First of all, you might be wondering what am I even talking about, cutting cords; what does this mean?
Well sometimes we feel like something is tugging or pulling on our energy, our soul or holding us back or blocking us in some way; and in the energetic healing world, this is often known as “cords being hooked into our energy field”…being hooked into our actual electromagnetic field. Sort of like being caught up in dark cobwebs. It’s often felt or seen as being dark, shadowy energy that is heavy and doesn’t belong.
Some people who work with energy; energy workers, light workers or crystal healers can see or visualize these cords hooked into our aura.
Cords may be due to all kinds of things…it’s usually due to some kind of traumatic event. Or perhaps we’ve allowed someone to overstep our boundaries, or maybe we have no boundaries.
Different people & beings may have all kinds of energetic cords hooked into us and those cords may be feeding off of our energy.
Good news is that there’s work you can do with energetic work, therapy and setting firm boundaries.
Here in this video and blog, I’m going to introduce some tips on how you can work with crystals and minerals to help release and cut those cords.
Energetic Tools for Cutting Cords
I have 2 crystals I think are best for this type of work: black obsidian & sulfur.
Now some people (like me) are cautious with black obsidian because it’s very powerful.
I’m talking specifically about black obsidian; no other kind of obsidian, not rainbow, not mahogany and all the other different types; specifically, black obsidian.
Personally, I don’t wear black obsidian as jewelry on a daily basis or for long extended periods of time nor do I work with it on a daily basis because I’m cautious with it. Why? Well, for some black obsidian can be too powerful and can bring your emotions down if you work with it too long, especially if you’re feeling emotionally vulnerable. It’s been known to actually make some people feel depressed.
But sometimes you feel like you really need a powerful punch and for cutting cords, I do feel that black obsidian is ideal; the perfect energetic choice for this sort of work, as long as you make quick work of it.
GeoGEEK Factoid: Black obsidian is technically not a mineral or crystal, because it’s actually a volcanic glass. It’s created from a volcanic explosion and then cools so quickly that the molecules don’t have time to set up in that perfect geometric pattern that all crystals have.
Black Obsidian is quick + powerful.
It’s created from a violent volcanic event and then it forms very, very quickly. So that’s much like the way that I prefer to work with obsidian, get to the point, real quick and powerful and… then get out.
A handy black obsidian tool and exercise that I talk about in much more detail in my Advanced Crystal Masters course is a black obsidian arrowhead technique
The arrowheads are fairly easy to get and quite inexpensive considering the handy work that it takes to create them.
Now, of course, most black obsidian arrowheads are not an authentic arrowhead created by ancient peoples. Rather they’ve been created relatively recently by human hands… like within the last ten years maybe.
Without getting involved in the details and particulars of the more advanced ritual of this, if you have a black obsidian arrowhead, it’s safe to go ahead and gently “brush” it through your energetic field whenever you’re feeling like you have these energetic cords tugging on or hooking into your energy field. Or, you can have someone else actually brush over you, much like you would do a sage smudge, and go everywhere, under your feet, around your back, your arms, and just all around your body.
While you’re brushing with the obsidian arrowhead, you can say an affirmation like:
“I sever all cords and attachments that do not serve my highest good.”
Maintaining your Energetic Hygiene
I’ve learned the hard way how important our energetic hygiene is. Of course, all of us slip here and there, I have for sure + I’ve learned that you’ve got to “put your own oxygen mask on first.”
Just like we take a shower every day and brush our teeth, I feel it’s very important to maintain our energetic hygiene on a regular basis.
So what do I mean by that?
I like to do some sort of energy work at least weekly.
I try to do meditations on a regular basis; shooting for a couple of times a week.
Then at least quarterly throughout the year, on the equinox or the solstices, I like to do a full chakra Crystal Healing. (To find a Hibiscus Moon Certified Crystal Healer in your area, check out our alumni map so you can have a crystal healing session for yourself.)
Doing this is like pushing the reset button; by bringing all of your chakras back into gorgeous alignment, allowing you to start fresh and breathe easy in rhythm with the seasons.
When you’re maintaining your energetic hygiene it’s a lot less likely for these energetic cords to get stuck into your energetic field. Its like probiotics for your body’s immune system; preventative medicine!
But if you’ve been neglecting your energetic hygiene for a while it’s not uncommon to actually feel the symptoms of that…and if you leave those cords in place for a really long time they start to affect you on emotionally and spiritually and eventually on a physical level, condensing down to the 3D level.
So good energetic hygiene prevents energetic cords!
Layer the Energy
Before we talk about the next mineral, I also have an essential oil that I really like working with for this purpose, for cutting cords.
***Please note I am not married to any essential oil company, there are many different ones out there, many different brands, as long as they’re fair trade, sustainably harvested, organic, 100% pure essential oils, then I’m all for it.***
This blend I like for this specific purpose is made by Young Living and it’s called Release.
It’s wonderful for the purpose of cutting cords and a great energetic support for this type of work.
I like to take a few teeny black obsidian chips and pop them into the bottle so that the Release oil is actually also marinating in the vibrational frequencies of black obsidian. Layering the energies baby!
Be forewarned this oil blend ain’t cheap, so I totally get it if you’d rather make the blend up yourself. The individual essential oils used to create this blend are:
- Ylang Ylang
- Blue Tansy
- a Carrier Oil, like jojoba, coconut, almond, or olive oil; that’s up to you!
Then you can do several things with the oil;
- You can put a few drops in a bath along with some black obsidian, but make it a quick bath! I wouldn’t be soaking in it for like an hour. I would get in and out, five minutes and I’m done.
- While you’re visualizing the intention of cutting the cords, you can diffuse it or heat it in an oil burner.
- You can also apply it directly right over your liver area because your liver is your organ for releasing anything physically stuck in your body. So that works emotionally & spiritually as well on an energetic level.
The other mineral I’ve chosen for cutting cords is sulfur.
Sulfur is great for relieving mental stress, helping with low energy and weak willpower… all symptoms of cord attachments, BTW.
Or you can take powdered sulfur and add it to lotions or oils and apply that directly to your skin, to help clear up skin ailments such as itchy, red skin, Eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, scabies and any sort of fungal infection like ringworm. This is a popular Sicilian energy banishing remedy. 😉 You’re welcome.
These sorts of skin infections are cord attachments on your body, you know. Possibly energetic cords that have been left unchecked for some time & have become denser now manifesting as physical skin ailments. Literal parasites. No worries, though. Sulfur to the rescue! Sulfur is a natural antiseptic & antifungal. 🙂
Sulfur has an acrid smell, kind of like rotten eggs.
So be aware of that.
It’s another common mineral that shows up relatively quickly near volcanoes.
You can do the same energetic brushing ritual I mentioned above with the sulfur and just, kind of comb your aura, your energetic field by combing or brushing the sulfur around your body.
Cutting Cords Anti-Fungal Ointment
DISCLAIMER: I’m not a doctor and I’m not giving medical advice of any sort. I’m just telling you about what I do. Always check with a doctor first for any medical issues.
This is an ointment that is great for both cutting energetic cords & quite effective for alleviating skin ailments such as the ones discussed above. Ingredients you’ll need:
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 1 black obsidian stone
- 2 Tbs of sulfur powder
- 7 drops of Release Essential Oil
- Glass container (you don’t want to add essential oils to plastic as certain oils can cause the plastic to start to break down)
Warm your coconut oil to melt it (if it’s not already liquified). Then add your sulfur, black obsidian, and essential oil and shake it up until well mixed. Allow it to cool before applying.
It has a pretty nice scent, but with a bit of that acrid sulfur after-smell. You have to try it out & see what you think. It also leaves a yellow cast to the skin so I wouldn’t rub this stuffs all over, just in a few inconspicuous spots or the places that you need it. Also, be sure to test it with a small quantity in a very small area to see how your skin reacts.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my energetic tools & tips here for cutting cords.
I would love to see your comments down below… What do you think? Do you have other tips? Or if you’ve tried some of these suggestions please let us all know how you did.