I like to define affirmations as verbal magic. Dictionary.com defines it as the assertion that something exists or is true. Affirmations speak into existence what you what to see. We do it all the time unintentionally. It is the programming of the subconscious mind. Affirmations when used correctly raise your vibration and level of commitment to the thing you want to have or see happen in your life. I’m a yogi that curses, drinks wine, engages in occasional pettiness (I’m working on it) and listens to hip hop. When you are not in the mood for wind chimes, gongs or flutes, I offer you this:
Fall madly and deeply in love with yourself. Love thy neighbor as you love thyself. (Matthew 22:39) It’s your greatest commandment! We are treating each other poorly because we treat ourselves that way.
1. I by Kendrick Lamar
You have purpose. You are an answered prayer.
2. Casa Bey by Yasiin Bey
This song is kind of hookie but you can play it around the kids. A two for one self-esteem boost.
3. I Can by Nas
A grateful heart ends all suffering. I’m ready for my miracle, are you?
4. Blessings by Chance The Rapper
When fear creeps in, choose love.
5. Love Is by Common
*Bonus cut for those of us on that abundance journey!
P.S. I had a hard time finding a song by a female MC that could serve as an affirmation. Even Lauryn Hill didn’t resonate with me. What hip hop songs raise your vibrations? Leave a comment.