FAQ: What are Cords of Attachment?

Rose Rosetree

















Aura Reading



Cords of Attachment






FACE Reading secrets®



Learn More About You







What is a cord of attachment?

When you have an important relationship, it’s as though the Cosmic Phone Company has installed a cable between your aura and the aura of the other person. 

Energy flows back and forth through this cable.  However, a cord of attachment is not the flow of unconditional love. That is a separate structure, also between two people's auras. It is called a spiritual tie and contains the love, the learning, the sweetness.

 A cord of attachment is, by definition, negative, and contributes a unique set of difficulties to your aura. 

How long do cords last?

Usually, a cord of attachment will be part of your aura for the rest of your lifetime.  Even if the person at the other end goes over to the Other Side, the energy pattern in the cord remains active.

Personally, I have facilitated removing many cords of attachment to the deceased. It's just as helpful as cutting cords of attachment to those who are still living.

Is it possible to remove a cord of attachment?

By co-creating with one or more Divine Beings, it is definitely possible to permanently and safely remove a cord of attachment, freeing you from its influence.

During this time of accelerated personal evolution, some technologies have become available to help us.

Learn more about this with my how-to, Cut Cords of Attachment: Heal Yourself and Others with Energy Spirituality.

What is the role of Divine Beings when cutting a cord of attachment?

When I facilitate cutting a cord of attachment, the client chooses either:

  • God

  • One or more Archangels (like Michael, who removes what doesn’t belong)

  • Or an Ascended Master (like Jesus, Ganesh, Buddha and Kwan Yin). 

You do not need to have a strong belief in any particular Divine Being to receive help.  I say this based on having worked with my client's choice of Divine Being for over 20 years. None has ever refused.

Regardless, it is their delight to assist you, no strings attached, when you seek to cut a cord of attachment.

Does cutting a cord of attachment ever hurt the person at the other end?

No, not when the procedure is done properly.  The other person is not affected unless that person, too, comes for a session to have a cord of attachment be cut. 

With your session, the point is to free up you, because you are the person who has requested this kind of help.

A friend of mine saw instructions for cutting cords of attachment over the Internet.  How would this compare with what you do?

You get what you pay for.  That’s as true of healing and spirituality as anything else.  It never ceases to amaze me that some people will spend freely on clothes, jewelry, furniture or entertainment, yet skimp on something just because it “doesn’t show.”

When you do aura reading, detailed information about anyone you read shows very clearly and can’t be disguised.  Whether you’re finding a professional to facilitate spiritual healing, choosing a counselor, or going to school, the caliber of your choices will be with you for the rest of your life… and maybe beyond that.

If it were possible to offer spiritual services over the Net, and do it with integrity, I’d be the first to make it available.

Instead, what happens is that people offer a cheap imitation that doesn’t do the job.  You may be able to buy a low-cost knockoff of a Rolex from a cheap vendor, but don’t expect to do work like a real one. And definitely do not expect the benefits of cutting a cord of attachment unless the person who facilitates the healing has professional caliber skills.

But I have heard you can just ask Archangel Michael to cut all your cords and he will.  Do you do anything different?

Many people have heard the advice to "Just ask Archangel Michael to cut all your cords." I call this the "Celestial Quickie."

One quick, simple request – it sounds so appealing.  And sometimes a person will add a meaningful prayer or improvise a beautiful visualization.  Even a total novice to energy work is likely to love the Celestial Quickie.  It can feel like a dance.

But this unskilled approach isn't a dance between worlds, just a leap into faith.  Someone who asks for the Quickie may not even be positioning her consciousness at a high enough vibration.  Instead, she's doing wishful thinking in The Human World.

Therefore, little may happen except for a temporary mood.

Recently a client told me she read on the Net that all you need to do is to visualize the cord as a pretty color and all your problems will be solved.

Interesting notion! You could have a cord of attachment to your brother that is dumping 500 pounds a day of anger into your aura, with cord items that diminish your self-esteem and impact your ability to be financially successful. There are also loads of other negative programs that impact your subconscious mind 24/7.

But, according to this sad substitute for properly cutting a cord of attachment, suppos4edly all you have to do is think, "Whatever is in my cord of attachment, Archangel Michael, turn it all a lovely shade of green." And what do you have now? Green-tinted 500 pounds a day of anger, etc.

I facilitate sessions where cord cutting is done permanently, with powerful consequences for the client. Results can go to the cells and the DNA; subconscious healing can re-configure old issues and bring about a new beginning.

I also teach my distinctive method, 12 Steps to Cut Cords of Attachment® (see my Workshop Calendar).  The pre-requisite to take the Cord Cutting Workshop is either the Workshop for Aura Reading Through All Your Senses® or the Workshop for Spiritual Cleansing and Protection.

And, of course, the most cost-effective method for developing professional skills is to read my how-to book, Cut Cords of Attachment: Heal Yourself and Others with Energy Spirituality.

Why you should avoid the "Quickie Method"

to cutting cords of attachment. 

As a consumer, what should I look for when choosing someone to cut a cord of attachment?

  1. How was the healer trained?

  2. How is the work done? Is there solid technique involved.

  3. Does the healer have the clarity and experience to be able to consciously co-create a healing with Divine Beings?

  4. Will you receive detailed, accurate information about the energetic patterns in the cord?

  5. Will the healer be able to do a detail aura reading for you?

  6. Can the healer make a wise choice about which homework will help you most?

  7. Does the healer even have skills to help you make a wise choice about which cord of attachment is most important fo cut at that time? (In rare cases, it is not appropriate to cut a particular cord of attachment.)

  8. Will the you gain understanding about the new changes created by having the cord of attachment removed, not just with the specific relationship, but in life? (I call these "logical consequences" and finding them is often the highlight of one of my sessions.)

  9. Will you learn how to reprogram subconscious patterns so that results of the session can be integrated most quickly?

  10. Does the healer promise to "cut all your cords of attachment" and then show you "how to cut all your cords every day"? (In that case, run away. Don't just walk away.)

If a cord of attachment is cut, how long before it comes back?

When this procedure is done properly, it will not come back.  Period.

Some healers talk about the person on the other end “re-cording” to a client.  Sorry, but this shows a lack of skill in the healer’s technique.

Might you ever cut cords of attachment between people who want to stay married?

Most of the time, that’s the case.  The majority of cord-cutting that I facilitate is between couples or blood relatives, like a parent with her child. 

You receive a fresh start, with more opportunity than before to design the kind of relationship you desire.

Will cutting a cord of attachment turn a bad relationship into a good one?

No.  Each person in a relationship has free will.  Cutting a cord of attachment just frees you from psychic level energy that can distort your life.

So the benefits of a cord cutting go beyond one troubled relationship?

Exactly right.  Benefits for your whole life--this is the most important reason to request professional assistance with cord-cutting. 

By analogy, each cord of attachment is like a bag that someone would be given in the hospital for intravenous fluids.  Whether that little plastic bag is labeled “David” or “Dolores,” the contents of that IV drip will become part of the patient’s whole body-mind-spirit system.

I’ve seen this kind of result happen with clients and, I suspect, it is the main reason why so many of my clients come back to me for additional sessions over the years. 

A client can receive what seems like the equivalent of 1 ton of anger every day from the person at the other end of a cord of attachment.  After the cord of attachment is cut, he no longer has to deal with this energy.

When this procedure is done properly, results can improve all your relationships, plus how you are when alone.  This positive impact can reach through to a cellular or molecular level.  It’s that profound.

Could there be situations where it is inappropriate to cut cords of attachment?

Yes, and part of the healer’s training should be to detect that.  Sometimes, too, a cord is relatively insignificant.  With integrity, the healer would not bother to remove it.

Recently I set a record with a client. She asked about four very minor cords of attachment before she came up with the name of someone where the cord of attachment was really worth cutting.

This was a long-term client who has had dozens of sessions and Aura Reports and Personnel Profiles.

Are there other situations where a healer would defer cutting cords of attachment?

Definitely.  There can be many other kinds of astral debris which must be removed before the healer can even have a clear assessment of what is going on with a client. 

 Problems can range from psychic coercion, extra-terrestrial entities, even the need for an exorcism.  Unless the healer can give a clear, detailed aura reading of a client before changing anything, it is safer to do nothing.

Could cutting a cord of attachment be helpful in cases of sexual abuse?

These are among the most dramatic results I’ve seen with clients and cutting cords of attachment.

It’s not unusual for rape or incest to leave psychological scars that seem permanent.  In fact, many of my clients spent decades in therapy and have worked really courageously to move out the old wounds, yet they still think about it every single day. 

What changes things?  Moving out the energetic structures that were stuck there! You don't have to know a rapist's first name in order to have a cord of attachment to that person. You don't have to have a relationship at all. Being a victim of any kind  of abuse installs a cord of attachment. I'm here to tell you, it can be cut.

Could cutting a cord of attachment help when someone we love has died?

Any time you hear people talk (or sing songs about) “the pain that will be with me for the rest of my life,” there is probably a cord of attachment involved. 

Until that cord is cut, yes, the pain probably will hurt every single day. 

But it is based in a very real (though not physical) energy structure, and when that is properly removed, you can finally go free. Remember, the unconditional love —spiritual ties -- are not removed, only the astral-level imbalances.

What if one's had a divorce?  Could this help?

Cutting a cord of attachment can make all the difference between mourning a loss for the rest of your life versus getting back your power and your life.

Anyone who has a divorce or difficult romantic breakup should really consider cutting that cord of attachment.

Otherwise you may never fully move on to enjoy other love relationships fully, not for the rest of your life. By checking with a skilled healer, you can find out if you have a cord of attachment worth cutting and, if so, have it done permanently.

How does cutting a cord of attachment compare with having psychotherapy over a relationship?

Sometimes therapy is indispensable.  Yet it is no substitute for having the energy link removed, so that you have more clarity as a person who can make choices.

In my sessions, I have additional techniques available, using deeper perception, that can supplement therapy or other efforts to help a relationship work better.

There is no reason why you can't have one session to cut a cord of attachment and then go back to your therapist the next week and make much greater progress.

Cutting a cord of attachment is a pretty small investment to make in your own psychological well being.

Does every relationship result in a cord of attachment?

Fortunately, not.  Otherwise some of us would be leery of walking down the street!  One can have psychic ties to thousands of people, more akin to spider webs, and easy to brush away.  Or the ties will go on their own, after a few days.

Cords of attachment are much more serious. We can ignore them, but they still will impact each of us:

  • Each cord of attachment affects part of your aura.

  • Each cord of attachment sends energies and emotions back and forth between two people, yourself and the cordee.

  • Each cord of attachment contains many specific energy flows, which I call items of "Cord Dialogue."

  • Every item of Cord Dialogue, true or false, repeats within your subconscious mind 24/7, impacting your whole body-mind-spirit.

  • Every item of Cord Dialogue feels true within you, just because it repeats so much.

  • Nothing else you do by way of visualization, prayer, EFT, Reiki, psychotherapy, etc. will remove that structure. You may lessen the impact of Cord Dialogue. But nothing will make it stop except removing the cord itself.

To help you think about cords of attachment in a practical way, think of having a car. Your beloved Ford, for instance! If that car needs washing or a new muffler, do you just use visualization, prayer, EFT, Reiki, psychotherapy, etc.?

Each cord of attachment is just as real as a car. It needs attention on the level where it exists, which is your aura. You don't need to learn aura reading to benefit from cutting a cord of attachment. But aura reading sure can help you to appreciate when quality, permanent healing has been done.

What about astral ties?

People are energetically sticky. After you have a conversation, or other interaction, with much to it, some of Person A rubs off energetically onto Person B.  This energy flow happens in both directions through one teensy thread of psychic-level energy called an astral tie

Are astral tie healings the same as cutting cords of attachment?

So completely different!  Yet many people today are confused about the difference between cords of attachment versus astral ties.

Here is the lowdown on cords.  What happens when you become interested in your very good-looking friend Pat, or anybody else, for whatever reason?  Two important energy structures are created automatically, connecting your energy field to Pat’s.

One structure is called a spiritual tie. This is a good thing, made of energy from the Divine level.  Your spiritual tie stores imprints from everything good that ever happens between yourself and Pat: All the love and learning, the sharing and caring and personal growth.

The second energy structure between you and Pat is formed on the psychic level. This is a cord of attachment. By definition, this isn’t nearly so lovely.

Yet you have no choice, being human. Once you become interested in Pat, you will be given a cord of attachment along with your spiritual tie. Not negotiable, any more than having to deal with the Law of Gravity!

Incidentally, it’s likely that Pat developed a spiritual tie and cord of attachment to you around the same time that you got yours. Consider that none of your business. Pairs, pairs, pairs!  Yours separate from Pat’s!

By contrast, astral ties — unlike cords of attachment and spiritual ties — involve one energy structure shared between two people.  While an astral tie is a skinny little filament that draws about as much energy as a nightlight, each cord of attachment can carry a huge energetic charge between you and the “cordee.”

Incidentally, most of the cord-cutting techniques and sessions you’ll find on the Internet, especially taught in a screen or two, are really not effective techniques for cutting a cord of attachment.  Instead, they are incomplete and ineffective versions of an astral tie healing.

In all fairness, learning skills of Spiritual Cleansing and Protection and quality skills to cut cords of attachment – these are at the leading edge of New Age today.  So, if you know better than to use what I call “The Quickie Method” of cord-cutting, you know more than most New Agers do so far.

What happens when Rose cuts a Cord of Attachment?

Cutting a cord of attachment with professional-level skills can free you up energetically from relationships that drain you, lessen your quality of life, confuse your sense of identity, make it hard to become a skilled empath, and more.

Without your supplying any details other than the name of the person involved, after Rose facilitates cutting the cord, and will describe the nature of energy flow (It's validating!) and assign optional homework to help you to stabilize the results of the cord cutting. 

I would like to learn how to do this?  Where can I?

Once or twice a year, I do offer training through an Weekend Workshop on Cutting Cords of Attachment.

On your own, consider buying a copy of my how-to book, Cut Cords of Attachment. You can develop professional-levels skills.  Even if you aren't interested in actually doing this kind of healing but you just would like to know more about it, consider getting your own copy.

Finally, you can listen to this radio interview where I discuss cutting cords.  (Clicking on the link will open up Windows Media Player.)

What is the highest level of training available from Rose if I would like to gain professional-level skills at all her innovations with Deeper Perception?

That would be Rose's program called Mentoring in Rosetree Energy Spirituality.


Go to top of page