By Kathryn Weber
A major cause of happiness or unhappiness is often from the the relationships in your life, or the type and kind of people you are around most. The relationships that are giving and caring, feed you and fill up your heart, giving you energy and positive, good feelings. The ones that don’t, frequently drain you and leave you feeling like you’ve been bled dry like a vampire with their energetic fangs stuck in your neck.
It’s important to know that all interactions are simple exchanges of energy. Some give you energy and others drain your energy and emotions.
Those relationships are the energy vampires, people who are stuck in their negative energy and only derive joy out of bringing others into their well of pity, self-loathing, complaining, or drama.
And almost everyone knows someone like that.
These kinds of people are scab-pickers; they have a need to find fault with everything, except themselves, never taking responsibility for their lives or issues they’re always complaining about. It’s always someone else’s fault, never theirs.
Oh, but they love their issues, reveling in how someone or a situation has created their problem and never wanting to take responsibility for any of it. And they want to suck you into their world of blame and criticism as well.
Because you’re dealing with negative energy, it helps to know ways to prevent negativity from others to infect you or draw you in, leaving you feeling drained, emotional, moody…or even angry.
Here’s 6 ways to use feng shui to protect yourself from energy vampires.
1. The power of red.
Red is a very bright color that has the strength of the fire element. Fire can burn through problems and keep your energy high. Wearing bright colors from vivid orchid to red to orange is helpful for protecting your personal energy from a vampire. When you are meeting with a vampire, wear strong bright colors.
2. Avoid wearing black.
From our basic science class in school, we know that black is a color that absorbs. Only wear black colors when you are around people you know, like and trust. If the energy in a room is negative and you’re wearing black, you may come away absorbing others negativity, leaving you feeling drained or energetically attacked.
3. Wear white.
The color white is the color associated with heaven, it’s also a power color. Its brightness serves as a protector and helps to give you more authority, weakening a vampire like throwing back the curtains to wither them in the brilliance of the sun, the way they did in all the old vampire movies.
4. Use salt.
If you have a sense of your energy being attacked or drained, take a salt bath. If you have any flowers in your home or garden, sprinkle the petals in your bath. The salt and flowers will help cleanse your energy and remove the film of negativity from you.
5. Ring it out.
When someone is negative in your home and you feel that negativity after they’ve left, begin at the front door and begin ringing a bell or using a singing bowl. Walking in a clockwise direction clear the area from the door, going all around the house and ringing the bell or bowl louder where this person was. Come back to the door and encircle it three times to seal it from their negativity.
6. Smoke them out.
Whether you use sage or incense, using smoke with help clear the air after someone negative has been in your home. Pay special attention to the areas where your vampire was to clear the energy out and remove any lingering negativity.