i just found you and 1) thought u had stolen one of my names (lucy and lynn are close) 2) discovered that we're both genderfluid and bi (pog!!!) 3) learned you use neopronouns as well (ALSO POG!) and 4) you shift! that's so cool, i want to do it but i don't know anything about it lmao
Looong post ahead I am so sorry
TW: suicide mention, respawning/permanently shifting mention, and reality shifting negativity
Hi hi!!! I really love the name Lucy because of the Lucille Ball so the name Lucy brings back wonderful memories of my childhood. My name Lynn comes from my middle name because it’s the most androgynous part of my name that I could find. I like the name Aegis too (aye-gis hard g).
And broooo hell yeah I’m Genderfluid; I’m mostly nonbinary as I mostly feel outside of the binary most days, but some days I feel more boyish or girlish or some days not even a gender at all.
Yeah I do use neopronouns!! And when I say all pronouns I mean you can all me it, kit/kitself (example there are loads of neopronouns like that) and even emoji pronouns! Although I do have preferred they/their/them and xe/xir/xem. So if you end up calling me something different it’s okay! It’s a pronoun in my book
Below is reality shifting
I suggest @fuckingrealityshifting @shifting-lark and @shifting-inspos (sorry for the tags but you guys came to mind) for more information on shifting and how to do it. If you want to dive right into some communities I suggest asking Guts (shifting-inspos) for a Minecraft server they made awhile back (although it’s shifters only so if you decide not to become a shifter then I’m sorry!) and for a coffeehouse dr that Lark made (it’s like a dr for all the shifters to commune!) then ask @chaos-bb for the link!
(Both are discord chats)
There are loads of people with different drs and where they want to shift to. There’s a small community of Dream SMP shifters, One Piece, and etc! I particularly want to shift to Bungou Stray Dogs. The most famous Desired Realities are MHA and Harry Potter.
Essentially shifting is moving your present consciousness into another reality where you also exist. This is not the act of “making up” a reality but narrowing in where you actually exist. Like there are desired realities where you exist as yourself but in that reality. This goes for alternate realties where you probably are doing the opposite of what you’re doing right now, book realities, television realities, anything and everything that has the potential to be its own universe.
It sounds crazy because of the unlimited possibilities and of the use of multidimensional planes (not the right word but anything goes for right now) but it’s true! It’s alright to be skeptic and it’s okay to even not believe in it after this post.
A lot of people like comparing lucid dreaming, maladaptive daydreaming, and reality shifting but that’s simply not true. Lucid Dreaming is taking control of your dream state and where everything isn’t real, while reality shifting is taking your consciousness to a real place that is your desired reality.
Maladaptive Daydreaming happens when you’re awake, conscious, and sometimes you have control over it. I have MD (also known as MaDD) and not that. Plus it’s daydreaming and reality shifting is not.
Although I haven’t shifted (and I don’t plan to try for a little while) I know that it’s real. To me it feels real, and it’s not hurting me because I’m genuinely happy with my life here in this reality.
Since you are new, and if you do further research I will say this. Respawning is the act of killing yourself (and in some cases some say killing your soul) to do to your Desired reality. This is highly toxic and untrue no matter what anyone tells you. Some will even try to say in a delicate manner that it’s permanently shifting; which is the same thing as respawning.
I highly suggest that you do not support creators that support that idea and do not dive into the act of that yourself, but I’m not the parent of you and I have no say in what you do. I do however want you to be safe when researching.
That said reality shifting is 100% safe. There’s just that side that takes it a bit too far and turns it into something it’s not.
If you do make a shifting blog (my main is actually @lynnthegarbagebin!!) then please share it I’d love to shout you out!! The community is nice and everyone is welcoming.
Hopefully this helps and I hope this is well articulated!!
I have decided that there will never be a good way to describe reality shifting to your Gen X parents. Because sure, they see that you're tired and they will likely ask you why. And what are you going to tell them? The obvious things of course, oh I had a math test, oh we just got assigned a History project.
There is no logical way to explain shifting to my mother, because yes I am exhausted but it's not because of school.
It's because when I decided to lie down for a quick nap and a shift into my DR just to check in I just wanted to have a nice moment with my family and plan my now 13 year old daughters birthday.
Instead I had to pack everyone up in a panic the second my husband got back from a meeting and settle into my older brothers quarters halfway across the station because both of my 6 year old twins are force sensitive and decided collectively to commit domestic arson while my back was turned.
But yeah, it was definitely that damn math quiz.
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