The Negro is a sort of seventh son, born with a veil, and gifted with second sight in this American world, —a world which yields him no true self-consciousness, but only lets him see himself through the revelation of the other world…
`W.E.B. Du Bois
Why do we still allow sense comparisons to deviate us from the intellectual progression that can only come through what I call “The Process”? It’s an Egyptian Desert experience that is being used by God to reform our intellectual standards, and to retrain the mind into an evolvable state of Contemplation. As W.E.B. Du Bois mention, “we are sort of a seventh son born with a veil and gifted with second sight in this American world”. In other words, we were created to stand apart from the crowd with our spiritual covering and operate in a different dimension from the world’s standards. If you were to look up the word “Second Sight” you will see that it refers to an improvement in the near vision that results from aging. Meaning, that it’s hard to see distant objects until you are up and close to the object. It’s easy to read a book up close but can you read a Billboard fifty feet away?
Black Intellectualism hinges on the Exorbitant notation that when the heavens shift through the bending of “Kingdom Law” in this physical realm, our ability to detect these shifts are activated through the gifts of precognition that comes trapped within us awaiting to be released. The USA is but a mere mental model and inspirational portal that is helping the Black Intellectual to progress into his refined imaginative intelligence. It’s a process. It’s a process but the beauty of this process is that we are still a work in progress. The progressive ideals of our former Intellectuals carry a deeper significant to the plight of our dual nature of “whiteness” and “Blackness”. There is no question that both ideologies are at play. It’s supposed to be this way. The creative genius of man garners a split atom of probability that infuses his mental makeup with ambiguity. We must never hang our hats on what mainstream America at large synthesizes about our level of development, the plight of our communities and our abilities to reason for ourselves.
Something is at work far greater than we can imagine, and we must process and keep on processing. Even if it takes the next 100 years we must process. Albert Einstein quoted “Problems can’t be solved with the same mind that created them?” Philippians 2:5 says “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus”, a mind that understands process, growth and development. A mind that operates outside of time. The mind that works all things together for the good of those who love God. The mind that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we can ask. It’s a mind that listens more than it speaks. It’s imperative that we listen and follow the directives of those things that appear in the thinly veiled arena of silence. The demarcation of our ideologies should not suffer based on the premise that our presence is offensive to fear. In other words, progression and pain should symbolize a creative synthesis of our faith. Again, it’s about the timing of God and this process he uses to refine the spiritual nature of our praise and worship.
Whenever time is fixed upon a people regarding where they should be, in relation to those who occupy the same space, creative responses and snap judgements occur causing the thinker to think less about the process and more about the impending dangers that surround his home. In real time, the mental brutality, and communal degradation that plagues the Black Intellectual is real and cannot be a distraction from the truth. Fire burns if engaged in its process to long, water drowns without a proper understanding of its power, and so too does a rushed evolution hamper the ability of an intellectual to leisurely prescribe himself to the mental pursuits that can change his generation forever. At once we must allow this process (however long it takes) to separate the intellect into a more refined ideal of patience.
Man must be given the opportunity to separate from that which would syphon his intellectual ability to reason with the creator. This would help us to conserve our greatest assets for the next 7 generations. The perspective is childlike in nature regarding the mining of truth. It’s that pearl of a great price waiting to be explored. That giving up all ideologies that would keep the mind focused on the wrong patterns of development. All truth deserves applause, but the realness of life extends from what is still being visualized in the consciousness of man.
The process is all about discovering the genius that has been buried in the DNA structure of the Black Intellectual’s being. There are still tons of work to be done in regard to accessing the information that will come only as a disciplined mind listens and writes from his heart. The truth is present but its hidden under centuries of outdated philosophies, and many different inter-generational curses. The mind must be opened and explored for a second time outside of what already exists concerning the brain and its function.
So, when the going gets tough the tough gets going. Stop running from one thing to another. Stay in the fire long enough to see the salvation of the lord. New Levels bring new devils. You have to be tough. It’s tough to keep your kids motivated while you are worried to death. But it’s a fight that you have the ability to win. You are the secret sauce. The word is already in you. Yes, it’s tough not being able to get the light bill and the water bill paid. It’s tough not being able to have birthday money for the kids. It’s tough growing up with no father or mother. It’s tough dealing with the shame and pain of being molested. It’s tough raising 3 kids by yourself. Yet, it’s the process that is bringing about the greatest transformation in your life that has nothing to do with money. Sometimes, we think a few thousand dollars more will do the trick. It’s a common notion to feel more secured when you can make ends meet.
Stand still and see the salvation of the lord. Stay in the fire although ends are not meeting. Stand tall. It’s a tall task and order to be brave when your surrounding circumstances suggest otherwise. You don’t have to accept the situation the way it is. Dig deeper and tap into that next level of creativity. Necessity is certainly the mother of all inventions. You must break out of the barriers and limitations that you have placed on yourself. You got to take it one day at a time. It’s a process that takes lots of courage to move forward through that burning house. Martin Luther King Jr. referenced this context by saying “I Fear I May Have Integrated My People into a Burning House”, which reflected a notion that it’s easy to get sidetracked while fighting for one’s freedom.
Although, the civil rights movement reflected a struggle for justice and equality for African Americans, there was still battles looming on the horizon for which would require multiple generations to entertain. Martin Luther King definitely went the mountaintop and realized it would take multiple generations to win the war for social equality and justice, and not just a few congress laws and marches. It dawned on at that moment that the “Black Intellectual” would need to understand process as a means for survival in the generations to come.