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17 July 2008 @ 06:56 pm
My theories and thoughts on otherkin  
Ok... I'll admit it... I've been on and off again accepting/skeptical/wtf about the otherkin stuff in spite of dreaming/seeing wings on me and having some people see them too.

But everything I read rings so many damned bells with me that I seriously can't deny it. And all of the stuff points to something very interesting.

You know how people are magicians, they practice magick? Ok. I think that otherkin ARE magick. I think that their very existence, something in how they came to be born here is magickal. And those who have had "awakenings" basically flipped that switch, opened the damned fobwatch (woo-hoo Doctor Who ref FTW!! ^_^), and "let 'er rip".

So of course psychic shit comes naturally to them, happens to them, and stuffs. Couldn't tell ya about the other manifestations--other than I think we all sorta are tapped into something which resonates with our magickal natures on that level. I think that natural healers, lightworkers, et cetera of COURSE will be angelkin. That makes just too much sense. Angels are messengers/helpers of the divine, right?

My dad once told me he's part fae. I suspect that part of this is genetic or can be genetic. I couldn't say it's ENTIRELY genetic. I mean, I know people who consider themselves to be otherkin but their parents are (omgs please shoot me for using this term but I dunno how else to put it) "muggles".

This whole debate about whether or not otherkin are just people "trying to be special" sorta reminds me of the argument in some places on practicing magick or being mystics. Not all of us walk the same paths everyone else does, and I don't consider any of it good or bad or different or better or worse than anyone else. I think that everyone needs to follow their own True Will--provided that they are responsible in how they do so and that others are free to do the same.

I think that in time... maybe... perhaps... enough of us will evolve to the point where this sorta thing will be more commonplace. I'd truly love to think so. At the very least, I believe that if enough people believe that, it can happen. I think that to do otherwise is to cave in to the Nothing of the Neverending Story, doomed to be swallowed forever in lies and denials of the self.
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
caermon: Buddycaermon on July 18th, 2008 12:11 am (UTC)
Some people are simply searching for a way to be special. Others ARE special and are searching for a way to explain themselves. The general key to knowing which is which is how strangers react to them.

And welcome to Shadowlore. B-)
~* Aliael *~starry_wings on July 18th, 2008 12:14 am (UTC)
Thanks! ^_^ I like Shadowlore a lot, actually. A nice mix of people and very friendly.

When I was younger I was moved ahead a grade and placed in the gifted program. There were a few teachers who were rather mean to me and kept telling me that I shouldn't think I'm special, shouldn't put on airs... blah blah blah... I think I had a lot beaten out and into me at that age both in good and bad ways as a result. I was always a nice kid and was always taken aback by how reactive they were towards me. Being an adult I realize that maybe, just maybe, they were envious and lashed out at me.
caermon: Bullshit Metercaermon on July 18th, 2008 12:28 am (UTC)
You're probably right. I had the same problem when I was in school many moons ago. We didn't have a "gifted" program, but I was placed in math and science classes a year ahead of my actual grade. Most teachers were pretty cool as they liked having someone who WANTED to learn, but there were a few who were out to prove that I was nothing special.

And my peers... That's another horror story in itself. Children don't like children who are obviously more talented. It's makes them feel less valuable somehow and they lash out. There were times when school wasn't very much fun for me.
~* Aliael *~starry_wings on July 18th, 2008 12:33 am (UTC)
Yup... that describes my childhood. I didn't really get to have a seriously good time in school until I went off to college.

But I knew when I was younger that would be the way it would be, and my "real" life would start then. And boy did it!