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The Gift Economy: Rethinking Money
The gift economy is an invitation to practice questioning the market economy.
While the market economy is based on exchange (I give you X and you give me Y), a true gift economy completely separates giving and receiving from one another.
My hope is that this shift towards a gift economy will support a needs-based flow of resources, where you and I don’t give to each other based on what we get out of it (Good outcome), but rather we give to each other based on our own personal practice of self-inquiry and harm interruption (Right procedure).
Thank you for any willingness that you have to meet me in approximating truly free giving and receiving!
The Network of Support consists of people who support my work when they can do so joyfully, and without hardship, resentment or expectation.
Contributions can be started, changed and stopped at any time.
My sustainability will likely arise from many people contributing very small amounts (e.g. $1-$10/month), a significant number of people contributing larger amounts (e.g. $30-$50/month), and a few people contributing much larger amounts (e.g. $100-$500/month) to create sufficiency.
Creating a sustainable base of recurring contributions rather than one-time contributions is what will provide me with ongoing resourcing and stability. One-time contributions are like infrequent injections of fuel while ongoing, monthly contributions are what form the basis of my capacity to do my work over time. I request that you consider making a monthly contribution instead of a one-time contribution, no matter how small the amount, if you have the capacity and willingness to do so.
I am moved by every single person who chooses to contribute. Thank you so much for your support in co-creating the space for me to practice living life in a way that interrupts systemic harm while enabling all of us to thrive.
You can read more about the gift economy here: www.theonepersonrevolution.org/gift-economy.
If you are interested in being a part of the Network using a medium other than money, please check out my wish list by following the Gift Economy link above, or be in touch at Connect@TheOnePersonRevolution.org! I value these conversations as an opportunity to learn, connect, and find creative ways to attend to everyone’s needs.
If you are inspired to tell others about this work and why you value it, I thank you. This is the one person revolution, and yet we operate in Sovereign interconnection with each other; your willingness to share this work with others makes a difference!
“We live in societies operating within the exchange paradigm: a pattern of linking the meeting of needs to money, both in the sense that people who have needs are often required to have money in order to meet them, and people who want to contribute to the meeting of needs are often required to have money to do so.
The [Network of Support] aims to encourage, instead, the gift paradigm: a pattern of resource flow that isn’t based on individuals’ access to money.” – Miki Kashtan (www.mikikashtan.org/)
It may not be the dominant economy in our culture now, but when you join the Network of Support (or others like it, such as Miki Kashtan’s Circle of Support (www.thefearlessheart.org/how-you-can-help/circle-of-support/), you make this kind of economy a reality. You create this possibility by engaging in it. I thank you for co-creating a different way of living with me!
Welcome! I am grateful for the opportunity to share this digital space with you. My name is Tara (they/them) and I am a Yoga philosophy practitioner and teacher.
My vision is an uprising of the one person revolution, where every human being has the freedom to choose to take effective self-responsibility. As such, my offerings center on empowering clients to take charge of, and be responsible for, their own life.
I have completed 500 certified hours in Yoga studies, and am currently in the midst of completing 175 continuing education hours. I am also in the process of becoming a Certified trainer in Nonviolent Communication. You can find out more about my experience here.
I am grateful for the opportunity to engage in this experiment of economy with you.
Please know that your Yoga practice makes a difference, whether you are contributing financially to this Network or not. Together we create the world we want to live in. It starts with you. It starts with me. Thank you for your practice!
And thank you for any financial support you are joyfully able to provide. Every dollar makes a difference!