Increased Emphatic Sensitivities
My opinion is I won't be cutting cords with any percieved angels, guides or guardians any time soon. The only time I get drained is when under psychic attack and that's only happened a minimal amoun of times, I've opened myself to it for specific purposes and then managed it, or when I'm around extremely low vibe people. In my experience my guides and angels that I call on give strength and recharge me. Whether they are external to me or as we've spoken about via messages internal and simply an external manifestation either way they still provide strength and are a connection to our own inner self... i think they idea that "everyone needs something to believe in" is true. At the end of the day we all have different beliefs and as long as your believes leave you feeling empowered and confident in self, connected to something more and coming from a place of love then it would be difficult to justify letting go of those beliefs. It would be like asking someone to stand naked in a busy street....... just my thoughts ....
When someone is directly connected to their higher selves, the energy is limitless and there is no drain. Many talk to their guides/angels etc. To say they are all bad is a bit misleading. I am aware of some beliefs/religions that discourage this. I question that and everyone must make that connection themselves.