The Two Anniversaries πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Oh my warriors… We have come to another year of these writings as I celebrate two anniversaries. This blog was officially started 5 years ago on the 4th and my book Spirit and Belief will be 4 years old tomorrow on the 7th. I say officially for the blog since June of 2016 was when my warrior writings really started that summer in my hammock. No stats this time but I do enjoy sharing with all of you as the interest seems to keep growing. Thank you readers but especially those who were or are still fans of the Ultimate Warrior or even Warrior. Thank you also to those fans of spiritual gifts because there are still topics some feel too judged to share. I understand, believe me. Despite some detailed and emotional posts, I don’t divulge everything. Just like Warrior, we need a few things to be a mystery.

A few years back, I had posted how Mattigan Warrior ( his youngest) being 17 then was the same age I was when watching her Daddy win WMVI. I was going on 18 but still… My daughter is 15 going on 16 and that was when the Ultimate Warrior first appeared on my T.V. Never had I seen him perform as any other character except as U.W. in Nov. 1987. What a journey it has become minus some missing years in between. That was another post.

I am in awe really when I think back on all this. Sure, I still have some books in my attic that I never could sell but it was a lesson learned. Just knowing that book plus this blog have gone all over the world to many countries warms my heart. Thank you to those who have kept coming back week after week to read, maybe laugh a little, maybe cry, or just reflect on your own life along with Warrior’s. It’s like those wrestling fans who keep supporting their favorites in any way they can. You are my fans so I give you ultimate thanks. Feel free to leave me feedback on the book if you have read it, I’d so appreciate it! πŸ˜‰πŸ“—

Sometimes I actually do get writer’s block which I never use to. I try to connect a photo or video with a post but that isn’t always the case. What I do with most is to either share personal stories which is my favorite way or to share Warrior’s ideas that always aren’t wrestling related. I do hope over the years you have found inspiration or even just compassion in some way. Believe it or not, I also go back and read a few because of nostalgia or even to get motivated myself. If you are new, oh boy you have some catching up to do or should I say running?! Just kidding newbies. Read at your own risk or connect with me. I’ll do my best to answer questions although some topics might be off limits for me. There always seems to be more stories to tell though.

An interesting note to add is about that shirt you see in the photo. Back then, I wanted an authentic t-shirt from the U.W. website. Before all the gear got brought to the WWE shop, I bought from ultimatewarrior.com. Never did I find a pink tank but I love this one and still wear it sometimes during a workout. You’ll find me in a YouTube video with it on and I believe a photo for one of these previous posts. The funny part is when ordering the shirt, I never noticed his image on the back. Guess I just saw the front with being warrior girl and that was enough for me. When it came, I was surprised thinking I might not have gotten it with the back printed. I KNOW that does not sound like a true fan but for lack of a better word- I always say it’s “different” for me. He’s got my back though and I love it.

It’s like getting my Warrior logo tattoo. Never would I get his face or body inked on mine. I know guys do and maybe some girls do but not sure how that would go over with my hubby. 😳😬Despite that, I couldn’t do it anyway. My stuff can be external like these stories but most are internal and emotional so it’s too overwhelming. You fans can do what you want though! Some tattoos really do capture his likeness and I am truly amazed at such creative artistry.

There, I hope you giggled at all that. Another bittersweet story concerns the book. Four years ago before I had sent it out to be published, it was Labor Day weekend here in the U.S. We were covering our pool and this monarch butterfly kept hovering by where I was. I did snap a pic as one had not stayed that long around me ever. Once a blue one came close when I was writing and that has been blogged. I always get sad as summer ends but that butterfly was so beautiful to watch. Later that day, I asked my husband to help a little with emailing the rough draft out. I had been thinking of asking him but was procrastinating. That butterfly gave me courage to go for it and they remain a great symbol to me today. Metamorphosis, change, growth, and beauty are what this process was to me. Every year now I remember that spot where the butterfly was and having the warrior spirit to make my book known to the world. They are still around but not like that afternoon.

Well warriors, “there’s your fix for now” which is from the man himself. I will continue writing as long as I see fit to do so. Whatever comes my way, I will go with the flow. That expression is everywhere for me lately and I have written all about it on my other blog. Am even reading a book about it now. Whatever milestones you encounter, celebrate them how you see fit. Channel that inner warrior spirit to keep going with what you love. I thank Warrior most of all for his continuous belief in me despite any outside naysayers. From my warrior writings to Spirit and Belief, my ultimate thanks because I will Always Believe! πŸ’«

~~~~~ Kathy~~~~~

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*** Have an ultimate day warriors! *** πŸ’ͺ🏻

The Rebel Warrior πŸ˜¬

With it being a few days before my birthday, I thought to kinda put myself on the spot with some other past celebs I followed. No need to list all those guys I “liked” starting at age 10 but a few come to mind. Yes, there were others besides Warrior after all but I would notice a pattern and how some were sorta rebels. Not all but a few. One of them was the OTHER Andre in a different sport and not quite a giant. Andre Agassi was a former pro tennis player and I watched him for years. Over time I felt that some advice to give a future daughter of mine would be to NOT follow or like a pro athlete! Well, we can’t necessarily choose but emotionally, it’s the most challenging compared to a T.V. star, (on a sitcom or drama) movie star, or even those rock musicians. At least that’s how I feel about it all.

Being introverted meant a part of me craved those rebellious guys who maybe had long hair, broke the rules, didn’t conform, and all that. Andre was like that which was similar to Warrior and even had colorful gear. They were opposite me most of the time except for the long hair! Always very different though and that was something I could identify with. O.K., physically I liked them for various reasons but there was more to whatever character they played which interested me. I could see beyond that. They may have seemed tough and crazy but I knew underneath there was someone else.

Often times I’d ask myself: “Kathy, why do you like these guys when they don’t seem like who you’d probably go for?” I did question that often although my brain gave my heart a break one time from that rebel type. Besides two, (one being Andre A.) most also were much older than me so with friends, no way did I share much. Once at a sleepover, I did privately and my good friend understood. My husband is 11 years older than me so another pattern repeating. He’s no rebel though. In high school, I probably didn’t know one girl who either liked Jon Bon Jovi or Bret Michaels of Poison. They were the guys back then. I always just thought I needed that rebel because I wasn’t one. Well, I AM but in another way. Now, I know more and it isn’t just that reason. The REAL reason is because by watching them, they gave me permission to know it was o.k. to be yourself without apologizing to anyone. They were true to themselves and were confident in that despite others objections.

Little by little, I learned why I became attracted to more than just their looks or talent. It was those guys or even their performer selves being genuine that transformed me to recognize my genuineness too. Maybe breaking rules does have consequences but they were willing to take risks which I needed to do more. It wasn’t just that side but the softer aspects too that made me melt. I knew they had those big hearts that would be shown on occasion. I’m a sucker for that, still am. I needed those rebel guys to teach me not just to be different but that it needed to be respected because you were. It wasn’t just the “good girl” liking a “bad guy.” They really weren’t that at all.

Am sure there are those of you who have liked or followed the famous for years so why do you? Did you in your younger teen years as well? Some stay in our thoughts longer or disappear for a bit only to resurface in another way. It’s so different now with the internet and other forms of social media. Back then, we bought magazines and hung up posters in our rooms. Most may know I never did that with Warrior, the posters that is. A little more is in my book Spirit and Belief. Kids today seem to flock to those celebs at much younger ages too. I thought I was young at 10 and felt very intimidated. No regrets about not sharing much in those days. Some girls got teased sometimes if it wasn’t that “acceptable” person which some of mine were not. I would like a few that my friends did but not too often.

I hope none of you regret who you liked back then and maybe a part of you still does. πŸ˜‰For this list, they’re good guys in my book but Warrior is in that rebel category all by himself. It doesn’t matter if it’s T.V., the movies, music, sports, or anything else. They are yours to like but just be prepared if those emotions take over sometimes. My kids don’t share this part of their lives with me but if they ever do, Mama knows… Mama knows… If it lasts, there’s a reason and my rebel Warrior has always been there in some way. I thank all the other guys too for teaching me to be ME!

P. S. I WILL be watching WMVI around my bday of course! That became a pattern too… πŸ’™πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’ͺ🏻

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Until We Meet Again πŸ’™πŸŽΌ

If you watch the end of the “Ultimate Collection DVD,” you’ll hear Warrior’s words of “until we meet again…” Oh man, did that get me teary back then as he looks directly into the camera. From his perspective, that meant possible projects he’d be working on as ambassador with the WWE or even his social media outlets. We can “meet” Warrior again every time we play the DVD’s, look at photos, or see him in all the ways available now. This takes me to yet another nostalgic time with my senior year of high school. Yes, I’ve mentioned that year on here plenty ( the BEST in April ’90!) but my son is a senior this year.

Until We Meet Again are some of the lyrics to the Irish blessing which I know all too well. Wish I could sing it for you but I’ll post the words at the end. 🎀So, flashback with me to 1987. If you weren’t around then, just follow along… This was my sophomore year and first in choir. It was graduation and the choir always sang the Irish blessing at our school. For 2 years, I was there singing for the other girls and then it was my turn to sorta sing it for myself and of course fellow classmates. It felt different, new, and yet familiar. It’s like when you see others on the sidelines. You might be participating but in an indirect way or maybe even just watching. Here are my versions:

~ a bridesmaid finally became the bride.

~a teacher of young kids finally became the parent.

~ remembering my senior year which is now my oldest’s.

For Warrior, he got into fitness which became bodybuilding, he got into wrestling which became the championships, ( plus more) and then he retired which became his family life. Until we meet again at one point in time which then led into another. To hear Warrior say those words at the end of the DVD made me remember another connection moment with that Irish blessing song. Shortly after I had watched the entire thing, that music with those lyrics followed me somewhere else.

I had attended a church service with my Mom feeling very out of it and still in shock because of Warrior’s passing. My Mom had asked if I was o.k. and I actually told her no. I didn’t need to say I was “fine” and she didn’t need to know the real reason. Then, the recessional hymn played and yep, it was the Irish blessing. What are the odds? Needless to say, I almost started the waterworks and had to grab hold of the pew. I was just tired Mom and said how I thought of this song with all those graduations years ago. Yeah, that worked and was kinda true.

Until We Meet Again was there a few days later and once more with those memories, much too soon. Every time I would hear “Pomp and Circumstance” at those graduations also, it would be thoughts of “Macho Man” Randy Savage in my head. Now, I get to hear it next Spring while watching my son receive his diploma. Despite all that emotion, am sure they’ll be a little bit of Randy there too until we meet again.

Have you ever found yourself in any situation where it’s similar to until we meet again or perhaps that other saying of time will tell? I bet you have. In fact, we are all part of that everyday of our lives here. Always evolving, moving, and growing into the next phase with ourselves and those we love. It may seem off in the distance until you blink and find yourself finally there. Just being a parent for me identifies this as being true. Even if you aren’t one, think of those moments where your aspirations happened perhaps many years later. It’s just like the story of being on our honeymoon standing with my coffee ice cream by Mt. Pocono looking down at the water park. I knew that would be a great place to take our future kids someday and 12 years later, we did. Until we meet again made manifest. That year was 2014 by the way… The real Poconos story is in my book Spirit and Belief.

Warrior’s career went by so fast, he didn’t truly have time to reflect on its significance until later on in his life. When he finally could interact with fans in a better way, it meant more. Those people who may have met him decades prior could see Warrior differently and never would’ve known they’d meet again after his time in the ring. So, until WE meet again here next week, I hope you treasure not only Ultimate Warrior memories but all of your OWN. The years are fleeting and as my Senior prepares to graduate next year, we will meet again as I recall my “Pomp and Circumstance” days and the words of the Irish Blessing:

~May the road rise up to meet you

~May the wind be always at your back

~May the sun shine warm upon your face

~And the rain fall soft upon your fields

~Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

*** Until we meet again Warrior, I will always believe. πŸ’–πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

P.S. Yes, I was singing it too! Another 3 count of the DVD, song, and high school…

P.P.S. While driving to see my Energy Healer last week, I was behind this car with the words “Walsh Jesuits” around the license plate. That is a local high school over here. Underneath it said: “Go Warriors.” Must be their team name! Also, that car turned down Reagan Parkway and Warrior happened to love our former President Ronald Reagan (:

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*** One more thing— I recently just made a new video and shared one of my favorite stories from the book. Check it out:

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The Mysterious “Warrior” Batteries πŸ”‹πŸ”‹(:

The Whole Time πŸ’™πŸ‹πŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ€Όβ€β™€οΈ

The WWE just had their annual SummerSlam event which got me thinking. I have never used a photo of the Ultimate Warrior gorilla slamming anyone! There was one time of Sherri on here but he’s only in that pic I took. How could I forget his famous move before the splash? You also see “Ravishing Rick Rude” and the Ultimate Warrior had a few SummerSlams with him. The whole time I was missing a slam pic so here one finally is. Another first once more.

I bet you’ve had some moments of something in your life being there the whole time only you didn’t entirely notice. That could be hard for some of you and of course I have my story but here we go again to the movies πŸŽ₯ ! Get your popcorn 🍿 ready warriors since these references really explain the whole time and what it meant for the characters.

*** Spoiler Alert!*** Sorry but I do need to explain so if you haven’t seen “Mrs. Doubtfire” or “The Santa Claus 2,” skip ahead. I bet most of you have so please follow along.

Let’s begin with the 1993 movie “Mrs. Doubtfire.” Oh, so good… It’s the restaurant scene for Miranda’s birthday and Stuart starts choking. From a distance, Daniel as Mrs. Doubtfire sees this and comes to his rescue. While applying the Heimlich maneuver to Stuart, his “mask” begins to peel off. Hey, I did a post similar but anyway, Mrs. Doubtfire is then exposed as Daniel. Shocked, Miranda says:” The whole time, the whole time, the WHOLE time!” 3 times. Yep, she had to leave after that. I loved the scene also when Miranda is having tea with Mrs. Doubtfire and she seems to notice some familiarities. “She” covers the truth but sometimes it starts like that.

The next scene is about “The Santa Clause 2” from 2002. Another great one and my favorite out of the 3. I have referenced the first one and readers may remember a few years back of this movie being in a post. This time though, it’s not the magic of the staff Christmas party gifts. This time, it’s when Charlie shows Lucy who Santa is up close. First she asks:” Uncle Scott?” He looks at her and says: “Do you have any twos?” She replies back:“Go Fish, you ARE Santa, I knew it was you all along!” O.K., not exactly phrasing of the whole time but close enough. Lucy wondered earlier in the movie when she questions if her Uncle Scott is Santa. He seems puzzled but to her, only Santa has reindeer and he brought Comet with him from the North Pole. So, both Miranda and Lucy had some earlier thoughts before knowing for sure it was true the whole time or all along.

Well, if you have some popcorn left, here’s my stories of the whole time. Many may know about my teenage years and such of following the Ultimate Warrior so little did I know back then what would become my now. The Universe as well as my soul both knew the whole time. You may not believe but I always do and will. I often wondered why my emotions ran so deep the whole time and very grateful now to have some answers. I won’t know it all in my lifetime but it’s enough for this Warrior woman. πŸ’œ

The whole time relates to one more person. A few months ago, it was brought to my attention that someone who I respect and admire very much had been reading my blog for years— basically since the beginning. We are connected through a mutual friend and he has been around the wrestling business a very long time. I was overwhelmed to find this out and a little part of me was like Sally Field as Miranda: “the WHOLE time!” I can say it 3 times too… One of these days I need to ask if any certain posts stand out to him as being inspirational at all. Yes, there are many to choose from but I am curious. πŸ€” Sometimes though there is that part of me that wants to crawl under a rock because of what I wrote but it’s all me. 😬😳Every bit is true.

Despite all these references of mine, I do hope all of you can look at the good experiences now that have been with you the whole time. We can also look to those difficult moments and know how they were guiding us to be stronger the whole time. You may not have specific examples as my movies or a respected avid reader, ( still so cool!) but find out how this life has led to events that make up your whole time. Who are those people cheering you on left unnoticed? Where are those places that have always been a safe haven for you? Hopefully, you can search out those answers that become your life the whole time. Once you find out, your reaction may be one of surprise or pure joy. Let’s hope for the good warriors as the whole time needs to be felt positively.

I’ll always have those feel good movies of mine as you will have yours. I hope also to reach out to my wrestling reader friend more as he has been so gracious with me. 🀞🏻πŸ₯°For all of you, find your things that have been with you the whole time. It just might be the unexpected but take it however you can. I will always have Warrior on this spiritual journey the whole time as my soul knew he was there all along…

P.S. Always, right? Well, how about all this! I decided to listen to Warrior while outside on my yoga mat. I put on the video of those who inspired him. About 6 min. ( yep that number) or so in, he mentions burning bridges! Had no idea, would not have remembered. My last week’s post of “Bridging the Gap” ties in with this… He says to “…blow the whole da** thing up, blow it all to H***!” Once you cross a bridge, you don’t want to be tempted to go back for safety. I said “WOW!” out loud in the grass… Don’t revisit the bad..

*** One more thing! The restaurant’s name in “Mrs. Doubtfire” is called BRIDGES…

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*** Connect with me here to find book info on how Warrior’s spiritual energy guided me to trust my intuition. It’s filled with humor, some psychic traits, ( all good!) family stuff, and more! Find it also on Amazon and other retailers. I also write a more in depth spiritual blog for anyone interested in different topics. You can find me too on some U.W. fb groups, Twitter, and YouTube (:

Find Your Tribe β€οΈβ€πŸ”₯πŸ‘ˆπŸ»πŸ€

Do you have a tribe warriors? I’m not just talking about fellow Ultimate Warrior fans or any other groups like that you may belong to. We are a little πŸ¦‡ sh** crazy though, aren’t we? πŸ€ͺWhat I mean are people perhaps closer in your social circle who really GET you. This can be different for us all but you’ll know the feeling when you feel it. Maybe they’ve known you your whole life or maybe you just met them. Either way, I hope eventually you find your tribe.

I bet at some point in your life, you wanted others to be just as excited about something as you were or are. Let’s use an example of two people. I bet you can guess… Yep, Warrior and myself. I’ll start with him and most fans will know this story but it fits well here. That creativity in him always was there but just not necessarily accepted by others. When he had the comic book idea and even his belief system of Destrucity, both got some PR on the WWF shows then BUT not fully agreed upon. They even gave him a full page in the magazine about Warrior University. I know he wanted Vince to be on board with all that but probably knew those others involved in the process, not so much.

Now, it’s my turn. I may have shared this story before but it also fits here so skip ahead if you’ve heard it. Back when I got this blog started, it was about a month or so in. I still couldn’t believe I was sharing my warrior writings for the whole world to read but hey- I was! At that time, I felt ready to tell my family. The birth family that is. I sent out the info in a group message and couldn’t wait to hear back. The whole time I was typing, a knot in my stomach seemed to get worse. Yeah- that was my intuitive gut trying so hard to tell me :“No, now is not the right time to tell them!” Did I listen to it? Nope… They were supportive but not in the way I needed. I thought my brother would read it every week but it’s only when I mention him and I’m fine with that now. It’s all those expectations but in reality, when you have your tribe— that doesn’t matter at all. I didn’t know that then.

I do remember however, the only one I didn’t tell almost five years ago was my Dad. Guess I just thought he really wouldn’t be interested and with wrestling, he only watched with us a little. He’s a writer of sorts too and when I finally told him, here was his response:” Keep writing. It seems to really suit you.” I never forgot his words and think he wrote them in my birthday card that year. It brought me to tears… Is he totally in my tribe though? Not really but look how he surprised me with his reaction.

The other part of all this is my spirituality. That’s the one Warrior and I share with this whole tribe thing besides the wrestling aspect of his career. As the years went on, he talked more and more about intuition, (of course) evolution, past lives, and all that which I’ve mentioned before on this blog. O.K., he did want that “brotherhood” with the conservatives Dana had mentioned and found a tribe there. The spiritual stuff though is still kinda “woo-woo” for some. No, not “WOOO!” like Ric Flair! Warrior put stuff out there that had been talked about but only in those groups who were already famous with the topic for years. I believe he wanted to find his tribe of followers on that as well. It just got me years later with his passing to connect it with my life.

I have found my tribe of spiritual “woos” but I will always ache for that close friend to share it with. No idea if Warrior ever had a close friend to share it with either. I do have my cousin but so wished she lived closer. We text daily or call about lots of stuff. I did see her a few weekends ago at her grandson’s graduation party. She came all the way to Ohio from Missouri! Very grateful she and I have this connection as do a few of her kids. My daughter has little abilities too that I’ve witnessed but we’ll see what happens as she ages.

Not everyone will be into the same activities as you but our aches will make us search for our own tribe. If you’re not into crystals, oracle cards, or saging like me, that’s fine. You’ll still be in my tribe if you are a fan of Warrior’s or my writing. πŸ˜‰He may not have been into all of it spiritually but Dana is. At least I hope she still believes. Warrior also found his tribe of fellow artists and I am glad he did. He needed that too besides his other passions. There are those who love his fitness videos so that’s another tribe. We do need those connections but need them more in a personal way that isn’t always thru social media.

If you haven’t found your tribe, keep looking. It is crucial for our overall well- being as your spirit knows. You may not believe that but I do. Warrior had his tribe of fellow wrestlers he admired but again, look beyond that career to other outlets. Your tribe is there but as always, you need to do the work too. We will be in this tribe of Warrior fans or writers but explore those other parts of you inside. Listen to your gut. If it feels like a knot, that is NOT your tribe! I thank Warrior for being in my tribe and I thank you all for allowing me in just a small part of yours. πŸ₯°πŸ’œπŸ’ͺ🏻✍🏻

P.S. When I recently went to an outdoor yoga class, another sign was there. My favorite instructor had on a shirt that said: “Warrior.” So thankful I went despite almost missing it! AND another sign— we were watching a Western movie that night which took place in New Mexico, just sayin’!

~ Right before this one beautiful scene in the movie, my left ear started ringing really loud! Hello Warrior… So I connected it to a dream of mine… It was part of a “bucket list” I still need to do ❀️

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Peel Those Layers πŸŽ¨

*** This post is a day early so Warrior Tuesday today. Our dog is having ACL surgery tomorrow so my mind will be elsewhere. Send her prayers!! πŸΆπŸ™πŸ»***

I know, I know… I’ve said this before but I’ll say it again. Even though I LOVED all the colors Warrior used for his mask over the years, I liked when that paint got peeled off so I could see him underneath. Yes fans, I realize that paint was so iconic to his character and some didn’t like the unpainted look for a time. He wouldn’t be the Ultimate Warrior without it, right? I get it- believe me warriors.

Did you ever start peeling off chipped or cracked paint and just had to keep going? It was driving you nuts!! I’ve done that before and am doing it now with my nail polish. Maybe some of you aren’t bothered by it at all but of course this just really isn’t about paint. You know that if you’ve read my posts before. The Ultimate Warrior had his masks, we all have ours in a way but let’s get to the real stuff underneath. I compare it to peeling an onion. You can say orange but an onion has more layers and will make you cry! We gotta do that to get through it all. The peeling and the crying.

Do you feel the need to “peel off” or “peel away” what no longer serves a purpose in your life? Oh boy, I’ve been doing this for years now and it’s still going on. I mention some things in my book Spirit and Belief and how I was moving away from old habits, people, food, and yes- even beliefs. It’s part of my awakening and we all have our own versions whether or not you consider yourself spiritual . Warrior had his too. We have to peel off the old to make room for the new. That’s how it was for Hulk Hogan ( yes, he’s mentioned here again) when he “peeled” off his Heavyweight title to make room for the NEW which became the Ultimate Warrior as champion. Yes, it was hard for him to do that. We all probably know the stories but it’s hard for US to peel off stuff or situations we become very attached to. We hold on so tight because we are afraid of anything new. Does this sound like you?

Even the simplest things can be difficult to peel away since they have been with us so long. Routines can be hard enough to change but what about relationships, jobs, or a big life decision? Yeah, those require much more from us and lots of peeling. When I peeled back my paint of layers, there never seemed to be an end. Once I thought I got thru one, more kept coming. It’s for life warriors, it really is. We have to keep peeling to get to what we truly need. Literally, you’d get to the inside of that onion but I’m talking about life issues here of course.

I’ve had to peel away these physical symptoms to find what really caused them and it isn’t typical at all. I am more educated now about the realness of my layers and am still learning all the time. It doesn’t have to be negative at all although our fears tend to take over. It is teaching us something and we, as warriors will fight on thru those layers. I bet you even know what some of yours are. I know Warrior did also as very few saw underneath to his true self. Maybe you just don’t connect to something much anymore yet still the paint remains. It could be crumbling or fading but you keep it because it’s yours. It’s familiar, comfortable, and convenient. You know what I’m saying, don’t ya?

Those layers could go deep and be stuck so hard, nothing can get it off. It will be a struggle but if we stay the same, we won’t grow. Rooms in our houses need new paint over time, a car might, and yes the Ultimate Warrior needed new paint too. I know some people that never change much at all and are perfectly content. I do keep some things the same for a bit but then get bored and need to mix it up. Us warriors are not robots as you may know. Change is part of life with all its painted layers. We feel it all- the ugly, bad, good, and great which will come. We just have to believe it’s underneath that painted face or even onion.

We do need to start over in new ways and we’ll know when that is. Sometimes, the signs are right in front of us but we ignore them. Other times, we realize those signs are pointing us in a new direction that will be better for us even though we may not know it then. Warrior leaving the business of wrestling comes to mind for me here but I can connect my life too like I always do.

Keep peeling those layers so the real you can shine through. That paint will come off if you work hard enough. It may not peel as easily as the Ultimate Warrior’s mask but once it does, a new colorful you will take its place. Throw that smelly πŸ§… away and enjoy a good cry. It’s exactly what you need to see the truth behind those layers you fought against.

P.S. That photo above of U.W. was taken during the Royal Rumble of ’90 when he and Hogan were in the ring together. A “what if” moment of last week! I hope this post was “a- peeling” for you (: Stop crying!!!

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Alone at the Top πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ’™πŸ”

“You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to be.” ~Marianne Williamson

I think that quote fits for today as does that photo you see of Warrior above. Do you feel alone at the top? Are you even at the top or do you ever want to be? All interesting questions that I’m bringing into focus or should I say: “FOKE!” like Warrior had said. Whether or not one is alone at the top, this concept can apply to us all in many ways.

Let’s start with Warrior. Did he feel alone at the top? First off, as a champion in the business of wrestling, you alone have that title and nobody else so yes– that applies. But, of course I always mean deeper stuff as you know. Some may like it up there where others may feel intimidated. Warrior wanted that title eventually and most who pursue something similar also have that same motivation. It does come with some issues and sacrifices. Warrior’s title wins made others jealous of his fast rise to the top but he set a goal and achieved it. He got attention a different way than many before him ever got and they had been there much longer. People say Warrior was a “loner” of sorts but does being at the top make you lonely? That all depends as they are not the same thing. I can’t really say if he felt alone for sure but it did factor in with how he already appeared to some. He did it his way and had support from those he trusted.

We all run like the Ultimate Warrior did. πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈYep, you read that right. We do in a way. It’s the running or the chase that excites us to go after that job, relationship, position, or anything that interests us. That strive to get to the top pumps our adrenaline of competition. The question is: When you get there, then what? Do you run to the next goal or revel in the current one for a bit? Being alone at the top can be great when you achieve it but you need to think carefully of your next move. πŸ€”Once you have that elusive thing you’ve wanted for so long, are you satisfied? Maybe you crave more or perhaps are happy with being where you are right now. I can attest to all this with my writing. It’s up to you warriors. Just know that our lives are fluid, not stagnant. We do need to keep pushing ourselves but it’s quite alright to celebrate a victory for a little while- even a small one.

For some of us, we may never strive for that top status and may never be alone. You can be at the πŸ” without necessarily being alone. The opposite is also true. I of course identify with Warrior on many levels and being alone is one I totally connect to. Being at the top— well, that all depends with how it’s defined. I never pursued a career the way he did but still felt at the top many times in my life. It’s not just that career as I’ve said before. You can be at the top with fitness which is how Warrior trained himself to be. It doesn’t need to be taken literally but just being satisfied with how your life is going. We all need to be better though because we learn and evolve always.

Warrior was alone at the top with his disciplined mindset and his spiritual beliefs. Am sure others like myself understand but at the time of sharing his points of view back then, all alone. He totally echoed other great spiritual thinkers and some I follow today. When I first discovered their teachings several years ago, Warrior’s philosophies sounded so much like work they were putting out into the world. So alone? Maybe not totally but to others outside that thinking, yep.

It’s ok to be alone in your thoughts but we do enjoy sharing with like minds. I am grateful to be able to do that now as these past years of gaining or remembering different beliefs have been a struggle. I do like my alone time but some are afraid of it. The mind will wander, oh no.., Warrior wasn’t afraid of that, I’m not either. We are social creatures but NEED time by ourselves even though some may not know what to do. Being at the top will be different for every single person with how you view that idea. If you give your best and be yourself, you’ll know you were at the top when it’s time to hit that pillow at night.

Just because you achieved that dream, wish, or goal doesn’t mean it’s all over. Plan a new one, keep going, and of course- always believe. Take that time to relax if at the top or even at the top alone. You will know what both of those mean and how to interpret them. The running can be fun but know when to slow down once something is caught. The Ultimate Warrior’s running will always be remembered as his time alone at the top wasn’t long. He needed to be alone to use his mind and attained the top win of all. Whatever your goals, be the warrior you need to be to make them come true.

P.S. Wasn’t gonna have a PS this week but just thought of something… Maybe it was Warrior inspired…. Well, his top win of all involved getting that heavyweight title BUT I can hear him saying what his REAL top win was: his girls… πŸ’•

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The Warrior Synchronicities πŸ˜³πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜¬

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. πŸ’™πŸ’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! πŸ™πŸ»βœ¨

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What’s Your Opportunity? πŸ€”πŸ˜¬

I’m sure you all have heard some of these expressions: “wasted opportunities,” “opportunity knocks just once,” or even “don’t let opportunities pass you by!” Yep, I’ve heard them all too. Some of us squander opportunities while some grab every chance they get. There will always be those things in our lives that make us ponder which way to go. Do we take that job? Is it too much of a risk? Will I get another opportunity like this again?

Many good questions that we face all the time. Most may know about Warrior’s opportunities and how he chose a wrestling possibility over pursuing bodybuilding more or even continuing his chiropractic education. I chose working full time in my field of study over college during the day but did go to school at night. That job wasn’t going to be there long so opportunity was knocking for sure back then.

You can connect to opportunity many times in your own life warriors. The problem with us is we want instant gratification and we want it now. You know what I mean. Warrior and Sting craved success in their early years together and thought fame would come sooner. It takes much work and lots of time as they learned.

When opportunity presents itself to you, there are so many options. Just remember when one passes you by, another will always come along. It may not be in the same way but it will line up eventually. With Dana, WWE presented her many different opportunities that involved the Ultimate Warrior brand but she passed on several. Of course it was very challenging for her with trying to preserve his legacy while creating a new life for herself. Now, she has other opportunities with the company that have come along.

We may look back at our lives and see some missed opportunities but please don’t regret the ones you didn’t take. Yes, your life could be very different had you made other choices but lessons learned are indeed valuable. Maybe another even took an opportunity possibly meant for you. Will you be upset or just accept it as is? Warrior had many opportunities once he got out into Hollywood and starred in some movies. He decided that wasn’t for him and never looked back. The stories are endless and you can add your own to this list for sure.

Warrior had a wonderful and ultimate opportunity creating such a legendary character forever remembered in WWE history and beyond. Some may say Vince McMahon gave him lots of opportunities to “make” the character but Warrior had other plans. Who knows what else they could’ve done together but sometimes our own agenda dictates which way opportunity goes. He didn’t agree to all that was before him and we shouldn’t either. You will know which opportunities present themselves the best and which you may just have to say “no thank you” to.

Right now with my kids, it’s all about new and exciting opportunities as they get closer to college, careers, and much more. So many choices but how to choose what’s best? That is a dilemma for each in their own way but our free will and intuition lend a hand. People say America is the “land of opportunity” but really that can be true wherever we are. Without that word, we will never grow and evolve into who we need to be. Those opportunities make us wiser, more educated, and better off for having faced them. Maybe they don’t though. It is after all part of this human life each of us are living.

Alright warriors, what opportunities lie ahead for you? Well, we can say EVERYTHING! The Ultimate one would want nothing less from any of us. Something squandered can be something gained. Don’t look at them being failures because there are always lessons to learn. Opportunities await all over your life from the personal to the professional. Nothing is wasted because it’s always there for us.

You can get opportunities presented to you but maybe you will also present to another. The Ultimate Warrior and Warrior himself took on many in his life and most we won’t be faced with in the same way. Take your own opportunities and make them work to your advantage. Warrior always believed, I do, and you need to also. I’ll leave you with a quote: It’s through curiosity and looking at opportunities in new ways that we’ve always mapped our path.” ~~~

Michael Dell

P. S. I recently posted a pic on Twitter but have found many blue Jay feathers lately. That is one of my MAIN signs from Warrior. I had found 5 and the owner of this spiritual shop bought 5 of my books last week! πŸ“—πŸ“—πŸ“—πŸ“—πŸ“—Just found 2 more yesterday making 7!

P.P.S. I was there for an Energy Healing. It is something I believe in addition to traditional methods. This healer and I chatted briefly as I told her a few things about me, my blogs, book etc. While on the table, she noticed my tattoo. She asked if it was connected to “the man in my book.” I had not told her anything. I said yes and explained what it was. She said she could totally feel the ENERGY!

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My Warrior Therapy πŸ™‹πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ‘ŠπŸ»

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. πŸ’œβœ¨

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… πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈ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 animalsπŸͺΆ, 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. πŸ₯° He was fascinated and asked what I blog about. He won’t know this one concerns him. 🀫He 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! πŸ’ͺ🏻

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