Five HOF Warrior Years

With Wrestlemania 35 and the WWE HOF this weekend, I’d like to share a few of my HOF related memories. I, like most true Ultimate Warrior fans will always remember his induction five years ago on April 5, 2014. As readers of this blog and quite possibly my book Spirit and Belief also may know, two signs in my home fell on April 5, 2016. The third April 5 connector was just last year when I attended a book event that became “The Library Lift-off” blog post. So, April 5 will always remain as another of my most fondest memories with dates and Warrior. Maybe I’ll get something next year with those even numbered years?

Five years ago also brought the first basketball game we attended as a family. My husband and I had gone to a few but never with the kids. My son in 4th grade (yet again with that grade!) had won a ticket to see the Cleveland Cavaliers through school. We were all so excited! Our family of four celebrated my son’s birthday a week later even though the Cavs lost. It was so great seeing this boy getting into the crowd with his chants of “DEFENSE!” I can’t believe he just turned 15.. πŸ’™πŸ˜² Where have five years gone???

I remember glancing upward seeing retired jerseys in the rafters. Those names were of players I followed back in high school. Just like a memory of someone else I followed in high school.

While watching the game, my mind thought of Warrior who later in the evening would take his rightful place in his professional home. I did have several moments of distractions of course but all filled with such pride. First my son and then of Warrior. I guess it was a good thing being at the arena instead of home for me that night.

The Cavs may have lost but my son won with inviting our hometown team into his heart. That began those two years of emotion until our BIG title win in 2016. Warrior also won with a different kind of victory that didn’t involve a court or even a wrestling ring. He was gifted with an HOF ring meaning much more than a title or a belt.

So, again where have these last five years gone? I ask that sometimes over the years with my kids but never thought that question would involve Warrior on his passing. That’s why I wanted to remember and share in his HOF more. I’m not one of those mothers who gets all sappy with time. Sure, I can go there in a second but I don’t. It can seem like just yesterday in many ways but the feeling is neutral for me.

I was always home with my kids so heck yeah– the time is very real in its years! They are 15 and almost 13. The same is true of Warrior. Five years can seem like yesterday but then after everything I’ve gone through, it really sounds about right being that long.

When looking at photos, it’s the same yet again. I have a picture of my son from another Cavs game in his photo frame where I see it everyday. That twelve year old looking so intent had no idea Mom was taking his picture. Yesterday and now all at once. The photos I have of Warrior echo that too as is probably true for all of us.

Do you perceive time passing the same or different than me? Guess that all depends on your life and those moments lived which are different for each person. There is no time or space up in parts unknown so as a spirit, Warrior isn’t confined anymore with those terms as we are here.

However you view time, just make it count and become memorable. Warrior would want nothing less from us as he always made his moments count. Gosh, I can still view myself first watching WWF and can’t believe that was 35 years ago! BTW– I was 12. Videos bring memories back even more than photos and that’s o.k. too. It’s good to remember but just don’t live in the past too long.

I reflect on many dates and passages of time but need the happy more than the sadness. I hope you do the same. Five years, thirty, or thirty-five, remember with pride and then live for the now.

~~~ Happy Five HOF years Warrior as I look back on April 5 and know that time passes as it must. ~~~”This too shall come to pass and until we meet again, I will always believe!” ~~ Kathy (with a little bit of quoting Warrior)

P.S. I first started watching WWF 35 years ago as it becomes WM35 this year! πŸ’–πŸ’™πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

P.P.S. I have used a few HOF pics before so wanted a different one for this post!

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The James Boys

This little adventure involved chaperoning a Fourth Grade Field Trip of my son’s five years ago. Oh, those memories of everything back then as I remembered this one… Both my kids had a Family Fun Center as part of their end of the year field trips. These were in fourth and fifth grade and I chose the first year to chaperone both. Two mothers in charge of around 6 kids each for a group. I always loved the outdoor warmer weather trips and tagged along on a few.

When you sign up to chaperone, your child gets to pick the kids for their group. Of course my son rallied up his comrades of all boys. Once I saw the list, yet again another Warrior moment. My son isn’t a James nor was another boy but the other four were. I giggled knowing these “James Boys” were in my charge for the day. Believe me, I asked my son if he selected these on purpose because of their names but he told me how he did like them. They were all friends. Hard to believe FOUR JAMES in the same class despite the popularity of that name.

Needless to say, they all had a blast together while I just contemplated these James Boys to myself. Not all fun and games though, no way! Work also needed to be done. They had a packet to complete and helped each other out. Tasks included: figuring the depth of the bumper boats pool, finding the median/mode range of the number of strokes for mini-golf, and calculating the racing speed of a go-kart track. Ugh… math!!! I loved seeing them accomplishing their packets while having fun too.

What a great day and my son is still friends with a few of these James Boys today in high school. I happened to look up some meanings for the name James and I do believe some apply to that other guy by the name of Warrior. Here is that list:

They are honest, benevolent, brilliant, inventive, courageous, determined, original, creative, leaders, intellectual, bold, independent, a researcher of why, bored easily, has many jobs, likes to talk, inspired, likes to show abilities before an audience, an idea sharer, and outgoing professionally.

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WOW!! I don’t know the boys that well but who knows– perhaps more in their future adult life those James qualities will come forth. Warrior was born James and I am stunned as to the traits that fit him so well. None of these kids went by Jim since being 9 or 10, that’s kinda young for that shorter nickname.

As most readers of this blog in the past know, I had so many fun little connectors to Warrior then and still do today. Everything always surprises me and to know I even got his given name is so special to me. πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™ O.K, you can scream coincidence all you want but it’s the feeling, remember? If those boys were named anything else, I wouldn’t have noticed or had a story worth sharing on these Warrior writings at all!

Look up the meaning of your name as you might be educated with what is found out. Sometimes we just like a name but also realize its deeper connection to us. That’s why Warrior legally changed his. His deeper beliefs led him to make that choice since it is who HE is… Can you just imagine him as a little boy? Was he a Jimmy, Jamie, or just James before Jim? I really don’t know for sure but am thinking not a Jamie!!

Those James Boys gave me a story with an experience I’d never forget and five years later, it’s finally shared. They were a great group and I know these boys are just as great being teens as they were in fourth grade, including my son and the other boy…

I sure hope despite his name change, Warrior knew some of the James meanings. They still fit him, legally or not. To all the James, Jim, Jimmy, or Jamie Boys, enjoy your name and never forget its meanings– even if you decide to change it someday…

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The Introverted Warrior

Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert? Believe it or not, most people exhibit both qualities but let’s take a look at the one in the title.

I am NOT listing synonyms of being introverted since many I dislike but AM sharing some traits. They are:

~~ internal, introspective, enjoy solitude, have a strong sense of self, different views, don’t like small talk, need time alone to recharge energy, and like to think.

Quite the list, isn’t it?

Often times they are misunderstood and struggle to become accepted socially. WE do not have constant social anxiety or extreme shyness. So many misconceptions, so little time.

Let’s take a look at that other word in my title. Do you fans know that Warrior (aka The Ultimate Warrior) was really an introvert? Yep, he has said so in many videos and on The Ultimate Collection DVD. I am too. Here’s another connection between us both. Many of those above traits describe him as well as myself. It’s not so negative but is often viewed as such in society.

He wrote. I write and even published a book! So extremely honored to be included with these fellow authors at the library (which Warrior also loved.) Perhaps most introverts do write, that’s easy for us. Dana has also called herself an introvert and she writes as well. To get out there and sell a book or even a character like he did is very extroverted. I must say that most folks I know are SHOCKED to see my published book but then of course excited too. Is it because of the task? I don’t believe so. I believe it’s because of the nature of my personality that shocks them.

Warrior was told in high school that he “wouldn’t succeed” much in life. Wow… I think he proved them wrong! Once us introverts have a strong passion, we go for it despite the cultural label. Many people I associate with also can’t believe how s_ _ I was in school. Sorry, dislike that word! You can probably guess…

It’s all about the adult you become by following and believing in your purpose. Many of Warrior’s competitors back then didn’t understand his ways considering the character was so extroverted. Deep down he wasn’t. Still intense– yes, but an introverted thinker.

I hope if you are an extrovert reading this, you don’t misunderstand my post but if you do, that’s your right. I’m not bashing a more outgoing personality as I know many whose qualities are very admirable. Just am adding more of that myth busting I do so well! Also, to always educate so we all can let go of assumptions is the real way to be. Don’t be the first three letters of that word!! πŸ˜‰

The title of this post is me just like the man since us warriors stick together. Introverts LIKE people, really. Sometimes we might not be up for that big party and would much rather stay home. Please don’t misinterpret that message as many do. It’s not that we don’t want to go anywhere so no taking things personally.

I can’t fully imagine how it was for Warrior back then but yet again, he never ever strayed from his core self and I don’t either. O.K., sometimes I do but not that often anymore. If you feel this way as an introvert, don’t let it consume you. We can’t people please and really shouldn’t. All of us judge based on the most silliest of reasons, including me.

Remember to focus on being better while still OWNing yourself everyday. Be better~~ not bitter. I never ever thought that being an introvert meant I couldn’t get a book published. It did hold me back from other things when I was younger though. My book Spirit and Belief has a chapter on removing labels and without them, we all could be kinder.

Whether or not you consider yourself an introvert or extrovert, just know that as people we all want and need acceptance. That’s it. I could go on and on about my struggles with this but the present is now. I was very surprised when I heard more about Warrior’s past but it really explains so much of him and why he never gave up.

We do need to be challenged but shouldn’t have to prove ourselves in order to be accepted. Our personalities do mold us but they don’t need to define us. I have some extroverted aspects but I use them for myself and not to spite others. Introvert, extrovert, whatever.. Just be YOU and let others be THEM.

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The Blue Jay Feather Dream

Mr. Warrior keeps coming thru with inspiration and I am always so grateful. This dream put us in yet another situation together and connected my sign from him~~ blue jay feathers.

Again, I was at one of my preschools~~ geez! This time Warrior was a co-worker of mine, imagine that (; We did have some men at the second job so perhaps he was revisiting my past?… Anyway, picture it being YEARS ago like near the late 90’s. In this particular school, we team taught but at certain times of the day you’d split up into groups of 6-7 kids and work on specific skills. We called it “stations” so the students could get one on one help with their group teacher. O.K.- remember neither Warrior nor myself was “attached” to someone else so we were both single. πŸ˜‰

Often times we’d catch the other’s eye and look away pretending not to notice. Oh my, such sweet innocent flirting. Warrior in this dream was himself meaning his real look of 5 years ago and not the wrestling look.

It became time for us to gather the kids for stations as they’d line up one behind the other. Another teacher I worked with ( yes, she was for real!) had a girl in her group experiencing a meltdown. Their station time couldn’t even begin so our director came in while the teacher took the little girl out in the hallway. I remember the hallway in this dream having lockers which it didn’t and wouldn’t. Kinda weird…

Warrior and I just looked at each other puzzled but knew we had to continue with the day. We moved along and Warrior had the best time with these kids doing all kinds of physical activities! No mention of his name though. πŸ€” Guess he was “Mr. Jim” which also was the director’s name~~ no joke! The teacher in the hallway seemed so stressed as the little girl only wanted to be comforted by her. Finally, she calmed down as the director talked to the teacher.

I was close with this co-worker and we became fast friends back then. Warrior had all these kids excited to move on as I’d still glance in his direction…

I did get a chance to talk to the teacher about little girl’s meltdown as kids were still grabbing for my hands to finish stations. We chatted a little but no memory of what was said. Then, everything changed. I went to speak with a child in my group and say how it was all over and we could get back to normal. But, everyone was gone. I was talking, looked around, and saw nobody. Not anyone at all. It was an empty room and no equipment around either. Just me. Probably was lucid dreaming since my memory recalls it maybe all having been a dream.

I spun around but it seemed like this never happened at all. Then, I noticed on the floor in front of my feet was a blue jay feather. I slowly bent down and picked it up ever so carefully. At first I was thinking: “How did this get in here?” Only after a few seconds did I realize this was Warrior’s calling card. See~~ I KNEW that in the dream. I smiled knowing and remembering the true meaning that he is still around.

Sometimes when I think he’s moved on or that he’s busy, there he is again guiding and giving me our sign. I’ve never had a dream like that where everything just disappeared but boy~~ it was fun being co-workers even if just for a little while.

Always believe in dreams and remember how spirits are there when we ask or not. I hadn’t asked but guess he wanted to remind me. There’s a song title like that too, one I heard all the time several years ago..,, It is like this for you too with your loved ones whether or not you have dreams with them. The signs or calling cards matter. Notice however you can since they are sending their love. I actually had been kinda down and this dream was what I needed.

Details don’t always matter but like I say~~ the feelings always do as does the message. The blue jay feather made all the difference and I always thank Warrior aka “Mr. Jim” for working with me. Literally WORKING with me! I am honored to have seen him as a preschool teacher. ❀️ He shared in my profession back then as I shared in his so how truly ULTIMATE connecting both…

P.S. Unfortunately, I have a correction to make regarding “The Mythology of Heroes” blog post… I found my high school report that seemed to disappear, remember? Ugh πŸ™ Well, it did seem awfully big for a spirit to use that much energy (even Warrior!) I do always believe since after all, I got warrior batteries and other stuff! These things do happen but alas, not of this magnitude for me. Maybe someday though.,, Time will tell!

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Preach Your Speech! πŸ—£πŸŽ€

I gotta say that this never used to be me. Boy, is it now! When I share my journey, book Spirit and Belief, these writings or anything else I’m passionate about, it gets preached- well. I am still in awe of how I LOVE speaking on my topics and can all day– but that wouldn’t be fair. My most favorite events are ones I get an opportunity to speak at while inviting others to do the same.

Warrior liked to talk passionately also about his beliefs and did so often. He even dabbled in conservative politics for a bit. Always very opinionated and controversial but he preached his speech that’s for sure. Did I always agree-/ nope but speaking to groups takes GUTS– a lot of them. I know he needed to get back to his roots of preaching self-belief and disciplines while trying to always motivate others. Never, never, never did I imagine myself speaking to groups, albeit small ones interested in my passions. I love it and have very little nerves at all. Oh, how I have evolved.

In first grade, we had to give a report on our “patron saint” if you had one. Yeah, Catholic school. Getting dressed up, reading off note cards in front of the class, you know it– the whole nine yards. Can you say scared out of my mind at age six? But, I did it and it went well. The next memory is fourth grade when I was a bird in the play “Peter and the Wolf.” OK, so I only “tweeted” while flapping my arms on top of a box but still! Performing while people are looking at ya– that counts! Hmm, sounds like a pro wrestler, hehe! 😜 Also, another one in fourth was a report on a famous person where you signed the chalkboard as a “Mystery Guest.” I was Marie Curie. Loved her. I even got a book on her as well!

That takes us to I believe sixth grade when I gave two “special interest” talks. Those were fun. No, they really were! My first talk was on dolphins (one of my faves!) and my second was on the Space Shuttle. Lucky for me my Dad worked for NASA. They had to be TEN minutes and back then with peers, that seemed like an eternity! Now, not so much…. I always practiced since everyone should– even adults. Seventh grade was a poem but this boy in front kept kicking the podium making me nervous! Hey, there’s seventh grade again. Ninth brought speech class which was a requirement on a stage and then eleventh was an elective course I wanted to take. It was Oral Communications and I must say every time, I got better and better.

It also helps to have a good teacher. Whoever it is, that person makes a difference and will help boost your confidence. You can bet on that. Warrior has and is STILL doing that for me. This was yet another area that I wanted to share as he preached his beliefs just like I am doing today. However it works for you, use it to your advantage. I love making YouTube videos or there’s Facebook live. How about a podcast? Heck, I got to do a radio interview. Can you imagine being on T.V.? I know this isn’t feasible for all but try some opportunities if you can.

College didn’t really bring that many speeches but just a few presentations pertaining to Early Childhood Education which was my profession then. That led to great parent-teacher conferences in the future and then well, the rest is history. We all should remember great speeches but also have our own. There was a reason Warrior wanted people to never forget his insane promos! Nobody has either. At least people who are true fans.

This can all be very daunting but childhood requirements may bring adult choices you actually want to do. It also can lead your life in a completely different direction you’d never thought to go.

Whose speeches inspire you? Maybe it’s even someone you know. I just remembered some PTA talks I gave when chairing a few committees. It’s OK to be nervous since that means you care. Warrior said that and it’s true. If your opinion needs to be heard, tell it. Tell it well. If you want to share an interest, idea, or just want to get something going like~~~ I dunno~~ a Book Talk, go for it! Even if you have a few people, it’s better than nobody and at least you tried something new and different.

Your speech just might make a difference just like others have for you. Warrior did for me and now Dana is. She never envisioned herself speaking as a WWE Ambassador while presenting an award every year or even talking to groups about their activities. Once that little kid voice in you comes out, it’s always there. You know you’ll have to give some speeches later in life so just keep practicing while getting better all the time. Even disciplining your kids counts~~ in a positive way!

Preach your speeches warriors and speak them well. Your voice matters. Warrior’s does. Dana’s does. Mine does too. Talk the talk, someone is listening even if you don’t know it yet.

P. S. I also won a spelling bee in third grade against a boy who was super nice! I could’ve lost on purpose but kept going.., I spelled those words (still preaching sorta) and did it well! 🐝

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Q and A Warrior Time…

I decided with this post to answer some questions asked of me regarding the spiritual connection between Warrior and myself. Some have been asked at events, social media, or on my blogs. There were others but I will list the biggies so if you have another question, fire away! I do hope this will inspire any of you to believe in your own spiritual power and connectedness to the Universe everyday. Let’s begin…

How do you feel his presence and are there certain times of the day he connects?

This is such a great one as it applies to all of us when connecting with a passed spirit. I have a YouTube video on this as well called: “Times Spirits Visit” so you can check that out! With Warrior, I usually feel his presence when watching The Ultimate Collection DVD as goosebumps fill my entire body. They are literally HUGE! Crazy, right? A lot are Warrior and Randy moments or matches involving guys he truly respected. Also, when working out which could be a given but I remain humble. Music is amazing and that works with my basement light going out during certain songs! Be consistent, spirits do respond.😏

Were you ever afraid or doubted anything?

No, because I recognized the source and believed in the signs. I did question myself as the recipient for a long time thinking others were more worthy. I never thought how much I was in alignment with him and even though I know better now, I didn’t back then. The signs made sense from Warrior and I couldn’t refuse them. Some people are scared or have had other surreal experiences not like mine so I can understand their feelings. This process can be challenging but I always try to seek answers. Maybe he knows I’m up for an “ultimate challenge” but maybe he isn’t sure what I’ll do!

Is there one big event that led to Warrior connecting with you?

YES! I have said this time and time again but meditation was the key for me. I had small signs after he passed but the most intense moments came a month after beginning meditation. I’ve blogged about it and made a video so it’s worth repeating! My spirit visit dreams started that whole year of 2016 for me. (This leads into the next question….)

Have you had any dreams with him and what’s the difference between a visit dream and a regular one?

Oh my.. I believe he’s been in 7 dreams of mine so far ( great number!) but a few others mentioning him as well. A spirit visit dream is one in which you will never forget filled with symbolism just right for you. I have made a few videos on this and my first one has over 800 views which is super exciting! They have direct contact with you in some way, are very vivid, there is a personal message, and they aren’t just in the background. Most are right before you wake up so you will remember. Some I’ve blogged or are in my book Spirit and Belief. If you have some traits with others, see how yours match up with my thoughts. They are real and can happen to anyone from anyone in spirit. The message is the gift.

Have you been contacted by anyone else in spirit or other celebrities?

I have had many spirit Visit Dreams over the years from relatives but one from a woman I never met. I believe that opened the door for me to Warrior as well many years prior. No other celebrities as there has to be a purpose and I’m not invoking!

What made you start writing a blog?

All these books kept saying write it down, write it down! I started with the dreams of others I had and then began with the Warrior stories. I truly believed ( with some hesitation of course) they could help educate others on so many myths regarding this spiritual development. Everyone has abilities if you want to tap into them. It stayed in my head until I finally did some research and went for it! So glad I did as that led to the book, website, and blog number two. I didn’t even initially want Warrior’s name linked to my book as I thought I could do everything on my own. I realized later how disrespectful that would’ve been. It’s not a “celebrity tell-all” book but people will believe what they want. I continued the blog even though I thought it was over last year (haha!) since more stories just kept coming. So am hoping others are getting inspired to share their stories too! I just kept listening to my intuition which has been my message since day one.

The last remaining questions I believe have been answered numerous times but will sum up for anyone new. Intuition is your instinct or “gut” feeling– LISTEN to it and follow. Go with it. If you don’t you might get some physical symptoms or uneasy feelings. Instincts aren’t questioned and are easy to decide. My nervous stomach is gone now that I respond to my intuitive self. Warrior used the word intuition A LOT and more than I ever knew.

We can all tap into our intuition and psychic abilities. It can be fun and doesn’t have to be serious all the time! If you have a good intention with purpose, the Universe knows. You need to let go of outcomes and expectations of how you “think” it’s going to go. I never invoked Warrior directly but indirectly was doing aligned actions my brain wasn’t aware of at the time.

With patience, persistence, time, and consistency, Spirits will guide you. Signs will appear. Start small and take your time. Do what works for you. Read books, go out in nature, pray, meditate, do stuff you enjoy, the list is endless! Just stay true to your own values and it will work with time. Don’t let your ego get in the way with negative self-talk but trust and believe. The heart decides. It is the real you. ❀️

There are many common signs from loved ones in spirit and yours are chosen just for you. They will connect if they really want your attention. Just stay open and look for things out of the ordinary. Yours can be subtle, big, familiar, or maybe not at first. Keep track or write things down. It works! Don’t compare yourself to others since your journey is only for you to take.

Yes, it can be different with a celebrity since we might not think we are worthy of their time but we ARE and signs are the same. Once you have that connection, it becomes ULTIMATE! Have fun with your new friend in spirit. I truly believe in educating others and I know Warrior is my tag team partner!!πŸ’ͺ🏻

~~~ These were all great questions and I thank everyone who asked about Warrior, my journey, intuition, and anything spiritual. I’ll be back next time Warrior fans but if you’d like to reach me, please do!

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What Spirits Learn From Us

I’ve had this topic in my head for a while now and it is finally time to write about it. Throughout these writings, I always mention what I learn, am learning, or perhaps becoming educated upon by either Warrior or the Spirit World. Now, I need to explain the other side.

I reference author and medium Sherrie Dillard’s book: “Discover Your Psychic Type” in my own “Spirit and Belief.” It’s in a chapter I called: The Emotional Mental Connection. First though, let’s get to this topic of what they learn or can be learning from us. I never ever thought of it that way at all. I mean– aren’t they supposed to be teaching us and not the other way around? Let me share some examples.

Imagine you have recently lost a close loved one. You have many questions and maybe you read (like I did) that they are learning too. How? Maybe you are continuing on a path they never got to take. Maybe you exhibit qualities they never possessed. Maybe you maybe an agreement before they passed to change in a way they couldn’t. Maybe none of this happened and you’re still confused! You have to think of your own circumstance and why a passed loved one could be learning from you.

This was extremely challenging for me to even begin comprehending regarding Warrior. Sherrie explained the psychic types and how the emotional (me) works well with the mental (him.) To clarify– no– it doesn’t mean emotional like a crying baby and no– it doesn’t mean mental like a disturbed person!

I did email her about being a reference and she described how these relationships can be in spirit as well as on Earth. I mention this because her books list workshops she had with people. I had to walk away when reading her tie in all these traits and how they work together. We all need the balance of the mind, body, and spirit everyday.

To summarize us: the emotional intuitive needs the logic of the mental since we lead with our heart. Sometimes, that head isn’t in the picture and we have to remember to use it! Yes, I have much common sense but my heart takes over. The mental intuitive is the opposite and when she listed characteristics of both– I had my answer. The mental uses logic to always seek higher learning but dismisses the heart sometimes. It is there, just hidden behind the intellect. BTW— I did not find this book because the author’s name was Sherrie but kinda funny! πŸ˜‰

So, what would Warrior learn from me? It’s not like he didn’t have heart but we have much more in common I believe than being the opposite. It did make sense and opened the door just a little. Did he want me to start writing a blog, book, and share our stories? Maybe he was private at times but inspiring and educating others about different beliefs? — YOU BET! Reading? Yes. Writing? Yes. Inspiring? Yes. I wouldn’t have gotten all these “signs” if I wasn’t meant to share. That’s just not him.

Now comes the tough part my humility makes even harder to share but I must. First, I will NEVER EVER disrespect or dishonor anything he did or was doing. Ever. These are just my views relevant to my journey with him in spirit. I am not judging him as none of us should do that to each other either.

Ok- here’s my “list” as I

b-r-e-a-t-h-e it out slowly… I did hear he meditated years ago so perhaps he didn’t have much time to practice that anymore. Maybe he did, I don’t know but meditation brought him to my dreams. I was not and will never be as physically disciplined as he but yoga also is a biggie with me as it slows you down a little. Could he have benefitted from slowing down a little? Yes, of course but hey- I do my cardio too. I like to sleep… Never a whole day away but it is beneficial to our health. Would I have had sleeping difficulties with the adrenaline rush of pro wrestling? Of course! Some people’s metabolism is wired differently and we can’t picture ourselves on their life path.

I am not an over the top person as he and am quite simple with my life. Do you have to be professionally? That all depends on how you define success. To be a celebrity is a different world so how would I handle success? We never all do things the same but relaxing does make a difference. He did with his girls but Dana has said not too much downtime did he ever take.

Do I believe Warrior pushed himself so hard to prove to himself he could? Yes, I will be honest but again I am not here to judge. He never lived with regrets so it is not for me to say if he has any in spirit. Sure, he had a family history and got taken from his family too soon but he did know the risks. That brings us to what he is learning from me yet again.

My body isn’t perfect and I work it plenty. Perhaps he sees that in me and that it’s ok to not overwork. I can’t say and I won’t fully say. I like to eat and sometimes love my junk food. He might not still approve but perhaps knows now that being extreme with everything is exhausting. I have struggles with my body but am not obsessive. He knew his disciplines from a young age and they never go away. Mine never have either.

We all have our lessons to learn here on Earth and as a spirit. There is my list and believe me when I say it was HARD writing. Very easy to say about people we don’t like or respect but not of those we do. He can be learning much more as a spirit but this was about me so humbleness aside, I had to put it out here. I do know that we work well together as emotional and mental intuitives with our beliefs connecting us now and forever. Humor is great with us too!

At first I thought he’d be mad at me for this list but I believe he isn’t. We can all play the “would’ve, could’ve, should’ve” game but it is not our place to do so. He knows my heart and how I educate myself on his spirit world all the time. If you find yourself in a spirit relationship with someone, turn the table over to examine what they are learning from you. Some answers you might not know for now but some get revealed in the most unexpected ways. ***Mediums say spirits bring messages of regret but as always– it’s the why and how of the message. We all learn and will continue on even as an ULTIMATE spirit!

P.S. When I felt angry after Warrior passed, there was much I questioned and asked him directly. When working out I heard “Human” by The Human League. It’s about being human and a man who has made mistakes asking for forgiveness.. ( for those not familiar) πŸ’–πŸ™πŸ»πŸ€—

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The Mythology Of Heroes

Happy New Year~~ 2019 Warrior fans! I have missed this so with the Holidays over, gear up for more Warrior stories! This one gradually came to me as a little idea until it got launched like a ROCKET into my thoughts! πŸš€ Yet another concept of Warrior’s that I too connected with. Mythology and all its Gods, Goddesses, and Demi-Gods always fascinated me in school. I first read their stories in 7th grade. Funny how that grade wasn’t one of my favorites and now I remember some good stuff!

When first putting this blog post together, I knew there was a report in high school saved up in the attic as we studied mythology again in 9th grade. I found it and laughed looking thru my drawings and hand written descriptions! 😜 Well, that was GOING to be my photo until something Ultimate happened… I put it aside and then when looking for it—- it was totally GONE! Seriously warriors, it completely disappeared. I ransacked my entire room and knew right where I put it. It seems like I never even got it down.,,

Maybe those Gods are tricking me? ⚑️I got tired of looking so finally remembered this photo of these two heroes back then. Let’s just say the book was not a big loss but I was proud of it or it wouldn’t have been kept. I really can’t say when my fascination began with these myths but one story led into the next as my imagination soared. From Zeus to Hera, Aphrodite, Athena, Hades, Ares, Poseidon, and many others whose influence we still use today.

Do you know the expression “Pandora’s Box?” How about your Achilles heel? There were the Greeks, Romans, and Norse myths liked how Thursday is named for Thor. I bet most of you know that superhero made popular in the movies. Plus, many of our planets are named after those legendary gods.

That brings us to two Gods that resemble Warrior. At least to me anyway. Anyone know? Come on…. If you know some stories am sure you can guess. The winners are: Hercules and Atlas. Perhaps for some obvious reasons but ONE trait they all have in common is endurance. Really, it’s true.

Tony Schiavone (former commentator for the WWE) even said the Ultimate Warrior had “super human strength” and that is one of the top qualities of Hercules. Plus, he wrestled everybody! I loved the show Hercules The Legendary Journeys in the late 90’s but let’s continue…

Hercules was the only god to become a hero after his death although he was a demi-god. He was known for his bravery and speed but had excessive self-confidence. Often times he struggled with evil impulses while trying to remain true to his heart. You can look up all his great stories but some of these ideas pertained to Warrior in many ways. No, not all the time but definite similarities. I know Herc’s stories well after following the show plus some movies made.

Let’s move to Atlas. His “punishment” was to carry the pillars of heaven and earth as a test of strength– Hercules had many of these too as they teamed up to fight Zeus. It’s the expression of “having the weight of the world on your shoulders.” This of course was in line with Warrior and how he approached body-building and then using his gorilla press slams as a wrestler. Warrior depicted this trait of Atlas throughout his entire adult life and career. To me, he didn’t ever need to feel the weight of the world upon him as I hope he knows that now in spirit.

The weight of the world came upon Tony Atlas as well since like Warrior, he too was a body builder. Tony went on to win Mr. USA and became well known in the WWE with his famous gorilla slams similar to Warrior. The name Atlas fit him perfectly. You can also contact an atlas to find out about the world which depicts maps of Earth. According to mythology, Atlas was a Titan and that thought stated in my mind…

Titan Sports was that thought as I read up on the name behind WWE. I wanted to know why that name was chosen but couldn’t locate that specifically. Vince McMahon founded Titan Sports back in 1980 after other wrestling business connections ended. He took the old WWF name further than his father and grandfather before him. The name connects with this post! Mythological? I always believe.

Well, there’s my connection to mythology, heroes, and Warrior. I never forgot those stories and can still recall my favorites today. Very similar to Warrior and all his heroic battles in the ring including his earliest competitor the character of Hercules. Why do ideas stay in our heads? Obviously the Universe has other plans as to why we remember what we do.

Here’s my LAST connection and it does involve something quite common for me now spiritually. Remember that I always believe… Once my obsession waned some on looking for my school report, I did put the thought aside or so I thought.

When writing out ideas for this post, it was time for my workout so had to leave it unfinished for a bit. I went down to the basement and began on the elliptical machine. Great songs on Pandora the whole way but then out of nowhere I asked Warrior: “Did you take my report“? Why was that thought back on my brain again? Why would I ask that of Warrior? My brain obviously knew what I couldn’t believe at first. As soon as those words left my mouth, the light WENT OUT! I was laughing so hard and could barely finish without cramping. It did come back on as the song “Two Steps Behind” by Def Leppard was playing. A beautiful yet perfect song. Lights on, Lights off yet again. Check out that post archived if new here. 😏 The light actually went on and off twice as I questioned the gods up above!! Really, this truly happened. I joked thinking perhaps I’d hear thunder or go see some lightning outside but no!

Does Warrior plan on rewriting my report or maybe even putting better art in? I make my jokes but seriously– it’s totally gone. I’ll let you all know if it turns up somewhere but that light gave me an answer that’s for sure!! I am utterly wowed.. Maybe he’s upset that Hercules and Atlas aren’t in it? Guess they weren’t part of my mindset back then. It’s all good fun as my spiritual connection with Warrior grows stronger all the time. He doesn’t need the physical strength of a god to be truly genuine to me. ❀️ Learn about these legendary myths since you just might not forget a great story like I never did and never will!!!

~~~ P.S. Giant Gonzalez was also a wrestler in the WWE and part of the movie Hercules in the Underworld. (Which I own!)

~~~ P.P.S Dwayne Johnson aka “The Rock” also portrayed Herc in a 2014 movie and now is the host of a new competition show called The Titan Games on NBC.

~~ If interested: check out a recent press release of my book Spirit and Belief on webwire called: “Trusting Your Gut Can Do You Good.” You can find it on twitter or this link:https://t.co./rhgx13bwS5 Just google me to see all my online stuff!!

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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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Spirit and Belief Video

https://you.tu.be/MTfFYGj5h1l

~~~Check out this video on my book made by my friend Holly Matson. She did an excellent job and I am so proud with how it turned out!

You TOO can believe in your own spiritual power and follow your intuition everyday like I did. I listened and trusted in the signs from Warrior and the Universe. Once you get coincidences, they turn into synchronicities just for YOU.

If you are a follower of this blog, you have read my many stories but you can find more in my book: Spirit and Belief. The stories and traits continue as I #alwaysbelieve πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’–πŸ’ͺ🏻

If you have questions, comments, or want to share your stories, please do! You can find me also on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, my YouTube channel,(this video is also there!) and over at my website:

www.spiritandbelief.com

I also have an amazon author page(kathypickett)

Hope you enjoy this video and if interested in working with Holly here is her info:

http://www.lightseedsbyholly.com/text-to-video-service.html

~~~Follow your intuition everyday and feel the POWER!!!