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Cord Cutting and Shielding are techniques designed to cleanse and protect your energy field and help maintain good Spiritual Hygiene.
In this post, I will:
Define Cord Cutting and Shielding.
Give examples of how energetic cords can attach to your energy field.
Discuss how practicing Cord Cutting and Shielding benefit Spiritual Hygiene.
Cord Cutting and Shielding, what are they?
Have you ever noticed how your mood can sometimes shift quickly, but there seemed to be no direct cause? Your mood has often changed because of the energy of another person’s mood, comment, or conversation, and you didn’t even realize you were taking this on yourself and into your energetic field.
Cord Cutting is the practice of intentionally visualizing severing all energetic cords attached to your energy field.
Please note: This does NOT cut cords of love or connection with God. God is the pure source of energy and love that fuels our body, mind, and spirit, so this cannot be disconnected through Cord Cutting.
Shielding is the practice of intentionally setting an energetic boundary to hopefully prevent or, at a minimum, reduce energetic cords being attached to your energetic field, causing your energy to drain or even scatter.
How Energetic Cords Can Attach to Your Energetic Field
Why use Cord Cutting? Let’s say you get a call from a family member or friend. You answer eagerly, ready to chat and catch up. However, they needed to vent. They unload all their frustrations about an issue to you. You try to console them and even help them find a solution. Then you hang up the phone, and you notice your body feels tense, or you feel sluggish. You feel uneasy, and even though you have moved on with your day, your mind keeps going back to the conversation, and you feel the same uneasiness every time it crosses your mind. This indicates that the energetic cord created from the discussion is still connected to you.
If you allow these cords to remain attached to your energetic field, the cords can affect how you feel and cause an imbalance between your body, mind, and spirit.
Cut the energetic cords, and notice how you feel after taking some deep breaths. You can learn how to cut cords by watching my video about Cord Cutting here.
Even better would be if you Shielded yourself with an energetic boundary before you answered the phone, so the cord was less likely to be attached in the first place.
Shielding is when you visualize yourself inside a bubble or pyramid and breath golden Divine light into your shape, creating an energetic boundary. You can learn how to do this by watching my video on Shielding here.
Shielding helps prevent cords from being attached to your energy field. It takes practice but can be used when you know you may encounter people, places, or even information that could affect how you feel.
Have you ever walked into a store to make some essential everyday purchases feeling ready to check off your list and be productive, but when you walked out of the store, you felt tired or even irritable?
Here are some examples of cords that may need to be cut:
A fellow shopper cut in front of you in the check-out line without apology.
You learn the price of an item you purchase regularly has gone up, putting a strain on your budget.
You see an advertisement for a product that makes you feel inadequate or like you are not doing enough for yourself or others.
The check-out attendant is unfriendly or judgemental when you turn down their request for an extra purchase or donation.
The list could go on and on. Energetic cords come not just from people; they can come from thoughts, interactions, and even social media.
Exercise: Before you hop online the next time to check Facebook, Instagram, the news, or some other type of Social media, notice how you feel first. Then, after you have spent your usual time interacting with the media, see how you feel. Has your mood, or how you feel physically, shifted?
Also, we can attach cords unknowingly to people, events, etc. You know the old saying, “A watched pot never boils.”? The moment you turn your attention elsewhere, it seems like it finally boils, right?
That is because by deciding to put your attention elsewhere momentarily, you have stopped attaching a cord to the time you have to wait for it to boil.
Think about the last time you were waiting for an important phone call and you decided to run to the restroom, or quickly check the laundry, and you ended up missing the call. Sometimes people refer tho this as “Murphy’s Law.”
Essentially you cut the cord you had attached to receiving the call or message by moving on to something else; this opened an energetic door for it to come through finally.
Exercise: Cut cords from an ex-boyfriend or girlfriend from your past. Notice how long before they reach out to you again. i.e., Online, Texts, or even appearing in your dreams.
How Energetic Cord Cutting and Shielding Can Benefit You
Energetic cords that attach to our body can significantly affect the balance between our body, mind, and spirit. It can even lead to physical challenges in the same way long term stress can affect our health.
I make it a daily habit for my spiritual hygiene to cut cords, and then practicing Shielding to prevent or significantly reduce the number of energetic cords that can pull on my energy.
Think of Shielding as setting an energetic boundary.
If you are heading into the weekly office meeting to interact with another employee that is always hostile, aggressive, or a neigh sayer, take a couple of moments to shield yourself, so you are less affected by the weekly meetings. If you find you are still feeling agitated or upset after the meeting, you will know that your Shielding needs more practice, and it’s time to cut cords and create another energetic shield.
In a sense, Shielding is like giving yourself the superpower to blow off somebody’s comments or behaviors before they have a chance to upset you or infiltrate your energetic field. It also helps prevent people from draining your energy.
TIP: If you notice you feel exhausted every time you encounter certain people, places, or events, ask yourself if you need to set both energetic boundaries AND more physical boundaries.
Cord Cutting is letting it go after the interaction. Keep in mind, we are not always consciously aware when energetic cords attach to our energy fields, OR when we attach cords to others, so I recommend practicing Cord Cutting and Shielding at least once a day. You can do it when you shower or brush your teeth to help you remember to make it a habit. Maybe place a little note on the mirror or object near your sink to remind you.
I consider both Cord Cutting and Shielding essential to maintaining good spiritual hygiene. So the next time you notice a significant shift in how you feel, ask yourself if it’s time to practice Cord Cutting and Shielding.
We feel our animal’s energy when we touch them or when they give us a friendly lick (like our little Ash is giving me in the photo above!). We feel good around them because we are sharing an energetic field full of love.
But if you’re wondering how animal communication can take place without the animal being in the same room with the person communicating, whether it’s you, me or somebody else, then you’re asking “What is an energy field?”.
I use an energy field to connect with animals during all my animal communication sessions, whether the animal is across the room, across town, or on the other side of the globe. There is a wealth of information available in books, classes, and online that goes into a detailed explanation of energy. In this post, I hope to give you some brief examples to help you understand energy fields and possibly spark an interest that inspires you to explore the topic further.
What is this energy field I use to connect with animals? It’s a pathway for communication allowing information to travel from one place to another. It’s all around us, all the time. We have our own personal energy field, and so do animals. But there are also fields of energy in groups of people, buildings, and even words.
We’ve all walked into a room where the people already in the room are silent, and we think, “What just happened? Everybody seems tense.” There is a feel to the room. You are experiencing a shift in the energy between rooms. Your surrounding energy field collided with a different energy field causing you to notice a shift in the mood, tension, and emotions of your surroundings. You received information, without even trying, about the people and the conversation that had recently occurred prior to you entering the room.
When somebody says “I can’t quite put my finger on it, but I know something is off…” They are feeling the energy of information just outside the grasp of the energy field they are currently residing. When they can bring that information into their energy field, that’s when the metaphorical light bulb goes off, and they realize, “Aha! That’s what I was thinking was off!” They have now put their “energetic finger” on the missing piece of information.
We can put our physical finger on an object, in water, or on a person’s shoulder and feel energy too. It’s subtle, but it is there. This is why babies need to be held and animals need to be groomed for them to be socialized. You are sending an energy of love and nurturing their energetic field with this interaction. When somebody you care about gives you a big warm hug, you are physically feeling their energy.
Think about that first cooler day in the Fall. Do you sometimes get a shock from static electricity just by bumping into something? You’re feeling the energy field there too. Energy is everywhere and in all things. Science has proven this through the study of matter and the atoms that form matter. Atoms contain energy. Scientists expand every day on the research involving Quantum theory and how fields of energy affect how we move, think, interact and develop as a society.
If you look at weather patterns and study hurricanes, the energy field patterns are fascinating. Why do cows lay down in the field long before a storm is on the horizon? They can feel in the air the energetic field shifting due to the approaching storm’s energy. They are connecting with the energy of the storm.
Ever had a dream that stayed with you for the whole day or even longer? You woke up, but the dream felt so real that you forgot you were in your bedroom? When we are dreaming, we are connecting through an energy field. Whether we are having a good dream or a bad dream, we wake up feeling certain emotions even though we never actually touched anything physically. We were in a mental field of energy different from the physical energy field of our bedroom. When we woke up, we immediately felt a shift, but the mental energy of the dream stayed with us.
There are many ways to connect and feel the energy field around you. An essential part of strengthening this connection is Meditation. I know, I know, many of you already know this, I can feel the subliminal eye roll out there. LOL! However, others are thinking, “but I can’t meditate, my mind won’t shut off” or “I don’t have time for meditation” or “I get so bored meditating.” I used to think meditation was boring. Once I discovered and began feeling the benefits, I then had to battle the “I don’t have time to meditate” argument. Once I created space for meditation in my daily life, things shifted dramatically. I could feel the energy field faster, deeper, and on a much more intimate level than ever before. Many spiritual teachers refer to meditation as a practice, because it genuinely takes practice. Just like going to the gym every day to develop your muscles, practicing meditation every day helps you develop your energetic muscles. I consider it part of my job to meditate regularly so when it’s time to connect with an animal it is instantaneous.
When I connect with an animal, I am deeply respectful of their energetic field. Just as I would be when first meeting another person. I wouldn’t walk up to a person I just met and give them a huge bear hug. I would respect their space and get to know them first. There may be a bear hug in the future, but I take my time entering their energy field as I would hope others would do for me.
In summary, energy is all around us. When you feel a change in mood, temperature or even sound, you are feeling a shift between energy fields. Energy is traveling through these fields with information. During an Animal Communication Session, with, and ONLY with, your animal’s and your permission, I use these energy fields to receive information from your animal, allowing a pathway for an intense spiritual connection for which I am always grateful to experience. Learn more about Animal Communication here.