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🏻

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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.

~~ Youtube channel: WrestlingRocks (32:48)

P.P.S. PLEASE continue staying healthy and well warriors during this global virus! I will still be here

with Warrior content so you can fill your days at home with your favorite blogger-ME! πŸ˜‰

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The Silver Feathers

Are you aware of #ThrowbackThursday? Well, I’m gonna switch that today to #ThrowbackWednesday because I can! My reason is this story to share that relates to three others very similar. Those were about a candle lantern, a real sign, and a feather box. All have been blogged but the candle lantern story is told in my book Spirit and Belief. Those items were bought in actual stores but that feather necklace you see on the right was bought in the Amazon store.

The Ultimate Warrior had a feather earring somewhat similar to mine but is that why I bought it? OF COURSE NOT! Several months ago, I wanted some new jewelry that reflected my spiritual life now. Sometimes it’s just bad karma I guess since most of my stuff breaks! I just blogged about karma on my other site a few days ago… I love all my jewelry and wear most frequently so probably shouldn’t anymore.

Handmade pieces are the best because of the personal craftsmanship and time involved. Many spiritual shops or fairs will sell jewelry made of crystals or delicate gems. It’s so hard to decide. I had three crystal bracelets and all fell apart! Ugh.. I still display them but decided to move onto necklaces. A few I do have use these cord ties which come loose. What’s a girl to do? Buying in person is usually my thing but Amazon seemed the way to go. My pink quartz heart necklace with the Tree of Life always gets compliments but I wanted another. Feathers popped in my head and how perfect for this journey! Check out previous posts on feathers or in my book and you’ll know why. πŸ˜‰

This silver one caught my eye which made me look no further. Yay for stronger chains and these new necklaces are working out well. Little did I know or even remember Warrior sporting an earring or two back then. I seemed to recall a stud but a feather was too far to go back in the ‘ol noggin. The Ultimate Collection DVD is now almost 6 years old and never did I notice until recently. I actually used that image in “Longevity’s Long Life” if you look suuuper closely. He did have his mask as part of it but it wasn’t until a YouTube video made me notice more. I just laughed yet again at such a silly similarity! πŸ˜‚ After all, he did send me my first feather since I always believe. Here’s the 1st video you see above:

https://youtu.be/GFvzQhzsg9o (3:25)

Here’s another:

https://youtu.be/12d0I4C-fOE(1:42)

~~ Videos Credited to RocketFuel. Great memories with interviews and promos of U.W. for all you fans!

Have you ever noticed something for the first time warriors when it’s really been there all the time? For me, it seems to be a constant that doesn’t end- even years later. Items can serve you well even if you aren’t aware at the time. It all connects to synchronicity and your life. I’ve also mentioned my past with old VHS wrestling tapes. I would never notice something for years and then see it for the first time after owning it a while. For many of you it’s a little different as am sure it is! It can be anything but I’m talking about a personal connection that means something. Not just a new outfit or haircut. We’ve all watched our favorite shows or movies over and over again. Did you notice a scene or reaction of someone in a different way? I bet you have..

Maybe someone has done something anonymously for you without your knowledge over time? You can be like me with getting signs. Do you see something many times over again that seems significant but you shrug it off? Pay attention since those signs do mean a connector to you in some way. It doesn’t have to be feathers at all. I actually see the word warrior in just about every book I read-for real! Sometimes, it doesn’t even seem to fit at all. Now, I know better since without me knowing then, it IS the right book at the time.

Here’s a quick example: We recently got rid of our old bedroom carpet and now have this beautiful new gray wood flooring with a big area rug. What if this were you but felt intimidated taking on a massive project? Over the course of a few days, you hear the song: “Magic Carpet Ride” on the radio, a store is having a huge blow-out sale on flooring, and a friend mentions this new tapestry she just bought. That’s how it works warriors. Mine was kinda like that with the silver feathers. Broken bracelets, wanting something spiritual, finding the DVD image, and the YouTube video. So many stories have lined up that way with me on this ride with Warrior and it is truly ultimate!

Try to look at something in a different way for the first time. Really observe and you might notice a new perspective. It can be silly or extremely personal. Either way, your noticing matters and connects to YOU. I love my silver feather as a I know Warrior approves! πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’™

P.S. I do have a “Warrior” totem engraved on a necklace. I didn’t even know that when first picking it up at a fair years ago. It’s similar to the “Warrior” crystals I have too. The string on the necklace broke but luckily I had an extra chain (: I’m wearing that necklace in the post “Speak Your Truth Warriors” blogged 10/17/18.

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Exuberance of Energy πŸ’ͺ🏻

Energy. This word is everything. It is everywhere and makes up all beings including things. Such a powerful word and yet I ignored it. What I mean is when coming up with my book title a few years ago, I was kinda “forced” to find words. You see, I was part of the ALC or Author Learning Center and back then, it was great education for me. They had a possible timeline or outline of sorts for your book. You HAD to include certain info in order to move forward hypothetically but required for the ALC process. A few items were: possible date of release and of course a working title. No way could I even begin comprehending that!

So many words popped in my head and for those that know, yes there is a subtitle. When I finally came up with some choices, energy was included. After all, this is energy and Warrior’s was all over the place. I wrote it down in order to not forget once the real title naming days came. Again, if you know– the word energy isn’t even in my book title! 😬🀣

How is that possible? I still look back at that time and laugh. I even kept the original paper with all my word choices. Energy is right there staring at me as a reminder. It was left off the book but never left out of me. Vince McMahon has been quoted as saying about the Ultimate Warrior:” This man has energy to spare.” He also talked about his exuberance as I can’t leave out that word from this post. Such another powerful word.

When my kids learn about energy in school, it’s all those literal science definitions with kinetic, chemical, mechanical, and electrical. You can study that if you want but it’s tricky though. I’d like to talk more about the inner energies we all have. Ya know– physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Which is most dominant for you warriors? My post The Emotional Mental Connection has been blogged, in my book Spirit and Belief, and even though they are psychic types– energy types apply as well. It’s about gee~~ I dunno~~ me and Warrior (:

Energy is basically the “capacity to do work.” It’s about an object getting and staying in motion. Just like us. Just like Coming Full Circle of last week. You learn all kinds and use all kinds with anything in life. ANYTHING. It takes me energy to write this just like it takes you energy to read it. It’s really about how much though. We include energy with those other “to-do’s” like time, resources, patience, and many others. Your energy inside is what truly matters and not so much the book smarts of learning all the types. Warrior did and STILL does have so much energy. That doesn’t go away when you pass. If you didn’t have too much, perhaps you may not as a spirit. It’s part of your personality and is still with you, even without a body.

Some of you might be wondering how energy works without a body in spirit form. Well, it’s different for everybody but always remember how our feelings matter most. A spirit’s energy can be felt in so many ways and I have mentioned several “main events” with me. What works for some may not resonate with others. Energy can be seen, heard, felt, and even just known. It’s all connected to your beliefs.

How do you use energy the most warriors? It’s so hard giving an equal amount to all of our daily activities. Some days, we are stretched like a rubber band and yet keep going. The truth is you– yes YOU have more energy than actually realized. I know this now more than ever about myself but we all do. It’s how we spend it remember? I for one can’t even imagine the energy required to do so many tasks and in reality we do them. We do them because it’s in our blood. Those professional wrestlers have that exuberance of energy needed to perform but you can have it in many other ways pertinent to your life.

Your energy one day as a spirit will depend greatly on your life energy here. I don’t have all the answers of course but do have the knowledge of energy to know it counts. All of it every single day. Sometimes, we have more energy on one day than another. That’s o.k. and in fact how it truly is.

Warrior never stopped expanding his exuberance of energy but that was how he needed to be. Just use your energy in the way your life needs to be warriors. Also, don’t forget the word ENERGY and how important it is. Without being in my book title, it is forever present in my life and will always continue on even in spirit. πŸ’–πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’™

P.S. Here’s my entire book title:

“Spirit and Belief~~How the Ultimate Warrior Led Me to Trust Intuition.”

~~ I wanted the word energy after Warrior. ( Warrior’s Energy…)

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Coming Full Circle

Warriors~~ have you ever found yourself years later back where you started from? Or, did you return to a place you never thought you’d visit again and yet did? Most may know Warrior’s story of finally coming full circle back to the WWE before his passing but I too have had similar stories. Perhaps you can relate. I didn’t have 18 years pass between returning professionally~~ just 4 but still coming full circle.

Almost 30 years ago, I was a preschool aide and began at one of the schools owned by our director. After a year, she opened a fourth school and I was an aide there. The following year she made me a teacher but then within four years, they closed its doors for good. It was the saddest day of my young life as a teacher since we had to combine with another school. I had returned four years later to the same building where I began. The other twist of fate was the classroom I was given. That room was where I spent countless hours preparing work for the other teachers as an aide and now for the remaining school year, it was my classroom. Coming full circle in a place I never expected to be at again.

I also came full circle with my writing. Never did I imagine writing as a blogger or even publishing a book. It was when thinking of this post that my past with writing came full circle. I remembered writing to a cousin of mine for years where we exchanged all the family and personal details of our lives growing up. These are saved in a special attic box. I also had written many letters to one of my Grandmas. Oh, the stories we’d share back and forth over time. Such great memories as I recalled letter writing not connected to school. (AKA~~ “The Jump Start on Journaling” post.)

Have any of you ever had that feeling of coming full circle in your life? It can be with anything at all. Maybe some of you have even bought your childhood home after parents moved on. That’s full circle indeed. Maybe you were raised a certain way with religion or politics, went your own path for a bit, but now are back with those beliefs. It can even be a past relationship with someone. Perhaps you’ve disconnected but because of life’s circumstances, you are back in each other’s lives(: Have you moved away and now find yourself back in your old hometown? Anything can become your full circle.

Sometimes in life we become all too consumed with our lives and moving ahead that we forget our connectedness. Those synchronicities that bring us back are for a reason. It might be the start of something good for us or maybe it’s just to ponder what a small world it is after all. Just like the Disney song. 🎼🌏

There is that voice that will stop us from looking at our full circle like it was with Warrior. We say never, ever, never will I go back there or do that again. Why? Well, for various reasons we all have and yet the emotion behind it can be similar. We are hurt, angry, distant, and maybe even worse. Also, it could just be for the mere fact of being done with that part of our life and moving on. We do need to do that but this Universe of ours places us where we need to be whether one agrees at the time or not.

Spend some time really contemplating this on your own warriors. Where has your life led you to that full circle of coming back? A circle never ends so look at it like your life in motion. That’s who we are. I know that’s me and despite Warrior’s motion, he thought much about life. It is good going back for just a little while however that is for you. Even grown up children return to their childhood nest! Just don’t ruffle feathers there too long. Another ⭕️ that keeps going.

We come back to our circle because deep down, we never fully leave. Physically, yes. Emotionally, no. This is true whether you believe it or not. I know it is for me and Warrior. For years he was dormant in my life but my feelings would still surface from time to time. I always just wanted him to be happy with whatever was going on in his life. So glad to forever know he was and that returning to his WWE circle made the Ultimate Warrior legacy never end. A circle will do that.

~~ Reflect on your full circles warriors and know they bring you back always without end. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’™

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My Psychic Visit πŸ’™πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’–

O.K. Settle down naysayers… Don’t let this title overwhelm you warriors. I am sure there are skeptics out there regarding psychics and you have every right to be. My visit came about as a result of knowing this friend for a few years and also after many months of inner work. I am not nor will I ever be someone to just sit with a psychic medium at a fair, mall, or other event on a whim. This was a personal private session at her house.

I decided to finally make an appointment with her but only after some conditions could be met in my mind. You should consider these as well if wanting to visit a psychic on your own. First, I believe trust is so important and doing this without that wouldn’t work for me. Second, you need to become detached to any information or possible outcomes. This is so hard but a challenge for me considering my main reason in seeing her. You fans will know. Yes, it did mostly involve Warrior. Remember though, we always have free will and spirits will not tell you what to do. It’s all about guidance or “nudges.”

Psychic mediums aren’t for predictions in the way some think but many believe that to be the reason in sitting with one. You need to use your own intuition and interpret messages in the way that works for you. Some ask about relationships, health, love, money, or a career but I wasn’t. At least not really. Some may even need to piece together a puzzle with clues possibly meant for another. You need to figure that out yourself.

Even though I had some past spirit visit dreams with others, never would I have pursued this without Warrior’s passing. Never. The reasons were more clear to me than ever before. Anyone can connect in spirit to passed loved ones or those you have a connection with. It’s all about your believing mind with right intentions. I never doubt messages from those in spirit. They only have your best interests at heart and never lie. Most fans will know how honest Warrior was and still is!

Messages from a spirit to a medium can be crystal clear information or just bits and pieces. You must be open-minded and relaxed. Before my appointment with her, I wasn’t feeling too well at all. It was nothing contagious and I really wasn’t that nervous. She validated my spiritual energy and symptoms as I was in such awe. I had sat with a few others before ( not on a whim) who read cards but never just my energy and possibly connecting with those in spirit. My paternal Grandmother and father -in-law both had messages for me but then it was Warrior’s turn.

I was so patient as she proceeded asking about the man in my book (Spirit and Belief.) My friend knows a little of my background but not much. Once I said yes, she wanted to know his name. I told her he had it legally changed to Warrior but she saw a letter “J” in her mind. I kept thinking Jim and then she related how he was saying “James.” There was someone else with him identified as “Joe” but I am not aware of this name. It could be his Dad or Grandpa? I’m not sure.., Just a guess…

Tears came for me then as he proceeded to work thru her. He related to being “a great big giant.” I laughed thinking of Andre the Giant but Warrior and I do have quite the height difference. I am only 5’2″. He also said “military school” but all I could think of was how active the WWE has always been with the military. She agreed that was probably the connector. Warrior always supported the military and our veterans.

He shared how proud he is of the book while I am continuing his legacy. I was told to keep writing my blogs too. She heard the word “feathers” and saw an image of a goose. Warrior’s main signs for me are sending feathers and giving me goosebumps– A LOT! I have other signs but those remain a huge influence.

She told me some more information about him and I but it is extremely personal. Let’s just say a lot more makes sense now and validation was deeply evident spiritually in my life. You may not believe or possibly think she was just telling me what I wanted to hear. I assure you she knew nothing if very little about my connection with Warrior. She has not read the book but does know about my blogs.

The very specific things she told me were incredibly unbelievable and I was completely overwhelmed in a different way. She revealed much more about my journey than I ever imagined. She even stated how I passed in a previous life. This is another belief but it totally resonated with me. I had to do some extra research as some terms she said were new to my understanding. My spiritual life is so heart centered and my purpose remains the same. To educate and inspire just like Warrior did with many fans over the years is what I need to keep doing. I am doing it in the way that works for me.

This isn’t to share my psychic visit in a bragging way at all. I am not a person to ask for help as some may know. You can connect to loved ones in spirit with or without a psychic. She barely even charged me as some will overcharge and prove to be not genuine. My friend has been doing this most of her adult life and even has had gifts since childhood. Her credentials speak volumes. Warrior knew of my plan to see her and a third party sometimes works well as they are gifted in many ways.

It was beautiful and amazing all at once. She also knew some specific details about my car accident over 19 years ago. I hadn’t said any real information but she described images. I have blogged about that accident on both. I even began a new healthy detox regimen which is working well. We could all use more organics!

I am linking my YouTube video on this visit as some prefer watching and listening over reading. It is all your choice warriors if visiting a psychic is right for you. Just think it through first. If you want to go on a whim, that’s up to you. Psychic mediums get a bad rap sometimes but if you do the work first, research a little, and release fears to trust, the guidance will be ultimately yours. Mine was so humbling since in James I will always believe…..

Should You See A Psychic?” (11:49)

https://youtu.be/XjhdLpMA1h0

** My YouTube video on this session***

City Warriors or Country Warriors?

Do any of you remember this classic children’s book of The City Mouse and the Country Mouse? Many years ago, I bought this nice collection of books from a preschool fundraiser. My kids are teens now but Mama loves books and ya gotta keep the classics~~ right warriors? With winter fast approaching and the Holidays coming, this thought came to mind. I live in the Midwest only one state away where Warrior grew up. That’s a chapter in my book Spirit and Belief.

I am not a cold weather person and also prefer one of those geographic locations listed above. Can you guess? The country mouse suits me better. Preferably out west. The Warrior Family made their home in New Mexico but up in the mountains, you’ll still find snow. Warrior obviously preferred more of a country lifestyle with warmer temperatures as I hope to move someday also.

We are not far from our downtown but all the crowds, traffic, and noise just isn’t for me. If you read last week’s post, you might have an idea. I just get anxiety but prefer more solitude and SPACE. We do have some acreage between neighbors so owning land is a must. One day I’ll get to see a sunrise or sunset without it being blocked by trees. I can drive somewhere but it isn’t the same thing. It’s beautiful no matter where you live but the country atmosphere brings calm and peace. It could bring boredom to some but we do need to improvise.

Sure, sometimes I do like to be around a bustling event in the city but at the end of a day, the country mouse would be me. Even though Warrior resided in a few big cities throughout his career, the country aspects fit him more. We are the same in that regard. There are positives and negatives to both but if you had to choose, which would it be for you?

Most that live and stay in one over the other don’t know a difference. They can’t imagine being anywhere else. I’ve never specifically lived in either as we are in the suburbs but visiting both– yes. Warrior spent most of his younger years near farms, went to cities, and then settled in the desert or at least outside the area. Not quite the same as Indiana but closer than the big city. Sometimes we are too isolated so the middle works best. It’s all in the balance warriors.

I’d also like to really see NYC up close one day. Driving around the area isn’t the same but living there– NO WAY! It’s kinda like L.A. Too much city for me but I loved our vacation out there a few summers ago. We all have our preferences for living versus visiting but always know deep down what works for our life. Have you visited someone like the mice in the story and couldn’t wait to come home? We’re all the same.

I’ve mentioned things we like before and this can be one of them. Sometimes we won’t have a choice and have to live somewhere we don’t really want to be. All of us need to be grateful for where we are and always look to the good. If you are able to move, great. If not, appreciate all around you anyway. Some want a slower pace as they age and need to relocate. Some will live their entire lives in one place. Wherever you are, just make it home to you. I’m an outdoor person too and love the summer but when that isn’t happening, I make different plans~~ temporary as they may seem.

City warriors or country warriors makes no difference. As long as you are happy or at least try to be. It’s all about the feelings, remember? We know our likes and some never change. This is one for me that never will and there are reasons why. You’ll know yours too.

Take a trip, travel, visit, or whatever you like but know where your heart lives. The city or country becomes what you make it. Even though I am not out west ( just yet!) I make my country vibe here. Whichever mouse you are warriors, know it is part of you always. Warrior knew his place and I know mine. Find your place warriors with or without the Holidays. Be that content mouse right where you belong.

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Warriors Step Out of Time

I had the pleasure recently of presenting a workshop on intuition and my warrior self had to awaken for this one! Over a year ago, I received a woman’s name at another library book conference. She hosts this series monthly at a downtown library. It involves many aspects of spirituality, meditation, intuition, aromatherapy, and more. I was so excited to finally bring more life to this topic.

The date I chose was November 14th. There were others but this one is in my book Spirit and Belief.

That was the last time I saw the Ultimate Warrior on T.V. as part of the Ultimate Maniacs with Randy Savage. Of course I picked this date, how could I not? πŸ˜‰Well, it took me MUCH longer to get there than expected since tons of traffic congests certain highway exits. Plus, there was a football game that night. Ugh! I really was crunched for time.

When I finally arrived, no parking lot could be seen. Guess libraries that are almost 100 years old only have street parking. Circling around a bit made time pass more quickly as I finally parked in a nearby school lot. I felt like the Ultimate Warrior himself running just to get there! The doors opened and I made it with one minute to spare. 😬

I am not a late person EVER so this was unacceptable to me. Feeling flustered doesn’t do me any good. Once I’d begin, things would move along, right? Somewhat but not so much. This group had little interest in my story of intuition and many just wanted a random checklist. They asked questions such as: “What do you mean about feathers as a sign of following intuition?” “How do you journal?” “What’s a blog?” “Wait, you communicate with someone in spirit?” All questions I wasn’t prepared for or even expecting at all.

I kept my composure and did explain ways to increase intuitive abilities but some just wanted an internet answer that I couldn’t provide. I did my best, shared what works for me, and still remained open to inspiring any way I could. In hindsight, if I had more time I could’ve asked more questions to the group about their expectations that night but it wasn’t meant to be for some. Such a minor challenge compared to many Warrior faced over the years! This event frustrated me for sure but I always like to remain positive. That’s what any warrior must do.

Warrior had so many firsts in his life and this night had many for me. The good aspects ( despite the long drive in traffic) were very exciting. I got to lead a presentation with more present than before, discuss intuition in a new way, and also led a meditation which worked out very well. One man bought my book and wants me to return to discuss being ” a warrior.” That made my night (: I brought along some crystals I love and gave everyone present an angel card to use before meditation. It was just a simple visualization to imagine being in a place you love. I hope it brought them some peace. Such a learning experience for sure…

How do you use your intuition warriors? Do you follow that “gut instinct” like you should. Warrior did and I am too. Sometimes it’s hard to decide what to do but I’ll tell you what I told the group. Intuition is what you FEEL and what your heart tells you. It isn’t the logical mind all the time but the emotions. We do need all three– head, heart, and gut and always that balance everyday. Remember that three count warriors!

Some didn’t like my ideas about intuition but you need to focus your energy on what you’d like to try. It isn’t the same for us all. Taking “A Step Out of Time” allowed me to see people that are still uneducated looking for answers. I hope I helped on their journey as they continue. November 14 is special to me in several ways and now I have a new date in time to remember.

The man who bought my book was so positive. ( and not just for that reason!) He wants to explore this more and agreed with me about intuition. It is not truly found in a book, online, or anywhere else but inside YOU. Nobody can give you the answers but yourself. Tips– yes but you run the show. I sign my books with: “May you always follow your intuition.” That is my wish for you. Without me listening to my heart a few years back, I wouldn’t have these opportunities or be writing to you all now. ~~~ Intuition will come, you just have to listen and FEEL. πŸ’™πŸ™πŸ»

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