How to Be Rasta: 20 Steps
I have written many books to help someone on how to become a rastafarian. 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,
Step #1 – Say “Jah” not “God”
Rastafarian’s call God Jah, or Jah Rastafari.
Step # 2 – Love The Black Identity
Rastafarian’s know that the black identity was made unique and special by Jah.
Step #3 – Grow your natty Dreadlocks
If you want to be Rasta you will need to have dreadlocks, it’s the most important part of the faith that tells others what we believe.
Step #4 – Learn the principles and beliefs of Rastafari
Step #5 – Know Jesus was a Rasta man
Jesus was a Nazarite which means he was a biblical times Rasta man;
Step #6 – Learn about Emperor Haile Selassie I
Learn about King Selassie I. Rastafari call him God. Read here why some Rasta say “King Selassie I” and some say “Jah Rastafari.”
Step #7 – Read the King James version bible
Rastafarians only read the King James version bible. This is the history book of the Israelite people. Rasta are Israelite’s.
Step #8 – Burn Nag Champa incense
Rastas love Nag Champa Incense. We believe in purges negative energies we use it on a daily bases.
Step #9 – Defend the oppressed
Rasta represent equal rights and Justice for all at all times. No accept ions!
Step #10 – Visit Jamaica
Many Rasta come from Jamaica. Visiting Jamaica will further your awareness of Rastafari Culture. I did it…it was a very rewarding experience to have access to Rasta culture every day for 1 year.
Step #11 – Keep your temple clean
Rastafarian’s believe a clean body, makes clean mind, makes clean spirit. Rasta believe Jah can dwell inside of man….but only if the man has a clean heart, body, mind and spirit. Eat healthy foods and think clean thoughts.
Step #12 – Avoid swearing
Rastafarian’s view swearing as unclean. We like to use words that are positive and uplifting to create a life that is the same. Check out my page on Rastafarian language Rastafarian language (words and phrases)
Step #13 – Spend time in nature
Spend time in nature. Rastafarians believe Jah is in Nature.
Step #14 – Buy your first Lion of Judah Flag
Many Rasta own the Lion of Judah Flag as it symbolizes King Selassie I of Ethiopia, and strength and victory;
Step #15 – Become an expert on Ethiopian History
Rastas know the history of Ethiopia as it relates to King Selassie I and African people in general. A lot can be found out about Africa by reading non main stream books. In Rastafari the most popular Rasta Bible is called The Kebra Negast. It tells the story of King Selassie I Royal History dating back to King Solomon.
Step #16 – Eat Ital Rasta Food
Rasta people eat Ital Food. Rasta believe Ital food is good for the holy temple of Jah, and that Ital food makes you strong physically and spiritually. No meat for Rasta. Read this page about the Ital food laws here.
Step #17 – Meditate Daily
Rastafari meditation is a big part of Rastafari spirituality. Many people do not know how much we believe in meditation. Meditation is how we connect with Jah, for wisdom, inspiration, and spiritual elevation. Check out my book titled Rasta Meditation Handbook to learn more.
Step #18 – “Live in Love!”
Rasta believe love makes many things better in life and on the journey.
Step #19 – Listen to Rasta Reggae Music
Deep Rastafari only listen to Rastafari Reggae Music, such as Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Sizzla, Alborosie etc. Rasta Reggae music helps Rasta to replenish his spiritual balance, and bring feelings of happiness and connection to ancestors.
Step #20 – Stay Humble…
Rasta know it is important to stay humble on the journey. We know Jah is watching all that we say and do. It is the job of Rastafari to make Jah proud as his humble servants and messengers of Jah Rastafari faith, love and unity.
- Learn more about how to become a Rastafarian, check my other blog.
- Rasta Way of Life for Empress Rules
- A Book for Beginnger White Rasta’s
- How to Be a Rastafari man some tips
- Who is Jah Rastafari?
- What are the founding Beliefs of Rastafarianism?
- What are some dietary Restrictions of Rastafarians?
Hey guys…I wrote this book, as a detailed guidebook to help those who are interested in following the faith of Rastafari. I hope the table of contents inspires you…I hope the book is helpful. May Jah guide you and bless you on the Journey, Rastafari.
Table of Contents
- THE CHOICE OF RASTAFARI
- IMPORTANCE OF KING SELASSIE I AND EMPRESS MENEN IN RASTAFARI
- 6 STEPS TO CONVERT TO RASTAFARI
- HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR RASTA NAME
- 4 WAYS TO MEDITATE AS A RASTA
- WHY ARE YOU A RASTA?
- 4 PILLARS OF RASTAFARI HEALTH
- ITAL FOOD AS RASTA
- 6 SPIRITUAL OBLIGATIONS OF RASTAFARI
- BIBLE STUDY AS A RASTA
- WHITE RASTAFARI
- THE MEANING OF DREADLOCKS AS A RASTA
- OVERSTANDING JAH ZION & BABYLON
- HOW TO RAISE A RASTA CHILD
- FINDING A RASTA MENTOR
- KING SELASSIE I SPEECHES
- MY RASTA JOURNEY
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