One of the most memorable and funny experiences I have had with Conscious Co-Creation was when I was travelling to Jerusalem with my husband in 2012.
The year before, my husband had traveled over 100,000 miles with Air Canada for business, which gave him Elite Status. One of the benefits of this status was the ability to upgrade a regular seat to Business Class using upgrade points. That year was a remarkable year for travel for both of us, and I was very attracted to the idea of being able to upgrade whenever possible.
On our flight home from Jerusalem, we tried to upgrade our seats online before heading to the airport, however there were no seats immediately available in Business Class. The best case was to go to the counter when we arrived at the airport in hopes that something became available.
I created a Statement of Focused Intent (SOFI) – a statement empowering my intention, similar to an affirmation – and started repeating it all the way to the airport. As I was repeating my intention, I was conscious that we needed to get to the airport early so that we could ask about the potential upgrade. My husband was not optimistic, and told me to be happy with our seats, since it they were not going to change.
Being the determined person that I am, I told him to stop telling me that and start saying his own SOFI.
When we arrived at the airport, my husband reluctantly agreed to ask the counter agent about an upgrade. We were informed that there was one seat available in Business Class. He told the agent that if we couldn’t both sit together, we would keep our assigned seats.
The agent told us that the only way that we would both get upgraded seats was if someone in Business Class didn’t show up for the flight, which hardly ever happens.
When my husband turned to me after we left the counter, I said “Were you saying your SOFI?” When he said no, I said “well I was, and that was my seat. Now start saying your SOFI so we can both get upgraded.” I think I saw him roll his eyes, but I could also tell by the look on his face that there was some SOFI action happening in his head.
When we presented our tickets before boarding the plane, the agent ripped them up and gave us our new tickets… in Business Class. I just turned to my husband and said “told you” and we enjoyed a decadent ride home enjoying the rewards of our Conscious Co-Creation.
Conscious Co-Creation Step 2: Communication
One of the most powerful ways to Consciously Communicate and empower our goals is by saying Affirmations. Affirmations are positive statements where we “affirm” (declare) that something is true. Affirmations are said in the present tense, spoken as if we have already achieved your goals. This is a very empowering energy, as it puts us into the energy and consciousness of already having that which we have desired.
“The focus of our awareness becomes the reality of our world” – Gregg Braden
As we speak our intentions aloud as though they are already a reality, our perception changes and we begin to attract experiences and opportunities that empower the realization of our intended goal. As we enter the flow of these new experiences, so too, do we shift, becoming more aligned with what we want to create.
I find that the most effective way to craft an affirmation is to begin with “Thank you…”. This automatically raises our vibration by placing us in the energy of gratitude, which is a very high vibrating emotion. As I speak my intention, I can feel the energy of gratitude build up in my heart and by the time I am done, I am almost exhilarated. In this state, I find that my mind is clear, and I am most receptive to new ideas and thoughts that may help move me in the direction of achieving my desired goal.
“You don’t attract what you want, you attract what you are.” – Wayne Dyer
Take a moment to reflect on your intended Creation. If you have not yet performed the exercise from Step 1, you can find it here.
Now, using the following format (or whatever feels good and comfortable for you), craft an empowered affirmation that you can speak aloud each day to empower your desired goal.
“Thank you God/Angels/Source (whatever feels right for you) for _______________.”
Here are some examples of affirmations:
“Thank you Angels for helping me arrive safely at my destination.”
“Thank you Angels for my financial abundance. I have plenty.”
“Thank you Angels for strengthening my relationship with __________. I release all worry and enhance my ability to clearly speak my needs in a manner that supports me and the ongoing health of our relationship.”
“Thank you Angels for helping me to find the perfect home for me and my family. Our new home feels just right. We are healthy and happy in our new environment.”
The most important thing to remember when creating your affirmation is that it feels good to you. Be creative and try different variations to see which one resonates best for you.
Next week I will share the third and final step of Conscious Co-Creation: Action. I will leave you with this short video of Jack Canfield, author of Chicken Soup for the Soul. Happy Creating!