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 what the law states of attraction at the Body Soul Spirit Expo in Calgary.
As I see it, The Secret provides a few powerful and necessary global messages worth appreciating.
The very first message is that our thoughts have a strong influence on our life. The following insight is that we are eligible to a rich life, although true wealth is much more than just cash and “toys.” Instead, it involves feeling fulfilled in all areas of life, including our relationships, career, and health. What we have to do is look within to discover if, in reality, we feel worth authentic wealth.
Another message that is subtly conveyed in The Secret, and the one that I believe to be true, is that whenever 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 will make us happy and would be the demonstration of our capacity to manifest is potentially damaging and crippling for several individuals who are already “bankrupt” in the areas of self-love and self-appreciation acim lesson 1. The problem with this particular picture is that the desire to possess often arises from an atmosphere of lack rather than feeling of completeness. And because of this, whatever we gain in hopes of feeling “full,” whole, happy, or accomplished, will inevitably not work, since we feel an emptiness 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 your 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 our inheritance to be an unbounded, abundant, whole, and unlimited Self, acim lesson 1 we shall attract to ourselves the perfect outward expressions of our claimed inner worth. This reclaiming of our authentic Self will then miraculously bring into manifestation any material items that will aid the higher 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 wish 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 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 private and relationship growth.