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How to Perform Zen Meditation for Connecting With Higher Сonsciousness?

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Buddhist practice differs from other meditative practices due to the absence of unique techniques because some of the lessons are borrowed from Hindu schools of philosophy. Zen meditation, i.e. contemplation, at first seems pretty simple, although it is based on a hundred concepts and therefore requires both practical and theoretical training. In the primary state of your mind, according to the Buddhists, we are not able to concentrate on specific objects and explore deeper layers of consciousness.

What’s The Purpose Of Zen Meditation?

In terms of Buddhist tradition, the main purpose of meditation is to turn your attention within and to look inside yourself. At the same time, the task of a person is to discipline the mind, which can not clearly recognize things and stay focused on a certain object because of emotions or past experience. Only meditation can abstract the consciousness and show how full of superfluous thoughts and illusions our mind is.

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Buddhists believe that the modern human mind is impure. It creates an inner illusion, i.e., the ignorance of life. One can overcome such a problem either by gaining wisdom (Prajna) or by understanding the process of achieving Samadhi (the concentrated mind).

It is possible to acquire a concentrated mind only if you have a moral lifestyle, which should definitely include relaxation and observation of the world. Therefore, meditation is so necessary for every person seeking to understand the truth and the Supreme Essence. Relaxation practices reveal our inner nature and develop our intuition.

The concentrated mind is the result of correct meditation based on the ability to analyze and calm your mind.

From a scientific point of view, I can also say that Zen practices contribute to the proper tuning of the human brain. Such meditations can increase the number of alpha waves, which opens up access to the subconscious mind. The stable performance of Buddhist exercises establishes a strong connection between your soul and body, which increases your ability to self-healing. But the main benefit of Zen meditation is, of course, achieving comprehensive peace and a sense of harmony.

Preparation For Zen Meditation

There are three stages of Buddhist meditation:

1. Shruti (study).

It is the understanding of the basics of practice. It is achieved by listening to the senior masters and reading the relevant literature.

2. Vicara (thinking).

It is necessary to discuss the information you get from studying. You should think about new knowledge and figure out how to use it in practice for your life situations.

3. Bhavana.

It is a meditation itself.

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Even when the first two stages are mastered, you should keep in mind that Buddhists put forward a number of conditions for each meditator.

A meditator should have a safe and peaceful home, which is not isolated from the social environment but provides hours of contemplation without mental strain.

Also, a meditator must abandon his constant desire for luxury, so beginners should not do anything with an external orientation (shopping, cinema, etc.).

A meditator should use special asanas that are designed to discipline the body during Zen meditation. It is necessary to be able to control your physical shell, then you will be able to control the movements of your mind. The choice of the specific position of the body is individual, but it is necessary to observe important principles:

1. The back should always be straight;

2. Beginners should avoid heavy physical activity during meditation;

3. Beginners should not constrain or compress the breathing.

You can meditate sitting on a pillow with crossed legs or on a solid chair with parallel feet, as well as practice Zen meditation during a leisurely walk. It is also worth paying attention to the position of the hands. You can put the right palm over the left hand, hidden under your clothes. The internal sides of your palms turn up and the thumbs slightly touching. It is also permissible to place the right hand on top palm down, expressing humility. Another option is to keep your hands on the respective knees.

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Zen meditation does not imply eye closure because it does not increase the concentration of the mind. You can slightly lower your eyelids, darken the room and look down, capturing the tip of your nose. Keep your mouth closed during meditation. But pay attention to your teeth – do not clench them. Hold your breath slowly through your nose.

Objects Of Zen Meditation

It is very important to find a perfect object for your Zen meditation. Otherwise, the whole practice can go wrong. Buddhists have two categories of the Zen meditation objects:

1. Things that affect the nature of the inner body.

This kind of objects can be attributed to your breath or mind. Meditation on the nature of mind is considered to be the highest goal for many practitioners. As for the concentration on exhalation breaths, it easily holds the mind’s attention at one point, if you synchronize the movement of breathing with movements inside your mind. Sometimes you can concentrate on lifting and lowering your chest in the breathing process.

2. Things that affect the outer shell.

This includes sound objects and objects of specific shapes. In the first case, there is a concentration on some mantra, and in the second — a mental image of something, for example, a light point or a divine silhouette. Many Buddhists use a Buddha portrait or figure for meditation. But you should remember that after making a choice, you can not drastically change the object of your practice.

Try not to indulge yourself when choosing an object. Do not create attachments. If you feel anger, it’s better to create a calming mental picture of the landscapes.

It’s important not to allow yourself to fall asleep during Zen because the nap interferes with clarity and care of consciousness.

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Concentration on things should be accompanied by awareness and active power of the mind, otherwise, all energy will dissipate, and will not go in a particular direction. Also, you should keep in mind that, by building a mental image of the object, you should move away from your thoughts and words. Just keep the picture in your mind, that’s all.

Zen Meditation For Beginners

Zen meditation is a kind of Buddhist techniques for achieving higher forms of consciousness. It is subject to the General rules of the tradition and thus has its own nuances. The word “Zen” in Sanskrit represents meditation.

If I tried to describe the methodology of Zen meditation in just a few words, I would say: “Sit and do nothing”. This seems a simple statement, but regular classes can cause drowsiness, to withdraw into a dream world, i.e. your mind will try to turn you away from the true purpose of your practice. If you observe some tricks, you can avoid unnecessary thoughts and achieve the desired results faster:

  • You can sit anywhere, but the object for your contemplation should not distract or excite you. It is best to look at the trees, sky, walls — any static and unchanging things.
  • Don’t look too closely at the objects. The diffused look relaxes a lot more than long-term focus.
  • When meditation has already begun, there is no need to change breathing. Let it flow in a natural rhythm.
  • Don’t move your body unless it is necessary. Any body movement leads to shifts in your mind because it is based on the same kind of energy.

The correct practice of simple Zen meditation is not accompanied by visions or visual sensations that indicate excess tension. Zen meditation is like taking a shower that cleanses the mind in a state of inner peace and outer equanimity. It is important to note that such meditation is the main goal itself, but not a tool for achieving something.

Zen Meditation On Koan

In some Buddhist schools, it is customary to divide two types of Zen meditation. I’ve already described the standard concentrated awareness. But there is also the second type of Zen meditation – it is a meditation on a koan. Koan is a question or a problem that you can’t solve by logic and simple reasoning. In fact, I’m talking about the practice of going beyond the standard limits of your mind and establishing contact with the enlightened consciousness of a deeper level.

As a rule, the koans deal with certain aspects of the understanding of Buddhism, they are paradoxical. In the process of such meditation, you should not think intellectually. You should be aware of your own ignorance and go in search of the truth within yourself. There are also personal koans — mysteries of everyday life without final decisions. In this case, your task is to change your personality and your point of view on the issue.

When you learn the basic techniques of Zen meditation, you can move on to the synthesis of daily activities and relaxing settings. By simple sitting practice, you can learn to control your emotions and thoughts. But then you need to develop the ability to transfer your calmness into external actions.

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Physical work in the garden or in the kitchen is quite convenient to combine with Zen meditation for an hour or even longer.
Equally effective is the practice of Zen meditation while walking, for example, in combination with a walk along the waterfront. For doing this, try to adjust your breathing to the steps, and then gradually increase the exhale by one step. You can combine dynamic meditation with exercise on account of breathing.

Possible problem

I’ve noticed that the beginners in Buddhist practices tend to face two kinds of difficulties.

1. The mind gets distracted.

Loss of attention is a protest of your mind, which by nature should be scattered in a variety of thoughts.

2. The mind loses its clarity and energy.

This problem is related to the standing of the mind in the object of concentration. This obstacle is difficult to recognize because it resembles real meditation. When you think that your mind acquires stability, the probability of drowning increases. Immersion of the mind in the object causes a pleasant sensation, but with vigilance fades away. In this state, it is dangerous to continue the practice, because it leads to the development of laziness.

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During Zen meditation people go through several stages:

  1. they feel that they have too many thoughts;
  2. then they notice long breaks in a thought process;
  3. and finally, they reduce the anxiety and increase the concentration.

In order to avoid defects of practice in time, it is necessary to attract the power of remembrance in time, which immediately warns you about the appearance of thoughts, and stay in a vigilant awareness of anxiety.

For getting rid of the distraction you can lower the object of your focus, as well as make the room darker. If you feel that your mind is drowning in the object, it is necessary to do the opposite: to make the lighting of the room brighter and to raise the object higher.

If you perform Zen meditation without blunders, you will reach success in your practice. At first, you will notice changes in your body, as you took control of your vital energy. The feeling of lightness is accompanied by the strongest experience of happiness. Harmony of the mind and the body is the most important result of any Buddhist practices.

Katya Ki is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of SOLANCHA Magazine, a Feng Shui Master, a Metaphysical Expert, a Reiki Master, and Human Rights Attorney. She has been studying Eastern metaphysics and esotericism for almost 20 years now. And she's still discovering new knowledge, which is hidden in ancient teachings. During her pilgrimage to the monastery of Saint Catherine in Egypt, she discovered the SOLANCHA System. This is how the SOLANCHA journey started!

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44 Inspirational Louise Hay Quotes To Brighten Your Day

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Louise Hay is the author of numerous books on the positive mind-body transformation. Through her books and programs, she’s teaching people how to use the power of positive thinking and affirmations to create a positive transformation in their lives. Many people in the conscious community use Louise Hay quotes as a brilliant tool for instigating positive change in their lives.

In this article, we collected the most inspirational Louise Hay Quotes on self-love, self-transformation and positive thinking.

Louise Hay Quotes

#1

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“You’ve been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise Hay

#2

“When we expand our thinking and beliefs our love flows freely. When we contract we shut ourselves off. Can you remember the last time when you were in love? Your heart went ahhh!! It was such a wonderful feeling. It is the same with loving yourself except that you will never leave once you have your love for yourself. It’s with you for the rest of your life, so you want to make it the best relationship that you can have.” – Louise Hay

#3

“Every thought we think is creating our future.” – Louise Hay

#4

“I say “Out” to every negative thought that comes to my mind. No person, place, or thing has any power over me, for I am the only thinker in my mind. I create my own reality and everyone in it.” – Louise Hay

#5

“How you start your day is how you live your day. How you live your day is how you live your life.” – Louise Hay

#6

“If we want a joyous life, we must think joyous thoughts. If we want a prosperous life, we must think prosperous thoughts. If we want a loving life, we must think loving thoughts. Whatever we send out mentally or verbally will come back to us in like form.” – Louise Hay

#7

“Begin to recognize prosperity everywhere, and rejoice in it.” – Louise Hay

#8

“You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we’re not. We always have the power of our minds…Claim and consciously use your power.” – Louise Hay

#9

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“I do not fix problems. I fix my thinking. Then problems fix themselves.” – Louise Hay

#10

“Every time you meditate, every time you do visualization for healing, every time you say something for healing the whole planet, you are connecting with like-minded people all over the planet who are doing the same thing.” – Louise Hay

#11

“It is true if you believe it to be true.” – Louise Hay

#12

“Loving the self, to me, begins with never ever criticizing ourselves for anything. Criticism locks us into the very pattern we are trying to change. Understanding and being gentle with ourselves helps us to move out of it. Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” – Louise Hay

#13

“I have noticed that the Universe loves Gratitude. The more Grateful you are, the more goodies you get.” – Louise Hay

#14

“In the infinity of life where I am, All is perfect, whole and complete, I no longer choose to believe in old limitations and lack, I now choose to begin to see myself. As the Universe sees me — perfect, whole, and complete.” – Louise Hay

#15

“Each day is a new opportunity. I chose to make this day a great one.” – Louise Hay

#16

“The past has no power over us. It doesn’t matter how long we have had a negative pattern. The point of power is in the present moment. What a wonderful thing to realize! We can begin to be free in this moment!” – Louise Hay

#17

“I am willing to release the need to be unworthy. I am worthy of the very best in life, and I now lovingly allow myself to accept it.” – Louise Hay

#18

“Think thoughts that make you happy. Do things that make you feel good. Be with people who make you feel good. Eat things that make your body feel good. Go at a pace that makes you feel good.” – Louise Hay

#19

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“You are the only person who thinks in your mind! You are the power and authority in your world.” – Louise Hay

#20

“Your thoughts and beliefs of the past have created this moment, and all the moments up to this moment. What you are now choosing to believe and think and say will create the next moment and the next day and the next month and the next year.” – Louise Hay

#21

“No person, place, or thing has any power over me, for I am the only thinker in my mind.” – Louise Hay

#22

“Your security is not your job, or your bank account, or your investments, or your spouse or parents. Your security is your ability to connect with the cosmic power that creates all things.” – Louise Hay

#23

“Be ready for love when it does come. Prepare the field and be ready to nourish love. Be loving, and you will be lovable. Be open and receptive to love.” – Louise Hay

#24

“The more we love ourselves, the less we project our pain onto the world.” – Louise Hay

#25

“Would you really dig into yesterday’s garbage to make tonight’s meal? Do you dig into old mental garbage to create tomorrow’s experiences? If a thought or belief does not serve you, let it go! There is no written law that says that because you once believed something, you have to continue to believe it forever.” – Louise Hay

#26

“I forgive you for not being the way I wanted you to be. I forgive you and I set you free.” – Louise Hay

#27

“If we can use our problems and illnesses as opportunities to think about how we can change our lives, we have power.” – Louise Hay

#28

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“Self-approval and self-acceptance in the now are the main keys to positive changes in every area of our lives.” – Louise Hay

#29

“I grow spiritually when I accept responsibility for my life.” – Louise Hay

#30

“Be willing to take the first step, no matter how small it is. Concentrate on the fact that you are willing to learn. Absolute miracles will happen.” – Louise Hay

#31

“If I want to be accepted as I am, then I need to be willing to accept others as they are.” – Louise Hay

#32

“We may not know how to forgive, and we may not want to forgive, but the very fact we say we are willing to forgive begins the healing practice.” – Louise Hay

#33

“The past is over and done and cannot be changed. This is the only moment we can experience. Deep at the center of my being there is an infinite well of gratitude. I now allow this gratitude to fill my heart, my body, my mind, my consciousness, my very being. This gratitude radiates out from me in all directions, touching everything in my world, and returns to me as more to be grateful for. The more gratitude I feel, the more I am aware that the supply is endless.” – Louise Hay

#34

“What we think about ourselves becomes the truth for us.” – Louise Hay

#35

“If you accept a limiting belief, then it will become a truth for you.” – Louise Hay

#36

“Love is the greatest healing power I know. Love can heal even the deepest and most painful memories because love brings the light of understanding to the darkest corners of our hearts and minds.” – Louise Hay

#37

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“The thoughts we choose to think are the tools we use to paint the canvas of our lives.” – Louise Hay

#38

“Every thought you think and every word you speak is an affirmation. All of your self-talk, your internal dialogue, is a stream of affirmations. You’re using affirmations every moment whether you know it or not. You’re affirming and creating your life experiences with every word and thought.” – Louise Hay

#39

“As I say YES to life, life says YES to me.” – Louise Hay

#40

“Blame is useless. Blaming only gives away our power. Keep your power. Without power, we cannot make changes. The helpless victim cannot see a way out.” – Louise Hay

#41

“We forget that we create the situations, then we give our power away by blaming the other person for our frustration. No person, no place, and no thing has any power over us, for “we” are the only thinkers in our mind. We create our experiences, our reality, and everyone in it. When we create peace and harmony and balance in our mind, we will find it in our lives.” – Louise Hay

#42

“With inner peace, there would be no wars, no gangs, no terrorists, and no homeless.” – Louise Hay

#43

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“If we make a conscious decision not to be victims of the past and go about creating new lives for ourselves, we are supported by this Power within, and new, happier experiences begin to unfold.” – Louise Hay

#44

“If you experience a health challenge, Life is inviting you to love yourself. In other words, no matter what your problem is, there is only one answer: loving yourself.” – Louise Hay

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Powerful Vajrasattva Mantra For Spiritual Evolution

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Vajrasattva mantra is one of the most effective and popular mantras in Tibet and India. It contains a perfect combination of sacred sounds, grouped in a hundred syllables. This mantra has a powerful effect on the subtle bodies and provokes giant changes on the physical plane.

In this article, I will share with you how to practice this powerful mantra properly so you can improve your life and take your spiritual development to the next level!

Vajrasattva In Buddhism And Hinduism

Vajrasattva is a cosmic Buddha, the embodiment of purity. This image in Buddhism symbolizes sincerity, sinlessness, and freshness.

Vajrasattva is depicted as a royal celestial Buddha, wearing a crown studded with jewels and with an aura of five colored lights – red, blue, white, green, and yellow – around his head This signifies the union of the five Dhyani Tathagatas, so Vajrasattva embodies all of their combined wisdom.

In his right hand, he holds a vajra (thunderbolt) – a symbol of steadfastness and compassion. With his left hand, Vajrasattva holds a silver bell – a symbol of spirituality and wisdom. The two symbols of Vajrasattva – the thunderbolt and the bell – are like the yin and yang of the enlightenment experience; the union of compassion and emptiness.

Vajrasattva Mantra Benefits

This mantra is also called “100-syllable mantra”. It has been known since ancient times. Vajrasattva mantra was used by Buddhist monks to cleanse their souls of sins, heal karma and move to a new level of perception. The power of this mantra is so great that it can even heal the karma from past incarnations.

Through the 100-syllable mantra practice you can achieve the following results:

  • get rid of chronic diseases;
  • alleviate the emotional suffering;
  • get rid of immoral thoughts;
  • calm down;
  • achieve enlightenment;
  • get rid of the mental blocks – anger, envy, jealousy;
  • understand your purpose and mission;
  • cleanse yourself from the black magic influence;
  • heal your karma;
  • reach clarity of your mind and memory;
  • increase in your intuition;
  • improve your health.

However, you can experience the benefits of this mantra only if you sincerely want to get rid of your own negativity, and if you are committed to the attainment of wisdom and enlightenment. Without a sincere, pure heart, spiritual evolution is impossible.

The Text of the 100-syllable Mantra

The following 100-syllable mantra should be recited 21 times:

om vajrasattva samaya manu palaya
vajrasattva denopa tita, dido may bhawa,
suto kayo may bhawa, supo kayo may bhawa
anu rakto may bhawa
sarva siddhi may prayatsa,
sarwa karma su tsa may
tsitam shriyam kuru hum,
ha ha ha ha ho
bhagawan – sarwa tatagata,
vajra ma may muntsa
vajra bhawa, maha samaya sattva
ah hum pey

When there is not enough time, you can chant a short version of this mantra:

Om Vajrasattva Hum

A short version should be recited 28 times.

The Meaning of Vajrasattva Mantra

Oṃ Vajrasattva! Preserve the bond!
As Vajrasattva stand before me.
Be firm for me.
Be greatly pleased for me.
Deeply nourish me.
Love me passionately.
Grant me siddhi in all things,
And in all actions make my mind most excellent.
Blessed One! Vajra of all the Tathāgatas! Do not abandon me.
Be the Vajra-bearer, Being of the Great Bond!

Note: This is not a literal translation of the individual Sanskrit words of the mantra.

How to Practice Vajrasattva Mantra?

You can listen to the recording of this mantra, sing it or chant it.

For making your mantra practice more effective and powerful, you need to take a cleansing shower or bath, light the sandalwood or lotus incense, and get into a meditative state. Incense will help your astral body to adjust to the perception of transcendental vibrations.

At the beginning of the practice, you can just listen to the words in the recording, then try to repeat aloud.

When learning the text of the mantra, chant it along with the record. Further, try to practice the mantra on your own, using rosary beads.

While chanting the mantra you need to visualize Vajrasattva.

Vajrasattva Visualisation

For practicing Vajrasattva visualization, you need to imagine Vajrasattva seated on an open white lotus on a Moon disk above his head. He is white, translucent, and adorned with beautiful ornaments and clothes.

His right hand holds a vajra which symbolizes great bliss. His left hand holds a bell which symbolizes the wisdom of emptiness. These two attributes signify his attainment of the unified state of enlightenment.

Imagine the seed-syllable HUM at Vajrasattva’s heart. Visualize how the letters of his 100-syllable mantra run clockwise around its edge.

The light radiates in all directions from the HUM syllable at Vajrasattva’s heart. This light is asking the Buddhas to bestow their blessings. They send white rays of light, which are absorbed into the HUM and the letters of the mantra at Vajrasattva’s heart. They fill his whole body, enhancing the magnificence of his appearance and the brilliance of his mantra.

Conclusion

Before you start practicing Vajrasattva mantra you have to commit to following the path of wisdom and purity. This mantra is a powerful tool to heal and purify your karma. From my personal experience, I can tell you that the first benefit I noticed from regular Vajrasattva mantra practice was receiving extra energy so I easily cut down a couple of hours of sleep. Then I felt the intuition increase and my health improved. So I can promise you that by practicing this mantra you will surely see the benefits. All you need is pure intention and discipline!

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5 Dangerous Types Of Energy Vampires And How To Deal With Them

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It’s not a secret that energy is the vital force of the body. That is why energy is priceless. When people communicate with each other, there is always an exchange of energy. If people communicate with each other on a voluntary basis, and their energy is in resonance, the energy exchange is balanced and reciprocal. After such communication, there are pleasant feelings and desire to communicate again. This is an example of normal and natural communication with no signs of energy vampires.

However, the modern reality is that the cases of energy vampirism are very common. And, almost every one of us has at least once come face to face with one of the many manifestations of energy vampirism. This happens because the energy of most people is weak leaving them feeling exhausted. Such people, due to lack of relevant knowledge or desire, are not able to independently maintain their energy at a normal level, so they “suck” energy (unknowingly) from other people.

You can meet energy vampires anywhere: at work, at the stores, at the parties, at home etc. After talking to an energy vampire, a person can feel fatigue, irritability, mood deterioration and a feeling of loss of vital energy. It is necessary to understand that if you constantly fall under the influence of energy vampirism, this entails the depletion of your energy field. When the energy field is weakened, you feel exhausted and easily get sick.

Therefore, energetic vampirism is the process of energy extraction by one person of another person, in which the first becomes saturated, and the second is weakened.

The Nature Of Energy Vampire and Energy Donor

An energy vampire is always energetically and spiritually more weak, than energy donor. Typically, only insecure and unstable people who are prone to scandals, gossips and envy become energy vampires. They are intuitively attracted to positive and energized people.

An energy donor is a person with great energy and spiritual potential. As a result, the energy donor is attractive to energy vampire and unwittingly gives his energy when communicating.

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The cause of energy vampirism is always lack of vital energy. When a person doesn’t have enough energy he (or she) becomes an energy vampire.

In other words, if the person continually causes irritation, and after talking with him, you feel weak and tired, most likely you’re dealing with an energy vampire!

Usually, a person who becomes an energy vampire has lots of blocks in his (or her) energy body. That’s why he (or she) becomes unable to freely access sustainable energy from Source. Therefore, he (or she) takes energy from another person, and usually feels some sort of pleasure or satisfaction that his (or her) donor feels bad and depleted because of the loss of energy.

For the most part, energy vampires are very obsessive, and often unhappy with themselves and their environment, selfish and annoying. Staying with them is very uncomfortable, and any conversation with them quickly becomes boring or even painful.

I’m telling you all this for making you understand that energy vampires are energetically weak people. Their access to their own internal power source is blocked. This suggests that they have a lot of blocks and insecurities. They absolutely do not resonate with the vibrations of the universe, because they violate its laws.

How To Recognize Energy Vampires?

Let’s take a look at the signs that reveal energy vampires.

First of all, the most important thing for energy vampires is to get you out of balance.

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For example, he can pretend that he doesn’t understand something. At the same time, he will be bothering you with a lot of questions and errors, completely ignoring any explanation, and not recognizing any help. Through his actions, he wants you to lose your temper. As soon as you lose control over your emotions, there will be a release of energy, which will serve as “food” for the vampire.

Secondly, energy vampires often start long conversations “about nothing”.

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These conversations cannot be interrupted and you have to listen for hours about their complaints and stories about their life. If you feel that you are already tired of the conversation, but you can not interrupt it or change the subject, then most likely, your excessive talker is just trying to pump energy out of you.

Thirdly, energy vampires like to create situations when you are forced to wait for them, tormented in the expectations.

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For example, you can simply invite such a person to a cafe or the movie theater, and he will not give you a clear answer whether he is going to make it or not. As a result, you start to get frustrated about the uncertainty, and the energy vampire gets his “food” in the form of your energy.

Fourthly, the energy vampire gets pleasure from retelling the details of disasters, tragedies, wars, deaths, and other negative events.

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He relishes the details of the suffering of the victims in order to arouse in others fear, anxiety, and pain. Thus he brings them out of balance. People get emotional about negativity in the world and then become “food” for energy vampires.

Fifthly, energy vampires always seek direct contact.

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They like to touch other people, can even intentionally push somebody for getting their “food”.

There are different types of energy vampires

Generally, one vampire can distinguish several kinds.

1. “Upstart”

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This type gives the impression of a kind person. But when someone starts a conversation about their problems, he immediately butts in the conversation and starts asking questions about the details, giving advice, and revealing the stories about other people’s suffering.

2. “Pessimist”

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This person always has a very sad look. He often grumbles and is absolutely dissatisfied with his life. Even if such a person gets into a friendly company, he will always find something negative and will constantly be focusing on it. He likes to complain about his life and the imperfections of this world. You might think that such a person is just looking for moral support or advice, but in fact, he is not going to change anything in his life, he just needs your energy. And he gets it, drawing your attention to his problem.

3. “Aggressive vampire”

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This type loves to provoke conflicts and quarrels. He is rude and one might even say barbaric. He is very well aware of what causes people’s negative emotions and loves to push buttons.  This gives him great pleasure. Because negative emotions are his favorite “dish”.

4. “Selfish”

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Such a person absolutely does not care about other people, he only cares about his own problems. As a rule, such a person considers himself an undervalued genius, who was surrounded by small and limited people who are not able to appreciate it. Usually, he is arrogant and likes to humiliate other people.

5. “Manipulator”

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This is the most dangerous type, which acts very tricky. From the very beginning, he’s (she’s) trying to ingratiate himself (herself), make compliments (manipulating victim’s ego), gives expensive gifts. He (she) can spend weeks, months, and even years making a potential donor dependent on him (her). Besides that, he (she) tries to learn everything about the victim’s interests, passions, and weaknesses. He (she) is always very attentive to donor’s emotions and feelings.

But the danger is that as soon as the victim lets him (her) into his (her) life, he (she) immediately begins to humiliate, insult and hurt the victim. He (she) will always equally use “stick and carrot” in order not to lose the donor. He (she) will not leave the donor alone until he (she) has sucked all the energy out of the donor. When the donor is completely devastated, he (she) will switch to the next victim and will follow the same pattern.

When you’re facing this type of vampirism it is very important to control your ego. One of the first things this kind of vampire will use to manipulate you is your vanity.

How To Deal With Energy Vampires?

When you’re experiencing the vampiric attack as the donor you’re losing a large amount of vital energy, resulting in fatigue, apathy, and irritability.

Please pay attention to the main signs of vampiric attack:

  • headache;
  • dizziness;
  • heart palpitation;
  • pain in the heart;
  • difficulty breathing;
  • weakness;
  • fatigue;
  • drowsiness;
  • insomnia;
  • decreased appetite;
  • depression;
  • fear of loneliness;
  • apathy;
  • pessimism;
  • sorrow.

If after talking with a person, you have at least one of these symptoms, then most likely you fell under the effects of a vampiric attack.

So, how to protect yourself when you’re facing an energy vampire?

The first thing you need to remember – energy vampires can’t take your energy if you’re calm and balanced.

That’s why they try to cause negative emotions. Therefore, the most important thing is not to allow the vampire to provoke you and to remain calm. If in such a situation you can remain calm, you will not become the donor.

Second, when energy vampires talk about their problems, it is necessary to refrain from feeling pity.

As a rule, during these stories, he (she) stares into the eyes of a potential donor, not allowing to look away. He (she) also tries to touch the donor as often as possible, thus trying to extend the contact. In such cases, it’s best just to walk away from the vampire or come up with a reason to distract the conversation. If this is impossible, you can think about something more neutral – it will help to keep your emotions under control.

Third, try not to look into the vampire’s eyes.

This is how you can protect yourself from the vampire’s manipulations.

Fourth, when dealing with an energy vampire, cross your arms and legs.

Such a posture will help you avoid energy leakage.

Conclusion

My experience has shown that the best way to protect yourself from energy vampires is to treat them with good humor. Laughter is the emotion to which vampires are absolutely not ready for. Therefore, try to treat people who are trying to bring you into unbalanced emotional states with irony. What makes you laugh can’t be scary, right? Try to make fun of any rude remarks the vampire makes. Humor absolutely knocks the vampire out of balance, because it doesn’t resonate with him (her) at all. Stay calm and be positive!

Namaste!

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