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!
Blessed, 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.
I Give thanks to the great Rastfari Artist & Musician, Bob Marley. For opening the door for other Rasta to share and to teach Rastafari.
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
Also By Empress Yuajah
- Rastafari Beliefs and Principles ebook
- White Rastafari ebook
- How to Become a Rasta ebook
- Convert to Rastafari ebook
- Rasta Way of Life ebook
Table of Contents
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.”
“…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)
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.
Available on www.amazon.com
- How to Be a Rasta Empress
- How to Be a Rastafari Man
- Rasta beliefs and principles book
- Why Rasta do not eat meat!
- How to be Rasta in 20 Steps
- What foods do Jamaican people eat?
- 10 cool things about Jamaica!
- 8 FYI Before you travel to Jamaica!
- Rasta Way of Life Book!
- Are Rasta Just dirty?
- What are the dietary restrictions of a Rastafari?
- What are the founding beliefs of Rastafarianism?\
- What are some Rasta Beliefs?
- Are there any introductory books on Rastafari?
- How can you join the Rastafari Movement?
- What / Who is Jah Rastafari?
Some Jamaican Love Blog Posts
Some Rastafari Blog Posts Too
Subconscious Mind Training
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…
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
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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