As it came up on my Mailing List again today, I thought I’d clarify in a blog post too.
Just a couple of things that I thought we should clear up.
If you are not in a position to (or just don’t want to) financially support my work – please don’t worry about it. I’ve been there.
Stay reading the blog, enjoying the podcasts and joining in with the community, use and enjoy the resources, learn and connect all you like. THAT is the most important part of all this – I’m providing some of Your Irish Connection.
The work is what matters.
If you do want to support this work but can’t do that financially – tell a friend? Post a review online? Share the sign up link www.LoraOBrien.net/community in a group you’re a member of?
Folk seem a little unclear as to what sort of work you can engage with, if you do have a little cash to spend and want to get some good stuff for it.
So – I’ll start at the top I guess? Here’s the 3 most expensive offerings if you want to pay top tier to support my work.
Eschewing the Underground Aquarium
WRITING BOOKS IS HARD!
It is. It really, really is. Especially with all this other work I do. Everybody thinks they have a book in them. The vast majority of us won’t ever actually sit down and do the work… I’m sure I don’t need to map out the endless years of honing the skill and talent of the craft of writing; you, my dear Patrons, know better than to think that just because a person can put words in a sentence that they are a writer – someone who can draw a stick figure isn’t automatically an artist, right? Then there’s all the research, and the actual time-intensive slog of writing and wordcount, editing it down to readable, reasonable content, and even the marketing of each and every book us writers have to do these days. It’s intense, truly.
If you like my books though, and want to support me so I can write more of them (ok, so it’s hard, did I mention how HARD it is to write a book – but it’s also a good thing for me to do, I know this), you can support me as an author by choosing this reward. There’s been like *counts* 10 other reward options by now, with some pretty awesome swag, so I guess I don’t need to go through everything else you’ll get. If you’ve read through to this point, you’re pretty into the whole idea of connecting to Ireland, so you know what your options are here. $500 per month is a lot of money for one person to give each month. But if you’ve got it spare, there’s definitely worse things you could be doing with it. Do you REALLY need an underground aquarium beneath a living room floor made of glass? Do you? What if that shit breaks?!
Supporting me writing my next book, or books, gets you all of the other Patreon Prizes each month, plus you get raved about in the acknowledgments section of each new book, and of course you get a personalised, pre-release, signed copy of all forthcoming print books I write while you’re a Patron. And you don’t have to worry about falling through your living room floor and drowning in that aquarium. You’re welcome. This Reward is limited to 3 Patrons only, or my publishers will have a hissy fit about me giving away books before the official release date.
Meeting the Morrigan – 6mth Intensive Course Programme
Monthly Online Classes, Course Programme Materials, Community Discussion Group, Distance Education and Guided Learning to bring you closer to the Irish Goddess Morrigan (Morrigú, na Mórrigna), She of Battle and Prophecy in Ireland.
Student Review of ‘Meeting the Morrigan’:
Jamesina Jamie Anderson I was fortunate to take this course with Lora, at a time in my life when things were not at their best (to say the least). Oh I am so glad both Lora and Herself accepted me. Never would I be in the stronger, stable and aware position I am if it wasn’t for this course. Don’t get me wrong, there’s some serious work to be done on yourself, but the outcome and transformation/blockages overcome is unimaginable and liberating. The material in this course ticked all the boxes for me. The literature offered and reading was 100%. Loras honest views and webcasts were again 100% putting many questions at rest. The fact that you can ask 3 questions and have honest no crap answers really clears a lot of the confusion with various interpretations. Loras journeys were also beyond what I could have envisioned. And are tools that I will keep for the rest of my days. I’ve made many life changing decisions since taking this course and The Morrigan picking me up dusting me down and giving me a good shake. Which I could never have had the courage to do. I have to say, I am that strong woman I used to be, and more. Before life tried to beat me. Well, here I am! Eternally grateful for this experience and support. Absolutely loved it (not in a fluffy way). Thank you!
The Personal Tuition Programme – NEW!
This one only has 5 places available, and 2 of those have already been filled by private request.
- If you are invested in finding or developing your authentic connection to Ireland and her native spirituality, regardless of where you are in the world, with a teacher and guide who has trained and gained experience in multiple relevant disciplines for over 20 years – this just might be your thing.
- If you can honestly afford to invest $100 per month in your Irish Spirituality connection for at least the next 12 months – you can of course leave at any point you need to if circumstances change for any reason, but it’s important that this is money you can genuinely afford to spend on your self development – this just might be your thing.
- If you think Lora O’Brien is a bit of an interesting and knowledgeable Soundie, and like the thoughts of hanging out online and getting some great advice, learning loads about Ireland each month, all while having the craic – this is definitely your thing!
This is the ONLY one-to-one tuition available with me at present, with just those 3 places left available.
Ok, so there’s loads of other stuff I do (yes, I am this busy, like, all the time), and loads to suit different budgets – or free, we’ll cover those ones too!
But I’ll go through some more of them in a later post, and meantime you can access some of that free stuff by signing up to the Community Mailing List Here.
Slán agaus Beannacht,