Beware of Christmas Thieves - Avoid Psychic Vampires
Christmas is supposed to be the most beautiful time of the year, filled with warm emotions which are often driven by great expectations. For some it's like entering a mine field full of deadly traps and thieves. Not the thieves in the super markets or elsewhere, but the psychic vampires who take away your energy and joy.
Hidden Causes for Holiday Disasters
I know some friends and colleagues who almost hate this season of forced happiness and superficial peace. At least they enter this charged season with mixed feelings. The year is almost over, the nights are long and dark and the final spurt at work has cost a lot of energy. That's why so many look forward to a time of easy-going relaxation.
But time and again, they went through a big ordeal loosing tons of energy and nerves. How about this year? Many know exactly, which constellation of relatives and friends promise the next catastrophe.
Every so often, even in our families there are soulless people without genuine feelings. They are empty inside and thus need others to recharge their energy like parasites. In psychology they're also known as psychopaths. (I've written a post about this topic: AM I WITH A PSYCHOPATH – Why Some People Lack Empathy)
Imagine for Yourself a Stress-relieved Christmas
You may feel uncomfortable in their presence without a specific cause. They often act like shallow stereotypes with a lavish grin on their face, sometimes combined with exaggerated clothing like an ugly Christmas shirt. In subtle ways they create hysteria or partake in it. Through passive aggressiveness they spread negative energy and make your time off as rotten as possible. "We have a good time, don't we?"
And you're pretending to enjoy this family reunion while your stomach is aching. The only thing you want to do is run away. So what's left than smoking a cigarette alone outside? And if you don't smoke... I know exactly how it feels and I'm familiar all to well with the objection: But what else can I do? This is my family, and we use to party every year this way.
Well, come back to your senses and ask yourself what you feel and how much worth you attribute to yourself? In case you're dealing with a real psychic vampire, the only way to protect yourself is by avoiding contact. You may have to make a hard decision, but there are different ways to go about it.
This is my Christmas present to you: Use your imagination, trust your feelings and do what you and your loved ones - I mean those you love from your heart - really makes happy.
I'm looking forward to your experiences, opinions, thoughts,