Tuesday 8 October 2013

Duties of the RasTafari Mother

Greetings and Blessings to the Children of the Most High JAH RasTafarI

More and more I find myself wanting to reason on this topic because I too have trials in raising my princess to be firm Rastafari. She likes some outside influences that many Rastafari do not allow their children to be exposed to such as Disney or cable television - tell-lie-vision. I know that this is an area where I have fallen short as a parent, but at the end of the day it is up to me to ensure that those are not the only images she knows or plays with. It is still my job as a mother to ensure that she is exposed to her culture more than she is exposed to Babylon. It is important that my livity, moreover, be firm Rastafari because she will always grow up to see the ensample that I as her mother set in the home and community. My point is that as Rastafari mothers we have to not just be firm in our own trod, but ensure that we provide the right principles for InI youts to grow and live by.

We cannot just expect that one day when they are older our children will know everything. They may not have the interest to learn on their own by that time so it is necessary for the RasTa mother to ensure that she homeschools her youts and exposes them to books and film. Expose them to the things that the school system keeps hidden if they go to school. Teach them about the important figures of Afrikan liberation, and about the Emperor and Empress. Youtube has many resources and there are many websites as well. 

Teach them about spirituality, how to walk with JAH and be open to the presence of a Higher Power within themselves. Reassure them of their place in the world, and open their eyes to the possibilities that await for them. Empower them to find themselves and their purpose, encourage them to try new things. Give them freedom to grow rather than stifle, but teach them to have a measure of self accountability and the wisemind to know and measure their own actions, so that they never stray from what is right.

 Set a high standard for your youts and follow it yourself, you too have to be the first teacher they have in life! You as a RasTa Mother has to walk in the path of Empress Menen Who always supported the education and creative development of the youth.

I know that things are hard, sometimes there is no money to get what you need or no time to commit as you should. But if you cannot make the time daily, at least just one day of the week find an hour or two to culture your children. That is better than nothing! If we leave them to Babylon they will not be fed the right Word Sound Power! They will become corrupted by the pleasures and temptations out there if they are not armed with wisdom.

New Jerusalem is for them to inherit, with JAH as the Standard Bearer Ini RasTafari Mothers must lay its foundation!
Selah Imega I RasTafari!
Sis. Ila

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