Tuesday, 30 April 2013

How To Cook Coconut Ital Stew Recipe

Selamta Beloved!

I hope that all Dawtas are blessed and in good Irits, and that the youths are growing nicely as well.
Today I offer a recipe that I personally love and have once a week now. It is helping me gain some pregnancy weight which is something I actually have to work hard at since I'm naturally very slender.
I assure you, you will love this and your kingman will just love you for making it!

If you make this be sure to send us a picture at the Facebook Group for RasTa WifeLine!
Misgana
Ila





Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Rastafari Association of Selah and Selassie

Blessings and Love to all Sistren,

As some of you know the RasTa WifeLine group is now up on Facebook so that Sistren can reason with others who visit the blog, and share inspirations, photos, reasoning, ask questions - everything that can't be done on the blogspot. I give thanks to those who have already engaged in reasoning, and I welcome every Sistren to forward in time to come.

Today's post is about a common word RasTafari use in worship. we often call His Majesty Emperor Haile Sellassie the First "Selah." This essay is a summary of how that came to be - and the attached video contains the same word sound.




Sela/Selah is Selassie



One of the greatest finds in the Scriptures by Rastafari is the direct relationship between the word Selah and its reference to the Lord of and in Israel. Our use of Selah is also another tradition that binds us to the Israelites. The Hebrew use of the word Selah is a melodic instruction of pause (for ensample Psalm 4:4, 52:3) for reflection and Iditation on the Word. However, certain verses which bear great particulars about the personality and the miraculous or victorious Works of the Lord in the Book of Psalms[1] often end with Selah. Emphasis on JAH is placed by pausing to reflect on the Character and Nature of the God of Isra’el.
Though not scholastically proven, in essence Selah is taken by Rastafari to be a word for JAH. This interpretation of Selah as Selassie was deciphered through Rastafari’s Dread talk or Iyaric – a language we believe creates an awareness of the Word Sound Power, by emphasizing its hidden words, implied sounds and meanings in both negative and positive ways. This enables us to shed bad thoughts, systems and habits by refraining from the Words we associate with them or use to give them power over us. We learn the pure language to talk to JAH and to show love to one another as a Church and kingdom.
Through such interpretation, I and I sight Sela to be contained in the English spelling of the Ethiopian Name “Trinity” or Selassie. The Trinity, Selassie for Rastafari has a double meaning. First there is the Father, Son and Hola Irit, and second the Prophet Priest and King Melchizedek of Zion. As His Majesty was baptised the Power of this Trinity, it is believed that His Ivine Right is to rule with a triple crown, to represent JAH in flesh. Selah in Rastafari worship means “Ras Tafari Haile Selassie I is Melchizedek, King of Peace,” noting that the Amharic word for peace - Selam - also contains sela.
Since Sela or Selah is linked to the Holy Name and Character of JAH, in chanting Psalms it becomes a great exultation of JAH and the wondrous works of the King. “SELAH! (Pause) Selassie I JAH Ras TafarI!” being a common refrain in Rastafari shows that Selah is best rendered as a Word for calling up the Power and Name of the Black God of Afrika and Isra’el.
And so, Emperor Haile Selassie/Sellassie the First is renamed “King Selah-See-I” or simply “Selah,” promoting His power in Irit and flesh, and the connection between JAH and Israel. Every verse referenced here from the Book of Psalms indeed is a statement of praise, acknowledgement and truth of the Almighty, who revealed Himself in the lineage of His own peculiar priest-kings that Israel may have life. These Psalms are divided into groups to better show the nature of Haile Selassie I as the King of Israel, Brethren, Servant and Lord of Isra’el. One of the most notable is Psalm 87:6, which speaks of the City of God being in Kush, where “this Man” was born.


[1] Psalms are exultations, praises or Ises, a devotional set of writings detailing the core beliefs of Isra’el.


- Sela/h is the Name of the King and the Lord Jahovah of Jacob

The Lord shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there [in Ethiopia]. Selah. (Psalm 87:6)

This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah. (Psalm 24:6)

Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Selah. (Psalm 24:10)

In God we boast all the day long, and praise thy name for ever. Selah. (Psalm 44:8)

And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Selah. (Psalm 50:6)

The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. (Psalm 46:7, 11))

He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him that would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth. (Psalm 57:3)

Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth; O sing praises unto the Lord; Selah: (Psalm 68:32)

O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah. (Psalm 84:8)
 

- Selah executed Judgment on the Nations and Leaders of Babylon, He went to war


The Lord is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah. (Psalm 9:16)

Put them in fear, O Lord: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah. (Psalm 9:20)

Consume them in wrath, consume them, that they may not be: and let them know that God ruleth in Jacob unto the ends of the earth. Selah. (Psalm 59:13)

They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah. (Psalm 62:4)

He ruleth by his power for ever; his eyes behold the nations: let not the rebellious exalt themselves. Selah. (Psalm 66:7)

O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah: (Psalm 68:7)

There brake he the arrows of the bow, the shield, and the sword, and the battle. Selah. (Psalm 76:3)

When God arose to judgment, to save all the meek of the earth. Selah. (Psalm 76:9)


- Sela/h is Earth’s Rightful Ruler, the Blessed God

I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah. (Psalm 61:4)

All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; they shall sing to thy name. Selah. (Psalm 66:4)

O let the nations be glad and sing for joy: for thou shalt judge the people righteously, and govern the nations upon earth. Selah. (Psalm 67:4)

Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah. (Psalm 84:4)

Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah. (Psalm 89:4)


-Sela/h is the Redeemer of Israel

I cried unto the Lord with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill [Ethiopia]. Selah. (Psalm 3:4)

Salvation belongeth unto the Lord: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah. (Psalm 3:8)

I acknowledge my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the Lord; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah. (Psalm 32:5)

Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah. (Psalm 62:8)

God be merciful unto us, and bless us; and cause his face to shine upon us; Selah. (Psalm 67:1)

Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah. (Psalm 68:19)
Thou hast with thine arm redeemed thy people, the sons of Jacob and Joseph. Selah. (Psalm 77:15)

Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah. (Psalm 85:2)


- Sela/h is the One Whose Holy City and Banners are Representative of Noah and Melchizedek

Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah. (Psalm 87:3)

Thou hast given a banner to them that fear thee, that it may be displayed because of the truth. Selah.
(Psalm 60:4)

The ensign and banner of the Lord  in the Bible is the Messianic King of Judah as noted in Isaiah 11:10 and 12: And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand for an ensign of the people…And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. The Red Yellow Green of Ethiopia and Afrika on the whole, represent this banner and the protection of Her children by JAH.


- Sela/h is the God of the Faithful and the Living

But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.
 (Psalm 49:15)

What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah. (Psalm 89:48)

 

I hope I was clear - I have rewritten this small explanation so many times I can't count. It is simple but yet complex to state.

Bless the Lord, and the Irit of HIM within you!  Live unto your personal Zion and be blessed Dawtas of the Most High!
Sis Ila


Monday, 22 April 2013

Tube Dress with Frill Tutorial

Greetings all Royal Dawtas

First I give thanks for the blessed selabration time, when I and I acknowledge His Majesty's visit to Trinidad, Jamaica and Barbados. I hope every I was able to do something special or attend a binghi!
I myself just had a quiet family day, didnt make it to selabrations this year. Just can't do the late nights like before!

Before continuing, the RASTAWIFELINE GROUP IS UP ON FACEBOOK! Yay! finally we are live, so the reasoning and sharing of pictures, recipes and your own personal Iditations and Inspirations and questions can flow! hope to see you there sistren! please ask to join the group.

I made this tutorial also yesterday but didn't get to post it up til now. I been trying to make some comfortable dress for maternity but also to escape the horrible heat that we are currently having in Trinidad. I received an email from old navy which has been one of the only brands I;ve ever worn since a teenager. and I was looking at all the lovely maxi dresses and prints they have right now.

And it occurred to me that I have come so far, in that I more make my own clothes than buy them. I only buy underwear or tank tops. I make all my skirts and dresses myself, and if they are not of jersey they are of Afrikan print. It is a wonderful feeling to be able to make your own garments, but to also represent who you are and your style everyday. I like flowing maxi dresses and skirts with a top or shrug/jacket - that's my basic style in just different prints.

RasTafari is a Livity where everyday we are RasTafari, showing our faith in our appearance as much as in our words and deeds. To feel positive and to feel complete as a Sistren, dressing in the way of your faith or Afrikan heritage is as important as wrapping the crown or eating ital. RasTafari must give all Sistren a sense of royal confidence, wisdom, power and security. I personally feel like dressing myself, daughter and kingman is an important aspect of my identity as an Empress, makes me feel like I am really setting a good foundation. So I encourage all Sistren to pick up the sewing skill as well as crocheting skill. If you have to save for that machine, then start saving! you can do it. All answers you need for lessons can be found in a friend or online on youtube.  And trust me when I say you will be adequately and joyfully fulfilled by such a venture. Creativity gives much joy and positive energies to the body and Irit, truly priceles no matter what your creative outlet is.

So here's another tube dress, this time with a frill. very simple and straightforward.
Here's the link for the tube shrug. I used quiana fabric which is similar to jersey for this brown tube.






                                             

Sis Ila

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Hold on to RasTafari Righteous Redemption

Selamta Sistren,
"So much trouble in the world" right now. If Bob Marley was here he'd probably be crying out to the world in his music. Whether it's the Middle East or America it doesn't matter where you are there are tragedies destroying families and homes, and the whole world wants to know what's REALLY going on? Behind the scenes there are a lot of dark negative forces at work, they have an agenda that has been progressing for centuries now, and it's coming to an all-time climax in these times. Right now there is a severe imbalance in the energies of the earth - too much evil vibes and pollution of the Mama Nature creating an altogether hostile and sick atmosphere/environment. Humanity has lost touch with itself and the earth, which is causing an ultimate destruction to occur.
And it is because of this hostile situation that it is important to hold onto RasTafari harder than ever before! It is time now to be a wise wombman and to gird yourself in the Right Way, to live in the Kristos Irit of RasTafari.  It is right to cleanse and heal the body and mind as this will help you to awaken the dormant Irits, sustain a positive outlook on life (in spite of all the negatives) and to take on the task of improving self and family.
Trodding RasTafari is about Livity, living by JAH every day - the salvation from the negative forces is in Living that Truth and Livity everyday. Every Sistren is therefore charged with the responsibility of finding her inner Goddess or ISelf and becoming one with the Irits of JAH - to delve into the cultivation of her own Iritual garden. To open up her third-eye and dwell in the power of knowledge and truth. I believe the Garden of Eden is within, and it manifests itself in your life as blessings, wisdom, endurance and health - when you really allow it all to take permanent root within your consciousness.
It is time to cast off all the "hold-down" or "hold back" meditations. It's time to renew yourself in JAH, be conscious of the Irit of the Living JAH in the tabernacle of your flesh. Now we need every Fari Lotus to blossom into Queen Omega. To do your best to provide the best for yourself and family, to stay away from too much negative and polluted vibes. It is time to lock down the family vibes - make what isn't right, right - so that if times do continue to get harder, your loved ones will be set, and would have a foundation to stand firm upon. Self-sufficiency is vital.
It is time to wake up and know that justice, ital livity, unity, wisdom, and good will are the works to perform in this time. The fruits of the Irit are the Iditation to feed upon:  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23)
Being a role model is crucial to repairing the home and community. It is time to be different to everyone else, to the mainstream which surely is hell and death.  To come out of ignorance, hate, oppression, poverty, depression and illness. To stand firm in a sure mindful state, confident in your knowledge of the better life - "the Krist Life."
Take your Irituality as seriously as Queen Omega and King Alpha did. Have an unshakable faith to conquer all tribulations and negative people.  Use your inner power to provide good works, to help shine the light on others. Carry the Creator and Life of this world as your banner, comfort and voice. JAH will protect His and Her People who live according to the True Laws of Life. 
My dear Sistren, be good to yourself and treasure your life and your family's life like never before, because death is on every corner now. Negative influences are always lurking to take our minds, husbands and children away mentally and physically. If we sit back and do nothing then we would have ultimately failed  - and FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION! JAH blessed I and I, and we have a birthright to Zion that each of us have to live. 
Pray, and affirm righteousness and faith every day, three times a day or more! Praise JAH for the good things you have and for the lives in your gates.

As a seal in my Affirmation for the I Sistren, I offer five very important Psalms ( I had to add some more to my original post) that I personally chant as reminders to keep living Right, to keep following in the  natural, honourable livity of RasTafari. 
RasTafari is Love Let I and I all Love

Promised Faithfulness to the Lord
Psalm 101 A Psalm of David.

 I will sing of mercy and justice;
To You, O Lord, I will sing praises.
2 I will behave wisely in a perfect way.
Oh, when will You come to me?
I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.
3 I will set nothing wicked before my eyes;
I hate the work of those who fall away;
It shall not cling to me.
4 A perverse heart shall depart from me;
I will not know wickedness.
5 Whoever secretly slanders his neighbor,
Him I will destroy;
The one who has a haughty look and a proud heart,
Him I will not endure.
6 My eyes shall be on the faithful of the land,
That they may dwell with me;
He who walks in a perfect way,
He shall serve me.
7 He who works deceit shall not dwell within my house;
He who tells lies shall not continue in my presence.
8 Early I will destroy all the wicked of the land,
That I may cut off all the evildoers from the city of the Lord.


The Character of Those Who May Dwell with the Lord
Psalm 15 A Psalm of David.

Lord, who may abide in Your tabernacle?
Who may dwell in Your holy hill?
2 He who walks uprightly,
And works righteousness,
And speaks the truth in his heart;
3 He who does not backbite with his tongue,
Nor does evil to his neighbor,
Nor does he take up a reproach against his friend;
4 In whose eyes a vile person is despised,
But he honors those who fear the Lord;
He who swears to his own hurt and does not change;
5 He who does not put out his money at usury,
Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things shall never be moved.


The Way of the Righteous and the End of the Ungodly
Psalm 1

1 Blessed is the man
Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly,
Nor stands in the path of sinners,
Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And in His law he meditates day and night.
3 He shall be like a tree
Planted by the rivers of water,
That brings forth its fruit in its season,
Whose leaf also shall not wither;
And whatever he does shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so,
But are like the chaff which the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
But the way of the ungodly shall perish.



A Song of Ascents.
Psalm 128

1 Blessed are all who fear the Lord,
who walk in obedience to him.
2 You will eat the fruit of your labor;
blessings and prosperity will be yours.
3 Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
within your house;
your children will be like olive shoots
around your table.
4 Yes, this will be the blessing
for the man who fears the Lord.
5 May the Lord bless you from Zion;
may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem
all the days of your life.
6 May you live to see your children’s children—
peace be on Israel.


The Perfect Revelation of the Lord
Psalm 19 A Psalm of David.

The heavens declare the glory of God;
And the firmament shows His handiwork.
2 Day unto day utters speech,
And night unto night reveals knowledge.
3 There is no speech nor language
Where their voice is not heard.
4 Their line has gone out through all the earth,
And their words to the end of the world.
In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun,
5 Which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
And rejoices like a strong man to run its race.
6 Its rising is from one end of heaven,
And its circuit to the other end;
And there is nothing hidden from its heat.
7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple;
8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes;
9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold,
Yea, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.
11 Moreover by them Your servant is warned,
And in keeping them there is great reward. 
12 Who can understand his errors?
Cleanse me from secret faults.
13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins;
Let them not have dominion over me.
Then I shall be blameless,
And I shall be innocent of great transgression.
14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.
JAH bless, keep and cause His holy face to shine upon the I,
Ila

Monday, 15 April 2013

Enduring the Negativity

RasTafari Love and Blessings to all Sistren,

This past week has been just that - weak in some ways for me. Not on a family vibe but on a works vibe.
I knew that when I started this channel on youtube and started this blog, I would eventually have to deal with negative comments and hateful messages from people who have a difference of opinion or who do not view Rastafari in the way that I bring it across. I haven't had much issues with the latter as yet, but I have in this last week been receiving comments from men who either want to imply that I am racist or that I don't know my research.

It's very hurtful to receive these comments when I work hard at not only trying to maintain a racially unbiased way to speaking, but to also bring all of my personal work and information into the public for the benefit of others who are not as studious. I could have chosen to keep my stack of writings to myself and try to publish them as books for money but I haven't (even though that would be nice lol). I have shared some of my best work only with the intent of spreading hope and inspiration and a sense of wellbeing to all RasTafari.

Not everyone can find the time or even drive to sit and read and research, to write and put together their information - we all have obligations in life that often take away from what is truly most important: feeding the soul with truth and knowing thyself. because I have made it a point to never sacrifice that part of the journey I try my best to share my learning with others in a easy way so that they too may grow and never feel like there's no one out there who they can turn to for reasoning when they need it. Not everyone has a camp or community they can go to and feel the vibes, and for sistren we have purification and children to care for, which reduces our social time even more. when I was seeking years ago I found hardly anything online that could qualify as a strength to the Fari Wombman. and now it has become an inner calling to be that online voice so that younger sistren don't get discouraged and older sistren are encourage to keep keeping on. I am here for you!

I know that everyone has their voice and their right to their opinion, because here I am trying to exercise my own. But why is it that people or these men feel that it is necessary to not only take my words out of context, but to attack? Why belittle my work? I watch youtube videos that I find offencive, or incorrect or degrading. I get really annoyed and rant and rave in the privacy of my home too. But in all that, none of those people could say that I wrote them a nasty or condescending message. I never tried to display "i know more than you." They can't say that I attacked them on a public forum because I disagreed. I am not trying to sound more intelligent than the next one, or act like I know it all! Because you disagree doesn't mean that you have to be publically aggressive. I will give some examples of what happened this week to upset me - keep in mind that it is nothing extreme, but none the less they were comments that hurt and that made me feel undervalued. It's nothing I won't put behind  me, but allow me to rant some more for a moment -

Because someone speaks the truth or fact about a historical matter, doesn't in any way mean that they are racially attacking others. If the Bible was originated in Afrika, and that all the bibles we use today are watered down versions of such made by the Greeks and Romans,  how does that translate to me saying that there is no room for whites in Rastafari? how does that make me racist? I try my best to present unbiased information even if I have to speak about black and white or Afrika and Europe. My intent is to relate reasoning and livity to the sistren and brethren who come to my page. In my opinion any race that comes into Rastafari should already know that Rastafari deals with the Afrikan origin and root of everything, there is no escaping that. This was how rasta was born - in an effort to help black people who were oppressed, it wasn't created out of the needs of white people. But now in this time because Rasta has spread all over the world, all races need to overstand that we are all affected by the same system and the principles of rasta are for all nations to learn and build from. I am not ever saying that Black is more superior than White, what I am saying is that Afrika is superior to all and that we all in our ignorance and wickedness can learn a lot of truth about ourselves from the ancient Motherland.

If I do not promote the use of drugs which are chemically processed and manipulated substances that affect the body and mind negatively, that can kill you, then why shouldn't I also not promote the promotion of drugs in rap music - music that most CHILDREN listen to and are influenced by?
As Rasta we know the difference between drugs and marijuana. we know that JAH's green herb does not kill and not qualify as a drug even if today it has become "medical marijuana". it is natural, not manmade even if there are a lot of genetically engineered strains now. Rastafari do not promote the use of drugs by singing about marijuana. Rastafari do not take drugs by using marijuana. I dont even promote the mixing of marijuana with beer or stout or tobacco!
How can I be called a hypocrite because I don't believe in a rapper's right to promote drugs in his music? rasta and rappers do not sing about the same thing! what good does molly or coke or whatever else do? what are the benefits of molly? how does it heal disease in the body since it is the same thing as marijuana? IT IS NOT BENEFICIAL TO THE BODY so why should the children be exposed to such damaging substances? why should a rapper feel it is right to lead the children to something that will kill them. what gets me more is that children today do not listen to reggae like they do rap. they will not listen to black uhuru or whatever artist that sings about sensimilia - that music is out of their realm and Bob Marley or any Marley does not count!
I was told that they - rappers and any average drug user - just want to get high just like rastas just want to get high so it's the same. IT COULD NEVER BE THE SAME. I never use herb to "get high." there is abig difference between drugs and marijuana and herb is a sacrament, a holy plant given to man by the creator. drugs are used to mimic such plants like herb but they aren't the same because  they end up poisoning the system. For anyone to come and say that rastafari are hypocrites for not promoting drugs but promoting the one plant that can provide a number of benefits to mankind, is a blatant and outright act of ignorance.
It has never been recorded that any Rastafari child or person has been hospitalized or damaged because of herb or does bad in school or becomes a vagrant because of herb. Rasta dont kill and steal, rape and beat others under the influence of herb. I never use herb with drugs and alcohol, out partying and drunk and doing whatever sinful acts people engage in when under the influence of many substances at once. I never use herb and run off the road and hit a wall or tree. I never use herb and then act violently and maliciously to people 'just because' I'm suddenly feeling high and carefree. that is ignorance talking!
I have only used herb to give me energy to be creative, to allow me to study and concentrate, to connect to JAH Irits in Ises and Iditation, to get a calm head when I am in a bad mood, or to simply commune with my people in a productive reasoning environment. Herb brings positive energies into the body and mind - real talk. it doesn't make you suicidal or violent or careless. it inspires you to be better. I use herb in a controlled and peaceful environment at all times. there are many many Rastafari in this world who would say the same.  one can only wonder when babylon will stop telling lies about the herb so that people can wake up and stop fooling themselves by thinking that drugs and marijuana are the same thing.

So all in all, these are the kinds of comments that came my way this week, and which I know are sent to only make me stronger at the end of the day. I share this post not because I want to rant and rave or pick at silliness,  but I want to prove to the Sistren that you cannot let negativity and ignorance ever stop you from pursuing a righteous life or doing what you KNOW IS RIGHT. The test of righteousness is in giving into foolishness sin and ignorance. A righteous soul does not bow to attacks, they step around them, they conquer them. If you are not suffering for your right then you know that you aren't doing enough to be right. it's that simple. So even though I feel down and I feel attacked when all my intentions are with JAH, I will still endure and put my trust in HIM and I will continue to believe that I am doing the right thing. I am not looking for rewards and for people to acknowledge me in good ways all the time though it is encouraging. I am just working to please and increase my personal relationship with my Creator by abiding in truth, and to leave some good mark on this world for those to come.
When feeling challenged I always find strength and comfort in knowing that all good men and women who came before me, and who have influenced me on my trod - Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, HIM and Empress Menen even Yesus Kristos - they all suffered criticism, they all had to deal with people who wanted to see them fall and be silent, they all dealt with people who wanted to squash their goals. We must always give thanks that they maintained their strength and endured the struggle for our sakes. It is up to us  to do the same for the weaker ones who need to be strengthened and guided back their truth.

So I end here with a quote from the Beatitudes:




 The Beatitudes
(Matthew 5:3-110, Luke 6:20-23)

Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.
Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.
Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be filled.
Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.
 Blessed are you when men hate you, and when they exclude you,
And revile you, and cast out your name as evil, For the Son of Man’s sake.
 Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! For indeed your reward is great in heaven, for in like manner their fathers did to the prophets.


Who JAH Bless let no man Curse

One love
Ila