It is believed in kabbalistic tradition that if someone wishes us ill will or gives us the "evil eye" it hinders us from being completely happy in our lives. The kabbalah red string has been used for centuries for protection from this ill will. In recent times, the kabbalah red string has become popular amongst famous people such as Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore, Paris Hilton and Madonna. There's no need to buy an expensive bracelet. You can have a kabbalah red string for just pennies.
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Things you need
- Thin red string (preferably wool)
Get someone that you love and trust to tie the string around your left wrist. Have that person start by tying the string closely around your wrist in a simple knot.
Have the person you love and trust repeat by tying the string in a knot six more times, for a total of seven knots.
Promise yourself that you will refrain from any negative thoughts. Also promise yourself that you'll refrain from talking negatively about others. These actions will interfere with the ability to receive protection from the evil eye.
Have the person you love and trust finish up by reciting the Ben Porat Prayer, which will protect you from the evil eye. This is the prayer that should be recited:
ayin alei porat ben Yosef porat ben
yivarech ra mikol oti hagoel hamalach
shmi bahem vyikare han'arim et
vYitzchak Avraham avotai vshem
ha'aretz b'kerev larov v'yidgu .
This prayer will stop others from giving you the evil eye.
Keep your promise to refrain from negative thoughts and talk. This will ensure your protection.
Tips and warnings
- You can skip the prayer if just wearing the string as a fashion statement. If wearing it for religious reasons, you should make a serious effort to keep the promises you make while having the string tied.