4 Ways To Deal With Toxic Energy Vampires Who Are Stealing Your Positive Vibes

ways to deal with toxic energy vampires who are stealing your positive vibes

Energy vampires are emotionally immature individuals who believe that the whole world revolves around them. We can all be energy givers or takers at times. What are energy vampires and do they really exist? How to deal with toxic energy vampires?

We’ve all heard about those people that drain us, bring us down, and spread negativity just by being in the room. And you want to know how to deal with negative people who take your energy.

I believe that some people can engage in vampire-like energy behavior without even knowing it. Some people do it with conscious intent. Either way, I do believe in energy vampires and that’s because I’ve had several direct experiences.

My first experience of an energy vampire gave me a real-life physical sensation I wasn’t expecting at all.

I was at a training retreat with a mentor several years ago and we were all working hard on a particular aspect of hypnosis work. The mentor was working with a member of our group and we were all observing.

Two or three times during the conversation between these two, the mentor mentioned “vampire-like behavior”. Finally, the exercise finished with the mentor yelling at the participant, “Dammit, stop that vampire-like behavior when I am trying to teach you something!”

Frankly, I had no idea what was going on and the experience kind of left me with my mouth hanging open. The group teacher had never yelled before.

Then, it was my turn.

After this other person had been yelled at, it was my turn to do the same exercise with this mentor. I went through the instructions with trepidation and, for whatever reason, he didn’t shout at me.

After my exercise was complete, it was time for a break and we headed outside into a lovely sunny day for refreshments. We were in a location in nature with many trees so it was a great place to relax and refresh.

As I was chatting with another colleague, this person who had been shouted at came up and stood next to us.

energy being drained

I began to feel pressure on the left side of my body (he was standing to my left) and then a sense of two ‘teeth’, more like pipes, being inserted into my side. It was as physical as if he was touching me!

At the same time, this person asked me, “How did you manage to do that exercise correctly, Sarah?”

It was incredibly uncomfortable and somewhat frightening! At the time, I carried on my (interrupted) conversation with the other student, and then instinct kicked in because I literally began to feel a sucking sensation.

In my head, I said, “F*** off!”

Phew. It worked. The participant disengaged his energy vampire ‘pipes’ (or whatever the heck they were) and walked off to another group.

It’s definitely an eye-opener when this happens for the first time.

I have to say, I believe my approach to the above situation was fairly effective, if not particularly elegant!

There’s a lot of talk of ‘shielding’ negative energy in spiritual circles. In my case, I believe what happened is that I re-established my boundaries in a hurry once I realized they were being breached.

Later, I talked to my mentor about it — I remember he chuckled because my eyes were like saucers — and he explained that I had just reached another level of awareness and sensitivity and that it was time to find ways to honor those abilities.

I do remember not being able to eat chicken for at least 6 months after that experience, either. Meeting an energy vampire through a direct energy exchange shifted my energy, too.

We can all be energy givers or takers at times.

Do your best to stay out of judgment about being an energy vampire. It’s important to understand that when someone emits a lot of energy — or ‘chi’ — we are attracted to that.

Read 12 Plants That Can Create Positive Energy in Your Home

Just take a moment to think about your favorite music idol or television actor. What happens when you watch them on television or even meet them in person at a concert or publicity event?

If you’ve been in this position, have you felt your energy reaching out to have some of whatever they have?

Star quality is powerful and attractive and many big stars have a huge stage presence. Due to their gifts, they can expand their energy and connect with their audience, making a big stadium event feel very personal.

So we all reach out with our energy sometimes.

What do you do when your energy is being taken without your permission by negative people with vampire-like abilities?

After all, you didn’t ask for this. Letting an energy vampire take from you (once you are aware of it) is just the same energetically as someone stealing your purse. And nobody likes that!

Read What Is Emotional Burnout And Ways To Replenish Your Energy

If you are with someone who makes you feel drained, here are 4 things you need to do to regain your energetic balance. 

1. Find some way to re-establish your boundaries

Use conversation, space, or energy to make sure you are not feeling crowded or invaded. And saying something in your head will often work!

If you can leave, then do so. If that is not possible, find some way to break contact, even breaking eye contact will help.

2. Visualizing something sacred between you and the person concerned may break the contact also

Odd as it sounds, it really works. When I had a guy ogling me while waiting for fast food in a line, I imagined Archangel Michael between him and me.

He left almost as soon as I did that. I’m pretty proud of that one!

Read Emotional Vampires: How To Identify And Protect Yourself From Them

3. Figure out what the energy vampire is trying to get from you

At the training retreat, what the person was after was knowledge — and through osmosis rather than learning it for himself.

Knowing what is being drained can often help you figure out a way to stop the leakage. And knowledge by osmosis never works unless it’s with full agreement, in the case of a mentoring arrangement between two people, for example.

4. When you can remove yourself from the situation, check if you need to clear yourself

This will give you space and time to figure out what is going on and get centered and grounded.

When you become more conscious and aware of the energy dynamics between yourself and others, you will realize that energetic give and take goes on all the time.

The real growth comes when you can learn to sense what is going on in the present moment and then decide what you want to do about it. We can all be givers and takers sometimes.

Are you ready to deal with toxic energy vampires?


Written by Sarah Lawrence
Originally appeared in Yourtango
Republished with permission
4 ways to deal with toxic energy vampires pin
4 Ways To Deal With Toxic Energy Vampires Who Are Stealing Your Positive Vibes
ways to deal with toxic energy vampires who are stealing your positive vibes pin
Ads

— About the Author —

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



Up Next

Movies To Inspire Creativity: 10 Must-Watch Films For Artists

Movies To Inspire Creativity In You: Creative Movies

Creativity is a tricky thing, striking seemingly when it wants and leaving you high and dry when you need it most. But there are certain movies to inspire creativity and have the power to get your creative juices flowing.

There’s just something about the ability of a good film to transport us into another dimension that sparks an idea or two.

If you’ve been feeling uninspired lately, try watching one — or all — of these 10 creative movies that are perfect for anyone looking to ignite their creativity again.



Up Next

Why We Love Bad Movies? 5 Hilariously “Bad” Movies That Are Good Anyway

Why We Love Bad Movies? Hilariously Bad Movies

Ever spent hours watching a movie you thought was horrible, just to make fun of it and laugh at its terrible lines? Wondering why we love bad movies? We’ve explored the allure behind bad movies and why they can be so charming.

Believe it or not, people like bad movies for many reasons. And finding joy in something that is universally considered to be bad is often referred to as “so bad it’s good.”

This Is Why We Love Bad Movies…

Human nature tends to draw in audiences toward hilariously bad movies like The Room, Sharknado and Troll 2 �



Up Next

12 Most Romantic Proposals In Movies To Inspire Your Own Love Scene

Best Proposal Scenes In Movies That'll Make You Cry

Ever notice how Hollywood takes love to another level? They know how to make grand gestures and to prove my point here are some of the best proposal scenes in movies. These will train you to create your own emotional, and beautiful scene!

Whether it’s a dramatic confession on the Empire State Building or a cozy candlelit moment, movies set the bar high for what we expect in love.

Your own proposal might not have had A-list actors or a dreamy lighting crew, but these best movie marriage proposals will make you understand what real love feels like.

So without further ado, let’s get into some of the most romantic movie proposals ever!



Up Next

12 Greatest Sports Movies Of All Time That Define Victory

Best Sports Movies Of All Time

Fighting, hoping, winning… inspirational sports movies are not just about the game–they’re about the spirit and the will against all odds. They show you the grit that real athletes are made of; heroism, the costs of victory or how one can push their mind and body to levels others could only dream of.

So, we’ve picked the 12 best sports movies of all time, some fictional and some based on true stories. Are you ready?

Some people may argue that these stories are predictable. It’s true! We know that if there’s a movie it needs to have a resolution and in this case that resolution is success. The real magic of these inspirational sports movies is watching how it�



Up Next

20+ Miley Cyrus Lyrics And Quotes That Will Speak To Your Soul

Miley Cyrus Lyrics: Best Miley Cyrus Quotes From Songs

Miley Cyrus lyrics and quotes have represented us through so many iconic moments. From her time in the show “Hannah Montana” to the release of her album “Bangerz,” to winning a Grammy for Best Pop Solo Performance for the song “Flowers.”

She has never failed to say just the right words before we even knew we needed them.

In today’s day and age, visual storytelling is everything. And Miley’s words are a captivating addition to any Instagram post you want to make.



Up Next

Neuro-Ninja Training: 10 Indoor Brain Strengthening Games For A Sharp Mind

Powerful Brain Strengthening Games For A Sharp Mind

Do you want to exercise your brain in the most fun, interesting, and most importantly, enjoyable way possible? Then you have come to the right place! Keeping your mind sharp and your brain alert is one of the most powerful things you can do. That’s why, we have compiled a list of brain strengthening games for you to try.

These brain strengthening games will boost your brain, keep you entertained and also increase your intellect. No more of those boring games to improve memory and concentration, because these are designed to be fun and exciting.

So, ready to explore how you can train your brain with games? Le



Up Next

Why Artists And Musicians Are Obsessed With Parapsychology: Mysteries And Secrets of Psychic Artwor

Psychic Artwork: Why Artists Love Parapsychology

Ever wondered why artists and musicians are fascinated by the perplexing realm of parapsychology? Why do psychic phenomena drive their creativity? Let’s explore psychic artwork and the significance of the paranormal in American art.

Let us look at how artists, musicians and parapsychology are related, discuss psychic artwork and how paranormal has influenced trance music. Let’s dive in.

Psychic Artwork: Channeling the Unseen

Psychic art is a unique form of artistic expression that springs from the deep intuitive abilities of the artist. Psychic artists are said to have extra sensory perceptions that are used in creating works of art that go beyond the physical world.