That is to say that there is no one accepted way in Rastafari. Whether or not a man is faithful to his wife is his freedom and personal choice. So my King teached me everything. One heart, One love, Jah Rastafari, hey this is rastamaniac nari porri… The truth of the matter is we dont know if something is going to work until we try it out. to us, it don’t matter where, as long as we can be together in peace. THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A RASTA MAN, AS A FRIEND, A BROTHER AND ESPECIALLY A LOVER! I’m not one to run a race and compete, but I don’t know how to handle or deal with the situation. I know in my heart the love that I share with my Rasta King is the ultimate and if I don’t leave my husband I may never experience the greatness of love as I have now. Mamelodi, Greetings Sistren Rasta livity is rooted in natural philosophy. I am very interested in Rastas I would like to know what it is that they believe and why they believe it to be so. i’m not a rasta, but we seem to get along nonetheless. 27. I am so happy to hear and read that you are accepting this love…the love of a Rastaman or a Rastawoman is (usually) the same love that God gives you…constant consistent secure and pure acceptance…thats what it means to love. He said that he saw me when I came the first day but because I was surrounded by my friends he thought my man was there. I thought TV was a corruption (media), I felt everyone was separated because of rich, middle and poor, and I always wondered why ganja was illegal? That may be all well and good for the long term strategy of those ones. However, not all Rastafarians have dreadlocks, and they are not a requirement of the religion. Every problem can be worked out between you if you are willing to work it out, and most things are not worth loosing him over. The second time I did it because I got my 2. son and lived with a man who had 3 beautiful children that I loved and took care of. It was the best thing that every happened to me.. real rastaman love? so enjoyed to find this side… NOT JUST THE ONES WE KNOW BUT FOR THE SISTERS WE DONT KNOW AS WELL. i’m joining him in a month and we are both very exited about it. No matter about what.. he showed me a way with respect, intrest and love… I realized that my Rasta King is Jahs answer to all my tears and prays in the past. The following 6 yrs I tried to find myself back and set all my beleave and trust in the Creator himself… The second time I did it because I got my 2. son and lived with a man who had 3 beautiful children that I loved and took care of. I figured I’ll shine some Love on the my Rasta woman. He was Rasta long before we met…. Matrimony was created as a superstructure towering over natural love. Specific prohibitions include gambling, fortune-telling, killing, lying, abusing, and engaging in sex outside of marriage. It is the Ital aspect of the faith that attracts me as i feel it is the most compassionate way to live. He said, “yes, I’m been waiting for you.” We walked and had a good conversation about many things, he was so profound. Now, through the years I am starting to really look into Rastafari. That is so beautiful. So we go for an upgrade. Reading your message brought tears to my eyes. ….Do you really want to be in a relationship that involves 3 players…take it from me…its not worth the trouble! Up until recently after work ( I am a Dental Hygienist ) I go home and shut the door on what I felt was a world that I was only part of but also separated. I born in Germany but groun up in Canada (Jah thx) am a open minded “white” woman. Peace and Respect my Sista! For Rastafarians, growing dreads teaches patience and is a spiritual journey. I don’t know all the details of the Rasta faith, nor have I been exposed to any other Rasta families during the course of our relationship, and I have no one to talk to that would understand his point of view, or help me to understand either… So please, any insight you may give would be welcome and appreciated from the depths of my heart…, One World, One People, One Heart…. I believe that what is right for me is not necessarily right for another person. Well he will be released in 2 yrs and we have such love for each other. He throws it at me that jah gives him special favour because he is Rasta. By that time Jah send me to Jamaica so my Rasta King found me. If he is Rasta he knows right from wrong. Much love. When this journey is undertaken with sincerity, it is well possible that certain immutable truths of life may become obvious to one. After our conversation he proudly walked on the beach crying out to anyone who could hear, “I found my Woman!” Well for the next three days he filled my heart with joy by just simple things, walking and sharing, bringing me coconuts, peeling grapfruits with machete. Many Rastafarians believe the chosen few will continue to live forever in their current bodies. I live in High Wycombe and there doesn’t seem a Rasta community , though a lot of weed is grown and smoked locally ( I’m teasing ) ( surprise surprise)..I don’t know what to do. Rastafari is a vibration one attains from deep and long meditations. Question….I love my Rasta & he loves his Empress. See Haile Selassie , Emperor of Ethiopia, to whom Rastafarians attribute many of the things found in Christian scriptures rather than to Jesus Christ. It is not based on the eurocentric beleive or concept of marriage which forges, excuse me, FORCES an agreement between man and state/woman and state. this is what rastafari is all about, being there for one another. It hasnt happened. No Ink Allowed. You could be reincarnated as a tree, a dog, or a wombat. In 3 weeks we celebrate our marriage 6 yrs ago. plur. I am a Rasta woman I have been in a relationship with my King for the past 16 years. I get angry and mad when I think about him with another woman. Rastafarians avoid meat, do not eat pork, and consume a lot of fruits and vegetables. me wnt to spend rest of ma lyf as a rastaman.. They also refuse to eat processed food. a few days after we met, we came together and were inseparable since.. i was overwhelmed with the love, respect and caring he was showing to me. That is not to say we wont do it. I feel many people who get married now a days, do so for reasons other than just love. We were so very happy. As a rastafarian women, to have a rastfarian man in my life is extremely important. I have had bursts of anger in the past and have been under the law. I wish you all the best. We came from the Most high. This man is from the west Indies, so it isnt just a fashion thing either. According to most Rastafarians, this repatriation will be led by Haile Selassie. Despite the teachings and advice of all the elders and brethren around, the decision of each Rasta man or woman on what is right or wrong, is a highly personal thing. A liar, and refuse to take responsibility. I enjoyed reading the post. Try facebook and maybe my space. I am looking to develop into the rasta lifestlye. I myself though, am more of a follower of the Ethiopian Orthodox as Haile Selassie himself. Rastafarians are another branch of the Abrahamic faith. i make sure i give out and help as much as i can everyday. I dont really know what it is to be rasta. last year, i was fortunate to have met and fell in love with the most beautiful soul on this Earth. my bf is from clarendon i stayed for half a year with him there last time and loved it, even if it was in poverty.. we can’t wait to be together again.. Hi, what a nice website! I’m learning more about the Rasta way of life..We’ve been together for 3 years. I know you will be able to back soon to see family and friends. But one evening we talked alone and everything changed. (African American). True Rastafarian culture and belief is wonderful and I deeply respect it…I do have lots in common as I am connected to the nature and love our God! Many people are attracted to the idea of being a Rastafari because it means they have a religious excuse to smoke ganja. I think I knew that it was his discomfort that was causing the problems… Now how to fix it is MY burden. greetings, i am a christain and just meet a rasta man and i am falling inlove wth him day by day, dont knw much about the religoin but m learnin slowly but surly. If you have the privilege of dating a rastafarian man or woman, you are a “lucky son of a …..” Really, i mean that… you most likely have someone who is 100 % committed to the relationship and who loves you like no other will. what a blessing that i found this website while searching the internet about this new found love i have in my life. I’ve read every single on this page. I am not here to improve anybodys situation, or to try and change, correct, or, improve anybodys point of view about Rastafari. sounds like me totally lol except i’m canadian. We enjoy talking with each other and have become very close that we have begun making serious plans of seeing each other and even talked marriage and our future. I traveled around the world to see all of his creations. They point to other evidence as well, particularly the claim that Haile Selassie is related to King Solomon, giving him a connection to Jesus. Our relationship has always been…complicated. so hear my story… they just want a Rastaman and don’t care who gets hurt. be blessed. Sometimes this means a divorce, sometimes it means extra marital affairs, sometimes it means somebody younger, slimmer, with more money. Over the past year, our differences in spiritual beliefs have put a serious strain on our relationship… He claims that I am “godless” because I do not commit to one doctrine… and I continually feel that he wants to pressure me into converting to Rasta. Rastafari, also known as Rastafarianism and the Rastafari Movement, is a religion that developed in Jamaica during the 1930s. NO LOVE- KNOW LOVE! Dispite keeping in contact since we met, we have only met three or four times due to the distance between us. They are not allowed to drink coffee, cow’s milk, or alcohol. Hey you must go back and spend some time with him & you can get him over here witha Fiance visa . The first was because of “what the neigbours think” (speech of my later mother in law), I lived at that time unmarried under the same roof. Why only respond to single, mostly European, Anglo “women” who found their “Kings”! Neither do I. there is a supreme force that brought us together, i could feel it, and i still do. The Rastafarians are not down with “Babylonian Oppression” As mentioned earlier, the Rastafri believe in Babylonian Oppression, and they believe that it is a wicked thing that only exists in order to negative impact people who do not wield massive amounts of power. Thank you so much, love and respect me Sistren. 8. Your response is not selfish. much love & sending all my blessings pon this page, just an update that we are still living apart but our love as only grew and grew and grew so much that it burns like a flame that will forever stay lit. If you consider Jews, Christians and Muslims to all follow the same God, then Rastafarians are following that God. I know he’s deeply attracted to me and acts like I’m the only women who’s ever put a spell on him (Of course I’m not) But it has been truly wonderful in parts and completely intoxicating. Rastafari, Jah Love, and Respect. However, few people know that the Rastafarian religion has roots in Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and African religious traditions, and that Rastafarians believe in a Black Jesus Christ. I just met my soul mate that I shared the simplicity of life, love, thoughts and desires with. am glad i meet him cause geez… his got much and he respects me in every way. Because one cannot decieve himself eventhough he deceives others by seeking to comport with Othordoxy. The Rastafarians have, up to a point, integrated with the local Ethiopian population. I didn’t realized she was my neighbor and her Mom was Jamaican.. We became really close and her Mom gave me my first Bob Marley double disc with a video tape.. Incense and oil is used during the condolence time. I SHARE THE SAME FEELINGS ABOUT A RASTA MAN LOVE AND I ONLY WISH THAT EVERYONE AROUND I n I CAN FEEL UNCONDITIONAL LOVE THAT FLOWS THROUGH YOUR SOUL. I breaks my heart when he treats me the way he does. been going to ja for years and visited about every parish. I hope my rasta king finds me one day!! Thus building a solid relationship based on true love ought to be the preoccupation of true lovers marriage or no marriage. I have also met a rasta man. I suggest that once you find your King don’t let go fo anything. God brings souls together, not divides them. Initially I was attracted to this man because he seemed to have qualities I admired, spirituality an important factor for me in a relationship, only to find him to be a hippocrit hiding behind Jah. If what I read about Rastafarian beliefs is true how can these people call themselves Rasti’s. I’m just wondering if this is a cultural accepted practice? Most rastafarian women of Jamaican heritage feel this way. Why? It reminds me of the legend Mr Bob Marley ” One man can enjoy many Queens” Is this a secret rule or part of your culture, but is never spoken of? Each time I reached a point where I con´t agree further with the strictly teachings of each of them. Our family doesn’t feel complete without him. He has taken on a job that has required us to not be able to talk with each other for weeks and I really miss him. The success any relationship, Rastafarians believe, is a healthy loving relationship is about the commitment of the 2 … On returning home he had nothing to say to me didnt help me, just indulged himself in his own self importance and justification, while I felt uncared for. Many rastas like to date and settle down with other rastafarians. I started reading more and more then finally realize that my belief as a child was a Rasta.. I felt so wonderful. I am married to a beautiful woman who believes in much of what I believe and we enjoy sharing with each other. I am 15 and believe i am ready. Sometimes I am afraid that I offend people with my refusal to name my faith… and I know that for many it is hard to understand something without a label. Rastafari is a rational methodology that is applied in the task of discovering eternal truths. Yes, we see ups and downs, but we see it together united with respect, love and understanding…. I know very well what you all are talking about and I am glad you found your real King to be with….In my opinion, your love life can be beautiful if you find a true Rastaman! SHE coverted ME, Jah shines through. Because they have a commonality, or love understanding, and commitment, which stems from their belief in God. A Rasta King, is a rare Gem. Truth is ladies, we Rastas don’t really believe in marriage. I am so happy for you. He insistently comes back as “My friend” I struggle with his deceptions and my thoughts interrupted of him loving her as he does with me, which ultimately results in agonising pain and emptiness (undoing all of my healing) It’s truly not who I want to be and it will end and probably very soon, though I want to say I have no regrets, mainly for the purpose of the many magic moments shared with this beauty and of the sacred times we have spent together and how it’s opened and expanded me to the world of Rastafari, the music and the peaceful and natural culture I have been exposed to. But now what? I was not born and raised in Jamaica or with any knowledge of Rastafari, but for the past 7 years that’s all i have been interested in. They also believe in reincarnation. Rastafari is a positive and loving vibration. They do not believe in Jesus. I was raised a Catholic and ate meat.. i’m joining him in a month and we are both very exited about it. This im. Love, Respect and more love to you. Jah bless. They believe the true Messiah was Ras Tafari - Emperor Haile Sellasie 1 of Ethiopia. Even though things are changing, originally a woman’s role in the Rastafarian sect is basically regulated to housekeeping, childrearing and to pleasing her King. Just enjoy the ride. He lives in the states now and I am from the states. Rastafari, religious and political movement, begun in Jamaica in the 1930s and adopted by many groups around the globe, that combines Protestant Christianity, mysticism, and a pan-African political consciousness. Answer Save. A Rastaman or woman is not afraid of the truth as he or she knows and truly understands it! Well he didnt. And I sincerely support that and I support him….But I am not there, spiritually, and I can’t promise that I ever will be. Sign Up For Email Updates. we are one love and we should live so, First and foremost …. and i want to thank you, yuajah, for giving us the opportunity to express and share, and for taking the time to help and also share. I know that I am willing to do whatever it takes to not lose our relationship. Rastaman is the best man to love. Relationships should be a bout love and only love. This is an increasingly important political issue for the movement. Greetings Sistren Rastafari, also known as Rastafarianism and the Rastafari Movement, is a religion that developed in Jamaica during the 1930s. My question as a rastafarian woman to the people reading this is…what does it really mean to get married anyway? so enjoyed to find this side… I looked him up on the web and then the Rasta beliefs.For the first time I now know I may be eccentric and odd but not alone or ready for the funny farm, well not quiet yet. We are Rasta, and we have freedom of choice. This man has made me feel so alive and so desired like I’m a true goddess, not verbally might I add, but by how he just is. Many Rastafarians would regard traditional marriage as unnecessary and extended families can therefore be quite complex. What do Rastafarians believe? Bless my friends!! Perhaps someone will read this this and make a suggestion. I am a moralistic person, spiritually minded, though not a rasta as such. Very vague replys, very pro male, maybe not a queen at all. We exchanged gifts. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Haile Selassie Quotes: 5 “New Way of Life” Speech Quotes, 5 Rastafari views and Principles on Money. http://shop.jamaicanrastafarianlove.com/2011/07/14/how-to-be-a-rasta-10-quick-steps-to-become-a-rastafarian/. Hello, did you see that sentence you typed…? Having gone through a tragic marriage breakdown where my husband left me for another. It is classified as both a new religious movement and a social movement by scholars of religion.There is no central authority in control of the movement and much diversity exists among practitioners, who are known as Rastafari, Rastafarians, or Rastas. I went thru to wicket marriages. Adherence to the particular set of beliefs, values, and practices that constitute their religion may be of great importance to patients and their families. Love to Jah…..the Most High is beautiful….I have been in a bad marriage for 15 years to a man (non-Rasta) that betrayed me 3 times. All in d name of being rastafarians,thu they believe in the existense of God,but sme how they scare with this jah elijah stuff and where do dis dudes worship,what really do they believe in or are they jst sme confused fellas tryn to escape 4rm reality. When one views the institution of marriage, it is realized that its rites and other solemnities are inventions of society. just because of him me wnt to be a rasta.. Each day we grow together with eachother. Over the years I surched my way and learnd a lot about religions. Please note, I am a jamaican rasta, so my views are different from those of say, an american rasta. May Jah Bless you…, Greetings Sistren People of other religions believe that once your physical body dies, you can return to Earth as another person or even as an animal. Some Rastas believe that the white man’s “god” is Satan, and white people are to be designated as spiritual “Babylon.” The Rastafarian populous has but a small minority of non-blacks. So can you please explain to me how does a Rasta justify such behaviour and still believe he is more entitled to divine love and I not? Basically hun, lets set the Rasta thing aside for a moment. Each time I reached a point where I con´t agree further with the strictly teachings of each of them. Pixabay. It is a philosophy which arises from the conviction of your own soul based on reason and intuition. 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