(Runic spell to reverse psychic vampirism)
Have you ever opened a text message or have seen a social media post and felt drained after reading it or seeing it? How you somehow felt irritated or cranky about it? When that happens, most likely it’s due to an energetic boundary violation.
Have you ever met someone and just interacting with them both irritates and drains you? When that happens, most likely it’s due to an energetic boundary violation.
Many people call these psychic vampires. The side effect of psychic vampires is that they keep you weak and distracted and you get stuck in your cycles because you are so busy that you can’t see your head from your ass to do anything about it. The good news is this is also a way to reverse the problem. They exist from three basic runes which can be altered to alleviate our problem.
As a Witch, I don’t like to just slap a label on something and call it a day. There are underlying reasons for everything and since I love Seidr and magic, I try to dissect and observe how these things happen.
Recently, a Shaman told me something that set bells off in my head. He said that “fear eats love and all emotions that keep the heart whole and healthy. It is a mindless killer.”
When he said this, I saw the NAUTHIZ Rune in my head and behind it was HAGALAZ and then a wonky URUZ. The URUZ got me curious because I often use that Rune to heal and redirect energies around myself and others and it appeared to me upside down. How could Uruz be connected to energetic vampires?? This led me on a fantastic hunt not only inside myself but meeting some new experiences in life.
The body (La), the spirit (Odr), and the Soul (Ond) must exist in balance for the whole person to be healthy and complete. The best wards are often made through a person finding good balance between the three parts of themselves. If any one of those parts are depleted too much, it will pull on the others to balance (like a low pressure weather system flowing into a high pressure weather system). Our minds are often the playground of this balance between the soul and the body. The thoughts and emotions inside our heads working much like weather systems as energies move and rebalance. Get energy stolen from the body and it pulls from the Soul causing a bunch of turbulence in the mind. For the most part, people don’t know how to steal the soul or mind energy of others….mostly they just steal Hamr energy. Then the mind works to move the energy of the soul through the body so that it can replenish.
Some adept in Runes can steal soul energy and they are not only some of the most dangerous psychic vampires you could ever meet, but they can also be some of the hardest to spot. ALWAYS LOOK AT THE NEGATIVE SPACE, YOUNG SEIDRWORKER! The vampire will be surrounded by drama, sickness, and death. If you have a healthy community and all of a sudden it falls prey to drama and people start dying, you possibly have a OND vampire in your midst. They will be the healthiest and happiest even amidst all this chaos. This is because they feed off the love of others because they cannot generate love inside themselves anymore. They have learned to outsource their fear which is eating at the little bit of life reserves they still have so other people can experience it. That fear shifts love and happiness in the hearts of others to the vampire. They can only survive if they have people’s love to feed on. What often happens when an energetic vampire gets into a community is that they cause so much drama and gossip that it creates a hunger storm of people feeding off off people and a frenzy of boundary violations. This also causes addictive behaviour because the love is drained from people's hearts.
The practice I have learned to help in these situations is learning to befriend fear (FREYJA) and keep strong boundaries around my love (THORR!). I started to think of my fears as parts of me that have been weakened, so I began to befriend them, and be compassionate with them. LAGUZ is a good Rune for this work. LAGUZ counteracts the NAUTHIZ that draws out people’s love from their hearts. It stops that Need-fire before it even gets a chance to spark. Then WUNJO…adding in laughter and making light of the situation and laughing at the ridiculousness of how these things happen counteracts HAGALAZ. When you can laugh at the funny aspects of misfortune, then misfortune loses its hold on us. The drama and pain around the vampire act as a whirlwind of HAGALAZ to suck away our happiness. Then lastly, the horns of Uruz must be turned back to their proper place. A part of nature is survival of the fittest where life feeds on life and the strongest overcome the weakest. Yet, there is another side of nature and that is ADAPTABILITY (this was taught to me by a wise WOLF). Nature can evolve and adapt to environmental stresses and so can we. URUZ can be modified to be a power of adaptation instead of blind survival. This can be done with our actions. When we channel URUZ, we can be mindful that all the actions we do that day is about learning to adapt to situations instead of blindly reacting. The energy of our body and mind, will alter the energy in our soul and the Rune will turn and change. REMEMBER: WHAT YOU DO, SAY, AND THINK EFFECTS YOUR INNER RUNES.
The changing of Runic energies is related to the energy of DAGAZ. The Day Rune is the Rune of cycles and change. The Sun is also a prime reason for our genetic evolution. Solar rays penetrate all life forms and mutate DNA. The source of the sun and the cycles it produces is our best ally in transforming Runes in us and around us.
I always suggest a deep study of Dagaz when people want to change their patterns. Throwing your wishes (WUNJO) into DAGAZ will reveal how to get your wishes granted. Throwing your needs (NAUTHIZ) will show you why you got into this mess in the first place. Dagr is the great illuminator God and I am amazed at how few Heathens seek his guidance.
A good way to seek Dagr is during his times of becoming and ending (Dawn and Dusk). Seek him and ask for his aid in illuminating the cycles in your life. Then leave your heart and mind open for everything and anyone around you to teach you the lessons. RUNES TEACH US THROUGH THE THOUGHTS AND ACTIONS OF OTHERS
One of my old Rune teachers had this great nugget of wisdom that he shared, to which I adapted and added on to. I call it “ALL OF THE ABOVE”
THEORY OF ALL OF THE ABOVE
Every one of us has unique minds and bodies, thus our experiences and perceptions about the world (and astral world) around us will vastly differ. A wise Rune Mage knows that the RUNA, the great RUNES, are made up of countless little runes…meaning PEOPLE. We each have mini versions of the great RUNA in us. That means we ALL have pieces of the puzzle (Sneaky Odin loves to play tricks!!) That means that every one of our Runic experiences are all valid and true. They all add to the collective RUNA.
RUNA is the collective energies of every Runic experience that has ever happened or is happening or will ever happen in the future.
(sound familiar, Heathens?) *wink wink wink*
Now piecing all this wild data together is the real difficult part. Sometimes it can just be a nightmare to do that…but hey, Odin is also a God of Terror as well as Wisdom. Sometimes we gotta face that Terror in order to get the Wisdom. Shit just rolls that way sometimes.
So we experience Runes and our friends and enemies experience Runes and all those are true. It’s like, if you’re taking a test and every question is:
What is the meaning of existence?
A. My meaning
B. The meaning of my friends and mentors
C. The meaning of my enemies
D. ALL OF THE ABOVE
And every answer is ALL OF THE ABOVE. It’s a bit exhausting sometimes figuring it all out and we are, by no means, obligated to do so. Yet some of us with some free brain time and a penchant to go mad every once in a while can choose to do so.
This theory of ALL OF THE ABOVE is all born out of using empathy in Seidr. Using Empathy to understand and empathize with everyone allows for us to learn how to integrate and thus grow the RUNA inside us. This is how we get out of sticky situations and addictive patterns, as well. Well, it’s the first step. You see, I’ve met people who know this, but they don’t have the drive to do anything about it. If you want lasting change, you gotta strap your DAGAZ to your MANNAZ and muscle up the courage to actually make sacrifices and change in order for this to fully grow in a person.
Knowing wisdom is only the precursor to actually acting on it.
But, hey, we all got to start somewhere. So best of luck to you Runanauts! May you break those cycles, free yourself from hungry vamps, see more than your ever have, and do more that you could have ever imagined!
Life is out there waiting for you.
Go get ‘em tigers!