Go Smudge Yourself! How to Protect Yourself from Psychic Vampires

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Ok, so we’ve all had that friend or that person in our lives that, whenever they’re in our presence, they seem to suck us dry of our physical energy.

Sometimes they’re not even aware of it. Others are not only aware they do it, but they’ve learned to master it. If you are psychically sensitive, especially if you are an Empath, you will want to learn how to protect yourself from energy vampires.

Your energy is precious and having  an energy balance in your body is essential for your health. When you have a certain level of energy imbalance, you can become sick or perhaps don’t feel 100% when your energy flows are disturbed or blocked. It’s even happened to me.

I have this one friend– and though I love her dearly– she used to suck me dry of energy within just mere minutes of being around her. Other friends used to think I was being mean when I’d say that I could only take her in small doses– that is, until they got around her.

For someone who is highly psychic or empathic, this type of person can be dangerous.

Imagine being around someone who is always really happy and fun to be around. Their energy is good, it feels safe, their joy is infectious, you could easily spend hours in their company. Their presence energizes you.

Now imagine someone that complains a lot, is a drama queen, is unhappy or constantly moaning. It doesn’t feel so great to be around them. You will very likely  feel tired, miserable, exhausted and even sometimes, uncomfortable. Maybe there’s times you have to go and take a nap after spending any amount of time with them, whether it be on the phone or physically hanging out.

This still happens to me at family gatherings… but we’ll refrain from going there…for now 😉

There’s a very good chance that the person who is making you feel this way is an  ‘energy vampire’ or also often referred to as a “psychic vampire”. They are literally stealing your energy, happiness and joy.

An energy vampire is someone who cannot sustain their own energy or life force so they feed off others who are at a higher energetic level. They are unhappy and struggle to find the joy within so they seek it outside of themselves.

This same friend I spoke of above, later admitted to me that she knew what she was, and she “fed” off certain people to keep her own energy levels up.



Suffice it to say, we don’t spend very much time together anymore.

According to trueshiningself.com, there are many personalities of energy vampires.

  • The Victim – feels the world is against them, they’re constantly moaning or sobbing, trying to feed off other people’s attention.
  • The Blamer – always blaming others and not taking responsibility for their own actions. They put the onus on someone else, they hand out guilt, dumping all their crap onto others and dampening down their energy.
  • The Drama Queen – looking for attention, acting up. Everything is enhanced to an enormous scale of negative energy thus stealing the energy of others.
  • The Charmer – the joker, talker, wanting to be the centre of attention, wanting other people’s energy directed at them.
  • The Green Eyed Monster – jealous. Wanting what others have, not happy with what they’ve got, trying to take what’s not theirs.
  • The Guilt Tripper – using shame to get what they want from other people.
  • The Gossiper – not happy with their own life so looking for drama I other people’s lives.
  • The Insecure – pulls others down to their level of low self esteem.
  • The Paranoid Android – highly anxious and fearful. Chaotic energy surrounds them causing imbalances in those around them.

Sound like anyone you know?

When we hear the word, “Vampire” we think of movies like. “Twilight” or shows like, “Buffy” and “Vampire Diaries” or “True Blood”.  The worst part about this, is that these beings we envision aren’t what we are actually dealing with. The vampires I’m talking about don’t have fangs, aren’t immortal and ageless or sleep by day and roam by night. Often times, we go on completely oblivious that they’re even be in our presence! They could be your friends, family members, co-workers.

When we talk about energy, we often times get images of electricity or nature. Energy; the Earth’s energy, our energy, the energy of the things around us, is constantly transforming, opening and widening, adjusting, flowing and renewing. Most of the time, energy feels wonderful. But when we are  unanchored and begin to knowingly or (more often than not) unknowingly tap into the denser energies around us, it can be like opening Pandora’s box. Some of us have been able to keep our ability to absorb or release certain energies “under wraps” all this time, now only finding that we are being triggered by things we thought we’ve been able to hide or suppress before.

No bueno.

We can’t hide under a rock, and for those of us who have been successful in the past at hiding beneath one are finding that the rock is no longer there. It is a dangerous world we live in, with technology (energy) right at our fingertips. Humankind has evolved (energy) and become smarter (energy). We have ways of attacking one another, or simply reaching out to one another that we didn’t have 50, 60 or one hundred years ago. Doesn’t this frighten you?

How does any of this relate to psychic/energy vampires? That’s easy. They no longer have to be in your presence to affect you. We have social media, and all kinds of other platforms to reach out and connect with one another.

Back in the early 2000’s someone approached me about a totally out-of-the-box concept for the future of the internet, (which was only really made available to the public around 1997) and how people communicated with each other.

Video email.

I thought the idea was nuts and I didn’t sign on to it (kicking myself now, of course). I was still just getting used to and loving the idea of regular email, and the ability to connect with and communicate with people from all over the world through it. But now we have Skype, Face Time, Snap Chat and others.

Who knew?

With sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, it’s easier now than ever to connect with people from all around the world.

Sometimes the experience is great, and sometimes, you run into someone you wish you’d never given the time of day to.

Ask yourself, after having had any dealings or interactions with someone, if you have felt any of these symptoms:

  • Feeling utterly exhausted after speaking with someone, when you weren’t exhausted before?
  • Feeling suddenly insecure or unwell after interacting with someone, maybe even repeatedly, to the point of experiencing chronic physical pain?
  • Feeling dizzy, losing sleep, having trouble concentrating, or feeling just plain irritable after an encounter with someone (outside of the fact that you may not get along well with the person in general?)

Yeah, you just got sucked dry of your energy.

Scifi bullshit? Absolutely not! It isn’t just holistic practitioners and New Age guru’s (or even us witches) who are noticing (or even if we’ve always know) the way energy flows, and how some people can either be the takers of it, or be the victims of it having been taken from them.

Both scientists and physicians are beginning to realize there’s something going on (a bit late to the party, thanks for finally catching up!)

Psychology Today: Feel Free to Live: The Secret Life of An Empath

Spirit Science and Metaphysics: New Study Links Social Anxiety to Being An Empath

Also have a look at: Scientists Confront “Energy Vampires”–A New Name for An Old Phenomenon 

And lastly, have a peek at what Dr. Judith Orloff Has to Say about it, in This Article

So… what do you do when you’ve been “bitten?”

The moment you realize it and are out of their periphery, clear your energy.

Smudge. Meditate. Light some incense. Get rid of as much of their physical (or virtual) presence that remains. Anoint your Third Eye Chakra with some essential oils. Some oils that are handy to have around for this type of cleansing are cedarwood, cypress, geranium, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, mugwort, orange, peppermint, pine and rosewood.

In the future:

Know Your Boundaries.

What are your limits?  Become aware of certain situations where you feel more empowered and secure, and those situations where you don’t.  Listen to your body and act on it. Your instincts will never steer you wrong. I attended a a friend’s party a few years ago around Samhain, with over 300 people in attendance. After about an hour, I left. It was a lovely party, but my instincts were screaming and I could feel my energy levels being drained. I went back to my hotel and slept until 3:30 in the afternoon the next day.

Practice Psychic Self Protection and Defense.

There are tons techniques for psychic self protection and defense. I’ll give a few examples here, but use whatever works for you. Just be sure to make it a daily habit while getting ready for the day.


Shielding involves you having to go into a meditative state when first starting out. After some time of practicing, you will have mastered it and can put up shields at the drop of a hat.

Find a comfortable place to sit. Close your eyes and let your body relax. Slow your breathing. Be aware of your breaths; slow, methodical, breathing in slowly, holding that breath for a moment, and then releasing it slowly.

Imagine a white light opening up over you. Slowly, this light makes its way down to the top of your head. Feel its warmth. Imagine this light beginning to expand around you, moving down over your body and forming a bubble. It begins to drown out sounds from the outside. You can feel the warmth of the light on your skin, making it tingle.

Hold this bubble for as long as you are able. When you release it, the bubble begins to move back upward, over your head and back to its starting point just above you, until it finally closes and disappears.

You have just created a shield. I have found this practice very helpful not only for shielding out the energy of certain people, for protecting myself, but also when entering a property that has a restless or aggressive spirit.

Crossing Your Arms.  

Your Solar Plexus Chakra ( located 2 inches above your navel) is where your personal power lies.  If you are put in the situation of having to interact with a psychic vampire, cross your arms in front of your Solar Plexus Chakra.  This will prevent their immediate access to your power center.

Call Upon Your Guides.

Whether you identify with them as Spirit Guides, Guardian Angels or Ancestors, call upon them.  We all have a team of light we are surrounded by, even if we don’t physically see them.  Call on them to protect you, and know they will show up.

Carry Black Tourmaline or Hematite.

Black tourmaline as well as Hematite  are probably two of the most (if not the most) protective stones there are.  Wearing it in pendant or bracelet deflects all negative energies coming your way.  Always remember to sage (smudge) it first before wearing it, and clear it often if you’re using it in an area of high psychic vampire traffic. I own a ton of Hematite. I wear a Hematite ring regularly, and I’ve had both bracelets and necklaces made with Hematite literally snap off me and break after absorbing a psychic attack or while interacting with someone who was a psychic vampire. Why? The stone takes the energy hit instead of you.


If you have been in contact with someone who is a psychic vampire, and they have drawn energy from you, the next best thing to do after clearing the energy around you is to rest and build your energy back up.

Like the sign in the picture? It can be found at: https://www.etsy.com/listing/189973069/go-smudge-yourself-hand-painted-sign

Resources: http://trueshiningself.com/




About krystalmadison

Known as "The Witch of Sleepy Hollow", as a child, Krystal knew that there was more to this physical existence where black and white exist, that there was a gray area many still could not see. But she could. Even as a young child, Krystal was able to see and communicate with those who have crossed over, but at nine years old, a near-death experience thrust her head-first into a world that would make her realize that we really aren't alone. Visions became clearer and made more sense, the spirits that roam the earth would begin to seek her out to relay a message to a loved one she was simply walking past in a super market. She understood even then, that there was more to this life than just existing and believes that we don’t have to live with all the limitations we place on ourselves, nor fear our own mortality. A 10th generation natural born witch with close ties to Salem and New Orleans, Krystal comes from a long line of magickal roots, with grandparents who were Native American and Gypsy, and a mother who was a Santeria Priestess. In May 2012, she founded The Pagan Circle, an online social media community that has grown to 23,000 members world-wide. In May, 2013 the Pagan Circle website was launched. On November 15, 2012, she founded Pagan Parents Online, another social media resource for Pagan Parents. In May 2013, she launched Enchanted Hollows, an online store dedicated to offering hand-made, old-world alchemical and magickal products and in 2014, Deja-Vuduu. Her published works include articles and features in Inner Realm and Wisdom Magazines, and she has made appearances on Darkness Radio, Z-Talk Radio, HEX Education,30-Odd Minutes and other media outlets. Regularly volunteering her time to the Pagan Community, Krystal is also an Ordained Minister and High Priestess of the Raven's Wing Coven in upstate New York, and founder of The Council of the Serment Sacre' (Sacred Oath) the Corvin Method of Witchcraft, and Festival of Witches in Sleepy Hollow, New York as well as playing host to the weekly radio show, "Good Morning Goddess", and Nocturnas Paranormal Radio on Blog Talk Radio. You can visit her on her websites at: http://www.krystalmadison.com http://www.festivalofwitches.com http://www.hudsonvalleybeltane.com
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2 Responses to Go Smudge Yourself! How to Protect Yourself from Psychic Vampires

  1. snowfox66 says:

    Great idea since I have run into too many of the above mentioned creatures. Need to get some fresh herbs and do this!

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