Carlos Santana on Spirituality & Music

In a recent interview with Las Vegas Magazine, legendary musician and guitarist Carlos Santana talked music, life, inspiration and spirituality.

“Spirituality is something very tangible to give you assurance and a guarantee that the universe is abundant and at your service,” he says in the article. “But you have to learn how to access it.

“A lot of people today have mental paralysis: They’re arrogant, they don’t have trust, faith or belief in anything outside of, ‘the world is going to hell.’ They’re cynical, which is like cement in your brain.”

Santana explained how everything he does onstage is a reflection of his spirituality, and how perceiving life through this lens makes a difference.

“You cannot behave appropriately unless you perceive correctly,” he said in the article. “Then you are a beam of light and you will carry yourself differently. You are created in the image of God — love, only love. Say: ‘I am meaningful and significant and I can make a difference in the world.’”

VIDEO: Gwen Stefani in “Spiritual Phase” of Life

In a recent interview with Yahoo Music, singer and The Voice coach Gwen Stefani shared she is in a “spiritual phase” of her life right now. She said she has been regularly taking 15 minutes to right down what she is feeling, which often turns into song lyrics as she works on her next album.

“I’m in a real spiritual phase in my life, so it’s all about listening and being grateful and being in the moment, kind of being open to channeling and being guided,” she said during the interview. “So when you’re in that place, anything can happen. And it has, in so many magical ways.”

She continued: “I feel like I’ve always been spiritual, but in the last two or three years, different people have come to me in my life. And I think one of those people would be Pharrell. I think that’s what we do in life: People remind you, on your journey. Things happen and you’re like, ‘Whoa, OK, I’m going here now, because I need to.’ And when you need to, it’s almost like a gift when hard things happen, because you find this energy that sometimes gets lost in the clutter of life.”

While there is no release date for her album, Stefani said she is enjoying the creation process and being “in the moment.” Right now she is “in this place of just trying to be honest and grateful and listening. And just trying to, I don’t know, be a good person.”

Watch the interview below:

VIDEO: Demi Lovato’s New Inspirational Book “Staying Strong” Out in Novemeber

Demi Lovato is releasing a new book with inspirational quotes, meditation tips and more entitled, “Staying Strong: 365 Days a Year,” which she announced on Keek in the video below. The book will be available November 19, and a Spanish version will be released December 3.

“I will be releasing a book called ‘Staying Strong,’ she says in the video. “I am a firm believer in starting off the day right with an inspirational quote and a morning meditation … it’s just something that I’m excited about. I hope you all like it, and I hope it inspires you all to [be] staying strong.”

She also plan to write a memoir following the release of “Staying Strong,” after signing a multi-book deal with Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of Macmillian.

See her announcement in the video below:


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Actor Hugh Jackman on His Daily Meditation Routine

Appearing on the cover of Men’s Health August 2013 issue, Hugh Jackman spoke about how he handled the shooting of latest X-Men installment movie “The Wolverine,” which included daily meditation, reported.

“I practice different strains of meditation and it’s really changed my life. It is not a religious thing,” he said.

In the past, Jackman has spoken of mind clearing exercises, telling Oprah:

“In meditation, I can let go of everything. I’m not Hugh Jackman. I’m not a dad. I’m not a husband. I’m just dipping into that powerful source that creates everything. I take a little bath in it.”


Alanis Morissette Reveals “Jagged Little Pill” as Spiritual Turning Point

In an in-depth, cover story interview with the award-winning Elevated Existence Magazine, singer and songwriter Alanis Morissette opens up about her spiritual side, marriage and parenting, explaining how the success of her 1995 album “Jagged Little Pill,” represented a turning point in her life, sending her on a spiritual search for answers.

“I grabbed the brass ring of what the American Dream told me was the ideal goal – the very definition of success – and yet there I was, still with my humanity, my challenges, my loneliness and my existential loneliness,” she tells Elevated Existence in the June 2013 Issue. “I came to see what was offered as a ‘get out of jail free’ card, in a sense, really didn’t make good on its offer. So I just went deeper.”

Morissette realized she had been looking outside of herself for fulfillment, whether it was in relationships or commercial success, and by 1997 figured out the only way to gain what she was seeking was to go within. She began to inquire about her humanity, and ask the “big questions,” such as “Why am I here? What am I doing here? Why does life exist at all?” she says.

The singer also reveals the authors who had the biggest impact on her, including Debbie Ford and Elaine Aron; how she handled post partum depression; how parenting is a very intuitive experience for her; and how she is taking time now to write her own spiritual book.

“I feel like I’ve been wanting to write a book for a long time, so I’m just using my own life as a case study and just writing about my whole journey, the teachers and models – and audaciously updating a lot of models, which I kind of feel like I was born for,” she tells Elevated Existence. “It’s basically a spiritual, psychological book where I happily use my own life as a case study. If I want to illustrate anything, I will tell my stories.”

To read more about her journey, see the June 2013 Issue, and subscribe to the digital edition for only $10.

Gerard Butler’s 2013 New Year’s Resolution: Spirituality

Actor Gerard Butler faced a near-death experience due to a surfing accident in 2011 while filming “Chasing Maveriks.” Hit by a wave, Butler was trapped underwater as large waves rolled over him, according to a report by the Coventry Telegraph. He eventually got pulled by a jet ski and taken to a local hospital in San Francisco.

“Next year my resolution is to embark on a lot of internal, more spiritual things, and explore that side of my life,” he said at the end of 2012. “That accident made me reassess a lot of stuff. On the positive side, it made me realize you live from moment to moment. I’ve had a few close calls but that was probably the closest. So now I regard life as having different chapters, and it’s about enjoying each one, and that’s my focus for 2013.”