Energy Vampires

Toxic Relationship or Vampire Attack?
Way Past Normal – by Dani Harper

You’ve met them. People in your life who, frankly, exhaust you. They drop by to visit and when they leave, all your energy has gone with them. You might even feel depressed. This might be because they’re self-centered attention [seekers], unrelentingly negative and chronic blamers, or they work for the IRS.

Or it might be because they’re vampires.

Thanks to myth and media, we associate the undead with drinking blood to sustain themselves. But what if vamps are living, mortal humans who don’t suck blood but energy? The concept isn’t new. Many cultures have myths and legends about psychic vampires, including some Native American tribes. The Hopi told of the powaqa, a sorcerer who feeds on the life force, the hiksi.

I ran across an internet quiz this week titled “Are you a psychic vampire?” Apparently, you can be one without even being conscious of it – and you’re considered more of a parasite in this instance. More drama queen than Queen of the Damned. Needy and annoying but usually manageable. Other individuals are fairly benign. They merely touch something after someone else has touched it, gleaning the leftover energy.

But the real vampire is the one who knows exactly what he’s doing and attacks your energy on purpose, literally fortifying himself with your life force. It’s a highly aggressive and predatory act and just the thought of it puts me on edge – hey, I need all my energy and I can only drink so much coffee in a day, bud! Apparently if you suddenly feel tired, mentally confused or irritable it might not be because you skipped lunch. You may have been the victim of a walk-by vampire attack. He or she gets an energy surge and you’re left staggering […].

Highly sensitive persons are particularly susceptible to having their energy siphoned off. So are those who tend to be givers in the extreme, who haven’t developed good personal boundaries. Apparently you can be a metaphysical doormat too. And if you have what’s called a leaky aura, energy vamps will hone in on you like ants to a drippy syrup bottle.

As with traditional vampires, repeated attacks by a psychic predator can put you in danger of becoming like them. Maybe you won’t actively go on the hunt at the mall, but if your life force is in a depleted state, you might unconsciously start drawing energy from friends and family.

Defending yourself takes many forms. Some recommend visualization, picturing a bright white light or perhaps a suit of armor around yourself to block out a known vampire’s attempts. Some say that the equivalent of wearing garlic is keeping a piece of quartz crystal on your person.

Watch out for people who step into your personal space, or stare at you (so much for ever riding a subway again). Most importantly, look after your health, mentally, emotionally and physically – remember, lions go after the gimpy gazelles.



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7 thoughts on “Energy Vampires

  1. Kushite Prince November 20, 2014 at 7:45 pm Reply

    Great post! Very insightful! I put this one Twitter!

  2. thesevenminds November 20, 2014 at 8:38 pm Reply

    Thanks, Kushite Prince. How gallant. 🙂

  3. ~meredith November 20, 2014 at 11:03 pm Reply

    very well done. “apparently…” 😀

  4. Emma's Cup November 21, 2014 at 4:06 pm Reply

    Oh, forgot about the reblog. I already have an article up. May be better this way? 🙂

  5. therapyjourney November 22, 2014 at 5:40 pm Reply

    Brilliant! This ties in with what I’m thinking about a lot lately. If course! People that suck your life force on purpose and leech off your good feeling leaving you drained: ( I have known many people like this and also wondered whether I could be one myself. :-/

  6. thesevenminds November 23, 2014 at 2:47 pm Reply

    Thanks, all. I posted this for Emma to reblog, but she is on a roll of her own. 🙂

  7. ArynChris November 24, 2014 at 2:58 am Reply

    Folks worried about psy draining should be careful about using crystals without extra precautions. The main thing about dealing with psy vamp is shielding– whether that’s a magical ward, a psychic barrier, or religious protection, it needs to be something which actively blocks anything or anyone tugging at a person’s personal energy. Crystals, unless it’s something like onyx, malachite, or another strictly protective stone, can backfire. Quartz, especially clear or amethyst, is a great example, because it’s a focus stone– and just as it can focus the wearer’s desire for protection into an actual shield, it can focus a vampire’s need for energy into a funnel between them and the wearer. That doesn’t mean quartzes are a bad idea, but if the wearer is distracted, or has less willpower than the vampire, they should definitely go for one of the other options. 🙂

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