Over the past year, many folks 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 what the law states of attraction at the Body Soul Spirit Expo in Calgary.
As I see it, The Secret offers a few powerful and necessary global messages worth appreciating.
The first message is that our thoughts have a robust influence on our life. The next insight is that people are eligible for a rich life, although true wealth is much more than simply cash and “toys.” Instead, it involves feeling fulfilled in every regions of life, including our relationships, career, and health. What we need to do is look within to discover if, actually, we feel worth authentic wealth.
Another message that’s subtly conveyed in The Secret, and the one that I believe to be true, is that when 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’m the idea 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 many people who are already “bankrupt” in the regions of self-love and self-appreciation acim lesson 1. The issue with this picture is that the desire to possess often arises from a feeling of lack rather than a feeling of completeness. And because of this, whatever we gain hoping of feeling “full,” whole, happy, or accomplished, will inevitably not work, since we feel a gap internally.
The reality is that people are not empty, but already full, and once 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 people 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 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 serve the higher 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 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 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 personal and relationship growth.