What if I am having difficulty with human centered religion and ritual because, in spiritual identity, I am a snowshoe hare?
Now stay with me here, because I know this seems kind of far fetched, but, being otherkin is the core of my identity, my truest self, and it affects everything about my life. I think it would be foolish to underestimate its effect on my spirituality. The rituals, the prayers, the motions don’t work for me, because its ALL human centered and human based. Its like trying to run Linux software on a windows 8 box. The format wont even be recognized.
I have this kind of problem in my spiritual life too (I’m Pagan). Some things and practices work well enough although I can tell they are not perfect, and I want to align more with a fae template or essence as much as I can. Others itch with a kind of “this feels too human” or “this was directed at humans” kind of feeling - possibly in some cases things originally taught by faery beings to humans, but tailored for that application - and so, only varying effective when attempted by fae or elves themselves. Particularly when it comes to gods, at least “big name” gods, I feel somewhat adrift. My feeling is sidhe/faery didn’t/don’t have gods, not in the sense usually meant by humans, anyway. So perhaps it would be more worthwhile for me to do as Nornoriel has done and focus on more local and smaller spirits. Too, there are many powerful spirit beings that are not “gods” as such (though they might sometimes seem so to humans), various celestial and cthonic powers of various types.
But perhaps I digress… yes, of course all (or majority) of information on religious paths is sourced in humanity… so it can be quite a challenge to figure out what applies to oneself as nonhuman, in some cases. (Although I’ve met a few Christian elves and intellectually understand how that can be, I can’t imagine what that feels like to believe from the inside, for them.)