An energy vampire is a rather sensational term for a fairly common phenomenon. It simply means a normal person who has holes or wounds in their own aura or energy body. Since our bodies need energy these people often naturally and accidentally suck energy out of other people. Sometimes places can do this too, if the environment is particularly toxic or upsetting.
You Probably Know an Energy Vampire
Do you know someone who is just a real downer nearly all the time? Perhaps this person’s life is always going wrong. Perhaps this person is one of those people who is always caught in a sucking spiral of drama. You might feel yourself getting tired, or feel yourself getting low whenever you’re around this individual. This person might lead you to become very negative yourself: perhaps it’s that person that’s always complaining at work.
After every conversation you may be feeling pretty negative, depressed, upset, or angry yourself. By contrast, this person usually walks away feeling better for having spoken to you. They’ll tell you what a great listener and adviser you are, and they’ll mean it, never knowing that part of the reason they like listening to you is that you provide them with a major energy “fix.” Your friend hasn’t stolen your energy on purpose, but you still wind up feeling the effects just as if the attack had been deliberate.
You Could be an Energy Vampire
People who radiate a constant flood of negativity do tend to become energy vampires themselves. Do you find that you are in a constant state of negativity? Are you always the one who is constantly complaining? You can fight your own vampire nature by raising your spiritual vibrations to a more positive level. This can help you heal the holes in your energy body and remove the need to suck other people dry.
One way to do this is to sit down and make a list of everything in your life that you are grateful for. Then go over your gratitude list daily or post it prominently where you will see it as you go through your day to day activities. This is a very important thing to do as stealing energy from others tends to damage their energy bodies, which causes them to go out and damage other people’s energy bodies. If you’ve ever noticed how fast negativity can spread around a single workplace you’ve probably seen this viral effect in action.
Symptoms of an Energy Vampire Attack
If someone has been feeding on you there will typically be a period of extreme fatigue in addition to more negative attitudes and emotions manifesting in your thoughts and emotions. Pay attention to whether or not certain people in your life give you this sensation on a regular basis, nearly every time you deal with them. If this is the case, you’ve probably identified an energy vampire.
Dealing with the Energy Vampire
There are really only two ways to deal with an energy vampire, and neither of them require garlic or stakes. An energy vampire’s personality is typically too negative or defeatist to accept help, so you can either choose to get away from the vampire or you can work on your psychic shields so that their attacks don’t affect you. Either way you should remain polite and kind but distance yourself. Don’t “feed” energy vampires by spending hours talking to them about their problems, and don’t encourage them to continue wallowing in their own misery.
Sometimes these people just enjoy being upset and they won’t do anything to change their own situation. In the meantime you can get to work changing your own situation by concentrating on the habits of gratitude that will help you attract a healthier, more positive life.