Briefly as a child I had an imaginary friend named "Ghost". He was a ghost. I watched a lot of Scooby Doo.
Now I talk to various spirit guides of mine which could probably be argued as just being imaginary friends. I ask them for advice or for reassurance for various things on the daily. They give some good advice too.
>>2947>Briefly as a child I had an imaginary friend named "Ghost".
Oww, that's adorable.
>Now I talk to various spirit guides of mine which could probably be argued as just being imaginary friends.
…y-you what now?
Is it a surprise? It's like the evolution of imaginary friends and a rich aspect of NEET spirituality.
That is the stupidest thing I have ever read. Being of sound mind is important for everyone, recluse or not.
I don't know, I kinda like the term.
Spiritually can be a huge part of mental health, thanks.
A NEET psychiatrist? You see something new everyday.
Pretty sure most people here work and/or study.
One time I cried myself to sleep after I converted to Rastafarianism.
Really hope that's a joke…
I'm sorry, I thought we were sharing. It was a beautiful event.
I've always had imaginary friends. I had adventures with them as a kid, they comforted me when i cried. On days when i feel like it would tear my body apart to leave the bed, they helped me leave my room.
Though when my depression was pulling me into neetdom, i thought they were why i couldnt do anything so i mentally put them all on a ship and raized it. It hurt a lot and i can see now that it was actually me throwing away my internal support system like how i had isolated myself from my actual friends during this time.
I've brought a few back as characters for one of the many things i think about writing. And one of the new faces helps me with getting out of bed. And I've gone back to drawing comics of myself talking with them, which helps emotionally. To me now, imaginary friend is an OC ive done a good job building
Oh, and sometimes when i get the heebies at night, i imagine all my usual nightmares surrounding the house to fight whatever's out there. Better the devil you know, i guess.
Even as a kid I was too uncreative to make an imaginary friend. When I was a teenager, I tried it for the fuck of it at one point, but honestly having an imaginary friend is more painful than not having anyone to talk to. I also would prefer not to look for spiritual guides either because I'd rather look to science and people who've gone through what I have than a bunch of vague stuff about spirituality.>>2947>Now I talk to various spirit guides of mine which could probably be argued as just being imaginary friends. I ask them for advice or for reassurance for various things on the daily. They give some good advice too.
How do they give you good advice? Do they give you advice that's been in the back of your mind? Or do they butter you up and tell you that everything is okay? Either way like the other anon said this sounds very unhealthy.
You took a wrong turn in Albuquerque, anon. neets don't work. Neets can't focus to study. You have no idea wtf you are talking about.
So, according to you, most people in this site do not work or study, right?
Everything is Maya, Illusion. On an absolute sense, everything is unreal. Reality is a relative phenomena. A person is "real" relative to another existing person. An imaginary friend is "unreal" relative to an existing person. Real/Unreal for everyday usage is an expression of the nature of the relationship between two entities or objects. However, ultimately everything is unreal, illusion.
It is OK to enjoy the illusion. The illusion is not a mistake, it is Parabrahman's expression of Joy, the Divine Game, Lila.
Dance as you wish, anons
While on a grander scale this may be true, an imaginary friend is a different sort of illusion than a flesh and blood one. Those differences are what people value.
I have imagenary foe. He always say to me rude things and laughing on anything i do.
just sounds like low self esteem
I spend a lot of time daydreaming, or making up scenarios and that involves characters invented by me, though they're mostly NPCs in terms of personality and not consistent at all.
i have several. and, it's always a bit jarring to come out of whatever emotion i feel while speaking to "them" and realize i've been alone for the past thirty minutes or however long these spells last. . . this has been going on for the past few years, by the way.
when i have the house to myself, i often walk around while i speak.
usually our conversations (my daydreams) just focus on regular things. we rabb.it, we write together, we playfully banter, etc. it's fun. but my mind can only stretch itself so far, y'know.
i've gone as far as making a discord server with a few alts to speak with them, but of course it's just myself rambling into the void.
coming back to this to avoid making a thread/posting somewhere unrelated but my delusions are steadily growing worse. an hour stretches into two, and it's dark before i know it–they occupy my mind when i'm doing anything; studying, riding the bus, bathing, etc. i'm always living out a life i'll never ever have within my head.
well. worse. but better. i know it's poison, i can't bring the reality inside my mind out, but at the end of a day which will be somewhere between mediocre and horrid it is so blissful to lay down and sink into ideas that i'm beloved by more people than my parents, with talents (writing, roleplaying, and art) that far exceed what i'm capable of right now.
…maybe putting more of the stories i write with these "friends" to paper could prove therapeutic, i don't know.
no. religion won't work. that's just someone else's fantasy (plus most religion comes with so much baggage. so much negativity from worshipers.)
I don't have an imaginary friend
I used to have a waifu who I imagined and talked to. It actually helped a little, like when I was in stressful situations I would imagine her there, reassuring me and telling me things were going to be okay, which would calm me down.
when i was a teenager i used to have a tulpa kaworu boyfriend i used to talk to all the time on my way home from highschool.
funnily enough after some time I would genuinely feel some form of love emotion when he was being affectionate towards me.
That make belief love was stronger than any love I've ever felt from real people
I believe there's a spirit guide that watches over me. I've never communicated with it one to one, but it'll manipulate reality around me and put me in situations that I can learn from, while also making sure I'm okay. I believe it's a female entity, almost like a motherly figure that keeps me on the right track in life. Sometimes bad things will happen, but I always end up learning something important from those happenings that I needed to know later on. The only time I feel like I saw her was during a DMT trip where I saw it as this all encompassing geometrical figure orbiting my life like the moon. We didn't communicate in that instance either, but I'm almost certain it was her. Looking back on life, it was always kinda obvious I was being protected. I'd get out of incredibly dangerous and life ruining situations unscathed. Wasn't until a couple years ago where I thought about it and started believing that an entity/guardian angel must be protecting me. I think she does it because I have a higher purpose in life, which gives me confidence to make big decisions and chase my dreams. I don't feel invincible, but I do definitely feel like there is a path I can follow, kinda like the good ending, that this entity presents to me and it's my choice to follow.
(Interstellar spoilers) The best way I can describe how it feels is like when Cooper discovers, at the very end of Interstellar, that the beings helping them, the ones they thought were aliens, were actually higher dimensional humans. We never see definite proof of this claim, but it's what Cooper believes after he thinks about all they've experienced and how they experienced it. Love that movie btw, everyone should watch it