By Cameron Zion, 2014-04-30
I joined this site about four years ago. I began my search for a cure to my decreasing physical condition and was pulled to Rastafari. It wasn't until I was married that my wife realized there is more going on than anyone believed. This past winter it left me completely debilitated and no longer lucid. In a wheelchair with my wife taking care of myself, our eight month old son and four year old daughter. It is a part of my path, a most humbling path and I'm blessed with every breath. 25 years is a long time to hold onto faith for an answer. There were times I contemplated liberating my soul from my body. Just needed some relief and medical grade herb makes me seize. It wasn't until discovering CBD and realizing the truth of "The Healing of the Nation". Natural herb, medicine not drugs, cure not comfort. Listen and love your children it's the love they need. All the money in the world cannot buy health, love or life. Heaven is here humble your ego and never stop moving forward. Never blame them for not being as spiritually developed. Always find love your soul is eternal. Everyday in every way we're getting better and better.
By Cameron Zion, 2013-03-10
"The more we fall with a desire to stand, the stronger we will grow. But never forget to not only rise, but shine so that you may be seen. So they may know. That the lessons we learn are not only for ourselves. At different times, for everyone. Don't focus on the one speaking, only the words. For only our own truth and personal faith can be heard. Don't deny yourself, yourself. Receive true love. Not the kind that buys you things. The kind that can change the world. Memories do not change. Keep them with you as you grow. But remember that you are alive, and live everyday as it is so."
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By Cameron Zion, 2012-07-31
This weekend I headed down the road to Floydfest. Being only 40 minutes from my home and a ticket purchased by my boss I was destined to arrive. A lot of people attending had been at the Rainbow Gathering in July and were truly incredible. I went with the intention of fun but had a life-changing experience. I've come to realize that the only truly important thing in our lives is our own happiness, and I believe the universe would feel the same. I met some amazing and inspiring people who I know will be in my life until it's end in this form. If we all strive to love our own lives we will be capable of loving the live's that surround us. Everything is changing but only if we are. The moment we quit learning, growing and experiencing new things is when our lives come to a halt. I hope that you all may see the beauty in the day and embrace this life to the fullest. Bless
By Cameron Zion, 2012-05-21
It's been a year now since my life was brought to an abrupt stop due to Fibromyalgia.At first I went nearly mad. I thought I was such a grounded follower of Rastafari haha. I ate only a raw diet and trail run daily after working as a carpenter. Then I found myself in an empty apartment unable to walk or open anything because my hands had no strength and would become locked up. I thought I had been humbled enough by life and was trying my best to learn from this. In the fall my best friend was in a "fatal" car crash and I handled it well until months later as I felt everything was falling around me. It took some to time to get back to myself but upon arriving I have realized the beautiful gift I have been given. Regardless of spiritualenlightenmentI cannever believe that I am right because I am only a sheep haha. Jah knows what's best for me, better than I ever will. Also that Jah will meet us halfway but we have to put in the work as well. I am now back to working full-time doing hard labor. My faith has grown ever stronger and with a combination of 5-HTP (griffonia bean extract), Potassium Chelate, B-Complex, Vitamin D, no tobacco, no alcohol and peace of mind I am able to function daily. I'm no longer running 10-20 miles a day, but unless you're on the run I don't know how necessary that is. I have found that anyone can have faith in the past. But true faith acknowledges the present and believes in the future. We are all family and one energy and there is no need to look behind us for tomorrow is a better day. There is enough love in this world that no one should ever have to feel alone. The gifts that this universe gives us can only be seen if we can look past ourselves, It is truly a beautiful day today and I hope that you all can see it. We never lose our loved ones if we never lose ourselves. We only lose what we chose not to keep. If we listen we find that nothing ever leaves. To quote my brother Ed Jones
"When our bodies die I imagine a rain drop, this tiny drop that is us. Falling back into the ocean."
May you have a blessed day, Haile Bless! - Cameron
P.S. My spiritual beliefsencompass all religions and beliefs. Jah has many names and faces and we all called in different ways,as we are all different people. Siblings never see their father the same More love.
By Cameron Zion, 2012-04-28
This life has definitely be a full journey so far and I am grateful for all of my experiences and enlightenment. I can now see that no matter what we call the higher-power in this life, we all feel the same universal love. No two people see anything exactly the same. So we must all find what works for ourselves as individuals, and keep others thoughts separate from our own. Two people watching a sunset will witness something entirely different, but it's still the sun setting. People seem to be so concerned with those around them and what they choose. If we love ourselves unconditionally we are able to provide the same to those around us. We are all family, any species starts with two. We contain the same energy the same life-force, and it is easily forgotten. The only race that we should keep in mind is the human-race. I hope that you all may find serenity and peace in this life, in whichever way you are able. May you feel the beauty in the day, for not all of us may see it. Jah Bless. - Cameron
By Cameron Zion, 2012-02-15
So it's been a while since the last time I wrote a blog. I was at work today painting and had some thoughts I need to get out of my head. It's been over a year now since I forgot I had hair on my head and my dreads are getting tighter and shorter as the days pass. I can't imagine not having them at this point, but that's not why I began writing this. At 23 years of age I feel beyond ancient. I have written about my life in other blogs and will reiterate some thing's but only out of necessity. In my short 23 years my mother was raped in my bed, I was homeless for 3 years, had a stroke, almost lost my arm from heroin, got my life together and almost started a family but she decided otherwise to get rid of our child. After starting a career in carpentry I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and chronic nerve pain in my legs. After that I was left with all the bills because my girlfriend couldn't deal with my being sick. Then my closest and best-friend passed away. We had talked almost everyday for 17 years and was really my only constant. I was promised financial stability through a project which was a sham and have had to return to work regardless of whether or not my body can handle it. There's more, but no need to continue. What I am trying to get it is that sometimes it takes losing everything to appreciate anything. I have spent the past year starving in the woods because of bills and my condition and at a point I wasn't sure if I was going to make it. I have become so tired of completely grown and able people complaining about everything that is beyond their control. Or not perfect in their own eyes. It's not what we're given, but what we do with it. Simply a reminder to be thankful that you are alive instead of dwelling on the troubles of life. Not everyone gets to stay as long as those reading this. There is no need to compare lives or troubles as we all feel the same emotions. I hope that one day everyone can appreciate and find joy in simply being alive. When you've lost it all you realize you never had anything but yourself in the first place. If you don't give love, you don't get love.Slinte - Cameron
By Cameron Zion, 2012-01-10
It's been a while since I have written a blog on this site and have felt the need to do so again. I have been struggling with Fibromyaliga that is severe due to an already damaged nervous system. I've talked about all those reasons in other blogs I have posted. As the weather has become colder my ability to function has dwindled down to my music. I came across some people who promised great opportunity as well as financial stability. To only realize in the end that some people will say anything to bring some hope and happiness into the moment. Regardless of whether or not they can provide and fulfill their promises. It's been a year now since I started my dreadlock journey and finally have a nice set of locks that I couldn't be happier with. The reason that I strayed away from this community had all to do with the death of my best-friend. We had talked almost everyday since we were five (recently turned 23). She was my closest friend, first kiss and the only constant I have ever had in my life. On Halloween day she was buried in our home town and I haven't been able to make sense of my life from that afternoon. Dreams and reality feel no different because I have never known this life. So here I am, about the lose my home again and moving back into my car. My pursuit of my music has been met with road-block after road-block. There comes a time when your passion or drive isn't haltered, but you just grow tired. The saying "needing a break" couldn't be more true in this case. The only reason I write this is to reach out to this community again for some support in the matter. I have posted a lot of music on here and feel bad at times as it doesn't always relate to dreadlocks and I feel that's what this site should be used for. But if you wouldn't mind taking a listen I simply want to share what I have to offer to the world. For what it's worth here is a link to my soundcloud page for any interested. http://soundcloud.com/search?q%5Bfulltext%5D=cameron+sean
I hope all is well and that everyone is enjoying the journey. Thanks for your time, it's the most valuable thing we have.
By Cameron Zion, 2011-09-27
Been seeing a lot people post about growing dreads from short hair and whether or not it's a good route to take. The truth is, is that that's how dreads grow naturally. Cavemen were not rocking bob's and your hair will look fine as it grows into locks. I shaved my head to start fresh and took my vow. Wanted to start fresh. Quit drinking, smoking cigarettes, Ital diet (medical reasons as well, Fibromyalgia), and all drug's (was a Heroin addict, clean for 3 years). So 10 months later all the hair on my head is locking nicely and the more I wash them (BS Essential Oils, ACV) the tighter they are. People say to be patient but I would recommend not waiting. If you believe your soul never dies then you have nothing to wait for in the first place and time's an illusion. But not to get on a Rastafari philosophical rant, never wait and nothings ever late. Remember too that what you put into your body you will carry in your dreads. Mind your head, and follow the voice in your heart. I pray that Jah bless's your journey and that you have or can find peace of mind. Jah Bless
P.S. - Say I was an addict because the I have been healed from the PTSD and trauma. Remembered who I am through Haile Selassie I. If you label yourself as an addict you don't allow yourself to grow and change lifestyles. Just my opinion or a topic I have endured and a topic that has taken many friends of mine in this life. Any questions comments don't hesitate.