How to Be Rasta; 20 Steps

How to Be Rasta: 20 Steps

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How to Be a Rastafarian man –  Rasta Way of Life  – Why Rasta – Do not eat meat –

Who is Jah Rastafari?What food do Jamaican people eat? White Rastafari

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,

 

on how to follow the Rasta Way of Life, Check out my book “How to Become a Rasta” or “White Rastafari.”

Step #1 – Say “Jah” not “God”

Rastafarian’s call God Jah, or Jah Rastafari.

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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

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”

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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.”

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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. 51tUwuK7qqL

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 Bob Marley Freedom FlagRastafari 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.

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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.

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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;
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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

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Ital Rasta ecookbook on amazon.com

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…black-jesus21-240x300

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.

Blessed Love.

To learn more about how to Be a Rasta – Read the book “How to Become a Rasta” or check out Rasta Way of Life on amazon.com

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Jah Rastafari: Beliefs and Way of Life bookJah_Rastafari_Cover_for_Kindle

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

  1. THE CHOICE OF RASTAFARI
  2. IMPORTANCE OF KING SELASSIE I AND EMPRESS MENEN IN RASTAFARI
  3. 6 STEPS TO CONVERT TO RASTAFARI
  4. HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR RASTA NAME
  5. 4 WAYS TO MEDITATE AS A RASTA
  6. WHY ARE YOU A RASTA?
  7. 4 PILLARS OF RASTAFARI HEALTH
  8. ITAL FOOD AS RASTA
  9. 6 SPIRITUAL OBLIGATIONS OF RASTAFARI
  10. BIBLE STUDY AS A RASTA
  11. WHITE RASTAFARI
  12. THE MEANING OF DREADLOCKS AS A RASTA
  13. OVERSTANDING JAH ZION & BABYLON
  14. HOW TO RAISE A RASTA CHILD
  15. FINDING A RASTA MENTOR
  16. KING SELASSIE I SPEECHES
  17. MY RASTA JOURNEY

Rasta Food – Rasta Way of Life Why Rasta – Do not eat meat – How to Be a Rastafari man

Rasta Books: Rasta Way of Life books

Rasta Way of Life book Life as a rasta woman book
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JAH RASTAFARI PRAYERS BOOK

HOW TO BECOME A RASTAFARIAN MAN BOOK

ITAL RASTA eCOOKBOOK

RASTA BIBLE BOOK

JAMAICAN MEN BOOK

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HOW TO BECOME A RASTA BOOK

RASTAFARI BELIEFS & PRINCIPLES BOOK

CONVERT TO RASTAFARI BOOK

AFRICAN  RASTA BOOK

JAMAICAN WOMEN

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71 thoughts on “How to Be Rasta; 20 Steps

    • These are totally miscmisconceptua
      Not all Rastafarians have dreads… We are not vegans but follow a diet. We don’t all smoke weed. . We don’t only listen to reggae.. Based off stereotypical iinformatoo the only thing really right is praying to ja

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  1. 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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  2. 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…
      Blessed.

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  3. Shalom! Blessings to you thanks for this great blog !
    I will buy your book 2nd of may when I get my next paycheck, but can I ask you before that, is there any room for scandinavians within the Rastafari livity? 🙂

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  4. I am rasta man i dont visit jamaica.but am in ethiopia so I maditate with rastafarians in shashemane ethiopia its real place all rastafarians visit it

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  5. No one can teach you how to be a RasTafari.

    RasTeferi is an Amharic title which means “The Head to be feared”
    Ras – Head; Duke
    Teferi – To be feared

    If you are a RasTeferi, you will know it from birth; it is an in-born concept. Dreadlocks has NOTHING to do with true RasTeferi, because even HIM ruled Holy Ethiopia without locks.

    Don’t get caught-up on outward appearances. True RasTeferi knows that it is your heart, your consciousness, your mind, that makes you a RasTeferi.

    Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t be a RasTeferi because you eat a certain thing. If you fight the good fight of righteousness, and you fear HaElohim (God) in your heart, then you are a RasTeferi.

    If you have more questions about true RasTeferi, please ask InI.

    Shalom.

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    • So, I had been thinking about my response to your comment. I was not satisfied with it. Rastafari is a spirituality, that has many components, and yet at the same time it cannot be broken down. Yes, it is an “Inborn concept,” and Dreadlocks does have A LOT TO do with this spirituality. Eating meat is not a part of our Livity I can assure you of that. Rasta people are people who have an awareness, and yes they are born with it. Part of the “Awareness” is that meat is not a food that is fit for a Rasta. Jah make it so…not me. I appreciate your input…however as one of these people (Rasta) who are born with the Awareness, and as a MessenJAH of the Most High. I have to speak the truth concerning my faith.
      Blessed Love & Unity.
      How to Become a Rasta eBook on Amazon.com

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    • I’ve have felt I want to be a Rastafarian for years, however I’d like to have the correct guidance, I read the blog and all of its comments. Can I be helped to be guide in the right direction?

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    • Yes, but i was told that meat is not an issue! Thus, if you wont mind may you please explain it in detail. This due to the fact that even King James Version Holly Bible has been written that,’every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have i given you all things. But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat’. (Gen 9:3-4)

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  6. Mi (new) dreads dem always combine each other at the roots after i took a shower. I rip them always apart after that, but what can I do, to prevent the dreads combining each other? Thank you in advance and great article. Blessings a yuh.

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  8. To say that Selassie was the 2nd coming of Jesus is not only biblically incorrect, it is totally blasphemous. The book of Revelation clearly states that when Jesus finally comes again, it will be after 2/3rds of humanity is wiped out from war, famine, etc. and Jesus will reign on earth for 1,000 years “with a rod of iron” (Revelation 2:26-27). There are many other things that will take place 1st which have not happened before, during, or even after Selassie, who himself claimed to be no more than just a mere man who tried to follow Christ’s example. When Jesus comes, He will make it QUITE OBVIOUS that He has come… “Look, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of Him” (Revelation 1:7). Please quit saying that Selassie is God incarnate. This is anything but biblical.

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  9. Do you have to let your dreads just grow or can you get them re twisted and if you don’t let the grow like the nappy look and u do get them re twisted does that mean your not a rastafari

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    • Rastafari do not go to the Salon or another person to get Locks twisted. You can twist them yourself, Natural is Rasta. Allow locks to grow and lock on their own, or you can retrwist them with fingers (alone) yourself.
      Blessed.

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  10. Hi, I will do everything you’ve said above, but I am not brought up (?) with a God in my life. Again I’ll do everything above but talk about Jah. Can I still be a rasta? I sure hope so.

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      • Im only 13 years old but I would love to be a Rastafarin & I also love the music specialy Robert Nests Marley’s music

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  11. This is ridiculous… Anyone can become Rasta, you have to believe in Haile Selassie prophecy… You don’t have to wear locs or buy any flags… Or read your books haha, silly girl fooling InI trying to make money…

    Jah Rastafari, just believe, don’t get fooled.

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  12. Rasta way of living has many nazarene/essene spiritual similiarities. im striving to become nazarene like Christ and yes, they did not eat meat (flesh). Christ did say that he came for the “lost” sheep of Israel & that we are scattered. Those lost sheep are coming into remembrance of who they are & embracing their true lifestyle (walking in love, vegan, natty locks etc). Praise Most High!!

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  13. I am 14 years old but i dont have dreadlocks and i eat all of these things if i change can i be a rasta and what du u mean when u say we must have love

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    • People can call themselves anything they want to. If you really feel you must ask what I mean when I say “we must have love” perhaps Rastafari is not for you.
      Give thanks. Rastafari.

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  14. I am an 19year old tibeto -burmese Indian guy.I have been introduced to rasta way of life through Bob Marley 2years ago,and since only through online help I have been practicing the beliefs and prayers.Though being rational and outlandish I cannot accept king selassie I as incarceration of yeshua yet I am very pleased by his works for people and UN….I am very pretty serious about being a rasta…I want to be fully converted and learn more so that I can spread the words of love of God in my land.I want to preach rasta way of life.So how can I be truly legally converted into a rasta ?

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  15. Rasta dont follow books, Rasta follows heart and soul!Rasta follows nature, Rasta follows Love and Peace. Rasta be downpressed but rasta knows in the face of the Most High, Rasta is True to i&I.
    Ethiopia made me realise that I was Rasta

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  16. Raspect to di I, but weh di I ah promote have mi a likkle cross… How MLK reach inna rasta? Weh Leonard Howell deh? Weh repatriation to Africa deh inna dem steps yah rasta? I n I ovastand seh di I ah give di yutes one introduction and di I ah sell book and ting, but mi cyah help but feel seh ah nuh Jah works inna dis yah post rasta… Hope seh ah only I dat, cauh I n I cyah have rasta exploitation ah gwan just fi coin, zeen? If ah di real ting dis, den mi nuh bad mind yuh sistah and raspect, but FIRE BUN persons who wahn sell I n I out to Babylon fi coin! Blessed love!

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