Psychic Vampires

People Who Take Energy From Others

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Psychic vampires reveal our attitude toward people who take energy. It also reveals our attitude toward the people from whom they take. A vampire is ultimately a taker who drains its victims.

Freedom From Psychic Vampires

To help and heal ourselves and each other, we must first recognize that the person who is taking energy from another person can only do so if the person they are taking from agrees to it on some level.

Freedom comes when we stop projecting our fear of powerlessness onto others, blaming them, and victimizing ourselves.

Permission to give or take does not need to be granted on a conscious individualized basis. It comes from an underlying attitude of giving and taking.

The Spectrum of Giving and Taking

Experiences in life include give and take in varying degrees. They mirror back where we are on the spectrum of selfishness and selflessness. Selfishness and self-centeredness are generally viewed as undesirable traits while selflessness is often viewed positively. Regardless, both require balancing.

Those who give selflessly without balance can become doormats or martyrs, and may get into a routine of killing with kindness or not being able to say no to others. Those who take without thought can be kind people who have learned inappropriate ways to get energy, or they can be selfish and thoughtless about others.

These are examples of opposite ends of the spectrum, and most of us sit somewhere closer to the middle. As with all living things, our abilities and balance fluctuate.

The Hunas and Connecting or Cutting Ties

The giver's attitude of willingness creates an opening that enables a taker to connect to the giver.

Connecting to each other, although generally unseen, literally creates a physical connection that is not seen with the naked eye. The Hunas have spoken about these connecting "cords" for centuries. Phyllis Krystal, a therapist from California, has developed a technique called Cutting the Ties That Bind, which is a method of working with or cutting serious ties that prevent us from being us.

Those we mistakenly call vampires are not necessarily bad people. For instance, a friend who may have once connected to you very deeply can eventually drain you of energy and make you physically ill. In this scenario, it may take a mutual friend, intuition, or meditation to guide you to this level of understanding. In meditation, you can pray for guidance and possibly see the cords between you and the person draining you of energy. To get rid of the cords, try envisioning yourself pulling them out one by one, such as with scissors. You may find that your health will improve in a mere few days. You can take another step forward to heal with the person who is draining you if you are able to. Talking about the experience and forgiving each other can help bring clarity to the relationship if there is a chance for true healing.

How to Stop Psychic Vampires From Draining Your Energy

If you suspect you are a giver, it must become clear that you play a role in the experience and are no longer willing to do so. To own this, you can firmly, clearly, and loudly say, "No one else can have my energy. My need to give is fulfilled through healthy means."

You may see yourself doing service work or another healthy form of giving. Take time to get quiet or meditate, and ask to see any unhealthy lines connecting you to another person that is affecting you. Visualize severing those ties in whatever way comes to you. It helps if you know the person you are severing from, but it is not essential. Do this clearing, affirming, meditating and severing process until you feel you mean it and it is complete. Bless and forgive everyone involved, including yourself, and relief and new energy will follow within a few days.

How to Stop Stealing Energy From Others

If you are a taker, you must choose to no longer be willing to play that role. The following mantra can be said verbally, "I now receive all the energy I need in healthy ways. Energy comes to me easily from the earth, air, and Divine intelligence. It is everywhere, and I willingly accept it from healthy places and in healthy ways. I always have all the energy I need."

Whether you are a giver or a taker, you will likely need to practice this over time. This will allow you to learn how to recognize physical sensations that go along with someone connecting to you. These feelings may include light-headedness, dizziness, a pain or some other type of sensation. Pay attention to your body to understand your physical feelings. Both the giver and taker are simply trying to have their needs met and are seeking balance. Luckily, both have complete control over the situation through managing their own attitudes.

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