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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About author

This article was written by Andreas Bjørndal

There is a common theme in much that I do: • I love to be an active part of growing awareness, insight, inspiration and spreading a unifying knowledge. • I care for promoting health and development, creating improved harmony and unity within the individual as in their relation with their group. • I search for a unified understanding across seemingly unconnected areas of knowledge including perennial as well as scientific. • I have coined the term "holonistic knowledge" which I share in my blog: • I write, blog, debate and teach around the world • I practice complementary therapies as homeopathy and acupuncture as well as counsel and supervise individuals, partners, couples and families to find the core theme in their lives and how they can resolve and master that. Feel free to contact me for questions or a consultation at my mail: Blog: Facebook:


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