Within the last 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 an expert panel discussion on The Secret and what the law states 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 first message is which our thoughts have a powerful influence on our life. The following insight is that people are eligible to a wealthy life, although true wealth is much more than cash and “toys.” Instead, it involves feeling fulfilled in most aspects of life, including our relationships, career, and health. What we need 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 believe to be true, 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 form of cars, houses, jet planes, and boats will make us happy and could be the demonstration of our capacity to manifest is potentially damaging and crippling for several individuals who are already “bankrupt” in the aspects of self-love and self-appreciation acim lesson 1. The issue with this picture is that the desire to own often arises from an atmosphere 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 gap internally.
The stark reality is that people 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 degree that people can accept and be truly grateful for our inheritance as being an unbounded, abundant, whole, and unlimited Self, acim lesson 1 we will attract to ourselves the perfect 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 assist the greater good of both our life and of these 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 a psychotherapist, registered family mediator, marriage and divorce counselor, corporate coach, and a well known speaker and seminar leader.
She is 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 training model for personal and relationship growth.