• Leanne, The Barefoot Medium

Energy Suckers! Vampires & Leeches

Updated: Feb 22, 2020

Come on in, kick off your shoes, sit back and relax and allow Spirit and I to share some insights about how to recognise if you have come across or been affected by an Energy Vampire or Energy Leech, why they suck the energy out of you as well as some tips to help you dealing with one. ​

What exactly is an Energy Vampire or Leech you ask? Well, an energy vampire or leech is someone who feeds off your energy, whether consciously or unconsciously, in order to heal deep feelings of sadness, pain and suffering or to resolve problems or situations in their life that they perceiving you to be the solution to. As most of you will know, legend has it that a Vampire is someone who comes out in the dark of night to cause mischief, feed on and drink the life force energy, generally in the form of blood, of a living person by biting their necks with their fang like teeth. Similarly, in the animal kingdom a leech, many of which are bloodsucking parasites, in their natural habitat are predatory, explore their environments for hosts who they can attach to and start feeding off, sucking on their energy (usually blood) until it becomes full, at which point it will fall away to digest what it has taken in or until it has been removed by the host.

Who are they and why do they feel the need to attach themselves to others and feed off their energy? Essentially, these people are no different to vampires and leeches, they may be people in your world, whether friends, family members, colleagues, clients, students, children, parents, partners or just people you come across in your everyday life who consciously or unconsciously attach themselves to you, suck on, drain and feed off your energy physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually. Often, these are people who have suffered deep pain in the past or may have challenges or difficulties in their lives now whether around the home, work, relationships, friendships, family, money, creativity, ideas, expressing themselves, health and well-being, emotions, feelings or even in their personal and spiritual development, that they simply do not know how to move past, to let go of or solve on their own. In essence, energy vampires or leeches are generally:

  • In victim-mode/mentality

  • Lack awareness

  • Are insecure

  • Lack confidence

  • Experience panic/anxiety

  • Indecisive

  • Are hurt, in pain or suffering

  • Depressed

  • Jealous

  • Frustrated

  • Feel like a failure

  • Fearful

  • Feel hopeless or helpless

  • Are co-dependent

  • Are narcissistic

  • Have experienced abuse or are abusive

  • Play the blame/shame game

  • Manipulate others

  • Have low self-esteem

  • Lack integrity

  • Disrespectful

  • Feel unworthy or unloved

  • Ego based

  • Experienced betrayal and/or abandonment

  • Judgemental

  • Critical

How do you know if you have come across an energy vampire or leech? Well, if you are a person who is very empathic, compassionate, caring, kind, generous, responsible, giving, successful and loving, chances are at some point or another you have been feed off by an energy vampire or leech. You may recognise it through a sudden shift in your mood, emotions, thoughts, beliefs or even physical when you have been or are around them, spoken to them or connected with them in some way. If you have even experienced or felt any or all of the following, then chances are that you have come across an energy sucker, energy vampire or leech:

  • Exhausted

  • Tired

  • Confused

  • Scattered

  • Doubtful

  • Drained

  • Angry

  • Irritated

  • Depressed

  • Fearful

  • Unhappy

  • Powerless

  • Unclear

  • Not like yourself

What can you do about it? Well, remember that some energy vampires or leeches are not consciously aware of the fact that they have attached themselves to you and are sucked your energy from you:

  1. Acknowledge what you are experiencing: It is neither right or wrong, it is simply an opportunity for you to be aware of where that person is at in their life and fantastic that you are now consciously aware of the fact that they are seeking healing or some form of help and solution from you. A compliment to you in some ways in that they believe that you are someone who can offer them the support, help, wisdom, compassion and kindness or whatever else it is that they require to move forward in life.

  2. Establish boundaries and limits: It is absolutely essential for you to know what it is that you are comfortable with allowing and what makes you feel uncomfortable by establishing limits or boundaries around your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energy so that you are not left drained and impacted by their pain, suffering or inability to take responsibility for finding their own solutions in life.

  3. Know what is true and right for you: It is important that you understand what feels true and right for you, whether it is in relation to your home, work, career, relationships, friendships, finances, health and well-being or your spiritual practices so that you can spot when someone else is attempting to influence or drain your time, energy or resources. This is where being connected with your intuition is essential as it is that instant radar that lets you know that something feels off - and it often is - so make sure you listen to it, it is your truth!

  4. Engage in practices of self-love: One of the reasons you may be impacted by energy vampires or leeches, is that you have some of your own unresolved issues from the past or situations in your current experience that you need to heal, shift through and transform. One of the best ways to start healing yourself is by taking responsibility for your own circumstances and engaging in practices of self-love, whether through using affirmations, releasing and letting go of old emotions, pampering and giving yourself attention and affection, meditation, walking and exercising and doing all the things you love and are passionate about.

Remember, that energy suckers, vampires or leeches are more often then not just people who are wounded, need help and support with shifting, transforming and changing their lives for the better, so have compassion for yourself and them, don't allow yourself to be negatively impacted or dragged down with them! Stay above it and shine your light, knowing that this may help them to see what is possible for them if they do the work to focus on what they want in their life without having to suck the life out of others!


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