The sharing and exchange of energy between beings may create a connection, or a cord, between the two individuals. The connection can be one-sided or two-sided, and may or may not present issues. We may have cords to family, close friends, even geographic locations.
The existence of cords contributes to energy loss, pain, fear, and unhealthy relationships. Cutting those cords does not mean the end of a relationship or connection, it simply means you are releasing unhealthy, dysfunctional connections. This healing work is done on a spiritual, energetic level.