Many of my patients suffer from chronic fatigue and report feeling “drained,” “sapped,” “exhausted…” It’s no coincidence that those terms all allude to a depletion of energy by an outside source. While there are many diet and lifestyle considerations that can prevent you from generating optimal energy levels, a contributing factor that can actually take energy from you is emotional attachment. In this article, I help you learn to recognize unhealthy attachments and provide you with information and tools to release them so you can live life to the fullest.
Draining emotional attachments are usually linked to other people but can also be linked to places or things. In my work with Energy Medicine, I’m able to see these attachments in the form of an etheric cord connected to your body – imagine a surgical tube linking you to someone or something. These cords create an open channel that can literally leech energy out of your field, leaving you feeling fatigued or burned out without cause.
A cord can develop once an energy exchange is initiated and can linger long after a relationship ends. An energy exchange can involve an interpersonal relationship, an obligation, or resources such as time and money. Sometimes all of them are involved at once. You may have attachments related to someone or something from the past that have been slowly draining you for years.
An etheric cord can also transmit emotions to you from the person it’s connected to – especially if they’ve been a demanding, needy, abusive, or controlling presence in your life. This can be apparent if you feel unexplainably strong or frequent feelings about someone that is no longer part of your life. This two-way attack on your quality of life, if not addressed, can escalate from fatigue and altered mood states to physical pain (often in the back, abdomen, or chest area).
In addition to the energy-sapping quality of these cords, they can also hold you back from moving on or reaching new levels of evolution or growth. For instance, many patients struggle with intimacy or the ability to find love when an energetic connection still burdens them from an old relationship. I’ve had a patient whose house wouldn’t sell because they had unresolved energetic attachments to it – essentially repelling potential buyers. Sometimes these unhealthy connections are so subtle or seemingly dormant that the patient is unaware it’s affecting them until I examine their energy field and point it out during a Life Mapping session.
Over the years I’ve seen patient’s land their dream job once they cut ties to an old dead-end career or achieve weight loss after severing a tie to a food addiction. A close friend suffered from chronic back pain and finally found relief after cutting a cord attached to a dysfunctional relationship with a needy family member. The list of powerful life transformations goes on! The key is learning how to cut unhealthy cords and maintain a clear and protected energy field.
Be empowered to know that you are able to cut these draining etheric cords. If you believe the source of your fatigue or other symptoms could be cord related, set the intention now to sever the unhealthy connection and renew your energy levels. Before you begin the exercise, ask yourself these important questions about the person, place, or thing:
It’s important to get to the root of the lingering attachment in more ways than one. You must work through unresolved emotions and provide yourself the closure you need. Only then can you let go of the experience to fully remove the cord from your energetic field. If you hang on to anger, vengeful thoughts, or unforgiveness – the cords cannot be effectively released. If you discover work needs to be done in those areas beyond what you are capable of achieving alone, make sure and seek professional help so you can move on as soon as possible.
This cord cutting exercise is a gentle process best done when you are in a calm clear state of mind. You can take a relaxing bath or do some breathing exercises to release any tension in your body before you begin. Create a peaceful environment for your energy work (great tips for that in this past blog post!) and sit comfortably with your eyes closed.
Imagine scanning your body for areas of discomfort. Ask for the etheric cord sites to be illuminated for you by a white light. When you feel them or see them, acknowledge the presence and express gratitude for the lessons you learned from the experience(s) they are attached to. Envision the cord being cleanly cut away and dissolved from your body with the white light. Let the divine light shine within you and emanate from you, creating a sense of peace and wholeness.
Express gratitude that you have been set free from the unhealthy connection. Send the areas on your body as well as the person, place, or thing the attachment was connected to love, light, and healing energy. Feel your energy field glowing with abundant energy!
Creating a protective barrier that can help you avoid unwanted attachments is so important and healing – especially if you are notoriously sensitive to other people’s energy and emotions.
I highly recommend following up the cord cutting exercise with my Healing Body Meditation, which you can perform regularly as maintenance for the meaningful work you’ve done to balance your energy.
I can help you discover if you have any unhealthy etheric cord attachments draining your energy with an in-person on online consultation. During a Life Mapping session, I am able to assess your energy field and pinpoint the root cause of what is creating your mental, emotional, physical, or spiritual imbalance so we can create a treatment plan for you.
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Hi, I’m Elena Bensonoff, Spiritual Health Practitioner. Here at Wholistic, our vision is to help facilitate the healing process so that you can reconnect with your authentic, whole self. So often, the root cause of physical or emotional imbalances is embedded in negative emotions that block the flow of energy in the body— increasing the likelihood of chronic pain, anxiety, and disease. We recognize and honor your life path and are here to guide you to your own mastery.