Energy drains occur beneath the level of our awareness so they are hard to recognize and remedy. We need to understand where they come from and how to respond positively to keep the integrity of our energy field.
Everyday Sources Energy Drains
We all want more energy but typically are not aware of all the ways that is lost, dissipated or bound up and as a result becomes unavailable to us. Losing our energy in encounters with other people, places or situations is a common occurrence but not always recognized.
During the holiday season we typically encounter many more people in social situations than at other times of year. Therefore it is more likely that we will encounter situations where our energy can be compromised. Add to that the level of fatigue and stress that is more likely to be prevalent at this time of year and it is a perfect recipe for energy drain! In addition, many people may be subject to “energy vampires” at family gatherings due to roles and beliefs, but because it is family they may not be so ready to identify what is happening and so be even more vulnerable. It can be painful to recognize Truth so we can cooperate with dysfunctional patterns to avoid the pain of its revelation. This suppression can cause further dis-spiriting (energy drain).
We can awaken to the Truth of people and situations and not have chaos, discord or punishment result if we stand in our center and practice self care.
Energy Drains: Recognizing Energy Vampires
Because the flow of energy between people is invisible to the naked eye it may be hard to understand or realize that your energy field has been compromised or assaulted. However, your feelings and intuition can be counted on to tell the story.
Have you ever been with a person and afterward felt drained or exhausted or like you needed a nap?
Have you ever encountered criticism, blaming or manipulative behavior that has left you wiped out, or feeling like you have been ripped apart or emotionally beaten up?
Do you find yourself becoming tense, tight and constricted when you are with certain people?
Do you tend to engage in negative behaviors as a way to refuel, numb the “pain”, or distract yourself from the issues with some people in your life?
These are all very common reactions to having been in contact with an energy drain of some type. The good news is that there are ways to recognize vampires, to repair the damage they cause and learn to protect and keep yourself safe from this kind of harm.
Our recording How to Protect Yourself from Energy Vampires http://bit.ly/1By8gbk includes an in depth discussion about energy drains and two guided mediation’s designed to help you:
Learn to recognize energy vampires
Protect and keep yourself safe from harm
Repair, restore and rebuild your energy to keep you safe in the future