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

Conquer Those Firsts Warriors!

Those things we do for the first time can be very daunting and there are many reasons as to why. I bet you can list many firsts in your life and remember how they made you feel. Sometimes it might not turn out the way you’d hoped but at least you can say: “I did it!”

Of course my life has also been made up of many firsts but this always connects to Warrior so where do I start? First, he taught me to become a leader. He was and still is one but now I am in my own way. Warrior said to: “Inspire people, don’t instruct people!” Very true for me. We should all think like that for others. Never did I imagine that role within this life of mine but it exists and I am doing it!

Next, I mentioned 4.5 years last week (technically it was Monday) BUT 4 years ago was my Box experience. That wasn’t a first for me with a psychic sense but a first with Warrior. I am glad it wasn’t the start of my gifts opening since I knew the signs which made it so much easier. Check out that story blogged here archived as: The Box” ~~6/16/17 (his bday) and in my book!

I just celebrated the first anniversary of my book Spirit and Belief being released. Hard to believe an entire year has flown by… Thank you to anyone who has become inspired with my stories of Warrior. Another first is my radio interview in just a few hours so whew!

Firsts can be hard but hopefully you can look back on yours and believe they were and are worth it. Whether or not many agree with some of Warrior’s firsts, the man had guts to do them anyway. It is different of course being on T.V. with all the other factors of ratings, fans, popularity, and so on. That’s all true and sometimes there are compromises. I firmly believe Warrior’s decisions were based on how he viewed the character while also constantly being challenged.

To step up and conquer those firsts no matter how big or small is always what we need to do so our lives move forward. WMVI had plenty of those so I hope you do too. Probably not in the same way but do those firsts you need to succeed.

Any type of first will boost your confidence so the next one becomes easier. Never regret doing them since it always is a learning experience. The how maybe can be questioned later but at least you conquered a first so take pride in that!

Do those firsts for the right reasons that you believe in. Don’t listen to others who say you’re crazy or can’t. I bet deep down you’d feel crazy for not proving you can. Do those firsts to better your life and not just to win a popularity contest. Shake those ropes and wear those arm tassels proudly! Just because nobody else has or hasn’t already, doesn’t mean it won’t become a first for you. If you conquer the fear, you conquer the first. Your spirit will thank you…

Think back to your baby book if you ever had one or made them for your kids. All those firsts are in there from the start. You can have a grown up book or journal with all your adult firsts too. Make that list to motivate you and keep adding those firsts.

Look at all the firsts Dana has had to do and yet she continues on since the warrior woman in her thrives. Even if you fall flat on your face, you can laugh and say: “First time for everything!” I still am in awe with all my firsts on this journey of mine. Not only writing but now speaking has become a first. I could never have done any of this, not ANY of it without Warrior.

I thought about listing all his firsts but didn’t want to be a google of information since you can all check that stuff out anytime. Hopefully, your good firsts outweigh the bad and my wish is that others will remember the GOOD firsts of Warrior and the messages behind them all. They all count, in or out of the ring.

Well, I’m off to prepare for this first of a radio interview and can’t wait to tell you all about it soon! Conquer your firsts warriors and OWN them so you can look back and say: “I did it!”

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๐Ÿ“—๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐ŸŽง

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‚

โ€œFear is an Aberration!โ€

“Fear, fear is an aberration.

Fear is the air that cowards breathe.

Fear is the first taste of defeat.

The Warrior only breathes the air of the brave and the Warrior only feasts on the fruit of VICTORY!”

~~~ The Ultimate Warrior

~~~11/25/89 (before his SNME match against Andre the Giant)

Such powerful words as always from the Ultimate Warrior and I have made this part of my meditation everyday. Maybe that sounds crazy to some but us warriors have a little bit of crazy in us for sure! ๐Ÿ˜œ Are you fearful or fearless? I used to say it depended on the situation but now I choose the latter.

The most important thing to remember with the word FEAR is that it has no power over you. Also, do not compare yourself to others as I always did. I used to think nobody would believe my “fearful” situations but just chalk them up as silly. Everyone else’s were much more important or dramatic than mine.

That was an incredibly tough mindset to get out of. So very tough. Our past really does affect our future whether we believe that or not. Even though some of my life stories weren’t as drama filled as others, I don’t shy away from them now and in fact I defend them. They make us who we are and form us into the people we become. Not everyone is a “risk-taker” or outgoing but that doesn’t mean you are fearful.

Sometimes, we hit our stride later but everything is in perfect timing. I always did stuff that wasn’t with the “norm” (like Warrior in a way) but was it considered fearless? Probably not. That used to bother me SO much but now, not at all. People’s definitions of some words are never the same and they place labels or their own experiences over everything. Comparing can become such a nasty habit and some people never outgrow it. Don’t be one of those people and I hope as warriors, you are not.

Warrior’s passing has brought me into the most fearless I have ever been. My humility makes this so hard to write but it is very true. There are things I never even dreamed or imagined doing and did fear dominate? NO! Well, I must admit in the beginning it did just a little. I’ve evolved so much since then. I look at Dana and just marvel at her accomplishments. To think she describes herself as introverted shocks me. I know she also never imagined this life without Warrior. She is fearless in her own right but he would’ve wanted that for her.

I am also certain people I know could never have guessed how my life would change with his passing. I have a few other opportunities on the horizon and can’t wait to share more details soon! Be your OWN fearless warrior with whatever projects are in the works for you. Keep those dreams active and abolish fear.

What is holding you back? Let me guess… Judgments, resources, time, finances, unworthiness, laziness, losing your “comfort zone,” and am predicting others. I definitely have had some of this on my journey. Listen to that intuition like I have said before but life is always a balancing act. Head versus heart every single day. Who wins? Such a hard one depending on your circumstance. We should follow the “do what feels good or right for you” saying but not at the expense of becoming penniless or a victim. Did Warrior listen to fear or follow his intuition? I think we all know that answer as we must do the same.

Think of all the areas in your life where fear dominates. Possibly try narrowing down that list and conquer a few. I can say to dive right in but realistically some cannot. Literally speaking, I never did learn how to dive! LOL!!

Be able to look back on your life and say how fearless you were or how you evolved. You will never regret kicking fear to the curb or pinning it to the mat. Replace fear with a victorious NEW word of fearlessness. Learn it. Know it. OWN it. Always believe it. You can also make fear an aberration. Warrior did. Dana did. I am and you can too. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘

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The Spiritual Warrior

Before I thought of this next post, my mind wondered what other topics to discuss. The book “A Life Lived Forever” always inspires me but then I looked at other things in my Warrior collection. The comic book caught my eye as I hadn’t paged thru it in quite some time. 22 years ago I read all of it after purchasing from my local drugstore. Sometimes I’d glance at it but then once again 4 years ago. It was too soon to pick that up as the hospital scene hit a little too close to my heart. ๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿ’”

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

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

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

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

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

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

He used that to evolve into the character he not only wanted to be but needed to be. He honored his true beliefs and not many people seemed receptive at the time. To think I just thought he was cool and different… ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ’– Little did I know and maybe you warriors didn’t either just how much spirituality was part of his very essence. I of course, had no idea of my own really until an experience ten years ago. I never made it a big deal but again- always believed and accepted. It had nothing to do with Warrior at all.

Reading and looking at the comic book now leaves me feeling too many things to describe. I am so incredibly honored and amazed at how he acknowledges MY spiritual warrior all the time. This is my destiny and I find things out that always blow my mind. When others say: “He was just a character on T.V.,” I just laugh now instead of becoming defensive. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I know better and am so grateful to be included within his tribe of following my OWN spirit of warrior.

Listen to your higher self.

Evolve into your OWN spiritual warrior.

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

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

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

Wait, โ€œwhatโ€™s nextโ€?

The one thing I have never wavered from with these writings is my emotion involving all Warrior topics and this post is no different. If you’ve been here with me a while– you have heard it all or at least I thought so. Thank you for being part of this journey with me. ๐Ÿค— If you are a newbie, strap on those boots and gear up because more stories are still going to be told.

As I think back on all things relative to Warrior, I realized my thoughts on his statue and the Warrior Award have never been shared. Was this something I even wanted to write about? Then, I remembered the emotions at a particular moment during that time and realized my thoughts needed to come clean. What fan wouldn’t love both of these prestigious honors for the man we respected and admired? Who wouldn’t agree and say: ” Yes, his spirit should be immortalized in those ways!” Well, let’s just say that it took me some time to get there.

I know this might sound shocking to some of you considering my blogs, respect, and even my book Spirit and Belief but let me share with you how it was for me back then. After Warrior passed, there seemed to be many things coming out all at once and for me, it was exhaustible. There was his Ultimate Collection DVD, ( which was planning to be released anyway) the Always Believe DVD, soon after the statue, Warrior Award, and then still later– Warrior Day. Sometimes I had to catch my breath!

Even from someone gone from the business almost twenty years and having passed, that’s still A LOT!! ๐Ÿ˜ณ There were other little things too and how could I forget Dana’s blog? That still gets my heart every single post. ๐Ÿ’–

So many, many thoughts raced thru my mind during all this time and the timeline seemed to blur into oblivion… I had so many emotions raging that I couldn’t figure out where one began and another ended. Happiness, sadness, anger, disappointment, anxiety, feeling surprised, confused… You name it, I owned them all. I hadn’t followed WWE in years as I’ve stated before so my feelings felt explosive in a way. Why are they doing all this REALLY??? Guilt? Getting his fans on “their” side? Being apologetic? Offering ” condolences?” Media PR? Ratings for the shows? The list went on for me… I became ambivalent towards it all.

I seemed to compare it to a friend whom you’ve had a falling out years before with and now they want to make-up with you anyway they can. This was like that with me before I really understood it all. The book A Life Lived Forever explains so much more in detail leading up to a few years before Warrior’s HOF induction. Most fans knew nothing until it got closer.

We all know there would be no award had he lived among countless other events. I can attest to this personally with my life. I also thought only wrestlers who had passed got a statue, so many things I never knew. Does he deserve one? You bet he does, alive in person or not!!! Forget the “technical wrestling ability” many say he lacked. You do not want to debate that with me! You know who you are… ๐Ÿ™„๐ŸคญIt’s the image, not necessarily the moves. I believe this with any character in the WWE, not just of Warrior. It’s about the lasting longevity that leaves a legacy a character becomes thru fans and their devotion. It’s never about the what, it’s more about the how and why.

That brings me back to the why of all these extra things. Yes, WWE wanted Warrior back for years and he would’ve been an ambassador like Dana is now. We can’t figure out all the whys ever but just try to understand they are more important than the whats.

Once I sat down and heard about the first Warrior Award– and this is my reason sharing today, I actually said: ” What’s next, a statue?” I had no idea at the time they had been creating one with Dana’s help. No idea at all… I began crying as it seemed so overwhelming like this all shouldn’t be happening. I KNOW differently now and am so grateful WWE acknowledged the Ultimate Warrior with appreciation and respect.

Us fans owe everything to Triple HHH ( aka Paul) whose persistence brought our favorite back home. I am glad Warrior stepped away to raise his family and pursue other business ventures. He needed to during that time. I am extremely glad he finally had his moment at Wrestlemania XXX weekend to show everyone he really was (is) “a good guy.”

So, what is next? Lots of new merchandise, there was Camp WWE, and probably Mattie running to the ring someday! Dana has said she wants to be “bad!” Her Dad was a good character who got away with being “bad” so only time will tell… I will be watching for sure! I was just playing around with the whole what’s next? idea in my head one day when I thought of a street name. The only name that came to me was “Warrior Way.” After all, there is no street, road, avenue, lane, or anything else that fits. Once I thought more about it, I chuckled. Us fans already have our OWN Warrior Way and we don’t need a street or sign telling us so.

Like he said in his RAW speech, ( and I won’t quote, too much for me… ๐Ÿ˜ช) but the character does live on in all of our true warrior spirits and we have to be the ones pushing his legacy forward. Despite what others may think, that was his greatest wish for us. That’s where his always believe slogan originated from. He always had the “what’s next?” mentality and he wants the same for us. I certainly took on that Ultimate Challenge myself and still am today.

We can have a statue, award, ( which exemplifies a warrior spirit and I believe it’s time for another woman!) DVD’s, merchandise, a special day or anything else but what truly counts is what’s inside us, not outside. Even though at that time my emotions were a wreck, I never forgot the WHY of Warrior. I didn’t know WWE’s why then but Warrior’s never left me, even though he physically did.

My advice to you warriors out there is to find your own “what’s next?” and keep going. Dana did and we need to also. Sure, there are things you could never have imagined happening in your life but we need to keep those boots on to find the next, and next, and next. Overwhelming? Yes! Emotional? For sure! That is the what of life and we need to get to the how and why. ๐Ÿ‘ข๐Ÿค”

Our first reaction to something rarely is our last. Do something in your life that will make you glad you reached for the next thing instead of becoming dormant. I treasure all the things WWE and Dana have done and are continuing in honor of Warrior and his memory. We are obligated also to have that spirit of continuing on to the next as is our life-blood to do so.

It has always been in my veins so how could I ignore something so powerful? I wish the same for you to follow the Warrior Way and continue on with ” what’s next?” It could just very well become Ultimate!

P.S. Enjoy our Independence Day and celebrate those Founding Fathers believing in : “what’s next?”๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ‡๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ