Monday, June 24, 2024

YOU! HAVE THE POWER | Dr. Ellen Brown

Nurture your thoughts, and turn them into action



When something is important to us, we invest effort into it. It is said that everything begins with an idea, which is a thought. How many times have you had an idea but not taken action — only to see it realized through someone else? You might say, “They stole my idea!” Did they? What did you do with your idea?

Nurturing our power involves finding ways to add action to the creations of our minds. Think of some recent issue in the news or your community that grabbed your attention. Maybe it made you think deeper and became important to you. How could you have given it your power? Could you write a letter? Call a hotline? Go to a meeting? Raise your hand and ask a question? Bring up the topic among friends or coworkers?

There are several choices to select from when thoughts grow beyond our minds. The most obvious choice is to give it life by taking action. Giving life is the power that activates what could have been just something inside of your head. That action can be as simple as sharing your thoughts with someone who will listen. What reaction did you get in return? Was it valuable feedback? Power in the rough is the fire and energy at the center of action. It is not always good, but that is where you must make choices. It is often your choice to make something happen or not. You may remember a song many of us sang in Sunday School:

This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine, shine shine. Put it under a bushel? NO! I’m gonna let it shine! 

That song was my first lesson in power. My power. God gives us the little light, but we all must choose how, when, and where to let it shine. You have the power that sparks the light, which leads to things happening. If you want change in your community, you spark that light. There is no They, Them, Him, Her or Y’all without your spark of light. You are the thought that creates and nurtures the spark — and that leads to action. Let it shine, let it shine, let it SHINE!

Ellen writes on political topics that encourage interest, discussion and action. Have a comment, question or idea? Contact Dr. Brown at

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