Etheric cords are mental or emotional energetic connections to someone or something that gives or takes energy from you. Knowing about cords and learning how to cut them is very important. For the sake of simplicity, I will focus on the cords attached to people, but it's important to know we can have cords to not only people, but to past events, places and things.
As an energy worker I can feel cords in someone's energetic field. Looking for cords is one of the first things I do. As soon as I find and cut a cord(s) I notice a significant shift in energy. The best way I can describe it is, most people have an expansion of energy or a thickening of energy once a cord is released.
It's important for you to know that cutting a cord that is attached to a person can help you recharge your energy, feel a sense of peace, can help you let go of the person or situation, and can bring about new, positive opportunities. For me, it is one of the most important elements to the work I do.
Every single one of us consciously and unconsciously create cords with numerous people in our lives whether we like it or not. You can think of cords as emotional strands of energy. The first cord we create is to our mothers when we are conceived. The emotional energy the mother sends out to the unborn child (positive or negative) is energetically connected to the child and helps to set the tone for bonding throughout the lifespan. This cord to our mother can span a lifetime. As a child, it's an important cord because it relays information about the health and well being of a child. Once a child becomes individuated and reaches into adulthood it isn't as necessary to have this cord. Although most moms prefer to keep this cord attached to their adult child.
The strongest cords are to those whom we have frequent contact with, like our close friends and family members. The stronger the emotional (positive or negative) connection the stronger the cording. So, not all cords are negative. What we have to watch out for are the cords that are negative. Negative cords are like sticky ropes of mental/emotional energy that keep you "tied into" someone else. Depending on what the issue is will determine where in the emotional body the cord is attached. So if you are in a power struggle with someone, you will have a thick, sticky cord attached to this person from your third chakra.
As far as cords are concerned, some of the most common relationships that are important to be aware of are:
- past lovers
- past abusive relationships
-relationships with employers.
When we connect with another person, especially romantically we activate an energetic cord with them. As we continue through the relationship every interaction, thought, emotion and feeling is added to the cord. This cord has the ability to share energy and transmit a high frequency of communication, which may explain why we often feel and connect telepathically to our partners thoughts and emotions. When the cord is healthy, it can create a vibrant, energetic source exchange but when the cord is unhealthy, it can often lead to feeling controlled or drained in energy. This concept relates to all relationships.
How to clear a cord
If you feel drawn back to an unhealthy relationship, or want to break negative patterns or addictions, or feel a strong psychic connection to someone that is draining your energy, a cord cutting ritual may be beneficial.
The Cord Cutting Ritual:
- Find a quiet place where you can be alone and not disturbed. Begin by relaxing your body and taking a few deep breaths.
- Once relaxed, close your eyes and call upon your spirit guides or angels to help guide you through the process.
- Upon feeling the presence of your guides, recite the following mantra:
- “Dear Spirit Guides (or what ever loving source you call on for help), I call upon you to help me heal, let go, and cut any cords that are no longer serving my higher purpose. I ask that all cords attached to me that are not aligned with love be released. Help me to release them and surround me with a healing light to protect me from future attachments. Thank You.”
- You may need to repeat this prayer 2-3 times days. That's ok, keep doing it as much as you need to.
- You can also close your eyes and visualize the cords being released, as well as the healing light surrounding you.
(You can of course tweak this ritual to your liking, there is no right or wrong- it’s ALL about your intention.)
After the ritual is over do some sort of energetic clearing of the room and yourself. You can smudge your surroundings, diffuse some oils, or take a warm salt bath.
If you feel lighter, more energized and more balanced then the ritual worked. Once you start thinking about the person again and/or start feeling heavy in energy, do another ritual. In the beginning you may need to do this ritual many times a day. When I have a challenging situation arise between another person, I cut cords attached to a certain person many times a day for days, sometimes weeks and even months. So be patient and know that it works on the subtle realm, but it's powerful work that makes a huge difference.