A Course in Miracles and the Message of The Secret3637810
Over the previous year, many individuals have approached me asking me about my viewpoint, and the viewpoint 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 the law of attraction at the Body Soul Spirit Expo in Calgary.
As I see it, The Secret provides a few potent and necessary global messages worth appreciating. The first message is that our thoughts have a potent influence on our life. The subsequent insight is that we are entitled to a wealthy life, even though accurate wealth is a lot more than just cash and "toys." Instead, it entails feeling fulfilled in all locations of life, including our relationships, profession, and health. What we require to do is look inside to uncover if, in reality, we feel worthy of authentic wealth.
An additional message that is subtly conveyed in The Secret, and one that I think to be accurate, is that when we have a heartfelt want and we say yes to performing our part to manifest the want, synchronicities arise, and dormant forces come alive.
On the flip side, I feel the concept that more "toys" in the type of cars, houses, jet planes, and boats will make us happy and will be the demonstration of our capacity to manifest is potentially damaging and crippling for many people who are already "bankrupt" in the areas of self-love and self-appreciation. The problem with this picture is that the want to have often comes from a feeling of lack rather than a feeling of completeness. And because of this, whatever we acquire in hopes of feeling "full," whole, happy, or achieved, will inevitably not work, since we really feel a void internally.
The truth is that we are not empty, but currently full, and when we understand and really feel this to be our new reality, then the outer globe 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 our inheritance as becoming an unbounded, abundant, whole, and limitless Self, we will attract to ourselves the ideal outward expressions of our claimed inner worth. This reclaiming of our genuine Self will then miraculously bring into manifestation any material products that will serve the greater great of both our life and of these around us, and however we will feel no dependency upon them for our happiness.