I recommend that Pavlina members seeking a membership here send me a PM (while the Pavlina site is still operating) and include:
.your preferred username - this might be the chance for change, with a NEW username, or feel free to use your old one.
.your e-mail address - this is mandatory on any forum and you have my assurance I do all I can to protect that information.
. a password - you can change the password once you're logged on.
Please understand we can't take everybody in, and some may be turned down. At present, we are compiling a list of those we would like to join, and this is not necessarily based on "worth" or spiritual "seniority": need is also a factor...some of our members need exactly this type of environment to heal within, in order to grow. It is quite remarkable the healing that others receive when someone shares their story and tries to work with its attendant pain. We are at once a support group and individual growth forum. There are no demands for religious or spiritual conformity: the "God of YOUR understanding" dwells here.
Pavlina members at large are welcome to post in the public-access forums, and we are quite accepting of criticisms. You are invited to remain "satelite members"...in other words, not become a member, but stay in touch by use of the public-access boards. I sincerely hope we don't incur abuses that force those boards off the forum.
I wish the PDforyou forum well, though I have a foreboding about the operation, and many of us sense an energy there that doesn't speak of longevity. It's all experiential, and we cannot know if we do not try, so blessings to the friends we have out there. As VinceG has said, we're two different neighborhoods, and everyone's free to choose where they live.