Our Kabbalah Red String is 100% wool and has received several Kabbalistic blessings including the Ana B'choach, the Sh'ma, the chanting of the Divine Name (using Abraham Abulafia's method), a reading of the passage of the Zohar concerning Metatron, the highest of all angels and a meditation with the archangels.
Hamsa Not Included.
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]
The Red String has been used as a tool of protection for centuries. The practice, developed by the sages, involves winding the red string around the tomb of the great Matriarch, Rachel located in the Land of Israel. The string is then cut it into pieces and worn on the left 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.
Many believe that the Red String is meant solely for protection. Actually that is a misconception about the Red String. The Red String is a powerful reminder of who we are and of why we are here in this world. They remind us that we should love our neighbor as we love ourselves and that we should love the Creator above all else. They also remind us that we are on the path of spiritual transformation, especially at times when the ego flares up and tries to get the best of us. Many Jews and Kabbalists wear a kippah (head covering) at all times, while others wear it only during prayer and study. For those that wear a kippah at all times, it also serves as a reminder for the same purpose as the Red String.
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