Yep. AMAZING. THREE INCREDIBLE YEARS for DDCF — the Discussing Dissociation Community Forum.
Where to begin with all the good things that come to mind for our DDCF forum group?
Let me list out three significant milestones that describe where we are at in our third year of community.
1. Over 100,000 posts, and nearly 3000 different topics so you know… that’s lots and lots of activity and writing, each and every day. Lots of relating, chatting, understanding, supporting, listening, giggling. We talk about tough stuff, fun stuff, everyday stuff, meaningful stuff, silly stuff. We average around 100 new posts each day, so you know… that’s a lot of community happening. AND a lot of reading for Miss Laura, ha. Good thing she likes to read! 🙂
2. A bunch of Charter Members are still active members, three years later! But also, heaps of new members have joined us through the years, and of course, every new person is welcome. We work really hard at treating each other with kindness and respect, and it is amazing and cool to see how well such a large group can get along. So many differences between us, but of course, there are a ton more similarities as well. Y’all aren’t here to fight — this group is not about conflict! How refreshing is that?! Y’all may challenge each other from time to time, but the willingness to treat each other with respect and kindness has been simply impressive, and frankly, growth-inducing.
3. Genuine, deep connection and community has risen more and more, especially with the addition of the P4 Conferences and Zoom Groups. Some of our group members have become real friends — selflessly helping and supporting each other, caring about safety, sitting close during difficult times. And many of one system’s people have become truly connected with other system’s inside people. It’s a great place for the whole system to find someone they can relate with. I could give dozens and dozens of examples of deep and meaningful interactions between folks — such beautiful pictures to see.
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And to the DDCF Forum Members….
Y’all are the best. Simply the best. You’ve been a community like none other that I’ve ever seen, and you’ve come even closer together in the toughest, most challenging of times. I appreciate each and every single one of you, far more than you know. There hasn’t been a single storm happen in these past 3 years that has destroyed this community, and for that, I have to give each of you a giant massive bow of appreciation and gratitude. Thank you for keeping our place safe! Thank you for maintaining healthy boundaries and for staying true to genuine healing pathways. Thank you for your trust, your compassion, your gentle spirits, your generosity, your grace.
You are a kind people. A beautiful people. A committed-to-healing people. I love the excitement and energy y’all bring to projects, and the gusto that you give to our plans, hopes, and dreams. This community is going to be around and active for a very very long time, but that’s only because you are there, and you make this place worth having. It’s a truly special connection we have in DDCF, and I honestly, cannot thank you enough for adding your own magic and spice to our mix.
Thank you, thank you, and thank you.
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Are YOU looking for a community where you can connect to community?
It’s a very busy week right now — with holidays and activities, so I’ll be brief today — but yes, yes, yes, if you and your system are looking for a place to belong, a place to feel connected to other like-minded people, a place to relate with folks who know what a plural-life is like, please feel free to join us.
New memberships are available at any time. Click HERE for more information.
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Thank you, my dear dear DDCF community….
Y’all know you are so deeply near and dear to me.
You make the world a better place, and it is an honor, a joy, and a pleasure to have each of you in my life.
Now… moving “four-ward”, let’s make year-4 the best ever!
I wish you the very best in your forum journey!
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