Over the past year, many people have approached me asking me about my perspective, and the perspective of A Course in Miracles, on the popular book and film The Secret. I was also recently asked to be involved 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 initial message is our thoughts have a powerful influence on our life. The following insight is that individuals are eligible for a wealthy life, although true wealth is significantly more than simply cash and “toys.” Instead, it involves feeling fulfilled in all regions of life, including our relationships, career, and health. What we need to do is look within to find if, in fact, we feel worthy of authentic wealth.
Another message that is subtly conveyed in The Secret, a course in miracles free resources and the one that I think to be true, is that when 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’m the indisputable fact that more “toys” in the form of cars, houses, jet planes, and boats will make us happy and would be the demonstration of our capacity to manifest is potentially damaging and crippling for a lot of people who are already “bankrupt” in the regions of self-love and self-appreciation. The issue with this specific picture is that the desire to have often comes from a feeling of lack rather than a feeling of completeness. And due to this, whatever we gain assured of feeling “full,” whole, happy, or accomplished, will inevitably not work, since we feel a gap internally.
The reality is that individuals are not empty, but already full, and when we understand and feel this to be our new reality, then the outer world begins to “echo” our inner awareness.
A Course in Miracles reminds us that to their education that individuals can accept and be truly grateful for our inheritance to be an unbounded, abundant, whole, and unlimited Self, we will attract to ourselves the right outward expressions of our claimed inner worth. This reclaiming of our authentic Self will then miraculously bring into manifestation any material items that will serve the more good of both our life and of those around us, and yet we will feel no dependency upon them for our 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 just a psychotherapist, registered family mediator, marriage and divorce counselor, corporate coach, and a well known speaker and seminar leader.
She is the writer 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 private and relationship growth.