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Title: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: newrasta on June 12, 2005, 02:18:06 AM
Greetings in the Name of the Most High, HIM Selassie I, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah!

This thread is for all the new users hence I title, "Welcome to the Forum!!!" But this thread is not JUST for new users it is also for elder users to help them wit whatever they need for RasTafarI.

So for all the newbies, feel free to ask any questions concerning RasTafarI, I-tal Living, etc, etc.

And maybe this will cut down on the "Is it ok to be a white Rasta?" pages?

One Love, Jah bless

Ras Evan
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: Wahine on June 12, 2005, 02:21:01 AM
Seen Ras Evan i was a newbie once. It not always easy to find what you are looking for on the forum without asking the same questions that been asked so many times before! [smiley=smiley.gif]
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: newrasta on June 12, 2005, 02:25:57 AM
Exactly, seen sistren Wahine!

I was a newbie also, I was very new to RasTafarI and asked many of the same questions being asked now, and I've noticed how abundant these questions really are, so I thought it necessary to begin this thread.

That's exactly why I started this thread. And I would like to take this oppurtunity to say big UPS to pthwy2hvn, Idren is the one who gave I the idea to start this. If you would look into 'New Users Who Can't Start a Topic' I have recognized Idren. Again, big UPS.

So, feel free...

One

Ras Evan

Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: just_a_friend on June 12, 2005, 12:34:33 PM
Hi there to all the beautiful people.just e newby here although i'v just been replying to a few topics. I'm not a rasta i'm a buddhist.I've become really intersted in Rastafari after litening to Bob Marley and watchhing the Heartland Reggae DVD.I'm becoming a bigger fan of reggae all the time though i don't own many reggae cds yet.i'm trying to learn to play reggae on guitar though i'm not very good. I can play Redemption Song acoustically, it's one of my favourites.I'm not coming to the forum to convert or be converted, but to learn and be educated in all aspects of Rasta, its history, its values the rasta way of life and also ivé come to make friends. Hopefully lots of friends. I'm basically a peace loving guy who wants to see peace love and harmony throughout the world. I'm growing my hair now(though i've a long way to go) and am going to grow Dreads as a way of shunning vanity and beauty and as a mark of respect to the likes of Bob Marley, rastafarians and all others who seek peace , justice, love and unity. I hope to meet lots of beautiful here and make beautiful friends. One Love.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: Positive_Vibration on June 12, 2005, 03:53:54 PM
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Hi there to all the beautiful people.just e newby here although i'v just been replying to a few topics. I'm not a rasta i'm a buddhist.I've become really intersted in Rastafari after litening to Bob Marley and watchhing the Heartland Reggae DVD.I'm becoming a bigger fan of reggae all the time though i don't own many reggae cds yet.i'm trying to learn to play reggae on guitar though i'm not very good. I can play Redemption Song acoustically, it's one of my favourites.I'm not coming to the forum to convert or be converted, but to learn and be educated in all aspects of Rasta, its history, its values the rasta way of life and also ivé come to make friends. Hopefully lots of friends. I'm basically a peace loving guy who wants to see peace love and harmony throughout the world. I'm growing my hair now(though i've a long way to go) and am going to grow Dreads as a way of shunning vanity and beauty and as a mark of respect to the likes of Bob Marley, rastafarians and all others who seek peace , justice, love and unity. I hope to meet lots of beautiful here and make beautiful friends. One Love.


Beautiful! Irie vibes bredren!

If there's anything you want to know just ask here on the forum or PM me.

One love
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: newrasta on June 12, 2005, 08:09:22 PM
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Hi there to all the beautiful people.just e newby here although i'v just been replying to a few topics. I'm not a rasta i'm a buddhist.I've become really intersted in Rastafari after litening to Bob Marley and watchhing the Heartland Reggae DVD.I'm becoming a bigger fan of reggae all the time though i don't own many reggae cds yet.i'm trying to learn to play reggae on guitar though i'm not very good. I can play Redemption Song acoustically, it's one of my favourites.I'm not coming to the forum to convert or be converted, but to learn and be educated in all aspects of Rasta, its history, its values the rasta way of life and also ivé come to make friends. Hopefully lots of friends. I'm basically a peace loving guy who wants to see peace love and harmony throughout the world. I'm growing my hair now(though i've a long way to go) and am going to grow Dreads as a way of shunning vanity and beauty and as a mark of respect to the likes of Bob Marley, rastafarians and all others who seek peace , justice, love and unity. I hope to meet lots of beautiful here and make beautiful friends. One Love.


Great!

This is the perfect place to do all of what you jus said. You won't be converted at all, by coming here, in fact, it is against the rules. So welcome and I'll be lookin forward to your posts.

One

Ras Evan
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: just_a_friend on June 14, 2005, 04:53:06 PM
 [smiley=grin.gif] Hi again beautiful people.Thanks for the welcome, it's always good to have new friends.Not sure how often i'll be here due to me not owning a computer yet, i use my mothers when i can.have to go now but will be back soon i hope.
ONE LOVE
[smiley=cheesy.gif]
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: SmG on June 19, 2005, 09:17:23 AM
Hi my sistren and bredren! I am happy to be here, and this is what I've been looking for a LONG time. I am on my way becoming a rastafarian, and I am sure this forum will help InI on I-s way.

Jah bless and Peace
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: monacleman101 on July 01, 2005, 07:22:16 AM
hello all. i am new here also. and i am a sibiling to Rasevan believe it or not. so just wanted to say hi  [smiley=smiley.gif]
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: sponger_mann on July 02, 2005, 06:32:55 AM
Thank you all for spreading your knowledge and opinions. I have plenty respect for all opinions and i thank all showing the same respect. I have learned so much on this site. Why cant school teach the same love and respect that is tought here. It would be a better world. I plan to learn much more and maybe spread some knowledge of my own.

Jah Guide
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: pthwy2hvn on July 11, 2005, 06:45:09 AM
So wonderful to see this Welcome Forum. Thanks Ras Evan. I'm not able to log on as often as I would like to. I'm always caught up with work, kids, school, and housework. It's hard to find time for myself and find out my true interests. [smiley=smiley.gif]

I hope to find more time to read more information on this website.

Thanks!!
Pthwy2hvn (@yahoo.com)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: Trichomey on July 12, 2005, 03:05:11 AM
I've found truth in RasTafarI, that's why I'm here. I want to communicate with and learn from other Rasta.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: Trichomey on July 14, 2005, 12:38:56 AM
I am trying to get in the habit of praying in the morning, around mid-day, at bed, and spontaniously throughout the day.

Where do some of you stand on prayer? How do you pray? When do you pray? What prayers do you use? An answer to any of these questions would be appreciated.

Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: Positive_Vibration on July 21, 2005, 08:34:53 AM
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I am trying to get in the habit of praying in the morning, around mid-day, at bed, and spontaniously throughout the day.

Where do some of you stand on prayer? How do you pray? When do you pray? What prayers do you use? An answer to any of these questions would be appreciated.



Prayer is speaking to Jah and is a neccessary thing!

How do I pray - simply with my hands folded and talking. Most traditional prayers are of religions, which I man don't really associate with. Some people use nyahbingi chants as a form of prayer.

When - when you arise - when you doze to sleep.

Hope that helped. Be blessed.

One
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: Sox on August 08, 2005, 08:24:19 PM
HI everyone,

I am not a rastafarian, but i do have dreadlocks and naive people assume that i am a "white rasta".
I have only had my dreads for about a month (the reason i got them was because i was bored of my long hair, but didnt want to have it cut short cos it would look boring, so when my sis said she ahd all teh stuff to make them, i figured what teh hey?)....anyway, am i gonna ahve to put up with this my whole life (well as long as i ahve dreads for?) or is me having dreads and not being a rastafarian insulting?
I really dont know much about teh religion itgself, so i came here to attempt to understand it a bit better, and hopefully educate the people who havent really got a single clue.

Anyway, sorry for teh waffle.

Sox
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: newrasta on August 08, 2005, 08:30:43 PM
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HI everyone,

I am not a rastafarian, but i do have dreadlocks and naive people assume that i am a "white rasta".
I have only had my dreads for about a month (the reason i got them was because i was bored of my long hair, but didnt want to have it cut short cos it would look boring, so when my sis said she ahd all teh stuff to make them, i figured what teh hey?)....anyway, am i gonna ahve to put up with this my whole life (well as long as i ahve dreads for?) or is me having dreads and not being a rastafarian insulting?
I really dont know much about teh religion itgself, so i came here to attempt to understand it a bit better, and hopefully educate the people who havent really got a single clue.

Anyway, sorry for teh waffle.

Sox


Don't worry, you and thousands of other people wear locs and are not Rastas. It's okay for you to wear dreads, no doubt, but please keep in mind what dreads represent to Rastafari. And by you coming here and wanting to learn, shows that you will. Hope you find what you look for.

Oh, and as M-Dub would rightfully say, Rasta is not a religion, it is a way of life, relgion binds down and restricts, Rasta set free!

Jah Love.

Ras Evan
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: drum on August 09, 2005, 04:38:48 PM
Hi there... Hope you folk's dont mind me joining up.. I was looking for imformation for another forum and your place came up in the search.. so I thought I would join and have a good read through.. I am a member of various forums and moderate on one.. so kinda know my way around them by now.. [smiley=grin.gif]

Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: aussiegirl on August 29, 2005, 11:22:38 AM
im so glad i found this place... i desperatly want to learn about Rastafarianism... i am a massive fan of reggae... sponsor my own lil african child and yeah... have had dreads before on a few occasions- im what people here call 'the modern hippy'... live a kind of alternative type lifestyle... attend alot of alternative music gigs and festivals... spend most weekends in my van (which is decked out with bed and all that- bob marley curtains wooo  [smiley=smiley.gif]) either up in the mountains meditating and exploring the forests or cruising down the coast and surfing some of the most beautiful breaks in the world... or camping out at a festival...
... hmm anyways, back to what i am supposed to be talking about- i have read up alot of buddhism and various other followings but Rastafarianism seems really interesting to me... I want to know all about it... can females be rastafarians? and yes, can you be a white rastafarian? are there some books i can read to learn more about this following? and- must you have dreads to be a true rasta at heart?


thanks brothers and sisters, peace and love.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: DEVIN on September 01, 2005, 03:34:55 AM
welcome to the forum! and us here at the forum can be your book lol, unless you looking for a holy book(kerba nagast, bible). but if your lookin for info we can help. thats what us older members are here 4, thats what we do lol....

Jah Bless

and any1 can be rasta cuz who feals it knows it... and... ya dont haffie dread to be be rasta...
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: dadrakerman on September 06, 2005, 03:10:20 PM
Oy

Finally found a belief system closer to my own, but I'm not specifically Rastafarian, yet.

Hope to see what all I can learn here.

Bye



Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: Rastafarian-n00bie on September 26, 2005, 03:01:32 AM
How about a Rastafari FAQ? it can cover the basic questions newbies have and freeup time the harder questions for the vets.....just a thought [smiley=grin.gif]
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: naturalite on September 30, 2005, 10:05:35 PM
greeting
been reading this forum for a while now, heard a lot of good vibes big up to all of you, im looking forward to reasoning with you guys,and becoming part of the community,like mossiah garvey say even the longest journey start with the first step so bless
ONE
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: DEVIN on October 02, 2005, 03:24:16 AM
you can always tell when there is alot of new people when old posts pop back up to the top... lol

Jah Ras Tafari Bless!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: DEVIN on October 02, 2005, 03:25:40 AM
lol finaly 500 posts... well 501 now

jah bless
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: empress_mimi on October 21, 2005, 08:58:04 PM
greetings in the name of his imperial majesty,Jah  Rastafari.yes  love 2  all a mi bredrin and sisterin who read this message. i am new but i have alot to learn and a whole heap to offer so blessins to all JAH GUIDE AND PROTECT THE I DEM [smiley=laugh.gif]  
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: newrasta on October 21, 2005, 10:57:45 PM
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greetings in the name of his imperial majesty,Jah  Rastafari.yes  love 2  all a mi bredrin and sisterin who read this message. i am new but i have alot to learn and a whole heap to offer so blessins to all JAH GUIDE AND PROTECT THE I DEM [smiley=laugh.gif]  


Greetings and blessings sistren! I hope you have a good time on this forum. Irie reasonings sistren!

Jah Bless!

Ras Evan
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: FosterMom on October 25, 2005, 03:01:40 AM
I'd like to find out if there is an actual group of Rastafarians in the Washington D.C. area who can provide support when my foster son gets out of jail.  He became one while serving a 2 yr term for "unauthorized use of a vehicle."  That makes him a convicted felon with long dredlocks.  I am so worried that he'll have trouble getting a job and he'll fall back with the people he hung with.  Also, he insists that smoking is "part of his religion" and that could get him back in prison.  He dropped out of high school and doesn't have a GED so any job will be hard to get.   Any suggestions for him?  Or me?  Hopefully, FosterMom
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: TREE-NATTY on October 25, 2005, 12:52:07 PM
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I'd like to find out if there is an actual group of Rastafarians in the Washington D.C. area who can provide support when my foster son gets out of jail.  He became one while serving a 2 yr term for "unauthorized use of a vehicle."  That makes him a convicted felon with long dredlocks.  I am so worried that he'll have trouble getting a job and he'll fall back with the people he hung with.  Also, he insists that smoking is "part of his religion" and that could get him back in prison.  He dropped out of high school and doesn't have a GED so any job will be hard to get.   Any suggestions for him?  Or me?  Hopefully, FosterMom


E.M.HTP!!!

Foster Mom
I know in the DC area there is a lot of Ethiopians there as well. If your son say he is rasta it would be ideal for him to join up with elders in your area. Some of them do be around the Florida Ave area where there are a lot of Ethiopian shops, restaurants, and etc. There he can find a elder to reason with to show guidence and support. I know it might be hard for a woman to raise a man. Because without strength when raising dem can bring future troubles. The mankeeper is not a place for anyone. But it would be good for him to get his ged and enroll in a community college to get back structure in his life. A job is good but hustling pays more! I know for I am living in Newark, NJ and one point DC was the murder capital and Newark was the carjack & stealing capital. These enviroment can produce same results. But the Ethiopian brottas there can reveal where the jamacian rasta are.
For they are one in the same.

HRU
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: zion on October 28, 2005, 02:52:10 PM
Well....Hello
I'm just gonna look around a bit....don't mind me  [smiley=wink.gif]...but didn't wanna be in your house without hailing you up.

Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: tigerinatrance on November 04, 2005, 07:21:05 PM
Greetings in the Name of the Most High, HIM Selassie I, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah!


Wanted to itroduce myself - have been lurking around for some time.  

Also - InIScott is my husband.   [smiley=kiss.gif]

Glad to be here.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: NattyRainbows on November 05, 2005, 04:03:51 AM
New here and just wanted to say HIGH~!~
peace and blessings
chai
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: InI_Scott on November 05, 2005, 04:26:18 PM
Welcome all new I to the forum.

this is a wonderful place to live and learn.  i hope each are able to take away much learning and also participate in new learning.

Special irie vibes to have mi Empress here too.

Love you Tigerinatrance!

One love
Scott
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: Positive_Vibration on November 05, 2005, 05:49:19 PM
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Greetings in the Name of the Most High, HIM Selassie I, King of Kings, Lord of Lords, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah!


Wanted to itroduce myself - have been lurking around for some time.  

Also - InIScott is my husband.   [smiley=kiss.gif]

Glad to be here.


Greetings tigerina! Looking forward to the rootical reasonings that I have no doubt you behold, as your kingman has blessed us with many before.

One love
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: Inf3ct on November 23, 2005, 11:28:54 PM
Hey, Im new.....I'm not rasta, but I joined because I want to learn more about it. [smiley=smiley.gif]
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: afeleki on November 25, 2005, 09:59:50 AM
Give thanks to the most highest, it is Jah(Tagaloalagi) who has brought us here today. The day began with the sun and ended in it's setting. My culture is my roots, and it has supplied me reason. You see, I&I culture is unexplainable by the ego, life should always be positive. Not hurting one another in rage, but only through reason do we overstand truth above all else. Truth is provided by reason from Jah.

Brethrens, Sistrens, I-drens alike, its a pleasure to meet you all.

One Love,
Afeleki
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: joanna on December 13, 2005, 02:21:45 PM
Greetings,
My name is Joanna, I am 37, live in England, and i am a white Rastafarian.I have struggled between acceptance and denial of this fact for some 20 years, having actively practised for most of my youth, and then spending some years where, to be frank, i truly lost my way. Last year, i realised that i could no longer run from who and what i am when Jah blessed me with a diagnosis of Chrons Disease. Why do I believe He Blessed me, not smote me, with this painful, incurable disease? Let me explain.
For most of my life i have been afraid of being myself, and of societies perception of who i am.I knew deep inside who i was, what i know is the truth, but lacked courage, and looked to my peers for belonging,but i could not find it. I dabbled with every faith and religion that i thought could provide me with the quietness of my soul that i craved, but was left wanting. I denied, and fought bitterly against Rastafari because as a youth, i was constantly told that i wanted to be something that i wasnt,was accused of wanting to be black,and felt that i was banging my head against a brick wall in the struggle to be overstood. In the end, i cut my dread, and cast aside the rasta community in my town. But i never changed the way i feel about Jah, what he showed me, what my heart and soul tell me is the only way for me. i just buried it, until He sent me a sign.
This is how i came to realise what i now understand.
Last year, i became sick, and was diagnosed with CD. At first, i was terrified, and angry, and ran around like a headless chicken because i didnt know what to do. I looked in all directions for comfort, inside a bottle, in the arms of men who didnt care who i was, and in the end, when all avenues had exhausted me, i broke down, and for the first time in many years, cried out to Jah for guidance, and was ready to hear what he had to say to me.
Now dont get me wrong, i am not saying that i suddenly felt the presence of Jah telling me what to do, it was not a bolt of lightning, or a burning bush. In truth, it was a name that came into my head, of someone i knew i could talk to, who would tell me the truth of my situation, and who i knew i didnt have to be afraid of bearing my soul to. I called my freind, and we talked, i cried, i told him all of the confusing thoughts in my head, and he listened calmly, and offered one piece of advice; just to pray, and trust in Jah, and the answers to my questions would come. When he left me, i prayed, then slept, and when i woke, i felt whole for the first time in almost 20 years. i overstood for the first time that i have to be what i am, no apologies, no excuses, that i had to hold up my hands and surrender to Jah, to praise Him for my life, and for my many blessings that i had taken for granted.
That feeling has remained with me since. I am no longer afraid to show the courage of my convictions. I know for a fact that Jah is with me guiding me, protecting me, filling me with a love and compassion that i had not allowed myself to accept before.
For the first time, i am truly Free.

Jah bless
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: EmpressCarla on December 13, 2005, 03:44:26 PM
Blessings

What a beautiful post, Joanna. Thank you for blessing us with it. You know, I rarely if ever look in this thread. I assume most times it's just new members introducing themselves. But for some strange reason I felt the urge to look inside this thread. I am glad I did. I know that everything happens for a reason, and it was meant for me to read your post. Jah gave you that word to give to me, and I'm sure there are others who will be blessed by your inspiring words at a moment in time when they need to read them.

I was reading a commentary this morning on Gratitude. What struck me about what I read was that it suggested that ones should be grateful for EVERYTHING that they have experienced to get them to the point where they are now, whether it was a "good" experience or a "bad" one. That was/is hard to swallow. You mean to tell me I should be grateful for the "bad" things that have happened in my life? For the negativity that has come my way? For the pain inflicted on me that I did not ask for or cause? What?! Well, yes. Because had I not gone through those things, I would not be where I am today. I would not seek a greater overstanding. I would not know growth. My spirit would not be elevated had I not been motivated to seek a higher truth. So in all things, good and bad we should have gratitude for what is.

This gift of life is the only thing given to us where nothing is expected in return. Truly, Jah gave us life and has not demanded anything in return. Not even a simple thank you. So our decision and choice to be grateful for it is something we freely give back to our Creator and to ourselves. Jah does not force us to do anything. But when we really take the time to think about the precious gift of life, how inexplicably and wonderfully we're made, it only makes sense that we should be grateful for it. When we truly stop the running and just stop and look, we will see that there are only blessings. Everything, the good AND the bad, is all a blessing for us.

Be blessed.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: Rasta Nick on December 13, 2005, 04:08:54 PM
..felt moved to say "Two great posts !!" :-)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: joanna on December 13, 2005, 11:42:11 PM
Greetings,
thankyou for the kind welcome. i spent all afternoon at work very nervous that i might have been misunderstood, and was apprehensive when i returned to the site. thankyou, EmpressCarla, for knowing what i wanted to put across. after i had posted i was afraid i had appeared as some over zealous convert. all i was trying to say was that i am glad Jah put this struggle in my path, because i needed to see what was in front of me all the time,and they only way He could do that was by showing me how little time on earth we all have, and that there are those who suffer great trials, but still have love and faith in their hearts. you picked up on that chain of thought perfectly. Praise Jah, for moving you to read what to me ,today, was the biggest hurdle in my search for truth, putting myself in the line of fire, so to speak.

Jah bless
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: nattydread1 on January 28, 2006, 06:13:07 PM
 [smiley=kiss.gif]Hi everyone

Just a quick note to say hi.  Its wonderful to be in a site where everyone is optimistic and filled with love.

Nice to be here.

Nattydread1
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: teamzissou on January 29, 2006, 04:52:54 AM
Hello everyone,

I am a student in America trying to learn about the rastafarian movement.  this web site is great!  ive only been here for about 20 minutes and already i've learned a ton!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: youngac816 on January 31, 2006, 03:06:09 AM
what it do all, my name is anthony my friends call me ace, i'm 18 from Kansas City, Missouri, and am currently in college.... i'm new to the whole rasta thing but hopefully i'll learn alot here...
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: Holster on January 31, 2006, 09:57:50 PM
Hello.What can i say about myself.Well im far from Estonia what you havent even heard.People in here are jealous too each other ..no brotherness here :( They think that they are all god and their way of life is the right.They dont give a f**k to each other for real.Can i say i dont like dem well i can cause for real God is far from here.So its pretty difficult to Live my way of life in here when i have lived all my life here.But for my luck Jah has found me .I listen reggea music cause ..do i really need to explain it ;) the message and beat is just for me.I belive in peace and equality and give my gry to world not for myself.Im 17 years old ,dont smoke tobacco ,dont drink alcohol,try to be as good people as i can,no pork for me .Step by step closer to the Jah. And how can i forget one of the most importent ting in my life-herb. Okey for one more time ...music is very importent in my life.

Bless i guess..
Title: Can I share …….. New here
Post by: xpcommon on February 08, 2006, 08:54:01 PM
Hi, I would come to say Hello to all forum members here. It is my first post here. in fact, I want to share my views with other people and make friends.  
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: rastasis on March 05, 2006, 04:00:38 PM
bless all , my name is Sissel and I'm from Denmark. I have a deepfelt love for Jamaica and reggae and that's where my interest for rastafarism started . I've had dreadlocks but now I took them out. honestly I think it was because I felt a responsability wearing them . Still , reggae is my life and love and I just want to understand the artist better. I believe in a God called Jah , I'm just needing a deep explanation about  Hailie Selassie . But I'm sure I'll find it on this forum which I'm already loving .

One Love
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: doncal on March 06, 2006, 07:15:16 PM
Hi to everybody!!
I'm doncal from Italy....
I love Reggae Music and all Rasta style of life....
I hope i will learn a lot in this beautiful forum....
Respect Everybody!!
Bye! [smiley=smiley.gif] [smiley=smiley.gif]
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: spinupadub on March 15, 2006, 12:07:12 AM
Greetings fellow Ras Tafari believers, just another one of them damn white kids again lol. Happy to be among others of common faith, I've come to be a part of the culture.
live life
   L.I.V.I.N
-spinupadub
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: onse on April 21, 2006, 04:32:10 AM

greetings of peace and love,

iam from the philippines, as you all know, people here consist of mostly christians, i am a christian in the eyes of my fellow countryman, but I have been struggling on my christian faith because of what i have been seeing around me. And i guess my love for reggae music has given me a chance to meet the rastafarian religion. And with what i have been feeling for the rasta religion i think i would want to embrace it whole heartedly. but i want to know if how i can be a rasta? that one question that lingers in my mind. i have been reading a lot of articles about rastafarian religion but i haven't found what iam seeking. can you guide me with this. I would really appreciate it. thank you very much.

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Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: George on May 04, 2006, 06:45:08 PM
sorry to ask this question again 'cause u must have heard it millions of times but can u b a white rasta [smiley=embarassed.gif]
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: ilioness on June 13, 2006, 06:49:52 PM
greetings....

d i lioness is here to stay. Just dropping in to share a little light on who i am... trinidadian by decent... yankee by birth... rasta by choice. i now reside in florida and i travel back and forth now to and from trinidad... bless up!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: Jez on July 28, 2006, 02:00:32 PM
Hey all, I'm Jez, i'm a huge reggae and ska music fan, and music is my life. Hope i'll get on with you all.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: dready_zepplin on October 01, 2006, 08:38:55 PM
hi everyone im new to your site and would just like to say hello.
i am a musician who has been playing reggae and ska music LIVE for over 20 years.
and this site looks very interesting. [smiley=cool.gif]
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: prophet777 on October 08, 2006, 01:14:50 AM
Greetings to all those that still know, remember I (and to those that don't). Yes I'm Back and will be for a very long time. Its nice to back here. Greetings Nick - wha a gwaan man....cool fi see this Forum still alive man. Raspect.

One Love
Prophet7
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: SOTRH on October 23, 2006, 09:44:47 PM
Greetings to all on this site and Blessings  
This seems like the place to introduce yourself. My name is Ben. I have joined this site to learn and soak up all the available knowledge. I have posted elswhere on the site already that I have been on a spiritual journey for some time now and Rastafarai is burning stronger in I heart with everyday that passes. I have so much to learn and that is why I am here. I will only comment on something that I am qualified to do so. I am not here to preach or tell others what is what. I learnt about Rasta at a young age but for various reasons have always paid lip service to my faith and been consumed by non important rubbish that babylon temps the weak minded with. I have had many spiritual calling in my life and have decided enough is enough and this time I am truly ready to love Jah the way he loves all of us. I have put in place many lifestyle changes already given up alcohol tobbacco any non vital foods I feel that my body is slowly becoming cleansed from all the badness but I know it will take time and I want to make sure that I am doing all the right things. Whatever I can do to bring I closer to Jah I want to do. Would love to hear from anyone who can offer me guidance for my particular situation.
Peace Love Respect
Ben    
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: Ash-Tree on October 23, 2006, 10:38:43 PM
Greetings Brother.
You have Set some Good examples from what you write.
I think we can all agree Alot of users on this forum do tend to comment on subjects they know not enough about "qualified" and these leads to alot of the pointless arguements we get.

It is good that you have made some changes to your life, A natural diet does effect IandI very much and it also is a form of discipline i believe, when your still living with parents and the organic food is so much price it isnt always easy.

Changing wat comes into you is important like a Diet, because this kind of eating can cleanse your body system helping the mind function beter,

but it is just as important to work from within and develop the heart, not so easy with a material world.

What you fill your mind with you become, i think you should try experimenting with difrent realites its good to explore. Fill your mind with a Difrent vibe and see.

I recomend you have a look at the 10 images and texts of Herding the Ox (budhism)

Cool runnings on Your Journey

Ash-Tree
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: SOTRH on October 24, 2006, 04:08:50 PM
Ash-Tree
Thanks for the reply and taking the interest in what I had to say. I have checked out the 'herding the ox'  Its all good food for thought and the ideas are so simple and full of sense. I have seen that before but was good for a read this morn when I went online. Here is the website I looked at
www.jaysquare.com/ljohnson/ox-herding.html#1
Really at the moment I am trying to get deeper knowledge of Rasta and trying to get closer to Jah. I have been reading lots about H.I.M and am trying to learn as much as possible. Like I said I have made the 'lifestyle' changes some time ago now, Ital diet as much as poss (not tooo hard as I and I Queen have our own place) and no unecessary chemicals and I am trying to improve I all the time. I feel as though I want to do more so any ideas would be greatly appreciated. From what I see you are a 'vet' on this site and the holder of much knowledge!
Peace Love Respect
Ben
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: Ash-Tree on October 25, 2006, 12:43:05 PM
Ok Brother
Yes that site looked like it had a reasonable explanation.
If you want to ask me anything dont hold back.

Ash-Tree
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: Khaes on October 29, 2006, 10:25:20 AM
Jah RastafarI! Bless you brothers and sisters.
Sorry for my english, I hope you're overstand me...
I be here, becouse I want to learn some more about Rasta inna other countries.
So... Good luck for me, and Jah bless for you!
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: Sis_Tyreesha on November 04, 2006, 10:16:20 PM
Sending a blessing. I just joined this site and hope to find enlightning topics n interesting reading

Respect
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: phoenixtears43 on May 08, 2007, 10:03:41 PM
Bless up, new bredren and sistren here, wonderful place to reason and discuss RasTafar with other like-minded people :D, if ya new to Rasta, or want to help new Rastas learn, check out the Rasta School here  http://forums.rasta-man.co.uk/smf/index.php/topic,4011.0.html

Learn and contribute your views and resonings :D

Jah bless 
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: sistahvee on May 08, 2007, 10:26:51 PM
Bless Up Jah's Family

InI would also like to welcome all the new members.  As Ras Matthew stated, RASTA SCHOOL is filled with amazing Food for Thought.  Take some time and check it out. 

Nuff Love

Sistah Vee
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: Natty_Fred on May 14, 2007, 08:48:02 PM
Greetings all new members and oldies alike...

Havn't posted here inna longtime, hope ur all happy and healthy...

(http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i55/Natty_Fred/ContaminationZone-2.jpg)

That'd be me...

some more pics on Posters Pictures thread...

Stay Irie One n All
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Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: joanna on May 14, 2007, 08:55:48 PM
Bless up,
Natty where ya been? looking good bredda!
 back in the UK? hope to catch up soon..
 still supporting that rubbish team? lol 
one love,
Queen Joanna x
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: Simba on September 23, 2007, 09:20:38 AM
Yo! What up Brothers and sisters? InI come in a new name, Simba, but InI was known as Sponger Mann.   As a sponge I soaked in wisdom and knowledge to be a Lion for Zion(much was gained here), now I still growing getting stronger and stronger.  Simba means strength.   Seen?

I would like to use my first post of my new name to thank JAH Holy Prince Immanuel I, Everyone on this site and everyone that has/will inspire and guide InI through this mystical journey we call life and love and unity cuz that's what its all about.  

Thank you JAH for bringing your children together through your mysterious works.   JAH Guide us and protect us, we know Babylon rough so we must stay strong and nah yield to no temptation.   Ya Hear!!

Pura Vida
Simba
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Post by: Natty_Fred on March 31, 2008, 06:48:06 PM

Song Cover..
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Song - Tikhale Chete
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuvak3RvWWA
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Song - Nimechoka
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJLqIw3QsKI
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www.youtube.com/freddiedread
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: RooticaLee on January 07, 2009, 12:28:03 PM
Greetings brothers and sisters.  My name is Lee, from England, Babylon.  I've been interested in the Rasta faith for many years now but am not a Rasta.  However, I do live my life in the upfull way Rasta's do.  I will elaborate later.

Just gonna have a look round the forum and check out the threads.  I look forward to reasoning with you all soon.

One Love.

Lee
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: Zamaria on October 04, 2011, 02:57:21 PM
Hi.  I am new to this forum.  I need to learn about Rastafari so that I may teach my children.  My husband is gone from us and I wish to respect his beliefs while teaching the children.  He was only just starting to teach me when he died and so now I need to know more.  I am trying to teach three boys they are twelve years, four years and one year.  I keep my husband's children living with me because their mother does want them.  She signed papers to say they are my children now, so I am blessed with two older boys as well as my little boy.  They are very good children, they help me with many things that must be done on our land.  But the oldest he is starting to have many questions that I do not know answers to.  How to raise these boys to be good Rasta man like their father but with no father to teach them? Can a woman truly raise good men with no man to help? Please tell me where to learn from? There are no other Rastas close to where I live to help teach them.  Much thanks for making time to help us who need to know things, and much respect. 
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: Nazarite I on October 05, 2011, 11:01:18 PM
That is a sad situation to read about. Blessings and strength to the I in what must be a troubling time and truly bless the I for taking that task onto the Iself. The first step if the wants to raise the children RastafarI will be to educate the Iself, because no one can teach of something they don't know themselves. Remember always though that the I's husband lives still though. The I became One with him in marriage and the children are his life also. Teach the children to manifest their father in their ways, because their father is a Rastaman and I and I manifest the ways of the Most High. Study with them and teach them about their father, and never let anything get the I down.

Blessed love and guidence.
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: S Garvey13 on April 09, 2013, 02:25:52 PM
Hi folks.  I'm kind of new here but not.  This is my third time here now!  ;D I was first here under the name of 'Just a friend' a few years back.  I then rejoined when I lost my passwords etc as S Garvey.  Well once again I forgot my password so I have tried again, hopefully for the last time.  LOL
 I am not Rasta, kind of Buddhist (albeit a lazy one) and with my love of Japanese history and culture I try to incorporate Shinto into my life.  I do intend to live and work in Japan one day and will embrace it fully when that happens. 
 My interest in Rastafarian culture like a lot of people I guess, comes from listening to Reggae and reading about Reggae artists and their background.  Most noteably Bob Marley, as there's no escaping the influence he has had on the world in spreading awareness of Rastafarian belief and Reggae music and culture.  I have a number of DVDs about Bob and Reggae music as well as Rastafarian culture, the main one there being Heartland Reggae, one of my favourites.
 I'm still learning a lot as there is a lot to learn, and it never ceases to interest me.  I have gained a bigger knowledge of Reggae music over the years and have started listening to a lot of Dub Reggae as I find it very relaxing, especially while i'm at work. 
I have had a lot happen over the last few years, some good but a lot bad.  I have gotten through it for the most part, though losing my Dad seven years ago was the hardest to get over.  I was married but unfortunately due to things that I will most likely cover later we had to separate.  We are still the best of friends and it was a mutual agreement that it was best for both of us in the long term. 
 I am now studying a music technology course at college that will hopefully lead to me going to university to gain a degree in music technology.  From there I am hoping it will lead to me being able to get work in Japan, or work in the UK that will hopefully pave the way for a job in Japan.  My goal is to eventually own my own studio to be able to write, compose and produce my own music as well as produce for other artists and provide recording facilities for bands and artists.  I would like to have a go at producing my own Dub Reggae tunes, though that is an artform in itself so I know it won't be easy. 
 Well there you are, a little insight into me.  I will reveal more later when I remember it or when people ask the relevant questions. 
 Thanks for having me.  S Garvey.  :)
Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: Raybob on September 01, 2013, 10:58:33 AM
Greetings in Jah, the most high God, the everlasting Almighty.   New to the forum, 'new' to Rastafari.   InI came out of babylon.   Was a 'worship leader' until my studies had me overstand how wrong it was.   Gave pastor and elders letter explaining why I had to leave at elder meeting.   They couldn't challenge it, some wished me 'luck'.   I was then 'fellowhipping' on a bible study forum, was made moderator, well respected by all until I heard Bob Marley.   InI overstood at that point, what I was preaching to the choir WAS Rastafari, in so many words.   InI overstood well how verses pulled out of context, twisted, led them to believe kingdom had not come yet, that was supposed to be future, etc.   InI knew   Jah was also showing me how to live otherwise, organic foods, no toxic cleaners, no big-pharma, etc.   When I heard Bob, I could listen to nothing but everything he ever recorded since, except for my music gigs I play at.   

I was smoking tobacco and ganga 40+ years, switched to organic tobacco 20 yrs ago.   After hearing Bob, I've weaned off tobacco, stuffing pipes with sense now.   Praise Jah it's legal medicine here in California.   With corncob pipe, InI can use herb anywhere, in front of children, anywhere in the State with no fear, praise Jah.

Need to sleep now, but so glad to find Rasta forum.   Halle lou JAH!

hxxp: www. youtube. com/watch?v=aRMMTOrlNgk

Posted on: September 01, 2013, 11:53:38 AM
Quote from: Raybob link=topic=1716. msg80442#msg80442 date=1378032818
Greetings in Jah, the most high God, the everlasting Almighty.    New to the forum, 'new' to Rastafari.    InI came out of babylon.    Was a 'worship leader' until my studies had me overstand how wrong it was.    Gave pastor and elders letter explaining why InI had to leave at elder meeting.    They couldn't challenge it, some wished me 'luck'.    InI was then 'fellowhipping' on a bible study forum, was made moderator, well respected by all until I heard Bob Marley.    InI overstood at that point, what I was preaching to the choir WAS Rastafari, in so many words.    InI overstood well how verses pulled out of context, twisted, led them to believe kingdom had not come yet, that was supposed to be future, etc.    InI knew   Jah was also showing me how to live otherwise, organic foods, no toxic cleaners, no big-pharma, etc.    When InI heard Bob, could listen to nothing but everything he ever recorded since, except for gigs InI play.   InI got real bold explaning how Bob Marley was true martyr, how big-pharma was killing all, was bashing tongue-talkers. .   Not long, I was banned, then let back in but not moderator any more, ha ha.    

Was smoking tobacco and ganga 40+ years, switched to organic tobacco 20 yrs ago.    After hearing Bob, InI weaning off tobacco, stuffing pipes with sense now.    Praise Jah it's legal medicine here in California.    With corncob pipe, InI can use herb anywhere, in front of children, anywhere in the State with no fear, praise Jah. 

Need to sleep now, but so glad to find Rasta forum.    Halle lou JAH!

hxxp: www.  youtube.  com/watch?v=aRMMTOrlNgk

Title: Re: Welcome to the Forum!!!
Post by: The Seeker on April 19, 2014, 10:05:59 PM
I'm new to these forums and I thought this might be the best place to introduce myself.  I am interested in learning as much as I can, and as there appears to be much wisdom to learn from these forums, I will probably read far more than I post.  A bit about me: I am a religious studies student and an explorer of spiritual traditions, and I have also been a huge fan of reggae music since my youth which has always led me to have a strong interest in Rastafari.  Recognizing much about Rasta livity which resonates with me/I, I have grown grown tired of the lack of overstanding that people have about what Rastafari is (myself included).  It seems to me that most people only know that Rastas have dreads, they smoke ganja, and that Bob Marley was a Rastaman, but I am interested in much more than that.  I want to learn as much about the teachings of the Rastas and the ways that Rastas have found to come closer to Jah, even while in Babylon.  I come to Rastafari with complete respect and reverence, and I am hoping to learn and practice as much as I can from the teachings of Jah.  Peace be with you all.