The Feather Box

I wanted to share this story since it concerns my feather collection but also involves following a vision. It doesn’t really connect to Warrior but hey– ya never know! All these smaller events brought the bigger ones and this one follows that pattern. “Finding Feathers” was a previous post shortly after I started this blog and the full story is told in the chapter “Out of the Blue” ( or is it Red?) in Spirit and Belief.

Once I had discovered many feathers, they just didn’t all seem to fit in my little ziplock bag anymore or even a big bag! I thought a box would work to display them nicely. My mind actually visualized the type of box I wanted but also thought of the type I didn’t want. Wooden- yes, kid-like, no. Nothing too ornate but not overly simple that required decorating.

For all you online shoppers out there, am sure you’d just get something from Amazon or e-bay right? I do some shopping that way but personal stuff– nah, can’t do it. This is just like the sign story a few posts ago and that candle lantern with those warrior batteries. Can’t say I would’ve had those same experiences with online shopping. Yes, it’s convenient and works well but not for my stories!

I did go to some stores a few years ago and nothing really appealed to me so the thought waned. The vision was still there in the back of my mind but it wasn’t like a mission or anything. If I found something I loved, great. If I didn’t, it would wait. Maybe that is what I needed to do this time around instead of shopping like an ultimate maniac! The sign I found right away, the lantern had me all over the place, (but VERY worth it!) and the box had me in between.

I went to this home goods store without being overly concerned with finding the “perfect feather box.” By being casual and calm, I noticed some that interested me. This box was perfect and actually had feathers on it– what are the odds? ๐Ÿ˜‰ I love the hearts too. The one thing that bothered me was its size. It was way too big for the space I needed to display and wouldn’t fit. I looked on the shelf and they all seemed the same. It was so perfect and I knew it would work somehow.

Before leaving the aisle, I moved some aside and there was this exact box– only smaller. Word to the wise is always move items aside to search thru everything. I’m not saying wreck shelves or anything but we’ve all had that happen before. Clothes are the worst with a size listed on a hanger and a different one on the fabric– ugh! ๐Ÿ˜ณ

Well, I found my new feather box only after thinking more calmly, not becoming too attached, and searching a shelf carefully. I just realized how these three stories are similar when I really hadn’t noticed before. Here’s those signs again in a group of three. The lantern, word sign, and feather box with very different shopping experiences.

Don’t become a shopaholic and don’t become an online shopaholic either. A mix of both is fine. My intuition and the Universe or my spirit team nudged me with all three of these items just like it does for you everyday. Think hard, I bet you can remember times that “signs” happened and it worked! Patience is one of the many lessons I am learning on this journey as evidenced with my shopping experiences. We all need patience and if we practice, it will come. Let’s share our experiences together! Follow my new spiritual blog at: www.spiritandbelief.com

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Archived: “Finding Feathers” — 10/18/16.

“Out of the Blue” (or is it Red?)–

1/10/17.

Danaโ€™s Total WARRIORS!

Every once in a while we need to laugh at ourselves and yes, I do! This was one of those times along with excitement and gratitude. Dana Warrior’s new podcast- Total WARRIORS debuted last Friday May 4th at 8:00 p.m. EST and I was a caller.

She hosted Dana LIVE! a few years ago which was a one night event and that experience is in my book, Spirit and Belief. She also has been a guest on Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia and even co-hosted once. I recently just listened to her on Cigars, Scars, and Superstars with Terri Runnels (aka Marlena– WWE fans) so it didn’t surprise me that having a podcast appealed to her. Total WARRIORS is fan-based and I just took another chance with being on hold 20 minutes so it actually worked!

I was in the bathroom when my number became announced but good thing nothing embarrassing happened! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜ณ Never have I called into a podcast much less even a radio show– ever. Completely stunned, I was so emotional even getting to my question. She and Steve both were in hysterics as I called to my husband downstairs!! Dana called me “adorable and delightful” and she loved my voice! Can you say FLOORED!

I finally asked about writing (of course) and she is so intelligent which some people might not associate with her. The whole episode is 1:30 but my call is at the 54:52 mark. If listening to the entire podcast isn’t your thing, that’s ok. You can skip ahead in 15 min. intervals which is great! It was so humbling and an incredible experience to speak with her, one I will never forget. โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’• I am excited for future episodes and I’ll post all the links below if you’re interested in hearing Dana’s stories, questions from fans, and juicy Warrior tidbits!

Whatever you are doing that has become a passion in your life, keep at it! Some things we can imagine in our minds working out or coming true but some still floor us…

I had planned another break from these writings as nothing popped up until Total WARRIORS. Even if something seems extremely unlikely or an “ultimate challenge,” go for it anyway! It might not work out exactly as you planned but will come together somehow and maybe even in a better way. I would love getting my book to her but just hearing her compliments and sweet messages gives me encouragement. Meeting her would be the absolute BEST but for now, a phone call will have to do and I am so honored.

As a writer, she personifies honesty and integrity and would never mince words. I am so glad she has found her place in the WWE Universe as an ambassador while still preserving Warrior’s legacy. Sure, she makes fun of him but we all need humor in our lives. ๐Ÿ˜œ

If you feel so compelled, call in next time. The first podcast she did in 2016, I hung up after 5 minutes so don’t be like I was! ( You can find that one archived also thru podcasts or the Ultimate Warrior website)

The difference this time was that I wasn’t overly concerned with my phone and counting the minutes. Just let it be… I’m not saying take a shower or anything and no– I wasn’t doing that but just occupy your time momentarily with a little task. I have emailed and tweeted but never a phone call so those “firsts” for you could be right around the corner. Warrior was famous for firsts and we as his legion of faithful warriors must do the same. Remember: “Fear is an aberration…”

Slay the world warriors and continue giving love to our 1st lady Dana!

LINKS: (Total WARRIORS)

www.ultimatewarrior.com ( Dana LIVE! 2016) too.

www.blogtalkradio.com

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/total-warriors/id1156174648?mt=2

~~~ You can also find it on the Ultimate Warrior YouTube channel as well.

~~~ You can download the podcast app to your phone and search it up there as well as: Chasing Glory and Cigars, Scars, and Superstars. Just find the right number episode with Dana featured. I follow them on twitter so that’s another option!

Enjoy Warrior and Dana fans!!!

Kathy ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒผ

www.spiritandbelief.com

โ€œLive Strong, Act Bold, Be Brave…โ€

Here we go again with yet another story I have never told but became part of my life a few years ago. It really connects with that incredible year of 2016 and still resonates today with what I notice. I’ve mentioned decorating with the candle lantern in The Mysterious Batteries story and this experience is very similar with that timeline.

I wanted more things around my house with words or inspiration besides artwork, photos, and nature pictures. A shopping trip was upon me and I became entranced with all the great quotes in frames hanging above me in the store. There were so many and I read each one as tears began to well-up in my eyes. Not to worry– I wasn’t grieving Warrior in that way anymore but really contemplating all the spiritual happenings going on for me then. Every sign and their messages jumped out at me and it became an impossible task deciding which one to pick.

I finally chose the sign you see and loved the big words with HEART, LIFE, and IMAGINED. Being black and white meant it could go anywhere in my house so a bonus for me! It remained on top of my bookshelf until recently when I decided to move it entirely. The cat influenced this decision with her mischievous antics but what a difference moving items makes sometimes. Am loving its new spot and how I read it everyday.

After these last few years of reading Dana’s blog, she began saying more of Warrior’s quotes besides “always believe.” I started making that affirmation part of my daily meditation. It states: “Live Strong, Act Bold, Be Brave. Nothing is too hard to do.” I added because I always believe at the end so it works for me! I had been saying this for months and it became a huge part of believing in myself more and more. ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโค๏ธ

One day I had passed the sign and really stopped to look at it. This was a few months ago so kinda recent since the sign’s been up a few years. It hit me then once I put it all together. Three words are on this sign that are part of Warrior’s quote– bold, brave, and strong. Sure, not in the right order but still there and again– unreal to me. I had never noticed them before that day and only after I had used them for months during my meditation.

Maybe my intuition slammed me that day in the store so I’d buy this sign! Maybe also I had to wait in order to really connect those words with my life today. Maybe a few years ago, I wasn’t ready to really feel the power without all the emotion.

I have another story with words in The Falling Signs and the batteries and signs are all in my book Spirit and Belief. For all you naysayers– no, I didn’t buy the sign noticing Warrior’s words and no, I don’t go looking for connections. They find me because of my life and purpose. Synchronicity is a huge aspect of everyone’s existence if we really take the time to notice and believe.

Whether or not Warrior was guiding me that day, it makes no difference. It is always the feeling in your heart that matters most. The Universe is a team effort and if he was leading the team, how Ultimate!

I believe always he notices anything that inspires us warriors to honor ourselves and our life’s journey. My life is constantly guided by his other quotes about “it’s not the destination, it’s the journey.” My favorite is “Do The Work” since I hear this from many people in my path all the time. (also in my book!)

My sign will remain in my life with those words that remain in my heart everyday just like signs should for you. Be the best you can be with whatever the Universe shows since that’s what warriors do.

Live Strong, Act Bold, Be Brave. Nothing is too hard to do because I always believe.” ~~~ Kathy

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Archived posts: The Mysterious Batteries~~ 10/25/16

The Falling Signs~~ 11/1/16

The Wrestling Buddy Doll Dream…

I mentioned at the end of a previous blog how besides two dreams Warrior was present in, there were others. At first this one didn’t really seem detailed enough to mention but the more I thought of the significance, I just had to share. Even as a teenager, the wrestling buddy dolls (or should I say pillows– after all they are men!) seemed so cool to me and being older made no difference. What I wouldn’t give to have the Ultimate Warrior (pillow!) on my bed with my other stuffed animals back then!

If you have followed this blog from the start or even read my book, you’ll know The Action Figure Story where I found the original Ultimate Warrior at one of my preschool jobs. That was real life and this experience with the buddy doll was a dream. It happened last year several months before my book got published and of course I wouldn’t forget it.

This dream connects to The Warrior Book Dream that also involved a real story in my old 7th grade classroom with a dream in that same room. I so hope you are not confused so let me explain and am believing you’ll understand! This dream begins with me teaching at the same preschool where the action figure was found many years prior. Us teachers were going over the days lesson plan and once we signed up, off to the back room we went to gather our materials for the activities.

The back room seemed very different from what I remember which reminded me of a giant finished attic with lots of wooden beams and structures. We all went about the room in different directions and I came across these huge crates where the toys could be seen. I immediately saw the Ultimate Warrior wrestling buddy doll placed right on top of the soft toys. This is so very similar to how I found the action figure in real life…

This time, however; was very different than that one with how I reacted. Instead of staring in disbelief and shock, I just laughed to myself. I said to the Ultimate Warrior: “You’re too big and can’t come home with me like the Action Figure. I can’t take you without anyone noticing or place you in my purse!” I guess this time, this toy had to stay put without me taking it even in a dream. The dream seemed to end with me just chuckling to myself as the buddy doll grinned in its crate with the other toys.

I woke up fully aware of what this meant for me while filled with humor yet again. Having always wanting the buddy doll, I finally got it in a dream– well, sort of…

To have two dreams connect to a specific place in my life seems surreal to me. At first I just fluffed this one off like a fun little dream fulfilling the buddy doll wish until I realized it’s deeper meaning and connectedness to Warrior and me. It was very similar to Warrior appearing in the classroom about my book many years after my experience with The Road Warriors on a boy’s notebook.

I so hope you are still reading and not totally perplexed but if you are, I get it…. Things are comical for me until the deeper part is revealed and I believe that’s what this dream showed. Why would this happen in the same school where I found the action figure in real life? How did I know in this dream what happened to me with the action figure as well? Sure, it could just be to give that teenage girl a glimpse into what she could’ve had but it was indeed more of what her adult self really did get.

At a recent Holistic Fair, this woman at her booth had me draw a card from her beautiful angel oracle card deck. Even if you aren’t into that sort of thing, the card I drew was DREAMS. It was so random and yet perfect for me. She told me to follow my dreams and literally I guess I am!

If you have had any dreams pertaining to your real life or something that happened to you, please feel free to include your story. I offer you the utmost respect and belief. Warrior gave that to me and I will extend it to you. Never underestimate how your life impacts your dreaming state since it is a powerful force guiding you. Yours might just lead you to great life experiences like mine has for me. โค๏ธ

~~~ If you’d like to connect this story with the others mentioned here, What A Rush! is archived: 11/22/16 and it is also in my book: Spirit and Belief.

~~~ The Warrior Book Dream I also mentioned on here but you can find the whole story on my new website and that one is dated 1/1/18.

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~~~ I have a new spiritual blog on there but Warrior is still mentioned sometimes and I also relate a dream with he and Dana! Another beautiful experience with humor too! ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ“š

Three License Plates

All of a sudden in my memory bank, other Warrior related stories seem to be popping up for me! I mention license plates being a sign with after death communication in my book Spirit and Belief. These three were obviously not as relevant to all the other signs I got at the time but wanted to share with you fans.

The first license plate story happened a few years ago when I needed some things at Target. I pulled into the parking lot and proceeded to find a spot. Another parking lot experience like the dime in the rain!

When I stopped the van, I saw this car in front of me with a license plate frame that said Stamford, CT. Had never seen a frame reference but really, what are the odds? I see Connecticut plenty but not Stamford where WWE is located. I just smiled and thought how cool considering all the other little experiences with that time.

The second license plate I saw when going to church. I was in the back entrance parking lot and it was a very narrow road so speed bumps slow you down. While driving on one side, this woman passed me on the other. I laughed at her plate to myself which read GHOST 7. Of course, I prefer the word spirit and Warrior does have 7 letters so it connected for me. ๐Ÿ˜† I never saw messages on plates or noticed them at all really so when I do, it fills my heart with all kinds of emotions. I had the state names and not numbers and letters. It seems also that parking lots showed me a few signs! ๐Ÿš™

The third plate really resonated with me the most and also made me laugh the most! Oh my, did I talk to Warrior much after this one! We were driving back from some errands one night and stopped at a light with a four way intersection. ๐ŸšฆI had the radio on as usual and my husband proceeded to get in the left turning lane that would take us one road away from our street. Believe me when I say being in the right place and time affects you and your reaction matters. This car was across the road from us also waiting for the green light to continue. I could see a vanity plate that read JAMES H. I really do have to control my laughter sometimes!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ฎ

As we waited for the light, I tried to convince myself that the plate read JAMES R. instead. That’s almost similar, right? Once the light turned and we moved closer, the plate was clearly visible as JAMES H. I couldn’t wait to get home and laugh more out loud in another room! I said goodbye to JAMES H. and then really had to address Mr. Warrior……

Here’s my simulated conversation with him in my head:

ME: “So, what’s going on James H.?”

WARRIOR: “That’s not my name, I’m not listening!”

ME: “What else am I going to notice today James H.?” ( getting goosebumps and laughing)

WARRIOR: ” I don’t know who that guy was, you’re not seeing anything else unless you talk to me as Warrior.” ( hopefully full of humor and not swearing!)

It was quite an amusing scenario and guess what? Spirits want you to laugh when you notice things and have fun with it! No idea where JAMES H. was going but I certainly had some fun with his license plate that night.

So, there ya go. My three license plate stories that put a smile on my face at very different times. Just go about your life and see what you can find. If you have some “funny” sign stories to share, please do! Who knows if I’ll see others sometime…

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My Publishing Journey

For some reason, this post got moved to drafts so had to republish and here it is again!

Just wanted to share a few things about how I was able to turn my blog into a book and perhaps this can work for any aspiring writers out there! You can read the full post here: www.spiritandbelief.com
I discuss Hay House which led to me deciding to self-publish with Balboa Press. They are the smaller company of Hay House and I believe is the right fit for me.

Hay House has a World Summit every year which I was guided to and pursued a free publishing guide after much thought and time. This led to a call from a rep and the process began. They set me up with The Author Learning Center which has tons of resources to guide you on your way. I love the timeline which explores writing, editing, publishing, and marketing.

I did consider another company but knew Balboa Press believed in me. Check out my feelings with Warrior signs on the new blog! If you wish to pursue a new project, you must follow the guidance you receive like I did and still do.

I realize this takes tons of obstacles to overcome but as a warrior, I never give up. I am still learning everyday while taking advice from pros in the field and what works for them. If you have that story that needs to be told that will inspire, do it! Donโ€™t let anything hold you back!!

BELIEVE you can and you will! ๐Ÿ“šโœ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘

My Auntโ€™s Encouragement

This note was sent to me by my aunt who was first extending a thank you for sympathies on the loss of her sister, another aunt of mine. Her words fill me with such encouragement and is placed next to Dana Warrior’s where I see it everyday. I never know how others reactions will be with my book and which way if any they will go. They might discuss the spiritual side, Warrior, or both.

For those that knew of Warrior, most have been extremely open-minded and supportive. I thank them always for their kindness. As a writer and an empath, it is difficult to not get defensive or take something too personally but I am learning as my journey progresses. When I first compiled my stories into this blog, it seemed such a challenge to combine the spiritual with Warrior but in fact that is and who he was in many ways.

I love sharing stories and memories to anyone familiar with WWE or the Ultimate Warrior and it never gets tiring. My spiritual experiences I can discuss with anyone willing to listen and this also never gets tiring. Always a different scenario with someone who has no idea who Warrior is or was. At first I was so intimidated since we all need to let go of those expectations but it has become more easier now.

To find like-minded people and relate to the audience at hand is essential with any story getting told. Some just give support since they know you and even though might not get educated on your topic, it has to be accepted and respected.

I hope to continue finding the tribe of spiritual warriors that will embrace or connect with my voice, message, and story. My wish is to inspire and educate everyone on their own unique spiritual gifts. Those celebrities have important things to share with you just like your own loved ones. I thank my aunt for recognizing Warrior and his spiritual gift to me.

If you are trying to find your target audience with your story, keep going! As a warrior, I will always keep going and will applaud all who do.

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Let’s share our spiritual voices and journeys together! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ“—โœ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿค—www.spiritandbelief.com