Desire to Inspire βš‘οΈπŸ’«

When thinking of this week’s title πŸ€”, I was reminded of a mantra from my journal in June. “Desire to Inspire” has a great bell ring (ding, ding, ding…) doesn’t it? You have to believe it though… Warrior said over and over again how he truly wanted to inspire, motivate, and educate others. He continued searching for ways to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Isn’t that what we all should do too?

Whether one liked or disliked the Ultimate Warrior character, he did become quite the inspiration for so many with his confidence, discipline, and beliefs. We need to look at the WHY of inspiration. Like I’ve said before, you look for inspiration but be that for others as well. Most won’t flock to T.V. as a way for inspiration but we can notice those little things everyday.

Three people have stood out for me personally as being inspirational lately. It’s not always our words but also actions and a desire for the good. Earlier this year, two inspiring souls reached out to me through my website and email. I will keep their names private but they contacted me personally as we shared common interests.

I had a phone conversation with this woman about celebrities or famous people in spirit. We bonded over our experiences while offering advice. She also read my book Spirit and Belief and loved the stories! We both especially referenced The Mysterious Batteries. πŸ˜‰ She truly was an inspiration having enough guts reaching out to a stranger. We had many similarities yet differences which connected our beliefs and abilities.

The second connection was from someone who is a bodybuilder and found a few of Warrior’s YouTube videos. He had no idea that man was the same person he idolized as a child back in the WWF days. He shared details while complementing Warrior on being HIS inspiration. Both people thanked me for being the voice they are intimidated to be on their own. We all have that desire to inspire and it’s a wonderful gift expressing however it suits you.

There are so many ways to look at inspiration. It’s all communication in any form. The Ultimate Warrior had his loud, intense way but perhaps that approach isn’t quite you. Writing works for me but again, your choice.

Face to face discussions are the best of course but that might be difficult for some. Do you work best with phone calls, email, text, or other social media outlets? I love making YouTube videos but that can be a challenge at times. The desire needs to be there. We also need to practice listening with inspiration as that is a two-way street. Even though both of those individuals I had not met, I listened and then responded humbly. They both contacted me so the desire became about respect along with that inspiration.

The third person was a totally different experience. My husband was in the process of selling his mother’s home near her passing and took this big task on. After a time of some interest, he was contacted by a mutual friend thru Facebook. His brothers and he were struggling and I just sent out an S.O.S. to the Universe for patience and guidance. Lo and behold, it delivered.

This man we found out later is indeed a Joe of all trades. His name is Joe and besides being a realtor, had done many other jobs. When carpet got wet, he replaced it for a smaller fee than a company and even went above and beyond to help these boys out. His own brothers knew my husband in high school so there was a connection…

Here’s the part some of you will love. He used to be a pro-wrestler!!! I did get to meet him as those goose bumps filled my arms and legs. Hello Warrior. πŸ’™ Joe was in the NWA and wrestled under the name Vladimir Markov. Yep, they made him Russian! Look him up for more info… Pretty cool, huh? He knew of the Ultimate Warrior and many other names I mentioned. My husband told him how I talked with Dana Warrior on her podcast! It was so thrilling(: Later on, my husband said how Joe was a Godsend as I KNOW someone up there likes us and sent help. πŸ™πŸ» Joe was such an inspiration helping out without huge demands and being so understanding with our needs.

My three count again even without Warrior on this list. Desire to Inspire and look to the real reasons of intent.

Be a voice but encourage another to use theirs.

Get noticed but notice others as well.

Maybe you yell, email, or sell houses but whatever your task, just have true desire. The inspiration will come. Find your WHY always…

P.S. A few of Warrior’s YouTube videos are called: “Injections of Inspiration.” How about that?

~~~Who’s your inspiration and why? πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’œ

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Loving Those Fours 4444

THANK YOU fans for all the support with these warrior writings! I am always so extremely humbled and yet want to continue getting messages out to all of you. Today, it’s about the number FOUR.

Let’s see. I’ve mentioned 3, 6, and 7 plenty on here but never 4. A 3 count for the win, the Universe shows us signs in 3’s, and so many others. My favorite 6 is always present and not just with WMVI but it’s one of my personal numbers. 7 letters in Warrior and it’s another one I get often. Why then, 4?

That photo you see of the Ultimate Warrior above shows him sorta holding up four fingers. He wasn’t really but when I found that shot, it was perfect for today’s post. BTW- I took that photo on Sept. 4th, how about that? Not to keep you in suspense any longer but this blog is now officially 4 years old (: I actually did start it on Oct. 4th, 4 years ago when I was 44. Look at those numbers once again lining up…. Pretty cool warriors.

When looking up some info on the number 4, here’s a sample of what I found: “good organization, patience, devotion, trust, loyalty, determination, wisdom, and traditional values.” This sounds like me only needing more patience. Don’t we all though? 4 represents passions, aspirations, and not giving up on goals. Gee, this sounds like someone else too… (hint- he’s in the above pic!) Another goodie with this number kinda fits for me too. I’m all about new rituals now and have done many practices in nature. There are 4 cardinal directions, and 4 natural elements of earth, air, fire, and water. What about the 4 seasons? It’s endless and all super great to me.

Let’s move on to some days of the week. Originally, I began this blog on a Monday but back then, Warrior’s wife Dana wrote her blog that day. Sure, it didn’t really matter but emotionally, it became a lot for me to absorb in one day. Her writing was so inspiring and I loved all the stories she told.

I decided to switch to Tuesdays but then it hit me. Warrior passed on a Tuesday and again, emotionally too much. Even with grace- remember that with Tuesdays! So, after more thought- Warrior Wednesdays was born. How could I ignore that alliteration? Putting it all together became Warrior Writings Wednesdays. How truly ultimate?

To get back to numbers for a minute, we do have a 3 count for sure. 4 years of the blog, started on Oct. 4, and the double fours of my age. Another 3 is for my book Spirit and Belief which turned that number TODAY as I write this… I also recently noticed that the book which is a short read of 107 pages matches with its release date of 10.7. Just WOW from me yet again! πŸ˜³πŸ“—

To think I began these writings officially and within 12 months, got a book published is kinda crazy. I’m still in awe every time. Some might say it was rushed but I had been writing and certainly didn’t want to wait a few more years on traditional publishing.

So, that’s my journey thus far and there are still milestones coming up. Pretty soon I will reach 200 posts! OMG, just stunned with that number. Also, there are almost 90 followers and it’s reached over 70 countries. Thank you to those who are new! I am so grateful for all that feel compelled to dive into these writings and enjoy the ride with me. I’m not much on sharing stats often but sometimes it’s ok to be proud of your work. Know your impact it is having on the world.

Please know warriors that whatever work you are doing, I give my support always! Use your voice, your talents, passions, and interests to make a difference. Warrior did, (and still is!) Dana is, I am, and you should too. We all have gifts but just need to really find them underneath the muck of our lives. Believe in yourself and never waver. I need this reminder too sometimes. Follow that gut instinct or intuition as Warrior always said and did.

Be YOU, not anybody else. Leave your mark and make it stick . Whatever the future, don’t let anyone dull your sparkle… ✨ Celebrate those victories, even the small ones. You may not have a thing with numbers but find YOUR thing and love it all!πŸ’™

P.S. 4 years ago of 2016 also brought many of my BIG Warrior signs! Many have been blogged or are in the book…

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Shake Those Ropes!

Hi warriors! I missed writing last week but did have some personal family matters to attend with. So, am back with one of two topics that I can’t believe have never been blogged. Shaking ropes can be such a metaphor for us in life and we don’t need to literally be doing what the Ultimate Warrior did. He certainly got people’s attention though, didn’t he?πŸ˜‰πŸ‘πŸ»

Often times when I’d become frustrated with something, that expression of banging my head against a wall would surface. Now, it’s more like shaking ropes instead! It doesn’t need to just apply to acts of frustration but in other ways as well. How can you shake those ropes in life? Maybe you need to change things up a bit, ever so slowly. Perhaps it’s a big change that will really shake those ropes. Start small as I’ve mentioned and go with whatever feels right.

Drive a different way to work or quit your job altogether. Your ropes, your life warriors. Big or small. We all know to leave that comfort zone and get out of the mundane once in a while. What does that look like to you? Warrior always shook those ropes in and out of the ring by staying passionate about things he pursued. I hope you can say the same. Make your ordinary extraordinary by always shaking your ropes throughout life.

Being older doesn’t have to mean complacency although we crave normalcy as we age. Challenge yourself always to learn new things that will interest you. Think about moments where you didn’t shake ropes by not taking a chance. Would you regret it? Don’t worry about what others will think if you shake those ropes just a little which then can turn big. You need to be that warrior you were born to be.

I have shaken some ropes in my life but remember they are lessons so no regrets. The Ultimate Warrior was himself so expect naysayers. They will be there but it’s up to you in how to respond. Some may call it “ruffling feathers” or “upsetting an apple cart” but whatever the label, you determine your destiny. You, not anyone else. Stand up for yourself or a cause you believe in. Make your voice count by taking action and shaking your own ropes.

I remember standing up to two former bosses about issues at work. I know it sounds like Warrior but that’s us! Some were minor things but some were not. Usually confrontation isn’t my thing but sometimes it’s necessary. Again, I broke through another myth of those believing introverts won’t speak up and act. We do and I did. Even though those bosses seemed shocked to see me– ‘ lil ol’ me fighting with them in a way, it was worth it like my post of last time.

It doesn’t just need to apply to certain people that you disagree with. Just changing simple aspects will lead to more confidence so you can take that bigger step or rope shake. There probably won’t be fireworks shooting off behind you like the Ultimate Warrior had after his WrestleMania VI win but inside your head there could be. How cool is that? It’s all the FEELS, remember? Literally we aren’t shaking ropes but always striving to be better. You may not even get attention but deep down, it’ll be for yourself anyway.

Keep shaking those ropes warriors however you can. If something isn’t for you, you’ll know it and move on. If it is, keep going until that dream, goal, or task is truly ultimate! πŸ’«

Just like me not fully noticing shaking ropes as a blog post, you may not “see” something right in front of your face until later on. Kinda like my signs from Warrior at first. πŸ’™ Whatever the situations warriors, get pumped by giving your own ropes a good shake. We all need to but do it in a way that works. Whether or not you get noticed or see fireworks, you did it. The warrior spirit will always know as you’ve answered the call of the gods.

*** Here is the link to those interested in “The Celebrity Connection” YouTube video on my channel!

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*It’s 11:13 in length. That’s a great number!!!

***P.S. This month has brought some important dates so far in the U.S.A. We remembered Labor Day and then Patriot Day. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ My kids also finally started school albeit just a few days a week minus online learning so they are ready!

*** My birthday is also on Saturday so lots going on this month!! 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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The Genius in You βœŠπŸ»πŸ§ 

Would you believe you are a genius if one person said this? How about two or even three? Well, warriors you get three people saying you are a genius in this post. That word does sound intimidating for sure. We usually equate it with having superior intelligence or really great ideas. We ALL are geniuses, all of us. I’ll let you know why…

These three people telling that you are a genius happen to me, Warrior, and Mel Robbins. You obviously know me and some may know Warrior as the subject of my book Spirit and Belief but some may not know Mel.

Mel Robbins is an American T.V. host, author, and motivational speaker. She has been featured on CNN, given TED talks, and is a life coach to millions. She like Warrior and myself want you to spend time doing what you love because you are a genius.

It’s so easy for me or anyone else to write words and say them to others but what about to yourself? We talk the talk but can we walk the walk or practice what we preach? I believe in the greatness of myself. Warrior did as does Mel. Now, it’s your turn. Try this exercise. Look into a mirror and repeat that phrase.

“I believe in the greatness of myself.” *** Say it as many times as you need to warriors! The more you say it, the more you’ll believe it. I’ll do it too…

Mel suggests beginning your day as a genius with greatness before 7:30 A.M. Take 30 minutes or just 15 if you can’t do the whole half hour just for you. Truly spend time on you, not anyone else. I don’t mean a household chore, errand, stuff for your spouse, kids, pets, or any of that. Also, no life skills either like brushing your teeth or eating. Try to stay away from social media as well. Make it your time for YOU. Nothing robotically but mindfully.

Pray, meditate, write!, read, exercise, be outdoors in nature, take a bath, listen to music, be creative in any way you like. Stick to it every single day for at least 30 days. You will notice a difference with how your day gets started and guess what? That’s being a genius warriors.

Here’s a quote from Warrior: ( and that video above)

“Bold is genius. You came here to be a genius… Take that f***ing genius inside of you and show it off to the rest of the world!”

Yes, he used profanity A LOT! It is dramatic but we do need to share ourselves with others and make a difference in this life. Be passionate about what you love. He had also said he never met anybody that didn’t have greatness inside to be a genius. They just may never fully realize its full potential. Don’t be one of them. He goes on to say that the mind controls how that genius comes about. You have the power and control over your thoughts everyday through self-belief. Just make the time and use your own unique gifts, talents, and skills to make it happen.

Of course I knew that from Warrior. When I found Mel as part of Hay House’s World Summit this year, it struck me how similar their statements were. Hers without swearing! 😬

Here’s a quote from Goethe:

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.”

*** His quote is very much the same as Warrior and Mel’s messages. Another idea Mel shares is to eliminate the “to-do” list. Do you really need to write down– laundry, walk the dog, or get groceries? Maybe you do but your brain will know over time. I have mentioned on my other blog making a working to-do list you’d actually accomplish without too many things in a day. Can you try this too? Don’t forget to remember yourself on that list! We take care of everyone and everything else (especially women) but can’t forget us in the process.

Whatever your list is like, make time for you as a genius. It sounds intense I know but that’s how we need to be in order to accomplish any goal. Get rid of that list altogether! I have and it truly does work. I’m not fixated on those to-dos and really know what needs to be done or what I’d like to do. Some of you extreme planners may be offended so just take baby steps one at a time each day.

Take it from me, Warrior, and Mel. That genius is already inside you just waiting for its day to come into greatness. Listen to us and yourself with that gut instinct you possess. You will never have this life back so own it now and tap into your inner genius. 15 or 30 minutes is all it takes. Use your greatness to be that genius you are meant to be.

P.S. Here’s a quote from Mel:

“Greatness is Hearing Your Truth And Speaking It, No Matter How Your Voice Shakes.”

P.P.S. Warrior has made MANY videos on this topic so check them out at:www.ultimatewarrior.com

*** Also on the YouTube channel of the same name where he calls them Injections of Inspiration. πŸ’ͺ🏻

www.spiritandbelief.com *** This post is doing double-duty on both blogs this week but you can find me there, Twitter, youtube, and Pinterest. Let’s share our GENIUSES together!

β€œI Think I Can…” Part 2 πŸš‚

I have never written a part 2 for any post before but this one needed to be continued for sure.

*** There is a correction to be made about the story. “The Little Engine That Could” was originally written in 1930, not in 1947 which would make it 42 years before I was born and not 25. My info was previously wrong.., Having said that, let me share why this train gets a part 2.

While looking thru these classic books my aunt gave as wedding gifts years ago, I found “The Little Steam Engine.” I just decided to open up some personal books of mine and reread tales when lo and behold– there it was! This version is identical to the original and I laughed thinking of its connection and Warrior once again. The stories aren’t listed in the contents but they are categorized by virtues. This train is under perseverance which it did have by asking for help and never giving up. We should all do the same.

I will always keep that page folded over and my children’s book is near its larger companion in my bookshelf. Heartfelt laughter and memories again on one track of “I Think I Can.”

This takes us to the photo you see of my kids aged 4 and 2 then in 2008. We went to Idlewild Park in Pennsylvania and Storybook Forest was included. I highly recommend this park to anyone with young children as it has much to do with rides, a water park, and even Mr. Rogers Neighborhood Trolley. I was not looking thru old photos out of nostalgia at all but wanting to find one of my daughter since May is her birthday month.

That vacation brought up so many laughs and when I saw that pic— OMG again! I remember taking photos of the Storybook signs and characters but not specific memories. The classic tale in a collection and now that photo all within a few days. Can you say ultimate guidance? ☺️😬

The other fun part of this story is my son’s shirt. Many may know that 23 is Lebron James’s number and he played with our Cleveland Cavaliers during that 2008 NBA season. James was Warrior’s birth name and the Cavs won the 2016 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. ( That story is in my book Spirit and Belief.) My boy just happened to be wearing that jersey in that photo and now– years later, a synchronicity. He did get a 2016 jersey and now has outgrow it. Mama will never give that away!

I tell ya warriors— the giddiness ensued from me for what seemed like hours after finding that photo and connecting it to the big book. This then of course led to my picture book and being yet another three count for the BIG title win! That Little Engine just keeps on going like the Energizer Bunny.., Hey– I had warrior batteries too (: Always keep connecting those dots or lining up your trains on the track since that’s how signs work. It can be anything remember. You may not have books, photos, jerseys, or any of my stuff but you will have your own.

Here’s another great moment. I also remembered Lebron coming last off the plane when the Cavs returned to Cleveland. He held the trophy and was wearing an Ultimate Warrior t-shirt! That image used to be my cover photo for this blog…. Many thought that was a “dig” at the warrior team but it was revealed he was a fan as a kid. I think it was both, LOL! Some didn’t even know who that guy was on his shirt. Needless to say, those shirts were selling big time. I did see a guy wearing one in my neighborhood that summer.

The number 6 is relevant here too since my son’s jersey is from 2008, Lebron left the Cavs for a few seasons and then returned in 2014– the year Warrior passed. That was 6 years later. We were on vacation when we heard that news in the Poconos– PA again… 6 years after we went to Idlewild. AND– get this!!! My husband and I honeymooned in 2002 at the Poconos. We wanted to go back someday with our future kids. So, first it was our honeymoon in 2002, Idlewild in 2008, and last the Poconos again in 2014. All 3 being 6 years apart in PA. I just realized those details later on when they weren’t originally part of this post!!

Here was my first idea that I put the “kabosh” on. It also involves the number 6 but in a different way. While watching the YouTube bio where the train book is featured, the beginning lists the date of when the Y2K14 games were released. That date was October 29, 2013. Pretty significant since Warrior always loved promoting them in his own way. Well, that date kept bugging me to connect and I finally did. Last Oct. 29, 2019 I had a serious situation that took me to the ER. It was more of a *spiritual* experience revealed to me later on not by any doctors so nothing really medically related at all. I thought about sharing the details as another blog post. Oh, and both of those Octobers were Tuesdays. Remember grace??

The day I was jotting down notes, my cat came running down the attic steps as the door slammed shut behind her. What? Nobody shut it. That never happens. My husband even asked why it closed so suddenly. Then, she jumped on my dresser near where I was standing and tried to knock the pen away from my hand! Um, could that have been a sign from Warrior? I believe so- always. My cat has done things before so cats have super intuition. Just to make sure, I asked Warrior to let me know with that story. Yes, it’s very personal unlike anything else I’ve ever told but I can be tactful. Well, a little later I got a loud buzzing in my ear which is a huge sign from him to me. I took that as a “No, don’t blog that!” I kinda knew already…

But, look at the dates. The same exact date only 6 years apart on Tuesdays again. Now, I truly know why that incident happened to me then as I was possibly thinking Halloween maybe? Spirits can be active at certain times just like during a full moon. I am FINE as it’s part of my spiritual journey but numbers and dates are important- always. Guess 6 is my “lucky” number for life. πŸ’–

*** Be that little engine on the track that works for you. It never gave up, neither did Warrior, neither am I, and neither should you.

P.S. ONE more number 6 connection– I promise! From Oct.- April- 6 months. Y2K14 games released and then Warrior’s passing. I also had “The Box” story in my book 6 months after he passed. April-Oct. reversed… πŸ’™

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Hangin’ Out with Warrior ( Dream…)πŸͺ‘

“Who’s that lounging in my chair?… this surely is a dream.”

~~~ Marcy Playground, 1997.

I won’t say the title as it’s kinda risquΓ© (look up on your own😬) but this song kept popping in my head and on the radio so had to use it for today’s post! I kept hearing it and finally laughed as I needed to. So, yes warriors recently another dream came to be and it did involve that chair in my driveway, the action figure, and Warrior. Let’s see…. don’t think there’s been a dream to really speak of since the buffalo one and this was just sorta relaxing and casual. Just like the title.

It started out as a typical meet and greet where Warrior was signing autographs, shaking hands, and posing for photos. The little boy I mention in “Which Warrior Would You Choose” ( 6/26/18) was in this so guess he got another opportunity! I still love him in that video talking about Warrior’s hair. Maybe that’s why he made a return appearance (: Me, well, I was just an observer of all this which would always be entertaining anyway. Being in the background for just a little until it got more personal.

After that time with fans, all of a sudden I was at my house outside in the driveway. The garage was open and had tables with food spread out like for a party. People were around but no idea really of who they were. Warrior was there and sitting in a chair in my driveway. I imagined that chair you see but now that I think more, he’d probably not fit in it! Not entirely sure if he was the guest of honor at this party or just casually being there. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt but the sun was shining so not too cold in Ohio that day.

He wasn’t mobbed or anything and our group was small. The little boy was there too so guess I knew him! It was then that I went into my house and found the action figure. Think this is about the third pic it’s been in for these writings. I showed it to him as he fingered it in his hands. He thought it was so cool I had it as I told him the story behind the find. ( That’s in my book Spirit and Belief.) I also blogged it first years ago.

Here’s the MORE interesting part. I said to him: “This action figure is the same one I believe that Dana has and she’d put it on the stage when presenting the Warrior Award at the Hall of Fame.” He says back: “Yeah, I think it is, so neat!” Um, WHAAT? The award wouldn’t exist if he were alive despite this being a dream. Gee, why didn’t I get my book to show him too? After all, that wouldn’t exist either. Wait, that was another dream… BTW– Dana had that action figure years before I found mine but the conversation was so surreal.

We chatted for a bit but I don’t remember him getting up really at all or eating. He was just there sitting in my chair in the driveway like no big deal. This is another example of lucid dreaming which I’ve experienced before. I did however find that action figure many years ago in the late ’90’s so that’s been in my life when Warrior was still alive.

Here’s another interesting part. Do any of you avid readers remember my post “Many Meaningful Masks” blogged 1/29/20? No, it doesn’t concern this global pandemic, lol! πŸ˜‚Well, the spot in the driveway where I drew Warrior’s masks in chalk six years ago was EXACTLY the same spot he was sitting in that chair. That’s why the figure isn’t close up since I wanted part of the driveway shown. This I remembered after going outside later in the day and just pausing on that spot.

I guess for me in all these dreams I have always just accepted them without questioning. Even with others I have never said: “How can you be here?” Or even: “Oh, wait I must be dreaming.” That is being lucid but there are other factors. Of course after waking up, I’d know these things but never doubting the messages or people in them. Some are a little more complex for sure to figure out and some also may not make the best of sense. I take them all as they guide me on my journey.

Warrior at my house– I’ll take it always! He’s been in my childhood background for another dream so now where I currently live. We were just hangin’ out with him lounging in my chair. No need for a big venue, lots of people, or over the top stuff. Always accept your dreams warriors no matter what. My driveway had those masks and then him in that same spot. Our lives do determine our dreams. Here’s to just hangin’ out wherever your dreams may take you… 😴

P.S. Another similarity with this was my story in the book about being in 7th grade and noticing the Road Warriors on a boy’s notebook. ***Many years later after Warrior had passed, I dreamt he gave a talk in my 7th grade classroom. I blogged that too as “Warrior Book Dream.” I brought my book to show him but then thought never would I have written it if he hadn’t passed. Lucid again and there were others. Can’t forget the Wrestling Buddy doll dream too. πŸ˜‰

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Back to Warrior’s Machete…

Did any of you Warrior fans ever read his blog “Warrior’s Machete” back in the day? Well, I did a few times and wanted to find a pic or video reflecting his look during that period. I also wanted to look up exactly what a machete is as I know it to be a sword. I get why he used that reference as a warrior but found out something else. It means “macho” in Spanish! I wonder if he ever knew that? He does now (: ***BTW– I recently watched the video again where the Ultimate Maniacs made their television debut. The date was 9-19-92. My birthday is Sept. 19th. πŸ’–

Let’s go back to early 1999 for me and Warrior’s machete. First off, I really can’t even remember him having a website much less a blog. No idea on why this came to my mind at all. Did someone tell me? No, at least not to my knowledge. Maybe a song on the radio put him into my thinking that inspired me to look it up online. I don’t know since that remains another mystery…???

Here’s a different question for you to ponder. Who remembers or had WebTV before other ways of connecting to the Internet? We didn’t have extra money for true internet service and it was limiting then. Oh my goodness, such memories. My brother had set this up for our Mom to use in her bedroom but my sister and I had access as well. You had to follow this green line at the bottom of the screen and watch it load. At least there was nice music playing instead of that screeching noise made by dial-up! 😬 I vividly remember sitting on my Mom’s bed (later a chair) when no one was home waiting for that connection to find “Warrior’s Machete.”

I knew he’d have lots to say but no idea on these lengthy posts! No way could I spend close to an hour maybe reading all he typed. Most times, I’d just skim thru his thoughts on wrestling, politics, patriotism, historians, and on and on… Very interesting and thought provoking whether I was necessarily in agreement or not. Mom would be coming back soon from picking up my sister from Band practice or a friend’s house so I always had to read quickly. The car would be pulling into our driveway as I moved fast to shut it down. I only recall checking it out a few times plus also seeing his gear on the website. I really wanted to see a photo of him then. He looked similar to my pic above.

I never forgot that obviously but let’s move forward to about 6 years later. Yes, I did the math and yes, that number pops up again! My son was about a year old as I lived elsewhere now with my new family. While he napped, that was ME time. Even though my kids are older, that time of day is still for me– just in other ways. Now, it involves my workout but then the fitness aspect wasn’t as detailed.

I decided to get on the computer and look up:

http://www.ultimatewarrior.com ( Am not linking this since it’s different now.) *** Why did I look this up? What in the world made his website once again come into my thoughts? Guess what I found? Warrior’s Machete and I’m pretty sure it was still that blog. It is a little blurry to me so anyone who can validate in 2005– let me know! Wow… it was the same lengthy way he wrote back in 1999. So very cool to know he was still around communicating his points of view to fans although controversial at times. A few different subject matters that made me sigh… 😞but all him.

Things come to our minds for so many reasons that we may not question at the time. When I looked up “Warrior’s Machete,” never did I think twice about it at all. I just had the idea and went with it– both times. Years later, it became my turn to write my own blogs in my P.O.V. Warrior was a blogger, Dana was, and so am I. None of this was me emulating or comparing at all. I fought it emotionally back then and fought it hard.

Every time I sit to write either of my blogs, I remember discovering “Warrior’s Machete” 21 years ago in my Mom’s bedroom. Who would’ve thought I’d be writing on the internet like he did? Not me ever. Life changes in so many ways as am sure you all can relate some past experiences with your now.

Warrior evolved with his blog over time as I have with mine. Whatever your passion is, things come and stay if they are truly meant to be. The Universe and my intuition worked together lining up “Warrior’s Machete” several times in my life for a future I never expected. Look for those universal moments in your life warriors. You may not have a machete with words but follow that intuition. It’ll get you there and keep believing as a warrior with your own P.O.V. πŸ’‘πŸ‘πŸ»

P.S. That photo above was from a speaking event in 2004. ~~RingsideFest Q and A.

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