COME BACK O! LOST CRAFT
Erle Frayne Argonza / Ra
You will come back, o! lost craft!
You were drowned in the great deluge
Where faith in self lost its scepter
To turbulent waves of underesteem
Faith has lost faith!
You are not lost!
Lost, not a craft that burns
The nights that owls had no monopoly
Over, beat your own despair!
Rise and ride astride the new tidal waves!
Find the whirlpool from the deep recesses!
Twill pull you up
To where bubbles are on sea surfs’ tops
Afloat you shall be
You are your own life saver
[Writ. 14 May ‘99, Cubao, Quezon City, MManila]
This poetic piece is meant to inspire myself then to never let learned crafts become dormant or dead due to misuse. Crafts are of significant import to a person’s development, and perfecting certain crafts or professions are requisites to spiritual development.
Craftsmanship is referred to as 3rd Ray trait in the higher mysteries. So important are crafts that down here on 3rd dimension we cannot survive without them (a craft or profession ensures us money to get ensue with daily existence), and to a higher extent they endow us with the esthetics to apperceive the wholeness of creation.
We should strive to develop crafts, and we should all learn to appreciate the works of craftsmen or artists. Artists could align through as high as 8th density to tap principles of beauty and esthetics there, and then create products from out of imagined models of what they have in mind. Without the esthetics in our world today, we will leave a dreary, boring society akin to a ‘world of zombies’.
Upon learning crafts or professions, strive to practice them and bring the practice to perfection. Non-practice could yield death on a craft, such as what happens to a medical doctor who wouldn’t practice for ten straight years (I heard of such a narrative from my surgeon uncle Dr. Edwin Argonza who lamented one such young doctor he mentored but who lost the craft due to non-practice). Never ever lost your crafts as they’d become part of your ‘inner gold’ of treasures.