You must have noticed sometimes that there are certain people in your life, who leave you feeling tired, drained and unhappy whenever you have an interaction with them. These people can be members of your family, a dear friend or someone in your office team. Any face-to-face or telephonic conversation with them makes you feel low and sapped of energy.
While “energy vampire” seems like a too strong and negative terminology, the fact of the matter is that these people do exist in our lives. We might love them and care for them, not realising how our constant interactions with them, drains us energetically. Consequently, it is important for us to identify who these people are in our circle and take adequate protection.
It is important for to understand that just because someone is an energy vampire, it is not necessary that the person is “evil” or “has a negative intention”, the truth is they are often unaware of what they are doing to you – subconsciously draining away your energy to fulfil their own needs. As spiritual beings, we have to believe in the inherent goodness of all hearts, otherwise our fear will further lower our vibrational levels.
You might become a victim of an energy vampire if the relationship is unequal in some ways. You are the constant giver, in terms of attention, love and time, while the other person does not reciprocate in the same way, equally. Then there are those people who constantly offload their problems on you, while you might not be always in a position to tangibly help them, just by listening to their never-ending travails you find yourself feeling low and depressed. You might love your close friend and sibling, but their problems are having a detrimental effect on you.
If you are an empath or a highly sensitive individual then chances are you draw energy vampires like a magnet. They could be narcissist, clingy, needy and possessive – often people in your inner circle or family. Though you care for them, it is important for you to set the boundaries for your own wellbeing.
The important thing is to identify them. Check how you are feeling after every interaction, and accordingly take precautions to protect yourself.
Following are five easy tips:
It is important to understand that an energy vampire will not have an impact on you as your energetic vibrations rise higher. In all possibility, they might drop out from your life. The separation might be painful for you at that time, but it will be for your highest good.
Every soul has its own journey and its own karmic blueprint. We meet other souls on the way, learn our life lessons and move on. But our primary relationship is always with our own self, we should never forget this.
(Sudipta is an energy healer, Akashic Records practitioner and mystical storyteller. Her collection of short stories ‘Invoking Our Inner Goddess’, ‘Mystical Tales Of Sacred Earth’, ‘The Blue God’s Love’ and ‘Enchanted Waters: The Magical Flow Of Life’ are available worldwide on Amazon Kindle.)