Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king’s horses and all the king”s men Couldn’t put Humpty together again.
I have heard this nursery rhyme since I was a little kid, but I now have a different and more optimistic viewpoint… “Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.” But if he did not have this great fall, he would have not broken into pieces. Maybe Humpty wanted to experience the feeling of being whole. The only way he could do this was to break. How can we even know what wholeness or balance or feeling good feels like if we do not know the polarity? When I would hear the nursery rhyme, I would always feel bad for him. In present time, looking at the nursery rhyme, I feel excitement in Humpty’s journey! What an incredible opportunity and experience he had. He fell and broke into pieces so he could see himself as parts of a whole. “All the king’s men could not put him back together again.” Of course they couldn’t because no one else could do it for him and if they could, he would not have had the invaluable experience of awakening and doing it himself. My fantasy as to what proceeds the rhyme is this: He gently placed each piece together consciously so he was now aware of all he was made up of and he could feel what it was like to put each piece in place. He now sits high, well balanced and is in gratitude for the experience of picking up the pieces and finding himself. He now appreciates all aspects of himself and doesn’t see anything he has done as bad or wrong, just what is. Nursery Rhymes can be really powerful and symbolic, especially when you use your imagination to see what may not be seen.