While I stay away from the woo woo metaphysics to an enormous degree, I have experienced and have witnessed the phenemonon of psychic vampires many times. We are all connected as human beings, and while out positive bonds help us to grow, sometimes a weird and unexplainable negative “cord” binds us to another in a negative fashion. You know, those people you can’t live with and can’t live without? Yep…read on!
How do you know if its time to cut the negative cord with someone (or multiple people)? Have you ever felt drained by a conversation? That is a minor version of vampires in action. Have you been drained by a friend, love or family member, constantly? Do you feel spun out or on a roller-coaster that seems to have many more lows than highs? Do you get frequent headaches, massive anxiety attacks and crazy freak-outs? This could be the result of high-level vampire behavior sucking your energy. I don’t believe that this behavior is intentional most of the time. I don’t believe that these people are bad and wrong, but if you don’t create healthy boundaries this behavior can become devastating to your life.
The worrisome part of this behavior? When you get involved with someone who “needs” you in this energetic way, it can feel like “deep love” or some other really powerful but dysfunctional bond and it sneaks up on you, the draining and life-sucking energy. My friend explained it as a metaphor presented in a Pierce Brosnan movie. Yep. It goes like this: “If you put a frog in a pot of boiling water he will spring out to save his life. If you put a frog in a pot of cold water and slowly warm up the water to a boil, the frog will boil to death.” This vampire behavior will slowly boil you like that second frog who got so used to suffering that he didn’t know it was that bad until it was too late. Don’t be that frog!!! Source: Dana of http://www.fengshuidana.com
Read next weeks post for more about cutting the cord . . .