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The Effects of Emotional Dumping in Vampyre Spaces

The Effects of Emotional Dumping in Vampyre Spaces

As social creatures, people have a natural inclination to connect and share their experiences with others. However, there are times when people can unintentionally or intentionally engage in emotional dumping, which can have negative effects on the people around them, especially in real vampyre community spaces where there are many empaths. Emotional dumping refers to the act of offloading one’s emotional baggage onto others without their consent or consideration for their well-being.

When people engage in emotional dumping in real vampyre community spaces, or any spaces where there are many empaths/energy sensitive individuals, they often don’t realize the negative effect they are having on everyone around them. These spaces end up used as counseling services without considering the impact they’re having on these spaces is the killer of many communities. It becomes emotional parasitism on the vampyres, empaths, and energy sensitive individuals in the room, even in digital spaces.  Which in the VC is basically everyone. This can lead to them feeling drained, overwhelmed, and unable to cope with their own emotions, as well as the added burden of managing the emotions of others. Many groups succumb to this fate and become nothing more than emotional dumping grounds for this type of parasitism.

Members of these groups who are doing the shadow work to shun this type of thought and behavior within themselves are faced with a constant barrage of this kind of energy and end up withdrawing completely, leaving only a cycle of despair to continue on until activity and interaction falls apart completely.  Usually the person doing the dumping is doing so without considering the needs or emotional well-being of others all while knowing vampyres are empaths and energy sensitive creatures. I’m not sure if people just don’t put 2+2 together or what, but many of us do not wish to exist in clouds of despair, especially other people’s clouds. Darkness doesn’t mean misery to a good portion of us. In fact, we actively fight hard to make sure it doesn’t mean misery to us, because we know that life all too well. These situations often make it difficult for empaths to establish boundaries, as their own past experiences makes them feel obligated to listen and offer support even when they are not in the right headspace to do so. I’m not saying you shouldn’t take up space and express yourself. I’m just saying there are established outlets where one can reach out for help when it comes to mental health and crisis. Vampyre Community groups 9.5 times out of 10 are not the place to go for such struggles. Some VC Discord Servers have mental health support channels too if you want specifically VC related help. But those are spaces where one can consent to be exposed to that energy.

It’s important for individuals within the vampyre community to recognize when they may be engaging in behavior that is toxic for those around them and take steps to manage their own emotions in a healthy way. This includes seeking out appropriate support from a therapist or trusted friend, engaging in self-care practices, and learning to recognize and regulate their own emotions.

At the same time, empaths within the real vampyre community can take steps to protect their own emotional well-being. This includes properly setting boundaries, shielding, communicating their needs without being condescending or combative, and learning to recognize when they need to take a step back and focus on their own well being.

To be frank, this is a huge issue in the vampyre community, and the internet in general. In order to create a better environment for us all, we all need to collectively consider the energy we’re putting out into our VC spaces, both online and off… or any community spaces we value. We curate the energy in our spaces and we need to be more mindful of what impact we’re personally having on the VC as a whole with our energy and actions. It’s important for individuals to take responsibility for their own emotions and seek out appropriate support when needed, while also respecting the emotional boundaries of others. By practicing empathy, compassion, and self-awareness, we can create healthier and more supportive relationships and organizations/spaces within the vampyre community.

About The Author

☥Jessica O'Mallie-Corvidae

Jessica Corvidae is an artist, writer, creator, teacher, and full time Vampyre Witch. Her uniquely practical Pagan approach to Vampyre Witchcraft and her longstanding leadership within the Vampyre Community has piqued the interests of audiences across the globe. Jessica’s no-nonsense attitude and low tolerance for bullshit has gained not only the attention, but the friendship and loyalty of many along the way.

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