Within the last year, many individuals 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 an expert panel discussion on The Secret and the law 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 strong influence on our life. The next insight is that we are eligible to a rich life, although true wealth is a lot 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, actually, we feel worth authentic wealth.
Another message that is subtly conveyed in The Secret, and one which I think to be true, a course in miracles 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, Personally i think the idea that more “toys” in the shape 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 people that are already “bankrupt” in the regions of self-love and self-appreciation. The problem with this specific picture is that the desire to possess often comes from an atmosphere of lack rather than a feeling of completeness. And as a result of this, whatever we gain assured of feeling “full,” whole, happy, or accomplished, will inevitably not work, since we feel a gap internally.
The reality is that we are not empty, but already full, and whenever 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 amount that we can accept and be truly grateful for the 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 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 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 popular speaker and seminar leader.
She’s the author 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.