Non-Returning Status is the ultimate spiritual aspiration. It is the ascendance of the soul into a higher plane of existence, exempt from the earthly cycle of reincarnation. Non-Returning Status is a way of life that essentially leads to the end of suffering, the expansion of consciousness and the attainment of enlightenment.
Non-Returning Status is a phrase I first heard from Jah-T, musician-philosopher of the Natti Love Joys, a roots rock reggae band he fronts along with wife Marla.
Anthony “Jah-T” Allen and Sonia “Marla” Allen create a rich sound that is grounded in equally rich cultural history. Once practitioners of voodoo, Marla and Jah-T are now both ordained Universal Life Church reverends. Their music and philosophy blends Rastafarianism, Christianity and Buddhist Dharma.
The Natti Love Joys are the founders of Camp Reggae, a reggae musical festival that resides in the Smokey Mountains of East Tennessee. Camp Reggae focuses on the cosmic connection between nature and music and promotes dharma as a universal force to create peace and inner transformation.
Non-Returning Status is a culmination of work that has spanned over the course of three years. It is a testament to the power of impermanence and to the inherent human instinct toward understanding one’s true self.