Gift Economy | Why All Our Offerings Are Gifted, Not Sold

We offer all of our services and products as a gift in the spirit of the Gift Economy because we believe a world of abundance and generosity is possible. Our offerings are a gift to you because that’s what real community is about.

Charles Eisenstein with Brenpa & Gem at Naropa University in Boulder, CO.

Upon realizing that we’re living in a sociopathic economic system which operates without regard for the life on this planet, we knew we couldn’t continue supporting it with our energy. This left us in the conundrum of trying to figure out how to make a living and navigate the economy. Then we came across the work of Charles Eisenstein and were inspired to offer our gifts to the world without a fixed price.

Love is the felt experience of connection to another being. An economist says ‘more for you is less for me.’ But the lover knows that more for you is more for me too. If you love somebody their happiness is your happiness. Their pain is your pain. Your sense of self expands to include other beings. This shift of consciousness is universal in everybody, 99% and 1%.

-Charles Eisenstein

We don’t want money to get in between our gifts and those who need them. Since we offer everything as a gift, our work is made possible by our monthly patrons and supporters who give one time donations. The generosity we receive makes our generosity possible.

Get inspired too with this video about Sacred Economics:

“Gift mentality is a kind of faith, a kind of surrender—and that is a prerequisite for miracles to arise. From the Gift, we become capable of the impossible.” – Charles Eisenstein speaking on the Gift Economy

Why Gift Economy?

We believe that everyone has a gift to give and that it is through the heart of generosity we are able to learn to feel abundant and to appreciate the natural abundance around and inside us. We believe that generosity is a powerful antidote to a world locked into a scarcity and poverty mentality.

Community & Gratitude

We believe that ultimately, we all live only through the generosity of others – from the sun’s endless energy to the earth that sustains us; from the love and care of our parents to the plants and animals that sacrifice their lives to feed us. The more gratitude and appreciation we practice in our daily life, the more sacred our relationship with everyone becomes.

We’re Interconnected

Nothing in this vast, interconnected ecosystem we call the world and the universe exists for itself alone. We live to support and feed one another, to serve one another, and ultimately to enlighten one another.

Our organic make-up is one of generosity and love. We see that same inherent goodness in all, and aim to ignite the universal spirit of giving, appreciation and gratitude within the hearts of others. Through shifting our internal paradigm, we hope to transform ourselves and whomever we come across.

By practicing integrity, dedication, and intention through our modest beginning, we hope to shift the conversation from pure consumption to contribution; from impersonal transaction to trust; from fear-based scarcity to natural abundance; from separation and isolation to community and service. 

Dig deep inside and we are sure you will find the gift, talent, skill or wisdom you are dying to share with the rest of the world. We are looking for collaborators, investors, patrons, volunteers, and fellow change agents. Everyone is welcome to be a part of the team. 

What to Gift

If you feel inspired to gift us something, we suggest the following:

  • Become our patron with a monthly donation of $1 or more. This gives us a regular income to plan on, allowing us to focus fully on giving our gifts away to those who need them.
  • Help us with marketing and networking – connect us with your friends, get us featured on a website, put us in touch with a podcast, etc. This is the aspect of our business which could use the most help right now.
  • Share your natural talents with someone who needs them, whether that’s us, or a friend, or a stranger you meet. Just be mindful and check from the perspective of the person your gifting to, so that you’re sure it’s something they truly need and want.
  • Donate directly with cash, check, or online via PayPal or Venmo. While many of our needs are being met through non-monetary gifts, we do still have bills to pay which require dollars.


Become a Patron

When looking upon the state of the world, we see a glorious opportunity to live a sustainable, abundant, vibrant, and joyful life on this planet, not just for the few, but for all.

You can support us in manifesting this vision via our Patreon page, where you have the power to make our gifts available to all through a system of monthly patronage, for as little as $1 a month.

Becoming a Patron of Innovative Yogis is a vote with your dollar for a future of peace, sustainability, and abundance for all, by funding the creation of services and content to function as consciousness shifting medicine for everyone who wants it

Thank you for supporting us on this path.

Every Frodo needs a Sam!

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