Wolf mod’s personal tips on how to feel more in touch with your Kinside:
- Meditate, meditate, meditate. I’ll tell everyone I come across that this is a good way to get in touch with that other side of yourself. Even if you don’t meditate in the traditional sense - with an empty mind and soulful focus inwards - you should still try to meditate. Put on some music that makes you feel more at peace with your kintype. Look at pictures that make you think of “home”. Zone out to these images and feelings. If you feel otherlimbs, focus on them. Actively wiggle your ears or your tail. Twitch your paws. Close your eyes and see inside of your head using your kin eyes. Eat the foods that make you think of your kintype. Take on kin-like behaviours. Set aside an hour or so every day to flex these spiritual muscles and unwind with your kintype. It helped me and I told my brother to do it and he did and it worked for him too.
- Understand that your humanity doesn’t need to be separate! Your humanity doesn’t stop you from being ‘kin. There’s nothing wrong with being human. Being human is totally cool! We can do all these things that let us get in touch with our kintypes and that’s cool. Accept the human. Be the human. Lick the human. Wait, no. Don’t lick other people. Or do. Actually, do. Lick someone. Lick your friend and see what their reaction is (Hint: it’ll be hilarious) EDIT: You best ask permission before you lick unless you guys are super close. I swear to gods.
- Have you time. Do something that makes you feel good that isn’t kin-related. Or it could be, if you want. Just do stuff for you sometimes. I find it’s easier to connect to the otherkin part of me if I’m relaxed. Watch a movie, be with your partner, go for a walk, get a massage. Do things that make you happy.
- Network with other kinfolks! I feel more kin-like when I’m talking to other kinfolk and that’s probably because it’s when I can feel the most at home and not worry about hiding behind social conventions.
And yes, m’dear, the rabbitkin tag is probably the one you’re after. I hope I helped at least a teeny tiny bit. You can always drop us another ask if you want help, or go check out my kinblog with the resources it has there or ask questions and I’ll give you good music or pictures or whatever it is you’re looking for. Check the mod page for the link.
Best of luck, though. I know it can be taxing to feel like you’re losing touch and being swamped in the gross human-y feeling.
We get a lot of questions about non-food related topics, and if the mods have personal blogs.
So I decided to sort of make a little patch to round up those sorts of questions, and made myself a kinblog. You can find it over at YorkBarghest. It would be great if you could send your non-food questions there, so we’re not clogging up this blog with non-food things.
It also has a work-in-progress resource page for important or nice Kin things, which I would happily take suggestions for.
So, if you ever need another kinfolk type person to talk to, you now have direct access to me.
Absolutely! There are folks who are shifters, there are folks who feel like one kintype and then do a little digging and realize they’re another. There’s a lot of different possibilities there.
But yeah, totally possible.
(design by mythos, original concept by Kanishtaa)
Actually we have 2 symbols.
The 7 pointed star is (as I understand it) the umbrella symbol
And therians specifically use the Theta-Delta
Maybe you could use one of those?
As a kinfolk in university, I would love to know.
Unfortunately, I have no idea.
Though I suggest looking for howls in your area? Otherkin meet ups. You can usually google “(Location) Howl” or “(Location) Otherkin” or something similar to try and get an idea?
Sorry I’m not much help.