The red string braceletis made with high quality cotton that is charged through my protective blessing ritual. Tibetan Buddhists believe that saying the mantra (prayer), Om Mani Padme Hum (Hail the jewel in the lotus), invokes the powerful benevolent attention and blessings of Chenrezig (the Bodhisattva of Compassion; or the embodiment of compassion).
You can say the prayer silently to yourself or out loud whenever you are in need of protection, love and compassion.
How to wear the red string bracelet
Have someone you love and trust tie the Red String to your left wrist.
Make sure the string is tied comfortably around your wrist and tied with a simple knot.
Repeat by knotting the string six more times for a total of seven knots. You can cut off the extra strings if it is too long.
Make a promise to yourself that you will refrain from negative thoughts or toward others. This is harmful behavior and will interfere with your effort to gain personal fulfillment and protection.
After all knots are tied, have the person read the prayer to prevent others from giving you the evil eye.
No matter how it is worn, it is meant to be a reminder. It represents the strength of your faith, will help you maintain focus and healing.
What does the the red string represent?
The red string bracelet is most commonly associated with Kabbalah, however, this practice is an ancient one in religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity. Red has been a color used throughout history and is a symbolof blood, of protection. It has had a long standing tradition in human history for many different occasions. Ancient warriors used to paint their weapon in red for the same reason before entering battle.