SUPER EXCITING NEWS!!! I have partnered up with Betsy Chasse (Co-Creator/Writer/Director/Producer of “What the BLEEP Do We Know?”) as the cinematographer and co-producer on a new documentary film and we leave on our first assignment this April!
Now if that isn’t great news, I have to tell the story of how this has all came about. The year was 2004 and the worst year of my life as far as severe heartache from a romantic relationship and heartache from the death of two of my close family members. This was also the year the film “What the bleep do we know” came out. I believe someone gave me a VHS of film to watch and since I was caught up in my misery I did not watch it and it sat there as I became more and more self-destructive for the next year. The year after (2005) I moved to Vegas and became a photographer, yet still on my self destructive path (um yeah it’s VEGAS lets party!) In 2006 I got into another not so happy, nor healthy relationship, broke both of my knees, had double knee surgery, and had to learn to walk again for almost a year. So, I finally watched the film! “What the BLEEP Do We Know?” is about a photographer that is stuck in her negative ways and patterns that are not making her happy and learns of the world of quantum physics and manifestation and how you can change your world by changing the way you see it. (basically) Since I was a photographer, being self destructive, in a bad relationship, seeing the patterns in my life replay over and over again… YES this film spoke to ME and I watched it over and over and OVER AGAIN! Then all of the sudden all these metaphysical people came into my life and they came from everywhere! I was also thrust into the world of personal development and I went on retreats and weekends with PSI, which helped me to start really getting to the core of my unhappiness! I was hooked and learned more and more and couldn’t get enough! In November 2008, I broke off the bad relationship and I tell the universe that, “I am READY for love” and I go on a universal campaign for the next few months! I even made a list of the kind of man that I wanted which was inspired by the song “I am Ready for Love” by India.Arie. February 2009, I met Justin Sandler online and I went to visit L.A. (March 15th) because the desert was no longer my thing and I wanted to visit the beach and shoot. Justin and I met the night I arrived and we have never left each other’s side since day one. He was ALL of the things that I said I wanted… everything from the song. I MANIFESTED HIM! I then moved back to Los Angeles. But I spent a few years slipping back and forth from being a bad girl and a good girl and not living to my fullest potential. And then I started snapping out of it and got back onto my self-development path. Justin and I married in October 2011. One day the following year, he was attending a meeting of a media networking group that he was a part of. At this particular meeting, there was a guest named Betsy Chasse. After learning about her, Justin was inspired to introduce himself and exchange contact info. She then invited him to a movie screening that she was involved in and he was all too excited to invite me along so that I could meet her. It was another documentary film that just changes your whole being after you watch it. Betsy and I met and hit it off. Soon after, I ended up at her house photographing her daughter’s birthday party. Years went by and then she started hiring me for various photo-shoots and publicity shoots for projects. In the fall 2014, I finally decided to STOP getting in my own way and once again told the universe that I AM READY! I wanted to make my life and my environment all about creativity! Instead of living in a place that I didn’t like and felt cluttered in… I decided to sell all of our dark furniture and redesign our place into a living vision board of creativity, chanting, gatherings, meetings, script readings, photography, music, and film. I also wanted to start filming documentary style interviews and films of inspiring individuals that can help people change their lives for the better! Since I redesigned our place the last few months we have been having ALL of the things above that I said I wanted to come into our home and our lives! We even have a film being shot here next week!
Plot twist: This last month I learned that I couldn’t have children. That was a huge blow and it hurt, but it was also a relief because we had been trying for a year and seeing a fertility doctor and nothing was happening. So now the pressure was off, being a 44 year-old woman and having to DO IT NOW! Since I cannot have children and I do not have to worry about that part anymore, I chose to not feel sorry for myself and I went deep inside and asked myself… well, NOW WHAT DO YOU WANT? My answer was… I want to make the world my children, I want to travel the world, I want to make documentary films that CHANGE people’s lives, like “What the Bleep” did for me. I want these doc films to be centered around women and be inspiring to women. I sat Justin down the week I found out the news about not being able to have children and told him that I found out what I truly wanted to do with clear vision this year of 2015. He said he’s with me for the long haul and supports my endeavors and my dreams and he will hold down the fort for me while I am away! 48 hours later I find myself surprising Betsy at a dinner gathering before a screening of her latest documentary film “Song of the new earth”. As we all sat there at dinner, Betsy says her goals for this year, and I kid you not… This is what she said… “I want to make another documentary film this year, travel the world, and I want this film to center around women and… Mary Lou YOU CAN FILM IT!” 48 hours later, the same words that came out of my mouth was being said back to me by the person who made the film that put me on the course of bettering my life and took me out of my own hell of darkness! I am sitting here HIGH ON LIFE these last few weeks of manifesting GREATNESS and MY DREAMS and IT’S REALLY HAPPENING! I also somehow recently manifested women filmmakers and other creatives into my life as well as a recent a women’s retreat I wound up invited to that has changed my life forever! Now I have to prove to the universe that I am ready to receive all of these amazing gifts! I AM READY!
Mary Lou Sandler
(There are many more manifestations and ups and downs that happened since 2004 but the above is the condensed version) I also cannot tell you what the movie is about because that is also another mind-blowing synchronicity parallel to my own life and it would give the movie away! People have told me that “you can’t manifest things” well that is not my story, nor my life, because I manifest things all the time because I BELIEVE and therefore it happens! NOW GO MANIFEST YOUR DREAMS! IT IS POSSIBLE!