As we interact and go about our daily lives, we will come into contact with many people, some of whom will lift us up and some who will drain our energy like energy vampires. Regular wellbeing columnist Hannah Wallace explains all…
Some of us are more open than others, and by this, I mean more empathic; therefore, we feel things more.
Have you ever been in a room or around someone and came away feeling a bit drained?
You’ve probably been in a situation where someone has drained your energy; this can happen for many reasons. It can be more personal because you know them, or it’s just that you’ve come into contact with someone or a place that had a draining impact on you.
Identify your boundaries
First, I want to clarify that we don’t want to go around calling people “bad”, and we can’t always avoid things. However, we can get clever with this, and it’s about using your discernment.Be aware that it may be essential for you to try and avoid some places, but it’s important to be flexible with this, but get clear on your boundaries here.
First off, be aware of your triggers and how you feel, for instance, when you go to certain places. As with all things, awareness is everything, we are all different, so this is important. Get clear with this, next gain awareness of people who may be a trigger in your life, do this without judgment.
As with all things, we have to take personal responsibility first and reclaim our power, and this begins with taking control of your inner world and doing things that can strengthen and protect us from energy vampires.
Good daily routines
Let’s be honest; you can come across them anywhere, so having a daily practice is a good plan.
I always suggest a ten-minute meditation practice to everyone, not just for energy protection but also because it heightens awareness and brings us back to our calm centre. These 10 minutes lay an essential foundation to create, and I would recommend finding one that works for you.
Now to the protection, before you can protect yourself, you need to clear yourself.
Firstly ground yourself with roots coming through your feet into the earth, then visualise white light clearing your body and energy field. You can use an aura spray which I love to do, or something like sage or palo santo (please be aware of necessary cultural appropriation with these two things).
Next, imagine any cords or attachments; the more you practise this, the easier it becomes to cut and clear them. You are now ready to protect yourself; visualise a golden or violet flame around your energy body, and finally, a mirrored ball around you. Lastly, affirm, “I am safe, protected and in my centre.”
This practice all may sound a bit “woo-woo”, but I suggest trying it. Aura sprays are great to top you up throughout the day and do before bed to clear yourself.
Lastly, I leave you with this;
no day do we feel the same; on some, we may feel more sensitive than others. We have to learn to understand our own rhythm here.
Listen to this, as it may be that no amount of prep will stop you from feeling drained some days, and remember that self-awareness is the best guide you have here.
You can find out more about energy vampires and read Hannah’s other columns in previous issues of the Creative Impact Digital Magazine.
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Amy is a plant-based food blogger, recipe developer and content creator behind Nourishing Amy. She focuses on food, health and happiness to promote a nourishing lifestyle and regularly shares her positive vibes, inspirational affirmations and food creations on her social media channels and her website.