What is Evil Eye?Written by Sam Stevens
The Evil Eye has been around since beginning of time. It simply means sending someone a thought that seems intrusive or invasive or has power to hurt him or her. The bad fortune that results is considered to have been caused by envy. The evil eye is not necessarily considered to be intentional or associated with witchcraft or sorcery. Oddly enough, this thought form could actually be complimentary in nature. The origins of Evil Eye are Middle-Eastern and Mediterranean. The concept was introduced into Americas, South Pacific Islands, Asia, Africa and Australia by European explorers. Sending someone evil eye comes from concept that we all have a Third Eye, located in center of our forehead. Blinding, fogging or obscuring third eye is often intent of energy’s sender. Most of us have experienced weird power of phenomenon. All it takes is a gaze that seems to be unfriendly, indifferent or blank and seems to a couple of seconds too long. We think about it for a few minutes afterwards or perhaps an image of person staring at us preoccupies our thoughts occasionally for rest of day. Perhaps that is why British and Scottish term for “evil eye” is “overlooking.” It implies that a gaze has remained too long upon coveted object, person or animal. The evil eye is also known as envious or invidious eye. In Italian it is called malocchio and in Spanish malojo (loosely translated as bad eye) The evil eye is known as ayin horeh in Hebrew; ayin harsha in Arabic, droch shuil in Scotland, mauvais oeil in France, bösen Blick in Germany, and was known as oculus malus among classical Romans. The original belief is that any person can harm your children, livestock, fruit trees or any other evidence of prosperity just by looking at spoils of all your good will and hard work with envy. Ironically, curse of evil eye is thought to be provoked by inappropriate displays of spiritual pride or excessive beauty. There is a theory that very famous people and celebrities suffer more personal misfortune than others simply because they are subjected to more “overlooking” and envy than others. This superstition might have some grounding in evolutionary psychology as usually one animal is thought to dominate or be aggressive to another simply by staring at it for too long. Psychologically speaking, staring or glaring at someone is officially considered an intrusion into your affairs. Apparently, there is a fine line between casting a glance to casting a spell. In these post Celestine Prophecy times, this kind of stare could be compared to a kind of etheric laser beam or amoebic arm that rips open your aura. Others would describe infliction of evil eye as projection of an image (such as image of person you have offended or hurt) so that you see only that to exclusion of all other sight. In other words, you see that person wherever you go or feel that your life’s events are always colored by your dealing with that person. Another symptom is inability to proceed with ordinary, daily events without feeling somehow compelled to make things right with person you have often unknowingly offended with your grandiosity. It is common folklore that evil eye has a dehydrating effect on its victim. It is thought to cause vomiting, diarrhea, drying up of milk of nursing mothers and livestock, problems with blood, eyesight lack of rain, drying up of wells, withering of fruit and impotence in men. Clumsiness, stomachaches, dry coughs, diarrhea, itching, hair loss, dry skin are all thought to be physical symptoms of an evil eye attack e. On astral level it is thought to cause drying up of prana, chi, life force and easy flow of prosperity in life. Part of this image might derive from idea also, of muddy, murky or poisoned vision that is somehow attached to victim’s third eye. Almost everywhere that evil eye belief exists, it is said to be caused accidentally by envy or praise. Thus phrase “Pride Goeth Before a Fall” In certain Mediterranean and eastern cultures, one is careful not to praise a child too much, lest it invite subconscious balancing effect of evil eye. A classic situation would be barren woman who praises newborn baby of a new child. Such praise would be considered inappropriate and thought to bring evil child. One of remedies for this would be for mother to spit, to symbolically “rehydrate” situation. Also, she may speak ill of child OT counteract effects of praise, which might have malefic effects on child later. The belief that individuals have power to cast evil eye on purpose is more idiosyncratic to Sicily and Southern Italy, although belief has certainly spread elsewhere – to Southern United States and Latin Americas. Such people are known as jettatore (projectors). They are not necessarily considered evil or envious, just born with an unfortunate embarrassing talent that causes others to avoid them. In ancient cultures, if you were thought to be possessor of an evil eye, you were often negated by rest of society and went unrecognized on street without meeting anyone’s eyes.
Spiritual AwakeningWritten by Sam Stevens
As we proceed further into 21st century there is even more of a feeling that humanity as a whole is hearing "a calling". Most of clients in realm that talk about this describe it as an "awakening" or experiencing an "enlightenment" or a "need for transformation." For some this process, a spiritual awakening is a gentle process develops as a consequence of many years of seeking, and researching practices having to do with self-development. This is type of seeker who wants spiritual awakening and seeks out guidance of a teacher or to help them prepare themselves emotionally and physically for their spiritual awakening. However, I have noticed that no matter how trained an individual nobody is ever ready for what Eastern religions call awakening of Kundalini energy. The sad truth is most spiritual awakenings are quite rude: what some of us call a "wake up call." True enlightenment is usually preceded by some kind of life loss or tragedy that kick starts awakening of consciousness. A common catalyst is intense physical or emotional distress. As people confront limits of their endurance and come face to face with death or loss, they will often move into altered or transcendental states of consciousness as they ask God or a higher power for help. Natural disasters, near-death experiences or life transitions such as midlife crisis, addiction or separation can be blessings in disguise that lead to a blossoming of spiritual awareness. It is thought that practices such as yoga, bioenergetics, polarity work or breathwork can cause a natural awakening of Kundalini energy. Kundalini is Hindu word for sacred, transformative energy that awakens consciousness. According to Eastern esoteric literature, this energy is coiled, like a snake at base of spine and when stimulated it streams or coils up through body's energy centers (chakras). The awakening of kundalini is almost always associated with a spiritual crisis. Typically person may feel overwhelmed, bewildered, disassociated, frightened vulnerable, fragmented, fearful, confused, disoriented and overcome by too much information. This can be first sign that you are about to be blessed with a spiritual awakening, although many may feel it more like a "curse'. Some of symptoms you might experience during a spiritual awakening are: Involuntary jerking movements of body including vibrations, spasm, shaking and contractions: As Kundalini energy moves from base of spine and up through body, it clears deeply held blockages and while this is happening person may experience emotions and memories from injuries and traumas suffered in past. The Hindus call this “pranic” movement.