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 an expert panel discussion on The Secret and the law 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 that 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 much more than just cash and “toys.” Instead, it involves feeling fulfilled in most regions of life, including our relationships, career, and health. What we must do is look within to find out if, in reality, we feel worthy of authentic wealth.
Another message that’s subtly conveyed in The Secret, and one which I think 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 feel the idea that more “toys” in the shape of cars, houses, jet planes, and boats is likely to make us happy and will be the demonstration of our capacity to manifest is potentially damaging and crippling for several people who are already “bankrupt” in the regions of self-love and self-appreciation david hoffmeister spotify. The problem with this picture is that the desire to possess often originates from a feeling of lack rather than feeling of completeness. And due to this, whatever we gain hoping of feeling “full,” whole, happy, or accomplished, will inevitably not work, since we feel a gap internally.
The reality is 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 amount 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 right 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 the around us, and yet we shall feel no dependency upon them for our 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 a psychotherapist, registered family mediator, marriage and divorce counselor, corporate coach, and a popular speaker and seminar leader.
She is 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.