ENERGY VAMPIRISM and Tips for Self-Protection
It is a lot said and written about energy vampirism in last few years. There are thousands of articles on WWW about that topic and many books published. Intention of this Hub is not to scare you of this type of human behaviour, then to make you more aware about the problem and inspire you to find your own ways how to balance your energies.
Energy vampires are people who primarily feed themselves by the vital energies of others. They are also called psychic vampires, psi vampires, emotional vampires, energy zappers. So called "vampires" usually drain others emotionally, emphatically, psychically even physically, without giving anything back. Some warning signs that you are being preyed on in this way are: tiredness, fatigue, depression, headaches, nausea, dizziness, feeling drained, anxiety, panic attacks and nightmares, which occur after your contact with person or group of people who drain your energy. Such symptoms should also disappear after you remove yourself from that situation.
Human need for energy
Healthy vital energy became very big problem of this world nowadays - modern style of life does not allow people sufficient amounts of life-energy to live on normal, healthy way : too crowded, polluted and noisy cities, stressful jobs, not enough sleep and rest, unhealthy food, not enough of touch with the nature, constant competition, overall hurry and constant stress- makes majority of people living with very low levels of vital energy.
Without vital energy is not possible to survive and live, neither accomplish any life task or goal. Missing life energy needs to be replaced from some source, otherwise person would become chronically exhausted and ill, would die, or would become constant looser in all aspects of life. Whoever has the more vital force the the others, easier wins in the game of life.
Honestly speaking, when it comes to the terms of vital energy,people almost cannot avoid to use vital force which belongs to some other living beings - non-human or human: through the food we eat, resources we spend, our style of life has actually a lot of predator`s components. In the world that people created today, we can only choose to take either less or more from others and learn to rely as much as possible on our own resources.
In written human history, in all known types of human societies, people have always been divided on that ones who live exclusively on energy of the others (upper classes) and that ones who are supplying them with everything what upper classes need for their own "decent living". No matter what is the name of society (feudalism,capitalism, communism, socialism), vampirism is always present, only difference is if that in some societies that principle is more obvious while in some othrs tends to be more hidden. When dominance of one class over the others is more expressed we call such societies "totalitarianism", when dominance is more subtle we call that "democracy". Dominance over the others - is vampirism.
Complicated social hierarchies among people basically allow vampirism as common thing on this planet on all levels of human activities and in all types of human relations: our hierarchical systems are basically based on dominance and submission - we can see that in organization of families, at work, in religion, in politics - actually everywhere.
Energy Vampirism in Myths and Religions
Human society supports idea about energy vampirism even through the myths and religious beliefs: Majority of primordial myths of humanity are full of violence or/and sacrifices which Gods had done to create the visible world . Even today, in our "holy religious beliefs"
- we create saviours who sacrifice for others while dying on horribly painful way, and thanks do that we either expect from others to unconditionally sacrifice for us, or we sacrifice for others no matter if others deserve that or not ,
- we create saints and holy people mainly from victims and then we pray to them to supply us with their energy no matter if they were died ages ago...
- We also support "gods" and religious organizations who require sacrifices and blind obedience from us, so we can provide them without complaining and questioning with all energy and goods they need in the name of some "god".
If this is not vampirism, what is?
One-on-one Energy Vampire Attacks
People who became what we call energy vampires never learned to rely on their own resources of energy - they almost always need the others to feed themselves. They may have basic lack of energy or even excess of it (but negative one, or just not properly focused), but they constantly feel unfulfilled when on their own, what causes that they feel content only if they consume lifes of the others.
Well, energy vampires could not exist if there are not donors of energy (victims) consciously or subconsciously willing to give them their energy.
Roots for that behavioural schemes get developed usually already in childhood: some children, who did not get enough of healthy energy when they needed it, when they grow up, may try to fulfill their impaired energy by "stealing" missing energy from other people, but they also can became donors of energy fo the others, depending how they were taught in the childhood. If child was getting "too much" attention and became spoiled in human terms, can also easily become vampire: such person can continue to require an excess of attention, energy and care from the others during the whole life. It is very difficult to generalize, please take this only like examples.
Can one person be at the same time a victim (donor) and a vampire?
Of course: we all have vampire-like part of ourselves (if needed), and very often that ones who are constant victims of energy attacks become at least periodicaly "vampires" for the others to compensate their own eaten energy. After they get it, victims usually continue to be energy fuel for their attackers again, so vicios circle continues.
Actually, whenever you allow yourself to become victim , you will sooner or later need energy of others to help you survive while you playing your role of victim.
Energy Vampirism in Family Life
The worst possible aspects of energy vampirism I noticed in family life, especially when children are involved. Families should be core of human society, so family life is the place where all human problems start.
Problems usually occur when family is not responsibly ready to have children and due to that parents do not have sufficient energy and material resources to provide the children with all what is really needed. Sooner or later such child or children can become burden and victim of mentioned lack of resources, care , love or harmony.
Many people have children who treat as their slaves: emotionaly, sexualy, there are millions of youngest ones who perform labour for their parents. There are also millions of examples when parents on very sophysticated ways shape their children as younger parts of themselves who are supposed to fulfill all dreams or wishes of their parents when they grow up and serve and obey the parents whole life without complain. That is so often called "tradition"., but actually real name for that is vampirism or slavery.
Vampirism at work
Many jobs are created just as "ideal" target for attack of energy vampires - especially that ones which require intensive communication with others and majority of them can be called "services". Whenever you serve the others, you opened yourself for attack of that ones who desperately need vital energy and urgently demand some on any possible way -from you, without giving you anything back. If you act as polite donor, vampires would sooner or later contact you again asking for another fresh energy-supply.
In any job, submissive position and attitude is also perfect source of energy for that ones who require it. So many people have became donors to the vampires while working too hard, for too little money, while working jobs they dislike and despise. Vampires are, of course, that ones who take majority of profit while misusing the energy and work of the others.
Volunteering is also field which is especially vulnerable for attack of vampires. Most often such unpaid "jobs" are created from that ones who misuse the work of good and naïve volunteers for gaining personal profit (money or fame, whatever). People who constantly feel desperate need to help others, even when they forget to solve their own problems, should seriously ask themselves if they are just donors of energy. Every time and energy consuming job through which you do the good things for other people is sacred - and should be paid, not performed for free.
On-line energy vampirism
There is not much difference between direct contact, telephone communication or on-line communication - energy can be successfully stolen in all cases. Everyone who spends a lot of time on-line, or works on-line (as me) can witness that some people are able to directly take away energy in on-line communication (chat, e-mail, comments, no matter).
I am still learning how to completely protect myself from the attacks while having bussiness online- one of the measures I had to take is - I employed secretary for several hours per week to read my e-mail and instruct her to ignore all people who ask from me something what I cannot give to them (free services, love relationships, free instructions how to become successful on HP in 1 week, etc,etc - questions are many and various), and filtrate only serious clients and real friends. On the days when my secretary is not working, I taught myself to do the same - I pretend that I am my own secretary and ignore messages which show that people do not respect my time, energy or knowledge. I feel much better after that.
How to Protect yourself from Vampirism
Give yourself enough of time to look at all aspects all your life and discover in what type of contacts you loose energy. Analyse also in which contacts you take away energy from others without giving anything back and make necessary changes in such relationships..
Learn how to regain energy from your own sources as much as possible:
- healthy sleep
- enough of sunshine
- enough of spending time in the nature
- meditation or any relaxation technique you choose for yourself
- enjoying a lot of time on your own
- healthy food (which should not be mainly based on animal proteins)
- relaxing music
- living in now and creating positive future and life- goals for yourself
- developing positive thoughts, belives and emotions
When you learn how to balance your vital energy - preserve it primarily for yourself , quality purposes and relationships in your life...when your energy becomes yours again, your life will start to blossom.
Copyright: Tatiana-Michaela Pribic
Homeopath and Reiki Teacher
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