Searching for the meaning of a Gypsy soul (through Google) has brought many visitors to this site. The first page of results indicates that someone who has a gypsy soul is prone to wandering but is there more to possessing a gypsy soul? Yes, of course. Nothing that includes the word ‘soul’ is quite that simplistic. Time and again I promise to explore further into the expanded version of the meaning of a GS but for today let’s have a look at one important aspect.
As someone who has felt that urge to wander both in mind and in physical journeys I would not say I possess a gypsy soul based only on that criteria.To do so would be well, for a better word – irresponsible. If this were the case there would literally be bands of gypsies forging new trails and clogging up airports as we speak. No, I believe that a gypsy soul has many other refined characteristics.
One of the most vital qualities that helps define the GS is the innate ability to hone their sixth sense. Now a sixth sense can manifest itself in many forms but the most useful form when dealing with the road of life is the ability to trust your initial instincts. A GS can recognise immediately when their instincts speak to them. Trusting intuition and using that intuition is a vital part of a gypsy soul.
Developing intuition requires a strong self-esteem and a trust for your own feelings.
Try to recall an occasion when your intuition tried to speak to you and you decided not to listen. Many people may let themselves off the hook or argue this idea by saying ‘Yes, but it is an example of retrospect, of hindsight now.’ Yes, it is hindsight and hindsight is the best tool to hone intuition for the next time it is needed.
Think of the fleeting moment that told you a person was not who they appeared to be, a path was not safe, the taste of the food indicated something but you ate in anyway. Intuition is a gift of self-preservation that has been around for centuries but as we evolved our reliance on it has diminished because of technology, safety standards, and the fact we live in a much gentler world than our ancestors did.
My mother was ‘fey’ and was quite sure I was too. Fey by definition in this instance means someone who is attuned to the supernatural, clairvoyant, visionary. Fey was drawn from her Scottish roots and the term remains in use today. But what made us fey really came down to being wise, able to draw from both knowledge, experience and listening to our own hearts and gypsy souls.
Lesley Fletcher is a writer (freelance, books, content, lyrics,stage plays) as well as a visual artist specializing in monoprints. Her latest book, 5 Pillars of the Gypsy is available in both e-book and print at Amazon.com and other on-line retailers. To learn more about her please visit the tabs here on WordPress or her website at http://www.LesleyFletcher.com
She’s got that fey look as though she’s had breakfast with a leprechaun. (Dorothy Burnham)