“If you want to find the secrets of the universe,
think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.”

– Nikola Tesla

There are all types of energies, and it appears I’ve been dealing with a couple varieties. The first being the most obvious:  PG&E.

In my previous Post, I indicated that PG&E threatened to cut power here last Tuesday – which they did – and iy was not reinstated until Friday evening. Three days without power here not only means no electricity, but no water. The search for a power generator proved equally frustrating. There was nary a one to be found – even in Sacramento which is a mere hour away. Thursday afternoon we happened upon an auto parts store in town that was expecting a shipment that evening. This was pure serendipity, as O’Reilly Auto Parts does not normally stock power generators (an employee was driving all the way to Oroville to get them).

We stopped at O’Reilly on our way back from Folsom that night (where we had just been to the Palladio LUXE to see Joker AND pick up a few things from “nirvana” [aka Whole Foods]). Couldn’t set it up until Friday morning but still…better late than never. (This last winter, PG&E cut our power for three days, so I expect we’ll be using this power generator quite often in the months to come.)

What fries me is that the town of Placerville had their power reinstated Thursday. (We live in a rural section called Swansboro, which is 9.5 miles from the town itself, and – in spite of PG&E crews coming in and trimming trees like mad this last month – is apparently still considered more of a high fire zone.)

Then, Saturday morning I woke up to smoke everywhere! WTF!?! Seems it’s coming from a Cal Fire “prescribed burn” that got out of control and turned into a wildfire. The Caples fire is east of Placerville, and is only 35% contained (as of this morning). My question is:  What idiot decided – in the midst of a statewide power emergency due to fires/fire danger and with us experiencing high winds here – to facilitate a burn? I love California, but I wonder about choices sometimes…


Do you believe that places, especially buildings, contain energy? I do. There were two spaces (rooms) in the Santa Clara townhouse that housed more positive vibes than the rest of the place. Whenever I spent time in either of those rooms, my artistic energy flowed unencumbered. Ideas would rush forth. Images would appear. We all experience times when creative juices ebb and flow, but I always felt expressive while living in that townhouse.

I feel “deadened” in this house. There’s no life here. No magic. Ever since I moved here, I’ve experienced more negativity than at any other time in my life. I can’t drum up the desire to engage in hobbies and activities I once loved. In fact, I seem to have lost all joie de vivre (joy of living). (Making the decision to go on morning Power Walks outside has helped tremendously, because I even started losing the joy of working out.)

I had looked forward to decorating this place (it needs it). Usually I like to sit in a space and let it help me decide how I’d like it to look. This house says nothing to me. Less than nothing. It’s like a Bermuda Triangle with a roof.

I have all the things I love in one room (my desk, favorite chair, plants, books, and Diego) and that’s where I spend my time. The rest of the house is an empty void. Believe me when I tell you this is the first time I’ve felt this way about ANY place in which I’ve lived.

I have become, by turns, frustrated, melancholy, angry, desolate, and moody. Where I never used to lash out, I find I do this often. Where I used to channel negative energy creatively, it’s difficult now; and my levels of concentration are much lower than normal.

From finerminds.com:

Physical Vampires are humans. Some people are unable to move thru life without taking energy from others. They may have a physical, emotional or mental dysfunction that is draining them and most times energy feeding is not intentional. It is not deliberate. Another energetic part of them attaches to you and sets it up. It could be anyone – friend, co-worker, your children, other family members, intimate relationship, a fleeting encounter, and other group meetings/organizations.

Non-Physical Vampires are entities in the unseen, non-physical realms around us. They have every intention of stealing and using your energy. That is mainly how they survive.

13 Signs That You’re Being Drained Dry

  1. You feel drained after being in someone’s presence or a phone conversation.
  2. Trying to fit in. (Does not apply to me at all. In fact, I’m glad I DON’T fit in with this household.)
  3. Feeling guilty at home about not being who they want you to be or doing enough for them.
  4. Doing what others want you to do even when you don’t want to.
  5. Having sexual intimacy without both partners having love for and being in joy with one another.
  6. You would like to leave a relationship, but no energy. Confusion reigns and clarity is not there because of the feeding. Not sure how to find a way out or even if there is a way out.
  7. Participating in drama. (I’d like to add that you don’t have to PARTICIPATE; just being surrounded by drama can fuck you up.)
  8. In an abusive situation. (This can be emotional, not necessarily physical) Narcissistic personalities are famous energy drainers and takers.
  9. Worshipping a guru, god, celebrity or other Being, physical or nonphysical, outside of you. (I heard this was the case with one person who used to live here. Perhaps that energy is still hanging around…)
  10. Someone important in your life is saying they can’t live without you; they wouldn’t know how to live without you. You are just flat tired most or all of the time.
  11. Experiencing chronic fatigue…Note: It is also a good idea to see if there is a physical condition as well when in chronic fatigue such as candida and fungus overgrowth. Both of those are significant energy zappers.
  12. Being on the receiving end of physical/sexual violence at any age. (Once again, a former occupant had experienced this.)
  13. You or someone around you is needy, co-dependent and whiney.

Some of these bullet points do not apply in my case, but most ring true. Both Diego and I come from a place of “no drama”. Low tension. Quiet and peaceful. It has proven to be the very opposite living here. (An interesting thing to note:  His two dogs are unruly and both exhibit anxious behavior. When it’s just me and the animals in the house, the dogs are calm. That is, until everyone else comes home, then all hell breaks loose again. Coincidence?)

My question is:  Which came first? Have the negative vibes from previous occupants permeated the house, thus wreaking havoc on everyone under its roof? Or have the energies from the last 20 years created this soul-sucking void?

More information:
Energy Vampires: 10 Ways To Prevent Chronic Psychic Fatigue
6 Types of Energy Vampires That Emotionally Exhaust You
Energy Vampires: How to Steal Light, Luck, and Energy From Others (Or Not)

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