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Rastafarian Life is often misunderstood. This group invites all to share the truth about the origins of Rastafarian lifestyle and it's culture

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"None but ourselves can free our mind" ~Bob Marley~

 


Haile Selassie (1892-1975)



The Rastafari movement is a monotheistic, religious movement that arose in a Christian culture in Jamaica in the 1930s. The movement is sometimes referred to as "Rastafarianism", but this term is considered derogatory and offensive by some Rastas, who dislike being labelled as an "ism".

Haile Selassie was the Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. Rastas believe that he is the resurrected manifestation of Jesus (Yahshua) Christ and therefore an incarnation of Jah (Jehovah) onto the Earth. Rastas also believe that he will lead the righteous into creating a perfect world, called "Zion". Zion would be the ultimate paradise for Rastas. The future capital city ofr Zion is sometimes put forward as the New Jerusalem (Lalibela, Ethiopia), the very Habitation of the Godhead (Trinity) creator, Rastafari. Prophetic verses of the Hebrew Bible such as Zephaniah 3:10 "From beyond the rivers of Cush my worshipers, my scattered people, will bring me offerings" have been interpreted as subtly hinting that the messianic king will be in Ethiopia, and the people will come from the rest of the world "beyond" its rivers.

 


Marcus Garvey (1887–1940)


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Rasta Use of Ganja (Herb)

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Started by Lydell Jackson Nov 8, 2010.

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Comment by Lydell Jackson on May 29, 2014 at 2:26pm

Comment by Joseph Jones on January 25, 2011 at 2:49pm
Thank you brother Lydell. Your words resonate with me. I agree with you on all counts. It's just hard sometimes because it's easy to get caught up in the physical that we miss the spiritual. I know that in spirit he will always be with us. If it is his time to go we will miss the physical joy of seeing him. I am honored to have been his grandson and to know such a great man. The best gift he ever gave me was his genuineness in this world full of plastic.
Comment by Lydell Jackson on January 25, 2011 at 1:47pm

Brother Joseph,

 

I'm sorry to hear about your grandfather. I will certainly light a candle and pray for his recovery. Take courage my brother for no matter what we think we know about life or sickness and disease we never will know enough to be certain about the destiny of another.

My father had a triple anurism a couple of years ago. He had to have a triple by-pass, lost a kidney and the one he had was weak and failing. A year later he was on dialysis and could barely walk. Today to all his Dr.'s amazement he his off dialysis and doing so well he's out in the woods deer Hunting with his friends (one of his favorite past times). I'm not sayin it will be the same in your case. I am saying continue to live and love him and trust that whatever the outcome, your grandfather will continue living through you and the rest of your family. When I look in the mirror I see my father and grandfather. Sometimes when I laugh I hear them laughing through me. I am my father and my grandfather and all who came before me!

 

Peace Love and Courage my dear Brother!

Comment by Joseph Jones on January 25, 2011 at 12:53pm
Greetings family. I hope I find you in great spirits and peace of mind today. I come to you with a heavy heart and and request for prayer and knowledge on behalf of my grandfather. I received news last night that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. I believe in the power of healing and that the Most High has provided us with everything we need to "live" on this earth. If you find it in your hearts, please pray for the ancestor he has been to me and my family and for this diagnosis to be reversed. My grandfather is one of the most giving people I have ever known. The gift he has given all of us who have had the pleasure of knowing him is the one I will always cherish. In a world full of plastic, he gave me something "real." I love you all and thank you in advance. "It is said that the true measure of a man is not in the number of zeroes in his bank account, but can be found in the number of lives he's touched. "It is in those lives that we find his spirit...."
Comment by Piamaria x on January 5, 2011 at 7:44am
Greetings, and
Much thanks for a warm welcome!
... My spiritual view on life is not within any specific religion, yet from very young age I have felt an affinity and resonance with Rastafari. Its a vibe, and the Heart feels and reads it.
Through my observations and what I have learned, there are many misunderstandings, mis-overstandings and mis-aligned often too rigid beliefs formed from interpretations and the meanings attached about many things in this world we're living in... and i also am capable of misunderstanding.
We are living on this Earth and cultural expressions can be mis-read, mis-interpreted and hence many people through here-say mis-lead... where as as truly the variety of expressions should/could be celebrated. Languages are wonderful and yet they also can cause a lot of confusion. ... and often time the tendency of our minds to try make sense of things, our desire to feel secure in what we know or think we know... and fear felt towards what is unfamiliar and 'strange'... can all cause a bit of a bitter stew of confusion. And perhaps indeed at the root of it, and at the center is an ache, the way we as species, as humanity, have been experiencing a disconnection from nature and from our Heart.


I am grateful for all the encouragement for Heart-based living and for endurance of difficulties, that I have encountered within Rasta Community and from the Rasta-people I have encountered. Many teachings that promote good, clean and healthy living. I look forward to learning more here on this site.
It has been within the meditations, music, conscious lyrics and the dances (sound-system-culture) where I have many times found a more sober environment to enjoy 'going out',... and time to let my mind-body-spirit align with my inherent purpose ... , while 'what-evers' been going on.
It to me is about Oneness, Peace, Love and respect ... & we must learn to get along.
Blessed Love.
Comment by Lydell Jackson on November 24, 2010 at 3:57pm
Comment by Mbarika Karen Kazingizi on November 16, 2010 at 11:35am
Yes I. King of Kings as witnessed at his coronation at which Western leaders and the Papacy all accepted and concurred that He was the true kingly/biblical holder of the world throne.
Comment by Lydell Jackson on November 13, 2010 at 11:55pm
Comment by Lydell Jackson on November 8, 2010 at 12:08pm

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