How to Be Rasta; 20 Steps

Hello and welcome to my blog. I am a Rastafari woman, from Toronto. I am a blogger, writer, singer, songwriter, and online Entrepreneur. I wrote this blog post to help people learn how to be Rasta, with some simple changes. If you would like some more detailed guidance. Check out my book “How to Become a Rasta” or “White Rastafari.”

  1. Become a vegan – Clean out all meat and milk from your refrigerator, you wont be needing it anymore.

    bob marley dreadlocks

    Bob Marley Was a Rastafarian

  2. Say “Jah” not “God” – Rastafarian’s call God Jah
  3. Love The Black Identity – Rastafarian’s know that the black identity was made unique and special by Jah
  4. Grow your natty Dreadlocks – If you want to be Rasta you will need to have dreadlocks, it’s the most important part
  5. Learn the principles of Rastafari – There are about 10 main principles of Rastafari every Rasta knows. You can read them in my book “White Rastafari” or my new book “Rastafari: Beliefs and Principles”
  6. Know Jesus was a Rasta man – Jesus was a Nazarite which means he was a biblical times Rasta man
  7. Learn about Emperor Haile Selassie I – Learn about King Selassie I.  Rastafari call him God
  8. Read the King James version bible – Rastafarians only read the King James version bible
  9. Burn Nag Champa incense – Rastas love Nag Champa incense
  10. Defend the oppressed – Rasta represent equal rights and Justice for all at all times
  11. Visit Jamaica – Many Rasta come from Jamaica. Visiting Jamaica will further your awareness of Rastafari


    Visit Jamaica to learn Rastafari Culture

  12. Keep your temple clean – Rastafarian’s believe a clean body, makes clean mind, makes clean spirit
  13. Avoid swearing – Rastafarian’s view swearing as unclean
  14. Spend time in nature – Spend time in nature. Rastafarians believe Jah is in Nature
  15. Become an expert on Ethiopian History – Rastas know the history of Ethiopia
  16. Buy your first Lion of Judah Flag – Many Rasta own the Lion of Judah Flag as it symbolized King Selassie I of Ethiopia
  17. Buy a Lion of Judah bumper sticker – Many Jamaican Rasta go wild over a Rastafari bumper sticker. (we just love it, its cute to boot!)
  18. Meditate – Meditation is a big part of Rastafari spirituality
  19. Live in Love – Rasta believe love makes many things better
  20. Listen to Rasta Reggae Music  – Deep Rastafari only listen to Rastafari Reggae Music, such as Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Sizzla, Alborosie etc.

To learn more about how to Be a Rasta – Read the book “How to Become a Rasta”

become a rasta book cover

Learn more about how to become a Rastafarian, check my other blog.

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21 thoughts on “How to Be Rasta; 20 Steps

  1. I used to be suggested this blog by way of my cousin.
    I’m now not positive whether or not this publish is written by him as no one else realize such targeted about my trouble. You are amazing! Thank you!

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  2. I am a rasta woman/empress and I would like to know where have obtained your information. Your facts are not correct. I have been a rasta since 2008 and my husband has been a rasta for 53 years. I live and work in Jamaica. My livity is rasta.

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  3. So…. I have all of these, except i love to barbeque and i call Selassie “Jesus two” not God. Am i&i still considered Rasta?

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    • You can grill your fish. There is no problem in that. Rastafari is really something of the heart anyway. Its not really about what you eat and say.
      Part of the “magic” of Rastafari is to say The Kings Name…

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