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Greetings from Claes.
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Greetings from Claes.
My creative streak seems to have temporarily evaded me, leaving with generic and dull topic titles. Please excuse me, I need to rummage through that large box over there to find it... *points vaguely*

If it so tickles your fancy, you could say that I'm undergoing the process of an awakening. I'm quite unsure of my 'kintype, but I have a wavering, uncertain, tentative suspicion that I may be angelic. I know that it is a large bound to go from "unsure" to "angelic", though, and so I prefer to simply refuse to claim that I am angelic until I am more certain. As such, my only decisive reasoning for such a suspicion is that it feels right, good and whole - No other kintypes that I've considered have had quite the same feeling of rightness. Still, of course, I hesitate: I'm slightly too analytical and skeptical to simply accept the title of angelic based on positive feelings.

That being said, I suppose that you could counter what I've said above by telling me that it's also quite a leap to assume oneself to be non-human on a non-physical level. You'd be quite right, too! It is a very big leap, but I first became aware of my otherness when I was ten years old. As a ten year-old, I wasn't of the frame of mind to rigorously question the way that I felt and why I felt like that. I accepted it, and have embraced and pondered it ever since. It seems silly, to me, to suddenly reject feeling non-human on the basis that I never inititally questioned myself - I've felt this way for so long that I can't imagine suddenly rejecting my feelings, and it seems honestly silly to do so.

I do not believe in souls, soul mates or reincarnation. Interestingly, I believe unwaveringly in at least one deity. As such, my identification as Otherkin is somewhat more psychological than the soul-based theories floating around. It is because of this that I can offer no proper reasons for believing myself to be kin: I was ten years old, and I began to feel like I shouldn't be a human. I embraced the feeling, and let myself pretend to be what I felt that I should have been (when alone, of course, and I was playing. :3 Being a kid is fun). I believed in souls when I was ten years old, and discovered "Otherkin" at the age of thirteen. I believed myself to be an incarnated something-or-other, but had no clue as to what.

When I was fifteen, I stopped believing in souls entirely. It depressed me to consider the multitude of things that would cut a soul's life short, and I couldn't find any reasons to believe that a soul would be fragile enough to have a body that could die so easily. I doubted that I was Other at all at this point, but after believing that I was Other for five years, two or three of which I'd spent having a label to call it by, I had trouble letting go. In the end, I still felt non-human. I continued to flit around, reading Otherkin websites and lurking in forums here and there. As you can see, I eventually ceased to doubt my own Otherness.

It is a further two years later, now, and I haven't believed in souls at all for two years. I've also spent several years trying to figure out just what I identify with, just what I am (other than being entirely biologically human, of course <!-- sWink --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_wink.gif" alt=";)" title="Wink" /><!-- sWink -->). Of course, I have absolutely no idea how this approach to Otherkin could match up with angels - and that's one of the major reasons that I'm hesitant to jump onto the title. I've only ever gone by "Otherkin" before, and I'm sure that I can last a little bit longer without slapping a more specific title onto myself, don't you agree?

Please, if you have any questions at all, ask them. I don't mind being questioned about anything that I think or believe, as questions often help me to identify gaps within my beliefs or thoughts, and (hopefully!) fill them in. <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile -->

I look forward to spending some of my free time here.
2009-06-04 6:37
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Re: Greetings from Claes.
Welcome to the forums. *Puts out a plate with sugar cookies, chocolate chip cookies, and butterscotch chip chocolate cookies on it.* I am curious about something. How can you believe in a diety and that you could possibly be an angel if you don't believe in souls?

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2009-06-04 7:01
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Thank you for the welcome, Hanna. *noms cookies* A delight to meet you.

How can you believe in a diety and that you could possibly be an angel if you don't believe in souls?

That's a good question. Of course, I'd like to ask one of you in turn: Are you implying that belief in a soul is necessary for belief in deities and angels?

I believe in the existence of at least one deity because I feel that I have been touched by one in my life. I believe in angels, particularly guardian angels, because my mother survived a freak accident that she should have died during - and I believe that an angel protected her.

I don't believe that either deities nor angels have anything to do with souls, heaven and whatnot.
2009-06-04 8:46
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yo and welcome

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2009-06-04 9:32
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*steals the remaining cookies*

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2009-06-04 10:05
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Hi Miniar. Nice to meet you!

Oh no. D: You stole the cookies, Kahoku! ;3; *stalks*
2009-06-04 11:09
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that's my job! *points to forum title*

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2009-06-04 11:12
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So I see! I was enjoying those cookies, too. *grumblegrumble*
2009-06-04 11:13
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Claes Wrote:So I see! I was enjoying those cookies, too. *grumblegrumble*

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>.>


*hands you a paper bag of replacement cookies*


Welcome.



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2009-06-04 13:59
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Hello, Lishie! Thank you for welcoming me. <!-- sBig Grin --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- sBig Grin -->

*hides the cookies* *noms them secretly*
2009-06-04 21:49
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