Some experiences and moments in our lives seem to just stick to us like dirty gum on the bottom of our shoe.
If you’ve ever had an ex you just couldn’t get over, a fight you couldn’t get out of your head, or an experience or resentment that has stayed with you for years, you know what I mean.
Sometimes we become energetically tied to another person or a situation from our past, and we have to find a way to reclaim our energy and regain our sense of sovereignty. A cord cutting ritual is the perfect way to do just that.
When you know you’re ready to release, but the old pain, old thoughts, or old patterns keep haunting your mind, and still feel real in your body, these rituals can offer you some freedom. They will help you bring your energy back to yourself and finally move on for good.
It’s natural that certain experiences or people stick with us and are hard to shake. Some relationships transform us and make us who we are, certain memories mark pivotal moments, and some experiences become part of the way we define ourselves.
But sometimes our attachment to these aspects of our past can become unhealthy. We end up feeling resentment and ruminating about our hurts, or even the loves or opportunities we’ve lost. And as a result, we keep feeding the thing we don’t want.
Let’s face it, ruminating, resenting, and even reminiscing take a lot of energy! It’s difficult to feel like the most grounded version of yourself and to live your life connected to the guidance of Spirit when a part of you is always giving energy to something from your past. These old energetic cords keep us from living in alignment with our highest good.
When you finally let go completely and cut the energetic cord that binds you, you also set the other person free to move on. This aspect may be difficult to accept at first, and it’s a great opportunity to practice forgiveness and compassion for yourself and the other person.
The irony of the challenging people, memories, or feelings that hold us is that we unconsciously feed them. In our minds, we want to be free of the pain or the drain on our energy, and yet by thinking about them, worrying about them, and letting them continue showing up in our psyche, we feed into the attachment we no longer want.
It’s frustrating to want to let something go and not know what steps to take to actually cut the emotional or energetic cords for good. That’s where a cord cutting ritual or meditation comes in. Sometimes we need to call on our Higher Power or support from the Divine to move on and reorient toward our highest good.
But before you ask for Divine support, check-in with yourself and make sure you’re ready to take full responsibility for your energy and to do the work of releasing and forgiving. Emotional cord cutting will require your commitment! If you don’t go in with clear intention, it won’t be nearly as effective.
When you decide you’re ready to finally let go completely and free yourself from the ties of your past, there can be an immediate sense of relief that sets in. But there might be some resistance too! It isn’t always easy to change these old patterns, but you can ask for Divine support in letting go.
Know that Spirit wants to support you to grow and evolve and letting go of past pain, hurts, and resentments is part of your growth journey.
You can even ask for Angelic help in your cord cutting process! Simply imagine your guardian angel and ask them to support you in your process of releasing, forgiving, and setting an energetic boundary to reclaim your energy.
When sheer willpower isn’t enough to move on from an energetic tie, it’s time to turn to our spiritual tools. Oracle Cards are my absolute favorite tool for receiving guidance from Spirit and helping me navigate challenges.
In order to use Oracle Cards to support you in a cord cutting ritual, simply take some time to get grounded through a simple meditation or prayer. A few minutes of deep breathing can help you reach the right state to begin. It’s important to reach an emotionally neutral place before pulling a card so you can get the clearest answer.
Next, shuffle your cards and try asking the question, “What do I need to know about releasing all ties and attachments to (insert your situation or person)?”
Then pull a card and read the corresponding message in the guidebook to see what clarity the Oracle has for you. If you don’t have your own cards yet, you can use my free online card picker.
So if you’ve found that there’s a sticky energy you’ve been carrying around and you’re really ready to release it, scheduling a ritual to cut the energetic cord can help you speed up and ease this process. Consider scheduling a couple of hours to dedicate to this process and go in with the intention of letting go and forgiving 100%
Begin your ritual by setting up your sacred space. Light some candles, pick up any clutter and create a space that feels warm and inviting to spend some time in. Next, take 20 minutes or so to journal about the energy you want to release. Just let yourself write freely about your feelings – why it’s been holding you and why you’re ready to let go.
Next, you might want to do a meditation to help release this hold on you. Since taking yourself through cord cutting isn’t always easy, I’ve created a guided meditation specifically for this process. This 5-minute Cord Cutting Meditation on youtube will walk you step-by-step through a cord cutting and help you release and let go of what binds you.
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