I’ve got a vampire problem. In fact, somedays I feel just like Sookie Stackhouse.
Not sure who that is? She’s a character from HBO’s True Blood, a show about vampires living in the South. Sookie was the love interest of the two main vampires – and she had “fairy blood” in her veins which made her irresistible to all vampires. Apparently sucking fairy blood gives them the ability to be in the sun. (Plus it tastes good too.)
My vampires take on a different form that goes something like this recent conversation:
“But I like your energy. I just want to be around your energy.” she said. Her smile was meant to be friendly but her eyes were thirsty.
That comment is supposed to be a compliment. But instead of giving me a warm fuzzy, it made me feel like grabbing a wooden stake, filling a water pistol with holy water and slamming a whole bulb of garlic in my mouth.
I’ve got fairy blood, yo. I need to protect my self. Strong boundaries, protective energetic work, limited time with certain people – that’s my vampire killing kit.
You might have fairy blood too. How to know:
- You attract people who like to dump on you.
- You feel completely depleted after being around certain people.
- Recuperation time is necessary when you’ve had an argument or spent time with a Negative Nelly.
- People don’t respect your no and tend to push past your boundaries.
- You’re an empath and highly sensitive.
Empathic people often have lousy boundaries. It’s what makes them good at connecting with others but too often those leaky boundaries get them in trouble.
That trouble shows up in the form of people taking advantage of their sympathetic nature and using them as a personal dumping ground. Negative people glom on to empaths because they need an “energy transfusion.” It’s vampiric to the core.
So what can you do when you’ve got energy vamps lurking around you? How might you steer clear – or find a way to deal with ‘em? I’ve got some resources, fey friend.
Here is a post I wrote that might help you: How to deal with soul sucking energy vampires.
I higly recommend The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People by Judith Orloff.
Also: Energy Vampires: A Practical Guide for Psychic Self-Protection by Dorothy Harbour.
The boundary work of Randi Buckley, my boundary she-ro.
Because you deserve to have your boundaries and energy protected. No garlic necessary.
This is an allium flower or garlic flower. I have garlic flowers all around my home. They are pretty but also highly protective. And purple – my favorite color!
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From Rebelle Society: My journey as an empath.
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When it comes to models, Kanye West is obsessed over this 5’1″ model.
Feed your tarot addiction: Five more lovely new tarot decks on Kickstarter.
Speaking of tarot addicts, I call Hilary Parry the “Keith Richards of Tarot” and now you can see why: The Readers Studio and Beltane Haul: what happens when a tarot reader goes shopping.
This is a good one: 15 signs that you actually love yourself.
Absolutely on my wish list: The Abundance of Less: Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan from Andy Couturier.
Awesome: Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy.
I can never get enough yoga books: Yoga Body and Mind Handbook: Easy Poses, Guided Meditations, Perfect Peace Wherever You Are.
Rereading this: The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself.
In June, I’m making two stops as part of The Tarot Coloring Book tour:
June 17-18th 2017: The Hermit’s Lamp in Toronto, Canada. Book signing and Celtic Cross Tutorial. Join me on the 17th for a book signing and then come again on the 18th for an in-depth workshop on how to rock the Celtic Cross (the Celtic Cross workshop is SOUL-ED OUT)!
What I’m Grateful For:
Randi Buckley’s amazing work on boundaries
Fresh lip balm
Soundtrack for 6/3/17:
Guala – G-Eazy x Carnage ft. Thirty Rack
© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2017
images from stock photography and personal collection