Are humans special?
Earlier today, I came across an intriguing question -- do other beings have human-type otherkin? Now, if you were to take that other beings exist in alternate dimensions and more and manage to somehow incorporate themselves into a human body, does this mean that a human can incorporate themselves into the other being's body? Are there fae out there with a human spirit?
And, on another note, concerning Therians -- are they human specific? Simply from what I've observed, Therians have animals that are only present in this dimension / existence, not in another. Perhaps, it is an ambiguous form that latches onto an animal that shares its characteristics most closely? Perhaps, as a human, a Therian may be a simple house-cat, but as a fae, it could be something that is very remote yet harbors the same characteristics that the ambiguous form is looking for that made it choose "house-cat" as a human.
Let us also consider the possibility of otherkin-ness in other beings. I question the ability of a Shadow adopting the spirit of another being, but for things such as Fae (just going off of my own), it seems more likely. Are humans the "one-size fits all"? I look at the broad degree of Otherkin -- demons, fae, shadows, therians, just to name a few -- that humans can harbor, and it is actually rather startling. Is there another being out there that a human cannot hold? If that is the case, why? Are there some characteristics that would make it incompatible? And, if there is no being that a human cannot hold, then why can other beings not be "otherkin", as well? Will I find myself as a multiple of a fae, one day, sharing my experiences of horrible school lunches? =P
If humans were the "one-size fits all", then wouldn't that make being harbored by a human a *good* thing? Nay, not just a good thing, but a *very* good thing? This could essentially be a very educational experience -- there are so many different beings in this one realm that you could learn a great deal about all of them in one lifetime. The human world would, in itself, be a great collection of knowledge, because so many diverse beings could gather there.
This would also give a reason for celestials to "guard" this dimension, as it is, in itself, rather important! I do not know of celestials that guard other dimensions or realms (though this is just myself), so perhaps they are here to "keep the peace" and let the diverse beings exist in a conducive environment.
Just something for me to think about.