“The founders of the United States were men of vision, who used the land of others and the labor and knowledge of others to make their vision a reality. They have sustained their position of power and authority over Africans in America by destroying the Africans’ ability to visualize while encouraging them to dream.
There is a fundamental difference between a vision and a dream. Dreams are abstract illusions that occur when one is in an unconscious state of mind. Dreams dry up ‘like a raisin in the sun’ and lead to frustration, anger, and despair. Visions occur during a state of heightened awareness and provide insight into areas where the mind is trained and focused. Visions are capable of connecting a mind to a higher source of consciousness and empowerment. This is a spiritual law which leads to the fulfillment of thoughts and ideas, and, therefor, happiness.
It has been written: ‘Where there is no vision, the people perish, but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.’ This statement implies that the quality of your life is directly proportional to your ability to develop a vision and implement it throughout your lifetime. If this is done correctly, the power of that vision will be projected into the future and manifested for generations to come.
The Creator has given each of us the power of visualization, so that we may create a world of our own design. This power is negated if it is not used correctly and it will never be given to a people by a government or a religious system which once enslaved them. This message is of critical importance for Africans in America...Africans in America must develop the desire and the ability to create a vision for our future.” -From, “Survival Strategies For Africans In America” By: Anthony Browder