Greetings and Blessed Love to One and All,
in the name of YAH, Ras Tafari, Emperor Haile Selassie I, Conquering Lion from the Tribe of Yahuda, King of Kings of Ethiopia, Lord of Lords, Elect of YAH and Defender of the Faith and Light of the world, Living from that day till this day through the Royal Lineage of King David and King Solomon.
We also greet InI in the name of Her Majesty Empress/Itege Menen Asfaw, Queen Omega, the Rose of Sharon, who is said to be a descendant of Prophet Muhammad.
We greet all Mansions within Rastafari, individual Rastafari and sympathizers of the faith, as well as all other Ones who dont know about Rastafari but have made their way through the jungle,
We would like to welcome everyone from all the corners of Mother Earth, no matter what faith one might have or from what ethnic group one might come. The information presented here can be of interest for many people, as different aspects and expressions of Life and its societies will be presented.
Rastafari have a well known saying which is “One Love, One Heart, One Aim, One Destiny...” meaning we all have a shared reality and responsibility. This should be deeply realized so we can work and live together in and for peace. At the moment there is so much division in the world without overstanding and respect for each other, that harmonious living is hard to achieve. By presenting different aspects of life and its cultures we think that this could be beneficial in overall overstanding, working towards a more peaceful and aware world.
We know that it is important to Raspect people’s opinions, ideas and faith and that we have to live together side by side in peace despite these differences, if we want to achieve this. We will present many of these different aspects in the world to give us a greater and deeper overstanding about Life, with more awareness and more Love…what this site is mainly about.
Here is a brief overview of what we can expect from this I-site…
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One of the things we would like to achieve with this Isite, is to provide a better overstanding about the Livity of Rastafari, because outside and sometimes even inside of the Rastafari community very little is known about InI. In short Rastafari began in 1930 as black redemption and freedom movement with the crowning of Ras Tafari Makonnen as Haile Selassie I, meaning Power of the Trinity. Over the years it has developed into something beautiful that provides answers and insight into many aspects of Life and has become the main source for African unification, Self knowledge and a force that stands against wrong, incorrect or bad things (among other). Not only for people from African descent, but as a world wide movement that anyone can relate to and gain strength and upliftment from no matter what race, color or faith. All aspects within Rastafari will be presented here.
Emperor Haile Selassie I has a central role because for many Rastafari His Imperial Majesty is IYAH, King and Savior, and without H.I.M. (His Imperial Majesty) this initiative or any other initiative that has come out of Rastafari livity would not be possible. For one thing, the world has Reggae thanks to H.I.M. which has been a great source for learning about Love, Peace, Unity, Self Knowledge, African Unification, Self Reliance, Self Confidence, Healthy Living, Righteousness, Knowledge about African Culture, overall Raspect, divine Inspiration, Praising of YAH, Strength, Pleasure, Fun, and more positive teachings. This should not be underestimated. Reggae has been an important balancing factor for Positivity and Upliftment in a world dominated by negative and destructive forces. This should be deeply Raspected and the reason for this (Ras Tafari, Emperor Haile Selassie I, The Conquering Lion) deserves some recognition. So we will use this opportunity to share about the glory of H.I.M. and give Praises to the King and give Thanks for making everything possible. We know that Through His Majesty we can reach our next stage which is Heaven or Zion on Earth, a transformed Earth where we can live together as One without war and crime and other in compassionate behavior.
Another aim of this I-site is to uplift Africa, its culture and people. Because of the oppression and decline of this nation, there is also a need for recovery and development. A lot of the information presented here throughout this website is in light of that. Although information about all cultures will be presented.
We will go along with the name Africa for practical reasons as this is most commonly used. There probably never was One name for the whole continent in ancient times, which is a con by itself as countries and continents never existed in those days. What we had were Tribes and Regions and they would give the whole landmass a name like Alkebulan or Ethiopia. But in other regions they would have a different name for it. So even though Africa is a European invention, this is what we call it today.
There was a time when Africa was the center of knowledge and power of our planet with civilizations like the Kemet/Egypt, Kushites and Aksumites (where the Greeks got most of their knowledge from) and also having a lot of influence in other regions and cultures like the Middle East in Sumeria and Persia, or with the Olmecs in South America, North American Indians, the Moors in Europe, the Nagas in India, the Aboriginals in Australia, China, Papua New Guinea, Brazil. Africans were all over this planet and the most developed and civilized people. At some point the Europeans came into power with the Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans coming into Africa and later the Muslims. This set in the decline of Africa and its culture to what it has become today. InI aim is to bring some Rastoration in this matter, which is greatly needed if we want to move forward and establish Zion on Earth.
Israel or Ysrayl (a more original spelling), is also an important aspect of this I-site, and will provide more clarity about it. There are theories of ancient Ysrayl originally being an African culture and if true that can have wide implications as this has a key role in how we see and experience the world we live in. The foundation of most cultures and societies are built on the writings and teachings of the Bible so its good and important to know who the original Ysralites are. The Bible tells us about the redemption of the Ysraylites in the last days after a long period of suffering, hardships and not knowing who they were (historically), being scattered all over the world, taken in ships to a strange land and work as slaves for 400 years, Hidden…and in bondage (mentally and physically) Until the Christ returns. This I-site will assist in the process of studying and revealing this theory and, if so also in regaining this lost heritage, breaking the shackles that have kept Ysrayl tied down for so long.
There are passages in the Bible stating where the Ysraylites come from, how they physically looked in the past and what they were Chosen to do, which is mainly to be like a Sign pointing in the right direction and a lesson for other nations and people, as themselves. Many people have problems with YAH (god) having One favorite or Chosen people and will say we are All gods people and the same. But the reason why the Israelites were Chosen is to teach mankind some things through their story, history and present situation, which is first of all to Do Good (the Rastafari/Nyahbinghi credo) or suffer the consequences (this is the main message of the Bible And Koran). Ysrayl (meaning one who wrestles with YAH) have had a relationship of obedience and disobedience, and getting blessed and punishment for that. The last punishment for not obeying the word of YAH is mentioned in the Bible, Deuteronomy 28 and prophetic books like Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekial.
Today it is widely believed that the modern day Jews are these people. Without going in to the discussion if this true or not now, we can say it’s not ónly the Jews who are descendants from the Lost Tribes of Ysrayl.
At the moment most people rely on healthcare through hospitals and doctors for help and there are some very beneficial medicines and modern techniques that people can use. But we must keep in mind that the health and pharmaceutical industry is also about making money. Although difficult to make and exact estimation, hospitals and doctors worldwide have a combined revenue of Trillions of dollars and the pharmaceutical industry alone is worth about 800 Billion every year, which aim is to sell people all kinds of expensive medicines that (a lot of the time) doesn’t cure a disease and can even make things worse because of the side effects. Although there are some very good and beneficial medicines and modern techniques that help people, there is also an other side of this story and that is that cheaper, more healthy and sometimes more effective ways of healthcare is shunned by this industry as it is not in their benefit. Sometimes there are better or other ways of dealing with sickness or physical problems and InI aim is to make people more aware of these options so we don't have to rely on modern healthcare alone.
We don’t want to be in a position where we are only dependent on that part of the healthcare industry, as they keep denying the benefits of alternative healthcare and will hardly ever advise people in those areas. The ideal situation would be that there is a balance between the two and working together, but the modern healthcare system doesn't seem to be willing to do this, so We will assist in this process by making people more aware of alternative choices for the care of their health.
In addition to the healthcare section we have a separate page providing information about the power of healing Herbs that can give people a better overstanding of its many wonderful properties and uses. Herbs can cure people from all kinds of illnesses or at least have great benefits in ALL diseases.
The Mother of all Herbs we say is Kaneh Bosm (Cannabis), Ganjah, or…The Healing Of The Nations and is very powerful and can be used in many different ways, not only as way to get High. It has great medicinal properties and can also be used as an alternative for making building materials like rope or threads that can be used to make clothes or other fibers, building blocks to make houses, materials to make cars, petrol for cars, oils, paper and more...For many Rastafari it is used as a holy sacrament to bring InI closer to YAH and to gain insight, wisdom and assist in health. Something to be taken serious and not only used for pleasure. Although it is a matter of discussion it might be mentioned in the Ible as Calamus and Kaneh Bosm and could have been the tree of knowledge of Good and evil in the garden of Eden, or the Tree of Life mentioned in the KJV Bible. The plant and therefore also Rastafari have been demonized by modern society for many years and although its getting better at the moment there is enough work to do to make people aware of the positive properties of this plant. We will go into the full depth of this plant.
The things we eat and drink have a lot of influence on the quality of our Life, physically, mentally and spiritually... Most people have forgotten or have been neglecting this, so we will remind and assist in returning to a healthy Life style through food (as a well known saying goes “let food be your medicine”). We will provide Healthy Ital, Alkaline, Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian recipes which is a big part of the Rastafari Livity and healthy living.
Reggae is very important for Rastafari as Rastafari is for Reggae, the two are linked together and have elevated each other to the heights of today.
Reggae is truly unique as it is the only form of music which main focus is to really try and make a change in this world for the better, teaching us about Life, calling for a revolution, having one mission, one aim, working separately as One for the same cause.
There are many songs in other music genres that have positive and uplifting messages, so we have made a collection of artists and songs in different genres that have some kind of teaching or positive message. There are some nice uplifting singers, but (and i say this humbly) compared to Reggae artists they are mostly far behind. This is regretful because there are a many artists who have a lot more influence on mainstream people compared to Reggae singers. Music has so much power to uplift the people, so our aim is to emphasis on positive and uplifting lyrics for the people to listen to and to inspire other musicians to make more uplifting music (lyrically).
In the Current Issues page we can learn about and keep track of subjects that have direct influence in our Life’s today and could give us a better view and insight of what is happening in the world.
We are living in a time where Life seems to be at a turning point. Things are changing rapidly and it is hard to keep up with all the developments. The technological, mental and spiritual advanced age we are living in has made it possible for our awareness to grow on many different levels. There has always been a knowing by most cultures, through prophecies and writings, that Life as we know it (not life entirely) would come to an end and change dramatically at some point in some way. Different cultures have different names and explanations for these times but seem to have many similarities. We are not saying that we definitely know big changes will happen now or in a couple of years, just to be ready when it does...Whatever happens it is good to be prepared for every outcome, which includes a sudden and extra ordinary change. Other then that, even if things don’t change like this, the page is nice to keep track of developing issues we are dealing with and aids in general awareness.
This I-site has a very broad base of information, exploring the many different aspects of Life not limiting our self in any kind of way. We Raspect and welcome all other cultures and philosophies. We overstand that the Rastafari is not the only way for upliftment, this can be found in all corners of the world and in many different forms. We will present these other aspects of that can have or could have some positive influence in our journey ToZion. The aim is to create an environment where we can learn from one another and put our differences aside, because there will always be differences.
We will practice Non Judgment and keep an open mind for alternative reasoning. Not judging is one of the most important things we can do in creating harmony, but also reasonably hard. By bringing different elements of Life together that are not directly related we can practice non judgment, and then have the possibility to learn from one another instead of criticizing and bringing each other down.
One of InI aims is to use this platform to try and create some balance between men and woman. We all know that woman are often treated in bad the way. Throughout history woman had and still have a hard time suffering from many hardships. This in the form of oppression, abuse, maltreatment and inequality. There is no balance between men and woman and men have undermining females for a very long time. It has become a lot better in recent times and we are definitely making progress in this regard. But there is enough to be done to get in a place where there Is balance and woman and men are treated equally. We will do InI part in this by uplifting woman and their role as much as we can. We do this by highlighting women's achievements, capabilities and the work they are doing, promoting the things woman are involved in. Also going back into Istory and mentioning the important roles that woman have had throughout time. In the Africa page there is a branch about African Queens, the Rastafari page has one with Rastafari Sisters, Currents subjects addresses Female Iquality, in the Music pages we have added many uplifting Female Artists and in General we try to create some balance by placing woman forward. The Message board has one for InI too and we will think of more ways to achieve balance, awareness and harmony between I and I.
In addition to this I-site the ToZion Foundation will assist in the process of what we are trying to achieve with this initiative. It’s main goal, creating more awareness on all levels of Life and with this heightened awareness start to change the way we live with each other and Mother Earth, inspiring others to do the same, having Zion as our final destination and assisting as much as possible people to reach there…
With the Foundation we have a better opportunity to put these words into action.
We will also share information about other foundations that are beneficial or interesting.
Something else that is still in the process of being built is an online community where we can come together, reason and share things...
At the Marketplace we would like to give people a chance to promote I-self, ranging from handcrafts to music or small companies that fit in or support what we are trying to achieve. People can also ask for assistance, if someone has a good idea or would like to start some business of any kind and in need of some support, ones might present their ideas here in search of that. We know banks won’t be of any assistance for most of us, so maybe in this way there can still be an opportunity to set up a business of some kind. It will be similar to something like crowd funding.
We are in the process of developing a webshop to generate funds in assistance of our initiative. The idea is that all profits will go to projects or the development of this I-Site
At the moment we have some nice paintings and a couple of items for sale that were generously donated. More items will be added in due time.
The Message Board is place where we share uplifting messages from different individuals and messages from InI To groups of people that we think might be important to mention.
IBL stands for Bible or Ible as Rastafari call it in Iyahric, and there ones can listen to the Bible if InI feel like. It has a collection of the audio books called the Bible experience, narrated by well known actors and pastors. In addition to that we are going to add audio books of the Islam like the Koran and Hindu teachings, making IBL stand for Islam, Bible and Lingam (a well know aspect of Hinduism). This to create more of a feeling of Raspect and Oneness.
At some point we have our own forum when it becomes more relevant, a the moment there is are links to other Rastafari forums, with forums about other subjects being added also in due time.
In the News section news articles will be collected that we think are important or relative, also trying to focus on positive news. At the moment this is not in effect still. Only the good message from InI brother Akae Beka.
In the Links area there is a list of websites that we think are interesting and can be used as a source reverence or are in support of what is being said here, and to promote websites that serve a common goal.
In the Donations area there is the opportunity for people to be a part of speeding up the process of collective security through sharing and caring. The I-Site and initiatives that go along with it are developing kind of slow at the moment and this has mainly to do with lack of funds. So if someone has the feeling this work is Important and needs be become more widely known, Feel free to make a donation or if not possible, maybe pass this I-site forward to someone who can…Give Thanks and Blessed Love
There is an opportunity for companies or people to become a sponsor of this project and receive some exposure for that in the Sponsors and Marketplace pages. We don’t want advertisements on other pages so there are some limitations and also the company or person needs to fit with InI values. If excepted though that will add strength to a brand as Rastafari are well known for InI integrity besides all the other good things we are involved with. This could be a good reason to become a partner.
From 2024 this site will become open source, meaning that people who are educated about a certain subject within the I-site can apply to become a part of filling in the information.
Togheter we stand Strong so this will be a good way for 1 to create more Inity. 2 provide better Information and 3 to speed up the process of building up the I-site. So Ones and Ones with knowledge about 1 more subjects and would like to participate feel free to link up with InI @ firstname.lastname@example.org give thanks.
We use a large amount of other peoples work to provide information. The Youtube videos we share often break with copy rights, especially in the music section where we have made playlists of musicians material that are uploaded. Our thoughts about this is that we use this material for educational uses and awareness, also we try and support any ones material by providing links to pages where people can buy the material we are using and do as much as we can to promote an artist. Our aim is to try and generate more sales through the awareness that we try create within ones watching and listening and not to take it for granted by asking people to show some support if possible. Also anyone who is the original owner of certain material and is against sharing this on the I-site, can reach out to InI and make it clear. Then we can make some adjustments, maybe by using less material or deleting everything. We do hereby ask for permission to the ones of who we are sharing their work, and to make it clear that it is for a good cause and that we are not involved in commercial activities, we don't have advertisements on this website and that the funds we possibly do raise through donations go to the benefit of creating more Love, Inity and awareness on a global level and that this possibly also has some worth for the I too...we give thanks in advance for letting InI share the works, Blessed Love.
People Might read some words that they are not familiar with and this might cause some confusion, so here is a short explanation. First of all we use the name YAH instead of God or Jah. YHWH (YAHWEH) is the original translation from the Hebrew name (יהוה) in the old scriptures; also shortened to YAH in the Ible several times. We will be using that shortened version, YAH… (instead of Jah or God) and Yahshua (instead of jesus). We can still pronounce the letter Y as a J, if that feels more comfortable (because which letter was used to make the J sound before there was a J?) Y can be pronounced in different ways... there was never a letter J in the english alphabet until somewhere around 1700 ad. So words like Jehova, Jah, Jesus, Jew, Jacob, Jerusalem, were spelled differently before that time (YAH, Yahshua, Yahuda, Yacob, Yerusalem), but the pronunciation can be the same. The name YAHWEH was considered to be too Holy to pronounce by orthodox Jews, so they changed it into Elohim, Adonai, Lord or God, and this was eventually adopted by the rest of the world. But the Ible has several verses about the Importance of using the name YAHWEH ánd Yahshua, so we will go Forward to this originality, forward to InI roots...
For the Same reason we have chosen to use Ysrayl instead of Israel as this is the more original name, meaning One who wrestles with YAH (and overcomes).
Rastafari often use InI (I&I) as a replacement for me, you, he, she, we, us, our, him, her, them and is meant to show the link InI have with One another. InI means ONE, You, I, and YAH in one. Rastafari is very much about this oneness and togetherness, no matter what color, race or personal believes, InI are One and should therefore show compassion and overstanding to one another. The use of InI is one way of bringing this Link to InI awareness as it breaks down all divisions. In Rastafari language, called Iyahric, the I is used in many words like IstorIy instead of his-story or Ifrica=africa, Inite=unite, Ible=Bible, Iveryone=everyone, Incient=ancient, Iportant=important,
Ivolution=revolution, Iditation=meditation, Ital=vital etc...We also use words like overstand or innerstand instead of under-stand, Raspect instead of respect, forward instead of backward, Livication for (dead)ication and no “con” words like contact=Itact, consideration=Isideration, consciousness=Isiounsness, connect=Inect, construct=Istruct and so on... This is done to give a positive twist to words that have a negative sound to it. We used to be consequent (Isequent) in writing like this, always using InI for instance, but most people didn’t overstand it and caused some distraction in bringing across the message to a wider public then only Rastafari who might apprecilove it more. Most of how we write is written is in plain English, so we can reach a broader public. Here and there we have kept some words like Overstand and Raspect and still use InI some times, but use We in most cases, also because His Majesty also always wrote in a We form... but now at least you or I know what these words mean.
When the I-site is to InI satisfaction we will start translating to other languages so not only english speaking people can read and find it.
That page is meant to give an oversight of changes or developments we have recently made.
When checking out the website on a mobile device, it might be a little hard to navigate because we don't have a mobile version yet, even though it is Ok once we get to know it more. We use large font size so that its more readable on mobile devices and therefore might look a bit to big on desktop versions.
Aslo the Youtube playlists usually don't have a forward or backward button but if we click on the top right where the three stripes are we come into the playlist and can choose a video from there, or we can move to the next video by dragging the position indicator to the end of the video...
By double clicking anywhere on the website the view gets enlarged...
By tilting the phone sideways, texts can be read with better ease...
Although this I-site is over heavy I-struction (not con-struction) and far from finished there is already enough for InI to explore. For the moment we are more focused more on looking for and presenting Rastafari Teachings, this will become extended through time and experience by reasoning with ones who have deeper overstanding about the different subjects. So the I-site is always progressing, that's why we put the date of our last update at the end of each writing, so people can follow the progress of our writings as we are also on a journey of growth. So please forgive InI if things are not perfect from the beginning, but know that is what we strive for, as perfect as possible in the moment and is going to take some time to achieve. Progress has been slow over the past years because of certain reasons, but be patient, this will change when the time and circumstances are right. We had higher expectations about the progress we would make, but YAH has humbled InI by showing that We don’t decide when things should be working out and just need to be patient.
When we are in a satisfactorily state when it comes to the presentation of Rastafari we will move to the other areas and work out the subjects like Africa, Ysrayl, Healthcare and so on. For these other subjects we have already collected a large amount of videos and written some of the basics about the aspects, but these subjects will be explained in more detail after the Rastafari part is more or less finished. The Rastafari page is a good indicator of how the rest of the I-site will develop over the years. This is also a long lasting project and have enough time to develop it.
Please take time to explore and return from time to time to check out the progress.
This is where InI contact information can be found.
May Peace, Love, and Prosperity be with InI and YAH be InI Guide in this distracting world.
Blessed Love, Rastafari