What Is An Empath

If you’re an empath, you’re highly sensitive to the energy of other people, which can make you an amazing coach! But it also means that you want to take extra good care of your energy when working with clients. As an empath myself, I’ve picked up a lot of tools and techniques that help me be the best coach I can be while protecting and working with my own energy. Keep reading to learn what an empath is, discover if you are one, and learn how you can create abundance with your energy!

 

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by other people’s energy?

Or maybe you’ve had emotions that didn’t really make sense, that you couldn’t really explain?

Maybe you’re the kind of person who’s always been called “sensitive,” or maybe you were made fun of as a kid for crying too easily?

If you relate to any of this, you might just be an empath.

And so am I!

As an empath, I went through SO much of my life taking in the negative energy around me, or draining my own energy to help other people before I realized that I could actually practice techniques to protect my own energy and raise my own vibration.

If you are an empath, I want you to know something, my love…

Your sensitivity isn’t weakness.

It’s actually your superpower.

 

What is an Empath?

Let’s start by exploring what an empath is.

An empath is someone who is very sensitive to energy.

It’s a term that comes from the word “empathy,” which essentially means to feel or understand the experiences of others, whether or not you’ve felt them yourself.

Empaths can meet a person and immediately have a sense of whether they’re “good vibes” or “bad vibes,” without necessarily knowing why.

I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve met someone and felt, Hmm, I feel bad vibes around this person…” and then three months later, they do something that explains why I picked up on that negative energy.

An empath can also walk into a space and immediately feel affected by the energy of the people around them, whether that’s at an office, on the subway, or at a party. 

Empaths also tend to absorb the emotions and energies of other people without even realizing it. This is why empaths are sometimes called “emotional sponges.” 

If you’re an empath, you might wake up some days feeling really, really bad — without even knowing why. This can be super confusing, and I’ve been there!

With everything that’s happening in the world and all the energies that are flying around, now more than ever, it’s important for empaths to learn how to step into a more empowered relationship with their energy.

Remember:

Your energy is the only thing that you can control!

You can become a person who chooses to raise their vibration, protect your power and feel grounded instead of absorbing negative energy. 

So let me take you through how to tell if you’re an empath, and what you can do to protect your energy and learn to make your empathic abilities work for you.

 

Are You An Empath?

If you’re familiar with the Universal Laws, you may have heard of The Law of Divine Oneness. (If you want to dive deeper on the Universal Laws, read this post!

The Law of Divine Oneness states that we are all connected… we are all really part of each other. This means that what we think, say, do, and believe will have a corresponding effect on everyone and everything in the Universe around us.

So when you think about it like that, OF COURSE you’re always being affected by the energy of others.

It’s just that if you’re an empath, you’re even more sensitive than the average person to the energy around you. 

You may even feel like you’re absorbing the emotions of others. 

If you’re an empath and you don’t know it yet, this can be confusing because you’re constantly processing emotions and energies that are not even yours.

This is why it can be empowering to realize that you ARE an empath, so that you can start to take steps to protect your energy and get clear on what’s yours and what isn’t.

 

Here Are Some Signs That You May Be An Empath:

💕 You’re highly sensitive to the energy of others. 

💕 You can often sense what other people are feeling, even if they’re not saying it out loud.

💕 If you walk into a room where someone just had an argument, you can feel it in the air.

💕 You might feel overwhelmed in big crowds.

💕 You might even be sensitive to sounds, smells, certain kinds of light, or other physical sensations might overwhelm you.

💕 If someone around you is upset or in pain, you might feel that pain as if it is your own.

💕 You feel drained and exhausted after being around people who are negative.

💕 You feel uncomfortable when people around you are unhappy, so you do whatever it takes to cheer everybody up.

💕 You need a lot of time alone to recharge after being around people. 

💕 You feel most at peace in nature.

💕 People tend to open up to you easily, telling you all their problems.

💕 You have strong intuition and can read people’s energy easily.

💕 You care a lot about the well-being of others and wish you could solve all the world’s problems.

 

So what do you think?

Did any of these signs resonate with you?

Could you be an empath?

Chances are, if you are an empath, you’re already getting an intuitive hit about it. (That may even be why you’re reading this!)

So check in with yourself, and if you feel like you are an empath, you most likely are.

If so, keep reading so that I can share with you how to protect your energy and start to use your empath superpowers to benefit you!

 

How to Protect Your Energy As An Empath

Now that you know you’re an empath, it’s SO important that you learn how to energetically ground and protect yourself so that you can live your best life… not a life made up of other people’s negative energies!!

A little storytime…

A few years ago, I was in a relationship that ended.

Now, I’ve always been someone who was really connected to my energy, even before I had ever heard the term “empath” or learned about energy and manifestation.

I could feel that even after this negative relationship ended, my energy still felt really drained. I was exhausted every day, having trouble getting out of bed, and I just had the feeling that something was off.

So I went online and started searching for terms like “unknown draining of energy.” Again, I had never heard of any of this, but I followed my intuition and started to uncover some answers.

What I learned was that every time you talk to someone or interact with them in any way, you create an esoteric cord between you and them. An esoteric cord is essentially the energetic representation of your connection to that person.

If that person is an “energy vampire,” or a negative person who tends to feed off the energy of others, that connection can make you feel drained — even when they’re not around — and especially if they feel like you have something that they want.

As I researched this, I came across the concept of “cord cutting,” which is a way to energetically cut off the draining connection between you and that person. I tried a bunch of cord cutting meditations and rituals, but none of them felt like they completely worked for me. 

Eventually, I came up with my own cord cutting meditation, which you can learn here!

It’s so interesting how we’re all so connected… once I did this cord cutting meditation, I felt energized and I felt like I was back in my own energy.

So if you’re feeling exhausted all the time, or if you have an intuitive sense that someone in your life is draining your energy, give the cord cutting meditation a try and let me know how it goes!

And if you’re a coach, it’s good to practice cord cutting regularly to make sure you’re not healing your clients with your own energy but tapping into infinite energy… you may even want to cord cut after every session. I go deeper into this in the cord cutting meditation blog!

 

Energetic Hygiene for Empaths

Something that’s helped me a lot as an empath is learning how to practice good energetic hygiene.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the realization that you’re an empath and you absorb the emotions of others, or you’re freaked out by the idea of protecting your energy, don’t worry, my love. Your empathic ability is one of your superpowers! 

Remember that you’re a being of infinite light and love — that’s your natural state.

So if you’re feeling bogged down because you’ve absorbed negative energy from other people, remember that’s not your natural state

Think about it like this:

If you haven’t taken a shower for a couple of days, you don’t assume being sweaty or smelly is an essential part of who you are, right? You just take a shower and you feel clean again! 🥰

Your energetic hygiene is the same way.

There are practices you can do on a regular basis to help you clear your energy and feel like yourself again: 

✨ You can do a grounding meditation first thing in the morning to connect to your body and call all your energy back to you.

✨ You can use tools like sage or palo santo to clear your living space of any heavy energies.

✨ You can use crystals to help balance and protect your energy.

✨ You can create an energetic shield to keep you from absorbing other people’s feelings before you go out into crowded places.

✨ You can meditate and imagine white light pouring into your crown — the top of your head — like an energetic shower from the Universe.

There are SO many ways to do this, and I go deep into these practices in my Energetically Grounded, Protected, and Elevated Training within the YES SUPPLY METHOD.

If you’re a coach, an empath, or an empath who wants to become a coach, the YES SUPPLY METHOD is the perfect place for you.

You’ll learn tools to work with the subconscious mind, including Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), hypnosis, EFT Tapping, and more.

Plus, you’ll find yourself right at home as you learn how to build a coaching business that works for your energy. I’ll share more about that below. 😘

 

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How to Use Your Empath Abilities in Business

As someone who’s deeply empathic, I always found it difficult to do something when my energy just wasn’t up for it.

This is why fitting into the 9-5 mould never worked for me, because that’s just not how my energy flows. 

Don’t get me wrong — I love my work — but forcing myself to stay within a schedule never worked for me. I have to work when I feel like it and rest when I need it — I just flow off my energy.

So I quickly realized that I wasn’t going to let the world dictate how I was going to live my life. I wanted to create money around my lifestyle, not around somebody else’s rules or standards… and you can do the same!

This is your one life.

You’re here on this planet for a reason.

And with every decision you make, you have a chance to create a reality that works for you. 

You can choose to drain yourself and struggle, hustling all day… or you can choose to create a lifestyle of abundance around your energy.

One thing that was SO eye-opening for me was learning about my Human Design. 

I’m a Manifestor, which tells me that my energy is here on this planet to initiate ideas, and I’m really living my design by building a business and having a team around me to help bring my ideas to completion. 

(Which also helped me stop beating myself up for struggling to finish things sometimes 😊).

I have hundreds of students within the YES SUPPLY METHOD, and so many have told me that knowing their Human Design has changed everything for them. 

When you learn how your energy works, you stop trying to fit into a mould that was made for someone else, and you start building a career and lifestyle that works for YOU.

If you’re curious about this, check out this Instagram Live video I did on Creating Abundance Around Your Energy!

As an empath, you can use your incredible intuition to make decisions and take steps to build a business that’s uniquely you. 

And you can use your passion for helping others to support your clients in achieving the life of their dreams! 

Just because you learned in school that you had to hustle, grind, or force yourself to work hard (even when it didn’t work for you) doesn’t mean that has to be true in your life or in your business.

 

Why Empaths Make Amazing Coaches

If you’re an empath, you’re naturally sensitive to the emotions of others, and this can be a superpower, especially for coaches! 

As a coach, you can use your energetic sensitivity to deeply tune into your clients and what they’re feeling. It’s like a sixth sense that allows you to pick up on subtle energies and know when to go deeper or pursue a certain topic based on the vibe you’re getting from your client.

Often when I do regression techniques with my clients (like hypnosis or TIME Techniques), I actually feel different feelings in my body as we heal past emotions or events. I’ll get an intuitive feeling about when they’ve resolved the issue and know that it’s time to bring them back to the now.

It’s subtle — there’s not really a way to teach it — but the more I’ve practiced as a coach, the more I’ve been able to tap into the energetic shifts my client is making. When I trust those feelings, I have the most incredible sessions and my clients experience amazing transformations.

It can be so powerful for empaths to use their sensitivity along with other healing modalities and subconscious reprogramming techniques like NLP, hypnosis, TIME Techniques and EFT Tapping.

Inside the YES SUPPLY METHOD, you’ll learn how to use these techniques to work at the subconscious level and shift your limiting beliefs, release resistance, and step into the identity of a highly successful coach. 

And as I mentioned, if you’re an empath, this is the PERFECT coaching certification program for you because you’ll also learn all kinds of techniques to keep yourself energetically grounded, protected, and elevated as you build your successful coaching business. You can watch my free 5-Step Coaching System Masterclass right now to get started! 

 

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Reese is the founder of yes supply co. A community created to help women learn how to love themselves, go after their goals, and only take yes for an answer.

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