In the last post, I talked about energy or psychic vampires – people who drain the life force out of you through many things that they do. They use manipulation, guilt, selfishness and many other things to demand, take advantage and suck out energy from others. Some energy vampires knowingly do so, but many are oblivious to their habits. Still, energy vampires are so common that you’re bound to encounter one or two (or a lot) of them in your everyday life.
The first thing that may come into your mind when you get to deal with these people is to avoid them, right? But that is not always the case. After all, these psychic vampires may be people whom you cannot avoid and have to interact with on a daily basis – your partner, your office mates, your mom or dad, your boss or you yourself. That said, avoidance is not the only key, and today, I’ll talk about how you can deal with them so that you can keep your positive energies and sanity intact.
Identify Energy Vampires
The first step to dealing with energy vampires is to identify when someone is behaving that way. One description encompasses psychic vampirism: an energy vampire is a person who exploits you and undermines your energy to serve his or her own personal needs. They do this consciously or unconsciously, but in the end, they manipulate you and make you feel emotionally and spiritually drained.
Get To Know Yourself
If you are prone to being drained by energy vampires, then you should be honest and ask yourself: are you a doormat? I’m not trying to be negative here, but this is the truth. Energy vampires usually take advantage of people who have weak boundaries, those who do not know how to say no and those who tend to please other people.If you have these traits, then you are prone to having your energies drained quickly.
Of course, you would also want to get yourself checked for underlying conditions that make you feel chronically weak like fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, hormonal imbalance or getting poor nutrition before blaming people around you for draining your energy.
Learn To Resist
When you are constantly under stress due to energy vampires all around you, the first thing that you need to learn is to say no. Ignore whatever they say and whatever they do, and don’t let them manipulate you into feel gnawing feelings of guilt and doubt. Learn to say no and assert yourself when you cannot fulfill a demand or when you simply do not want to do what that other person is doing. Avoid psychic vampires as much as you can. If you work with them, limit your communication and talk to them only when needed. Don’t spend time with them in the pantry during breaks. Entertaining will only make them stick to you. Avoidance is key, and they’ll eventually go and bother somebody else.
You can protect yourself in many ways. Wearing protective colors can give you psychic protection. You can also strengthen psychic wall, which allows negative energy to bounce off instead. Or, you can learn to become more positive, which helps balance negative energy, and better yet, allow it to emanate and perhaps even inspire others to be more positive.
Do not hesitate to seek help. Find someone who has the skill to deal with vampires. There are experts in psychic healing who can help you and teach you to strengthen yourself.
What about you, how do you deal with energy vampires and keep yourself positive?