In 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 what the law states of attraction at the Body Soul Spirit Expo in Calgary.
As I notice it, The Secret offers 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 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 most areas of life, including our relationships, career, and health. What we must do is look within to discover if, actually, we feel worth authentic wealth.
Another message that’s subtly conveyed in The Secret, and one that I believe to be true, is that when 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 idea that more “toys” in the shape of cars, houses, jet planes, and boats is likely to make us happy and could be the demonstration of our capacity to manifest is potentially damaging and crippling for most folks who are already “bankrupt” in the areas of self-love and self-appreciation ucdm. The issue with this specific picture is that the desire to possess 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 void internally.
The stark reality is that people are not empty, but already full, and once we understand and feel this to be our new reality, then a 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 to be an unbounded, abundant, whole, and unlimited Self, we shall attract to ourselves the perfect outward expressions of our claimed inner worth. This reclaiming of our authentic Self will then miraculously bring into manifestation any material items that will assist 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 want 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 popular speaker and seminar leader.
She’s 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 teaching model for private and relationship growth.