Learning Life Lessons ๐Ÿ’™

Last week was popcorn, this week is well- maybe some tissues. I didn’t intend for this post to be sad although it could come across that way for some of you. As for me, I wasn’t sad but just felt bittersweet and overwhelmed in a new way.

Have you ever had someone say something that surprised or even shocked you? I’m not referring to horrific news but just a statement that made you stop and ponder. ๐Ÿ˜งThat’s what brings us all those life lessons we learn and continue to learn while connecting with others. This was another story that occurred a while back and kept coming to me so I decided to share. It just stood out for me in a new way very much like the Ultimate Warrior did all those years ago.

After this blog had been around a few years and then stories got published into my book Spirit and Belief, I was a guest on Harmonic Journeys podcast. This is the group I belong to where I’m in a book club along with other intriguing spiritual topics like moon ceremonies, meditation, holistic fairs, etc. The woman who hosted the podcast I had seen at a few events and she still continues to have the moon ceremonies. I wish the podcast was still active but sadly, it is not. This was done in Oct. 2018. I may have shared the link back then. She would interview all sorts of us folks wanting to share our stories and gifts. I contacted her to see if I could be a guest. Never had I done anything like this before and was so excited! She had not heard of Warrior but her now grown sons loved Chynna. She also had not known of her passing and said to me: “Oh, I’m so sorry.” It seemed like Chynna was a personal friend of mine. That is just how this woman is with being such a beautiful person inside and out. I love how she says “right on” a bunch too. It’s so groovy (:

After the podcast which she praised me on was finished, my friend bought the book and we chatted a bit. She wanted to know more about Warrior and his life. I love when I encounter those who actually have NOT heard of him because they are non-judgmental and never overly biased in a negative way. You ask me questions, I’ll do my best to share what I can and they are fascinated. After a few tidbits on Warrior, I told her about his passing and how shocking it all seemed to be happening so fast. Her response was:” that poor man.” I had never heard anyone say that, at least not to me about Warrior. It would be more like his poor family or something similar.

Sure, I could’ve got all emotional and said how he did things in extreme ways like with working out and all that but I didn’t. I did share his family history of heart issues but this didn’t change her reaction. Kinda stunned with tears in my eyes, I just sat there not knowing how to compose the rest of my thoughts. I obviously never forgot those words but not once took them as sadness. Remember my post on compassion? It’s about empathy, not pity which none of us want- especially warriors. She also kept adding to that with how young he was. Yes, indeed. Others may have taken “that poor man” in a negative way or even agreed but my feeling wasn’t that and I understand so much more now. Just because we live our lives a certain way and make choices unlike others, does not mean life has to be shorter. It can very much so but that is assuming and we shouldn’t do that either.

Another connecting story actually happened a month or so ago at the end of our book club. We were asked to name a few positive aspects of the person to the right of us. Even if you didn’t know them that well, you had to wing it. The woman who complemented me had this to say: “She’s a good reader.” I was honored as that fits me but then I felt like I was in grade school again. She added: ” I just love your joy and you are filled with such light.” Well, there ya go. Another statement which surprised me a little. I left there feeling so empowered because we need to do this more. This can be pretty easy complimenting those we like or even us fans of Warrior but what about those we don’t? Can you still say some positives in their favor? Try it out. Warrior haters may never do this but I give the rest of you an ultimate challenge. Look to those in your life who need a possible light to shine. You may not be able to say it to their face but think those thoughts to yourself. It will raise your vibe up as all of us have good qualities despite what we perceive to be negative.

Let’s learn these life lessons of being better to others and their situations no matter what our opinion might be. I am working on this constantly too warriors. If you think or say something nice to someone, they may just return the favor. The comments will stay with you and we want those good ones. My friend meant “that poor man” in a way that made me never forget. Be that someone to another. No judging, just understanding. It’s what we all truly need. Warrior needed it too. We can be those warriors who rise above and be the light in their darkness.

P.S. Warrior never would’ve thought of himself as “that poor man” in life or in death. He had a very full existence and never needed to prove it to anyone. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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From Parts Unknown…

Ah yes… This expression was used often by the Ultimate Warrior as it became quite famous in of itself. It actually is still referenced today but again as with most concepts he used, it goes deeper. I’m going a little deeper today as I thought of what to share. My thoughts go from sharing to not, details that will be accepted or freak some of you out, and all that in between. Well, after having a few similarities with some other men in my life, I decided to express my views to all of you.

Hold onto those ropes warriors because this post is kinda different and personal in a new way. Just to preface— I’m not getting religious or even super spiritual but just trying to help you find connectors despite perhaps a sad subject. I’m also not going overboard on emotion but explaining details that involve a three count of my uncle, father- in-law, and Warrior. All three have passed but they share some aspects of parts unknown together. They also share parts in my book Spirit and Belief. Now, they are in a blog post together. Imagine that!

All three had the Universe working to keep them around for a few events in their lives before heading up to parts unknown. My uncle had experienced ill health for a while and by the year 2002, was getting worse. First, it was my wedding and then 2 weeks later was my cousin’s who is his youngest daughter. Little did I know with all the planning just how sick he truly was. Here’s another 222 I referenced last week. Our wedding happened, 2 weeks after was my cousin’s, and then 2 weeks later my uncle passed away. I don’t fully know if he asked to be kept around just to be part of these weddings but am so grateful he was. Not only was he my uncle but he was also my godfather. Even though it became a huge loss, he got to be there for those family celebrations. I needed to see the good.

My father-in-law ( who has a big story in my book but my uncle gets a spirit visit dream mention) shared a little bit of a family event just in a smaller way. I won’t describe my experience in the book but in 2009 after surviving the previous year with many problems, he passed a few days after my son’s 5th birthday. We had promised this boy a small family party at Chuck E. Cheese for months now and he was so excited. Nobody wants someone to pass on their birthday although my uncle above did pass on one of his grandson’s birthdays. It was sad then but I like to look at it as a special connection they have now.

Back to my father-in-law’s story. I did ask to please keep him around so our excited boy could celebrate his special day. I know prayers or requests aren’t always answered in the way we hope but for this time, it was. When my husband visited his Dad in the hospital early that morning, he wished his grandson a happy 5th birthday. Parts unknown delivered and even though my father-in-law wasn’t able to join us, he was still here just less than an hour away.

That takes us to Warrior. I know fans will always speculate on so many details of his passing and I’m not dwelling on the sadness. We all have questions like: “Did he know he was dying?” or “Did he ask to just have that weekend before he goes?” Oh, so many, many more that are not for us to know. Despite all that, the Universe up in parts unknown kept him here to become part of WWE history with WMXXX weekend. I thank God or our Creator, Source, and anything you’d like to call it for keeping him around during all of that. It could have been so much worse with what happened based on where, how, who, and all those extra details. I have my questions always too but we need the good warriors, we ultimately do. ๐Ÿ’™

With all three of these men, the Universe up in parts unknown delivered some sadness but enabled the good to happen first. Can you connect this to anyone or other situations in your life? It doesn’t have to be passed loved ones at all but maybe just perhaps some events that universally lined up in a certain way. I realize there is never a perfect time for anything as we have our lives to live.

Maybe you got that job raise just when a new baby arrived in your home. Perhaps even you had an outdoor event scheduled, had to change it but luckily your change resulted in a sunny day. Had it not been switched, a rainout would’ve happened. Look at situations like that warriors. We have to because up in parts unknown, they want us happy. Things won’t always work out as we plan them to but eventually we will see the good. Just be open to it.

Of course I didn’t want any of those men to pass away then and I went thru all the stages of grief like we all do. Whether or not you believe in these universal aspects, just know with the right perspective, you’ll understand parts unknown a little better. When looking back on all three, I know the Universe I believe in was helping on those days. My uncle, father-in-law, and Warrior don’t know each other but I DO know they are grateful having been around to experience a few more celebrated days. I love them all and know they love me always from parts unknown… ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

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Exuberance of Energy ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

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

So many words popped in my head and for those that know, yes there is a subtitle. When I finally came up with some choices, energy was included. After all, this is energy and Warrior’s was all over the place. I wrote it down in order to not forget once the real title naming days came. Again, if you know– the word energy isn’t even in my book title! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿคฃ

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

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

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

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

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

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

Warrior never stopped expanding his exuberance of energy but that was how he needed to be. Just use your energy in the way your life needs to be warriors. Also, don’t forget the word ENERGY and how important it is. Without being in my book title, it is forever present in my life and will always continue on even in spirit. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’™

P.S. Here’s my entire book title:

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

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

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My Psychic Visit ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’–

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Should You See A Psychic?” (11:49)

https://youtu.be/XjhdLpMA1h0

** My YouTube video on this session***

The Lion King ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’™

“It’s enough for this restless warrior just to be with you.”

~~ Can You Feel the Love Tonight

~~ The Lion King, 1994, Elton John

Can you believe this movie was first released by Disney 25 years ago? With that milestone, the Broadway musical came to my hometown along with releasing a live action movie this past summer. The Lion King has always been one of my favorite Disney animated cartoons of the more modern era. Once I saw it would be here in August around our anniversary, I bought us tickets!

I remember going to the theater with my mom and sister back in ’94. There was such silence after Mufasa died as this little boy said: “Is he dead?” Oh, the memories.. I hope that boy liked the end. Guess who else loved this movie? That’s right– Warrior himself! Yes, I know the word warrior is in that song up above but not a clue on his personal pics for movies.

He mentioned this in one of his many YouTube videos but I can’t remember which one! Trust me on this or I wouldn’t have a story. The musical was ultimately spectacular and we loved it. Of course it isn’t identical to the animated version as some newer songs were added. If you do get the chance to see it, PLEASE go!You won’t be disappointed.

This theater was packed and I did get a little smile as that song played– the restless warrior is so true indeed. Shortly after that, my right ear started ringing REALLY LOUD. I had to cup my hand over it to hear better. That is one of my spiritual signs and in that loud theater, I heard it. Was Warrior there and acknowledging this performance? I always believe. After all, he loved The Lion King too so it’s only natural for him to attend. (: Spirits like to be part of our fun events too but we were there for our anniversary! It was technically the next day but humor struck again.., ๐Ÿ˜ณ

After intermission, we decided to stand for the second act. Our knees were buckling and I needed to stretch my legs badly. We found spaces in the back behind the last row where the ushers stood. I was on the aisle and had much more room. Shortly after the first few dramatic scenes, goosebumps filled my arms and legs. Yep, another sign yet again, WOW! Warrior WAS there since that’s a biggie with him. Ever so slowly, I inched a little to my right so there was a spot for him. He can stand next to me and my husband– how cool!!

Some of you probably think I’m a little nutty here and I respect that. I wasn’t sure to even share this as it concerns my husband but how do I not recognize the obvious signs from Warrior? No way could I ignore them. I’d want to go down as a spirit too! It was so incredible knowing we had yet another “like” in common.

I never even questioned those signs at all since they are quite common for me. Even if you aren’t in touch with spiritual vibes, we should always learn something new as much as we can. Warrior said this many times. I know I do everyday. That stone in the photo is one of my new crystals. I loved it right away after picking it up from a giant barrel at a recent Healing Expo. It’s a Botswana Agate. There are many agates but this one is native to Africa. Don’t you love the colors?

How perfect for me to find that since The Lion King is gee… about Africa! Also, I’ve mentioned bloodstone before as being a “warrior stone” but let me share this about my new agate:

“Strength of a warrior, aids in protection.” (during battle)~~ We can use the battle to mean many things besides a physical war but again NO IDEA about this African Botswana Agate Stone. I know how to pick ‘um, don’t I? It really is enough for my restless warrior just to be with me. I really always feel the love with or without stones or ya know– a big ‘ol musical…

P.S. My favorite Lion King song is:

“I Just Can’t Wait to be King.” It’s so fun with those two young lion cubs. How about some lyrics?:

“I’m gonna be the main event…”

“Free to run around…”

“Free to do it all my way.”

“Everywhere you look I’m standing in the spotlight!”

Ummm… sounds kinda like someone I know, ๐Ÿ˜‰ Some people didn’t want to be “King of the Ring” though…. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿคผโ€โ™‚๏ธ

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~~ I hope you will always believe too since we are all storytellers! ๐Ÿ“ฃ๐Ÿ“—

Even Warriors Need Help

Do any of you warriors ask for help when needed? I guess it really depends on your situation but if you’re anything like me, it’s a challenge. Sometimes even an ultimate one. Warrior was also like that as he too didn’t want help in many areas of his life. That photo above is part of his WCW run but he references ideas in the Ultimate Collection DVD. He had some possible storylines involving his character then but actually admits: “I couldn’t do it all by myself.” Most might’ve thought he never bothered listening or working well with others but there were occasions when that wasn’t true.

In his professional days after wrestling, he even made a YouTube video asking anyone for help with his website and content design. He asked for resumes online! I was so surprised by that but very grateful to know Steve Wilton came aboard. We are all stubborn but that’s o.k. I usually exhaust all my resources before agreeing to any help. Asking for help is sometimes looked upon as a weakness when it truly isn’t.

When it comes to my website, I try as much as I can before contacting the publisher. It is my independent nature and once something gets accomplished, confidence matters. ***My kids are rarely sick but I’m not one of those mothers that calls the doctor over every little thing. If you do, that’s fine. After all, we hate to see them sick for long. I try my best first and she’s even complimented me on that. Guess sometimes I can rock this mom thing!

I remember when my daughter was learning to ride her bike. I bet some of you that are parents can relate if your kids are past that stage. She only wanted Daddy (of course) and then decided no more help was needed. Oh boy, was that ever a scene! I had a book I was reading at the time so found a spot while trying to distract myself from her antics. We have a really long driveway so she had plenty of room but no sidewalks nearby. She kicked that bike and yelled and screamed. I really thought she was going to pick it up and throw it! Well, she calmed down and did learn to ride after much trying without any more help.

She is quite the Gemini warrior girl still but her Mama is the Virgo warrior. We are very similar in that regard. My son was so much the opposite but now with age, independence kicks in. As parents, we still want to help but they do need to find their own way. We are quick to swoop in when they are little but then there’s that time to back off some. Becoming an independent adult is tricky but necessary for growth.

Us adults need help with some areas of our lives despite kids thinking we don’t. They also probably think learning stops when school eventually does. Nope, not that either. We should be life-long learners and ask for help along this journey. I know for me spiritually, at first never did I ask for help. Never. I didn’t think that was feasibly possible. Sure, we might be very vague with our questions but I had no idea those in Spirit really and truly HELP specifically. I have said before that I never invoked Warrior at all. Again, I was doing things that aligned with his areas of expertise but humility became such a factor.

It is a very different story now as I know the signs and can respond. No, I am not filled with constant expectations nor am I desperate. Our traits remain the same and I have never wavered. Alright, sometimes a compromise is needed but your thoughts do influence your actions.

Think of areas in your life where help is necessary. Maybe not but two heads are better than one, right? I can attest to that! It never means you can’t do something but just with a little inspiration, you can and will do it better. I know this is very true for me. I am certain it will be true for you too. There are topics I won’t compromise on so then that leads down a slightly different road. So what? Life is that journey with many gorilla slams!!

Ask for help when you need to warriors. Am sure you’ll get it in the best way possible. Maybe not what you expect but accept it anyway. Perhaps one day you can return the favor and help another thru their ultimate journey… โšก๏ธโœจ

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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! ๐Ÿš€ 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! ๐Ÿ˜œ 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? โšก๏ธ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. ๐Ÿ˜ 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. โค๏ธ 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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Happy Undertaker Halloween! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ˜ณโ˜ ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿ˜ˆ

Happy Halloween Warrior fans! I had planned on using a photo from the June 2, 1991 Body Bag Match between the Ultimate Warrior vs. the Undertaker but then saw these masks! This was a much better choice for me since really, I didn’t want to use that match of Warrior being paralyzed or put in a body bag at the end..๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Let’s back up a few years with some funny Undertaker moments. I decided to wait until Halloween since well, I think you probably know why! At first, the Undertaker was never a person I would choose to write about as previously mentioned but hey– it’s all good now and they were friends.

A year or so after Warrior passed, my son panicked about not having a current library book to use at school. He had finished his first one and needed another for tomorrow, ugh! Last minute doesn’t work with this Mama… Off to the library we went and started browsing the stacks. Once again, a library moment but I’ll take it.

He was on one end and I wandered off a little next to him. My eyes were intent on finding this series or author he liked but then my gaze turned upward. Right in front of me standing straight up on this shelf was a biography in the kids section of WWE’s Undertaker! That character always brings up bad memories for me but for the first time ever, I smiled and thought of all the library stuff I had seen since Warrior’s passing. Another right place, right time moment.

I did open it up which many years ago would never have given a second look. I took a photo and sent it to my brother with the same caption used frequently back then: “I can’t go anywhere!” It was a funny yet frenzied and unexpected library time.

The next Undertaker moment came after I purchased the “Ultimate Collection” DVD and it has an interesting twist only recently noticed. When I bought the DVD of course it had to be new without any previous views. It had never been opened or watched before so I was set.

Some parts were skipped like you-know-who but also WMVI among a few others I had seen bunches or had on VHS already. The day came when I decided to finally watch those parts just to see it all thru to the end. I got to that match between U.W. and U.T. and about halfway into the “snoozefest” (it really was!) the DVD started skipping. You know what I mean right? That happens after a while when you watch something over and over but this was new!

Somebody up there knows my feelings about U.T. so– come to your own conclusion… ๐Ÿคฃ Guess I wasn’t supposed to watch that whole match as it skipped thru most of it. I couldn’t believe this while just laughing so hard to myself. I had never even watched that before, ever… Those electronic devices sure are tricky! Very little times would anyone catch me watching that match or even the Funeral Parlor before it on the DVD. I do love Randy and Roddy’s commentary since they save me! ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜ฌ

So, let’s move ahead to now and just a few weeks ago. Decided to see if indeed the “skipping part” was still there but before I even got to the match– the Funeral Parlor part was skipping! โšฐ๏ธ Whaaat??? I barely have watched that but hey, fine by me! I did go ahead to the match and it wasn’t skipping at all. Now, it’s the Parlor’s turn, hmm…. Remember the “Lights on, Lights off” post relating to Undertaker? Could these both have some funny Warrior energy attached to them? It sure makes me laugh since he knows my stories now.

Going back to early October, my husband, daughter, and I were at the Halloween store. I saw these U.T. masks. Your thoughts really do manifest sometimes. I was actually thinking of my next blog post while there… Um, why??? I didn’t want to use a match photo and then I saw the masks! Problem solved yet again. When I went to put one back after looking at it, the plastic hook broke– figures….

Have a FUN yet SOOOKY Halloween, maybe I’ll see someone with an Undertaker mask on! Just no hearing GONG music… ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ’ฉ

P.S. Nothing else has ever skipped on the DVD, ever.., ๐Ÿ˜ฑ

P.P.S. SO EXCITED to share the link for my RADIO show interview with Kate Delaney of America Tonight! You need to scroll down to October 10th, hour 2. I am at the 27:11 mark, 12 min. long.

http://rss.gcnlive.com/americaTonight/?p=archive&cat=all&pgn=4

~~~Check out another SPOOKY Halloween story this week on my other spiritual blog:

www.spiritandbelief.com

#Halloween#ghosts#spooky

#energy#masks

100 Warrior Writings

Well, Warrior fans, we’ve come upon another milestone. It’s official that these writings have reached 100 posts. WordPress told me that number happened a few weeks ago but that was including photos I posted without text. That doesn’t count for me but this does.

I was thinking of so many things to include like: “100 reasons…” or “Best Warrior quotes ever…” but then that just sounded so self-indulgent. I wasn’t even jumping up and down or wanting to shout it from the rooftops. Nope, not my style. It’s extremely humbling thinking this all began for me in the summer of June 2016 outside in my hammock. Never did I think blog at the time, or book, or even going longer than a year! I was ready to “retire” this blog last December before beginning my new one at: www.spiritandbelief.com in January.

Warrior kept going and inspiring me with so much to tell. 2 years, 40 countries, and all of YOU. 100 posts. I can’t even begin to comprehend all these writings and how it has impacted me. I sure hope you have been touched in some way or at least in the “Warrior way.”

I’m linking one of my favorite YouTube videos of him and there are sooo many but am sure some of you fans have your favorites also. Feel free to share them with me or connect on here, YouTube, Twitter, or however you wish! I love them all but definitely have my faves.

I will share a quote from Chapter 5 from the book: “Women Who Run With The Wolves” which I’ve discussed before but this TOTALLY applies to my journey with Warrior:

“There is a saying that when the student is ready, the teacher appears…. It is our work to learn. Without a task that challenges, there can be no transformation…” ~~~

Clarissa Pinkola Estes, 1992.

I thank Warrior.

I thank you Fans + Followers.

I thank Myself.

100 means ENERGY that’s self-determined, independent, and has infinite potential. 1 is leadership and 0 is openness, being whole. That’s me and these writings– being WHOLE. Happy 100 WarriorWritings! Don’t worry– 101 is coming about Halloween! I know Warrior is proud and I feel his energy everyday.

https:/:youtu.be/9Xgkpgk3dcA

~~~This video is called: “Warrior–Be A Warrior” (Ultimate Warrior YouTube channel)

#100 #ultimatewarrior #alwaysbelieve #spiritandbelief #mywarriorwritings #blog #book #youtube. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿ“—โœ๐Ÿป

Two Warrior Years and Counting…….

Well, Warrior fans– it’s been just about two years (tomorrow!) since I began these writings. I want to thank Warrior, his wisdom, humor, and all of YOU for following or being fans. I was thinking of a way to sum up these few years but couldn’t quite find a category that interested me. First, a list intrigued me as to why my longevity with him continues but think that’s been covered… The next idea was to ask you fans to express your memories or why he continues inspiring today but realized that’s tough getting others to share.

The last thing I thought of was to list why or how this whole “spirit relationship” came to be with him but yet again, I’ve mentioned numerous things in the past. The whole list is in the afterword of my book Spirit and Belief.

What I will share is some of the MOST important things he has taught me and what I have learned. Some have always been in my life but I just needed to get amped up into who I really am. Some surprised the crap out of me while others just made sense. So, guess it’s a list after all but here’s the MAIN EVENT:

~~~ Be Honest

~~~ Get inspired and be the Inspiration

~~~ Follow Your Own Intuition

~~~ Do The Work Everyday

~~~ Everyday is a Gift, use it wisely

~~~ Your Life Matters

~~~ It’s Not Who You Are, It’s What You Are

~~~” F__ _ _ What Others Think!”

~~~ Be Creative, Original, and Stand Out

~~~ “I AM Funny!” ( said by Warrior)

~~~ Your Spirit and Belief are the best messages you will know

~~~ “Slay All the Naysayers!”

I have mentioned many of these already and some overlap but just thought they looked great in a list. Realistically though, I could add a dozen more but those will suffice for now. Do you use or believe in any of these? Even if others have said these statements, I sure hope you can apply them in your life. Warrior was over the top but did always explain how he wanted to motivate and educate people in order to become disciplined. It isn’t always the physical but the mental as well– all the time.

Not much is new but once I started my spiritual journey, all of his mentality on that came back. The funny statement might be surprising to some but just read some other blog posts of mine or the book and you’ll get it! I knew some of that years ago but it’s a different perspective now. Check out the podcast he made back in 2007. It’s on the Ultimate Warrior YouTube channel. He mentions his humor A LOT!

I had no clue how much of an inspiration he would truly become and how his messages worked thru me to tell these stories. Whoever your inspiration is, keep it going so you can one day be that to someone else. Who knows what path your life will take?

I also want to thank Dana, her girls, and Steve for their willingness to honor Warrior’s legacy while sharing memories always with us. They know what it means to be the warrior you are meant to be with whatever life gives you. That message is for all of us and one we should never forget.

These past 4.5 years since Warrior’s passing are extremely surreal and hard to comprehend. I have constantly moved forward and still am humbled with my incredible journey. Also, this blog is very close to having 100 posts. I will continue writing as I hope you continue reading. Remember that list warriors and pick your favorites. I really can’t. If I had to, I’ll quote the last line from the intro on his Ultimate Collection DVD: Slay all the Naysayers!”

~~~ Don’t forget to #alwaysbelieve ( that’s a given!)

www.spiritandbelief.com

~~~ Maybe I’ll get a REAL cupcake and celebrate this milestone in honor of Warrior and all of you!

๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ‚