The God of Rastafari – The “God” of Jah Rastafari is “King Selassie I of Ethiopia, crowned King of Ethiopia November 2nd 1930. Some people wonder why we praise King Selassie I if he is dead. To Rasta King Selassie I never dies. Give thanks and praises to the Most High.
The Colors of Rastafari – The official colors of Rastafari are Red Yellow and Green. The same colors that are on the Ethiopian flag. Sometimes we include white or black.
Who was the first Rasta? – This is a tough Question to answer. If you ask me personally now that I have thought about it…all the main men in the bible. Samson, Solomon, Samuel, Ezra…King David…Jesus Christ….apart from them you have Leonard Howell. Google him.
Biblical Royal lineage of King Selassie I – King Menelik, the child of Queen of Sheba and King Solomon was King Selassie I uncle. Royal blood line from the lineage of King David and the Tribe of Judah. (left is a photo of King Selassie I father, Ras Makonnen.)
King and Queen of Ethiopia – I am told first time in History a King and Queen were crowned (King of Ethiopia and Queen of Ethiopia) at the Same time. In Rastafari Culture there is no such thing as a woman beneath her man. If a Rasta woman is submissive to her Kingman, it is because it is written on her heart, not because Rastafari calls for her to do that.
King Selassie I birthdaycelebrated – King Selassie I Date of birthis July 23 1892 and is celebrated by Rasta every year as “Earth Strong.”
Groundation Day – King Selassie I visited Jamaica on April 21nd 1966. That day is know celebrated by Rastafari people worldwide as “Groundation Day.”
Dreadlocks – Hair worn in Dreadlocks of Rasta Represent, Dedication to Jah, King Selassie I, a symbolic crown, a natural way of life. No fuss, no vanity. “Yahweh spoke to Moses and said, ‘Speak to the Israelites and say: If a man or a woman wishes to make a vow, the Nazirite vow, to vow himself to Yahweh, he will abstain from wine and fermented liquor, he will not drink vinegar derived from one or the other, he will not drink grape juice or eat grapes, be they fresh or dried. For the duration of his vow he will eat nothing that comes from the vine, not even juice of unripe grapes or skins of grapes. As long as he is bond by his vow, no razor will touch his head; until the time for which he has vowed himself to Yahweh, he will not go near a corpse, he will not make himself unclean for his father or his mother, or his brother or his sister, should they die, since on his head he carries his vow to his God. Throughout the whole of his vow he is a person consecrated to Yahweh.”Numbers 6:1- 8
Rastafari is not a Religion – Rasta says Rastafari is not a Religion. Rasta say Rastafari is a way of life. Pure and simple. There are no Rastafari practices which one must do. More Rastafari Religion Facts to teach your child Here.
What is the first thing a Rastafari does when he/she wakes up in the morning? What is the correct way to grow dreadlocks as a Rasta? What products do Rasta in the Caribbean use to wash their dreadlocks and why? What are 10 Essentials of a Rastafari Home? What can one do to Convert to the Rastafari Livity? What are some Bible Chapters special to Rasta and why? “Rasta Way of Life” is a book for the student of Rastafari Livity. Follow the way life of Jah Rastafari, dictated to Rasta, to enter Holy Mount Zion.
#1 Rastafari Empress Rules for Raising Children #2 Rastafari Empress Rules for Clothing and Attire #3 Rastafari Empress Rules concerning Friendship #4 Rasta woman Rules for Food and Eating #5 Rasta woman Spiritual Obligations #6 Rasta Woman Hygiene and grooming #7 Rasta woman Rules concerning Makeup #8 Rastafari Rules for women who are Single #9 Rasta woman Rules for (Hair) dreadlocks Crown #10 5 Reasons Rastafari Women Cover Their Locks in Public #11 6 things to Google about Rastafari #12 Rasta Women Rules for Holidays #13 Rasta women as Role Model in the community #14 9 Things Rasta women are forbidden to do! #15 10 Things Every Rastafari woman must have in her home #16 Nyahbinghi Guidelines for Rasta Women #17 Rules for Rasta Women who are married #18 7 Principles of Rastafari #20 “Empress to Empress” Code of Conduct #21 6 Ways Rasta women Submit to their Rasta King
A prayer-book for those who aspire to live the spiritual life of Jah Rastafari. Use these Jah prayers in times of distress, or simply as a book to inspire you to communicate with Jah Rastafari. Each prayer comes with a Psalm from the King James version bible to help further bring healing and spiritual ancient Rastafari energy into your Journey. May Jah Bless you abundantly. Rastafari.
This book is designed for those who want to deepen their awareness of Rastafari Culture. Many questions answered such as…Who created Rastafari and why? Why is King Selassie I so special in Rastafarianism? What are some of the Principles and Beliefs that Rasta live by day-to-day? What formula does Rasta use to enter Holy Mount Zion? What does it mean to “Live Natural” as Rasta? The truth of Rastafari and how it began still remains untold. As a Rastafari Empress it is the very purpose of my birth to explain the true meaning of Rastafari. Learn 16 Principles of Rastafari, as they pertain to “Self,” “Others,” and “Zion.” 5 Truths of Jah, and the “meaning of life” according to Rastafari. Blessed.
The mother of all books on the Rastafari way of life. Written for black people as appointed by the Almighty Jah, this book is a great read for the serious student who wants to follow Rastafari as a spiritual way of life. Learn what it means to be black, who are the Rastafari great heroes and leaders, and the real reason Rastafarians wear dreadlocks. This book is a must, for African-Americans who seek spiritual truth.
This Rasta book was written to answer all your questions concerning following the faith of Rastafari. Questions such as, how to convert to Rastafari, How to meditate as a Rastafari, 6 spiritual obligations… the purpose of King Selassie I and Empress Menen as a Rasta, how to choose a Rasta name, what foods are forbidden as Rasta, and how do I raise a Rasta child. For those who want to become Rasta, who seeks to follow the faith of Jah, on the highest level. Blessed Love. Jah guidance.
Money is a tool – Money is a tool. As Rasta we know not to fall in love, or to fall into lust with the journey. Money is simply a means to an end. Use it to accomplish another goal. Perhaps to purchase a house, to feed a family, or to buy a new Bob Marley or Dennis Brown cd to meditate to.
Money is to serve and help others – I cannot count the amount of blessings Jah has brought into my life, simply because I exercise this Rasta principle. I use money to serve others by giving money away to homeless people living on the street. I use to do it twice a month, but now I try to do this once a week. Rasta knows to use his money to help and serve those who are in need.
Money is not to be hoarded – Another key to prosperity that many people do not realize, but that is part of the Rastafari livity, is that money is not to be hoarded. Under Rastafari to be wealthy and to save it in a back account is a sin. In other words, according to the desires of Jah, money is to be given away. Take advantage of as many opportunities as possible to give money away. Rasta knows that to savemoney in the back is a form of hoarding, and selfishness and fearfulness. What type people and experiences do you think you will create if you carry such thoughts and beliefs in your aura. As Rasta we spend money freely and give away money freely (without expecting it back) because we know Jah provides, and Jah always provides us with more.
Money is neither good nor evil – Rasta knows it’s not the money that is actually evil…its the way the person uses it. Rasta doesn’t believe money is the root of all evil. We believe money is good because it can help us create more opportunities to serve Jah. Money is neither good, nor evil…its how we use it that makes it so.
Money is not life – Rasta know money is not life. Many people live as if they will live forever. They think that money is everything in this life. Money is not life. It has been said that Bob Marley said on his death-bed “money can’t buy life.” Exactly. So, I try to keep in mind that money is money, and that life is life. I try to take in and recognize those beautiful moment in my life and cherish them as they happen. Like the time I took my 4-year-old step son to KFC and he tried to eat the who chicken breast in two bites as his face was full of ketchup. I enjoyed that moment. I watched him in what felt like, slow motion, and that is a moment I will never forget. No amount of money could equate to the experience for me.
Rasta knows we are here to live, not to lose focus and make money, and make more money as if we are machines. Just remember to put the importance of life and love before the importance of accumulating money.
Many people are unaware, that The Rastafari religion, is actually not a religion! Rastafari is a spirituality, or a “spiritual mindset.” We have no strict prayer times, or churches that we must attend. Each Rasta does what he or she feels is right from the heart. We are a loving people who try to follow the ways of “the Most High” (Jah Rastafari) And we do this willingly in our daily life. This is why Rastafari is known as a “way of life!” Not a religion.
Many people call our spirituality “Rastafarianism” but a Rasta man or Rasta woman will tell you there is no “ism” in Rastafari, we just are who we are, and again this is not a religion. I have never heard a Jamaican person refer to my spiritual beliefs as “Rastafarianism“, which indicates to me that this was made up by someone who has no knowledge of Rastafari. We are Rastas, and our beliefs and way of life is called “Rastafari” no “ism” please.
Rastafarian beliefs are not something every rasta looked up in a book and made conscious decision to follow. Want to know the really cool thing about Rastafari beliefs. Every rasta pretty much has the same beliefs, like I said not educated on the subject. But, yet somehow we all believe the same thing. You could even find this out by meeting one Rasta, and asking him or her a question, and meet another rasta, and find that 9/10 you will get the same answer. Isnt that cool. All our beliefs are from what we feel inside, spiritually.
Rastafarians and love…
dating a jamaican rastaman, learn how to here! Most Rastafarians are single! unfortunately this is true. Why? you may be wondering to your self. The reason is most of us prefer to date someone who is “Rasta” just like our selves. These spiritual beliefs tend to be rare. Therefore most of us are single. Many Rastafari men will date a woman who is not Rastafari and then later ask the woman to “convert” to his spiritual beliefs. Is this fair? I am not the one to judge. But I know this happens a lot. Me on the other hand I refuse to do that. If the guy was not embracing Rastafari before I met him, then I am not interested. If he does it just because I want him to, then that would mean it’s not coming from the heart. Is it really meaningful then? Read about how to convert and become Rastafari here.
Finding my Rastafari Strength After a bad breakup
My new rasta forum includes rasta dating
Hey guys! My new Rasta forum will include Rasta dating. So…If you are single, and Rastafari…You can create a post about your self and what state or city you live in. Put a pic in your profile…and see who gets back. I don’t know if people will actually do this. But I would, and I will be doing it. There are so many beautiful single Rastafari men out there, and I want them to know I am single and Rasta too! My forum might not be totally available once you get there, but you can check it out and add it to your favorites and come back in the future. There is will also be many other topics like cooking, relationships…etc….Come and create or join a discussion on my Rastafari Jamaican Forum!
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“Rastaman vibration” what is the Rastaman vibration?
The Rastaman vibration is something only a true Rastaman or true Rastawoman can feel. Well, that is not entirely true. We can feel it…and through or feelings, or words, or creations, we cause others to feel it. The rastaman vibration is something very special, spiritual, loving, beautiful and special. Its sort of like feeling amazing…and full of love. that is why Bob Marley wrote so many songs about love, and good positive vibes, because he wrote his songs from his own personal “rasta man vibration!” Jah Rastafari!
The Rastafari movement and what it means…
The Rastafari movement, I believe was a back to africa movement, that never happened. It was started by Marcus Garvey, who wanted Africans to reclaim their roots culture and land. Marcus Garvey was also a Jamaican, and also seen as a prophet to many Rastafarians. He once made a play in which he stated “look to africa, for the coming of a black king!” Then there was Emperor Hallie Selassie of Ethiopia. Right now for me I am not on a Rastafari movement, but I do seek to create awareness. So people can know the truth and have the right to make choices based on all information, instead of just “some” information.
“Rastafari jah” what does it mean?
When a Rasta man or Rasta woman says “Jah Rastafari” we are paying respect to the Most High. Because we know the Most High created everything. So, we must give our thanks and praises. Most Rasta pay respect to Emperor Hallie Selassie I the first. Rastafari Jah! You see…and just for the fact of that. I give thanks and praise. Jah Rastafari!!!!
bob Marley and his Rastafari songs of togetherness and love
Bob Marley is an example of what it means to be a true Rasta man. He wore dreadlocks and he free formed them. The work he did, was all about Rastafari love and togetherness. He encourage people of color to unite. He sang songs of universal and Romantic love. Rastafari is about love, it’s about freedom, it’s about the almighty Rastafari Jah. Rastafari has always been and will always be. Just like mr Bob Marley him self.
What is it about the island of Jamaica giving birth to so many Rasta man? Hmmm I don’t know the answer, but I feel it has something to do with the deep Christian faith among the people of this great island, and the reggae music. Bob Marley who was a super star rasta reggae singer, was born and raised in Jamaica, and never left. I am very proud of my Jamaican roots. Living in Jamaica is very inspirational on many levels, and Jah is one of the biggest influences over the people. I give thanks.
What does it really mean to be Rasta?
What does it really mean to be Rasta? Plenty of people call them selves many things that they know are not true. I assume people do this to impress others, or because they want something to be proud of. Read about my dating experience with my first “rasta man” we look at the faith differently. No body’s way is better than any body elses. Here I explain what (to me) it means to be Rastafari
I have met people who say they are Rasta and are not. So this I write here and now is not about them. I am writing about the “true” Jamaican Rasta man. The kind who is humble, considerate, and gentle. The kind any woman would fall in love with. But these men are not always easy to be with, for many reasons. To sum it all up. If you are not Rasta your self, a Jamaican Rasta man may be difficult to deal with, and hard to understand his motivations.
Be gentle with your Rastaman
Be gentle with your rastaman, he is special and a true gift from God in the deepest meaning possible. Forgive him when he hurts you and is unaware of it.
Give your Rasta man space to be him self
Give your rastaman space to be him self. If you are not Rasta, this is of the utmost importance to keeping your relationship with him healthy and thriving. Not giving your rastaman space is a very fast road to having him run away from you.
Give him lots and lots of love, but be pure and clean spiritually
Give your Jamaican Rasta man, lots and lots and lots…did I say lots? ….of love. The only way your “true” Jamaican rasta man is going to reject your love is if he feels you are not good for him. Which usually means you are acting like your life is to serve the man “downstairs” instead of the man “upstairs” and that we Ras do not accept. So, give him lots of love and affection, and loving attention. If you have a true Jamaican rasta man in your life ladies…believe me you don’t even need a television set, if you catch my drift. Jah makes beautiful things.
Bob Marley had many lovers and many children
Bob Marley had many lovers and as a result had many children. This was his own personal choice.
There Rastafari men who don’t even have one lover, there are Rastafari men who are very faithful, there are Rastafari men who wouldn’t even think to cheat on their women. Those men are probably with women who value the faith, and value themselves, among other things. You also have to remember, Bob Marley was a Superstar! Superstars have groupies, and we all know he is not the first man to have a baby with another woman outside of his legal marriage – and he wont be the last!
Are all Jamaican men promiscuous
There are a lot of Jamaican men who are promiscuous. But I have said it before and I will say it again. I truly believe this is because in places like Canada and the United States they get spoiled. Very spoiled. Most of the women accept this bad behavior, so the men do it because they are getting away with it. One or two bad experiences and we women feel all the men are like that. But truly a Rasta man – a “true” Rasta man is not like that, I know that from my heart. Because The Most High created him to know “right from wrong”
Many women are attracted to the Jamaican Rasta man
Many women are very attracted to The Rasta man. Some say its the hair (dreadlocks) I say its his inner self that attracts women. The innocence of his soul that is showing, ok yes. Combined with the dreadlocks, and some dark beautiful skin, this is very alluring. So, ladies don’t complain, if you wanted him, and you got him, just know to see someone and to know them are two different things.
My own Jamaican Rasta man, at least I hope ??
Can you believe I don’t officially have my own Jamaican Rasta man? I tell you what being a Rastafari woman and dating, Is not an easy thing. The other day a guy from Bosnia of all places picked me up. Yes! Bosnia. These types of men are always attracted to me. That’s not what I am supposed to be typing about. There is a guy I met about 2 months ago, physically he is exactly what I asked the most high for. But can we have a relationship? I don’t know. He is in Jamaica right now and will return, in April of this year. He did seem nice ….maybe we can be an item, a Rastafari couple is a beautiful thing! Rastafari!
So why does the Jamaican Rastaman have a bad wrap in relationships?
There are some Jamaican rasta man who “take advantage” of the fact that women find them so attractive. Most are not like this. They no Jah is always watching and always listening and do not wish to be a sinner. This is the truth ladies. So please do not judge the whole bunch because of a few rotten ones. Rastaman knows right from wrong more than any other. And treating people with respect is a big part of our spirituality. Want to know if the Rastafari way of life is right for you….click here.
So whats the verdict on the jamaican rastaman?
There are many who are gentle and have good intentions. If you are a Rastafari woman you increase your chances greatly of having a loving fulfilling relationship. There are some who are “too in love with woman” and therefore sleep around. Knowing who we are and knowing what we Rasta know, these men are the exception and not the rule.
If you have a true Jamaican rastaman in your life, you are blessed you may not know it. But you are blessed. Oh and you don’t have to Jamaican to Rasta, but this is the type I am most familiar with as a Jamaican Rastafari woman.
Rastafari is a spirituality, or way of life, as the Rasta people call it. People often ask, where does this (religion) spirituality come from? It comes from “The most High” God. Or, one could say it comes from the heart. Either way it is of “divine” origin.
What is a Rasta?
A Rasta man or Rasta woman is a person who believes that Jah (God) lives inside each an every one of us. Many Rasta people will tell you that Emperor Haile Selassie” crowned king of Ethiopia in 1930, was God in the flesh. Many Rastas are characterized by long dreadlocks and the wearing of the Rasta colors, Red Yellow and Green.
Why Rastafari is not a Religion
Many Rastas say Rastafari is not a religion. they refer to it as a “way of life.” They have no hard and fast a rules, all of their beliefs and values come from the heart and are incorporated happily in to their daily life. Rastafarians eat a vegetarian diet, wear the Rasta colors, and give thanks and praises unto the most high, all on a daily basis.
The beliefs of Rastafarianism (The beliefs of Rastafari)
Many “Rasta man or Rastafarians, usually men, are seen wearing dreadlocks, “Rasta Tams”, “Rasta hats”, or “Rasta wear“, smoking weed, chanting, saying things like “irie” There is a lot more to any true Rasta man beyond the obscurity. Rastaman believe in God. For many, this is a hard fact to swallow. How can someone who looks so different believe in something that is so common, and so simple? The reason is Rastafarians take a very down to earth, realistic, natural approach to loving God. We know that God is in the unseen, therefore, we dress a little different because we understand what is spiritually important, and what is not.
Rastafarians do not have beliefs. There are no hard and fast rules to this culture, this way of life, this spirituality. We have values and principles, that we hold dear to our hearts and try to instill in our children. Here is a list of just some of the Rastafarian values.
God adherence to the rules of the bible
one love for all races
unity for all mankind
appreciation and respect for all forms of life
These are the main beliefs or values of the Rastafarian culture. From these we get all the other values as well.
Once again the answer is very simple. We Rastafarians do not have any hard and fast rules regarding marriage or anything else really. We believe marriage should be between a man and a woman, and that we can marry if we want to, or not. In Rastafarian relationships, we do not place a lot of emphasis on marriage. Simply because we believe a marriage does not make a relationship. We know a commitment to be with someone comes from the heart of that person, not a piece of paper with their signature on it.
Rastafari the religion…not a religion at all???
The Rastafarian religion is something I hold very dear to my heart. I am pleased to share my knowledge with others who want to learn about Rastafari and the word of God. Lets get started. “Rastafari” is not a “religion.” I must make that very clear. We do not follow a strict set of rules laid out for us written in a book somewhere. The only book we follow and believe in is “the bible” We read the same bible that people of “christian” faith believe in.
Therefore Rastafari is a “way of life!” It is a daily choice to follow our hearts and live the life we can feel, sense and know, “jah” (god) wants us to live.
Rasta hats popularized by Bob Marley
Rasta hats have become very popular now a days. Bob Marley popularized the “Rasta hat” back in the late 70s and early 80s when he would sing live, or appear on album covers wearing the Rasta man hat. Red, yellow and green, proudly displayed. Many of his fans soon quickly followed. Now the Rasta hat is worn by many, Rastafarians and non Rastafarians alike as a way of showing a down to earth, naturalist lifestyle. Click here if you are looking for a place to buy rasta hats.
The many ethnic backgrounds of Rastafari
Rastafari is a spirituality of the heart. There for there are many Rastafarians who are not black, and who live all around the world. Rastafari is for everyone. As long as you have a love of god, a love for people of all races, a belief of kindness and peace towards your fellow-man, then maybe you could be or you are Rastafarian your self. Here is 10 Questions to know if Rastafari is right for you.
Many Reggae Music artists of Jamaica are Rastafarians
Reggae music is a big part of Rastafari. “They move together.” Rastafari needs reggae, reggae needs Rastafari. These two feed off each other. There have been so many hit reggae singers out of jamaica who were and are Rastafarian. You have Capleton, Damian Marley, and Sizzla to name a few. Of past you have Mr. Dennis Brown, Garnett Silk, and Jacob Miller, all these guys are my favorites. Rastafarians are a big part of reggae music culture, and jamaican culture.