We had the good fortune of connecting with Marla and Scott Berger and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Marla and Scott, how does your business help the community?
Marla and Scott Berger, owners of Addison Taylor Fine Jewelry in Scottsdale Arizona have been designing jewelry for three decades, but Marla says “it’s through their business all these years later that they have found their purpose.” It all started nine years ago with their 21st wedding anniversary, Scott says “an image of the Tree of Life was revealed to him,” so he designed a pendant for Marla with the front embossed with the Tree of Life and the names of their four children engraved on the back. Marla loved wearing the children’s names close to her heart and said that they subsequently came to understand that they were united for a divine reason and a bigger purpose. Following the lightning strike of an idea, they started designing collections of jewelry for different charities and causes and that included one for the Pope and his efforts in helping refugee children around the world. Eventually the Royal Family got wind of it and invited the Bergers along with 23 other visionaries and world leaders to Windsor Castle for a summit about shifting global consciousness. They actually slept at the castle for 4 days, something virtually unheard of for an American. During the visit a representative of the Royal Family told the couple something that changed everything. He said “this is not just a foundation you are starting, it’s a movement, it’s much bigger than you could possibly ever have dreamt or imagined.” Since their visit they have become International Leadership Fellows of St.George’s House at Windsor Castle.
Scott and Marla started receiving the same 22 words during mediation, a further sign that they were on the right track. Eventually they would design the Intention Stick. Engraved with the Tree of Life as a vessel into which one, two or three of those words of intention could be placed.
The Intention Stick is a metaphor for ourselves, we must fill ourselves up with all we are depleted of and in doing so we ignite the power of human intention. This puts us in a state of receiving where we become part of a universal consciousness–what many call the Creator. That consciousness is the source of all love and all knowledge. It is the source from which Einstein drew his theory of relativity, where Newton made a connection between an apple and gravity and from which Mozart drew the elements of some of the world’s most important compositions.
Since launching the Movement, Intention Sticks have been gifted around the world and thousands of miracles have been recorded, many of which can be found on the TreeofLifeMovement.com website. They’ve partnered with an organization called Gompers comprised of differently abled workers who assemble the Intention Sticks into beautiful recycled packaging. 99 cents of every Intention Stick is donated to planting trees around the world where needed.
They travel the country speaking to groups about the power of positive Intention.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Scott and Marla Berger, who have been designers of fine jewelry for decades, created the Tree of Life Movement in 2012. Through their design business, Addison Taylor Fine Jewelry, they discovered a way to combine their passion for fine jewelry design with their devotion to spirituality and humanity. Together, and with the inspiration of their four children, they began sharing the movement in their own community; eventually the movement spread nationwide and is now known around the world. What lies behind the growth and prosperity of this movement is the power of the intentions set to bring it into existence. The journey of launching this movement is a testimony to the power of the law of attraction. This movement identifies the common denominator connecting us all—the power of our intentions. This movement aims to create a global spiritual awakening to connect all souls. Each person brings a unique and powerful gift into the world. Our objective is to empower each person to identify their gift and inspire them to share its magnitude with others in the movement to create a revolutionary force of positivity—ultimately healing humanity and Mother Earth.
Designed and manufactured in Scottsdale, Arizona, with much love and innovational expertise, the Tree of Life Intention Stick has made its global debut and has changed the lives of many through its inspiring and spiritual energy. With each Intention Stick comes a list of twenty-two intentions; of those intentions, one may be placed in the stick to connect your intention with the power of your heart and mind as you wear the necklace. The synergy that transpires between the Intention Stick and your body sends your chosen intention into the universe to be brought to life. Many in need around the world have enjoyed the power of this special creation. From health issues, to marital problems, to financial hardships, and beyond, there is nothing that cannot be addressed and improved with the power of positivity and the law of attraction, which are embodied by the Intention Stick. Each Intention Stick is designed in completely green and sustainable materials, as to not harm the environment during its manufacturing process.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
olive and ivy for lunch (sit on the patio)is a must or picnic at fountain hills park to watch the fountain go off
head to museum of modern art and head to AZ88 for dinner or Elements at the Sanctuary to watch the sunset (spend the following day at the spa)
Other spas: the Boulders, Mii Amo in Sedona, Marival and Canyon Ranch in Tucson
Hike at Phoenix Mountain Preserve, Camelback Mountain, Piestewa Peak, Lost Dog Wash Trailhead, Sedona visit vortex Cathedral Rock
LGO for lunch Chelsea’s Kitchen for dinner
Bandalero Cucina for Mexican and live music
Roka Akor our favorite for sushi
Kaleidoscope for a quick juice and peanut butter cookies
Musical Instrument Museum
Desert Botanical Gardens
Scottsdale Museum of the West
Taliesin and the Biltmore for a dose of Frank Lloyd Wright
Visit Strawberry (while their visit (Tonto Natural Bridge), Jerome (for a real feel of the West), Antelope Canyon, and Fossil Creek
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Marla and I would first and foremost give thanks to our four beautiful children who continue to bless, inspire, and teach us everyday. It is because of the compassion in their hearts and souls that we continue to strive to be better human beings. And, thank you to all the beautiful souls that have been with us on this journey, each one has made an impact on who we are today and where we are going for the world, the planet, and humanity.
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Other: Tree of Life Movement Foundation https://www.treeoflifemovementfoundation.org/ https://www.dropbox.com/s/grrdj9i432g5w18/TOL%20Mobile%201920×1080.mp4?dl=0