Spiny Oyster Shells help to bring about a sense of strength and survival, especially for those in domestic abuse or traumatic situations. Often times, we feel as if we have had our insides pulled out to be used by another, only to have the shell (our body) tossed out in the trash pile. It is often difficult to put the pieces back together or to even have the courage to try at all! Spiny Oyster Shells represent hope and courage and a reminder of how important you are! You deserve to grow and thrive too.