Journal Prompt: Reimagining the Voices

Earlier this month we talked about how we can mix up the voice of the Emperor and Empress with the internalized voices of culture and our parents. It's really important to be able to tell the difference between these voices and the authentic expressions of these in 

our own persona, who truly know what we need and have our best interest at heart. For this month, we will explore these voices.

First, write a paragraph or two as the voice of each of your parents. If this does not work for you, choose a traditionally male and female role model, teacher, or relative.

Next, take a few deep breaths and recenter yourself. Then, write as the Empress, and then the Emperor, telling you what they have to offer you and how they can help you in your life.

Compare the pairs of voices. Do they sound different? Did you find that any of them were more helpful than you thought?