Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Featured Wrap Bracelet Charm - The Evil Eye!

I don't know about you, but when I hear about evil eye charms, all kinds of fun images come into my mind of mystery, protection, and magic. I have always been fascinated by these powerful little pieces of art - partly because I love the way they stare back when I look at them! The evil eye charm has a long history of use across the world, and many cultures have relied on it in one form or another in folk magic, superstition, spiritual practice, or creating positive space.

In the Middle East, it has been believed for ages that if a person looks at you with jealousy, anger, or hatred, they can influence your good luck in a negative way. There are even some translations of the Holy Bible that speak of the evil eye making people in the Middle East even more aware of protecting themselves from it.

Throughout the Hebrew and Islamic worlds, the evil eye is believed to be caused by strong minded individuals who glare upon another while thinking negative thoughts. In the modern day, this is usually interpreted as being a situation when someone stares at you with jealousy or anger in their hearts. For this reason, the Eastern evil eye charm is a popular, and really neat looking way, to protect ones self from any harmful effects of other people's state of mind.

Evil eye charms can also be found as far away as India, Greece, Ethiopia, Sicily, Latin America, Mexico, and The United States of America. In each of these cultures, various methods for dealing with the evil eye have been created, and in most cases the treatment is preventative in nature. For example, if a person found success and started becoming more wealthy, popular, or advanced in their lives, they may take measures to protect themselves from other people's negative, angry, or jealous thoughts by wearing an evil eye charm bracelet.

In Ethiopia, women are very careful when admiring a family member or a new born baby as to not give the evil eye inadvertently to their loved ones. In Greece there are tests performed with oil to see if the evil eye has been cast, and special ancient prayers that are said as a charm against the evil eye if it is present. Across Latin America and Mexico, women and children are believed to be most vulnerable to the effects of the evil eye, so an evil eye charm and special prayers for personal protection are often part of their daily rituals.

In today's world, we may not be quite as superstitious or attuned to these quiet energies as we used to be, but that doesn't mean they aren't still around! Having an evil eye charm in your life helps remind you that what other people think about you cannot influence your success unless you choose to let it in! You are in complete control of what kind of people, beliefs, thoughts, and energies you allow into your life, and the evil eye charm reminds us to always keep an eye open to the quieter influences that may surround us at ever step. I have used the evil eye charm wrap bracelet with great success and comfort, and have also combined it with the Hand Of God Hamsa charm and other meaningful charms of protection as well to really increase its meaning and power in my life. View them all here.

Here's to your success, growth, and joy - without ever letting anyone or anything stand in your way!





1 comment:

Mary C. Nasser said...

Love it!
Reminds me of the evil eye's I saw in Greece. :)

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Mary
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