Natural Rhythms and Balance
For millions of years, Nature has created natural rhythms that maintain a healthy balance for all life on Earth. When these rhythms are disrupted it throws the system out of balance and creates disharmony, disease and extinction. Sometimes these rhythms are disrupted by natural processes in nature such as natural disasters, fires, etc. But even these disruptions are dealt with by natural rhythms. For example, after a fire, nature has created specialized rhythms such as the soil becoming more fertile, specialized plants growing that enhance the re-creation of the original rhythms. Some trees seed pods only open from the heat produced by a fire. Certain plants will grow in poor soil and in the process they naturally produce the nutrients and transfer them to the soil to make it more fertile. There are Acacia trees that produce nectar for Acacia Ants that protect the tree from natural predators; the nectar and thorns of the tree provide food and shelter for the ants and the ants provide protection from natural predators and even invasive plant species for the tree. These checks and balances occur throughout nature, on land and in both fresh and salt water. Nature does not create anything without a purpose. Everything is created to maintain a healthy balance by using natural rhythms. Even the peskiest insects serve a very important purpose. Like everything else created by nature, human beings also serve a purpose and for millions of years were part of the natural rhythms that maintained the delicate balance for life on Earth. I believe human beings have evolved into who we are for a very specific purpose-as caretakers for our planet, our home. Mother Nature is smart but moves slowly. The creation of a species that can move faster to remedy a disturbance of the natural rhythms and balance is not science fiction but fact. However, we have taken this gift and turned it upside down.