Is whimsical good or bad? – by Andreas N. Bjørndal

Can whimsical be good?

In nature the most obvious example of whimsical, must be the butterfly. The butterfly has four stages of development that could point towards an aspect of the positive side of whimsical; the eggs become larvae, that pupate before the butterfly one day appears.

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These four stages can be compared with the four stages of development explained by the psychologist Carl Gustav Jung. First we are busy with how we appear (body, looks and cloths) then we are busy with what we achieve (car, house, spouse and position), then we want to give and leave something behind us that transcends the physical values and finally we awake with spiritual awareness. (you can read more about the butterfly and   Jung’s stages here).

Also, in homeopathy the experiments with butterflies have shown that people that need butterfly remedies can appear whimsical, lost, confused, without direction in life or stuck and not able to go through a metamorphosis (read more here).
The butterfly cures with giving a new perspective; rather than changing the path they perceive it with understanding of its wise and carrying necessity. They lift you to a broader perspective, a higher holonity, a bigger overview or more spiritual stance.

Just to see or experience this makes you see whimsical differently. There is a possibility of a good whimsical indeed.

If you want to learn the different archetypical aspects of whimsical read here.

Let me finish this with a little poem called;  Flowerfly.



Fly fly flower, fly
let your body die

Free yourself,  float in the air
Fly here, there and everywhere

Flight of fancy
Feather light

Feel free, free, free….

Fly fly butterfly


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This article was written by Andreas Bjørndal

Even if my work is in different fields and expressions there is a common core theme to most of my activities. I love to be an active part of growing awareness, insight, inspiration and spreading a unifying knowledge. I care for stimulating health and development, creating improved harmony and unity within the individual as in their relation with the group. Lecturing, writing articles, debating, teaching around the world has been a big part of my life. To day I also communicate through my blog The way we humans communicate “meaning” is so different and still so similar. The study of the old cultures, their medicine and understanding of life compared with the modern scientific approach has lead me to a unified understanding across seemingly unconnected areas of knowledge. Since 2008 I have explored new ways of knowledge; holonistic knowledge, which I share in my blog: I have lectured about a unified approach to complementary medicine, principles of healing, typology, the cosmology of the old cultures, Egyptology, kabbalah and much more. I love to work with people, in group-dynamics to be part of an evolving dynamic process and surrender to a higher intention. I counsel and supervise individuals, partners, couples and families to find the core theme in their lives and how they can resolve and master that. We all have a core theme in our lives and all challenges we encounter is trying to tell us what it is, help is master it and become a better version of ourselves. Feel free to contact me for questions or a consultation at my mail: Blog: Facebook:


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