I have to start this with a little introduction to who I am. I’m a headmate in a system, my origin is spiritual, and in my previous life I was a Rain God. As a Rain God I had complete control of the rain and the clouds, and the rain was an extension of myself. Now I identify not only as a Rain God, but also rainkin.
It might sound like that’s not really needed. I can explain my identity as a Rain God and say the rain was a part of me, and it gets the point across. But that doesn’t feel right to me, which is the important part. I feel like I need to specify separately that I was the rain itself, and the kintype label is the most fitting way for me to do so.
Being rain is an experience that is a bit too complex for me to explain, but I’m going to try to put it into words. It’s the feeling of being the first raindrop to fall from a cloud. The feeling when more raindrops follow and then the rain gets heavier. The feeling of hitting the ground, thousands of times at once, on different surfaces, and spreading out over the land. The feeling of being the water that stays on the leaves, only to fall after the storm ends. It’s refreshing, it’s cleansing, it’s calm. But it can also be violent, heavy, and overwhelming. It can be a nice drizzle or cause a flood. The rain makes the choice what to do to its surroundings, and nothing can tell it not to.
For me, it’s connected to my life as a God. But what if I got here and I didn’t remember being a God? All I would remember from that life was being the rain. It’s not hard for me to imagine that other Gods might only remember being the thing they were a God of. Or maybe that thing just had a soul in another universe and it doesn’t need to be tied to a God. The multiverse is so vast with so many possibilities. Who’s to say someone couldn’t have had a past life as a single raindrop? Or that a collection of space particles can’t have a soul? What if sound itself is a living thing in some places?
Psychological conceptkin and objectkin exist too, but I can only really talk about my experience and views on the spiritual side. And the spiritual side of it is that anything you can think of, no matter how unbelievable it might sound, exists in the multiverse. Everything has a soul somewhere out there, including concepts and objects. Whether it makes sense using this universe’s logic isn’t important. What’s important is that it could work like that somewhere, and that people feel comfortable being themselves and using the labels that fit them best.