I have written a mythic story about a rooster who evolved and became “exceptional.” This myth is accompanied by online Rooster Cards. Each of the 44 Cards graphically symbolize a part or chapter of the story.
Several months ago I wrote this part below of the “THE EXCEPTIONAL ROOSTER.” It’s about “Roosta the Rooster” becoming the “ruler of the roost” and his acceptance speech. In my talk to the chicken coop, I got political and very resistant to the ways human were treating us chickens.
Read this below and then I will fill you in with the rest of this amazing turn of events!
“Hens and Roosters, It’s a new day! Cock-a-doodle-DO – WE DO TOGETHER!
We are not going to be just a “chicken in every pot,” like some human’s use as their political campaign slogan. Like a famous car maker Henry Ford once said, “Our business is healthy, when like a chicken, we scratch around.” Yes, we are healthy. Our roost is busy and active. We work together to create our nest egg. We are not putting all our eggs in one basket, we are diversifying. We are not going to count our chickens before they hatch. With our rooster industry, we are going to have more to live on than just our lousy and toxic chicken feed. We have pride in ourselves but not like a “hen who struts like a rooster and so is invited for dinner.” We don’t want to be strutting around like a banty rooster. We need to stick our necks out to support each other. Resourceful and resilient, we will use everything but the crow. We are not going to waste time trying to hatch rooster eggs. And one other thing, no chickenhawks! Those who talk brave and want to fight like some rooster politicians and not participate are not welcome here. If you want to put up a squawk, let’s talk about it.
Our first act as a unified coop is that we are going to boycott all artificial chicken feed full of chemicals. Who do they think we are? They ain’t gettin’ no eggs from us until they feed us properly. We ain’t making no more babies until they feed us right. We can do this and we must do this. We are going to die anyway, but not because of the poison we are fed. We are committed to dying on our own terms
Please don’t get the impression that we are pushy chickens. In fact, we are humble and very giving and generous. We can even live and give you eggs in your backyard. We are no trouble, except when I wake everyone up at dawn’s early light. We are are making a stand for our rights so that everyone else will have better chicken and eggs to eat. We all win!
Cock-a-doodle-US-FOREVER AND EVER!”
Lo and behold, on May 1, Tyson Foods, the largest poultry producer announces that it will go antibiotic-free!
Amazing! What can we learn from this? When something is in the air, it’s in the air for all to breathe. If you are feeling something, it’s guaranteed that others are feeling it too. Remember the #wanlesswildwisdoms “rule of life” that “everything is connected to everything.” Hence, synchronicity. So, if you are feeling passionately about anything, share it! Putting it out there is getting it out there for others to pick up.
To have impact in the world and make a difference, tell your story. The “x-factor” that gives your words power is to make it mythic. Myths are archetypal, eternal and universal which gives it enhanced impact.
Don’t “be a chicken,” live your MYTH – acronym for “Make Yourself The Hero.”
For even more power, portray yourself and your myth with symbolic imagery. As the great psychologist C.G. Jung once said, “The mechanism that moves energy is the picture-symbol.” Having actual photos of “Roosta the Leader” and having embodied Roosta myself has given me and my voice and story and myth a greater and deeper transmission and thus contributing to Tyson’s listening and following Roosta’s call for justice!