Hello everyone! (*・ω・)ﾉ Today I find myself pondering my memories as a cat. Admittedly, these memories are few in number, but they do exist. As a psychological otherkin and someone who has no belief in past lives, I have a weird relationship with them. In fact, I doubt that "memory" is even the proper label for these thoughts, but I'm not sure what else to really call them. Visions, perhaps? But from where?
I have two theories regarding this. Firstly, they could be entirely figments of my imagination. Perhaps these are simply the result of envisioning scenarios in which I might feel at home. As a psychological otherkin, it is certainly in the realm of possibility that these "memories" are psychological in origin as well. While this theory is far easier to prove, I have another hypothesis which also proves far more intriguing.
Many cloudy afternoons and sleepless nights have I spent toying with ideas of what may lie beyond the little corner of space which we have observed, and then what lies even further: beyond our universe as a whole. Is there nothing at all? More universes? I have no way of knowing with complete certainty which is true, or if either of them are. Because there is little concrete evidence for either, I have not entirely dedicated myself to a specific belief regarding this topic. However, if other universes do exist, perhaps one exists where I (or a soul identical to my own) inhabit a fully feline body. Perhaps these are not recollections at all, but glimpses into somewhere far beyond the reaches of our cosmos where these events are actually occurring.
In fact, if this is the case, this could explain more then simply these visions. If there is another universe in which I am my kintype in my entirety, this could be the origin of my otherkinity in this universe as well. It is clear that I have already established a strong enough connection to see into this universe. Who is to say that the link isn't even greater? Strong enough to influence my identity and sense of self here and now?
But perhaps we will never know.