What are the dietary restrictions of Rastafarians?

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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 food – Rasta 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?

What are the dietary restrictions of Rastafarians?

Rastafarian Food Laws

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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 food – Rasta believe Salt is something that creeps upvegb20121218sg (1) 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.

Please check out my link on 6 rules to cook Ital Rastafood. Blessed.

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.

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

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10 Jamaica Vacation Warnings

jamaica vacation book coverThis is my new ebook. I wrote it while I am in Jamaica. Read it and take it with a grain of salt. I wrote it for you to know the truth. Jamaica is a great place to vacation, but sometimes, things can get out of hand. Just take it with a grain of salt.

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“Rastafari Royals” (a fiction book)

Hi guys. Well, I am starting to look at my life in new ways. One of things I am trying to do lately is try new things….let me get straight to the point.

I am writing Rastafari Fiction. Yes! Rastafari Fiction! Yeah weird. But it is truly one of the few ways I can teach Rastafari and get my point across.

anyway here is a sample of my book. …

Kingly Screamed Rexellas name as he barged into the Hospital room where she had just given birth.

He was huffing and puffing as he asked her the question that had been bothering him the whole way as he drove to the hospital.

“Did you name her yet?”

Rexella found it odd, he didn’t ask to hold the baby. She didn’t expect a kiss on the cheek, as it was against Jamaican and Rastafari Culture to show romantic affection in front of a parent. But he didnt even ask how Rexella was doing.

“Well…” Rexella looked at Kingly Quizzically..wondering why he was asking such an odd question.

“We….decided on Emily…Right?”

“Emily…?” Kingly doubled over struggling to catch his breath. “No, No, No!”

He finally stood up straight and and waved both his hands , and shook his head in negation.

Rexella wondered if he had been smoking Marijuana before he arrived, but knew that that was part of his Religion and resisted asking him outright.

“We cannot name her Emily!” Said Kingly with a force that made Rexella angry and uncomfortable. Rexella really started to second guess herself. She felt perhaps she married Kingly for all the wrong reasons….For Royal wealth, For his sexy Jamaican swag…

Maybe she had made a big mistake….Maybe she made a mistake in following her heart.

Maybe these Rastafari Royals really were “Devil worshippers,” and “Satanists” “with dreadlocks” as her sisters had warned her. Maybe it was time to consider moving back home.

King Heights was sitting in the Armchair across the room. The Royal Heights Family did not believe in the use of technology,  such as laptops, or televisions, but King Heights did carry a cell phone for emergencies, Just as Kingly was telling Rexella they could not name the baby “Emily” King Heights Received a text from Empress Decca….

“So, what are we going to name her?” Rexella asked Kingly very slowly and deliberately as she she struggled inside her self to understand why her husband wanted to change the name of their newborn baby girl at the last minute, and in fact after she had already been born.

Kingly thought Rexella looked extra beautiful as she now had a “glow about her, as she was sitting up in the hospital bed.

“Oh I don’t know…” Kingly tried to make himself sound as if he was hesitating…

If Rexella knew that Kingly wanted to change the name of their Daughter, something they had discussed months ago, based on the word of his Mother, Kingly knew Rexella would “dig her heels in” and refuse. Kingly knew Rexella didn’t really understand Rastafari.  Sometimes he knew it was just better not to explain.

King Heights suddenly stood up and awkwardly interjected….

“Daughta… Can I have a word with Kingly for a minute?

Rexella liked it when King Heights called her “Daughta.” It made her feel special…like a part of the family.

“Yes, of Course.” replied Rexella, as she swaddled and rocked her beautiful new baby girl, some more. King Heights could ask Rexella to have or to do anything. She trusted him….he knew she would always say yes.

King Heights walked over to Kingly and gently ushered him out of the room. smiling at Rexellla as he tried  to appear nonchalant, and in control of his emotions.

When they were outside the Hospital room door…King Heights asked Kingly with an Urgency in his eyes …

“….Did you bring the bible?”

“Yes! It is in my backpack!”

…..

Thanks for reading…sorry if it sucks!

New Rastafari Book on Beliefs & Principlels

Rastafari_Cover_for_KindleBlessed, my Angels. Sorry I have not posted in such a long time. I have a new book on amazon.com. It is about the Rastafari livity. Mostly the book is about the principles and beliefs that Rastafari live by. I included a section to help people understand the truth about where Rastafari came from. So its more for people who can handle the truth, and if they don’t like it wont have a hard time swallowing the truth. I also have some tips to help you enter Zion, and I describe the meaning of life according to Rastafari. Here is the description from Amazon.com ” This book is designed for those who want to deepen their awareness of Rastafari. Many questions answered…who created Rastafari and why? Why is King Selassie I so special in Rastafarianism? What are the Principles and Beliefs that Rasta live by day-to-day? What formula do Rasta use to enter Zion. What does it mean to live Natural in Rastafari? The truth of The truth of Rastafari and how it began still remains untold. Many books on Rastafari are written by non Rasta. Not this one. Learn the true meaning of Embracing the faith, as Self, Others, and Zion. 5 truths about the Almighty Jah, the meaning of life according to a Rastafari… ” I hope people like it. I truly believe Jah gave us all unique gifts and talents that we can share here on earth. But I also believe the more a man tries to be like the next, he will not be aware of those gifts. My book is unique, because it was written by me. I hope people like that. Dont forget amazons price match program too. Blessed. Rastafari. Sample the beginning of the book here…

Rastafari; Beliefs & “Overstanding”

By Empress Yuajah

Copyright © 2013 Empress Yuajah

All rights reserved.

Dedication

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I Give thanks to the great Rastfari Artist & Musician, Bob Marley.  For opening the door for other Rasta to share and to teach Rastafari.

Jah

I give thanks to Jah. You gave me the greatest gift any living human could have. I am overwhelmed and in awe of your love every day.

Thanks and praises unto The Most High, Jah Rastafari

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Table of Contents

“Overstanding”

#Beginning of “the black struggle”

Becoming a Rasta

#Rastafari as a Non-African

#Rasta  Altar?

#Rasta Home Decor

#The 10 Commandments

#“Jah Light”

#Holy Rastafari Covenant

#“The Lion of Judah” Flag

#“The Jamaican Flag”

#Sabbath & Holy Days

Spiritual/African Re-education….

#10 Cool Black Inventions!

#The Origin of the Israelites

#The Melanin of Black Africans

#The Johnathan Ferrell Story;

#Religion vs. Rastafari, for Africans?

#Death to the Black Nation

#The First Rastaman

Jah

#5 Truths about Jah

#Jahs first Created “Hue”-man

#Other Gods Do Not Exist

#5 Biblical Covenants of Jah

16 Principles of Rastafari

Self

Others

Zion

9 “Beliefs” of Rasta

Marcus Mosiah Garvey

Bob Marley

King Selassie I

#The “Tribe of Judah”

#Protected the Garden of Eden

#“Leadership”

#Spirituality

#“Peace No More War”

How to Enter Zion

#4 Reasons Why Rastafari “Fast”

#More about the fast

#The Meaning of Life

Rastafari is a spirituality of the heart. If you use your mind to understand something that is spiritual, you may miss the true essence and meaning of it.

As you read this book, know that facts and dates is not what Rastafari is about. Rastafari is a feeling, the feeling of Jah, Jah Love, and the relationship between him and his covenanted people.

May Jah bless you and guide you, that your heart may be opened, and your spirit may be filled with Rastafari knowledge, wisdom, and “Overstanding.”

Unity & Blessed Love. Rastafari.

2 As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram. And behold, dreadful and great darkness fell upon him. 13 Then the Lord said to Abram, “Know for certain that your offspring will be sojourners in a land that is not theirs and will be servants there, and they will be afflicted for four hundred years. 14 But I will bring judgment on the nation that they serve, and afterward they shall come out with great possessions. 15 As for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried in a good old age. 16 And they shall come back here in the fourth generation, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.”

“Overstanding”

“…My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge…” – Hosea 4:6-7

What’s to “Overstand” about Rastafari?

If you embrace Rastafari without the awareness that Black people have struggled and still struggle today, then you really are not embracing the Rastafari faith as it truly is.

Rastafari is born of “the black struggle!” You can’t say you did not know. Let me repeat that. Rastafari was born of “the black struggle,” and the black nation still “struggle” today because of some very key components rarely discussed.

In this book you will learn…

  • The true reason black people have “Kinky” coily hair.
  • Tips to help you embrace the faith
  • The real Reason Rastafari was created, and by whom.
  • Guidelines on how to Enter Holy Mount Zion
  • The biggest Contributing factor of why black people continue to “struggle” today.
  • Rastafari is a spiritual “secret”

Rastafari is a “knowing”… Much of what I know as Rasta Empress, is not written in books. Besides, Babylon wants all of us to be like robots…without our own thoughts, just following along… knowing only what they want us to know, and doing only what they want us to do.

Rastafari wisdom and “Overstanding,” comes from Jah, and has been secretly written on the Rastafari heart at his/her conception! Yes at his/her conception!!! It is our Job as Rastafari (prophets) to share that truth and bring the light to the people….to help them to “Overstand” Jah light, and Jah living – Rastafari!

Beginning of “the black struggle”

The truth is the beginning of the “black struggle” started during biblical times in Egypt when the people of Israel were “servants” to the Egyptians as promised to Abraham(Abram) by Jah.

A life of Slavery (Servitude)

Genesis 15

12 As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram. And behold, dreadful and great darkness fell upon him. 13 Then the Lord said to Abram, “Know for certain that your offspring will be sojourners in a land that is not theirs and will be servants there, and they will be afflicted for four hundred years. 14 But I will bring judgment on the nation that they serve, and afterward they shall come out with great possessions. 15 As for you, you shall go to your fathers in peace; you shall be buried in a good old age. 16 And they shall come back here in the fourth generation, for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete.

The Israelites Oppressed – Exodus 1

“…1 these are the names of the (12) sons of Israel who went to Egypt with Jacob, each with his family: 2 Reuben, Simeon, Levi and Judah; 3 Issachar, Zebulun and Benjamin; 4 Dan and Naphtali, Gad, and Asher. 5 The descendants of Jacob numbered seventy[a] in all; Joseph was already in Egypt.

6 Now Joseph and all his brothers and all that generation died, 7 but the Israelites were exceedingly fruitful; they multiplied greatly, increased in numbers and became so numerous that the land was filled with them. Thanks for reading…to get the book visit amazon.com and type Rastafari beliefs and overstanding…Rastafari, give thanks.

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

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

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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

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The First Rastaman – New Rasta Book “Rastafari Is”

I just wanted to tell you guys how much I appreciate those who visit my blog, and take the time to “like” posts, and leave comments etc. So as a way of saying thank you…I have included a segment of my new book ….entitled “Rastafari Is…”

Who was the First Rastaman?

black jesusThe first documented Rastaman was, without a doubt, Jesus Christ. Every Rastaman knows this. I am not saying this to ‘big up’ my Meditation. I know this by the behaviour, and the words of the Mighty Jesus Christ, as recorded in the Christian Bible. As Rasta our whole life is to serve Jah, and teach the peoples about preparation to meet The Most High. Jesus Christ …withdrew to lonely places to pray, Jesus Christ began Ministering when he was 12, (because he was born with the gospel, same as Rasta) Jesus Christ was a Nazirite (he had dreadlocks) Yeshua (Jesus Christ) was often misunderstood by the masses. All of these things Rasta man and Rasta women of today do, and encounter today.

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Leonard Howell

‘Leonard Percival Howell was known as The Gongor G.G. Maragh (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.

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 leonard howellpreaching 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.

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.”


 

Mortimer Planno

planno‘In 1961, the Jamaican government decided to send a delegation of both officials and Rastafari leaders to meet Emperor Haile Selassie I. Rases Planno, D. Mack, and Fillmore Alvaranga were the three in the Rasta delegation. Their Minority Report of the mission differs in several significant aspects from that of the non-Rastafarian delegates,e.g.:

April 16, 1961: “Later in the afternoon the Rases were invited to visit His Holiness, Abuna Basilios the Archbishop of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church at his residence. The other delegates came along too. We discussed H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie, being the returned Messiah. His Holiness the Abuna told us at the conclusion of the discussion that the Bible can be interpreted that way. We had tea and honey with him.”

April 21, 1961: “The Mission was granted audience with H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie I at the Imperial Palace, Addis-Ababa. We were introduced to H.I.M., by the Minister of the Imperial Guard. Emperor Haile Selassie I welcomed the delegation warmly. Speaking Amharic which was interpreted by the Minister of the Imperial Guard, H.I.M. told us that he knew the black people of the West and particularly Jamaica were blood brothers to the Ethiopians and he knew that slaves were sent from Ethiopia to Jamaica. He said we should send the right people. The Emperor said Ethiopia was large enough to hold all the people of Afrikan descent living outside Afrika and he would send a delegation to the West Indies. Dr. Leslie told H.I.M. that Jamaica had plenty of sugar cane factories making sugar and rum. H.I.M. replied that in Ethiopia there was a refinery making sugar but not rum. H.I.M. thanked the delegation and presented each of us with a gold medal.”

“All the rest of the delegation left His presence except the three Rastafarian Brethren (Bros. Fil, Mack, Planno, as we had presents for H.I.M.). Alvaranga presented H.I.M. with a wood-carved map of Afrika with a portrait of the Emperor on one side of the wooden case. The Emperor then spoke in English for the first time to us. He said, “That’s Afrika. Is it from the Rastafari Brethren?” (That showed that he knew us before). We said “Yes”. Brother Mack presented photographs of the Rastafari Brethren in Jamaica. H.I.M. said again in English, “Photographs; thank you”. Mack also gave H.I.M. a painting of Errol Flynn’s island in Jamaica (i.e. Navy Island, off the mainland of Port Antonio). Brother Planno gave H.I.M. a woven scarf in red, gold and green. H.I.M. said “Is it you that wove it”. He said “Yes”. He said “Thank you again”. We also gave H.I.M. a photograph of a widow and six children—her husband, a Rastafari Brethren, was shot and killed by the Police in Jamaica. H.I.M. asked us to who was taking care of them now. We told H.I.M. that we took the case to Jamaica’s Premier but left the island before it was settled. The Emperor said that he would do what he could to help. We then took leave.’

A Rastafari friend of mine says there is a book about Mr. Plannos life called “The Strangest Rastaman” but I could not find it on google.com, or amazon.com

Check out my book “How to Become a Rasta.” This one is published and available on amazon.com

Jah Bless You my beauties. Rastafari.