Archer Wrote:I don't see this as having any particular difficulties regarding awakening.
The hard part with first being a contherian and then awakening is that a contherian is always integrated with their human and animal mindsets. There is no shifting of perception, or any other type of shifting. So wouldn't it be hard, if not impossible, for someone to awaken to their Otherkinness if they're a contherian? They would simply "be" themselves and wouldn't notice an awakening if one were to happen. In that sense, would a contherian even have an awakening experience at all?
Perhaps I should rephrase.
If I drink 10 cans of Red Bull and pull and all nighter, I have no difficulties awakening. I was awake to start with.
If you define "awakening" as "realising you aren't entirely human", then having your otherness switched on permanently means you were, effectively, on Red Bull and up all night and so there is no awakening in the first place.
On the other hand if you define "awakening" as "the process of learning details and gathering information about who you are", then for what you term a contherian it's a relatively constant process with the benefit of you knowing what you are and so often having an idea what direction to look in.
Either way, I don't see any particular difficulties as a result.