what is the significance of the red string in kabbalah
Wearing The Red String is a custom, popularly thought to be associated with Kabbalah in order to ward off misfortune brought about by an "Evil Eye".
The red string itself is usually made from thin red wool thread. It is worn, or tied, as a type of bracelet or "band" on the left wrist of the wearer (the receiving side).
Red string for evil eye is brought from Israel. The string has been wound in large quantities around the tomb of the Hebrew Biblical matriarch Rachel, near Bethlehem. It is considered to have great powers of "good fortune" and grant added divine protection to those who wear it.
Kabbalah teaches that colors have specific frequencies and energies. Red, for example, is the color of danger. By binding a Red String to ourselves in a very specific manner, we shield ourselves against the dangerous negativity that might be directed our way—a spiritual vaccine against the destructive forces of the Evil Eye.
Red string for evil eye bracelet is brought to Rachel’s tomb where it is infused with her force of protection—for no power is stronger than a mother’s natural protective love.
The Red String is individually sized and worn around the left wrist. The left side of the body has been identified by kabbalist as the area where energy enters.
The left arm and hand pertain to the concept of receiving the right arm and hand embody the power of imparting. Negative forces, therefore, enter the body through the left side.
By wearing the Red String bracelet on the left wrist, negative energies are intercepted at the precise point of entry. The Red String bracelet is tied in a carefully prescribed sequence of seven knots, each of which symbolizes a separate spiritual dimension that infuses our reality. It’s important that someone who loves us—someone we deeply trust—ties the string around our wrist. As they do, we should ask for the power to radiate kindness, compassion, appreciation, and absence of the Evil Eye to everyone around us.