Within the last year, many people 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 be involved in a specialist panel discussion on The Secret and regulations 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 initial message is that our thoughts have a strong influence on our life. The next insight is that people are entitled to a wealthy life, although true wealth is much more than just cash and “toys.” Instead, it involves feeling fulfilled in every aspects of life, including our relationships, career, and health. What we have to do is look within to discover if, actually, we feel worthy of authentic wealth.
Another message that is subtly conveyed in The Secret, and one which 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, Personally i think the indisputable fact that more “toys” in the proper execution of cars, houses, jet planes, and boats can make us happy and could be the demonstration of our capacity to manifest is potentially damaging and crippling for all people that are already “bankrupt” in the aspects of self-love and self-appreciation. The problem with this particular picture is that the desire to own often comes from an atmosphere of lack rather than a feeling of completeness a course in miracles. And because of this, whatever we gain hoping of feeling “full,” whole, happy, or accomplished, will inevitably not work, since we feel an emptiness internally.
The fact remains that people aren’t 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 degree that people can accept and be truly grateful for our inheritance as being an unbounded, abundant, whole, and unlimited Self, we shall attract to ourselves the right 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 more good of both our life and of these 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 favorite speaker and seminar leader.