Energy Vampires are regular people who have allowed their vibration to become so low that they need to “feed off” another’s energy in order to function and feel satisfied.
They do this by constantly seeking attention, reassurance and by creating a lot of drama.
They are also prone to:
Playing the victim
Never taking responsibility for their actions
Getting their way using guilt or manipulation
Complaining in order to get sympathy
Gossiping or creating drama
Not returning favors or giving back
Responding from their ego
We are all energetic beings, so when our energy is constantly depleted and is not restored, it weakens our vibration. If we are not aware or conscious, this weaker vibration over time can cause us to turn into Energy Vampires. (A harsh way to describe someone I know, but we can all be prone to ‘energy sucking’ at different points in our lives.)
Usually Energy Vampires have been drained of their energy by-
Ignoring or neglecting their own needs
Giving away too much of their time and attention to helping others
Negative Spirits or Attachments
Being neglected as a child
Traumatic life events such as a break-up, abusive relationship etc.
Surrounding themselves with other Energy Vampires
You can usually spot an Energy Vampire by the way that you feel when you are around them.
Often you will feel very drained or depleted of energy and you may also feel physical symptoms like headaches or even stress and anxiety when you are around them.
Other signs of attack include-
Feeling a sudden nausea or stomach ache after or before the interaction
Feeling stabbing pains around the back, chest, neck and shoulders
A throbbing headache or feeling “out of it”
Feeling irritable, frustrated or angry for no real reason
Being on edge or feeling like there is a heavy cloud over you
Having nightmares about the person
Anxiety, stress or guilt for no apparent reason
Tightness in the chest or a shortness of breath
Feeling intuitively uncomfortable around this person
If you feel two or more of these symptoms after interacting with an individual, it could be that you are experiencing a form of psychic attack which allows the Energy Vampire to take some of your energy.
The important thing to remember is that Energy Vampires are simply people who have been caught up in a cycle of negative energy. In fact, we are all prone to being an Energy Vampire at some point in our lives, so it is important to not judge or to be afraid.
No one can take your energy unless you allow them to and by putting up a stronger, positive force around you and remaining conscious of what is happening, no one will be able to drain you of your energy or effect the way you feel.
If you do feel that you are surrounded by an Energy Vampire here is what you can do to protect yourself.
Set firm boundaries and assert yourself when appropriate
Be compassionate, most times Energy vampires don’t know that they are doing it
Distance yourself from the person
Recite positive mantras and keep your thoughts positive and loving
Keep your aura clear, clean and strong
Wear a protective crystal or talisman
Sage your surroundings
Understand there is a learning experience in this for you as well
Send yourself and the Energy Vampire light and love
Stay emotionally strong and connected to your truth
The stronger and more positive you are within yourself, the less likely it is that you will even encounter an Energy Vampire. But if you do, or if you feel that you have been sucking other people’s energy, it may just be a gentle reminder that you need to love and respect yourself more.