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Ginger-Rasta
@Ginger-Rasta
03/29/13 11:45:27PM
16 posts

Be the change we want to see in the world


General Talk

Okay so, i've had a wonderful night. I've had a conversation with someone who i consider my brother and i'm now filled with bliss and wonder :)

it's a fact that there are a lot of people with very strong views in the world, and i would probably include myself in that bracket. In this muddle of conflicting opinion and differeng views how do we find harmony? How do we find cohesion? How do we move upwards?

We have atheists, christians, muslims, jews, jedi's, rastas, spiritualists, vegetarians, carnivores, non spiritualists, artists, lawyers, musicians, doctors, hindus, buddhists and trillions of other different variations on people and things in the world- who all got to where they are NOW in different, very complex ways.

One thing that all these groups of people have in common is that they want CHANGE. In this day and age however, with advances in technology and communication and awareness comes an increase in direct contact of peoples opposing views and beliefs- unfortunately this results in some people becoming jaded, closed off and somewhat dogmatic about the way that they go about trying to make change.

By doing this people are immediately negating the change that they are trying to impart on their surroundings. For example how are religious people who constantly berate atheists ever going to acheive the united world that they strive for if they constantly berate people? The converse is true, and is true for several other scenarios.

This is NOT the way- if you are empowered with strong vision and beliefs, you have that because of your incredibly complex and incredibly unique path that brought you to this point and the reason other people have their differing views is because of their differing path.

The way to truly achieve the changes that we want to make is to BE that change, if you're an atheist and believe that you can be a beautiful person without god then BE that beautiful person. If you're religious and believe that god makes you a beautiful person then BE that beautiful person.

And if you ARE that beautiful person, no matter what your faith,colour,gender or beleif is - then surely it should be within your capacity to have understanding, tolerance and even admiration for the fact that even though someone has a different world view to you- the reason they have that difference is because of the different choices they made along their journey.

THIS is how we ALL achieve the change that we want, and how we all find harmony- we must strive to understand how others have reached the point that they have and love them all for their beautiful human differences.

Sorry for the long post- i've just had a massive spiritual breakthrough tonight :) Thank you so much dreadlockssite for giving me a venue to voice the beginning of my new understanding :)


updated by @Ginger-Rasta: 01/13/15 09:50:09PM
Ginger-Rasta
@Ginger-Rasta
08/27/12 03:29:36PM
16 posts

The beauty of natural Dreadlocks, and support for any fellow early dreadies!


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

I don't think I'm saying anything that hasn't been said here but acceptance of our surroundings and ourselves is ultimately the key to complete freedom.

People have eating disorders because they have been told by the magazines that skinny is cool, people don't have dreadlocks because the shampoo adverts tell them to smear harmful synthetic conditioners into their scalp, people don't love one another because the news constantly spreads nihilistic messages.

If i didn't know any better i would think that the media was trying to brainwash us all?

Ginger-Rasta
@Ginger-Rasta
08/16/12 04:02:31PM
16 posts

The beauty of natural Dreadlocks, and support for any fellow early dreadies!


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

Glad to hear it Snick! Remember everyone has a "day 1". I'm just over 3 months in and my locks are really starting to take off now. It feels like no time at all!


updated by @Ginger-Rasta: 07/23/15 07:40:38AM
Ginger-Rasta
@Ginger-Rasta
08/05/12 04:58:24PM
16 posts

The beauty of natural Dreadlocks, and support for any fellow early dreadies!


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

Yeah I've had a couple that i liked decide to loosen them selves in the past few weeks. They're just finding their way!

Ginger-Rasta
@Ginger-Rasta
08/03/12 07:50:11PM
16 posts

The beauty of natural Dreadlocks, and support for any fellow early dreadies!


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

Thanks for the kind words SE. Ever the inspiration to me and many others.

Ginger-Rasta
@Ginger-Rasta
08/03/12 07:36:23PM
16 posts

The beauty of natural Dreadlocks, and support for any fellow early dreadies!


Dreadlocks Journey Emotional Support

When people first decide that they want dreads, some of them, as i did, will look for the quickest way possible to get the classic bob marley looking locks that are conventionally considered "dreadlocks".

On discovery that the only safe way to form dreads is to stop combing and conditioning the hair and to go on a dread "journey"(I twisted and ripped mine but virtually all of them loosened and formed their own knots), some people, including myself, formed the opinion that there is going to be a considerable amount of time where the hair will look "bad" before it turns into fully locked hair which will be "good" and that the process should be some kind of rush to the final goal.

Once I started my journey, my mind started to change, I began a slowrealizationthat has recently come to fruition and that is: although fully mature dreadlocks are beautiful- So is the hair that begins it's journey on day 1. There is something exquisitely beautiful about hair that has been allowed to move and shape it's self as it wants, it is one of the most natural things that a human can do.

My dreads are far from fully mature, hell from some angles they don't even look like dreads, and a few of em are still just my normal hair. But you know what? normal, unconditioned, uncombed, undisturbed hair is beautiful too and everyone shouldappreciatethat.

and finally, a piece of advice to any person early in their journey, as I am: It doesn't matter what stage of your journey that you are at, it doesn't even matter what your hair looks like (hell, the amount of people that have said to me "dude where have your dreadlocks gone?" is unreal lol) the fact is that you have liberated a part of your identity and you have relinquished a part of your appearence to nature, and that, my friends, makes your dreads special, and beautiful. This, i believe is the real beauty of Dreads, not how tightly knotted they are.





updated by @Ginger-Rasta: 02/14/15 08:14:10AM
Ginger-Rasta
@Ginger-Rasta
07/16/12 05:06:23PM
16 posts

LEAVE YOUR LOOSE HAIR!!!!


Dread Maintenance

Hey people, about 4 weeks ago I made a discussion asking how to deal with my patches of loose hair. They were really bugging me and scaring me cos i thought they would never lock up by themselves. Anyway SE among others told me to leave those little mothers alone.

So i listened and waited around 4 weeks which brings me to today, by this point i had kind of forgotten about my loose hair and thought that it didn't really look any different to what it did a month ago. Anyways my sister took some progress pics today and i cannot believe the differences in my hair, the loose patches at the back have begun to knot and tangle themselves into locks and everything else is generally looking shorter, tighter and more knotty. I'm also getting some nice lumps and looping all over the place.

So yeah guys if anyone has any worries or frets about their patches of loose hair that you have, just leave those little suckers alone, snap a few photos and watch them knot! Don't be tempted to retwist or stick pins through them, it will only do them more harm then good and besides it's fun to watch them go by themselves.


updated by @Ginger-Rasta: 01/13/15 09:30:59PM
Ginger-Rasta
@Ginger-Rasta
06/12/12 07:06:42PM
16 posts

Quick question on dread progress


Dreads Hair and Scalp Health

Thanks guys :) I've had them tied up for the past few days and i've just given them a feel tonight and they feel a bit tighter so i guess they are on their way.

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