Erle Frayne Argonza / Ra
Songbird of the country
Please sing your tunes tirelessly
On valleys and hills
Sing afloat your theatre of amusement!
You are forever rewarded
With rice, shelter, care
By humble folks who truly cherish you.
Sing for them! – the poor and wretched—
They who were left forlorn
By trusted lords
By false guardians of welfare
By deified magnates;
They who are now casting
New lives for themselves
New hopes toward betterment.
O! Songbird so dear!
Lift them up from slumber!
[Writ. 26 May 1988, Proj. 8, Quezon City, M.Manila.]
I never ceased to marvel over songbirds perched on trees nearby my residence, their songs serving as balms that can sooth inner wounds. As part of divine grace on Terra, we are o! so blessed with so many songbirds. In the early morning, they role-play as my alarm clock, wakening me through their sweet melodies.
Aspirants in the Path ought to meditate on the sublime meanings of the songbird. Upon advancing in the Path and striving to contribute to the Work, the Aspirant better face people like a songbird does to the folks. It is necessary to provide service to those who are in need, as well as to those who thirst for knowledge and wisdom, service being the 6th Ray of divinity.
Be like unto the songbird, who dedicates melodies so unselfishly to those who can hear, especially the marginalized peoples. Those deified magnates who quack service by engaging in humanitarian pursuits for posterity and fame, those who are undeniably Service-for-Self or SFS persons, will be taken out by Gaia from Terra post-2012, and will be transferred by the Spiritual Hierarchy to a world that befits their egoistic nature.