Energy Clearing: Cord Cutting
Cord cutting is a very important part of energy clearing. I do cord cutting as a part of each of my intuitive sessions. The basic reason for this is that cords, or energy channels, that are often connected into one of our primary chakras, allow our own energy to be syphoned to other people. In return, we can often pick up negative energies, or energies that resonate with the emotion that allowed the cord to be established in the first place.
Which brings to the first question:
Why and how do energetic cords get established?
1. Strong negative, upsetting emotions
When we get angry, frustrated, when we are in pain, full of anxiety or emotional turmoil — our energy field becomes more susceptible. Cords then typically get established when we give our power away to the offender, say, by becoming extremely upset and angry. Yes, in other words, it is very likely that many people who have hurt you and offended you are still connected with you energetically.
This seems like a double punishment — not only did they hurt us once, but they get to feed off our energy, sometimes for the rest of our lives, if we carry unresolved hurt and trauma with us. Choosing to set ourselves free has nothing to do with exonerating or somehow belittling the pain and injustice that we have experienced. However, until we are ready to set the offender free, to release them and let them go their way, there exists an energetic bond between us, that fuels the pain within ourselves.
From the point of view of psychology, we perpetuate trauma by subconsciously seeking out the same situation that traumatized us in the first place. The ever-abused wife, the perpetually indebted father, the woman who always falls for drug addicts or alcoholics… From the point of view of energy, the cords that have been plugged into our energy centers keep us connected to the offender, and to other energies involved.
Thus, learning the way to healthy and balanced forgiveness is one step towards cutting the cords that have kept us in bondage.
2. Deep emotional and sexual connections
Sexuality is the strongest way of energy exchange between partners. When we connect sexually, we merge our energy fields, and thus “plug into” the energetic issues of another person.
We carry the energy of all the people we have been sexually involved with, those who loved us, who worshiped us, and those who have objectified us, considered us not worthy of love — or whom we have objectified and diminished. Those energy overtones influence our own aura, and the way we see ourselves and others.
When a sexual connection is over, the energetic connection does not automatically dissolve. Imagine being tangled in a web of cords that don’t allow you to walk freely! Still connected to our old partners — be it lifetime partners or casual encounters — we are unable to attract the right relationships into our life, or we are feeling drained and burdened by the negativity of the past.
How do we cut the cords?
Ideally, we should cut the cords from people and beings who have plugged into us energetically every day.
Some cords are connected to deep emotional wounds and trauma, at times over many lifetimes, to karmic relationships, and will require deeper work, as we learn to uncover layers and release old pain and bondage.
See my intuitive sessions for more info, and if you feel the simple methods don't work in your case.
But there is a basic technique you can use daily to cut the cords and restore your energy field.
A Basic Cord-Cutting Meditation
Close your eyes and center yourself by taking a few deep breaths. Then, ask for Archangel Michael to stand by you, and help you. (If you are not familiar with Archangel Michael, but know of any other high being who is frequently portrayed with a sword, you may wish to connect with them. Personally, I work with archangel Michael).
Visualize Archangel Michael holding a sword in his left hand. Ask for a sword to be given to you, as well, and see yourself holding it in your left hand.
You may wish to tune in with yourself, and go through your major chakras, especially the three lower chakras, and see if you can identify the cords. You may be able to pinpoint the exact emotions and perhaps even people that are connected to a specific chakra by a cord. But if not, simply ask Archangel Michael to go through your energy body and cut all the cords.
Try and visualize the cord-cutting process, as both you and archangel Michael go through your body and remove the cords, some of them planted very deep, some superficial. Release all cords to the source, with great forgiveness and great compassion. If you see or feel the emotions or people they are attached to, just ask for them to be released. Let it all go back to the source, where there is no judgement, where everything is honored as the choice of your own soul.
Now ask for your energy field to be filled up. It may be helpful to do the visualization that I suggested in the previous post