What’s in Your Gear Bag?

Let’s answer this question the obvious way first warriors. We can start with what the Ultimate Warrior would pack in his own gear bag. Am sure there would be a water bottle, sweat towel, change of clothes, an energy drink or snack maybe, and perhaps back in the day- face paint! Your “gear” could be the same ( minus the paint) along with our personal items. Us women could use a make-up boost after sweating to a workout.

Now, let’s think more about what’s really in our gear bag. These things aren’t of a physical nature at all but should always be with us. Confidence, energy, stamina, integrity, determination, and so many other virtues have to be packed all the time. Warrior had plenty of those, do you? Some come out of the bag during that intense workout but some stay hidden always “zipped” shut. It’s not that bad when those traits are just about us but when they involve others is when an ultimate challenge begins. We can work on ourselves all the time in many areas of our lives and it’s tough. It’s even tougher when we tag team relationships into a gear bag that’s already packed full.

Our whole being and personality are packed so tight that when it gets messed up or jostled around, we panic. Hand raised here. πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ “I know I packed those socks, where are they?” If only life were as simple as a missing pair of 🧦. It isn’t just about bringing that gear bag to the gym everyday. Sometimes we empty the whole thing or simply only pack a few necessary items for a brief time. Quite the metaphor for life as you can probably figure out where this is headed. We let some people in and bring them close but then others we may not ever see at the “gym.”

Do you have a big gear bag always ready to go for anything while being throughly prepared? You could be the one who only brings the essentials and wings it depending on what workout you’ll do. The truth is warriors- we do both and are both. Everyday is not the same although it could start out that way. We may pack for something we don’t truly WANT and then find ourselves missing something we truly NEED. It’s like literally packing for weather we can’t control but of course I mean deeper stuff here.

The workout of life is much harder than just hitting the gym for a few hours. Just make sure despite what you pack, you’ll be prepared for anything because that’s how we have to be. Isn’t that the Boy Scout motto? We make sure we have our wallet, keys, and phone but we need to have our REAL stuff in there too. Your inner character counts the most as possessions can be replaced.

Warrior always brought HIMSELF along with any gear bag he might’ve had. Sure, the gyms changed over the years as did the workouts some but his essence never did. Whether he was in character as the Ultimate Warrior or Warrior, his gear bag contained his disciplines, beliefs, and passions all the same.

Let’s remember no matter where our gear bag takes us, that it’ll keep the good stuff despite any of the bad. We also can’t be so zipped up that’s it’s air tight. Open it up a little to breathe. That workout isn’t gonna be easy all the time but we show up because that’s what warriors do. If something doesn’t work anymore, get rid of it and begin again. Gear, just like relationships change over time so you need to decide what to pack and what to leave behind.

We will always have our physical selves in that gear bag but don’t forget your emotional and mental selves too. Those are just as important if not more so. What’s in your gear bag warriors? Well, only you will really know that answer as most can be the same. Once you leave your workout of life, you’ll know what you packed mattered and made a difference. Warrior made a difference and he wants us all to make one too so always believe! Unzip it and use what works, leave the rest…

P.S. All those who read my synchronicities last week with numbers, it was post number 222! How about that? 😳

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The Warrior Synchronicities πŸ˜³πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜¬

Hello there warriors! I missed connecting with you all last week as we enjoyed our little getaway in Hocking Hills, Ohio. We were surrounded by 7 ( how fitting for today…) acres of woods on the property. We explored waterfalls, caves, and the kids loved zip lining. It was a great Spring Break but now we are getting into this month of April.

I found that video pic courtesy of RocketFuel on YouTube and decided to use it for today. I’ve been trying to find some photos that show either the Ultimate Warrior or Warrior himself in new and different ways. This one of course shows no face paint but when he rocked the sunglasses and cap. All that hair was pulled back in 1996 for many interviews. Such a different look than what most fans were used to. He was talking about Jerry Lawler and “The King of the Ring.”

Now, let’s get into all of these Warrior synchronicities that I’m sure you’re interested to find out about. First, let’s look at the date once AGAIN. Yet another Wednesday of significance that falls on blog day. We have a three count these past few weeks! 4/14/14 was WWE’s RAW tribute to Warrior which I’ve blogged already. If I would’ve written last week, yet another synchronicity. 4/7/14 was Warrior’s final RAW appearance with his emotional farewell. Last year we had April 1st and 8th ( we all know those dates well) and this year it’s the 7th and 14th.

Another date to remember is this year’s Hall of Fame which was held on a Tuesday. Warrior passed on a Tuesday and how fitting that Rich Hering was the Warrior Award recipient. He has been with WWE for over 50 years now and was the one who went to Santa Fe, NM to help Dana and her girls. He knew Warrior for many years. What a great honor to receive the most ultimate and this well deserved award. Congrats to Rich and also Titus O’Neill for being this year’s winner. He is the first wrestler recognized for this award and Dana as an ambassador worked with Titus on many events. He does incredible charity work along with his own foundation. Thank you WWE for the recognition of these two great warriors.

Another “celebration” of sorts happened while I was away. This blog turned 4.5 years old on April 4th. The 4th month of being 4.5, 4 days before Warrior’s passing. More 4’s in store…. Thank you readers for staying with me and for those new, please stick around. I hope you are never disappointed.

All I will say about Warrior’s passing is this: 7 years, 7 letters, 7 in Heaven. There are 7 chapters in the book “A Life Lived Forever” so we have that too. I could say more about that number but I won’t. What I will add though is something I noticed on April 8th. Think WAY back if you’ve been here long enough or have even read my book “Spirit and Belief.” I had mentioned tulips blooming in my planter the year he passed and that there were 7. That many had never bloomed and haven’t in 7 years. The morning of the 8th, I noticed one burst in bloom. Only one but on THAT day. There’s another synchronicity and yes, I cried just a little standing with awe in the driveway alone staring at my one purple tulip. It has warmed up here in April very similar to 2014. I will ultimately remember. πŸ’™πŸ’œ

Did or do any of you get synchronicities similar? Yes, I am a numbers girl and have listed plenty but signs can be everywhere or anything if you truly stop, notice, and believe. It’s how it makes you FEEL that’s most important.

Warrior talked much about destiny, karma, and fate but I wonder if he ever had other signs? Things do come together for various reasons and get lined up by the Universe or “gods.” I DO know without any doubt, he realizes that power now. People say “rest in power” instead of “peace” and I believe there are times of rest up in parts unknown. Warrior did find peace before he passed but power- oh yes. Then and now. That’s energy which never goes away.

Synchronicities matter warriors so take notice however you can. I even found a blue Jay feather out in the grass on our trip. The kids were zip lining and my husband and I walked the dog around this big, wide open field. Warrior would love all the land and then at my feet was one of my signs. I looked upward and said to myself: “Thank you Warrior.” We can thank him for his years on this planet but he is always thanking us for the loyalty, support, and love shown to him despite naysayers. The years will go on as will synchronicities. Use your energy and get out there in the world. There will only be one Warrior but we all can be truly ultimate if we line up the synchronistic signs to always believe! πŸ™πŸ»βœ¨

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A Genuine Trust πŸ’™πŸ’™#25

If any of you were here with me last week, remember how I said there would be another milestone? Well, here it is. Those two great men you see in that photo were part of WrestleMania XII which was 25 years ago TODAY. These Wednesdays, I tell ya… more will be coming so I hope you fans stick around! I’m not analyzing their quick squash match back in 1996 but getting to the heart here which was genuine trust. I know it wasn’t there all those years ago but slowly grew along with their relationship. That trust enabled both to work together and get the Ultimate Warrior in the WWE HOF where he belonged.

Many times I thought to write about Warrior and Triple H and then the idea got table turned. Destiny called and I listened. Now, it is time on their anniversary date so how fitting that I waited. I know Triple H has kept Warrior’s Ambassador Agreement personally and I am so grateful he shared it in the book: “A Life Lived Forever.” Also, so very ultimately grateful he worked tirelessly along with Steve Wilton to get the Ultimate Warrior’s legacy preserved in the WWE Universe.

I’ve mentioned before how I also had and sometimes continue to have trust issues. Many of us do but all for different reasons. Warrior was hurt and betrayed many times in his life so trust was very difficult for him. With his estrangement from Vince and company, it made sense. To us fans, Triple H was our hero! To Warrior, he was Paul forging a genuine trust that would indeed become ultimate.

With many relationships of mine that I truly desired, I was Triple H. (aka Paul) Sometimes, it would work well but then other times, the person opposite wouldn’t connect at all. Have you been on either side? I know better now and realize some relationships aren’t meant to be or even are irreparable. Those men worked at it and eventually got to the place they both wanted and needed. It doesn’t always happen that way for many of us. I’ve had to end relationships that pained me to do so. Often times I’d wonder if the other person was as upset as I was. This of course can be with family, friends, co-workers, or romantic partners.

I tried racking my brain to think of a time when someone truly kept fighting for me when I didn’t fight back. Ya know- when I’d be like Warrior was with Triple H and not returning the calls, emails, texts, or any communication. I honestly couldn’t even think of one time, not one. Yes, my husband would do this always ( fight for me) and maybe birth family could be obligatory for some but outside of those, nobody. I’m not saying this out of pity but just for the mere fact that we all have those more dominant traits or strengths. I can be stubborn too but usually am more of the fighter for people than they are for me. Times have changed of course and I do know a few that would have my back now.

Warrior did not want any relationship with WWE whatsoever but deep down, he was too hurt to admit that his career should be acknowledged. They just had to tell the right story and lots needed to happen getting that done.

Have you ever fought hard for someone that forged a genuine trust? It’s such a hard word as we put ourselves out there every single time. We need that middle once again of not trusting everyone and not trusting anyone. Relationships are a tug of war as both need to give and take on that rope which ties us into the ring of life. Once trust is started, it needs to keep going until it strengthens. Warrior was great at pushing his body to keep going but needed to push his emotions to keep going too.

I could’ve used a photo from their “controversial” WMXII match but always loved this one of just two friends hanging out. I hope you agree. I didn’t use it to be sad because we can’t dwell there. That’s affected me enough and in more ways than I will ever share. A genuine trust was finally made many years later as both men become allies. Can you say that about another? That’s tough to think about if you’ve never been in a situation similar. The other part of this equation is of course forgiveness. Warrior was able to do that during WMXXX weekend with many as it should be. I for one KNEW his HOF speech would not be bashing or criticizing extremely at all. Yes, his family was there but guess I just thought differently. Hopefully, 18 years would do that for any of us.

If you have genuine trust that became strong after both agreed to forgiveness, I am proud of you. Those men got to a good place together and I am extremely humbled all the time with that memory. HAPPY 25th WMXII ( other matches too!) Let’s be better by always building that genuine trust with others thru forgiveness. We are all worth fighting for. Your heart will tell you so. Keep the good ones like Warrior and Triple H did. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ»

P.S. I happened to find some videos from “Dayz with Jordan the Lion” who does travel vlogs. He was always a fan of Warrior’s and shares footage of where the gym was in AZ. He gets to go inside as it is now a bagel shop. No spoilers but some items are preserved!

*** He also visits the hotel area where Warrior passed. Emotional for sure. πŸ’” *** Another video is him traveling to CA where the old Gold’s Gym was located. Sting co-owned it and that was where he and Warrior worked out. It’s now a huge auto parts store.

Here is the link to Warrior’s old gym: https://youtu.be/2GA6xgRnS80 *** 19:33 in length.

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All The Likes #30 πŸ’™πŸ’™

We have made it to yet another DATE of a milestone. WrestleMania VII was 30 years ago TODAY which is blog day for me. Another one is coming next week, who can guess? πŸ€”For today, it’s those two above that I have all the likes for. I’ve done enough posts on them together but of course had to celebrate their WrestleMania as friends. They also had all the likes and respect for one another and I know with their energy, they still do…

I decided to get back with a more easy going topic and it’s been in my head a while now. These silly things made me go back and forth with sharing but as many know, ideas come running just like the Ultimate Warrior himself! WMVII was the ONLY time he never ran to the ring, hmmm… This one is about a few of the “likes” Warrior and I both have but not exactly similar to past posts. I’ve mentioned libraries or books, a movie, (The Lion King) music or songs,(think the band Firehouse) climate, geography, and even our beliefs. Now, it’s time for food.

Yes, we all probably remember how disciplined Warrior was with eating but a few items stand out for me. Fans will recall he and Steve Borden (Sting) eating tuna out of a can and then Warrior continued that years later. I did post about a missing tuna can once and have eaten it out of a can as well. It does have a bit of a kick that’s for sure! 😳🐟

I have fond childhood memories of my mom making tuna fish sandwiches or tuna on toast and even on saltines. Always loved it. Maybe you do too but I still love it today. It just makes me smile thinking of Warrior. I know he ate it for different reasons and yes- it is good for you, minus the mayo and extras! All the likes here too.

Another “foodie” is coffee ice cream. I can’t have either of those right now because of my “tummy issues” but here’s my fun connector with Warrior. Way back, Dana had mentioned Warrior’s like of coffee ice cream. Very rarely did he indulge but it made me think of a story that happened almost 19 years ago. I had always wanted to try it but knew I’d be up all night since coffee affects me. It is not a morning treat for me together. My husband and I were on our honeymoon in the Poconos of PA which I have also mentioned before too. If I could attach another pic here, I would. He took a photo of me standing on top of Mt. Pocono holding my coffee ice cream cone. So, in case any are wondering- nope, didn’t sleep much that night considering I had this yumminess later in the day. All the likes though yet again.

The last food reference ( ya know there had to be a 3 count!) would be chocolate almonds. I have always loved nuts but another no-no for me right now, ugh! Dana had shared more little insights into Warrior likes and this was one of them. I think she talked about when they’d all go to the movies and chocolate almonds were his choice. Am sure again it was a rare experience but enough for me to keep in my brain. One day shortly after knowing that, my husband brought home a bag and set it on our kitchen counter. I gasped thinking how I just found out about chocolate almonds and Warrior. He says to me: “We never had these before and I thought you’d like them.” I just stared at the bag and chuckled. All the likes one more time.

You may be thinking that I copied or emulated Warrior but I assure you that is not nor will it ever be the case with me. Another post was written about not doing things because someone else does them or likes them. This is just me being me. I will admit thought how it is very different when a celebrity likes or liked something you do and how it makes one feel. It’s not the same as when let’s say you and your aunt both like olives on pizza. Your reaction is not going to be anything close to the reaction with a famous person.

You also may have these food stories or others I’ve mentioned similar to Warrior. Many of you will also have tons more to add with my list. I just shared to give everyone a good laugh and to remind how we are just people deep down with all the likes. I don’t go searching for connectors but like to know we had stuff in common. Fans do that in their own way, including me. You may agree or think I’m “nuts” ( pun intended!) but ah well, these are my writings after all!!!

I will always have all the likes for those two Superstars together and not just with their WMVII match. I will also have all the likes with Warrior that are forever in my memory. You will have yours too. Just laugh about them and know we are all connected in many ways. HAPPY 30th WMVII!!!!!!! 3/24/91.

P.S. I wonder if there were any foods Randy really liked? I have heard how he drank LOTS of coffee! πŸ˜‚β˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈβ˜•οΈ

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What’s Your Opportunity? πŸ€”πŸ˜¬

I’m sure you all have heard some of these expressions: “wasted opportunities,” “opportunity knocks just once,” or even “don’t let opportunities pass you by!” Yep, I’ve heard them all too. Some of us squander opportunities while some grab every chance they get. There will always be those things in our lives that make us ponder which way to go. Do we take that job? Is it too much of a risk? Will I get another opportunity like this again?

Many good questions that we face all the time. Most may know about Warrior’s opportunities and how he chose a wrestling possibility over pursuing bodybuilding more or even continuing his chiropractic education. I chose working full time in my field of study over college during the day but did go to school at night. That job wasn’t going to be there long so opportunity was knocking for sure back then.

You can connect to opportunity many times in your own life warriors. The problem with us is we want instant gratification and we want it now. You know what I mean. Warrior and Sting craved success in their early years together and thought fame would come sooner. It takes much work and lots of time as they learned.

When opportunity presents itself to you, there are so many options. Just remember when one passes you by, another will always come along. It may not be in the same way but it will line up eventually. With Dana, WWE presented her many different opportunities that involved the Ultimate Warrior brand but she passed on several. Of course it was very challenging for her with trying to preserve his legacy while creating a new life for herself. Now, she has other opportunities with the company that have come along.

We may look back at our lives and see some missed opportunities but please don’t regret the ones you didn’t take. Yes, your life could be very different had you made other choices but lessons learned are indeed valuable. Maybe another even took an opportunity possibly meant for you. Will you be upset or just accept it as is? Warrior had many opportunities once he got out into Hollywood and starred in some movies. He decided that wasn’t for him and never looked back. The stories are endless and you can add your own to this list for sure.

Warrior had a wonderful and ultimate opportunity creating such a legendary character forever remembered in WWE history and beyond. Some may say Vince McMahon gave him lots of opportunities to “make” the character but Warrior had other plans. Who knows what else they could’ve done together but sometimes our own agenda dictates which way opportunity goes. He didn’t agree to all that was before him and we shouldn’t either. You will know which opportunities present themselves the best and which you may just have to say “no thank you” to.

Right now with my kids, it’s all about new and exciting opportunities as they get closer to college, careers, and much more. So many choices but how to choose what’s best? That is a dilemma for each in their own way but our free will and intuition lend a hand. People say America is the “land of opportunity” but really that can be true wherever we are. Without that word, we will never grow and evolve into who we need to be. Those opportunities make us wiser, more educated, and better off for having faced them. Maybe they don’t though. It is after all part of this human life each of us are living.

Alright warriors, what opportunities lie ahead for you? Well, we can say EVERYTHING! The Ultimate one would want nothing less from any of us. Something squandered can be something gained. Don’t look at them being failures because there are always lessons to learn. Opportunities await all over your life from the personal to the professional. Nothing is wasted because it’s always there for us.

You can get opportunities presented to you but maybe you will also present to another. The Ultimate Warrior and Warrior himself took on many in his life and most we won’t be faced with in the same way. Take your own opportunities and make them work to your advantage. Warrior always believed, I do, and you need to also. I’ll leave you with a quote: It’s through curiosity and looking at opportunities in new ways that we’ve always mapped our path.” ~~~

Michael Dell

P. S. I recently posted a pic on Twitter but have found many blue Jay feathers lately. That is one of my MAIN signs from Warrior. I had found 5 and the owner of this spiritual shop bought 5 of my books last week! πŸ“—πŸ“—πŸ“—πŸ“—πŸ“—Just found 2 more yesterday making 7!

P.P.S. I was there for an Energy Healing. It is something I believe in addition to traditional methods. This healer and I chatted briefly as I told her a few things about me, my blogs, book etc. While on the table, she noticed my tattoo. She asked if it was connected to “the man in my book.” I had not told her anything. I said yes and explained what it was. She said she could totally feel the ENERGY!

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My Warrior Therapy πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ‘ŠπŸ»

You want some more?”

That’s what the Ultimate Warrior was saying above. He was motioning to Bobby Heenan at ringside during his 1989 Summerslam match against Ravishing Rick Rude. U.W. won the IC belt back. So, you warriors want more? You got it, here it is. I’m getting a little more personal with my current health issues but like a warrior, I’m doing the work because I always believe. πŸ’œβœ¨

The last several months have been quite the “ultimate challenge” for me. Mostly it has to do with GI issues that I finally had evaluated. As a warrior, I tried so hard figuring this out on my OWN but finally realized I needed help. Even warriors need help, remember that post? So, after a CT scan in the ER and an appointment with a GI doctor, I had some results. Turns out he recommended a colonoscopy to find the root cause. The prep drink- NOT FUN! I kept saying: “I am a warrior…” thru it all. I have diverticulosis (a mild form but is genetic in my family) and an ulcer. So many people around me are sharing their stories and also spiritual folks like myself with similar GI problems. Makes me feel so ultimately loved. Now, I think it’s a little bit of a gluten sensitivity. Could just be ulcer related, I don’t know for sure… Do I need ultimate support here or what?

All of this has caused much stress which led to back and shoulder pain. I decided my home remedies were o.k. but not enough. Do I contact a chiropractor( almost Warrior’s profession back then) or a physical therapist? Hmmm. They are similar for sure and when I looked up info a few words clotheslined me about chiropractors: “inspire and empower.” Wow. Sounds like Warrior, right? People who may still not fully identify with his spiritual nature need to remember how this field of study isn’t just the physical body but the holistic spiritual one. It’s all healing and Warrior has always been my therapy anyway. I look to him for inspiration and empowerment just like his first possible profession.

I decided on a PT because of other body parts giving me problems, geez… πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈThe woman I used to sit for goes to him and I got plenty of feedback from others. My husband and I had gone to the Vitamin Health Shoppe to get some probiotics and happened to mention my back situation with the sales lady. She pulled out a card of someone her daughter sees and it was the SAME PT the woman I sat for uses! There’s two signs warriors so I called him.

He is the perfect person for me and as soon as I walked into the office, I knew. He had hawk bird feathers which is one of my spirit animalsπŸͺΆ, some crystals which I also use, and many books on religions of the world including Buddhism and Christianity. So many others as books are for me too! One would assume books on the body or PT would abound but nope, didn’t see any of those! Already knowing I was gonna love him and I do as we bonded over many topics. We could talk for hours and seemed to that first session. His beliefs are very similar to mine as I even mentioned my writing to him. Seems that my dear friend told him I wrote a book but left the details to me. πŸ₯° He was fascinated and asked what I blog about. He won’t know this one concerns him. 🀫He is quite the spiritual guy believing in alternative methods to heal the body besides traditional medicine. I know we need them also sometimes but it’s about empowerment with PT too.

Another aspect that Warrior wanted was to educate and that is definitely what all this is teaching me. I am doing better but it’s trial and error many days. I do have an Energy Healing session soon so she’s had GI issues too. Talk about the right people coming into my life at the right time. So many of you may not connect but I need to heal in different ways and with my beliefs, the energy healer is a step in the right direction. After all, Warrior was much about that in those two dreams I had recently…

I have a Warrior up in “parts unknown” always and despite these difficult situations, I won’t ever give up. That’s not part of a Warrior’s creed to do so. I am very grateful to have the help I need while still being inspired and empowered everyday. I realize many may experience more challenges than me but as warriors, we battle on.

Even though he didn’t become that chiropractor, Warrior served others in many different ways. We need to do that too. These recent experiences are paving the road for me to share this story so I can serve in my OWN warrior way. Wishing you all holistic health with an ultimate dose of inspiration and empowerment! πŸ’ͺ🏻

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My Ultimate Ladybug Story… πŸžπŸž

***First off , the Ultimate Warrior website is BACK! I just noticed it the other day when looking something else up! www.ultimatewarrior.com *** Of course the recent news is the A&E documentary plus another one coming up too, very exciting! Check it out fans!!

Now, onto today’s post…

If you’re looking for a big wrestling connection this week, you won’t find it here today. I wrote a similar post last week on Spirit and Belief but thought it fit with warrior writings as well. They are after all a great tag team! It may not directly get “roped” into Warrior but there is a slight connection. Let me begin.

A few weeks ago, my son found a tiny ladybug crawling on the threshold of his bedroom door out in the hallway. My almost 17 year old called to show me, I was so touched. He seemed fascinated just like he did as a kid. It crawled on his finger and then he let it go. This man child always loved bugs, worms, and frogs. He would watch them for what seemed like hours. His sister on the other hand smashed the ant hills, broke apart the worms, and scared away the baby frogs her brother noticed in the mud at the park.

That of course was when they both were such littles but some aspects of our personalities never change. I love his observations but her curiosity got piqued too. Warrior was like that with observing and then acting. We watch, wait, and then see what happens before taking action. The results may be different but the process involves the same steps.

How many of you enjoyed watching those animals when you were younger and maybe still do? I bet there are those who are smashers too! I’m not talking about ending little lives here but most of us are guilty of acting out of the “norm” in some way. I know somebody else who was not a “normal” either. He’s ⬆️. We may not be observers all the time but for me, I’ll always be first to watch.

That takes us to the rest of this story. Did ya think it was just the beginning with that cute ‘lil ladybug? Nope- there’s more. The next night after getting warmed up in bed for a bit, off came my socks. I usually start with them on and then place both nearby if needing warmth again later. Can’t sleep with cold feet! πŸ₯ΆI put them behind my pillow so that’s where they stayed until morning.

While making the bed the next A.M., I saw what appeared as a fuzzy from one of my socks. Good thing I didn’t brush it away as it was our friend Miss Ladybug! Well, I like to think it was the same one anyway. Could it possibly have been that exact ladybug from my son’s doorway? She was still alive as I allowed her to crawl on my arm while pondering just a bit. It was then I remembered Dana referring to Indy as having the name “ladybug” by she and Warrior when being a little girl. Indiana is their older daughter for those unaware. Dana once told a story of when Indy was getting ready to move to California her senior year of high school. It’s been a few years now. She was planning on staying with a host family to train as a ballerina 🩰, I do hope she has succeeded! Indy, her mom, and younger sister Mattie were all saying goodbye in their driveway when a ladybug landed on Indy’s arm. Dana says: “Daddy is here with us.” Of course he was as Indy is their little ladybug. I believe, they believed, I hope you do too.

Do I think Warrior sent that ladybug to our house? Who knows and I wouldn’t want to “steal” his sign to Indy. That ladybug made its way from my son’s room, thru the hallway, and into my closed bedroom door. Then, she landed on my pillow. Was she there all night? I’ll never fully know. Ladybugs aren’t just lucky but they represent happiness, love, metamorphosis, ( me and Indy!) divine intervention, and many other qualities. With all that’s been going on concerning my physical health lately, I was overwhelmed by this beautiful visitor.

Sure, winged creatures are signs and most may know about my many bird adventures or a πŸ¦‹ story. I even had those tenacious toads. All except the butterfly are told in my book Spirit and Belief. Once in a while, new signs come our way and it’s up to us to fully believe or not. I choose to ultimately believe and know I am guided always. Once I placed the ladybug on my dresser and left it alone, I never saw her again. I sure hope the cat didn’t get involved but I like to believe she came for a reason and went on her way.

Indy was Warrior and Dana’s little ladybug but my son and I got our very own which led to this story. Whatever your signs are, let intuition lead to believe, trust, and know it is for you. Even if our ladybug wasn’t connected to Warrior, the Universe is there in ways we may not always understand. It is the journey like Warrior said and what a journey my ladybug made just to get me to notice.

She may not have been the same one but to me, she was. That ladybug flew to our house in the winter when they are not around much. I thank her for showing me her sign of ultimate love! πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’–

P.S. Just got word of this: Pro Wrestling Defined YouTube channel just released a new video with Steve Wilton (Warrior’s former business manager.) He discusses a few other guys he has worked with but mostly all Warrior stuff. Much about the last few days before he passed, WM30 weekend. Time is 1:18:36.

https://youtu.be/KTUY-1ZQltw

*** Check it out!

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The official website of WWE Hall of Famer the Ultimate Warrior

The official website of WWE Hall of Famer the Ultimate Warrior and the Warrior Family.
β€” Read on www.ultimatewarrior.com/

*** Had to post today to let fans know the website is BACK! I just noticed today. The NEWS is of course WWE partnering with A&E on wrestling documentaries that will be an 8 part series! The Ultimate Warrior is one of them and I so hope I am still part of it in some capacity. 🀞🏻

*** Regular post Wednesday but will mention the website again as that’s what I do (: So happy to see it all back for others to enjoy. The documentaries are starting mid-April so be sure and check it out soon! Enjoy and I’ll be here in a few days!!!

Always believe,

Kathy πŸ’œπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ™πŸ»

What’s Your Acronym?

Most readers probably are familiar with that inspirational acronym above representing One Warrior Nation. It was originally used as a pun to detract away from the NWO or New World Order of WCW days. Warrior decided to reverse their acronym and yet OWN still is used today with his fans.

Let’s take a look at many of the wrestling acronyms: WWE, (formally WWF and before that WWWF) WCW,( formally WCCW) NWA, AWA, CWA, TNA, GCW,( back then) NWC, ECW, and AEW. There was even the UWF among so many others. Feel free to Google any of those on your own. Wow, that’s a lot! Many sports teams use them as well with the NFL, NBA, MLB, UFC, or MMA and so forth. Of course I can list lots of business acronyms associated with logos including T.V. networks but am sure you get the idea. The World Wide Web or www started the internet search which millions use everyday.

Another one of Warrior’s acronyms I loved was Words of Wisdom or W.O.W. He used that to convey his thoughts thru numerous quotes, famous statements from others, and his own brand of speech. Do you have an acronym or are you following any? What I mean is not just listing names but ones that make you feel a certain way or think differently. Fans keep O.W.N. alive because it means something to them and not just because its founder passed. Sure, some are just a fun play on words but for me, they need to truly stand for something. Many of us just don’t create our original or unique acronym to live by but we can come up with ideas that motivate us.

It can be interesting to see what comes up in your OWN mind if you feel the need to try. Use an acronym relevant to the life you are living and make it stick. One that I’ve read is: FEAR. False Evidence Appearing Real. You can change this around of course but fear does tend to hold us back sometimes. The Ultimate Warrior even said: “Fear is an aberration…” That acronym may work for you when facing a major obstacle in your life. Look around for sayings, quotes, or anything similar. Sometimes, they just pop out when you least expect them to. Maybe they spell something or maybe not but hopefully, you’ll remember. WHY? Because it jumped from that top rope and pinned you down.

Is there an acronym that best describes you? Imagine one for yourself as a pick me up. We all could use more positivity and self-love. It isn’t being boastful to give your life some confidence. When I was in 8th grade, one teacher made an acrostic poem for each graduate. This is kinda similar to an acronym only with descriptions or personality traits. I seem to remember: K=kind, A=artistic or athletic, T= thoughtful, H= helpful, and Y= youthful. They would be vertical down the page. It’s not the same but oh so nice and again- it stuck with me.

Just like with O.W.N. We recall because of our feelings towards a thought or subject. Am sure this is true for all of you as well when knowing certain acronyms. Letters can be no big deal but when tag teamed with FEELING, it changes the whole meaning. Did Warrior really know how much fans would be influenced by his creation of One Warrior Nation? Probably not but like last month- it does impact us in ways we may not know then.

They are used all the time to make a statement and maybe not just a connection to any organization. The brain has a way of recognizing abbreviations, acronyms, and anything in between because it’s easier to see. It’s like when you’re reading bold print, italics, or even alliteration which Warrior also used much. He talked always about standing out and how to do it. The man totally succeeded with his life and didn’t need all those ways with words but us fans got it anyway.

So, warriors- try out a few acronyms in your life and see how they make you feel. The brain remembers because it affects you and not just always of being robotic. You can have your own way of taking an acronym and using it as inspiration. Look to some great writers or thinkers and see what they’ve done. Warrior was such an innovator with words and it showed in all that he did. The words came a long way from being a farm boy in Indiana! It also helped that his wife was a journalism major (: Warrior didn’t necessarily need to expound on speech but without belief, it all means nothing. We can educate others while in turn educating ourselves.

Use personal acronyms that mean something to you and not just because someone else invented them. Believe in the Feeling and not just the letters. O.W.N. is more than that then, now, and always. πŸ’™β˜ΊοΈπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

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I Knew You When… πŸ’™πŸ’ͺ🏻

Have you ever heard someone say those words to you above? Maybe you’ve even said them to another. We all have been in those situations when seeing someone after many years or just in regular conversation. Recently, I came across a few other YouTube videos . They really just come to my feed, I don’t go searching as I’ve said before. These are on THE HANNIBAL TV channel and the interviews are with Bill Anderson. He trained Warrior and Sting before they became such great Superstars. The other video is a shortened version in which Bill discusses his long friendship with Warrior even after wrestling. They remained friends and Warrior even references Bill in his HOF speech. I will link both at the end.

Bill was honest with his words but again, time spent with “Jim” and “Steve” were years ahead of their claim to fame and all the pressures that go with pro-wrestling. Of course, over the years people do evolve in their attitudes or lifestyles but we will always have those who will say they knew us when… A memory of mine involves the girls I used to babysit for many years ago. They are grown women now and have moved on from those young years but I still knew them way back when. One I watched as an infant and now she is a mother with almost 2 babies! We all still keep in touch today.

The one thing that will remain the same and I hope this is true for you too is that your core never goes away. Deep down, despite age and people that come and go, you are still you. Yes, we are influenced always by external forces and may respond different than another but our true self and values stay intact. Think about that family relative who approaches you at a reunion or wedding perhaps. What do they say if it’s been years? I’m sure you know that answer. They will always “see” you as that child or teen even though now it’s marriage with kids. Our birth family treats us the same way and we probably reciprocate. We share stories, remembering details of back then, and look at someone grown who is still younger to us. It’s just our human nature to do so. Am sure parents will agree on this about their own kids as well.

Bill mentions many qualities of both legends and most are truly positive. He actually takes a “dig” at Sting which is usually the opposite with Warrior in these bios. Nothing big really but mentions their hard start, good natured ways, and striving for success. We all know how times changed in regards to the price they paid for fame but still believed in the good. There will always be stories told forever and everyone wants pay dirt but to get to the heart of a person takes guts.

How many can say despite much that has changed in our lives, that those who knew us when are still right? We will have many many challenges and fame definitely has its share but will others who knew our younger selves say the same about us now? It’s hard to know really but I do know with Warrior, deep down he still was that guy who became humbled with his roots while still yearning for success. How one handles it is different for all and not one of us should judge based on what we think could happen. Those who did know us when younger may not recognize our traits now as adults but maybe some will.

We move on as everyone does. Our beliefs may expand but our foundation remains. I can attest to this as many from my past still consider me the same even though much with outside circumstances change. I am still that introvert but know how to manage it better and let it work for me. Warrior was too but he wanted to be that extroverted character to prove himself. Once he got into weights, his whole life changed. I do believe he was always creative and that part of him remained into adulthood. Quite possibly those who knew him in Indiana may agree? πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

You will only ever see one side of someone as a youngster because they aren’t faced with life choices that will affect them quite yet. I know people who can’t believe how introverted I was as a kid even though I still am. Then again, those who knew me when still can’t believe I wrote a book! It goes both ways as am sure your own recollections are relatable.

The next time you are thinking of saying you knew someone when… look at it from their point of view. Would your memory be harmful or helpful to them? Are you just bragging or will you attest to their true nature of today? Even though they might throw that statement back at you, at least you have thought enough about it. You understand what it means. We will all have our own memory banks but let’s be mindful in how we use them towards others.

Bill Anderson shared his stories of a different time with those two trainees but was respectful. Yes, it all changed but again way down deep, one doesn’t. Followers can say you knew me when this blog was a baby and now it’s going on FIVE! We will all know someone when but I hope it can be good on both ends. We can have our memories while keeping humility at heart. β€οΈπŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜Š

P.S. Here are the videos from THE HANNIBAL TV YouTube channel:

*Bill training Warrior and Sting:

https://youtu.be/jNT9H5LvZTI

It’s about 35 min…

*Bill on his friendship with Warrior:

https://youtu.be/FD_yhQWJGho

*** For those who aren’t familiar, Bill was also a former wrestler himself, referee, and ring announcer for many years! (This video is about 3 min. condensed from another.)

*** THE HANNIBAL TV also has many more great wrestling videos on other topics so check him out!

~~~ As always you can also find me here:www.spiritandbelief.com

~~~ I have a more spiritual blog, book info, reviews, and more! I am also on Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest. See you there and let me know your thoughts on any videos you find on Warrior. We NEED the good! πŸ™‚πŸ‘πŸ’™Always believe!!!