Greetings every one, Haile Selassie I and Empress Menen I Love to each one
This has been a balanced and amicable reasoning, as I read through I can see all sides of the discussion, and everyone has their reasons for what they are saying.. and I think we can all agree that the herb itself can be used in both beneficial and malefic ways..
For the I, Garveys Africa, to decide not to use ganjah, that is a personal choice and I am sure the I know best what the I need, and although of course the I doesnt need my approval haha, of course I support the I doing what the I feel is best. For me though just out of curiosity and to be clear, the question is, if this choice is based on the fact that His Majesty does not use ganjah, then we are kind of bringing up this same reasoning on "parents" (I read through the beginning of the I other thread also), and whether or not to emulate the exact daily actions and habits and personal livity as His Majesty.
If we emulate the fact Haile Selassie I doesnt smoke ganjah, but we dont emulate the fact that Haile Selassie I is a professed Christian, we dont emulate the fact Haile Selassie I eats meat & milk, we dont emulate the fact Haile Selassie I cuts and combs his hair... why is this?
Just wondering Garvey I what is the I reasoning on that. Although I overstand every other reason not to use Ganjah (it might be harmful to the body, it is a foreign substance that changes natural mental state, it is a psychadelic, etc.) the part I dont overstand from the I personally who has made it a point to say burn bible even though Haile Selassie I advocates the bible, why then does Haile Selassie I using or not using herb make a difference to the I? Does that make sense?
Again though I think this is a personal choice and for ones who feel it's right not to use herb, then definitely I say go with that inner knowing. As well as for ones who say burn bible.
For Iwomban personally although I havent used herb in over 30 days, and a period of about 3 months before that, I do advocate not only ganjah but all plant entheogens/psychadelics if we wanna use that word, and give thankhs for their part in helping I to grow and learn and open my mind and heart, the spiritual awakening and connection with Iniverse that has come from using such things. The lessons and visions the plant friends have taught to I are an everlasting gift that I will be happy even to provide for others whenever that opportunity presents itself again! I get the fact that it is a change from mind's "natural" state, but I also accept that those plants exist in this physical natural realm with us for a reason, the plants have a consciousness of their own, and they are joyous to share their wiseminds with us who are open to their message.
My personal take on it =)
RASpect to all. Innerstanding and self mastery I wish for every one.