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 participate 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 provides a few powerful and necessary global messages worth appreciating.
The very first message is that our thoughts have a robust influence on our life. The following insight is that individuals are entitled to a wealthy life, although true wealth is much more than simply cash and “toys.” Instead, it involves feeling fulfilled in most regions of life, including our relationships, career, and health. What we need to do is look within to find if, in fact, we feel worth authentic wealth.
Another message that’s subtly conveyed in The Secret, a course in miracles free resources and one that I believe to be true, is that after 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 feel the proven fact that more “toys” in the shape of cars, houses, jet planes, and boats could make us happy and would be the demonstration of our capacity to manifest is potentially damaging and crippling for all people who are already “bankrupt” in the regions of self-love and self-appreciation. The issue with this specific picture is that the desire to possess often arises from a sense 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 void internally.
The simple truth is that individuals aren’t 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 amount that individuals can accept and be truly grateful for our inheritance as being an unbounded, abundant, whole, and unlimited Self, we shall attract to ourselves an ideal 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 greater good of both our life and of the 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 just a psychotherapist, registered family mediator, marriage and divorce counselor, corporate coach, and a popular 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.