Be Compassionate warriors 💜💜

Hey there warriors. Well, here I am again with a word that kept coming to me. I went into that debate mode of writing about this or not as a similar post is on Spirit and Belief this week. They are sorta a tag team again as the word of compassion works today too. No, it’s not like I’m researching all these virtues or attributes- really it’s not like that at all. It’s more connectors that fit into my life or current situation of sorts.

I’ll ask you all some questions first before sharing my stories today. Do you consider yourself a compassionate person? Is it a trait just reserved for some and not all? Maybe we just throw it around without fully realizing its definition. I know what it means but looked it up anyway. It actually is defined as: “to suffer together.” What? Why would we want that? We may know others that go thru what we are experiencing but everyone- no way! Guess what though? We do suffer together as people trying to make the best out of this great life we all have. Our individual sufferings may differ but collectively, we’re all just the same.

I don’t mean this as a downer and nobody wants pity which many may confuse with compassion. Empathy is another similar word. I kinda thought they were the same but no, not quite. Empathy is just the feeling you get when noticing another’s situation. Compassion is actually taking action to help a person. Your action might be different from people but compassion takes empathy a step further.

Going back to the Ultimate Warrior biography on A&E’s network in May, here were some of my emotions. First, I KNOW I discussed this bio already but you’ll see my point. While watching some parts, the word compassion entered my head. I kept saying to the T.V. ( in my mind of course) “I’m so sorry Warrior. I am very sorry for so much.” I may have said more but you get the idea. Some clips were when he was a young introverted boy as explained by his Mom. I too could totally feel those emotions just switched to a girl. So much of what she said sounded just like me. I felt it was a mirror of a different kind. Empathy yes, but compassion makes me take action like writing, speaking, and using my view to make a difference or to inspire others. The apology video was another scene where I talked it thru to myself. *SIGH.* 💔

Now, there have been some other “findings” that a few U.W. groups discovered. I do watch and read since it’s important being educated while having your own opinion. This wasn’t the good stuff like podcasts or even those “shoot” interviews. These were specifics all about his passing. I realize Warrior will always be talked about all over the wrestling world and perhaps some body building circuits but again- just SIGH from me. “I’m so sorry yet once more Warrior.” Not pity for him but empathy and compassion. Guess I need it for the others that post those controversial articles or videos. That’s tough to do but I can be the better warrior that I need to be.

Another reference of compassion came from my most recent session with the Energy Healer. I realize this isn’t for everyone but she is helping me tremendously with many emotional issues. She relayed a card deck for me to consider about a mythological Chinese goddess named Kuan Yin. I need that feminine energy that I lack sometimes from other women in my life. Guess what her speciality is? Compassion… It’s also mercy, self-love, and light. I just received the deck and have done a few of the exercises. That word came thru for me in a new way. I also use crystals which is another belief system. One that I have been using for a few weeks now is Rhodonite. I have written down all the meanings and this one is all about love in its many forms. The first word though to describe it is–yep~~compassion. It’s all about balancing emotions which this girl needs daily. Hey~ I talk much about balance too so who wouldn’t love that? It helps with trauma and all of us carry internal scars. Another three count of the biography, card deck, and crystal that all connect to compassion.

We can agree to disagree on being compassionate to others who are difficult as I struggle with this often too. I actually am not close to some that I was raised with. There isn’t a rule book for any of us to follow plus that isn’t me anyway. Sounds like someone else I know… Let’s work on being more compassionate with ourselves first because it does need to start there. It may take our entire lifetime here to get it but we need to start now.

Whether or not any of you readers were compassionate with Warrior’s many decisions, just remember we are all human with the same emotions. He as the wrestler or him as his true self like those pics above. It’s just the actions that make us different. Be compassionate warriors no matter the risk. Warrior learned. I am always learning and you need to also. Turn empathy into compassionate action, your ultimate spirit will thank you…

P.S. A very HAPPY Birthday goes out to an avid reader of mine. How about that? His special day falls on my blog day AND Warrior’s did also this year. I thought I was done with milestones!!! Enjoy this day sir, you deserve it. Thank you for all YOUR compassion… 💙🎂🥳👏🏻

P.P.S. Another moment of compassion I had near the end of the bio was with Dana. I wanted to reach out and grab her hands as she relayed her possible regret over the girls not being with them outside the hotel before Warrior passed. I was saying to myself: “No, no, no. Don’t ever feel that way. You did the right thing. Warrior would not have wanted them there.” ~~~ I didn’t just feel her pain, my mind wanted to take action and in my own way I did…

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~~~ Find me here for book info on how Warrior’s energy inspired me to tap into my own intuitive abilities with lots of short stories. You can also find it on Amazon and other retailers. I also write a more spiritual blog with various topics as well. Connect with me on some U.W. Facebook groups, Twitter, and YouTube. I just posted a video on Kuan Yin’s energy so check it out if interested! 🙋🏻‍♀️🥰👍📗

Creative Collections

I wouldn’t be where I am today with these warriorwritings without YOU collectors. So many things have I experienced but without Ultimate Warrior fans sharing, my work wouldn’t be out there fully. This post is a THANK YOU to those willing to give their collections a voice for all fans, big or small. You KNOW who you are! I thank you for sharing your stories, photos, collections, videos, and for recognizing me as one of your OWN. Obviously, I am not that avid collector and have shared my small treasures but all of us keep Warrior’s legacy alive in many ways.

Boy, have times changed! Years ago people collected stamps, baseball cards, comic books, bottle caps, and many other things. I even had a sticker book around age 8 and us girls brought them to school and exchanged. I kept that too… My son collects magnets from our family vacations. Nowadays, some little girls collect beanie babies or kids are even competing with APPS on their phones! A different time indeed…

Do you collect anything that means something to you? For all you warriors— I mean other stuff besides your U.W. items. Is there something you had as a kid that you still like today? I used to love rocks and seashells so perhaps now my spiritual self was drawn to crystals (and feathers– hehe!)

Don’t be afraid to share it with someone. It just might connect to your life in ways you could never have imagined. Why are you drawn to certain types of collections? Sometimes we just like something but there can be a more meaningful reason. Am sure you Ultimate Warrior fans know what I mean.

I respect all of you for whatever type of collection you have. We are all different and if it means something to you, great! Pay no attention to those who “don’t get it.” Even though it may not be quite in line with yours, it’s theirs and that’s all that matters. I see so much online with U.W. memorabilia and also believe Warrior appreciates it all. He knows his true fans. There is that extreme mindset as a collector I don’t have but still marvel at what you do. It is part of your life just like everything else. We need like-minded fans who connect and relate.

Back then, the merchandise wasn’t remotely what it is today and the options now are huge. Like I’ve said before, it all counts and little things make a difference. Someone might not be the kind of fan you are but does it really matter? Nope, not at all. Being exactly the same gets boring.

I believe it’s wonderful to have something outside your 9-5 job or any of those roles that define us. It’s sad when you don’t. Get a hobby, interest, activity, or anything that makes you feel good. Your collecting can also give you income but it gives you so much more. We’re all still kids even as adults with our stuff and “quirks.” They make us who we are. Most of you guy collectors are not afraid to share— good for you! I say guys since I have yet to find many women U.W. collectors or even wrestling in general. If you’re out there– find me! I would love to hear your stories!!!

Don’t feel like you need a collection in order to have a connection with something other than a job. I just feel like other aspects of ourselves need to be recognized too so we can have fun.

Often times, I’d feel differently having a few Warrior collectibles– kinda like I didn’t belong. I now know all that isn’t my style and I am a warrior girl in the way that works for me. My book Spirit and Belief is testament to that. So, don’t compare your collections to anyone else’s either. Be proud of what you own since it is an extension of you.

Sometimes we can get caught up in wanting more all the time. Guess that depends on how much time you invest but you’ll know what’s right for yourself. Maybe you will never find that elusive item but be grateful for the ones in your possession. I know I am. I think I’m a person that if more items were presented to me, additional storage would be needed! Seriously though, personally seeing hundreds of action figures in my care would overwhelm me too much. That’s just me. That doesn’t mean it has to be you.

I give you Ultimate Warrior collectors a title or belt of your choosing for all that you collect. It is amazing to me and truly I remain awed every time. If you don’t have a belt, am sure you’ll get one soon! Thank you for always sharing your memories with me as it makes it easier sharing mine with you. For any of you creatives– post more videos of your expansive merch! I love seeing it all. We are all ultimate collectors that remain passionate and loyal. Like Warrior himself has said: “unique and different all to its own!”

~~P.S. The black crystal in the photo is bloodstone. Didn’t know at first how it is also called the “Warrior stone.” #signseveryday 💙😉🙏🏻

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