I'm not a Rasta either, but I started my dreads because I had a yearning for them in my chest. I think that my dreads are helping to teach me patience, and I wanted something to do with my hair that really suited me, and I've never felt more beautiful in my life. I used to keep my hair short all the time because I never knew what to do with my hair because it's so thin, and brushing would break up my waves and curls, and now my hair looks full and defined. I love it. It has also made me think about my morality and how I interact with people more because I think that alot of people have a bad idea of the white dreadheads of the world because it lumps you into a group of people that alot of conservative people/employers/others frown upon, and I really want to change that, and help to make dreads a socially acceptable hairstyle for all. I think that we all have our beloved locks for very different reasons, and I think that it's important to remember that.Tricia Howard said:
I started my dreads about a year after I started getting into the Pagan religion. I didn't do it to 'look cool' or to 'fit in', I done it to express myself and learn lessons that the process of locking teaches. The most important one is patience and that would be the #1 thing I had a problem with. I respect everyone's religion and I think that the whole process of dreading is more about getting to know and express yourself and help you learn lessons that can be used in everyday life rather than just church or groups.
Oh and I posted this off from yours Faelwynn because I totally agree with what you say not because I'm against it =] Blessed beFaelwynn said:
Dreadlocks are so old as a hair style and way of life that I believe it is impossible to know their 'true nature'. I wear mine as a form of spiritual expression... so in a way it's a very spiritual journey for me as well. However, I am not Rastafarian in the least. I'm a pagan, and very very proud of it! I also have Celtic roots, so my dreads are an expression of myself on a number of different levels!