It was after my initial encounter with Archangel Michael when things really started progressing for me in the area of my relationship.

I mentioned earlier that my guides had started telling me Truths about my ex and our relationship.

One of the first things my lady guide, LaRain, told me is that my ex is an energy vampire.

When she said it, it made perfect sense to me, even though this wasn’t a subject I had studied in particular or anything.

I still didn’t know about etheric cords or anything like that at this point either.

But what I did know is that alcoholics and addicts take a lot of time and energy. Keeping up with them is physically and mentally exhausting! Even when they’re not around, you spend your time thinking and worrying about them….and all the shit that goes along with all of it!

Those of you who have been there know what I’m talking about.

Remember at this point I still didn’t know what a narcissist was.

Another thing she told me – I will never forget it. She said, “Dana, he can never love you because he doesn’t love himself.”

That hit me like a ton of bricks.

I surrendered and handed my relationship over to AA Michael. I was done thinking and worrying about any of it anymore.

Michael put some sort of shield around me that day too.

My ex came home that day after he had been drinking at his buddy’s house, as usual. This was always very heartbreaking to me because he knew of all the problems that his drinking caused, all the pain and bullshit, yet he chose to do it every time.

Anyway, on this particular day, he comes home and I wasn’t sad or hurt or heartbroken that he had been drinking.

I was unaffected, which I thought was just freaking awesome!!

And so I look at him and I start laughing. It was a laughter of pure joy because I felt so much freedom in that moment.

He’s looking at me asking me if I’m okay. So I told him everything that transpired that day. I told him he’s an energy vampire. I told him he can’t hurt me anymore.

He asked me how does he stop being an energy vamp because he “doesn’t mean to be one.”

I told him I don’t think you can.

So began the process of detachment. What a liberating process indeed!

I let go of the fear and worry about my relationship that day. Unless you’ve been in this situation, I’m not sure you can quite understand what a tremendous blessing this was for me. It felt like the weight of 1,000 lifetimes had been lifted off my back. I didn’t know what was going to come from this but I knew I was, and things were, certainly heading in the right direction.