Blessed Love one & all... Empress One... ah pure oneness & Iniversality. Greetings...
I think that Dominic, the I should take a real look at what the Iemple HIMrulesWEall has advised to the I... because to be fair, I think it seems like essentially the I is confused about certain things. There are no differences in RasTafari gates, particularly not in the way the I speak it. There are no Rasta who do not sight the Ivinity of Ras Tafari Haile Selassie. They may be righteous, earthly, iritical people... but they are not Rasta. Ras Tafari is a livity and an awareness and a covenant, based on a core and central inner overstanding of who God is... who JAH is.
Do not be fooled by ones and ones who love the Rasta ibes, and can get with the One Love philosophy, so that's enough for them to qualify themselves as Rasta. Not possible. The discrepancies in translations, and as such how individuals find a translation of a core truth that resonates within leads to what we can see as different mansions of RasTafari, or windows to seek to find, as the Honourable Iawta referenced.
I overs what the I is getting at when the I say, Rasta livity is ancient and came "before" Selassie I. I am a staunch and fervent member of HIM house, so under normal circumstances I would have to blaze a fiyah on that word sound still Idren... but I can see that it is ignorance of the facts of mystic Iration that has caused InI to stumble and debate on the specifics of truth. Idren-I, what the I needs to overstand before InI can "qualify" as RasTafarI is that Haile I Selassie I IS the descendancy of man. To fulfill prophecy, he made himself visible in flesh, for those who have eyes and ears to hearken to the dawn of the appointed time. InI need only read the front pages of newspapers since I-King & Emperor came to warn dem, and see that the society of man is denigrating into their own destruction, as prophecy reveals to InI. God never dead... and his flesh representation is amongst InI at all times, only when He deems fit to make HIMself visible (i.e. internationally famous) is when InI see HIM and start arguing about HIM ivinity. But that is no never mind for righteous plan.
When the Christ disappeared into the desert before he returned to his people at the age of 30ish to administer the refined message, he simply went to Ithiopia. That's a fact. He returned as the son of God. In this period of time, the term "son of..." was interchangeable with disciple, student, mentee, follower, etc. What I'm trying to get at is that the Christ was called early to the throne of Ithiopia, to send a message of redemption to the African Hebrew's under oppression from Greek and Roman Imperialism of the day. We know Christ was a Nazarite, and we overs what that meant to his livity and his covenant. Selah. Even within the Islam tradition, their prophets and scholars have been related to Ithiopia long time.
To cut it short and sweet... the I, Dominic is here in flesh... descended from your great, great, great grand parents... and as a genealogical fact, the I is a descendant of an originating man. So if the I remains as proof of the existence of your forebears, and the first man rose in Ethiopia... and I have no doubt that in a time when men of power were accorded power because they were men of peace and men of God, the first man and his lineage would have been crowned King of all Kings. Does the I think he never had babies, never descended in flesh and in spirit to now?
Don't let this castle in the clouds mentality take the I away from the awesome glory of the mystic of our real and tangible existence. Haile Selassie I was titled the Power of the Holy Trinity to indicate his role in his fleshical dispensation at the time. All things have come to pass since and as they have been outlined.
Righteousness is power in the glory of JAH and HIM Iration... however righteousness in the wisdom of the truth of JAH Ras Tafari Haile I Selassie I, mystical and REAL Father of Iration, first man, most ancient Monarchy and Father of African redemption, is supreme and overwhelming.
It is true that many are called to sight Haile Selassie I and what he signifies... but few choose themselves to see the wholesomeness of that truth. It is a difficult barrier to cross and it is about surrender to the natural Irits of the core knowledge of (human) Being.
Ras Tafari is the generous blessing of the power of the Irational force set amongst InI to guide and protect the Ivine beings in HIM image. Why not? Ras Tafari is not Jesus, he is not even the Christ. It is Ras Tafari life & principles that the Christ came to tell the people about. The African God of Ethiopia/Eden that dwells amongst man.
Even the "Gods" of the ancient Greek world used to sojourn to the mountains of Ethiopia (Heaven/Eden.. whatever... Ethiopia, still) to visit with God and his Angels. I'm not joking, check it out. It is all there for InI to see. We are not living in no hollywood show of heaven in the clouds, the glory and reward of our Creation is right here amongst us, so is the proof of truth, so is our Father, God, King & Emperor.
I think somebody said it earlier, and it is absolute truth... only to InI self may I be accountable... and that is no cop out for anybody because the truth of your iditations remain in the I heart for the I to live with. That is no bad thing if you're not a bad person. But real RasTa know Iselves because InI look upon the faces of the Hola Ithiopian throne and feel Haile blessed in the ease with which InI digest the awesome, comforting and most rewarding truth. It is from the East, from the Mountains of the East which InI salvation comes and in this Iwah that is a very essential truth to bear. There is no getting away from it regardless of how we wanna pretty it up so that we can be more accepted by, and accepting of the majority of society. The majority of society (North, South, East & West) is washed up and that is another truth.
Sorry to go on forever... this is an important detail to me. Give thanks for the reasoning.
One perfect Irational love.