Warrior Feathers and a Goddess πŸͺΆπŸͺΆπŸŒΎπŸŒΉ

So, do you see it? Two weeks in a row of no Warrior pic and I had different options for this week. Well, if you zoom in by the kickstand of my bike, you’ll notice something super tiny. Sure, I took a separate shot of it up close but this is more fun! It’s a small blue Jay feather. My husband and I decided to take a bike ride one night and as I got closer to putting up that kickstand, there it was. I had found a tiny dime once in the pouring rain but that’s been told already. This feather was literally between my feet so I picked it up and put it in my pouch as it came along for the ride. How would a super tiny jay feather make its way into our garage? They don’t fly in there. The wind could’ve blown it in but who knows? Thank you Warrior as I always believe (like last week.) Had to show my pink bike that’s now 11 years old since growing up I always had blue. Finally, my favorite color after all these years.οΏΌ πŸš΄β€β™€οΈπŸ’–

The next feather story happened before that tiny one’s story. I was feeling stressed and filled with much anxiety so asked Warrior for a feather since I hadn’t gotten one in a while. Do I need them? No, of course not but it just makes me feel good. I let it go and got on with my day. A few weeks went by so it wasn’t on my mind so much anymore. One day though, became quite emotional for me. That day brought something unexpected my way which was such a fun moment. I laughed, I cried, and just embraced this memorable gift. That was my focus until later in the day when going outside near my hammock. I can’t remember if I was planning on reading or just relaxing but the hammock had leaves on it so while shaking them off, my eyes darted to the ground. Upon blinking, I saw a big blue jay feather sticking up straight in the grass right where I’d notice.

Hands covered my face as I was stunned. 😱 Always expect the unexpected and believe. I laughed and thought of that day when asking for one a few weeks prior. I could just hear Warrior saying: “You had to wait until that moment happened to get your feather today!” I’m pretty convinced that would be his thoughts so it lined up once again. I took a pic of that one too. My unexpected surprise totally connects with this feather even though they weren’t in the same day. Just trust me on that. It really wasn’t a total surprise but I still didn’t believe it would happen.οΏΌ

Here’s the last story which involves a goddess like the title above. This actually involved a dream recently but for a 3 count, I had to include it along with my new Bluejay feathers. To recap just a little from a line I included last week, my Virgo self influenced this dream for sure. I was wearing a white dress with a big empire waist, a slight train, and had some flowers. Sounds like a wedding gown, I know… πŸ§πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ My hair was a ring of garland flowers and I held gold and silver long stemmed roses. Maybe I became a little lucid since the name that came to me was Demeter. She was a Greek goddess who connected to the Earth and it’s this time of year in the U.S. of harvest. If you never read mythology or know much about it, very easy to find lots of stories all on those ancient gods and goddesses out there. I have mentioned years back of loving them all in 7th grade and then in 9th where one assignment was a book I made and have saved. A blog post was even titled: “The Mythology of Heroes.”

Demeter is depicted carrying wheat in her arms and wearing a green dress like the Earth but I still believe by hearing her name in that dream, a feeling was there. I vividly remember my mom helping in gathering flowers so Demeter fits my style in a way. Maybe that represented me as an Earth mother goddess or maybe even a past life connection? That’s a big topic and one I’ve mentioned before as well. It was so beautiful and I DID get called a goddess. I’ll take it! πŸ˜‰ The roses were just stunning and I could see them very clearly too.οΏΌ

Warrior referenced those historical gods up above back in his days of wrestling and with my love of mythology, it makes sense. We are getting very close to fall or πŸ‚ Autumn here and with my month of September, again a beautiful way to bring this dream to me. Well, you could be wondering how those feathers relate to my Goddess dream? No, I wasn’t finding feathers as that goddess but there is the nature feeling with them all plus I AM aware of a few other things… πŸ₯°It did become easy for me putting this together so now all 3 come as a post today. They all intertwined for my life in ways I can’t fully express here but just know they do. 🫢🏻

I never know what signs will be sent in my direction but they fill me with such emotion. I hope all of you recognize what is sent your way and take it in on your journey because that’s what we should do.

***Usually this is saved for a P. S. but I think I’ll share it now. I DID hear a song recently (are you sick of that? I never am…!) Don’t think I had ever heard a song by this group of yesteryear before in my head but it played on repeat. It was in my brain as I woke up one day. Part of a line in the verse mentions a feather so yep— it comes full circle with these most recent happenings. I can’t say it all but these songs fill me with such joy. Whatever you may doubt as a sign, please don’t. Take them however you wish but just know they are specially synchronized for you. I cherish it all and hope your experiences connect in ways you will never question. Keep the feathers goddesses or gods! You are all warriors to me.

P.S. (ya know there would be one!) *** Just recently I read a Chicken Soup for the Soul book called: “Messages from Heaven and Other Miracles 101 Stories of Angels, Answered Prayers and Love That Doesn’t Die.” ~~~ Amy Newmark, 2019.

*** I haven’t read a similar book in a loong time and these experiences hooked me for sure! Stories all about our loved ones up in “parts unknown.” They are truly amazing for any of you doubters out there as I have gotten many of these little signs in the book too…. You can find more about this on my other blog:

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Summer Camp and Dress-up Dreams πŸŽˆπŸš©πŸ‘‘πŸ‘ 

Why, hello there warriors! We had a great time up in the Sand dunes of Northern Michigan but now, it’s back to these writings I share with all of you. I told ya dreams were coming and these are just a two count today. Wait until you read about a summer camp and a dress-up time for us girls. Long title I know.οΏΌ..

Let’s start with summer camp. It is that season after all here in the U.S. so perfect timing. I’m actually not apologizing for the photo today as I know it’s full of errors. I decided keeping it this way fit since that gear of the Ultimate Warrior was exactly how he looked in this dream. That match was against Randy AGAIN and it was so fast paced. I took the pic when I could as most shots good enough were of his backside and I needed the match- not something from a book, the Internet, or a magazine. OK, now that you know those details, let’s get on with the dream. Oh, I couldn’t find this match on YouTube either.οΏΌ

I was at my old grade school (yes, once more) only outside in the parking lot waiting for the summer camp teachers to come out. I questioned this later but my kids did attend a camp there a few years which was ages ago AND I had just taken a yoga class outside in a parking lot a few days prior. Those are the connections I get. So, another questionable moment was how I didn’t remember my kids being there so whose kids did I come for? Well, I realized I came to see Warrior as he was a camp counselor and I knew him. Pretty neat. The instructors were all introduced one by one as the lot was decorated with balloons, rainbow pennants, and just tons of fun stuff for the kids.οΏΌ

Warrior’s group was waiting for him as all these counselors were way back at the entrance. Can you fans see where this is headed? It’s a loooong driveway. Warrior makes his entrance by running (of course) all the way through the lot to where his kids and I are standing. He looked exactly like that photo you see with red, yellow, and blue paint plus gear. EXACTLY. You can watch the match from 2/11/89 on: “The Ultimate Collection” DVD. I suppose he put a shirt on afterwards but that was not included, ha ha! Once the cheering stopped a little, he caught up to the kids all sweaty and hot from running. There was a hose nearby and he began taking a drink. Remember those days- if you are old enough? He then turned the hose on the kids and sprayed them as laughter broke out! He wasn’t gonna soak them as camp needed to start soon indoors but what fun. I got out of the way but it was so cute seeing him like that with these kids. Obviously, he either was still wrestling or had taken a break for the summer camp. That doesn’t matter but I laughed at this dream he gifted me with. We all had an ultimate blast!οΏΌ πŸ˜‚ There was Camp WWE the cartoon several years back so maybe another connector…

The second one involved Dana, me, and our two youngest. My daughter and her Mattie. This was a first in a dream. Never before have I gotten any of our kids together so I take it all. It started with Dana, Mattie, and my girl all trying on different dress up clothes in an attic type area. Huh? What does this mean? I guess the girls were friends as Dana and I must’ve been too. I joined in later since my presence wasn’t part of the beginning. The attic area was off a bathroom in their house which is a little odd but ah well.οΏΌ

You had to walk through the bathroom to get to the attic. When I arrived, I actually needed to use the bathroom so I went in and closed the door. On the vanity was this plastic bin with lots of hair claw clips. Mostly black. Us girls use those ya know. My real life here, oh my… To back up a smidge, the day before I was listening to: “80’s Wrestling the Podcast” which was all about theme music from the Golden Era. So entertaining and cool, I knew them all! I was wearing this loose bracelet and while dancing and singing (you fans would be too!) it flew off. Oh no, I couldn’t find it anywhere. I looked over and under things while the cat came in my room. She even got riled up by my frantic cleaning. 😬 I thought it had fallen through the air duct where it would be lost forever. My screwdriver was no help as I continued listening to the podcast. I asked for help to no one in particular and it was at that moment when I spotted it. The bracelet was in my basket of claw clips on the dresser. WOW…. I knew that connection right away after waking from this dream. It seemed to end there but we were smiling and laughing together. Two dreams of playful, fun activities with one including another first.οΏΌ

There you go warriors. Summer camp and dressing up. Warrior in one and Dana in the other. The SAME night. Both with kids and us being kid-like. Maybe I need to play more? I do remember my youngest liking some “pretend” clothes like a few princess gowns, feather boas, tiaras, jewelry, and fancy big girl shoes. She isn’t quite like that anymore as casual fits her style these days. I am remembering hats in the dream too but everything was mixed up in a big box. No idea on the why but I get used to not fully questioning everything anymore. I may not understand all the meanings but these dreams are truly wonderful to me. How exactly they get planned out up in “parts unknown” remains a mystery but sometimes I do get the meanings as many are quite obvious. I always thank Warrior for being part of this all however it works. Dreams have been my “thing” since childhood so it makes sense to me on the validity and vividness.οΏΌ

I can only imagine the great time those kids had with Warrior as their camp counselor. It reminded me of when he came as a preschool teacher too.., I’m so incredibly humbled but oh so grateful to know more on this warrior journey of mine. Don’t discredit your dreams either like I’ve always said. I’ve had other crazy ones lately too! Must be that June full moon which affects me. πŸŒ• Your life and the people in it matter however they connect to you. So, get out there and PLAY a little. That’s my message so I will pass it on to all of you. Get those zzzzz’s too.οΏΌ 😴😴

P.S. I DID have LOTS of stuff happen on Warrior’s birthday, oh my goodness… My Alexa “randomly” was playing in the other room as I had not asked her anything… The song was a Bobby Brown one and not familiar to me but so cool! I had just been on some social media that was Warrior related and was in the house alone..,

~~~I also got a new song while working out that day and as I asked Alexa who sang it- she said the group but got BLEEPED with the title!!!! I could not believe that but just laughed … that was a first..,

~~~ Here’s the three count: I had to make a quick trip to the grocery store and when arriving, the speaker was playing : “Two Hearts” by Phil Collins! Fans will know that connection with Warrior but I tried SO hard not to laugh as the produce guy was nearby.. I kept saying to Warrior how it isn’t my birthday, it’s his! There were a few other moments while waking up that day but will leave it at a 3 count!

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The Deep End πŸŠπŸ»β€β™‚οΈπŸ’¦

A night early as I have some last minute things to take care of tomorrow morning…

Music is always there for me warriors. From the beginning even until now. 🎼 The song “Shallow” sung by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper from the movie “A Star is Born” inspired this post today. Parts of it sum up my spiritual life and how it has evolved with Warrior. “… we’re far from the shallow now.” I am reminded of him with another lyric: “Ain’t it hard keeping it so hardcore?”

The shallow end leads to the deep end but are you willing to “swim” there too? Maybe many thought Warrior was too far off the deep end with his disciplines and beliefs but being extreme propelled him to keep swimming.

A pool metaphor is perfect as I had two growing up, my husband had one, and we are now onto our second one with the kids. How many of you jump or dive right in? Maybe you feel more comfortable taking your time perhaps dipping a toe in at first. I have done both but am more of the toe girl or having a raft to float on. We used to laugh at my Dad who’d get in the pool like he was bathing. He’d splash the water up and down his arms and chest similar to lather! That was his way of getting used to the water temperature.

Am sure those of you with pools or swimmers can understand this. I’d love swimming in an in ground pool and being capable enough to go out to the deep end. It was so freeing and grown-up even though nobody can touch in 8 or 9 feet of water. I did it because I could and wanted to but sometimes also as a dare. I was a great swimmer and always last getting out of the pool. My Mom called me the family fish. 🐠

With other aspects in life, the “deep end” can seem scary and intimidating. I was never pushed off a diving board but sometimes we seem pushed to succeed. Even babies learn to hold their breath by being dunked underwater. Staying in the shallow end is fine but then you’ll never experience all the deep end has to offer. Sure, it’s risky but life can be which we do need. Think of all the times you went in the deep end metaphorically and did it pay off? Sometimes– yes, sometimes–no. Warrior and I have both had those moments. I bet you do too if you think hard enough. Not being careless but just experiences we all have.

Even though our professional lives were very different, publishing something brought us similarities. Warrior had high expectations (I believe at the time) with his comic books and later on, they didn’t sell very well. I love mine which was blogged as “The Spiritual Warrior” 8/22/18. I had bought too many copies of my book Spirit and Belief thinking I could hand sell them. Both of us off the deep end just a little but lessons learned. Sometimes we do need to tread water while remembering to keep our head afloat.

Perhaps you love the shallow because it’s comfortable but you’ll never feel challenged and life really is the whole pool. Warrior would dive in with ideas for his character but sometimes Vince would pull him back to the shallow just a little. My evolvement with Warrior was like dipping a toe in the water because that created longevity. If I dove head first in the water back then, I surely would’ve drown. Do you feel that way?

It’s the head and heart balance always. We need both but then that gut instinct treads along too. Our passions may push us into the water but we can choose the shallow or deep end. We need those ends just how life truly is. Some may never swim to the deep and that is their choice. Will they regret it? Who knows but life shouldn’t be about regrets. Again, a balance of being comfortable and taking chances.

I’m not a huge risk taker but I do when my interests push me farther out to that deep end. After all, if nothing interests you why swim to the deepest part when everything you need is in the shallow? I find that hard to believe but really it’s the fear. It’s the fear holding you back and not the water or situation itself. You can have others teach you to swim but you’ll eventually have to take off those floaties and just go… This is true of any other metaphor you want to connect with.

You will not feel bad about swimming for that deep end even if you can’t touch the bottom. I remember trying water skiing and being the only one in our group to attempt. I wanted to do it for me and because I love water sports, not just to impress. Never mastered it and ended up falling! After choking for a few minutes ( cue slight embarrassment πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ) I did get back up and try again. Despite the outcome, I went towards a deep end while others stayed in the shallow.

Warrior was a deep end guy and not just with his character. His philosophies and introverted way of thinking I highly admire because we are the same like that. Deep end thinkers work too, not just for swimming. So, warriors the shallow or deep end? You’ll be in both but don’t fear the deep. You won’t drown if you keep swimming to the other side. Take that life preserver if you need it. Look back at the shallow and know how far you’ve gone. The water of life is waiting… “I’m off the deep end, watch as I dive in…”

P.S. Remember water is essential for us. It is fluid and always moving. You need to be that way too. We all do.

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The Magazine Maze

It’s week #2 of yet ANOTHER dream connecting Warrior to something in my life. This time it wasn’t teaching in the past but concerns the now in my present.

My spiritual group Harmonic Journeys hosts many events at the director’s home. How would her home involve Warrior? Let’s begin….

In this dream, I was arriving at HJ to attend a meeting. I am in a book club but no idea what event led me there that night. She has many things and I have gone for other classes sometimes. Her house was much larger and more suited to be a mansion instead of the historic charmer it truly is. Upon arriving, I saw many rooms all packed with people. She does want to expand but this space was filled!

For some reason, it became quite a labyrinth or maze leading me from one room to the next. I recognized a few people but never uttered a word to any. Some rooms were filled with laughter, food, talking, and other spiritual sessions. One room was silent as many sat in a circle meditating to soft music. The kitchen was smaller than most areas and I saw my director along with the facilitator of our book club. Their backs were to me but I continued on. No idea really if I was lost or just curious. Nobody ever greeted me but I made my way downstairs to the basement. That is when everything changed.

The basement reminded me so much of my aunt and uncle’s house as they have both passed now. What a great similarity as I was filled with such nostalgia. They were so many activities going on down there as that seemed to be the busiest area. The difference was that I saw kids- lots of them. My aunt and uncle’s house had a playroom for their many kids so this scene brought me happiness. I used to teach kids so it was very fitting.

I looked around and loved seeing all of the wonderful closeness experienced by this group downstairs. While making my way around the room, I saw some children seated around a table. There were adults nearby but these kids were well entertained. Such a different atmosphere than upstairs which seemed more structured with meetings. The basement was more of a big party setting as adults and youth interacted. The table contained books, puzzles, and games. It was then that I noticed something out of place and yet familiar…

That magazine you see above was placed on this table with all the kid stuff! I just stared at it like with another magazine in the grocery store years ago. That was in 1993, blogged about and mentioned in my book Spirit and Belief. So coincidental having a dream relevant to some life moments with Warrior. I’ve talked about other magazines before like The History Term Paper and also buying one in 1996 upon Warrior’s Wrestlemania XII return. How in the world is a magazine on this table from 1998? So many questions yet again. Did someone’s Dad bring it as a fun memory? How can this involve me being here?

After staring forever and looking around, a little boy said : “You can have that if you want.” Um—, WHAT? I told him how it belonged to someone else so am sure I couldn’t take it. He didn’t seem to care about my answer and said it was mine to have as nobody claimed it. Still no idea how it got there… πŸ€” Well, it was then I woke up without ever really knowing if I took the magazine or not.

Warrior didn’t fully enjoy his WCW run but I’ve never had a reference with that so why not? After all, dreams are what we make them to be. It wasn’t that hard to figure out after a time. This dream was combining my past with my present. Warrior and my spiritual group together in the NOW. Or should I say O.W.N.? ( for all you Warrior fans!) He was in my past just like teaching kids but he’s also part of my present life. Always some humor or confusion and yet a lesson to look at. To get a message saying it was O.K. made me know it truly is. My Magazine Maze led me where I needed to be all along. πŸ’™πŸ™πŸ»πŸ πŸ˜‰

P.S. The Ultimate Warrior appeared on a few Nov. wrestling magazine covers. While thinking of this post a few weeks ago, I had started dinner. I turned on the radio and heard: “November Rain” by Guns N’Roses. Gotta always love my Nov. references!! I also heard “The Warrior” by Scandal shortly afterward. Earlier that day, I had also found a blue jay feather. My sign from Warrior… A 3 count for the WIN!

P.P.S. It’s also my Book Club tonight at HJ! πŸ˜„

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Ultimate Maniacismsβ€οΈπŸ’›

WOW! I loved these two as a tag team for so many reasons. First, a little story is mentioned in my book Spirit and Belief along with other Randy stuff. This is so much more. More maniacisms that are truly ultimate. Randy “Macho Man” Savage and the Ultimate Warrior had the colors, intense personalities, and energy but behind all that– they were friends who respected each other. That’s the best for me. They were also extremely funny. At least I thought so. I do believe their partnership was very unique because of the similar qualities shown by both.

That takes us to this story. These are mywarriorwritings but today it is Radiant Randy. The two first dreams I ever had with Warrior also involved Randy and also in my book. If you recall or if new– here’s a flashback of when I mentioned working with Warrior at one of my preschool jobs. That was “The Bluejay Feather Dream” on 2/27/19. Well, guess who else I worked with in a dream? Yep–Randy.

As you may know, I have some psychic intuitive abilities so once I thought of this dream more, it does kinda fit. I don’t make these Spirit Visit Dreams up and even if I did, Randy wouldn’t be in them. O.K., maybe as part of the Ultimate Maniacs but that’s it!

Are you ready? Here it is without further adieu. *** Us teachers were standing in the lobby at work and this time it was exactly as it looked unlike in some other dreams. It was me, some teachers from my past, and our boss. In walks Randy with Elizabeth and she’s holding a BABY! What? They never had a baby. Randy shook the boss’s hand and hugged the rest of us as Elizabeth followed him with the baby. At first I thought possibly she used to work with us but based on Randy’s actions, he definitely did.

We were all ohhhing and ahhhing over the baby BOY. Randy then scooped him up and began to show him off as only a proud Papa would. I never saw the baby’s face but it was a boy. I woke up with so many questions. Warrior was not even in it so how was this happening? Why would I be shown Randy and Elizabeth with a baby?

Here’s a few of my ideas so I hope you understand spirituality since these types of dreams aren’t always obvious. If you have ever had any remember there is a purpose and they are just for YOU. Your beliefs and connections matter. Well, here’s my take if you will… It COULD mean an insight into what might’ve happened. They did try for a baby( so I heard.) It COULD also mean spiritually that they are working together to help babies up in parts unknown. Perhaps little spirits that were miscarried, stillborn, or passed young? Just to get a dream like this is a gift despite possible meanings. I was ultimately honored. πŸ’œ

After seeing the retirement match of WrestleMania VII a few times between U.W. and M.M., I thought differently. Obviously, everyone loved the Randy and Elizabeth reunion. If you haven’t seen it– a must watch for true fans. That match is hard because everyone except the referee is now gone. Maybe they can re-create it up above, commentators and all? My thought remained. I always hoped Randy and Elizabeth reconciled and that they found some happiness. My mind goes to that every single time… Maybe that brought the dream? I don’t know for sure…

Is Randy working with me too along with Warrior? This dream was a first of its kind for sure. It was beautiful and happy and that baby made all the difference. Without Randy and Warrior working together, my ultimate maniacisms wouldn’t be possible. I needed to acknowledge Randy separately since he is involved too sometimes. Of course the Dream inspired this post but I still needed to thank Randy.

I loved Warrior’s tribute to the Macho Man after he passed so will include the YouTube link at the end. He shared antidotes, funny stories, and the personal touch lacking during Hulk Hogan’s HOF induction speech posthumously for Randy in 2015.

I’m not bashing Hulk but he could’ve said so much more about Randy besides being “intense” and “jealous” because of Elizabeth. It was sad that after so many years, that’s all Hulk had to say despite their differences. Randy deserved better. He got better from his friend Mr. Warrior.

I will always have my Ultimate Maniacisms along with the wonderful dreams. I worked with both of them, can you just imagine??? Music is also my THING so here’s another connection. One day after seeing their iconic “Riding on the Edge of a Lightning Bolt” promo, later on Pandora I heard “Burnin’ Heart” by Survivor. That song is from the Rocky movies which also has “Eye of the Tiger” but this song mentions being a warrior. Randy says in the promo: “we are ultimate survivors…” The album cover is called Ultimate Survivor. The tiger on the front is red and yellow too. The Ultimate Maniacs win again! Why is it always those colors? They should’ve used pink and green since both used them often!! πŸ’–πŸ’š

Thank you to BOTH for influencing me, my writing, and all the personal details shared. I welcome all the WILDNESS and all the MADNESS!!

P.S. A few days before this post was written, WWE’s SummerSlam happened on Aug. 11th. These two influenced “The Fair” dream which is blogged and in my book! Personally, I gotta love SummerSlam ’92! β€οΈπŸ’› Not to forget the date of Nov. 14th which was that iconic promo and also a significant part of the story in my book!!

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** This is Warrior’s tribute to Randy after he passed. It’s 20:21 and worth watching….

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The Ultimate β€œUnstable” Pianos πŸŽΌπŸŽΉπŸŽΈ

All Ultimate Warrior fans know his theme music of “Unstable.” It’s one of those WWE melodies you’d never forget and I never have either. Never will. Once I heard it, it was in my head just like all those other songs we hear over and over which become favorites.

When I was that teenage girl, one day our piano was calling my name. This piano belonged to my great uncle and now we had it in our home. My mom would play, my sister took lessons briefly, and my Grandpa played when he and Grandma visited. They also had a piano in their home for years.

Well, guess my brain wanted to learn the notes for “Unstable.” Not that whole song you see above but just the three basic ones. It’s so simple! The music itself looks complicated but really it isn’t. I got it after a few short tries. Nobody recognized this but me, probably not even my brother. Many times I’d be psyched about seeing the Ultimate Warrior on T.V. or an upcoming match, I’d pass by the piano in our dining room. I’d play those three repetitive notes of “Unstable.” Also, when I’d be having a bad day and needed a pick me up, those notes on that piano worked every single time.

Years went by and after my parents divorced, mom sold our house. My sister took the piano so it remained in the family. Flash forward a few more years to 2014. Don’t worry– no sadness. Christmas Eve we were at my sister’s and the kids always gravitated to the piano in their front room. I hadn’t thought of U.W’s theme in years but that year was different.

Immediately, I went towards the piano and told the kids I wanted to play. Those three notes came easy as I remembered like always. There was such mystery of saying how I learned this little song years ago and never forgot. Oh, the memories that pop in our heads! I left the room giggling as they continued tickling the ivories.

My son had a toy keyboard and yes, again “Unstable” was played. Maybe I had that same silly mentality with this song like I did with grief. “If I don’t cry, I’ll forget him. If I don’t play Unstable, I’ll forget it.” None of this is true and yet perhaps part of me believed that back then. A few Christmases ago, my daughter got a REAL big keyboard (the one in the photo.) Guess this really does belong in the family.

Of course, where did my mind go? You got it. I had to play and sometimes when the mood strikes, my fingers find their way into her room and onto the keyboard. About a month or so ago, this girl was desperately needing my attention with a song she taught herself on the keyboard. She does have a book but this song was a little bit special. NO– it was not “Unstable!” I mean, really??? She was convinced Mama would KNOW this song but I knew she had been playing cartoon themes. She played a little and wanted me to guess. I had no idea. It was played again and I tried so hard but nothing came to me. She hummed it and then I knew. It was “Heaven” by Bryan Adams. Just a few lines but I was impressed! How did she know this?

I asked her why this song? She didn’t really say except that I liked it. I asked her to play it later so Dad could hear but no, it was just for me. Yeah, it’s a romantic one but the title– hmmm… She didn’t find a YouTube video and we don’t have it on a CD. It does get played on the radio sometimes but she just learned it. Maybe she can learn by ear like her great aunt? Maybe she was also given a message?

A day or so later, my husband and I were in the car and the song “Heaven” by Bryan Adams played on the radio. I then told him the story of our girl and her keyboard. Music strikes again as synchronistic. πŸ˜‰ She hasn’t played it since but just like with “Unstable,” now I won’t forget “Heaven.”

The number three connects as well with my childhood piano, (becoming my sister’s) my son’s toy keyboard, and then my daughter’s REAL one. All three notes. She could’ve had any song in her head but it was very specific and just for me. I am still amazed every time as at first this story was just about the other two. Quite possibly I needed that three count once again.

Those “Unstable” pianos will always be ultimate but now a little piece of “Heaven” connects them all. πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ„

P.S. When I first got the “Life Lived Forever” book, I asked my son to play “Unstable” on his trombone. He says:”Um, mom, this is for guitar!” Back then– brain freeze!!

P.P.S. We DO have “Waking Up The Neighbours” by Bryan Adams circa 1991. Another song about Heaven on that one! Bryan Adams is Canadian=WMVI=Canada πŸ˜πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦

β€œI Can’t Go Anywhere!”

Congratulations!

Today is Your Day.

You’re off to Great Places!

You’re off and away!”

~~~“Oh, The Places You’ll Go.”

~~~ Dr. Seuss, 1990. (love that year!)

I just had to quote that ever famous children’s book. Having been a teacher of young kids for years, it was perfect for today’s post. I immediately thought of that story while remembering the places I went that brought Warrior to mind after he passed.

If you recall in other posts, I’ve mentioned how I can’t go anywhere so wanted to share some of those “great places” that made me laugh and smile thinking of Warrior. Some vacation places stories are in my book Spirit and Belief.

Let’s rewind several years back yet again…

I Can’t Go Anywhere

Feeling like I had brain fog was nothing new as the robotic me had to continue doing tasks while still dealing with the shock of his passing. The grocery store gave me that distraction I needed while walking down the frozen food aisle. Music is frequently playing so perhaps you can guess where this is leading… Have any of you seen the animated movie “Sing?” I know, I know… here I go again with a movie reference and another cartoon but they so connect! Anyways, it’s based on the show “American Idol” only with animals.

There’s this Mama Pig Rosita and she easily becomes one of my favorites. She’s shopping one day, hears music in the store, and breaks out some crazy dance moves! The security camera guy is amazed as she is greeted with applause afterwards. She is politely embarrassed but continues shopping. My adventure wasn’t as daring as Rosita’s but I so felt the music and was dancing with my cart just a little.

They usually play country or easy listening but then two songs in a row by Katy Perry. BOTH made me think of Warrior when they were released. “Roar” and “Firework.” How Ultimate! The lyrics also now make me think of me….. I couldn’t help but dance in the store that day as my fog disappeared for the next hour. Two songs by the same artist in a row in a store that doesn’t play music like that. Oh, the Places I Go.

I Can’t Go Anywhere…

The next place was Target but not in the parking lot this time. My son got a gift card for his birthday and wasn’t sure if he still wanted toys or not. He was ten but we looked in that aisle anyway. I had my eyes glued to where he was while knowing the WWE stuff was right across from us. This was early April 2014 so um, not gonna look over there… That wasn’t a problem at all, yay for my heart! We were however in line with electronics and all the giant big screen T.V’s everywhere. Our Ohio baseball team the Cleveland Indians were playing the Toronto Blue Jays in Toronto. Darn, thought I was in the clear with toys and then I saw that. It’s now called Rogers Centre and not Skydome but still… WMVI for anyone wondering! Who would’ve thought a few years later I’d get my first blue jay feather in line with Warrior. Oh, the Places I Go.

I Can’t Go Anywhere…

Onto place number three. This would be a great three count but I do have a four! I went to Five Below working on some Christmas ideas for the kids a few years ago. I then spotted some preteen girls near the displayed posters. How cool to look thru those and maybe see if some would work for my kids. They still hang up posters, right? If you’re not familiar, you just look at them displayed and then match the number to the rolled up ones on the shelf.

I did get my son a Super Mario characters one and my daughter a dog one but not before seeing another one. Any guesses? Nope, not an Ultimate Warrior one, too tempting–lol! It was a classic WWE poster of past and more recent Superstars. Warrior was right there next to Randy, Andre, Jake Roberts, Rick Rude, Bret Hart, Ted DiBiase, The Rock, Steve Austin, Undertaker, Ric Flair, (I think?) and some others. One person absent– Hulk Hogan. Interesting but I sent a pic to my brother yet again with the caption of this post. Oh, the Places I Go.

I Can’t Go Anywhere…

Here’s the last one and it was out of my memory until seeing something that brought it all back. A few Christmases ago, we took the kids to see the movie “Daddy’s Home.” Yes, a few inappropriate parts but they were getting older. We loved it and glad there’s a sequel.

Right away I noticed they said the movie takes place in New Orleans. (Warrior’s HOF induction city, WMXXX) The one count… Next, the family sits around and watches one of their favorite movies together– “The Princess Bride.” Andre the Giant was in that. The two count… Dana has mentioned their family loving that movie too! Then, nothing else for a while as I just kept thinking where that three count would be or even if there would be one.

Shaking my head while laughing to myself was quite common then. The three count came at the end and for all of you who know the movie, can you tell? John Cena appears! Love how he’s in the second one too. I actually laughed a little too loud in the theater while saying his name! My husband said:”Is he a wrestler?” Oops, well– he knows now and John has been involved in several movies. I remembered all this while watching U.W. wrestle Andre on the Ultimate Collection DVD one day. Oh, the Places I Go.

Well, there’s my stories for now and am sure there are others but these along with the Dr. Seuss book remained in my head. Like I’ve said before, it’s the little things and expect the unexpected. Do your life and the “signs” will appear. It could be places, people, or things but just become aware. I am grateful for this journey of mine and Warrior’s everyday. Too many things to not connect and dismiss.

Think of everything you are grateful for as this holiday approaches. Really stop and appreciate all the Universe gives us and say “thanks.” That doesn’t seem enough but it means everything.

Thank you warrior fans for all you do to keep his legacy alive while remaining true to yourself too. Roar, be that firework, dance, sing, play ball, shop, take photos, watch movies, and enjoy the little things. Who knows where you’ll go along the way…

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#daddyshome#theprincessbride

#thanksgiving

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Firehouse Subs, Songs, and Warrior!

I really wanted a photo of the sub shop but didn’t want to drive by as a stalker so this menu will have to do. 🌯😳 What a funny few days this turned out to be so I hope you do some laughing like I did! 🀣 My husband and I ate dinner a few weeks ago at Firehouse Subs and they are always so yummy. Music is playing outside (so cool!!) and the song was: “Heaven is a Place on Earth” by Belinda Carlisle. I love that song especially the lyric about not being afraid anymore…. perfect. Also, have you seen the Progressive commercial with Jamie and his “singing angels” singing this song? It makes me laugh every time as I sing along…

The music inside was totally today’s hits or songs my 12 year old daughter loves but sometimes I know too. Several of them were played in a row and then I hear (OMG moment) “The Warrior” by Scandal. I almost choked on my Diet Coke while remaining calm. πŸ˜‰πŸ˜œ I still was thinking of an elusive Emmy Award that my feelings have earned! What a rarity to hear that song. Then, it hit me differently… First, that song always made me cry but now I laugh and second, it really sunk in as to where we were– Firehouse Subs.

I totally remember finding some old YouTube videos of Warrior’s from 1995. (think red tank top and gym for anyone searching)– which I was NOT! I believe one of the songs in the background was a Firehouse song based on some comments I read. The guy who filmed Warrior actually mentioned how Warrior loved the song “Love of a Lifetime” by Firehouse.

He also said that Warrior wore it out on a cassette tape he always listened to. I couldn’t believe what I was reading! Believe it or not, I loved that song too and taped it on one of my blank tapes! Yes, that’s what us girls did back then and yes, I did also tape “The Warrior.” I also had a personal connection with the Firehouse song which made me remember and was overwhelmed again. Hopefully, he thought of Dana with that song since it’s such a great one. I did leave a comment on that YouTube page too!

The interesting thing is that when I went to look back on that video and find those comments for this blog (just to make sure)– I couldn’t find them. Maybe they were deleted but I know what I read. Very bizarre how they disappeared but great knowing that about Warrior and the song.

The last song reference was “Missing” by Everything but the Girl. Guess what? I taped that one too and was just stunned to hear it as well at Firehouse Subs. Some of the lyrics fit with Warrior back then and now– no judging me-hehe! I can’t even remember the last time I heard that song at all so between “Missing” and “The Warrior,” they didn’t seem to fit with the regular music the shop was playing. This DOES get more interesting……

While at the hair salon the next day ( the place to be lately!) I was sitting in the chair with my hair filled foil highlights. Not many people there that day and my stylist left me for about 20 minutes to let the color sink in. I was just casually reading a magazine and the speaker plays “Missing.” Are you kidding me? To hear a song TWICE within 24 hours and not even one I hear often is cosmic! Could Warrior have been helping out a little here with his energy? I’ve been known to get so many funny things as most of you are aware.

It’s highly possible and I do have a “vibe” with music. There is constant inspiration for new blogs so who knows? I always believe and even if he wasn’t orchestrating in some way, I do laugh and talk it thru every single time. I never know if he’s around for those types of moments, watching, or listening. Some times–yes, for sure! I do check in and share my stories while picturing him laughing so hard! My goosebumps are a sure sign but they’re not always present.

That’s my story for now so I hope you are laughing and possibly believing. The Universe does play little tricks and coincidences are not what they seem. We do need humor and whether you get this whole “spirit vibe” or not, be amused with whatever life throws your way. Put aside the serious for a bit and have some fun. I needed those jokes as my “business” side with the book became overwhelming last week. You can find all my music references in my book : Spirit and Belief. Until next time, try Firehouse Subs if you have those shops. They play really COOL music…

P.S. Maybe I’ll hear “Missing” again as a 3 count but I did get 3 songs connected to me!

P.P.S. I found my tapes! “Love of a Lifetime” is separate but “The Warrior” and “Missing” are on the same one! ( yes, it was planned…)

One more-/ GET THIS–/ I heard “Love of a Lifetime” ALSO twice within 2 days on Pandora, that never happens. The second time was on my birthday… πŸ’–πŸ·πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’ͺ🏻

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