The Great Secret
When I was a child, I could see the light in anyone. I could see how each and every person had unique gifts to share. I could see what a treasure they each were to the world. To me, they were all "perfect," exactly as they already were.
Yet, for the most part, they didn't seem to see themselves this way. They didn't see their own magnificence, their own perfection.
Rather, they each appeared to create and engage a set of beliefs about how they were uniquely inferior, unworthy, and, as a result, stuck, flawed, and, ultimately, victimized.
I was frustrated by this.
When I shared my thoughts with the adults around me, they told me I was "just a kid" and didn't understand "life" or "reality." They told me life is "hard" and "unfair." They told me I was looking at things with "rose-colored glasses." They said there are indeed "good" people in the world, but that not everyone was good--and that many were downright "evil." In the end, they said, I have to learn to count on myself because, eventually, everyone will let me down; everyone's selfish and nobody's "perfect," even the good people.
I could see why they had these beliefs. And, in contrast, I could see why they thought I sounded utterly naive, "like a kid."
Nevertheless, my heart knew what was right. Its message was crystal clear: everyone is fundamentally "good"; everyone is fundamentally equal; life is fundamentally fair and meant to flow smoothly, like a river.
My heart told me this "rose-colored" perception of life was, in fact, actual reality, and, as a result, there must be a way to access and experience it.
As I grew older, I came to learn many others--primarily those known as "spiritual seekers"--believe in this perception of life and dub it the Ultimate Truth, aka the "Truth" with a capital "T."
They believe the way to access and experience the Truth is through the abandonment of one primary belief: the belief in separation. Their implication is that, in Truth, despite appearances, there are no real borders or boundaries between us (or between anything, for that matter). In Truth, there is no "we," for "we" are one.
Thus, if others are--literally--"you," you will feel loved by simply loving others. Practically speaking, then, it makes real sense to treat others the way you truly want to be treated. Sound familiar?
Living this way would be not only a demonstration of the love in your heart but a way to experience general happiness and peace of mind.
You would make miracles, manifesting new, exciting experiences of joy, connection, and abundance.
The Truth, then, could be thought of as the key to experiencing real, general happiness, the key to experiencing a meaningful, marvelous, miraculous life.
And this is, effectively, what I myself have believed since I was a child, at least intellectually.
Yet, growing up, I didn't know anyone who really dedicated themselves to the Truth, no one who really "lived" it, even the "spiritual" people I knew. I didn't know anyone who saw life with what I now call the "Vision of Truth." I didn't know anyone who was truly, generally happy.
Most people I've known, "spiritual" or not, have never seemed to take the idea of the Truth to heart and let it guide their lives. Instead, they've either overtly talked about their suffering and their belief that life is inherently difficult, perpetually undermined by a series of inevitable inequalities and inequities--or --put on a happy face while walking around with a clear, underlying feeling of sadness, if not outright depression.
And for reasons I didn't understand for much of my youth, I did the same. Unsurprisingly, then, when push came to shove, the view I had of myself was, like others, littered with ideas of inferiority and unworthiness.
Nevertheless, in 2003, I began working as a spiritual coach/teacher, a self-proclaimed Truth teller. But I was clearly an "unhealed healer." While I "got" the Truth intellectually, I had yet to actually "get" it. I had no idea what it really meant, or if it had any real, practical meaning at all. I had yet to emotionally attune to it and apply it to my own life. Thus, I had no conscious grasp on how to let it guide my work with clients and students.
In fact, a decade of coaching/teaching later, I was still trying to figure this out.
Then, shortly after a major life event, I had a clear and lengthy spiritual "awakening," one I did not see it coming, of course.
During this time, for the first time, I started to experience the Truth--emotionally and without the direction of my intellect. From then on, I began to finally "get" it.
Eventually, I became able to recognize and apply the Truth and even use my intellect to describe and explain my experience. Although I still had a ways to go, I had clearly started to let the Truth guide my life. Relative to my life experience prior, my life felt new, liberating, and expansive!
Around the same time, I was introduced to the well-known spiritual tome, "A Course in Miracles" (ACIM).
I loved it! I felt lit up by its attunement to what appeared to me to be the Truth. I studied it fervently and became an ACIM teacher. I thought I had found the most wonderful and effective way to deliver the message of the Truth and help change lives.
Yet, in late 2014, I found myself frustrated by the trouble/resistance/confusion I was seeing in my students with regards to both understanding and applying the Truth.
That's when I had the first of two revelations, both of which would eventually lead me to move past ACIM and create something "new."
I immediately applied this first revelation to my own life and found a whole new layer of exciting possibilities emerge and come to fruition. I tried to share this revelation with my students in hopes it would help them solve their problems but found it was met with more trouble/resistance/confusion. One thing was clear: something was lost in translation. I just hadn't yet figured out what it was.
Then, in late 2016, I had the second, and truly miraculous, revelation.
I used it to learn how to translate the Truth to others in a way that actually worked!
As it turns out, this revelation is the "missing piece" in not only my work but in all "spiritual" teaching and coaching, in not only my life but in everyone's life.
This makes it the missing piece, the one virtually no one in the world (consciously) realizes is missing, yet the one we all need. It's the Ultimate blind spot!
I call this missing piece The Great Secret.*
So, what's so 'great' about it?
It teaches us how to finally, consciously experience the Truth, to emotionally connect with it, to feel it, and, as a result, really know it. Thus, it teaches us how to apply the Truth with certainty, clarity, and absolute practicality in our everyday lives. As a result, it shows us how to do what will really make us happy, dissolving the "cognitive dissonance" we normally experience when our heart tells us one thing but we still "can't help" but do otherwise.
In fact--as preposterous as it may seem--The Great Secret is the gateway to the otherwise elusive "Theory of Everything" that people have been searching for since the dawn of time. It resolves the seeming paradox of the "we all are one" Truth and our "we are all separate" experience in the body. It demonstrates how all seemingly different views of reality, scientific, religious, spiritual, etc., can be decoded/translated and revealed to be the same under the surface, to represent the Truth in their own way.
I'm thrilled to say--after a great deal of prayer, guidance, and experimentation--I now understand how to use The Great Secret to help anyone make miracles and create the lives they've known deep down to be their destiny.
I'm forever humbled that The Great Secret was revealed to me and certain it was for one reason and one reason only: because I truly, sincerely wanted the Truth in my life and, eventually, nothing else.
Are you ready to learn The Great Secret? Do you want the Truth in your life--and nothing else. If so, click here.
*The Great Secret is not--and is not intended to be confused with--"The Secret," i.e. the Law of Attraction.