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New Age! [ 08:41PM - March 20]
Well, I have just about had a fucking nuff tonight. I put so much work into my site to hear that a few elitist people consider it too new age... or not spiritual. What a pile of bollocks, what the hell isn't new age these days? Personally, I always found Paganism somewhat new agey, as do most people...this whole candle burning, praying to the God and goddess nonsense if we want to get down and dirty and use generalisations and little labels. I am so pissed off. Thank god I have a couple who support me. Shame it isn't the people who should be supporting me!

I find it absolutely astonishing anyone can consider a forum that has areas for all beliefs and religions...new agey. But, whatever. I am thinking now of simply closing it down. I only have to tick one box to turn the board offline. So many other 'new age' boards out there, I am sure people will find somewhere to go, right! I imagine those labelling it new age would soon be lost if I started approaching it from a more advanced angle and casting off those new to their spiritual paths!
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Catching up [ 01:34AM - March 18]
[ mood | apathetic ]

Well, goodness, it is a struggle to keep up with my lj on a daily basis these days, mainly due to the responsibilities of running my forums and moderating on another site. I do hope no one is too disappointed in me. I do suggest that my friends here join the site if they wish to communicate and share more with me, but no worries if you do not wish to. It is mainly spiritual and paranormal, yes, but there are also sections for games and quizzes, a general section, a support section and myths and legends section. In truth, it covers a lot of ground.

http://www.unityofspirit.co.uk/forum/


Anyway, other than that... things are interesting. I seem to be back with my ex, who I lived with for over five years, but had not seen in 18 months since I left him. I just had the impulse to catch up, and had not expected us to end up carrying on as if nothing happened... it is one of those occasions where my expectations were wrong. I had thought it would be awkward and that he would be detached... we were talking right away and he was not detached at all.

I am, as usual, way behind on my university work. I am, as usual, very tired...but then, I have only had maybe 6 hours sleep. I have had a lot of crap from the woman who runs the site I worked on before I opened my own, and from the 23 year old who designed her site appearance and is her co admin... I had the most unpleasant and threatening message, accusing me of copying their colours etc...you get the picture. It is very sad and disappointing for a spiritual site, and even more so that the site owner, who claimed to be my friend, feels such a message, which labelled me pathetic, is justified.

I hope all my friends on here are well... I promise I will try and catch up on your journals this weekend and pass out some comments. Feel free to give me a slapped wrist for being so lax.

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Quiz Time [ 04:11AM - March 10]
Earth
Your element is earth: Wise, solitary, mysterious

and loving. You are very wise. Your wise as

in you know things others do not. You can see

past the stereotypes and see the real people

behind their facades, people will often come

to you for help and advice. Quite solitary

and somewhat shy around people because you

prefer animals and plants. Animals aren't

afraid to show themselves or what they are

feeling and plants are fun to nurture. You

are very strong in your silence, if you set

your mind on something you will often times

pursue it to the end. Sometimes you just want

to get away, so you seek refuge in the forest

where you can have time to think and try to

sort out your emotions. The sound of the wind

usually calms you, especially moving through

the trees. Life to you is something precious

and should not be taken for granted.


.:-|What is your true element?|-:. -With Anime Pictures and detailed answers-
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Slightly Disappointed... [ 02:54AM - March 10]
[ mood | crushed ]

I cannot deny it, I have pinned a lot of hopes on my forums but things don't seem to be moving. Maybe I expect too much after only 3 days, but I have been posting links in endless lj groups and on some internet sites, I have over 50 members...but only a couple are posting, and even then, not a lot. The problem is I am doing it alone. I have no-one able to moderate on a regular basis...and it is too much for one person to keep up with. I can only post so many topics a day. So, I am left feeling a little down right now. The site looks lovely, but clearly I must be doing something wrong? I still have no homepage either.

3 days in and I am feeling tempted to just abandon it. Other forums of this size usually start with a few people running it, not just one, or at least with some staff who can post new things each day to try and liven things up.

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Update [ 03:51PM - March 08]
Well, I know I have been neglecting my lj duties of late but bear with me. It is difficult trying to keep a forums running, especially in the beginning while I am trying to recruit new members and find some to moderate and help me out. Got 31 members so far, in the space of two days but having some teething trouble. Have chatrooms on there too now, which really made me happy.

I will try and catch up with your journals, I have read through some today and replied to a few... I feel terribly guilty for not being around so much, but remember you can catch me on my forums and talk to me there in the shoutbox..which is like a mini chatroom at the top of the forums... link is on my user info page.

Other than that, I went over 36 hours without sleep...woke at 3pm uk time on monday and didn't go to sleep until 4am uk time today. I must have one hell of a strong constitution. I managed but I didn't feel that great. I am still tired. I just..have no idea really why I did that. I had stayed up all night working on the forums, then a friend came on msn and by time I finished with them it was 10am and I needed to be sure to get to shops...so I went to town, got back at 1pm yesterday and simply didnt go to bed.
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*Sits Rubbing Eyes* [ 04:10PM - March 05]
[ mood | sleepy ]

Well, I not long woke and still feel really tired. I woke worrying about my forum and affirming that I ought to get some forum sections started so people have somewhere to post, even if all the other stuff isn't sorted yet. So, I will be working on that...I have a test forum there so people can submit ideas for sections for the site. I like the members to have stuff they want too. Just 4 members so far but it will take some advertising to get it off the ground once I have got my sections up...

So if anyone knows any sites where my forums can be advertised, please let me know or go ahead and post the link when I am up and running

I may have found someone to make me a skin in the colours I want and for free. Most sites charge $30 for a custom skin, it seems making things for these boards is big business now heh. I joined several forums and left a post asking for any help available to get me sorted. A man from Australia who owns one such site helped me skin the forum last night with a downloadable one, but he disappeared after a few hours. I am hoping he will return to help me as I still need help knowing how to upload the mods.

I will be needing moderators for this forum, of course. People who have plenty to share with the members and who will be able to post in welcome messages as each member joins. Like most uk spiritual forums, this will not be paid which is why it is essential it is something that the person enjoys doing, lol.

I am struggling to think of a general welcome message to my site. All the ideas are in my brain somewhere, but it is getting it down in words that is the issue. I also need a few ground rules as I really don't want to end up banning people left, right and centre.

If anyone on my list has any knowledge of making homepages for websites and is willing to offer some help, please let me know as I cannot move forward on that part at all. If anyone has knowledge of using frontpage, please let me know as I downloaded it.

Watching Star Trek 'Enterprise' at the moment. It is on terrestrial tv. I have so much work to do for university, maybe this was a bad time to have my forum started...as it seems to be all that is on my mind, lol.

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Mistaken Email. [ 08:07PM - March 04]
[ mood | amused ]

This might cheer you up, any of you feeling down.








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Open Minded... [ 07:52AM - March 03]
[ mood | tired ]

Whipped this from rowanravyn


You Are 72% Open Minded

You are a very open minded person, but you're also well grounded.
Tolerant and flexible, you appreciate most lifestyles and viewpoints.
But you also know where you stand firm, and you can draw that line.
You're open to considering every possibility - but in the end, you stand true to yourself.
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Mercury Turns Retrograde Today [ 03:13PM - March 02]
[ mood | sleepy ]

Which can affect certain aspects of our lives quite strongly...if you believe in astrology and the planetary influences. Anyway, here is an article on this retrograde and what it might affect in our lives.



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I loathe Phones... [ 03:26PM - March 01]
[ mood | determined ]

Damn noisy things! I was woken up not once, but twice today by the phone. I swear, I am removing the extra handset from my bedroom, lol. It has a shrill and cutting ring on it and it always leaves me feeling crap when I am woken in such a sharp way. Anyway, it was the bank calling to tell me something I already knew...that my overdraft had gone overdrawn because(as I realised with horror last night when I looked to see the date was March 1st)I had not gone and transferred my rent money over from my other account. This woman sounded so... ungh. She ignored when I said I had just woken up(I couldn't hear her properly) and spoke as if running on automatic.


Anyway, I am still all groggy, so going to shower. I have to go out and try and get a copy of 'The Fly'(I hate horror films) for my fantasy in film class and then get down to doing some serious work. I don't like it, but it has to be done. I am getting more and more excited about having my own spiritual forums. I have waited so long for this. I have spent years on other people's and finally, it is time to build up my own and use the lessons I have learnt from posting on those others so long...first will be to not be a control freak with lots of rules and regulations.


You wouldn't believe some of these so-called spiritual sites, the backstabbing that goes on behind the scenes on them. Not only that, but those working on these sites seem to slide into this automatic 'love and light' mode, where they post the same thing automatically in response to any struggles members are having...like 'Sorry you are having such a hard time, hope you feel better soon xx'. To me, that is a cop out. I always made an effort to go into detail, to get involved...and I have never put on a love and light face because in truth, we all have a darker side, we all have our anger, our sadness, our various negative traits. How are members going to be comforted by seeing moderators who behave as if they are perfection itself? (while carrying on various dramas and bitching sessions behind the scenes)I am not the only one who has become disillusioned and left their role as moderator on these sites.


I hope everyone has a great day! And sorry if I don't get round to reading all your entries until later tonight. (((hugs to all on my list)))

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Awww Thanks... [ 04:57AM - March 01]
[ mood | surprised ]

To those who have given me hugs on my userpage. I went on to see more had been added while I wasn't looking, so big hugs to you out there :)

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Insight... [ 10:29PM - February 27]
[ mood | peaceful ]

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More Quizzes. [ 05:54AM - February 27]
You scored as .

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Albus Dumbledore

95%

Remus Lupin

95%

Harry Potter

75%

Ron Weasley

70%

Severus Snape

65%

Ginny Weasley

60%

Sirius Black

55%

Hermione Granger

30%

Draco Malfoy

30%

Lord Voldemort

20%

Your Harry Potter Alter Ego Is...?
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Hmm, know the irony?? I am a Taurus!! Mwahaha. But my moon and ascendant are Pisces.

You scored as Pisces. You get along best with the sign of Pisces. Although Pisceans can be very withdrawn, or hard to understand, they are extremely conscious individuals, and are very deep as well. Pisceans often have a very dry sense of humor. They are very mature (after all, they are the 'ELDERS of the Zodiac'), and are freakishly good at percieving the world around them, practically to the point of being 'psychic.' Few can understand the depths of these people, but the few who can remain close friends with Pisceans for a long time.

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Pisces

85%

Aquarius

75%

Scorpio

65%

Libra

65%

Gemini

60%

Aries

55%

Leo

55%

Cancer

45%

Capricorn

40%

Sagittarius

40%

Taurus

35%

Virgo

15%

What sign of the Zodiac are you meant for?
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Friendship... [ 07:20PM - February 25]
[ mood | cranky ]

Feeling a little down today. Down and downhearted. Sometimes, you realise that the friendship someone is giving can never be the friendship you want it to be. And a friendship like that will just keep on pulling you down and causing pain unless you change your wishes or turn your back on it and let go. The former is impossible to do, which leaves the latter. I don't really believe in the concept of friendship for life anyway. There are different levels of friendship, but when you are caught inbetween those levels, neither moving closer or moving further apart from someone, it is just far too uncomfortable and futile. You want certain elements of friendship that they aren't willing to give, you either just accept that and be happy for what you have or you move on. The former just doesn't work for me.

Anyway, everyone has long ago posted their first entry, and here I am at almost 7.30pm here, just getting started. I really should be doing some work, but I am still sleep ridden...and worse still, can't think of anything else to say! Grr.

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SoulsSpirit's Journal [ 01:55AM - February 22]
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FRIENDS ONLY


I have made my journal friends only, simply because I prefer to know those who are reading it and like to engage in mutual sharing.If you want to add me, please feel free, leave a comment and go ahead and I will add you back.
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