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What was the first spirit you adopted, and what drew you to it? How did your journey begin?
In Spirit Keeping
Banapis
Nov 13, 2021
I got my first two spirits within hours of hearing about spiritkeeping from a friend. She casually mentioned it in conversation and I said, "Wait. What?" She gave me a few links - CH, Bluejay, and a few others that I don't remember. I spent a while roaming the CH catalog and amazed at the selection, but not convinced it was "real" (for all I knew, it was LARPING gear or just a good story.) That was until... I hit upon the hellhound page. I was shocked and honestly, I didn't know what to think because I could feel something, as if it was ecstatic - "YOU FOUND ME!!!" I keep going back to the page and the feeling was there every time, but I still didn't get the hound at first. I still wasn't sure this feeling was about. I continued looking and decided to see who would choose me in a reverse adoption. That hellhound though...I couldn't let it go. So a little while later that night, I got it too - and got another feeling of ecstacy when I did. I also got strange urges while I waited for the vessel to arrive, like books that I ordinarily wouldn't have been interested in before - modern and Romantic Satanism, Lucifer, etc. (This is especially true considering my opinions on Satan and the like beforehand. Let's just say I was less than impressed. lol) So in true grey fashion, I ended up with a WA spirit (a gryphon) and my hellhound. lol I was ecstatic when their vessels arrived, although I will admit that I connected easier with my hellhound than my gryphon. My gryphon seemed the complete opposite of me at first - serene (most of the time,) maternal, etc. and it took time to figure out some common ground. It took a few months to hit on geocaching. A treasure hunt for a treasure loving gryphon and hellhound. lol My hellhound has proven to be as stubborn as me in some cases. There was the time she found some wandering spirits and thought I was ignoring her (I wasn't. We were two weeks into the bonding process and I was in the middle of a crowded hospital waiting room with my mom, so I couldn't do anything 'weird.') She gave me one hell of a headache that day, no pun intended. 😄 We also argued heavily over her name. She came to me without a name and I took my sweet time finding a good one. She heard me say something about a name I had given someone, but that relationship didn't end well. So my hellhound decided that was going to be her name now and I was equally determined to choose something else. That one went on for a few days, if I remember correctly. For a hound of few words, that was one arguement she did win and I'll admit, I have many, many good memories associated with that name now. January will be our one year anniversary and I am so glad my friend happened to mention spiritkeeping that night. Our keep now has seven bound spirits and a few unbound. We have meshed into an awesome family and work group - I would have never guessed such a thing would be possible otherwise.
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In Spirit Keeping
Banapis
May 27, 2021
Well, I remember I saw colored orbs a day or two after I received the vessel of my first spirit. She was a reverse adoption from CH. My second was *ecstatic* that I found her before I even placed the order. I found myself ordering books that I wouldn't normally read,(but perfect for her DA alignment) before her vessel even arrived and another burst of ecstatic joy when it did. I also saw a few colored orbs with her too. lol My third spirit has been interesting, considering he is a stegosaur. lol We don't communicate like I do with my other spirits. As strange as it sounds, it's mostly feelings and sensations: calm/content/eating/curiosity/etc. and it took a little while - a few weeks - to get accustomed to that. No colorful fireworks with that guy. He seems to quite literally be what some people would call a "pasture pet" in spirit form. lol My current "last" spirit (I'm currently waiting to see if I will be chosen by two spirits whose last keeper died) was my most difficult. I had gotten a reaction even stronger than I did with my second spirit and put in the order. When the vessel arrived, though, another spirit had come instead. So, on top of feeling like I was starting from scratch, I had some complicated feelings about the substitution (Did I do something wrong? Was the first spirit offended by something? It was such a *strong* connection...) and they got a bit in the way of our communicating. In fact, it shut me down completely for several weeks. It took a while - well over a month - to straighten out. I probably went a little overboard in trying to show her that I was happy she had chosen to join me and mine - right down to buying scents I thought she may like and designating a tree in my yard that was said to be associated with her kind as hers. I guess the key here was that I kept trying. Even when things were bleak and I couldn't have sensed a herd of bison if they ran me down, I kept trying.
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Do you see what I see? I won't say anything and let you let me know if you see anything.
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