I man trod is RasTafarI and I see all RasTafarI as One, so I don't segregate I self into any different groups of RasTafarI, but all RasTafarI who are true is I family and I will trod and reason with them.
I first learned about RasTafarI through songs that I heard in high school, in Brockville, the radio stations broadcasted from two different universities from Ottowa at certain times of the week. It was in 1991, so I was 15 years old. When I heard what RasTafarI was speaking of, I could see that it was I trod, and much of the things they spoke of were already things that I saw before and agreed with. I started reading the Bible, and a learned a lot about I and I livity through the scripture. I also borrowed one book about RasTafarI from the library (they brought it in from another city through inter-library loan). It was "RasTafarI, A Way of Life", by Tracy Nicholas. Some things I read in that book, I agreed with, and other things I didn't. After meeting a learning from different true RasTafarI in person, I learned that what I saw was true, was true, and what I saw was false was false, or that certain things were representative of some people but not others.
But most of what I learned about RasTafarI while in High School was from the Bible and from songs. I had a few different CDs from Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, Burning Spear, Culture and a few other artists. And the rest of the songs were from different artists broadcast on the radio. I didn't grow I locks at this time. I had many spiritual steps during this time, but I first physical step was to stop drinking alchohol, and instead use I and I Ganja Herb healing.
In 1995 I came to Toronto for university. The only reason I chose to come to Toronto was because I knew that I would find a lot of RasTafarI to learn from here. The first thing I looked for when I came was the Nyahbinghi house. The reason I decided to trod to the Nyahbinghi house was because of their strictness and Hot Fire, because I knew that I must come into RasTafarI in a strictness of livity. I started growing I locks and stopped eating flesh at this time. I decided to trod through the Fire in Nyahbinghi and grew much in I spirit and knowledge through those movements. I also came to know of Bobo later on in 1997 and I have also learned much from the Bobo. Both of these RasTafarI are One with I so I trod with them. I also trod with and have learned from other RasTafarI, whoever I sight that is One with I.
In I trod I would search for the strictest and highest RasTafarI, that had a lot to teach I about Jah True Livity and Spirit. I asked Jah for these RasTafarI, and when Jah bring I together with Them, I learned as much as I could from Them, seeking more and more wisdom and spiritual heights. I also accepted the Fire, and looked for more Fire from Them. I knew the Fire would cleanse I and make I One so I didn't refuse it, but I looked and seeked for it. Sometimes I would hold back from the Fire if it was too hot, but I tried hard to resist this tempation. I instead made I intention to trod deeper into the Fire to become Jah Fire.
I have read only a couple of other books written about RasTafarI people, but most of what I have learned is from the Bible, Selassie I words, Marcus words, and the RasTafarI people that I have met and reasoned with.
RasTafarI trod is I trod for Life, and I will never turn aside from Jah.
Jah RasTafarI Live,
Haile Selassie I