You are a transformational being; a being that is always changing. In every moment, new cells are growing and old cells are dying. Nothing, no thing, will ever stay the same. This is the never-ending essence of change Buddhists refer to as impermanence and, the idea behind the power of manifestation.
Sarah Prout began embracing that same idea after enduring 10 years of domestic violence, when she decided enough was enough. After leaving the situation with her two small children, she eventually went from living on welfare, to creating a million dollar business. Her message: that you create your life through your connection to the Universe. Sarah is currently a motivational speaker, podcast host, creative director at Soul Space Media, best-selling author, mother of four, and all-round superwoman.
We spoke to Sarah about her experience with manifestation, common misconceptions about the law of attraction, and her 3 keys to manifestation.
Co-Creation: What is the power of manifestation to you?
Sarah Prout: I believe everything that appears into your reality is a manifestation and that you create your life with your thoughts and feelings. As an example, let’s say you want to manifest a relationship. The best thing to do is create a vision of what that person looks like in your mind, and the most important element to consider is how they make you feel. When you switch your focus to feelings, then everything changes.
Co-Creation: Were you always guided by manifestation?
SP: From the time I was a little girl, I had always had an interest in the mystical sides of life. I also think that, at the core of my being, I’m an optimist. So when I discovered the Florence Scovel Shinn book, “The Game of Life and How to Play It” when I was a child, I knew that as humans we have the power to guide the energy we create in our hearts and minds. However, it wasn’t until I walked away from 10 years of a toxic relationship with nothing but two suitcases and two children that I had to get curious about how to manifest money to provide for my family.
Co-Creation: You’ve said “feelings become things.” What do you mean by that?
SP: Our emotions are the way our intuition speaks to us and gives us guidance and clues as to what is in the process of unfolding in our lives. The feelings you have are what constructs your vibration (or energy), and then The Universe reflects that back to you in the form of your life experience.
Co-Creation: What are the 3 keys to manifestation?
1. Emotional empowerment
This means taking ownership and responsibility for how you feel. No more blame, shame, expectations or guilt pointed at others. You stay in your own lane and you take 111% responsibility for your own emotional wellbeing.
2. Getting comfy with uncertainty
Super scary, right? When you’re okay with whatever shows up in your life, then you become open to all possibilities.
3. Connection with the Universe
Often overlooked and missed in the self-help and personal development industry, the one key piece of magical stardust to activate surrender is connection to the Universe. Otherwise referred to as reverence, when you consciously tune into the wonder and awe of all that is you can rise above anything and feel empowered.
Co-Creation: What are some misconceptions about manifestation?
SP: There are so many! Most people think it’s “woo-woo” or something only other people do. When we remember our power, we can create anything! Also, a common myth in the self-help industry, is that you can’t have a negative day. YOU CAN! There are ways to view your fearful emotions and to know how to guide them to a space of optimism.
Co-Creation: There are a lot of people who completely disregard the law of attraction and manifestation. What do you want those people to know?
SP: I would say the magic of life is when you are open to all possibilities. The energy you express is responded to by the Universe—especially through your feelings. I would invite people that doubt they have control over what is appearing into their lives to switch their perspective to life being a journey where you are growing and learning to be a better human being. The awareness of everything being a manifestation that occurs for a purpose is very different to not believe that anything is possible.
Co-Creation: And finally, can you tell us a little about your new book, “Dear Universe?” And how can we use a book of meditations?
SP: “Dear Universe” was written as a love letter for people to embrace their feelings and change their life. There are 200 emotions listed which become meditations for self-explorations and connecting to the Universe. In each section, the reader is invited to tune into how they are feeling. This honors processing emotion in a whole new way.