Rasta Livity: 20 Characteristics of a True Rastafari

20  Characteristics of a True Rastafari

  1. Works of a Rasta – Rastafari believe strongly in works. We believe our life should be a reflection of our belief in Jah. In other words, when we leave this planet what have we left behind that can help others, or carry on the faith of Rastafari. My book Rasta way of life on amazon.com is one of my works as Rasta.
  2. Words of a Rasta heart – The words of a Rastafari are his heart. Rasta does not swear or put other people down or gossip, or conspire. These things are not of the faith Rasta speak high, positive uplifting words, knowing Jah is hearing all.
  3. Behavior of Rasta – Behavior. Rasta enjoys cooking Ital food. Rasta enjoys teaching others about Rastafari. Rasta like to create a warm welcoming environment, Rasta like to do things that are spiritual and uplifting for himself and for others.
  4. Rasta Food  – Rasta eats vegan food, no salt, plenty of flavor, in variety. Including greens and beans. Ital food. Read my 6 Rules to cook Ital food, blog post.
  5. Alone Time – Rasta likes to be alone sometimes. This is normal for a Rasta. It’s not “hermit” behavior, or blocking others out, or “anti social” it’s just Rastafari.
  6. In love with Africa – Rasta people love African history, beauty and culture. If he doesn’t he is probably not a Rastafari.
  7. No TV/ No Movies  – Most Rasta does not watch tv because we know watching tv is corruption of the mind.
  8. Away from Babylon – Many Rasta prefer to live in the hills in the Caribbean. We like to live as Rasta, without having to conform or compromise. Besides, the hills gives better connection to Jah.
  9. Dreadlocks – Dreadlocks are worn by Rasta. This is how we honour Jah. Watch my video….how to get dreadlocks as a new Rasta.
  10. red yellow Green – These are the spiritual colors of Rastafari. They are the 3 main colors on the Lion of Judah Flag.
  11. Cleanliness – Rastas love to be clean. We love clean dreadlocks, our home clean, our clothes clean. Rasta believes cleanliness attracts Jah into our lives. It’s very important to a Rasta.
  12. Love Rasta Reggae Music – The best music to a Rasta is Rasta Reggae music.
  13. Enjoy Love and Togetherness – Rasta love togetherness and love. We love to share good vibes with righteous people.
  14. Rasta teaches people about Life and Love – Rasta love to teach people about life from a Jah fearing perspective. Rasta know a lot about life, even when they are very young.
  15. Rasta says Jah Rastafari – Rasta always say, “Jah Rastafari,” randomly. I call this act, “blessing and cleansing” the space around me.
  16. Love Rasta Colors – Rasta love to have Rasta colors, in his room, on his clothes, on his shoes, on his jewelry  etc.
  17. Rasta Abhor meat – Rasta abhor beef, pork etc. We see it as dead flesh. Rasta promotes life. Eating death brings…many negative things, for spirit, and temple.
  18. Love to Meditate – Most people do not know how important meditation is to a Rastafari. Meditation is what give Rasta his inner wisdom. We also believe meditation is good for the spirit, it keeps it calm. You can Read Rasta Meditation Handbook, on amazon.com.
  19. Enjoy time with children and Babies – In Rastafari children are seen s fresh incarnations. Full of love and truth. Children and babies are highly regarded in Rastafari.
  20. Treat everybody equal – Equality and equal rights is one of main beliefs as a Rasta. Rasta do not like anybody to be treated “different.” Rasta believe we are all one, the same and equal.

 

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