making Rastafari jewelry. I KNOW its part of his plan for me….at least for now. I suddenly just realized how displeased I am with my self….for not making this decision and sticking to it sooner. I would have the same conversation with my mother once a week…”Mom I want to move to Jamaica….” ” no…I don’t think you should, they might Rob you” ” I don’t think so mom, it’s about how you dress and your behaviour…” “ok see for you self..” Then she starts raising her voice. This reminds me of the time my mom wanted me to go nursing school, I told her I didn’t want to….she ended up pounding her fist on the table. Like it’s as if she wants me to be her or something and I can never be, will never be, and have no desire to be. I love my self, I love who I am, I know the Most High chose me. My Job is to live my life for him, do what I can in terms of taking care of my self, move to Jamaica and not worry too much.

are all by my rasta heart. This is the only way I can be happy. I can make other stuff, or write about other things, but my soul wont be happy if I do that.

My Chart says “Life is better for me In Jamaica!”

My astrology chart told me that I would have a good career if I moved to Jamaica that would become my focus. hmmm…Maybe I over read my chart. There I go doubting my self again. Whenever I have done readings for friends its always been spot on….but for my self…I doubt, I have my book, My jewelry, my mothers home….the beach, the tourists, other rasta….and for goodness sakes my notoriety as a foreigner right in my home town (in Jamaica) surely I can use that to get by. This is a big decision. I think I will plan a trip for 6 weeks and come back. I really have no idea what I am stepping into (not about my mothers concerns) Just having to readjust to a new society that I havent visited in 18 years. I truly believe half of what determines a persons experience with persons places or things, is how they felt about that person place or thing before they interacted with it. So, basically your expectations become the reality. The truth is I love my roots and culture so much that I am willing to live in Jamaica with nothing. That is why I mention in a previous post that it is impossible for me to “fail” at this, because to me, Just being able to know I am where my heart wants me to be….is a huge inherited wealth in its self. I must go! The question is… when? The other thing of it is…I must finish this book I started, On “how to become Rastafari.” There are people who would appreciate the guidance, so I have to complete my part of what I said I would do. The other thing is I started to build an online store, for my rasta jewelry and other Rastafari accessories. I am kind of thinking of asking a friend of mine, also  a Jamaica rasta, to run it for me. The thing is he already owns a rasta store in Toronto. So, to have an online rasta shop all packaged, ready for him to put his photos up from his shop, would be a dream come true for him. You want to know the funny part? He is in Jamaica right now….lol!  So, I cannot even discuss these matters with him.

  • I generated my astrology chart for me in Jamaica and it showed me a strong house of career
  • The tourist industry is huge in Jamaica perhaps I could take advantage of that by pitching some tents my mothers front lawn…lol

My friend is probably going to come back at the time I will be leaving, that’s the power of the universe. But he could fill up my online  rasta shop and just run with it.


I love to Make Rasta Jewelry, and write my Rasta book

I really enjoy making my jewelry, and have so many different styles of African and Jamaican jewelry designs in my head. Plus there are some people on here I will make special pieces for. So, I have a whole slew of things to complete before I go. The book will surely take the longest, and is well worth the wait. I am really personalizing it. I want those seeking the knowledge of Rastafari as a spiritual way of life to really know how to live it, and to really understand it from a Rasta point of view, this is the reason I put my experiences in this book. I do believe Jah chose me to do this. I do believe he knows I have what it takes to do this. Such as my experience, the fact that I enjoy writing, and the fact that I have a story to tell, that is all Rasta, simply for the fact that it has been suppressed for so long. Not only that, I feel I have the words to turn those feelings into something those who are not Rastafari, can understand. I really don’t have big expectations about this book. If it gives me an income of $30  a month I will be happy, it gives me an income of $300 dollars a month I will be happy. I see the money as the way people will say thank you for writing it. Plus I believe any life worth living always leaves something of value behind after the death. Such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Selassie, Marcus Garvey, something created by the person that was a token of their purpose here on earth. So, this book is my token. I am so happy that I have a token!!!! how cool is that? Sometimes I think this darn thing will never get finished. But I must press on.

Moving to Jamaica is the reward!

My reward will be my move to Jamaica. I am so looking forward to it that it brings tears to my eyes. I will feel like I am finally at home. And for good ness sakes, there will be so many SEXY RASTAMEN, out there. Whoooo hoooo, and the Jamaican white sandy beaches. I don’t even know why anybody would want to leave Jamaica and live in Canada or America. I love you all

  • Emperor Haile Selassie I
  • Jah Ras Tafari
  • More Love, More Roots, More Culture
  • Tell the Children the truth
  • Jah Bless!

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

Hi guys this is gonna be just a small post on my family house in Jamaica. I was wanting to know how many people need a cheap place to stay in Jamaica. Our home is private, we charge hostel prices about $30 – $50 a night depending. Let me know.

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.

Jamaican Culture and Jamaican travel

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.

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

Jamaican Beef Patty Recipe

Jamaican Beef Patty Recipe

By: Nikeisha Ricketts

 

 

 

 

 

 

INGREDIENTS: 

Below is a delicious recipe for Jamaican Beef Patties: 

PASTRY 

2 cups Flour
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 tablespoon curry powder
1/4 cup Solid shortening
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) margarine
1/3 cup Cold water 

Sift the flour, curry powder and salt into a large bowl. Cut in the shortening and margarine until crumbly. Add the cold water to make a stiff dough. Lightly flour a wooden cutting board and roll out the dough until about 1/8-inch thick. Cut out 8-inch circles. Cover with wax paper or damp cloth until ready to use. You can place the dough in the refrigerator overnight. If you do refrigerate, remove the dough at least 15 minutes before using. 

MEAT FILLING 

2 tablespoon oil
1 Small white onion, Finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon Chopped Scotch Bonnet pepper
1/2 lb. Lean ground beef
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon Curry powder
1/2 teaspoon Dried thyme
1/4 cup Breadcrumbs
1/4 cup Beef or chicken stock
1 Egg, beaten
1/4 cup Water 

In a heavy skillet, melt the margarine and sauté the onion and Scotch Bonnet Pepper until they become limp. Add the ground beef, salt, pepper, curry powder and thyme and mix well. Brown the meat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

Add the breadcrumbs and stock and combine all the ingredients well. Cover the skillet and simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. When all the liquids have been absorbed, the filling is ready. It should be moist but not watery. Remove the skillet from the stove and preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 

Uncover the dough circles and place 2 to 3 tablespoons of filling on half of each. Moisten the edges of the dough with water and fold the dough circle over the meat filling. Pinch the edges closed with a fork. Lightly brush the pastry with a mixture of the egg and water. Bake on a lightly greased baking sheet for 30 to 40 minutes or until the pastry are golden brown. 

Serves: 10 Patties 

About the Author

Nikeisha is an upper 6th form student at the St.Hugh’s High school for girls where she holds many positions. She was chosen to write on this site because of her noticeable writing skills. Through a telephone interview with Nikkie she outlines that she enjoys going to the movies,malls,travelling,surfing the net,partying,singing(I hope she’s a great singer), Dancing,cooking,drawing,painting,writing stories,sleeping,eating meeting new ppl, playing badminton,table tennis,pool,the piano,swimming and most of all debating. We asked her how she would describe herself and her reply was “Determined,shy,humble,softspoken,honest,kind and caring”..well throuh our many conversations with Nikeisha we no noubt have to disagree with her when she says she is shy, infact she is very talkative.

Terry-ann Lee is also an upper 6th form student at the Immaculate Conception High School for girls where she too holds many positions. To name a few, she’s the senior prefect and holds many club positions.We had a face to face interview with terry-ann and she basically has the same interest as nikeisha does.. She however enjoys playing football,netball and ice-hockey.

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rastafari: rasta man, rasta hats, rastafarian beliefs

Rasta man and his beliefs in God

Many “Rasta man or Rastafarians, usually men, are seen wearing dreadlocks, “Rasta Tams”, “Rasta hats”, or “Rasta wear“, smoking weed, chanting, saying things like “irie” There is a lot more to any true Rasta man beyond the obscurity. Rastaman believe in God. For many, this is a hard fact to swallow. How can someone who looks so different believe in something that is so common, and so simple? The reason is Rastafarians take a very down to earth, realistic, natural approach to loving God. We know that God is in the unseen, therefore, we dress a little different because we understand what is spiritually important, and what is not.

Rastafarian beliefs

Rastafarians do not have beliefs. There are no hard and fast rules to this culture, this way of life, this spirituality. We have values and principles, that we hold dear to our hearts and try to instill in our children. Here is a list of just some of the Rastafarian values.

  • God adherence to the rules of the bible
  • one love for all races
  • natural living
  • unity for all mankind
  • appreciation and respect for all forms of life

These are the main beliefs or values of the Rastafarian culture. From these we get all the other values as well.

 

Buy Rasta Dread Knit Tam Hat – “Dreadlocks Cap” (Large Round Solid Black, with Brim) Click the link. Order onliine

 
Rastafarians and the topic of marriage:

Once again the answer is very simple. We Rastafarians do not have any hard and fast rules regarding marriage or anything else really. We believe marriage should be between a man and a woman, and that we can marry if we want to, or not. In Rastafarian relationships, we do not place a lot of emphasis on marriage. Simply because we believe a marriage does not make a relationship. We know a commitment to be with someone comes from the heart of that person, not a piece of paper with their signature on it.

Rastafari the religion…not a religion at all???

 


The Rastafarian religion is something I hold very dear to my heart. I am pleased to share my knowledge with others who want to learn about Rastafari and the word of God. Lets get started. “Rastafari” is not a “religion.” I must make that very clear. We do not follow a strict set of rules laid out for us written in a book somewhere. The only book we follow and believe in is “the bible” We read the same bible that people of “christian” faith believe in.
Therefore Rastafari is a “way of life!” It is a daily choice to follow our hearts and live the life we can feel, sense and know, “jah” (god) wants us to live.

Rasta hats popularized by Bob Marley

Rasta hats have become very popular now a days. Bob Marley popularized the “Rasta hat” back in the late 70s and early 80s when he would sing live, or appear on album covers wearing the Rasta man hat. Red, yellow and green, proudly displayed. Many of his fans soon quickly followed. Now the Rasta hat is worn by many, Rastafarians and non Rastafarians alike as a way of showing a down to earth, naturalist lifestyle. Click here if you are looking for a place to buy rasta hats.

The many ethnic backgrounds of Rastafari

Rastafari is a spirituality of the heart. There for there are many Rastafarians who are not black, and who live all around the world. Rastafari is for everyone. As long as you have a love of god, a love for people of all races, a belief of kindness and peace towards your fellow-man, then maybe you could be or you are Rastafarian your self. Here is 10 Questions to know if Rastafari is right for you.

Many Reggae Music artists of Jamaica are Rastafarians

Reggae music is a big part of Rastafari. “They move together.” Rastafari needs reggae, reggae needs Rastafari. These two feed off each other. There have been so many hit reggae singers out of jamaica who were and are Rastafarian. You have Capleton, Damian Marley, and Sizzla to name a few. Of past you have Mr. Dennis Brown, Garnett Silk, and Jacob Miller, all these guys are my favorites. Rastafarians are a big part of reggae music culture, and jamaican culture.

Origin of Rastafari beliefs

Many Rastafarians became Rastafarians because they could feel the spirituality of Ras Tafari in their hearts. Therefore, I don’t have hard facts to present to you but the ones you will find in many places on the internet. Many Rastafarians believe in Emperor Haile Selassie, who was a black king crowned in 1930 in Ethiopia, and that he is from the same lineage as jesus christ. that is really all I know for hard facts. Other than that we get most of our beliefs from our hearts, and the word of God. To read about the God of Rastafarians click here.

Check out my new up and coming “How to Become a Rasta” book details

Read here what the Rasta Colors mean, click here. or click here to buy a rasta flag