Relationship Inspiration from the great Marianne Williamson

In case you don’t know Marianne Williamson, she’s a internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. As Valentine’s day is fast approaching her words on relationships speak wonderful truth…
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According to A Course in Miracles, relationships are “laboratories of the Holy Spirit.” They can be the Spirit’s garden of love, but they can also be the ego’s lair of fear. And most of us have experienced both at some point in our lives.

Love is not just a passive something that the conscious person “hopes to find” someday. It is also an emotional skill set, a consistent way of being as opposed to an occasional stroke of good luck.

The universe is the handwriting of God, moving with mysterious intention toward the fulfillment of love’s desire within every interaction and circumstance. When our hearts and minds are open — when we are forgiving and compassionate — the light of the universe moves through us to harmonize and uplift all beings. Yet when our hearts and minds are closed — when our accumulated layers of pain and mistrust shut down our capacity to love as we wish to be loved — then chaos prevails and suffering ensues. That is how powerful we are; conscious or subconsciously, we drive the drama of how our relationships unfold.

 
All my best,

Self Discovery and Intention

We’ve taken some exerpts from several readings and combine them to create a statement on our view of how self discovery and the use of intention works within.

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There are two questions which every human being-with rare exceptions-asks himself through most of his life. The rare exceptions are the persons who know the answer to the first of these questions, at least to a significant extent. But everyone asks the second, sometimes in wonder, often in despair. These two questions are: How am I to understand myself?-and: How am I to understand other people? (The Psychology of Self-Esteem)

It’s always good news when people question their beliefs, values and actions. It’s important to try to improve yourself, and to be self-aware. Too many people lack such awareness, and for many reasons- denial being one of them. Engaging in reflection isn’t a luxury. We all need to look inside and discover ourselves. A person’s self is a composite of all of these experiences; it’s dynamic, and it’s always a work in progress. (Psychology Today, Nov. issue)

Getting unstuck involves remembering an injury but reconsidering it from a different, more empathetic perspective. Bring those invisible emotional barriers to your awareness and then struggling against them. It means challenging irrational, unproductive thinking until you get your head on straight; it means facing up to your fear and then calling on your courage and your character to face it down. (Psychology Today, Nov. issue)

Your daily world was not rule by your perception, but by the interpretation of your perception. (Carlos Castaneda)

NEW Artisan Dark Intentional Chocolate Truffles NOW IN!

The NEW Artisan Dark Intentional Chocolate Truffles are NOW IN stock!!! Our new handmade artisan truffles will delight any chocolate lover. Come on by the store and pick up either the divine 4 piece truffle set that contains rich dark chocolate, heavenly vanilla salted caramel, mouth watering cinnamon cardamom and enlivening mocha you can’t go wrong. Or if you want gifts to enjoy for Thanksgiving you can also pick out a 2 piece truffle set of your own making from the four flavors listed above.

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Price changes in December so get them now while the 12.99 price lasts!. And only $5.99 for the 2 piece set!

Enjoy!

Just in! The Winners!

Thank you for all of you who voted for the Intentional Chocolate artisan truffle flavors! We not only have the truffle flavor winners, but also our Intentional Customer winners who receive a 2 piece truffle pack when they drop on our site!

We are so excited to share with you that the flavors in order of votes:

1. Dark Chocolate

2. Cinnamon Cardamon

3. Caramel

4. Raspberry

We may, based on some of you responding to “others”, try out honey as well. Would you like that flavor?

And for the truffle WINNERS…

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Anna McKenzie

Suzanne Heneghan

Annette Rochell Aben

Winners please email ashley@intentionalchocolate.com with your addresses to receive your prize!

ALL NEW!!! Help us select our new truffle flavors and WIN!

It’s that time of the year again. Fall has hit (well not Los Angeles but the rest of the country!) and soon it will be Halloween followed by Thanksgiving. And it’s when we at Intentional Chocolate, come out with our intentional truffles. This year we will be offering not only our 4 pack but also 2 packs of truffles! And with a new artisan handmade truffles you cannot go wrong with these holiday gifts!

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But we want to know what four types you all are interested in having. We’ve narrowed it to 7, now we need you to help us choose. We will choose 3 of you who response to us either here or on Facebook by receiving a 2 pack of our truffles!

So here are the choices: