Jonathon Stalls is creating Intrinsic Paths
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patrons

Beautiful people! Thank you for visiting my Patreon page.

What is Patreon?
Patreon is a membership platform that helps ~ people like you ~ move more intentionally alongside creators like me ; ). It's a way for me to (A) be freely supported by people who believe in what I bring to the world and (B) offer unique art, content, and community to those who desire to learn and grow with me. Patronage isn't a donation and it isn't fee-for-service. It's relationship. Watch the video above and scroll below so you have an idea for what flows between and around Intrinsic Paths and my incredible Patrons. 

If you want to walk with me and inspire more people together, please consider swapping out one latte, sweet tea, or vegan biscuit a month to help me freely and openly create in a time where artists are needed more than ever.

What is Intrinsic Paths?
Intrinsic Paths is a creative journey focused on walking invitation and engaged contemplation to deepen personal and collective relationship to one another, to one's inner landscape, and to the natural world. Content will center around themes of inner freedom, human dignityspirit, living in the unknown, and nature wisdom.

What will Flow your way:
My aim is to share, offer, create, develop, and invest in:

~ Video & written reflections
~ Contemplative practices & guided meditations (in-person & virtual)
~ Art, jewelry and poetry
~ Walking practices, route making, and programming
~ Storytelling and organizing on perils of walking & pedestrianism
~ Inspiring grassroots campaigns, communities, and organizations
~ Inspiring individuals (and Patrons!)
~ Themed walking invitations (incl. half-day, full-day, multi-day)

...centered on the themes noted above and below.


Keep in mind that close to half of my posts will eventually circulate public channels in addition to this Patreon page. Consider your patronage as half 'tip jar' and half exclusive content/invitation.

Where Your Support Goes:
Materials, tools, online fees, equipment, travel, food, heat, shelter, and all that goes into keeping me and this creative journey breathing, walking, risking, and loving.

Welcome Statement:
Patrons 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 to moving by wheelchair or powered stroller.

Why Patreon?
So much of my time with Intrinsic Paths is uncounted, freely given, and far beyond what could ever be named on this page. I gravitate to places and practices that live in between all the lines we've drawn and am exhausted by time, talent, passion, and skill being so closely tied to financial transactions (set product fees, cost per hour, this for that, scarcity, money over relationship). I believe too much in being radically authentic and in the healing work of transformation (flow, gift, service, abundance, enough, human connection). For me, too much transaction crowds and hurts just about everything and everyone I see or touch or love. I want to create and experiment with a different story for how I love, how I give, how I serve, how I show up, how I risk and how I create.

I'm excited for those who find joy and curiosity in joining along. ; )

No strings attached.
No judgment for starting and stopping as a Patron.
None. Ever.

Freedom, peace, and dignity for all.

::

Current Projects & Content:

1. Poetry & Artistic Expression
Centering on all the themes named above and below throughout this project.

2. Writing a Manuscript
for a hopeful book with the working title "Walking to Survive". One-third of the book is complete as of September 2018. I'm working on finishing the remaining 6-8 chapters and formalizing a publishing process throughout 2019.

3. Walking Invitation & Pedestrian Dignity
(1) contemplative, long-distance, and human dignity-themed walking experiences (for individuals, couples, organizations, movements, and groups), (2) storytelling and reflecting on challenges, barriers, and opportunities facing our most human form of getting around and (3) organizing an educational campaign through storytelling and organizing called  Pedestrian Dignity that will use video, photo, and experiential documentation of various environments that are violent, hostile, and crushing for today's pedestrian.

4. Reflections on Humility, Human Dignity, Justice & Bold Love
Thoughts, resources, and stories on issues of class, race, LGBTQIA, religion, politics, cooperative economics, gift economics & more.

5. Movement Building
Protected time to create and help design grassroots campaigns, logos/brands, promotional material, and more for inspiring individuals, cooperatives, and community-lead initiatives that tug on my heart and that inspire a more loving and just world. See some of the groups and individuals I'm working to support here .

6. Jewelry & Made Things
I am currently finding joy in making necklaces and other pieces from fallen Cedar/Juniper branches, seashells, and rocks that have each been hand chosen on while on walks. Center to Center Peace Necklaces will be sent to (A) all Patrons who join at the $10 tier or above and (B) people on my path who are doing beautiful and inspiring things in the world.

8. Drawing & Photography
Pencil, ink, photography and multi-media pieces (supporting content, independent reflections, specific sentiments, cartoons, characters).

9. Queer Art Exploration & Inspiration
Drawing, poetry, and resource sharing that draws out queer imagination, creativity, and connection. 

::

A Few Notes on Walking
Our most inherent form of getting around (especially in the U.S.A.) has been radically misunderstood, deprioritized, and too often seen and embedded as inefficient, slow, and lacking progress. Fellow humans who face this the most are those who have no other choice but to walk. My creative process drums with those who move at a 1-3 mile per hour pace because they have to. After walking thousands of miles on just about every kind of landscape alongside just about every category of person, I'm convicted and compelled to be a creative voice in helping us reclaim and reorient our relationship to walking. It is a foundational, fundamental, and inherent human activity that needs to be (privately and publically) prioritized, better understood and honored.

Additionally, all of my references to walking are inclusive to 'Hiking'. Broadly speaking, North America is the only continent that so deeply separates our first form of getting around. There are many layers here ~ more of my thoughts on this will be shared in the folds of my work.

***


My Brief Story:
I'm an artist and my favorite mediums are social/cultural art (walking experiences, walking routes, walking meditation), writing, and drawing with pencil and ink. I'm also a creative social entrepreneur who founded a connection-focused walking community (Walk2Connect). Life broke me open and by the grace of nature, loving people, and my own two feet, I survived dark times. I care deeply about social, racial, environmental and economic justice and am LGBTQIA with a partner of roughly 10 years. I walked across the USA in 2010 to find my ground, to get to know people and to learn all that I could from the natural world. I'm a recent student at the Center for Action and Contemplation in New Mexico.

There is nothing more important to me than bold love, inner freedom, human dignity, creative expression and how we go deeper alongside one another and the world around us.

***
Center to Center Peace Necklaces:
Every Patron (as of October 2018) at the $10 tier or above will get a Center to Center Peace Necklace (and many additional jewelry/art pieces throughout their life as a Patron)


Unique wooden pieces that are custom cut and chosen for you. They are attached to two hemp ropes of varied colors. They are from the fallen branches of Cottonwoods, Cedars/Junipers and Pine that are gently picked up in or near river beds and semi-arid desert environments in Colorado and New Mexico. They are made to inspire what is Divine, radiant, and radically possible within. 

::

Keep Moving
Out beyond our interiors, windshields, and screens.
We begin to move. Shoulder to shoulder.

Unhurried.

Our movement holds our bodies and our stories.
Air meets our skin.
Our true ceiling calls us to be open.
Blood fills our veins.
The weight begins to fall away.

We move.

Landscapes, strangers, animals...
Scents, buildings, mailboxes...
Sunsets, plants, and dirt...

Being in-service to one another becomes easier. Listening begins here.
Being in-service to the Earth is more tangible. Loving her begins here.
Being in-service to our inner longing is available. Freedom begins here.

Keep moving.

Love to love.
Subject to subject.
Center to center.

Tree, friend, stranger, bird:
You are me and I am you.

***


#godeeper

Follow @IntrinsicPaths on Facebook, Twitter and on Instagram.
You can connect with me personally @jonathonstalls on Twitter and @jstallz on Instagram.
Email: jonathon (at) intrinsicpaths (dot) com
Tiers
Going Deeper Together
$2 or more per month

95% of all content on this Patreon page starts here. I'm so grateful we are on this journey together. Thank you for your curiosity and trust! 

More Love, More Freedom
$5 or more per month
- Opening more hearts.

- Loving our deepest places.

- Widening new tables for all people.

- Moving our bodies the way they are made to.

- Honoring what is Divine within and in the natural world.


Replace the purchase of two coffees, teas, or muffins a month to help me create. (+ all the above) Let's do this!

Art & Jewelry Starts Here
$10 or more per month
At this tier, you will receive 95% of all content shared AND an initial custom Center to Center Peace Necklace made from fallen Ceder/Juniper branches in Colorado or New Mexico. 


You will also receive additional art pieces (jewelry, photos, drawings etc) throughout your life as a Patron. This applies to all tiers above $10/month!

Words & Guts
$25 or more per month

The edge. The horizon. The place between chasing and tasting the unknown.


You are inspiring me (and us) to write more.
You are inspiring me (and us) to take more risk.
You nudge me (and us) to expose.


You are helping to hold my (and our) capacity to say no to what takes me (and us) away from this work and to say YES to what rumbles so loud within.


Everyone at this level will receive a small booklet of poems I've written (+ all the above).

Vibrations
$50 or more per month
Allows me to protect intentional time to flow alongside YOU (yes, YOU and all Patrons.)


~ Your beating heart.

~ Your passion.

~ Your pain.

~ Your fear.

~ Your vibration.

~ Your story.

~ Your aches.


Your unique journey towards inner freedom. 


(+ all the above)

Movement Builder
$100 or more per month
You get all the above AND you are significantly impacting my capacity to:


A) protect time to sharpen and deepen my creative process

B) create unique walking and contemplative experiences

C) invest more and more time into movement building efforts alongside groups, organizations, and campaigns

D) helping more and more and more people move with, grow with, and lean into the themes of this creative project

Goals
101 of 150 patrons
At 150, I will scream and jump ~ with JOY ~ while creating a custom video naming and honoring each and every one of you. Plus, I'll send out something special to every Patron.
4 of 4
Beautiful people! Thank you for visiting my Patreon page.

What is Patreon?
Patreon is a membership platform that helps ~ people like you ~ move more intentionally alongside creators like me ; ). It's a way for me to (A) be freely supported by people who believe in what I bring to the world and (B) offer unique art, content, and community to those who desire to learn and grow with me. Patronage isn't a donation and it isn't fee-for-service. It's relationship. Watch the video above and scroll below so you have an idea for what flows between and around Intrinsic Paths and my incredible Patrons. 

If you want to walk with me and inspire more people together, please consider swapping out one latte, sweet tea, or vegan biscuit a month to help me freely and openly create in a time where artists are needed more than ever.

What is Intrinsic Paths?
Intrinsic Paths is a creative journey focused on walking invitation and engaged contemplation to deepen personal and collective relationship to one another, to one's inner landscape, and to the natural world. Content will center around themes of inner freedom, human dignityspirit, living in the unknown, and nature wisdom.

What will Flow your way:
My aim is to share, offer, create, develop, and invest in:

~ Video & written reflections
~ Contemplative practices & guided meditations (in-person & virtual)
~ Art, jewelry and poetry
~ Walking practices, route making, and programming
~ Storytelling and organizing on perils of walking & pedestrianism
~ Inspiring grassroots campaigns, communities, and organizations
~ Inspiring individuals (and Patrons!)
~ Themed walking invitations (incl. half-day, full-day, multi-day)

...centered on the themes noted above and below.


Keep in mind that close to half of my posts will eventually circulate public channels in addition to this Patreon page. Consider your patronage as half 'tip jar' and half exclusive content/invitation.

Where Your Support Goes:
Materials, tools, online fees, equipment, travel, food, heat, shelter, and all that goes into keeping me and this creative journey breathing, walking, risking, and loving.

Welcome Statement:
Patrons 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 to moving by wheelchair or powered stroller.

Why Patreon?
So much of my time with Intrinsic Paths is uncounted, freely given, and far beyond what could ever be named on this page. I gravitate to places and practices that live in between all the lines we've drawn and am exhausted by time, talent, passion, and skill being so closely tied to financial transactions (set product fees, cost per hour, this for that, scarcity, money over relationship). I believe too much in being radically authentic and in the healing work of transformation (flow, gift, service, abundance, enough, human connection). For me, too much transaction crowds and hurts just about everything and everyone I see or touch or love. I want to create and experiment with a different story for how I love, how I give, how I serve, how I show up, how I risk and how I create.

I'm excited for those who find joy and curiosity in joining along. ; )

No strings attached.
No judgment for starting and stopping as a Patron.
None. Ever.

Freedom, peace, and dignity for all.

::

Current Projects & Content:

1. Poetry & Artistic Expression
Centering on all the themes named above and below throughout this project.

2. Writing a Manuscript
for a hopeful book with the working title "Walking to Survive". One-third of the book is complete as of September 2018. I'm working on finishing the remaining 6-8 chapters and formalizing a publishing process throughout 2019.

3. Walking Invitation & Pedestrian Dignity
(1) contemplative, long-distance, and human dignity-themed walking experiences (for individuals, couples, organizations, movements, and groups), (2) storytelling and reflecting on challenges, barriers, and opportunities facing our most human form of getting around and (3) organizing an educational campaign through storytelling and organizing called  Pedestrian Dignity that will use video, photo, and experiential documentation of various environments that are violent, hostile, and crushing for today's pedestrian.

4. Reflections on Humility, Human Dignity, Justice & Bold Love
Thoughts, resources, and stories on issues of class, race, LGBTQIA, religion, politics, cooperative economics, gift economics & more.

5. Movement Building
Protected time to create and help design grassroots campaigns, logos/brands, promotional material, and more for inspiring individuals, cooperatives, and community-lead initiatives that tug on my heart and that inspire a more loving and just world. See some of the groups and individuals I'm working to support here .

6. Jewelry & Made Things
I am currently finding joy in making necklaces and other pieces from fallen Cedar/Juniper branches, seashells, and rocks that have each been hand chosen on while on walks. Center to Center Peace Necklaces will be sent to (A) all Patrons who join at the $10 tier or above and (B) people on my path who are doing beautiful and inspiring things in the world.

8. Drawing & Photography
Pencil, ink, photography and multi-media pieces (supporting content, independent reflections, specific sentiments, cartoons, characters).

9. Queer Art Exploration & Inspiration
Drawing, poetry, and resource sharing that draws out queer imagination, creativity, and connection. 

::

A Few Notes on Walking
Our most inherent form of getting around (especially in the U.S.A.) has been radically misunderstood, deprioritized, and too often seen and embedded as inefficient, slow, and lacking progress. Fellow humans who face this the most are those who have no other choice but to walk. My creative process drums with those who move at a 1-3 mile per hour pace because they have to. After walking thousands of miles on just about every kind of landscape alongside just about every category of person, I'm convicted and compelled to be a creative voice in helping us reclaim and reorient our relationship to walking. It is a foundational, fundamental, and inherent human activity that needs to be (privately and publically) prioritized, better understood and honored.

Additionally, all of my references to walking are inclusive to 'Hiking'. Broadly speaking, North America is the only continent that so deeply separates our first form of getting around. There are many layers here ~ more of my thoughts on this will be shared in the folds of my work.

***


My Brief Story:
I'm an artist and my favorite mediums are social/cultural art (walking experiences, walking routes, walking meditation), writing, and drawing with pencil and ink. I'm also a creative social entrepreneur who founded a connection-focused walking community (Walk2Connect). Life broke me open and by the grace of nature, loving people, and my own two feet, I survived dark times. I care deeply about social, racial, environmental and economic justice and am LGBTQIA with a partner of roughly 10 years. I walked across the USA in 2010 to find my ground, to get to know people and to learn all that I could from the natural world. I'm a recent student at the Center for Action and Contemplation in New Mexico.

There is nothing more important to me than bold love, inner freedom, human dignity, creative expression and how we go deeper alongside one another and the world around us.

***
Center to Center Peace Necklaces:
Every Patron (as of October 2018) at the $10 tier or above will get a Center to Center Peace Necklace (and many additional jewelry/art pieces throughout their life as a Patron)


Unique wooden pieces that are custom cut and chosen for you. They are attached to two hemp ropes of varied colors. They are from the fallen branches of Cottonwoods, Cedars/Junipers and Pine that are gently picked up in or near river beds and semi-arid desert environments in Colorado and New Mexico. They are made to inspire what is Divine, radiant, and radically possible within. 

::

Keep Moving
Out beyond our interiors, windshields, and screens.
We begin to move. Shoulder to shoulder.

Unhurried.

Our movement holds our bodies and our stories.
Air meets our skin.
Our true ceiling calls us to be open.
Blood fills our veins.
The weight begins to fall away.

We move.

Landscapes, strangers, animals...
Scents, buildings, mailboxes...
Sunsets, plants, and dirt...

Being in-service to one another becomes easier. Listening begins here.
Being in-service to the Earth is more tangible. Loving her begins here.
Being in-service to our inner longing is available. Freedom begins here.

Keep moving.

Love to love.
Subject to subject.
Center to center.

Tree, friend, stranger, bird:
You are me and I am you.

***


#godeeper

Follow @IntrinsicPaths on Facebook, Twitter and on Instagram.
You can connect with me personally @jonathonstalls on Twitter and @jstallz on Instagram.
Email: jonathon (at) intrinsicpaths (dot) com

Recent posts by Jonathon Stalls

Tiers
Going Deeper Together
$2 or more per month

95% of all content on this Patreon page starts here. I'm so grateful we are on this journey together. Thank you for your curiosity and trust! 

More Love, More Freedom
$5 or more per month
- Opening more hearts.

- Loving our deepest places.

- Widening new tables for all people.

- Moving our bodies the way they are made to.

- Honoring what is Divine within and in the natural world.


Replace the purchase of two coffees, teas, or muffins a month to help me create. (+ all the above) Let's do this!

Art & Jewelry Starts Here
$10 or more per month
At this tier, you will receive 95% of all content shared AND an initial custom Center to Center Peace Necklace made from fallen Ceder/Juniper branches in Colorado or New Mexico. 


You will also receive additional art pieces (jewelry, photos, drawings etc) throughout your life as a Patron. This applies to all tiers above $10/month!

Words & Guts
$25 or more per month

The edge. The horizon. The place between chasing and tasting the unknown.


You are inspiring me (and us) to write more.
You are inspiring me (and us) to take more risk.
You nudge me (and us) to expose.


You are helping to hold my (and our) capacity to say no to what takes me (and us) away from this work and to say YES to what rumbles so loud within.


Everyone at this level will receive a small booklet of poems I've written (+ all the above).

Vibrations
$50 or more per month
Allows me to protect intentional time to flow alongside YOU (yes, YOU and all Patrons.)


~ Your beating heart.

~ Your passion.

~ Your pain.

~ Your fear.

~ Your vibration.

~ Your story.

~ Your aches.


Your unique journey towards inner freedom. 


(+ all the above)

Movement Builder
$100 or more per month
You get all the above AND you are significantly impacting my capacity to:


A) protect time to sharpen and deepen my creative process

B) create unique walking and contemplative experiences

C) invest more and more time into movement building efforts alongside groups, organizations, and campaigns

D) helping more and more and more people move with, grow with, and lean into the themes of this creative project