What’s on Carlos’ Mind

In an article in Luxury Las Vegas Magazine, rock and roll hall of famer Carlos Santana discussed his discovery of A Course in Miracles:

“I was suffering from a deep depression like Sam Cooke, Donny Hathaway, and Marvin Gaye did, and I needed to crystallize my existence and go to the next level of consciousness. I needed to trust and surrender to my inner voice that said, ‘Let go of everything that you love. Release it to me now because I have something that is very heavy to give you and you’ll need both hands to hold it.’

“I was like, ‘Yeah but,’ and the voice said, ‘There is no yeah but. You are ten seconds from taking your own life. Isn’t it enough that I am sitting here next to you?’ I went from feeling like my heart had been opened and hot coals had been put inside, to crying my eyes out that the Supreme Holy Spirit was talking to me.

“I called Marianne Williamson who I hadn’t yet met and told her I was going through the darkest night of my soul and could she direct me to someone who could help me in the Bay area. As soon as I talked with Diane and Jerry Jampolsky it was clear they were ‘assigned and designed,’ as Miles Davis would say, to assist me in my transformation. I made a gentle commitment to inner practices and I became a student of A Course in Miracles.”

The pandemic was rough on Carlos. He underwent an emergency heart procedure in November 2021, and contracted COVID-19 last February, but it also proved to be a beneficial time for him. He recently said, “I learned that I’m more than a musician, I’m more than an entertainer or any of those things. I’m a mystical music healer.” He also mentioned his study of A Course in Miracles and continued, “There’s another way to look at things now,” he said. “There’s primitive Christianity, and then there’s Christ consciousness, which is not about guilt, shame, judgment, condemnation, or fear. Those beliefs are not healthy for humanity. That’s not God — that’s Godzilla.” He’s back on tour with his new album, Blessings and Miracles.

Years ago, Carlos added A Course in Miracles to his website. On the page entitled, “What’s On Carlos’ Mind,” a photo of the Course is displayed which leads directly to our Center’s website. We’re happy to be welcoming many inquisitive friends of Carlos to our work on behalf of the Course.

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