Jonathon Stalls

is creating Intrinsic Paths: Art, Nature & Human Movement

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Leaning in

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$2
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All workshops, practices, meditations, video reflections, poetry, and online gatherings.

~ Moving alongside.
~ Releasing and trusting.
~ Opening and listening.

All Patrons: 25% discount on all made art (also gift & trade) http://www.IntrinsicPaths.com/shop

Going Deeper Together

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$5
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All workshops, practices, meditations, video reflections, poetry, and online gatherings.

- Nurturing our deepest places.
- Facing and divesting from oppressive systems.
- Moving and honoring our bodies, as they are.
- Revering the natural world.

All Patrons: 25% discount on all made art (also gift & trade) http://www.IntrinsicPaths.com/shop

Nature Wisdom

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$10
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Wear, Hang, Gift

- One custom (non-binary) Center to Center juniper piece.
- A small batch of ink drawing prints once a year.

(+ everything in previous tiers)

All Patrons: 25% discount on all made art (also gift & trade) http://www.IntrinsicPaths.com/shop

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About Jonathon Stalls

Beautiful people! Thank you for visiting.

Patreon: What & Why?
Patreon is a membership platform for creators. Patrons allow for my artistic process to be open, emerging, and expansive. I want my creative work to live less in a realm of transaction (set fees, hourly rates, scarcity) and more in transformation (flow, gift, service, adaptation, abundance). For me, too much transaction crowds and hurts just about everything and everyone I see or touch or love. I want to create a different story for how I love, give, serve, show up, and make art. 

What is Intrinsic Paths?
a way of being 
...a creative journey focused on Walking Invitation, Human Dignity, and Engaged Contemplation to deepen and widen personal and collective relationships to one another, to one's inner life, and to the natural world.

You Might Become a Patron if you...
(A) have been nourished by my creative work and want to see/inspire more
(B) want to go deeper and make a more intentional connection
(C) would benefit from receiving various video reflections, walking/movement meditations, walking/movement practices, poetry, art pieces, 25% off all art and jewelry in Intrinsic Paths shop, and more (see projects below).

Welcome Statement:
Beloveds of all backgrounds regardless of age, ability, race, class, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, country of origin, political affiliation, and religious tradition are so beyond welcome to become a Patron. All references to walking are inclusive of moving by wheelchair or powered stroller.

Your Patronage Supports:
Materials, tools, creative strategy/time, content development, movement building partners, fees, food, bus passes, shelter/rent, and ALL that keeps my body healthy and thriving.

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No strings attached.
No hard feelings for starting, re-arranging, and stopping as a Patron.
None. Ever.
Freedom, peace, and dignity for all.

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Current Projects:

1. Walking Invitation & Pedestrian Dignity
(1) Walking Invitation includes contemplative, long-distance, and human dignity-themed programming, custom walking routes, and artmaking. Pedestrian Dignity is a storytelling initiative using video, photo, audio, and experiential documentation of built environments that (A) violently impact and dehumanize and (B) prioritize and honor today's pedestrian.

Ways of Walking Online Learning Series & Support
A 12-theme virtual learning environment with over 60 walking/movement practices for deepening and widening one's personal and collective connection to walking/moving at an unhurried pace. The workshop is available as a self-paced online program and is open to the public. Patrons are invited to go deeper alongside the series and seek additional planning support. Access the series here.

2. Human Dignity, Social Justice, Anti-Racism & Bold Love
Revolving content (with humility and imperfection) on issues of class, race, LGBTQIA+, religion, politics, cooperative economics, reparations, colonization, money, Earth care, consumerism, and more. Opening our hearts. Waking up. Healing our pain. Going deeper.

If you are me...
And I am you...
What must we do...
Who must we be... 


3. Inner Freedom & Engaged Contemplation
Guided (virtual and in-person) meditation, walking meditation, and nature/body/breathing-based practice. Honoring many forms, teachers, traditions, and rituals. Always with imperfection, humility, and vulnerability.

"...the Earth will be safe
 when we feel safe in ourselves."

~ Thich Nhat Hanh

4. Movement Building
Protected time creating alongside inspiring individuals, cooperatives, and community-led initiatives that tug on my heart and inspire a more loving, connected, and just world. See some of the Movement Building organizations supported by Patrons here.

5. Jewelry & Made Things
Necklaces and other made things from fallen Juniper branches, seashells, and stones. See the Intrinsic Paths shop to learn more. All Patrons receive 25% off anything in the shop, always. Art and jewelry are also gifted to Nature Wisdom (+) Patrons throughout the year.

6. Drawing, Poetry, Photography, Manuscript
Pencil, ink, photography, and poetry pieces flowing through all public media accounts. I have completed a rough draft manuscript (50,000 words) and am currently working on revisions, edits, and art. I hope to formalize a publishing process by the end of 2020.

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My Brief Story:
In 2010, I spent 242 days walking across the United States and have continued to walk alongside thousands of people for thousands of miles. I'm a passionate artist, social entrepreneur/co-op owner, and advocate for social, economic and racial justice. I'm also LGBTQIA+, Creator of Intrinsic Paths, and Founder of Walk2Connect. I finished my studies at the Living School for Action and Contemplation in 2017 and have committed my life to help people deepen and heal their relationship with one another, the natural world, and themselves.

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#godeeper #loveharder
Goals
217 of 250 patrons
A dream. Beyond a gift. You are my flowing stream. I will make special prints of a custom piece of ink art that will go out to all Patrons to show my gratitude and to celebrate this goal.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 144 exclusive posts
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 144 exclusive posts
11
Audio releases
119
Images
3
Links
4
Polls
13
Writings
58
Videos

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