Nameless Wrote:I know with certainty I have the sense of being something other than human. It is an experience, a sensation, that has stayed with me, but sometimes the inability to support a feeling with documentable evidence is frustrating and because of that there are times when I question the source of such feelings. I am not good with feelings, so trying to integrate a part of me that is based on instinct, experience, and feeling is proving a difficult task. I can take greater comfort of mind in psychology and logic which I find time and time again to have limitations in examining something such as being Other. But you have a valid point, I can't feel comfortable telling people when I am not even certain myself. I am just unsure how to find certainty amidst feeling and experience.
Yes, of course, all of this is completely reasonable and perhaps even preferred to the other possibilities -- logic is the end-all, is it not? Unfortunately, though, logic is nonetheless based off of perceptions, things which can be falsified, can actually be untrue.
A good example is the fact that I am currently in a human body. There are many reasons as to why this is true, but it is also entirely possible these reasons which form the basis of this thought are *not* true (though it is quite a bit unlikely). To make an elaborate scheme of things, I could very well simply be fed my senses through a predetermined series of events which would create the illusion that I am human. This is possible if only because it is impossible to prove it incorrect -- if you were having your senses predetermined, then you cannot use your senses as a means to prove that your senses are being falsified, which leaves you with essentially nil resources to prove it false.
If you apply the same concept to otherkin-ness, then you can see what I am trying to achieve here. Sure, there's always that far-off possibility that you are *not* an otherkin, that all of your senses are lying to you or are not what you believe them to be, but you'll just find yourself endless work if you follow this train of logic. If your senses tell you that you are an otherkin, then you are an otherkin. Logic and reasoning will help you determine the specifics, but you'll need some form of assumed truth to build anything off of or you'll work in an endless cycle. Without an assumed truth (which is contrary to the feel of logic, I know) as a base, you typically won't go far. Some faith (even a small amount) works very well with logic.
That aside, I do wish you the best of luck with this, even though I don't have much advice to offer except for the above, which is basically me saying that logic won't save you all the time, especially in such circumstances. Apologies for that. =P