The Silver Cord - that subtle energy which holds the life force within the body - is an image which manifests in dreams as we begin to recognize spiritual progression. There is a need to be appreciative of the ties of duty and affection. Within any relationship there are certain restrictions or dependencies that become apparent, and these may be depicted in dreams as cords or ties. These emotional bonds can be both limiting and freedom-giving. Also consult the entries for Bonds, Chains and Umbilical Cord.