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Title: I want to thank those who are still here keeping the boards going
Post by: omcasey on August 13, 2019, 04:34:24
Over the years,

It seems a great many of the consciousness boards are moving toward into inactivity, and even deactivating entirely.

So I want to thank everyone who is still here keeping the flame alive. It is no easy feat keeping it all going. I notice the Astral Pulse is also not presently as active as it once was. Do you think this is because experience is advancing and there is no longer as many questions/questioners. Or because of a diminishing of collective experience for awhile. I know that following my own 4 year awakening, throughout which out of body experience was occurring near daily ( no exaggeration. my process was significant ) I underwent a 4 year acclimatizing phase wherein the focus shifted dramatically. Now I am back, only with the inside and outside nearing full synchronization.

Can someone give me a report of what is happening here. Perhaps over the last years.

Where is everyone now. collectively.


Casey


Title: Re: I want to thank those who are still here keeping the boards going
Post by: Volgerle on August 13, 2019, 19:08:25
We had this discussion here a while ago and as far as I remember one valid argument is also that Social Media such as Facebook and also Reddit-Groups or similar did replace the 'old fashioned' forum/message-board like this one.

It is a younger generation thing so mostly the younger ones look there first. Facebook is pretty active with some AP groups.

I think this is sad and a bad development because real discussions don't take place there. It is more like a blog comment system and more of a short-attention span thing. Sign of the times maybe.  :|



Title: Re: I want to thank those who are still here keeping the boards going
Post by: omcasey on August 14, 2019, 01:38:44
Hi Volgerle!

Thank you for the reply.

I agree, there is really no replacement for the forum/message boards. I am on Facebook, too, and contribute to many of the AP groups (including my own) but honestly they are not so active either. Memes, and chats hold the majority of the space. Very little of experience and the work -and like you said only so much can be said through that type of venue. Most experiencers and explorers I know do not like the social media, the draw seems to be that it's just where everyone is. I have recently begun trying to redraw attention back to the boards. Where we can (re)focus and get more seriously back to work.

I notice amongst my own circles, however, that a dwindling of experience is occurring - perhaps due to the less seriously focused outlets, and because of this I think they may feel more comfortable remaining with those formats. Not seeing the potential cause and effect wheel or the way out.

Was the lurker count always so high here at the Astral Pulse?

Of those who are still administrating and posting, as a group - where are you all now in your collective experience?

Has there been growth?





Title: Re: I want to thank those who are still here keeping the boards going
Post by: Nameless on August 14, 2019, 03:37:09
Hi Casey and good question even though like Volgerle says above we have discussed this before and I think pretty much come to the stated conclusion over all.

As far as my personal experience there has always been an ebb and flow. Till only recently I had sort of a dry spell but I am certain that was due to my own overwhelming situation. I've lost a number of family within the last year which has taken it's toll. But the last week or so things are back to normal on the 'consciousness' front.

One thing that affects me and likely all the ones who are still on these forums is the lack of interest. We feel like we are writing to ourselves. And too there is the push toward video which try as I might it just is not the same with sketchy internet service and iffy computers and little know-how.

Long as I've been here there has always been a high lurker count. One of the highest I've seen compared to actual participation. We do still get a few new sign-ups but after asking a few questions they seem to find plenty to read so I think the AP is still very relevant and providing a great wealth of material.

(sigh) I miss the old days.
I


Title: Re: I want to thank those who are still here keeping the boards going
Post by: omcasey on August 14, 2019, 06:27:11
Oh I am certain it is, Nameless..

It would be nice if more frequently a lurker would pop out and say hi. It would be nice to get an idea of who is here lurking.

I think you are hitting on something important when you say 'lack of interest'. To keep people interested a certain level of growth and expansion has to be taking place. This is why I am asking about how the collective experience of those here is evolving. Is there growth? an advancement in the level of understanding -of the information coming through your experiences? How deep, how direct, how real is it growing to be. What new skills, or level of skill is developing. What new services are patterning out of this?

A level of fear I feel is playing a part in the non-participation also.

High lurker counts can show this. As well as those who will not grow to video record or live-stream. This is all a part of our process, growing past our fears in order to get to the next level. I do wish more people would. and now. Tomorrow never comes. Somehow the information has to get out there in more real and life-like ways. in more real time.

I am certainly working hard, working diligently to help bring more people out into the open and into active participation.

I just feel it is of very great importance.


Title: Re: I want to thank those who are still here keeping the boards going
Post by: EscapeVelocity on August 14, 2019, 09:16:24
Hello Casey,

I tried responding to this thread yesterday and my computer froze within the first sentence; re-booted and had no problem responding to a couple other threads so I knew enough to know that I needed to wait on this one.

Amongst the moderators, we have had discussions going back a few years as to the dwindling participation. As has been pointed out, it isn't just here, it is widespread within many areas of modern western society. There are no doubt many reasons, but a general disconnect seems apparent as well as an increasing number of distracting influences and the increasing need for instant feedback and gratification/recognition. Selfies come to mind.

So, we are challenged with keeping the subject fresh and inviting as best we can, for those new members who wish to participate; and continuing discussions with the longer term members who seek to grow and improve.

And within the forums and behind the scenes, we are a small but tight group who are definitely growing, each in his or her own individual way, but also in very supportive and reciprocating manners as well. Are we growing? Yes, most definitely. New skills, new understanding. And Life does pull some of us aside for a time, so others must need fill the gaps, so it is somehow done. Incredible friendships and bonds have been granted to me through the Pulse; these are, in ways, some of my greatest friends and closest allies, even though we haven't met physically. This website has been of indescribable value to me and my journey.

Personally, Life has recently given me space and time to try other modalities and during the last year I have taken courses at The Monroe Institute which have greatly benefited me; and I have tried to share some of that here.

So we do what we can do,
and we keep on keeping on

Thank you for your contributions here as well as elsewhere,
EV

Ps

Lumaza is experiencing computer issues and wished to comment on reasons why- Distractions!