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.
- 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.
- 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)
- Rasta do not drink cows milk – Instead we often opt for Almond, or Soya Milk.
- Rasta do not eat any meat, or Chicken – Rasta love to eat fish, vegetables, fruits, and legumes.
- Rasta Refrain from drinking Alcohol – Beer included. Wine Included. Some Rasta consume Alcohol.
- 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 bookon amazon.
Hi guys I have a new book out its called Rasta Bible Rastafari spiritual wisdom. This book was a long time coming. I love it. I hope you enjoy read it and learn some things. Its biblical and full of wisdom. Blessed love.
Rastafari Spiritual Wisdom
Don’t forget to check out
- Life as a Rasta Woman
- Convert to Rastafari
- Rasta Way of Life
Copyright © 2015 Empress Yuajah
All rights reserved.
To those who seek Jah, for they know the way of life of truth, is amongst us.
Why a Rasta Bible?
As I read certain parts of the holy bible, I and I feel “high. You too may experience the meditation of Rastafari when you read these bible scripture.
This book is for those who yearn to know and feel what Rastafari know and feel. Jah love, Jah Guidance, Jah presence is real wisdom. Read his words; allow your mind to be renewed by them. Re-read them 2x daily, feel your spirit begin to become clean.
In Rastafari there is no “Rasta Bible” However, This book is a compilation of some of my most cherished bible scripture, relevant to Rastafari and heartfelt by me as an Empress. I share them with you in the hopes that you too may experience the wisdom of Rastafari and feel the love and might of Jah in your soul.
This book is for those who seek Rastafari spiritual understanding and wisdom, and this book is also for those who know that the bible must contain some text that can provide one with spiritual training of the mind that will mold one to become wise and draw closer to Jah.
I have compiled for you my favorite bible scripture. They are full of Rastafari Wisdom and Overstanding. Read them and feel the meditation take shape in your spirit.
Table of Contents
- Wisdom 1. 17
- Wisdom 2. 20
- Wisdom 3. 25
- Wisdom 4. 28
- Wisdom 5. 32
- Wisdom 6. 36
- Wisdom 7. 40
- Wisdom 8. 45
- Wisdom 9. 49
- Wisdom 10. 53
- Wisdom 11. 57
- Wisdom 12. 62
- Faithfulness to Jah. 68
- Honor your Parents. 71
- Be Humble as Rasta. 73
- Giving to the Poor. 75
- Wisdom as a Teachers of Rastafari 77
- Self-confidence as Rasta. 79
- Don’t Be Presumptuous as a Rasta. 81
- Sincerity and Self-control 83
- Friendship. 85
- Learn from Wisdom.. 87
- Using Common Sense. 90
- Advice for men about Women. 93
- Friendship with Others. 94
- Teachings for People in Authority. 96
- Pride. 97
- People Who Should Be Honored. 99
- Humility and Self-respect. 100
- Appearances. 101
- Be Cautious. 101
- Be Careful in Choosing Friends. 106
- Sinners & Enemies as Rasta. 107
- The company you keep. 110
- 10 Jah Rastafari Prayers. 114
- A prayer for suicidal thoughts. 115
- A prayer to forgive. 116
- A prayer for Prosperity. 117
- A prayer for Loss. 118
- Jah Rastafari prayer to Anger. 119
- Jah Rastafari Prayer to Heal a Broken Heart. 120
- Jah Rastafari Prayer for relief from Enemies. 121
- Prayer for Healing. 122
- Jah Rastafari Prayer for a fresh Start. 123
- Rastafari prayer for Addiction(s). 124
- Rastafari prayer to end Sexual Temptations. 125
- Rastafari prayer for Protection. 126
- About the Author. 127
I too am mortal like everyone else, a descendant of the first man formed from the earth. I was modeled in flesh inside a mother’s womb,
2 where, for ten months, in blood I acquired substance — the result of virile seed and pleasure, sleep’s companion.
3 I too, when I was born, drew in the common air, I fell on the same ground that bears us all, and crying was the first sound I made, like everyone else.
4 I was nurtured in swaddling clothes, with every care.
5 No king has known any other beginning of existence;
6 for there is only one way into life, and one way out of it.
If you are in a spiritual battle,
and need some guidance I highly recommend this book.
8 I esteemed her more than scepters and thrones; compared with her, I held riches as nothing.
9 I reckoned no precious stone to be her equal, for compared with her, all gold is a pinch of sand, and beside her, silver ranks as mud.
10 I loved her more than health or beauty, preferred her to the light, since her radiance never sleeps.
11 In her company all good things came to me, and at her hands incalculable wealth.
12 All these delighted me, since Wisdom brings them, though I did not then realize that she was their mother.
13 What I learned diligently, I shall pass on liberally, I shall not conceal how rich she is.
14 For she is to human beings an inexhaustible treasure, and those who acquire this win Jah’s friendship, commended to him by the gifts of instruction.
16 for we are in his hand, yes, ourselves and our sayings, and all intellectual and all practical knowledge.
17 He it was who gave me sure knowledge of what exists, to understand the structure of the world and the action of the elements,
18 the beginning, end and middle of the times, the alternation of the solstices and the succession of the seasons,
19 the cycles of the year and the position of the stars,
20 the natures of animals and the instincts of wild beasts, the powers of spirits and human mental processes, the varieties of plants and the medical properties of roots.
21 And now I understand everything, hidden or visible, for Wisdom, the designer of all things, has instructed me.
22 For within her is a spirit intelligent, holy, unique, manifold, subtle, mobile, incisive, unsullied, lucid, invulnerable, benevolent, shrewd,
23 irresistible, beneficent, friendly to human beings, steadfast, dependable, unperturbed, almighty, all-surveying, penetrating all intelligent, pure and most subtle spirits.
24 For Wisdom is quicker to move than any motion; she is so pure, she pervades and permeates all things.
25 She is a breath of the power of Jah, pure emanation of the glory of the Almighty; so nothing impure can find its way into her.
26 For she is a reflection of the eternal light, untarnished mirror of Jah’s active power, and image of his goodness.
27 Although she is alone, she can do everything; herself unchanging, she renews the world, and, generation after generation, passing into holy souls, she makes them into Jah’s friends and prophets;
28 for Jah loves only those who dwell with Wisdom.
29 She is indeed more splendid than the sun, she outshines all the constellations; compared with light, she takes first place,
Continue to Read it….Buy it on amazon.com
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
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?
The 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.
‘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 preaching in 1933 about what he considered the symbolic portent for the African Diaspora—the crowning of Ras Tafari Makonnen as Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia. His preaching asserted that Haile Selassie was the “Messiah returned to earth,” and he published a book called The Promise Key. Although this resulted in him being arrested, tried for sedition and imprisoned for two years, the Rastafari movement grew.
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.”
‘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.