Tag Archives: Black Liberation theology

Prints available.

Rastafari Art Expansion!

The life of an artist is beyond fun or happy, it is a quest for passions grip and the balance of tangible and intangible. We are creating nothing and yet able to give glimpses of ideas and visions about anything. It is one that is a lifestyle and also a journey of truth. Being real, understanding that what We as artists try to express is our deepest inspirations not visual illusions. How that is understood, in large part is up to the artist to craft skills in story telling through images and colors with purpose.

It is long over due, and yet right on time..The expansion has begun. I will be uploading and sharing more art, as well as reasonings on what is the mission of the paintings, and joyful prayers on canvases. The amount of art that I have is getting organized, cleaned up and will be more available than ever. For right now, on the Shop section, you will see “Prints”. I will be uploading new color and black and white prints, as well as feature new original work for sale. We have lots of projects for the future that will help others economically as well as get the Mighty Message of Rastafari through paintings and culture to wider audiences. For right now this is the start. More art, more readily available. These are some of the new pieces uploaded and ready to ship. Jah Bless. More Works to do.

prints available

“Love” Ras Elijah Tafari and Empress Laura Tafari

RasElijahTafari.

RasElijahTafari. “Sun, Moon and Stars”

Prints available.

“The Conquering Lion of Judah Prevails”

Judgement Day Precession

Judgement Day Precession

HIM Haile Selassie I        "Jah Umbrella"

HIM Haile Selassie I “Jah Umbrella”

2018 Version KHSMIC LION

2018 Version KHSMIC LION

PRINTS AVAILABLE "FAMILY THREE"

PRINTS AVAILABLE “FAMILY THREE”

RED

RED

 

There is more information on the SHOP button on the top right, about meanings and mediums. It also allows you to pick out the size of print you want and order right away. Check out Color and Black and White Prints, for new paintings, and mediations. Thank you for supporting INI, and Rastafari African Culture through Art. Lots more to manifest. Jah Bless, Heart of Love.

Ras Elijah Tafari.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why the Father Haile Selassie and The Son Yeshua (Jesus) are One.

Emperor Haile Selassie I

Emperor Haile Selassie I

Blessed Love ONE and ALL. Got a great question from my elder  Abba Ras Anebana Tafari asking why worship Jesus, Yeshua the Messiah when He said in John 12:49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, He gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.” Mystically in all that I have learned I look to His Imperial Majesty for Guidance. Through H.I.M. I have seen Humility, one who likewise did not directly tell people to worship H.I.M. It is good to have some knowledge of the Emperor before reading this article.

Here is the insight, When the Burning Bush appeared to Moses in Exodus 3:2 The Bush is described as an Angel of the Lord. Before it is revealed that the Bush in Exodus 14 “And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you.” going further that it is clear the voice is the voice of God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob. My point here is that When Moses first met God, He appeared as a bush, then He was seen as an angel, and lastly told that He is “I am that I am” God. In the story of Jacob wrestling God, first It was simply a man in the night, then this man was an Angel and then it appeared to be God.

When we get to Revelations 19:10, Where we see John fall to feet of an Angel, who says see that you do not do that, I am your bredren. He says I have the testimony of Jesus Christ and that Christ is the Spirit of Prophecy,.The point is that there is a Trinity at work, from Genesis to Revelations where The Spirit of Prophecy is always present. That is Yeshua, the Spirit of Prophecy. To Bring to HIM who sits on the White Horse Haile Selassie I. He who makes War and judges the nations..see how He walks into League of Nations and Brings down the temple and rebuilds it as the UN. Or that He did the same for the Ark of the Covenant in Axum! My Lord. Do you see that His Word is Faithful and True, wearing many Crowns. Was He not baptized and crowned by the Testimony of Jesus Christ through the Men of Prophecy. Are we not men of prophecy?! Is He not the Fulfillment of Prophecy all over..The Fullfilment of the Son and the Father, and Holy Spirit as One God..and told the Church how things were to be..told the Earth as it must be..as humble as both Men are, they commanded the Church and it was done..also the World..This gets deeper, because who will Love God and Man..Who will see God in Man, and Be as the Spirit or Breath of Life.

John: 8:54 Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that He is your God” When that in Mind, listen carefully to prophecy and what His Imperial Majesty says. Look at what we stand for, THE END OF ROMAN COLONIAL RULE THAT LEAVES MEN AS Spiritual and literal SLAVES. The title “Emperor”, or Earth’s Rightful Ruler, or Root of David, already infers DIVINE RIGHT..and its not just a title.. It is the reminder that He doesn’t have to say it, it has been shown and said. Haile Selassie I is the King of Kings…why..beyond location and titles..because He is the evidence that the Son is in the Father and Father in the Son. For Both are True and Trustworthy. They are the way, because it is ONE. It because of True, of REALITY, because He Is-Real, not just Faith, the Defender and Evidence of Faith and things not seen..of Prophecy. This is why Ones worship Jesus Christ, because He reached the place of Ascension to Jah. Haile Selassie descended to Us.He bowed to the Love of humanity.

Lastly, “Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.” In 1936 His Majesty also went to Jerusalem to where Christ ascended and it was the front page of the NY Times..Why.. To acknowledge that The King Judah, remnants of Israel, That the Highest Himself, welcomes Christ in through Conquering Death..Which Ethiopia and the World were doing..Lord of Mercy..Dying..to be resurrected and Ascend which happened. Praises to God The Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. One God. Power and Virtue of the Trinity.HIM The Conquering Lion of Judah, The Light of the World, Emperor Haile Selassie I.

New York Times 1936 May.

Spiritual insight and up and update.

Blessed Love to one and all, it has been a minute due to the immense velocity in which InI have been learning. As Spiritual people often we think we have reached the place, we have been delivered. Yet in the pursuit of further oneness, we see our deliverance is small when it comes to the power to deliver others, problem is I can’t do that..I can help. We are in a time where the true subjects of our newness to the precepts of “freedom” “unity” or “human rights”. For thousands of years these were but romantic fantasies that were utopian, the evidence is in governmental systems that intrinsically don’t want to share power. The poor are looked as wretched and carry the burdens for the rich. Still we have this dream and vision.

redbobonew1

I took a mental and soulful trip to try and understand and inner stand more. I wanted to study the first Christians and what happened to them. It seemed that it is an understatement to say, they were all murdered, and what does that really tell me anyway. We are looking at a concept that is the fulfillment of a growth process. In the living example of Eyesus Kristos, we saw clear lines that were drawn that some compare to Buddhism because of its simplicity. But it is more, because while Wisdom (buddha)  requires love to be, it doesn’t require the healing ability to send demons away. There are many that are healers and many that are wise, but none like Christ when it comes to His attack against the devil, bluntly and with sense.

After going on a mission to learn the history of the Name of Jesus all the way back through Nubia and Ethiopia, I learned that I had seen with my eyes the Father of Fathers, as promised in Mathew 5:8 and has shown InI in real time what Ethiopia was whispering to InI about thousands of years ago. That the word is alive,  All words.. that they came from a root and that root knew what tree would grow. When one of the seeds flew to its original pasture the roots and garden recognized it and knew it before it was born. Like wise the name of Yeshau, (Joshua) was one that was Given to Him from the Holy One of Creation. This name is the branch from the tree that would bring forth a new flower that would be known across the Earth as Jesus. In real time, We can see in 1892 July 23rd A Child is born in which the Government would rest on His Shoulders. He would be both a PRINCE of peace and also Everlasting FATHER.  When His Imperial Majesty (H.I.M.) was born His Name was Tafari Makonnen, and later Ras Tafari Makonnen. The World did call Him as Ras Tafari Makonnen, but did not know who He would be. In 1930 As His and Her Imperial Majesty were crowned, He took up the Name, ” H.I.M. Emperor Haile Selassie I, Conquering Lion of Judah, King of Kings, Sovereign of Sovereign, Root of David, and Earth’s Rightful Ruler.” After Nov. 2nd 1930 No One internationally called HIM Ras Tafari Makonnen again. He was the resurrected Prince and Father. He did not say this of Himself, but showed it, and let others announce the He is the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in Action. This is the meaning of the Name, which is the Name of God. It is “Haile” meaning “Power and virtue” and “Selassie” meaning “The Trinity”. He does not need to prove who He is, because it is self evident, He is that He is that I am that I am. If there is Truth in you, you will see it outside of you. This Name, “Haile Selassie the First” is written in the Bible, as the New Name in Revelations 3, that only He will know until that time. Haile, (Heli), is also the Grandfather of Jesus.  Eyesus0

I am  writing this, to show first like the two names Jahshua, and Jesus, both the name Ras Tafari and Haile Selassie I are similar in that one Name the whole world would know. That it was known in Ethiopia that The Name would be “Jesus” roughly, as they knew roughly when and where Christ was born. They also knew that He would come again to Ethiopia before and after the Resurrection. That is why the Lion of Judah is on the flag. When His Imperial Majesty sat on the Throne of Zion as King of Judah and Beta (house of) Israel, That was the only free African Country, Has the blood of David and the Word of God in every land that requires that all know that His Seed shall prosper and is anointed. HIM Emperor Haile Selassie I would bring the essence of Christian Values to the world stage and test every bit morale in every human then and to come. He challenged the challenger to check himself. To summon and muster the best within for the small to biggest, to the local to the foreigner, in the interest of peace, and humanity. I am not making a case for the Divinity of HIM, that not something I need to prove, what I can say is Haile Selassie I is helping InI learn more about the supernatural and extra ordinary message and movements of Jesus Christ, because it is beyond relatable. Though there are 1000′s of years between them, the experience and repercussions, the life of those who witness of HIM, and the persecution and blessing we receive, are all right there, in the Bible, and surrounding HIM.

I am learning and enjoying the Scriptures more, feeling like I can absorb the message more, now this is not a research paper, or a study of words. His Imperial Majesty is very clear, and yet so much to take in. The Words of Christ are different, they are cloaked and yet thinly veiled. The ability to see, is based on insight not eyesight.  The message of non violence, of forgiveness, of justice, and truth telling. Of respecting and caring for the weak and suffering, to have compassion for the afflicted. To share all you have and be willing to give your life up for God in defense of the defenseless., to confront the wicked and tell the devil he is a liar and murderer.

On this journey, it is getting thicker. Things are speeding up, Life is getting better and harder. More than every I need peace and focus. I went to a Church yesterday, because my soul needs to see people in prayer, others who know that we have to trust Jah. The preacher was honest and meek, as were those around him. There were human without apology, and knew the difference between being human and sinking to carnal levels. Their humanity was shown in their desire to make the world a better place by loving each other with a fiery bluntness, and honesty. To yell and be loud for Jah, to surrender all in order as an offering for all that was given to us. Many of us have been voices in the wilderness, at this point I am being called to go to town.

The Tucson trip was good, and the mystics were there. The opposition popped up regularly and it seemed that we all were able to avoid any issues, using the understanding that we have to expect ones fears to invade and we will have to be aware in the best ways to create strength and encourage unity. Jah Love can move mountains.  I will post some pics and an article about the Tucson trip next. For Now, this is were I am at..that no matter where I go or what I do, all things only allow InI to have more to offer Jah, and the movement of Rastafari. Really looking forward to sharing the new art, all of which are part of the process of Growth. Hope your experiencing a rising your self, we need it, all of us. Renewal and Resurrection time. Spread Life. SelassiegreencrossCU

Give thanks for the Love  and Mercy of the Almighty One, whom watches InI’s and protects Us. Give thanks for being able to be called by His Name, and In His Name let Us Be Joyful, for He is Jah. Deliverer and Guide, Strength and only Law. Holy of Holies, Living God, and Everlasting Father. Holy Emmanuel I King Selassie I Jah, Rastafari. In the Name of the Father, The Son, and Holy Spirit. One God. Amen.

Miles Davis: Kind of Blue…New art and thoughts.

Life is full of ups and downs, and for an artist sometimes the extremes are intense. As I look around the world, it seems that most people are dealing with subjects that make most of our lives look like heaven. I think about my loved ones locked up, my loved ones who aren’t here. It then makes I meditate on how special the ones we have here are. There are spiritual dynamics at works all the time, and the movement of the chakras upward allows I to see how high are we reaching when reasoning and interacting.  My Mind is multi layers that are being worked on and it is the point when the picture is composed that I can show the fullness of the vision. Will it even be fully composed, is a painting or song ever really finished…

I went to a show downtown Albuquerque the other night and someone through a large rock through my window. A thieve came and took all my poetry books, and art prints, my cd’s, and herbal oils and tinctures, my tools,  knife and cash.  Of course it felt terrible, but I had to look at the symbolism of myself in a suitcase, and the Rastaman being proud that he was the creator. And while there may be some addict selling my art on the street right now, I am blessed to know that the prints are copies of the vision, the music same way. Every poem pretty much I recorded even if it was rough, and though priceless, because I believed in the vision it too had been archived. And so I will rewrite the mediations from the songs, print more prints and CD’s,  and continue creating. When I got to my truck to see the glass shattered all over the inside and outside, I held my art pad in my hand and my last pencil, and felt an odd feeling. One of being here before, messed up with nothing but my art..and it was a reminder, that the relationship between an artist and art cannot be stolen and limited. That I am a creator, and as I drove home with freezing air blowing in my face I had to give thanks. That as much as my heart is attacked or robbed, it seems to regenerate and produce so that it can give it more. Without the emptiness I cannot be full, and its purpose is to give and then give some more. The Heart Chakra is one of the hardest channels for alignment. Challenges the levels and layers and looks to see if the composition is orderly,..up-full or down-full.

Miles Davis. Blue.

Miles Davis. Kind of Blue.

With so much going on, some old art came my way that I hadn’t been able to get reproductions of..this is one. In my brothers art private collection, was ” Miles Davis, Kind of Blue.” I got a great photo and now I can share it with you. Miles Davis is such a perfect and powerful artist for when things are tough, his paintings influence me, and his music has changed generations. Like the ghetto, we reflect our conditions, and like the ghetto there is a genius hidden away dancing and singing and painting the inner conflicts of humanity. Even if its kinda blue..

Prints are available : in the shop area at the top of the site..or you can email I at lionartproductions@gmail.com  This piece is only 25.00 plus shipping. Little lower price…

For everyone out there, keep your head high, and make something out of the day, your creative vision and life. Give thanks we are here together and build from the heART. Miles to go….

Rastafari Love.

2017 HIP HOP NEW RELEASE “WISDOM” IS OUT! GET IT HERE..

All Glory to the Most High King of Creation for the blessing to share another album with everyone. InI am excited for the World to Get the Vibe from the New Mexico High Desert of the importance of WISDOM in a Hip Hop styles. In combination with 4 countries the music and attitude is a witness to the power of Rastafari and Hip Hop Globally. Good for all ages, and something that grooves..check out a sample of pick up the album at…BLESS!

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wisdom/id1302580891?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

https://raselijah.hearnow.com

https://open.spotify.com/album/67eHBP19R5n4lXsuKmfCXE

https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/raselijahtafari?SourceCode=HEARNOW

And it will be on Amazon Music any day..Hard copies will be available very soon, put a pre order in by messaging INI or email lionartproductions@gmail.com..A stayed tuned..Music Video on the way!  Jah Bless!

Wisdom Album Cover Ras Elijah Tafari

New Mexico Rastafari Collective Newsletter Nov. issue is out!

Blessed Love and All,  a Special Coronation November issue is out. Give thanks for the warmth of Rastafari in New Mexico, we are joyful to share the meditations and unity together. Thank you for everyone that contributed, both near and far. Heart of Joy.

NMRC newsletterNov1

NMRCnewletterNov.pg2

Dropping a preview! Dub Inna Wisdom by DJ Ras Zakarias.

LOOK WHAT JUST DROPPED…HERE IS COMES!! DUB INNA WISDOM..PREVIEW OF THE UPCOMING ALBUM! COMING OUT NOV. 2ND! LOVE TO I ELDER Abba Ras Anebana Tafari FOR THE INTRO SAMPLE. InI have started a Facebook Musician page that will focus on the music. So much is happening and its important to stay on topic. Please link up and see what happening first.  https://www.facebook.com/RasElijah/

 

RESPECT TO THE ONES WHO HELPED US GET HERE. LOVE TO ALL OF YA!

Dub inna Wisdom ~ Soundcloud

Dub Inna Wisdom ~ Youtube.

Wisdom Back Cover

Wisdom Back Cover

Wisdom Cover Ras Elijah

Wisdom Cover Ras Elijah

 

NEW ALBUM “WISDOM” LOOKING FOR CONSCIOUS BUSINESSES TO PROMOTE.

In the times we are facing, the new album “Wisdom” coming out Nov. 2nd has a message that many business are ready to stand with. If you have a conscious business you would like promoted, we are looking for further sponsors for the New Album “Wisdom”. We can send you a preview copy and proposal. It works out so the sponsor makes profit and gets free advertising. Give thanks for the support. Please Inbox, or email Lionartproductions@gmail.com. Thank you and One Perfect Love.

Wisdom Album Cover Ras Elijah Tafari

wisdsompromo1

 

Oct. New Mexico Rastafari Collective Newsletter is out!!!

This issue seemed to have international relevance so it is being published publicly this month. We would lIke to thank Prophet Justus of the E.A.B.I.C. and Empress Lindsy M. Solomon. It is also an update to last months article about going to Denver to meet with the Ras and celebrate the Ethiopian New Year. Blessed 2010! Hope you enjoy the articles and link anytime with thoughts or comments.

NMRCnewletterOCT1

NMrastafariOCtpg2a

Thank you for reading, hope you check the next issue. ONE PERFECT LOVE.  HOLY EMMANUEL I KING SELASSIE I JAH. RASTAFARI.

OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE/ SPECIAL EDITION BOOK AND CD OF “WISDOM”

wisdsompromo1

Its been a long time in the making and the Hip Hop Album “Wisdom” will be released on Nov. 2nd 2017- Unless if your in Denver this Sept 10 Celebrations! For a special occasion, coming out tomorrow is a 16 page Book, of thoughts, lyrics, art, of the times and Emperor Haile Selassie I. It will a limited series, and will only be available through select outlets.

The Scheduled Release of the album officially is November 2nd, 2017 to Honor the 77th Anniversary of the Crowning of the King of Kings, Jah in Flesh, Emperor Haile Selassie I along side with Empress Menen Asfaw and Royal Youth. The Root of David and Conquering Lion of Judah as Earth’s True Rightful Ruler.

1. COVERPG1

This album wouldn’t be possible without the great strength of Jose of Light Worker Productions, Jah Ivan of Good Over Evil Productions, DeeZee of UnderDog Productions, By the River Productions along with Brother Immanuel from TSHIHION IHIYHTHZH Music, Brother Diles of Visceral View, Brother Charles X and K-OTIC, Robby from Underwater Productions, Brother Mark Seville, and some O.G.’s that always stay hidden. You know who you are.

16. BACKCOVER16

The Books are 15.00 and come with the CD, that will be available from a select few, inbox INI if you want to have one put on hold. We also have a lovely Music Video Coming soon from Brother Lucas of THICITY Productions! Thank You King!  The album will be all over and widely available Jah Willing, Let ones know and I pray that it is a strength in the world, where there is so much information and so little WISDOM.

21078659_1642077975803787_4866292764575163899_n

Wisdom Album Cover Ras Elijah Tafari

All Praises due to the Jah the Father, Son and Mother of Creation. ONE JAH. Rastafari!