Your spiritual energy is a valuable resource and not easy to replace but how can you tell if your client is an energy vampire? Read on to find out how to preserve your energy.
Have you spent time with someone, however brief, but when you leave you feel drained while they walk away happy with the world and loving life? Then you’ve just had a run-in with an energy vampire.
“An energy vampire can never steal energy from us unless we consciously or unconsciously permit them to” - Mateo Sol
When you leave your home you lock your front door, you lock your car, you even close your bag if you're outside. So it should be no surprise that your energy needs guarding just as closely. Especially because physical possessions are much easier to replace than your energy.
An energy vampire is a person who leaves you feeling emotionally drained. They’re likely to gravitate towards anyone who will lend their support. Empaths should be extra vigilant because of their sensitive and compassionate nature. These vampires haven’t done the inner work, which is depleting their emotional energy, meaning they need to recharge from others. They’re unlikely to be aware of the damage they’re causing. This behaviour is a soul crying for help.
“They feed on your good, loving and compassionate energy. They make you feel guilty as if you’re never giving enough” - Christiane Northrup
Here are the most common types of vampires you’re likely to meet when working with clients:
NB. These are main types highlighted by acclaimed energy healer, Alla Svirinkaya. But if you'd like to delve deeper, we recommend her book 'Own Your Energy' to discover more.
In the same way, you have an immune system for fighting colds you also have an energy defence system for fighting off energy vampires. When you’re feeling tired, stressed or low your defences will be down so here’s some tips to keep you protected.
If you have a client who’s an energy vampire, this obviously brings an extra dimension to your relationship because they’re paying for your time. In a way, they’re paying for your energy. But if they’re not invested in doing the inner work themselves you’ll be undermining your boundaries and carrying them. One question you need to ask yourself is, have you attracted this person into your life? Are they trying to highlight something you need to address?
This is a question no one wants to ask themselves. But don’t worry, everyone can be and is an energy vampire at some point. Even if it’s only because you’re having a bad day and need to vent. Have you ever had a cold and felt sorry for yourself? Have you gossiped about someone? These actions can be draining for others, but fortunately when it’s only for brief periods, it’s sure to be forgiven and forgotten.
Now you know how to identify an energy vampire and how to protect yourself from one. The good news is they’re not maliciously stealing your energy, they just need to do some shadow work. It’s important to remember you might have drawn them into your life because of how you feel about yourself. Finally, energy vampires are the only ones who can change themselves. The work has to be done by them.
Now you know what to look for, you’re in a much better position to discern the right clients to work with and enjoy your meetings, safe in the knowledge of how to protect yourself if you do come across a pesky energy vampire!
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