Vision

  • We believe in the power of people living their dreams.
  • We believe in eliminating the barrier of money in serving humanity.
  • We believe it is possible to give millions of dollars, and gifts of time and talents to these endeavors, as effortlessly as one might give millions of kisses.
  • We believe that the effect of even the smallest dream becoming reality ripples far and wide and "altruistically" uplifts all of humanity.


Story

On October 22, 2013, I signed a handwritten contract with myself. The contract was a commitment to become a master of 16 areas of my life. I wrote,

I am a master:

  1. Performer
  2. Singer
  3. Songwriter
  4. Dancer
  5. Author
  6. Creator
  7. Traveler
  8. Lightworker
  9. Millionaire
  10. Self Healer
  11. World Healer
  12. Leader
  13. Public Speaker
  14. Partner (Significant Other)
  15. Mother
  16. Lover

For a year, I memorized and ingrained this mastery list into my everyday activities. I made my mastery list into a song. I put it on my walls, in my purse and in my journals. I made this list the subject of conversation at parties and lunch dates with friends. In the winter of 2015, I took my commitment to the next level. My attention turned toward my role as director of the Million Kisses Foundation, an effort that believes in helping people eliminate money as a barrier or excuse in order for their dreams to come true. It was an idea I began to formulate in a restaurant in India in 2007, and of which I have since become quite passionate. I began to explore bringing these two passions together: the foundation and my self-mastery list. This is where the idea for an enticing project exploded.

What if I connected with 16 individuals across the world who are mastering one of the 16 expressions from my mastery list? What if these individuals and I became each others' "mirrors?" I want to meet ordinary dreamers and perform a concert in behalf of their extraordinary dreams. The Million Kisses Foundation would provide a chance for all involved to be part of a large scale gift economy. One by one across the nation, dreams could become a reality with the flow of both tangible and intangible gifts of the hearts.

As I learn to celebrate myself, I want to celebrate others. By celebrating others, I'm continuing to grow in my self-mastery. The Million Kisses Foundation believes that the effect of even the smallest dream becoming reality ripples far and wide and "altruistically" uplifts all of humanity.

This exploration of possibilities has just begun, and I'm excited to invite you to be part of it. You can take part by asking for a concert, being an audience member at a performance coming to your town, or give a gift of any kind to support this project. Whatever you feel the desire to do, we invite you to become part of our global family's gifting circle!

With sincere love and joy,
Emily Potter, Director
The Million Kisses Foundation

Gift Economy

The Million Kisses Foundation utilizes a gift economy model. A gift economy is based on modes of exchange found in the communities of many traditional and indigenous peoples. Instead of money, the currency in a gift economy is relationships. The currency becomes stronger anytime there is an equal exchange of gift giving. Gifts are given and received in joy, for the pleasure it brings both individuals in the relationship. A gift economy is not based on charity or panhandling, as these activities generally entail a one way exchange. It is also different than bartering. Gifts are not given with an anticipation of return. If a payment occurs from an anticipated benefit, it is not a gift. Payment made in return for services is not a gift. In a gift economy, you simply give. The intention of the giver is what matters. When you give generously, you can enjoy and trust that gifts come back to you generously at a time and place that is ideal in fulfilling your needs and desires.




Concert Tour

Take part in our international gifting circle!

Emily is Giving

Traveling internationally
Performing in behalf of 16 mirrors
Facilitating a gift circle with the audience

In a gifting circle, everyone can ask for what they wish. There are no expectations of an exchange. Everyone gets to simply show up with a wish list:

Emily's Wish List

A wish list is not a list of requests. It is simply my favorite wishes and desires for a fantastic and delightful concert tour. I have learned when I ask for what I want in life, and know I am worthy to receive them, the whole world opens up in beautifully abundant, and quite magical ways.

  • Invitations to perform for your dream in your town nationally
  • Invitations to perform for your dream in your town internationally
  • Musicians to perform with at the shows (piano, bass players, drummers, anyone who feels the call)
  • My mortgage paid off back home
  • Consistently filled gas tank
  • Show me around at your favorite places in your town
  • Accommodations
  • Go out to dinner together to your favorite restaurant and tell me all about your life dreams
  • A couple night's stay in your vacation home
  • Home-cooked, vegetarian meals
  • Healthy, organic snacks for the road (fruit, nuts, quinoa chips, chocolate)
  • Public relations and marketing of the Mirror Concert Tour
  • Take or share pictures and videos of the concerts to share on your social media such as Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Guitar, piano, and music theory lessons to improve my skills
  • Gift certificates for self-care (messages, energy work sessions, yoga session, reflexology, spas, etc)
  • A crystal or beautiful stone to represent YOU, and to gather together as my main souvenir from this tour

Mirrors

Would you like to receive our gift? Read Emily's story, and choose one of her 16 areas of self-mastery that mirrors your own area of mastery. Send the following information to: emily@themillionkisses.org.

  1. Name
  2. Phone Number, Email, Physical Address
  3. I am a ______________________(choose one of Emily's 16 mirrors)
  4. Photo, preferably showing yourself as the mirror. (Example: if you are applying with "I am a dancer", send a photo of you dancing in your bliss!)
  5. Gifting Statement and Statement of Integrity (will be sent to you separately)
  6. "My Dream" Essay in 200 words or less. (Specific dreams that support your larger vision are most likely to be chosen. Example: if you choose "I am a leader", perhaps your larger vision is to be a powerful voice in behalf of oceanic animals. Your next supporting step is going to a specific leadership conference with specific dates and costs to gain the necessary skills. )

  • What is your next dream to support your vision?
  • What kind of time and self-mastery have you given your dream?
  • If applicable, how much does this specific dream cost?
  • What is your wish list for your dream to be realized? (airfare, supplies, etc.)
  • Who is the biggest supporter of your dream in your community? How have they supported you?

(Please note: We receive more requests for Emily's concerts than we are able to serve. However, you can be sure that all requests are reviewed! We reserve the right to choose mirrors based on private discretion without justification.)

Frequently Asked Questions


Does the dream I choose need to be something altruistic? Or could it be something like a long overdue family vacation?

It can be anything at all. What do you want most? We stand proudly beside the Pollyannas and fairy godmothers of the world, and believe even the smallest dream coming true uplifts all of humanity.

I want to gather an audience for the concert! In a gift circle, can I ask my audience members to come prepared to give me gifts?

Write your wish list! You have the chance to ask your audience for whatever would be most beneficial for your dream to become a reality. The people you invite to the concert are a key part of why this works. Let's say you apply with the mirror: "I am a songwriter", Your desire may be to attend a certain three day songwriting workshop in Nashville from June 11-13th. It costs $450. Get specific with what you want. Do you want gas to drive there, or donated airfare credits? Do you want a contact of an aunt in Nashville for your accommodations? You may receive nothing that night at all, or you may be surprised with what people want to give you, so have your wish list ready!

Do the people I invite get to be part of the gift circle too?

YES. If you want it, we will facilitate a Gift Circle as part of the evening together.

What size of an audience should I try for? What kind of venue should I reserve? What are your suggestions in getting the word out?

For smaller audiences, house concerts are the very best. For anything bigger than 20-25 people, you can reserve a yoga studio, healing center, or an event center with a nice comfortable atmosphere. Cafes and restaurants are not recommended, as our intention is to have a quiet performance space.

Advertising ideas for your concert:

Crowdfunding Campaign. Is it your ideal to receive gifts of money? We suggest www.indiegogo.com, as you are able to keep whatever you raise, no matter if you hit your target amount.

Facebook Event. Invite locals to your event and allow out-of-state friends to know how they can contribute if they cannot personally attend.

Flyers. Take flyers around to all your favorite spots in town.

Local Radio Spots. Contact your community radio and submit an event for their community calendar.

What is the legality of a gift economy?

The Million Kisses Foundation is ensured legality under a United States tax code updated in 2015, which allows for annual tax-free gifts of $14,000 per person. For example, you may receive a gift of $14,000 from 10 different individuals totalling $140,000, without being taxed. For the most current tax codes, please visit:  Gifting Tax Law.
In order to honor the laws, we ask all givers and receivers to sign a "Gifting Statement" to accompany their gifts, and to keep for our records. The statement is a legally recognized document saying that the gifts given and received at these concerts are truly a gift of the heart and are not an investment of any kind. To learn more:

Guide for Legal Gifts

How to Legally Open a Gift Economy

What is the purpose of the Statement of Integrity?

As natural as a gifting economy feels to all involved, it's not without its flaws. Within our global village, The Million Kisses Foundation believes in showing up in every exchange with the highest integrity, in relationships with individuals of the highest integrity. This is what keeps our currency strong. We ask everyone in the gift circle to sign a statement of integrity because it serves as a physical symbol of a goodwill handshake between friends.

Give



THANK YOU for your gift!
Expect the energy you give today will come back to you generously in ways quite unexpected..

Want to support Emily's Concert Tour in other ways? Attend a performance, spread the word with social media, join us on our social media, offer a gift of your time, services, or talents. Get creative with your gift giving!

Testimonials

"Emily Potter is hands down the most magical woman I have ever had the privilege of knowing. Simply being in her presence awakens sleepy dreams and happiness. You will not want to miss one minute of her concert on her very special tour." -Sandesh, Chiang Mai, Thailand

"Thank you for blessing my physical home with this concert. There's so much heart. We can feel your heart when you're singing, it's so beautiful. You allow us to imagine, and to wander through our dreams. I think your "dream walk" is perfectly named. I love the work you're doing." - Sarita, New York City, New York

"After your concert, I feel like being more brave to do things and say things that I never would before." - Treacy, Chicago, Illinois

"Having the opportunity to meet Emily Potter was truly magical. Not sure if there is anyone else in the world who will come sing for you in your very own home AND sing so directly to you, encouraging you to go for your dreams and not be discouraged if they don't work out all the time but just to trust that something bigger and better is waiting for you. Thanks for being you Emily. Perhaps next time you are in Toronto, we'll have to book the Air Canada Center. Dream Big." - Reuben, Toronto, Ontario

"You came right on time. Thank you for the serenade, the reminder, and the blessing. Because of you, I remembered what I already knew, that [my dream] is already happening and that I am already giving and receiving. My dream IS happening!" - Joy, Boston, Massachusetts

You are in the flow and in divine timing. In one week I'm about to do something that terrifies me. And today was the day that I was having a freak out about it. So this was really important because I have to do this, and I want to go into it totally grounded and with solid energy, which I've had so far. Today and yesterday were the days that I was just like, "Oh God! I'm over my head!" You have this masterfulness about you, even in the fact that you were here today. It was really important to have you so willingly say you believe in other people...this is really good medicine. I have this evening in my heart and in my memory now, so I know I can make it through." - Jessie, New York City, New York

"Your music went deep into my heart that night! Do I believe in you and your gift?! I am awestruck." - Bruce, Salt Lake City, Utah

"I see it again. I can see my dream awakening again!" - Leah, Chicago, Illinois

"[The concert] was almost meditative." - Katharina, Bronx, New York

"Your music took me into the details of my own dream and I got lost there, seeing and feeling it all. I was just transported out of the room. It felt amazing." - Nikki, Omaha, Nebraska

"I get it now. You really believe in people and their dreams. During your concert you said you are touring across the world because you want to really look people in the eyes and show them you believe in them. Why is that such a rare thing to hear? It's beautiful." - Lumina, Boston, Massachusetts

"I know we do not know one another well in the physical world. But I feel compelled to share with you that you're a very important role model in my experience." - Online Follower, Wisconsin

"My heart applauds you for living and thriving in a gift economy daily. As I listened to you play last Saturday, I couldn't ignore the reality playing in my mind that I've been so dead spiritually and emotionally for a while now. Living in a pool of bitterness, loneliness, and self-shame. Such a painful and noticeable contrast to the life you exude. I also was able to acknowledge the desire to rise above, work through the blah and yuckiness in order to uncover something beautiful. Thank you for these lessons. For the awakening. For genuinely, unashamedly being you. I'm excited to continue to follow your journey. To praise and applaud from the sidelines. To get your message out to a larger reach. From my heart to yours." - Aimee, Bronx, New York

"I am stunned. What you are doing [in these concerts]...is working." - Audience member, Jerusalem, Israel

"I've come to a crossroads, not wanting to return to the restaurant business. I'm in a space where I don't want to settle for anything other than what I truly want to do. So your performance speaks to that. I'm terrified. I'm playing it cool, but I'm terrified. Yet I trust it, so… thank you." - Greg, Bronx, New York

"On the outside this is very much a concert. But for me this might have been one of the most powerful talks I've been to in a long time, and the coolest meditation I've been to in a long time. You can't replicate what you have been able to manifest in each one of us. You've mastered what you are doing, because you are listening. And as long as you keep on listening, you are a master of what you are doing. I find this masterful. I want to make mention about how this is a free concert. This is a priceless experience the same way a very meaningful moment with your grandparent is priceless, and you'll remember it forever. If you had to pay for that, it would mean something less. So I'll be giving you some money, and I won't see that money as payment for what we did here. I see it as helping support you in giving this message to other people." - Justin, New York City, New York

Contact


Emily Potter - Director



www.emilypotter.org
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"Million Kisses"
"The Giovanni Story"


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- Credits -
Emily Potter - Website Paintings
Lumina Cordova - Creative Partner
Michael Potter - Videographer
D'Arcy Benincosa - Website Photographer
Christian Anderson - Web Design