There are people, sometimes called psychic vampires, whether consciously or not, will drain our energy. Sometimes they have no clue that they have this effect on people. Sometimes they actively try to take other people’s energy. I believe that in most cases it is not done on purpose. It usually happens when people are tired, feeling lost, needing validation of some sort. They will connect with a person who has positive energy and are drawn to that energy like a moth to a flame.
Years ago, I used to do readings at a store in Columbus, Ohio called Gentle Wind. This was a beautiful metaphysical store that drew many people. This space had such a clear and calming and relaxing energy. I would often watch people walk in the doors feeling frenzied and scattered. They would pause for a moment after stepping inside, take a deep breath, and sigh. I called that the Gentle Wind Sigh. They were siimply responding to the positive energy there.
While working there, I built up a nice list of regular clients. There were times when clients I’d seen before would come in and say “Oh, I need my Matt fix!” They would come up to me, give me a huge hug, take a deep breath in, and then step back. They would say that they felt so much better afterwards. It took me quite some time to realize what was happening. In some circumstances, I would feel tired, scattered, or even ill after a long hug.
When we hug each other, there is a transfer of energy. It is important to pay attention to how you feel before, during, and after the hug. If there is a noticeable shift in how you feel, positively or negatively, after the hug, chances are you either gave energy to other person or had some of your energy taken away from them. The bigger the difference you feel after the exchange the bigger the transfer of energy.
These energy transfers usually happen between our solar plexus chakras. Think about it, our mid sections often touch each other during a hug. When a person is taking energy from someone else, they are taking it into their solar plexus chakra usually. So, when I notice this exchange of energy, I will visualize myself making a cutting motion (right hand or left hand, it doesn’t matter) in front of my solar plexus, as if I were severing a chord of energy between my solar plexus and the solar plexus of the person I just hugged. This will immediately disrupt the energy transfer. Then, I will visualize that I am using white light to draw the shape of a plus sign inside of a circle, right in front of my slolar plexus. This symbol creates a seal of energy so that if the other person is trying to take your energy, it will block that. Or if you are the one taking energy, it will act as a barrier to keep you in your own energy.
There is nothing wrong with feeling good after a hug. But when feel your energy drop or become negative after engaging with someone else, you are taking on their energy which is not a healthy thing to do.
Take time to check in with yourself after connecting with other people. It doesn’t always happen duiring a hug. It can happen simply by standing near someone or just being around them. It can also happen from great distances. Just check into your personal energy and if you feel a sudden shift, usually for the negative, ask yourself if what you are feeling is your own stuff or if it is someone else’s stuff. Just asking that asking that quesstion can begin to immeidately shift the energy connection.