Battle of the Red String: The Red String Wars & The Dalai Lama &
By Cheryl Glover, New
This weeks newsletter is about
The Red String. Many of you have purchased the Red String from me. I
received an urgent call from a customer who bought the Red String that
I get from Israel that has been blessed by a Kohan (Jewish High Priest
in direct descendant from Aaron (Moses' brother-- the first Kohan.)
She said, mine was not the "right" one, said the Kabbalah Centre.
As we all know, Madonna made this famous by sporting the Red String. I
also sell the String from the Kabbalah Centre, so I am very familiar
with it. Right now, on the web, you can get:
wool red strings -- that have
never touched Rachel's Tomb
cotton red strings that have
been blessed by a Kohan and tied around Rachel's tomb
cotton red strings that have
been wrapped around Rachel's tomb 7 times and prayed over by genuine
Kabbalists who know what they are doing
factory made red strings that
have never been to Israel
home made one's of various
materials, not blessed, not anything
individuals who take red strings
of various materials and go to Israel and pray over Rachel's Tomb
Evil eye bracelets that have
painted "evil eyes" on them
Probably more out there, etc.
Let's put this in
What is the power of the Red String? Why wear one? Which one is
authentic? Which one is just a piece of string? Why do we need this?
Here is what is on my
Red String page:
The Mystical Red String
from the Tomb of Rachel
Holy Bible teaches us of the unique compassion of the Matriarch,
Rachel, the wife of Jacob, who after many barren years, gives birth to two
sons, Yosef (Joseph), and later Binyamin (Benjamin). During the latter
birth, Rachel passes from this world, and is buried on the road between
Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
prophet Jeremiah singles out Rachel as the compassionate mother who
weeps at the departure of her children from the Holy Land during the
Babylonian exile, promising them that they would return to the land of
their fathers, and to her presence, in the future.
ancient tradition teaches us that a red string, wound seven times around
Rachel's Tomb, is endowed with mystical powers.
to this tradition, by tying the string around his or her wrist, the wearer
is protected from the destructive power of the Evil Eye, thus preventing
disease, poverty, accidents or other misfortune from befalling the wearer.
Connecting with the energy of the
Matriarch Rachel raises our attention to divine Love and caring, warding off
the evil stares.
This is the
distinguisher: "TIED AROUND RACHEL'S TOMB." To be
authentic it has to connect you somehow to Rachel. To be
powerful-- it has to have been tied around Rachel's Tomb. How
does this power work? We connect with the Matriarch, energy
which reminds us to be compassionate, loving, sharing, caring
and maternal. These are the characteristics that assist us in
not attracting jealousy and envy from others.
This is the main clue, it is about working on ourselves. I
had the fortune this Sunday to be at Rutgers University and
hear the Dalai Lama. His message was about world peace. However,
he spoke more about our personal responsibility than about the
world. The phrase that impacted me most was "personal
disarmament." He admitted that even he gets angry and this
impacts other people. Similarly in his Nobel Peace address he
said," True peace with one self and with the world around us can
only be achieved through the development of mental peace."
Amazingly, this is the message of the Red String. It is a
reminder to connect with the peaceful energy demonstrated to us
through Rachel. It is a reminder that, peace begins with us.
Finally, it is a reminder that we need to disarm our own
negativity, thoughts and actions. It is through this that we
will not attract negativity to our selves.