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What is an evil eye?

There are two different references to the words ‘evil eye’. 

First off we have the noun, evil eye, referring to a protection amulet that is meant to ward off bad energy. The origins of the amulet are unclear however, suspected to be from Turkey or Greece. This symbol has many different names: the evil eye, The Eye of Allah, Eye of Mashallah, or nazar bonjuk. 

The verb ‘evil eye’ refers to “bad luck through gaze”; when someone gives you a look of envy bringing on an evil spirit, causing bad luck. According to the Judaic belief, when someone believes that you don’t deserve what you have, be it your wealth or certain goods, this envy is transferred into evil. 

The evil eye amulet is considered a talisman that effectively wards off evil, keeping your family safe from any harm or disturbance. The eye is also the starting point of both positive and negative emotions and thoughts. Thus, it has become known as the window between worlds. The evil eye amulet is seen widespread in Greece and Turkey but also all over the world. The evil eye in different cultures may have slightly varying characteristics in form and color but a common characteristic is its use in protecting against bad luck and adversity. 

Wearing the evil eye

Nowadays the evil eye amulet is a popular souvenir or token that tourists purchase when in Greece or Turkey. It is believed to be of good omen if you receive an evil eye talisman as a gift. Many who believe in the properties of the evil eye will carry one with them, wearing it as a bracelet or necklace. If you have one already you may be interested in what it means if an evil eye bracelet breaks.

Positive affirmations against an evil eye 

If you don’t have a protective talisman or want to increase your own protection, using affirmations is a great way to ward off an evil eye. Affirmations can be very helpful if you want to seek a positive change in your life. Whether it be increasing your confidence, taking care of your mental health, or attracting abundance. 

Affirmations to release negativity

  1. I release anything that does not contribute to my growth
  2. I can trust my inner tuition. My inner tuition only has the best interests at heart. 
  3. I am worthy of love and appreciation
  4. My intelligence inspires others 
  5. I let go of fear, doubt, and guilt
  6. I release destructive patterns 

Affirmations to attract abundance 

  1. I am grateful for the abundance I have with my work and within my family.
  2. I am deserving of my success
  3. I choose to see the good in people
  4. I surrender to the wisdom and path of the universe 
  5. I am aligned with my purpose 
  6. I am grateful for the abundance I have and the abundance that is on its way 

Affirmations to attract good luck 

  1. I deserve the best and it always comes to me at the right time 
  2. I strengthen my good luck with positive actions 
  3. I attract all manner of good things to me 
  4. I feel the powerful presence of good luck every day 
  5. I attract good fortune and good people into my life 

If you aren’t familiar with saying affirmations it is best to find a method of saying affirmations that will work for you every day. To make affirmations work well you need to keep constantly saying them out loud to yourself. After repeating certain affirmations you will be rewiring your brain to believe them and therefore your vibrational frequency will be at the same level as what you want to attract. It is best to pick about 5 affirmations to say over a period of time, a month, or two weeks. 

You can say your affirmations throughout the day but the best times are when you first wake up in the morning and right before you sleep. Saying them in the morning will create a positive mindset for the rest of the day. Saying them before you sleep allows your subconscious mind to sit with the affirmations, therefore, raising your vibrational frequency. When saying your affirmations you want to make sure to connect positive emotions with the words. You must put yourself in the mindset as if you already have all of these things you want to attract. A great tool is listening to uplifting music or vibrational frequencies before or while you are repeating your affirmations. This will aid in rewiring your brain to be positive thus, increasing your vibrational frequency over time. 


Whichever method you choose to experiment with, make sure that you are staying consistent with the affirmations that you use. Repeating these affirmations over a long period of time is the key to success if you want to protect yourself against an evil eye. 

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