Drake is reportedly practicing social distancing inside his Toronto mansion, and the moment has allowed the rapper to reflect on the current situation. In a long message on Instagram Monday morning, the GRAMMY-winning artist offered up words of encouragement about how to power through this uncertain time, along with his first post of photos featuring his son, Adonis.
“What is most important for you right now is to connect to your own inner light. This will create the biggest opening of all. Trust that you have all of the power within to make this happen, and in order to do that connect to the people and things that bring you a lot of joy,” he wrote. “When the mind starts to move into overthinking or fear, shift your attention right away to something bright. It doesn’t matter what has happened in the past or what is happening around us now, you can always make the choice to break free of the wheel of suffering and panic and open up to your own light.”
Adonis was born in 2017, and his mother Sophie Brussaux is also featured in the collection of photos posted by Drake. The existence of Drake’s first son was first brought to light in a diss track from Pusha T, and was confirmed on Drake’s Scorpion album in 2018.
“We are powerful manifestors, so once you make the choice in the moment to shift your awareness to something good, it will show you in your reality. Be conscious, especially right now of fears coming in from others, and recognize that not everything should be held by you,” he continues. “Laughter is your best medicine, but tears can also be a powerful release. Let go of any judgment you may have around that. Remember that you are never alone, and if you need to be reminded of that ask for support and it will show up. Everything comes down to intention, and even though there are conflicting energies circling around us you must KNOW...It will rebuild. But in order for that to happen, you have to do exactly that. Trust. You have the biggest heart and that is your greatest gift. It’s impossible to always control your surroundings, but when you shift the focus to how you want to feel, everything will conspire to assist you.”
Drake closes his note with a message of love for his family, saying “I love and miss my beautiful family and friends and I can’t wait for the joyful day when we are all able to reunite. Until then please keep your lights on.”
Earlier this month, Drake set the record for most entries on the Billboard Hot 100, landing his 208th appearance thanks to Lil Yachty’s “Oprah’s Bank Account.”