Over the past year, many people 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 take part in a professional panel discussion on The Secret and the law of attraction at the Body Soul Spirit Expo in Calgary.
As I view it, The Secret provides a few powerful and necessary global messages worth appreciating.
The initial message is our thoughts have a powerful influence on our life. The next insight is that we are entitled to a rich life, although true wealth is much more than just cash and “toys.” Instead, it involves feeling fulfilled in every regions of life, including our relationships, career, and health. What we have to do is look within to discover if, actually, we feel worth authentic wealth.
Another message that is 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, I’m the idea that more “toys” in the proper execution of cars, houses, jet planes, and boats could make us happy and will be the demonstration of our capacity to manifest is potentially damaging and crippling for all people that are already “bankrupt” in the regions of self-love and self-appreciation. The issue with this particular picture is that the desire to possess often comes from a feeling of lack rather than feeling of completeness. And because of this metaphysics of a course in miracles, whatever we gain in hopes of feeling “full,” whole, happy, or accomplished, will inevitably not work, since we feel an emptiness internally.
The truth is that we 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 we can accept and be truly grateful for the inheritance as being an unbounded, abundant, whole, and unlimited Self, we will attract to ourselves the right outward expressions of our claimed inner worth. This reclaiming of our authentic Self will miraculously bring into manifestation any material items that will assist the greater 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 want to know and live the Real Secret, find your Authentic Self, reclaim it-and your real inheritance will follow.
Moreah Ragusa, RFM, is really a psychotherapist, registered family mediator, marriage and divorce counselor, corporate coach, and a popular speaker and seminar leader.