The Luminous Warrior Journey

Before I begin today’s post, just wanted to share a bit of news. There is a recent press release of my book Spirit and Belief that is thru webwire. You can google me and the book title and scroll to find it. The actual link is on my twitter page but couldn’t get the exact site to post, ugh.,, Anyway– if interested it is titled:“Trusting Your Gut Can Do You Good” and was sent out to various news media along with all the ways my book is available. So super cool! Now let’s get into today’s topic..,

I know another Card Deck has been featured before but stay with me as it connects to Warrior (of course!) These cards are from another Oracle Card Deck I have purchased but there’s always a back story with me so gear up!!

Years ago when watching The Ultimate Warrior character thru my T.V., I always did think he was Native American or at least a little. Sure, the matches and promos were crazy sometimes but I would still wonder based on certain words and actions he took. No, he never wore anything Native besides face paint but talking about the gods, Belief, Warriors, and all that kept sticking with me. One would assume being a warrior he’d have a sword or shield but no… Armor would be hard to take off before a match as well, lol!! πŸ—‘

Tatanka is a real Native American who as a pro wrestler incorporated much traditional gear into his character so Warrior didn’t use any of that but the thought remained. Who knows exactly? Warrior’s from Indiana, I’m from Ohio and most Native tribes came down from the Great Lakes settling in the surrounding areas now states that border the lakes. Many people forget this and assume they were all originally from the west. Nope, not true. The Eastern settlers forced the Natives out west to inhabit land that had yet to be developed.

The Warrior Family embraced both cultures of New Mexico and Arizona with Native plus Hispanic traditions. I have seen several photos and videos of statues, feathers, and other artifacts adorning Casa de Warrior over the years. People do base their beliefs on areas they dwell and Warrior felt that connection years before his beliefs became his family’s values.

I recently had two people at my Holistic Fair mention the “soul connection” between Warrior and myself. Neither one had glanced at my book or even knew that much about me at all. They sensed it and it makes me feel Ultimate when others acknowledge his impact. I have also had others mention much to me about nature and they just know from looking in my direction how it “fits” for my life.

That brings us back to these cards. I really wanted another one besides Angels and bought two more. This one is called The Mystical Shaman Oracle Card Deck and features many cards like these shown but much with nature, animals, and deeper meanings. There is an accompanying guide book with descriptions. A Shaman is similar in a spiritual way to a medium but they work more closely with ancient rituals, customs, and nature. They believe in using natural remedies to cure illness and practice in many places around the world. It might sound extreme to some but I became very interested after watching a video from the authors of this deck.

Nature has always been an active part of my present life so perhaps Shamanism was in a past life of mine? Some have mentioned that to me as well so I always am open-minded. Many may not believe in past lives or new views but I have become more receptive as my development increases. My feather collection always gets people’s attention at an event and even one man was stunned when seeing my larger ones. He incorporates some aspects of Shamanism with his practice so he brought this more into my awareness.

I will share a few quotes from both of these cards that really wowed me and DID connect to Warrior. They represent my experiences also. Part of “The Journey” card reads:

“The Journey is an invitation to step outside the boundaries of your life as you know it… Fearlessly draw your own navigational charts as you discover the route… Remember that the point of the journey is not the destination; it’s who you will become as you are transformed along the way.”

“The Luminous Warrior” describes that:

“The Luminous Warrior has no enemies in this world or the next… He focuses on his light rather than what hides in the dark. His power comes not from the sword but from speaking his truth at all costs… Find the truth hiding in your heart that will affirm your instinct for peace rather than for war.”

~~~ Remember, this relates to Warrior now I believe in spirit but how perfect as a life lesson. I KNOW this is extremely deep for some of you but really wanted to explore another topic of interest relating to Warrior. Native? I don’t really know but with his beliefs and lifestyle, it always got me thinking. Long before Warrior in my life, Native American culture fascinated me as I remember getting books in the school library and reading all I could. Pioneer stories also impacted me so perhaps these cultures of people influenced my warrior state of mind as a survivor fighting for life and beliefs. I also loved the show Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman but that’s a whole other story!

~~~ Anyways, this is my last post of the year as I have much still to do during this Holiday Season! Please enjoy this time with your loved ones and know that this warrior woman honors all warriors wishing to know more. Perhaps that can be my New Year’s wish for you. KNOW MORE! Find out who you really are and what interests you always! Keep going on your journey and let your own Luminous Warrior guide you towards destiny. ✨⚑️πŸ”₯πŸŽ„πŸ™πŸ»πŸŽ…πŸΌπŸŽ

The Mystical Shaman Oracle Card Deck by:

Colette Baron-Reid

Alberto Villoldo

Marcela Lobos

Illustrated by:

Jena DellaGrottaglia

~~~ There are some YouTube videos showing all 64 cards of this deck if interested. I have actually done one mentioning this deck and another I own.

~~~ BTW– I hadn’t viewed a video of the entire deck before purchasing so NO IDEA of a warrior card.,, could’ve guessed but really didn’t know!

~~~ Happy Holidays Warriors! I’ll be back with more stories in 2019!!!

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The Spiritual Warrior

Before I thought of this next post, my mind wondered what other topics to discuss. The book “A Life Lived Forever” always inspires me but then I looked at other things in my Warrior collection. The comic book caught my eye as I hadn’t paged thru it in quite some time. 22 years ago I read all of it after purchasing from my local drugstore. Sometimes I’d glance at it but then once again 4 years ago. It was too soon to pick that up as the hospital scene hit a little too close to my heart. πŸ˜’πŸ’”

Warrior mentions “Destrucity” within the introduction and then these pages pictured near the end. Back then, the entire concept amazed me despite the mortality reference. I would just read the words and think– WOW… but now in my spiritual development, it has an entirely new meaning.

I did some research (highlighted words) as this doesn’t even include the story itself. The words “higher self” or “selves” are mentioned 17 times, “evolution” or “past lives” is mentioned 15 times, and “intuition” 4. These words meant very little if nothing to me then but I always believed anyway.

For some of you disconnected with Warrior’s spiritual nature, just read these pages. I only have the first book but that’s enough for me. When I first starting getting “signs,” I read many books and they ALL referenced these words of Warrior’s. I had no idea at the time how his mindset really was. Not a clue. At least not a strong one anyway. Those were words never in my life before and intuition I learned as “conscience.” He even references God but this can also be synonymous with Creator, Source, Divine Light, consciousness, or any other term you connect to.

Many words he used throughout his career like destiny, intensity, energy, strength, and of course spirit and belief ( wink-wink– my book!) It wasn’t until later on that he mentioned more spiritual words and boy did I pay attention! For him to describe evolution and past lives relates so well with what I am learning now. My belief system never aligned with how I view spirituality today.

The “spirit of warrior” is in all of us if we do indeed listen to that higher self and follow our intuition. That is my entire message of what I am trying to educate others on. I never picked up one book or looked at one blog during my development thinking of Warrior in this way– never. I only researched to find out what all these “signs” meant for me and why Warrior seemed so strong a presence. It wasn’t because I knew or remembered him describing higher selves, evolution, or intuition at all. There are many more magazine articles or YouTube videos of Warrior’s where these are mentioned several times.

He explains on the Ultimate Collection DVD how: ” whatever the character was in the ring was just an amped up version of who that character was outside the ring.” At first I thought– no way! He isn’t the Ultimate Warrior all the time until I realized he meant something deeper. He means deep down to the core and for him, it was the spiritual Warrior. Why do you think he was so successful with his promos or words? Yes, some thought he was strange but he already had that spiritual side within.

He used that to evolve into the character he not only wanted to be but needed to be. He honored his true beliefs and not many people seemed receptive at the time. To think I just thought he was cool and different… πŸ˜œπŸ’– Little did I know and maybe you warriors didn’t either just how much spirituality was part of his very essence. I of course, had no idea of my own really until an experience ten years ago. I never made it a big deal but again- always believed and accepted. It had nothing to do with Warrior at all.

Reading and looking at the comic book now leaves me feeling too many things to describe. I am so incredibly honored and amazed at how he acknowledges MY spiritual warrior all the time. This is my destiny and I find things out that always blow my mind. When others say: “He was just a character on T.V.,” I just laugh now instead of becoming defensive. πŸ˜‚ I know better and am so grateful to be included within his tribe of following my OWN spirit of warrior.

Listen to your higher self.

Evolve into your OWN spiritual warrior.

Follow your intuition everyday . ( I sign this in my books!)

~~~ My meditation everyday has always included: “Help me connect with my higher self which in turn leads me to the Divine.”

You can follow my other spiritual blog at: www.spiritandbelief.com

I would love to hear your stories of finding the “spirit of warrior” inside you!! ~~~ #alwaysbelieve