Article by Angie Webster
Cord cutting, cord dissolving, cord clearing, cord removal and removal of attachments are all terms that represent the same general things. These terms seem to evoke a lot of emotion in people, of one extreme or another. Often either fear of cords or longing to remove them. Some of the reason for this lies in what cords and attachments are made from—emotions and their energy. Another is that there is a great deal of misunderstanding about what cords and attachments are and what their removal entails and what the result of that will be.
Cords are the emotional energy that exists between two people in any relationship, whether it is a family relationship, a work relationship, a friendship or an intimate relationship. They are nothing to fear. We all have them and they are normal. Our systems are always sending out energy and receiving energy from our environment and from the other energy beings around us.
When we interact directly with someone, we send out cords of energy vibrations that send and receive energy signals, which facilitate our communications. To those who can see them, they appear as wavy, flowing energy lines that connect the parties who are interacting. Even if no words are being said, when two people are involved in a relationship of some type or have strong emotional energy toward each other, these cords can been seen or felt by those sensitive to this. Again, this is normal and it is happening constantly, just as your eyes are constantly seeing, your ears are constantly hearing and your skin is constantly sensing.
When we are in ongoing relationships, we often develop a build-up of certain emotional energies in our tissues and in our mental and emotional bodies. Even in a healthy relationship, we have periods where there is a lot of negative emotional energy or it is simply a difficult time. This can also happen after a loss or a death. In difficult, abusive or co-dependent relationships, there will be much negative energy build-up and many difficult periods to release. When we are ready to let go of the energy of that and release those periods of our relationship, we can do a cord cutting to facilitate the process.
Cord cutting can also ease the process if we are ready to let go of a relationship or if a relationship is ending naturally. Cord cutting will not and cannot end a relationship that isn’t already ending naturally or that you or the other partly are not ready to end. That is not the purpose of cord cutting. It does not interfere in any way with the outcome of the relationship. That is solely between you and the other person and any decisions each of you choose to make. Cord cutting is simply a tool to help remove, dissolve and heal an old, damaging emotional energy that has become attached to you from the relationship. This helps you heal and it does often help the relationship move in new directions. Sometimes these directions are with the two of you moving closer together in a more healed way (which is what everyone wants, of course!) and other times it is the two of you finding resolution apart. Ultimately, cord cutting is about releasing the past and the ways it has attached itself to you and formed harmful patterns in your cells and in your habits so that you can find peace and move forward in a new way. Remaining open to what that new way might be helps you to be fully open to your healing process.
Cord cutting is done by scanning as you do a Reiki session and locating areas that feel dense, hot or cold. When you find these areas, ensure that you are fully grounded and your aura is strong, and then imagine a small violet flame next to you. This is a helpful and healing, yet strong energy that can handle the cord and the density that you are going to pull out of the person. Lifting your hand slightly above the body, in the aura above the area where you feel the density, heat or cold of the cord attachment, begin to “pull” the dense energy out. If you feel resistance, slow down and ask the Higher Self of the client to release it. That is usually enough for it to break free. See it dissolving from their cells and aura and imagine any holes or weakness in their aura sealing back up and the cord density leaves. Place the density into the violet flame that you envisioned earlier. Finish by placing your hands over the area and sending Reiki for as long as feels appropriate. Use all of the symbols over the area to strengthen and seal it.
An alternative method for doing this is to us a cutting or chopping motion with the hand as you blow out sharply. This feels more aggressive to me and I prefer the gentler method I described above, which is at least as effective, if not more so. I do sometimes use the breath, as I feel guided to do so.
You may not feel much the first few times you do this, and you may question whether you are imagining most of it. Trust what you feel. It’s real and after the session when you speak to the client you will find verification, if you need it.
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Angie Webster made a significant contribution to the Reiki community, with a particular focus on Animal Reiki, which she had a deep affection for. As a knowledgeable Reiki Master Teacher and Author, she conducted online courses on energy healing, herbalism, flower essences, and personal growth.
She is the author of “Animal Reiki: How it Heals, Teaches & Reconnects Us with Nature” and “Reiki from A to Z”. Currently, Angie has decided to retire from her professional life to devote more time to her health, family, and the little joys of life.