The Three Jims…

I bet I fooled you all with this title. It isn’t about Warrior in the way you might think. πŸ€”After a few emotional weeks of writing, I’m back to a simpler one in a way. It’s much needed for me personally as I often thought of three other Jims in our lives. A few years back, I wrote about “The James Boys” regarding my son’s friends I was chaperoning for a school field trip. What a fun day that was. Well, that got me thinking of adult Jims that just happened to be in my husband’s life and mine. Could this even be a post? It is now and I needed a lighter topic anyway. Here’s the stories of our three Jims. *** Don’t worry, no mention of those other Jims on “Dark Side of the Ring.” Not those at all.., πŸ™„

When my husband was in middle and high school playing football, he had a best friend named Jim. They were super close and remained friends despite attending different colleges. He has so many pictures of them together just hanging out at each other’s houses. I loved knowing it all. Years later, my husband was best man in his 1st wedding and then he was best man in ours. Jim later remarried and had a daughter shortly after our son was born. I became friends with his second wife and visited when we could since they were out of town. They still kept in touch until early last year when things changed.

Jim had many issues over the years which caused much pain in various ways with his life. Politically, he and my husband disagreed tremendously but still seemed close. Jim then “unfriended” and also “blocked” my husband from facebook as it worsened. His marriage was falling apart and he was living elsewhere. He wouldn’t return phone calls either. My husband was devastated to hear all this and has lost contact with him pretty much. This is sad, I know πŸ˜₯but the Jim connection was there. It was there for over 30 years.

Another Jim in his life for a long while was a roommate he had over 25 years ago to share house expenses with. This guy is Jim B. number 2! No joke, both last names with a B. He was originally from South Dakota and we visited his family back in 2016 on our way to Keystone. That’s when my daughter found an Indiana quarter which is told in my book Spirit and Belief. Fun little tidbit… After being in Ohio many years, meeting his wife, and having three kids, he finally got transferred back to his hometown of Sioux Falls. They love it out there and I did too. Great family and my husband still has HIM on facebook. They keep in touch thru texting or phone calls sometimes too.

For me, I knew a Jim D. He was my boss at the second preschool I worked at for almost 8 years. We had our share of ups and downs but he was part of my life with lots of memories- good and bad. He could be a little “shady” with some personal aspects of his life but us teachers stood firm. I’d stand up to him many times as the warrior in me needed to do over various tasks. I’ve mentioned this Jim before as that school was in a few dreams of mine involving Warrior and Randy. He shook Randy’s hand as I will always remember. This was the school where we built obstacle courses and things like that. It was very different for me but so exciting too. The school is still there and I pass it on occasion. We bring our memories wherever we go, all of them.

These three Jims all remained in our lives for a while and created longevity just like another “Jim” did for me when I was a teen. Many years may pass, we lose contact, but always remember. Maybe we reconnect, maybe we don’t. My husband only has one Jim actively in his life now and I have one as well which you all know to be Warrior. I just remembered another Jim… His name is Jim Johnston and he is the gifted musician who created the Ultimate Warrior’s theme music of “Unstable.”

Maybe some of you have Jims in your life too. I hope they bring you more good memories than bad since that’s how it should be. Your Jims won’t be like mine but we all have one that is ultimately the same. Sure, he’ll always be Warrior to us and that’s ok. I just wanted to share a little of our Jims besides Warrior with all of you.

My husband and I both only have one Jim who we connect with anymore but for me, it’s in a different way now. One was famous, the other one not but the longevity will always remain with both. My son had his James Boys and we have the grown up Jims. Sometimes those adults named Jim could be difficult but they also showed their caring side. We have so many differences yet can be alike too. I’ve liked all the Jims in my life despite their flaws. I know they like me too despite mine. Thank you Jims for making me see all sides and especially thank you Warrior for all of yours. Whether he’s James, Jim, or Warrior- he’s all three to me. πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

P.S. I do have to add yet ANOTHER Jim to this group! The mayor of our town is Jim G. Get this– my husband went to high school also with him and they lifted together in the weight room! πŸ‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈ Oh, my brother’s middle name is James and we are very close. πŸ˜‰Guess it’s the FIVE Jims after all!

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Our Bizarre Year πŸ˜¬πŸ˜³

We made it warriors. This bizarre year was indeed that for many. It will be my last post until 2021 so am wishing all of you good times however that looks. Make your own Holiday memories and just be happy. Hard to believe a little over a year ago, I was driving to take a pic of the Hellwig Whistle Stop sign to use as my first post of 2020… I’m always torn. Despite the pandemic, this year has gone fast in many ways but dragged on in others. I do hope some good has come about for those reading today.

With these writings lately, I can tell some posts have definitely been your favorites. “Back to Warrior’s Machete” wins the match as many have liked or viewed that for months. So much thanks to ALL of you for your loyalty in commenting, retweeting, or sharing your thoughts on Warrior as well. It truly does mean the world to me as I hope you are evolving while feeling inspired on this journey we all take in life.

My favorites have to be “The Little Engine That Could” stories where I have never done a part 2. So many influencers on those with YouTube videos, bios, and my own family discoveries. It’s also the post where I connected a date in Warrior’s life with mine. It is so extremely significant as I remain humbled.

Has this year made you humbled as well? I bet it has in many ways as we need that but of course all are thinking about the COVID. Many ultimate challenges we all had to face and some that are still being faced. I have been blessed but have to deal with my kids doing school differently, my husband’s work situation changing briefly, and a few other adjustments. It is so little compared to others struggles and please know my heart is with you all in spirit. πŸ’œ

Bizarre setbacks do cause us to stop and decide what our next steps should be. When that photo was taken of the Ultimate Warrior above, he was near the end of his ’92 run before the steroid trial. That made him stop and reassess his future in the WWF. Sure, he could’ve returned after the suspension but didn’t at that time. He got busy with new ideas and other creative projects. This bizarre year made us do the same or at least I hope you did.

I’m not fully comparing that time in the WWF with this global pandemic but the feeling we get is the same. Those big life changing events will make us all pause and wonder what to do next. Warrior remained positive despite that bizarre situation and we need positivity in our lives too no matter the circumstance.

Let’s make this New Year a better one in all areas of our lives. Financially, physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. Use this past year’s experiences to grow different in ways you never thought you could. If you experienced a personal bizarre event, try turning it into an optimistic view of something better to come. I can’t begin to understand another’s point of view but we are all in this together. Maybe not in the same boat but in LIFE together. It will take tons of work but determination gets you through those tough waters your boat needs to traverse. We are all warriors. πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸš£β€β™€οΈ

If Warrior would’ve stayed in the WWF back then, he never could’ve had time to begin again in new ways. He did return 3.5 years later though. We can’t play the “what if” game but try to apply that to your life. If you have experienced a tremendous loss this year, place your faith in something brighter that will come along. I’m not being overly spiritual at all here but we need faith in many ways and especially within ourselves.

It’s one of those virtues that needs to always pull us through. Am sure you can think of your own scenario that began with a bizarre turn of events but eventually turned around. Maybe it hasn’t yet but you need to believe it will. If this didn’t happen, that wouldn’t have happened. Oh boy– can I add to this for me…

Even if you haven’t had an upsetting bizarre year in many areas, you still can plan for 2021 to bring other new adventures just waiting on the horizon. I know I will. Again, we may not always have the how or why figured out but the start of a what gets us there. What will you do different this coming year? It doesn’t have to be super complex at all or even a list of a million things. Just make it doable and one which creates that unique person you need to be. Always remember to BREATHE…

With Warrior being suspended, it forced him to start fresh in a New Year with a new way of thinking. This pandemic of 2020 forced us to think differently about things as well. Sometimes we choose to leave situations and that’s on us but being pushed out of the familiar means to keep going into those parts unknown. The rug has been pulled out from under you so now what? Do you submit or stay in the match?

The choices will remain yours as you navigate a new uncertainty. One thing will be certain though. You get to start over and begin another YOU. So many possibilities are yours, get going. I know 2021 will be ultimate despite some bizarre because I always believe in faith and grace! ( Another great word I realized this year…) πŸ˜‰πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

P. S. I’d like to personally thank those that have influenced my writing this year:

~ Warrior of course and his mention of Joseph Campbell.

~Steve Wilton for his “Legendary Unknown” YouTube channel.

~RocketFuel, WrestlingBios, WrestlingRocks, and RingSide Fest Q and A for all the great youtube content, videos, promos, and wrestling documentaries.

~Andrew William Wright for his 2005 work with Warrior.

~ Joe Johnson, aka “Vladimir Markov” former NWA wrestler, now realtor.

~ Those who emailed- especially a bodybuilder and another with a relationship to a passed celebrity in spirit.

Many, many thanks!!!

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~ HAPPY HOLIDAYS Warriors! πŸŽ„

Know Your Worth πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ»

Don’t be like Wayne and Garth from the 1992 movie “Wayne’s World” in front of Alice Cooper saying: “we’re not worthy!” O.K., maybe you’d feel differently around someone like rocker Alice Cooper or even the Ultimate Warrior himself! Let’s be more like the L’OrΓ©al hair color commercial that states:

“Because we’re worth it!” Yes, I know that’s for women but you men are worth it too. Worthy of happiness, worthy of greatness, worthy of living the best life you can. Did I feel worthy of Warrior’s guidance at first? Nope, but now I know better.

I remember to say I AM worthy each day during meditation. Sometimes I forget admittedly but most days I remember. This can be for anything you’d like to manifest. Maybe it’s simple, complicated, physical, spiritual, or any area of your life. Personal relationships, professional work, and anything in between matters too. For me it became inspiration to teach, mother, write, motivate, and learn. What does worthiness look like to you? Fill in this sentence: “I am worthy of … because….” Most people will reflect on their decisions and contemplate actions with worthiness.

For Warrior, everything he ever did was completely worth it to him, even the ugly battles. Perhaps in his mind, some situations could’ve been handled differently but worthiness- absolutely. It’s not selfish to attain for a feeling of worthiness but just be sure the ego doesn’t take over. We need to stay humble and be grateful for all of it. Each and every little moment. We are entitled to know our worth but not at the expense of diminishing others.

It all comes back to belief and Warrior had plenty of that. He believed he was worthy of great things and worked hard to know his worth. I hope whatever choices you make, your worthiness comes thru also. Don’t throw it away because you may feel it’s not for your life. Others can achieve thru worthiness so why not you? Not one person, not one can’t know their worth by choosing what they love. Make those decisions but then ask yourself if they were worth it. It’s kinda like regrets but with deeper meaning.

To be worthy means deserving respect and bring good enough. It’s attention in the right way. We ALL deserve those qualities, don’t we? Sometimes we are quick to tell someone else those comments but are slow delivering them to ourselves. Let’s not get beat up all the time because we think it’s ego based. It is not, truly it is not warriors.

Others may think differently or that you are elevating yourself to a new status but that’s where your control needs to come in. Never think you are better but always remember the worthiness is part of us all. The only one that can believe in your worth is YOU. People can tell you this but if you don’t believe, you’ll never get to that point of knowing your worth inside and out.

Think about how far you’ve come in life already. Make a list of times you felt worthy of something and when you didn’t. I hope your pros outnumber your cons but if they don’t, fix it! The only way others succeed is thru believing in the worthiness that they can. Plain and simple. There are many aspects that make us different but so many are the same. We all essentially want the same things deep down but how we get there is not always the aligned path or an easy one.

Know your worth warriors but if you don’t, examine that inner part of yourself and listen to it. Give yourself the gift of self-confidence and drill it in your brain everyday. Say: “I AM worth it!” as much and as many times as you need to. I will also practice this and sometimes need that boost just like you. We’re not Wayne and Garth but humbleness does matter. Just know how much you give comes back. Look to whoever or whatever you can as examples of worthiness. It is a difficult ultimate challenge but one that needs our attention.

~ Know your worth because you do truly deserve it. We all do. πŸ’œ

P.S. That photo of the Ultimate Warrior is also part of my Spirit and Belief book trailer video. You can find it here:

https://youtu.be/MTfFYGj5h1l

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P.PS. I am taking some much needed R & R next week but feel free to catch up on previous posts! I’ll be back after that with more good stuff! #alwaysbelieve

Tag Team Teachers πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ’™πŸ’™

Hey there warriors! Guess for this one it’s Randy fans too as yet again I’m sharing my own funny story about them. I decided to end this month by turning away from the serious and writing a

what if…?” scenario that kept coming back. Things have a way of doing that and if they do, it’s worth it. More on being worthy another time…

Let’s rewind first for anyone new that needs to catch up. Back in Feb. 2019, I blogged “The Blue Jay Feather Dream” and then in Aug. it was “Ultimate Maniacisms.” The feather dream involved Warrior while the U.M. dream involved Randy. Both took place at one of the preschools I used to teach at and both had those two guys as teachers, only not together. I’ll link the posts at the end but let’s just say I kept imagining a “what if…?” πŸ€”

I’m laughing just thinking of this and drained all at once. What if I taught with both of them at that school? Tag Team Teachers indeed. 😜🀣 I know I always involve all of you and this post isn’t quite like that but it is fun to imagine and just be goofy once in a while. That’s my advice! I hope I get you laughing too…

This preschool wasn’t traditional but we still taught the kids everything they needed before Kindergarten. It looked like a gym with trampolines, uneven and parallel bars, mats, a slide with scooters, ropes, ladders, and obstacle courses set up for free times. There were two classrooms with all this great stuff for kids. It truly did boost kids confidence as we did gymnastics, sports, relay races, and games. There were still quiet times, stories, free play, snack, academics and crafts so am hoping you get the idea.

Each teacher rotated being “lead” or in charge for the week and the others would sign up for activities on the lesson plan. So, can you figure out what Warrior and Randy would do? I know it’s tough if you’ve never been exposed to preschools or teaching but let’s do this together. Here’s my take… They’d work as that tag team to build an obstacle course which would be way too high and way too big!! Warrior would be getting out face paint at free time which we’d only used on special occasions like parties. He’d want the kids to have his mask on to wear home. Randy would want a themed dress-up day so he’d come with all his sequined hats, goggles, and robes for the kids to try on. Oh, the possibilities!!

They’d probably get frustrated with me correcting some of their “creative ideas” but I’d surrender and just give in while laughing hysterically!!! I can picture Warrior with a relay race line instructing the kids to RUN so fast all the way down. Hopefully, they’d remember what the real task would be and not just running! Who can picture Randy reading a book to young kids? His voice and inflection would just be incredible. He’d insert “oh yeah!” and “dig it!” just to make it authentic. I do believe kids would be on the edge of their seats listening so attentively. Just think of a classic story and hear Randy’s voice reading it. I literally got tears in my eyes from laughing! Warrior loved reading too but some of his choices might’ve been over preschoolers level of thinking. I don’t believe that age is ready to hear about the gods in Mythology quite yet…

How about snack time? It would be SLIM JIM beef sticks and TUNA from a can! Match those up fans.πŸ˜‰πŸ‘Warrior would be ultimate with the crafts but his perfectionism might slow us down. I would need other teachers for emotional support for sure with those two but what a blast! Of course we’d probably see Gorilla press slams and flying elbows being done on stuffed animals or even picking up kids. There were lots of mats around so Ms. Lead Teacher would have to step in for sure… For anyone remembering “The Blue Jay Feather Dream,” we also had station time. Those Tag Team Teachers would be great using the equipment while working more closely with the kids on various physical skills. Am sure they’d want to add their own too.

We did have a few guy teachers at this school over the years so they got its appeal despite the non-traditional approach. I have worked at both types but this one had a mix of active and quiet which would wear kids out. Adults would be too! It is needed always.

Well, there’s my scenario of what if? with the Ultimate Warrior and “Macho Man” Randy Savage as Tag Team preschool Teachers. Both finally together without a dream this time. Parents would love them too!

Links:

mywarriorwritings.com/2019/08/14/ultimatemaniacisms

mywarriorwritings.com/2019/02/27/thebluejayfeatherdream

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Winning Isn’t Everything… ( or is it?)

“It isn’t whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game.” Am sure all you warriors are familiar with that saying mostly told to young athletes when starting out. It’s a wonderful philosophy to have and yet sometimes winning becomes more. Winning gets equaled with competitive sports or winning acting awards but really it is about much more than that.

Yes, WWE performers and even the Ultimate Warrior make or made winning a goal as it should be but what about afterwards? I’ve mentioned attaining more but it all depends on your definition of winning. Sure, it can be a belt, title, trophy, ring, or anything similar but let’s look at winning REAL stuff. How about a great family, good friends, financial security, a comfortable home, health and happiness. Don’t those account for winning as well?

I remember watching WWF (my days then) and after someone had attained a certain status, winning became well– different. What I mean is the ol’ regular pin was discarded completely. There would be a disqualification because of interference, a count out or even double- count out but not a clean win. This was because of your level at some point and getting pinned was kinda a demotion or degrading in a way. You’d still get the win but only with a twist. Being competitive means winning but it does take on new meaning when you don’t.

In the “sport” of life, we should call them lessons and not losses or failures. Everything teaches us something but we just need to find out what that truly is. Little ones need those losses over wins at times in order to better prepare themselves as adults. Our whole lives get too caught up in always winning that we forget to live fully. Yes, wins build confidence but losses build strength. We need both equally.

Our lives are defined by many things but is always winning at the top of yours? It should be but not constantly revolving around status. Play the game but win with humility. We need to remember this in every place or even arena we find ourselves in. As parents, teachers, or coaches to young kids the concept is to show them how to have fun, right? It needs to be that over the regimented winning attitude. Kids may cry if they lose and that happens. It means they care but then the lesson comes in. Adults can get angry since our emotions change with age but what is that teaching a youngster? Am sure you all know and a warrior will strive on.

A Warrior never quits and yet some losses are harder to take than others. Yes, wrestling is scripted with its wins and losses but our admiration will always remain in the win column. These are challenging issues to face and we will all have our own points of view on them. To be part of a championship is ultimate but handling a possible loss shows true character.

All of us will face many wins and losses in our lives and we need to make sure we prepare for its entirety. Winning at life is so much more important than any material gain you will ever possess. Warrior said being a father was his greatest achievement which in turn is his greatest victory or win. Yes, losses are hard to swallow as the Warrior family has endured many. Just don’t make it a bitter pill. Be proud of them and own them as a true warrior does. Maybe the huge ones will never be your best moments, months, or years but surround yourself with the wins that matter most.

Maybe your wins will not be in the same category as others but they will be yours. So, warriors- is winning everything or not? It all depends on your life and what wins are at the top for you. My wish is that your wins will outnumber and slam the opponent of losses to the mat! Look to your losses for improvement so the wins will be more special than you ever dreamed. Winning IS everything if you live your life with humbleness in the most ultimate way.

P.S. I mentioned last week that Dana and Steve have discontinued the ultimate warrior website. I had referenced it many times before so wanted to let you fans know. Yes, it does make me sad but WE need to keep his legacy alive in the way that works and I intend to continue doing just that. I respect their decision and privacy as I hope you do too….

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Disciplines of Destrucity

*** Before I begin today, just wanted to share with you Warrior fans some news. It was recently brought to my attention that Dana and Steve have taken down the Ultimate Warrior website. ( U.W.com) Am not sure of when this happened but since I have referenced it, it needed to be stated on here. I totally respect their privacy and decision although it has saddened me…. No details of course but perhaps financial or even not as much content anymore, it’s anybody’s guess. If looking for gear, the WWE shop may still have U.W. items but so wish his artwork was available to view ): For those who already knew, my heart is sad 😒 but we need to try and understand their reasons which am sure were difficult to make. ~~~ You all still have ME as I was told fans want stories more now than ever. I am humbled and will continue his legacy like I always have while creating one of my OWN..,

Whew…. O.K, moving on warriors…

Destrucity was Warrior’s word in which he constructed eight unique disciplines of self-belief. I share a brief story in my book Spirit and Belief about hanging up that word with its explanations on my bedroom wall 24 years ago. I love it’s tri-fold meaning ( a 3 count works well ya know!πŸ˜‰) That photo you see is from his first comic book but you will also notice Destrucity in the book A Life Lived Forever. This one however adds the third meaning of destiny and reality that the larger book omits.

Interestingly enough, Buddhism also has a system of eight. Their beliefs entail an eightfold path for life purpose. Not exactly like Destrucity but action and effort matter in both. You can look up all those but I always wondered if Warrior knew the Buddhism similarity. Makes me think for sure. πŸ€” He lists the first discipline as physical. This makes sense since we are physical beings here on Earth but remember the spirit is truly who we are. We have a mind that also connects to that true essence of us.

Obviously I connected with this tremendously back then or it wouldn’t have been written down and hung up. I remember getting one of those yellow legal pads and cutting a sheet of paper in half. Warrior lists matches for WMVI on that kind of paper in the book if you have a copy– just sayin’! Then, I used a red sharpie ( jogging that memory) and wrote them out with my own calligraphy style. They weren’t just words I wanted to write because they came from him. I was inspired and needed this idea in my life too. I never questioned the why of that word or any of its meanings. My soul knew it was part of my destiny also.

No, I was not nor will ever be as disciplined as he was but became willing to understand a new way of thinking. It took me years but finally I did apply some Destrucity to my life with meaning. I loved how he invented a new word with his style of belief. I actually do this too and get teased by my husband often. Mine are of course simpler and funny. Our pool jet is called the “bubbler” by me and I said that forever growing up with my first pools. I say the wind feels “blowy” outside and a few others. Do you have your own words too? I think it’s great to have a little secret language but one others will get if they know us. I’m usually the grammar queen but sometimes we just create what works. Formalities aren’t my thing necessarily and I know Warrior was like that too. They don’t always need to be a synonym but an actual new word of your invention.

You may not have Disciplines of Destrucity as an active force in your life but I bet you have others. Disciplines are tough unless they’re something we like or want to do. Not liking or needing make them more of a challenge. Instead of listing many disciplines on here, ask yourself what the hardest one is to do for you. It can be anything at all from personal situations to professional ones. Our free will always determines the disciplines we give the energy to. We need it all to thrive- yin and yang everyday.

I also made the connection with that number eight. He passed on April 8th which is so synchronistic with his disciplines being eight. So, we do have another three count with eight. Destrucity, Buddhism, and that unfortunate Tuesday in April 2014. Wow… This happens all the time and some ideas I don’t even have written ahead as notes.

So, warriors- do you follow a set of self-beliefs similar to Destrucity? I wished I would’ve saved the paper to use for this post but gained so much more on my journey. We need to always believe in order to succeed. Self-belief is also about self-care and without it, we are no good to others. I mention this often on my other site and it’s vital to our lives everyday. Warrior has integrity and wisdom listed as two disciplines also. Those will resonate with all of us in ways we choose on our life path.

You may think his Warrior way of Destrucity and self-belief was crazy but break it down smaller. Look for opportunities to apply it in any circumstance. Without beliefs, we truly cannot fully exist. My reason for writing it down then remains the same today. Thank you Warrior for your Destrucity as I believe in myself always! πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’–πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ₯°πŸ”₯

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Grease Those Gears βš™οΈ

It’s time for double-duty on both blogs this week so gear up warriors and let’s put our machines to good use. Greasing those gears can mean so much and this topic I just ran away with. Maybe not quite like the Ultimate Warrior did back in his prime but metaphorically speaking of course! There are so many things we need to use everyday just to make them go.

Think about it for a moment. πŸ€”What do you have that needs to move with all its parts? Let’s see… our vehicles, kids toys, machines, and ourselves. It is endless. Our body is that vehicle we use everyday and its gears need to be greased. Huh? Well, if you don’t do that with other things, what happens? They will rust, wear out, and possibly break if not used often enough. That applies to all of the above listed items but let’s look at ourselves.

The body. The mind. The spirit. Yet another group of threes I seem to go back to time and again. Warrior referenced all these throughout his career in wrestling and beyond. Am sure you know these three just like I do. If not, start greasing those gears and make sure they work for you. You don’t need to be intensely physically disciplined or over exert to exhaustion but just do what feels right. Remember that intuition? πŸ’‘

Yes, many of us are aware that we don’t utilize most of our brain or body but some forget the spirit in this equation. We will get stagnant if not enough variety is incorporated into our brain, our body, and our spirit. Sure, we love routines but don’t ya think sometimes things need to be switched up some? I sure do. It is whatever you like but challenges are necessary to thrive. Yep, blogged about that too. Am sure you can think of your own examples but I’ll get you started.

If you have a fitness routine, great. If not, get one. Make it simple. Make it hard. Just do one. Learn everyday. After you’ve gained confidence and mastered some moves, machines, or weights- increase and add. This will in turn affect your mind and spirit as well. We program our minds to train our bodies, not the other way around.

Warrior said this often and it’s very true. You may be happy with constant repetition and we do need it from time to time but then boredom may win the match. Most may have thought Warrior was all about the body but in fact, he was about the mind which again influences the spirit. He was ( and still is!) a thinker first. You still want to stay true to your core values which is the authentic spirit but flexibility needs to be tagged into the ring.

The mind thinks, writes,( but of course!) creates, shares, and so much more. All of that is influenced by those gears that keep getting greased by your inner spirit. Are you keeping up with me? If not, tackle one idea at a time. Think about a body reference. When you walk, you use your arms and legs to move. I’m not saying waving them around all crazy but just regular walking or power walking for more effect. πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈYou need all those parts working together in order to go. All the body takes us around and they line up in sync. Once greased or used, our gears work great. This applies to our insides along with our outsides. Fuel it well and you’ll feel well.

The same can be said of any vehicle, machine, toy, or anything else using gears or similar parts. Everything evolves over time with new inventions, modern technology, and yes- even us. Evolution is part of nature and those gears may change with age. Are you willing to keep up with change or are you gonna leave those gears to rust and wear out? Always your choice warriors.

My spiritual practices have evolved too as I do like switching it up some. There are routines we need the same but then we have the freedom to start again with something new if we want. When that happens, your spirit of intuition is calling! Answer it and get those gears going again.

It doesn’t matter what form it takes. They all need to be used in the way that keeps them running daily. Our body, mind, and spirit included always. Get your gears greased and keep going. It may not exactly be the same but at least you’re doing it YOUR way. We are more important than any car, toy, or other vehicles. Move those gears with body, mind, and spirit everyday. It all matters so make your life count because it truly does.

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Follow Your Intuition πŸ’«

So, warriors, does this sound familiar? It should for you fans or even if you’ve followed this blog. Warrior preached it all the times, I’ve mentioned it numerous times, and also sign it in all my books given out. I realized it has never gotten its own post and my other site references this topic quite frequently. Maybe some of you might not even know what your intuition is much less trying to follow it.

A few months ago, I started a private Facebook group with a friend of mine who has led many workshops these last few years on spiritual things. It’s all about using your own natural gifts and listening to what you FEEL. I have this question to ask of the group but I’ll ask you all as well. What is your first answer to this:

“I can best use my intuition by…”

It does help if you know what it is but I’ll explain a little.

We have 3 big internal systems warriors. Am sure you’ve heard of them. If you’re a regular here, you can probably guess. It’s your head, (logic) heart, (emotions) and gut (intuition.) Your gut is the one that ropes them all together. That’s why you hear about gut instincts, your first response, and then acting on that. Listen to yourself, not others. It’s that voice that comes from within when faced with any decision- big or small.

I will answer that question on behalf of Warrior himself and me. It’s the same thing and he’d agree.

“I can best use my intuition by doing what feels right for me.”

You can word it however you wish but that’s essentially what it comes down to. The gut never lies and you need to trust it- always. I’m not dismissing the head or heart of course ever. Balance is key. O.K., sometimes we regret later but remember that it’s never the action but the WAY of the action that can be changed.

Let’s ponder another question. How about this? “What happens if you don’t follow your intuition, how can you tell?” It can be tricky because sometimes we may not have a sensation or feeling right away. For me, I get a physical knot. Guess where? The gut! I actually have had this my entire life but ignored it for years. Now, I don’t and know better. You may get a physical feeling of being “off” anywhere in your body like a rapid heartbeat, low back pain, or anything. This is only when faced with making a decision and not extremely medical or everyday aches and pains. It can be emotional too, not just physical.

The best way to get in touch with your intuition is by doing things you ENJOY most. That will give you the greatest feelings ever. It doesn’t have to be complicated at all warriors. You don’t need to be a nature fanatic or into meditation like me but those work incredibly well. It’s all your belief systems and how you do the work.

Observe signs that will lead you towards something. Yours may not be mine since all our journeys are different but just notice. Work with your senses and keep the balance of all 3 parts. This may sound super spiritual to some but really it can be any practices you love.

Once you tap into your own way of intuition, you can use it, trust it, and know it your whole life. I never knew this word growing up- did you? I learned it as “conscience” since that is a religious term. It’s the Spirit or God working thru you. If this isn’t a belief of yours, just think of it as the inner part of you that knows right from wrong, good over evil, and how to best guide you. Yes, some things are taught but many choices we make as adults are instinctual. Others may disagree but your free will gives you the ability to decide situations for yourself, not others. When you move thru life as we all do, reflect sometimes on these choices. Remember your feelings count and actions taken back then were right at that time.

Follow your intuition warriors since nobody can do that for you. It is always there for us all. Warrior thrived on this message and I am continuing what he began so long ago because my beliefs are the same. We may need a wake-up call to find it but once you do, you have your OWN internal GPS for life. It can be fun too! πŸ˜‰πŸ’™

~~ A side note: I draw a card everyday as I’ve talked about oracle cards some but today from my Shaman deck I drew:

***Luminous Warrior… How “intuitively” perfect for my Wednesday of writing! I wrote a post a few years ago on that card!

“Never apologize for trusting your intuition- your brain can play tricks, your heart can blind, but your gut is always right.” ~~ Rachel Wolchin

P.S. Warrior stressed needing time alone – however that looks to you. Make it long enough to count. Don’t fear being alone, it truly works. Take it from him and take it from me. Don’t ya love that quote above? I bet Warrior does too… πŸ₯°

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Success in Stubbornness

As a kid, I got called stubborn

A LOT… Did you? It’s another word in my warrior way that I am clotheslining to the mat! It sounds so negative but let’s make it positive. When did standing up for your beliefs become being stubborn? I guess if you never compromise or make it “my way or the highway,” it can get kinda ugly but not always.

I’m not talking about if your daily routine gets shifted around or even errands and chores. What I mean are big life issues that affect us morally, psychologically, and in other ways. Some may have said Warrior was stubborn on many things in his life which is probably putting it mildly but there’s more. The more being his success that came from that stubbornness.

I’ve mentioned numerous times in his life where he fought against naysayers or a “system” of authority. You can google all that negative stuff as I’m not here to dig up old buried dirt. Maybe his success with specific ideas wasn’t quite what he anticipated or hoped for but without a sense of stubbornness, he wouldn’t have been truly him.

Some of you may remember a post I wrote a few years ago now about Birth Signs. Vince McMahon and I share the Virgo while Warrior and my daughter are those Geminis. Yes, I will still say are for Warrior as that embodied his life here. Well, as much as those signs can butt heads, they do come together when it matters most. Stubbornness that turns into success gets achieved by both. I can honestly say that this is true for all four of us.

Think about times in your life when YOU were stubborn with something.,, Even little things count. Maybe you start a new project but it’s getting later, even close to bedtime and you just gotta finish. My husband can be like this too. Tomorrow is too late~~ it must be done today! Then, you reap the benefits of successfully completing that task and can rest. Sometimes perfectionism takes over or obsessiveness but again, not going those routes today.

I so wanted a specific story about me to share with stubborn being part of my nature but can’t seem to connect to any in particular… My one sister always called me stubborn when we were growing up but then also~~ she could be too on many things! It just made me feel awful like it was a wrong quality to have. Now, I know better and OWN it as only a warrior should. A few little stories came to mind but they truly don’t paint me or another in a great light so nah, not telling those.

We do like our stuff certain ways like I’ve said multiple times but when are you so stubborn that it makes people call you out on it? I hope you proved them wrong with success that came from your stubborn way. When someone doesn’t agree, we can either accept or walk away. There is always a choice and my wish is that you chose what you won’t regret. The hows and whys maybe could be different but never the whats. That will always stay the same.

Let’s choose to make the word stubborn a good one and eliminate its meaning of negativity. The word success is positive but it is worth interpreting with how one’s life goes. You have this body on Earth with one mind, heart, and gut. Use them to make the most out of your experiences and adventures. Sure, there will be disappointments and failures but those only make a warrior stronger. We get stronger in everything when we actually go thru all that gets thrown at us.

You have a right to defend whoever and whatever you wish without being called stubborn sarcastically. You also have a right to success in however that works, even with those obstacles and detours. I’m stubborn, Warrior was, (is!) and you are too. I know you are because it’s part of each one of us. Use that stubbornness and change it for the good. Success comes and it will despite that one who always said:

“You’re so stubborn!” πŸ™„πŸ˜¬

P.S. I recently noticed that the ’96 WWF magazine I have been using for pics this whole month except for one– was from July! WOW… Guess it was only truly ultimate how I decided to get that out and look for ideas!!! πŸ’™πŸ˜‰Intuition my friends and I am covering that soon!

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Debunk Those Myths…

Wow. There are certainly a lot of myths out there warriors. We jump to conclusions, we assume, we hear one side, and on and on. I am a HUGE myth buster and wanted to dive into this more. Last summer I wrote: “Don’t Make Assumptions” which was mostly about physical appearances. This one “wrestles” bigger topics than that. Thank you to ALL for finding that post as it has been quite popular lately. You fill my heart with GOOD- truly you do. πŸ’œI just love his tie in that photo!!!

My book Spirit and Belief debunks many myths surrounding psychic gifts and spirituality. I tackle those right from the beginning but now I’ll list possible myths for this blog:

~It’s all about the Ultimate Warrior.

~It’s a wrestling blog about yesteryear.

~It’s a “fanatic” blog.

LOL—a 3 count again!

Oh boy, I can list others. I so hope you loyal readers don’t feel that way. If some do, just read them. You’ll see for yourself that it is not any of those. O.K.- I do mention Warrior, wrestling, and my “fan” traits but I always include all of YOU. In the beginning, it was very different and I will admit that. We all evolve as I continually say. Hard to believe some of my stories back then involved matching hairstyles or a fashion statement similar to Warrior’s! Well, wouldn’t you agree the topics are much more diverse? It still is my warrior writings just in a new way.

What are myths others have about you? I know it sounds like assumptions but to me, myths go deeper. After all, the word myth is in mythology which I’ve blogged and those were all about belief systems. They involve more stories with groups of people whereas an assumption is based around outward looks or even being uneducated on a topic. My other blog addressed this as well. You are making a guess without facts but a myth can be proved wrong with facts. Yes, to some those myths of long ago were true but to some, they were not. We do have many things in our culture from mythology but I digress…

Just because others have their own way of believing and doing, doesn’t mean your way needs to be their way. This is true with so much in our lives regarding numerous topics. My spirituality didn’t follow all those others of childhood experiences or even a family history. Warrior’s career in wrestling didn’t follow a family legacy or using many “technical” skills. We are both myth busters who didn’t fit the mold.

Some may not like you for not fitting in the way you should and they may never come to like you ever. Fans who always disliked the Ultimate Warrior character never liked Warrior the man either. It could be very different reasons of course but then there are those who actually hate just because of a difference in opinion. I would never call someone a piece of sh**, trash, garbage, or any other vile word who’s point of view is opposite mine. NEVER. Yes, things can get extremely heated but I am better than that. You should be too. BUST those myths about how we should all be agreeable and just agree to disagree. There is so much to life than politics, religion, lifestyle choices, and other serious ideas. We NEED more lightheartedness warriors…

It is O.K. to not like people, it really is. It is also O.K. to make your voice heard like I do or leave comments with your own myth busting. Let’s be better humans though. Truthfully, if you like or follow someone on social media, refrain from engaging in ongoing ridiculous debates. Am sure you have more important things to do, right? I’m all about opinions obviously but horrendous comments- NEVER. πŸ™„πŸ€¬

You can bust myths by just sharing your views but there are those who will never change their minds. Let them be. Our precious time on Earth isn’t worth getting that upset over. I know there are Warrior haters out there and you don’t bother me. I have a right too and that has always been getting to the why and how of emotion. Balance that head and heart to best serve while myth busting. Be civil, not evil. Your own people are worth the energy, others are not. It’s all about respect too so if we give it, we’ll get it. πŸ‘ŠπŸ»

Decide which myths are worth busting and which ones aren’t worth your time. Share your beliefs but let others share theirs.

P.S. I recently bought a new oracle card deck by Nicole Piar called: “Inspirational Cat Cards.” I watched a YouTube flip-thru and one card is a WARRIOR. No idea at first, how typical.,, πŸ˜½πŸ˜‰Some of it reads: “… stand up for ourselves… set boundaries, or be daring.” Bravery is also mentioned so bust those myths that are TRULY worth that of a Warrior. Let’s all try to enjoy the GOOD along this journey of ours…

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