This week's #wcw is Princess Yennenga: Mother of the Mossi Empire
Yennenga was the daughter of Nedega the king of Dagombe a region in modern day Burkina Faso. According to legend, King Nedega had no sons so he raised his daughter Yennenga to fight and ride at a young age.
At the age of 14 she fought in her first battle against the Malinke people and eventually she would command her own battalion.
As she grew older her desire to be on the battlefield waned, hoping to retire from military service a marry but her father did not want to lose one of greatest generals so he imprisoned her in the palace.
While imprisoned, Yennenga plotted her escape. Disguised as a man she stole a horse and rode north where she has eventually attacked by a group Malinke warriors killing her companions and leaving her alone.
She rode deeper into the forest where she met Riale, an Malinke elephant hunter, The two would eventually marry and they would have a son, Ouadraogo (the stallion), who return to his grandfather and found the Mossi empire.
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“The cool thing about getting older, is that you have so much to look back on. If you take the time to reflect on your life journey to where you are now, you will be amazed at how many times “fate” caused you to make great decisions that lead you to where you are now.” ― Beth Ramsay #alwayskellifair#warriorqueen#baldbychoice
Love is in the earth tarot
Queen of crystal lasers: intense love and affection can truly arise from the most unanticipated and unforeseen areas of ones life
The fool: new beginnings, bliss!
6 of staves: victory and acknowledgement, recognition just has yet to arrive!
Judgement card:time for necessary change often welcome but can be frightening
The cauldron: inner alchemy, spiritual renewal, discerning wisdom
Connecting energy(5 of cups)
Archangel Rachael: angel therapy “give your cares and worries to us angels,and allow us to take your burdens”
Divine feminines, so far so good! You’re doing well! Slowly but surely detaching from the outcome and focusing more on your inner goddess and alchemy! The only card still wanting to attach to the connecting energy is the 5 of cups. Release the feeling of being abandoned or left out in the cold. Focus on building your own empire to warm your own toes! If you have your own empire focus on how to enhance your surroundings and avoid drifting back into past hurt!❤️ Divine masculine
Love is in the earth tarot
Emperor: the all Kings card
The millennium card: end all be all card(new beginnings)
Eight of swords:entrapment (mental, physical oppression)
Movement: speedy movement
Eight of staves: communication
Contemplation: gaining overview, detached observation, increased understanding, solitude, integration through reflection.
Archangel raziel: take your power back” use your god given power and intention to manifest blessings into your life
Prosperity: wealth, good fortune, success, gratitude
The clinging: fire illumination, inspiration, devotion an all consuming passion. Reintegration, spirituality, virtue and enlightenment.
Divine masculines: ARE PUTTING IN WORK! They are escaping mental/physics entrapment and finding what makes them happy! They are gaining the understanding that their words contain the power to change their surroundings! The card connected to the connecting cards is the movement card. Clear blocks of making your
Today the three weeks of radiation, driving back and forth to steamboat to work and moving into my new place really caught up with me. I had been feeling so much energy and couldn’t believe how easy radiation was and then it hit me like a ton of bricks. I barely could get myself to move from my bed and the sunshine pouring in. It’s been a reminder that I am still in a battle, my body still has treatment to go though and even though the hard part that was chemo is over, I still have a mountain to continue climbing. Today reminded me that I still need to take care of me and let my body rest and rebuild. #breastcancer#radiationtherapy#notoveryet#takingcareofme#warriorqueen
Seriously. Another mish-mash outfit for you. To my fellow patron of New Seasons Market, you're welcome for the laughs you so kindly kept to yourself. Humor towards oneself is good medicine y'all. But, let's be honest...how adorable is it to put comfort first when dressing oneself for the rigors of the world beyond ones cave? PS. Shirt says "witch please!". Raunch matters people.
Video: Viking Warrior Queen - Sketchbook Ink Drawing - Swipe left for more images. The dark ages got even darker the night Helena Ramsdóttir was born under the final Wolf Moon. The queen of seven kingdoms, she never took a king– but was known to have pillaged more than her fair share of Norwegian wood… See video at: SketchbookTM.com (link in profile)
No time for judgement! Be humble, be free, be yourself and don’t ever stop laughing because of someone else’s judgement it’s not your fault they’re insecure!
Ladies own your truth! #WarriorQueen#Sheownedit#BedTimeStories with #MissMelo check out the dopest couple on YouTube @MrandMrsBelinPillowTalk #OwnYourTruth
A story about stepping (or running) out of your comfort zone.
A few weeks ago, we placed a mature and productive 3-tier hive on an ostensibly solid old wooden beside table, the old pine kind with 3 drawers. This lit up my greenie brain nodules and satisfied my desire to use recycled materials whenever possible.
The table was not solid and this was not smart. It gave way and two days ago the entire hive hurtled to the ground with an almighty crash. Luckily it was all held together by a hive strap, but the top box took the brunt of the fall and cracked open, and a buzzing mushroom cloud of traumatised bees rose from the ruins. .
Unfortunately, my beekeeping suit was in storage a km away. My fellow beekeeper and husband bolted to the car and raced down the street to fetch our gear, while in shock I watched the disaster unfold from behind the safety of a glass door. He would not be back for at least 5 minutes and the cloud of bees was quickly expanding.
I hesitated. Then I had this absurd thought: “If I go RIGHT NOW I can fix it before it’s too late... I can fix it but I’m going to get stung.”
#5secondrule - Suddenly I found myself scrambling through the house. I threw on anything I could find that might cover me - dirty jeans out of the hamper, my good leather boots, my husband’s jumper, rubber dish gloves and a washbag over my head. And I launched myself way (wayyyy) out of my comfort zone directly into a fog of angry bees... to heave a 50kg hive upright! By myself! I hadn’t thought that far ahead! Thank goodness after two failed attempts adrenalin came to my rescue and I basically hulked the hive back up.
Then, I bolted. I ran like the glorious wind.
When my husband got back he geared up and replaced the broken box. Everything is back in order and our hive survived! Happy ending! 🐝 For the bees anyway. #15stings#newrecord .
Cheers @melrobbinslive #notquitewhatyoumeant#butitworked#dramadramadrama#stillalivetotellthetale#dontdothisathome#savethebees#livingthedream#beekeeping#beekeeper#beek#ladybeekeeper#notadvisable#worstday#localbeeks#fortheloveofhoney#comfortzone#sting#beesting#ladystartup#learningexperience