Whether you are experiencing bad vibes currently or you are just looking for a way to protect yourself in the future, you’ve come to the right place. Energy is found everywhere in many different forms.
However, that energy can vary depending on who you’re around, how you’re feeling, or even the pattern of the planets and stars in the sky. Learning about how to find protection from evil eyes is one of the best acts of self-care.
While it may seem strange, especially if everything seems to be going well, having the tools before something happens is no different from being prepared for anything else that life can throw at you. The people behind the scenes at Chiji believe that everyone has the right to design their reality in the way that works best for them. Protection is a way you can do that while still staying safe and open to all life experiences.
What Is the Evil Eye?
So, to start, what is the evil eye?
While every culture has its own slightly different interpretation of the concept, the basics of the evil eye are the same. It is essentially a “folk” concept, much like so many of the other, most basic guiding principles that have become an intrinsic part of human life and behavior.
The evil eye is the idea that people who wish you harm can throw you a hostile glance. In certain cultures, this can even extend to animals, gods, and other mythological creatures. It may even be accidentally cast by a dead animal! In each case, instead of just making you feel uncomfortable, the evil eye may be able to cause illness, injury, or even death.
The thing that is so tricky about the evil eye is that it isn’t usually something that people can see coming, so to speak. You won’t be walking around and see someone throw it at you. It’s only in retrospect (after things have gone haywire) that you will realize what has happened. Interestingly, the evil eye may even be able to impact possessions as well.
People believe that the evil eye is most commonly the result of envy. People who tend to stand out from the crowd in different ways, like being beautiful, talented, or successful, are often the targets. That’s not to say that you should avoid being these things, though. Live your life in the way that you want and live as big as you want, but just make sure that you are also seeking protection from evil eyes as you go about your day.
Where Did the Idea of the Evil Eye Come From?
One of the most interesting parts of the history of the evil eye is just how diversified it is. There is evidence of the idea being found in ancient Greece and Rome, as well as the Mediterranean, Central America, and West Asia.
It’s such a common part of those cultures that even famous philosophers like Plato and Pliny the Elder reference it in their works. After that, due to immigration, the concept even spread into Northern Europe and America.
The oldest surviving evidence of the evil eye can be traced back more than 5,000 years to ancient Mesopotamia (which is now the area that encompasses modern-day Iraq, Turkey, and Syria). It’s a concept that’s almost as old as humans are!
When it comes to finding protection from evil eyes, there’s incredibly good news. We have plenty of research to back up the techniques you can use. These techniques are taken from multiple cultures over thousands and thousands of years.
How To Create Protection From Evil Eyes
Because the evil eye can extend to so many different things, the best way to keep yourself safe is by wearing charms or using tools that provide a constant source of protection. You can do this in three different ways.
The most classic and historic way to create protection from evil eyes is by wearing an amulet, often referred to as a Nazar. You’ve likely seen these before, as they have made their way out of just being superstitious and into modern culture.
Traditionally, these amulets (which are also known as evil eyes, ironically enough) are blue in color and look like an eye as well. The original color was due to the fact that blue was the easiest and cheapest color to reproduce, and not because the color is more powerful than any other color.
Specific religions and cultures have their own versions, too. Perhaps the most well-known is the hamsa, which is an eye in the middle of a palm. You see this most commonly used in the Middle East, especially in the religions of Judaism and Islam.
The way that evil eye amulets are able to repel the evil eye is by the concept of ‘like repelling like’. If the evil eye comes your way and is met with another evil eye, the idea is that they can actually cancel each other out. Think of it as an eye for an eye!
Crystals are another great source of protection from evil eyes. Not every crystal is good for this type of protection, and it’s worth a little research so that you can find the best one for your needs.
We created our own crystal set to help specifically with protection, including helping ward off the evil eye. For this purpose, we used four crystals, each with its own specific powers and abilities. You can even use our Evil Eye Crystal Energy Candle, which contains black obsidian.
Black obsidian helps to clear our negativity and promote self-love, while sodalite can help to create a sense of calm and emotional balance. Labradorite can work on protecting the aura and helping you feel grounded, and tiger’s eye functions very similarly to an evil eye amulet by protecting you from harm (including ill will and curses).
You can keep these crystals on you, or place them around the entrances in your home (door frames and windows). You can even use them in meditation, where you focus on the energy swirling around you and making sure that you’re not being subjected to any bad vibes you’re not aware of.
Before you use your crystals, make sure to cleanse and consecrate them. Crystals are so powerful because they are able to hold onto and amplify energy, but this can also mean that they tend to soak up the negative vibes as well.
Purifying them in the moonlight or with salt water can help return them to a neutral state so that they can be as effective as possible at helping you with protection from evil eyes and other bad vibes.
If you’re unsure about being the victim of an evil eye, but you can just feel the bad energy around you, another great option to help is to perform a saging ritual. You may be familiar with the idea of saging your home, but not many people know you can actually use it to cleanse your own aura as well.
The basic concept is the same with just a few differences. You’ll want to start in a clean space (a sacred space is great too if you subscribe to a belief that uses them), and have not only a bundle of sage but also a way to light it and something to catch the ashes (traditionally an abalone shell). Make sure to open at least one window because you want to give the negative energy a place to be able to escape from. This is the most important step of the entire ritual.
Close your eyes and set your intention. In this case, you’ll want to focus on being able to clear away any bad vibes and negative energy from your aura. It’s also a great idea to be able to choose a mantra that you can gently chant while cleansing your aura. Anything that includes being able to “let go” or “release” yourself of negativity is a good start.
When you’re ready, light your sage bundle and let it burn for 20 to 30 seconds. You’ll then blow out the fire, gently, until you can see the smoke billow and the embers at the end of the sage glowing orange. Stand with your legs apart, and start at your feet. Keep the sage as far away from your body as possible, and watch any negativity release and dissipate with the smoke as you work your way up.
To Sum It All Up
If you’re seeking protection from evil eyes, you’ve come to the right place. At Chiji, we know that energy can be both positive and negative. Making sure that you have a way to protect yourself from bad energy, whether it is coming your way as a deliberate act or just seems to be floating around you, is an effective form of self-care on a whole other level. You deserve to live your life in peace and calm, and we want to help you do it.