Red String Bracelet
Throughout history and cultures, the red thread (or the red string) has been worn as a representation of protection, faith, good luck, strength, and connection. While some cultures have slightly different views regarding the red thread, they are similar in that they view this red string as a powerful tool.
Today many people use it as a symbol and as a reminder that they are not alone; a symbol that they are loved, supported and safe; a prompt to stay positive while staring down the face of what appears to be adversity.
So, you get to decide. What does this red string represent to you? Is it the red string of fate from Ancient Chinese tradition that binds you to those whose lives you’re destined to meet? Or is it more of the Kabbalah or Hindu view, serving as protection and good luck?
Whichever point of view you follow regarding the red thread, they are similar in that they view this red string as a powerful tool.
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.
In Hindu tradition, sacred red string bracelets are known as "kalava" or "mauli," which translates to "above all." 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.
Red strings are used in Tibetan Buddhist traditional ceremonies that include tying on holy cotton threads. The 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 centrepiece tied with coloured strings or threads. Participants hold a piece of thread tied to the centrepiece. 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 colours carry different meanings: red represents bravery; white is for friendship; black for sympathy; and yellow for faith.
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. The string is tied around the ankles of the two by the matchmaker deity, Yue Lao, who determines a person's ideal marriage fate. The red string symbolizes soul mates who are destined to marry one day. Although the story of the red thread involves an anklet, the idea has permeated the culture as a concept of spiritual connection and favourable destiny. Red string bracelets are often given as general symbols of blessing and wishes for a successful outcome, in marriage or any new venture.
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