Kabbalah Jewelry - Gifts from the Universe
Kabbalah is the ancient Jewish tradition of interpreting the Bible using mysticism. This age-old study has passed down through many generations and reveals hidden secrets about the Earth’s creation and God’s role in our lives. Although it is originally a Jewish tradition, Kabbalah-themed gifts are popular nowadays all around the world. Regardless of religion, Kabbalah symbols are chosen as meaningful and protective ones by people of different custures. It's popular to choose thematic gift items that are both spiritual and beautiful. They combine antique traditions with the best of modern design.
So if you are looking for a meaningful gift for your nearest and dearest, this could be the right solution. But first let's have a glance at what is actually understood under Kabbalah.
The Kabbalah means in Hebrew "reception" in the meaning of "received tradition". The term referred historically to all Judaism's oral law such as the words of the ancient prophets from the bible. During many centuries the teachings were recorded and became available to all. But the esoteric teachings long time remained something that is past on from rabbi to a student and were seen as something that is meant to a selected few. Nowadays even the esoteric teachings have been recorded and available to everyone who wants to possess the knowledge.
With the rise in popularity of religion and mysticism, the Kabbalah is gaining new interest all around the world, both with Jews and non-Jews. One can find its followers in different socio-economic groups. In our century its influence has recently grown among celebrities. Many of them are members of Kabbalah Centre, now the biggest institution for Kabbalah teaching with over 50 branches world wide.
In the basis of the Kabbalistic teaching lays the Mekubal's (a Kabbalah mystic) will to mystically and consciously unite with god. It is narrowing the gap between the material world and the divine. The mekubal understands the God being in everything. Due to the belief, if one can think and act so, one will rise spiritually and return his soul to the godly roots to be one with god.
Kabbalah items are considered to possess a power and protect their owner. There are different jewelry items and accessories decorated with the symbols and holy texts.
Various spiritual and mystical themes surrounding the Kabbalah have their own special powers for the wearer. Let's have a look at some of them.
1. Jewelry and accessories are often engraved with 72 holy names of God.
According to the Kabbalah, God has 72 names to symbolize the different energies that a person undergoes through life.
There are combinations, each with a different special meaning.
Alef, Lamed, Daled – gives protection against envy, bad spirits and the evil eye
Samech, Aleph Lamed – gives the wearer success and prosperity
Mem Hey and Shin – symbolizes healing, health and well being
Kaf, Lamed, and Yud – helps with fertility
Hey, Kuf, Mem – helps to overcome depression
2. Prayers & Psalms
Kabbalah jewelry is also inscribed with psalms and prayers in Hebrew to provide protection and blessings for the wearer:
Shema – the most important prayer in Judaism is “The Shema” to bring protection.
The Tefillat Haderech – the Travelers Prayer said before a journey, and is inscribed to save the wearer both physically and spiritually.
The Ben Porat Yosef Alei Ayin blessing symbolizes fertility and abundance.
3. Shapes and symbols are commonly seen on Kabbalah jewelry:
The Star of David - is said to remind us that God rules over the universe in six directions – north south east west up and down. Wearing it provides protection from evil spirits.
The fish offers protection against envy. It also stands for fertility and abundance.
The Hamsa – in the shape of an open hand – protects against the evil eye.
The Chai – the Hebrew word for “Life” is a Kabbalah symbol that symbolizes life, enthusiasm and vigilance.
4. Semi-precious stones are also common in Kabbalah jewelry.
Turquoise – protects from negative energy and harm, it is believed to bring good luck and peace.
Opal – to bring healing, hope and achievement.
Onyx – defends against negativity and increases self-confidence.
Choose your symbol only if you believe in it. But if you believe in the power indeed, some really magical things can happen. Cause Kabbalah together with the belief create wonders!
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