“Even the least among you can do all that I have done, and greater things” (John, 14:12)
What a beautiful idea… The idea that we can accomplish anything that we put our minds to, that there is nothing “out there” holding us back. The only thing that limits us is ourselves. How empowering and terrifying all at the same time. In this one statement we have permission to create a life of miracles or amazing manifestations. So, then why don’t we? Or to be more specific why don’t I? Fear… I believe that I am afraid of the power of this statement. I have limited myself through my thinking and created boundaries that aren’t even there. It is like I am living inside a fence of my own creation, looking out at the other lives and wondering why I can’t be, do, or have… But I can… We all can. Can you feel the momentary relief of that. That moment of freedom before our minds say “no you can’t”. That beautiful freedom of knowing that you can do anything. It is there, it is all there just a thought away.
We grow up in this life so tied by our beliefs and limitations. We create such rigid thoughts that we don’t dare question them until… one day we do. Thankfully, that day was yesterday for me. I have been reading and studying for several years now on how to create the life I want, yet I still remained stuck. At least in my head I was stuck. Until yesterday when the right quote came into my life that began to really open up the gates of my self-created fence. Here is that quote:
“What if you slept? And what if, in your sleep, you went to heaven and there plucked a strange and beautiful flower?
And what if, when you awoke, you had the flower in your hand? Ah, what then?”
– Samuel Taylor Coleridge
So simple and beautifully written by Mr. Coleridge. It opened the door enough for me to really get a look at what we believe can and can not happen. I believe it is so ingrained in our culture that most people who will read this quote will feel the same way I did at first. I felt that it was beautiful, but couldn’t happen in life. And in that thought, in that split second of thinking, my gate was opened. The immediate doubt that came through me is why I have been stuck. It isn’t the lack of anything in my life that is keeping me from getting what I want and where I want to be. It is as simple as my thinking that is keeping where I am. I do not need to wake up with a flower in my hand to believe it can happen. I can just believe. It is that simple. I have always made things more complicated than necessary. I over think, I over analyze everything. This has helped me with certain tasks in life and for that I am grateful, but for my overall outlook, it has kept me from being free to believe.
As children we believe. We believe in magic until an adult tells us otherwise. We believe in the magic of life. We want something until someone tells us no, that it is not possible, setting up the beginning of limited thinking. And this has gone on for generations which is why the simple concept of believing is so difficult. When we do not believe, it can never happen, thus completing our self fulling prophesy of life. Today, I am reprogramming my thinking. I am going to believe. I am going to accept the fact that I don’t always need proof before I know it is possible. What is the worst that can happen? But the bigger questions is what could happen?
“The state of your life is nothing more than a reflection of your state of mind.” Wayne Dyer