How to make your family Rastafari (7 Steps)

How to make your family Rastafari

Rasta know Rastafari is the light of the earth, we always welcome and encourage our brothers and sisters under Jah, to learn about Jah Rastafari livity.  Here are 7 basic steps o help you get started in the Rasta way of life as a family unit.

Dreadlock Rastafari Hair

– You know how they say you don’t have to have Dreadlocks to be a Rastafari…? Its not true. Wearing dreadlocks as Rasta, does 3 important things…It lets other Rastas know you share the same beliefs, it lets Jah know you are serious about devoting your life to his laws and commandments as you wear a living sacrifice on your head, and the day you start to grow your locks, will serve as an anniversary date for the rest of your life, of when you were spiritually reborn into the Rastafari livity. Do you think you don’t have to dread to be a Rasta? As a Rasta family, all members once the hair is long enough to lock….it must be locked.

Ital Rasta food

– All Rastafari are Vegan. We take this point of our faith very serious. We belive as Rasta eating flesh as someone who seeks spiritual enlightenment and purity, just doesnt mesh. Eating a diet that is fruits, vegetables, plants, and legume based, allows the body to work at its optimal which aids in creating a spring board for mind body spirit oneness. Rasta families, eliminate all meat/beef/pork/goat etc. products from the home to keep our temple clean and vibrating at a high frequency of calm, ease, purity.

King Selassie I

– Not all Rasta view King Selassie I as their lord and savior, but a lot of us do. If you feel His Imperial Majesty is an important part of YOUR faith as a Rasta, its a good idea to begin to learn as much about him, his life, and his reign as Emperor of Ethiopia, as possible. King Selassie I is an important part of my family’s life because through him I can teach my children how to represent themselves as Royalty. If you ask my opinion…a Rasta family who embraces King Selassie I and Empress Menen, is stronger and more united than a Rasta family who does not. Its like a Christian family who lives by Christ and his teachings, or a Christian family who does not. Hang a photo of him, buy a book on amazon about H.I.M. Read my article how to be a true Rastafari.

Rastafari Lion of Judah Flag

Every Rasta family has a Lion of 3 Judah Flag in their home. This flag lets others know the spiritual beliefs that are being upheld by the family. THE Lion of Judah is a powerful symbol. It represents love, victory, unity, Royalty, King Selassie I, endurance, faith, Jah, and inner strength. Most Rasta families hang their Lion of Judah Flag proudly on their living room wall above the largest couch. Its beautiful colors of red, yellow and green,  make any room warm and vibrant. Learn the meaning of the Lion of Judah.

Rastafari Spiritual reeducation

natural health and medicine, King selassie I, Africa History, Meditation, are good starts to choosing books and information to reeducate your self as a Rasta. A true Rasta family takes time together to watch documentaries, read lables, research products, and learn how to live natural in an unnatural society. Jah way is Zion way. To learn more about the spiritual thought processes of Rasta, read Rasta meditation handbook.

The 10 commandments of the bible

Many people think Rastafari doesnt have any real rules to our faith, but we do. As a new Rasta family it is important to study and know the 10 commandments of the bible as these are the rules as a Rasta family, we live by. Here they are for you and your family to memorize and absorb. “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. You shall have no other gods before[a] me. “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments. 7 “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name. “Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day.Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. 12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. 13 “You shall not murder. 14 “You shall not commit adultery. 15 “You shall not steal. 16 “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor. 17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” 

Rastafari Clothing and accessories

Last but not least. Once you andd your family have the spiritual awareness of Rastafari, it is important to dress as Rasta. For women it mostly means long skirts and dreadlocks covered in public. For men it mostly means, wearing more Rasta colors, and including more “military wear” pieces into the wardrobe. 3 Rules for choosing Rasta Accessories. Rasta have 3 basic rules for clothing and accessories. #1.Natural fibers only. #2. red yellow and green. #3.Emulate Empress Menen and King Selassie i in how we wear our clothing and what clothing we wear.

I look in the mirror, from time to time and simply ask myself “Would Empress Menen wear this?”

Becoming a Rasta family is a good choice, for all humanity.

Love Jah, and share Love. Rastafari.








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