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Leaves and Divine Design

Copyright 2014 by R.A. Robbins

With 60 years of living on this earth I am still amazed at the perfection of creation and the way everything is designed to work together for our good… if we only allow it.  But we often think we know better.  How many of our health problems today are created by bad habits and unhealthy choices?  How have we damaged our mother earth by taking charge, tearing down, digging up, relocating and killing?  Is the imbalance we see in our bodies and our earth a result of humans trying to redesign creation to meet our own, often selfish, needs?

So what got me thinking about this?  Falling leaves.  Some of you may know I live in a wooded area.  We have trees — old trees and lots of them.  Things fall from the trees — nuts, leaves, branches, occasionally an entire tree falls.  We also have wildlife.  This is their home too.  But humans are not always good neighbors.

Right now we’re in the middle of the annual uproar over the falling leaves.  There are people who want them out of here and as quickly as possible.  I know this is a common practice, but why do we rake leaves out of our yards?  And why burn them?

Leaves fall from the trees with a purpose.  They cover and protect the ground over winter.  They also decompose, nourishing the ground.  It’s all part of divine design,  But because we want perfectly manicured lawns we rake them up and burn them which causes us to add fertilizer to the grass and makes the air difficult to breathe.

When we mess with creation it pushes back.  When we don’t take care of our bodies, they stop working as intended and we become ill.  When we don’t take care of the earth it begins to become uninhabitable.

It’s time to come back home to who we were created to be.  Only when we stop trying to control nature and learn to co-exist with her will we learn to live in balance and harmony.

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It is easy to become so concerned about one area of life that we are pulled out of balance in others.  What pulls us out of balance can be anything, including money, work, health concerns, fitness and even food.  None of these things are necessarily bad, but when any one becomes the center of our lives we miss out on the fullness of life we were created to experience.

When we are being called to learn a new way of eating and living it is so easy to become with obsessed with what we are learning or what led us to the path we are on.  It’s even possible to get caught up in focusing on sickness.  Sometimes we have to pull ourselves out of this and consciously work toward balance again.

Living in balance is not a once and for all kind of thing.  Wouldn’t it be nice if it were?  We are constantly making adjustments to stay balanced.  Think of it as walking a balance beam.  We may lose our balance and even fall off the beam from time to time, but it is important to keep trying.


Rogene Robbins is the author of The Gluten Free Good Life and other books available at Amazon.com’s Kindle Store. Please visit her Healthy and Gluten Free page to learn about Rogene’s own gluten free good life.