Over the past year, many people 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 be involved in an expert panel discussion on The Secret and regulations 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 very first message is our thoughts have a robust influence on our life. The next insight is that individuals are eligible to a rich life, although true wealth is a lot 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 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 feel the idea that more “toys” in the shape 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 most people that are already “bankrupt” in the aspects of self-love and self-appreciation ucem em portugues. The problem with this picture is that the desire to own often arises from a sense of lack rather than 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 truth is that individuals 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 individuals can accept and be truly grateful for the inheritance to be 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 likely then miraculously bring into manifestation any material items that will assist the higher good of both our life and of the 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 really a psychotherapist, registered family mediator, marriage and divorce counselor, corporate coach, and a well known speaker and seminar leader.