I love Spirit Stories. I hope you do too! Usually when I cannot sleep and the world stills to the quietness of a mouse, the Guides come close and whisper stories with morals and understanding. Interestingly it is always when I have witnessed spectacular by plays of human nature which sometimes make me shake my head! We have a lot to learn about compassion here on the earth plane.
The Roosters Tail...
There once were two little chicks hatched to a warm brown mother hen. They were bright, fluffy and yellow, brilliant black eyes which surveyed the world in its wonder. The world in which they lived in was a large farm with many animals and many comings and goings. The world was interesting to the two young chicks and within the daily abundance and routine of life on the farm, the small chicks grew quickly.
The yellow fluff was replaced with feathers which grew brilliant and strong as both of the chicks grew to adulthood. Completely grown into brilliant Roosters, the twin chicks looked magnificent with their rolling green tail feathers, russet coloured wings and brilliant red combs and wattles. They proudly walked the farm each day, and as they were equal stature and colour it made it very hard to tell the two apart.
One day the Roosters were making their usual circuit of the farm when one of the cows commented to the other, "Look at the Roosters, aren't they spectacular, however I do think that the one with the deeper green feathers is the more attractive". Both of the Roosters stopped and looked at each other. They looked up and down, from feet to comb at each other. They knew that they were alike however, both were fairly vain and both wanted to know which was the better looking.
"It is obviously me" decreed one Rooster "I have a spectacularly beautiful tail" The other Rooster snorted "Your eyesight is failing, for she was talking about me of course, my tail is much more brilliant than yours". The two brothers stepped back and eyed each other belligerently. "I tell you it is ME!" Screeched the first Rooster. "WRONG! I am the better looking". Screeched his brother.
They circled one another in annoyance. Quick as a flash, one Rooster poked forward his head and seized a brilliant green tail feather of his brother and pulled. With a squawk, the tail feather was hanging in his beak. His brother was incensed. "You have done this simply out of envy that I am the better looking!" He screeched and pecked out and seized two of his brother's tail feathers and yanked. The two beautiful feathers flew into the air and floated down on the breeze.
The two angrily glared at each at each other. "How dare you when YOU know I am better looking than you! You have just never acknowledged it!" "Rubbish!" and the two incensed brothers flew at each other in their anger. Rooster feathers in brilliant greens, dark and light, flew as the brothers pecked and fought. Soon the tail feathers were gone and russet feathers flew in the air as the brothers continued their fighting and their arguing. Both were getting exhausted.
Pulling a distance from each other, they finally stopped. The yard was covered with beautiful feathers blowing in the wind. The Roosters looked bedraggled and scrawny, hardly any feathers left on their bodies at all. They were a sight.
At that moment the farmer and his wife came into the yard. They looked at the feathers trailing all around the yard. "Those darn Roosters, old enough to fight. They will have to go now" said the Farmer. "Yes" commented his wife. "However I was thinking to sell them they were such a fine-looking pair with their tails and their colours. No good now though". She seized the bedraggled Roosters by their feet and continued through the yard. "Chicken Stew for Supper, My Dear" she called back over her shoulder.
Moral of the Story:
Sometimes a passing compliment can go to your head, make you think that you are better than others, or are more worthy than others. The reality is that here in this life, we are all as equally needed as the other. When someone thinks that they are better, or knows more, it is merely ego that is coming into play. The Universe is a balancer, an equalizer, if we think too highly of ourselves, then the Universe brings learning and understanding to correct this. You can acknowledge that you are a truly beautiful being but also have understanding that so is everyone else here on the planet regardless of what form. If you close yourself down to seeing the beauty of others, you will stop seeing the beauty of yourself in its truest form. When you argue with another about what you consider to be right as well, you also limit your ability to grow. Knowledge resonates, you do not need to prove it to another, those who listen gain more than those who cannot close their mouths.