Micah Wrote:Reading through the various topics like this was always an inspiration (and even a bit of a learning experience) for me. After all, you've gotta respect the kin who have the courage to come out to their loved ones.
So yes, this forum must have this topic of course. Did you ever come out to anyone? How did you go about doing it, and how did they react to it?
I've never told anyone face-to-face because I've never felt the need to. But I think if I ever got close enough to someone that I'd never want to keep any secrets from them, I'd tell them.
There have been a couple times that I wanted to come out to friends, I would cautiously allude to different aspects of reincarnation, testing the waters before I started spouting stuff like "Hey btw my soul is really from a different dimension!"
There have been a small handful of people I've told...who oddly enough ended up being kin themselves
One person though, my old roommate from college, she is completely human and I told her about being otherkin and the weirdest thing happened...she believed me. She believed everything I told her without even blinking, telling me that it made more sense that way
It completely screwed with my head for a while. I kept finding myself trying to get her to tell me I was full of BS but she just shook her head and said, "No Ashlee, you are just not human" with a smile. I was so used to walking on eggshells and being paranoid about people finding out that I didn't know how to take this sudden acceptance.
I grew into it rather quickly. It was nice to have someone from "the outside" to talk to about all of the stuff that was going on in that part of my life. We are still best friends to this day, she even asked me to be the maid of honor at her wedding ^^