By Lori Lines
As the collective becomes more sensitive to the energies around them, we become more susceptible to Energy Vampires. What is an Energy Vampire? An energy vampire refers to a person or soul who boosts his/her own energy by taking energy, vitality, or life-force from another by means of an argument, belittlement, criticism, one-sided conversation, or just by being in proximity to another. It refers to another who’s influence leaves a person feeling exhausted, "fuzzy," unfocused and depressed.
Most energy vampires are normal, well-meaning people who’s unconscious target is your spiritual body and not necessarily your physical body (although, one can be a psychic parasite when engaged in sex with another.) And, they do this in order to help “recharge” their own system. Most of the time, energy vampires are unhappy, within themselves, and they do their damage through telepathic draining of another’s energy resources. Depending on how empathic the “victim” is, just separating from the energy vampire for a bit is enough to result in immediate positive changes in the victim's life force energy.
If you remain very aware, you can feel and observe this process at work especially when you go to a public gathering. The more people you encounter at these gatherings, the more you will feel and observe energy parasites in action. It can happen anywhere...at a conference, a family gathering during holidays, a local movie theater, the local shopping mall....
You can also experience Energy Vampirism just being with a friend, one-on-one.
Through my experience and research, I have found that everyone can be and has been an energy vampire - especially at times where crisis or dark times prevailed. I have found there are 6 categories of energy vampires.
The Energetic Entity Vampire
These are those “unseen” paranormal types of, what I call, “energy suckers.” They may have passed over into the non-physical realm and their last experience was that of terror. They can be ghosts or dark energies that jump from person to person and suck the life force energy from them. They are attracted to the light within the person and endeavor to revitalize their existence through leaching off of those who are more positive types of personalities.
Spiritual/Ethereal People (Who are Not Grounded) Vampires
I see this all the time in our spiritual community.
Most often these troubled souls have been tortured to death in previous lives for their spiritual beliefs or practices. Their only escape was to leave the body, so out-of-body experiences are the norm with them today.
These individuals do not want much contact with others because they do not trust. They were afraid to incarnate in their present body, and show this fear by being unwilling to commit their consciousness completely into their physical body. Leaving their physical body often, throughout the day, is the most common method that ethereal types use to deal with problems. They have weak boundaries and spend as much time as possible in the spiritual realms because this is where they feel safe. Since all time is simultaneous on other planes, these people find it difficult to relate to linear time.
The result of these inclinations is both withdrawal and aggression. They become aggressive and angry when forced to function on the earth plane. Their psychic attack is rarely premeditated, but it’s important to be aware of them nonetheless.
The Insecure Vampires
These types have deep fears of abandonment. Perhaps in previous lives, they found themselves without enough nurturing from family or perhaps they didn’t have enough food, shelter, comfort, or love. These fears and beliefs carry over into this lifetime and create their experiences and fear it will happen again and again.
Insecure people feel they are always giving to others and therefore, feel their energy is being sucked dry by those people. So, they seek others to fill their time and to suck energy from them in order to compensate for their lack of energy. They are also very compulsive people who are susceptible to addictions of all kinds.
These people unconsciously recreate life situations proving they are not worthy of attention, ensuring their energy needs and their nurturing requirements will never be satisfied. To solve this dilemma, they continue seeking out those they can drain and it becomes a vicious cycle.
Many times an insecure type will come across as helpless or constantly asking questions insisting you give them all the answers giving a nurturing type person the feeling they have to take care of their every need.
Insecure people live in constant fear of rejection and abandonment. So, they recreate this when the nurturing person, in their lives, needs a break from them. When the nurturer needs a break and takes steps to care for themselves, the insecure person becomes overtly angry and critical of them and sometimes, their actions can become abusive.
In a nutshell, they pull others down to their level of self-esteem.
The Passive-aggressive Vampires
This type of energy vampire is fearful of invasion, being overtaken, and being controlled. Perhaps in previous lifetimes they were unable to express themselves freely. They desire freedom but their fear keeps their consciousness from claiming it. They harbor anger and resentment because of this and they lack any solutions to this problem.
Passive-aggressive types lack autonomy. They strive to pull other people into their lives and have them very involved. Authentic and creative self-expression is unknown to them.
They create a world, within themselves, that is unclear and undefined and fear is at the core to rooting themselves in any substantial stance. They imprison themselves by projecting desperation, loneliness and resentment toward others with whom they come in contact. They have trouble expressing anger in any productive and direct communicative way.
The way in which they suck energy is when they constantly ask for advice and find every reason in the world to reject whatever is offered to them. They continuously engage the other in their lives, asking for help and advice, and while doing so, they reject any real solutions.
The Zombie-like Vampires
I also see this in the spiritual community a lot. These are people who inauthentically hold themselves above everything and everyone without doing the conscious work it takes to root themselves in reality. They have usually read a lot of books and they put a lot of emphasis on “certifications” and formal education. They adopt the experiences of others, identify themselves with those who occupy a certain status while they deny their true selves.
Perhaps in other lives as well as in this life, they’ve had to keep up appearances of perfection in order to survive. Many times you can see these types in charge of running the show.
They project that their outer world is perfect yet their inner world is completely denied. Their focus is on the outer rather than the inner. Because of this they have no core essence. They live in fear that the world will pass them by and they feel they are missing something.
They work hard at becoming more perfect because their world is meaningless if others do not envy their lifestyles. People go to them with their problems and they rarely obtain much satisfaction from their own lives. They appear to be on auto-pilot and there’s often an air of arrogance to them as they remain aloof, removed from real and compassionate conversation.
Often, they suck energy from those who are looking for validation, engagement, and love by never quite being able to provide the satisfying attention and compassion to the other person.
The Overly Suspicious Vampire
These vampires are most afraid of betrayal. Through their experiences in past lives and in their current one, they may have learned there are enemies in their world who desire to take from them or to hurt them in some way.
A lot of times you’ll see military-types who are trying to win a war that does not exist against an enemy that is long gone. They trust no one and life is their battleground. Fear is ingrained in them and it is projected into every part of their lives. They can be perceived as bullies who stomp on the weak in order to elevate their egos.
Many times they are especially fearful of the opposite sex. Aggression is the most common response from this type. They pick arguments and yet they are very seductive. They rarely have long-term relationships. This person expects to be betrayed and therefore will insist on setting up others for this betrayal. They may initiate a betrayal as a preemptory strike.
To them, the act of losing is to admit they are bad. To lose is intolerable so they must win at any cost. They are usually judgmental, very hard workers, strong in physique, and obsessive-compulsive.
The overly suspicious vampire will insist you agree with their often-distorted view of the world and they usually want you to argue with them. This way, they can win at the argument to prove they are good and you are bad...creating an energetic separation that keeps them from true intimacy. This is how they become energy vampires.
Stay tuned for Energy Vampires (Article 2)
Author Lori Lines
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