What's so important about a little red string?
In a word - Protection. Have you ever heard of the Evil Eye? In Colonial America it was called the Stink Eye. In Hebrew it's called ayin ha'ra. In Italian, mal ochio, in Spanish, mal ojo, in Farsi (Iranian), bla band. All of these cultures and hundreds of other have an expression for it. But what is it really?
It's the power to inflict fatal harm with the look of an eye.
The Red String is used for protection against the Evil Eye. The Evil Eye is a very powerful negative force. It refers to the unfriendly stares and unkind glances we sometimes get from people around us. Envious eyes and looks of ill will affect us, stopping us from realizing our full potential in every area of our life.
According to Kabbalah, the critical need to confront the problem of negative influences cannot be underestimated. People who fail to understand this and activate a protective shield through positive and proactive behavior can become victims.
Kabbalah teaches us that we can remove intrusive negative influences and, more importantly, that we have the potential to eradicate negativity forever. The power of the eye, when understood from a Kabbalistic perspective, becomes as powerful a healing instrument as it can be a devastating channel of destruction.
RACHEL AND THE RED STRING
After the Red String is wound around the tomb, it is endowed with mystical powers. The Red String is then cut into pieces and worn on the left hand's wrist. The left hand is considered by Kabbalah to be the receiving side for the body and soul. By wearing The Red String on our left wrist, we can receive a vital connection to the protective energies surrounding the tomb of Rachel.
It also allows us to take Rachel's powerful protective energy with us and draw from it anytime.
Kabbalists believe that by seeking the Light of holy persons, such as Rachel, we can use their powerful influence to assist us. According to Kabbalah, Rachel represents the physical world in which we live. Her greatest desire is to protect and defend all of her children from evil. When we tie the Red String to our left wrist, while reciting the powerful Ana Be'Koach prayer, we seal her powerful protective energy within as it intercepts negative influences intended to cause us harm.
THE EVIL EYE IN THE ZOHAR
"A person possessed of an evil eye carries with him the eye of the destroying negative force; hence it is called 'destroyer of the world,' and people should be on their guard against them and not come near them so that they should not be injured by them!" - Zohar I, p.68b
HOW TO WEAR
THE RED STRING
This harmful behavior will interfere with your effort to gain personal fulfillment and protection. Then have the person finish by saying the Ben Porat Prayer which prevents others from giving you the evil eye.
Both prayers are included on the Red String packaging.
WHAT MAKES KABBALAH CENTRE RED STRING UNIQUE
Every year students and teachers go to great lengths to power and distribute this tool. Our efforts include:
Yehuda Berg fully explains how the Red String, the most widely recognized tool of kabbalistic wisdom, intercepts negative energy of the "evil eye," which is transmitted through unfriendly stares and unkind glances. The sages of Kabbalah understood that envious eyes and looks of ill will are anything but harmless. They affect us physically and can actually stop us from realizing our full potential.