Energy Drains and Vampires : Identifying the Sources
People, places or events may all have a negative impact on your energy. We each need to be aware and responsible for our own self care. Health, happiness and safety are all an inside job. We cannot rely on others to be conscious or responsible for how they interact. Of course it would be best if they were, but the reality is that many people are not conscious, aware or responsible regarding their inner lives. If we wait for them to be, or expect them to be, then we give our power away putting the fulfillment of our needs in their very unsafe (and yes, often uncaring) hands.
Vampires are not necessarily mean or evil people, but they are engaged in the pursuit of energy and will get it any way they can as it can feel like a survival issue to them. We all need energy. We all want to feel good, happy, secure, worthwhile and valuable. If we have unresolved issues, are not aware of our motives and the patterns of behavior that spring from them, then we will mange energy negatively. Of course not everyone chooses to externalize their issues like vampires, but by realizing that we all have energetic patterns that are maladaptive we can move beyond judging the vampire and do what we must to deal with our own issues and create healthy patterns that benefit all.
Energy Drains and Vampires: Identification is Necessary Before Protection
After an encounter or interaction with an energy drain and vampire you may feel:
- Drained, wiped out, like you need a nap‚…you probably do, your energy has been sapped!
- Criticized, blamed, attacked-overtly or covertly‚ these behaviors take their toll on energy
- Tense, tight, constricted especially in head, neck, shoulders and gut this is a self protective response to having your energy intruded upon the body is not stupid!
- Like you want/need to engage in a negative behavior yourself to deal with the stress, tension, anger, emptiness or frustration of your experience