Sorry to burst your bubbles, vampire fans. This article isn’t about the supernatural, per say.
However, it is absolutely dire to know a thing or two about this umbrella of a word. Vampirism is a lot more common than the average person would think. It is not just a supernatural or mythical phenomenon. It is a way of..excuse me…surviving for some people. Most of you have probably encountered vampires in your life. Some of you are the vampires in your loved ones’ lives.
What in the world are you smoking? What is a vampire??
A vampire is a being that more or less drains the energy of another being. Like I said, this is quite an umbrella for a word.
A modern day vampire is a person that drains the power out of another person. This being is abusive mentally, emotionally, physically, and/or spiritually. These beings are naturally at a lower vibration and intend on dragging you and everyone else lower than them so that they may be “higher” than you in a sense. A person of a lower vibration is generally angry, depressed, or fearful. All of these emotions are emitted outwards, reflecting onto you or anyone else within their radius, thus making you lose a sense of how strong you really are.
A lot of modern day vampires don’t even realize that they are vampires. How could they? They look just like us. They act like us, and have the same goals as us! They are appealing in their own way, similar to the cinematic vampires. If everyone can detect a vampire from the jump, how would such a being get their “fix”?
You don’t know what you’re dealing with until you realize you feel less than yourself. “They just made me feel bad for a moment, is all”, you’d say “I’ll be okay”. How many times did they make you feel bad? Did this person in any way make you feel like it’s your fault for you feeling bad? Did they say you’re the real problem? That’s interesting! Let’s look further into this.
A modern day vampire can be your best friend, your relatives, your lover, and your boss. They can be a good time, until they’re not. In fact, the majority of the time, they’re not so great! This person has low vibrating energy, where they are mostly, if not always in a bad mood. You didn’t do anything. They’re just not happy. Then…they’re not happy with you. Someone just got caught in the crossfire! And your modern day vampire won’t stop poking at your soft spots until you’re lower than them.
This is control over your power.
This modern day, walking, talking battery drainer aims at one thing…To become better than everyone else. This person thinks about themselves, and doesn’t care about the destructive behavior they have! Can a narcissist be a modern day vampire? YES. However, they are not the only ones pulling out the olds tricks to manipulate you into thinking that they are in control! This person more than likely has a lot of unresolved issues from their past, where someone may or may not have treated them the same way. This creates a ripple in their future, causing them to react and defend themselves in ways that burn everyone involved. Most assholes are not born assholes. That still doesn’t give them the excuse to accept their destructive behavior towards anyone.
Allow me to remind you that life is not about a power play! It’s all about balance. If someone is getting under your skin and swooping up whatever sanity you thought you had left, do not be the antagonist they have already portrayed you to be. Be the better person, and remember that you are better than what you are experiencing.
In general, modern day vampires promote unhealthy relationships by:
- Living in negative emotions
- Holding onto grudges and painful pasts
- Being your personal “Debby Downer”
- Have a facade that keeps you, somehow attached to them (because how else will they get that power fix)
- Group stalking: influencing a number of people to antagonize you
- Feeling empowered/indifferent from making you feel bad
Not all vampires mean to be…well vampires. Not all assholes know they’re assholes. That still doesn’t mean you deserve to be treated any way that one pleases. It simply means that some people have more healing to do.
If you know you are around a modern day vampire, the best move to make, is the one where YOU are at your best. That may mean cutting ties, maintaining higher energy, referring a therapist, consulting loved ones, quitting your job, contacting HR…overall being the bigger person! It sucks to always be the bigger person. However, you have to be bigger for yourself! Do not let anyone influence you to lower your beautiful soul! If someone is not on your level, don’t stoop down.
You will always deserve better.