Within the last year, many folks have approached me asking me about my perspective, and the perspective of A Course in Miracles, on the most 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 see it, The Secret supplies a few powerful and necessary global messages worth appreciating.
The first message is that our thoughts have a strong influence on our life. The following insight is that people are eligible for a wealthy life, although true wealth is significantly more than just cash and “toys.” Instead, it involves feeling fulfilled in all areas of life, including our relationships, career, and health. What we need to do is look within to discover if, in reality, we feel worthy of authentic wealth.
Another message that is subtly conveyed in The Secret, and the one that I believe 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 proven fact that more “toys” in the form of cars, houses, jet planes, and boats is likely to 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 areas of self-love and self-appreciation acim lesson 1. The situation with this specific picture is that the desire to own often comes from an atmosphere of lack rather than a feeling of completeness. And as a result of this, whatever we gain hoping of feeling “full,” whole, happy, or accomplished, will inevitably not work, since we feel a gap internally.
The truth is that people aren’t empty, but already full, and when we understand and feel this to be our new reality, then your outer world begins to “echo” our inner awareness.
A Course in Miracles reminds us that to the degree that people can accept and be truly grateful for our inheritance as being an unbounded, abundant, whole, and unlimited Self, acim lesson 1 we shall attract to ourselves an ideal outward expressions of our claimed inner worth. This reclaiming of our authentic Self will miraculously bring into manifestation any material items that will assist the greater good of both our life and of those around us, and yet we shall feel no dependency upon them for our happiness.
So, if you intend 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 favorite speaker and seminar leader.
She is the author 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 training model for private and relationship growth.