Many people comment on my locs and ask why do I style my hair this way. Although they say dreadlocs or dreadlocks, ‘dred’ is a shorten form of dreadful and those of us who style our hair this way understand this terminology and original thought behind this choose not to call our hair style dreadful, instead we say locs. About 10 years ago, I wanted to wear my hair in its natural state and remove the chemicals from my hair. This all went along with my seeking to be healthier. A few years later, I found out that wearing my hair loc’d have spiritual connotations and benefits. In my post ‘Raw living whole foods’, you may remember me mentioning that I separated myself to Yah. One of the ways to separate one’s self to Yah is by loc’ing your hair which is included in the Nazarite vow found in the Bible book of Numbers 6:1-9. Wearing locs provide a unique look that can convey so many different, positive messages all at once: style, cultural heritage, spiritual awareness and/or Yah’some Living.
The other day someone asked me about eating raw food and they said “the raw food diet”. When I think of raw foods, I think of it as a lifestyle. When I hear “the raw food diet”, all that comes to mind is the diet pill advertisements promising you will loose 30 pounds in in 30 days or some other unrealistic weight loss promise. While this may be true in a small percent of the cases, it’s often been documented that those same people gain the weight back and sometimes more weight than they had before. With Yah’some living, it is all about a lifestyle of living a healthy vibrant life with good organic foods and clean living. I first began to think more seriously about my health and what I was eating from reading the Bible. God or “Yah” in Hebrew provided us with an abundant of foods to nourish and heal our bodies when we are sick. Eating raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and micronutrient foods was more about a spiritual awakening and gaining health then about loosing weight. However, in the process of my spiritual discovery and separating myself to Yah or Yahwah, I lost a great deal of weight and I continue to do so without even trying.