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

Holon, unity and wholeness, holonistic knowledge, self-development, spirituality, nature and mysticism as the way to truth

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