Continuation of the discussion on a phenomena called Energy Vampirism.
Here are links to several good articles online on the topic.
I believe most of us know or have known people who come into our life and seem to suck the energy out of us. We feel depleted after having been in their presence. These people are very much like a vampire, however instead of sucking out our blood they suck away our energy to where we feel depleted and in a way dead, of no use to our self or any one else until we can have an opportunity to reenergize our self.
Just like in vampire lore, sometimes the energy vampire is not satisfied with just sucking up our energy, they want us to become one of them and will suck our energy at regular intervals until they convert us into the negative being that they are, until we are one of them! In there own way they take us under their proverbial "bat" wing and train us how to suck the energy out of people until there is nothing left.
Another legend of vampire lore is that a vampire's powers to drain you of life can only be used in your home if you invite them into your home. Therefore, if you are in the safety of your home a vampire must first be invited in by you before they can wreak havoc upon your mortal body. Ahh, one of the things we also know from vampire lore is that vampires are cunning and they not only shift forms, they can also appear to be quite normal, even enchanting and this is how they trick an unsuspecting prospective victim to invite them in. Of course one would never knowingly invite a vampire into their home now would they?
Of course the same rule does apply to the energy vampire, that is, the energy vampire cannot suck away your energy and deplete your resources without first obtaining your permission. We also know that energy vampires do shift forms and can be very cunning in the ways they get you to invite them into your life and allow them to suck away all of your energy to the point where you just want to call it a day.
What can we do about energy vampires and how can we shield ourselves from their apparent powers? First, we must become conscious of who these people are. We must stop and think about the people who enter our life and ask ourselves if this person in some way seems to suck the life energy right out of us. Once we create this awareness then we must ask ourselves why we permit them to drain us of our energy. We must then own the fact that we are the ones allowing this person to drain us, we allow it through our thoughts and reactions. At the same time we acknowledge that we are allowing the energy vampire to suck our energy away, we must also acknowledge that the energy vampire has no real power over us. See, the energy vampire has no real power, matter of fact they are almost void of power over themselves and the truth is that the only power they possess is the power that we bestow upon them through our thoughts, actions and reactions.
Once you understand that you hold all of the power and that you have the ability not to give the energy vampire any power than you quickly will build a level of energy that the energy vampire cannot penetrate, an energy level that they cannot suck away from you, an energy level that can only help to cure the energy vampire. When all the energy vampire can get from you is the energy of love then the energy vampire will die and the love of the soul which was shrouded by the energy vampire will emerge.
The key is, you have the choice to not allow other people to suck you dry of your energy. You have the power to be immune to these energy suckers!
Be aware, acknowledge your responsibility and allow yourself to overflow with an endless stream of love, the most powerful energy there is!
Thanks to Lucid for inspiring these thoughts.