What are Etheric Cords?
Etheric cords (also referred to as ethereal cords, psychic cords, energy cords, ribbons, ties, bonds, and energetic connections) are structured energetic connections between two subtle energy bodies. Although the umbilicial cord is cut after the birth of a child the etheric cord still exists. New to the physical world, small children innately understand the nature and necessity of this cord as it draws energy from the one whom they are dependent. Their cord provides the safety to explore their new world and ensures their needs are met through this bond. Ideally around adolescence, the child learns to become independent of the energy drawing etheric cord. The one-sided dependent nature of the cord evolves into a shared bond with an equal energetic exchange. Children at this time also learn how to develop healthy shared bonds with others.
The Healthy Shared Bond
A shared bond is very similar to an etheric cord in that there is a etheric connection. The major difference between them is that a shared bond is an equal harmonious exchange of supportive love energy and an etheric cord is one-sided. Shared bonds are healthy connections between subtle energy bodies. Shared bonding is a natural process of energetic communication with our surrounding world. Bonds can be shared through different energy centers (chakras) and different times depending of the nature of the relationship. A shared bond with a family members or a close friendship can be a connection of one or more than one the upper spiritual chakras and some of the lower chakras, a working friendship shared bond could be the meeting of the solar plexus chakras, a spouse's shared bond may be a connection of all of the chakras a different times. The strength of the etheric shared bond is dependent on the energy being exchanged through the bond and can extend from a few feet, across the world, or beyond this dimension. These bonds are evenly exchanged and make us feel safe, loved, and uniquely connected. Shared bonds can last minutes with someone you just met and made an instant connection with, days, weeks, years, or lifetimes.
The Negative Impact of Cording
Sometimes a shared bond can develop into a etheric cord and sometimes etheric cords are created immediately. Etheric cords that exist beyond the scope of caretaker to dependent are unhealthy. The needy nature of etheric cords are one-sided and not only draw and drain energy from an energy body but in doing so, lowers the vibrational frequency and blocks the flow of the energy to the body that it is being fed from. Etheric cords can make us feel exhausted, defeated, exposed, confused, unbalanced, ungrounded, unloved, and sick. The strength of the etheric cord is dependent on the energy being pulled through the cord. Etheric cords are drawn from one or more energy centers at a time. Cords can be attached within minutes of first meeting someone, with a family member, from or to energies beyond our dimension, with an enemy, and all relationships in between. Etheric cords can last moments, days, weeks, or lifetimes. Unhealthy family or individual patterns are evident when etheric cords are attached. If you have every asked yourself, "Why does this keep happening to me?", it most likely could be the attachment of etheric cords.
How to Clear or Cut the Etheric Cord
There are a few techniques of cutting or clearing etheric cords. Try closing your eyes to visualize the cord. Notice the size, color, density as you follow the cord back to the its sender. Tell your Higher Self (also referred to as your inner self or your inner voice) to dissolve, detach, or clear away the cord into the highest sacred light. You can call on Archangel Michael and his mighty sword, Spirit Guides, or Angels to sever the etheric cords using invocations. You can make up these invocations yourself but feel the words as you say them and repeat your invocation 3 or more times. Cords can reattach or new cords can form. At first, use these techniques a couple of times daily for a few weeks. If you are feeling more calm and less stressed you have cleared your etheric cords successfully. Reiki can help remove the unwanted attachment of the cord as well.