Over the past year, many folks 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 participate 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 very first message is which our thoughts have a robust influence on our life. Another insight is that we are eligible to a wealthy life, although true wealth is much more than just cash and “toys.” Instead, it involves feeling fulfilled in most regions of life, including our relationships, career, and health. What we have to do is look within to find if, in reality, we feel worthy of authentic wealth.
Another message that’s subtly conveyed in The Secret, and one that I think to be true, is that whenever we have got 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, Personally i think the proven fact that more “toys” in the shape of cars, houses, jet planes, and boats is likely to make us happy and would 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 vivir en confianza. The situation with this picture is that the desire to have often comes from a feeling of lack rather than a 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 a void internally.
The stark reality is that we 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 their education that we can accept and be truly grateful for our inheritance to be an unbounded, abundant, whole, and unlimited Self, we will attract to ourselves the perfect 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 greater good of both our life and of the around us, and yet we will 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 just a psychotherapist, registered family mediator, marriage and divorce counselor, corporate coach, and a well known 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.