How to Deal with Energy Vampires
How to Deal with Energy Vampires: 3 Methods that Work
We are all familiar with the energy vampire or psychic vampire. As empaths and psychics, sensitives and mediums we have all encountered a vampiric energy on occasion. These are the people that consciously or subconsciously draw all our energy from us and leave us feeling drained. They come in all shapes and sizes and they can be stubborn in their pursuit and persistence, so what’s a psychic to do? How best can we protect ourselves and reflect their energy?
Protect. Reflect. Redirect.
1. Protect yourself energetically.
Everyone does this differently but before you go into the world take a few moments to ground and protect yourself. You can surround yourself in light, put your energy into a golden egg, wear crystals or use essential oils.
There are also herbs you can brew into tea or burn as incense. Whatever makes you feel clear and safe will be beneficial. Many readers burn white sage or wear blue, clear or green crystals.
Some use color for protection and wear protective clothing of natural fibers.
This is a simple energetic method of sending energy back to the source draining you. It means simply that you are not accepting the energy and have your third eye closed. Use visualization in which you see the energy and close your third eye. You can also visualize a mirror reflecting energy back to them.
This can take a bit of practice and it is something you may have to do a few times but if you master it, it can be very effective. Psychics in many cultures wear small mirrors to assist with this reflection.
Challenging but effective. This is a method by which you don’t allow the other person to begin to take your time and energy. You can redirect them by saying you don’t have time for a big conversation in the moment and give them other tips for counsel.
Depending on what they ask you can redirect them to an informative website, a blog, or a book that deals with the question. It may feel a little unkind to you at first, but it is not your job to endlessly counsel everyone who taps your energy over and over.
It will serve both of you better if you redirect them someplace where they can empower and enlighten themselves.
Try to honor your gifts and your highest self and don’t fall into over care taking. If you continuously allow others to drain you, you may begin to feel resentful and unwell so take care of yourself and gifts.
Often energy vamps go on and on redundantly about the same thing without hearing anything you say. You are simply the vessel for their emotional angst and that serves no one.
It serves only to delay their own growth and healing and is exhausting in all ways. You will be doing them a great service by encouraging them in another direction.
This can be challenging as often energy vampires are friends, partners and family members. They become accustomed to having easy and free access to you and it can be quite overwhelming if you are caring for your family, working with your clients and dealing with everyone else.
Sometimes energy vamps are completely unconscious about what they are doing so guiding them gently into self-empowerment will help them gain strength and clarity.
We all run into these types of folks at times but with a little awareness you can keep them from draining you and suggest other venues for them to heal so everyone’s highest good is served.
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