If I may...
Ises & iditations for blessings and wisemind... InI live up & stick by rightful living in Love that InI may always know the source of my lifeforce and find perfect guidance in divine natural order... perfect irits of JAH! Ras Tafari.
I just felt the need to intervene and suggest a reminder to ones and ones of the notion that in our current condition InI are not in any real state to be able to put ourselves beside the Most High and feel that it's all good, just so.
I am aware that this is not how many of the I approach the livity... I'm just flagging up an added element of how InI seek to find.
We are speaking about RasTafari and how the livity as it is in process now, relates to the personage of the Emperor. And within our overstandings we have gotten to grips with the man of rights is God in flesh (I'm not contradicting myself, I still think there is a bold line between this ideal and actually seeing oneself as God without qualifying in the embodiment of righteousness). We have receieved the blessings of a plethora of prophets and messengers, living trumpets, etc... all calling attention to the presence of the African God & King and we are blessed in the benefits of the culmination of this.
It is all of these efforts that make up the livity of Ras Tafari. It is the blessings of all these men & people embodying the works of the Most High that have structuralised a livity that supports InI free people in a time where without RasTafari InI would be put in mental institutions, or worse. Our predecessors were put away and persecuted for this... and InI in many ways remain persecuted... but InI have been protected by shields of virtue by the Incients of this trod.
I think it is inappropriate to hail Ras Tafari in the specific context of Fari, as InI, and go directly to King. I mean, who is you?!
Again using the Bible as a way to illuminate the point, the Israelites had been held in bondage and spiritual defamation, castrated from their inherent spirituality and direct innection to the Creation (something like the general spiritual state and disconnection I Africans at the four wings currently are undergoing), and Moses their Father of redemption lead them out of bondage, and on their way he trained them out of the state of denigration by instructing them on dietary practice, domestic sanctity, etc, etc. And Moses was just one character that made up the entire picture of redemption.
InI sight I Father Emmanuel as being the figurehead of that priestical guidance. Many of the I them do not. That's cool. Whatever resonates. But what I am saying is that we here must be so much more humble to the Incients who trod the path before and made it so much smoother. InI must give Ises to these people to, all contribute to make up the body of knowledge that lives today to set InI free. They, loyal Ithiopian Africans, did this in the name of Ras Tafari... so to call Iself RasTafari is to name Iself as HIM children, but also in livication to the trod set by those who called HIM name long before.
We not supposed to really sit around now and ask questions about why locs? Why Nazarine vow? Why this? Why that? As if the Incients did not know what they were doing. And it is for InI to come now to refine it. Nuttin nah go so.
We supposed to look to the priests and prophets them, seek their guidance for it is these men & womben of Rights who are closer embodiments of the righteousness that is JAH. It is by the words & works of these people, inspired by JAH appointed time, that InI receive this grace in this time.
So this whole, making it up to suit myself vibe... as I said in another post is a folly thing. Truth stands alone. We cannot use ourselves to justify truth, it's impossible. Only that InI can be justified by truth.
So, what I'm saying is that RasTafari is a whole history of people, and as a whole it has a significance to a people, in the same way that Moses and the exodus has an entire significance.
So, for example... I think you can't be RasTa without locs, because the Incients say InI need that covenant to be able to convene with HIM elements to seek truth & freedom in nature and the ilements, they are for our communication, to be able to come closer to JAH perfect truth. And that is only one of the things InI must do... sight?
(That was not an order... I was just saying... "ye get me?")
I hope I got my point accross.
This is not that relevant to the main strand of this dicussion, only that I was starting to detect a seperation from the character of Ras Tafari and the significance of InI whole livity.
I don't think that people should be mislead into beLIEving that one can take one without the other.