how to become a rasta
I know Rastafari is Forever growing. So I thought I would do a blog post just for the ladies. There are many women from all over the world who desire to embrace the Rastafari faith, but are unsure how to live as an Empress day-to-day.
There are some basic things you will need to know before I get into the specifics.
Rastafari is not a Religion – we do not speak of our faith as a Religion but more as a faith or way of life.
Rastafari is a spirituality of Royalty – We must carry our selves as Empress at all times. This means being a role model to our community and the younger ones around us at all times.
Rastafari is an awarenesss – If you are seeking a set of rituals to embrace, Rastafari is not for you. Rastafari is of the heart, an energy that is loving free-flowing, and values freedom, nature at all times.
How to be a Rastafari Empress
- Respect for your Kingman
- Clothing and Attire
- Respect for our temple
- Natural vs an Unnatural Appearance
- Embrace African Culture and Literature
- Adherence to the Principles and Beliefs of the Rastafari Livity
Dreadlocks are a symbol of Rastafari culture and adherence to the Rastafari livity. Rastafari women take special care to cover their locks when out in public. However we make the exception for Rastafari African or Caribbean events if we feel comfortable with out hair showing. To be a Rastafari Empress the dreadlocks are a must. This is how we set our selves apart from the people of Babylon, and represent Jah the creator the Most High who lives in all things, and knows all things. Dreadlocks as Rastafari Empress are a symbol of Love, creation, the First man and woman, Ethiopia and much more.
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Respect for your Kingman
As a Rastafari Empress Respect for your Rastaman is of the utmost importance. This means no yelling at your Kingman, or not letting him speak and say his peace. Also when in public a true Rastafari Empress will not disagree with her Kingman but only support him to show others that you are a loving and united front. Can you imagine Empress Menen disagreeing with King Selassie I in public. I think not. Treat your Kingman in the same manner. Always show your Kingman you will do whatever he asks of you because you love him in the same light that Jah loves him.
Clothing and Attire
A Rastafari Empress is always mindful of how she is dressing. She avoids clothing that is revealing, or too tight to the body. We are sure to cover our buttocks area, and not to wear shirts or dresses which accentuate the bust line. As spiritual Role Models of Royalty, a Rastafari Empress must dress modest yet Feminine at all times. Comfort is also a big priority for Empress, Rastafari Empress wear flat shoes, long skirts, and clothing that is versatile for both in and outdoor activities and includes the Rastafari colors of Red Yellow and Green.
Natural vs. Unnatural Appearance
Most Rastafari Empress choose not to wear makeup. If you are an Empress who chooses to wear makeup, be sure to choose colors that are natural and down to earth. This means no red lipstick, no eye shadow, and maybe eyeliner on very special occasions only. Rastafari Empress who are embracing the faith deep do not wear any Jewelry. However many Rastafari Empress do wear Jewelry but only of Natural fibres such as wood, or shell, we call this “Rasta jewelry.” As Empress we embrace a natural appearance to Salute the Most High and let our natural beauty shine out to the world.
Embrace African Culture
As a Rastafari Empress, one of your jobs is to Embrace African Culture, and to teach the Rastafari Livity to your children. We understand Rastafari is an awareness. We want our children to have the same wisdom and understanding as well. Things such as…
- Respect for other nations and cultures
- Keeping the commandments of Jah
- Clean and Righteous thinking
- That Jah the creator resides in all living things
- This is how a Rasta woman embraces the Rasta Way of Life
Keep the Principles of the Rastafari Livity
A Rastafari woman lives by all the principles of the Rastafari livity. There is no acceptation. Things like Avoiding Satan’s temptations, eating natural unprocessed foods, and putting Jah first in all things that we do. The Rastafari Livity is about living modest, Humble and loving. However there are times when an Empress must stand firm. We try our best to use love to make our point as much as possible.
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Check out my blog post entitled: Rastafari rules for women
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, on how to follow the Rasta Way of Life, Check out my book “How to Become a Rasta” or “White Rastafari.”
- Become a vegan – Clean out all meat and milk from your refrigerator, you wont be
needing it anymore.
- Say “Jah” not “God” – Rastafarian’s call God Jah
- Love The Black Identity – Rastafarian’s know that the black identity was made unique and special by Jah
- Grow your natty Dreadlocks – If you want to be Rasta you will need to have dreadlocks, it’s the most important part
- 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”
- Know Jesus was a Rasta man – Jesus was a Nazarite which means he was a biblical times Rasta man
- Learn about Emperor Haile Selassie I – Learn about King Selassie I. Rastafari call him God
- Read the King James version bible – Rastafarians only read the King James version bible
- Burn Nag Champa incense – Rastas love Nag Champa incense
- Defend the oppressed – Rasta represent equal rights and Justice for all at all times
- Visit Jamaica – Many Rasta come from Jamaica. Visiting Jamaica will further your
awareness of Rastafari
- Keep your temple clean – Rastafarian’s believe a clean body, makes clean mind, makes clean spirit
- Avoid swearing – Rastafarian’s view swearing as unclean
- Spend time in nature – Spend time in nature. Rastafarians believe Jah is in Nature
- Become an expert on Ethiopian History – Rastas know the history of Ethiopia
- Buy your first Lion of Judah Flag – Many Rasta own the Lion of Judah Flag as it symbolized King Selassie I of Ethiopia
- 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!)
- Meditate – Meditation is a big part of Rastafari spirituality
- Live in Love – Rasta believe love makes many things better
- Listen to Rasta Reggae Music – Deep Rastafari only listen to Rastafari Reggae Music, such as Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, Gregory Isaacs, Sizzla, Alborosie etc.
- 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?
Jah Rastafari: Beliefs and Way of Life
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