Have you ever heard the expression “it is what it is”? What does that expression mean exactly?
Before I understood the deeper meaning of this expression, I envisioned an emaciated yogi guru in the lotus position floating above the floor imperiously imparting wisdom that would take scholars multiple lifetimes to interpret. Since how this really is my last life in the world and the lotus position would put me in traction, I knew that consulting the Course In Miracles would help me clarify its meaning.
What is the IT that people are authoring here? Based on the Course in Miracles, IT is truth, specifically God’s truth. Why is it important to emphasize that it’s God’s truth? Because God’s truth is not available to interpretations whereas a human’s truth is. Multiple versions of human truth have cause many religions. The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia defines religion as a “system of thought, feeling, and action that is shared with a group and that provides the members a thing of devotion.”
Who devised the machine of thought? On whose feelings are these thoughts based? Are actions really necessary? Based on the Course In Miracles, God just is and our ultimate goal is to come back to an ideal state of being. There’s no thought or action in their state of being, you simply are. What mustn’t be forgotten could be the underlying thread of religions: God is creator, God is love and we are all perfect and infinite children of God.
A Course in Miracles and the Message of The Secret
Over the past year, many individuals 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 specialist panel discussion on The Secret and regulations 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 our thoughts have a powerful influence on our life. acim The following insight is that people are entitled to a wealthy life, although true wealth is a lot more than simply cash and “toys.” Instead, it involves feeling fulfilled in every aspects of life, including our relationships, career, and health. What we need to do is look within to discover if, actually, we feel worthy of authentic wealth.
Another message that is subtly conveyed in The Secret, and one that I think 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, Personally i think the indisputable fact that more “toys” in the form 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 most individuals who are already “bankrupt” in the aspects of self-love and self-appreciation. The issue with this particular picture is that the desire to own often arises from a feeling of lack rather than a feeling of completeness. And because of this, whatever we gain hoping of feeling “full,” whole, happy, or accomplished, will inevitably not work, since we feel a void internally.
The stark reality is that people aren’t empty, but already full, and when 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 amount that people can accept and be truly grateful for our inheritance as being an unbounded, abundant, whole, and unlimited Self, we will attract to ourselves an ideal outward expressions of our claimed inner worth. This reclaiming of our authentic Self will then miraculously bring into manifestation any material items that will serve the higher good of both our life and of the around us, and yet we will feel no dependency upon them for our happiness.