So there is a lot of talk about the phenomenon of energy vampirism, but very few are talking about how it is actually done, so I will attempt to describe how people actually take your energy.

First we need to understand why humans do this to begin with. It is entirely the cause of a person being disconnected to their own source energy/soul/ and personal power. Some people will attempt to come with up with reasons why they have to use others for energy, but there is a basic underlying principal manifested amongst all of them: - They have no relationship with themselves on a soul level. They are in turn "disconnected" from their own power and soul and because of this they have to use others for energy, as they cannot develop their own energy. This is not a new phenomenon, it has been going on since the beginning of human existence. People have always used other people for energy.

All energy feeding is connected to fear, and lower consciousness. All energy vampirism or feeding is the exact same system and dimension of energy and power manipulation that dark entities use on humans, it is just a lower level version of it being played by people. It is all about control and power over another being on an energetic level. There is not anything nice about people who feed off of other people. It is in fact a "disease" of the spiritual and energetic self. You are not where you should be. You are on the wrong side of town if you live from other people's energy. A person who has their own power and is healthy energetically (on a soul level) does not have to use others for energy.

So let's talk about the ways people take your energy and power, as there are many.

1. Conflict
People who use others for energy will need you to focus on them and feed them. This is how most energy feeding is done. So what they will do is get you to fight them, argue with them, play their emotional and power stealing games. They will feed off your emotional reaction. They will attempt to get you to "play" their game by reacting. They will feed off the energy fed into the conflict. The easiest (and oldest) way to steal someone's energy and power is to start an argument or conflict with them and feed off their reaction. So when someone starts to begin some sort of conflict with you, you need to examine whether it is worth your energy to "fight back". Some battles are best dealt with by walking away and saying NO.

2. Name Calling, Gossip, Emotional Attacks
A person will sometimes verbally try to abuse you in an attempt to get you to fight them back. If a person can't get you to give out your energy easily, they will need to find another route, so they will attempt to get you to defend yourself or respond to their criticisms or names they call you. They will try to force you to pay attention to them, by trying to hurt you emotionally and getting you to react to their attack. An example is co-workers talking about you, when they know you are a few feet away. Or someone walking by and calling you a random offensive name. If you decide to respond to them, that response is all they needed to take your energy. The more energy and emotion you respond with the more energy you put out and give to them.

3. Treating You As If You Are Of No Worth, Domination/Power/Control Games
Another similar tactic is to attempt to treat you like you are of low worth, or someone who lacks a certain skill or quality. The way a "boss" has power over his employees is to treat them like they are beneath him, and if the employees accept his beliefs they give away a certain amount of power. The way parents have power over their children is to keep them held down with limiting beliefs such as "you're not good enough", or "you will never attain that". Limiting beliefs is another way to steal someone's power.

4. Talking Too Much, Asking Pointless Questions
A very simple and common way to use others for energy is to ask them pointless questions. You need to get someone to give you their energy, so getting them to talk or listen to you talk nonstop is an effective method. A person will come up and ask "Do you know where the supermarket is", when the supermarket is right across the street or they very well know exactly where it is. Or they will talk, and talk, and talk, about anything, it does not have to be a dumping of negativity, it can just be listening to them speak on end. The more you listen, the more energy you give away, the more they get you to talk, the more energy you give away.

5. Trying To Be The Center Of Attention
Some people when they walk into a room talk extremely loud and attempt to make their presence known. This is a subtle energy feeding method which is designed to draw your attention to them, thereby focusing on them, which gives them energy. People who constantly need to be paid attention to have severe inner issues of needing love and attention from others. This is what little children do when they do not get what they want, they cry and create drama. Don't allow people to come into your life and force you to pay attention to them if they are not deserving of your attention.

6. Dumping Negative or Emotional or Heavy Crap On You
Related to number 4, is dumping heavy or emotional stuff on you. Negativity is very draining, so a person can sit and talk about their problems, and how this is going wrong, and how life is so hard, and on and on and before you know it you are drained, and they walk away feeling uplifted because they just fed off your light by dumping their dark crap on you. Again, having boundaries with people is the lesson.

7. Emotional or Heavy Relationships
An emotional or heavy relationship is draining and some people seek out these types of relationships. Related to number 1, this relationship revolves around drama, pain, heavy emotions, and conflict. Constant arguing is a sure fire way to give away your energy and power. Understand that you could die at any moment and spending your time upset and bent out of shape because of a women or man you are in a relationship with is an extremely unhealthy existence. Avoid drama, or anything emotionally heavy at all costs.

8. Sex/Intercourse
One of the easiest ways to drain someone else is through sex. Sex is not just a physical interaction, it is an energetic and spiritual interaction. The biggest "feeders" I have met used sex as their weapon of choice. Understand that if you are a "giver" of energy like so very few people are and you have sex with a "feeder" you are basically making a choice to give away your life force energy and power for a brief moment of physical pleasure. Now sex is not a bad thing, but if it starts to become draining, then you need to find another person to have that experience with. We did not come to this planet to give our power away to others, we came here to grow as a collective group of beings, and if the beings we are dealing with are not playing the same game as we are, we need to shift and change those relationships.

9. Invasion of Personal Space/Being Very Close To Unhealthy People
This is a little more advanced, but some people can feed off of you by just standing close to you. Since your energy field (aura) extends around your body in a distance of 5 feet give or take, those who are more experienced "feeders" will simply feed off your energy by standing close to you. You would not believe the amount of people who have tried to stand extremely close to me in order to feed off my aura. It is almost a joke. But this is what some due in order to steal your power and energy.

10. At distance Feeding aka "Cording"
Another more advanced method used by those who are highly skilled is to focus their feeding from a distance. Yes some people can actually feed off your energy psychically by using their mind and focusing on "cording" with you. "Cords" work by very thin thread like energetic cords (almost like tentacles) being connected to you to feed off you. Some people can project their cords from a distance to you and suck and steal energy from you. You usually have to be within eye distance of them, but it can be done and it is done on a daily by those who are more skilled at using others for energy.

11. Psychic Cords
Unlike normal energy "cords", psychic cords are a psychic connection you have with another person. You may constantly have dreams with a particular person, or you may constantly think about another person. You may think about someone and speak to them and they said they just thought about you. These are psychic connections and some of them are unhealthy because the people we are connected with "psychically" are unhealthy. If you are psychically connected to someone who is unhealthy, they can absorb some of your energy and power through dreams and other methods of psychic interaction.

12. Violence, Fear, Anger and Intimidation
An extreme way of stealing another person's power is to attempt to intimidate them or physically attack them, for if someone is coming at you to hurt you, you will have no choice but to fight back and defend yourself. It is this defending yourself that will drain you. It is the heavy emotional crap you will go through while defending yourself that will drain you. It is the fear you feel when someone attempts to threaten you with physical harm that will drain you. Fear and anger are one in the same, so if someone gets you angry and upset at them that anger will drain you. These are all the extremely deceptive and manipulative ways some people use to steal our power. So be careful with who attempts to scare or hurt you. Defense is necessary in some instances but not all. The warrior way is to avoid conflict at all costs, and walking away is sometimes the best defense. Fear no one, unless you like being afraid. Fear is extremely dis-empowering and it is the greatest tool of all to steal another person's power and energy. If you could get everyone to fear you, what a great master of dis-empowerment you would be. But people choose to be afraid. It is a learned response and choice common among people who are not in their power. People can also project their fears and anger and negative emotions on to you as a sort of psychic attack and that will drain you as well. Learn to be in your power and develop emotional control and you will respond less and less to life with fear.

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Author's Bio: 

Peter Michael is an angel healer and teacher of spirit attachment and spirit removal.
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