An energy vampire is somebody who literally zaps your energy dry. Energy vampires can appear in every aspect of our lives. Not just in the workplace but also in our family and social lives.
Note – energy vampires are not to be confused with the blood-sucking vampires of movieland and folklore.
Symptoms Of Being Attacked by an Energy Vampire
You may experience the following symptoms after being the victim of an energy vampire:
- lack of motivation;
- sensitivity to cold;
- feeling sleepy during the day;
- brain fog;
- depressed mood.
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7 Signs Of Energy Vampires
#1 Prolonged Eye Contact
Prolonged eye contact is one of the most common indicators of an experienced energy vampire. Anytime you allow someone to look into your eyes, you’re making yourself vulnerable and letting them get a glimpse of the real you.
Plus, if he touches you during a conversation and his look is still intense, then that’s a clear sign he’s an energy vampire.
Note – this form of energy-sucking is more common in fake spiritual teachers, who know how to use dark manipulation methods.
#2 Constant Complainer
Nothing is ever good enough, even the best is not good enough. There is always a friend problem, a parent problem, or a boyfriend problem.
Failing that, there will almost definitely be something else to complain about. This cynicism is a simple ploy to draw people to them and harvest their energy (consciously or unconsciously).
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#3 Your Gut Tells You They Can’t Be Trusted
Sometimes the best gage of a person is your natural gut reaction to them. First impressions speak volumes. Therefore, if yours is telling you to stay away from a certain person, then it might be a good idea to do just that.
There must be a good reason for your gut to tell you not to trust someone, not just a stupid comment or a bad smell.
#4 Something Is Always ‘Missing’
You just can’t connect with an energy vampire. When you’re with them, it may always feel like there’s a piece of something ‘missing’ from the relationship.
Whether the relationship is familial, platonic, or romantic, an energy vampire will always have a hard time connecting with the people in their lives.
Energy vampires will use many tactics to try to manipulate others. They will play on your emotions and try to make you feel guilty.
In order to suck your energy, everything is a head-game to an energy vampire, and you can bet they are doing whatever they can to win that game.
#6 They’re Never Sorry For What They’ve Done
Energy vampires don’t have any empathy – they don’t care about the damage they might cause to you.
Along with being reckless and careless, an energy vampire is incapable of feeling sorry about what they have done – they might apologize out of necessity, but they never mean it.
#7 Professional Victim
Energy vampires are very good at playing the victim as if it were an Olympic sport. They always seem to have been wronged and never seem to be wrong.
But, be aware that this is just an act, the sympathy that you are willing to give them will give them the attention (”energy”) they need to feel special for a little while until they want more.
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How to Avoid Being Drained by Energy Vampires
#1 Avoid Gossiping
Gossip, whether it be false or true, is not a healthy activity to engage in. Spreading malicious rumors will not only hurt the subject of the gossip, but it makes you look bad in an immature and rude kind of way.
Also, gossiping with an energy vampire exposes you and provides him the chance to drain you.
Avoiding gossip can also reduce your chance of socializing with an energy vampire.
#2 Practice A Daily Meditation
A daily meditation session is one of the greatest tricks that can really help you live a happier, healthier life by establishing a rhythm to the day.
This allows you to sustain just the right amount of energy needed to get you through your daily tasks without feeling depleted, even if you have an energy vampire in your life.
Note – many people become surprised to learn that meditation, the very best way to focus and calm the mind, is also a highly effective solution for increased energy.
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#3 Breathing Exercises
Breath and energy go hand in hand. Incorrect breathing not only reduces your energy levels but can also lead to an increase in your heart rate, the same way sleep apnea (a sleep disorder that occurs when a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep) quickens the pulse as the body struggles to take in oxygen.
Conscious breathing can increase your energy levels because the oxygen you take in enters the bloodstream and is transported to your muscles, where it is either used shortly or stored to break down glucose and create energy.
A regular deep breathing practice will also help your body maintain homeostasis by activating the parasympathetic nervous system (our default setting when we are not in danger), which counterbalances the over-excited sympathetic nervous system.
An additional benefit from deep breathing is that the abdominal muscles expand and contract around all of the organs of digestion. This promotes better digestion.
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#4 Pranic Healing
The Sanskrit word prana is usually translated as “life-force,” “vital air,” or “vital energy.”
The basics of Prana rely on a belief that there is invisible energy that resides inside every human body that is responsible for the overall health of the person.
Prana also enhances the self-healing powers of the entire body as well as it can energize you when you are in a state of lethargy.
Energy healing is even something you can do on your own if you learn how to use energy. There are many different types of energy methods, such as:
- Theta Healing;
- Restorative Touch;
- Pranic Healing.
Important – most of the above methods can teach you how to apply an energetic field on yourself in order to protect you against invisible entities and even energy vampires.
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