Blessed Assurance: A Gift of Love from Ms. Badu ​

Blessed Assurance: A Gift of Love from Ms. Badu ​

Blessed Assurance: A Gift of Love from Ms. Badu

Welcome back to my Love City Arts Blog. Here is a song that places me in a super chill spaces. It’s written by one of my favorite artists Erykah Badu. I could talk on and on about how much this #NeoSoul classic is chock full of adages. About how this track soothes me in those moments when I’m “lost.”
 
The incomparable Ms. Badu encourages us in this savory track to “free your mind and find a way… There will be a brighter day.”
This is very encouraging as I embark upon this new surge of ambition fueled my true purpose. There are times where I have wondered if this is even the right way to take.
 
The Uni-verse then reminds me of a simple truth. It is not my responsibility to discern the “right turns” and “wrong turns” of this path. She (the Uni-verse) reminds that the onus is on me to remain in the flow with fearlessness and courage.
 
Badu continues, “… And when I stumble off the path, I know my heart will guide me back.”
 
In the black folk church tradition of my upbringing, we would speak to this as a “Blessed Assurance”. The foretaste that Badu is referencing is a knowing that all will be well in due time. The key is not to give up on what’s in your heart.
 
I submit to you that you that, in the present moment, you have the choice to accept right where you are. Take a moment and breathe it in. Go on. Inhale. Exhale. Inhale again. Exhale again.
 
Allow the loving presence of the Uni-verse to whisper a truth that is being spoken only for you. Only you know the sound of that still voice.
 
If you’ve not yet heard this voice yet, that’s ok. I’ll be offering resources here weekly to help you along your path.
 
Songs, like the one I present right now, may not be what you usually rock out to. Yet, life is short. Give Erykah a chance. Open your heart to a chance. Give love a chance.
Didn't Cha Know (Erykah Badu)
Remember, I’m dedicated to lifting you up and seeing us all free in our soul and beyond.
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You are Light and I love YOU.
 
– #AndreInTheFlow

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