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Cording / De-Cording


Definition: Cording is a type of communication taking place in energy level — not strictly physical — between two or more people.  The most basic form of cording is between a newborn child and its mother.  There is an energy cord between the child’s first chakra at the base of his spine and the mother’s first chakra at the base of her spine.

This energetic cord is analogous to the umbilical cord.  However, the energy cord remains in place for several years, as opposed to the umbilical cord, which is cut at birth.  With this energy cord in place, the child feels secure and connected to the mother.  The mother experiences — and is able to respond to — any threat or danger to the child.  Both are intimately connected through this channel of communication.

Distance or physical objects do not limit the communication channel.

For example: a mother may be in one room and the child in another, and the energy cord still exists.  This is how the mother knows instantly when baby is in distress even if they are physically separated.  Without such a communication link, survival would be much more tenuous.

Infants are experts at establishing communication cords with whomever they are with.  Fathers, aunts, baby-sitters, older siblings and friends are all seen as potential cordees.

Usually, this umbilical-type energy cord is dissolved at two to three years of age.  Sometimes, when the mother has a difficult time letting go or the child has that difficulty, the cord remains in place for many years.  Then we see grown-up individuals tied very closely with their mothers in usually unhealthy ways.  Symbiotic relationships are examples of prolonged and development-arresting cording.

Sometimes a first chakra energy cord remains in place between twins, who may remain in intimate communication with one another even though they have been separated by thousands of miles.

Temporary cording takes place between people all throughout life.  The cording takes place between any of the principle seven chakras and may be initiated by either party or mutually by both.

The reasons for cording are many.  Affinity, control, knowledge and curiosity are the main motivations for cording between people.

Lovers are often corded between the fourth chakras and are immersed in their warm feelings of affection for each other.  Competitors may try to dominate one another or control submissive types via the third chakra (center of power).  Teachers and students may be corded at the fifth, sixth or seventh chakras — all centers of higher learning.

Cording need not be accepted.  However, because it is so subtle, it often occurs without the recipient noticing.  You may end up with cords from many people jamming your chakra system like an overloaded switchboard.  You may feel excessively tired or overwhelmed not being able to think clearly or feel present.

Emotionally needy individuals do send out cords to those they feel dependent upon.  This can result in a feeling of tiredness or drain in the recipient.  Teachers, counselors, parents and health care workers of all types are prone to this kind of stress.

At times, the cord can be so intrusive that it can cause an intense headache, stomachache or other physical distress — especially if it has been in place for a long period of time.  It is important to remember that you are never a victim of cording.  You allow it either through agreement or lack of awareness.  

Cords are usually placed into the front of the chakras, but they can enter from the back as well.  Usually those entering from the front are there by agreement whereas those entering from the back are sent covertly.

Typically, those who are good at covert control or others who feel fearful of communicating more directly send these cords.

Cording is most frequent in the following situations:

Between friends, lovers or mates, these cords usually say, "I love you" or "What do you feel for me right now?"

Between teachers and students, these cords say, "What do you know?" or "Know this."

Between those with sexual interest in one another, these say, "Are you interested?" or "Yes, I am."

Between enemies, these cords say, "You will do as I want" or "What is your strategy?" or "Take that!"

In crowds, cords are ways for people to check each other out clandestinely or even openly.  There is a feeling of safety in numbers.  This kind of cording is usually undertaken to satisfy curiosity.  The cord may say, "What are you like," "What do you believe," or "Who are you?"

example of cording - man/woman


Cording is a necessity between infant and mother and in circumstances where someone’s survival truly depends on a cord to another.  These cords tend to dissolve naturally when the need has ended.

Beyond this, cording is not necessary even though it is a common practice.  Cording has the advantage of obtaining information rapidly without time-consuming verbal and social communication.  Cording is equally effective in communicating to another over great distance or when social barriers prevent verbal contact.

However cording is intrusive and can produce physical irritation.  In addition, it can create confusion and can definitely be karma-forming if the other person registers it as an emotional intensity.  Respectful psychic communication can take place without the penetration of a cord and can be heard or ignored the recipient as they choose.

Cording is a bit like grabbing someone by the arm so that you can speak with them.  Sometimes it can be appropriate if done with permission or by agreement.

De-cording is a cleansing exercise that leads to a feeling of harmony and balance.  When you rid yourself of unwanted cords, you recreate yourself as you wish to be.  You once again establish yourself as the leader in your own body and the one who decides where your energy will go.  The main exception to this is mothers who have agreed that their infants decide where their energy goes.

De-cording is a simple mental exercise that is best done at the end of the day or after much interaction with other people.  Or, it can be a specific exercise to cope with an intrusive individual.

Sometimes you will find that you can’t get someone out your mind.  You may even find your sleep disturbed by the constant image of someone you know or even someone you have just met the day before.  This is usually a sign that the person is attempting to communicate with you via a cord.

Simply close your eyes, visualize your seven chakras and notice where that person has entered a cord.  Gently remove it, making sure you have refilled the opening with your own essence.  Mentally tell the person whatever you wish to communicate.

You might, for example, wish to tell them that you would prefer not to communicate with them at this time.  Or — you may want to ask them what they want and reply to them, remembering to tell them that they need not cord you to get your attention.  Sometimes a simple "Hello, I know you’re there" or "I Love you" is sufficient to send them on their way and let you sleep, read or carry on your business.

On the other hand, you may feel the presence of a painful or intense cord without knowing who it is from.  Simply put your attention on the physical area where you feel the sensation and ask for a picture of who it is.  You may be surprised.

It is always the first person that occurs to you without fail.

Do not censure.  Ask what they want and what they are doing there.  If you do not want them there, tell them to leave.  If you wish to speak with them, tell them to give you more space first.

For general de-cording, follow the same procedure.  

However, you may not wish to speak with each individual corder because there may be hundreds.  Methodically remove all cords from all chakras front and back and send them back with a gentle good-bye.  Fill in all openings with your own essence.  Leave all cords you have agreed to retain.

Occasionally, de-cording will produce immediate reactions.  If you have removed a persistent cord from your mother, you may get a quick phone call from her asking if everything is all right.  The same might be true for a mate or lover.  De-cording will produce feelings of lightness, clarity and relaxation.  However, you may have to deal in person with those whose cords you removed.  A panicky client may have to be calmed, a mate reassured, an enemy or associate dealt with as you see fit.

Protection from Cording

The protection lasts 3-4 hours.  Do a meditation and one of the following methods when you feel that you may be corded by another person, or are entering a situation where cording might occur:

Imagine a rose protecting each vulnerable chakra (front and back).  The symbol of the Rose protects the vulnerable chakra and the 6th chakra.

Imagine your body as made of glass, — that it is invisible to everyone else and protects you from any cords.

Create a strong shield in front and back of the vulnerable chakras.  Make a symbol on the shield that will frighten away someone who tries to Cord (like a Scorpion).  Or — imagine a heavy metal shield as if going off to battle.

Clearing a Cord

Write the person’s name on a piece of paper.

Put the paper in water and put it in the freezer — with the intent to release the cord (for the highest intention of both).

— OR —

Burn the paper — again with the intent to release the cord (for the highest intention of both).

Source: adapted from Tao to Earth, Chapter 11: Body and Energy (pages 233-238)

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