I came upon this meditation by Dr. Wayne Dyer many years ago, it was one of the first meditation exercises I did on a regular basis. As a beginner, I found it an extremely helpful way to quiet my mind. It felt like I’d made a great discovery – a true awakening.
As Dr. W Dyer describes: “The gap is an exquisite place! It is a place where miracles occur. The gap is owned by everyone on this planet. It’s yours to enter at will. What awaits you in the gap is the experience of activating the higher human dimensions of insight, intuition, creativity, and peak performance; as well as coming to know relaxation, enchantment, bliss, and the peace of making conscious contact with God.”
The gap is the space between our thoughts, it’s where all action and manifestation originate. This is the place where synchronicity begins to unfold and where the seemingly impossible takes place.
Firstly, Dyer asks that you find a way to simply observe what it feels like to be in this gap. Begin to get that feeling by starting with the first 10 words of the Lord’s Prayer: “Our Father Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name”. This is not a religious exercise but simply as a method for entering the domain of Spirit.
In a quiet space, in whatever posture is most comfortable for you, close your eyes and put all of your attention on the word Our.
See it appear on the inner screen of your mind. Repeat the sound to yourself several times while focusing all of your energy on this word.
Shift your attention to the word Father, see it appear in your mind and think only of this word. Repeat it over and over.
Now for the exquisite part: –
Make a quick adjustment in your mind, and follow this with an ever-so-slight movement of your head as if you were looking to the left.
Put all of your attention in the space in your mind between the words, Our and Father.
Stay in this space between the words for 10 to 15 seconds, and note how it feels to rest your mind on nothing but that space.
Picture the Gap, and experience the peaceful and nurturing quality of being in it.
Due to the mind’s habit of focusing on a thought, rather than the gap between your thoughts, you’re likely to find a thought arising. If you get out of the gap for a few seconds, immediately but gently pull your attention back to the first word Our, then Father, and ever so slightly move your head to the left and reenter the gap.
From then on use any thoughts as a clue to move forwards and repeat the technique.
Turning your head slightly to the right and back to the left between each word, holding it in the space of the gap.
Repeat this gap exercise until you’ve meditated through the first ten words.
By going within, entering the gap and simultaneously practicing ancient methods for staying there, we have a greater potential than we realized.
Try out this simple exercise to access that divine space you now know as the “gap”.
In the next few days I will share the second part of this powerful meditation technique for staying in the gap, guiding you towards a healthy, happy and purposeful life.
Until then, with love