The Evil Eye
References to the evil eye can be found in many cultures across the world. In Greece, it is a special symbol and typically comes in the form of a blue eye - representing protection, good karma and inner peace. It is so prevalent in the culture that throughout the mainland and on the islands – like Santorini and Mykonos – it has become a popular souvenir. Tiny shops can be found overflowing with beautiful and creative artwork, wall decorations and lovely jewelry + accessories - all featuring the evil eye as the focal point. Beauty and style aside, there’s a reason to have this eye close to you. Called the mati, the evil eye stands as protection from negative energy. It goes forth to shield you from negativity and harm. Worn with a purpose, the intention is to feel safe and protected.
The Inner Eye
The third eye (also called the mind's eye, or inner eye) is a mystical and esoteric concept of a speculative invisible eye which provides perception beyond ordinary sight. In certain dharmic spiritual traditions, the third eye refers to the gate that leads to inner realms and spaces of higher consciousness. In New Age spirituality, the third eye often symbolizes a state of enlightenment or the evocation of mental images having deeply personal spiritual or psychological significance.
The all-seeing eye
It represents the eye of God watching over humanity (or divine providence.) It was originally symbolic of a higher spiritual power or God, a watchful caretaker of humanity or an awakened spiritual part within. As we have seen, throughout history there has been a strong tradition across time, continents and cultures of using eye symbolism to generally represent a benevolent creator watching over, helping and protecting humanity.
“The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.” (Jesus in Matthew 6:22)
“The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their cry;” (Psalms 34:15)
“The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.” (Proverbs 15:3)