Knowing how to effectively and quickly protect yourself from energy vampires comes handy for all of us at some point or another. Each day we have a certain amount of energy to go by. When we feel of the balance and also tired then we might become more stressed and also sick. We also lack energy for our daily lives as well as energy for loved ones.
Energy vampire (toxic person) is someone who has a long-term low energy and therefore he or she needs to replenish the energy from someone else. Most of the times, they do it unconsciously and unintentionally. You, yourself, might be energy vampire to someone you know without even realizing.
The important thing to keep in mind about energies is that we always pay back whatever we take. It’s also true the other way around, we receive a “positive interest on our energy investment” when we uplift someone.
Think of someone you love and who is usually positive and nice. How do you feel when you’re at their presence? Light? Happy? Energetic? Positive people have a gift to naturally uplift others. They help you feel better when you lose hope and they inspire you when you want to give up. Positive people give you energy — but in this case of energy abundance which they have — it’s more like sharing and extending positive energy. Positive energy multiplies itself and it returns back to them.
Now think of someone who is complaining and always negative. How do you feel when you interact with them? Not so well? The feeling of unwell in their presence warns you that something is off and their energy has a negative impact on you. They’re lowering your own energy levels and trying to steal energy from you.
The moment you emotionally react to energy vampires, they begin stealing your energy.
I could continue for a very long time but I want you to get the main idea who energy vampire is. It’s a very real thing and we all encounter them often. Therefore it’s very important to understand the dynamics between you and energy vampire.
I want to give you a little background about how this dynamics work. In our bodies we have energy centers called chakras (you can read about them in these 2 articles here and here). If chakras are balanced, we have balanced energy, we feel good, and we’re healthy. Yet if one of them doesn’t function properly then we feel the imbalance almost immediately.
If you say things like; today isn’t my day or I feel burdened, then it’s good time to check chakras first. In reality our feelings inform us very well about our energies. We feel energy all the time but the funny thing is that it’s so simple that we think that what we feel is stupid or we’ve made it up.
The energy vampires steal our energy mostly from first three chakras. Your second chakra located below your navel connects you with everyone in your life. It literally creates an energy tunnel between you and the person. When you interact with someone but also think of someone there is an energy exchange between you two through this tunnel.
Ideally, it’s more or less balanced. Your friends help you and uplift you and then you also support them when they need it. However, when it’s more like one way stream (one of you is mostly giving) then you’re very likely just losing your energy.
Guess how many people can you energetically feed before burning out or feeling completely exhausted?
This is the reason why it’s better to have few true friends than hundreds of not so good friends who only takes or gossip about you behind your back. Gossiping and envy part is easy in our times with perfect social accounts. Also your virtual friends can steal energy from you if they’re secretly jealous of you or envious.
If you’ve ever been in disharmonious relationship, you’ve probably felt unhappy, heavy, or perhaps like being caught in a cage. If there is manipulative or controlling energy or if one partner gives more than the other, the relationships cannot last long. At least it cannot be a happy relationship for a long time. One of the partners is literally sucking the energy of another one which makes the other person to lose self-confidence (3rd chakra) and makes them feel like it’s difficult to change the situation. They feel trapped because they’re leaking the energy which they need to change their situation.
Energy vampires take our energy from our chakras. The first chakra corresponds with social norms (you should study this and become this), the second chakra is all about money, work, sexual energies, and personal relationships, and the third chakra which is responsible for our self-confidence and our personal boundaries (inability to say no also leads to energy leakage).
You leak your energy when you have a negative emotional reaction to something.
There is a lot of information about energy protection. I would like to share with you what I personally do and hope it can serve you.
I hope this article helped you to understand the basic energy dynamics. One thing that I wish you take away from this article is that you’re not weird if you feel like someone is stealing your energy — someone probably is doing just that. Listening more to our inner guidance can help us do smarter and healthier choices in life.
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Originally published at medium.com