This question always has an answer. Used as a writing prompt, it's as simple as they come. It can also be powerfully illuminating.
When I married my partner at the end of last year, no aspect of the ritual was automatically included. As perpetual adventurers in consciousness, we felt into every decision about the day before making it and that called me to question my role as the bride. Despite every choice I made feeling deeply, intuitively good, some of them challenged me.
I don't feel touched by patriarchy often. Mostly, I feel blessed, happy and empowered but taking part in this ritual added a new dimension to my experience. I felt the misogyny that's baked into the traditional British wedding. It led me to discover a few wider truths about myself and about how we, as creators, can shake things up in so many beautiful ways. When I sat down to consider my vows a few days before the ceremony, I found myself writing the following words instead.
Gratitude is the first stage of the Soul Scripting process for good reason. When you develop a solid sense of gratitude you can become much more resilient to life's ups and downs. And you can practice feeling grateful. Even if it feels unnatural at first, practice often and you'll come to know that warm fuzzy feeling as well as you know your comfortable bed. Then you'll be able to cosy up in it any time you choose.
Here's a simple gratitude practice that I use in Soul Scripting workshops, that can be easily worked into your daily routine:
If you've given it a go and you find yourself getting stuck, watch this short video for tips on overcoming the blocks and allowing your writing to flow.
You don't need to be ready to forgive in order to practice what it might feel like to do so. This short writing practice allows you to simply play with the language of forgiveness. It can be really cathartic and a great way to bring positive, loving energy into an otherwise challenging scenario.
If there is a person in your life that you feel has wronged you in some way, then thinking about them or what they did probably carries a charge. Maybe when you think about them or the situation, you feel a tightening somewhere in your body, or you think negative thoughts. Practising forgiveness, even if you tell yourself that you absolutely don't mean it, may well make you feel a little better. This exercise isn't about them, it's about giving yourself a bit of loving care.