The Liberation of Surrender

by Karen Tate

Sekhmet, by Jeff Dahl -Open SourceWriting my current new book, Walking An Ancient Path: Rebirthing Goddess on Planet Earth, required that I look back over years of happiness, sadness, revelations, success, disappointment and patterns.  One of those patterns was my relationship with surrender and my belief in universal wisdom.

Surrender was not a concept I easily related to or thought much about.  Instead like so many others in denial about their illusion of control or with a penchant for perfectionism, I believed I staved off chaos and fear with organization, attention to detail and lists.  These tools help, of course, and lists made me feel safe.  I have daily lists, weekly lists, monthly and annual lists.  Nothing makes me feel better than an entire list with big fat red lines through all the things that have been completed.  And throwing a list away - everything finally complete - well, now that’s almost orgasmic!  But sometimes the best planning does not guarantee our perception of perfection, success or our vision of where we hoped things lead.

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