Cord cutting is a "psychic" term, if you will, for separating yourself from negative energies that seem to drain you. An example would be someone you know that, every time you are around them, you just feel tired or energetically drained. Most of us know one or more of these people! They don't mean to drain our energy so it is our responsibility to keep our own energy safe.
Psychic John Holland released an email recently talking about this very topic. But he took cord cutting a step farther to include thoughts and habits that drain our energy. This hadn't occurred to me before and I felt this was a worthy idea to pass on.
So, let me back up for a moment. What cords?!!! The premise is that you form a cord of energy with everyone you meet. But that cord does not die off when certain relationships do. In fact, we remain connected to everyone's energy unless we specifically do a cord cutting. You can even separate from only the negative aspects of a relationship rather than the entire person. Although the word cutting sounds painful, this process is not and the other person will have no idea you have done this unless you tell them. They may feel distanced from you but unsure as to why.
John Holland writes, "When you focus and direct your thoughts and energy on a particular person, place, object, situation, or even an uncompleted project, you’ll establish an energetic cord with whatever you’re focusing on. "
Holland makes the analogy of a flashlight being left on and the battery's energy slowly draining away.
So what thoughts have been hoarding your energy pushing other thoughts away? What projects have completely taken over your mind? Just because you cut the energetic cord to someone or something, does not mean you are cutting them out of your life (unless that is your intention), and it does not mean you love them any less. It means you are seeking out the healthy side of a relationship so there is balance for your energy pool.
John defines some examples of "potential draining energy cords":
•Unhealthy diet and lack of exercise
•Relationship and family issues
•Unresolved finance issues, such as last years’ un-filed taxes
•Taking on the problems of a family member or friend
How fabulous that we can release ourselves from these worries? Taxes?? Come on!!!
So. You are on board. You are ready to let go of negative energy burdens. What do you do? There are a few different techniques I have come across for cord cutting. Essentially, find a quiet place where you can meditate for a time. It may be as little as 5 minutes but you need to access a state of calm. Set your intention. What is it exactly you intend to do? I intend to cut away the cord that binds me to worrying about _______. Or, I intend to cut the energy cord between myself and my ex because it is time to for me to let go of their negative energy. Something like that, but be clear. Remember that not all energy cords are bad; many bring us love and positive energy. You are cutting the cord(s) that inhibit your growth; that stop you from moving forward. In your mind's eye, see the cords coming out from your navel. Intuitively feel for the one that is connected to your source of negative energy. If you are comfortable with this, ask Archangel Michael to help you as cord cutting is his specialty! Then visualize whatever tool you would like to use and cut the cord away. See it go reeling away from you and, as it does, notice it takes its negative energy with it and that you already feel lighter.
Is this the day you are ready to release your draining stressors? Separate from the thoughts that plague you most? "Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice." Wayne Dyer