Backyard BBQ Bliss ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŒญ๐ŸŒณ

As I was thinking of a story to share this week, nothing came to mind. Oh my, what to write? ๐Ÿค”โœ๐ŸปWhile getting ready one morning last week, I glanced at our Christmas card that I keep on my dresser all year. Yes, I do that and love it! I decided last summer how we needed a new family photo which eventually became part of last year’s Holiday card. The previous one taken was almost 8 years ago and of course I remember that time frame quite well as you fans will too. Looking at that family photo made me think of a story that happened last Labor Day early September here in the U.S. Interestingly enough, it involves my backyard as I blogged a week ago about a dream involving another backyardโ€ฆ๏ฟผ Oh, I DID just buy some green grapes but anyways… ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿคญ

The Holiday was getting nearer and sometimes we host a family BBQ, sometimes not. This time, we just had my mom over for hotdogs, coleslaw, chips, cookies, and some fun outdoor games. We had a bonfire going also which always is a staple in the summer. Despite my medical procedures of a few months prior, all had been settled but in someways, I was still struggling. I’m going to get a little spiritual here so if it isn’t your thing, that’s all right. I promise it isn’t too “woo-woo” for anyone not open to it all. My pain seem to linger although on the opposite side this time. For those unaware, I had an ulcer plus some other gut issues that needed addressed. Now, I have more female areas affected down there but no worries– I am fine. Guess it’s just all part of a “spiritual cleanse” for me in a way. There’s been A LOT these couple years and now past month but like a warrior, I move forward and take it all in on my journey.๏ฟผ

Getting back to the BBQ plans, we had a fun time as I just dealt with my inner pain. Some things are triggers for me as I’m sure you all have as well. Food still wasn’t always working in my favor and my mom noticed. She asked if I was feeling well and for the most part I was. My kids knew I wasn’t 100% but I didn’t want them to worry as I really didn’t feel a medical doctor was necessary. I had been working with the Energy Healer and doing a lot more practices on my own at home. “This too shall come to pass.” Words of Wisdom spoken by Warrior and I needed to believe them. My mom just said: “You and your weird stuff!” Yeah, it’s weird stuff for my mom who can’t connect to spirituality the way I do. That’s OK though, it isn’t for her to learn. Sure, I wish she could’ve possibly understood more but have accepted that’s how she is and I don’t take it personally anymore. At least I try not to.๏ฟผ โค๏ธโ€๐Ÿฉน

Some of my internal “pains” were related to energy and negative emotions. We’re all energy of course but with my process which is similar to others spiritually, we need to heal the gut. That is where we store emotions and sometimes old wounds of the past resurface which takes time to heal. This may not affect everyone and can be quite scary, but things are moving in the right direction. I just need patience, trust, and of course to always believe.๏ฟผ

I was distracted plenty by our lawn games of giant Jenga and corn hole so had to put my discomfort aside for the day. You might be thinking how bliss fits into this post and of course Warrior. Follow along and you’ll read in just a few minutes. My husband and I rotated playing the games while tending to the fire. My mom and I were on a team playing the kids in cornhole. We scored on a few rounds and went ahead. I was feeling a little better but this was my new “normal” back then. I wanted and needed to put the bad feelings in the back of my head to enjoy this beautiful day outside with my family. The beanbag came my way and landed right by my left foot. Our apple tree provided some shade but as I glanced down towards the ground, there was a big ol’ Bluejay feather just waiting for me.๏ฟผ ๐Ÿ’™

I felt like time stopped just a minute, just for me. The game was almost over and when it was, I immediately picked up that feather as tears formed. No one noticed it going into my pocket as I went inside to wash my hands. I needed a few moments to myself as those Bluejay feathers are one of my signs from Warrior. Even though I had been struggling, this backyard BBQ brought me the bliss I needed to know all will be well and it is. I hadn’t asked the Universe or Warrior for a sign that day and yet there it was, truly Ultimate in front of me.๏ฟผ

Earlier that summer, another Bluejay feather was standing straight up in the grass near the back of our shed. I had gone out with my yoga mat as part of a daily routine and that spot was where the top of my mat sits. Had to do some Warrior yoga moves then for sure! The sun had been shining right at that moment as I kept the feather with me while knowing he was there. I don’t keep every feather anymore but those blue jay ones, you betcha! What I love are the markings. They are so different unlike let’s say Cardinals. The color shade of red may vary but besides that, pretty much the same. Blue Jays have variety kind of like someone else I know who delivered that day as well. He delivers every day in one way or another but when I was feeling down, he picked me up. Thank you Warrior for your Blue Jay bliss as every single one matters to me. Notice those little things because the Universe wants you too- with or without a backyard BBQ. โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿง˜โ€โ™€๏ธโ˜ฎ๏ธ

P.S. I could’ve called this post “BlueJay Bliss” but there’s been several posts about those feathers. There are many cardinal stories in my book too! PLUS, I wanted to keep everyone guessing!!! Oh, mom and I did beat the kids in cornhole!

*** I’m giving a little preview again as we need the funny so next week, prepare to laugh! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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Bridge the Gap ๐ŸŒ‰๐ŸŒ

I’m gonna do a little math refresher course here for anyone new but just to “rope” in all these numbers and years. I was never any good at math in school but with things we want to remember, we do the work to find answers. There were so many gaps when I followed the Ultimate Warrior and then for a brief time, Warrior himself. My years of watching him on T.V. were pretty much from late ’87-’92. Am sure fans know those years that defined his wrestling career in the WWF back then. There was that 6-7 month gap after SummerSlam ’91 until WrestleMania VIII.

You may also know or remember quite well his lengthy gap of Nov. ’92 until March ’96 with WMXII. I wasn’t able to watch his 1996 return because WWF had moved to cable and that was a luxury. I also never had seen his 1998 run in the WCW of only a few months because of no cable again. Seeing those years and what he did then had only been more recent for me. After he retired from wrestling, he married Dana in 1999 and had his girls within a few years. This I knew but still not quite sure how. Maybe my brother had told me as I hadn’t been following him anymore.

I do remember during Warrior’s 3.5 year gap all about the movies he made which included Firepower and my blog post. I was also aware of his gym and the comic books since I bought the first one. 1997 even brought the U.W. action figure to me when Warrior wasn’t in the business at that time. When I had found his website in 1999 I believe and then in 2005, again another gap but it kept bridging together for me. As far as social media goes- nope. No Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube of following him either. That was probably for the best as I’ve indicated before… I wouldn’t have been the Mom I needed to be for my young kids in those days! ๐Ÿ˜ฌI know he would’ve responded to my comments though. ๐Ÿ’™

That takes us all the way from 2005 until Dec. of 2013 when I found out about the Ultimate Warrior being inducted into the WWE HOF. An 8 year gap. I won’t have a gap again of course since that time brought him back never to fully “leave.” Physically he did but emotionally and spiritually for me- never ever. I looked up what it really means to bridge a gap as the expression goes. It states: ” to connect two otherwise unrelated things ( or people as it is for us) by adding something or by finding common ground.” *** I am reminded of the Ultimate Warrior’s speech during the WMVI contract signing: ” … as I take two and become one.” He was referencing both belts of his IC and Hogan’s heavyweight title. It kinda fits here although of course not literally the same. Ah yes, we do have many connectors and some I never would’ve truly realized because they are beneath the physical surface of who we are. Unfortunately, he had to pass in order for me to keep going on my bridge but the grief turned to discovery. What a gift he gave. Of course, I would trade it all for his life back. It was his time though to continue on a new bridge. His presence will forever be felt on each bridge he “runs” across.

So, warriors— have you had or continue to ever bridge the gap between something or someone? I am bringing to mind a little of the 1989 movie “When Harry Met Sally.” Yes, I reference movies a lot and more next week but this one despite being an all time favorite of mine, is an example here. They meet, don’t really like each other, go separate ways, but then keep running into the other throughout the years. I don’t want to spoil for anyone never having seen it but am sure you can guess or already know the ending. “I’ll have what she’s having.” There. I quoted a famous line from the movie, am sure you’ll know that scene! It’s a goodie… ๐Ÿ˜‰Of course as with most of my references, this is not identical to Warrior and I. He had popped into my life in many ways throughout the years. Unlike Sally who wasn’t a fan of Harry’s at first, I was always a fan of Warrior’s in and out of the ring.

When coming up with this title, I wasn’t sure of it at first. As usual, the Universe and maybe Warrior himself delivered. It was bouncing off the ropes in my head and within a few days, I heard the word gap by about 3 different people. No, not related in subject matter but just to hear a possible word for one of my posts is synchronistic with me. That’s how it works and those are signs. How do we bridge a gap? Well, we can work on bringing differences together or sometimes they line up on their own. Either way, you will finally realize just like me how that gap that once seemed so far apart is now getting closer based on your life experiences.

I hope we can bridge the gap in many areas throughout the world but it needs to start with each one of us. You can try and if the other is willing to meet you halfway across, you’re already getting there. A bridge reference is actually very cool to picture as we each come from an end to connect in the middle. Maybe we walk together but maybe we don’t. You’ll know those bridges in your life that are worth bringing the gap closer and those that just need to burn. As for me, my bridge with Warrior will always go on and despite an initial gap at first, it will never burn…

P.S. I got some goosebumps a few times while writing this so another good sign! ๐Ÿ‘

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Be Compassionate warriors ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ

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.* ๐Ÿ’”

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… ๐Ÿ’™๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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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The Warrior Synchronicities ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

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. ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’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! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿปโœจ

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My Warrior Therapy ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป

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. ๐Ÿ’œโœจ

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… ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ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 animals๐Ÿชถ, 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. ๐Ÿฅฐ He was fascinated and asked what I blog about. He won’t know this one concerns him. ๐ŸคซHe 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! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

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My Ultimate Ladybug Story… ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ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 โฌ†๏ธ. 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! ๐ŸฅถI 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 ๐Ÿฉฐ, 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 ๐Ÿฆ‹ 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! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’–

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

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A Documentary and DREAMS… ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿฆฌ

*** A day early once again as I have quite the busy time tomorrow!***

Warrior Fans- how are ya? I totally forgot to mention last week about some possible great news. Recently I was contacted by a reputable producer/ writer/director of Roaming Buffalo Films. He is in the process of working on a documentary about Warrior with A&E. He found my blog and wanted to explore more in regards to Warrior’s spiritual side. We had a wonderful conversation as he has met Dana, her girls, and Warrior’s mother. I am so completely humbled as he wants to show some different aspects of Warrior’s life and asked my opinion on several. I will definitely share more as this fascinating story develops! STAY TUNED!!! All waiting on WWE approval as well. Also, I totally connected this to my dream of a few years ago: “Wild Warrior Buffalo Woman” blogged 10/16/19. ~~~ I was involved in a documentary with Warrior about buffaloes. Can you connect those ultimate dots??? WOW…

Well, it’s hard to top that while thinking about today’s topic. ๐Ÿค”When these most recent dreams happened, I told myself they wouldn’t be blogged. Probably because I’m going thru a lot emotionally, spiritually, and physically right now and anything from Warrior is so personal to me. I decided to share since that’s what I do plus wanting to educate you all. It’s never to brag or boast so I hope you don’t think that.

The first dream took place at a beach with Warrior, Dana, and myself. It was so simple with us three enjoying the sand, waves, and watching the sun in the distance. โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒŠ๐Ÿ–We were laughing and splashing each other while in the water up to our knees. I don’t live near an ocean and neither did they but it was so incredible. No memory of much conversation but oh so fun just being there content without any cares. I’ve had a few with Dana so it’s extra special seeing them both together and me included. PLUS, she was also in the Buffalo dream mentioned earlier. Check it out… Humility wins again as dreams just come sometimes with little control on our part. Look for the beautiful messages in yours too.

The next one is something so obvious and I am very surprised it has never happened before. I was actually in an arena watching the Ultimate Warrior do his thing! Get this– he was with WCW for the dream as I recently just used two WCW pics of him on this blog. No clue who his opponent was but both men were outside the ring. I had a front row seat so could see all the action. Don’t know who won as that really wasn’t included. Just the fact that I was there meant everything. You better believe I was ultimately excited!!! I always thought that would’ve been my first dream ever because it makes sense but nope, not at all. At least I was finally at a match. I’ll take it even if not WWF. (WWE) (:

The last two involved more of my spiritual life and very poignant for me. Over the past year, I’ve had so many different symptoms and discussed some with my psychic post late last Dec. 2019. They have intensified and can be quite scary at times. I have had medical help and am still but I do believe some require a different kind of healing. Some days are better than others but it’s been a long battle. I know it’s leading me somewhere so been asking for lots of guidance. I AM a warrior and we always believe!

A few Sunday afternoons ago, I decided to take a nap. Those are part of my life more as I have these energy depleting days. Well, while napping I remember two dreams both with the same message. TWO.. That’s when we need to pay attention more and of course they involved Warrior or I wouldn’t be sharing.

The first one showed me as an Energy Healer. There are so many kinds of healing methods and guess I was very well known as a healer in that area. I was asked to come heal Warrior with my energy. Here’s the more interesting part. He was some kind of tribal King with his “subjects” gathered around. Quite regal. I know wrestling fans are thinking “King of the Ring” but it was more like “The Lion King.” Remember that post of mine? More Native really. This might sound crazy to some but we all do need healing in many ways-inside and out. I was overwhelmed to be asked but so wanted to use my gift to help him. We spent some time talking and my training as a healer benefitted his energy so he could eliminate lots of negativity. I know this topic isn’t for everyone but truly think about it. All of us have trauma, past experiences, and toxic stuff we need gone. We don’t always need traditional medicine either. I know I have healing abilities but still not quite sure how to use them. Warrior’s energy I will take in any form so it was an amazing dream.

The last dream involved this same topic. I was sitting on my bed when the phone rang. I thought it was my husband saying he was running late from work. It was not him. It was Warrior as I just listened. He says: “Hey, it’s just me. I have to tell you all about this Energy workshop I went to recently. It was so cool and I feel so much better... truly amazing and I couldn’t wait to tell you!” *** There was a little more with his words as he was so happy and laughing all at once. I never spoke, just listened. I do plan on seeing an Energy Healer soon as it totally connects for me.

Many years ago, I got a different kind of message thru a phone call about my father-in-law who was alive at the time. That one’s in my book Spirit and Belief. To receive messages thru the phone is indeed remarkable and Warrior’s messages, I don’t ignore.

So, a documentary and dreams for you this week. Take it all in as you wish but I believe in messages always. Warrior is with me and to have so many dreams lately means the world considering what I’m going thru right now. Thank you all for reading. Keep track of your OWN messages however they come. You might be surprised how they influence your life. Warrior’s energy, mine, yours, and everyone are all connected. Let’s all be storytellers, dreamers, and healers to keep his legacy moving onward. โšก๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฅ

P.S. PHOTO COLLAGE CREDIT:

@CatchManiacs on Twitter. Great pics and art of the Ultimate Warrior plus others done so beautifully! I thank you for letting me use this great collage. Was gonna wait a bit but it fit totally with today’s post! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‰ If interested, follow on Twitter. Cool stuff…

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The Mighty Machine

We are all machines running on that energy fueling our bodies everyday. Yet sometimes, even the mightiest machines break, wear down or out, and need to be reset. We move this vehicle that is ourselves so much it becomes a rubber band stretched too thin at times. Am sure you warriors know what I mean. ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Burnout happens to all of us at various stages in our lives so when is enough- enough? We don’t want to be taken for granted or become unappreciated for all that we are. I have mentioned before how many may not remember Warrior working five years or so without taking time off even during Holidays. He became fatigued and finally had that long break. Yes, there were other factors behind his absence but we shouldn’t forget his prior work which in essence was a a mighty machine.

Have you ever left a job and then down the road got asked back? If so, did you believe they missed, loved, or needed you? Perhaps they needed the clients or money you brought in or maybe also the talent pool remained small. Did you go back because you missed the work, money, or people? It can be a win-win on both ends.

Warrior had this in his wrestling career many times and although this wasn’t the case with me, similarities yet again. For me, it was about being a substitute teacher. At times, I did everything and wanted to learn. I was young and unattached and needing money. It became more than that for me though as my mighty machine was totally wearing thin.

I knew that preschool program better than anyone else at the time so it was a huge compliment knowing the boss trusted me. I thought different after a bit and didn’t want to feel taken advantage of. They could activate a sub list but assumed I had no other plans being part -time so why not? The truth is- even if I didn’t have specific plans, it would be my time for me. I shouldn’t had to lie or make up excuses just to say no. Appreciation or lack of choices remains debatable.

I know Vince loved Warrior but wrestling truly wasn’t going to be his career life choice. He wanted to prove success beyond that sport and without the big paycheck, he did. Warrior succeeded in the way he wanted but not without his share of struggles. It wasn’t always about the money and most will never see that about Warrior.

When we are younger and just starting out, our machines are ready for anything. Our morals start to step in and form a tag team with this machine of ours. It’s great at first like it was for me but then we think a new way and realize it should be different. My preschool never had an aide before so I was treated like royalty but expected to do much. I loved it all with very little pay. It made no difference for such a long time because I was learning in a field that was a passion.

My personality tends to do much for others and while good, we must not forget our own worth. Once I found my voice, that machine of mine changed direction. I spoke up, shocked them, and my mightiness switched gears.

I do realize many of you swallow that pride probably more often then you’d like and accept your constant running machine. We need those external things for our livelihood and may not have a choice despite morality wanting to tag in. Just don’t let your machine get too worn out that it can’t be repaired.

We will always have certain obligations, duties, or lessons to learn but try to balance that yin and yang like I preach always. Don’t get to the point where your rubber band will break and cause destruction. The mighty machine you get to use in this lifetime needs to be cared for, cleaned, shined, turned off, and just left alone for a while.

There will always be choices we are faced with all the time and sacrifices every day. Use your mighty machine in the best way for you. It might not be what someone else will do but just honor the decisions that can serve the machine of your life. You only have one so don’t let it rust too much where it becomes unrecognizable.

If it needs a change, do it. If it needs a voice, find it. If it needs a break, shut it down and rest. Your mighty machine will be there for you but you also need to be there for it. Whatever your situation, listen to your own mighty machine and keep it working always. It will serve you well warriors if you allow it to. ๐Ÿฆพ

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The Want for Wildness!

We all have this inside us warriors. At least I hope you do sometimes. Even the most introverted people crave the wild- however that looks to you. It literally may just mean to go outside in nature for a bit. We tend to “sow those oats” during our younger years like perhaps college age stuff, but then it changes. Maybe our idea of wildness shifts from frat parties to dinner out with no kids!

The Ultimate Warrior was that wildness and us fans loved it all. Warrior had that wildness with his fitness too ( that’s putting it mildly…๐Ÿ˜ฌ) but as a Dad, not all entirely. He was more stable and content with his life which is what he needed as a family man. Can we have both wildness and stability in our lives? Sure, but we do need to apply a balance everyday. In comes yin and yang again. Warrior had mentioned how being the U.W. character fit with a certain time in his life where it was o.k. to be that way. As we age, we adopt a more relaxed approach to life and that’s how it should be.

I’m not saying be “normal” or sit around all day- no way! We can still be wild, just in different ways. Our younger selves might have included doing many wild activities but now we are wiser and better. I must admit how being wild never interested me much BUT we all have that inner child that needs to be free once in a while.

I’m reminded of a quote about being Virgo. โ™๏ธ It states how we may appear calm on the outside but are balls of intensity on the inside with rages of emotions. Boy, is this true for me! Sometimes, I do feel caged and need to run.., Hey, that was last week! Some may even just want to be tamed like Warrior became with his family life. He did use “The Warrior” song briefly when Dingo was his name. Here’s a sample for anyone old enough to remember:

” I don’t want to tame your animal style. You won’t be caged in the call of the wild.”

~~~ Song lyrics courtesy of Scandal, 1984.

I do also believe how most of us want a mix of both. What I mean is we need variety, right? Think about songs or music since I shared a lyric. Many may love rocking out hard to heavy metal but then when with someone special, we crave a love ballad and closeness. I bet you’re like that too, come on- admit it!

This can apply to other stuff in your life of course. My wildness probably isn’t the same as yours but let go of the “rules” for a minute. If you could do something pretty wild and get rid of the consequences, would you? You won’t get hurt, nobody will, you won’t get arrested, you won’t get sick, or anything else. No strings attached warriors- just your wildness. Forget the conscience, others reactions, lack of money, ENOUGH! Can you eliminate it all for a chance to do or be something wild? Maybe some have done things in their adventures or dreams already.

The want for wildness will always be there but just make sure you take some because it is o.k. I never thought I’d go white water rafting or zip lining but those activities weren’t on my radar then. We’ve had many family vacations that I would not have dreamed possible . Were they wild? Not necessarily but to me they are. I’ve mentioned being spontaneous but wildness goes deeper. It’s not just a “heck yeah, why not?” scenario. It’s being crazy and kinda extreme but not in huge doses.

We all have that animal inside us wanting that wildness just like The Ultimate Warrior. No, our lives are not that of a wrestler but our spirit needs to just not take life too seriously all the time. I’m not advocating an explosive lifestyle that will be filled with regrets here. We do need to know maturity but that also doesn’t mean ho-hum boredom either. It’s that balance as am sure you know.

Want that wildness warriors but know your limit. Never settle for “normalcy” but respect the age and stage that you are at. Get out of that cage when you can but then know when it’s time to settle in. ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ”ฅ

P.S. I could’ve chosen another promo pic for U.W. where he talks about being wild or a caged animal but I loved the paint with this one above! It’s a Gold Dust promo from a PPV event called “In Your House” the WWE did back then… Am thinking to use a few of those pics soon… ๐Ÿค”

P.P.S. Here’s a promo line from U.W. about Randy Savage:

“You Macho King have found the madness. I Macho King am the wildness. I am the one that will end your career!”

~~~ This was before their WMVII Career Ending Match.

~~~ He also called himself “the ultimate animal” before a SNME match against Ravishing Rick Rude…

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Run That Race ๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป

Here we are again warriors with topic number two I had yet to blog about until now. Running. I mean really if you followed the WWE back then, nobody ran to the ring like the Ultimate Warrior! He wasn’t running a race but that seems to be how life is these days, doesn’t it?

We are “running to the store,” or “running errands,” or even “running the kids somewhere.” Always running to something is a constant theme for people. We do need to do those things but let’s remember to slow it down just a little at times. The Ultimate Warrior didn’t slow down but Warrior himself did. Always- no. At times- yes.

Personally, I could never be a runner. Jogging I can do and have or power walking or even biking but running- not so much. No track and field, 5 or 10 K’s my way but I’ll watch for sure. Some are complete naturals with that ability or at least have a passion to pursue. My sisters were runners when they were younger and one continued into adulthood some. I even disliked running for games such as hide and seek or tag! It just isn’t for me and that’s fine. Life is a marathon, not a sprint so take time to enjoy it all along the run…

Our lives will take us in many different directions and running metaphorically will factor in. Warrior “ran” his other business ventures as many entrepreneurs need to do. We will “run” to the next stage of our lives over time but again as always, slow to catch your breath before it all goes by. Be the tortoise, not the hare. Maybe not that slow but enough to notice.

How about your life warriors? Is it difficult for you not to constantly run to the next activity or project? I do realize all our situations are entirely different and sooner or later we will need that downtime. Some may panic and think if they don’t keep that continuous cycle of running , they’ll miss out on their youth or become boring. That’s for you to figure out on your own as it is ok to be busy. Just remember to schedule rest as we all need to take it.

Running a race concretely means to get to a finish line and place. You may win, be in the middle, or be last but you finish- hopefully. Running a race figuratively means to focus more on the journey in between and not the destination. Many Ultimate Warrior fans know he used that expression and it’s true. Sure, you can say our spirit’s goal is “parts unknown” or an afterlife but it’s more your feelings and a state of mind than an actual “place” to go. That’s what I believe. A place or finish line is easier to understand though. ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

I hope however many races you are running that you can stay present for them all. Each one deserves your best and if you can’t give that, let some go. You aren’t quitting running but just being in those races that are truly important to you. Often times, running can become routine which some love but some need a new challenge. Runners may want music, nature, a buddy, workout gear, or a machine. Others just go without any of that stuff. You decide how those races are run and switching it up can be fun too. Of course this applies to actual running but just like events in our lives, make it interesting.

The Ultimate Warrior was criticized for running and even shaking ropes as I wrote last week. He did it to be different and exciting. Never boring. At least it never and he never was to me. All you runners out there— why do you run? I’m sure it’s not T.V. related but for so many other reasons.

We’re all runners really. Some aren’t physical runners including myself but we all have our races to run. They’re just little races that add up to bigger ones all the time. At the end of your physical “race” on Earth, I hope you can say you ran it well. Yes, obstacles and detours will block your path but it’s up to you deciding how to run and which way to go.

Run That Race warriors and make sure you are winded enough to know it matters. It doesn’t matter how you finish only that you ran it the best for your life. Slow and steady wins the race…

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