Motley Wrote:1) How did you discover the above?
Which part? The name popped into my head when I was idly thinking about names. It felt perfectly right at the time, and it stuck with me over the years, holding up to the test of time. Finding the name was the beginning of my otherkin discoveries, as if the name itself brought other knowledge along with it. Most of my discoveries come through inspiration and meditation, which is more than seeing or hearing, it also includes feeling. I know what my family feels like. I've also studied my own habits and tendencies that seem to have no outward cause. Time is one of the best tests for these because idle whims tend to fall to the wayside, while the important things stick.
Have you had any communication with your family, or attempted to contact them through astral projection etc?
What habits and tendancies do you have that seem to have no outward cause? (I agree, FWIW, that psychological leanings that don't seem explainable by childhood or parental influence or environment are often a reasonable sign that there are other factors at play; what those other factors are, of course, is a whole other question.)
Quote:My memories are vague at best, many times I ask the spirits and then I am told, but it's more than just taking their word for it because as I hear the stories it's like I am reliving it, and the patterns present in the stories do fit together in unexpected ways with previous knowledge. Should I doubt their validity? I haven't had any great reason to yet. But I do feel the stories are incomplete.
Well, doubting their validity is one extreme - believing it is another. Without any reason to believe it and without any reason to doubt it, IMO the sensible medium is just that - taking it as potential information and neither believing nor disbelieving it.
Does feeling like you are reliving it count as a sign? Maybe, maybe not. I've read books by a few authors that are so brilliantly written it felt like I was reliving everything, not just reading it - it doesn't mean it's a description of a past life, only that the author is really good. And that was just communication with words on a page. If that same author communicated telepathically and empathically, especially if it was a two way road, then I'm quite sure it would seem almost entirely convincing.
Quote:As for why my memory is so bad, I assume some past trauma that makes me either unable or unwilling to remember much more than I have. My other thought is that if it was important for me to know more in this lifetime I would.
On the other hand, maybe it is important for you to know as much as possible - but it's important because what matters is not so much what you will do with the knowledge, as the action you take to regain it.
Not unlike the story of the climber who was stranded on a mountain and prayed to God for help. A short while later, another climber came by and offered to climb over to him and get him to safety. "No thanks!" he said, "I have help on the way." A St Bernard dog made its way over to him complete with barrel of supplies, but he didn't open them because he knew help was coming. Mountain rescue came by shortly in a helicopter and tried to fly to safety, but waiting for a miracle to help him, he refused to get in the sling. He died shortly after, and on arriving in heaven he angrily said to God, "Why didn't you help me? I prayed and no miracle happened!" God sighed and rolled his eyes and said "Dude, who do you think sent the other climber, the St Bernard, and mountain rescue?"
Sometimes you don't just get "given" help, you get given the tools to help yourself or to be helped. As you're online, the tools you have been given to help yourself include, well, pretty much all knowledge in the world.
Quote:2) You refer to yourself and your species as having names. Where do these names come from? Are they your attempt to verbalise them, are they what other beings called them, are they used by your species as names when appearing to fleshier types?
The name of the species is most likely a translation of what they would call themselves when dealing with others, but could be they adopted it based on what others have called them. They wouldn't have a need for it within their own ranks. Names of individuals only come about when that one distinguishes itself based on its experiences or actions as it works within a construct. Again, those who 'stayed home' wouldn't have a need for a name.
Can you elaborate more on how they dealt with fleshies? I don't see why a name would be necessary unless they were appearing/dealing in a manner other than "force of nature" or "strong intuitive feeling". To give an example; I don't think that (for example) the concept of a sentient Death would need to take humanoid form and scythe someone in order for them to die. No, if he had to do anything, he would just have to think or "will" that someone died. No need to go and actually do it - that's what fleshies do, not what forces of nature do.
Quote:3) How do you think you came to be incarnated on Earth?
How? I assume that my spirit, inhabited a human embryo or infant. I've been here as long as 'I' can remember.
As for why, I've asked that question myself. One answer said that I was ordered to come here without clear instruction as to what I was supposed to do, but being a good little puppy I was more than happy to comply. (I remember the happy puppy feeling quite clearly. If I had a tail I would have wagged it. So undignified!) Another story had me coming here to be a nature spirit, but I got distracted by a human form along the way. Which one is right? Who knows? Actually, thinking about it, they don't necessarily contradict each other...
Does it actually impact on your life at all (as in, do you lead your day to day life, career, etc based on your former role - or is it just something you discuss)? What (if any) efforts do you make to find out the why? Do you think the why is relevant, or is it more relevant to simply experience being alive and mortal? Do you expect to return to your former self when you die here, or is that part of your life done barring something extraordinaary happening?
Quote:4) Hebrew names are indeed popular with the energetic types. My "astral family" all go by Hebrew names when they want to communicate with me verbally.
I keep meaning to study more Hebrew things, but it sits in waiting on a very long list. If it was important for me I would feel drawn to it more. The things I do feel drawn to keep me pretty busy as it is.
I think for a lot of people, Hebrew names just signify "old, important, and a bit exotic". I remember discussing this on another forum once, and the majority of my friends and family had Hebrew names, with a few having Roman names and a smaller few having Celtic names of some kind or other - but there could still be that vibe of "IMPORTANT!" simply due to childhood exposure to Christianity.
It would be interesting to see if people without that background also experienced their celestial friends using Hebrew name for themselves, or (more likely IMO) names were from the mythology of their own cultures.
Anything by Strongs is indeed an excellent resource, but behindthename.com is handy too. It (and Strongs) have defined some of my lot's names as "annointed", "gatekeeper", "peace", and "attached". Looking at the meanings of the names - even if you yourself were not personally aware of them - can sometimes be very useful.