I sometimes wonder myself as I look back on the years without having ever missed a deadline. It became apparent soon after DailyOM was launched that I was to use my life experiences to help others. This gave me great relief, because it seemed a shame to have gone through so much pain, heartache, and growth just for myself without being able to share what I’d gained with others. It almost seemed wasted on one person. I’ve always been an open book and happy to share what I’ve learned with others so that their own journeys may be easier.
Soon I developed a system of working with the universe to help fine-tune the DailyOM stories. I decided to pick one day a week when I wouldn’t go into the office and would instead stay home and have a meditation day. I picked Tuesday for no particular reason.
First thing in the morning I sit at my altar and just spend some time there, clearing my head, breathing, and lighting a candle and incense. I then set my intention that this time be for writing down story ideas (five of them at a sitting) and ask to be a clear channel to receive the wisdom of the universe. At that point either I’m left completely blank or the messages start coming in strong. I’m shown an event or circumstance in my life and start to write down notes. I then feel what it was like to be in that situation, what I went through, the steps I took, and how I healed and moved on. This process usually leaves me with about a paragraph of notes containing the essence of the story, although an entire
story has come through all at once before.
Often I’m asked to go outside, and I always love it when this guidance comes because of my enjoyment of nature and
her profound messages. I may feel guided to watch ants or commune with a tree, and I know that a beautiful metaphorical story about nature and humanity will come forth. These are some of my very favorite stories because they’re easy for all to access and understand, as they’re very disarming to the soul.
The next logical question people always ask me is: “Do you mind being used in this way?” I don’t feel “used” at all, although sometimes I’d like a break from the lessons that seem to come every single day. I feel that this is a commitment I made on a soul level, and in return the universe provides for me and I am never without what I need. This work is in me, and even if I wanted to, I couldn’t escape it. When I receive e-mails from readers about how these stories have changed their lives, I’m brought to my knees in tears of gratitude. There’s no greater feeling to me than fulfilling my life’s purpose and doing what elevates my soul, what makes it sing.
You too have the ability to allow your own soul to sing, and like me, you may find it takes a while to learn what it is
that makes you happy and fulfilled. The journey is so worth it, and on those days when you just feel like giving up, take
a deep breath and know that you are not alone.
MADISYN TAYLOR is author of Daily OM: Learning to Live. It can be purchased through Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble www.bn.com Also you can visit Madisyn at www.DailyOm.com