Symbols, old and new alike, mean much more than can be known at first glance. You can't take them as pictures only. They were wrought by an artist, a scholar or an ordinary person in order to indicate something that was significant to them in one way or another.
Yes the baybayin, on one level, would be mere pictographs that delineate syllables in various Philippine dialects long ago. But in the Baybayin Alive blog, I encourage you to shift your knowledge of the baybayin as a mere writing system to the consciousness of the baybayin as a set of symbols that were developed by the indigenous intellect and psyches of ancient people, our Filipino ancestors.
Baybayin symbols, through the artistic expressions of tattoos and jewelry, as a meditation tool, or as a divination tool, have been experienced by many a Filipino as a key to the healing, growth and unfolding of their Filipino psyche and identity(pagkapilipino).
Through proven techniques of jungian dream interpretation, and artistic interpretative abilities, and what some call talinghaga , one can in fact, reconnect with the baybayin symbols and discover their subjective, transcendent, deeper meanings. Decolonization becomes part of our Filipino experience. Awakening becomes part of our human experience.
Because it has much to do with this topic too, thoughts on Kapwa connection to our ancestors will also be posted soon.
Also see Thinking in Metaphors---Talinghaga.
Man and His Symbols by Carl Gustav Jung