On Wednesday, 7 April 2021 at 04:08:49 UTC+1, [Snip] wrote:
> well, it started in 2017. my phantom shifts have always been strong, and for a few other reasons i've always felt "out of place". i thought i was going crazy when i first started having shifts but i came across the otherkinning community and it was a very strong fit. i've always been into dragons and dragon-y things- drawing them, reading their mythology, consuming anything that had even a tiny bit of dragons in it, etc. so it's felt pretty natural, i feel more whole. i think by identifying as otherkin i understand myself more, both my psychological map and my personal form of spirituality i find it useful in. of course, those two things overlap heavily :P
> i'm not sure what they teach me. my most prominent ones are always my feet/talons, then wings, then tail, and horns and claws. i'm not fortunate enough to be the type where they phase through things- my wings ache and my feet feel uncomfortable in shoes, or even walking flat footed. if anything, they teach me to be more thankful for the form i'm in currently. i'd hate to be big and constantly bump into things
That's good, and fairly similar to my own journey.
I too am grateful to be who I am today; first world problems are perhaps less potent than first dragon problems- not that I believe anyone here wouldn't relish the challenge.
As for bumping into things, you might get used to it, were it your physical form, faster than you think ;)