Friday, November 13, 2009

BEWARE OF ENERGY VAMPIRES By Denise Vasquez

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They come to suck your... ENERGY...

That is, if you let them!!!

This morning I was thinking about all of the ENERGY VAMPIRES I've fought off...

WOO WEE...Loads of them!

I am lucky & feel blessed to be surrounded by amazing, wonderful, uplifting, positive, motivated people in my life!

My mom always said "You're lucky if you can count your "REAL" friends on both hands"...

You said it Nani...OH YEAH....she was soooooo right!!!

I have AMAZING people in my life that I consider TRUE, close friends...My small circle consists of people that REALLY know me & that I trust with my dear life...

Those that know me, know I LOVE to give because it is a part of my being & giving makes me feel good...my REAL friends, love, cherish, embrace, appreciate, protect, and never take my giving for granted!

I notice that some people like to take, take, take as much as they can without giving anything back, with no regard of their character, or lack of I should say...some people flat out lie, manipulate, cause drama, cheat, steal...whatever it takes for them to get what they want in that moment, with no regard for anyone, or anything...

I must admit, it does hurt sometimes, but I don't dwell on those people! I stand up for myself & continue to move forward, without lowering myself to their level & I stop giving when it reaches to a certain point...

I leave the rest to Karma because I've seen it, I believe in it & I trust in the way of the Universe...

Those that know me describe me as a positive, genuine, fun loving, down to earth, spiritual, ambitious person...thank you for noticing...hee hee... (^.^)

I Love to people watch...I suppose that's the artist in me...I don't know...Perhaps it's because I've learned so much from watching people...

I've kept journals most of my life (I hope to write a book about my life someday), and I noticed my energy tends to draw in two completely different types of people...

The positive, genuine, ambitious, spiritual, down to earth, motivated people like myself...OR the complete opposite...the negative, energy sucking vampires...

I'm sure you know the type...

They walk around with the "Poor Me"/"Me-Itis" syndrome...whining all the time...complaining all the time...gossiping about other people...two-faced...always in everyone else's business...only wanting to talk & hear about themselves...only call or write when they need or want something from you...always wanting the quickest easiest way...and always creating drama...

Sometimes I can see the "Energy Vampire" coming from a mile away...

I'm a "reader"...I'm very good at picking up on, seeing, feeling & reading energies...

But I tend to give people the benefit of the doubt...even when my instinct tells me otherwise sometimes...I must admit, that some of these "Energy Vampires" are very good at what they do...kind of like con men...they practice & live what they are and what they do...they know how to manipulate to get what they want...

"BEWARE OF THE ENERGY VAMPIRES"

How do I fight them off?!?

There's a lot of good metaphors in "Vampire" movies...

I don't invite them IN...

3 comments:

  1. The energy of the kind of people you've written about tend to stick out like a sore thumb. My energy feels repulsed by it and my gut instinct starts sending up red flags. But, like you, I'm on a path of being open to learn from anything and I don't want to be judgemental towards anyone. Even though my gut instinct says otherwise, I also want to give the benefit of the doubt. I also try and apply that when I hear some not-so-great things about someone I may, or may not know well.

    It's hard not to turn and run from an energy vampire though. Be on guard without being jaded. It's all about balance...and learning to balance. Sometimes you'll have to cut your losses. Arrrrgh! Knowing the differences in all this is the key....I'm striving for the key!

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  2. I like what you wrote..."It's hard not to turn & run from an energy vampire"...they do have a way of putting us under the spell in the beginning!

    We have to learn to protect ourselves...being AWARE is the first key...and yes, being on guard without being jaded is another. We must learn from our experiences & grow from them!

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  3. After managing through a holiday visit with my friend's girlfriend, another friend suggested I read your blog. It's good to know I'm not the only one dealing with an energy vampire (great term). Also, nice photos, writing, observations. Fun blog!

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