Power. Everywhere you look you will see power at work. One company takes over another because of the former’s greater financial power. A boxer knocks out his opponent since he has a more powerful punch. A car accelerates faster than a competing model owing to it having a more powerful. Power is all around us and dictate and governs all our interactions. In the home so much of what we rely on, cookers, fridges, television sets, hair dryers, blenders and heating rely on power. Power is central to a happier existence. By contrast, when power is absent so much goes wrong. If there is a storm and the electricity supply has been interrupted there is massive inconvenience. There is no heating with the risk to the health of the elderly, young and infirm. Lighting reverts to primitive methods such as illumination by candle. The younger generation experiences frustration as the wifi network fails and the multiplicity of devices which they have connected to the internet are useless. Witness the agitation of a teenage who has forgotten to charge his or her ‘phone and they realise they only have 8% power showing on the batter icon. The necessity of power is absolute and the absence of power is abhorred. We are no different.
You are far more powerful than you may actually realise. You are our walking battery or cell. You yield fuel which powers us. We want you providing us with high quality fuel repeatedly as we rely on this for the preservation of ourselves. Your fuel grants us power to allow us to do what we need to. Look around your home and consider that if every heating element was switched on, every light shone and every household appliance was operating, the amount of power used is considerable. In the same way, when we enter your world we appear in a blaze of light, loud and unmissable. We give our warmth, we shine brightly and we are a spinning, whirling dervish of activity. All of this uses up power in the same way that your household appliances do. The drain to the energy network is substantial. If you want something as brilliant as us then there is a power cost associated with us and that is where you come in. In order to enable us to charm and seduce multiple targets, to allow us to roll out or campaign of love bombing with our arsenal of desire takes a tremendous amount of power. Thereafter, the denigration and devaluation all takes up energy and power. We like to conserve out power as you well know. Instead we want to take your power.
Consider how you once were at the outset of our relationship. You were confident, independent, happy and bright. Yes, you may have experienced some problems and they lurked beneath a fragile surface but you had survived what had happened in the past. You got on with things, supported by your own power networks of friends and family. We come along and sever some of those networks or if we can, we uncouple them from you and attach them to us instead in order to seize their power for our own use. At this time you felt stronger, more vibrant and energetic as you motored through life, taking care of yourself and others. Then we come along. The dazzling sound and light show which sweeps you off your feet is impressive but it has to be powered somehow. We providethat power at first, regarding it as an investment in order to ensnare you. We cannot however deplete our power reserves and that is why once we have you connected to us that we begin to leech your power, your fuel, for ourselves. Not only does this sequestration of your energy bolster us,making us powerful and more able to carry out our wicked machinations against you and others, it drains you.
Each day, our demands for your fuel to power us, means that there is less and less for you. You find that your power source becomes depleted. Your defences become weakened, just like the loss of shields on the Enterprise in Star Trek when they suffer a power failure. You have no energy,you feel listless and weak. You have little interest in anything any more. Your bright and vivacious personality has become muted and dulled. We keep draining you of your power, feeding on your fuel as you become systematically weaker and weaker. Soon your loss of power results in your doing less and less. You have not the energy or functionality to do those things you once did. You forgo friends, you forget about family and you let your interests fray. This reduces your power further as you attempt, in vain, to conserve enough power to enable you to function at the most basic level. Yet we are not content. We continue to suck the life, the energy and the power from you, in order to sustain ourselves with no concern at all for the impact it has on you. You become a shell, a dud battery, a drained cell as all that power is taken for us. You have no interest in your appearance, you do very little, you no longer speak up for yourself or indeed have anything much to say. You switch to auto-pilot as the last traces of power continue to be sucked from you. You carry out only the most rudimentary of tasks until even they begin to be too much. You stop washing, you stop eating and you stop taking medication. On we go leeching this power from you until the warning lights that had been shining for some time about your low levels of power eventually flicker and go out. It is then you stop, broken and unable to function any longer. It is now that when you are utterly drained that we will uncouple from you and push you to one side, allowing you to crash into the dust. Our power lines are now attached to someone else as you lie there a malfunctioned, powerless appliance. You have been drained and ended up going down the drain, no longer of any use to us, that is until you start to recover and regain your power. Then we will be back. You can guarantee that.