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5 Rastafari views and Principles on Money

Rastafarian Beliefs about Money

Rasta belief Money is a tool!

Money is a tool. As Rasta we know not to fall in love, or to fall into lust with the journey. Money is simply a means to an end. Use it to accomplish another goal. Perhaps to purchase a house, to feed a family, or to buy a new Bob Marley or Dennis Brown cd to meditate to.

Money is to serve and help others

I cannot count the amount of blessings Jah has brought into my life, simply because I exercise this Rasta principle. I use money to serve others by giving money away to homeless people living on the street. I use to do it twice a month, but now I try to do this once a week. Rasta knows to use his money to help and serve those who are in need.

Rasta believe Money is not to be hoarded

Another key to prosperity that many people do not realize, but that is part of the Rastafari livity, is that money is not to be hoarded. Under Rastafari to be wealthy and to save it in a back account is a sin. In other words, according to the desires of Jah, money is to be given away. Take advantage of as many opportunities as possible to give money away. Rasta knows that to savemoney in the back is a form of hoarding, and selfishness and fearfulness. What type people and experiences do you think you will create if you carry such thoughts and beliefs in your aura. As Rasta we spend money freely and give away money freely (without expecting it back) because we know Jah provides, and Jah always provides us with more.

Rasta know Money is neither good nor evil

Rasta knows it’s not the money jah rasta prayersthat is actually evil…its the way the person uses it. Rasta doesn’t believe money is the root of all evil. We believe money is good because it can help us create more opportunities to serve Jah. Money is neither good, nor evil…its how we use it that makes it so.

Rasta know Money is not life

Rasta know money is not life. Many people live as if they will live forever. They think that money is everything in this life. Money is not life. It has been said that Bob Marley said on his death-bed “money can’t buy life.” Exactly. So, I try according to Rasta Beliefs, to keep in mind that money is money, and that life is life. I try to take in and recognize those beautiful moment in my life and cherish them as they happen. Like the time I took my 4-year-old step son to KFC and he tried to eat the who chicken breast in two bites as his face was full of ketchup. I enjoyed that moment. I watched him in what felt like, slow motion, and that is a moment I will never forget. No amount of money could equate to  the experience for me.

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

Blessed Love.

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10 things you should know about Rastafari

10 Things about Rastafari

  1. jah rasta prayersKing Selassie I Lives on – Rasta think of “the King” as living amongst us in spirit, and in all things.
  2. Rasta Believe in a “Judgement Day” – Rasta believe that every person will face a Judgement day. This is a time when The Most High will Judge the big and the small of all deeds for all persons.
  3. Rasta are vegan – Rastafari peoples are Vegan. We do not eat meat under any circumstance. Back in the day some Rasta ate Chicken and fish. Now I believe Rasta are eating fish only if they know the fish is healthy. In other words its mostly Rasta who live in the Caribbean who are eating fish in large quantities, now a days.
  4. Rasta do not consume pharmaceuticals – Rastafari believe that pharmaceuticles are designed to encourage the body to make a person more sick so they can take more pharmaceuticles. Babylon and their tricks!
  5. We call “God” “Jah” – Some people say Jah is short for Jehova.
  6. Life after Death – Rasta believes in life after death for those who live a spiritually clean lifestyle
  7. king selassie i and empress menenRed Yellow and Green, Spiritual colors – The Rastafari Colors, of Red Yellow and Green, are spiritual Colors in Rastafari and Represent, Africa, Ethiopia, King Selassie I and Rastafari.
  8. Prophets of Jah – Many Rasta are prophets of Jah, Just like Moses, Noah,  in the King James Version Bible. Here to deliver a message of love peace unity and Jah Living.
  9. tumblr_mue66nysd21sjkpdfo1_250The 10 Commandments – Rastafari take the 10 Commandments of the Bible to heart. We know anybody who loves Jah must live by the 10 commandments. These are the Basic Rules for Living the Rasta Way of Life!
  10. Rastafari is for everyone who desires to enter Zion (heaven) – Rastafari excludes no one, not based on color, religion, geography, age…all are welcome to embrace Rastafari.

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

Why Rastafari say “King Selassie I (Jah Rastafari)

King Selassie II have been thinking about this for some time. But it was only recently that I asked my self the question and got an answer. I know..its spiritual, just allow me to explain. I used to know a guy. Someone I cared about very much. He began embracing the faith around the same time I did, and lived in my area, here in Ontario. We immediately became friends when we ran into each other on the bus, after some time. We had Rastafari in common and many Rasta like to stick together.

The name “Jah” Feels right for me

I learned very quickly we were embracing the faith in different ways. He would often say King Selassie I. I would say Jah. We had a conversation about this one day. He told me he found it dumb that I would say Jah considering the very name of my faith means KIng Selassie I. I told him there are many Rasta who say Jah, and it is a personal thing and that saying Jah, feels right for me.

Jah Rastafari is the Convenant

I have since made friends with another individual who chooses to embrace the faith in this way, as my former friend. So, I asked my self, why do Rasta say King Selassie I. The reason may be something you did not expect. In fact it is somewhat complicated. When you are reading this keep in mind that we have all been brainwashed about the truth concerning God, so the truth (which I am about to share with you) may sound like lies. But, It is the truth, about the real God. The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob as stated in the King James Version Bible. The God of the Covenant people, of Israel and Judah.

Ask yourself some questions about spiritual truth

Before I get into Why Rasta say King Selassie I, I want you to ask yourself some questions, just to exercise you mind in the way of knowing that, brainwashing is taking place, and spiritual truth is out there. But many people don’t know it so the lies concerning God and spirituality (Religion) is what dominates the world.

  1. What Religion was Jesus Christ?
  2. What Religious beliefs did Adam and Eve have?
  3. How did God make black people, and why?
  4. If God is real what does he want from me?
  5. Is there a way of life that can induce things like prosperity, peace, happiness, for all persons?

The birth of King Selassie I

Jah is the Almighty Creator. He is all-knowing and All powerful. In our modern lives of Fast cars, accumulation of material possessions and fake hair and nails, we have forgotten that the creator still exists, and he has not changed since he created Adam and Eve.

Jah appointed King Selassie I by birth to protect the land where he (created) placed the first Man and Woman. This is no joke…Its just truth.

Foreign Invasion and Colonization of Africa



Did you know the original name of the entire continent of Africa was actually called “Ethiopia?” Africa as we call it today was known as Upper Ethiopia and Lower Ethiopia. Due to foreign invasion and colonization bit by bit, Africa was taken over and the names of small areas changed.

Come 1935, during the reign of King Selassie I in Ethiopia, Mussolini with his Modern weaponry , and unscrupulous tactics, set out to invade and take over. King Selassie I, a devout Christian and a proud King of “Ethiopia” wasn’t having any of that.

We can still visit the Garden of Eden….

Could you image visiting Ethiopia in this day and age and pointing to a Condo or a Highway, or a grocery store and saying …and that is where the Garden of Eden used to be. Jah wasnt gonna have any of that either. Remember Jah Jah is Almighty and all-powerful, he has the ability to foresee wickedness, and he also has the ability to appoint someone by birth to defend his endeavours. This is exactly what Jah did to protect the Garden of KIng, by way of the Birth of King Selassie I. We can still go and visit the Garden of Eden. Thank you Jah

The words “Ras – Tafari” what it means

Rastafari men and Rastafari women know that King Selassie I birth and life is the works of Jah the king selasse with empress menenAlmighty creator. This is why we say “Jah Rastafari.” Ras Tafari was the birth or baptism name of Emperor Haile Selassie I.  Ras meaning prince, and his first name Tafari. When we say Rastafari, we are really saying God the Almighty and powerful creator, the God of Israel, who created my spirituality by way of one man, King Selassie I.” See, it’s too long! So we say “Jah Rastafari!” I cannot be bothered to lie to you. It is a fact.

Whats really the point of all this?

The point of all this is that some Rasta say King Selassie I and some do not. Neither is right or wrong. If want to Salut Jah, by saying the word Jah, King Selassie I is automatically included. If you want to say King Selassie I, you automatically include Jah. I say Jah because it feels right for me, but some times I say King Selassie I too. It depends what I am trying to say.

Sometimes I want to emphasize that the works of Jah, the Almighty is so great and so powerful, that to say King Selassie I. Sometimes, I want to say, what a blessing to know the truth of the Almighty, so I say Jah. Its spiritual and personal.

Rastafari is the truth and light for all Nations

Rastafari is the truth. There is nothing else and nothing higher. I am sorry but as a Rasta I know black jesusthat. Anything that exists on earth only because Jah allows it. If he doesn’t want it, he knows how to get rid of it. The only reason people have other spiritual beliefs is because they are brainwashed, and Jah allows them to be brainwashed because he gives every individual free will.

It’s all there in the King James version bible. The relationship between the God of Israel and the covenant people. Even that they too believed in other Gods.

Jah bless to all my beauties. Rastafari is the light.

Jah Love, and Jah guidance.

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

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

 

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

Perfect Rasta man Beliefs

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

3 Basic Beliefs of a Rasta man

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

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

Rasta man does not believe in “White Jesus Christ”

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

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

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

 

Rastafari is the hidden Truth that people seek

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

Rasta man does believe in “King Selassie I”

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

Rasta man beliefs about his Dreadlocks

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

The first Rasta man: Leonard Howell

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

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

Rastaman beliefs have grown worldwide

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

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

The Work of a Rasta man & his beliefs

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

What are some beliefs of the Rastafari People?

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

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

Can a Rastaman eat meat and still be a Rasta?

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

Rastaman believes in “Deep love for Black People”

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

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

Rastafari Livity & Rasta Beliefs

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

Rasta man beleifs of : “Cleanliness and Purity:

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

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

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


 

No More Black Woman and Black Man Love Relationships?

Was it just survival?

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

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

More black men date white

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

More black women interracial date

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

The matter of respect for black women

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

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

what am I to the black man now?

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

I need a black Rasta man!

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

Black men hate black women now

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

Are black men brainwashed?

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

King Selassie married black

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

White girls and Black Rastas

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

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

Which Rastas date white?

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

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



 

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