The Philippine Patriotic Oath and Tawas
Iniibig ko ang Pilipinas
Ito ang aking lupang sinilangan
Ito ang tahanan ng aking lahi
Ako ay kanyang kinukupkop at tinutulungan
Upang maging malakas, maligaya at kapakipakinabang
Bilang ganti, diringgin ko ang payo ng aking mga magulang
Susundin ko ang mga tuntunin ng aking paaralan
Tutuparin ko ang mga tungkulin ng isang mamamayang makabayan at masunurin sa batas
Paglilingkuran ko ang aking bayan nang walang pag-iimbot at nang buong katapatan
Sisikapin kong maging isang tunay na Pilipino sa isip, sa salita, at sa gawa.
I love the Philippines.
It is the land of my birth;
It is the home of my people.
It protects me and helps me to be strong, happy and useful.
In return, I will heed the counsel of my parents;
I will obey the rules of my school;
I will perform the duties of a patriotic, law-abiding citizen;
I will serve my country unselfishly and faithfully
I will be a true Filipino in thought, in word, in deed.
The oath above is what we usually say before the Philippine Flag after singing our national anthem during our school days flag ceremony.
And yesterday as i have a conversation with a fellow Binabaylan Hilot on the topic about tawas, these have come up into my mind.
Tawas aims to align our thought to our words and actions. Without these alignment life will be in chaos. These are the faculties we need to balance in life. Living our life in our highest truth without pretention and deception.
People suffer because of their pretention and not doing something to their own inner truth.
Tawas shows that to the client, as we call forth to the higher self of the person and talk about their real self.
In tawas we are looking for solution to the physical limitationa brought by blockages from the emotional and mental body.
By reconciling these aspect of man into their life, it will bring forth optimum health and wellness.
Being a true Filipino, tawas taught us to align our thoughts to our words and deeds; and in doing that healing will start to work in your life.