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Cord Cutting

Article by Ananya Sen

Cords are etheric attachments to your aura that bind you or connect you with a person, object or situation. They create a sense of stress and strain in your being. They may also create obsession and obligation.

If you are feeling drained or obligated in a certain situation or relationship, you probably have cords attached to your aura. Some cords are past life ones, which you have still not cleared. And if those relationships are still there with you in this lifetime, then you will create the same pattern over and over again.

Irritation or sadness thinking of a certain time or episode in your life, also means there are attachments to your aura. Especially if you have had any tragedy or trauma, the cords will be very heavy. You may also not be able to get over the passing away of a deceased loved one. That’s because the energy fields between you still have not been cleared. Cords need to be cut. They keep your energy clear and free.

If you are worried about breaking the relationship with a person, don’t because only negative and fear based cords get removed. Cords based on mutually beneficial relationships will not get removed. Even if you accidentally cut away these cords the relationship will not get affected. Cords are not just based on people. There are situations and objects people are attached to. Addictions or OCD of certain types can also be cords.

Emotional cords can be caused by divorces, separated couples, unable to recover from your break up. Cords always have negative emotions such as ego, fear, hurt, unforgiveness, anger. We often realize this when we enter a relationship or a job with positive expectations and then all hell breaks loose! So let’s get down to how we can remove these cords.

The Reiki Way

Do the basic grounding and calming of your mind. Connect to your aura with HSZSN, saying “connect me to all my etheric cords” three times. You will be able to sense or see the rope like attachments in various parts of your body. Pull them out gently. Seal those gaps and points from where you pulled out the cord, with CKR. Keep doing this for all the rope like attachments. You will know when it is done.

If you are not comfortable doing this work on yourself, you can do it on a teddy or ask a Reiki friend to do it for you.

The Non – Reiki Way

This is for everyone, who wonder that they can’t do this exercise if they are not attuned to Reiki ! Simple calling and praying to Archangel Michael will help. He has a heavenly sword which is for this purpose. He will remove all fear attachments from your aura. If you suspect or want to clear past life cords or karmic cords, call upon Archangel Raziel. Whenever, you work with any angels, just ask them to do the thing for you and surrender. It will be done!

You should do it at least once or twice a month, to keep your relationships healthy. Also you feel lighter. I do it almost twice a month. It keeps me energetically light and in control of my personal power. Don’t worry if some relationships end because of this exercise, cause they were not serving you any purpose.

Remember cords once cut can come back again. So you will need to repeat this exercise often. Hope this helps!

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Ananya Sen

Ananya Sen

Ananya Sen is an Usui and Karmic Reiki Teacher and is also certified in Magnified Healing. She teaches and reads the Akashic Records, Oracle, Tarot and Angel cards. She is highly aura sensitive and gifted with claircognizant abilities. She lives in Bangalore, India. Ananya can be reached via her email address ananyasen8112@gmail.com. You can also follow her page on facebook.com/Zino-Athens.

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  • AA July 14, 2014, 8:49 am

    Love it! Thank you so much! I really need this right now, would help a lot! Would let you know the outcome further down the line. A. x

    • ananya July 16, 2014, 4:55 am

      thanks! all the best

      • Susmita April 4, 2015, 6:49 am

        Hi Ananya, Can this process be repeated for the same situation or people?

  • Souad July 15, 2014, 7:39 am

    Thank you so much, This was so beneficial, Reiki is my prayer all time , love it

  • ananya July 16, 2014, 4:56 am


  • Anil Gur July 16, 2014, 4:47 pm

    Hello Ananya,

    Thanks for sharing such a wonderful technique.

    However I think it can be done with more ease in a “Reiki Way” without involving any complications of Identifying and cutting any cords at your own.

    We can also do this in the following way (another “Reiki Way”) :
    1) “Do the basic grounding and calming of your mind” or use any other method which you might be doing before connecting to Reiki energy.
    2) “Connect to your aura with HSZSN” or Simply draw the HSZSN symbol covering your whole body.
    3) Since Reiki has its own Intelligence, you can simply request Reiki energy – “To cut all those cords gracefully wich are connected to you and not serving you for your heighest good, and fill the space with Divine Healing energy”.
    4) Draw CKR symbol to lock the healing properties of the Reiki Energy.

    Point to be noted here, the cords which you are cutting at your own, may re-connect to you but the cords which are cut by Reiki energy will not be re-connected as the Reiki energy often works on the “Root cause” of the problem and heal it.

    Hope you agree with me on the this.

    With Lots of Love and Light…
    Anil Gur.

    • ananya July 18, 2014, 5:39 pm

      Hi Anil…it’s a good technique you have suggested and I am sure it will work…since Reiki is about intention

      thanks !!

    • nikki October 2, 2014, 11:48 pm

      Wow, what timing. I’ve had an on an nd off again relationship with an ex. I know this relationship to be toxic, and also have a pay life connection. I want so bad to move past this experience. I’m now engaged to be married to someone else. As I was texting the 14 year ex that I really need closure to move on and be happy, this email pops up saying cord cutting, lol….thank you…it’s time to move on and be happy.

    • Wendi October 7, 2014, 12:07 pm

      Good moring:

      I am Attuned to Reiki I and so have not been given the symbols yet. Is there a way to cut cords in Level I without the symbols?

      Thank you in advance,
      Wendi Lynn

      • Luna October 13, 2014, 9:55 am

        Wendi, do the exercise the same but instead of HSZSN, do some body scanning and try to locate parts of your body you feel have cords. You could also just do reiki on all the chakra centers to cut cords. Use the same intentions as above. To seal it instead of CKR, just state intent for the reiki to seal, then maybe do an aura cleanse to seal with the reiki to strengthen your personal power (so as not to give away power and cause cords to remanifest). You can also incorporate the angel clearing with the reiki too and fill up any holes or depletions with reiki until it overflows.

        • BRIAN October 7, 2015, 5:55 am

          Hi there

          how do you cleanse the aura with Reiki? tips please

  • Tiziana July 17, 2014, 7:48 pm

    Love both your technics !! thanks for sharing !
    Just when I needed it ! 🙂

  • Michael Melchizedek Wounded Wolf July 17, 2014, 8:26 pm

    Very nice article. It is also a Shamanic practice. All that needs improvement is your English a bit, as the article contains numerous grammar mistakes.

    • ananya July 18, 2014, 5:37 pm

      thanks for reading and liking my article and giving your feedback on my grammar !!

      would you share the shamanic way of doing it with me on my email id zinoathens@gmail.com

  • Dr.R.Angamuthu July 18, 2014, 1:19 am

    very very usefull tecniques.we request to you always writing more ideas,thanks

  • Guhapriya July 18, 2014, 7:25 am

    Thank you,Ananya Sen..TY, for this awesome post.Can i have your website / e mail / phone number,since i want to discuss in person. LOVE,LIGHT & GRATEFUL HUGS

  • Vivek Srivastava July 18, 2014, 4:12 pm

    Thank you very much for your such a nice article, would like to get in touch with u. Please email me your details. I am having my own meditation center at Bhopal and doing Spiritual Healing.

    • ananya July 18, 2014, 5:35 pm

      Hi Vivek….my email id is zinoathens@gmail.com… pls connect with me through this

      • Mahesh Ghorpade January 4, 2017, 8:42 am

        Hi Ananya, your mail id not working propoerly
        contact me on my mail id

  • Jacqueline Lawrence July 19, 2014, 1:23 pm

    I place and tie energy balls where cords are removed and program them to continue any healing work needed as long as it is needed HSZSN/symbols, whatever is best at this time for this life form and the greater good, the Universe responds. Allow whatever is ready to heal to be healed. One can add any intuitive guidance that comes for programming, to the energy ball. Thank you. I think your info came to me at a time it is needed. I am very grateful.

  • Kaushika July 21, 2014, 9:37 pm

    Hi Ananya.
    Your article was extremely interesting. I have a few more questions. Would it be possible to email you directly?

  • Wounded Wolf July 21, 2014, 9:54 pm

    The sharing of energy is referred to as cording among healers. This cord represents life support tubing energetically by connecting two individuals together. Babies are born with a higher energy connection naturally attaching them to their mothers. This is normal, but there comes a time for a mother to cut the “Apron Strings”, allowing her child to go out into the world on one’s own. This is not only appropriate, but necessary for the personal growth of the child. If a mother fails to break the cord, the child will eventually attempt to do it on his or her own. This too is also appropriate and a healthy sign, but may occur with complications and anger.

    Unfortunately, our world is full of unhealthy relationships. In these situations, individuals cling to one another by allowing “cord attachments” to occur between them. If the energy sharing were done equally, there would be no need for cording at all. Thus, it is healthy to be in a relationship without cording one another. It is in fact preferable. Couples that share their lives together may also create a relationship in which one individual becomes weaker, the other stronger. The weakened person feels collapsed, because of giving away his or her life source. The stronger person feels great for a time, but his or her appetite may very well increase, craving more and more of the shared energy and thus driving the other person into unhealthy dependency or even suppression.

    The shamanic method emphasizes sensing the cords where they are attached, removing cords and filling in the holes new, healthy energy. Ground yourself and connect to Great Spirit (Higher Power, Energy, …) Create your circle, ask for any guides or guardians to assist you. Light a candle, as you like. Ask Great Spirit to be able to feel with your right or left hand any areas on the body where there may be a cord of energy attached from another person. Do the front of the body first by scanning with your hand. When you feel something, use your nails and fingers. You can also use your medicine stick or other ritual instruments (Phurpa, curved knife, …): Intend and visualize you are removing the cord from the skin or the body. Push the cord out of the aura and explode it. – After cord removal, channel (Reiki) energy into the spot where the attachment was and pat in on the skin to heal and seal the aura. Now seal the aura and fill the body with light and love.


    • BRIAN October 7, 2015, 5:59 am


      please tell me more about how to explode the cord?

      thank you

      whats your email please?

    • Angela July 28, 2016, 3:47 pm

      are you a wounded healer interesting info you have shared describes a lot of what I have experienced in my relationship I have been feeling stuck and lost for awhile not been easy to overcome still haven’t totally could you possibly email me with some tips or more info on the topic I would greatly appreciate it thank u

  • Karen July 22, 2014, 3:02 pm

    Nicely put!! Thank you :@)

  • nivedita July 27, 2014, 11:06 am

    I’mglad for having such precious knowledge about lif.but want to know more about angel therapy. Can anybody help

  • Carol July 27, 2014, 10:26 pm

    Dearest Annya:
    Blessing’s to you dear one . I had the most crushing head and neck pain with all the energy shifts taking place I was beside myself with pain. I received your advice and tho I do this with my clients I didn’t remember to care for myself. My pain alleviated immediately and the ropes and blade connections were cut and replaced with Divine light and love.
    Light and Love to you in your work

  • Shalini August 6, 2014, 4:43 pm

    Hi Ananya
    Thanks a lot for this article. I too believe that cord cutting is important. I am a Reiki practitioner and an empath! I suffer a lot of energy drain because of this. I shall regularly use your methods and see what difference it makes. shall keep u posted. thanks once again.
    Love & Light

  • Shalini August 6, 2014, 4:45 pm

    Hi Ananya,

    Thanks a lot for this article.Its been very informative. I too believe that cord cutting is important. I am a Reiki practitioner and an empath! I suffer a lot of energy drain because of this. I shall regularly use your methods and see what difference it makes. shall keep u posted. thanks once again.

    Love & Light

  • Simran August 10, 2014, 6:09 pm

    Hi someone told me I should so cord cutting with my husband as well and this will help me to have better understanding with him and release all fear, I want to know if we do a cord cut with our partner how will it help us building better relationship can you pl explain.

  • Barkha August 12, 2014, 6:24 am

    Thanks Ananya and Anil for sharing.

    love light and peace to all

  • Henry August 24, 2014, 8:50 pm

    Timing couldn’t be better thx

  • tina September 3, 2014, 3:37 am

    Thank you so much, I really need to do this! I’m so glad this information found me!!

  • GAYAYRI JAIN September 3, 2014, 6:50 am

    Very informative.i really wanted this topic today only.thanks Ananya.

  • Tiffany White September 21, 2014, 1:35 pm

    Cutting cords is dangerous! You don’t cut cords! You will be left with phantom pain! Instead, redirect the energetic cords…re-route it. Science proves that our brain patterns can re-route themselves just from our thoughts. There is no cutting there. Reprogram the intention of direction. This is very powerful.
    I don’t mean any disrespect to anyone, nor the author.
    When I tried, in the past, to cut cords, I was left with more pain. Then my Guides and spirit Healers showed me the correct way to handle negative and draining energies.
    Many Blessings to All!

    • abby May 7, 2015, 3:53 am

      I hear you Tiffany,
      Not all cord a as hoild be cut. Some are symbiotic anaor serve a purpose. This that affect us negatively should be cut and done so with identification, knowledge, sanction and Ceremony.

    • brian October 7, 2015, 6:02 am


      so what do you suggest?

      how do to redirection?

  • Baraka September 26, 2014, 3:25 am

    I use the following technique:

    Ground and center myself and

    1. Ask my Reiki guides and guardians, gods and goddesses to join me, support me, and protect me.

    2. Ask that all negative energy cords attached to my physical, mental, emotional or spiritual bodies in any time, space or dimension be released and immediately reattached to the earth’s crystalline energy grid to be re-purposed for the greatest and highest good of the sender.

    3. Ask that Reiki heal and protect any place where these cords have been protected, and fill those spaces with peace and compassion, with truth and love, with hope and joy.

    4. Say, “Thank you , thank you, thank you.”

    I have shared this with clients who are struggling with especially emotional issues (relationship/recovery) with excellent results. I also use it during Reiki treatment if the energy feels it is needed. It has cleared so much out of my own life that no longer served my life purpose, and I highly recommend it.

    Blessed Be!

    • brian October 7, 2015, 6:04 am

      how to email you?

      i want to share ideas tips on healing

      thank you

  • Roni Campbell October 13, 2014, 5:54 pm

    My husband and I are going through a bad time, and I have been helping him cut cords, and myself as well – this article was very timely – he is new to the Spiritual side, but a quick learner lol!

  • lindsay November 2, 2014, 12:23 am

    Wow! Reiki finds you when you need it most, that is for sure! I am in the process of going through a divorce due to a past life soul connection with another person. It was never a physical connection, but it was definitely an emotionally draining one. With good intention, and love and light in my heart, it is time to cut the cord. Thank you for this. It is time to heal.

  • Shaheen November 2, 2014, 4:10 am

    Hi Ananya Maam
    We can do this for ourselves or even for others?

  • lLuz November 3, 2014, 12:31 pm

    Universe works so beautiful …..is telling me what I need to do, …..since yesterday I heard this concept three times. ..I have been attached to unhealthy relationships that I was not sure how to close those chapters of my life. …now I know what I need to do….I give Thanks to God to used your talent to help me. ..and others too

  • Hema November 20, 2014, 1:40 pm

    Thank you so much !

  • Brigitte November 30, 2014, 5:06 am

    So nicely and succinctly laid out! Thank you! Looking forward to using this with both myself and several clients. Peace and love to you!

  • merena December 15, 2014, 9:45 am

    Its relly good and very supportive too keep my body light .

    love & light

  • Raluca January 1, 2015, 3:41 pm

    Thank you very much Ananya for this so practical and important advice about cords cutting!
    Raluca – from Italy.

  • Raluca January 4, 2015, 4:06 pm

    Hi Ananya, thank you for the information that you offered us! I have one question: if I do the cord cutting for another person,for example for John, should I say”I Connect myself with the energetic cords of John”(in order to release them), OR should I say “I Connect John with his energetic cords”?(in order to release them afterwords)
    Thank you in advance,

  • Shaheen January 18, 2015, 6:44 am

    I also want to know whether we can do for others. and how oftern. ( daily basis or what?)

  • Vanitha January 23, 2015, 4:01 pm

    Mam can cord cutting be done for others, like my mother. Please explain the steps


  • Donna January 24, 2015, 1:52 pm

    thank you so much. this helps so much.

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    Many Blessings of Divine Spirit

  • Rama Nandini February 22, 2015, 1:08 pm

    Fantastic! I like to learn all this. I use and learn all this for personal needs.
    Really enchanting experiences I have experienced! Thank you for sharing all this.

  • Mona Shah March 7, 2015, 5:28 am

    Hi Ananya. Read ur awesome article on cord cutting. I want to ask while doing it, do we have to take d name of person with whom I m cutting cord . and do I have to go in that perticular situation while performing this.
    Which method is safe reiki or angel. Plz guide. Thank u for wonderful article.

  • Mona March 7, 2015, 6:34 am

    Hi Ananya. Read ur awesome article on cord cutting. I wanted to ask:1. Do I have to take d name of d person with whom I m cutting cord. 2. So I gave to go in that situation imaginary to cut d cord.3. Which method is safe : reiki or angels.
    Plz guide me personally on my mail.
    Thank u.

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  • sandra April 25, 2015, 9:22 am

    Thank you Ananya i will put this into practise. It is just what i needed to read at this point on my life journey. Nameste xxx

  • ajay June 11, 2015, 12:28 am

    Great article GOD bless you

  • Dawn June 24, 2015, 7:59 pm

    My husband & I saw 2 mother-fawn pairs on Saturday (4 days ago) & last night we were awakened in the night by the cries of a tiny fawn caught in the livestock fence netting we use on our farm. We went out & gave it Reiki, invoked St. Francis & cut the cords from the little one’s face & middle. It was uninjured so we gave it more Reiki & released it since we could see the mother deer nearby. We are so deeply grateful to have been able to give Reiki to a wild creature, & to receive its gifts of awareness of the power of gentleness, nurturing & fragility. The Great Mother has blessed us again.

    To see this article on “cutting cords” in my Inbox today is obviously miraculous, yet so natural in the world of wonders in which we undoubtedly live! “Thank you” doesn’t even begin to express my awe & gratitude for your gift, the gift of the angels & Divine energy allies to me & my family today. We really needed this healing in exciting yet turbulent times for us. All is unfolding Divinely & this is once again perfect confirmation. So much love & many blessings to you & all your readers. Thank you Reiki Rays. Blessed be.

  • Ana August 12, 2015, 7:36 am

    Can you cut cords for other people whom you know are being harmed by others? Can you cut the cords for them from the person that is giving them the negative energy??

  • Robert October 21, 2015, 7:56 pm

    Great sharing of helpful information as well as comments and responses. Definitely a re-read and book mark! Thank you.

  • Dr Robert Cull March 25, 2016, 6:59 pm

    Namaste. Thank you for your energy and light. I can feel them through you writing.

  • Lesia April 14, 2016, 4:29 am

    Thank you for all the ways was ,poet here, it was very informative, I received this e-mail today thank you

  • Ash Sgr May 10, 2016, 5:44 am

    Hello. I am in a relationship for psst 8 years. But recently we had certain issues in our relationship as my boyfriend got attached to another girl but he admitted he did wrong and now everything is fine. But now whenever I see talking to him with any girl, I am filled with doubts and suspicion and filled with negativity. Is there any way possible through reiki or cord cutting to leave this habit of mine of doubting him. This is making my relationship unhealthy and draining my positive energy every day then and there.

  • Atul Sharma,the Reiki master and teacher August 8, 2016, 10:34 am

    Very good article. Thanks again

  • Atul Sharma,the Reiki master and teacher August 8, 2016, 10:37 am

    How can attach my photo with comment . Please tell me

  • Dhirendra Vyas August 26, 2016, 7:11 am

    thank you ananya

  • Dr.G.Narayanan September 7, 2016, 12:56 pm

    Etheric cord may be one of the connections to your Aura. There may be many other forms of connections.We may have to release all the energy entities embedded in our energy bodies by the procedure nicely explained by various commentators and the Author.

    While requesting Reiki or in making affirmations,let us use only positive statements/affirmations(eg. don’t say cut the cord).

    Healing and transmuting the energy entities embedded in our energy bodies into Divine energy of light and love may be a better request to Reiki.

    Reiki Channel

  • bijay kumar jena September 21, 2016, 12:02 pm

    Hi ananya,

    thanks very much for this article.but your mail id bouncing

  • marthaarMartha October 25, 2016, 1:56 am

    Thanks so much for these articles!

  • Hervez R Bharucha November 8, 2016, 3:14 am

    Hi ALL Dear Ones,

    I believe that energetic connections do happen for reasons of getting different experiences on our earth platform of Duality,

    But when the going gets too tough and the person in the relationship needs to resolve this experience – it is best to free one’s self from an ongoing sapping relationship.

    I believe by cutting the cord from our end, probably the cord on the other end may still not be resolved – thereby leaving a possibility of outflow of the other person’s energy from the unresolved cord,

    Hence, I propose taking away energy from the cord, so that they on their own contract back to each owner. This can be done by connecting with the Higher Self of both the individuals, to resolve.

    Hervez R Bharucha

  • Gwen December 27, 2016, 9:28 am

    Thank you – I love it. This is very appropriate for me right now and I’ll use this for sure.
    Things like this often come to you at just the right moment!

  • Jody Dudgeon December 31, 2016, 1:00 pm

    I have been reading a book on shamanic reiki and the many ways journeying can help by connecting to our spirit guide and asking them to help the other persons spirit. I can seem to helping ones that are not related, but how do we protect ourselves from our own family members who are so negative? The only thing I can think of is not associating with here.

  • Nathan June 9, 2017, 11:05 pm

    I was wondering, out of curiosity, is it possible to self attune to reiki? i dont have a lot of money but wish to learn the healing arts, best regards, Nathan.

  • Ashutosh July 5, 2017, 7:57 am

    Very good advice. I think I needed it and i was directed here. God bless you. Even the comments from people are very informative. Great reading and learning.

  • Vidula October 12, 2018, 8:20 am

    Very nice article and sharing by others with their comments. Feel blessed to be part of this community.
    Love and light

  • Sue January 14, 2019, 4:50 pm

    Thank you!

  • Liz January 15, 2019, 9:50 pm

    Thank you for sharing this lovely technique

  • Christina May 13, 2020, 1:00 pm

    Thank you so much for posting this for free for people. I have really bad post traumatic stress disorder and HATE having energy cords to evil people I used to know. I stopped talking to them FOUR YEARS ago and I still dream about them forcing me to talk to them even though I really don’t want to. It feels like knives on my mind that this is still happening to me and nobody cares that I talk to about it.

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