Friday, December 05, 2008
I want to eat some now but I have awhile I think before it will be ready!
LOTS of holiday activities coming up that I need to schedule in and plan for.
Sun is shining right now but it is super cold out.....only in the teens I think!
MR. Hawk shows up nearly every day to hopefully catch a bird to eat.
Monday, December 01, 2008
They have hot chocolate.......
Chocolate and Intention Research
Positive intention is a thought, a prayer, or a blessing. Positive intention is also an offering to the world at large or to a friend in need and can come from the pure desire to help another. There is a growing body of evidence that suggests that intention invokes measurable power and energy that can manifest across space and time. Researchers all around the world, such as those at Princeton, Harvard and the Max Planck Institute are studying the power of intention.
The blessing of food with an intention has long been practiced within spiritual traditions and sacred ceremonies. These practices place certain energy into the food that is then offered back to benefit individuals and the community.
At Intentional Chocolate™ we not only provide a product that can be gifted as a positive intention to another person, but we strive to lead intentional and purposeful lives. By paying attention to the effect we have on the whole through our decisions and actions we attempt to “do no harm and benefit others.” As we move throughout our day, we hold in our minds the desire to be in service to the “we.”
We know that holding this desire is not easy. In our chaotic world filled with so many distractions and stress, people are yearning to return to simple values and meaningful relationships based on love and respect. The busier our lives become, the harder it can be to focus on positive intentions and to stick to them.
Some have asked us, “Why chocolate?”
For thousands of years humanity has intuitively appreciated chocolate’s power, turning to it for sustenance, to express emotions and to draw others near.
The cacao tree has long been revered for its mystical and healing energies. The botanical name for chocolate – theobramba cacao – literally means “food of the Gods”.
Not surprisingly, modern research is now confirming cacao’s many healing effects – its role in increasing antioxidants, decreasing the likelihood of cancer and heart disease, enhancing the immune system, lowering blood pressure and its ability to boost moods!
It seemed a natural match to infuse the good intentions of optimal health and well-being into a food that already has positive energetic and even mystical properties. With our secret ingredient (intention), Intentional Chocolate™ allows you to deliver the actual clear and simple intention of “Thank you,” “I love you” or “Be Well” through something that everyone enjoys. When you purchase Intentional Chocolate™ to send to a friend or loved one, not only do you get the intention for well-being embedded by experienced meditators, but you also can send your own intention. You may be surprised at the powerful impact this gift can have on those to whom it is given.
Intentional Chocolate™ and its research partner, the HESA Institute (www.hesainstitute.com) are leaders in the revolutionary new field of intentional nutrition proving that intention embedded into food can positively affect those who consume it.
In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study that was published in the scientific peer-reviewed journal, Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing (October 2007) it was found that one ounce of Intentional Chocolate™ per day for three days increased subjects’ well-being, vigor and energy by an average of 67 percent and, in some cases, up to 1,000 percent, when compared to a control group.
The study showed that those who Intentional Chocolate™ is proven to have benefits of decreased stress, increased energy, greater calmness, and enhanced focus.ate intentional chocolate received the following benefits:
* Decreased stress
* Increased energy
* Less fatigue
* Greater calmness
* Enhanced focus
* Improved general well-being
Dr. Dean Radin, PhD, Senior Scientist at The Institute of Noetic Sciences and author of Entangled Minds and The Conscious Universe explains:
"The mood-enhancing effects of the focused intentions embedded in Intentional Chocolate were successfully demonstrated in a statistically significant, double-blind, placebo-controlled experiment, and published in a peer-reviewed medical journal (Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing).
The effect seems to involve a form of energetic coherence which arises through the intentions of intensely focused and highly trained minds. Some speculate that such mind-matter interactions resemble the "observer effect" in quantum physics (i.e., observing a system changes that system.) This is one of several possible explanations for the observed effect that are currently under investigation." (www.deanradin.com)
HESA Institute and the Dalai Lama
The HESA Institute, the research partner of Intentional Chocolate™, was founded in 2007 to explore the complex relationship between the individual and the environment, including the role that communication, intention and attention play in how we experience life.
In the Spring of 2009 HESA plans to organize a unique conference: Meeting of the Minds: Capacities in Consciousness – A dialog with the Dalai Lama and leaders in science from Harvard, Max Planck Institute, Princeton, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and others.
If you would like to purchase your own Intentional Chocolates for yourself or as gifts please check out the website ...they have MANY kinds of intentional chocolates starting from 15.00 and up!