The damsel in distress:
- Would wait in her ivory tower for her prince to come and rescue her.
- Let him make all the plans for the escape.
- Gives all her power away by demurring quietly in the corner while the prince does all the hard work rescuing her.
- Let’s him conquer her fears by slaying the dragon.
- Then when she is free of the tower, she let’s him take her away to his castle so she can live her life as he wants it to be.
The Warrior Queen:
- Would never have been locked in the tower in the first place.
- She would have slayed that dragon for herself.
- Then when she was done with that, she would have taken great pride in sharping her sword again so it was ready for the next battle.
- A Warrior Queen would never cower in the corner, she’d be too busy planning her next adventure to let fear get in the way.
- And when the battles are finished, she would head back to her own castle which is decorated just how she likes it where she would put her feet up content in a job well done.
Which one are you?
Yeah, we all want to be the Warrior Queen. She is fierce. She knows what she wants and doesn’t take crap from anyone, not even a dragon.
I’ll bet you have that same fierce spark inside you just waiting to flare to life. I’ll bet somewhere in your arsenal of personal weapons there is your version of a warrior’s sword ready to be taken up; to be sharpened and oiled and practised with. I’ll even bet that you have a list of adventures, maybe even sacred quests, patiently waiting in your heart of hearts.
Deep inside you have the will, you have the tools, you have a spark.
Now ask yourself again. Which one are you, the damsel in distress or the Warrior Queen?