The Chambered Nautilus is an interesting creature. It is a mollusk, related to the octopus, snail, clam and the squid. What I find most fascinating about the nautilus is how it lives in one shell throughout it’s life.
When it is born, it has about 4-7 chambers within it’s shell. It lives in the outermost chamber, however it continues to create chambers as it ages and grows.
The previous chambers do serve a purpose to the nautilus, as they fill with gas or water depending on how the creature wants to move, but they can not ever live in the chambers again as it is too large. It can only move forward.
Human life experiences are like the chambers of the nautilus. We experience life and gain wisdom that we can use for the rest of our lives. There is not a human on earth that has “seen and done” it all.
All humans should always keep moving forward.
We should continue to keep seeking out new opportunities to experience new things. So many humans merely want to be comfortable and do not welcome change, but I’m here to say, that’s not how life works. If you are being served a situation in your life that has made you rethink your life, your choices or anything at all, maybe it’s time to take a close look and see if it’s time to build a new chamber and create that new chapter of your life. It’ll work out for the best. It ALWAYS does.
Sending my love and light to all that need it!
The Chambered Nautilus shell can be found for sale around the world, however, I encourage you not to purchase one. They are often harvested while still alive only for their shell. If you ever find one (or any LIVING sea creature) please let it be. So many humans take sea life out of it’s habitat so they can have a souvenir, and it’s just not worth it. I’ve actually seen this happen with my mom once in Sanibel Island Florida, where it is illegal to take living sea creatures into one’s private possession. My mom said something to the people and they ignored her and did it anyways. My mom then reported the people to the beach hotel staff so they would be aware it was happening. It was a very sad situation.
Being a lover of all humans and animals, I highly encourage humans to only pick up shells that have been washed onto the shore, and even then, make sure there is no living creature inside of it before taking it home for your shell collection.