By Micara Link
I was recently asked if I have heard of “psychic vampires” and can one hurt me?”
Ah, yes. Good ol’ psychic vampires. I have heard of them, experienced them, and would love to share with you what I’ve learned. First of all, I would like to note that I am not an expert on this subject by any means. I actually have a lot of questions about this topic, but I do know some information because I’ve been “drained” by a few psychic vampires in my life and have needed to learn what to do and how to affectively work with them.
As much as we’d love to paint our imaginations with the picture of the seductive, powerful, and immortal vampires we’ve come to know in Twilight, True Blood, and Dracula, these vampires are not the, “I-vant-to-suck-your-blood” type of vampires but the, “I-vant-to-suck-your-energy” type.
Psychic vampires or energy vampires are very real. Now before you stop reading because you can’t believe that something like this exists, let me explain. The terms psychic vampire and energy vampire are terms used for someone who takes your energy away from you or brings your energy down. Basically, the term vampire means “to feed off of life force.” An energy vampire is an actual human being, not an inhuman creature. They are everywhere: they could be friends, family members, or even you.
You do not need to be afraid of them, they cannot hurt you. Awareness and education is enough to keep you “safe.” Reading this article will help you become more aware of the signs and symptoms of your energy being taken by an energy vampire, what you can do to not allow them to feed off of you, and possibly awaken to the fact that you or someone who is close to you is one. To be an energy vampire is not a “bad” thing. The person is not evil or out to get you. It’s just who they are and how they operate. They were born that way.
Basically, a psychic vampire is someone who has a very unique interaction with the energy around them. Often times, they are very psychic and aware of other worlds or dimensions. They are very sensitive to energy around them and can sense energy from objects and people. The psychic vampire is someone who has a lack of their own natural energy source. In order to maintain their energy, they need to draw off an outside source’s life force energy, such as another person. Usually, a psychic vampire does not know that they are one. It is an instinctual habit to feed off of others.
For the unaware energy vampires, things can get a little out of hand. They tend to thrown their energy around everywhere and onto everyone, taking and feeding off of multiple people, threatening people, and they might not understand why people react to them in a strange or negative way. It is a positive thing for vampires to become aware of themselves so they can learn to control their energy and not feed until they drain someone dry. Some vampires can learn to take small amounts of energy from the people around them so they are able to continue being sustained while not completely draining those around them. This is a task that mature and aware psychic vampires are able to learn that helps them have a more normal interaction with the energy and people around them.
Many psychic vampires are very manipulative, crave attention, and can easily affect your emotional state. When your emotions are high and intense, the vampires receive more energy from you, which of course, they love. If a vampire does not take in energy of other people, they get sick, so they will do what they need to do in order to get the energy.
Have you ever been with someone, a friend or family member, and felt worse when you left them? Maybe you entered into a conversation or meeting with positive, high energy, and left feeling low, drained, and uneasy? That is an example of an energy vampire. Another good note is to realize if you are feeling worse and the other person is feeling better. They feel better because they took your energy! I also “test” myself when it comes to situations, classes, or events. I notice if my energy goes down or up when thinking about partaking. I know, that if my energy goes down, I should not agree to do it.
Some signs and symptoms of your energy being taken are: feeling tired, uneasy, or lethargic. Literally, feeling drained physically and emotionally. Headaches, dizziness, feeling depressed, or sensing “bad” vibes, as well as a general overall worse feeling are a few other signs. Also, notice how you react to the person. Are you eager to be with them again? Or do you avoid them? Your avoidance could be your intuition nudging you to stay away from them because a part of you knows they want to feed off of you. It is a little difficult to create a solid list of symptoms because everyone experiences it differently, but the most common symptom is feeling energetically drained.
To protect yourself or shield yourself from allowing energy vampires to freely take your energy away from you, you can do a few things. One is to set the intention that no one can take your energy without your permission. Two, imagine a bubble of light around you. Some people prefer blue, while others like white, or gold. It’s really up to you. Whatever color of energy you like to feel around yourself, put that up and affirm that this energy bubble is shielding out anyone who might be trying to influence your energy field. Third, ask your spirit guides and angels to protect and shield you. Get creative. However you imagine shielding yourself is perfect. As long as you believe it works, it will.
Besides energetically shielding yourself, you can simply stay away from the people who take your energy. Set boundaries and know that you are setting these boundaries out of self-love. It is your responsibility to take care of yourself and this is just another way to do it.
Now, if you happen to think that you might be a psychic vampire, it is best for you to learn to control your energy. It might be hard at first, but it’s just because it’s new and takes some self-control, self-knowledge, and self-examination. You can learn to control it and you will experience more positive relationships and social interactions because of it.
To learn more about psychic vampires, “The Psychic Vampire Codex” by Michelle Belanger is a recommended resource. I have not read it, but I know that she is a professional advocate and self-proclaimed psychic vampire who helps bring light onto this subject.
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