Jihan McDonald is creating Spiritual Direction: Insight-Wisdom for a New Millennium
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patron
$3
per month
If you don't know me already,
hi <wave emogiticon> 
my name is Jihan. 

Jihan means universe/person of the world in Arabic and Farsi and I have dedicated my life to discovering what this means and sharing the insight and wisdom from the lesson with you. 

Being a universe is a multi-faceted thing, I:
* facilitate anti-oppression workshops   * teach stress & trauma release   *paint  *  talk to squirrels    * write poems, articles, and essays  * mentor social justice agitators   *mediate community conflicts
* organize in the grassroots of my community   * offer spiritual counsel & coaching  * knit
* garden for self-care and service * make the odd video or website  * and do a lot of breathing. 

And I have done most of this work for free; yes the talking to squirrels but, also, for example, I have offered all of my 6-month cohort workshop series in the last 5 years 100% by donation. 
That's where you come in. 
Becoming a Star, Constellation, Moon Wise, or an Ally for Life gives you access to my creative universe while giving me access to the financial stability to offer my services without survival fears.

You will be taking a direct action to support social equity not only by endorsing a Black, female-bodied, queer person but by endorsing a business model that equates service and self-care. I have always firmly believed that doing good work is how one "pays the rent" on this planet and have sought to live and work in alignment with that belief. 

* For every $1,800 I earn a month I will offer 6-months of free bi-weekly life coaching and spiritual direction sessions to someone who otherwise could not afford it (up to 5 people).
Every contribution you make goes towards someone being able to receive free services from me as well as towards my own financial health and stability. 

My endiest end-goals are to offer:
- 6 stress & trauma release circles;
- 6 day-long anti-oppression workshops;
- two 6-month series of anti-oppression day-long workshops; 
for free every year!

These are my dreams today. I expect them to change and to change my goals accordingly. 
Becoming a Star, Constellation, Moon Wise, or an Ally for Life means getting involved in this unfolding journey of healing, social justice, and discovery. 

There is, of course, more this story, but you'll have to get on board to find out, for example:
- who named me Jihan and why;
- what on Earth it means to be "Moon Wise";
- who the Jones' are and why everyone wants to be like them;
- how to work with your chakras, meridians, and energy body;
- what capitalism has to do with who let the dogs out;
- where the dogs went after being let out;
- how someone can be so serious and seriously silly in one body.
Tiers
Star!
$1 or more per month
Be a Star and get access to what's fresh from the universe!  


It may be a song bit, a poem, an essay, a painting, a message. We'll discover what form expression takes next together :-).


Every Star adds to my capacity to shine!

Constellation
$10 or more per month
We shine brighter when we're connected so be a Constellation and receive a weekly message from me! 


It will be tailored to respond to the current news and offer guidance and affirmation on staying grounded. 


You will also receive: 


 - special discounts on workshops and events; 


-access to the Patron-Only area where you'll find what's fresh from the universe! It may be a song bit, a poem, an essay, a painting, a message. We'll discover what form expression takes next together :-).



Moon Wise
$50 or more per month
Get Moon Wise and receive a personal Spiritual Direction call from me once a month! 


Gain insight and clarity on the challenges you're facing by talking to a trained Spiritual Director and Coach. We'll end each call by creating an affirmation for you to walk with for the next month. 


*Note: This is a non-religious discernment process; moonlight shines no matter what you believe causes it. 


You will also receive:


- a weekly message from me  tailored to respond to the current news and offer guidance and affirmation on staying grounded;


 -  special discounts on workshops and events; 


- access to the Patron-Only area where you'll find what's fresh from the universe! It may be a song bit, a poem, an essay, a painting, a message. We'll discover what form expression takes next together :-).

Ally for Life
$100 or more per month
Free enrollment in an online or in person Allies for Life cohort!  


When a 6-month cohort you'd like to join becomes available, send me a message and I'll sign you up.  Cohorts take place approximately twice a year. 


or!


You can also pro-actively organize your own group of participants and work with me to schedule the dates to redeem this benefit; if this option interests you, contact me directly for more details. 


or!


You can join 6 single day workshops for free!


You will also:

- have first-access to all Allies for Life online and in person events, workshops, activities, and resources;


- receive special discounts on workshops and events;


- receive a personal spiritual direction call with me once a month! 

gain insight and clarity on the challenges you're facing; 


- receive a weekly message from me  tailored to respond to the current news and offer guidance and affirmation;


- have access to the Patron-Only area where you'll find out what's fresh from the universe! It may be a song bit, a poem, an essay, a painting, a message. We'll discover what form expression takes next together :-).


This benefit becomes redeemable after 3 months and can be redeemed once per calendar year.


Find out more about my Allies for Life workshops by visiting: www.alliesforlife.wordpress.com.

Goals
$3 of $500 per month
When I reach earning $500 per month, I will start a bi-weekly Q&A series where I answer questions from only my Patreon supporters!
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If you don't know me already,
hi <wave emogiticon> 
my name is Jihan. 

Jihan means universe/person of the world in Arabic and Farsi and I have dedicated my life to discovering what this means and sharing the insight and wisdom from the lesson with you. 

Being a universe is a multi-faceted thing, I:
* facilitate anti-oppression workshops   * teach stress & trauma release   *paint  *  talk to squirrels    * write poems, articles, and essays  * mentor social justice agitators   *mediate community conflicts
* organize in the grassroots of my community   * offer spiritual counsel & coaching  * knit
* garden for self-care and service * make the odd video or website  * and do a lot of breathing. 

And I have done most of this work for free; yes the talking to squirrels but, also, for example, I have offered all of my 6-month cohort workshop series in the last 5 years 100% by donation. 
That's where you come in. 
Becoming a Star, Constellation, Moon Wise, or an Ally for Life gives you access to my creative universe while giving me access to the financial stability to offer my services without survival fears.

You will be taking a direct action to support social equity not only by endorsing a Black, female-bodied, queer person but by endorsing a business model that equates service and self-care. I have always firmly believed that doing good work is how one "pays the rent" on this planet and have sought to live and work in alignment with that belief. 

* For every $1,800 I earn a month I will offer 6-months of free bi-weekly life coaching and spiritual direction sessions to someone who otherwise could not afford it (up to 5 people).
Every contribution you make goes towards someone being able to receive free services from me as well as towards my own financial health and stability. 

My endiest end-goals are to offer:
- 6 stress & trauma release circles;
- 6 day-long anti-oppression workshops;
- two 6-month series of anti-oppression day-long workshops; 
for free every year!

These are my dreams today. I expect them to change and to change my goals accordingly. 
Becoming a Star, Constellation, Moon Wise, or an Ally for Life means getting involved in this unfolding journey of healing, social justice, and discovery. 

There is, of course, more this story, but you'll have to get on board to find out, for example:
- who named me Jihan and why;
- what on Earth it means to be "Moon Wise";
- who the Jones' are and why everyone wants to be like them;
- how to work with your chakras, meridians, and energy body;
- what capitalism has to do with who let the dogs out;
- where the dogs went after being let out;
- how someone can be so serious and seriously silly in one body.

Recent posts by Jihan McDonald

Tiers
Star!
$1 or more per month
Be a Star and get access to what's fresh from the universe!  


It may be a song bit, a poem, an essay, a painting, a message. We'll discover what form expression takes next together :-).


Every Star adds to my capacity to shine!

Constellation
$10 or more per month
We shine brighter when we're connected so be a Constellation and receive a weekly message from me! 


It will be tailored to respond to the current news and offer guidance and affirmation on staying grounded. 


You will also receive: 


 - special discounts on workshops and events; 


-access to the Patron-Only area where you'll find what's fresh from the universe! It may be a song bit, a poem, an essay, a painting, a message. We'll discover what form expression takes next together :-).



Moon Wise
$50 or more per month
Get Moon Wise and receive a personal Spiritual Direction call from me once a month! 


Gain insight and clarity on the challenges you're facing by talking to a trained Spiritual Director and Coach. We'll end each call by creating an affirmation for you to walk with for the next month. 


*Note: This is a non-religious discernment process; moonlight shines no matter what you believe causes it. 


You will also receive:


- a weekly message from me  tailored to respond to the current news and offer guidance and affirmation on staying grounded;


 -  special discounts on workshops and events; 


- access to the Patron-Only area where you'll find what's fresh from the universe! It may be a song bit, a poem, an essay, a painting, a message. We'll discover what form expression takes next together :-).

Ally for Life
$100 or more per month
Free enrollment in an online or in person Allies for Life cohort!  


When a 6-month cohort you'd like to join becomes available, send me a message and I'll sign you up.  Cohorts take place approximately twice a year. 


or!


You can also pro-actively organize your own group of participants and work with me to schedule the dates to redeem this benefit; if this option interests you, contact me directly for more details. 


or!


You can join 6 single day workshops for free!


You will also:

- have first-access to all Allies for Life online and in person events, workshops, activities, and resources;


- receive special discounts on workshops and events;


- receive a personal spiritual direction call with me once a month! 

gain insight and clarity on the challenges you're facing; 


- receive a weekly message from me  tailored to respond to the current news and offer guidance and affirmation;


- have access to the Patron-Only area where you'll find out what's fresh from the universe! It may be a song bit, a poem, an essay, a painting, a message. We'll discover what form expression takes next together :-).


This benefit becomes redeemable after 3 months and can be redeemed once per calendar year.


Find out more about my Allies for Life workshops by visiting: www.alliesforlife.wordpress.com.