Psychic Cord Cutting as Part of the Healing Process

By Kim Saeed | Empaths and Sensitives

Jul 09
Cutting Cords

What is a psychic cord?

Psychic cords are energetic bonds that develop between people. This typically happens when they share a deeply intimate relationship, but also when one partner believes that their wholeness is reliant on the other partner, such as in emotionally abusive relationships. The beliefs that create cords stem from unsatisfied needs and deeply held emotional patterns.   That’s why people who’ve been involved with a Narcissist, whether during childhood or in romantic relationships (or both) often seem to go through life attracting the same kind of people. 


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Cords can be caused by many things…often, it’s because of an emotionally traumatic event. Or maybe we’ve allowed someone to disregard our boundaries; or perhaps we have no boundaries.


A psychic cord can create severe problems on emotional, subconscious, spiritual, energetic, and physical levels.  These cords are often the main reason for blocked creative energy, repressed self-expression, loss of personal power, unresolved anger, fear or grief, weak interpersonal boundaries, and poor health.

Although symptoms of cords can vary greatly, an individual will typically feel drained from specific relationships when a cord is present. When we want to let someone go because the relationship is unhealthy, the cords and the continuing psychic exchange between us and that person can hold us back. Below are signs that you have toxic psychic cords that needs to be severed.

Symptoms of heavy cording include:

  • Inability to move on
  • Obsessing about an Ex
  • Ruminating on things they said; reliving their constant judgment or criticism
  • Constant memories concerning things you used to do together
  • Compulsion to go back to the toxic relationship
  • Stalking your Ex online through social media
  • Insomnia, or endless processing of the past
  • Deep feelings of sadness, anger, and depression regarding the past
  • Desiring to seek revenge, or constantly aware of unfair treatment
  • Crying all the time; an emotional shell
  • Turning down invitations from friends and family; stuck in the past

Clearing energetic cords that bind you to an abusive Narcissist is a must.  Not only will doing so sever the psychic ties with the Narcissist, but will also clear the spiritual debris they picked up from sleeping with multiple partners, which they then spread to you when you shared intimate moments with them.  This can cause you to attract negative energy into your life.

The Cord Cutting Process

We often have misconceptions about relationships and perceptions about who we believe we are and who we think the other person is. Doing this work will help you overcome this, and begin to form a new outlook. Even if you are not able to feel anything, trust that the process is occurring.

You can start by calling upon God, Jesus, your spiritual guides, or your higher self to help you with this process. Visualize yourself holding a crystal sword.  Say out loud, “I now cut and release the cords of this relationship (person’s name)”, and while you are saying this, move your arms as if you were holding a sword and cut all around your body, remembering to cut above you and send intent.   Visualize the sword going below you to cut the roots of the relationship. You might also visualize pulling up the roots and plucking them out of your energy field while continuing to cut with the sword. Visualize the energetic cords vanishing as you cut and pull them from you. You may find as you do this, that some bundles may be more concentrated in the navel or heart area. Intimate relationships are typically more concentrated in the lower chakras.  (**This process can also be used to cut the psychic cords with Narcissistic parents, alive or otherwise).

Continue to say the name of the person of whom you are cutting cords from. When you feel you are done with that person and the relationship, pause and let yourself get a sense of whether or not the cord-cutting was successful. It is best to only do a few relationships in one cord cutting ceremony. Start with the ones that occupy your mind and heart the most.cut cord

When you feel the process is complete, pause and breathe for a few moments.  Visualize a lavender light encircling you as you bask in your new, clean energy field. Allow your heart to expand and feel the connection to your Higher Self.  In doing this ceremony you have created a space.  By calling in the Divine and your higher Self, you bring in what you need to go forth and form the relationships you desire.

Next, simply relax and rest. You might even want to take a nap. You may feel hungry, drained, or simply peaceful. Even while you rest, the energy streams are dispersed as they go back to the time, person and relationship.

You’ll want to also clear out the area where you performed the ritual through smudging or diffusing essential oils, such as Release by Young Living.  It’s wonderful for cord cutting and a great emotional support for this type of work.

Cord cutting is not generally recommended more than once a week. You need time to assimilate the work you have done and allow yourself time to develop new perspectives.

Copyright 2016  Kim Saeed and Let Me Reach

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Anonymous May 13, 2017

It was almost two years later and although I felt happy enough, I would have these crippling moments that would come out of nowhere and take me back to day one of my healing. Crying, feeling angry, checking out his social media. And of course, these were things I did in the early stages of my healing, but couldn’t understand why I would feel so overwhelmed emotionally, seemingly out of nowhere. Literally, one minute I could be laughing and having a great day and then would get ‘hit’ with these strong sensations of sadness or longing and I’d be stuck there for several days. It would fade and then a few weeks later or a month or two, it would happen again. It was almost cyclical.

We all go through that stage where we say we wanna let go, but deep down there is a place that refuses to accept that we weren’t loved, that it wasnt real, so we hold on. If you’re in that place then you cant fully move on, IMO. I wasnt in that place anymore and these bouts of emotional heaviness were ruining my ability to be consistently happy, ruining my peace. And as strange as it may sound, I began to recognize that the feelings I was experiencing were not coming from within me but from OUTSIDE. They were his! I’d always felt connected to him when we were a couple and the times when we were apart, which only strengthened my belief that we were soulmates and made it made it all the more difficult to accept what he was and end the relationship.

I was at my wits end. I was tired of feeling his misery, his anger, his sadness. I started seeing a therapist who validated what I was feeling and told me that yes, it IS possible to feel someone else’s energy and that they CAN project their energy on you, consciously or unconsciously. She gave me some tips on how to guard my energy field and we did some talk therapy to help me through the final stages of the hurt and pain. I took it one step further and went to see a reiki healer for cord cutting. Mind you, I’d never done anything like this before, but I was so desperate to be rid of this man and energy that I was willing to try anything. I really couldnt afford the cost of the session but again, I was desperate.

I told her what was going on and I laid down and she did a chakra alignment and cord pulling ritual. At one point she said, “Do you feel that?” And I’m like, “Uh, no. I dont feel anything.” After about an hour, I left. I didnt regret going but I also didnt feel any different. But again, I was willing to try anything. This was in January. It’s now May and I can tell you that it worked! The weeks that followed I felt increasingly lighter and free and hopeful. There has not been ONE emotional relapse. He still crosses my mind, but I am able to think of him and then move on. I am no longer overcome with inexplicable feelings of loneliness and sadness, regret, anger…nothing. I can enjoy my life without feeling like I’m carrying dead weight. Before the cord cutting, there were times when I literally felt like he was in the room with me.

So, if you’re struggling to get over a narc and you feel like you’ve done all the hard work but you just cant get over that hump, give cord cutting a try. I know there are ways to do it on your own, but I opted to go to a professional. Admittedly, I did peek at his FB page once or twice and he is now with the woman he claimed was just a friend or like his “little sister”. The difference is if I look, I shake my head and laugh and thank the heavens that it’s not me. Although, I still feel him from time to time, it’s not very strong at all, it’s momentary. The toxic ties that bound us are gone. Thank God.

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tvjackiem May 25, 2015

BodyTalk by Dr. John Veltheim, QuickPulse from Jo Dunning, and Access Consciousness Bars sessions are also great cord cutting techniques.

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dougstuber December 24, 2014

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One eighth of the life so far boiled down to a poem,
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from forming, and keep long-weary souls enraptured as humans
long enough for love to bloom again. Fourteen hours of dark
but interrupted by lights many don’t take down until March. Why?
Because they know what color means to those who make their
appearance at Christmas then slink back, unable to match their desires
to the way the world really works. To them the Christmas Fa La La
means more than to the carol-leaders. A toast to quiet perseverance.

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dougstuber December 24, 2014

Christmas Lights

Red light pokes through Christmas snow as a carpet
of wet brown dead pine needles softens your walk
from Usang Apartments to Immundae, where you’ve
sat, looking at Ggachi in Sycamores for seven years.
One eighth of the life so far boiled down to a poem,
a gathering, a suspended, augmented, finally diminished
goodbye. But this is the season of hello, great merriment,
brotherhood, sisterhood: of Auld Lang Syne spiced with
eggnog, turkey, ham, the harvest feast to last through stronger
longer days, detectable to the naked eye on exactly December
twenty fifth. My home town got its first four-foot blast in
November, so those snow-covered lights will diffuse a bit longer
than usual, emitting just enough color to stop frozen tears
from forming, and keep long-weary souls enraptured as humans
long enough for love to bloom again. Fourteen hours of dark
but interrupted by lights many don’t take down until March. Why?
Because they know what color means to those who make their
appearance at Christmas then slink back, unable to match their desires
to the way the world really works. To them the Christmas Fa La La
means more than to the carol-leaders. A toast to quiet perseverance.

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Justine Tindall December 23, 2014

Along with many other articles you have wrote, this has helped me a lot. I recently left my narcissistic ex who was 19 years older. Together for 3 years brainwashed with lavish gifts and smothering love. I was constantly accused of cheating, a drug addict, an alchoholic, a ni**** lover, or that i didn’t love him respect him. Push me down just to bring me back up with “i was legitimately upset” or “you did this to me”. Screaming, accusing, controlling, obsessive, possessive, 200 texts a day 200 calls, threats to arrest me sue me, then he loves me, says my mother is no good and i need to remove her from my loop, lies, keeps women in his stock…the list goes on, name it hes done it.
This website has truly saved my life. Thank you Kim

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thewondermya July 10, 2014

Reblogged this on Healing my codependency and your narcissism and commented:
The perfect way to break free and regain sanity and a life ! Thanks for posting this !

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Exit 4A July 10, 2014

Fabulous and enlightening post. Thank you for pointing out that I am among those who are still “tied” psychically. I will work on cutting the rest of the chords that remain after having a 26-yr (on-and-off) affair. I think I’m already in a pretty good place après-affair, but obviously have a lot of work left to do. This blog post is a keeper!

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    Kim Saeed August 9, 2014

    Thank you for commenting, Exit 4A!

    I’ve found that sometimes the cord cutting needs to be repeated a few times in order to be fully effective.

    Did you find similar results?

    Kim

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aveline07 July 10, 2014

Thanks Kim…I’m happy to say that I’m near 3 months of no/low contact…a lot the work of “cutting this cord” has come from reading your blog and communicating with you personally. No contact (in my case, modified contact due to our children…parallel parenting). Things have been changing almost daily for me as I continue the work of healing and focussing on my own life, separate from the emotional “tethers” (my counsellor’s words) that were still drawing me back into negative spaces. The remaining tie – our children. And I am in a MUCH MUCH healthier and better space for modelling boundaries in relationships with people who are difficult/toxic. Visualizing and having metaphors for this process is incredibly powerful. Thank you.

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RodMan July 9, 2014

Wow, wow, wow. Yes, every symptom (with the exception of judgment and criticism) were all prevalent in my relationship. So, so true. Today was actually the first day I truly felt free from the negative tractor beam of this relationship. I had my nephew with me the last couple days, and spending quality time with him truly helped heal a lot of the burden I have been feeling. it is true that there are good days and bad days when you start the process of initiating NC. I am in my third month of no texting, and 5th of no speaking. It gets better month to month, but there are days where it feels like it happened yesterday. Today, I feel I had a bit of a breakthrough. I will perform this exercise. I am getting better…THANK YOU AGAIN.

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kimberlyharding July 9, 2014

Great work leading everyone through this important process. Necessary for healing and moving on.

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    Kim Saeed July 9, 2014

    Thanks, Kimberly! So great to see you here, too 🙂

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Paula July 9, 2014

Very important subject. Always mentioning cutting the cord and keeping that energy for ourselves. Our recovery depends on it. 🙂

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    Kim Saeed July 9, 2014

    Thanks, Paula! I completely agree with both of your points <3

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ToThineOwnSelfBeTrue July 9, 2014

WOW…I have every one of those symptoms of heavy cording. This very morning I was driving to work and begging God to help me stop these exact same things. I have good days and bad – I had 24 years dealing with my narcissist and I also believe my mother was one also – who has been out of my life for at least 30 years. Why was it so much easier to cut the cord with my mother than it was my ex-husband. I don’t know…but I will continue to pray and I will certainly try this exercise. This website has continued to come to my rescue – I do believe in God and I do believe that every time I feel weak – He intervenes and another post has been made to this page. Thank you Kim!

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    Kim Saeed July 9, 2014

    Wow, thank you for sharing and also for letting me know my website is helpful to you. Comments such as yours keep me going 🙂

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