In honor of Halloween – another spooky term!
Universal Landscape: Drain of life force.
Dreaming Lens: Were you the vampire or was the vampire someone else? Was the vampire a stranger and a figure of mystery? Was the vampire someone you know from life? Were you the intended victim? Were you trying to save someone from a vampire? Were you bitten? What was the level of danger, intrigue or sexual stimulation?
Personal Focus: Vampires are creatures of death that survive by drinking the blood of the living. Blood represents passion and life force. A vampire in your dreams represents some aspect of your personality or way of being that has the potential to drain you of your vibrancy and energy.
Because vampires can only move about freely at night, they are in the symbolic realm of the shadow. This indicates that whatever issues are robbing you of your vitality are hidden from your conscious awareness and must be examined with this in mind. What we keep in the shadow are parts of ourselves that we can’t accept and have difficulty integrating into our personal identity. Not doing so can suck the life force out of us until we face what we are resisting.
Often portrayed as sexy or seductive, consider that the vampire may represent a situation or person in your life that seemed alluring at first, but is now exhausting or depleting. As a character aspect of your personality, there may be some habit, behavior or emotional trait that is literally sucking you dry. Since vampires cast no reflection in a mirror, this may be a part of you that you may be unable or unwilling to see directly.
We often feel drained by responsibilities and the things we think we should be doing. You may want to become more aware of those things you are attached to in a negative way. Holding on to old attitudes and beliefs can be draining. Consider that it can be just as draining to avoid responsibilities that are legitimately yours. It is the ignorant victim who foolishly leaves the window open and unwittingly invites the vampire to visit. Other internal vampires include neediness, self-doubt, lack of forgiveness and judgments. All of these kill passion for life. Commit to emotional healing and your vampires will return to the grave where they belong.