the Law of Attraction

The law of attraction (LOA) is the belief that the universe creates and provides for you that which your thoughts are focused on. It is believed by many to be a universal law by which “Like Always Attracts like.” The results of positive thoughts are always positive consequences. The same holds true for negative thoughts always leading to bad outcomes. But the LOA is much more than generalizations; thinking about red Lamborghinis will bring you red Lamborghinis – always. To the believers, questioning the validity of the LOA is akin to heresy and blasphemy; it creates religious fervor. To the uninitiated, it may seem silly to discuss even the possibility that such a law could exist.

1) Metaphysical Pseudoscience: LOA proponents claim that it is based on scientific theory. It is at best, metaphysical pseudoscience with conclusions based on erroneous, unfounded, and often incorrect assumptions. The list of incorrect scientific information that is suggested by LOA creators is way too long for article (more details check out “Throw Away Your Vision Board book.” Here are a few of their scientific truths.”
a) Electrons have positive charges. b) In physics “Like always attracts like.” [magnets?] c) Thinking burns up brain matter. d) Only ether (not air) conducts light and thought. e) Ether connects all minds together. When 2 or more minds come close together, “mind stuff” mixes, and creates a third, “master mind.” f) Higher altitudes have more oxygen, better air for breathing. g) Vibrating sound more quickly turns it into heat, then light, than thought. h) Thought energy is 40,000 Hz to 4 X 1014 Hz or above 7 x 1014 Hz. In reality brain waves are slow 1 – 100 Hz. i) The universe hears nouns, not adjectives or qualifiers or only sees pictures of your thoughts. j) Every thought you have (about 70,000/day) has a specific frequency or wavelength of energy. “Thought Stuff” leaves your brain, travels through the ether around us and causes “Formless Stuff” to create whatever you are thinking about.
Why are any of these important? Because it is these “scientific truths” that form the scientific basis for the LOA.
2) No Purpose: Material abundance and wealth are the most important manifestations to attract. The Universe sets your life purpose. You pick the specific goal based on wants; not values. This is one reason there is less passion driving goal completion because these are not deep-seated principled goals.
3) No Action: The only way to manifest your thoughts into things is to believe and live as if you’ve already accomplished your goal. LOA guru Esther Hicks said, “You did not come into this environment to create through action.” Action shows the Universe that you know you don’t have it and that you doubt its ability to manifest it for you. While it is obvious to most that action is a necessary component of goal achievement, it is completely inconsistent with a belief in a LOA.

4) No Plan: If the best way for me to achieve my goals is to live as if I’ve already achieved them, then there is no reason to make further plans to do so! Making plans shows the universe that you doubt its ability and lack faith. Doubt is negative and you will then attract more negative and not get your desired item. In the book The Secret, Jack Canfield proposed, “Our job is not to figure out the how.” “…trust that the Universe will figure out how to manifest it.” Studies show that this way of thinking results in greater short term satisfaction, but less motivation and lower chance of achieving goals. Curious that Jack Canfield’s website sells a program to teach you how to make an “Action Plan.”
5) No Date: When you live as if you have already accomplished your goals, there is no reason to establish deadlines or timelines. As Secret author Rhonda Byrne stated, “It takes no time for the Universe to manifest what you want.” While goal setting research supports the importance of establishing timelines to achieve success, LOA experts assert that it would be inappropriate to set a deadline for the universe to achieve your goal.
6) No Challenges: Challenges are considered negative thoughts and are to be avoided. Besides, if you’ve theoretically already achieved your goal, there could not be any challenges. As Esther Hicks, has stated, “Once you have recognized that thinking of what you do not want only attracts more of what you do not want into your experience, controlling your thoughts will not be a difficult thing…” There are many goal-achieving benefits to acknowledging and planning for challenges that may arise. Unfortunately, a belief in a law of attraction does not allow for you to accomplish this.

7) No Compassion: Don’t get involved with anything negative like charity or helping the needy. This will attract more negativity and poverty. Wallace Wattles, a LOA founder wrote, “Do not talk about poverty; do not investigate it, or concern yourself with it. Do not spend your time in charitable work, or charity movements, all charity only tends to perpetuate the wretchedness it aims to eradicate.” and “Give your attention wholly to riches; ignore poverty.” Rhonda Byrne in The Secret takes this a step further, “If you see people who are overweight, do not observe them…If you think or talk about diseases, you will become sick. What you think or surround yourself with – good or bad, is what you will bring upon yourself.” If you believe in a LOA avoid any of the “helping or health” professions such as physician, nurse, hospital worker, clergy, psychologist, police officer, paramedic, etc. Avoid professions in which you deal with poor people such as accountant, mortgage broker, banker, lawyer, etc. While research shows that charitable work, empathy and volunteering is beneficial to both the giver and receiver, avoid these things if you believe in a LOA.

8) No Support: Since you will always attract what you think about, you need to avoid any type of support groups for people with mental or physical illnesses or for people with similar experiences. Research shows that support groups such as alcoholics anonymous, weight watchers, or breast cancer support are beneficial. The LOA incorrectly predicts that you will make your problems worse.
9) Mindless: To invoke a LOA, you need to live continuously in an unreal future as you anticipate that it will be once you’ve achieved your goal and only visualize a successful outcome. This shows faith in the universe. Thinking about plans, actions, and challenges are discordant and negative so skip the process and focus on the result; live without regard to the present. This is the definition of mindlessness. Being fully aware of and attentive to the here and now is mindfulness and has been shown to produce powerful health and wellness benefits such as greater life satisfaction and happiness.
10) Blame Yourself: As the LOA is supposed to be a perfect, universal law, positivity should ALWAYS attract more positivity. The corollary of this is that you alone are completely responsible for any goal that was not successfully achieved, no matter how unrealistic the goal. This assumes that you not only control your thoughts and actions, but also those of everyone around you…and nature. The fact is, that you don’t. Sorry to break that to you.
11) Blame the Victim: The only reason that anything bad could ever happen to you is because you were thinking bad thoughts. If someone rear-ends you in a car – 100% your fault. If you get breast cancer – 100% your fault (not genetics). If you get raped or abused – 100% your fault. Children getting killed by terrorists, sick babies in the intensive care unit, victims of floods, hurricanes, natural disasters, the Holocaust – yes, their fault. We all know deep inside that this is ridiculous to even suggest. However, it is a basic, fundamental premise of the LOA. You NEVER attract something you are not thinking about. When anything bad happens to anyone, they are to blame. Don’t feel sorry for anyone who has cancer or a disease or starving children in poverty, they brought it on themselves. What causes obesity? Slow metabolism? No, fat thoughts. From LOA experts, “Disease cannot live in a body that’s in a healthy emotional state.” (Bob Proctor). “You cannot catch anything unless you think you can, and thinking you can is inviting it to you with your thought.” (From The Secret). “Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results; bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results. Suffering is always the effect of wrong thought in some direction.” (James Allen). “If man will think only thoughts of perfect health, he can cause within himself the functioning of perfect health…” (Wallace Wattles). “Every individual creates every aspect of their experiences – we are in complete control of our health throughout our entire lives. There are no accidents.” 

12) We’re Not Perfect: The LOA is a “perfect law” and should result in a “perfect” life. We are told that no goal is too big if you can think it; there is no such thing as an unrealistic goal. From The Secret “You can think your way to the perfect state of health, the perfect body, the perfect weight, and eternal youth. You can bring it into being, through your consistent thinking of perfection.” Reality check -life is not perfect. It can be great, fantastic, amazing, incredible, even optimal. But perfect? Won’t happen. What’s the problem with this way of thinking? Why not expect perfection? Fantasizing and striving for perfect makes you feel better in the short term but actually reduces your chance of attaining your goals and results in more unhappiness and blaming. If you are only going to be satisfied with perfect results – perfect health, perfect body, perfect family, perfect marriage, perfect friendships, perfect kids, perfect house, perfect job, perfect life; you are in for a perfect disappointment. Research studies support this.
13) Placebo Effect: Placebos are inactive, ineffective substances to which a positive effect has been attributed. The greater your expectations and beliefs that something will be effective, the greater chance it has of creating a positive response. The mind is a powerful tool. We can increase or decrease our heart rate and blood pressure through visualization. A few individuals using a LOA have a firm belief that it will work and so it does. People tend to have more success with the LOA for smaller items for which they did not make a vision board; finding money on the street, getting a check in the mail, hearing from a long lost friend, etc. Is a belief in a law of attraction any better than rubbing a rabbit’s foot, tossing a coin in the fountain, or pulling apart a wishbone? Test it yourself, the answer is no!
14) Anecdotal Evidence: Evidence that the LOA is an effective way of attaining goals is anecdotal, non-scientific and self-reported. This fact does not prove it doesn’t exist. But closely scrutinize whether you want to invest time, money and energy into something that is ineffective and potentially harmful. People are much more likely to publish successes than failures. We also practice apophenia (the belief that there is meaning behind random data) when we focus on coincidences without regard to the much greater number of times that we do not experience coincidences. How many times did you think of that person and they didn’t call you? Of the two thousand people I thought of today, only two actually called. That’s not a great percentage – 0.1%. But if I think of it in terms of the people that called we get a different story. I thought of Bert and he called me – that’s 100%!

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Om 

Om is a solemn and sacred exclamation. Chanting Om is a purifying experience. It is also transliterated into English as “Aum.” The three syllable A+U+M represents and salutes Brahma, Vishnu, and Mahesh and invokes their blessings. The three syllable also represents the three Vedas-Rig Veda, Yjur Veda and Sama Veda.
                           Om is the source of all religions and religious scriptures. The uttering of the sacred and mystical Om is called Onkar or Omkar. It is the sound of Brahma. It is the predominating force and power. For this reason, chanting Om before every auspicious activity is essential. Most mantras start with Om and much is written on this topic in the scriptures. Eight of the Upanishads have sections dealing with Om. These are
Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

Chandogya Upanishad

Katha Upanishad

Mandukya Upanishad

Mundaka Upanishad

Prashna Upanishad

Svetasvatara Upanishad

Taittiriya Upanishad

Om is also discussed in the
Bhagavad Gita

Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

Gopnath Brahman

The Upanishads consider Om as the basis of every other mantra. It is the sound of the origination and dissolution of the universe. The past, present, future and all that transcends time are all included in this sound. According to Taitreya Upanishad the origin of language is assigned to Prajapati, from whose meditation originated the divine syllable of OM, which coordinated all speech and represented the totality of the world.
Om in the Bhagavad Gita

In the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Krishna states:
I am the syllable Om…I am the sacred monosyllable…Among words, I am the monosyllable Om [1]
His statements imply that Om is not a symbol of God, but IS God. So there can be nothing greater or a subject more important.
In Bhagavad Gita 8.13, Sri Krishna states
Whoever controls his mind and knowing that the souls resides in the forehead repeats the word Om, knowing it as representing Brahma, and thinking of Me his soul leaves the body, that person shall attain the supreme goal.
Chanting Om

Om must be chanted in a high and prolonged note with great devotion. Chanting produces a quivering sensation and power within. It affects every part of the body. The mind experiences unity and strength. The voice becomes gentle. Negativity in the mind is destroyed. The body feels buoyant. One forgets wordly thoughts. The dormant inner strength is aroused. Self-confidence grows. Since the life force moves vertically, by chanting Om 7,11,21 or 51 times, sadness and disappointments vanish and contentment grows. When chanted in a group, the beneficial influence is multiplied. To ensure physical and emotional strength one must chant Om with a tranquil mind for sometime every day. Even scientists agree that chanting Om is beneficial.
The Sound of Om

Shiva’s drum produced the sound of Om through it came the notes of the octave (SA, RI, GA, MA, PA, DHA, NI). Om is also the sound form of the Atman.
Musically, it is also held that the term OM or AUM is made up by three base notes ‘ A ‘ ‘U’ ‘M’ or the basic ‘SA’ ‘PA’ of the fundamental scale and again Sa (the base note) of the immediately higher scale. When one pronounces these notes in continuity, all the basic notes from Sa to Ni also sound. Similarly when one pronounces AUM correctly, all the basic sounds also echo. It is believed to be the traditional way of clearing all the impediments in the vocal chord to make one chant the hymns correctly. Their unison makes one not only sound sonorous but also acts as the necessary preparation to chant a Mantra (Incantation) correctly.
Om in Dvaita Philosophy

Vaishnava Dvaita philosophies teach that Aum is an impersonal sound representation of Vishnu/Krishna while Hari Nama is the personal sound representation. A represents Krishna, U Srimati Radharani and M jivas. According to Sridhara Swami the pranava has five parts: A, U, M, the nasal bindu and the reverberation (nada). Liberated souls meditate on the Lord at the end of that reverberation.
Om in Advaita Philosophy

In Advaita philosophy Om is frequently used to represent three subsumed into one. It implies that our current existence is mithya “falsehood”, and that in order to know the full truth we must comprehend the true nature of Brahman. Essentially, when one gains true knowledge, there is no split between knower and known: one becomes knowledge/consciousness itself. In essence, Aum is the signifier of the ultimate truth that all is one.
Om in daily life

Om is used on a daily basis. It is used to begin the day or any work or a journey. It is found at the head of letters, at the beginning of examination papers and many other places. Om is often worn as a pendant and is enshrined in in every temple premise as well in all family shrines. A new born child is ushered into the world with this sign. After birth, the child is ritually cleansed and the sacred syllable Om is written on its tongue with honey. Om is also a popular symbol used in contemporary body art and tattoos.

You guardian angel visiting you 

11 Signs You’re Being Visited By Your Guardian Angel
The idea that a guardian angel is watching over each and every one of us can be an enormous comfort.

Some people believe that their guardian angel is a spiritual being who looks out for their well-being, while others believe their guardian angel is a deceased loved one who is offering guidance.

For those who do believe in guardian angels, or are open to the possibility, it can be difficult to know when your angel is close by.

But just as there are simple methods to determine your guardian angel’s name, there are quite a few signs that indicate when you may be receiving a visit from your angel.

Scroll through this exclusive list below to find out how to identify when you’re being visited by your guardian angel. You might not be a believer at the moment, but spotting these signs in your day-to-day life may just help you to find an answer or two that you’ve been looking for.

Do you believe in angels? Which of these guardian angel signs have you observed?
1. Dreams are often considered the windows to the soul, but they also can indicate that your guardian angel is nearby.

Angel believers report that a guardian angel may visit you in a dream to let you know that they are watching over you. They may try to deliver some kind of message, or they may simply be reassuring you about their presence.
2.If you spot a bright light or a strange colored orb, you might think that your eyes are playing tricks on you. However, these lights and orbs are said to be “vehicles for angels.”

You may spot an orb in your everyday life, or you may look at a photograph and notice that there is a strange orb floating around you. Many claim that these unique lights are a sign that your guardian angel is by your side.
3. If you cannot explain an unexpectedly pleasant smell, it may be a sign that a guardian angel is nearby.

Believers report that these sweet scents may simply be your angel’s way of reaching out to you, to let you know that they are with you. The smells may take the form of delicious food, fragrant flowers, or a pleasant perfume that a deceased loved one used to wear.
4. An excerpt from Jacky Newcomb’s book, Do You Know Your Guardian Angel, reads, “A feather is a safe and gentle way for your angels to show you they are with you. This is one of the most common of all the angel signs.”

A white feather may cross your path in an extremely unlikely location, and is said to arrive at times when you are most in need. Believers say that this angel sign is your guardian’s way of letting you know that they are with you and that you are not alone.
5.Many believe that babies and pets may be able to see guardian angels, even when the rest of us can’t. Angels are said to put animals and babies at ease.

You might see a pet staring at a certain spot in the room, or a baby smiling at something you can’t see. If you spot a baby seeming to interact with something that isn’t there, it may just be a sign that your guardian angel is present.
6.As a child, you may have spent time laying on your back, staring up at the clouds. But some claim there are certain cloud shapes that may be signs from your guardian angel.

These angel clouds could take the literal form of an angel. But they may also appear in pleasing shapes, such as hearts, or in symbols that are particularly meaningful or personal to you.
7.According to Ask-Angels.com, “One of the most common ways angels will attempt to capture your attention and guide you is through Angel Numbers.”

Reportedly, these are numbers that either have specific, personal meaning to you — such as birthdays or anniversaries — or magical, repeating numbers such as “333″ or “11:11.” These numbers popping up in everyday situations may be your guardian angel’s way of getting your attention

8. Similar to a sudden, unexplainable odor, an unexpected change in temperature may be a sign that your guardian angel is at your side.

People report these temperature changes in a variety of ways. Some people will feel a strange chill. But others may experience a sudden warmth surrounding them. This warmth may be your angel’s way of giving you a reassuring hug.

9. You might not be able to literally talk with your guardian angel. But that doesn’t mean they aren’t trying to communicate with you.

Some who believe in angels claim that they hear muffled voices in otherwise quiet situations. This distant, muffled sound could be your guardian angel attempting to speak to you, or it may simply be their way of assuring you that they are close.
10. Everyone has experienced the feeling that they are not alone at one time or another. This might just be a sixth sense, or it might be the raising of the hairs on the back of your neck.

Many angel believers can sense when their guardian angel is with them. They report that they know someone else is present, even though the room may appear completely empty.

Cleaning and shielding 

5 ways to clean  and shield 

The energy’s intense right now, and it looks like it will stay intense for awhile. Those who are sensitive may absorb other people’s fear, anger, or stress energy, and confuse it with their own emotions. So it’s essential to manage your own energy with shielding and clearing methods such as these:

    1. The Power of Nature. The great outdoors has a wonderful clearing effect, so if you can take regular walks, hikes, or spend time sitting in nature, you’ll feel refreshed. If you’re not near nature, bring nature indoors with a desk waterfall, potted plants, and crystals.     I also love the Pandora radio channel called “Nature,” which features soothing music mixed with the sounds of nature. In addition, nature provides us with these natural cleansers: soaking in sea salt in a warm bath or the ocean to clear our energy; essential oils like lavender to calm us; aloe vera which when rubbed on the skin provides a natural energy clearing process; and dried sage plant bundles available in health food stores and spiritual centers which when burned is an ancient effective method for clearing people, homes, and work spaces.
2. Take naps. When we were kids, we’d take a nap when we were cranky, and it’s still a good idea as adults. Sleeping not only recharges your batteries, but it also opens you to hearing divinely inspired ideas and solutions.
3. Prayers. Whatever your religious or spiritual beliefs, prayer has been demonstrated to have a positive measureable effect upon health and longevity – even for plants, infants, and animals which eliminates the placebo effect. Praying creates a sense of relief, because you’ve shared your burden with the Source of all answers, support, and solutions. Just be sure to listen for and follow divine guidance which guides you to the answers to your prayers by you taking action steps.
4. Archangel Michael. Along the same lines as prayer, calling upon the mighty Archangel Michael to clear and protect you is an effect way to reduce stress. This angel – like all angels – is unlimited and is able to help everyone who calls upon him for help. 
5. Detox. Chemicals make us more vulnerable to anger, depression, and anxiety. Even everyday chemicals like caffeine can lead to needless worrying. Abstaining from or reducing chemicals gives you confidence and clarity.

Cut the cords

Cut The Energetic Cords Which Are Draining You!
You are more than a physical body… You are a spiritual and energetic being. In every moment, and with every interaction your energy body is mingling and interacting with the people, places, and energies which are around you. This is a natural process and a by product of the energy of oneness which flows between and connects all. But since we do still live in a realm of duality, there can be challenges with some of these energetic interactions.
What Are Cords?
Cords of attachment are energetic ties which are created between two people, or between a person and an institution, object, or past situation which remains in the present.
Energetic cords are attached when there are any dense feelings or emotions like fear, worry, anger, or negativity in an interaction.
These cords then have a way of keeping those attached in a holding pattern, where the past challenges continue to repeat into the present. Cords of attachment bring old feelings into new interactions, and can leave those who have them attached feeling frustrated, tired, drained, irritated and stuck.
Cords of attachment are different than spiritual ties, which are created through beautiful energetic encounters with others. Spiritual ties strengthen your connection with those you love and care about. They are the residue of beautiful energetic exchanges which serve you and serve the other, and they shine with love, compassion, and joy while cords of attachment contain energetic patterns which are disruptive, painful, limiting and dense.
I mention this because there is some mis-information floating around the web that cords can actually be beneficial… So you might worry about damaging your relationships by cutting them, and let cords remain. But really, there is a big difference energetically between cords of attachment and spiritual ties which serve.
Don’t worry about cutting spiritual ties with others, because they serve and uplift, and they can’t be cut. They’re pure light so a sword of light just glides right through. Spiritual ties shine with love and light, and are accumulated over your many lifetimes and positive uplifting interactions. They are the connections which make someone new you meet seem like you’ve known them forever, and they help you to deepen and expand your loving relationships with others.
Cords of attachment on the other hand, are dense. They vibrate energetically in alignment with your past challenges and they bring this density into your present to repeat patterns you’d be better off releasing and moving beyond. Attachment cords keep old pain active, they tie you to past challenges, and they keep old arguments and tensions alive and on repeat. The good news is, cords can be cut, pulled out, and dissolved into the light of the divine.

cords of attachmentIf you start a new relationship without cutting the cords to your past loves, it’s every likely the same past patterns will quickly repeat, because through the cords which are attached the problems and challenges from your past are energetically still very present. The same is true with cords to your parents… Without cutting them, past feelings from your childhood of inferiority, guilt, etc. will repeat in your life now when there is really no need for them to do so.
Cutting cords of attachment can help you to heal, to move on, to release the past and step into your power and into new possibility for loving interactions. When cords are cut you’re opened up to having beautiful high vibrational interactions with others, centered in love and joy which then create beneficial spiritual ties shining brightly between you and uplifting all involved. Cutting cords can help heal your relationship with someone, or to help you completely cut all ties, so that you can both move on.
Cords of attachment can be created between more than just people. Cords become attached to your energy when fear or judgement are present, and the cord then allows toxic and dense energy to flow between you and whatever initially triggered the negative reaction.
Cords can become tied between you and other people yes, but also between you and a substance in the case of addictions, or between your energy and the energy of a past life or present challenging situation.
Cords of attachment manifest when your relationship with anyone or anything is out of balance. They remain present until cut, and many people actually have past life cords they’ve been carrying with them energetically for lifetimes.
If you’re quite empathic, compassionate, and sensitive, you may even pick up small cords from strangers in passing as you subconsciously attempt to uplift them. Cut the cords! You’re much more effective uplifting others in love and light rather than taking on their pain and density, so become aware of your pattern, and with awareness you can shift it.
So What Is Cord Cutting?
Cutting cords is the energetic process of cutting negative and fear based attachments from your life experience to prevent them from continuing to block your energy, vitality and well-being.
When you cut and release a cord into the light, you’re no longer energetically engaged with that pattern of negativity. Your perspective is immediately uplifted, and you’re able to more easily see the silver lining and blessings through awareness in the present moment.
When you cut the cords between you and another, consciously or unconsciously, they will feel it too, and may even reach out and contact you. If this is the case, establish boundaries, surround yourself with love and light and stand up for yourself so the cords don’t just reattach themselves.
How Do You Cut Cords?
There are a few different ways to cut cords. You can simply ask the Archangels to cut and release cords into the light, but if you use this quickie method, don’t be surprised if you do this and the cord is quickly reattached.
For lasting results in cutting the cords of attachment, awareness is key. This means you need to become aware of and understand the cord and how it was attached to you energetically in the first place.
Loving balanced relationships do not create cords, and so if a cord is present it means something was out of balance… What was it? This awareness is key to cutting a cord once and for all, because with it you can change the pattern.
How to Cut Cords
Begin by calling in Divine White Light, and your team of Spirit Guides and Angels.
Breathe, and focus within. Quiet your mind and allow your heart to open… Ground, and center your energy, feeling your energy flowing down to the core of the Earth, and noticing and experiencing that you are one with the light at the core of the Earth, and one with All That Is.
Take another deep breath now as you allow the light at the core of the Earth to flow up. Feel the Divine light flowing up, in through the bottom of your feet, and traveling up through your chakras along your spine.
Feel the light activating, balancing and healing all seven chakras of your physical body, and continuing up out the top of your head, go with it, allowing the light to open your higher energy centers, and continuing to lift up above the light and into the direct presence and connection with Creative Source Energy, with God, and with the Divine.
Relax and breathe. Feel the love. Feel your Oneness with Source, and with All That Is. Enjoy this feeling. Bask in the Divine love that radiates all around you now. Simply connecting with these energies will cleanse and lift your being, bringing you healing love and blessings.
Now, using your intuition and awareness, tune into your aura and energy body.
Become aware of the cords which drain you. You can ask your angels to help you become of any cords of attachment which are present as well, and they will guide you to become aware of this information.
Tune into and identify who or what you are corded to. Become aware of the cord, and the circumstances surrounding it.
What is the pattern of energy flowing in the cord between you and another person (or substance or event)?
How was the cord attached in the first place? Take note whether it was fear, envy, jealousy, insecurity, etc. which caused you to shift out of love and joy so that a cord could be attached.
Become aware of the pattern you engaged in which established the cord.
With awareness of how the cord was attached, you’re able to change the pattern which created it, step off the karmic wheel, sever the cord, and lift into new levels of love, and authentic being.
When you sever cords of attachment you make room for more fulfillment, peace, clarity and joy in your life. Your authentic path is able to open up before you, and you’re able to move further into your expansion and awakening.
If you just ask the angels to cut the cords which are draining you, they will, but without changing your beliefs, without awareness, and without really understanding the pattern and learning the lesson contained within your interactions with others, cords will reattach and you’ll have to keep asking for them to be cut… And they will attach again.
The same is true if you identify your own cords and just cut them without consciously choosing to heal the patterns and energy around the cord. Someone can’t just cord you without your consent… Cords are attached through an energy exchange, and so in some way, consciously or unconsciously you allowed it.
Rather than just cutting the same cords again and again and again, why not take a bit more time and cut the cords once and for all?
To do this, identify the cord present, as well as the core emotions and patterns of thought and expression which caused you to become ‘corded’ in the first place.
Understanding the pattern contained within the cord is key.
Once you know this, you’re able to release these painful emotions into the light.
Cut the cord, and release the pattern carried within it into the light. Then replace this dense energetic vibration with an empowering belief, with a positive uplifting habit, and with a fresh new uplifting pattern of unconditional love, light and compassion.

Marriage cards 

OK, so say you’ve got the urge to merge – long term that is. Looking for luv – the Big One, your own Mr. (or Ms) Big – and you wanna ask the cards what’s comin’ in. Well here are some of the best happily-ever-after tarot cards!
Empress

Congrats! This card indicates a committed relationship, marriage & also pregnancy and/ or childbirth. In a man’s spread, this can indicate the woman of his dreams & (or) the mother of his children. In a woman’s spread it means love that leads to motherhood!
But, depending on the cards around it it can also indicate a baby-mama or unexpected pregnancy, so if you’re not interested in the pitter-patter of tiny feet, glove up!
Hierophant

The Hierophant, otherwise known as Le Pape (Pope), of course indicates the church, and so, in a love reading, can indicate marriage, vows, or pledges. You’re going to taking a trip down that aisle! Now if there are negative cards around it & you’re already married, it may mean said vows are tanking. But generally, in a love reading, it’s a woot! card!
10 Stones

10 Stones is all about family & stability. So, in a love reading this usually indicates marriage into a family dynasty, an arranged marriage, or a marriage to someone who’s financially secure and who believes in traditional family values.
It can also be a trust fund marriage! This could be a marriage for business or financial reasons. Think (ok, but not tooo hard) Anna Nicole Smith and her Geezer Millionaire.
But often this mean’s you’ll get it all – marriage, love, stability, family & financial stability.
9 Cups

Lucky you! 9 Cups indicates the marriage of your dreams! Marital happiness. This card means you’ll marry the person you desire. It’s a card of luxury and physical pleasure, so in a love reading it implies that the the relationship will be very sensual, and you’ll live in luxury. Niiiiiiice! It not only suggests a marriage of love & contentment but implies that both people are well-off, have a great sex life, enjoy each other and have their own interests and friends.
10 Cups

Lucky, lucky you!! 10 Cups indicates family, joy, love & commitment. This is the Happily Ever After card. Long-term love, happiness & making a family together.
3 Cups

Celebration! This party card indicates celebration of an engagement or a marriage! It also can indicate celebration of a pregnancy or birth of a child. Finally, it also can indicate a divorce that makes a new (and better) marriage possible.
4 Wands

Wedding bells! This card can indicate hotels, property, receptions, etc. So in a love reading, this fab card indicates celebration, marriage, a honeymoon, buying a house together, moving in together or all of the above! This is committed love, often with a mortgage!

The devil and its combinations 

Devil Tarot Card Meanings:All cards need to be considered in context but The Devil comes in many guises although, generally speaking, it often points to an unhealthy situation on some level as it tends to bring out the shadow side.
In its simplest terms, The Devil can appear when someone is feeling completely bogged down by a situation to the point where they feel helpless to change it.
The Devil can point to hedonistic tendencies, the enjoyment of food, drink, sex, material pleasures, but it often suggests over-indulgence or excessive behaviour, such as addictions. If you’re familiar with The Anchor Spread I use (alongside the Life Spread) if The Devil appears in the relationship area it usually suggests a problem, such as: partner with an addiction, abusive or manipulative behaviour, someone sneaking around, or an obsession. However, always look for back-up information in The Life Spread to throw more light and reinforce the context. If it appears in the wishes and desires position of The Anchor it usually means the person has secret plans and they’re keeping their cards close to their chest.
The Devil seems to soak up or even taint those cards closest to it, so it’s easier to interpret in groups. If you wonder where the problem lies look for what it follows, the card that precedes it will show the nature of the problem, but handle what you find with care and sensitivity as the situation is often masked. 
Sometimes The Devil will be present when someone’s developing an idea that needs to remain under wraps or hidden from public view for the time being, and this isn’t unusual in career, the corporate or entertainment world, so the aspect of secrecy isn’t always sneaky or sinister.
If reversed, The Devil may bring about release from an oppressive situation, facing the shadow self, accepting and moving beyond it through spiritual understanding.      
The Devil Tarot Card Combinations: 
Watch for the cards that surround The Devil, the clearest indication of what the problem concerns usually comes from the card that precedes it. In simple lines or small groups, watch for Five of Swords and The Devil, or The Devil and The Moon, surrounding and either side of another card as it’s usually a sign of deception and dishonesty – the central card would indicate the area of concern. There are too many combinations to list here but those below provide a small flavour of possibilities… 
> Temperance: may show abstaining from an addiction, vice versa ‘falling off the wagon.’
> Eight of Swords: Confinement, sometimes prison, particularly if Hierophant (The Establishment) Justice (legal system) The Emperor (authority) or King of Swords, (government officials, men in uniform) are also included.
Six of Cups > The Devil: may show an obsession with an old love.
The Hierophant > The Devil: Corrupt organisation (particularly if Five of Swords included) Also…
The Devil > Four of Pentacles > Five of Swords: Possible embezzlement, with other appropriate Pentacle card central may simply show theft (mainly Five of Pentacles central).
Ace of Pentacles > The Devil: Forgery, forged document.
Five of Pentacles > The Devil: Excessive debt, overspending.
The Magician > The Devil: manipulation, a trickster or con artist.
Nine of Cups > The Devil: Perhaps too much of a good thing! (Be careful what you wish for.)
The Tower > The Devil: possible violence or abuse
The Moon > The Lovers > The Devil: clandestine relationship (also Five of Swords instead, or as well as, The Moon)
The Moon > The Devil: hallucinations, being under the influence of an addictive substance.
> Eight of Pentacles (or Ace of Wands): Secret plans being made to start a new job or career.