A Heads Up for all Otherkin, New and Old.
Every day, a brand new otherkin awakens, realizing that they are X because of one dream, one vision, one thought or memory or experience.
They realize that they are special, if not unique, and are eager to grace the world of otherkin with their specialness.
Often they will not reveal that they awoke yesterday, instead they would rather lie and make themselves out to be better informed than they are.
They've never meditated in their lives, and even if they have they've only done it they haven't used it as a self learning tool, only as a thing to make themselve feel like they are spiritual.
Some haven't even had the good sense to read up on their kintype.
Many of them will believe that their kintype is either unique, or they are somehow extra special in their version of the kintype. They aren't "just" a cat, they are a magical cat that talks and leads a clan of magical cats. They have wings and duties and power and wizdome and the keys to unlocking the universe.
They are quick to warn us about the coming magical war, or the falling of the veil and invariably they have an extra special role in these events, or they'll try and play the humble card and claim they just want to warn people. Offering to lead and protect by claiming they aren't leaders but would do the job if needed.
They pray on those that are new and curious and don't know where they go from day one. Offering all the answers at the low low cost of "follow me without question".
They will tell you your kintype.
They will tell you your purpose in life.
They will tell you who you were in past lives and how special you were to them then and are to them now.
They will offer you whatever they think you might want.
And they will pull all their answers right out of their own behinds or from the behind of the person who gave them their answers. It's a neverending cycle of complete "made up on the spot" bs.
And they are an insult to every last otherkin who spent years questioning, doubting, and studying themselves, trying to figure out who they "are", not what they might have been. They bring shame to every last otherkin who meditates to try and understand themselves. Who reads up on old myths, not looking for answers but looking for questions. They drag the entire otherkin community through the mud and most of us are too cowardly, too frail in our own perception of ourselves, too afraid that we too might be wrong, to see the obvious, and sometimes complete, lack of logic, study, honesty, or whatever else could have started them down this path.
In the name of keeping the piece, or keeping an open mind, we fail to question them or call them out, and thus more otherkin, new and naieve and still barely aware of the concept, tumble down the rabbit hole, eagerly joining those that have all the answers.
There are those that have fallen down there, taken in and even truly believed all the lies and worse that they were fed, lapping up each word, only to realize later on that they lost years to something that they now see for what it was. There are those that have stood and cried "the war is coming!" or "the veil is falling!" or "I'm special damnit!" and then seen that no war came when they were told it would, the veil didn't fall, and the weren't special, not for the reasons they were told they were. There are many kin, still down in that hole, not learning about themselves, not growing, not becoming anything, not overcoming anything, they just stay there, because, after all, they have all the answers.
All the answers is a lie.
The only good answer you can ever hope for will only ever give you more questions. The only way to really know you're getting somewhere is when your answers have only given you more questions, but you aren't so buisy chasing more answers that you can't just stop and see yourself as you are, right now, without answers.
Do not think that finding your kintype will make things make sense, or solve any problems, or answer any questions except, "what is my kintype?".
Do not think that you will Ever find people from your past. Who they were then, and who they are now, may be based off of the same core but we are All the sum of our experiences and as such, the people you knew then do Not exist anymore. They have changed and hopefully, so have you.
You aren't your kintype. It's only a part of you. If you're reincarnated, then you're a human being who used to be your kintype once.
The astral war or the falling veil or whatever "end of the world" they're crying these days, they've been saying it's coming every two years since before the word "otherkin" was invented. Grain of salt doesn't cover it, I reccommend two kilos worth to start with.
Your life can not be controlled by your kintype, like I said, you aren't "an elven princess" today. Whatever else you are, you are also a human being, and you should either at least try to make the best of it, or try and think of some other options.
If you can be an intelligent human being, and conduct yourself in a rational manner, who bases his or her references to being otherkin on serious, thought out, self searching and research, then by all means, you are just what the community needs. Just grab a cluebat when you come in.
"Those who can't approach discussion with a basic level of intelligence and maturity shouldn't expect to be taken seriously." ~ Qualia Soup