Joined: Jul 22, 2012
|Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:33 pm Post subject: I have always been different:
|I have always been different:
Based off my decade of experience speaking with a variety of otherkin, as well as my own personal experience, a good deal of otherkin prior to experiencing an awakening to otherkinism tend to suspect that they are in some way not the same as their peers.
For example the idea of being more in tune with nature, more prone to spiritual or metaphysical experiences, immense amounts of physical energy, a feeling that ones mental rationalization tends to be different from others, as well as other differences such as sensations of phantom anatomy, or strong attractions or associations with forms similar to an unawakened individuals kintype. For example an unawakened dragon kin being infatuated with dragons and reptiles.
Some otherkin, in rare cases, tend to awaken to the idea that they are non human spirits at a young age, or are just somehow born knowing, compared to most whom awaken to the concept in their mid to late teens. These early awakened kin are often disadvantaged in that they have few others to relate to and may tend to be bullied or targeted in a negative fashion, due to their younger age or inability to adequately explain in logical terms what they are experiencing, this has the potential to put up mental blocks to the idea or concept of otherkinism and make potentially re-awakening harder in the future.
In either case, for those who suspected for some time that they may have not originally been human, or as well, for those who as discussed above may have been born knowing, or had "always known" but may be learning now for the first time that their beliefs have a name, or that others like them exist, I welcome you to the concept of otherkin.
I encourage you to keep an open mind, and always above all else, know yourselves, both on a spiritual and physical level. Strive not to get sucked into falsehoods, learn and study all angles and possibilities, even those which may attempt to discredit your perceptions, read up on the experiences of others and always question your own personal truths, take time to befriend others and network, share your experiences and know that you are no longer alone, there are others like us and we will look out for each other.
Jafira ~ The Tycosian Dragon Visit The Forum