Sunday, May 31, 2015
Be a reflection of what you desire. Mirror images of love, if that is what you want to receive from another. This creates the space for this to occur. If you want honesty, then give it. If you want respect, then give it. You get what you give, so give LOVE… Ya, I want love, its good stuff. More love and happiness. XOXO, Meta-Maria
Saturday, May 30, 2015
All of life is improved with massage. Every facet runs at a happier and higher vibration, which incidentally attracts more of this to you energetically. MASSAGE also feels great! REDUCES pain. Increases range of motion. REALLY REDUCES STRESS. Schedule a massage today. And do your body a favor, and keep regular scheduled appointments you can look forward to. YOU have to take your car in for maintenance… right? Why wouldn't you do the same or even better to and for the vessel you reside in 24/7?!! Massage is taking care of yourself, it is an expression of love for thy self. Massage is a time of healing just for you. REJUVENATION. RELAXATION. To be stress free, worry free, even if for an hour out of the day each week…The improvement to all aspects of your life!!! Take it one step further: Schedule your massage for your body with the best bodyworker around! Schedule that massage with Maria J. Toro, LMP, voted, "Best in Seattle" by Allure Magazine. You can book on Mercer Island or Queen Anne. Call today: 206-941-8560. Your body will THANK YOU.
I see crows everywhere. All the time. Today I will share some of their medicine and mystique. Crow shares life and magic! including: Destiny, personal transformation, alchemy Intelligence Higher perspective Being fearless, audacious Flexibility, adaptability! These are gifts shared! THANK YOU CROW. "Do not be afraid to use your voice powerfully to speak out with integrity. Know that you will need to address these issues in order to restore harmony." -Crow And, I found this too:"If Crow has flown across your path; It is a sign of change. All that you have been working for and toward is now coming to fruition. Alternatively Crow is giving you clear messages and guidance as to what your next steps are. Pay attention to your thoughts, and to the omens around you. The messages are clearer now than they have ever been. Crow as a messenger could also be letting you know that perhaps you are spreading yourself a little bit thing. It’s time to step back – re assess where you are at and take stock of your own dreams and aspirations. Being clear about our own desires is key in manifesting our intentions." http://www.spirit-animals.com/crow/ And lastly this; Crow is the left-handed guardian. Crow knows the unknowable mysteries of creation and is the keeper of all sacred law. There are several species of crow. Raven is one of these and magpies are another. Crow medicine people are masters of illusion. Do not try to figure crow out. It is the power of the unknown at work, and something special is about to happen. Crow is also the guardian of ceremonial magic and healing. In any healing circle, Crow is present. Crow guides the magic of healing and the change in consciousness that will bring about a new reality and dispel "dis-ease" or illness. You can rest assure when ever crows are around, magic is near by and you are about to experience a change in consciousness. Crow can give you the courage to enter the darkness of the void, which is the home of all that is not yet in form. They are territorial and won't give up an area without a fight. They are loners, seeming to like to spend time to themselves." http://www.birdclan.org/crow.html
Friday, May 29, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015
"ANGEL NUMBER 444 Number 4 resonates with the vibrations of the Archangels, practicality and responsibility, productivity, illumination and initiation, building solid foundations, stability and ability, honesty and inner-wisdom, determination and endurance, hard work and progress. Number 4 also represents our passion and drive and encourages us to work harmoniously yet diligently to achieve our goals and aspirations. Number 4 is also the number that represents the four elements of Air, Fire, Water and Earth, and the four sacred directions, North, South, East and West. With three 4’s appearing, the influences and energies of the number 4 are magnified and enhanced. Angel Number 444 asks that you pay attention to your intuition and inner-wisdom as your connection with your angels and the angelic realm is very strong at this time. You are encouraged to continue on your current path as your drive and determination will lead to success and fulfillment." http://sacredscribesangelnumbers.blogspot.com/2011/09/angel-number-444.html
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
"ANGEL NUMBER 222 Number 222 is made up of the attributes of and energies of the number 2 tripled, making number 222 a very powerful vibration. This number carries the attributes of the numbers 2 and 22, the Master Builder Number that resonates with ancient wisdom, vision, idealism and transformation. Number 2 lends its influences of faith and trust, encouragement, attainment and success, adaptability, diplomacy and co-operation, duality, service and duty, balance and harmony, selflessness, faith and trust and your Divine life purpose and soul mission. Number 222 has to do with balance, manifesting miracles and new auspicious and timely opportunities. When Angel Number 222 repeats in your life you are asked to take a balanced, harmonious and peaceful stance in all areas of your life. The message is to keep the faith and stand strong in your personal truths. The message of repeating Angel Number 222 is that everything will turn out for the best in the long-term. Do not put your energies into negativity – be aware that all is being working out by spirit for the highest good of all involved. Angel Number 222 is also reminding you to keep up the good work you are doing, as the evidence of your manifestations are coming to fruition. Angel Number 222 is a message of faith and trust from your angels. Know that all is being worked out for the highest good of all involved. Remember that nothing happens by chance and everything happens for a reason. Maintain a positive attitude and you will find that everything will have positive results and you will receive abundant blessings in Divine right timing."http://sacredscribesangelnumbers.blogspot.com/2011/07/angel-number-222.html
If you can't handle me blurting out random song lyrics that relate to what you just said, then… hmmmm…. we can't be friends. ;) -jk, but seriously… I will sing for ya!
Don't worry, be HAPPY!!! You must make happiness a decision/choice. It is a way of thinking. Focus on what you can do, start with your thoughts. Your thoughts are very powerful. Be MINDFUL of your thoughts. Choose wisely. Choose HAPPY. Some tips for HAPPINESS include: 1-Do things for others. 2-Connect with people in a human way. 3-TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY. 4-Observe nature. 5-KEEP LEARNING. 6-GOALS: long and short term. 7- Be resilient/shine; its a journey and an experience folks, don't be so serious. 8- PoSiTiVe MINDSET yo! 9-LOVE YOURSELF, be comfortable with yourself. 10- Be apart of something bigger than you. As my girl Alicia Keys says, "Create the world you want, and fill it with the opportunities that matter to you. Do NOT let others limit your power." THank you for reading! In loving me, I love you, Meta-Maria
Monday, May 25, 2015
"I want to be around people that do things. I don't want to be around people anymore that judge or talk about what people do. I want to be around people that DREAM and SUPPORT and do things." -Amy Poehler
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Saturday, May 23, 2015
"Dear Human: You've got it all wrong. You didn't come here to master unconditional love. That is where you came from and where you will return. You came here to learn personal love. Universal love. Messy love. Sweaty love. Crazy love. Broken love. Whole love. Infused with divinity. Lived through the grace of stumbling. Demonstrated through the beauty of…messing up. Often. You didn't come here to be perfect. You already are. You came here to be gorgeously human. Flawed and fabulous. And then to rise again into remembering." -Unknown
Friday, May 22, 2015
"I've had hundreds of massages, and you are right up there at the top of the list.You know you have made it in life when you get to spend a few hours with Lee (acupuncture) and Maria J. Toro. LMP (massage). Spend a couple hundred dollars and walk out feeling like a million bucks!" - Ken G. Sammammish
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The moments that capture your breath, forced exhalation, are followed immediately by moments of forced inhalation, reaching, grasping for breath. Life. Growth. Facing the illusions of fear(s). Learning lessons. Continuing the journey/path, only you know to be your truth. (…atlas and those souls that with you in these moments when you shared those breaths: forced exhalation and forced inhalation. LIFE!!! Those horses always keep me connected to my breath, life. Being in the moment, connected, grounded, trusting, sharing breath. Sharing life. Total bliss. The rush. Life.
Monday, May 18, 2015
(Maria J. Toro, LMP) is"The BEST massage therapist , an expert! Loved my massage today in your beautiful location(Mercer Island)!"-Jan B. (long time client and Queen Anne resident drove to new location)
"What keeps me going is goals." -Muhammed Ali
Sunday, May 17, 2015
1-RELAXING. 2- Soothing/relieves anxiety and depression. 3- reduces cortisol, stress hormone. 4-Lifts spirits.5-Lowers blood pressure. 6- Boosts neurotransmitters: serotonin and dopamine. 7- decreases and reduces pain. 8- better restful sleep. 9- increases immune system by increasing circulation and decreasing waste. 10- increase metabolism. 11- decreases PMS symptoms. 12-increases brain power/ more alert. 13- decreases headache pain. 14- Eases cancer treatments. Schedule with Maria J. Toro, LMP today and see why Allure Magazine voted her "Best in Seattle".
"I've compared all my massages to the massages you give me, you are the best.". "I am so glad you stayed on Mercer Island.". "That was the best massage I have ever had.". "Your space is beautiful, I feel so relaxed.". "How soon can I come back and see you?". "I feel so complete, very thorough massage.". "This is such a great building, its in really nice shape.". "I feel renewed, thank you.". These are just a few of the comments I have heard this weekend! Thank you all whom support local small business, it matters! schedule today: 206-941-8560
"One of the unique things about the human brain is that it can do only what it thinks it can do. The minute you say, 'My memory isn’t what it used to be' or 'I can’t remember a thing today,' you are actually training your brain to live up to your diminished expectations. Low expectations mean low results... But what if you do the opposite? What if you teach your brain to be unlimited? Think of your brain as being like a Steinway grand piano. All the keys are in place, ready to work at the touch of a finger. Whether a beginner sits down at the keyboard or a world-renowned virtuoso like Vladimir Horowitz or Arthur Rubinstein, the instrument is physically the same. But the music that comes out will be vastly different. The beginner uses less than 1 percent of the piano’s potential; the virtuoso is pushing the limits of the instrument." Deepak Chopra
Caitlin H. Of Queen Anne thinks Maria J. Toro, LMP Is "Bar none, the VERY BEST MASSAGE THERAPIST". "I have been getting massages off and on for the past 20 years and Maria is bar none the very best massage therapist I have ever been to. I think the reason she is so good is that she puts her body, mind and spirit into her work. She is completely present with clients. I cannot recommend Maria more highly!" -Caitlin H. (Queen Anne).
Saturday, May 16, 2015
"CRYSTAL MEANINGS LORE OF AMETHYST Keywords: Psychic, Sobriety Amethyst is a meditative and calming stone which works in the emotional, spiritual, and physical planes to provide calm, balance, patience, and peace. Amethyst is used as beneficial when dealing with legal problems and money issues, which can lead to prosperity and abundance, though it is not the best known prosperity stone. In the psychic and spiritual realms, amethyst is an excellent all-purpose stone that can increase spirituality and enhance intuition and psychic powers of all kinds. It does this by making a clear connection between the earth plane and other planes and worlds. Amethyst is also excellent for meditation and lucid dreaming. It is used to open one's channels to telepathy, past life regression, clairaudience, clairvoyance, and communication with angels. Amethyst also protects against psychic attacks, especially during spiritual work. Amethyst is not only a psychic protection stone, but is also used to protect one from thieves, and to protects travelers. Emotionally, amethyst is used in crystal healing to help heal personal losses and grief, bringing one gently past. Amethyst has a gently sedative energy that ca promote peacefulness, happiness, and contentment. It also is said to bring emotional stability and inner strength. This stability and strength not only helps one hold firm in one's life, but it can enhance flexibility and cooperation. To be flexible at need is a sure sign of strength. Amethyst is very well known -- as from the ancients -- as a sobriety stone. It has been used for millenia to prevent drunkenness, and is used to assist in getting rid of addictions to alcohol, drugs, smoking, etc, and destructive compulsive behaviors of all kinds." http://meanings.crystalsandjewelry.com/amethyst/ "Called the “All-healer,” Amethyst is one of the most effective crystals for healing people, plants and animals. Natural unpolished Amethysts or geodes are particularly helpful placed where plants will not grow or animals refuse to sit. It also counteracts negative earth energies beneath buildings or anywhere that feels hostile. [Eason, 212][Hall, 54] Amethyst protects against psychic attack, paranormal harm or ill-wishing, and returns the energy back to the universe after being transformed into positive, loving energy. To increase this power and attract good luck, draw an image of the sun and the crescent moon over an Amethyst in lavender incense smoke. [Melody, 110][Eason, 212] Referred to as “nature’s tranquilizer,” Amethyst calms and soothes, assisting the transmission of neural signals through the brain. It relieves obsessive compulsive disorder and hyperactivity in children and animals. Place under the pillow or mattress, or rub the center of the forehead counter-clockwise to cure insomnia and stimulate pleasant dreams. It is especially effective for children’s recurring nightmares and fears of the dark, and may help alleviate homesickness. [Eason, 212][Hall, 54][Megemont, 25] Amethyst is an excellent stone for diplomats, negotiators and business people. It calms angry temperaments and gives a distinct advantage in situations where debating is required. Wear or hold Amethyst to bring in spiritual insights coupled with intellectual reasoning. [Megemont, 26][Melody, 111] As a luck and prosperity crystal, Amethyst is good for reducing the tendency to overspend, gambling addictions or unwise investments. [Eason, 44] Amethyst is connected to the Temperance card in the tarot, representing balance. It is a stone dedicated to curbing overindulgence and bad habits, and is an excellent aid to quitting smoking, drinking and drug use, as well as unhealthy physical passion. It also provides the strength needed to obtain freedom from addictive personalities, one’s own or another’s. Placing an Amethyst on the navel is believed to protect a person from intoxication, and in conjunction with other treatments such as counseling, helps cure addictions. A naval piercing makes it possible to always keep an Amethyst in this spot. [Megemont, 25][Simmons, 28][Melody, 110] Amethyst is the stone of St. Valentine and of faithful lovers because St. Valentine was thought to have worn an Amethyst ring engraved with the image of Cupid. It is also referred to as the “couple’s stone” and gives meaning to relationships that over time, transcends the carnal union and gives way to deeper connection and a more soulful communion. Wear as an engagement or eternity ring for fidelity, or as a locket to call back lost love" http://www.crystalvaults.com/crystal-encyclopedia/amethyst
Friday, May 15, 2015
I love citrine. It is my birthstone, after all. :) "Keywords: Success, Abundance, Personal Power Citrine is a joyful stone with bright energy which lights up many aspects of lives of those who work with it. It has energies of good fortune and good luck, though these may appear in unexpected ways. Citrine is well known in crystal work as a success and prosperity stone to the point that it is called the "Success Stone." It is said to promote and manifest success and abundance in all areas, and in many ways. It is particularly used to promote success in business if used in the cash box of a shop, carried or worn, earning it another nickname, "Merchant's Stone." In addition to manifesting abundance, citrine also brings energies of generosity so that the prosperity and success is shared. Citrine is a solar plexus chakra stone used metaphysically to increase, magnify and clarify personal power and energy. This increased personal power can be used for the focused intent of the individual, as it brings will power as well. Citrine is a fabulous stone to use to combat negative energy of any kind by breaking them up and dissipating them. It is helpful to clear unwanted energies from the environment, whether it be home, office, car, or other space indoors or out. Family issues caused by negative energies can also be cleared for resolution with citrine. Citrine is also a stone that brings hope. Since citrine eliminates negative energies, it is good for protection in general and helps bring stability energetically. Citrine also does not absorb any negative energies from its surroundings, and thus never needs energetic clearing. Because citrine can clear negative energy and influences from the aura, it is useful for meditation, psychic awareness, and spiritual development. By removing unwanted energies it paves the way for this spiritual and psychic growth. It is also excellent for dream recall and dream work. In the mental arena, citrine enhances mental clarity, confidence, and will power. The mental clarity and confidence support bringing increased creativity and honesty. Since citrine brings self-confidence as well as positive energy, it can also help eliminate fears of being judged or of others' ideas. It is also used to dissipate fear of being alone or unworthy of love. Citrine is a happy stone. It can bring happiness to the person who carries or wears it. Because of its removal of negative energy and its own bring positivity, it can relieve depression, self-doubt, anger, and irrational mood swings. Citrine is used to reduce self-destructive tendencies. Citrine can help overcome emotional traumas and grief that may lead to these emotionally self-destructive issues." http://meanings.crystalsandjewelry.com/citrine/
Annoying as they may seem, buzzing around, fly medicine is such a gift."Know that quick and abrupt changes in your thoughts, emotions and endeavors are afoot. Rapid changes in all aspects of your life are currently happening for you so be prepared to move quickly even in unfavorable and uncomfortable conditions. Fly can also signify an exponentially growing source of abundance is available for you right now. Use your keen eyesight to see the way. Never give up. Alternatively Fly could be reminding you that your persistence in reaching your goals will bare fruit sooner than later. Even if it means annoying others or being selfish for a while – you do have the ability to accomplish your goals."http://www.spirit-animals.com/fly/ and "Fly: The Fly teach the ability to greatly multiply prosperity, endeavors and ventures at enormous rates. He shows how to be quick to act and respond to achieve results. Fly aids in demonstrating the power of keen eyesight along with expanding awareness in many directions. Although flies are known for carrying diseases in unfavorable surroundings, the lesson of fly is in the value of carrying your emotions, thoughts and feelings in order to act quickly in sometimes unfavorable or uncomfortable conditions. It takes about two weeks from hatching for new eggs to be laid, likewise, two weeks is significant in one's personal development. Are you ready for quick and abrupt changes? Are you ready to move quickly? Fly will show how to make quick changes for rapid growth." http://www.starstuffs.com/animal_totems/dictionary_of_insects.html
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Blue Topaz Stones... Boost Spoken & Written Communication Blue Topaz Stones will heighten your ability to communicate better, and to express yourself in a meaningful way, both when speaking or when writing. It will also help you to decide what type of employment you wish to be in, and has a vibration that allows you to make clearer and more specific decisions about the direction you wish to take your life. It aids you to discuss your life path with those dearest to you, as it helps you to clearly express your hopes and wishes. It will help you to speak clearly and to communicate what comes through from spirit, in a manner that others can clearly understand. Blue Topaz is a very soothing and calming stone. It can distance you from stress and problems by raising your vibratory rate and allowing you to rise above them. Blue Topaz can be useful for problem solving or sorting out muddled feeling and ideas. It can inspire and uplift and promote truth, honesty, openness and forgiveness. It can help you to discover your own inner riches and help you to find and attain your goals. Blue topaz brings leadership ability to anyone who wears or carries it. It also enhances and improves psychic knowledge, spiritual growth, and psychic insight. It also lends and air of tranquility in those endeavors. Blue Topaz is primarily associated with the upper chakras. Blue Topaz also has the energies of general Topaz.
What you THINK you become. What you FEEL, you attract. What you IMAGINE you CREATE. Imagination is a huge gift, it keeps growing, expandable beyond measure. Others may copy, and it is the very best sign of flattery. As the creative, it never stops nor ceases, and that is where success continues to build in a way that's authentic to the gift. Choose the right mindset: positive, so you attract the life you want and remember to always give thanks. SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR. XOXO, Meta-Maria
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Monday, May 11, 2015
"I have learned to block everything out and focus on my truth. I had to answer some basic questions for myself: Who am I? No, really, who am I? What do I care about? And at the end of the day, by staying true to the me I've always known, I found that this journey has been incredibly freeing. Because no matter what happened, I had the piece of mind of knowing that all of this chatter, the name-calling, the doubting---All of it was just noise. It did not define me. It didn't change who I was. And most importantly, It couldn't hold me back." -Michelle Obama
You first gotta change the inside to change the outside. One must go within to blossom outwardly. Have courage, it is your greatest destination.
Friday, May 8, 2015
I am so pleased with the Mercer Island massage practice. The space is relaxing and I simply want to linger for a bit longer... Such a great feeling. I'm scheduling Fridays and Saturdays AND SUNDAYS! 206-941-8560. Allure voted me "Best in Seattle". Schedule today and experience for yourself.
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
"A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That's why they don't get what they want." - Madonna. So don't be like most people in life focusing on what they don't want, instead of what you do want.Stay connected to heart, LOVE. It is safe here. Walk thru fear, as it is an illusion. HAVE FAITH. and discipline with focus/intention. It is these actions that set forth, and move you in the right direction, the one you want! LET GO OF FEAR. FOCUS on what you really desire. ANYTHING is possible. DREAM BIG dear ones! XOXO, Meta-MAria
Monday, May 4, 2015
"Being honest may not get you a lot of friends, but it will get you the right ones". - Anonymous
"Oh My, I definitely agree Ivy C.! Maria J. Toro is so talented!!!" - Laura P. Queen Anne
"Got the most spectacular massage from my dear dear Maria J. Toro yesterday feel totally relaxed and energized today! If you need one too she is the best!!!! She is at both Queen Anne and Mercer Island! Just tell her you are my friend and she will take good care of you"!!"Maria J. Toro has been mine (massage therapist) for years and always makes me feel better after the massage and she is very accommodating too so you just have to let her know what you need -Ivy C. Queen Anne.
Molls and I just walked thru Discovery Park in Magnolia. Very relaxing, especially on this beautiful day. No music, just listening to the sounds of nature, getting grounded and staying present. Focusing on my breath with each step, a moving meditation. MOVE YOUR BODY DAILY. WALKING is wonderful. Instant attitude upper!!! GO get IT!!! XOXO, Meta-Maria
Sunday, May 3, 2015
If something looks like its going to be FUN… I am in! Sign me up! LIfe is short. Each day is a gift. This is all we have, this moment. LIVE IT. IF it looks FUN, then DO it. DO what makes you smile and LAUGH. Do what makes you feel good. That is the path. ( I'm off to ride the horses! XOXO, Meta-MAria)!
Saturday, May 2, 2015
1- Did I keep an open mind? 2- Am I following my heart AND intuition? 3- Am I being honest with myself? 4- Am I making a difference? 5- I don't need anyone else to complete me. 6-Have I been BRAVE enough to be VULNERABLE? 7-Have I forgiven? 8- I persevered through hard times. 9- I have no regrets. 10- I love myself.
"When we believe we are losing control, we grab tight. When our greatest fear comes upon us, we clench our fist and teeth, close our eyes and hold on. We must learn how to let go. When the time comes for growth and change, we must have the courage and faith to let go. Whatever leaves my life makes room for something better." -Tyanla Vanzant
Friday, May 1, 2015
We opened and have grown so much since 2001. Now two locations on upper Queen Anne and Mercer Island! I will continue to expand on my education, self improvements and awareness in all ways.Knowing that the more I love and take care of myself, I am better abled to love and take care of you. It has been my greatest pleasure working with all of you who support locally owned small business. IT MATTERS. Because of you, my dreams have come true. I am so thankful throughout each day. So thank you ALL for being my solid foundation in Le'Guerisseur, "The Healer", Maria J. Toro, LMP. Happy Anniversary Le'Guerisseur! My heart is smiling and shining bright today. Happy May Day… Drop off flowers on a loved ones door with a sweet note! XOXO, Maria J. Toro, LMP 206-941-8560