What Are Etheric Cords?

Etheric cords or cords of attachment are a common term used in energy healing and spiritual circles. There is often a misconception that etheric cords are all negative or are only used by others to cause you harm. This is not the case. As with most terms and concepts, there are some nuances and considerations that may help describe and bring a fuller and more informed understanding. With this in mind, what are etheric cords?

What Are Etheric Cords?

We all have etheric cords. You are even born with them. Etheric cords (sometimes referred to as cords of attachment, ethereal cords, energy cords and ribbons) are energy structures that connect from within your energy bodies (aura, chakras etc.) and extend out of you. They connect with other people, places, animals, objects, situations and past events. You create etheric cords as ways to connect with things that are around you.

Etheric cords allow you to feel a connection with whatever you cord. They provide you with a very accurate way to connect with and tap into someone else's energy, which gives you an energetic feedback mechanism. This feedback mechanism allows you to know what others are feeling and perhaps even thinking. Have you ever felt that you know what a partner or good friend is thinking or feeling? It almost certainly is partly due to the etheric cord.

Healthy etheric cords are essential for your relationships and how you interact with your surroundings. However, there are times when etheric cords can be non-serving. What this means is that they no longer connect you positively with others and start to be counterproductive.

Have you ever felt a strong connection with someone who is no longer in your life and was not very good for you? This could very well be because there is still a cord between the two of you. You may try everything you can to stop thinking of this person but be unable to. This may be because you are still energetically attached. You are still receiving energetic information from this person and vice versa.

There may also be times when you may feel drained when being around certain people. We have all been with people that leave us feeling drained after being in their company. Cording may very often attribute to this, where the cord is not only exchanging energy but is taking energy from you. A straightforward way to check if cording has occurred is if you can't stop thinking of someone. If this is the case, there will almost certainly be some cording activity. It may not always be non-serving, but it will show there is cording activity.

How Do Etheric Cords Work?

When you connect with someone by interacting with them or even by think or talking about someone, you will create an etheric cord with them. An energetic cord will extend out of you and connect with that person. It can be as simple as where you place your focus you will cord it.

Etheric cords can attach anywhere on your body although there are certain areas of the body which are more common.

As an example, etheric cords that connect at and around the solar plexus chakra (personal power) tend to be from cords that attach due to normal daily activities. Etheric cords that attached at and around the sacral chakra (emotions/sex) tend to be associated more with romantic partners. This includes present and past romantic partners (including anyone you fantasise about or have a crush on). Of course, these are just generalisations. You should use your intuition as to how to read them.

Once connected, you will then start to receive energetic information from this person. This information is carried back to you via the cord. The etheric cord is very much like a probe that transports energetic information back to you. This information is then read and decoded. This is how you sometimes know if you like or dislike someone even before you interact.

If you get to know this person over time, the etheric cord strengthens. This makes it easier to pick up their energy and energetic information. This helps keep relationships healthy and is an essential human energetic mechanism allowing you to connect with the world around you.

When you have corded someone, the energies will flow in both directions; it is essential to be aware that cords are not always positive. Sometimes you can take someone’s energy or have yours taken, resulting in energy-draining. It is vital to ensure your etheric cords are healthy and maintained.

Etheric Cord Maintenance Attunement

There are several ways to cut etheric cords and prevent them from returning. If you work with attunements or would like an energetic tool to help you cut etheric cords you may want to consider the Etheric Cord Maintenance Attunement. This attunement aims to not only cut and remove negative and non-serving etheric cords but also to strengthen and support healthy positive cords. The Etheric Cord Maintenance Attunement is a wonderful attunement to maintain your etheric cords and is an excellent addition to your daily energy healing practices.


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