This visualization is helpful for those who have a challenging time letting go of a toxic relationship to another individual, a situation, or a pattern/behavior within one’s self. The situation, person, or one’s ego may be holding some negative energy or power over you, which generally presents itself in the form of an energy drain, blocks, power struggles, self-doubt, fear, etc.
Cutting the Cord:
What to do: First, try and think about where you feel this negative energy affecting you most. Is it your heart, your solar plexus, your creativity or emotional center, your root chakra (i.e., sense of security, foundation, grounding), your throat chakra (i.e., your ability to express and communicate openly), or your spiritual self, etc.?
For example, if it’s an old, toxic relationship that you cannot seem to escape from (i.e., either the person has a continued “hold” over you, like an abusive or contentious ex, or you are merely still bombarded with thoughts about this person, and/or there’s a continued, one-sided emotional attachment in either direction), then you might focus on any of the following: heart center, solar plexus, sacral chakra, or throat chakra. Think about which energy center is most affected in YOUR system. Now, think about the root of the negative bond and energy coming from the OTHER person (i.e., if it’s a emotional/power struggle, their solar plexus energy may be tied to your heart center; or, you may feel incapable of fully communicating your needs, and thus picture their solar plexus and your throat chakra).
Now, visualize a cord linking the two chakras (energy centers). Picture the person’s face (or situation) clearly in your mind. Envision the infinity symbol, which has two circular loops. Place yourself in the right circle/loop, and place the other person (or situation) in the left circle/loop. See the cord connecting the two of you. Now, envision a white light all around you for protection and healing, and a blue light around the other person (or situation) to wish them positive healing and energy. Once the image is vividly set in your mind’s eye, picture a set of scissors. Now, cut the cord linking the two of you. As you do this, affirm to yourself that you are releasing and detaching yourself from this person (or situation). Send them off with blue light. Finally, visualize yourself now standing in your circle alone, surrounded by a luminous white light, and picture your chosen chakra expanding and glowing brightly. You are free! Hold on to the feelings of levity and blissfulness from cutting away the cord.
(NOTE: This can be used for self-created situations, such as self-sabotaging behaviors in one’s professional path, or addictive behaviors like drinking, smoking, etc.)
Repeat as often as needed if you feel yourself being pulled back in, but remember, while doing this, try to genuinely affirm and have faith in your definitive choice and action to break free from this toxic person or situation. Trust that it will dissolve itself, and you are now paving the way to open new doorways for healthier, more nurturing, and supportive relationships and situations.