Tending your energy and vibration is becoming more and more important; one of the highest priorities.
You can't really talk about cultivating and managing your energy without talking, at some point, big, fat energy drains.
Identify the drains, where your energy, power & life force are leaking away, and you can begin to nix the drains and reclaim that energy.
One of the most insidious (and I'd go so far as to say harmful) energy drains comes gratis what is often called the 'psychic vampire' or 'energy vampire'.
That sounds dramatic, doesn't it?
Yet anyone who's familiar with the phenomenon and its very real effects knows that it's an important thing to know about. This is particularly true if you're an empath, energy sensitive, or 'lightworker'.
Have you ever wondered why you felt a sudden 'negative' shift in your mood, mental chatter, or energy levels when you interacted with certain people?
Or maybe you've been in a relationship with a seemingly charming someone who, over time (and with chilling constancy and often slick subtlety) "gaslighted" you: chipped away at your confidence, energy, and sense of self?
Then you might be in the zone of a 'psychic or energy vampire' (there are other possible causes for those things, too, and it's important to track the cause).
On tomorrow's Feminine Mojo Show (2/2), kindred spirit Laura Bruno will join me in exploring energy and 'psychic & energy vampires' (and a few other fun things, like intuition, synchronicity, taking your power (Mojo) back, and the magic of Life). Join us and listen in (live or via the archived episode).
If you're feeling funky or slimed energetically -- how you feel and what's chattering through your mind are two big clues -- take a look at my past blog entry on Tracking and Clearing Toxic (and 'Not You') Energies.
There are other ways to cultivate and manage your 'energy garden' as well.
My favorite practices evolve and shift based on what's 'up' now, but the most effective have been vibrational healing practices that work on several levels simultaneously -- mantra yoga, flower essences, and others that I have 'at the ready' in my 'magic backpack'.
How's your energy, and how are you navigating these Transformation Times we're in?
Image Credits: Still from the classic film Nosferatu (1922); and Bella Lugosi in Dracula (1933); Circe Individuosa by John William Waterhouse (1892)