Let the bells ring
ESSENCE - Ligaya Rabago-Visaya (The Freeman) - December 13, 2018 - 12:00am

I have hawk bells tied to my shoelace and bracelet ankles. This personal identity is very much observed especially when going to my classes where students know my coming. And yes it creates a sense of artistic fulfillment as I want to express in a way that others would value the importance of one’s coming or presence.

As we know, the sounding of a bell is a signal that educates us of something; the beginning or end of mass or class, a crisis, a reminder or, on account of the old town proclaimer, to grab attention before making a declaration. We can, consequently, conclude the emblematic significance of a bell likely has something to do with information. We additionally realize that information is a method for accumulating wisdom so we have a better comprehension of something.

Primeval sages made elusive imagery to mask the genuine significance of their works. They utilized regular items individuals know about to enable them to recall, learn and comprehend complex exercises of awareness and the psyche.

Notwithstanding when I disclose to you that bells represent accumulating wisdom, it just begins to expose what’s underneath of its actual more profound importance. The official clarification of emblematic implications given by religious organizations additionally begins to expose what’s underneath. In Christianity, the bell represents the “voice of God.” In China, bells are rung to speak with spirits. Buddhists, Hindus, and the Russian Orthodox Church additionally say the sound of the bell straightforwardly addresses the divinity.

These same religions also link superstitions to bells. You may have heard that ringing a bell protects you by warding off evil spirits – negativity is a better way to explain “spirits.”

Ancient sages also made the connection that the dome of the bell is the “vault of heaven” and the clapper is the “voice of the divinity.” The dome actually represents the female sexual organs and the clapper represents the male phallus. As do domes and towers of churches and temples.

We, thusly, see the ancient thought of duality that reliably happens all through old wisdom. They regularly utilize the male and female similarity to display parity and association. The association of inverse genders of cause is said to give a harmony among male and female characteristics. What’s more, obviously, the sexual association is the base of creation.

We can apply these equivalent standards to the human personality. The mind should be adjusted by utilizing the manly and female qualities. What’s more, science indicates people utilize the mind in various ways.

Bells have an extensive variety of pitches and tones. The pitch and tone of a bell set the state of mind, and symbolism, which that specific bell is intended to speak to. The higher tones lift individuals’ spirits, speak to joy, and symbolize closeness to soul. The lower tones can hose individuals’ spirits, impart a troubled and grave mind-set, and are images of the gross and mundane.

As for the Balangiga bells that are now with their rightful owners, hopefully they would serve as a symbol of Filipino resistance to foreign invaders and remind them of the gallantry and heroism of our forebears.

The townsfolk could hopefully experience a more meaningful Christmas this year. That after 117 years, they can now hear the sound that reminds them of the many struggles of their ancestors as they fought for the sovereignty that this generation is taking pleasure in.


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