Date: Mon, 25 Oct 2004 18:02:51 -0400
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Can others steal our energy? By Reverend R Clark <firstname.lastname@example.org>Greetings Linda, Winter, Bob and ALL!
To have and not to give is often worse than to steal.
- Marie Von Ebner-Eschenbach
At 12:42 PM 10/25/2004, Linda Quest wrote: <snippity.do.dah>
In Pranic Healing (something I do in concert with Reiki in my healing practice), they recognize people's ability to connect "energy cords" to one another, sometimes draining the other's energy. This often happens unconsciously and with our permission, like the energy cords we connect to our children, or they connect to us. <snippity.ay> That fact is, it isn't necessary to connect energy cords to anyone for the purpose of draining their energy in order to be energized yourself because there is a universal, inexhaustible supply of life-giving energy available to us for the taking -- one simply needs to ask for it and accept. We get this energy from nature, from the trees and other plants, from the sun, from Mother Earth, and from Spirit. Every culture has rituals on how to connect and receive this energy. <snippity.all.da.livelongday>
If your heart is open, then all of nature, life and experience is the mystery of interconnection and opportunity for communion.
At 01:07 PM 10/25/2004, Winter BelViso wrote: Since we are interesting spiritual beings lugging around our various bags of blood as we exist on this plane, altho there is the Appearance of Separateness (izzatta word?) from one another, that is an Illusion of the Highest Order. Energy is energy, it belongs to no one, hence it cannot be pilfered, stolen, purloined or otherwise taken away.
We each can, as Apparent Individuals Subject to our various bags of blood (and muscle, bone, etc), have the feeling or sense of having something taken, stolen, pilfered, purloined but that is just an emotional response to a particular situation.
My suggestion is that, any time you feel that energy has been stolen (yadda yadda) from you, you visualize whatever you feel is your Deity of Choice (mine tends to be photographs from the Hubble Telescope) and open your heart chakra (which you don't own either) and Become Vulnerable and let it in.
I thank Thee first because I was never robbed before; second, because although they took my purse they did not take my life; third, because although they took my all, it was not much; and fourth because it was I who was robbed, and not I who robbed.
- Matthew Henry, Minister (1662-1714)
The whole witness of Jesus' life and death is to the unfathomable depths of God's forgiveness. English poet and artist William Blake cites the capacity of Jesus to forgive another, and to reenter vulnerably into the deepest relation with another, as the strongest evidence of his being God in the flesh.
- Douglas V. Steere in Dimensions of Prayer
At 02:23 PM 10/25/2004, Bob Pardo wrote:
Can others steal our energy? The answer is clearly YES. Many people will find themselves being drained by these energy "vampires." Either directly -- by the more advanced -- or indirectly -- and often unconsciously -- by energy cords by those who are less "magically adept."
You add suffering to the world just as much when you take offense as when you give offense.
- Ken Keyes in "Handbook to Higher Consciousness"
The capacity to forgive is the capacity to let go of ego.
- David Richo in Shadow Dance
- I've met some strangers similar to the tall and dark and somewhat evil image which is called up by the phrase "psychic vampire." 'Tis sad, since energy is ubiquitous, that they cannot get the required energy on their own, some one so starved of life force rather than something to be wary of or shunned or someone I need to protect myself from, I feel that this is a challenge, connect to Source and send Reiki.
It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed... The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties. All history will convince you of this, and that wisdom and penetration are the fruit of experience, not the lessons of retirement and leisure. Great necessities call out great virtues.
- Abigail Adams
The best protection against a thief is not an iron rod, but poverty.
-Zen Buddhist saying
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Angry Nuns Take On a VampireTwo nuns are out driving when a vampire drops onto the bonnet of their car. Quick sister, screams one nun, Show him your cross!
So the other nun leans out of the window and shouts, Hey! You! Buzz off!