Thursday, April 21, 2005

They Suck your Energy Dry?

Dear bloggers, I hope the content of this article changes your life forever after you know how to differentiate the negative and positive energies.. This is a part of the Art of Self (intuitive) Healing, some people are born with a natural ability to do this, some has to learn it. Use this approach in your relationships; be it for the family institution, for interactions with office colleagues, for married/yet to marry couples, for spreading religious beliefs, anything!


Relationships are always an energy exchange. To stay feeling our best, we must ask ourselves: Who gives us energy? Who saps it?

It's important to be surrounded by supportive, heart-centered people who make us feel safe and secure. It's equally important to pinpoint the energy vampires, who, whether they intend to or not, leech our energy.

Positive energy in others can be rejuvenative. For instance, you're nervous about a job interview, but the minute you meet your prospective boss you relax. He's so calm and welcoming, you calm down too. Or perhaps you have a good friend around whom you always feel loved. These are energy-givers, those we must gravitate towards.In contrast, energy vampires exude negative energy that drains.

Vampires range from the intentionally malicious ones to those who are oblivious to their effect. Some are overbearing and obnoxious; others are friendly and charming. For example, you're at a party talking to a perfectly nice person, but suddenly you're nauseous or weak. Or how about the co-worker who drones on about how she broke up with her boyfriend for the tenth time? Eventually, she feels better, but you're spent. The bottom line is that on a subtle energy level these people suck you dry.

Tips for Dealing With Energy Vampires

1.Take an inventory of people in your life who give energy, and peoplewho drain. Specifically identify the energy vampires, and begin to evaluate ones you'd like to limit contact with or eliminate. Plan at least one complete afternoon with people who give off positive energy and avoid drainers. Notice how this beneficially affects their physical and emotional well-being.

2.Protect Your Energy: Set Clear Boundaries. It’s crucial to limit the time you spend discussing a vampire’s gripes.When approaching her, remember: the difference between being a bitch and setting boundaries is attitude. Instead of saying, “You’re selfish and self-obsessed, I can’t take you anymore,” which a part of you likely feels, take a breath and shift to your heart.

3.Meditate. Sitting in meditation is a life-line to your center, to the earth. it will ground you when you’ve been struck by a vampire. By calming the mind, you can re-align with your essence. Close your eyes. Focus on your breath. Then gently extend your awareness downward to strata, bedrock, minerals, and soil. From the base of your spine begin to feel a continuity with the earth's core. Picture having a long tail that roots in that center. Allow the earth's energy to infuse your body and stabilize you. If you meditate for five minutes or an hour this is sacred time.

4. When you’re with vampires you can’t get away from visualizing a protective shield of while light surrounding every inch of you. This lets positive energy in, but keeps negative energy out—particularly efficient for vampires at family dinners or social events where you’re trapped.

by Judith Orloff MD
Judith Orloff M.D is now part of the Myss Expert Forum located in the resource section on the home page of myss.com and can be reached through her website www.drjudithorloff.comJudith Orloff, M.D is a board certified psychiatrist and practicing intuitive, author of the bestsellers Second Sightand Intuitive Healing and the upcoming book Positive Energy. She is assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at UCLA and an international workshop leader.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

it doesn't happen that way at all. nobody can take away your energy unless you allow them to. you can give energy without loosing anything, infact you can gain energy by giving them. some people need your energy, help them, you'll never loose anything. you can only loose your energy when your heart is troubled, don't let it trouble too long take action, if you cannot do anything about it then don't be troubled absorb it it will give you renewed energy.

1:05 AM  
Blogger Maine said...

Hahaaaa after so long I got myself a different view, a view that I like. Spot on anon!

1:11 AM  
Blogger ScreenNameBoycott said...

energy vampires DO exist. I gave birth to one and have relized after many years the husband is one. and I have become one in return. (Is so sad.. but I am aware now and am trying to change the energy in our home... in me.)

I agree that the casual or occasional contact with these vampires should NOT leave you feeling drained unless YOU allow it..

However, If you are subject to these people on a continuim, like I.. not just during the holidayz.. but every day 24/7,... you become weaker and weaker against the 'attacks'.. you come to anticipate them with EVERY interaction and you start to fear them.. and you dislike them for it.. then feel guilty.. and your emotional still gets drained even tho your not acctually interacting at that very moment... you become depressed and confuzed... this effects how YOU interact with others.. always complaining about this and that.. always depressed etc.... and before you know it, you look in the mirror and see a vampire.

3:10 PM  
Blogger susanchap21 said...

ScreenNameBoycott... love the name! ;) I agree with everything you said and congratulations on realizing how the negative energy was impacting your home and doing something about it. If you take a look at Dr. Orloff's descriptions of energy vampires in her book Positive Energy, you will notice that she describes interactions with the energy vampires that are draining. Just thought I would point that out.

4:28 PM  

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