Within the last year, many individuals have approached me asking me about my perspective, and the perspective of A Course in Miracles, on the favorite book and film The Secret. I was also recently asked to take part in a specialist panel discussion on The Secret and the law of attraction at the Body Soul Spirit Expo in Calgary.
As I view it, The Secret offers a few powerful and necessary global messages worth appreciating.
The very first message is our thoughts have a powerful influence on our life. The next insight is that we are eligible to a rich life, although true wealth is significantly more than simply cash and “toys.” Instead, it involves feeling fulfilled in most regions of life, including our relationships, career, and health. What we need to do is look within to find out if, in reality, we feel worthy of authentic wealth.
Another message that’s subtly conveyed in The Secret, and one that I believe to be true, is that after we’ve a heartfelt desire and we say yes to doing our part to manifest the desire, synchronicities arise, and dormant forces come alive.
On the flip side, I feel the indisputable fact that more “toys” in the proper execution of cars, houses, jet planes, and boats could make us happy and could be the demonstration of our capacity to manifest is potentially damaging and crippling for most people that are already “bankrupt” in the regions of self-love and self-appreciation acim lesson 1. The situation with this particular picture is that the desire to own often originates from a feeling of lack rather than a feeling of completeness. And due to this, whatever we gain hoping of feeling “full,” whole, happy, or accomplished, will inevitably not work, since we feel a gap internally.
The fact remains that we aren’t empty, but already full, and when we understand and feel this to be our new reality, then a outer world begins to “echo” our inner awareness.
A Course in Miracles reminds us that to the amount that we can accept and be truly grateful for the inheritance to be an unbounded, abundant, whole, and unlimited Self, acim lesson 1 we will attract to ourselves the right outward expressions of our claimed inner worth. This reclaiming of our authentic Self will likely then miraculously bring into manifestation any material items that will assist the more good of both our life and of those around us, and yet we will feel no dependency upon them for the happiness.
So, if you want to know and live the Real Secret, find your Authentic Self, reclaim it-and your real inheritance will follow.
Moreah Ragusa, RFM, is a psychotherapist, registered family mediator, marriage and divorce counselor, corporate coach, and a well known speaker and seminar leader.
She is mcdougal of four books on spiritual transformation: The New Marriage Paradigm: Inspiring the Transformation and Evolution of Committed Relationships; The New Divorce Paradigm: Transitioning Your Relationship with Integrity; Rediscovering Your Authentic Self: Applying A Course in Miracles to Everyday Life; and Our Cosmic Dance, a candid autobiography offered as a teaching model for personal and relationship growth.