“Even the least among you can do all that I have done, and greater things”


“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


About WalkWhereYouLikeYourSteps

I am a mother of two beautiful children, and married to a wonderful man. I am writing this blog to document the lessons I have gone through in my life that have lead me to where I am today. I have lived through some very difficult challenges in my life that have made me into a better person. My goal is to learn something new everyday. I am grateful for all the good in my life! I hope by sharing some of my deepest inner thoughts that they will help others on their own paths in life! With Peace and Love, Michelle

5 responses »

  1. Hi Michelle ! My name is Tuca Camargo. I ran nto your blog “by chance”i. I really thank you for your words.They were like a “final touch”in some other things that i was reading/watching.Sometimes ,it’s not only knowledge that helps people,but,how you “bring” that knowledge into words.You did that beautifully !!!!
    Thank you .
    God bless you and your family

  2. I was searching in Google for the bible verse in the title of you article after listening to a Wayne Dyer video today and landed on your site. Lovely, just lovely and confirmation on this day for me that I am heading down the right path of thinking the right thoughts and simply believing! .

  3. Michelle, God is with you!
    It was such a miracle that I found this post today. It’s difficult to summarize, but your blog came through my journal entry (in a Footprints Poem journal no less).
    I have felt a shift in my soul for some time now, but it was heightened in the last couple weeks. The “old me” has been hanging of for too long.
    I met an amazing woman a little over a week ago. She stared me straight in my eyes and said, “When you are finally ready, all of the walls will come crumbling down, and you will see everything clearly.” Then she said, “To whom much is given, much is expected.” (You probably recognize that last part)
    So, clearly, a shift was coming.
    Tonight, I realized what a great day today was. Many things occurred that, on any other day, would have been apparent road blocks. Today, they were blessings.
    Then I started journaling.
    My entry began with Mark Twain’s quote, “The two most important days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why.”
    I got a couple pages into it, my thoughts were very much in line with this blog.
    Then, I heard Jesus’ words “even the least among you….”, and I had to google the words to make sure I could complete the quote. I found this blog, and my mind was right in line with the words; you were writing exactly what I was thinking, but nearly five years ago!
    So, thank you.
    God bless you!

  4. Through divine guidance, on this blog I found what I was looking for! A specific quote from the bible that has attached itself to me for quite some time. Very happy to have found this after searching in places high and low, Through the media somewhere came this quote spoken aloud. The message became a hunt to find It’s origin in the bible. Having arrived here on this page is a very pleasant surprise! God has blessed everyone who arrives here !

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