Serious Rasta Rant

This is my Serious Rasta Rant. Am I having a bad day? Yes. But there are some realities I want to get out. This is how I started my Jamaicanrastafarianlove blog in the first place. I wanted a place to put my thoughts feelings and experiences…

Ok so I was often asking my self this question, why do so many black men (and black women) want to marry and date outside their “Race?” (I use the term loosely) Well, for the longest time I was very judgemental about this. I thinking….
You hate yourself
You don’t know yourself
You just want to be white
You want to appear less black
etc.

Now I realize they want to save themselves and their children from pain. I face pain as a black woman in my life in Toronto Canada everyday. It all pretty much based on the color of my skin. If a person I am interacting with cannot see me, we have no problems and I usually get what I want.
when I have to hash our a problem face to face, some people just screw with me because I am black and they think its fun. Sometimes I think that people of other nations think that black women do not have feelings or thoughts. That it is socially acceptable to “dump on” a black woman…and they are absolutely right.

Today in all my pain I wondered…

Today in all my pain I wondered to my self? Where is there a black womans support group. It could be bible based or not bible based, there needs to be some sort of black women support group. We are making other people’s pockets rich because we do not like our appearance…we run into so many walls and we have no support. Ok I need to explain…

Beauty shop Education

I went to the beauty shop with a friend yesterday. This person is transgendered. Male to female. Whatever to me “she” is a person. So, we go to the beauty shop. She starts getting into it with the supervisor of the store because a week ago she was there and one of the black attendants refered to her as a “he.” So,. the request of my friend was that they should “hire some white European women” to work the floor because they are more open-minded to the Transgendered thing.

Fine…So the Supervisor eventually said, we hire black people because when black women come in here they want to see their own. Well I had to give her a quick education. I said “Miss, From a black womans mind…The truth is…black women do not want to look like black women…black women want to look like white women…” You should have seen the glazed look come over her face. Like I had just opened the door to increased profits for her. If she would bring more white women to work in there, do you know how much more bleaching cream they could sell, and blond weave? I know this sounds like I am making a joke, and I know not all black women think like this, but I have met many who do. I am not one of them, that is why I am so comfortable speaking about it, cause it doesn’t apply to me.

Making money off black pain…

The point is….people are making money off of black women’s pain and self-hatred of their natural appearance, and there is no support group? I guess I have to start it. There needs to be support. I keep meeting too many black women who do not know who they are, who do not know what Rastafari is, who are jealous of me because of the length of my hair, who are jealous of me because I know my self….who need to learn how to earn money independently….

We black women need each other…

Black women we need each other, the black community on a whole needs to unite. But I need a space online just for black women to uplift each oter. This is my serious Rasta Rant. I didn’t mean to offend any one.
Blessed. Love.

Books/eBooks

*   “How to Become a Rasta”“Rastafari: Beliefs & Principles” (new 2014)*

“Rastafari: African American Spirituality”“How to Date a Jamaican Man”“White Rastafari” *

Available on www.amazon.com

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Why Rasta do not eat Meat

Hi guys. I feel so bad. I havent posted in so long. I still love you all, and Jah loves you all.

I want to share with you what I have been working on. ok so. I have a new book coming out soon on Rastafari. I am taking my time with it. It is about the principles and beliefs of Rastafari. I started working on another book entitled. “Rastafari Angels” This book is very special to me and I hope everyone likes it and appreciates the content. I have not started typing it yet, otherwise I would share some of it with you here.

I did want to share with you something from my book entitle Rastafari beliefs and “overstanding.”

Self

“…Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you..?.”

1 Corinthians 3:16

The Temple

bob marley side imageIn Rastafari the Body is also known as “The Temple.” It is very easy to “defile” The Temple, with many “unclean” habits, behaviors, and foods. Rasta keeps The Temple clean and Holy so that we may be deemed fit to enter Zion, in which only the “clean“are welcome.

Temple as “Holy House”

Your temple/body is also a “house of Jah.” Your body is used for prayer fasting and Jah dwells inside your holy house with you so that you can always be with him.

As Rastafari we adhere to a strict diet of “clean” fruits, vegetables, and herbs in order that we keep the temple as “holy” as possible. Rastafari also do a once a month detoxification to clean out “build up” that may be in our digestive system. As Rasta “clean” means, clean body, clean mind, and clean soul, and a clean home.

More tips to keep the mind-body soul clean

rastaman“Body Cleanliness”

  • No smoking of Babylon cigarettes; Rastafari smoke natural marijuana or natural tobacco
  • No ingesting of Babylon pharmaceuticals
  • No eating “fast food
  • No eating meat

“Mind Cleanliness”

  • No horror movies
  • No conversations of corruption (gossip)
  • No porn movies or photos

“Soul Cleanliness”

  •  Keep Jah 10 Commandments
  • Do Good unto others
  • Be the first to Apologize
  • Avoid Arguments and disagreements

Eat not of Flesh

As Rasta we believe to eat meat is to eat “dead Flesh” For some this is their way of life and no disrespect to anybody who does that. For the sake of Rastafari, and the will and power of the Almighty Jah, Rasta does not eat meat.

3 major reasons Rasta do not eat meat. 

  1. Medical history of animal unknown
  2. Meat has rot in the body before it can exit the body
  3.  Mat eating may weigh down communications with Angels and Ancestors and it weighs down the body keeping us tied to physical connections

Blessed.

Books/eBooks

*   “How to Become a Rasta”“Rastafari: Beliefs & Principles” (new 2014)*

“Rastafari: African American Spirituality”“How to Date a Jamaican Man”“White Rastafari” *

Available on www.amazon.com

Blogs: www.jamaicanrastafarianlove.com & www.jamaicanlove.org & www.jamaicanloveblog.wordpress.com

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How to Make Jamaican Beef Patties

How to make the pastry
You will need…

  • 4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening or lard, at room temperature (look for non-hydrogenated shortening)

How to Make the Filling

You will need…

  • 2 onions
  • 3 scallions, including green tops
  • 2 scotch bonnet chilies
  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef or chuck
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ cups fine bread crumbs
  •  ¾ teaspoon ground thyme
  • ¾ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • to taste
  • 1 cup water

Make the outer crust

  •  In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, turmeric, and salt.
  • Stir with a whisk to blend.
  • Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender or 2 dinner knives until the dough has the consistency of cornmeal.
  • Gradually add just enough cold water to hold the dough together, mixing it in with a fork.
  • Take care not to overwork your dough; it should just come together.
  • Form the dough into a disk and wrap it in the plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate the dough while you make the filling, or for as long as overnight.
  • If chilled overnight, remove from the refrigerator 15 minutes before rolling out

How to make the filling

  • Cut up the onions, scallions, and chilies
  • Add to the beef and mix well.
  •  In a Dutch oven or large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat, then cook the meat mixture, stirring frequently, until lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the bread crumbs, seasonings, and water.
  • Cover and simmer for 20 – 30 minutes, or until thickened; the mixture should be just wet, not runny or dry. Remove from the heat and let cool while you roll out the dough.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Combine the filling and Pastry

  • Divide the dough into 24 even sized pieces.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out each piece of dough to a thickness of about ⅜ of an inch. a little thicker than pie dough
  •  and cut into a round shape using a can, glass, or cup about 4 inches across.
  • Place the rounds on the ungreased baking sheets Cover the rounds you are not working on with a damp cloth.
  •  Spoon filling onto a round to cover half of the pastry, leaving a ¼ inch border.
  • Fold the other half over and seal the edges by crimping with a fork,. Bake the patties for 30 – 35 minutes, or until golden. Serve hot!

Enjoy. Jah Bless.

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Jamaicanlove.org (Chat)

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About my Jamaican chatroom….Hi guys. First things first. I want to thank all those people who visit my blog and “like” my posts. I appreciate it so much. So, I have a new blog. There is not much there right now…but I have big plans for my new blog. You may be wondering….why on earth did you need another blog? Well, I have to be free, and this new blog will help me to do that.

The first thing I want to tell you about is my Jamaican chatroom. Please visit. I want people to go there. I cant tell you that there is people there…it is new. But they say the hour people are using the internet the most is 8:00pm. Remember that. Check out my Jamaican Chat room sometime, and talk about Jamaican men etc.

Rasta Shop (Jamaicanlove) on etsy

Rasta Necklace Marcus Garvey ColoredI also wanted to tell you about my Rasta shop where I display my big beautiful beaded Rasta Necklaces. I love to bead, and I love to bead Rasta Jewelry. My Rasta shop is new too. so there are not that many items…but in time I will fill it up. I love big things….so I don’t bead anything small. Maybe that will be my signature over time. So check out my Rasta Shop online sometime.

New Rasta Book

I was wanting to write a new Rastafari book for a long time now. I wasnt so sure what to call it. I have two possible names. Rastafari, or Rastafari Living. Well this book is very special to me, because I feel there are some things about Rastafari that have not been said that I feel will help people, to understand what this spirituality is really all about. Rastafari is special and it is not a religion. I try to drive that point home in this new Rasta book that I am writing.

Rasta Blog

Learn about Rastafari You can learn about my experiences and perspectives as a Rastafari Empress on my other blog. Jamaican Rastafarian Love. It is important for me to share these things with you because I feel it makes the world a better place if we bridge the culture gap.

That is it for me. Love light and blessings to all.

Rastafari.

Simple Jamaican Ital food (recipe)

cabbage-salad-main~s600x600For those of you who don’t know Ital means (Vegetarian) or non meat meal. Mostly Rastafari people use the word Ital to describe non meat vegetarian cooking. I thought it would be fun to post a simple recipe for an “Ital” Jamaican meal. You can add meat or fish to it if you like.

How to make Jamaican Style Rice and Peas (the easy way)

  1. No Jamaican meal is complete without “rice and peas.” When I make rice and peas – I cheat. I don’t like laborious cooking. It wears me out.
  2. Go to the Caribbean or Asian market and buy (“Mr. Goudas”) Red Kidney beans in the can.
  3. Go home and cook some white rice, just the way you like it.
  4. Dump the kidney beans (comes already cooked in the can) into the white rice. Voila! You have Jamaican style Rice and Peas!

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Jamaican Style Green Banana

If you want to even pretend to be Jamaican, you have to know how to cook up some Green banana!

  1. Go to your local market and buy some green bananas.green banana
  2. Go home and slice the bananas in 2 width wise
  3. Then make a slit only skin deep length wise on both halves (this will cause the bananas to be able to breathe as you boil them)
  4. Throw them into some boiling water
  5. Boil until you can poke your bananas through the skin easily
  6. I find I boil mine for about 30 minutes for them to get very tender
  7. when ready take them out, let them cool, mash them up and put some butter on them. (Great for kids, tastes like mashed potatoes)

Jamaican Style Boiled Cabbage

  1. Finely dice some cabbage,
  2. boil it just a little about 10 minutes
  3. Drain off the water
  4. fry the cabbage in some oil with some salt pepper and some onion and garlic
  5. Add Carrots or Green peppers if you like, for color and texture.
  6. Serve!

I highly recommend you try all three together to get the Jamaican food experience. But add some meat or some fish if you prefer. Thanks for reading my beauties. Jah Bless.

How to Become a Rastafari Empress

How to Become a Rastafarian Woman

queen ifricaI know Rastafari is Forever growing. So I thought I would do a blog post just for the ladies. There are many women from all over the world who desire to embrace the Rastafari faith, but are unsure how to live as an Empress day-to-day.

There are some basic things you will need to know before I get into the specifics.

Rastafari is not a Religion – we do not speak of our faith as a Religion but more as a faith or way of life.

Rastafari is a spirituality of Royalty – We must carry our selves as Empress at all times. This means being a role model to our community and the younger ones around us at all times.

Rastafari is an awarenesss – If you are seeking a set of rituals to embrace, Rastafari is not for you. Rastafari is of the heart, an energy that is loving free-flowing, and values freedom, nature at all times.

Life as a Rasta Woman

How to be a Rastafari Empress

 

Rasta Rules for Women made easy!

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Dreadlocks

Dreadlocks are a symbol of Rastafari culture and adherence to the Rastafari livity. Rastafari women take special care to cover their locks when judy mowattout in public. However we make the exception for Rastafari African or Caribbean events if we feel comfortable with out hair showing. To be a Rastafari Empress the dreadlocks are a must. This is how we set our selves apart from the people of Babylon, and represent Jah the creator the Most High who lives in all things, and knows all things. Dreadlocks as Rastafari Empress are a symbol of Love, creation, the First man and woman, Ethiopia and much more.

More Rasta Blog Posts

  1. Why do Rasta cover dreadlocks?life as a rasta woman cover
  2. Rasta Beliefs on marriage
  3. How to be a true Rastafari
  4. 6 Rules to cook Ital food
  5. 7 Reasons why people become Rastafari
  6. How to Create your Rasta Name
  7. How do Rasta lock their hair?
  8. 7 Ital Food Recipes
  9. 67 spiritual uses for Incense
  10. The Bible: How to be Humble 
  11. Jah Rastafari Prayers eBook on amazon.com
  12. Life as a Rastafari Woman
  13. Red Yellow and Green Flag: Lion of Judah 
  14. Rastafari Beliefs eBook
  15. Rasta Way of life Rasta Book

Respect for your Kingman

As a Rastafari Empress Respect for your Rastaman is of the utmost importance. This means no yelling at your Kingman, or not letting him speak and say his peace. Also when in public a true Rastafari Empress will not disagree with her Kingman but only support him to show others that you are a loving and united front. Can you imagine Empress Menen disagreeing with King Selassie I in public. I think not. Treat your Kingman in the same manner. Always show your Kingman you will do whatever he asks of you because you love him in the same light that Jah loves him.

Clothing and Attire

how to becom rasta empressA Rastafari Empress is always mindful of how she is dressing. She avoids clothing that is revealing, or too tight to the body. We are sure to cover our buttocks area, and not to wear shirts or dresses which accentuate the bust line. As spiritual  Role Models of Royalty, a Rastafari Empress must dress modest yet Feminine at all times. Comfort is also a big priority for Empress, Rastafari Empress wear flat shoesWhat are the dietary restrictions of Rastafarians?, long skirts, and clothing that is versatile for both in and outdoor activities and includes the Rastafari colors of Red Yellow and Green.

 

WHAT are the founding beliefs of Rastafari Culture?

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Natural vs. Unnatural Appearance

Most Rastafari Empress choose not to wear makeup. If you are an Empress who chooses to wear makeup, be sure to choose colors that are natural and down to earth. This means no red lipstick, no eye shadow, and maybe eyeliner on very special occasions only. Rastafari Empress who are embracing the faith deep do not wear any Jewelry. However many Rastafari Empress do wear Jewelry but only of Natural fibres such as wood, or shell, we call this “Rasta jewelry.” As Empress we embrace a natural appearance to Salute the Most High and let our natural beauty shine out to the world.

Embrace African Culture

As a Rastafari Empress, one of your jobs is to Embrace African Culture, and to teach the Rastafari Livity to your children. We understand Rastafari is an awareness. We want our children to have the same wisdom and understanding as well. Things such as…

  • Respect for other nations and cultures
  • Keeping the commandments of Jah
  • Clean and Righteous thinking
  • That Jah the creator resides in all living things
  • This is how a Rasta woman embraces the Rasta Way of Life

Keep the Principles of the Rastafari Livity

A Rastafari woman lives by all the principles of the Rastafari livity. There is no acceptation. Things like Avoiding Satan’s temptations, eating natural unprocessed foods, and putting Jah first in all things that we do. The Rastafari Livity is about living modest, Humble and loving. However there are times when an Empress must stand firm. We try our best to use love to make our point as much as possible.

How to Be Rastafari Empress.

Books/eBooks

*   “How to Become a Rasta”“Rastafari: Beliefs & Principles” (new 2014)*

“Rastafari: African American Spirituality”“How to Date a Jamaican Man”“White Rastafari” *

Available on www.amazon.com

Check out my blog post entitled: Rastafari rules for women

 

Should a Rasta woman wear these clothes?

 

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Rasta Books: Rasta Way of Life books

RASTA WAY OF LIFE BOOK LIFE AS A RASTA WOMAN BOOK
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JAH RASTAFARI PRAYERS BOOK

HOW TO BECOME A RASTAFARIAN MAN BOOK

ITAL RASTA eCOOKBOOK

RASTA BIBLE BOOK

JAMAICAN MEN BOOK

life as a rasta woman

HOW TO BECOME A RASTA BOOK

RASTAFARI BELIEFS & PRINCIPLES BOOK

CONVERT TO RASTAFARI BOOK

AFRICAN  RASTA BOOK

JAMAICAN WOMEN

Salute to Sexy Black Women

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Black African Features and still Pretty

Pretty African Features

Many people are under the false impression that black women can’t be beautiful and black women can’t be sexy. I want to creat a blog post to Salute all sexy and beautiful black women. I have compiled many photos of sexy and beautiful women of Color to share with you here. I hope you like it. As a Rastafari Empress I think black women are some of the most beautiful women on the planet.

< I like this picture because she has beautiful African Typical features,

and she is dark-skinned and I find her to be so pretty.

Bright Colors nice on Dark Skin.

I liked this photo, because when people think of a black woman, they don’t think of her beautiful black woman2looking nice in some make up and jewelry. I like this photo cause it also shows how nice certain colors show up on dark African complected skin. >

Black Woman with Long Natural Long Hair.

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black woman with long hair

 I am sure that this was supposed to be a private photo, but she was so pretty I had to include it. Not only that, her hair is long. Many people <think, including black woman, that black hair does not grow. Clearly this is not

true. I am also a testament to that.

Sexy Black Woman

sexyblackwomanMany people think that a black woman cannot be sexy. If they feel this way it is not their fault. The western world likes to hide these things from us. Being of a Jamaican background, I can assure you, there are many very sexy black women around. But I think people are often shocked when they see one because of the brainwash.

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Black Woman Sexy with Dreadlocks!!!!!

Who knew Dreadlocks could be sexy?.-

Many people in the western world are under the false impression that dreadlocks, are something dirty, and that a woman with dreadlocks cannot be sexy too. But low and behold…she can.!

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Remember all woman are beautiful for different reasons. Jah Bless. Jah Love.

Check out my other blog www.jamaicanlove.org

Jamaican Men; 21 Things about dating a Jamaican man (the eBook)

How to Date a Jamaican man
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I have just finished my mini e-book entitled “Jamaican men….21 things about dating a Jamaican man.” I am so happy that it is finished and available. If you were looking for a tell all book about white women who date Jamaican men and some of the pit falls this is it. It’s not so much about American Jamaican men, but more about Jamaican men living in Jamaica and the way they think.

Many women are visiting Jamaica and falling in love. This is happening for 2 reasons

  1. More and more people are travelling now a days…
  2. Jamaican men have a natural ability with women…

Many foreign women are not used to this…and can easily be taken advantage of….Just saying…

This book was previously called….

This book was previously called…dating a Jamaican man; 12 things American women need to know….but I have changed it……

Here is an excerpt from the book (the beginning)….

 

“…Jamaican Men;

 “21 things about dating a Jamaican Man”

Empress Yuajah

Copyright © 2013 Empress Yuajah

All rights reserved


 

More Books by Empress Yuajah

How to Become a Rasta

How to Date a Jamaican Man

Rastafari (African-American Spirituality)

White Rastafari

Rastafari Jamaican Blog;

www.jamaicanrastafarianlove.com

#2 Types of Jamaican Men

#Are Rastafari Jamaican men allowed to date white women?

#The trend in Jamaican you need to know about

#6 Reasons women love Jamaican men

#How do Jamaican men treat women?

#My Jamaican man dominates in the bedroom, Why?

#Help! My Jamaican boyfriend wants to get me pregnant??

#Do all Jamaican men like to fight and argue?

#“Foreign Boopsy”

#15 Reasons Jamaican men Cheat

#How to stop him from Cheating

#7 Reasons Jamaican men date white women

#Dating a Rastafari Jamaican Man

#Mentally and Physically Abusive Jamaican men

#Do all Jamaican men lie?

#Can you trust a Jamaican man?

#7 things to make a Jamaican man happy

#American Jamaican men

#I want to go Back Home

#If Jamaican men are so bad why bother?

Jamaican men

This book was written with the woman who lives abroad who is dating a Jamaican man living in Jamaica, in mind. Complicated huh?  But the truth is many women from America, Canada, and the UK are presently enduring this type of love affair, with a Jamaican man.

Not every Jamaican man is what you think he is. Perhaps you don’t know his mind, and you don’t understand his heart, which is why you are reading this book. I have volunteered to act as a translator on your behalf. I could be telling you what you want to hear so that Jamaican men can have their way with you. But as a fellow woman, I created this book out of pure honesty, and empathy.

2 Types of Jamaican Men

My mother used to tell me “there are 2 types of Jamaican people. The dutty Jamaican with no manners, who behave ignorant, and speak improper English, and the nice and decent Jamaicans, who have manners and self-respect, and speak properly.”

I am here to tell you, there are 2 types of Jamaican men the ones who cuss some long dirty bad words, possibly having learned this poor behavior by living in the Ghetto…who yell and raise their voice to a woman without batting an eye lash. Then there are the Jamaican men who are nice and decent, who have manners, and show respect for others and themselves. This is important to know, when dating a Jamaican man. If you happen to run into one of these

ignorant and indecent Jamaican men, rid him from your life quickly, or you may end of regretting it for a very long time.

My “Ignorant” Jamaican man experience

I used to date a Jamaican man who was very ignorant. I didn’t know it when I met him though.

On the day we met, he was decked out in Rastafari Gear, he smelled of natural herbs and incents, and I assumed he was humbled and cultured. I was of course flattered by this Jamaican man, his beautiful Jamaican accent, and his immediate invitation for me to visit him at his home.  Something kept on nagging me not to go over to his house, but he persisted with many phone calls….”

Buy Jamaican Men on amazon.com here.

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What food do Jamaican People eat?

I have a new blog post on my other blog jamaicanlove.org, called “Jamaican food Culture.” which is packed full of information for newbies.

Green Banana

green bananaGreen Banana is one of my favorite Jamaican foods. It’s easy to cook, vegetarian friendly and tastes great with a little bit of butter. Also you can use it to plump up any meal. We boil the bananas in the skin while they are still green, and remove them from the pot when they are tender. I grew up with this so I just love the taste. It’s best to eat it with something a little salty. Also, its kid friendly. You can mash it up with a fork, and put that butter on it, and just watch the kid enjoy it. Yum!

Ackee and Salt fish

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAckee and Salt fish is Jamaica’s International dish. It tastes great and can be eaten at any time of day. You should eat it with something a little plain though cause its a little salty lol. Yes, we do often eat green banana with the Ackee and Salt Fish in case you were wondering. lol.

Fried Dumpling / Festival

Jamaicans eat a lot of fried dumpling. We usually eat it for breakfast with some plantain. Plantain is sweet and the dumpling is a little dull tasting so they go good together. We usually have this breakfast on a Sunday or Saturday morning, with some hot Chocolate. Oh I just love it. By the way some Caribbean people put a little sugar into the dumpling before they fry it, this is called “Festival.” Yum!!!

Rice and peas

Many Jamaicans eat Rice and peas many times per week. I just love it. Sometimes I eat alone. Every time I think about it i want to go and buy some or make some. I want to buy it right now. I love rice and peas! As for my spirituality I am not allowed to eat meat, so I like to cook Rice and peas. Many Jamaican People like to eat rice and peas for dinner with just about any other type of food.

Jerk Chicken

jerk chickenJerk Chicken is another popular international dish from Jamaica. One night after a party during the wee hours of the morning, I saw people lined up down the street in little Jamaica (here in Toronto) just to get some Jerk Chicken. I could not believe it. That is how much people love it. It is really good. I am vegan, so no more Jerk Chicken for me. Jamaican also make Jerk Pork, which from what I can remember was delicious back in my meat-eating days.

Stew Chicken

Stew Chick is my favorite Jamaican dish. It tastes like heaven. Then again, all Jamaican food tastes like heaven to me. I often buy Rice and Peas when I go to a Jamaican Restaurant, and ask them to put a little stew Chicken gravy on it. Yum.

One More Favorite!!!

I don’t think this one will excite you so much unless you have already tried it. Its called cabbage. lol Yeah it’s just cabbage-salad-main~s600x600called cabbage. But its the way it’s cooked. They slice it up, fry it in some oil, with some black pepper and some onion, it tastes like heaven. I know I keep saying that. But it really does taste like heaven to me. Get the Recipe for Jamaican Style Cabbage here.

Well that’s it for me….

Jah Bless, Ras – Tafari

Travelling to Jamaica for the First time? 7 things you should know.

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  • Jamaican Currency Exchange
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I am from Toronto but my parents are from the beautiful island of Jamaica. I visited my Granny there when I was a little girl. now going back as an adult, it’s a completely different experience. I will tell you the good, the bad, and the ugly as much as I can remember it. The last time I traveled to Jamaica was back in 2012 February. We stayed in Montego Bay Jamaica, you can read my blog post to learn more. I plan to go again January of 2013.  So here are the things about visiting Jamaica, I want to prep you for.

The Jamaican Currency

Jamaican currency

The Jamaican currency was very confusing for me. I know with time I would get used to it, but I found it confusing. First of all it took some time for my brain to accept it as real money, and secondly the conversion is so wide that, that in itself makes it more difficult. There is some good news though..

  • In Jamaica you can use American Currency
  • In Jamaica you can use Canadian Currency
  • Yes, they accept all 3 currencies everywhere

So What is the exchange rate?

  • It is roughly $1 Canadian dollar = $100 Jamaican Dollars
  • …$10 Canadian dollars = $1000 Jamaican Dollars etc

If you keep that in your head, it helps a lot. Spending money is something that must be done anywhere we go….learning how to convert Jamaican currency in your head before you buy something, will lessen the time spent making the “I am confused” face.

No Payphones at the  Jamaican Airport

I mentioned this in a previous blog post. unfortunately there are no payphones at the Montego Bay Jamaican airport. So if you think you are going to step of the plane and call a cab, or call a friend to come and pick you up, or make reservations for a Jamaican hotel, think again. No payphones. No phone calls. This was really hard on us…it was late at night…and we had to find a hotel. You will probably have to ask to borrow someones cell phone if you plan to make any phone calls from the Jamaican airport.

Expect to get overcharged

If you are just stepping of the plane, taking a taxi for example, expect to get overcharged. That is just the way it is in Jamaica. The good news is, Jamaican living is much less expensive than Canadian living so, what they call “overcharging,” is what we call “normal price.” That is a silver lining right?

Jamaican Danger!

Many people will warn you that travelling to Jamaica is of high risk. Well, it’s not that simple. Doing anything in life involves some risk. It’s a matter of knowing how to do it to minimize the risk. I have heard stories of foreigners getting hurt while in Jamaica. But I am a foreigner and I made it to Jamaica and back to Canada. And I went to many places alone without a problem.  So here are my Recommendations.

If you are a foreigner there are some dos and don’ts to visiting Jamaica.

  1. Dont wear your best clothes – Jamaicans love name brand clothing, its best not to entice them.
  2. Don’t wear expensive Jewelry – Same thing as above.
  3. Travel in Groups – Just makes a person think twice.
  4. Don’t flash your wallet or Money in Public – Just carry what you need, and nothing more. Use the bank machine, that is what it is there for.
  5. Don’t get high or stoned – Seriously some Jamaican people may see you as high or stoned as an opportunity
  6. Only take the taxis with the “Red License plates” – These are registered.

I hope this article doesn’t scare you. Again, I visited Jamaica, and I am back home safe and sound. I love Jamaica so much that  I am moving there in 2013. So, people do survive.  I just want you to be prepared if it is your first time.

The customs Line up in Jamaica

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I feel like this is worth mentioning because it is one of the things I encountered that I didn’t expect, that kind of upset me. My flight arrived in Jamaica at 8:15pm Saturday night. I thought I would jump of the plane and straight into Jamaican fun. Um no. Not so fast. When we got off the plane I noticed that some of the people were running. Yes! Literally running. Later when we were stuck at the back of the line, I found out why. It’s because you have to go through customs to get out, and if you don’t run you have to wait like 45 minutes in that Jamaican airport heat. In case you are wondering, there was no A/C. That made waiting a real chore.

One more Important thing… (customs form)

I want to mention this cause I was verbally chewed up for not understanding…there is a little form they will have you fill out on the plane before you go through Jamaican customs once you land. This paper from what I can remember, will ask you if you are carrying alcohol, if  you have plant life…crazy questions. Here is the zinger. The little tiny piece at the bottom…you are actually expected to keep it with you for your whole trip. Yeah weird I know. I could not find mine, so at customs, exiting Jamaica to come back to Canada, they gave me a new one. The problem was the customs lady had such a deep Jamaican accent that I couldn’t understand her. I said “I am sorry I don’t understand.” She then became impatient with me and spoke in a deeper Jamaican accent. I found this experience to be humiliating. So, keep this silly little paper with you, so you can enter the Jamaican customs, to go back home, without a problem.

Jamaican Men and Women

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Jamaican men and women, living in Jamaica, are sexier than you can imagine. It really

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is the truth. You might find yourself having to clean drool from off your shirt. They are mighty fine. The funny thing is. They will want you too. Nobody really pays that much attention to monogamy down there as we do in the west. Depending on your reasons for going, this may be a good thing.

I really love Jamaica. every time I think about it I feel so happy inside. I cant wait to breathe the Jamaican air again. I will share as much as I can with all of you, the next time I travel. As we Rastafari say. Jah Bless.

Visit my other blog Jamaican Rastarfari blog to learn more.

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7 Ways to know if you are a Hebrew Israelite…..

7 Ways to know if you are a Hebrew Israelite

As you read this list, know you do not have to have each item on the list to be a Hebrew Israelite, but this list will give you a general Idea. Being a hebrew Israelite is less about skin color, its more about your love for nature, natural living and he creator. Blessed Love.

#1 Work and making Money without Yahweh/Jah????

You will know you are an Hebrew Israelite, if you have tried to run a small business, that is not about your faith, and it just seems to….not work out.  As Israelite’s we must choose to earn a living as servants of Yahweh, Jah Rastafari.  For example, singing about our love of the Mighty Creator, sharing our love for him on our blog, designing hats, and crochet dreadlocks coverings with red yellow and green. These are just examples. As Hebrew Israelite’s, our work in life should be about Yaheweh, Jehovah, Jah, not separate from him.  Jah tries to steer his children out of work and earnings which doe not include him.

#2 Happiest when with Jah/God

Have you noticed that you are happiest when you embrace God in your life on a daily basis? Reading the scriptures, Going to Church, sharing and listening to the testimonies of other Israelites… ….Those who are Hebrews Israelite’s feel passionately about Yahweh.

#3 Do you love Rasta Reggae Music/Christian/Godly Music and entertainment

I love to listen to Reggae music created by Rastafari people. I have met some people who love to listen to some Christian music. Whatever the case may be, if you are happiest when your music is about God and created by those who love him, then you may be an Israelite.

#4 Pray for answers to problems

Do you find your self praying to God for answers to life’s problems? It probably means you are an Israelite. As Rastafari we do the same thing, but it is better known as “self contemplation.” To understand an issue, Rasta go inside and do “inner Reasoning” Jah puts the understanding in our heart. In most cases, the answer is more love.

#5 Do you hate the thought of eating animals as food?

Do you hate the thought of eating meat? I do not like it too. But not in the way of it being an animal, but more because animals are flesh. That does not seem right to me. Here is a piece of the Nazareth vow…a vow for the  Hebrew Israelites.

 

 

 

 

#6 Do you believe in the miracles performed in the bible?

Miracles are mentioned in the bible. Jah is Miraculous. Not to himself, but to us. If you believe that Jesus Christ did in face turn water into wine, and God the father performed miracles for this people…that the miracles mentioned in the bible were not just “meta fores,” then you are probably a Hebrew Israelite.

 

 

#7 Does the thought of wearing your hair in dreadlocks intrigue you?

Dreadlocks are a part of Israelite culture. When you think of wearing dreadlocks yourself, it may feel peaceful, or just right, but if you have never worn your hair in dreadlocks you may wonder if these thoughts and feelings are accurate or just silly. Well if you think wearing dreadlocks would feel good for you, you are probably a Hebrew Israelite.

Hebrew Israelite still exist today, many of them do not know they are Hebrew Israelites. Give Thanks. Rastafari.

 

 

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3 Rasta Rules & Laws you may not know!

3 Rasta Rules & Laws you may not know!

 

“And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When either man or woman shall separate themselves to vow a vow of a Nazarite, to separate themselves unto the LORD:

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#1 Rasta must Avoid Strong Drink

alcohol-on-shelvesHe shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried. All the days of his separation shall he eat nothing that is made of the vine tree, from the kernels even to the husk.

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#2 No Razor upon the head of a Rasta

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#3 Rasta must stay away from all carcass

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All the days that he separateth himself unto the LORD he shall come at no dead body. He shall not make himself unclean for his father, or for his mother, for his brother, or for his sister, when they die: because the consecration of his Jah is upon his head. All the days of his separation he is holy unto the LORD.

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And if any man die very suddenly by him, and he hath defiled the head of his consecration; then he shall shave his head in the day of his cleansing, on the seventh day shall he shave it. And on the eighth day he shall bring two turtles, or two young pigeons, to the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: And the priest shall offer the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering, and make an atonement for him, for that he sinned by the dead, and shall hallow his head that same day. And he shall consecrate unto the LORD the days of his separation, and shall bring a lamb of the first year for a trespass offering: but the days that were before shall be lost, because his separation was defiled…”

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This is the law of the Nazarite who hath vowed, and of his offering unto the LORD for his separation, beside that that his hand shall get: according to the vow which he vowed, so he must do after the law of his separation.

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Jamaica Vacation: 26 Items You MUST pack!!

Jamaica Vacation:

26 Items You MUST pack!!

 

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Here is a list of 26 Items I wish I brought on my trip to Jamaica, with me, or that I found I used a lot of when I was there. I hope it comes in handy for you. 

#1 – Condoms are a hot commodity in Jamaica – You may or may not need them. I am just because-you-probably-will-have-blizzard-sex-2-24845-1422308064-14_dblbigsaying. They are not always easy to get either.off-bug-spray-coupon

#2 – Bug/Mosquito Spray – Mosquito Spray. You will definitely need this especially at night. Like the one called “Off.”

#3 – Mosquito Coils – If you can get them in your native country. Bring them with you. if not Jamaica sells them. Now you will only need this if you visit the hills for a couple of nights. For some reason Mosquitos are attracted to foreigners, but do not bother locals. For real, no joke.

#4 – Lots of Face cloths – These are a must. Have them in abundance. Jamaica makes you sweat. You will use them to wipe your face, shower, wipe your mouth after you eat, and everything else in between. Just letting you know. Go and buy a pack of 5 for each person going on the trip.

#5 – Aloe vera gel for sunburn – Have this if you burn easily under the sun. Please bring 71Wu8keEplL._SY679_your own aloe vera gel with you every where you go. Bring at least 3 bottles have one in your hotel room and 2 anywhere else or to carry. One lady told me they got hustled all because they didn’t have their own aloe vera gel. So please bring your own.

#6 – Sunscreen – OK so I read sunscreen does not actually work. But for those who like it. Buy some… you are going to need it.

#7 – Portable Cups – Why not. Portable cups are always a good idea. Especially in a hot country.

#8 – Many sunglasses – Bring at least 3-5 pairs. Sunglasses get lost easily. Bring a set of 5 depending on how long you are staying. If you are not someone who usually wears them….you will now!81ZJtR4b9bL._SL1500_

#9 – Pepto-bism0l – You might want this. Only you will know. Or maybe some tums.

#10 – Baby Wipes – These are great to carry with you for quick freshen up. And believe me you are going to do a lot of freshening up especially when you are already out and away from home. carry these in your purse or back pack. 0307112_l

#11 – 2 pairs of flip-flops – Flip flops are great to have. Why not bring 2 pairs.

#12 – Lots of Body wash – I found I showered way more when i was in Jamaica than when I was back home. Jamaica is very hot. If you go out in the day, guaranteed you will need a shower when you get home. Body wash is best, because sometimes you do not feel like showering but you have to. Body wash makes showering quick and easy.  I like Dove, Dial, and Avon body washes.

#13 – Lots of 2 or 3 for the day underwear – Ok. You will need to have the amount of underwear to match the amount of showers you are going to take. No body knows what that number is so just be prepared. I say, have 2 underwear a day. If you do not use them, fine, but at least you got them.

#14 – underwater camera for Jamaica deep-sea excursions – If you plan to do any underwater adventures. It’s a good idea to get an underwater camera. I used to have one. loved it.

#15 – lots of large zip lock bags – These come in handy for a lot of things. Now check this out. 999999-6714070404On one trip just before I was leaving Jamaica, I stopped and bought my favorite perfume ever. No I cannot get it in my native country. Don’t ask me the name….darn it. anyway…if you want to carry any lotion or perfume back home with you..you will have to place them inside a large Ziploc bag or they will make you throw the perfume or lotion out. No the customs people do not care how much money it cost you or if you just bought it. So go get those large ziplock bags and save about 5 for your trip on the plane heading out. You can google this your self if you do not believe me.

 

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#16 – Your own knife fork and spoon – Depending how long you will be there….have your own knife fork and spoon. I get tired of using plastic cutlery sometimes. 5017275-GRY33-fallback

#17  Back Pack – Back packs are great when traveling, especially if you have children. Every person on your trip needs to have his or her own back pack.

#18 – water bottle – Water bottle. Always.

#19 – running shoes – IF you plan to go hiking, I would say running shoes or some good hiking shoes are a good idea. If you are staying for a month or more, just know that there are some roads in Jamaica that shoes only last so long on. ab-products-xtra

#20 – After Bite – OK this is especially for you first timers travelling to Jamaica. You will need the after bite. Mosquitos fall in love with you when it is your first time. It’s not the kind of falling in love you will enjoy though. YOu are gonna need that after bite. Write a list, go to the drug store…and get it. Right now!!!

#21 – Laundry detergent – Think most people would not bring this but you will need it.Tide_Ultra_Stain_Release_Liquid_Laundry_Detergent_D Laundry detergent is one of the hottest sellers in Jamaica. Why because clothes get sweaty and dirty very fast. There is no “wearing the item for the second time without washing.” Bring some laundry liquid detergent with you incase you want to do a quick wash of your favorite shirt or shorts by hand, and hang them to dry.

#22 – Ear Plugs – Some people are not ear plug people. I am. I use them for many reasons. When people are making too much noise, for sleep….so you may want to grab some…you don’t know.

#23 – Camera SD Card and battery – You want to have extra SD cards for your camera for. There are certain things you just do not want to have to try to find…while on vacation.

#24 – Bathing suit – Everybody likes to visit the beaches in Jamaica. Don’t forget your bathing suit/swim trunks.download (3)

#25 – Passport – Goes without saying Right. But I Just included it anyway. Plus of course any other I.D. That you may need for you trip. Drivers license etc.k

#26 – laptop and tablet – You probably want to bring your tablet or laptop for various reasons, such as posting your trip to Facebook and YouTube, or just capturing your trip to Jamaica for your own family to watch and enjoy. Just a reminder. Don’t for get plugs and batteries if needed.

Enjoy your trip/vacation to Jamaica. If you want to learn about the Rastafarian Culture in Jamaica, check out my best selling book. Rasta Way of Life. 

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25 Rastafarian Rules, Laws & Regulations

25 Rastafarian Rules, Laws & Regulations

(For Food, Raising Rasta Children, For Rasta Women, and Life)

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Rastafari has many rules laws and regulations. It would take at least a couple of years to learn them all in order to live by them. However I have listed some basic rules and laws of Rastafari here for you to get started.

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5 Rastafarian Ital food laws and Rules

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Rasta eat organic food – organic food that grows on a tree, not created by synthetic seeds etc. ..

Rasta unpack-aged/bulk food – Food in a package is full of preservatives.

Rasta do not meat – Rastafari people do neat eat meat. They deem it as “dead flesh!”

Rasta embrace food without preservatives – Preservatives such as you would find in canned food is deemed unhealthy.

Rasta prefer only natural sugars – such as honey, molasses or cane sugar – Natural sugars are best for Jah holy temple.

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10 Rastafarian home/life rules and laws

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These are the 10 commandments of Jah given to Moses on Mount Sinai for the Israelite people. Rastafari follow the rules laws and regulations of Israelite people. 

  • Do not have any other god before God
  • Do not make yourself an idol
  • Do not take the Lord’s name in vain
  • Remember the Sabbath Day and keep it holy
  • Honor your mother and father
  • Do not murder
  • Do not commit adultery
  • Do not steal
  • Do not testify or fear false witness against your neighbor
  • Do not covet

 

5 Rastafarian rules for Empress/Rasta Women

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Rasta women and Curse Words rules–A Rastafari woman does not use curse words. If she does she apologizes to Jah and those in her presence. (“Sorry Jah, Sorry King.”)

Rasta woman Sexual Life rules–– A Rastafari woman does not speak of her sexual life (style) with her Kingman, with  anyone for any reason. She accepts it as a being what it is – sent from Jah.

Rasta woman Genitalia Words rules–– A Rastafari woman does not use slang words to refer to the genitalia.

Rasta women and Arguing rules– A Rastafari woman does not argue back and forth, rather allows the other person to be right or to, feel that they are right, in order that we avoid arguments and represent Jah at all times.

Rasta women wear Only Skirts – A Rastafari woman wears only skirts below the knee.

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5 Rastafarian rules to raise Rasta Children

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Rasta Children Proud of their Roots & Culture rules–– Rasta Children learn that their heritage is a gift. One of which they should be proud and that Black slavery was an “interruption” in African history, not African history itself. All Rasta children regardless of their ethnicity learn about African Roots Culture and History. Get the Rasta Rules book on amazon.com

Rasta children are Patient kind and humble  – Patience comes from fearing jah, and reading his words. Rasta couples teach his children to be humble, not arrogant before Jah, and to take an interest in the holy bible.

Rasta Children learn to be Respectful – Rasta Children are taught to be Respectful to the elderly and the weak/meek. Rasta couples teach his children that, in this way Rasta children are blessed in this life, and save up rewards with the Most High Jah, by these actions.

Rasta children Say “no” to Babylon… rules–– Babylon offers everything. To be a true King or Rasta Queen one must be speculative. Rasta couples teach his Children that, not everything is for Royalty, but that all is for the heathen. Lust, lies, whoredom, self hate, wickedness etc. Rasta children must pause, and think, before saying “yes” to all things.

Rasta children Read the King James Version Bible daily rules–: Rasta couples knows that one can acquire, wisdom, and knowledge, from reading the King James version bible. A Rasta couples encourages his Rasta child to start reading the King James Version bible between age  10-13 on his/her own. Before, then he himself will read the bible to his child explaining the verses and text in a simplistic manner as he reads. Rasta couples knows he is raising an Empress or King, and that requires time effort and love.

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Convert to Rastafari: New Book

Convert to Rastafari: Paperback book

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Hi guys I have a new book. I worked really hard on this book “Convert to Rastafari,” to provide pertinent information to those seeking guidance to live the Rasta way of life. I would like to share with you the table of contents and the book cover. I hope you like it. By the way, I had another one with the same title. But I have changed the inside and the subtitle. Convert to Rastafari the book, If you order it, and read it…I would really love for you to leave your feedback.

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Its only available in paperback, because people are getting too hung up on the title instead of the contents of the book. Its kind of like someone judging you by your skin color instead of by your character. The content and quality is what should matter, not your preconcieved ideas….Blessed Love.

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85 Tips, Principles & Teachings to Convert to Rastafari

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All rights reserved.

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For all the Men and Women who aspire to live as Rasta, and embrace the livity to the fullest.

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  1. What is a Rasta? 13
  2. Beliefs of Rastafari (7) 15
  3. Marcus Garvey: Our Prophet (1) 19
  4. Haile Selassie Teachings (6) 21
  5. Haile Selassie Facts Every Rasta Knows (8) 27
  6. “Rasta to Rasta” code (6) 32
  7. Bob Marley Interview: His Beliefs in Jah Rastafari (1) 41
  8. How to Pray as a Rasta (6) 47
  9. Bible stories about Rastafari (3) 56
  10. Rasta Language: Common words  & Phrases (10) 82
  11. Ital Rasta Food Laws (8) 87
  12. Lion of Judah Flag Meaning (5) 92
  13. Meaning of Dreadlocks as Rasta (10) 95
  14. Convert to Rastafari (Vow)  (9) 101
  15. How to Choose Your Rasta Name (5) 112

A book titled “Convert to Rastafari?”

convert to rastafariYes, I am aware that one cannot Convert to Rastafari as Rastafari is not a Religion. I am Tafari, I am aware. However there are many people today who are becoming aware of “the light of Jah,” and seek guidance to live this way of life.

Rastafari is a spiritual blessing for those who seek it.

Rastafari is a way of life that acknowledges Jah is some very specific, special and spiritual ways. Why must one go to a bald head for guidance on Rastafari? Why learn the livity from someone who is a student of the livity themselves?

Rastafari teacher, for Rastafari Students…Yes Jah, Give Thanks!

It is my work as Rasta on the Journey, to provide Jah Rastafari guidance to those who seek it. To embrace Rastafari is a blessing. Convert to Rastafari is my way of sharing this blessing of my faith, with those who want to embrace it too. The more Rastafari minded individuals we have on the earth, the better the world will be.

Blessed. Love.

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What is a Rasta?

A Rasta is a person who loves and respects, and is spiritually aware of, the earth, himself, King Selassie I, Jah, and Jah creations. There are some basic beliefs and principles, that every Rasta lives by, that you should be aware of, before you convert to Rastafari.

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What are founding beliefs of Rastafarianism?

What are founding beliefs of Rastafarianism? by Empress Yuajah

Read the book Rasta Rules….to learn more….below is the nutshell explanation.

Answer by Empress Yuajah:

Oh ok…You mean the beliefs that Rastafari was founded on…No human can really answer this question for you if they are not a Rasta. I will do the best I can.

  1. Black (African) People – These are the original and true Israelites/Hebrews, mentioned in the bible.Best books on rastafarianism
  2. Natural Living – Rastafari people believe natural living is best because it is Jah intended way for “man” to live, eat and thrive. (fruits, vegetables, mediation, live off the land etc) We also believe that when one “lives natural” he may induce a closeness and a oneness with the creator that is “unobtainable” otherwise.
  3. Jah is The Most High – There is a God. Life living by the word and directions of Jah, is a life that is prosperous, blessed, rewarding, feeds and uplifts the spirit.
  4. Judgement – Rasta believe in Judgement. We know that Jah will Judge every man woman and child according to their deeds. He gave us the 10 commandments to live by with other decrees and statues…he will judge each of us according to these.
  5. One Truth of God – (I have changed one of my answers.) The reason Rastafari exists is to educate people that there is one spiritual truth. That spiritual truth always has been, always will be, and never changes…The Nazirite Vow…now becomes Rastafari. The Life of Every Rasta is a Testament of God.

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This was a really great question. It Made me think deeply.

Blessed Love.

What are founding beliefs of Rastafarianism?

What are the dietary restrictions of Rastafarians?

What are the dietary restrictions of Rastafarians? by Empress Yuajah

Answer by Empress Yuajah:

Well…we have many dietary restrictions…however, it depends on how that Rasta chooses to follow the Rasta Livity (faith). Deeply or not so deeply.

  1. Rasta do not add salt to foodRasta believe Salt is something that creeps up and causes illness in the body. More Jah spiritually without the salt.
  2. Rasta don’t eat eggs (I don’t) – I don’t eat chicken or chicken embryos. Instead I eat tofu or vegan bologna (something like that)
  3. Rasta do not drink cows milk – Instead we often opt for Almond, or Soya Milk.
  4. Rasta do not eat any meat, or Chicken – Rasta love to eat fish, vegetables, fruits, and legumes.
  5. Rasta Refrain from drinking Alcohol – Beer included. Wine Included. Some Rasta consume Alcohol.
  6. Rasta do not eat Shell fish – We believe shell fish are dirty because they clean the bottom of the Sea. Rasta believe causes illness in the body.

Again all of these things depend on the individual Rasta. You will find Rasta who consume Alcohol…we are allowed according to our faith. We Rasta know our fate by our choices, so if you witness a Rasta doing these things….he is aware that it is against his fate. He is choosing his own destiny.

Rasta have other Restrictions besides dietary. Read about them in my book Rastafari: Beliefs and Principles on amazon.

What are the dietary restrictions of Rastafarians?