Within the last year, many individuals have approached me asking me about my perspective, and the perspective of A Course in Miracles, on the most popular book and film The Secret. I was also recently asked to participate in an expert panel discussion on The Secret and regulations 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 our thoughts have a strong influence on our life. The next insight is that people are eligible to a wealthy life, although true wealth is a lot more than just 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 out if, in reality, we feel worth authentic wealth.
Another message that is subtly conveyed in The Secret, and one which I believe to be true, is that when 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, I’m the proven fact that more “toys” in the form of cars, houses, jet planes, and boats can make us happy and will be the demonstration of our capacity to manifest is potentially damaging and crippling for a lot of individuals who are already “bankrupt” in the regions of self-love and self-appreciation. The problem with this particular picture is that the desire to own often originates from a sense of lack rather than a feeling of completeness. And due to this, metaphysics of a course in miracles whatever we gain assured of feeling “full,” whole, happy, or accomplished, will inevitably not work, since we feel a void internally.
The reality is that people are not empty, but already full, and when 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 people can accept and be truly grateful for the inheritance as being an unbounded, abundant, whole, and unlimited Self, we will attract to ourselves an ideal outward expressions of our claimed inner worth. This reclaiming of our authentic Self will miraculously bring into manifestation any material items that will aid the more good of both our life and of those around us, and yet we will 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.