Can’t see it. Can’t really feel it. It’s like the wind. You can only see its effects, but not the thing itself.
That’s energy. All people emit energy (as does everything else, but right now we’re concentrating on people). I’ve heard some people say that energy is the aura, and I’ve heard other people say that’s not so. Whatever–it doesn’t really matter what you call it. It’s energy, and it’s there.
Even the least psychic person is able to pick up on energy. The difference is that they don’t realize that’s what they’re feeling, whereas a psychic or aware person does realize the effects of energy. Have you ever met someone for the first time and taken an instant dislike to them? Or after being around a certain person, you sometimes feel more tired, drained (the opposite can happen too, you feel happier and more energetic when around someone)? Those feelings are you picking up on someone else’s energy.
I know from personal experience that some people are energy boosters while others are energy drains. There are some people that I tend to not want to be around anymore because I will leave the encounter feeling absolutely drained unless I’ve prepared myself beforehand. However, the energy of certain other people can have a calming influence, or an energetic influence. Those are the kinds of energy that most people tend to enjoy being around.
Energy drainers may not intend to be a drain. Sometimes those people don’t realize they’re a drain. What a drainer does is this: their energy will latch onto yours and “feed” or “drain” your energy while you’re around them. Other times a drainer just has very dark energy and that energy acts as a kind of contaminate on yours, and that’s why you then feel tired or down after being around a person. People who feed on others’ energy intentionally are called “energy vampires” or “psychic vampires.” Most of the time, though, drainers don’t realize they drain other people.
I’ve been told of one kind of protection that is fairly simple to use. I’ve only used it once or twice, however, but it seemed effective. It’s a visualization technique. What you do is this: Visualize yourself, your entire body. You’re going to visualize that when you physically snap your fingers, vines of roses will come up from the ground and twine around your legs, up to your torso, down your arms, and over your head until you’re covered in roses. Hold that image and tie it to a feeling of protection. If you feel like you haven’t gotten it right the first time, or like it won’t stick, it’s okay to do it again (but don’t do it too much at once, or you’ll feel mentally drained from your efforts). Once you feel like it’s worked, the next time you feel threatened or like someone might be draining your energy, just snap your fingers (or use another kind of trigger, like tapping your finger against your leg or something) and you should be able to feel the protection rise around you (the first couple of times it will help to consciously think about it, but after that you probably won’t have to visualize the roses around you when you snap, it will just happen).
Another protection–avoid the people you know you don’t feel good around. Sometimes that’s not possible, but physical avoidance when an option is the simplest cure for energy drain.
All people have energy, and that energy is emitted and manipulated constantly. Are you a drainer? Or are you the one drained?