Only One State Away…

I have always enjoyed reading ever since childhood and it has been a fixture in my life for decades. Going to the public library, reading books for school, bookstores, etc. were of such interest to me. I’m even one of those people who smells a new book- yes I still do that! πŸ‘ƒπŸ»πŸ“šI couldn’t wait to introduce books to my kids and so hoped they would love them as much as I do. As they have gotten older, it has been challenging but interesting seeing what topics they select.
Every time one of them brings home a book from their school library, I inspect it. I read the title, author, book flap, introduction ( if there is one), and the author’s bio. As I was reading about this author of a book my son brought home a few years ago, I noticed where he was from– Crawfordsville, Indiana. Of course years ago this town would mean nothing to me but now it held my attention longer than I thought it would.
Reading that today, am sure I would laugh or smile but not then. Of all the towns in the state of Indiana, I read this one so soon after Warrior’s passing. I had done this for years with the kids books and it still strikes me today. That town isn’t a big name and I would never think twice about it — except for someone who WAS a big name and it being his hometown.
He always read such important stuff that I will never likely read but guess we have a love of books in common. An ironic story is at around this time I was actually going to the library and followed a car with Indiana plates. It eventually went in the opposite direction but was reminded of Warrior’s love for libraries as I drove behind that car. I saw Indiana plates quite often and more than our other border states in the few months after he passed. Being in Ohio, this could be very common but I noticed all the time…..
His home state, daughter’s name, and a library all rolled into one day. So many days did I have like that and sometimes still do. Books will continue being a passion of mine as am sure the inspection of the kids selections will continue also. Ohio or Indiana– it doesn’t matter since us mid-westerners and our love of books always remains even in an author’s bio.

P.S. ( or should I say footnote!) On our vacation in 2016 to South Dakota, my daughter found an Indiana state quarter. I have kept it…

Music is Timeless

“Music is what Feelings Sound Like.”

During this final week before Christmas, am sure we all have heard our share of holiday songs blasting the airwaves for over a month or so now. Some are exhausted by it all and yet some never seem to be…….

We all have our favorite songs that we hear over and over again and never get tired of. Even if it’s an older classic– they never go out of style for me. I love that feeling of excitement and joy when a great song puts you in a happy mood, you just have to move!
I still like listening to the radio and can remember when music was beginning to influence me in my life. Now, Pandora and I have an ultimate connection! 🎼🎀 It’s funny how we identify a certain song with a feeling, an event, a person, or a part of our lives that matters. Many websites or books will tell you that somehow there can be a cosmic force playing a song in your head and then you hear it or something similar. I can’t tell you how many times this has happened to me!
Just when I think Warrior and his “signs” are far from my mind I hear: “Don’t you Forget About Me,” Always Something There to Remind Me,” ” Animal,” “Burning Heart,” “The Flame,” or “Don’t Stop Believin’ “…. The list continues but I would be explaining titles and lyrics all day. Obviously these songs are possibly overplayed and highly requested and yet still makes me wonder… Yes, “The Warrior” is played but surprisingly not that often. πŸ€”πŸ˜¬
Is there a part of Heaven that has DJ’s and sound systems sending you songs? I know this sounds bizarre to some but it seems to happen ALOT with me. I don’t freak out anymore but have learned to have fun with it. I just point upward, smile and laugh since having a sense of humor counts. There have been a few WOW moments that really made me stop to feel the words in my life…. I could actually listen to his entrance music “Unstable” for hours and never get tired of it! Well, maybe not hours…
I used to think that there would come a day or time when this feeling was starting to wane and perhaps fade but it never has. Oh, I’ll grow tired of these songs or this music or the feeling but nope, not once. Goosebumps fill my arms and legs and this is always a mystery to me. Sometimes, I can guess but other times I am baffled!
Songs, music, classics, Warrior—all timeless to me and it doesn’t matter where I am or who I’m with. The feelings come and I don’t fight them anymore. They have become a part of me, goosebumps and all.

~~~My wish for 2017 is for all of you reading to embrace something new as I have. I will continually do so with sharing my writings. So much more to come… πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸŽ„πŸŽπŸŽ‰

The Odd Day

As this very confusing month for me continued on, there were many odd things happening and April of 2014 was quite complex to say the least!
I remember it being very hot which is unusual weather for April in Ohio. After school, the kids wanted to go in the sprinkler and I had to turn on the A/C! With them outside, I decided to watch t.v. which I never do at around 4:30 p.m. The movie Titanic was on which I believe they show every year in April around the anniversary. Anyway, the ship had just hit the iceberg– perfect huh… I got hooked watching and realized it was getting time to start dinner. I can’t believe I was watching this movie considering that epic song and words, what timing….
I went to the kitchen and decided to get this corningware dish I rarely use but couldn’t reach so grabbed a chair. While getting the dish, the lid slipped out of my hand, crashed to the floor and broke everywhere!
I just stared realizing what had happened and then opened the window calling the kids to bring me my flip-flops. I jumped on the counter to avoid the glass. As I was cleaning I said how I’d never seen something so shattered in my life before. I immediately thought of my emotions being shattered when hearing about the loss of Warrior. I also thought of Dana and the girls. This metaphor describes how they must’ve felt.

We did finish watching Titanic and it was a little history lesson for my kids. Even though that song is so emotional and haunting, I actually got out my Celine Dion CD of greatest hits and blasted “My Heart will Go on” while singing at the top of my lungs! Who does that?? Guess I needed to let something out.
I can still hear the character of Rose telling Jack how she’ll never let go and with my spiritual connection to Warrior, in some ways I can’t either. Also, I am reminded of this very odd day every time I open my cupboard and see that corningware dish without its matching lid. The heart does go on in its OWN time and way…. πŸ›³βš“οΈ

Learn Everything You Can

~~~My Journey with ADC’s

Most of my writings were done in the summer and becoming a part of this blog– if not now then possibly upcoming… This post I wrote a week ago in my bedroom as my daughter watched t.v. on my bed. Guess I was inspired to maybe educate some of you so here goes…….

I decided taking a break from my regular writings to try and explain the whys and hows of my spiritual journey. There will always be doubters but hopefully you can learn something new as I have.
From the beginning I’ve shared all these signs or experiences that have happened relating to Warrior but a part of me thinks some explaining is in order. I’ve talked about doing my “homework” or research on this topic but it wasn’t just poof-of-a- magic wand and oh– lucky fan I am, he’s with me in Spirit. Some things were right away, yes but the more serious and thought provoking ones mostly have been this year with a background.
I really feel my connection to the spirit world began as I started meditating last year. It manifested such a sense of peace and calmness that my being was able to be receptive in receiving messages. Once I looked up signs of ADC’s or “after death communication”, it started making sense to me. I never doubted; however, as more things kept happening it became my new reality. I didn’t know the best way to feel– elated, unsure, full of questions, humbled, a little afraid (maybe). 😬😳
There are about 10-12 “signs of someone in spirit visiting” and I have had close to 10. Some yet to be written about in blog posts but these really do exist and I believe.. Could it be others on my spirit team contacting me? Perhaps but Warrior is the main event throughout and the signs all seem to connect.

I need to clear up a few misconceptions about ADC’s from what I have learned:

1. They don’t give off signs that your house is haunted or that they are ghosts. (Such a negative word to me and something entirely different!)

2. They are not just meant for people who were close to someone on Earth or a relative (helloooo–my story!) I am in the minority but that’s o.k.

3. They are not around to frighten or scare. Some people might think I am imagining or making things up, crazy, silly, etc.. I often thought that myself but this is NOT in my head and is real as the words on this page.

4. They are not around to tell you what to do or how to live your life. Your energy will combine with theirs creating signs but it is always a choice to notice or listen. This isn’t some cult-type thing with us as robots. I must say also and in other posts have mentioned signs can and are sometimes filled with humor!

5. They will not choose ways that are unfamiliar for you to recognize and are very often times noticeable. Your signs are just for YOU, everyone doesn’t receive messages the same way. The most common signs for me are feathers and music, but for someone else it could be something altogether different.

I have had dreams, songs on the radio, nature elements or symbols( birds, feathers, flowers, coins— yes I have a few!), lights flickering~~ my daughter is a witness, license plates, goosebumps, buzzing in my ears, hearing a voice (clairaudient and another post…), falling objects, and people messengers like my kids!!
They say that a spirit being projects similar energy to how they were as an Earthly being. This is very true of Warrior at times I sense or feel his presence. Working out? You betcha! Certain songs? Heck ya! Indiana or New Mexico plates? For sure! Watching his DVD? Of course! I could go on and on and on…. Read previous posts for more!!
It is a gift I am continually developing as a spirit intuitive however this journey goes. Psychic medium I am not but this chose me. I didn’t pursue any after death communication with Warrior and yet he saw something in me besides belief to get my creative juices flowing.

We need to learn everything we can as I always am doing throughout this process. If I can educate or inspire, I am doing my job. Thank you Warrior for choosing me. I feel so much pressure sometimes but he is working thru me and I will always honor that the best I can. ~~~ One more thing– as I wrote this my light flickered…….πŸ€—πŸ™πŸ»

Nature’s Comfort…

” The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious.”
~~~ Albert Einstein
The World As I See It, (1931)

Shortly after Warrior passed, I began seeing little signs around that reminded me of him. Like so many others, when someone we care about leaves earth people want or need signs and look for them as a comfort. These two “signs” just happened to cross my path when I wasn’t even prepared. With many occurrences pertaining to Warrior, they are very random and make me smile.
Years ago, my mom gave me some extra tulip bulbs to plant and these few I have in the planter next to my driveway. Every year a few bloom and they are purple. I never know how many will blossom if any so it is always a mystery. As I was waiting with the kids in the drive for the bus one day mid- April I noticed them.
There were 7 beautifully bloomed purple tulips right next to me. 🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷🌷Now, I know this could be because of a mild winter, an early warm spring, or good bulbs. In all these years, I have never had 7 bloom– never… I believe in the power of numbers~~7 letters in Warrior maybe? This could also be God’s way of giving me peace of mind and I won’t really ever know for sure. What I do know is that they warmed my heart and that’s what mattered. Two years later and I’ve only had 3 or 4 tulips bloom, what a beautiful sign that spring.
Also, around this very
“robotic” time for me, I looked across the street and back in the neighbor’s yard, there was a coyote. They are similar to a dingo, hehe… Coyotes are rarely seen here and one could argue logic. Late winter they mate and then in spring have their young. Migration patterns also may dictate areas they could be seen. If so, why aren’t they around every spring? That time, that year it was new and different.
I turned away for a few seconds to control the dog, looked back and it was gone. How did it run away so fast that I felt perplexed with its whereabouts? It did remind of Warrior who came back for his HOF experience only to be gone so quickly.
Could that coyote have been another message or a sign? I believe it could if not just to remind me how fast things can change. There is a part of me that feels so humbled getting signs even unworthy at times but like he said there are no coincidences and everything happens for a reason. My intuition tells me I must Always Believe…….

“What A Rush!”

( cue entrance music…!!)

Since WWE’s Survivor Series was just the other day, I decided to share this story for today’s blog. Also, how fitting that today’s date is the EXACT date from S.S. ’90– Nov. 22! ( Had to look that up in my book!)
What a Rush this was and out of all my past memories relating to Warrior, this one is by far the most distant in my experiences. I was in 7th grade and the school year had just begun. I do believe we had started watching wrestling at home because of what I noticed in my classroom. I sat next to this boy whom I had known for years and on his notebook was a picture of the Road Warriors– Hawk and Animal.
Most of my family probably thought I didn’t talk to boys much at all but actually I did since the topic of wrestling became my ice breaker. We started this whole conversation about the characters despite class going on and besides, we didn’t like our teacher anyway! There were a few other boys that had started watching wrestling but I always felt in the minority with girls since they never talked about it and would never have the courage to ask.
It wasn’t a “girl” thing much at all even though there were women wrestlers. Certainly a different story today but this was even before the first Wrestlemania. Hulk Hogan was just starting to become popular in 1984 from what I can remember and this was years before the Ultimate Warrior even came to be.
The compelling part of all this for me was that his notebook had the Road Warriors on it. That could’ve been anybody else– too many to mention. I know how Warrior and Sting as the Bladerunners looked to Hawk and Animal for inspiration. They liked how they “carried themselves” and had the confidence. Who would’ve thought a few years later the Dingo Warrior, Ultimate Warrior, and then Warrior would bust through that curtain? Also, how Warrior would later get the chance to partner with Hawk and Animal known as Legion of Doom then along with Kerry Von Erich in Survivor Series 1990.
I always thought at the time that Hulk was the biggest star and of course he was but there were and are other favorites. I certainly learned this at the age of 12 which became the beginning for me. This connection, subtle as it was back then started many things for me that I could never imagine. It wasn’t just the beginning of a Warrior name but talking to boys about something of interest. It made me feel good. Such a defining moment of my pre-Warrior days and What A Rush it became.