Sandy Forster is a money and manifestation coach who helps women to break through their money blocks and attract more money and financial abundance into their life.
In this interview, she shares her inside secrets for increasing your manifestation powers, changing your money mindset, and becoming more abundant.
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How did you get started with manifestation?
After a divorce, I really struggled with money and I ended up in $100,000 of debt and on welfare.
I was really ashamed, I thought everyone had this whole money thing figured out except me. Every day I would go further into debt and I was really stressed out.
It was then that I discovered a course based on the law of attraction. I fell in love with it. Suddenly I felt like I could create my life!
Because I fell in love with it, I wanted to tell everyone about it and so I began to make money from selling it.
What are some of the mistakes that people make when it comes to the Law of Attraction?
Many people are expecting everything to just drop into their lap, but they’re not taking any action.
That’s not how it works, you have to take action.
Yes I discovered the Law of Attraction, yes, I spent a lot of time imagining, visualizing, and dreaming about what I wanted, but I also took a lot of action.
I always tell my students, that they have to align body, mind, and spirit. It’s all about your thoughts, your feelings, and your actions. You can’t do one and expect everything to happen, you have to align the three and when you do, that’s when the magic happens.
How important are your feelings in the manifestation process?
It’s really important. You might be thinking about what you want, but if you’re not feeling it, you’re not generating the energy to attract it back to you. Because your thoughts send the order out, but your feelings attract it back to you.
The missing part is still the action part, as Wallace Waddles wrote in his book-
By thought, the thing you desire is brought to you, but by action you receive it.
It will remain in the quantum field, in the metaphysical until you take action.
What are the top things that people struggle with when it comes to the law of attraction?
Belief in themselves.
We are all taught to believe in certain things. For example, that you have to have connections and money, or you have to work really hard to make money in life.
These beliefs are the things that hold us back.
I had a belief that I couldn’t create a business like this because I’m not the most organized person, I dropped out of high school and although I’m creative, I’m not necessarily a logical thinker. They were my beliefs.
But you can change your beliefs by looking at what others are doing and when you hear of other people’s successes, instead of thinking, “that’s ok for them but it could never happen for me,” understanding that if one person has been able to do it, you can do it.
The law of attraction works for everybody. The universe wants more for you than you want for yourself.
Believing that if one other person has done it so can you. Having that belief is the first step.
Secondly, when you hear of other people’s successes, listen from a place as if it’s YOU that’s had that success. Get into that mindset whenever hear about other people’s successes.
When you do that, it builds your beliefs. You move your energy into a place where you can attract similar things into your life.
Another overarching belief I had growing up was that money is bad, if you’re making money you must be doing something bad. Nice people aren’t rich because rich people are mean and they step over people. That was a huge belief for me, and I didn’t even realize it.
And the thing is you don’t always know what beliefs you have, but they are shown to you by what you’re experiencing.
So for me, I wanted to be a good person, if I had money that would make me a bad person, so I had to change that belief. I had to look out for people who were making money and doing good things, making money and supporting others, and being good people in the world.
So these beliefs have been instilled in us all the time. But it comes down to understanding that we can shift them. No matter what beliefs you have, they can be transformed.
Belief is the first part. Then you have to take action.
How do you know what action to take?
Too many people worry that they don’t know what action to take. Just take ANY action and you’ll very quickly see in a short space of time if it’s the right action or the wrong action. And you’ll FEEL if it’s the right action or the wrong action.
If it’s a thing you shouldn’t be doing, everything becomes super hard. Everything is like pushing a boulder uphill. You feel weighed down and every choice you make doesn’t seem to work.
When you’re taking the right actions things just flow. The right people come to you, you get pulled in the right direction, and the right book shows up.
So just take that first step and the universe will show you the next step, and the next step.
You have to just start taking action and then things will unfold.
You say emotion is an important part of manifestation, but how do we bring emotion in?
This is where people trip themselves up.
If your goal is to be a millionaire, it’s not about thinking and feeling like you’re already a millionaire. This is very difficult for people. It’s about going back to anytime in your life when you felt abundant.
This could have been for any reason. For example, you got an unexpected cheque in the mail, or someone shouted you dinner. It’s about the feeling of abundance, not the exact amount. It’s the feeling of abundance, that expansiveness, that feeling of possibility and choice.
The thing to remember is that we live in a world of abundance.
For example, when I go for my morning walk I spend time soaking in the abundance because there are trees around me filled with leaves, at the beach, the sand, how many grains of sand are there, and how many drops of water does it take to fill the ocean.
We are surrounded by abundance, but we go through life blocking it out, thinking that abundance is only about money.
But when you open yourself up to the abundance that is already in your world, that shifts your energy. And when you’re feeling abundant, that opens you up to an abundance of money as well. So just be grateful for the abundance that you already have.
What else holds people back when they get started with the law of attraction and manifestation?
Often when people first get started with the law of attraction, they go too big too quick. They don’t have any money so they want to be a millionaire.
When this doesn’t happen within a couple of weeks or a couple of months, they think it doesn’t work.
So start a little bit smaller, because the great thing about the law of attraction and manifesting is that when you start to attract things into your life, it builds your belief. When your belief is built up, you start to attract more, and then your belief is built even more, and then you attract more.
It’s like a snowball rolling downhill. So think small to start with, and start the manifesting process.
The only difference between manifesting a free lunch, and manifesting a million dollars is your belief.
In addition to the law of attraction, what else has been a key to your success?
Meditation every day. As soon as I wake up, it’s the first thing that I do.
That’s how I start my day.
I also go for a walk every morning and listen to affirmations and declarations on my phone. I set the tone for my day.
It’s about finding what works for you.