Peace! Last Sunday, on the day of knowledge god (Sept 17) I reflected on what it means to be a queen (the 17th letter in the alphabet is Q, which stands for Queen in our Supreme Alphabet). We may walk around and say "Peace Queen," to each other, and sure, it's a nice self-esteem builder, and makes you feel good about yourself, but how does a woman really live that out? Today's meathematics is wisdom wisdom all being born to culture, so what are the wise words, ways and actions of a queen? As my God, I Majestic Allah mentioned in one of his posts (www.authorofchange.blogspot.com ), I am very concerned with the practical side of things...how to implement ideas (I am a brown/wisdom soil). So I put together some points on what I cee as the qualities and code of embodying that fabulous letter Q...
-Quality- a queen is unique, being the original woman. Every woman takes the knowledge from her God/ educator/ foundation and applies it in her own way. There is something distinct about her.
-Royalty- she carries herself with dignity and respect. She walks with her head up high, not looking up at the clouds, but straight ahead, so she can see what's coming, but also has a holistic and comprehensive view of all taking place in her periphery and remains grounded
-A queen knows when to stand down, when to negotiate, and when to go to battle and wage war. She picks and chooses her battles wisely. For example, Queen Elizabeth I of England...although not a personal favorite, I recently saw a movie based on her life and did the knowledge to her decision making and demeanor. In most situations, she placed knowledge before wisdom, even when it was extremely painful. She did not allow anyone to jepordize her position or the people of her country, even when having to take unpopular stances.
-A queen walks with honor and integrity and does not allow herself to be dragged into petty bullshit
-A powerful queen is a thinker. She is no puppet and can be a strategic force in accomplishing the goals of the kingdom. She can be a trusted advisor and confidante to the king . She is a builder who adds on to what is taking place. She assists in increasing the quality of life of those around her. She is a teacher and example who is just as committed to the kingdom as the king because she is of and about the people. She is the bearer of the message and law of the king and she upholds it in the presence or absence of the king...knowing how to act at home and abroad (14:14)
-A queen knows the best parts of herself (strengths) and her challenges. She builds on the strengths and acknowledges, takes responsibility for and addresses the challenges. She knows when "all of the above is caused by the Sun of Man," (8:40) and when her level of internal turbulence promotes and maintains "rain, hail, snow and earhtquakes." She can delve deeply within herself and discern the difference betwen the two.
-A queen knows when to show mercy and when to serve justice.
-A queen is loyal to the king and kingdom. She will not betray her king/ kingdom and knows when to keep matters of the house inside the house. Choose your confidantes carefully, because if house matters are leaked and unfavorably becomes public knowledge, it all comes back to you.
I Medina Peaceful Earth