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The Evil Eye & Hamsa Hand

These are probably two of the most recognisable talismans in the world, but do you know the meaning behind them? Both are rich in history and have been used in so many different cultures and religion, but predominately they are used as a sign of protection.

The Evil Eye

In all cultures, religions, myths and traditions, chances are there is reference to the evil eye/ all seeing eye. Originating in Greece, this symbol is a popular element and is seen in countless forms including jewellery, stories and paintings. But what is the meaning behind it?

The evil eye is a curse from Greek culture that has been passed through many decades – it dates back to 3,000BC! It states that when someone is envious of you, they have the power to give you an ‘evil glare’ and send bad luck your way. Obviously this isn’t ideal, so people sought out protection from this evil eye.

One of the most popular forms of protection is wearing the evil eye symbol on jewellery which acts as a repellent and reflects the power of the evil eye. Typically the eye is blue and white, but you can get different colours which have additional meanings. For example, an orange colour can also represent happiness and creativity, whilst dark blue is for karma.

If your reasons for wearing an evil eye bracelet is related to emotions, such as fear, love etc, then wear it on your left wrist. This is because the left hand side of your body is related to your heart and emotions. If you were wearing it to help with areas outside of your personal life, such as career, money etc, then you wear it on your right wrist. This is because the right hand side of your body is our analytical and logic side.

The Hamsa Hand

This symbol was first seen in ancient Mesopotamia, which is now part of the Middle East. It is one of the most popular symbols for protection against the evil eye. It is traditionally seen as a hand with two thumbs pointing in opposite directions and three fingers in the middle. It is often depicted with a large evil eye in the centre of the palm.

In an upright position, it is a sign against evil. It repels negativity of others and protects you from your own negative thoughts such as greed, envy and hatred. The fingers may be spread apart to repel evil.

If the hand faces downwards, the Hamsa represents abundance and goodness. The fingers are generally closer together, as an invitation for good things to flow into your life.

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Carolina’s Travels: The Start

As I write this, Will and I find ourselves in a beautiful studio high up on a hill in Paros, Greece; and, as travelling for me seems to do, I have been spending the day reflecting on how come Will and I are here – the twists and turns of life that have led us to here. 

As you may be aware I opened Quest, our beautiful haven of tranquillity in 2007. I knew when I opened it, that I was just the custodian and it has grown beyond what I ever thought, and it is now in the hands of such an amazing, incredible group of women. It’s been an amazing 15 years and I am looking forward to being part of the next phase of Quest…

Over the years I believe we are always striving for more, looking for the next thing to obtain, secure, and buy, however rarely do we take a moment to acknowledge the path we have taken to get us where we are. That’s what I have been doing today reflecting and appreciating all the people, the synchronicities, and the universe, for where I am now. 

Every single one of us is on our own journey of life and every one of us is living the life that we have manifested from the decisions we have made in the past. I have made some great ones and like many, I’m sure I have made some dubious ones.

At some point in our life the opportunity to turn inwards is available to us all and with that comes a greater sense of fulfilment and joy. I have been doing that for several years now, and can honestly say thank goodness I have… I’m grateful to all my mentors who have helped me from the lady (from my work experience) when I was 16 who believed in me and gave me such a glowing reference, to all the people that encouraged me, took a risk employing me (I wasn’t very good at school!) to the spiritual mentors that are helping me now – to you all I am very grateful. We never know the impact we have on others, a helping hand there, an encouraging word, a smile – we all have an impact on the vibration of the world and every action, word has a ripple effect.

When I was 22 (33 years ago) I worked for ‘Prudential’ for 9 years, it was a big risk for the manager at the time to take on a female and one so young too… I’m very grateful to him for taking that risk as that has a big impact on our lives now for a couple of reasons, I had the greatest training in the corporate world and not only that I was very lucky to have a final salary pension with them (which meant nothing to me at the time). Now I am aged 55, and can take out that pension, which has lead Will and me to make the decision to travel and work remotely – who would have thought that, that decision made at age 22 would have such a big impact on our lives now!

Who knows what the future holds all we can do is what we think/feel right in the now knowing it will be impactful to our life.

All the while, the Universe will allow Will and myself to travel more, working from various places around the world. Not only are we digital nomads, I’m also offering remote mentoring and healing from where ever we are, we have lots of exciting adventures ahead and I hope to be able to share them with you!

Stay safe & lots of love,

Carolina (@thesoulcoach) x

Find Carolina’s blogs here – they’re released fortnightly! And make sure you check her out on Facebook and Instagram @thesoulcoach to follow her travels around the world!