New Year… Old Patterns…

Today I sat down to doodle and see what image my hand would, bring me for 2021… It doodled out a familiar shape… A chambered nautilus, familiar to me as I’d seen this image last year in mindscape sessions… I wry smiled thinking that 2020 had not left the building… But then I guess the symbolism of the nautilus reminds us that nothing that is behind us is left behind…

Nature wastes nothing… The nautilus lives in a spiralled shell. When first hatched from the egg, it is born with 4 chambers already formed. The nautilus grows and out grows each chamber and adds new chambers. Old chambers are sealed off but are not without use – they become a structure that aids bouyancy and when the nautilus wants to dive, it can add water to these internal spaces…

I guess a big lesson in 2020 was learning to think outside of the box… Though I guess, like the nautilus we grow to find ourselves living  in a bigger box which in time we fill until it’s once again too small to live in comfortably…

The nautilus as a symbol for 2021? The things we outgrew in 2020 are small parts of our much bigger picture… The spiral shape a reminder of a mysterious blueprint that underlies all of life, a reminder that all is connected… Maybe that nothing is as random nor irregular as it seems… A reminder that spiritually, you never stop growing, that growth serves to connect and evolve a greater whole… A nudge to keep evolving and expanding sacred elegance…

I dunno? What do I know? I just make stuff up as I go along…

4 thoughts on “New Year… Old Patterns…

  1. Ah, the spiral path. A familiar friend. I like the chambers thing. Like, don’t discard all of the past, but it’s mostly useful just for ballast to get you somewhere else, rather than going back to relive it. Happy New Year!

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