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The Dreadlocks have a very Important meaning
The Dreadlocks have a very special and Important meaning. Rastafarians are not just a people who are lazy and dirty. I know that people are looking at me and thinking, “she must be dirty!” But it’s quite the opposite. Let me explain. Rastafari wear their hair in Dreadlocks to Salute the Most High. Of course it does not make any sense, you are not Rasta. But for us, it makes a lot of sense. God, the real, God, not the one we have been taught to believe in has a place in just about everything. One of his markers is Dreadlocks.
Rastas are some of the Cleanest people
By the way Rastafarians are some of the cleanest people on the planet. We love to wash our dreadlocks because we like the feeling of washing our dreadlocks and the way our hair smells once it is finally washed. So please do not make any negative assumptions. Many people who embrace this way of life, who do not come from the Caribbean are under the misconception that they are not supposed to wash their hair. Actually this is offensive on so many levels….
If you don’t wash your locks, they will stink, and you will offend people
My spirituality calls for cleanliness, when you don’t wash your dreadlocks, others will think I (with Dreadlocks) am the same way.
Rastafarians love to live natural hence the Dreadlocks
Rastafarians love to live natural. Dreadlocks is just one “expression” of living a life that is natural fuss free, and puts God (Jah) at the forefront. Dreadlocks are easy to take care of and have a natural earth like appearance.
I can remember when I was about 2 years old and Rastafari people would come into our business to buy music. I use to think that hair was so long and special. Then when I got older and would see women with dreadlocks, I thought “oh how nice her hair looks like the branches of a tree. That is so natural and beautiful.” This is my blog, I am sharing my thoughts. I don’t know what others think, but I think locks are beautiful.
Don’t judge people by their appearance
Please do not judge people with Dreadlocks by their appearance. We are human beings and individuals just like everybody else. We just want freedom and peace of mind just like you. The next time you see a Rastafari or somebody with Dreadlocks, don’t stare, just come over and say Hi. You might be surprised by the warm reception you get back. Many people with dreadlocks are very down to earth. I will be finished my book soon entitled “White Rastafari” in which I explain many things about Rastafari Culture.
Bob Marley wasn’t dirty. He had way too many girlfriends. Maybe they even thought his dreadlocks were sexy. I don’t know. I plan to move to Jamaica, where people wont stare at me so much. I have been stared at so many times here in Toronto, Canada, that when I visited Jamaica back in February of 2012, I felt out of sorts, not have the Jamaican people staring at me. Not one person said a word to me about my hair. In fact many people smiled at me. Again, Bob Marley and his naturalistic vibration and music, paved the way for the rest of us Rastafarians.
Jamaicans know Rasta are not dirty
Many people who come from the Caribbean Islands know that Rastafarians are not “just dirty people.” This is because there are many Rastafarians living in the Caribbean Islands. I just love to see Rastafari in the Caribbean or in the west. There are some Rastafarians living in the west in places like America, Canada and England. We are a small group, but we are growing world-wide.
What is Rastafari anyway?
Maybe this is the first time you are hearing about Rastafari. Well Rastafari is a way of life that celebrates, African and Caribbean Culture. There is much more to it than that, but that is the short answer. If you would like a deeper explanation. Check out my book entitled “How to Become a Rasta” You can buy it on amazon.com, or visit my blog. Visit Jamaicanlove.org Today!