Love and blessings to all.
Have to say i fyah is kindled a bit, but lol, i dont know whether to blaze it or let it cool.
I certainly burn fyah pon words like "this is not a hair faith". I hear this statement anytime locks are mentioned, and i find it very dismissive and overlooks the fullness of the sight. InI all know its not a "hair faith", what fool would think that?, neither is it a "herbs faith",or an "ital diet faith".......but still ini find all those things useful tools of guidance and strength so ini use them, and i dont apprecilove it when ones give the youths the idea that these things are not important by saying words like "it is not a hair faith", if you overstand i.
And this is why i fyah was kindled reading these posts,because i feel that the i them are giving the daughter only half the picture.
Let me leave all the other comments for now and concentrate on Ark I´s words, just because i feel that everyone else has followed up on those words. I think what the brethren and sistren have said can all be shortened into Ark I´s words. Would you agree? I will mention the other posts in a bit.
Ark I,the i said, " it is irrelevant whether or not a person covers their locks"
I have been sitting here thinking about this words,do i agree or not?
Well, strictly speaking, i cannot disagree, i think i sight what the i means.
However,IF, saying " it is irrelevant whether or not a person covers their locks" is equivalent to saying "a person who covers their locks is doing something irrelevant", then i certainly disagree.
And i have a notion that you would agree with my disagreement to that.
But i have to say, i am not blaming any of the i them, because to i, the problem comes from the daughter JahRosa´s question in the first place.
Yes,sistren that is a wrong question, you shouldnt be asking about what others do,what others think
How can you ask ini what ini think of those who locks up but dont cover up. Can any of us look pon a person and see what is in their hearts?? Only the Father knows that,dont you think?
So if ini sit here and say, those who dont cover up are false,then fyah blaze pon ini because ,Jah know,there are those who dont cover but are most righteous,.....same way, ini cannot say those who cover up their locks are true,cuz, Jah know,there are wolves under tams and turbans.
The question you should really be asking yourself is, is it good and upful for me to cover i locks, then ini would say to you,Yes,most certainly.
Start by asking yourself why you grow your locks.
As long as you are Rastafari and not some hippie or "dreadie", then your locks should be holy unto thee, so you should cover up when you go into this ungodly world.
If you grow your locks not because you think its pretty and you want to show it off,then you should cover up.
If you think that it is something that it is extremely personal,(what is more personal that whats between you and JAH?) ,then, yes, you should cover up your locks.
Since ini are speaking of Jah covenant, Ark I, i speak of your namesake, the Ark of the covenant.
In Ithiopia,every church has an Ark/Tabot. Without it,a church cannot be called a church. Ofcourse,there is but one Ark,but every church has a replica,made in the likeness and image of the True Ark.
It is the most holy thing in the church, and where is it kept?
Deep inside the Holy of holies, always covered up, unseen, inside the very womb of the church.
So, ini locks are holy to ini, so ini keep it hidden from this world.
INI Father wear HIM Triple Crown pon HIM Ras, He is the King of all Kings, and ini as Kings and Queens, have ini natural grown Crowns, so we keep it holy.
Thats pretty much what i wanted to say..........still, i can mention the other posts now.
Idread, i agree with the i when the i said "Staying true to JAH is what makes the I Rasta"............but when you say "i dont think it is important to cover", i say burn that,that is misleading.
Every way in which you conduct yourself in this world is important.
If you are true to Jah, you speech will naturally be Right
If you are true to Jah,your deeds will be naturally Right
If you are true to Jah,you will grow your locks for the right reasons and you will naturally cover up.
I cannot say,staying true to Jah is what matters so, eating right is not important. Its very important
I cannot say staying true to Jah is what matters so,the herbs are not important. Its very important
So you cannot say that to i either,brethren. Its very important.
Brethren wahdahdah said a most interesting thing.
"When Iditating and prayer praise time I locks are fully extended picking up JAH vibes."
So the i Rightly overstands the power of your locks to pick up positive vibrations.
But brethren,do not be ignorant to the fact that there are negative vibes out there too.
So you tell i, how can you go into this babylonian world,where the negativity is soo dense, and not protect your locks and yourself from these negative forces???
Another reason why no one can tell i its not important.
Just like i just saw Empress Yaa say in the other post.......what she say? She said "InI have locks practically as antennae, right? So... we open our mind to education by the elements... but close it to b*llsh*t."
haha Yes Empress.
Honorable sistren Ten, the most important thing that the i said, in my ipinion is this
"And for I, I'm more inclined to cover rather than not"
Sight that is the fullness of it, sistren JahRosa, ini do not deal in no religion, this is not about rules to be made and broken. This is not about how your fellow human beings judge you,when they have no right to do so.
You sight how sis Ten said it "Im more inclined"
You sight how it come naturally?
She is not covering her locks because he or she or they said so.
And if you grow your locks for the right reasons, what you should do will come naturally to you too.
If you feel Royal, you will act Royal, you will be Royal.
Thats it from i
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If you want to post poems here,feel free to do so.
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