All human beings emit energy and it’s constantly changing based on what’s going on in our lives. Some people vibrate higher than others and without knowing it, you could be drawn to this energy.
Empaths, in particular, emit compassionate and understanding energy that can serve as delicious lifeblood for negatively polarized humans known as energy vampires. But, whether or not you consider yourself an empath, you can be vulnerable to energy vampires.
These energy vampires are frequently unassuming and disguised as harmless people, blissfully unaware of their energy-sucking ways.
Fortunately, learning how to protect your energy can help you reclaim your power and safeguard your well-being. I’ve put together these helpful tips to not only show you how to protect yourself against energy vampires but how to spot them too.
How to Spot an Energy Vampire
Energy vampires are experts at siphoning off your energy for personal gain – they will leave you feeling completely drained after spending time with them.
Energy vampires expect you to do things for them that they are unwilling to do for themselves, often without even realizing they’re doing it. Their life challenges are always more dramatic, and significant than yours. They are frequently passive-aggressive or aggressive, narcissistic, and skilled at using emotional blackmail or guilt trips to get what they want.
You may have noticed that they are always looking for a fight and are argumentative. They are resentful, enjoy gossiping, and have difficulty controlling their anger. They may appear as extremely insecure individuals who require constant acceptance and reassurance, even at your expense. Most energy vampires will take more from you than they give, if they give at all.
Constant exposure to these energy leeches will leave you stressed, overwhelmed, physically and mentally exhausted, anxious, irritable, and if you are extra sensitive, physically ill – body aches, headaches, and other symptoms.
It is important to note that energy vampires can even be physical objects, such as the television, internet, or your mobile phone. They can also be public places such as parties, shopping malls, train stations, crowds, and so on.
Not sure if you’re dealing with an energy vampire? Speak to a professional psychic for guidance and assistance.
Tips for Protecting Yourself Against Energy Vampires
Being more aware of your energy levels is one of the first steps in protecting yourself from energy vampires. Make an effort to be more present in your actions and daily life. Be aware of your thought patterns and moments of high, and low energy throughout the day, particularly when interacting with others. Other practices that will help you protect your energy include:
1. Create Physical and Spiritual Barriers
If you find yourself in the presence of an energy vampire, crossing your arms over your chest in a folded position is a quick and effective way to protect the seat of your power – your Manipura chakra (solar plexus). Alternatively, you can cross your fingers. If you’re wearing a jacket or scarf, consider wrapping it around your throat and heart and crossing your arms to keep warm.
If you know ahead of time that you will be in the presence of an energy vampire, I recommend using the mirror effect. All you have to do is imagine yourself completely surrounded by mirrors – like a disco ball. This practice will prepare your being to deflect the negativity of the energy vampire.
2. Practice Cord-Cutting and Set Firm Boundaries
Energy vampires will have complete control over your energy, space, and time if proper boundaries are not in place. Setting and enforcing healthy emotional and physical boundaries can help protect you from their manipulations because it communicates to them that their behavior that drains your energy will not be tolerated.
You can also cut the connection between you and an energy vampire to completely free yourself of any lingering negative energy you may have picked up from being around them. You can do this by practicing cord-cutting meditation. Sit in a comfortable position, take deep breaths, close your eyes, and enter a meditative state. Once you’ve reached a state of calm, invite any type of guide you believe in, whether it’s God, angels, the Universe, or your inner wisdom, into your meditation. Say to your guide, “I request that (insert guide name) cut these cords now”. You should feel more at ease after this. Return to this practice whenever you feel a drain on your energy and you want to feel healthier and happier.
3. Stay Protected with Crystals and Amulets
Crystals are powerful energy conduits that can help protect you against unwanted attacks. It is best to trust your intuition when selecting crystals for protection, but as a general rule, darker-colored crystals absorb negative energy better. Tiger’s Eye, Black Onyx, Obsidian, Apache Tear, Black Tourmaline, Amber, Citrine, and Magnetite are some stones to consider.
As a practice, carry your stones on the left side of your body to attract positive energies and on the right side of your body to repel negative energies – you can also carry crystals on both sides of your body at the same time. Amulets are magical charms that work similarly. There are no rules about how to wear amulets, but depending on the materials used in their creation, properly constructed amulets can help you achieve a variety of spiritual goals. Consider asking your spiritual guide for help in creating one, or go the do-it-yourself route by using your intuition and setting an intention for your amulet.
4. Regularly Cleanse Your Space Using Smudging
Smudging is a Native American tradition that gained popularity due to its effectiveness in cleansing the energy in a space. Burn a bundle of sage slowly and allow the smoke to clear the energy in the room that has just been occupied by an energy vampire. The smoldering herb is a powerful antidote to the negative energies of others, as it aids in the removal of residual negativity. If sage is not readily available, other herbs that can be used to clean your space include sweetgrass, palo santo, and cedar.
Essential oils are also effective cleansing agents because they contain an emotional component, which is an excellent tool for energy protection. Tea Tree oil, for example, is very effective at enforcing energetic boundaries. Lavender is a communication oil that can also be used to protect against energy vampires. Simply diffuse the essential oils in the room you want to clean. Alternatively, to benefit from their protective properties, apply them to your chakra points, the inside of your wrist, and the bottom of your feet.
5. Get Help From a Reiki Healer
If you have been attacked by an energy vampire for a long time, you may be experiencing severe energy blockages. In that case, I recommend seeking treatment from a master Reiki healer. Reiki therapy is an alternative healing practice developed in 1922 by a Japanese Buddhist monk named Mikao Usui. Master Reiki healers use blessings, mantras, and “laying of hands” to increase the flow of life force energy and clear emotional and mental pollutants from energy vampires.
Almost everyone has been in the presence of an energy vampire at one point or another. As a result, it is important to remain alert to the possibility of their presence to protect yourself from the negative impact they can have on your well-being. Don’t forget to use the simple precautions outlined in this post to keep yourself safe.
Keep in mind that, as a last resort, you may have to cut all ties with such people for the sake of your happiness and health. It may be a difficult decision, but suffering at the hands of energy vampires will be even worse, so cut ties and move on. Finally, raise your vibration; the higher your vibration, the less susceptible you will be to energy vampires.
If you’re having trouble identifying or cutting ties with an energy vampire, it’s highly recommended that you seek the assistance of a psychic on Keen.