How to cut cords

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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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!



“The practice of forgiveness is our most
important contribution to the healing of the world.”
~ Marianne Williamson

I have noticed that when people forgive, powerful healing occurs.

Who might you need to forgive today?
Perhaps someone who has wronged you?
Or someone who has betrayed you?
Maybe someone who has been rude to you?
Or situations that have not been in your favour?
Or even events that have been out of our control?

Sometimes, the most powerful healing occurs when we forgive ourselves.

I invite to think about who you might need to forgive.
And when you are ready, forgive and be released from the heaviness of the burden you have been carrying for so long.

Are you having trouble forgiving yourself or others?
Flower essences are a wonderful support and may offer you immense assistance.

Click here to contact Andrea to find out more about flower essences and how they may help you release any and all burdens you may be carrying from your past.


Your best possible level of health

“There is only one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before”
~ Henry David Thoreau

Homeopathy, Reiki and Flower Essences may help you return to your best possible level of health.

Contact me to talk more about how you’re feeling and how natural remedies may help you.

There is only one consolation in being sick

Freedom from perfectionism

Have you ever had a headache that just won’t go away? Day after day you wake up with your head throbbing, and you can barely lift your head from the pillow? I have…

For the last few days, I have had one of these types of headaches. It was a headache that was not responding to homeopathy, or Reiki, or rest, or (dare I say) pharmaceuticals. Very frustrating! Especially for a natural health practitioner!!!

Yesterday, I took the day off work. For me, this is extreme. I hardly ever have a sick day. I am one of these people who smile and soldier on, until my health deteriorates to the point that I cannot put one foot in front of the other.

As I was lying in bed, wondering what to do about this headache, I decided to be become very mindful of this pain. I did a body scan, and noticed the tension in my jaw, my neck, my shoulders, down the whole left side of my skull and face. I breathed into this pain, and noticed it lessen somewhat.

I began thinking about which flower essences I might need. I thought about the tension in my jaw, and how rigid my muscles felt. I thought about remedies for rigidity and tension. I thought about remedies for inflexibility, and my mind settled on Rock Water.

Those who are very strict in their way of living; they deny themselves many of the joys and pleasures of life because they consider it might interfere with their work.

They are hard masters to themselves. They wish to be well and strong and active, and will do anything which they believe will keep them so. 

Dr Edward Bach

Hmmm… This sounded very familiar. I realised I was definitely in a Rock Water state, and probably had been for a very long time.

As I continued to mindfully observe my emotions, I also noticed a huge sense of guilt. I felt incredibly guilty that I wasn’t at work. Feeling guilty is a Pine state.

For those who blame themselves. Even when successful they think they could have done better, and are never content with their efforts or the results. They are hard-working and suffer much from the faults they attach to themselves.

Dr Edward Bach

I took some Rock Water and Pine, and went back to bed.

As I lay resting, I felt the remedies working. The tension in my head, neck and shoulders began melting away. I felt as though invisible hands were gently kneading my rigid muscles and reminding them how to be soft and supple.

When my headache had eased to the point where I could move again without feeling like my head was about to explode, I wandered to my bookcase, and picked up a book on Bach Flowers that I have never read. I read Rock Water first… Time stopped as I read these words:

Interestingly, a sensitive taking Rock Water felt ‘gently caressed all over his body’, experiencing a ‘rebirth into reality’ as he put it.

Mechthild Scheffer

This sense of being massaged was not my imagination. Others also experience this!

I then read Pine.

Guilt often tempers the Pine-type person’s whole feeling for life, with the result of physically he tends to be tired and worn out. The joy of living plays practically no role in the life of Pine people. They are the type of people who are never really satisfied with themselves, despite many positive experiences, and blame themselves for not having taken more trouble. A person in the negative Pine state asks more of himself than of others, and if the high standards applied to himself cannot be lived up to, he will desperately blame himself in his heart.

Mechthild Scheffer

I realised that this state of guilt (Pine) , that pushes me to work tirelessly in an attempt to achieve ‘perfection’ (Rock Water), has been with me for most of my life. I realised that this desire to reach ‘perfection’ has been driving me. Driving me to work beyond my limits, driving me to exhaustion…

This headache that did not respond to any remedies I normally prescribe for myself has given me the most precious gift. I have had the opportunity to observe a level of my emotional state that previously I was blind to. I have had insights into how to heal through this, and now that I am feeling so much better I can share this wisdom with you.

Are you a perfectionist?
Do you drive yourself to the point of exhaustion to achieve standards that you would never impose on others?
Do you feel guilty that you haven’t lived up to your impossibly high standards and achieved everything on your never-ending to-do list?

If you answered yes to these questions, Pine and Rock Water may help release you from these limiting beliefs, and free you to be yourself in all your beauty. Joy may return to your life, energy may replenish your being, and inner peace may reside contentedly in your heart.

If you would like to talk more about Bach Flower Remedies and how they may help you, please contact me and I would be honoured to assist you on your healing journey.

Rock Water _ perfect for perfectionists

Take exquisite care of yourself … you deserve it!

When you have your period, do you listen to your body and rest when you need to?

I like to remember that in traditional Native American societies, the women went to the Moonlodge teepee when they were menstruating. For the days they were bleeding, the men, grandmothers and children brought the women food and water, so that the women could rest.
And during this time of rest, the women performed ceremonies and did spiritual work, visioning the future of the tribe. Powerful!

Can you imagine if for the 5-7 days of your period each month you didn’t have to cook, clean or do anything other than connect with Spirit?

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A remedy or two to help boost your self-esteem…

When I first began prescribing Bach Flower Remedies, I would give Larch to people who didn’t believe they could do something. It gave them courage to try what they thought was impossible for them to achieve, and generally they achieved it! As my knowledge of the remedies deepened, I began to use Larch for people who went blank in exams too. It worked beautifully for them, enabling them to remember what they knew and express their understanding clearly. I had thought that Larch was the only remedy for people who suffered from moments of low self esteem.

Recently, I have been reading about ElmElm is for the times of weak moments in the lives of those who are normally incredibly strong. It is for those who have extended the limits of their capacity for long periods of time. I was intruiged to read that Elm is not just for feeling overwhelmed. It can also be for feelings of inadequacy, that generally are temporary. This was quite an awakening for me. I saw that even strong people can have moments of self doubt, and that Elm may be more appropriate at those times than Larch.

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Do you have a decision to make?

Did you know that Bach Flower Remedies can help you make decisions?

Bach Flower Remedies can help bring you back into connection with your Higher Self, reconnecting you with your intuition. Your inner wisdom is the only authority you need to consult when making choices. When you are aligned with your inner knowing, every decision becomes easy … you will know with certainty when something is, or is not, meant to be part of your life.

Continue reading “Do you have a decision to make?”