Cutting Ties and Ancestral Cords

Shamans believe we are connected as in a web, and that we have strings, cords of light, to everything. In family and personal relationships, we may act in ways which leave us drained and frustrated. As if bound and tied by some invisible force that propels us into outdated modes of behaviour, we may feel unable to respond in the way that we would wish.

At the same time, we may fear that should we decide to withdraw from these familiar and/or familial bonds, we would lose our connection and empathy.  In fact, what we would lose is only the intense hold these cords have on us. By cutting these strings from our web, or the cords of light from our bodies, we are free to engage in our relationships in a fresh, creative and empowered manner.