Whether you’re a psychic vampire engaging in psychic feeding, or a spiritual individual drawing energy, you may have wondered about the risks of drawing negative energy. This article will address that issue.
Both psychic vampires and spiritual individuals such as Pagans engage in drawing or feeding on energy. Some people feel that they need to be careful who they feed from and where they feed, for fear that they may be taking in negative energy which would be counterproductive to their goals. So the question arises: is there such a thing as positive and negative energy, and can negative energy cause harm to the person feeding on it?
The answer is both yes and no. There is such a thing as positive and negative energy, and negative energy can do harm to the person feeding on it. However, in order for energy to be positive or negative, there has to be intent from the person emitting the energy. This idea can be confusing to some, and is why many only feed from willing donors or from sources they perceive to be “good”.
Energy in its natural state is neither positive nor negative, it simply is. Energy has no will or intent of its own. It exists to power life, and has no cares as to how it is used. Think of it like air: the air itself is neither good nor bad, it simply exists. It’s what’s done to the air that changes whether it is helpful or harmful to you. Energy must also be altered with deliberate intent.
If you are in a crowd and you are feeding from the excess energy of the people nearby, you are simply taking in the energy expelled by those people. How that energy affects you is based on what you intend to do with it, not on any factor of the people emitting it. In general, people expend and expel energy with no thought whatsoever, and anyone can absorb that energy if they so wish.
Trouble with feeding on strangers only arises if the person is aware that they are emitting energy, and has the presence of mind to pollute said energy with the intention of harming those who may come in contact with it or feed upon it. The reverse is true if the person has the intent that their expended energy will aid those they come in contact with. Those people can be a blessing to both energy feeders and general people alike.
It seems that a great deal of people’s fear in feeding off strangers comes from this misconception that their energy may be tainted. If you feed on someone who is sick, wouldn’t you be drawing their sickness into yourself? If you feed on someone who is angry or evil, wouldn’t you be drawing that anger and evil into yourself? The simple answer is no. Unless that person has the intent to spread their illness or ill will to others, the energy they expend would become neutral as soon as it leaves their body.
So, does it matter whether you draw energy from someone who is willing or a complete stranger? That is an ethical question that must be handled by the individual doing the psychic feeding. I would say that feeding from a willing donor would be better for the simple fact that they can add positive intent to the energy, and they can also aid in “pushing” the energy to you. However, I don’t see a major issue with drawing energy from strangers so long as you only take the freely expended energy, and don’t attempt to take energy they are not consenting to give.
If you still have issues with the thought of possibly feeding on negative energy, there are some measures you might take to protect yourself. You may want to avoid feeding in places where there is a lot of negative emotion. While there is a great deal of energy expended when people are feeling anger or grief, if you fear negative energy, you may want to avoid feeding around such emotions. You may also want to learn to visualize a filter on your body that negates any emotion or intent within the energy you’re drawing, and makes it into a neutral, useable energy.
No matter how you decide to draw energy or whom you might draw psychic energy from, the choice is yours. There is a wealth of energy being expended all around you, and you can choose to use it or not. Hopefully though, the knowledge that energy is neutral until it is made otherwise through personal intent will open you up to other psychic feeding and energy drawing opportunities.