REST with Leticia, Colour Gypsy
Today is the solstice and the first day of REST, a season-long interview series designed to inspire you to make more time for rest.
Our first muse is Leticia, or as you may know her better, Colour Gypsy. She is an artist and mystic who just released an affirmation deck called "I am a Rainbow" to shift thought patterns. Because, as she says, our thoughts and words—with a side of passion—can create magic.
Hope this colorful interview shifts your thoughts towards rest. As you'll see, rest can create magic, too.
What are your rituals to relax, rejuvenate, and restore yourself?
When I need to relax, I enjoy meditating while holding crystals I am drawn to at that moment.
If I feel tired, I may choose to sleep or use this time to learn.
Colour breathing also helps. Inhaling each color of the rainbow restores my spirit.
Listening to music is the fastest way to boost my energy.
What is your advice to empower women to make time for (guilt-free) rest?
Time to repair is part of our soul's journey.
Learning when to take time for yourself is the best thing you can do for family, friends, or client friends.
When we are rested and in an inspired state of mind, we have helpful and beautiful energy to give, which flows from us organically.
When we are not rested or in an inspired state of mind, we are still beautiful, we just have less to give and it may not flow so naturally.
This is sometimes where resentment can sneak in, or feeling agitated, which only makes matters worse.
So take that time. You are at your best when you listen to your mind, body, and spirit.
Please describe a time when you had to surrender to rest.
I recently surrendered.
I was exhausted. I wasn't having fun. I realized I lost my inspired state of mind.
So I decided to pull back and take a spiritual break, which was hard.
Within days, life shifted. I started meeting new people unexpectedly. Synchronicities.
I felt a change coming.
After a week of rest, I went into a session and connected to spirit in a different way.
It was beautiful.
My energy shifted to say the least.
Sometimes a surrender is being encouraged in order to strengthen you for a shift.
So surrender, rest, rejuventate, and shift.
How do you tune into your body's wisdom to know when to rest?
It took me some time to notice this.
For me, when I don't feel passionate about anything for a over a week, I know a time for rest is heading my way.
And within a week, sessions will start needing more effort on my part.
If I continue to keep pushing myself, the physical exhaustion kicks in.
These days, I am trusting my passion and inspiration levels to let me know.
In addition to affirmation decks, Leticia currently offers mystic sessions, which typically include an aura reading. Loved ones who have crossed over may step in. It may also include physical, emotional, and spiritual guidance from guides and/or ascended masters. What determines each session really depends on each person’s unique energy and path at that time.
In the future, she will be moving into more of an “earthy” area.