Do not go to the garden of flowers!
O friend! go not there;
In your body is the garden of flowers.
Take your seat on the thousand petals of the lotus, and there gaze on the infinite beauty.
Kabir – 15th century Indian mystic
Now that you have pin pointed the source of your problems (gluten, other allergies, bad relationships, etc.) you are able to weed out the bad, and start to grow a new area where that crap used to live. Creating conscious choices in our food, surroundings, people, we are cultivate a life we want. Being Gluten Free has become beyond just how and what we eat, it has also opened us up to a whole new perspective on how we live in general.
We now like to think of our lives and my bodies as a garden. To start off, you should begin within yourself. Start with that garden of flowers within your body. Wherever you water and care for in certain areas of your body (and life), you are rewarded with a metaphorical flower. If you think of your body as a garden, the conscious choices of health and wellness go beyond the Gluten Free label into all areas of your life.
Have you flossed lately? Do you have an exercise routine you can commit to? Have you let go and forgiven yourself for the past? All of these are areas of your garden are within your body, whose care should be your number one priority. It is a garden of unique flowers that all need love and light. Is that idea a little overwhelming? Start small – like making sure you floss everyday. Once you got that area down, move on to the next. In the end you might end up with a beautiful garden of flowers that you can share with the world.