Some say Rastafari is a “way of life.” However I view Rastafari as neither a way of life nor, a religion but a spiritual mindset. Non Rasta people have the impression that anybody can just “become” Rasta, since it is often refered to as “a way of life.” Rastafari is deeper than, and more than, “a way of life” To clarify, it is from the true understanding of Rastafari, that we Rastas, get – our “way of life” not the other way around.
Most Rastafarians are born Rasta
Most Rastafarians are either born Rasta or, are born into Rastafarian families. Meaning they were raised by two or one Rastafarian parent. If you are raised “Rastafari”, then you have been schooled on what it means to be a rasta at a time when you were most “impressionable.” Which is important because it has been said by the time you are 3, your personality is formed. If you learned the true meaning of Rasta and had examples, from parents or other family members, on what it meant to be a true Rasta “from the heart” then this makes you Rastafarian, if you choose to accept the title.
True Rasta seeks no validation – true Rasta knows
Many women and men now a days think that Rastafari is a religion that can be joined, like Christianity, Islam, buddhism, but we are not a religion nor a way of life. Rastafari is a spirituality, a mind-set, and way of life combined into one. It takes time to become Rastafari! It’s not something that happens when you get dreadlocks! Again, it is a process, kind of like the way native Indian spirituality, of the earth, the creator, animals, and the sun…as all one! Native American Indians, are raised with these beliefs, and therefore it becomes a part of who they are, and a their way of life. In Rastafari, you know that you are rasta, and from this knowing you live the rasta way of life.
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What does it Really mean to be Rastafari?
Rastafari is a 24/7 spiritual mind-set. It doesn’t get turned off when your Rasta Husband, or Rasta boyfriend is not around. it is not to impress your friends, it is not so that you don’t feel left out, it is not so ou can wear african colors and look cool….Rastafari is always 24 – 7 putting the desires of God, and the word of God first in every and all things that you do. If you accept and follow the teaching of the “most high” then – dreadlocks or no dreadlocks, eating meat, or not eating meat… you are already living the Rasta way of life.
No room for wickedness or evil deeds in Rastafari
On the other hand, If you call your self “Rasta”, and are argumentative, full of anger, hateful, scheming, crude, vengeful, jealous, deceptive….then you are not Rasta, even if you have dreadlocks – you are not Rasta, because your heart is not clean. You must always put God and his teachings, before wicked desires, and thoughts, This is what it means to be Rastafari!
I was not schooled on Rastafari, but I know I am Rasta? How??
- Convert to Rastafari ebook
- Rasta Way of Life ebook
- Rastafari Beliefs and Principles ebook
- White Rastafari ebook
- How to Become a Rasta ebook
Its spiritual. Most Rastas were not schooled on the Rasta way of life. Both my parents are from the Caribbean island of Jamaica, and are Christian. Bob Marleys’ parents were not Rasta, and his father was white from abroad. His children were born to two Rastafari parents, therefore they are Rasta. Even if only one of your parents are Rasta and you accept the way of life, then you are Rasta.
To become Rasta / Convert to Rastafari, 2 things need to happen….
If you were not born Rasta, or to one or two Rastafari parents then two things need to happen for you to become Rastafari
- You must have a constant and consistent and reliable source to educate you on Rastafari and the way of life.
- You must accept your self as Rasta in your heart, and, as a way of life, and spiritual mindset.
I am updating this page because my book is not ready yet. I wrote previously that I was had a manual available, I realized that wasnt cutting it for me. I am writing an all and out book. This way you will understand fully what it means to be Rastafari and why…I found some information on the internet which is about taking a Nazarite vow. I guess its like an “initiantion” of sorts. My new ebook “How to Become A Rasta” is now available online, just $7.99 Click here. and scroll to the bottom!