Again all of these things depend on the individual Rasta. You will find Rasta who consume Alcohol…we are allowed according to our faith. We Rasta know our fate by our choices, so if you witness a Rasta doing these things….he is aware that it is against his fate. He is choosing his own destiny.
King Selassie I – King Selassie I (is) a man. We Rasta call him “Jah Rastafari.”
God of Rasta people – Jah Rastafari is the God of Rasta People. But, if you ask a Rasta he/she will say, he is the god of “all people.”
A Spirit Entity that lives – We Rasta never say King Selassie I is dead. We Rasta refer to H.I.M in the present tense. He is so powerful, and so necessary to life, that he lives forever…in spirit.
The creator of Heaven and Earth – Jah Rastafari is the creator of heaven and earth. Some people call him “God.” If you called upon me but not by my right name, I also may not answer.
The spirituality of Nazirites – Rastafari is the spirituality of the Nazirites of the biblical times. Rastafari is of today. Same spirituality. “no razor shall come upon his head” Rasta Dreadlocks grow and flow and hang down low.
Jah Rastafari beliefs of Rasta people – Jah Rastafari is the name of our spirituality. Rastafari people are the people who know Jah Rastafari is the creator. We are also called “Rasta.” For short.
I hope this helped to clarify how Rasta use the term “Jah Rastafari.”
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Jesus was a Nazarite which means he was a biblical times Rasta man;
Step #6 – Learn about Emperor Haile SelassieI
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.
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 How to become a Rasta 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…
Rastafarians 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.
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.