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Angelicism and career
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Angelicism and career
So I've thought that sometimes I feel like an angel is inside me. And a friend of mine often announced that I was part angel as well, just in my human form. The reason I wonder about career is not necessarily for a job, but for life choices to help people out. I've often done what is right, no matter the cost. And help people out even if it puts me in an uncomfortable place. So basically it's almost like being a martyr, as if others lives feel more important than mine sometimes. Even to me sometimes, money is just something I can use to provide happiness for others so I don't mind spending it on others. I'd rather it be used to see a smile on someones face.

With career, I always wonder if this would provide good things for a job in life, ya know? Always helping people out and also being able to rise in job ranks. It's a question of wondering how the otherkin inside of us affects the human necessities of our lives (as much as we may sometimes despise the human shortcomings). What do you all think? And does anybody else feel this way, the whole sacrifice of self and such?
2009-06-02 14:00
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Well, I think you might not exactly understand angels lol. I'm an angel, I have quite a temper and take care of amphibians. I don't really give two hoots about most people, to be honest. Animals are a ton better than most people. If it was between saving a perfect stranger and one of my froggies, I'd save the frog. (but maybe that's just my not relating to my own current race so much <!-- sTongue --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- sTongue -->)

Honestly, I think the human stuff is just the human stuff. While some people might say "hey I'm X-kin, so I'm gonna try to reproduce my past life job!" I think it's often more of a conscious decision than not.

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2009-06-02 14:23
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I'm similar to you Hawkeye in that I like making people happy and I often put others needs and desires ahead of my own. However, I do not identify as an angel. Being kind and giving is not necessarily only an angelic trait. <!-- sWink --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- sWink --> In fact, of a lot of the angels I know online, most of them aren't of the "kind and gentle nature" types. Most of them are the "raining fire and brimstone" types.

I know I've seen 'kin type versus career discussed on other forums. As for me, my job (not a career mind you) is very far from my 'kin type. The two are not related at all. And while I would love to work with animals (hello, dream job as a zookeeper!), being a research analyst does allow me to flex my writing muscles. And of course it pays the bills. For me, a job is about getting that paycheck, nothing more. It may sound shallow, but it's true. I have hobbies and family and friends to make my life worthwhile. A job is just a means to an end (the end getting to do fun things) for me.

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2009-06-02 15:19
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Elinox Wrote:For me, a job is about getting that paycheck, nothing more. It may sound shallow, but it's true. I have hobbies and family and friends to make my life worthwhile. A job is just a means to an end (the end getting to do fun things) for me.

I know what are you talking about. I think it's really shame, that very much people couldn't do job what is more than just about money and frankly, if we really want to do our dream jobs, we could (even if it involve moving across continents for example). That's just too hard sometimes... and life is not only about work <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile --> But that is topic of some other debate...

Hawkeye1185 Wrote:With career, I always wonder if this would provide good things for a job in life, ya know? Always helping people out and also being able to rise in job ranks. It's a question of wondering how the otherkin inside of us affects the human necessities of our lives (as much as we may sometimes despise the human shortcomings). What do you all think? And does anybody else feel this way, the whole sacrifice of self and such?

If one is otherkin, he would be affected by it, I think even in case he does not know about it yet (not awakened). Natural types, for example, will be attracted to live in countryside, or remote places in nature and such. But maybe, it's nothing we should consider special, every human have different needs, either otherkin or not.

Or do any of you feel some sort of internal strife between human needs and otherkin needs?
2009-06-02 18:02
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reynevan Wrote:Or do any of you feel some sort of internal strife between human needs and otherkin needs?

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2009-06-02 18:04
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I guess I do have some more to learn about the angel thing. I haven't had too much experience with it, because sometimes it was hard to believe. But I think I'm starting to embrace it again. It's really fascinating. And I guess I'm not the "fire and brimstone" type angel. I'm more of a benign angel. I figured that in a job, my otherkin angel side would provide benefits, if anything. When I work back at school, I seem to always want to make the place a bit better and helping everyone. I guess I have to study up a bit more on them. And I don't live every human either...some of them just annoy the crap out of me.

There have been sometimes when i don't act that way though...hehe. Suffice it to say, the customer isn't ALWAYS right >_>. And I have no problem telling them how they're being stupid.

I can understand the feeling of not relating to humans but more of another kin. i think I'm adapted to my kin that really wants me to be more of a part of nature. Druidism seems pretty attractive right now...good thing it's Summer!
2009-06-02 18:39
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I'm exploring the possibility of my being angel-kin, which I'm leaning towards because I believe I have a specific message I am supposed to deliver to as many people as possible but . . . I don't want to center my life around that. I don't know my full situation (IF I'm even angel-kin and not daydreaming) because I can't figure out if my allegiance to Deity is for real or an illusion. I want to live my life for me and it's a bonus if I get that message out. I don't know how I would be delivering it to as many people as possible, but I don't want to live with the idea that my purpose is to do this. I want to live for me. It's a conflict between a potential kin aspect and my desires and needs.
But, also, being a wolf therian has had very little bearing on what I want to do, which is teach (yay message!). I can't see how that has been affected all that much by my wolfness.

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2009-06-02 19:02
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It's interesting that I ran across this, simply because my job changed six months ago, and since then, I've actually noticed a difference in my life overall.

I went from working in the glorious world of customer service- don't we all know and love THAT particular joy?- to being a secretary in an operating room. I have no direct patient contact, and most of the time, I'm behind my computer, logging cases, answering phones and making sure everyone knows what's going on at any particular time.
Since I began the job, I've felt a definate change in my wings. They feel much stronger than they did before, they're more visible- my fiance moves his cups away from me if I turn around, just in case something liquid could hit one of our laptops- and I have a hard time getting comfortable in my work chair because the back is high and rigid. My entire day is spent in a rather chaotic environment- hospitals are orderly to a point, I've discovered- and it's my job to take the chaos that comes my way, sort it out and make whatever's necessary usable for everyone else.

I'm definately not one of the "fire and brimstone" angels, but I'm not a guardian either. I've felt for quite some time- reinforced by what I've done over and over again in life- that my purpose was simply to provide direction when people are confused or unsure, and show the multiple options of any choice. My job is simply doing that: providing direction to people who ask for it, even if it is simply by telling them where a patient is, what time a surgery is scheduled or who that nurse was running past with her hands full.

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I tend to like these topics, less study-oriented and more about reflection. Though I can be a bit of a bookworm lol.

I do feel that simply (and actively) accepting one's self as any kin type will have an affect on their decisions, regardless of whether the beliefs are valid. This acceptance is at minimal a simple construct of the ego, which relies upon self-reflection and identity...naturally believing oneself to be a kin type has a similar bearing as adhering to ANY concept that helps define one's self (religion, to name the most obvious). Law of attraction would then argue that the person will find themselves in a position to exercise this thought-form in some way. Most people try to surround themselves with outlets for their inner-selves. It's easy enough to picture many kin trying to find a profession that utilizes whatever task, responsibility, or symbol they held in a previous life but I don't believe that to be the case for everyone. Just as most other humans can have lives outside a profession, we too are free to display (or not display) our former knowledge through whatever means

Personally, I do feel a connection to many forms of wellness, which does relate to my sense of kinship. This could have very well happened through a myriad of other means, resulting in me being no more or less capable a healer...being human and all. The difference, I feel, is that I am driven by a purpose larger than just myself. Many have this during 'religious experiences' where god comes around (big beard, toga, laurel, and what-not) and tells somebody, "Hey, I designed you to have this kind of an impact...". Being of the celestial variety, it's not all that obscure of an analogy lol.

So, yes, I have chosen a career path towards guidance/reflection (to make use of my empathy), eastern/western medicine (to make use of my gravitation towards wellness), spirituality, and music (well....yeah...). These are all things that I would be just as capable of without being kin, but I still derive from my sense of kin-ship AND overall sense of purpose/corporeal task.

Seraphyna Wrote:Honestly, I think the human stuff is just the human stuff. While some people might say "hey I'm X-kin, so I'm gonna try to reproduce my past life job!" I think it's often more of a conscious decision than not.

I couldn't agree more that it's a conscious decision. But the conscious decision of an awakened kin is the decision of just that...an awakened kin. Saying that 'my kinship' plays a role in decision making, to me, is the same as saying that 'I' play a role in decision making. Doesn't mean every angelkin's gonna be a doctor, marine, or magician though <!-- sTongue --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- sTongue -->.

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Well, there's Seminary.
2010-08-20 23:17
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