Be Spontaneous warriors

*** This post is a few days early as I have some other important matters coming up…

Are you spontaneous warriors or are you more of a planner? Perhaps you are both. I’m always about a balance but am sure you know your traits by now. I myself am more of a planner like Warrior was ( and still is!) but spontaneity sneaks in too sometimes. Some feel being spontaneous is ultimately freeing while to some it feels like all will go wrong. Hmmm, which is it?

I’ll share a few little positives about being spontaneous. This story is in my book Spirit and Belief and I did blog it a few years back. It’s a perfect example so I’ll abbreviate just a little. Back in 2016, many dreams started coming and one was about Warrior’s wife Dana. I decided on a whim to contact her on the website and did right before a yoga class. When I returned, an email was waiting for me in my inbox from Dana! I was floored and totally stunned. Am sure she wouldn’t do this today.

That printed email sits proudly on my dresser where I can read it everyday. That was being spontaneous with a great result. O.K., maybe not totally but I did it without any expectations at all.

Even though much of pro-wrestling is scripted, some things of course are not. They never know what the crowd will say or do. The athletes in the ring may respond or maybe they won’t. When The Ultimate Warrior insulted Hulk Hogan on an episode of WCW’s Nitro back in August 1998, spontaneity brought much fun. At least it was for me. Warrior began a speech and the crowd started chanting: “Hogan Sucks!” many times. He silenced them by raising his hand and saying: “Let’s talk about something he doesn’t know!” To think some people didn’t see Warrior’s funny side. I did and it worked.

We do need both and even if a spontaneous action doesn’t work, at least you can say you went for it anyway. You can’t always fully plan everything and we need the unexpected moments too. That WCW episode also had Warrior referencing the man behind Hogan as his “barber.” It was Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake but I didn’t know then. He later became “The Disciple” as part of the NWO storyline involving Warrior. No idea if they all knew Warrior was planning that comment but it’s a reaction that becomes spontaneous. Those responses can lead to much humor.

Can you think of a spontaneous moment in your life that worked? I bet you can if you try hard enough. Just because it might’ve failed, keep that spontaneity since it helps us stay balanced. Some life decisions have to be carefully thought out and planned as am sure you know. We can’t just run around amuck without any direction or guidance. Warrior referenced this as Eric Bischoff wanted the WCW to be spontaneous but it wasn’t working too well. Nowadays, no one can even just crash at a hotel for the night before making a reservation ahead of time.

If we’re too cautious, opportunities may pass us by but if we plan everything, the fun goes away. I’m not saying to take too many leaps of faith here but just small ones on occasion. If I never would’ve agreed to be set up on a blind date with my husband, we may never have met. The same can be said about Dana meeting Warrior. Sure, she wanted to get her resume out there but wasn’t intimidated by him and took that chance at his gym. These encounters might have bombed for both of us but they didn’t. Even if they did, I would never abandon taking a chance with spontaneity and am sure Dana wouldn’t either.

It’s all in your mindset warriors. Some decisions can’t be undone and may have bad results because of spontaneity. Those are lessons learned which make us stronger for the next time. As warriors, it can be a challenge since we get fixated on how it needs to be. It isn’t all or nothing even though it may seem that way,

Warrior was an extreme person and planned many aspects on how he wanted his life to go. There were “bumps” along the way but there were also moments of spontaneity– rare as it was. I wanted to find some old WWF bloopers with him but couldn’t find any! Sure, there are plenty of videos out there that are extremely funny but very few moments with him. Some former wrestlers have discussed his humor so it does exist! If anyone has some, let me know since I’d love to see them. Dana has also mentioned his silliness so I always loved hearing those stories as well.

Be spontaneous warriors even just sometimes. You’ll have good antics to share and it’ll bring out your funny side. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜œ We need planning but the fun needs to be part of that tag team too! Warrior has given me some funny spontaneous moments as a spirit and he knows my humor by now. Find that balance to work for you warriors and always believe in spontaneity. Just not ALL the time… πŸ˜‰

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Longevity’s Long Life

If you’ve been with me on this journey, you know how important longevity is by now. I have a similar post mixing in with CORE values on my other site where you can find more ideas here:

www.spiritandbelief.com~~ that idea was posted last week 10/14/19.

I bet all of you have favorite stuff. Ya know– foods, T.V. shows, holidays, performers, a color perhaps… Please tell me you have a few? Some things we might outgrow or modify somewhat but then there are those that remain. How about values you admire? You probably know where I’m headed on this one.

Let me share a little experiment I did a few years back. After Warrior passed– many months in made me realize things needed to improve emotionally for me. I questioned the intense grief like I mentioned but knew moving past it was my best option. I had to go thru it to get beyond. I literally remember for several days in a row waking up, undoing the covers, putting my feet on the floor, and saying: “Today’s the day, yep this is it. From now on I won’t be interested in exploring my feelings anymore or seeing where they could go. I won’t want to watch the DVD any longer or look at the book, YouTube videos, nothing. Yes, siree Warrior will remain in my heart but my emotions are done.” This went on for about a week.

Guess what? I didn’t work– as you probably can tell… Maybe I needed more time? Maybe the shock was still there? Sure, I loved my memories but they aren’t part of my life, are they? Psst… they still are and always will remain. Of course I didn’t HAVE to do those things associated with him but I felt intuition always slamming me down to the mat in a way. I finally figured out the why.

Longevity=Core Values. That’s it warriors. Have you ever done my experiment with something in your life? I compared it on my other blog to pizza ( sounds simple…) Would you wake up one day and just decide to not like pizza anymore? NOPE. ( sub pizza for whatever you wish) O.K., maybe you want to eat healthier or have other toppings but I gotta say that developing a dislike similar is a rarity. It could happen but your “reasons” get squashed with true feelings.

What attributes or traits make up longevity and core values to you? Even when you were a kid and it’s still in your life, it counts. Some stuff leaves, comes back, and you feel the same. Maybe you’re thinking how in the world can pizza compare to a person? Good question… It’s ALL part of what makes YOU who YOU are. Alright, you don’t value pizza like a person but is it part of your longevity? You bet it is! Can things change? Sure they can but you always have the choice to decide that yourself.

I won’t detail all the longevity lists Warrior and I have as you can archive my many previous posts. πŸ˜‰ Also, I have a Pros/Cons Warrior List youtube video if you want to check that out on my channel. πŸ’™ The truth is IT DOES MATTER like he always said. You need to be the one to figure out why. Even with smaller ideas and everything you’re drawn to since people, places, and things makes no difference.

***If you decide something or someone no longer serves a purpose in your life, let it or them go. If they no longer impact or inspire you, they are not part of your vast longevity or core.

Kids never question their interests as this topic has kinda been brought up before. It just needs to be more specific with the whys and most of us don’t do that. Who has time for this? I knew some similarities with Warrior and myself but always went deeper. I am so glad I did or these writings wouldn’t exist nor would my book or anything connected. We all need to do this with things that truly matter to us. You can ask yourself the pizza questions but then go further. It can be quite the eye-opener and perhaps even FUN if you allow it to be!

Longevity and core values will have a long life if you continue to follow your beliefs always. Like attracts like and we are guided by what interests us. Sometimes we may not see the bigger picture at first but then it will come together. OWN your longevity and fight like a warrior for it! You can create it, nurture it, watch it grow, and make it YOU. I am proud to list my many qualities of longevity and without a doubt know that Warrior will always be part of my CORE. It DOES Matter..,

P.S. Here are some of my Longevity or Core things: music, flowers, the color pink, summer, swimming, biking, reading, writing!, fitness, time alone, coffee, nature, and many more! ** Of course vivid dreaming, and spirituality πŸ™πŸ»πŸ’– ** The afterword of my book Spirit and Belief lists deeper ones! YES, I do like πŸ•!

P. P. S. People are different obviously but you can apply professional and personal traits of longevity with anyone or anything! Why do you like certain people or things? Make your lists! It’s YOUR core of longevity–

Always Ultimate!!! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ“£

The Telling of Titles

Do you have a title alongside your name? It seems that we all do with regards to Mr., Ms. or anything similar. How about all those professional titles or degrees we acquire over the years? We work our way up the “corporate ladder” from an assistant to possibly president of a company someday. Does that mean everything to you in business? Or, could you take it and leave it?

In the WWE or other related forms of sports entertainment, the titles and belts MEAN something. It’s what you attain for at the top of your game. The WWE currently has 18 title championships. 18! I had to look that up what with the many brands in the business nowadays. Back when I watched, there were only a few titles and each show didn’t have their own division with belts. Are those titles important for you to see around your favorite’s waist? A title doesn’t mean you are better off for having one. You may have earned it but is it ALL of you?

Fame, money, recognition and all that go hand in hand but it also depends on your version of that success. Warrior was very different with not wanting a belt to prove his worth to fans. He even said: “I don’t need a belt… I don’t need it.” That was outrageous for an athlete to even utter those words. He did after all win those titles but didn’t necessarily want that to be the primary focus of his character.

It can and does mean so much more to others in different ways. How about you? Sure, we need success for our livelihood but is being at the top always the end goal? Hmmm… One to think about for sure. Even if you are “the boss,” you have to ask yourself why you wanted that title in the first place. Some may want it to prove they can get it (like WWE performers) but others may want it for power or to be liked. If you aren’t liked as a boss or champion, many could be jealous of your position. Maybe you aren’t a good boss or champ anyway.

The “claim to fame” has both positives and negatives as does working towards that elusive title. Am sure you fans would still follow your favorites with or without a title, belt, or “strap” as Warrior called it. I know I did. Of course, I loved when U.W. proved his worth by obtaining a belt but it was never just that with me. Ever. My emotions were better when he didn’t have one as I’ve said before.

Back in the day, very few performers had the chance of winning a championship title. Such a challenge with competition between those selected. Now, it’s almost the entire roster of talent that is able to vie for a title. Is this better or worse? It all depends on how you look at it but again, we all evolve.

When you are able to look back on something– what is it you remember most? Career goals will differ from personal ones but those titles may creep in. You should be proud of professional success however, don’t forget to let the REAL you shine. ✨

I have seen many twitter bios on some profile pages of former wrestlers. Not that I’m looking but we have followers in common. Some mention their pro career, some list their life now, and some use both. My page is mostly professional since that is why I use twitter. Other social media is more personal with family life. I happen to love those guys who list the NOW more. You can have your own opinion, this is just mine.

Is it that important to list you being a champ 11, 12, or more times? Maybe it is for them but true fans are loyal despite that number. My memories of any Superstar back then never just revolved around winning a title or even how many times. The titles do matter, don’t misunderstand here and of course famous people’s bios will differ from us regular folks.

Warrior’s greatest contributions that he was MOST proud of are his daughters. I totally agree. One’s personal life should always come before one’s professional life. However that looks for you– believe in the personal titles. They hold much more meaning than any “strap” ever will. πŸ’–

P.S. I didn’t have Twitter before Warrior passed so no idea what his bio was. I can guess though!

P.P.S. I value my personal titles more than pro ones I accomplished. On that, Warrior and I agree- yet again.,,

** Here are some of mine to get you started on your own:

~~~Wife, Mother, yogi, blogger, speaker, gardener, cook, singer, swimmer, cyclist, etc… All personal. Not professional.

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True Ultimate Timing

Well, Warrior fans~~ we made it to another year of this blog. It’s not official for a few more days but happy 3rd anniversary to warriorwritings (: To think I only thought of writing this for a year. The inspiration and motivation never stops. Time is relative and yet fleeting. THANK YOU ALL! πŸ₯° Especially Mr. Warrior. πŸ’™

Am sure you’ve heard that expression of “perfect timing.” Do you associate this with a good or bad feeling? I guess it could be both but let’s focus on the good, shall we? Think of all the stuff in your life and how one thing led to another. Kinda reminds me of the 1983 song “One Thing Leads to Another” by The Fixx. It all lines up my friends with that timing just for you. Whether you think personal or professional, it truly is ultimate.

Speaking of that word, how about the timing of Ultimate Warrior’s career? That photo is shortly after his IC title win over HTM. (Honky Tonk Man) He even said : “it was the right time.” I personally believe him winning the Heavyweight title over Hulk Hogan was also the right time despite some naysayers. πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’ͺ🏻

Sometimes we need to do months and years of work while achieving success but then again, sometimes things literally get dropped in our lap to create that perfect timing. Has this happened to you? Am sure the first has but what about the second? For me, it was my 1st job lining up without a ton of work and yet again when I found U.W. items at my preschools. It can be both and probably happens more times than we realize.

If Dana had never walked into Warrior’s Gym back in 1994, they may have never met. True ultimate timing at its best. If I hadn’t really started following U.W’s career thru my T.V. set as a teenager, I wouldn’t be doing this today. Not to mention this blog becoming a book Spirit and Belief that got brought up as an idea thru another’s blog who knew about Hay House. All true ultimate timing once again.

You can apply this type of scenario to any aspect of your life really. Again though, no downers with the bad stuff~~ including Warrior. Go ahead. Right now list all the good situations in your life and how the timing just seemed to line up. A bit of advice here is that technically, there will never be that perfect time to do anything. If things line up, great. If some things aren’t quite right, go for it anyway. You’ll be glad you did. I can list so much on that topic alone! It may never be the perfect time to switch jobs, move, get married, have a baby, end a relationship, start a new project, or whatever. When you look back on that event, hopefully you will say it WAS true ultimate timing after all.

I have often said that Warrior leaving the WWF back in 1992 also seemed to be the right time. At first- NO! Such frustration and questions then for sure. In the end though, he never would’ve been able to begin his career in a new way and then be fully present with his family life. Just to add myself as part of this somewhat, I could’ve been married around 22-23 in order to please this guy’s family. That was the “norm” for marriage then, right? Well, thankfully that didn’t happen or I never would’ve met my husband or had our kids. Plus, I was never in love with that guy anyway like they wanted me to be. True ultimate timing choke holded me into submission on that one!

It is o.k. at times to wait on a decision if it seems a little off. Just don’t wait too long as opportunities may pass you by. You also may never fully know the timing of events until it’s your turn to travel up to parts unknown. Then, you’ll know. The timing of your life can be similar to another like many things I did connected with Warrior. Crazy as that sounds to some, it’s true. Even if yours don’t match with another, it is still your timing and the life you are meant to have.

True ultimate timing comes all the time in many ways. The good and the bad. We need them all to continue on everyday. As warriors, timing truly is everything.

P.S. 3 years= a 3 count for the WIN!

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Warrior Animal Totems

I know I’ve referenced books before but THIS one you’re gonna want to hear about Warrior fans! Even if you are not into this title of sorts like me, the main connection of that word warrior is. Let me share this little adventure of mine…

I have bought many books these past few years but really wanted to explore this one local spot where I’ve donated before. Maybe you are familiar with places that have everything from books to movies, CD’s, audio tapes, magazines, comics, and all in betweens. You can donate items as well and get paid. It’s like a giant library only with money involved. Of course, I head-butted my way into the spiritual section.

So many choices, where to begin? This book of Animal Totems caught my interest as I’ve blogged about them on my website:www.spiritandbelief.com BTW– my spirit animal is a HAWK! I found this out by doing an exercise from the book. That story was just written (: Oh, lookie at that connection.

Hawk+Animal= The Road Warriors. ( of wrestling fame and mentioned in my book)

Karmic yet again… I just put that together! I love nature and animal connections, can ya tell? It seems like everything I find, read, pick up, listen to, or just about whatever interests me has a Warrior reference without prior knowing. For real. No joke. This book included. So, fans what animals do you think would be attributed to a warrior? Hmm… Let me help you? An eagle? A wolf? A bear or buffalo perhaps? How about an elephant? Possibly but not in this book.

You wanna hear the author’s warrior totems? The bell has rung and the winners are: dog, (dingo) ~that would’ve been a great guess, badger, and the funniest of all– WEASEL! Yep, you heard me. Bobby “The Brain” Heenan of WWE fame – aka “The Weasel” immediately got me laughing. 🀣

The Ultimate Warrior and “The Weasel” had many encounters together as Bobby managed a few of those bad guys often brawling against Warrior. Here’s some quotes: “In the Celtic tradition, the weasel is associated with the Warrior, because while graceful and agile, it is a fierce little animal that has an extraordinary amount of energy.” Look at those similarities! Of course this is the animal and not Bobby but STILL! Some of those words apply to both.

Let’s look at the dog reference. Many may know of a dog’s loyalty so that WE are as true fans! It was a “great honor” to compare a dog to a warrior. Also it connects to truth, family, and being yourself. Some hunting dogs or breeds are even more free-spirited and Warrior mentioned his dogs bringing him ya know– “gifts.” Free- spirited on both sides. In his 2007 podcast, Warrior discusses the two dogs and their gifts! Also, he shares the story of how the Dingo Warrior name came to be on the Ultimate Collection DVD.

The last one is badger. This is where I actually found part of my title of last week’s post since badger is the “peaceful warrior.” It is also quietly strong and brave while building a life for itself. The “secret, sacred energies of the land” represents badger as Warrior himself also revered the land out west he came to love. They hold their own when faced with obstacles and have strength in body, mind, and spirit. They love to have time alone to be in nature. How do I find all these references? My destiny always revealing itself in many ways. Three animals, a three count for the win once again!

Most recently, I came across a few other similarities that caught my attention. Another book I bought on self-empowerment mentions the author’s friend being named Dana and on the opposite page , she was a member of Gold’s Gym. The author, not Dana. Always believe..,

Another was a newspaper mailing we receive and upon opening it the words “Dr. Warrior” in bold appeared right at the top of this article. It was about an actual doctor making huge progress in his field. Always believe…

The last was during a football game a few weeks ago on T.V. Our OSU buckeyes were playing and the announcers promoted Smackdown which is premiering on FOX very soon! One guy mentioned the generation of The Iron Sheik while the younger one mentioned Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate Warrior! I left the room giggling to myself… Always believe… Look at that- another three count (:

Who knows if I’ll get more Warrior references but the Universe, those Gods in parts unknown, and Warrior himself all know there are no coincidences. Just synchronicities. May you too always believe! πŸ’–πŸ’ͺ🏻

P. S. I found out from my brother the younger announcer of OSU games is none other than Road Warrior Animal’s son James who is a former player!

P.P.S. I did buy another book in the store on crystals. Bloodstone is the warrior stone which I’ve mentioned before…

~~~”Simply Totem Animals”

~~~Celia M. Gunn 2010.

Peaceful Warrior Perspective πŸ™πŸ»πŸ§‘

Have any of you seen this video when The Ultimate Warrior appeared on “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee” back in August 1990? I’ll link the clip at the end but it’s a perfect example of today’s topic. I remember watching this interview back then and thinking : “Who’s THIS guy?” I had never seen him like that before. Ever. If you’ve also watched “The Arsenio Hall Show” episode a few months prior to “Live,” you’ll see two very different Warrior perspectives.

Several years back when I began this blog, I included a definition of what the word warrior means. The word peaceful is not included at all but I believe it connects. We all evolve and even Warrior himself did. He made peace in his professional relationship with the WWE, Vince McMahon, and some others at his HOF induction of WMXXX. He made peace with the fact that the Ultimate Warrior character was strong and tough yet soft and gentle.

Regis Philbin compared his character as being “a link to the Indian ancestors” while Kathie Lee chimes in “like a Spirit.” Native Tribes fought like warriors and also strived for peace within the spirit. The character depicted two very unique sides on both of those shows and yet still very much him. Think about it though. Morning T.V. vs, Nighttime T.V. A different audience with different perspectives for sure. The “Live” interview to me anyway was truly him without acting. Naysayers get slammed!

We may never fully abandon our core beliefs and shouldn’t but over time, a new shift begins. The battle can turn to acceptance and eventually peace if we allow it. Sometimes, we need to either step back or completely leave a current situation in order to view a new perspective. Warrior did. I have and I hope you have at some point also. He always advocated for anyone to step outside their comfort zone and embrace variety. I totally agree but then again, there are legit reasons why people stay put. It does become their life. Many wrestlers stick around after their career and I know this frustrated Warrior. He finally admitted on the Ultimate Collection DVD why they love it so much to stay.

Years go by and we all age, mature, and learn new things. When we are in a career, relationship, or anything that involves longevity, it can become robotic. We just go thru the motions but still remain true to ourselves. Sure, we can compromise but sometimes never fully understand another’s point of view. It is a challenge admitting mistakes but we need to stay open to all sides of the story.

Retirement may bring that sense of peace to some or maybe just taking a long break. We are all warriors battling on with whatever comes our way in life and am sure you can relate. To get to that peaceful state of being takes time, patience, and effort. It’s there but we need to do the work too. My life has evolved so much especially these last few years. I try so hard to have more understanding of another’s circumstance instead of judging or criticizing right away.

Warrior had A LOT to always say on many topics. Some controversial, some not. Being a father changed his perspectives somewhat over time. I have seen plenty of peaceful interviews with him and yet the dramatic, frenetic ones get more recognition. We all have both sides and should defend our passions while agreeing to listen as well. Every human being needs to work on this everyday including famous ones.

Warrior’s life became more private as years went by and he needed that. He could slip into character whenever he wanted and still had that intense personality. He did have peaceful perspectives despite critics. As fans, we thrived on that Ultimate Warrior character but I always liked seeing the other side. I kinda know this now with him in spirit..πŸ˜‰

It’s great to get drama and excitement but at the end of the day, the peaceful heart matters. I’m not getting all mushy here but think about this for a moment. 🧐We may disagree but again like I’ve said many times before, respect counts. Find that peace inside of you warriors. You can still fight those battles but believe in the Ultimate spirit of a new perspective.

https://youtu.be/JpoaC_XHVSY

~~ uploaded by Warrior Central, 4/23/09. “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee.” Aug. 1990. (this was right before SummerSlam ’90 with Rick Rude!) |~anyone notice how both U.W. and K.L. are wearing orange?? 🀣

~~~P.S. My bday is tomorrow so guess what my plans are? If you’ve read that post a month ago, you’ll know! Watching the last match on WMVI of course!!

www.spiritandbelief.com~~ the other spiritual blog you can also find if interested along with info on my book! πŸ’–πŸ’™πŸ“—

~Oh, one more, I promise this is it! “The Arsenio Hall Show” episode was aired right before WMVI!

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… ⚑️✨

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Sibling Warrior Shenanigans πŸ˜œ

Do any of you have a sibling that you just couldn’t be without growing up? Well, maybe not that far but one you’d laugh with, play jokes on, and just totally get along on anything! For me, that was my brother. We had similar personalities unlike my sisters and were just goof balls together. Without him, I probably wouldn’t have enjoyed watching WWF (now WWE) much at all. We even had our own little banter during some of the matches. What fun days those were…

When Stephanie McMahon was interviewed back in 2014 for Warrior Week, I had another story. It’s being told today. The WWE network was showcasing many of the Ultimate Warrior’s matches and promos after his passing. She related how early in his career, he lived briefly with the McMahons. She mentioned Warrior showing her brother Shane some wrestling moves in their living room and became afraid he’d get hurt. I totally connected this to my brother. Shane and Stephanie are six years apart, my brother and I are one. He’s older~~ we are almost twins.

Right away, I remembered how it was for me. My brother had a best friend next door and his older brother wrestled in high school. So, this once scrawny kid had bulked up wanting to use his brother and mine to practice moves on in the yard. Well, my bro’s friend was very large for his age and despite the lack of muscle, could probably have taken on his older muscular brother. It was mine that I worried about. My brother was very skinny and had no idea about some “real” wrestling moves! I too was afraid he’d get hurt. Probably in a different way of course than Steph but am sure neither situation had a mat! πŸ€Όβ€β™€οΈ

That little memory led my mind to thinking the “what if…” game. This part is gonna “out me” a little where I will be making fun of myself somewhat. If we can’t do that, our skin is too thin! Consider this post a break from some of the serious ones of late πŸ˜¬πŸ˜‰ Most might know I was a teen when U.W. appeared on my T.V. Most might also know after a bit, my physical feelings kinda– well, blasted off like a πŸš€! We’ve all been there right? Who’s with me?

Anyways, I can just picture us being the McMahons with Warrior living at our house. As much as part of me would’ve LOVED that, the other part would be saying: “OMG,” while trying to hide somewhere! (Think Janice from the TV show “Friends.” ) My brother would totally have tons of fun at my expense. Picture this… We’re all having dinner together and he “arranges” for Warrior to sit next to me. Then, Warrior would only talk to me and ask all these questions while I’d blush and glare at my brother who looked so innocent… Maybe Warrior would’ve not gone along with this sneaky plan but knowing his humor, just once I bet he would!

They would possibly also practice wrestling moves in the living room as I’d watch from a distance. Warrior might’ve asked if I wanted to learn. Um, girls didn’t do that back then. Not really anyway. If my brother told him anything, he’d get punched later! How about just learning a bear hug? Another OMG moment as no way could I possibly do that!!! I thought of another idea for a three count BUT these two are enough to show our silly sibling relationship with such shenanigans. We have certainly evolved since then. My brother and I plus Warrior and I. Us sibs can still joke and laugh when we want even as adults.

I do hope Warrior enjoyed these past few weeks of me recreating my past what ifs to the McMahon Family. I can just hear him laughing even now as he knows my stories. So glad too to know how close Shane and Stephanie have always been. Can you fans just imagine all those wrestlers in and out of their home growing up? What a childhood! If you don’t have that sibling, perhaps there was someone along the way who you had or have shenanigans with. I am so grateful to have had mine. πŸ’™ “OMG!”

P.S. Don’t worry- I played tricks on big bro too so sometimes I’d be the instigator!!

P.P.S. When my brother would be singing Hulk Hogan’s “Real American” theme, I’d do the Ultimate Warrior theme music even LOUDER! πŸ’ͺ🏻⚑️

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Ultimate Maniacismsβ€οΈπŸ’›

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

https://youtu.be/coDAI_9f90U

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

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The Birthday Plans β˜”οΈπŸš΄β€β™€οΈ

I really should share this story in about a month and a half when my birthday is but it was on my mind so August it will be. This does concern WrestleMania VI. I know- so many memories, right? Hard to believe I bought the VHS tape over 20 years ago! Again, it seems like yesterday and forever all at once…πŸ“Ό

I would sneak downstairs alone to watch when no one was there but me. They wouldn’t mind but so much more fun emotionally watching ALONE! My brother would’ve been great to watch with but he didn’t live at home anymore. After the “newness” wore off, the tape got put on my shelf with other collectibles. It wasn’t until a few years later that I started a new little tradition for myself. Once I moved, it probably got stored in the attic until it came back a little closer.

The first few years in our house watching the last match of WMVI on my birthday became a yearly event. Then, it started to fade from my plan as I became a mother. We still had our VCR hooked up in the early 2000’s but now it was time for baby and kid shows. My husband and I had quite the collection of movies but rarely watched them anymore. Has he ever seen WMVI? Not with me if at all! One of these days I keep telling myself… Of course now on DVD.

The birthday plans with that tradition literally got shelved as my life revolved around two babies back then. Many years went by and now the VCR was hooked up in the basement as the DVD player took its place. In 2012, I turned 40. We took a trip to California in the summer but this was September and now officially my birthday. With my husband at work, kids in school, and just me with the new puppy, it had to be extra special. My family and friends would celebrate but this time was for me alone.

I wanted to do something different for myself but nothing seemed to interest me. Getting lunch? Nah.. A manicure? Nope, probably too rushed before the kids bus. Then, I thought of a bike ride. Perfect! The puppy wouldn’t be left too long and it is one of my favorite activities. I had it all planned out and went outside to go.

I wasn’t even looking at the sky as it started to pour! Hurriedly, I rushed inside already soaking wet. Oh no! My birthday plan for myself was ruined. ☹️ I was so mad… Ah, the little things. I rarely did much for myself and now this rain. After a few sulking minutes, WMVI popped in my head! No way. Where did that thought come from? I hadn’t watched it in years and had forgotten all about my old birthday plans.

Since the VCR was now in the basement, I had to watch down there. I was planning on working out later anyway so why not now? I could do both. Hooray! The tradition had returned. I did watch other parts that I love too ya know! πŸ€ͺπŸ˜‰ Best for last though! It was so interesting getting that memory back on a milestone birthday for me.

It has been part of my birthday now ever since. Maybe not on a weekend when others occupy my space but it’s during the week for sure. Five years ago, I needed to watch but our VCR was no longer connected. This was in April and not September so it was part of my grief. I couldn’t remember all the hook-ups and called my husband. I just said I wanted to watch a favorite movie of mine while holding back tears. The sound came but no picture. Ugh.., I finally gave up in exasperation. Little did I know at the time how a brand NEW DVD would soon come my way that contained WMVI naturally. O.K, I could’ve ordered it on Amazon but so not in my thought process…

For the past three years, I have gotten something extra special from Warrior on my birthday. This may sound kinda crazy for anyone new reading my blog but spiritually, it’s true. It’s all archived!!! I’ve had a few things on his special day as well. I will keep my birthday plan going as that tradition began so long ago. Sure I can watch WMVI anytime but getting that memory back almost seven years ago means so much to me. It needs to be honored.

From a VHS tape to a DVD, it makes no difference. I have watched in my childhood home and now the house we share as a family. I can go to the WWE website or even watch on YouTube now but I don’t. There is nothing like having your OWN. Who knows what this birthday will bring but WMVI is always on my wish list. πŸ’ͺ🏻πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ€Όβ€β™€οΈ

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P.S. Ironically, when starting to write this today, I was outside and it started to pour! No bike ride planned but hopefully I can still walk the dog in a bit!!

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