Closing the Gap

Closing the gap

In my previous article, “Law of Attraction: Wouldn’t It Be Nice If?“ I mentioned the concept created and delivered by Abraham-Hicks called “closing the gap.” I learned about this technique from watching their new two-disc DVD entitled “The Law of Attraction in Action.” The series is an Art of Allowing workshop captured on video. In these workshops, attendees are able to ask Abraham questions pertaining to their specific issues at hand.

This particular workshop was prefaced with the idea of the emotional guidance system being the language that needs to be learned and translated into how in or out of alignment we are with our “rockets of desire” that are continuously launched. In the video, Abraham kept referring to Magellan, the GPS navigation system in the Hicks’ cars, as a simile for what our emotional guidance system is.

Abraham expressed how there is a constant magnetic pull that occurs in the human condition of desiring, either getting closer or further away from that desire, and then based on contrast, another desire being launched, perpetuating the cycle. They also stressed that it is because of these cycles that consciousness and Source Energy expands. We are the creators of this expansion by our energetic movement and vibrational deliveries of thought. It seemed to delight Abraham to continue to reinforce this power within us all; to help us understand how very useful and valuable we are to the entire creation process.

Now, closing the gap is the part of the creation process that a lot of people miss or sometimes try to skip over. What this means is that there are usually two points of reference: (1) where you want to be (your desire) and (2) where you are or what situational contrast has been presented that triggers your emotional guidance system on the negative side. The gap is the space in between those two points of reference.

Abraham gave several detailed examples of how to close this gap. One particular example involved what Esther Hicks does to consciously get back in alignment with her desire and in a better feeling place around it. The exercise isn’t that difficult, but many of the participants had a hard time using language to start a “rampage of appreciation” around the current situation.

The best way to illustrate this is through example. Let’s say someone wanted to lose 10 pounds.That’s the rocket of desire; however, their ex-boyfriend innocently pointed out how tight her pants have become. She feels insulted and angry. At this point, she is out of alignment with her desire to lose 10 pounds. Instead of sulking further down the emotional scale, this is where she can stop and ask herself, “Where do I want to be?”…followed immediately by the answer; “What situation happened that triggered this?”…followed immediately by the answer; “How do I feel?” followed by the answer. Now, she’s clear about what just happened. She has created the gap and the space to begin going on a “rampage of appreciation” around the situation, & how she feels and can start to use language to reach for a better feeling.

Her answers may read something like this: “I want to lose 10 pounds. I’ve just been reminded that I haven’t lost the 10 pounds yet. I feel miserable and embarrassed that I haven’t reached this mark. OK, well, I’m appreciative for the reminder because now my focus can turn back to this desire. I’m glad that I have someone in my life to help me remember this. It feels good to know that someone else is also paying attention to my goals. I’m glad I ate an apple for breakfast. I’m glad I can still fit my pants. I can start with these pants getting looser as a benchmark. Because they are snug, they motivate me to stay on task with my diet. This desire to lose weight is a great and healthy thing for me. I’m fine now, and I’m creating a situation so that I get even better” and so forth.

Can you see how the rambling on around the situation makes way for better thoughts to arise, and thus better feelings? As a result of this activity, she has successfully reached for the better feeling, and thus has gradually been moved up the emotional guidance scale a bit. This starts closing the gap.  The largest focus of the workshop was on closing the gap.

For all of the participants, the examples demonstrated and used by Abraham were just amazing. It shows you that nothing is impossible as long as we play our part and get out of our own ways. I’m glad I added this workshop to my video library.

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