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i agree with sunny, i don't think rasta people have any sense of ownership of the language. if it makes others able to have a clearer overstanding of the ways things are, then anyone should use it! there is a rich tradition that sunny mentioned, of changing the language so it sounds like what it is. this comes from HIMs use of the phrase WORD SOUND and POWER which we take to mean words carry weight! and using empowering words empowers the speaker. that is why it breaks my heart to hear people using self-defeating language like "i am a terrible mom, i just let my kids watch 2 movies today" or simply: "i suck. " people say that one all the time, you know? i do it too, but if we honor ourselves with our language we are so much more likely to really give ourselves that honor, seen? and then give it to others as well.

i am a big believer in empowerment.

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I feel a livity is way of living through the light of rasta. By living by this livity you are living rightously. In my family we believe our livity is to surround ourselves in postivity, love, and enlightment. It is not in our livity to speak in a demeaning manner, to bring harm to any other being, or to live following the babylon system as just another sheep in the herd. The Rasta "livity" is to live by Jah, accept him as King of Kings, and live by his teachings. Other religion may just call this their "beliefs", but as Rasta we don't believe, we know, and live by that knowledge, that is our Livity. Rastafari! Bless!
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I feel a livity is way of living through the light of rasta. By living by this livity you are living rightously. In my family we believe our livity is to surround ourselves in postivity, love, and enlightment. It is not in our livity to speak in a demeaning manner, to bring harm to any other being, or to live following the babylon system as just another sheep in the herd. The Rasta "livity" is to live by Jah, accept him as King of Kings, and live by his teachings. Other religion may just call this their "beliefs", but as Rasta we don't believe, we know, and live by that knowledge, that is our Livity. Rastafari! Bless!
well said.

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feeling irie -yes. even with pg symptoms
anyone going to NW world reggae fest next month?
i'm takin the whole fam to be lifted and dance in the sunshine~can't wait...will I see any of you there?

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feeling irie -yes. even with pg symptoms
anyone going to NW world reggae fest next month?
i'm takin the whole fam to be lifted and dance in the sunshine~can't wait...will I see any of you there?
Where in Oregon are you? I'm in Corvallis... I've been interested in the Rasta lifestyle for a long time... I'm so glad to see this tribe! A boyfriend once nicknamed me Irie

A question... does one have to believe that Haile Selassie was the incarnation of Christ in order to follow the Rasta livity?

I'll be at the festival if we can afford to go!

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hope to see you there Baby Mae! we'll be in the brown VW westy in the family camping area

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NW Reggae Fest was great. Beautiful people; beautiful music. Anyone else attend? Bless.

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hey beautiful mamas..anyone still active in the thread? i would LOVE to learn teach and spread the happy positive vibes

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~Blessed love sistren! ~Blessed Coronation Day to you and your likkle ones~

one perfect love, enjoy the holy day. ~liz and family
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i was wondering how rasta beliefs play a part in your marriage/relationships?

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On Nov 2nd, 1930, during a time of rampant lynchings, colonialism, imperialism and oppression around the world, a Black king and queen were crowned in splendor in Ithiopia, the only sovereign nation in Ifrica, sending a symbolic and tangible message about the royal lineage of Africans and sparking a sense of pride in a downtrodden people who saw images of people who looked like themselves, shrouded in majesty and adoration.

HIM Haile Selassie insisted that Woizero Menen Asfaw was crowned in glory beside him, rather than the traditional 3 days later, making clear their commitment to equal rights and justice for women and men. This mystical display of sovereignty, pride, equity and justice remains relevant today, Coronation Day, 79 years later. BLESSED LOVE!
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On Nov 2nd, 1930, during a time of rampant lynchings, colonialism, imperialism and oppression around the world, a Black king and queen were crowned in splendor in Ithiopia, the only sovereign nation in Ifrica, sending a symbolic and tangible message about the royal lineage of Africans and sparking a sense of pride in a downtrodden people who saw images of people who looked like themselves, shrouded in majesty and adoration.

HIM Haile Selassie insisted that Woizero Menen Asfaw was crowned in glory beside him, rather than the traditional 3 days later, making clear their commitment to equal rights and justice for women and men. This mystical display of sovereignty, pride, equity and justice remains relevant today, Coronation Day, 79 years later. BLESSED LOVE!
Yes I, Blessings Royal Dawtas! Give full thanks for the beautiful and glorious description of HIM Coronation Ilabration!! INI must look to His Imperial Majesty and Empress Menen's union as our Ixample of a perfect relationship. The Alpha and the Omega.
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One love to all you mamas! What a wonderful world we live in --I feel so blessed to have this rasta mama community to go to for up lift meant! I live on the east coast --connecticut-- and living out my livity has been tough! I know how I want to live --I have the theory-- I just need to put it into practice. My husband and I have an almost 2 year old boy. We are thinking about moving out to cali to find some like-minded friends! Any east coast mama's out here? If so I'd love to talk! We'd love more than anything to be able to invite some friends over for an ital dinner! Peace and love to you all.
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my overstanding of california is that more people there like the culture, the music, like the talk and the look, but when it comes to actual Rastas sighting Selassie and Queen Omega, with real culture and real commitment, its not the place to be. my husband travels there for work and says that the shows are better attended there and that people are more respectful of our culture, but he does not feel at home with the people like he does here on the east coast. i'm not sure how cali mamas feel about that,
I'm not Rasta, but I lurk here and I recently moved to Cali and tried to find some Rastas (I'm thoroughly interested, but I'm a book-learner by nature, so I've come to realize that I have to find actual people if I want to learn about Rasta life).

I'm in the East Bay Area and I was told that the Rastas here aren't very cohesive. (A Rasta woman told me this.) She rec'd. a bookstore and a restaurant if I want to find Rastas to talk to, but was clear that they don't really stick together and form tight community (or even loose community, it seems) here. I was a tad bit disappointed, but I haven't gone to the bookstore or restaurant, yet, so I have no personal experience to go by.

I don't know how it is further south.

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i was wondering how rasta beliefs play a part in your marriage/relationships?
anyone?

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Is anyone still on here? I have so enjoyed your convos and would love to learn more from you. I am happy to share about my life as well. I am not Rasta but want to learn so much. There was a Rasta family in one of the homeschool groups that we spend time with, but I haven't seen them in a very long time. My husband says that because I am white I can not live this life. He also says that if I wear locs, I would be making fun of the religion and not honoring it. Is anyone around that wants to talk to me about this?

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rasta is about one love and unity. people of all colors can find truth. people all over the world wear locks for different reasons. if you find it in your heart, listen for guidance and choose to grow locks that is your choice. for me my locks are a covenant between myself and JAH.
maybe what your husband is speaking of is the idea that for many locks are spiritual and if someone grows locks for vanity or recreation it may be seen as disrespectful. i dont personally feel this way as i feel i am unable to judge someone elses truth, lifestyle or relationship with the creator. i do sometimes get frustrated when others assume unkind things about me or my children because they have had negative interaction with other dreadlocked people but that is only an opportunity to teach and be open.
some believe " you must dread up to be rasta" but again, i feel each one is guided differently. Selassie I HIMself did not dread. pray meditate and educate
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well said. blessings.

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It has been nearly a year since the last posting...where are you rasta sistren?  I am posting because I have a question...

I am reading the Kebra Negast and an aware of the many versions.  Does one provide more overstanding than another? I know it all the word of Jah, but I am confused by the many translations...what is the earliest printed version? 

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In the process of locking my hair does anyone have some advicejoy.gif

 

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In the process of locking my hair does anyone have some advicejoy.gif

 

 

What type of hair do you have?   I have dark blonde "white girl" hair and can give you my experience... I had natural dreads for several years.  Hopefully other mamas with diverse hair types can chime in!
 

 


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please contact me. i am a mother of three who had lost my path a while. my mother is unrightfully keeping me away from my children.she and i stand for everything opposite. i do still have custody. i live in south fl, and had tried to move out to ca with their father to live more of this lifesyle and things went wrong. i am not a rasta, but I WANT TO BE. bob marleys music and influence is why i am still alive- i am extreamly musical and auditory. rasta, and rootsreggae and bob marley and the lifestyle all inclusive is all i want for my children and i. i need help. i want to take them to live in a rasta community. if you have ANY info or advice please contact me asap. i am willing to move anywhere and do anything to contribute. we need this. thank you so much, bless. lindsay buthe- lindsaybuthe@gmail.com- lindsay buthe on f THANK YOU

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