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What's wrong with me?
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What's wrong with me?
I've felt connected to cicadas since this past summer. As I wrote in my livejournal:

"I love cicadas. I feel so close to them, so sensitive to them, and yes, I guess you could say I feel like one. I feel for them, I miss them greatly still. I sometimes feel like I am crazy because I want to cry (sometimes do) if I see them hurt or dead."

I've been debating since this summer what this connection means. I feel I am almost too sensitive to them, whereas no other creature makes me this upset if hurt, sick, or dead. I remember being completely repelled by the cicadas with fungus (an STD, believe it or not, that cicadas are sesceptable (sp?) to), but at the same time, felt terrible for them. I would let the healthy ones crawl on me, and wasn't bothered at all. In fact, I felt quite at home, and happy. They cheered me up whenever around. When I first saw a cicada, I instantly felt love for it. Instantly just knew there was something about it that I felt so connected to.

Seems some are convinced that what I am experiencing may be therianthropy, but I don't want to jump to conclusions. I just don't know why I feel so strongly about cicadas. What could the reason be? Anything I should look into? I've already looked into totems, and I don't think that's the case, but any other things it could be?



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2008-01-21 22:29
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Re: What's wrong with me?
Well, firstly, it doesn't seem that anything is wrong. Unless you don't want to feel this way for some reason?

Secondly, different people have different ideas about therianthropy but I would venture to say that many feel it is a matter of "being" a given creature in one form or another, rather than "just feeling connected". That isn't to say that a particularly unusual connection cannot be therianthropy.

Honestly, only you know if you're a cicada or if you just really love them.

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2008-01-21 22:41
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You see, that's the problem. It's both. As I said in the post, I feel like a cicada.


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2008-01-21 22:44
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Well, then you feel like a cicada. Is that a problem? Is it casting a shadow of doubt over your decided kinship? Does it have to? Does one override the other or can they both be possible?
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You may have lived a past life as a cicada? It may be strongly effecting the way you feel about them now.

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2008-01-21 22:57
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Well, I do think I may be both. But I've never been very open to people who are two things, although I don't completely doubt them.


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2008-01-21 23:11
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2008-01-21 23:35
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Re: What's wrong with me?
I think that being multiple "kin types" would definitely be possible. I mean, if someone has lived say 15 lives, who is to say that all 15 were only of one type of being? Why couldn't that energy or those traits be retained right through to a current incarnation, producing a mixture of kin traits.

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2008-01-22 0:59
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Some also draw a line between "past life" and "kintype" - a demon who happened to live as a cicada and then a human, or a cicada who happened to live as a demon and then a human. Shainin feels that way, having incarnated as something as-yet-unidentified between being an elf and being human with us. But as we can also attest, being something new can really wear off on you, to the point where it becomes part of your nature, down to your very soul, as well. (Her first reaction upon getting a good "look" at the rest of the elves in here was to writhe in disgust at how much we'd changed...)

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2008-01-22 1:16
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That is interesting!

I don't know that Ive had *any* past lives, so my therianthropy isn't based on them. It's actually based on my belief that I am a wolf born into a human body.

So I can see how many different things could be considered being 'kin - reincarnated, current incarnation, walk-ins, etc etc <!-- sSmile --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_e_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- sSmile -->

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The Garnet Host Wrote:Some also draw a line between "past life" and "kintype"

...like those of us who identify as otherkin but don't believe we've ever been incarnated as anything other than human. *grin*

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