Protect Your VIBE!
ALOHA Ohana! Happy Tuesday!
Relationships: (all): SHOULD be a safe space to evolve through life together.
Priorities: You must make choices, that reflect your time and lifestyle.
Protecting your vibe in relationships looks like this: LOVE the vessel you were given.
PAMPERING. Treating self. MASSAGE!!!
Physical. Exercise. Move your body! PILATES!
Think right...POSITIVE mindset.
Personal, spending time on hobbies, Pursue your passions.
Give away your gifts.
Emotional: Honoring how you feel. OPEN your heart.
Social: Quality TIME with someone. Be present in every moment.
Avoid all gossip and drama.
Let go of things that are not for your highest good.
Have Faith. Spiritual, something good for the soul.
Be Kind. To yourself and others!
Heal all wounds.
HOUSEHOLD: Cleaning and organizing.
Ignore opinions that don't enhance your life.
Stay away from people who drain your energy.
If it feels wrong, don't do it...LISTEn to your intuition, that inner voice.
SAY EXACTLY WHAT YOU MEAN.
Don't be a people pleaser.
NEVER speak bad about yourself.
Take risks, big leaps of faith! SAY YES.... Say NO!!!!
STAY AWAY FROM DRAMA AND NEGATIVITY.
LOVE. LOVE. LOVE.
This is SELF-CARE and self-love. This is how you protect your vibe in small ways daily.
Drink water, get sun, you are basically a houseplant with more complicated emotions!
The more you GLOW with self-love, the more you become a powerful magnet to GOOD VIBRATIONS. ATTRACT what you want!
HIGH Energy effects energy field...You might start listening to new types of music, craving new foods, starting new hobbies!
Reprogramming negative thinking, is catching yourself as soon as you realize you're thinking a negative thought and SWITCH it to something you appreciate, or that you are thankful for instead!
We are all connected. By me taking care of myself, I'm raising the vibration of humanity, and I can take care of you. By you taking care of yourself, you continue this cycle!
Direct your energy to your daily routines.
Take care of your body, mind and physical health.
As a healer, it is my pleasure to be of service to you and others.
*The moon taught me, it is okay to go thru phases... and the sun taught me that, no matter how many times you go down, KEEP RISING!
SHINE BRIGHT OHANA.
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Move Beyond Limitations.
Life is a journey, an unknown pilgrimage of exploring, without maps or charts.
An inner and outer journey of becoming.
You create your own reality!
An emergence of wonderment.
Watching, interacting... while the beauty, and joy unfold.
You are unlimited.
AND...as the school year will begin shortly.
We have promises of new beginnings ahead!
The veil is lifting, new perspectives, higher vantage viewpoints.
You get what you create!
As you move forward, mindfully, let go of the past, release what no longer serves you, release old stories. Eliminate negative energy.
The moment of power is now!
Observe your state of heart. Step outside boundaries, for expansion of life's greater plan.
Energies and inner lights are shifting.
Blessings of health and freedom from aliments.
Begin mindful daily rituals of self-love.
Become the healthiest, and best version of you.
Redirect self to journey with openness,
to make inquiries.
Correcting mistakes, and reviewing endeavors.
True healing is when we take responsibility for our own well-being on Earth, our complete whole-health.
This is not reactive, but proactive!
Prepare today for your future vessel you want to reside in!
Changes of today can throw you off balance. See things as they really are. Allow stillness, and quiet.
All power comes from within.
Set your intention.
Focus on self.
The capacity to love self, and nurture self echoes outwardly, attracting all the like.
To love, is to be happy with.
Your spiritual quest is realizing your full potential, and choosing to become a force in the world, backing up your stewardship.
Your effectiveness is your measure of truth.
Moving beyond limitations, to find hidden secrets revealed, is fundamental for successful living!
Infinite potential and possibilities, to manifest awareness and intentions.
Celebrate a new way of Living.
Join me, in giving you new views of self-care with bodywork: massage therapy, Pilates, Personal Training, Nutrition, Movement, Meditation, stretching....stretchrassage, sound healing, aromatherapy, fire cupping, and so much more!
Move beyond any limitations you previously set on yourself.
With the school year beginning shortly, this time of year is a wonderful reset button.
The time is now for mind/body/energy revelations.
Discover our wellness packages...
We are here to aid you on your journey of self-love, self-care, self-nurturing.
Become your best self. The best version of you.
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Join Us On YOUR MAT, With Maria Toro's Innovative "Stretchrassage"
I really wanted the opportunity to combine all the work.
Both physically and spiritually offering trustworthy support and guidance, and guided further by inner wisdom, intuitive feelings, signs, symbols and omens.
While in and out of meditative states.
I am the creator of Strechrassage!
And the first class is available to you on 7/17/19 at LeGuerisseur Healing Center on Mercer Island in Washington State at 9am!
Here, in Stretchrassage, is where I utilize all the tools, and resources, and skills available; working with the intention of your highest purpose, and awareness.
Restore health and wholeness.
Harmonizing everything accordingly.
Understanding the ever changing nature of our existence,
to move into this process
Transitioning, with ease and grace.
Letting go of the old, and becoming new.
Learn the art of unconditional self love.
Eat right. Love right. Be joyous. Be grateful.
Fill your bowl, so that you can give from a full place.
Honor yourself as you walk thru life.
Strecthrassage is a way to give back to self.
It is a combo of restorative, relaxing yin-yoga. Stretch out and let your muscles get long.
It brings in elements to delight the senses like sound bath, and aromatherapy. Both Healing elements.
It brings in TOUCH.
Massage heals. We can work out muscle tightness, and tensions, while improving circulation, and range of motion!
Massage brings us back to ourselves in a proufound manner.
The art of breathing, and letting go.
The breathe is cleansing. Get rid of waste and toxins.
The TIME.. of
Begin the journey of self-care, the art of healing your best body!
This voyage is the beginning of your healing testimony, with great changes on the horizon, finding the magic of life.
You have the power to overcome, if you pay close attention to the details.
Even the detours are apart of a successful journey!
Join us to develop systems, and awareness, and education around self care, and self love. and self nourishment. We offer classes Monday thru Friday, three times a day, 9am, 1pm, and 6:30pm.
Life can tear us apart, the stress can devour us completely, if we let it.
The point is to continuously fill the tank, when it gets 1/2 full. Never allow it to drop beyond 1/2 full. You cannot give from an empty place. We are our best selves, when we can give generously, it is soul filling!
We must take care of ourselves FIRST.
Live a high vibrational life.
Your health is your responsibility.
Take your power back.
You can stop preventable suffering... with your daily habits and behaviors.
Start with your body, it is the easiest.
Make a commitment to yourself in health and wellness.
It takes 21 days to BUILD a habit.
and 90 days to BUILD A LIFESTYLE.
I invite you to change your lifestyle.
Allow me to guide you on your journey, to your path of higher purpose fulfillments.
I have programs available to meet your goals and needs.
See the overall picture, let me help you examine it.
Lets circle over it...noticing all the details.
With a keen eye, and a bold heart,
with guidance from higher perspectives.
Live a beautiful life, with a rhythm that resonates in your soul and in your body.
this beautiful tempo...
Dance my darlings.
Happy in every moment.
You are loved.
Why You should Come See ME!
Get Pain Free, a better body, and Keep improving your health overtime.
I have witnessed a trend.
It matters if you are athletic in high school.
Not because of popularity or scholarships, but because you are establishing a lifetime habit of self-love and self-care.
You feel endorphins, you work hard, and see results of the work, you feel connected to your body, and often community. It is healthy.
Then we go to college.
And...for those that are athletic, you have a healthy way to relieve stress and tension.
This is where we see bodies begin to change.
Not only hormonally, but lifestyle habits. sedentary ... drinking... not sleeping... not exercising... not hydrating... not expressing self love.
Then we get married, and have children.
And we are taught: we are to take care of spouse and child(s), and put there needs before our own... UGH!
Years later, kids graduate, and you have an ugly, fat, empty nest. Your body aches, hurts, pains... your posture is crap. Your diet is crap. Your mind is crap. You are old and getting older, and wasting away.
You didn't invest in yourself.
You forget to take the time for self-love and self-care.
You messed up.
That is ok, you can take ahold of the reins now!
You can learn now.
You can recognize now....that...
In fact, YOU should be first priority. Everyday, always.
Put the oxygen mask on yourself first, then your kid...spouse.
LISTEN TO ME:
If you are not filling your bowl up, how can you give from an empty vessel?
you are or become empty.
Join me, to learn about self-care, and self-love, and learn how to fill your bowl up, so that you can give energy to areas, and people you care about. You can give from a full place. You have space to give.
It takes energy to spend energy, You gotta move your body!
This is the cycle.
You have to take responsibility for your body/vessel.
It should be QUALITY and not QUANTITY.
This is why our classes are 45 minutes. We want you in and out, so you can go back to your life, with a full bowl, ready for action, and ready to make a difference in peoples lives, because we are all connected. By us helping you become high vibration, we set you in motion to be in high vibration in your world, and it ripples out!
Its our way to contributing to healing the planet, and giving you your best body.
Imagine parenthood, and post parenthood, with sincere shiny energy, establishing good habits, that your children SEE, so they copy!
...That rippling effect.
It actually teaches your kids how to reduce stress, and take care of their vessel, by watching you do Pilates, and receive massages, and meditation .
Your priorities should revolve around self-care habits that fill your tank up!
Do that SELF-LOVE thing!
...and when your tank gets 1/2 full,
You know its time to fill it up again.
If you are proactive in your health, and wellness, then you will not suffer the preventable sufferings!
Take care of yourself with by visiting LeGuerisseur Healing Center on Mercer Island, Washington. Established in 2001, making a difference in people's lives. Contributing wellness back into the community, in a meaningful way. Structural therapeutic grade bodywork. Strengthening weak muscles, with corrective movements, that is safe for all.
Your posture will improve. Your body awareness will improve.
Your body image will improve.
You will gain confidence.
You will gain life.
Balance your body thru practice and education.
We get to the core.
with world class instruction.
Posture Event 7/25/19 5:30pm
Aloha...I am Maria Toro. I am a 4th generation Mercer island...Islander. I reside, and own a business on our beautiful island, Le Guerisseur Healing Center, established in 2001. We focus on wellness and health. Voted, “Best In Seattle” by Allure Magazine.
Join us for our pop up I am hosting with the chamber of commerce on 7/25/19, and I would appreciate if you would swing by to meet other locals, like myself who deeply care about Mercer Island, our health and wellness, and our community.
5:00 – 5:45 Networking
5:45 – 6:30 Presentation (Posture Tips! Three 15 minute Q&A type talks about wellness massage, aromatherapy and Pilates equipment)
6:30 – 7:00 Networking
Will also cover our innovative Stretchrassage Group Class
Consciousness for Soul Time , Thru Bodywork
Spirit asked me to share today about Consciousness for Soul Time , Thru Bodywork:
Consciousness supports our ability to focus our attention on multidimensional
aspects that show up. This way, we are able to include these juicy nuggets in our matter world reality.
It allows the possibility for a new reality to emerge. Soul Time embraces the concept that, while our corporal bodies are mortal, our magnificent souls are timeless, limitless, and infinite.
So...why not go exploring, while you are here!!!
Massage allows a quiet time.
A time for you to go places, journey...
unwind, and transform.
A TIME and SPACE, that is just for you.
Think daydreaming... going deeper...going within.
...get quiet, to hear...
Go in, and allow the awakening, and listen to the voices at a whisper, announcing news, and sharing insights.
Listen to the divine inner voices, when they arise spontaneously, you are never alone.
Turn in, to council for guidance.
Listen with inner senses...
This inner wisdom is always available.
Collective, luminous wisdom of humanity, the stars, and universes...times beyond.
Massage allows space for breathing, this creates more space. A space to journey inward, and travel to the heart of the sky! Healing energy, soul renewal, body repair, mental gratitude. Revival of heart!
Take great leaps with it.
Unite to alter.
GET MASSAGES< AND BODYWORK.
WITH STANDING BI-MONTHLY, or (like Maria, ) WEEKLY appointments.
This is self love. This is self care. The more you do these actions, the more you are capable of loving others. Earth needs healthy, LOVING humans. Take small actions daily to ensure healthy, loving self...Earth,
We are all connected, & a oneness.
Do not wait until you cross over, where you have to explain why...
You did not love fully.
You did not forgive completely.
Or you did not dare as greatly, as you may have...
You would have said,
Embark on a journey of deep self love. It is here you can fully love others.
Forgive yourself and others fully, have no judgements, let it go.
Feel it, bless it, release it!
To ensure your success,
TAKE GREAT LEAPS!
Connect with inner guidance.
We will be offering packages for upcoming classes in stretching, stretchrassage, to aid you in this season's, wedding planning, baby arrivals, athletic weekend warriors, and lifestyle wellness.
Come to Kahuna Hale, formerly LeGuerisseur Healing Center, on Mercer Island.
Schedule BODYWORK with Maria at leguerisseurhealingcenter.com
Sunrise and Sunset Stretching Class
We are now offering stretching classes that focuses just on stretching!
A class that everyone needs – athletes, advanced practitioners, weekend warriors, first time yoga students, and everyone in between.
Everyone starts somewhere...
If you are new to stretching, or looking to get back into a routine, these classes will help with flexibility...and more!
A gentler form of group fitness is emerging here, at our studio.
A solid dose of stretching feels good for your body.
Our flexibility-focused class promises professional guidance, and group camaraderie on this often neglected component of fitness and wellness.
Exercisers tend to focus on the workout, and neglect the recovery.
Stretching class may also be a good choice for devoted exercisers who have a hard time penciling in rest days.
Stretch classes, are all about setting aside dedicated time to stretch your muscles.The general goal of group stretch classes, is to help you learn, and practice stretching techniques, format, with style.
You can pick between:
a foam rolling-focused class,
yoga, Pilates Mat,
and my personal class inspired by the integration of all of my continued education classes, including Yin-Yoga, massage, Thai massage, sound healing, aromatherapy, and I named it: Stretchrassage!!!
These classes emphasize floor postures to stretch, open and release the entire body.
Our focus is targeting all major muscle groups through both static stretching (holding a position for a set amount of time) and dynamic stretching (moving through a range of motion that stretches your muscles) and the use of tools like yoga blocks and straps, and foam rollers.
Tight muscles can cause imbalance and pull the body out of alignment. Our class begins with warm-up movements, that prepare the muscles to for stretching.
Focused stretching allows muscles to relax and lengthen, which puts less strain on the skeletal system and reduces tension throughout the body. Students who take this class regularly report fewer injuries and improved sleep.
Stretching is like flossing: We need to do it everyday. stretching is something that we all should be doing diligently. Stretching provides benefits in terms of increasing range of motion and mobility.stretching can realistically boost athletic performance or prevent injury Our stretching class often involve hands-on assistance. The benefits include everything from anti-aging to better sex.
It is thru assisted stretching you can go further. Our Stretching class is to place a strong emphasis on the more gentle, restorative parts of an exercise program.
These sessions more closely resemble some hybrid of physical therapy, personal training, massage therapy, pilates, and yoga. These sessions are traditional group fitness classes.
Slow down and FLOW. Gentle engage, and open. Fluid movement and breathe. Deep focus, and connection to mind/body.
In fact, it shouldn’t feel like much “work” at all. “Some people abuse themselves by going too hard, With strengthening, you tend to tighten up the muscles, so you really want that mix of strength and flexibility.
It’s important to remember that these types of classes are meant to be recovery from your other workouts; it’s not a workout in and of itself,”
We offer smaller class sizes so you can have more personal attention—and less opportunity for self-inflicted injury.
Make sure to always be mindful of how your body feels with each stretch and avoid comparing yourself to your neighbor.
Group classes can push most of us to go a little bit harder than we might do solo, which is something to keep in mind when the goal here is actually recovery. Don’t push yourself further into a stretch for the sake of keeping up with the person next to you. When it comes to stretching (and really, exercise in general), what is right for one person is not right for someone else, it’s not one-size-fits-all.
Our stretching class is highly recommended for people who do a lot of weight training, endurance sports, and repetitive motion sports like golf or baseball, that unevenly load the body.
Stretching Class is for first time students. Neither experience nor flexibility are not required, just an open mind and a willingness to have fun while trying something new.
You may schedule group stretching online with Maria J. Toro, at Leguerisseurhealingcenter.com Book stretching with Maria!
Make a seven day routine: I plan my week on Sunday!
Meal Planning: Find motivation to prepare/cook each meal... and snack.
Exercise: Get excited about fitness and life! STRETCHING..yoga...pilates!
Silent Time: Silence is golden... silence gives us the opportunity to focus without distraction, or responsibilities. Mindfully you gain states of calm...reduced tension...get out into nature!
Meditation: Sitting, walking in nature, yoga.. the retreat of going within.
Bedtime: Find routine to prevent disease. Go to bed and get up at the same time each day!
Hydration... Half of your body weight in ounces each day!
MASSAGE...gold standard for relaxing muscles, mind, spirit.
SEA SALT BATH!!! Magnesium and potassium...creates instant calm, because you are absorbing the nutrients, and it relaxes muscles! Plus you can exfoliate your skin with the salt too! WIN-WIN.
Stand TALL...you posture is everything!
Brush and floss your teeth!
Take the stairs....
Look in the mirror, and tell yourself how beautiful you are. Begin to list your gifts. Smile!!! You are alive, you have your health, you have a heart... use it to LOVE FULLY.
To schedule Hawaiian Lomi-Lomi massage, and therapy, sound healing, Aromatherapy, tarot reading, or pilates, you may do so with Maria at leguerisseurhealingcenter.com
A MUST DO: Evening Energy Cleanse
Indulge in AURIC Cleansing Showers NIGHTLY...
The spiritual properties of water doesn't just clear your energy, it removes negative energy, it removes dense, stagnant, and negative energy. Water can also bring you energy! Restorative, creative, healing energy.
As we are spirits having a human experience, we naturally, and unknowingly collect negative energies (energy from other people and places) : all day long, and everywhere you go.
I personally, make it a practice to protect, and remove others energy, and negativity before going to bed each night. NO WAY am I going to take that crap with me to bed. How could I possibly obtain a good night's sleep? How could I restore fully?
We are all aware that showers clean your body. Well, we also have showers you take to clean your aura!!! It is often referred to as a "Psychic Shower", and best taken in the evenings. A psychic shower before bed will help you to deep relaxation, a better night's sleep, and you will wake up feeling more rejuvenated.
AS Our individual frequency vibrates, WE create an auric energetic field around the human body. Just like your physical body, your subtle energy body, or aura may experience stress, fragmentation, and a loss of luminosity.
So, as you plan your day, so why not pay attention to your energy, and plan to care for your vessel. Here is how How To Throw Out Other People's "Garbage", and wash away the day:
DISCARD NEGATIVE ENERGY
Avoid negative people. One way to protect yourself is to make sure you surround yourself with more positive people than negative ones. Spend less time time (or none at all) with negative people.
Sunlight: Go outside and get some healthy sun exposure to revitalize your energy.
Water has incredible spiritual, and healing properties that promote cleansing and clearing
Water is a powerful way to cleanse your aura, and here's why. Water is made up of negative ions. This is especially true when it comes to moving water like oceans, rivers, waterfalls, and showers !!!!
Water is great at moving, and Cleansing Negativity !
In addition to washing all the daily grime, water also washes you of negative energy. It absorbs what you carry, and it then washes away lower vibrations and energies you may have come in contact with...down the drain!
A cleansing bath can do the same thing. Cleansing baths are useful in purifying the aura of any negativity. I love to add Lavender or eucalyptus, baking soda, and sea salt baths to calm the body, mind and spirit. I typically soak for at least 30 minutes, and often longer, adding warm water to the tub, refreshing it. Watch as the water drains from the bathtub, visualizing all negative auric energy going down the drain with the water.
WATER and Salt are one of my favorite energy cleansers.
Salt water is incredibly powerful, and spiritual cleansing baths are among the most powerful and effective forms of clearing negative energy from your aura.
Water Helps You to Receive Guidance In a shower or a bath, leave the water running, moving water has more electrical charge and negative ions.
A White Light Waterfall...
...visualize white light falling from the shower head with the water. See the light begin to brightly glow vibrant, golden white light, as it washes over you. The white light waterfall lifts all garbage & debris, and negative energy from your aura...washing it down the drain. BYE BYE!!!
I am a big LOVER of crystals...these sweet, medicinal gemstones! Such wonderful tools for moving, shifting, attracting, and banishing energies. Choose your gemstone, bring it into the shower or bath. You can simply be in its presence or, be more interactive with your gemstone, as you begin to rub it across your body, as if you are washing with a bar of soap. Visualize the crystal absorbing the negative energy that has accumulated in your aura. My favorite crystals to use are: clear quartz, amethyst, and Rose Quartz.
*Cleasnse your gemstone after use in salt water, moonshine, or sunshine!
Use body oil or lotion to CREATE A PROTECTION BUBBLE, after your shower or bath.
Something simple like coconut oil or something decadent, that you really love...will create a boundary between you and the rest of the world, especially if you are mindfully applying! I have been known to put gemstones inside the lotion bottle, and set the intention for protection.
Cleanse your aura by smudging it.
In my typical shamanic practice, I use smoldering herbs to releases a smoke, and carry the particular properties of the herb, allowing it to bathe, and cleanse my aura. I allow the smoke to travel over the different parts of my body, allowing the herb’s properties to cleanse my divine higher self, and mentally releasing all negativity from my auric energy field.
CLEANSE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS
You gotta be willing to look inward, and pay close attention to your thoughts. You have a choice. Be responsible for your thoughts. You must conquer the effects of negative thinking.
Clean your space, especially before bed. So when you wake up, it is to a clean space, ready for a NEW DAY!!!
This might sound a little whoo-whoo, but fairies, some witches, all beings of light, angels — mystics...we all like clean spaces.
Why do you think all yoga studios, churches, temples, and other spiritual havens are kept meticulously clean? WE are not separate from anything we do. The way we do one thing, is the way we do all things.
Sit still for a moment. GO within.
Sitting quietly at peace can help to release negative energy and emotions.
With these helpful tips, you are on your way to wind down from your busy day. To detoxify yourself from your day, and remove the impurities of negative energy you came into contact with.
I hope that you find the spiritual shower cleansing ritual as useful and helpful as I and many of my friends and clients have.
Blessings, JOY...Love, Laughter, and Light . . .
To schedule an energy cleansing with Maria J. Toro, LMT on Mercer Island, Washington, you may do so at leguerisseurhealingcenter.com
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In Flying, we have flow charts for EVERYTHING. Every 15 minutes, and more with specific tasks at hand. Basically, to make sure the airplane is in normal operating order, and still flying. Being in bodywork for nearly two decades, I understand posture, movement, range of motion, and how we use our bodies in day to day tasks to preform. Our posture is everything. Easy to pay attention to, you just need to know your flow chart!
(I'm only going to speak of the Phyical body in this article. Not to leave the rest us for any other reason, than my point being physical body only. )
That being said,
Consider this as routine maintenance for your Phyical body every 15 minutes, until you have practiced it so much, you have mastered it, and IT is your way.
Maria J. Toro's System's Check :
Feet on the ground, standing on tripods.
balanced thru out.
Toes pointing straight ahead, forming the number 11.
balanced weight in feet.
knees are forward, and soft.
balanced weight over each.
Hips are over knees, over ankles, and pointing forward.
Spine is erect. STRONG BACK.You are standing tall, reaching for the universe!
Your chest is lifted, and proud, while you draw your shoulder blades down away from your ears, and back to spine, focus on rhomboid strength here.
Heart center is shining happily sparkling green beams of light, brightly lit into universe.
Deep breathe...3 counts in, 9 counts out... repeat calmly.
You are relaxed. Ahhhhhh.
You have a piece of fruit under your chin, to lift and create space.
for Your Deep breathes...
Rotate your arms back, drawing your elbows into your waist snuggly, allow your forearms to rest softly next to your side body, palms face forward.
This is anatomically the correct position to stand in our bodies, think "Military style"...ish, heart center is open. This way you will attract LOVE, and the RIGHT people to you.
You should feel grounded.
At first this will feel forced and foreign. You should consider doing extra weight resistance training to enforce the balance of this posture. This will be something you can take gracefully with you into old age, and feel really good in your body, because you took care of it all along!
The only time we can be at rest, is sleeping, and watching Netflix... otherwise, assume this posture is everything in your care and maintenance for your human vessel.
To schedule bodywork with Maria J. Toro, massage, ANF Therapy, Stretchrassage, Pilates, you may do so, at leguerisseurhealingcenter.com
Hawaiian Values To Embrace
In Hawaiian culture, one doesn't talk poorly of others. You speak up their gifts, and focus on their strengths. With core values, so strong, and passed down thru generations with stories. Here are a few other Hawaiian values to embrace, and make your own:
Aloha: caring, compassion for others, love, affection
Aloha is a value, one of unconditional love.
Aloha is the outpouring and receiving of the spirit.
Ha`aha`a: humility, humbleness, modesty
The value of humility. Be humble, be modest, and open your thoughts.
Ho`omau: preserve, perpetuate, continue
`Ike Pono: to know, to feel, to understand
The value of learning. To know well. To seek knowledge and wisdom.
Kokua: help, assist, comfort, support
Kuleana: privilege, responsibility, title, job
One’s personal sense of responsibility.
“I accept my responsibilities, and I will be held accountable.”
Kupa`a: stand firm, steadfast
Laulima: many hands working together
Lokahi: unity, agreement, accord
The value of teamwork: Collaboration and cooperation. Harmony and unity.
People who work together can achieve more.
Mahalo: thank you
“Thank you”, as a way of living.
Live in thankfulness for the richness that makes life so precious.
Malama: caring, nurturing others, to protect
The value of stewardship. To take care of.
To serve and to honor, to protect and care for.
Those who are family, and those you choose to call your family.
As a value, ‘Ohana is a human circle of complete Aloha.
Pono: right, good, moral, fair, just
The value of integrity, of rightness and balance.
The feeling of contentment when all is good and all is right.
The value of work: To work with intent and with purpose.
To “seek best life.” Our purpose in life is to seek its highest form.
The value of mission and vision.
The value of perseverance. To persist, to continue, to perpetuate. Never give up.
KŪLIA I KA NU‘U—
The value of achievement. “Strive to reach the summit.”
Pursue personal excellence in all you do.
The value of hospitality, a hospitality of complete giving.
Welcome guests and strangers with your spirit of Aloha.
The value of communication, for “All of us.” We are in this together.
Learn to speak the language of we.
To honor the dignity of others.
Conduct yourself with distinction, and cultivate respectfulness.
The value of leadership. Lead with initiative, and with your good example.
You shall be the guide for others when you have gained their trust and respect.
NĀNĀ I KE KUMU—
Look to your Sense of Place and sources of spirit, and you find your truth.
KA LĀ HIKI OLA—
“The dawning of a new day.” Optimism.
The value of hope and promise.
You can experience a little Hawaii in Seattle/ Mercer Island/ Bellevue with Maria J. Toro, LMT at LeGuerisseur Healing Center. leguerisseurhealingcenter.com
HEALING MIND, BODY & SPIRIT
I have a place inside me that holds significant answers. A place where I "tune in" to my divine... where I relieve guidance, introspection...going inward allows the gift of intuition. Right now is my soul searching introspection on the Big Island of Hawaii. Where I rest. Where I accept my truths. Where I STEP BACK. Where I listen. Where I learn to communicate. Where I learn to give it all back in the form of paying it forward by "talking story", as we do here in Hawaii.
"FORGIVENESS IS THE FASTEST WAY TO LET GO OF PAINFUL EXPERIENCES. "
My message from spirit, as I arise out of meditation next to the bay here in Hawaii.
Our bodies have an amazing capacity to heal. Our bodies can heal almost anything. The Body Was Designed to Heal Itself. As a healer, Working with the body is an important aspect of healing. Healing happens best when the body is relaxed. We do not heal completely when we are too busy with our daily lives. LIFE IS BUSY, AND LIFE THROWS US OFF BALANCE. WE MUST COME BACK TO OUR....SELF, AND HEAL, AND LOVE SELF. WE MUST LISTEN WHEN THE VOLUME IS LOW. We must listen.
“The good physician treats the disease;
the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.”
– William Osler
We are all one. An interconnectedness, unification, of races, and species, even this sand my body is resting upon, I am one with. We are all connected, evolving with the cycles of life.
When spirit speaks to me, part of my contract, is to share it with the greater, for the greater...my love, my service, my value.
Hawaii called this time so I could let go of the old.
dying an old form,
being born anew!
She sings to me, "STAY THE COARSE"
I will continue to share with you:
I have sen myself transform over the 20 years of practice. Change, evolution...integrating, growth, opportunity, expansion...on so many levels.
Understanding as I step away, the disease fear instills. The way our regrets can void our soul of pleasures. It is impossible to go back in time, so you must forgive.
Working with clients, I have noticed those who exhibit symptoms of emotional distress, and those that self-sabotage, because of...PTSD.
I see stress everywhere, it is encompassing.
Coupled with the self shadow...
...PAY ATTENTION. If you have stress, irritability, sadness, feeling "stuck,"these are the first stages of developing potentially serious issues. These emotions and trauma store within us. Do not hold onto this darkness, you must be transparent, be brave, you must LET GO.
Seek self-love, self-care. The answer is here.
Remember to DANCE!
LIFE IS A JOURNEY. LIFE IS FULL OF ADVENTURE! AND HEALING MIND, BODY & SPIRIT...
RECOVER YOUR DEEPEST SELF IS YOUR JOURNEY, YOUR ADVENTURE!
HEALING THE WHOLE PERSON MEANS TREATING "BODY, MIND AND SPIRIT" HOLISTICALLY. THIS IS HOW I PRACTICE.
The truth is, we should heal when we sleep. Does anyone sleep anymore? We are rewarded in society for working ALL THE TIME. If our sleep patterns are disturbed in any way, our body doesn’t recover. Instead our life force energy becomes more depleted. There are 50 to 75 trillion cells in a human's body, and the nervous system controls is the master control system of them all. Sleep also causes the body to release hormones that can slow breathing, and relax other muscles in the body. This process can reduce inflammation and assist with healing. Inflammation is our silent killer. Inflammation causes pain. PAY ATTENTION my sweet Humans!!!
To Recover, and resolve... takes work, and you need energy to work. When I first began my practice as a massage therapist, my foundation was so scientific, I thought energy work was hocus pocus! In fact, it took me nearly 7 years into my practice to begin paying attention, having curiosity, and learning with formal education, and spirit lessons.
Back to rest....It is best to let your body keep everything in proper alignment with a good night's rest. The next step to healing is to induce a state of relaxation. “The relaxation response is a physical state of deep rest that changes the physical and emotional responses to stress …
and the opposite of the fight or flight response.” We all need more relaxation . Make REST a priority.
From the beaches of Hawaii in meditation, I was summoned to the holy mountain, where the goddess Pele resides, for a sacred pilgrimage, to acquire vision and perspective. She asked for me to stop at the sacred alter along the way to make an offering where others before have done so. She asked me to pray here. "to let go of my past. Let the winds carry your worry... regrets... bad programming, let all of that go now."
She asked me "to make a commitment to walk with COURAGE. Walk with LOVE, walk with COMPASSION. If you do this, I will give you clarity of all. I will be another who can remove obstacles from your path."
"You must walk."
When I looked up from prayer, all I could see was a beautiful view.
"Remembering the goddesses that resides inside of you..." she whispers in my ear, as I turn my back, and walk away.
It is amazing, When the body is relaxed. We know it moves into the parasympathetic nervous system. My quality time in nature with the Volcano, and the ocean... and actually having TIME to myself... released such a renewed sense of well being.
“healing, therefore, involves a dramatic cure process of nature, healers have connected with the divine power of “Universal Life Force Energy” (the energy that flows within all living things) . “As long as we are not living in harmony with nature…., Universal Life Force Energy will clear the chakras, allowing the energy to flow freely, facilitating the body’s natural balance.
we cannot expect ourselves to be really healed…..” – David Frawley, Ayurvedic Maestro
"Maria, a journey to the inner you ... IS HEALING MIND, BODY & SPIRIT.
Grounding and Centering is a must. Find a quiet place.
GO within." I find a place to sit in meditation near the volcano's crater.
"You will be Influenced by sacred Hawai’i island culture, and THE ART OF SLOWING DOWN.
You will Collect the beauty of nature. You will slow down Maria."
Maria, you are safe, and it is safe to slow down. I give you permission to be board."
I laugh outlaid, and say to myself, ...what is board?
She continues to communicate, " Vegetarian most of the time is great, Learn to gather the bounty of seeds, nuts, berries, rots, vegetables. Become a gardener. Take care of your vessel."
“…one of the vital differences between a good healer and a great healer is that a great healer guides you back to your own innate ability to heal and ultimately encourages your independence…..
This eventually makes the healer unnecessary. But for a healer, this is the price of greatness!”
– Anita Moorjani
One of my greatest goals is to educate humans on their own bodies, so they are empowered, always. I Really wish and desire that this began in elementary school. It would serve us well. Make educated and informed decisions to promote your body’s natural healing process, and activate your body’s own inner healer, to maximize your body’s healing potential!
REMEMBER...You have, and you are everything you need,
“Every patient carries his or her own doctor inside.”
– Albert Schweitzer
"Maria, Look at what you already have now...You have abundance! You are ready for harvest.
Don't search for spirit. they have already proceeded. You have everything you need right now. Be thankful.
...in all forms.
reflect on your desires and dreams... and "as you drive, let me give you a view of the world..."
First my dear Maria, You must acknowledge and understand the blessings, the lessons, that have lead you here. Be thankful. If you follow thru with this creative endeavor, I will grant you the gift of freedom."
I open my eyes and gaze down at my hands. My hands on healing is a powerful complementary healing tool, and many can attest to this with 20 years in private practice. Many have come with me on a journey of relaxation, where we allow the body to begin its own healing. This is why massage and bodywork...energy work are so vital. The body’s ability to heal from within, followed by your intuition is Natural health and wellness! And massage is one of the oldest forms of medicine ever practiced, this is hands-on healing, and its dating back to the Egyptians, this is a beautiful sacred healing art.
"Take care of your own bones...." PELE reminds me, as I am driving away. Bones in Hawaiian culture are HIGHLY sacred. "Do for your own bones Maria"
"YES you heard me, take care of your own interests. Please be mindful of your exposure...and talking unnecessarily to people. You require privacy, space for perspective...and so that you can listen to communicate."
I can do this the writing, and share to multiple humans at once, with lessoning my exposure!!!
So here goes,
My free gift to you:
YOU MUST: Take responsibility.
I am here to help you Empower yourself on your Journey to the Center of You.
Nourishment...in all forms is for Optimal health .
Holistic Health means to be happy in all areas of life. Dealing with fear, pain, anger and pride is a big part of holistic healing. The way I communicate mind/body/energy/spirit, is combined with a holistic approach. My intention is your highest good. I'd love to help you cultivate optimal health. I would love to educate, and empower you.
The more you find
Valuing vitality, joy, and deep understanding of your own well being, shifts the world around you.
As I made my way around the bend, the most magnificent double rainbow. The colors artist are inspired, and motivated by.
And Pele lovingly shares, "The rainbow of heaven is your name. It is a route taken by the gods from the upper to the lower worlds. Go with your ancestors to these realms, it is here you will receive messages of spirit, remember your wisdom, and you will give service of transformation!"
The fragrance of tuberose held in the thick exotic humid air. I felt elevated, light...BRIGHT. I was stepping back into my shiny self, my GLOW GIRL returning! I felt my shadow side transformed by the rainbow... unafraid to illuminate the shadow in self.
and I was left with the question of the day..................................................................................................................
What keeps me from living fully?
I still am with this question...
and I have had to learn over and over again, fear is not real.
Endings and beginnings... are the most challenging parts... getting started, and letting go.
One must challenge fear. Do not accept the artificial symbols of doubt. Remember your light. It is durning the stormy times, you can shine BRIGHT.
I see the end of the rainbow, and I hear the lyrics to a song on the radio, "The pot of gold will find you"
And I smile so big...
I AM THE POT OF GOLD.
24K. And I found the place inside myself with the answers here.
May you find new ways too! Embrace the guidance, and enlightenment.To schedule a healing session with Maria J. Toro, on Mercer Island, Washington, you may do so at Leguerisseur Healing Center. I hope you choose to allow the union toward healing. New working, New thinking, New reality, New loving, New being!!!!!
We can reconnect with your emotions, and encircle the unfamiliar. I encourage you to take pleasure in the wisdom of your own soul.
Love, respect, honor your inner child. Listen to what you need. CLING to...the precious Time we have, and use it for PLAY! Yes, remember to PLAY. NO boundaries. Love unconditionally. May you be guided on a journey of blessings that grounds you to the planet, and may the universe provide an awareness of support, flow, abundance, health and love.
live with wholeness,
and live in healed harmony.
Let this be the establishment to new realities, creations, and health. Accept the support and synergy of your guides., as something new is on your horizon, with this new awareness, this new perspectives. It is your time, and your new phase in life.
Hey FLY GIRL, Learn By Experience. Take Care Of Self.
Hawaii redefines "taking your breathe away". A little escape from reality. She captivated me immediately, and profoundly! And Every time I go, I fall deeper in love with her natural wonders designed by the gods. The ocean, and jungle views are as natural here as the gentle breezes, and sandy beaches. Her majestic mountains saturated by dynamic tumbling waterfalls, and dramatic rolling cliffs that are sharply descending into the powerful blue-green salty-sea water, where underwater caves exist. She has significant lush rainforests, vast gaping canyons, white, green, red, black and gold sandy beaches. And to many visitor's surprise, she has a charming snow capped mountain of Mauna Kea awaiting adventures of exploration.
Hawaii's natural wonders, and all inspiringly impressive energetic pull at a healing 19 degrees Latitude, her loving people, with the welcoming aloha spirit, and proud ancient Hawaiian culture held my soul in such a way, I knew I was HOME. A little little "whoo-whooo" : Hawaii is located on the 19.47 Degree Latitude. Some say it's a Power Grid on Planet Earth. According to some scientist , "on Every Planets gridline of 19.47 there are power points like Jupiters swirling vortex of the Big Red Spot, on Venus there are active Volcanoes, and on the Big Island of Hawaii we have Kilauea the most Active Volcano. According to ancient Hawaiians this is known as “The Pathway to the God,” a place to come to periodically rest, and revitalization. This 19.47 Latitude line runs across the island, and offers magnetic powers, possibly due to the live iron elements coming out of the Earth here. Because of that, we can see that our Thoughts, Feelings, Actions. Our Karma is magnified, and the motto what "Goes around, comes around" is much quicker in terms of manifesting". According to sacred geometry, a pre-disposition for inter-dimensional experience occurs at this vibrant location, and creates a 'portal' or ‘star gate.'Prayers and intentions made here are therefore broad-cast into the world and beyond.
I was told by a wise elder, that those who come to Hawaii to visit, they either say they are either having a beautiful experience, or not. Those that are enjoying themselves, and are having a beautiful experience, are said to have hearts are as pure as the islands themselves...and to those hearts, the island welcomes you with open arms every time.
Hawaiian tradition says four healers from Tahiti traveled to Waikiki around 400 AD, and became renowned throughout the island for their abilities. Not planning to stay long, the men transferred their spiritual energy into four separate stones so that their healing powers could remain in their absence. Lost for decades, the sacred relics were uncovered in 1958 after a bowling alley was demolished, Many healers are still drawn to the islands because of these intense healings, and continued teachings the islands generously and graciously provide.
Hawaii never ceases to seduce me with each healing visit. She infuses the concept of well-being throughout the entire journey, "E Malama Kou Kino" ...care for your body. "Make taking care of yourself a priority" she explains, " a seamless sea of holistic healing, Love your skin, Love your body and love your hair with every part of these daily rituals....let me show you.... what its like, to go to a land of nourishing retreats in private tropical sanctuaries, that embraces the aloha spirit. "Let me show you how to take care of your body."
Downloading vacation-like rituals, transcends and transforms me into an unforgettable Hawaiian awakening.
I continuously come back to this treasured resource, creating pono, or balance, in my life. Harnessing the ingredients of nature, thru a portal in time, where the aura is restored, and the spirit is renewed. As I float from the clouds... to the sounds of the ocean. ... riding a wave of ukulele cords into Hawaii, providing a peaceful tropical retreat for holistic health, and wellness self healing and rejuvenation. A deeply authentic experience that inspires physical, spiritual and mental well-being.
"ALOHA!!! ...And to learn by experience... What you give to others will be given back to you. "
Hawaii whispers to me...
Allow vulnerability, take care of self. Do your best. Explore alternatives. Question everything with curiosity of youth. We all have the ability to make choices, and learn from them. No need to prove self. Accept responcibility for self. Continue on journey with confidence and compassion. No certain answers. Accept unknown in order to step into full potential. Submerse self in unknown...the ebb and flow, like the ocean, and the moon. Abandon security constraining schedules, ride the rainbow of risk. In order for something to grow, it needs nurturing. Begin with nurturing the self. FEEL. Get in touch with your creative and intuitive nature....new growth! NEW LIFE!!!
This totality of experience is to serve our highest purpose. This supports our frequency to use our consciousness to traverse into other layers of reality and dimensions. Karmic inheritance, radiant manifestor...flower of life, harmonizing the body and mind. Supporting our capacity to love deeply, unconditionally. We bring the hands together at the heart chakra to increase the flow of Divine love. Become aware of your heart centered truth, to become our highest expression in the world. Be the divine mediator between galactic and earth, spirit and matter, be the direct source of love flowing into the world. Delight in the ability to create experiences of joy, the more we feel, the more we can evoke in others. "I bow to the divine in you" "The Spirit within me salutes the Spirit in you"
In Hawaii, Ho’omana means "to empower". In a land where, Queens empower Queens...and in my fortress, HIGH VIBRATIONAL IS my LIFESTYLE. It begins with self. Showing up for self with wellness lifestyle habits, rituals of AWARENESS... mystical MINDFULNESS, for the illuminated moon child.
And Hawaii whispers,
"EMPOWER YOUR BODY, MIND, ENERGY AND LIFE
Mahalo ma la ma, Thank you for taking care of yourself."
And with a large smile, warm giggle...she concludes,
"Hey FLY GIRL, Learn By Experience. Take Care Of Self."
"I wish you happiness".
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine, the ancient Egyptians used cupping therapy dating back to 1,550 B.C. This non-invasive manual therapy yields positive results related to relaxation and pain management. Fire cupping, also known as "cupping therapy", is a treatment technique that places glass, silicon, Earthenware, bamboo, or plastic jars on the skin to enhance circulation, relieve pain, and extract toxins from the body. Cupping therapy treatments are based on that which is the opposite of massage treatments, in that, it is placing the cups on the skin, which applies vacuum pressure and generates suction on the skin as opposed to massage therapy which involves applying downward pressure on the skin and underlying tissues.
The suction, and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). In cupping therapy, I will soak a cotton ball in alcohol, and light it on fire inside a glass cup. Then I remove the flame, and quickly place the cup on my client’s skin, creating a vacuum that draws up the skin tissue. When the skin seals the hot air in the vessel, the air inside begins to cool, causing the skin to contract. Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite. not only can we use cupping to treat pain, we can also, ease, or eliminate scar tissue deep within muscles and connective tissues, and reduce swelling and muscle knots. We can effectively reduce muscle tension and inflammation, and promotes healing.
Also, like many complementary treatments, cupping is supposed to minimize circulating toxins by drawing them into the skin where they are more easily removed. Increasing blood flow is the body’s way of naturally healing, Cupping is a therapy used to remove stagnation, and stimulate the flow of qi (chi). Qi is the free flow of vital energy circulating through the body and the world around us, if the qi is disrupted or disturbed, it can create stagnation (blockages) or imbalances in the body. Cupping marks can last anywhere from one hour to up to three weeks depending on the severity of toxins released. Very occasionally there can be some bleeding or blistering but this is not something to be alarmed about. Cupping can be done as often as two times a week. By drawing impurities to the surface, it removes toxins. If the cupping left severe red marks, most often we will wait until the marks go away...or have faded before cupping again. It is expected that over several weeks of repeated cupping treatments, the bruising will decrease as the stagnation resolves. This indicates a successful result of a cupping treatment protocol.
Michael Phelps made his cupping debut at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, although I began practicing cupping 10 years prior to the this event. It is really cool that athletes like Phelps continue to use it to help quicken their recovery. This provided a great way to mainstream cupping, educating the world on the ancient form of healing, and making it popular once again. If you haven't tried cupping yet, you should do so, its definitely a good add-on therapy with your massage, and it just might make you feel a little better. You can schedule a cupping session with Maria J. Toro, LMT on Mercer Island, at Leguerisseur Healing Center. leguerisseurhealingcenter.com
What To Expect When You Arrive For Your Session
Before you arrive Plan on arriving on time for your massage session. While driving your vehicle to our back lot, you begin to relax right away, as you notice ample free parking to choose from! When you enter from the southwest corner of the Key Bank building, you’re immediately swept up to the top floor, where you mostly likely will begin to smell the aromatherapy greeting you. You will be asked to remove your shoes before entering our healing sanctuary. We have coat hooks on the insides of our front door for you to begin to make yourself at home with us. There is a good chance you will have Birdie Love, our hypoallergenic therapy dog, greet you first. She is a kind, friendly, and loving Standard Poodle, who adds a charming element to a magical place. In Our Healing Space Maria will greet you in a warm Aloha spirit and bring you into the treatment room. From here we can fill out paperwork if it is your first session, or we can verbally communicate about what your body is presenting today. I will then leave the treatment room, and let you undress to your level of comfort, placing your clothing on a bench, you can settle onto our massage table equipped with a jade and tourmaline gemstone bio mat with the far-infrared heat to reduce toxins, radiation, and provides immediate grounding. A few minutes later, I will arrive in the room to join, and guide you on your healing experience. I expect you to communicate to me. I have amazing intuitive hands for healing, and palpation skills are all knowing. During Your Massage I have strong hands. Let me know if you want more or less pressure! It’s your time and I use my intuitive skills to relieve stress and sore muscles. Communication is vital as we work together. It is my goal to empower you in your own body, so you may flourish in all areas of your life. I will listen to you, and your needs. My only expectation for your session is that it be held in your greatest good. After Treatment I want you to feel shiny, and happy. As the session draws to a conclusion, I will wrap up by thanking you and your body for taking the time to honor, love, and nurture self. I will exit the treatment room, to wash up, while allowing you to dress. Once you are dressed, you can open the door to the treatment room, I will join you back in the treatment room, where, I will take your payment, and get you rebooked for your next session. I hope you will be hydrating with a glass of water, and I should see clarity in your eyes, with a relaxed face. You can sail back down the hall, down the stairs, or elevator, and safely driving to your next destination. We hope you will honor your body with massage and bodywork minimally once a month that is only 12 a year. The more often you receive bodywork, the better you feel, it is cumulative. Live a life of nurturing self-care, self-love, and your temple is worth it! Click here to schedule with Maria J. Toro, LMT on Mercer Island, or go to leguerisseurhealingcenter.com