In my work in the Reiki room, in my work in the teaching space, and in my life in general, I find myself talking with more and more people about cutting cords.
What are etheric cords?
Etheric cords are formed every time we connect with people. We have cords with our parents, our siblings, our friends, our teachers, our colleagues and our partners. We may also have cords with our students, our clients, our patients, and with other people we meet. Cords form without our conscious awareness. We do not intentionally create them. Cords form when we want to control someone, or when we want to help someone. When we want to control someone, it is via the cord that we energetically (and often unconsciously) manipulate them. When we want to help someone, it is via the cord that we energetically (an often inadvertently) send them energy that we have to spare (or in some cases that we pull from our reserves of energy and share with them).
Cords can form anywhere on our physical and etheric bodies. They are often attached to our chakras, our energetic centres. Cords are often found at the level of the heart chakra and at the level of the solar plexus chakra. The heart chakra is the centre of love, and the solar plexus is the centre of power. You may have noticed in yourself or in others that sometimes we can feel drained energetically because we allow too much of our love to be given away, or we can feel exhausted because we hand over all our personal power to someone else.
Why are etheric cords a problem?
If you are feeling tired for no reason, you might be being drained of all your energy via an etheric cord. If you feel angry for no reason, you might be processing the anger of someone else via an etheric cord. If you feel inexplicably sad or anxious, that emotion may not be yours, it may belong to someone else who is shunting it onto you via an etheric cord.
Etheric cords bind you to people in your present and your past, and not in a good way. They prevent both of you from moving on, and often they stop you from achieving your life’s mission. The cords can be connected with people who are still alive, but who are no longer part of your life… and they can be connected with people who have passed over, but who cannot or will not let go of you.
For your sake and for the sake of the other person, cords need to be cut. Both of you are freed, and both of you can then begin living according to your Highest Good.
How do you cut etheric cords?
There are many ways to cut etheric cords.
- You can cut cords with the help of Archangels
- You can cut cords with the help of Sage or Flower Essences
- You can cut cords with the help of Sacred Sound
Cutting cords with the help of Archangels
The way I usually cut cords, when I find them attached to myself or when I see them attached to my Reiki clients, is to simply ask Archangel Michael to cut the negative etheric cord. He will then, with his Sword of Light, cut the cord, and return each part of the cord to its owner (or simply take the remnants of the cord to the Light – I leave this up to Archangel Michael to decide). I often then ask Archangel Raphael to then heal the wound in the aura that the cord caused.
Cutting cords with Sage, or Flower Essences
Sometimes, I smudge with sage smoke, or I use Flower Essences to help cut cords.
You are welcome to read my blog post about Cleansing and Clearing for more information on these.
Cutting cords with sacred sound
At other times, I use a practice a friend shared with me. She learned it from Sonia Choquette. My apologies if anything has been lost in translation … but this is how I remember it.
- Using my arms as if they were the blades of scissors (or swords), I raise my arms and then quickly slice the air in front of my body – my arms travel from high above my shoulders diagonally across my body to each opposite hip (right hand to left hip, and left hand to right hip, simultaneously), as if cutting the cords with my forearms and hands.
- At the same time as my arms cross in front of me, I say the words ‘Sa Hept Nah’. Loudly.
By bringing the arms down and across the body, you slice through the energetic space in front of each chakra – physically, energetically, and symbolically cutting any cords that were attached to any chakra.
The words Sa Hept Nah to me feel like they come from Ancient Egypt. I sense they are sacred sounds, that clear the space in which they are spoken.
Cutting cords with Love
Love is the most powerful force in the Universe. Whenever you cut cords, remember to stay in a Heartspace of Love.
What if the cord comes back?
Often, after cutting cords you will receive a phone call, or an email, or a message on social media, or even a visit from the person who the cord was attached to. Even if that person is not psychic or intuitive, they will feel the absence of the cord, and they may try to reestablish it. If the cord is re-established, simply cut it again as soon as you are aware of it.
If the cord is with a non-physical being, and the cord returns, it could be because there is some lesson you need to learn. Check in with your intuition, sense into what that may be, and then cut the cord again when you feel the time is right.
Getting help with cord cutting
Sometimes there are cords we cannot cut ourselves. Whenever this happens to me, I visit my Reiki Practitioner, my Kinesiologist, my Spiritual Healer, or my Lomi Lomi massage therapist. There are many more healing modalities that are also capable of cutting cords and clearing negative energy from your being.
Check for cords often, and cut them whenever you find them
Remember that your energy is sacred. You do not need to share it with anyone without your consciousness being aware of it. You are entitled to keep all of your energy for you, and only give away what you choose to, from energy you have spare, to people you love. No one has the right to drain you. No one has the right to dump their negative energetic garbage in your energetic body. Take a stand, cut cords, and reclaim every part of your energetic being. You will feel so much better for it!