Here's another song from my Psychic Jukebox, one that's been stuck in my head for several days.
It was a number one hit for Seal in 1995. It's been covered recently, by Straight No Chaser, Idina Menzel and Lee DeWyze, among others. It was also part of an episode of "Community", and Seal did a special version last year for the NFL and the Super Bowl.
I think the message for this song goes beyond its lyrics. This is more about the story behind the song.
Seal wrote it in 1987. He was embarrassed by it, and tossed it aside rather than show it to his producer. It surfaced in a session a few years later, and got reworked for release in 1994.
It was reworked again, and re-released a year later, included in the soundtrack for Batman Forever. Initially, it was supposed to appear in the film during a scene between Val Kilmer and Nicole Kidman, but that scene was cut, and it wound up playing over the closing credits.
That song that Seal didn't believe in at first went to the top of five different charts in the U.S., and it made its way to the top, or near the top, of the charts in at least fourteen other countries.
So what's the point?
I think it's about believing in yourself and your gifts. Being proud of what you accomplish without worrying about what others think. Trusting your gut, your instinct and your intuition.
I know it's easy for me to say that. And I know firsthand how difficult that can be. In fact, I have failed at it miserably time and time again.
But I keep trying. I get frustrated. I get angry. I get scared. I get desperate. I get embarrassed.
And then I try again.
I think about all that I've done. And when it feels like I haven't done anything, I look harder until I find the successes, and the gifts.
And that's what I think the message is here. Trust and believe, sure that's important. But also, understand you're human. You aren't perfect. And it's okay if you have to try again. And again.
I've posted the original video for this song below. I often find listening to the music helps clarify the messages.
Spirits and Angels love music, and love to give us messages through music. This song comes from my Psychic Jukebox, which has over nineteen thousand songs in it. I set it to play randomly, and asked my guides and angels to give me the song that was the message that was needed. I've posted a video of the song below if you'd like to listen - and really all you can do is listen, the image is just of the record.
I also use my Psychic Jukebox in the readings on Psychic Tapestry's Love Show, heard on Blog Talk Radio every Friday at 5:00pm (Pacific) and in my readings at Myztic Isle on Mondays! You can get directions or make an appointment by visiting Myztic Isle's website RIGHT HERE!