Years ago when I started making the Red Thread Bracelets because I knew about the Chinese Legend- The Red String of Fate or the Red String of Destiny is a Chinese legend that explains how two people who are destined to be together are connected by an invisible red string. Red string bracelets are often given as general symbols of blessing and wishes for a successful outcome, in marriage or any new venture.
People do Love the Red Thread Bracelet and when I make them I usually Sell Out. Recently a Good Friend Gave me a book “Mary Magdalene Revealed”.In the book there is a Chapter titled “Red Thread Bracelet”! That was the first chapter I read in the book and I realized there is So Much More to a Red Thread Bracelet……. here are a few different meaning….
Kabbalah – Protective Energy- One of the main texts of the Kabbalah, the Zohar, is thousands of years old. Its roots are in Judaism, but Kabbalah is not a religion. According to Rabbi Yehuda Berg, author of “The Red String Book: The Power of Protection,” Kabbalists believe that negative energies can enter people’s lives through the “evil eye,” which is when someone looks at you with envy and jealousy. Kabbalists’ goal is to rid their lives of, protect themselves from and reject negative energy from the evil eye by wearing the bracelet 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To be effective, the string must be wool, dyed red and worn on the left wrist. Additionally, it must be cut from a longer string than was wrapped around the tomb of Rachel, the matriarch of the Bible.
Hindu – Good Will- In Hindu tradition, sacred red string bracelets are known as “kalava” or “mauli,” which translates to “above all.” Stephen Knapp, author of the ebook “Basic Points About Vedic Culture/Hinduism: A Short Introduction,” notes that the kalava is tied onto a man’s right wrist and a woman’s left wrist at the beginning of a ceremony. It is worn for and symbolizes blessings to the wearer. It also can be used in different rituals of worship — or puja — to Hindu deities, and can is a symbol of goodwill when one person offers it to another. The thread is called “raksha” or “rakhi” in a ceremony where a sister ties it onto her brother’s wrist. The brother wears it as a sign of his sister’s love and wishes for protection.
Tibetan Buddhist – Balancing- Red strings are used in Tibetan Buddhist traditional ceremonies that include tying on holy cotton threads. According to an article by Sannyasi Shraddhamurti in the September 2008 newsletter of the Shraddha Yoga Healing Centre, the practice realigns energy and restores natural order as it connects people more closely. Th red string bracelet is rooted in Hindu tradition and part of Buddhist practice for more than 500 years. During the ceremony, a monk chants scripture while lighting candles in a centerpiece tied with colored strings or threads. Participants hold a piece of thread tied to the centerpiece. Afterward, the monk and participants tie the threads onto one another’s wrists to signify that the body and soul are firmly tied together. Different thread colors carry different meanings: red represents bravery; white is for friendship; black for sympathy; and yellow for faith.
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