Hello my awesome readers,
As many of you know, I am of Persian descent and our culture carries a lot of deep superstitious beliefs, many of which are still believed today. Although I am not always superstitious, I do believe that people give off a certain kind of energy/vibe which could unintentionally affect those around them.
In my culture, an “Evil Eye” is given by an individual (either intentionally or unintentionally) as a negative form of energy that is often fueled by jealousy or envy. This kind of energy is given off most by people who are often jealous or always have eyes on other people’s lives (much like the concept; the grass is greener on the other side).
The notion of the evil eye surprisingly exists in many cultures:
Farsi (My mother-tongue) = Cheshme Shoor or bla band, Nazar (the eye of evil).
Hebrew = ayin ha’ra
Yiddish = ayin horoh, ayin hora, or ayen hara
Italian = mal occhio (the bad eye)
Spanish = mal ojo or el ojo (the bad eye or just the eye).
In Sicily= ijettatore (the projection of the evil eye)
In modern English, “The Evil Eye” would be the equivalent of getting “bad vibes” from an individual and in some way experienced as series of unfortunate events because of “bad vibes”.
(side note: I didn’t think this would be so hard to explain in English, without sounding crazy that is lol, but it was! I hope the above made some sense).
For example, let’s say you JUST bought a brand new car and you show it to one of your friends who then internally is a bit jealous of your purchase (even unintentionally), despite saying “congratulations”, they may give off an evil eye. And soon after (or even on that day) you might experience some bad luck with your car: accident, speeding ticket, getting broken into, car breaking down so on and so forth. All of those are generally attributed to an evil eye.
I have heard a ton of stories about random evil eye experiences from a chandelier almost falling on my friends head (who had a few people over, who complimented her on the crystal chandelier). And personally experiencing very RANDOM injuries that I didn’t think were even possible!
If we think of this on the basis of energy levels, it might all be explained- I believe intuitively we sense bad energies or vibes when it’s around us and that probably throws us out of our normal vibrational level, which in turn causes these mishaps. Whatever, the cause of it might be, the good news is that there are ways to get some protection!
The Evil Eye Charms!
I really can’t pin down where these charms originated from but they can be found all over the Middle East (the evil eye charm is maybe the ONE thing the Middle East collectively agrees on lol). I know I have various versions of the blue protection charm that is said to reflect (or send back) any negative energy.
You can get them as a form of jewelry or even as a decorative art form. I have one in my car, at home, and more recently have started to wear my evil eye protection jewelry just to double up on things 😛
Of course, this doesn’t guarantee that nothing bad will ever happen to you again but a little protection against certain bad vibes never hurt anybody!
Let me know if you guys have ever seen these?! AND what are your thoughts on the concept?!