- Skirts and dresses as Feminine Clothing : Rasta women dress to embrace their feminine qualities. As Empress being able to carry life is a gift from Jah the creator. Wearing skirts only helps to separate us as divine feminine from our Masculine counter parts. Being a woman is a Joy, Rasta women do not wear pants. We enjoy long skirts to our ankles, they may be tight or loose depending our mood and our duties for that day.
- “Red Yellow and Green Rasta Colors”: Red Yellow and Green are the spiritual colors of Rastafari. We Rastafari wear, “Rasta Colors” in our clothing, In our Jewelry, and Decorate our homes in Rasta Colors too. Rasta colors, mean, love, unity and togetherness. These colors are also found on the Rastafari Lion of Judah Flag. Ttypically Rasta women do not wear pink, however we do if we can match it with a head wrap, for example to give the pink ensemble a “more cultured” appearance. Dressing as a Rasta Woman is all about balance. Don’t forget to check out my “Rastafari Rules for Women” Blog Post
- If Tight… no exposed skin: Some Rasta women wear tight clothing, however there are 2 rules that apply #1: No showing of the skin if the garment is tight. #2: The buttocks and Breast area must be clearly covered, so as not to accentuate or define these areas. Rasta women must not resemble prostitutes, or women of Babylon as we Represent Jah and his holiness at all times.
- If exposed Skin… Not Tight: There will be days when we as Rasta women will enjoy a loose off the shoulder blouse, or a nice loose skirt to the knees. We Just keep in mind that we are not trying to attract “sexual attention,” as we are not part of the heathen. Rather Rasta Women dress to demonstrate our divine feminine, in a comfortable manner. On these days, we make sure the garment is loose, so that we appear self respectful, and free-flowing and comfortable in our garments, as opposed to, sensual and seductive in tight, skin revealing garments. You understand.
- Make-up to a minimum: Rasta women wear makeup only if and when they have to. 3 Basic rules: Rule#1: Natural Tones, and colors. Rule#2: No lining of the eyes *SCRIPTURE:“When Jezebel, the queen mother, heard that Jehu had come to Jezreel, she painted her eyelids and fixed her hair and sat at a window…”* We Rasta women know eye liner is to attract sexual attention from men, and is a type of make typically used by prostitutes. Just leave your eyes normal. Rule#3: Limit the amount of various makeup products. My personal limit is 3. Foundation, lipstick, Eyebrow pencil. That’s only because Rasta women are not allowed to “pluck” their eyebrows as all hair on the body is considered sacred, in Rastafari.
- Rasta women Cover her Locks: Rasta women cover the dreadlocks when in Public. We know that our hair represents our faith and is a living sacrifice to Jah. We cover our dreadlocks to respect our faith and ourselves. Rasta Women are aware that in Babylon, sometimes long, loose hanging hair on a woman attracts the wrong type of attention from men. We wrap our hair so that men and all people who meet and interact with us, see us for who we are as a person, and not our hair style, length, or our hair beauty. Rasta women share our locks glory, with our Kings, children, and extended family, not strangers, or people we do not know. Naturally at home we allow our locks to breathe free and hang loose.
- Rasta women and tights: There will be days when you don’t feel like wearing a skirt. THE MAIN things to consider are, who will I be around today? What activities will I be doing today? Will I be with my Kids? Will there be men around whom I don’t know? Wil I be with My King? When you are with your King all rules apply, but its ok to wear some tights and a long top. As long as effort is made to cover the life portal, and the back area which tend to be round and enticing to men, then you could rock some tights.
- Rasta Women’s and T_shirts: Rasta women can wear t-shirts.
Rastafari t-shirts are best. THIS INCLUDES red yellow and green and a Symbol of Rastafari such as, a heart, a Lion, A Rasta Flag, A picture of Empress Menen, or King Selassie I. Tight t-shirts with a bra, and long skirt, is cute for casual days.
- Rasta Woman’s Clothing is Her Uniform: A Rasta womans clothing is her uniform, just like a Rasta mans outfit is his uniform. I like people to know right away when they look at me that, a) I respect my self, b)I represent a spiritual cause and movement, c)My clothing is a reflection of my mind and thoughts, d)I am not a part of the heathen or heathen mentality, e) my self-esteem is not dependent on my sensuality, or what others I don’t know think of me. Phew, that is a lot. But, Rasta women take their faith seriously. Whats the point other wise? Empress Menen is my feminine Divine Mentor. Only her, I try to Mimic, nobody else.
- No “Babylon” Symbols : No skulls, no upside down cross, no kissing, no polka dots, depictions or symbols on clothing. In Rastafari we believe all energy invites. We do not invite Babylon, death, or, sensuality.
Most Rastas will tell you they are not all that into Christmas. But some celebrate Christmas, and some just like the gift receiving part. You can give a Rasta a gift at Christmas time. They will enjoy it just like anybody else. Tell them you are embracing the gift giving and not Babylon meaning of “Christmas.” From a smaller budget to a larger budget you are sure to find something you like for the Rastafari in your life.
- Rasta Hat/Dreadlock Hat – Rastafari love Rasta Hats as we always need somethign to cover our dreadlocks when we dont feel like having them out
- Rasta Lion of Judah Flag – Rasta Lion of Judah Flag is a “spiritual” symbol to a Rasta. We are always happy to recieve one of these.
- Jamaican Flag Towel – Rasta love the Jamaican flag and love to have the Jamaican flag in a towel because it just looks cool. All Rasta from any Island would appreciate this. Rastafari is a celebration of all the Islands.
- Rasta Wallet – Rasta Wallets bring good energy and prosperity. i should know. I have purchased my 3rd one now. Buy your Rasta a Rasta colored wallet, they will love it.
- Rasta Mug – This has 3 birds on it in silouette and a red Yellow and green gradient background. Simple and nice. Good for morning meditation.
- Bob Marley t-Shirt – Bob Marley T-shirts are always in. You cant go wrong with his gift
- Holy Piby Book – this book is known as a”the black mans bible.” A great gift for a deepRastafari.
- King Selassie I (Book) – A book on King Selassie I is always appreciated by any Rasta. King Selassie I is our Lord and Savior.
- Rasta Belt – this is the simplest of gifts but means a lot to the heart of a Rastafari. We love Rasta Belts.
- Rasta Colored Watch – I have never owned a Rasta Colored Watch butI have seen them on line and think they look very cool. You cant go wrong with this gift.
- Bob Marley Tapestry – This one is really nice. Check the link for your self. These are different but cute.
- Dvds on Black history – Hidden Colors. – The best ones on the Market today.
- Rasta (Bob Marley) Backpack – I love this back pack. Its in black and has a silouette of Bob Marley on the front. Very simple yet stylish.
- Rasta Keychain – This Rasta Keychain has the Lion of Judah on it and it has Red Yellow and Green. You cannot go wrong to buy a Rasta this as a side gift.
- Marcus Garvey Flag – I love the Marcus Garvey Flag. I need to have one to hang beside my Other Roots and Culture Flags
- Bob Marley Lava Lamp – I read that these are amazing and bring good energy into the room (Good Feng Shui).
- Rasta Steering Wheel Cover – I have always wanted a Rastafari steering wheel Cover. Any Rasta would love this as a gift. Especially if he or she doesn’t already have one.
- Rastafari marina – Well in Canada we call these shirts maybe a whole whole wife beater. Not sure. In Jamaica they are very popular as they provide nuff ventilation for Jamaican men. This one is Red Yellow Green and Black. My Husband has one I lo
ve it on him.
- Rasta Grinder for Grinding Marijuana – I love this gift. Great for grinding your herb. (Yes Mon)
- Rasta Shoes – These are different for a Roots and Culture man, but they are still nice. I would buy them for my Guy. Something a little different.
- What to Buy a Rastafari For Christmas
- 10 Bible Teachings for New Rasta
- Nice Rasta Woman’s Clothing from Amazon
- 6 King Selassie I Speeches
- 7 Reasons why people become Rastafari
- How to Create your Rasta Name
- How do Rasta lock their hair?
- 7 Ital Food Recipes
- 67 spiritual uses for Incense
- The Bible: How to be Humble
|Rasta Book Title||Rasta Book Subtitle||Rasta Book/eBook Description|
|Rastafari Livity Book||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.|
|Life as a Rasta Woman||20 Rules & Principles||#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|
|Jah Rastafari Prayers||Rasta Prayers & Healing Scriptures||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.|
|Rastafari||Beliefs & Principles||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.|
|Rastafari||Black Peoples Livity Bible||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.|
||Rasta beliefs & Way of life||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.|
How to Keep a Rasta Happy!
Cook strictly Ital (Vegan) – Rasta love food that reminds them
of Jah living. Food such as vegetables, fruits, beans, seeds, and earth vegetables…, so be sure to cook strictly (Ital) Vegan food, to keep your Rasta Happy.
- Don’t Curse and swear – Rasta do not like the sound of swear words, or put downs, or anything that is said with a malicious or negative intent. Use positive words to express your self or simply leave out the swearing and negative intent. Rasta are sensitive beings.
- Show Love to Children and The Elderly – Rasta love to care for the poor, needy, elderly and children. If you care for persons from this group, this will make your Rasta very happy.
- Spend time alone – Spend time alone with stimulation from something or someone else. Rasta believes that time alone is time with God. Embrace it.
- Respect his or her alone time – Respect when your Rasta is a lone. A Rastafari spiritual and personal time is of the utmost importance. Rasta have spiritual times, that last for hours, or for days… If you can handle that…your Rasta will be quite happy.
- Love God (Jah) – A true Rastafari who loves and respects his partner will want him/her to have their own faith, and Rasta takes simple comfort in the fact that they love God, and have their own personal relationship with him.
- Play Rasta Reggae Music – Rastafari men and women love to hear Rastafari Reggae music playing. It makes them feel good inside. Try playing some Rasta Reggae music to show your Rasta that you care and that you are sensitive to their needs and desires. Try some Dennis Brown, Some Gregory Isaacs, or even some “old school” Garnett Silk. Your Rasta will smile to be surprised by these spiritual sounds.
Seek to “Overstand” – Seek to understand situations rather than get angry or become offended. Rasta love when people are patient and seek deeper “understanding” of things.
- Never discuss S*x – Rasta do not believe in discussing s*xual issues. We believe if your mate, is not a good match for you in this way…it is your fate. We use clean words for s*x, and we don’t seek to pervert or amplify sexual encounters. Rasta sees s*x as love-making.
- Buy Gifts that are Rastafari – Rasta like gifts that are red yellow and green, related to Africa, or have a picture of Marcus Garvey, King Selassie I, or Bob Marley on it. When searching for a gift for your Rasta keep this in mind. Rasta love Rasta hats, and Rasta beaded necklaces in case you were wondering. These types of gifts make Rasta feel happy inside.
- Respect your Rasta personal space and items – don’t change or touch or move anything that belongs to a Rasta. It may have spiritual meaning. Such an action may be taken personally, but Rasta are so gentle that they would never say. Keep your Rasta happy and dont touch or move personal items.
- Don’t ask too many questions about his/her faith – Just accept Rasta as they are….I guarantee the Rasta in your life is accepting you as you are! So, why not return the favor? Don’t ask to many questions about his/her faith…it supposed to be a personal thing anyway right?
- Embrace Cleanliness – Rasta like all things “clean.” Rasta love to live in a clean home, have on clean clothes, eat clean food, use clean language, and to maintain clean thoughts. That the Rastafari way of life.
- Love your Self – “Self Love” is one of the basic principles of Rastafari. By loving your self, Rasta show you more love for accepting your self the way that Jah created you.
rastafarian beliefs (54)
- rastafari you fill the need of my soul: What it means to be rasta in a poem
- rastafarian beliefs on marriage and relationships
- rastafari: rasta man, rasta hats, rastafarian beliefs
- Dating outside your race / interracial dating…a form of self hate??
- My new Astrology Readings Website – By a Rastafari Woman
- What does it mean to be Rastafari? Are we Racists?
- Rastafarianism – Rasta beliefs and Rasta religion
- Rasta man (jamaican) – how to date him how to love him
- Rasta beliefs on love/dating/marriage….Just a sneak peak
- Why do Rastafarians Cover Thier Hair (Dreadlocks)?
- Rastafarian God: Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia
- jamaican flags: bob marley, rasta lion, meaning and where to buy
- What is a Rasta? 10 Facts of a Rastafarian spiritual mindset
- Move to Jamaica? More Rastafari, More Jamaican vibes, my roots and culture
- becoming a rasta: can a white person be rastafarian?
- do you hate (JAMAICAN) black men, so do i
- No More Black Woman and Black Man Love Relationships?
- sorry I traveled to Jamaica…but im back!
- Jah Jah was not sleeping during Slavery
- Rasta Book – Rastafari: Black peoples livity bible
- Rastafari Book for black people to become Rastafari
- Rastafari: light of truth for all Nations
- Rasta books on Sale online
- The Perfect Rasta Man!!! (Beliefs and Ideology)
- Just rambling negativity
- Why Rasta say “King Selassie I (Jah Rastafari)”
- What is Rastafari? 10 Points
- How to Be a True Rastafari
- What is a Rasta? (page 3)
- How to Increase Self Esteem as Black Human (page 5)
- “Charity” (Excerpt from Rasta book on beliefs)
- how rastafarians lock their hair
- 10 things you should know about Rastafari
- Site Map
- Rastafari is my first love…but…
- How to Convert to Rastafari
- 7 Reasons Why People Become Rastafari?
- Convert to Rastafari: 100 Rasta Religion Questions
- How to Tell if someone is Rastafari
- Rastafari Rules for Women
- How to Keep a Rasta Happy!
- blessing, after blessing…
- 5 Rastafari views and Principles on Money
- How to cook Ital Rasta food: 6 Rules
- 5 Beliefs to teach your Rasta Child: Book “Jah Rastafari”
- 9 things I love about my Rasta Husband
- Twelve Tribes of Israel: Rastafari Personality Astrology?
- Jah Rastafari Morning Prayer….blessed Love
- Rasta Books: Jah Rastafari Livity & Religion Books
- 67 Spiritual Incense Uses
- What to buy a Rasta for Christmas (20 Gift/Present ideas)
- Overcoming Bad Relationships: Lenon Honor & Wife
- How to become a Rastafari King (book)
- How to dress like a Rasta Woman: 10 Tips & Guidelines
Blog Posts to Check out on Jamaican Love
- How to Cook Jamaican Patty from scratch
- How to Keep a Jamaican Woman Happy for real
- How to make Jamaican style Potato Salad at home
- How to get a Jamaican Girl to Marry You (you will enjoy reading this)
- 8 tips to kiss a Jamaican man or woman
- How to cook Hot Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge for Breakfast or Dinner
- How to cook for a Jamaican man some advice to make him happy
- Jamaican Language Translations for beginners
Blessed Love, to all the Empress out there who desire to walk the path of Your Royal Highness, Empress Menen, Wife of King Selassie I. The Rastafari Livity is the light for the spiritual woman who desires to live virtuous, loving and Jahly. May Jah guide you on this journey. Don’t forget to read Rasta way of life for more guidance. One Love.
Empress speech and words
- Curse Words – A Rastafari woman does not use curse words. If she does she apologizes to Jah and those inher presence. (“Sorry Jah, Sorry guys”)
- Sexual Life – A Rastafari woman does not speak of her sexual life (style)
- Genitalia Words – A Rastafari woman does not use slang words to refer to the genitalia.
- Arguing – A Rastafari woman does not argue back and forth, rather allows the other person to be right or to feel that they are right, in order that we avoid arguments and represent Jah at all times.
Empress Clothing and Attire
- Only Skirts – It is encouraged that Rastafari women were strictly skirts. This is seen as embracing the feminine quality as we steer away from emulating the appearance of men (which “emulation” is a sin in the bible)
- Pants as disrespect – Some Rastafari women do wear pants but it is highly discouraged and seen as disrespect to the faith, and he Creator who designed you as a woman.
- Babylon Colors For Clothing – Rasta women may wear any colors except for pink, blue and purple. Red Yellow Green Black and White are encouraged, as these are Rasta Colors.
- Hats and head wraps – A hat may be worn on days when hair is not wrapped. This is to cover the root of the dreadlocks, the most important part of the energy which leaves the head. If a head wrap cannot be worn, a hat is encouraged. Dreadlocks of an Empress uncovered may be seen as “slack.” and not upholding the faith. Check out my Blog post called “How to Dress Like a Rasta Woman.”
Raising Rasta Children
Empress Children must be Rastafari too – It is the duty of all Rastafari Mothers to Raise their Children as Rastafari.
- Ital Food – Cooking Ital (Vegan) Food for children, No meat.
- bible Readings – encouraging Children to Read the holy Christian Bible, King James Version
- African Culture – Teaching them about African Roots and Culture
- Rastafari Royalty – Teaching them about the Life of His Imperial Majesty and (his wife) Empress Menen
Regarding your Kingman
- Second Leader of the Household – Empress Allow Kingman to be the leader of the household and of the family. He has the final say.
- Allows Kingman to make decisions – Empress Supports Kingman in his decision-making, concerning children and household.
- Keep house – Keeps the house clean and tidy, as a Mother and Wife of Rastafari livity Representing Empress Menen.
- Cooking Duties – Cooking duties are decided between Empress and your Kingman.
- Quiet and Virtuous – Is humble, dresses modest, and stays quiet when guests come over unless she is spoken too. Reads her bible “I-Tinuosly” Seeking the heart of a Jah fearing woman.Read how to become a rasta.
- Encourages Love & Unity – Encourages Love & Unity with family members and other Rastafari friends, by providing a home where Rastafari friends and family feel welcome to eat, sleep and “Reason.”
More Rasta Blog Posts
- Why do Rasta cover dreadlocks?
- Rasta Beliefs on marriage
- How to be a true Rastafari
- 6 Rules to cook Ital food
- 7 Reasons why people become Rastafari
- How to Create your Rasta Name
- How do Rasta lock their hair?
- 7 Ital Food Recipes
- 67 spiritual uses for Incense
- The Bible: How to be Humble
- Jah Rastafari Prayers eBook on amazon.com
- Life as a Rastafari Woman
- Red Yellow and Green Flag: Lion of Judah
- Rastafari Beliefs eBook
- Rasta Way of life Rasta Book
Rasta woman Makeup and Hair
- Holy Dreadlocks Covered – As Empress, Hair (Dreadlocks) is considered holy and must be covered in public places, where there are others not of Rastafari Livity.
- No Curling – Dreadlocks are not to be curled with curling Iron or curlers. Braiding for a little crinkle is ok, but not encouraged
- Natural Hair Color – Dreadlocks may be dyed only in the natural color. No blonde, or Red etc.
- Natural Makeup/Natural Beauty – Makeup may be worn but only in Natural and neutral colors for special occasions. As a Rasta Empress it is preferred to let your natural beauty shine
- Babylon Makeup Colors – Rasta women do not wear pink, or purple Lipstick, makeup or anything else in these colors. These colors are considered “Babylon.” These colors often provoke sexual attention, and cause women to appear as women do as street walkers etc.
- Red is Rastafari – Red makeup is ok as it is considered one of the (Holy) Colors of the Rastafari Livity, (Red Yellow and Green) Yes, green and yellow are ok too. But, only for work or special occasions. Other times Empress allow Jah beauty to shine – natural.
Empress Entertainment And Friendship
Friendships – Empress may not be in friendship with others who are
- Babylon Gossips
- Babylon fornicator
- Babylon Adulterers
- Babylon Pagan
- Babylon Drug Addicts
- Babylon Thieves
- Bars not allowed – Empress Does not drink Alcohol or smoke cigarettes, or go to bars.
- Rastafari Empress Entertainment – A Rastafari Empress entertainment is her family and her bible. She is allowed to watch historical African Documentaries, Including on the life of Haile Selassie I, Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Rosa Parks etc.
- Empress Music – Rasta Empress does not listen to hip hop or Rock and Roll. strictly Roots and Culture Music, and Rastafari Reggae music. Dancehall Reggae is not allowed. Read Rasta Way of Life.
By Maintaining love and Respect for Children, Kingman and household we as Empress show more love to Jah, as we appreciate his creations.
Love. King Selassie I.
|RASTA PRAYER BOOK
#1 Their Parents are Rastafari
Many people become Rasta because one or, both of their parents, are Rasta. I guess its kind of like growing up in a Christian household per say, where you learn about walking in the ways of Christ etc. Only many children of Rastafari parents, learn about “The Rasta Livity” and King Selassie I. as Part of their upbringing.
#2 Bob Marley the Prophet was a Rasta
Many people desire to become Rasta to walk in the foot steps of the Humanitarian & prophet and Rastafari Musician, Bob Marley wrote the song “One Love.” Many people fell in love with him through his music knowing he was being inspired by (his faith) Jah. Many people know that to be a Rasta is to show love, unity and a respect for all of nature and Jah creations.
#3 Their Born with it!
Many Rastas are Rasta because they are born with the Rasta Livity. Jah chose them at conception, then at some point in their lives they have said “yes” to this beautiful gift, they can feel yearning to manifest itself in their life. In other words for some, Rastafari was something that had written on their hearts from birth. Invisible to others, but very real in the heart and mind the individual (Rasta).
#4 Jah Chose them to Be Rasta…
I’ve heard people say “Rastafari is an inborn concept!” and it is. So, many have it since birth, however there are those who are chosen and they don’t know until later. Because (I am assuming) they were not chosen at birth, but chosen later in life. I met a guy (Rastaman) who told me that one day, “Jah just took over” he said. I was happy he shared that with me. It let me know he understood what I had inside too. Rastafari can hit at any age…so there are those who have no clue they are Rasta until the right time.
#5 It Just Makes sense to them!
People don’t want anything to do with Religion any more, but they still want to maintain a relationship with the Creator. Many people know about Rastafari through Reggae music, then research the faith.
- Rastas are non Religious, you don’t have to attend church…
- We believe in humility, Peace & Togetherness, we are anti war
- We do not believe in “converting” others to believe what we believe
- We Respect nature
- We try to live as natural as possible
- We believe all nations should Live together in harmony sharing land and resources
In other words, I think some people become Rasta because it is so calm and peaceful to be a Rasta. There are no real obligations, only the ones you decide for your self, as a Rasta. The basis of the faith of Rastafari is Love! So, why not… become a Rasta...it just makes spiritual sense!
#5 Their Significant other is Rasta
Many people especially women, embrace Rastafari Livity because their significant other is Rasta. More people are traveling now a days, and many people are visiting the Caribbean Islands. Because of this many people who wouldnt normally know anything about Rastafari are now getting to know Rastafari Peoples. So, some feel it makes sense for the relationship to embrace the same faith as say, their boyfriend/husband or their girlfriend/wife.
#6 Rastafari is their Culture
Many people embrace Rastafari because it is part of their Culture. I can tell you as a Jamaican my self, Jamaica is Rastafari, and Rastafari is Jamaica, There is no separation. Rastafari is such an intricate part of Jamaican Culture that you could almost say Rastafari made Jamaica what it is today. The Jamaican Music, Jamaican Food, Jamaican People, Jamaican Landscape, & of course the culture of Jamaica is all effected by the beautiful, love of Jah – the creator.
A friend of mine, who is also Jamaican, starting embracing the livity just before I did in 2009. He came to the faith through a best friend he has known since high school. I asked how he felt now that he was Rastafari. He said “It feels good.” He seems more spiritually at peace now, and he is now a teacher of Rastafari Culture and the life of His Imperial majesty. Rastafari was always his Culture, he just needed to come in a little bit closer to get the real fruits that Jah and his Ancestors had waiting for him.
#7 To Embrace holistic Lifestyle
Many people “become Rasta” because they like what Rastafari represents. The holistic lifestyle, the love of nature, meditation, Creativity, A love for Africa the Mother land of all human life…Dreadlocks (natural and simplistic, no vanity.) Rasta Smoke Marijuana instead of Carcinogenic cigarettes. Rastafari is a faith that loves all things natural, because natural means Jah.
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Jah Bless. Rastafari. King Selassie I.
Its been a long time since I did one of these but I feel it is the best thing right now. I am suppose to be going to Jamaica by the end of the year. I feel I am not financially prepared. But Jah asked me to do this about 3 years about, just fresh after I started growing my dreadlocks. Could you imagine telling the Almighty that you are not ready? Well…that is exactly what I did. I have not stopped paying through the nose for this decision. I now know my happiness and financial situation today would have been dramatically different had I taken his advice.
I am feeling somewhat confused right now…about many things. The only thing I know for sure is that I do want to keep on writing e-books. I will be honest. My heart has been broken by a Jamaican man lately without explanation. There was no intimate action, so I guess that makes it a bit better, but still it hurts. One good thing is it has inspired me to write a new book. I’m still scared to go to Jamaica, and having a broken heart is not helping, but some where deep down inside of me, I know that with what I intend to do, it’s better I do it without him. I feel like my mind will be more focused now on my business instead of him. I swear some women just give too much to their men, I am definitely one of them.
Advice from Spiritual Friend
So, I have a very spiritual friend. She is a Christian, we talked last night, she encouraged me to pray and to Just take a leap of faith. This is after I told her that the Almighty has a way of working things out for me. Sometimes even better than what I had intended. He knows me, he knows whats best for me.
He foresaw our Breakup
Before my boyfriend ( a Jamaican man) and I broke up, I was entering it felt like, a state of depression. I couldn’t seem to get my self to be happy. To be happy was an effort. I hated pretending, but I felt I had to do it, mostly for him. Would you believe every time I needed that guy, he would turn his back on me. In hindsight, he wasn’t interested in me at all, just the idea of me. Having a woman from foreign to talk to. Gee Wiz. I was being used. Truth is I was using him too. I knew I was. Cause I wanted some one living in Jamaica to talk to. Funny. You know what he said to me recently. He said…in reference to a text message I sent him expressing my love….’ If I am pretending…I know you are not pretending’ I was so focused on the part of him knowing that I was being honest, that I didn’t even realize, he was telling me he wasn’t being real with me. The part that really kills me is….why on Jah green earth would he do this 30 days before I am about to see him again. We have been talking on the phone for 8 months….30 days before I arrive you pull out. I suppose I should look at it figuratively as well huh. Gross but true. I am thankful to the Almighty Jah, that I found out how he was now instead of later.
Any way I have some big plans for my visit, or my move to Jamaica. Everything is up in the air. My spiritual friend suggested I buy a new backpack, just for my trip, and just go with the flow. With the Almighty, all things are possible.
Some of my Rastafari Books
Well, I have recently finished my book on African-American Spirituality entitled ‘Rastafari’ get on amazon.com Its Jam packed with information. Great for anybody who wants to understand Rastafari, for the truth of it. Actually I wrote the book with the Jamaican black people in mind. I am currently writing a book of ‘Jah Jah Prayers’ and another book called ‘White Rastafari’ Well maybe I am burying my self in work so that I don’t think about that guy who just stopped calling me with no explanation. That’s life right. But the truth is I didn’t much appreciate his way of thinking. It was very different from mine. I am about cleanliness, the Rastafari way of thinking living and doing. He had more of a Babylonian mind; sleep with as many women as you can unprotected. I’m sorry but its true. The funny thing is, I know he is one of the better quality Jamaican men. LOL. Anyway I think I have talked enough. I love you all. thank you for listening.
New Book ‘Jah Prayers’ Jah Rastafari Prayers for life’s difficult times.
‘Jah Jah please help me to forgive. Please put your light into my heart that it may be unhardened. Jah you created, day and night, I know with you all things are possible.’
Jah causes the sun to rise and to set, a new day comes every 24 hours. With this new beginning day, he encourages us to release all that is no longer serving us, and make way for new opportunities, and experiences to come. In the light and love of the Almighty Jah, I allow forgiveness to fill my heart, with the rise of the new sun.
Sometimes I am aware that Jah had some serious plans for me as a Rasta. I shouldn’t really say had because with Jah anything is possible at any time. I feel like I am not living up to my full potential….as a Rasta chosen by the most high. This is mostly when I see the work of other Rasta on places like YouTube making music, and performing on Stage. Or when I look back on the books he had me write…But again for me it comes back to the move to Jamaica, to block out all the influence of Babylon that is not I and I, and to soak up the inspirations that will foster the power of The
Most High, in my heart.
I believe Jah has had different plans for me at different times…I believe he wants me to
- design and make rasta jewelry, such as rasta jamaican earrings necklaces and bracelets
- write books to inspire children of color, on love and knowing the love of The Most High
- Maybe even write some songs, about of course my love for Jah….Rastafari!!!
To be a Rasta is a huge Responsibility
- This…being a Rasta is a great responsibility. You always have to be on your best behaviour, because Jah Rastafari is always watching you, and my judgement as a Rasta will be much more strict and more harsh than that of others.
- I must be aware of the feelings I cause others to feel
- I must be aware of how I treat other people
- I am suppose to approach ever situation with my spiritual awareness and love for Jah
Jah is my inner compass, Jamaica is my home
I love being a Rasta, but I have to accept that I will never be like other people. I have an inner compass already, that if I don’t pay attention to, it leaves me feeling sad and misaligned. I have decided that yes, I will go to Jamaica, to live. I don’t see my self “trying it out” I already know the home of my heart. This thought has been on going for the past 3 years. I read on the internet apparently I am only suppose to stay 6 months but who’s really checking. I guess I’ll stay six months then 1 month in Canada, then go back to my home. Rastafari is something that one inherits spiritually. Every body knows Jamaica is the heart of Reggae music. It’s where it was born, and where it is Fostered. Everybody knows, Jamaica is the heart of Rastafari, it’s where most Rastafari persons live per capita, and where Rastafari is most widely accepted and known of by the people. So again. Day after day I abuse my self by staying in my birth country as if something good is going to come out of this. So far the only thing I fin, is that day after day, I lose a little bit more and more of my self. That is a huge price to pay just to try to make my mother happy who isn’t even a big part of my life.
Everything I do is Rastafari, roots and culture
Every thing I do in my life is Rastafari, that is my choice. I made that decision the day i locked my hair. I figured why go part way. But I didn’t know how many things I could do. The Most High led me through synchronicity to making Rastafari jewelry. I KNOW its part of his plan for me….at least for now. I suddenly just realized how displeased I am with my self….for not making this decision and sticking to it sooner. I would have the same conversation with my mother once a week…”Mom I want to move to Jamaica….” ” no…I don’t think you should, they might Rob you” ” I don’t think so mom, it’s about how you dress and your behaviour…” “ok see for you self..” Then she starts raising her voice. This reminds me of the time my mom wanted me to go nursing school, I told her I didn’t want to….she ended up pounding her fist on the table. Like it’s as if she wants me to be her or something and I can never be, will never be, and have no desire to be. I love my self, I love who I am, I know the Most High chose me. My Job is to live my life for him, do what I can in terms of taking care of my self, move to Jamaica and not worry too much.
- The things I chose to create
- my rasta book on how to become a rastafarian
- my rasta and jamaican African jewelry
are all by my rasta heart. This is the only way I can be happy. I can make other stuff, or write about other things, but my soul wont be happy if I do that.
My Chart says “Life is better for me In Jamaica!”
My astrology chart told me that I would have a good career if I moved to Jamaica that would become my focus. hmmm…Maybe I over read my chart. There I go doubting my self again. Whenever I have done readings for friends its always been spot on….but for my self…I doubt, I have my book, My jewelry, my mothers home….the beach, the tourists, other rasta….and for goodness sakes my notoriety as a foreigner right in my home town (in Jamaica) surely I can use that to get by. This is a big decision. I think I will plan a trip for 6 weeks and come back. I really have no idea what I am stepping into (not about my mothers concerns) Just having to readjust to a new society that I havent visited in 18 years. I truly believe half of what determines a persons experience with persons places or things, is how they felt about that person place or thing before they interacted with it. So, basically your expectations become the reality. The truth is I love my roots and culture so much that I am willing to live in Jamaica with nothing. That is why I mention in a previous post that it is impossible for me to “fail” at this, because to me, Just being able to know I am where my heart wants me to be….is a huge inherited wealth in its self. I must go! The question is… when? The other thing of it is…I must finish this book I started, On “how to become Rastafari.” There are people who would appreciate the guidance, so I have to complete my part of what I said I would do. The other thing is I started to build an online store, for my rasta jewelry and other Rastafari accessories. I am kind of thinking of asking a friend of mine, also a Jamaica rasta, to run it for me. The thing is he already owns a rasta store in Toronto. So, to have an online rasta shop all packaged, ready for him to put his photos up from his shop, would be a dream come true for him. You want to know the funny part? He is in Jamaica right now….lol! So, I cannot even discuss these matters with him.
- I generated my astrology chart for me in Jamaica and it showed me a strong house of career
- The tourist industry is huge in Jamaica perhaps I could take advantage of that by pitching some tents my mothers front lawn…lol
My friend is probably going to come back at the time I will be leaving, that’s the power of the universe. But he could fill up my online rasta shop and just run with it.
I love to Make Rasta Jewelry, and write my Rasta book
I really enjoy making my jewelry, and have so many different styles of African and Jamaican jewelry designs in my head. Plus there are some people on here I will make special pieces for. So, I have a whole slew of things to complete before I go. The book will surely take the longest, and is well worth the wait. I am really personalizing it. I want those seeking the knowledge of Rastafari as a spiritual way of life to really know how to live it, and to really understand it from a Rasta point of view, this is the reason I put my experiences in this book. I do believe Jah chose me to do this. I do believe he knows I have what it takes to do this. Such as my experience, the fact that I enjoy writing, and the fact that I have a story to tell, that is all Rasta, simply for the fact that it has been suppressed for so long. Not only that, I feel I have the words to turn those feelings into something those who are not Rastafari, can understand. I really don’t have big expectations about this book. If it gives me an income of $30 a month I will be happy, it gives me an income of $300 dollars a month I will be happy. I see the money as the way people will say thank you for writing it. Plus I believe any life worth living always leaves something of value behind after the death. Such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Selassie, Marcus Garvey, something created by the person that was a token of their purpose here on earth. So, this book is my token. I am so happy that I have a token!!!! how cool is that? Sometimes I think this darn thing will never get finished. But I must press on.
Moving to Jamaica is the reward!
My reward will be my move to Jamaica. I am so looking forward to it that it brings tears to my eyes. I will feel like I am finally at home. And for good ness sakes, there will be so many SEXY RASTAMEN, out there. Whoooo hoooo, and the Jamaican white sandy beaches. I don’t even know why anybody would want to leave Jamaica and live in Canada or America. I love you all
- Emperor Haile Selassie I
- Jah Ras Tafari
- More Love, More Roots, More Culture
- Tell the Children the truth
- Jah Bless!
Do Rastafarians have their own God?
Rastafarians have their own black God, his name is Emperor Haile Selassie. He was born in Ethiopia in 1892, and was crowned emperor, of Ethiopia in 1930. The story of Selassie is an interesting one. There are DVDs that you can watch to learn more. I will give a brief explanation here.
Many Rastafarians say it is outlined in the bible, the birth of Emperor Haile Selassie and the fact that he is God. In the bible it says, ” he will be called…The king of kings, lord or lords, conquering lion of the tribe of Judah,” apparently Selassie is of the tribe of Judah because of the time he was born, which is under the sign of leo, the lion, (the tribe of Judah). There is a lot more cool facts that line up to Selassie being a reincarnation of our lord. Do I believe it myself? Yes, I do. When I found out he could pet lions without being mauled, (even though they were his person pets) I was convinced. I believe you need t have something special inside of you to be able to do this.
Do Rastafarians believe in Jesus Christ?
Yes, there are some Rastas who do believe in Jesus Christ. They call him by the name “Yesus Christos.” I my self am not a “facts rasta” so I can’t really tell you much else about this. what I can tell you is that a lot of Jamaican Rastafarians are raised christian before embracing themselves as Rasta. Therefore, many Rastas read the Christian bible, including my self. In fact I consider the Christian bible to be a spring board into my accepting my self as Rasta. Rastas dont have anything against Christianity or any other religion. We are just different in the sense that we know what we know, and what we know is the truth, there for we cannot deny, our rasta spiritual knowing.
Rasta Colors and the Ethiopian (Rasta) Flag
We rasta get our rasta colors from the real true rasta flag, which is the original flag of Ethiopia, and had the lion on it. I believe somebody changed it, from the lion to a yellow star on a blue background, because just like they smashed off the nose of the sphinx, this is an attempt to try to hide the truth. The lion is a clear symbol of strength, and just to see that flag, no matter who you are, you know there is something very strong, and very special about it. You can buy one at my rasta flag shop. here at www.rasta-flags-shop.com
King Selassie I Speeches
- Spirituality – By King Selassie I
- The Bible – By King Selassie I
- Leadership – By King Selassie I
- The Essence of Power – By King Selassie I
- A New Way of Life – By King Selassie I
- Living in Peace – By King Selassie I
What do the history books say about the war on Ethiopia?
Many books say that Mussolini declared war on Ethiopia, in order to colonize it, like the rest of Africa had been successfully colonized by outsiders at that time, and that Mussolini won the war. This is not true. Selassie and his army won the fight. Let me bring you up to speed in case you don’t know, like I didn’t at one point.
The proof is in the pudding!
There was a time when all of Africa was called Ethiopia. Africa kept on being colonized by outsiders,over and over again until there was only a small piece of land left, which is where Emperor Haile Selassie lived. When Mussolini declared war on Ethiopia in order to colonize it. Selassie being a king, had the resources (army) to go to war in order to defend the part of Africa where he resided. When the war was over, it was still called Ethiopia, because Mussolini was unsuccessful in his attempt to colonize this remainder of Africa. Just by the sheer fact that Ethiopia has its original name, and not a name given to it by its colonizers tells you that, Selassie and his troops won the war. A friend of mine forced me to watch the DVD, which I will try to make available to you as well. On my website. For now please read more about the the war between the Italy and Ethiopia here.
For some Rasta God has no Face and no Name
For some Rasta, God has no face and no name God is a spirit. That makes sense too. But maybe it was all true at some point. Maybe there is God, then he sent Selassie to defend the African Land. God was in Selassie so to speak, so at that time God was black. Then when Selassie was no more Selassie. (some say he is still alive) then he became a spirit, without a face. Personally, I believe Selassie is God or a reincarnation so to speak, but this is a Rasta woman, with all her rasta thoughts and feelings perspective.
I love H.I.M and I love my self. I am African
I love the story of Emperor Haile Selassie, His Imperial Majesty. I love my self too. I am african and I am proud.
Is God Black?
I don’t know if God is black, I have never met him. In the bible jesus is described as being someone “of color.” With his hair “like lambs wool,” and his feet the color of “brass” (sorry guys I don’t remember exactly) but it sounds to me like someone from egypt, and this type of Egyptian have hair like black folks, and tanned to dark-colored skin. “Sizzla,” (a popular reggae music artist) has a song called “no white god” here it is for you to listen to.
Watch this next video and learn why Rastafarians pay respect to Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia as God. This is an interview with popular reggae artist Sizzla, discussing Rastafari.
Bob Marley said “We are all One”
Bob Marley sang in one of his songs… “One love, one heart, let’s get together and feel alright..!” We are all one whether we want to be or not, we are. We may be different in color, different by birth country, but the rest is all the same. We, should be more focused on our similarities than our differences, I think we would all be happier if we did that.
As long as your God teaches love, unity, and respect I don’t care what color you think of him to be, I am on board. The East indians have Gandhi, he was about peace, The Asians have the Dalai Lama, he also represents a peaceful spirituality, The Christians have jesus, he believed in loving your enemies and leaving oppressors to God. We Rasta have Emperor Haile Selassie and he called for unity among all nations, regardless of skin color or class. Looking to buy an Emperor Haile Selassie Flag…click here!
Jah Rastafari Lives, and he lives forever. Want to know if the rasta way of life is right for you….read this article on 10 questions to ask your self.
Rastafarianism is the Religion of “Rasta” people. The correct term for this religion is “Rastafari.” In case you are not familiar with “Rastafari” The late great “Bob Marley” was a Rasta man who lived his life, “Rastafari.”
What is Rastafarianism or Rastafari all about?
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?
Why Rastafari is not a Religion
The beliefs of Rastafarianism (The beliefs of Rastafari)
- Emperor Hallie Selassie as God
- Life After Death
- The smoking of Marijuana for relaxation
- Love for all humanity (Unity)
- vegetarian diet
Rastafarian beliefs of what not to do
- The consumption of alcohol or drugs
- Materialistic centered lifestyle
- The smoking of cigarettes
- Sexual promiscuity and much more.
Thank you for reading my article I wrote it because I know people have a lot of questions on Rastafari I hope you learned something.