Do you sometimes feel drained for no reason? Or feel a connection to someone you haven’t spoken to in a long time? Or maybe you feel sad all of a sudden with no rhyme or reason? You may have a cord connected to you that is causing these.
Etheric cords are created usually unknowingly. A connection or cord is created between ourselves and those we interact with. Like “Apron strings” between mother and child, they are how we exchange empathy, love, and information. This usually happens on an unconscious level for most people. These etheric cords are a normal connection between friends and lovers. Most are flimsy and fade quickly, but they can also become negative attachments and vampiric siphons. These vampiric type cords are created when another person has a fear based thought about you such as fearing you will leave them or feeling that you are the only one that can make them happy. These cords are tubes that function both ways; the person that has created the cord can unknowingly suction energy from you as well as spew negative energy towards you. When this happens you may suddenly feel a drain of energy or feel sad, depressed, or tired for no apparent reason. Cutting these cords is a good thing to do on a regular basis, especially if you have been feeling “out of sorts” but can’t quite put your finger on why. Cutting the cord does not have a negative effect on the other person, and you need not worry or feel bad about doing so, you are not rejecting them, you are simply not allowing them to siphon your energy. For most folks, knowing about the cords is not very important because the unconscious takes care of them. For healers, professional psychics and other folks who are doing energy work, it becomes more important to keep the tools in order and cut cord attachments that no longer serve. Sometimes a patient will continue to draw energy from a healer after the session is finished, and while this is a good thing in the short-term, in the long-term it can be hard on the healer and become a crutch, or negative addiction for the patient. To cut any etheric cords, you can say the following aloud or mentally (this is a technique I use from Doreen Virtue):
“Archangel Michael, I call upon you now. Please cut the cords of fear that are draining my energy and vitality. Thank you.”
After you do this, be silent and still for a few moments, inhaling and exhaling deeply. You may sense changes while this is happening such as a change in air pressure, a tingly feeling or other signs that the process is occurring (you may also feel nothing and that’s okay too!). You may find also that you suddenly receive emails, calls or visits from these people after you have cut the cords as they may “feel” the change.
There are more exercises below, however, if you would like further assistance with etheric cord cutting, visit our store for more information on assisted cord cutting.
More Etheric Cord Cutting Exercises:
Bridge Visualization – You can use this if you know who the cord is coming from:
Visualize a walking bridge in your mind. Imagine yourself standing on the far end of this bridge. Now imagine the person you are wanting to cut cords with is standing on the opposite end of the bridge. When you feel ready to energetically connect with the other person begin walking slowly to the middle of the bridge. Allow the other person to walk toward you, meeting you half way. Once you are in eye contact with one another you may begin communicating with an inner dialog. Tell the person what your feelings are. This is not a time to be angry or be holding onto grudges – you are releasing the ties. Tell the person that you are sorry for all of the things you said or did that hurt him/her. Tell him/her that you are forgiving him/her for all the hurtful things that were said or done in your relationship. Say your good-byes, wishing each other well in your separateness. Turn around and walk off the bridge.
Note: It is okay if the other person remains on the bridge as they may not be as ready to be disconnected from you as you are and it may take some adjusting on his/her part to get used to being outside of your energy.
Infinity Exercise– You can use this if you know who the cord is coming from:
This exercise is done with another person. If the person you wish to break the emotional cords with is willing to participate this is extremely helpful. Otherwise choose someone who is willing to act as a surrogate of the person you wish to cut bonds with.
Two persons face each other while standing 6-8 feet apart from one another. Visualize the infinity sign (number 8 sideways) being traced again and again in a continuous cycle. Each crossing of the infinity sign between you symbolizes severing the cord that is keeping you emotional attached. This exercise can be done silently or with conversations of forgiveness and closure. You may like to visualize the encircling tracings in different colors as you deal with different feelings during this session. Red for releasing passions or feelings of anger, pink or green for calming heartaches, etc. Repeat this exercise until you feel satisfied that separation has occurred.
One more that I found on http://kundalini-teacher.com/ that is a detailed etheric cord cutting:
Get grounded and draw in as much light as you can hold. With your imagination, first, ask to be shown all of the cords that connect you to people who are in service to your Highest Good, and only those cords. You may get an impression of being in the center of a big spiderweb or perhaps a cocoon with many threads coming from different chakras and radiating out from you in all directions. You may possibly get a sense of being surrounded by a crowd of people. You may feel it, or see it, or sense it, or just imagine it there… it doesn’t matter. What is important is your intention.
These are the cords that benefit you, so you do not need to clear them. Thank these people for being in your life and gratefully send light and love down the cords to them. Give thanks for being shown that you are loved and supported, and let the vision go. Do not be surprised if some old friends contact you in the days following, to tell you they were thinking of you warmly. Nice bonus!
Then, once again fill yourself with as much light as you can hold. This time, ask to be shown all of the cords that connect you to people or things that feed on your energy but do not serve your highest good. Most of these are people who want something that they think you can give them. Release a generous blast of the light you have drawn into yourself down the cord , as a farewell gift of unconditional love for them that will show up on their end as whatever it is they think they need from you. Let your intention be that the recipient’s higher self choose the form in which the love manifests on the other end. Essentially, this means that the recipient’s higher self or unconscious will use the energy as it thinks best. You do not need to know what it manifests as.
As the light goes down the cord, imagine that it burns up the cord like a lit fuse, so that the cord is gone. Then, breathe more light into yourself, to replace what you gave away. Be sure to offer thanks to God for the abundance that allows you to be generous, and conclude the ritual. You may find that some of these people will unconsciously feel the cord being disconnected, and they might contact you in the days following and complain that you feel distant. Others, the bottomless pits will not be satisfied with your gift and will promptly re-attach to you.
A day or two later, repeat the ritual. Give love to those who support you as before, and again ask to see the cords that connect you to those who do not serve your highest good. There will be fewer cords than before; ideally there will be none. The cords that have been reattached will be those of the persistent bottomless pit vampires who reconnect the cords no matter how many times you cut them, or how much of what kind of energy you send.
If you are dealing with this kind of persistent bottomless pit vampire, there is another method you can use. In this technique, instead of sending them more energy, you leave the cords as they are, but reverse the flow and take back only your *own* energy that they stole from you. Imagine you are sucking on the cords like a drinking straw. Be clear in your intention not to feed on their energy, but only to take back your own stolen energy from them. Since you are just taking your own energy back, you are not going to get any junk from them.
Take your time at it, sip slowly so they will not be abruptly deflated. You would not want them to pass out while driving, or anything, and it could happen if their energy is very low. Keep a peripheral awareness of these cords for a few days. When these vampires realize (probably unconsciously) that there is no free lunch and they are no longer getting fed/rewarded by the cords, they will detach them from you on their own, like a leech dropping off. They will give up, pull in their cords and stop preying on you. They may go off and feed on someone else, but you cannot control what someone else does. You can only control your own energy.
I find it best to do the simpler cord cutting ritual several days in a row. Then if there are still any negative cords that have been reconnected in spite of your generosity, leave them attached, and draw on them several times a day until the vampires give up and detach.