Energy Vampires and What to Do About Them

Ever wonder why even just ten minutes in someoneís presence can make you feel completely drained of energy? The author of Dracula may have been on to something: energy vampires do exist, but theyíre not bad people, they just arenít a good match for your energy.

Short of stringing garlic around your neck, what can you do to mitigate the effects of time spent with an energy vampire? Here is a simple technique to ward off that drained-of-life feeling, and some pointers for recognizing the effect that other people have on your energy level:

You donít need to judge someone who is an energy vampire for you: keep in mind that one personís energy vampire may be another personís energy angel. Itís all about how that personís energy melds with your own.

That said, here are the telltale signs of a bad energetic match:

1. You often get unaccountably depressed after time spent with the person, even though your mind often tells you, ďBut theyĎre really nice!Ē

2. After time in this personís company, your energy level drops so that you feel exhausted or lethargic. If you spend many hours with them, you could even get physically sick.

3. You find yourself groaning inwardly or dreading it when you know you are going to be in the presence of this person.

4. Even thinking of them makes you feel low or tired.

When you canít avoid spending time in the presence of someone that you know is an energy vampire for you, try this helpful technique. It calls on the power of an ancient Hindu mudra, or hand position:

1. Imagine that you are surrounded by a golden-yellow egg of warm healthy light.

2. Make two circles by touching together the middle fingers and thumbs of both hands, then interlock them.

3. Hold your hand in this position in front of your solar plexus.

By Cait Johnson, author of Earth, Water, Fire, and Air (SkyLight Paths, 2003).


K s Goh
KS G6 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Ellen R6 years ago

OK, so what happens if you are related to them?

Past Member
Past Member 6 years ago

thats not vampirism, thats having issues

Ren S.
Ren Smith6 years ago

This is a good book if you or someone you love is an energy vampire:

Past Member
Past Member 7 years ago

thats not vampiric. thats just being mean. having a heavy bitter soul. that's having issues.

Max Overton
Max Overton7 years ago

I have another hand position that always makes me feel better.

Mary B.
Mary B7 years ago

Thank you, very well put.A mis-match of energy. Sometimes people who try to give too much can tire you out if you're very self-contained. Like wise, if you're trying to give people more than they can recieve because they feel they don't deserve it can be very tireing.Finding a way to stay ballanced within the fluctuations is key.

Brian M.
Past Member 7 years ago

Energy vampires are what we used to identify by saying someone was a "drag."

Julie F.
Julie F7 years ago

Noted, thanks!

Gavan A.
Gavan A7 years ago

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.