Tuesday, December 15, 2009

An Octopus and his Coconut Shells Home, Fear or Wisdom?

This is absolutely amazing....an octopus who apparently can think, reason, about making and having a "home," helping to ensure its safety and sanctuary on the sea floor.

In watching this octopus so determined to create his safe haven, brought to mind these words from Dr. James Martin Peebles, spirit guide. Here he is speaking of the illusions of separation and fear.

“It is human nature to desire safety and sanctuary. The instinct for survival does not belong only to humans, it is a part of nature, too. But the fear of not having security–safety, can disable one on their journey if too much emphasis is placed upon it. Yes, it is natural to want to be safe from harm, to find sanctuary away from the tribulations of life, but often in struggling to ensure those desires, one may pull away, retreat from life and in doing so, the illusion of separation again rears its head. Fear can make one's life stagnate, unproductive, lonely, and painful. If one can welcome those fears, face them head-on and embrace them, then they will disintegrate like the ashes of a burning log. Now fire can bring fear–a hot flame that is licking up the walls of your home–but from a different perspective, flames generated under an oak log can fill the room with warmth and comfort, and when either fire burns out, and you pick up the cool ashes which remain and let them sift through your fingers, they disintegrate as they fall to earth. So it is perspective.” Excerpt from Three Principles of Angelic Wisdom by Linda Pendleton

Apparently, as Dr. Peebles indicates, it is not only our nature to desire safety and sanctuary but the instinct for survival is in nature. Is it possible that we do not give enough credit to animals and invertebrate that they can manipulate and chose to do things or creatively use objects to better ensure their survival.

I find it fascinating. We’ve seen the chimpanzees use tools, and other mammals and birds, we’ve seen the grieving of elephants and other animals, and now the determination of an octopus to build, surely another indication of how life, ALL life, is connected and is a part of the Universal Creation.

This Footage of the Veined Octopus, Amphioctopus marginatus, showing sophisticated tool use behavior was filmed by Dr Julian Finn of Museum Victoria. Reported: Finn, J.K., T. Tregenza and M.D. Norman. (2009) Defensive tool use in a coconut-carrying octopus, Current Biology, Volume 19, Issue 23, R1069-R1070, 15 December 2009.


1 comment:

Ronda Laveen said...

This is an amazing video. Yes, all life and creation are one.