Almost thirty years ago, I had my first misfortunate encounter of a psychic vampire. Afterwards, I felt like I had lost a part of my soul and it took quite awhile to recover from that attack.
If you have no idea what I’m talking about, read on. You need to know what a psychic vampire is.
But first, let’s take a look at a mythological creature. A succubus.
Succubi vs Psychic Vampires
If you’re wondering what a succubus is, it’s a female demon that can slip into your dreams. She attacks heterosexual men. If she successfully seduces you in your sleep, you’ll die in your sleep and she gets to keep your soul for eternity. The male equivalent of a Succubus is an Incubus.
Succubi came from the Medieval days.
Nowadays, they made good monsters for gaming or roleplaying. Great cosplay costumes too.
Some Bible scholars argue that Lilith was a succubus.
Do I believe in succubi? More than likely not.
Psychic vampires on the other hand, I fully believe in. I’ve encountered more than one in my days. If you let them in your life, you’re going to have some serious problems.
A Psychic Vampire is a highly dysfunctional person who has no spirit of her own. To deal with life, she feeds off of your spirit.
I say “she” because I’m a heterosexual male. A Psychic Vampire can be straight or gay, male or female.
If you’re not a spiritual person, substitute the appropriate word for spirit. Self-esteem would work. Life force would work. Etc.
After an encounter with a Psychic Vampire, you will feel drained. Emotionally drained if you’re a logical person. If you’re a spiritual person, you’ll feel spiritually drained as well. The more you let this person into your life, the more drained you will be.
God forbid you get into a sexual relationship with one. They’ll suck the life right out of you. Thus the term “Psychic Vampire.”
Getting rid of a Psychic Vampire
If you’re an alcoholic, the first step to curing your alcoholism is to recognize you have a problem. The same goes for the Psychic Vampire. You first have to recognize you got a Psychic Vampire on your hands.
Once you’ve acknowledged what she is, it’s up to you to get rid of her. I’d tell you to get out as fast as possible. Don’t try to save her. She’ll only drag you down further and you’ll be left with a weakened soul.
A psychic vampire can do psychological damage to you. It’s one thing if she attacks something you love. But if she attacks the core of your existence, you’re going to have a serious problem.
Once again, I’m describing her from a heterosexual male’s standpoint. If you’re not a heterosexual male, change the genders accordingly. These demons are not limited to heterosexual females by any means.
How to recover from a Psychic Vampire attack
First, you must recognize you’re being attacked by a psychic vampire. You’ll know because you’ll keep giving and they’ll keep taking, and afterwards, you’ll feel emotionally and spiritually drained.
You’ll feel like she’s sucking the life right out of your body like a vampire would suck out your blood. Yet, for some unexplained reason, you’ll still feel drawn to her so she can feed on you again and again until you’re a shell of the person you once were.
When it becomes dangerous
Now to be clear, most people with low self-esteem aren’t psychic vampires. But all psychic vampires have low self-esteem. They need your happiness to feed off. After they’ve fed, you’ll feel drained, weak, and miserable.
Attacking something you like is one thing. When they attack the core to your being, it becomes very dangerous.
Like for instance, let’s say that you dreamed of being a ballerina your entire life. You spent years and years studying ballet and dance. After all this work, you finally become a ballerina.
Whereas, he might hate a ballet you like and that will piss you off. It becomes dangerous when he convinces you to give up ballet entirely and turns you into an accountant.
He just attacked the core of your being. He fed off of it. And you feel miserable because you are no longer you. You become a shell of what you were. You’ll be lost until you can break away from the psychic vampire.
This part is very important. First, you need to recognize you’re being fed on. Next, you need to break away. You need to throw them out of your life for good. No apology. It has to be brutal and it has to be clear.
It’s over, and there’s no going back. You need to know this and they need to know this as well.
How to heal from it
OK, now you got the psychic vampire out of your life, you need to recover. Some good news. Breaking up is the hardest part. (Note that it doesn’t even have to be a romantic relationship. It can be an evil “friend” or a co-worker who is doing this to you).
Most importantly, you need to get your identity back. Let’s just say hypothetically you’re that ballerina, and you’re now too old to go back to your identity as a ballerina.
Well, you still need to get that identity back. Do whatever it takes.
Teach ballet. Support ballet. Heck, find some investors and open up a ballet school if you have to. Just do anything you can to get your identity back. That’s how you heal. When you are you again, your self-esteem will come right back.
For spiritual folks, they claim it feels like they got their soul back. Yes, I’ve discussed psychic vampires with quite a few people, from atheists to devout religious folk. The devout Christians will more than likely refer to them as demons.
If you’re not religious, you’ll only see the psychological side rather than the metaphysical side. Believe what you will accordingly.
And if you’ve never had one in your life, that’s wonderful. But that doesn’t mean you never will.
Take this article seriously. They’re out there. I’ve had to deal with two of them.