Creators often run into the “problem” of how to get their creative ideas out into the world, beyond the four walls they are often manifested behind.
Sometimes the difficulty arises from a technical issue, a platform problem or fear of not knowing how to do it right. Don’t even get me started on advertising – that comes much later!
While there are plenty of sites where you can sell your physical creations (you could even open up your own digital storefront), we personally found it a challenge to fit into all the boxes when it came to making a digital subscription. In part based on our location here in Europe, within that, Romania. We also don’t deem technology to be our super-strength.
What we are passionate about is nature.
We are also wild about spending more time offline, in nature. Hiking in the hills, bathing beneath the trees, grabbing clay from the creek or dipping our whole bodies in it (depending on the amount of ice, of course).
Think about it. How much time do you spend online in the course of a day? 8 hours, or more? Add up all your work hours, then top it off with some recreational minutes and you may easily see that your life is screen-bound. Unfortunately, this is not necessarily a good thing. Not for stress levels, neither for anxiety, nor your general well-being.
When the realization hits you that a life lived indoors cannot accommodate all the feelings you have for nature, pause for a moment and reconnect with your heart space.
Can you remember a period in your life when you spent less time online?
Were you more relaxed? Was your soul happier or lighter? Did you feel more free?
The good news is that you can reclaim these essential parts of life that have gone missing.
It all starts with choosing to spend more meaningful time outside. Activities can be as simple and profound as walking, watching the birds or smiling at the moon.
As creators, we also have our Earth Gratitude Journal to offer you. If you choose, it can become your monthly source of inspiration for engaging with nature in a deeper way.
In it, you’ll discover journal prompts that help you define and refine your love for living on Earth. You’ll also find simple meditations, poetry and story starters which have the potential to bring more gratitude into your life.
How Patreon Works
To find us on Patreon, all you have to do, is click here.
Or use the search bar and type in “Earth Gratitude Journal”.
Watch our video intro and read our story to find out more about who we are.
To give you a glimpse of what we have to offer, go ahead and dive into “Our welcome message” where you’ll find the first issue available for free. It’s called Awakening. Download it, print it, write in it. Then come back for more the next month. We’d be ever so grateful for your support.
But, it’s not just us benefiting from your partnership. Through your writing, you will reconnect to nature in your own way, establishing new paths and forging new ties to the environment that can be passed down to your children and grandchildren, perhaps even in real time as you work together.
The Earth will benefit from all this newfound gratitude too!
The more you spread your love out into the world, the more there will be to go around. To the trees, to the bees and the waters of the world.
It’s gratitude that can make this world a better place. It all starts with you – and a journal!
Once you sign up to become a patron…
As you sign up, you’ll get to see private posts. The ones where we show behind-the-scenes photos as well as what we are grateful for each month. Sometimes this will be audio, other times video, or maybe even in handwriting.
Each new, monthly issue will be available to download at the end of each month, starting February 28, 2022.
As per Patreon’s schedule, you will be billed on the 1st of every month, for as long as you choose to stay a patron.
Our Patreon Membership Tiers
In the beginning, we are starting out with two membership tiers to keep life simple.
For a contribution of €5/month you can become a patron as an Earth Journalist.
Not only will the Earth Gratitude Journal be yours to download at the end of every month, you’ll also have access to our gratitude.
Plus, you’ll be able to share your earth gratitude with like-minded people. In the comments you can tell stories about the beautiful things happening in nature in your neck of the woods, talk about the weather, your chickens, whatever it is that makes you happy.
If you’d like to upgrade your gratitude, we invite you to do something a little different.
Now, we know, it’s happening online, but it can still be performed outdoors (depending on the weather and your internet connection).
For €20/month as a Gratitude Gatherer you’ll be able to join us (Cheryl, Csermely and Roland) for a once-a- month online call. Here, we will sit in silent gratitude with each other, giving you space for quiet contemplation.
As we sit in silent reverence, our collective gratitude for the Earth will grow, expanding out into the Universe.
If we are talking about true environmental change, it all starts here with loving the land, the plants and the animals unconditionally.
It’ll be fun, we promise!
So, that’s how the Earth Gratitude Journal is intended to work.
In reality, it’s much more complex. We invite you to come and join us for an adventure!
Become a patron of the Earth Gratitude Journal today.
Any questions? We can always be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org