In 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 professional panel discussion on The Secret and what the law states of attraction at the Body Soul Spirit Expo in Calgary.
As I notice it, The Secret provides a few powerful and necessary global messages worth appreciating.
The very first message is our thoughts have a powerful influence on our life. The following insight is that we are entitled to a wealthy life, although true wealth is a lot more than cash and “toys.” Instead, it involves feeling fulfilled in every regions of life, including our relationships, career, and health. What we have to do is look within to find out if, actually, we feel worthy of authentic wealth.
Another message that is subtly conveyed in The Secret, and one that I believe to be true, is that after we have 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 proven fact that more “toys” in the form 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 folks who are already “bankrupt” in the regions of self-love and self-appreciation acim lesson 1. The problem 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 in hopes of feeling “full,” whole, happy, or accomplished, will inevitably not work, since we feel a void internally.
The stark reality is that we aren’t 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 the degree that we can accept and be truly grateful for the inheritance as being an unbounded, abundant, whole, and unlimited Self, acim lesson 1 we shall 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 serve the more good of both our life and of those around us, and yet we shall 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 really a psychotherapist, registered family mediator, marriage and divorce counselor, corporate coach, and a favorite 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 training model for private and relationship growth.