Cord Cutting

Cord Cutting. Cords are connections. They may be attached to our physical selves, our soul, our spirit, our aura, or one or more of our chakras. They may be connected to any one or several or all of these things.

In our Reiki Manual I, the chakras are explained as energy centres within the body that give is purpose, energy, intention and motivation. A link is provided to the publication below.

Cods can be many things. The simplest is the unseen, but never the less important role of draining our energy. This maybe a relationship, a colleague at work or friends. They have a need and in us they see a source of energy to fill them. They take energy form us rather than deal with the issues and problems they face by themselves. It maybe that they have become so used to a situation that drains their energy that they see the answer to the problem being to take energy from another.

These cords are draining and destructive to us. They should be cut. The energy within our physical selves, our soul, our spirit, our aura, or one or more of our chakras is for us, it is precious and we need to take care of it and the part of our presence they are attached to.

There are cords that are beneficial to us such as our connection with a loved one or a very loved pet. The cords may also attach to things that give us great energy and are uplifting for us. These cords can and should remain because the energy given to us by a loving relationship or a solid friendship is given freely and we respond to it mutually by giving back.

There are many different ways to cut cords. I prefer to call on Archangel Michael. He is an archangel in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, and Lutheran systems of faith, he is called Saint Michael the Archangel and Saint Michael. In the Oriental Orthodox and Eastern Orthodox religions, he is called Saint Michael the Taxiarch. In other Protestant churches, he is referred to as Archangel Michael. [1]

In the New Testament, Michael leads God’s armies against Satan’s forces in the Book of Revelation, where during the war in heaven he defeats Satan. In the Epistle of Jude, Michael is specifically referred to as “the archangel Michael”. Sanctuaries to Michael were built by Christians in the 4th century, when he was first seen as a healing angel. Over time his role became one of a protector, and the leader of the army of God against the forces of evil. [2]

There are many ways to cut the cords that are draining us, my preferred way is to ask the archangel to use his sword to cut the cords. At the moment I ask for his help I visualize cords that are draining me. I do not visualize any specific places of attachment, or the damage the cords may be doing. The Archangel is well able to identify the cords and deal with them. 

At the end I ask him to fill me with his divine white light and surround me with his protective energy to help ward of any further attachments. 

Finally, I thank him for the cord cutting.

Usually when I follow this process, I am sitting quietly at home, in the morning before the full start of my day, or, in the evening at the end of the day. But there are times, during the day, after I have interacted with a person or situation that is obviously toxic and not beneficial to me. I will mentally go through the process, even if it means doing so at the back of an elevator! Yes, an elevator. My feeling about what I had been involved with was so negative that I felt I needed his help right there and then.

The archangel Michael is limitless, he can be in all places at all times, helping people that call on him for help. So, don’t feel that you have to have a special timeslot to ask him for help. Just ask!

Bibliography

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_(archangel). “Michael Archangel.”


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_(archangel), “Michael Archangel.”

[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_(archangel), “Michael Archangel.”

Bibliography

https://www.verywellmind.com. “Function of the Autonomic Nervous System.”


[1] https://www.verywellmind.com, “Function of the Autonomic Nervous System.”

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Amethyst Crystal – Third Eye Chakra

Amethyst crystal laid on quartz – isolated on white
  1. known as the “meditative stone” and “calming stone”
  2. provides calm, balance, patience and peace
  3. equally beneficial on each of the emotional, spiritual and physical planes
  4. can assist with personal losses and grief
  5. aids in emotional stability and inner strength
  6. enhances flexibility and cooperation
  7. can help with overcoming addictions and compulsive behaviours
  8. increases spirituality and enhances intuition
  9. assists in making a clear connection between the Earth plane and Source
  10. helps in opening channels to telepath, past life regression as well as all ‘clears’
  11. protects against psychic attack
  12. protects against thieves and also protects travelers
  13. helps healing with headaches, insomnia, arthritis, diabetes, pain relief, circulatory system issues, endocrine system, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, immune system, asthma, phobias, pregnancy and preventing miscarriage, menopause, PMS, and general healing
  14. color – purple

Amethyst encourages selflessness and spiritual wisdom. Also enhances metaphysical abilities and an excellent stone to assist with meditation, dream recall and visualization. Amethyst blocks negative environmental energies. Beneficial to the mind – calms or stimulates as necessary. Also enhances memory and improves motivation. This stone balances emotional highs and lows. 

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Crystal Cleansing

Before you start to use your crystals, you should undertake some Crystal Cleansing Crystals them. This removes any negative energy or vibrations from others who may have handled them. There are several easy ways to cleanse

  1. Soaking:  Soak your gemstone or crystal in one cup of seal salt dissolve in one quart of purified or spring water. Meditate and ask that the crystal be cleared. Soak 15 minutes to one full day in a glass bowl
  1. Soaking:  Soak your gemstone or crystal in one cup of seal salt dissolve in one quart of purified or spring water. Meditate and ask that the crystal be cleared. Soak 15 minutes to one full day in a glass bowl
  1. Soaking:  Soak your gemstone or crystal in one cup of seal salt dissolve in one quart of purified or spring water. Meditate and ask that the crystal be cleared. Soak 15 minutes to one full day in a glass bowl
  1. Soaking:  Soak your gemstone or crystal in one cup of seal salt dissolve in one quart of purified or spring water. Meditate and ask that the crystal be cleared. Soak 15 minutes to one full day in a glass bowl
  1. Soaking:  Soak your gemstone or crystal in one cup of seal salt dissolve in one quart of purified or spring water. Meditate and ask that the crystal be cleared. Soak 15 minutes to one full day in a glass bowl
  1. Soaking:  Soak your gemstone or crystal in one cup of seal salt dissolve in one quart of purified or spring water. Meditate and ask that the crystal be cleared. Soak 15 minutes to one full day in a glass bowl

While your Chakras can become congested or unbalanced from stress, anxiety, environmental or many other unknown conditions. Using gems or crystals in accordance with meditation or bodywork is known to help remove blockages and balance these energy points, promoting heath, happiness and well-being.

The seven Chakra points within our bodies rotate at different speeds that closely correspond to the vibrational frequencies of different crystals and gemstones. By utilizing the appropriate crystals and gemstones that correspond to each Chakra, it is believed we can unlock the door to the world of crystal healing and tap its powerful, health imbibing powers. 

The benefits of long term crystal exposure to the Chakras is said to be one of the most effective forms of alternative healing available, Healing crystals and gemstones comes in highly attractive and functional forms, wearing crystal jewelry or gemstone crystal wraps or carrying around tumbled gemstones, cut crystals, rough and faceted gemstones, pendulums either in your pocket or crystal pouch are all ways in which to keep your crystals and their healing properties close to you so that you may receive their maximum healing benefit.

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Breathing

There is no life on earth that does not breathe. Every living thing extracts and uses Oxygen. Even fish and all other sea creatures that swim under the surface of the water, breathe, they filter water through their gills and membranes to extract oxygen from the water. Plants breathe and take in oxygen to develop and grow. 

Oxygen and is a necessity and breathing, no matter the form it takes, links all living things together, no matter what form we take or the environment in which we exist.

Inside us, oxygen passes to all parts of our bodies in our blood. The blood and the oxygen feed the process of converting nutrients form the food we eat into energy to allow us to run, jump, and play. It allows us to work and challenge ourselves. Typing this blog post required energy, to think, create sentences and move my hands to type the letters on the key board.

The quality of the air we breathe has an impact on our bodies. Have you noticed how when you visit the sea or a large body of water, you feel more energized from the experience? That is because there are less pollutants in the air from the busy city world.

Breathing is an important tool in yoga and meditation. Our breathing is one of the autonomic functions. The autonomic nervous system regulates a variety of body process that takes place without conscious effort. The autonomic system is the part of the peripheral nervous system that is responsible for regulating involuntary body functions, such as heartbeat, blood flow, breathing, and digestion.[1]

Because of this, when we meditate, or perform yoga, we can use our breathing like a musician uses a metronome. We can concentrate on its rhythm to help our mind change pace and be restful, because as we are at rest, our breathing slows.

Taking time each morning, and evening when you return home, to slow down by listening to your breathing slows the wear and tear on your system form the day’s activities, especially if you are in a stressful environment during the day.

If you are attuned to Reiki, you will know of and understand the Chakras, energy centres in your body. There are seven of them. What I call Chakra Maintenance is important. Visualize each as a ball of energy rotating in its own space and interacting with the next one in the sequence. For example, the root Chakra provides energy and motivation to the Sacral Chakra, and the Sacral to the Solar Plexus. 

Woman meditating in lotus position. Colored chakra lights over her body. Yoga, zen, Buddhism, recovery and wellbeing concept.


Many different things are credited to the Chakras, for example, the Throat Chakra helps us speak clearing and with purpose. Blockages may also appear in the Chakras that prevent us from being fully in the now, in the moment. They are explained in my Reiki Student Manual I available on Amazon – link below.

To use our breathing with meditation we should:

  • Find time for it. Don’t rush through it. There are no certificates of achievement for how quickly you can complete your meditation. What is important is your connection to your inner self and your Chakras. If you cannot find the time, then it is the wrong time to attempt it.
  • The quality of your meditation is more important than the length of time you spend.
  • Consistency is important. If you cannot manage to meditate daily, then every other day. Or, maybe you will do it weekly.
  • As we mentioned, breathing is part of the autonomic system in our bodies. We can change the rhythm of its cycle only so much before the system takes back control. It must take control because of the needs of the body. Do not get stressed out because the rhythm you would like to set for your mediation is not sustained. The important thing is you have set a foundation for the session.
  • Breath in slowly and fully and be aware of your body as it brings in air. The change in your chest and the feeling of fullness, a full breath in gives you. I am not a fan of holding on to the breath because your body has to exhale the air it has just inhaled along with the nitrogen and other toxic remains of previous breaths. Holding that in does not benefit you.
  • What does benefit you is feeling that inward movement of air and the expelling of toxic remains, slowing it down and being fully invested in the process helps you connect with nature and all things around you and places you as part the living world.
  • Depending on your level of attunement you will have various Reiki symbols available to you. Chu Ku Rei is the Reiki Power symbol. Visualize it, or draw it on a sheet of paper before you start so you can look at it while you are meditation… yes, meditation with eyes open is very acceptable. So long as you are not distracted by the world around you!
  • Having an image of the location of each chakra in your mind can also be useful. I think of the Heart Chakra as being a place where I love from. I send love to people, animals and things that matter to me, even loved ones that have passed over. Throat chakra needs to be clear and energized so that I may speak loudly, clearly and choose the correct words for the ideas I want to pass on. Third eye is the chakra that helps me connect with and see the world through my intuition. Crown chakra is my mind, not my busy mind. Clarity will allow me to reason better and create intention in my life and help me manifest what I want and need.
  • At the end. There is time for peace. There is time to recognize the wonderful person I am. How I have dealt with the trials and tribulations of physical life. There is time to think how I am connected to the greater energized world. This is when I tell myself, hand over heart that I am happy, proud, or simply love myself for all I have done and the lessons learned from what I have endured.

As the meditation ends, I move back into eth hear and now. If my eyes have been closed, they are now open, but they were open all along, they are now focusing on the physical world.

Bibliography

https://www.verywellmind.com. “Function of the Autonomic Nervous System.”


[1] https://www.verywellmind.com, “Function of the Autonomic Nervous System.”

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Clear Quartz – Crown Chakra

close up of a small but powerful quartz crystal over a dark background
  1. known as the “Universal Crystal”
  2. is a power stone
  3. is the most recognized of the crystals
  4. enhances energy by absorbing, storing, amplifying, balancing, focusing & transmitting
  5. channels Universal energy
  6. beneficial for manifesting, healing, meditation, protection and channeling
  7. harmonizes and balances environment
  8. energizes and strengthens healing qualities of other crystals
  9. can be used to amplify healing energy and to perform diagnostic healing
  10. dispels and clears away negative energy
  11. enhances spiritual growth, spirituality and wisdom
  12. increases inspiration and creativity
  13. assists with concentration, studying and retaining information
  14. used in crystal healing to fortify and strengthen all systems of the body
  15. helps in healing arthritis, bone injuries, depression, intestinal troubles and also improves mental and physical energy, stamina and physical strength.
  16. color – clear, white

Clear quartz has powerful healing and energy amplifier. It absorbs, stores, releases and regulates energy. Works at a vibrational level attuned to specific requirement of the user, it takes energy to most perfect state possible. Deep soul cleanser, enhances metaphysical abilities and attunes to spiritual purpose.  Quartz harmonizes all chakras, aligns the aura and cleanses third eye chakra to enable truth to be seen in Self and in situations, and signs and symbols to be recognized and understood

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Aquamarine Crystal – Throat Chakra

aquamarine
  1. known as the “stone of courage” than can bring great power
  2. assists with quick intellectual response
  3. brings inner peace and self-love
  4. helps with shielding auras
  5. brings Angels for guidance and protection
  6. excellent crystal for meditation
  7. dispels anger and fear
  8. assists with past life recall
  9. beneficial in bringing about good luck
  10. calms communication issues
  11. being attuned to the sea, it protects travelers on water
  12. helps in healing chronic fatigue, the endocrine system, eyes and eyesight, fluid retention, headaches, intestinal disorders, the nervous system, phobias, teeth and gums.
  13. color – greenish blue

Aligning all Chakras however clears the throat chakra and opens third eye also. Aquamarine Crystal, a wonderful stone for meditation, it shields the aura and encourages service to humanity. Breaks self-defeating programs and leads to dynamic change. Useful also for closure on all levels, understanding underlying emotional states and interpreting how you feel. Clarifies perception as it removes extraneous thought and filters information reaching the brain.

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Rose Quartz Crystal-Heart Chakra

Rose quartz – semiprecious gem used for jewels and also in esoteric and alternative medicine
  1. known as the “Love stone”.
  2. opens Heart Chakra to all forms of love, self and other
  3. lowers stress
  4. soothing and happy stone
  5. brings gentleness, forgiveness, compassion, kindness and tolerance.
  6. raises self-esteem and self-worth
  7. emotional balancing stone
  8. aids in healing emotional wounds and bringing a sense of peace and calm
  9. removes fears, resentments, guilt and anger
  10. eases and aids in releasing childhood traumas
  11. helpful and protective during pregnancy and with childbirth
  12. helps in healing the heart, the circulatory system, fertility, headaches, kidney disease, migraines, sexual dysfunction, sinus problems, throat problems, depressions, addictions, earaches, slowing signs of aging, spleen problems, fibromyalgia and maintaining an ideal weight. 
  13. color – pink

Rose Quartz – a stone of unconditional love and infinite peace. Promotes receptivity to beauty in all levels – including love and self-love. An emotional healer, releasing unexpressed emotions and heartache soothing internal pain and opening your heart so that you become receptive. If you have loved and lost, it comforts your grief.  Invokes self-trust and self-worth. Excellent for trauma or crisis, it acts as a rescuer and provides reassurance and calm. Draws off negative energy, strengthens empathy and sensitivity and promotes necessary change. 

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Citrine Crystal – Solar Plexus Chakra

Citrine – semiprecious gem
  1. known as the “success” stone and the “merchants stone” 
  2. promotes success and abundance especially in business
  3. imparts generosity receiving and giving balance
  4. enhances mental clarity, confidence, happiness and willpower
  5. brings good fortune in unexpected ways
  6. alleviates depressions and self-doubt
  7. brings happiness and cheer to anyone who carries it
  8. diminishes mood swings and self-destructive tendencies
  9. does not absorb negative energy and therefore never needs energetic clearing
  10. can be used to clear unwanted energies from environment
  11. helpful for general psychic awareness and spiritual development
  12. stone for general protection removing or deflecting energies of all kinds
  13. aids digestion, stomach, thyroid, heart, kidney, liver, muscles, strength, endocrine system, circulatory system, urinary system, immune system, fibromyalgia and diabetes and helps in diminishing or eliminating nightmares.
  14. color – yellow

Citrine Crystal absorbs, transmutes and grounds negative energy and protects the environment. It is particularly beneficial for attracting abundance. A powerful cleanse and regenerator that carries the power of the sun, this is a very beneficial stone and cleanses and reenergizes all of the chakras.  Energizing and highly creative, it never needs cleansing – it imparts joy to all who behold it.   it reverses self-destructive behaviour and assists in acting on constructive criticism. Citrine promotes inner calm, allowing your natural wisdom to emerge and encourages emotional balance. 

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Carnelian Crystal – Sacral Chakra

close up of a polished piece of carnelian isolated on a white background
  1. stone of creativity, individuality and courage.
  2. aids memory
  3. assists with past life recall
  4. helps to find soul mate
  5. protects from anger, jealousy and fear
  6. eases or removes sorrows
  7. stabilizes energy in home
  8. helpful in healing open sores, rejuvenating tissues and cells, rheumatism, kidney stones and other kidney problems, gall stones, colds, pollen allergies and neuralgia.
  9. color orange, red, brown

The Egyptians believed the Carnelian Crystal assisted the soul on its journey – they wore it to calm anger, jealousy and envy. Carnelian is a stabilizing stone with high energy, it anchors into the present reality, the NOW and is excellent for restoring vitality. Carnelian also has the ability to cleanse other stones. It helps assist with positive life choices and is useful for overcoming abuse including self-abuse It helps you to trust your Self and your perceptions, overcoming negative conditioning. A stone of abundance, it motivates for success in business and any other personal areas of focus.

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Garnet Crystal – Root Chakra

The Garnet is a stone of purity and truth as well as a symbol of love and compassion.
  1. stone of regeneration and stability
  2. brings positive thoughts
  3. excellent for manifestation and bringing abundance
  4. removes negative energy from all of the chakras
  5. discourages disorganized growth and brings inner strength
  6. stone of romantic love and passion
  7. increases truth, commitment and faith
  8. reduce and/or eliminate self-sabotage conscious or unconscious
  9. helpful in healing blood diseases, regenerating the body, metabolism, spinal and cellular disorders, blood, heart, lungs, regeneration of DNA, assimilation of minerals/vitamins, allergies and anemia.
  10. dark red in color

The Garnet Crystal for the Root Chakra is named for the seed of the pomegranate, it is said to be good luck to be given a Garnet. It is a powerfully energizing stone that protects you, bestows self-confidence and is useful in a crisis where there has been a trauma. This builds your foundation chakra and fortifies the survival instinct, bringing courage and hope. Crisis becomes challenge under Garnets influence and promotes mutual assistance. It dissolves ingrained behavior patterns and outworn ideas that no longer serve, eliminating self-sabotaging behavior.

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