My β€œPouchie” Faith

I have gone back and forth a while now on whether or not to tell this story but with Warrior’s birthday a few days away, it’s time to share it with you. Let’s back up a few years with an episode of “The Goldbergs.” Adam Goldberg was a huge Ultimate Warrior fan and they have referenced wrestling a few times on the show. I love this show since the 80’s were a coming of age decade for me and am so glad Dana loves it too.

The beginning of an episode had the character of Adam dancing and lip syncing in his bedroom to the song “Faith” by George Michael. Good thing I didn’t go upstairs then to say goodnight to my daughter or would’ve missed the whole thing! Am sure most of you know the lyrics and this was the very beginning of the song. In the background on his shelves were The Ultimate Warrior and “Macho Man” Randy Savage wrestling buddy dolls! I will always picture that scene every time I hear “Faith” and still do. Warrior and Randy together again for a memory of mine.

Fast forward a few years to just a couple of months ago. I had been thinking of a way to get my book to Dana even though it was a long shot but the thought remained. I was driving home from my hair appointment and turned on the radio. The song playing was “Faith” by George Michael. I smiled and sang along like I always do. It was then that I noticed this car’s license plate stopped next to me at a light. The plate said “POUCHIE” and I thought of Dana.

Warrior had called her “poochie” and she has mentioned this periodically. He even acknowledged her in the crowd as “pooch” during his HOF speech. It was spelled differently but I still noticed. Then, I started saying “pouchie faith” just for fun since I always believe! It could’ve been “pouchy” with its pronunciation but to me, it was “poochie!”

The next few weeks “pouchie faith” stayed in my head whether or not I heard “Faith” on the radio. A month or so later, Dana started her podcast “Total WARRIORS.” As previous readers know, I called in and was able to speak with her. That was my “pouchie faith” revealing itself to me. Not “poochie” or getting my book to her, but I’ll take it!

Let’s look at this from another angle I have said before. It’s so much fun with a group of threes whether you think like a three count or spiritually. It’s been magical and I can attest to that. The wrestling buddy doll, ( again!) the song “Faith,” and a license plate (again!) I can’t forget “The Goldbergs” which started it all lining up.

You can have your “faith” however it works for you whether it’s a show, song, or license plate. Whatever way you choose, just believe and those signs will appear. I wasn’t too sure about this post as it concerns a term of endearment Warrior used for Dana but she has been very open with it so now it’s my turn.

I know the Warrior Girls will remember Warrior this Sat. the 16th in the best way that works for them and I will too. ❀️ He will be with his “poochie” and girls while sending them all his love. I am continually humbled and grateful for all the opportunities I have been given sharing my Warrior moments, even though some are extremely personal. Like he said: “ the right story is the full story…”

Share yours since you never know who might be reading, listening, or becoming impacted. I am forever thankful Warrior shared his, Dana is sharing hers, and now I can share mine. Get that “Faith” and keep it!

P.S. I recently took my first Zumba class and the instructor’s name was Dana. She played the song “Faith” by George Michael. I REALLY had to keep it together without laughing!!! πŸ˜³πŸ˜‚

~~~ Happy Birthday Warrior πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸŒ»βš‘οΈπŸŒŸπŸŽˆπŸ’–πŸ™πŸ»βœπŸ» ~~ I am that storyteller keeping your legacy alive…

Kathy

www.spiritandbelief.com

The Wedding Near Smoothie King

Would I fool you warrior fans if you didn’t notice that photo of this other Smoothie King place? Well, I wasn’t in New Orleans but did recently attend a family wedding out of town and noticed that shop. We don’t have those Smoothie Kings by us so boy, did I smile at that sign! It sits directly across the church where the wedding took place so my heart filled with love for all the Warrior family. ❀️❀️❀️❀️

Sometimes, I get social anxiety at these events where so many are present and catching up is great but can be awkward too. My meditation was a little longer that morning as I brought along my pink rose quartz for extra love. The card I drew that day was the Heart Chakra and I must say– it was perfect! I also read the additional meanings and once again, a moment floored me. This was a new card I hadn’t gotten before and a line in the extra part reads: ” A departed loved one who passed from a heart condition is saying hello, I love you. Have a heart-to-heart discussion.” Oh yes, everyday… a few tears here but then I just let it all go and decided to be that warrior the man himself knows me to be.

Later on, we all went to a restaurant between the wedding and reception start time. I had a wonderful conversation with my husband’s cousin’s wife and had no idea of her spiritual gifts as well. She had bought my book and asked me how things were going. Time just flew by as she related her psychic experiences and by sharing my story, it enabled her to open up with others and now to me. I never would’ve guessed this about her and she seemed open to meditation, Hay House radio, and other topics. I was so overjoyed with hearing her stories while feeling validated that mine were educating.

My husband’s sister-in-law recently visited New Mexico with her husband and was in Las Cruces. She actually remembered how Dana lives in Santa Fe and discussed her podcast! Another moment of joy and glee I wasn’t expecting to discuss at all!!! Luckily, this all happened after the wedding or I would’ve been distracted for sure!

What a great week that really turned out to be starting with meeting the woman who won a free copy of my book Spirit and Belief at my recent Holistic Fair. She gave me names of new contacts and we might attend some events together. Her name is Kathy just like mine and she even lives on my street! It has become so synchronistic lately, my heart chakra really is open. ~~ You can look up chakras if you aren’t familiar with them but I have a blog post on this subject at spiritandbelief. It’s about making sense of those seven chakras.

Even though I don’t have a Smoothie King Center story, the Smoothie King shop is my story for that day. I didn’t have that stage like the Warrior family but I have my stage where connections are made all the time. I should’ve gotten a smoothie but I’ll take the people any day..,

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Lights on… Lights off…

The basement is where I do some of my workout five days a week with lots of cardio. This light shines behind me as I step along to Pandora while on the elliptical machine. There is another light above my husband’s workout bench and I’ve used that one sometimes but it’s too much of a spotlight on me. I’ve had some flickering lights happen before and that little story is in my book Spirit and Belief. This light, however; did something different.

Several months ago while jamming along to some of my favorite 80’s tunes, it just went out. Oh no! I was in the dark and couldn’t really see the machine. Really though– with all the other types of signs I’d had these past few years, how could I doubt? I just kept going while giggling to myself at this new “sign” I’d received. It did come back on before I left so this got me intrigued.

The logical me did check the bulb like anyone else would. I tapped it a few times and no flickering so it wasn’t starting to wear out. It wasn’t loose either. I knew this was spirit energy working with me. Could Warrior have sent his energy messing with me in a good way? It is extremely possible considering my journey so far. I know what all you very rational people are thinking and no– I am not naive or believe everything is him. You always have to ask questions with specifics and rule stuff out.

This was the first time a light had entirely gone out so no flickering this time and I had to cover all the bases ( or four corners of the ring!) Sometimes, my eyes are closed since I really try to connect with the music without distractions and the light goes out. I open my eyes and am surprised in a goofy yet grateful way. This is not a regular occurrence but electricity is very easy for spirits to manipulate and not to be feared.

I realize this can be a different type of subject for those not familiar but if you know me, I have never been afraid but very open-minded. This light going out was not my first encounter with signs obviously and based on what I was doing, it worked for me. Dana had mentioned the “Daddy lights” flickering in their old house and I never forgot that. The music connects too and I want so badly to remember a certain song playing but I just can’t! It did relate to Warrior in a big way and I knew right away.

Here’s some of that humor many maybe thought he lacked. This incident I do remember for a few reasons. It was Friday, April 13th and I really didn’t think much about it. Ok, maybe a little but not a thought with the light involved. Friday the 13th and a full moon! Oh boy, what could this mean? Animals and kids act a little nutty but nothing personal with me much, maybe I’m lucky??? 😬πŸ€ͺ I was halfway done in the basement that day went the light went out again. It hadn’t in a while and I never put the details together until later. It’s not directly connected to Friday the 13th and a full moon as you might think.

That date is also when the Undertaker put the Ultimate Warrior in a casket on the Funeral Parlor back in 1991. I never remembered that date exactly until owning The Ultimate Collection DVD but the event was never forgotten in my mind!!! I was so affected by that and hated every minute of it. Glad to hear they were friends but oh, the horror to me and those crazy emotions!!! 😑😳

I do believe Warrior’s energy made that light go out— especially on that date of Friday, April 13th and a full moon. πŸŒ• HA-HA, very funny Warrior making me remember that awful experience! I knew that was in April but did have to check just to be sure. The songs do sometimes match up but not always and that’s ok. I always validate since he is taking the time connecting to me doing something he built his whole adult life upon. Some might think I am crazy and you are entitled to that.

I’m just here sharing and educating you on my experiences just in case any can relate. Also, if you think it’s super cool and very ultimate, you’re my kind of person! Even if you don’t, I thank you for having an open mind to anything on your journey.

I always remember that humor works, a person’s energy is the same in spirit, and that whole celebrity thing doesn’t matter! I never doubted these types of signs but just me receiving them. It’s different now and sometimes when I do ask for something, it happens! So many times this works and I am always so humbled.

Who knows what that light will do next but this warrior girl feels the energy and knows the signs. Let’s not forget the goosebumps but this isn’t about that… One time I even said: “Hey, I need the light back on before I go up so the switch doesn’t get messed up!” I reached for the chain and before pulling, it came back on (:

No other light in the house has entirely gone out but during my time alone in the basement, it does…

“Same Warrior time, same Warrior place, same Warrior channel!”

~~~ The Ultimate Warrior

WCW Nitro, 10/28/98

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The Library Lift-Off

What does a library have to do with those three cards? Shouldn’t that be the title of this post? I guess backing up is a good idea here… Several months ago, I received an email asking if I’d participate in a library roundtable discussion on self-publishing as a new author. That’s a mouth full!! This would involve myself and two other authors explaining how we self-published our books while detailing the process. I’ve had a few other gigs before but this actually involved speaking and I couldn’t have been more excited! My book Spirit and Belief would now have more of a voice than ever and it is on library shelves currently.

The first date listed was April 5th. The second date listed was early May but Warrior fans would know which one I gravitated toward! πŸ’• I knew April 5th would be my choice without a doubt and began thinking of nice weather for a good crowd. Two years ago, I had an experience with that date as well (blogged here as “The Falling Signs”) and in my book so was I going to pass on this? Not a chance!

Time went by and as the date neared, I gathered everything needed for the event. During this period of waiting I had decided to order some angel oracle cards. I am not a medium but wanted something new to feel inspired everyday while adding to my spiritual sacred space. I’m not really going to explain card decks for those who are intimidated or anything but they are doing wonders for me. Just remember that photo of the cards…

Moving on to the big day got my nerves settled and my excitement up. For the first time I seemed more at ease at an event than ever before. Good vibes all day and I just knew this would be a success. That morning, my card deck arrived in the mail. WOW! What a surprise!! I immediately opened it and looked thru the cards and guide book. Of course I had to try it right away with good intentions while becoming calm. I drew three cards to represent the past, present, and future. The past is not your childhood or anything like that but something more recent.

Those cards began that day and I brought them with me for good luck. They were perfect for where I was in this process, where I am now, and where I could be going. No coincidences here, at least not for me and that beautiful day. I meditated without getting attached to the outcome but really focusing on my message with humor, intent, and belief. I let it go and decided to accept whatever the audience threw my way.

I was almost to the library that night when this apartment building caught my eye. Turning right, the sign read: “Sherri Apartments.” I giggled thinking how Sensational Sherri connects to Warrior and what a sensational night it turned out to be. Never once did I get that nervous stomach so common to me before. Meditation works but so do cards, praying, or whatever you need. I like to think also Warrior would be involved because hey– it’s not just my story and he loved libraries. Connecting dots is my thing and it made my talk lift-off for the first time.

There were about seven people in attendance ( I love that number!) and two bought my book. This group usually has around ten so not too bad… No idea if anyone would buy my book but I detached from that entirely. I answered questions while being totally relaxed. For this introvert, that’s a win without a pinfall!!!

The man was a wrestling fan and the woman had some psychic abilities. The topics in my book combined with both fans who had personal connections when it was passed to them. He couldn’t believe I was actually talking about THE Ultimate Warrior until he read the back cover. I couldn’t help but think of Bobby Heenan at WrestleMania VII as it began when Warrior didn’t run to the ring. He said: “Is that THE Ultimate Warrior?” Gorilla Monsoon says: ” It is indeed!” That match had Sensational “Queen” Sherri and oh– those apartments! A stretch? Maybe for some but not for me.

The woman had been experiencing some ringing in her ears for a while and began ruling out a few medical conditions. She told me while looking at my book, the ears ringing section opened right to her– no joke! We knew it was meant to be and she did realize that could be a psychic gift to her. After some discussion, she decided to tell her “guides” to tone it down some so she could listen. I sure hope it worked for her.

I was so overjoyed at the responsiveness from that energetic group of writers aspiring to be published authors. We all shared experiences together and it felt so empowering being with like-minded people who wanted answers. Being a leader really isn’t my thing but by spreading my message, I need to be now.

I couldn’t believe that my personality became changed from listening to talking. We all need to be listened to but if you’ve had a past like mine, your turn could finally happen where you speak and others listen.

I am so excited to hopefully make more connections as a speaker who builds trust with people first and then sells the books. Life lessons always are upon us everyday. The Library Lift-off made my confidence soar like a rocket ship in space! Remind you of anyone?

Take that chance. Do that thing. Write, speak, get it done! Sure, we have failures but that makes us get up and keep going for the next big thing. I love my cards and have really drawn some good ones but you need to do what works for you on this journey. Be confident and let the thought go without becoming consumed. Be that warrior you are meant to be every single day. Not THE Ultimate Warrior but you being ultimate any way you can. πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ’₯βš‘οΈπŸš€

Doreen Virtue Angel Oracle Card Deck:

“Daily Guidance From Your Angels”

~~ I also have a YouTube video on my cards if you’d like to check it out!

https://youtu.be/VvSdE4a7RiM

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The Feather Box

I wanted to share this story since it concerns my feather collection but also involves following a vision. It doesn’t really connect to Warrior but hey– ya never know! All these smaller events brought the bigger ones and this one follows that pattern. “Finding Feathers” was a previous post shortly after I started this blog and the full story is told in the chapter “Out of the Blue” ( or is it Red?) in Spirit and Belief.

Once I had discovered many feathers, they just didn’t all seem to fit in my little ziplock bag anymore or even a big bag! I thought a box would work to display them nicely. My mind actually visualized the type of box I wanted but also thought of the type I didn’t want. Wooden- yes, kid-like, no. Nothing too ornate but not overly simple that required decorating.

For all you online shoppers out there, am sure you’d just get something from Amazon or e-bay right? I do some shopping that way but personal stuff– nah, can’t do it. This is just like the sign story a few posts ago and that candle lantern with those warrior batteries. Can’t say I would’ve had those same experiences with online shopping. Yes, it’s convenient and works well but not for my stories!

I did go to some stores a few years ago and nothing really appealed to me so the thought waned. The vision was still there in the back of my mind but it wasn’t like a mission or anything. If I found something I loved, great. If I didn’t, it would wait. Maybe that is what I needed to do this time around instead of shopping like an ultimate maniac! The sign I found right away, the lantern had me all over the place, (but VERY worth it!) and the box had me in between.

I went to this home goods store without being overly concerned with finding the “perfect feather box.” By being casual and calm, I noticed some that interested me. This box was perfect and actually had feathers on it– what are the odds? πŸ˜‰ I love the hearts too. The one thing that bothered me was its size. It was way too big for the space I needed to display and wouldn’t fit. I looked on the shelf and they all seemed the same. It was so perfect and I knew it would work somehow.

Before leaving the aisle, I moved some aside and there was this exact box– only smaller. Word to the wise is always move items aside to search thru everything. I’m not saying wreck shelves or anything but we’ve all had that happen before. Clothes are the worst with a size listed on a hanger and a different one on the fabric– ugh! 😳

Well, I found my new feather box only after thinking more calmly, not becoming too attached, and searching a shelf carefully. I just realized how these three stories are similar when I really hadn’t noticed before. Here’s those signs again in a group of three. The lantern, word sign, and feather box with very different shopping experiences.

Don’t become a shopaholic and don’t become an online shopaholic either. A mix of both is fine. My intuition and the Universe or my spirit team nudged me with all three of these items just like it does for you everyday. Think hard, I bet you can remember times that “signs” happened and it worked! Patience is one of the many lessons I am learning on this journey as evidenced with my shopping experiences. We all need patience and if we practice, it will come. Let’s share our experiences together! Follow my new spiritual blog at: www.spiritandbelief.com

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Archived: “Finding Feathers” — 10/18/16.

“Out of the Blue” (or is it Red?)–

1/10/17.

Dana’s Total WARRIORS!

Every once in a while we need to laugh at ourselves and yes, I do! This was one of those times along with excitement and gratitude. Dana Warrior’s new podcast- Total WARRIORS debuted last Friday May 4th at 8:00 p.m. EST and I was a caller.

She hosted Dana LIVE! a few years ago which was a one night event and that experience is in my book, Spirit and Belief. She also has been a guest on Chasing Glory with Lilian Garcia and even co-hosted once. I recently just listened to her on Cigars, Scars, and Superstars with Terri Runnels (aka Marlena– WWE fans) so it didn’t surprise me that having a podcast appealed to her. Total WARRIORS is fan-based and I just took another chance with being on hold 20 minutes so it actually worked!

I was in the bathroom when my number became announced but good thing nothing embarrassing happened! 🀣😳 Never have I called into a podcast much less even a radio show– ever. Completely stunned, I was so emotional even getting to my question. She and Steve both were in hysterics as I called to my husband downstairs!! Dana called me “adorable and delightful” and she loved my voice! Can you say FLOORED!

I finally asked about writing (of course) and she is so intelligent which some people might not associate with her. The whole episode is 1:30 but my call is at the 54:52 mark. If listening to the entire podcast isn’t your thing, that’s ok. You can skip ahead in 15 min. intervals which is great! It was so humbling and an incredible experience to speak with her, one I will never forget. β€οΈπŸ’• I am excited for future episodes and I’ll post all the links below if you’re interested in hearing Dana’s stories, questions from fans, and juicy Warrior tidbits!

Whatever you are doing that has become a passion in your life, keep at it! Some things we can imagine in our minds working out or coming true but some still floor us…

I had planned another break from these writings as nothing popped up until Total WARRIORS. Even if something seems extremely unlikely or an “ultimate challenge,” go for it anyway! It might not work out exactly as you planned but will come together somehow and maybe even in a better way. I would love getting my book to her but just hearing her compliments and sweet messages gives me encouragement. Meeting her would be the absolute BEST but for now, a phone call will have to do and I am so honored.

As a writer, she personifies honesty and integrity and would never mince words. I am so glad she has found her place in the WWE Universe as an ambassador while still preserving Warrior’s legacy. Sure, she makes fun of him but we all need humor in our lives. 😜

If you feel so compelled, call in next time. The first podcast she did in 2016, I hung up after 5 minutes so don’t be like I was! ( You can find that one archived also thru podcasts or the Ultimate Warrior website)

The difference this time was that I wasn’t overly concerned with my phone and counting the minutes. Just let it be… I’m not saying take a shower or anything and no– I wasn’t doing that but just occupy your time momentarily with a little task. I have emailed and tweeted but never a phone call so those “firsts” for you could be right around the corner. Warrior was famous for firsts and we as his legion of faithful warriors must do the same. Remember: “Fear is an aberration…”

Slay the world warriors and continue giving love to our 1st lady Dana!

LINKS: (Total WARRIORS)

www.ultimatewarrior.com ( Dana LIVE! 2016) too.

www.blogtalkradio.com

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/total-warriors/id1156174648?mt=2

~~~ You can also find it on the Ultimate Warrior YouTube channel as well.

~~~ You can download the podcast app to your phone and search it up there as well as: Chasing Glory and Cigars, Scars, and Superstars. Just find the right number episode with Dana featured. I follow them on twitter so that’s another option!

Enjoy Warrior and Dana fans!!!

Kathy 🌺🌷🌼

www.spiritandbelief.com

β€œLive Strong, Act Bold, Be Brave…”

Here we go again with yet another story I have never told but became part of my life a few years ago. It really connects with that incredible year of 2016 and still resonates today with what I notice. I’ve mentioned decorating with the candle lantern in The Mysterious Batteries story and this experience is very similar with that timeline.

I wanted more things around my house with words or inspiration besides artwork, photos, and nature pictures. A shopping trip was upon me and I became entranced with all the great quotes in frames hanging above me in the store. There were so many and I read each one as tears began to well-up in my eyes. Not to worry– I wasn’t grieving Warrior in that way anymore but really contemplating all the spiritual happenings going on for me then. Every sign and their messages jumped out at me and it became an impossible task deciding which one to pick.

I finally chose the sign you see and loved the big words with HEART, LIFE, and IMAGINED. Being black and white meant it could go anywhere in my house so a bonus for me! It remained on top of my bookshelf until recently when I decided to move it entirely. The cat influenced this decision with her mischievous antics but what a difference moving items makes sometimes. Am loving its new spot and how I read it everyday.

After these last few years of reading Dana’s blog, she began saying more of Warrior’s quotes besides “always believe.” I started making that affirmation part of my daily meditation. It states: “Live Strong, Act Bold, Be Brave. Nothing is too hard to do.” I added because I always believe at the end so it works for me! I had been saying this for months and it became a huge part of believing in myself more and more. πŸ’ͺπŸ»πŸ™πŸ»β€οΈ

One day I had passed the sign and really stopped to look at it. This was a few months ago so kinda recent since the sign’s been up a few years. It hit me then once I put it all together. Three words are on this sign that are part of Warrior’s quote– bold, brave, and strong. Sure, not in the right order but still there and again– unreal to me. I had never noticed them before that day and only after I had used them for months during my meditation.

Maybe my intuition slammed me that day in the store so I’d buy this sign! Maybe also I had to wait in order to really connect those words with my life today. Maybe a few years ago, I wasn’t ready to really feel the power without all the emotion.

I have another story with words in The Falling Signs and the batteries and signs are all in my book Spirit and Belief. For all you naysayers– no, I didn’t buy the sign noticing Warrior’s words and no, I don’t go looking for connections. They find me because of my life and purpose. Synchronicity is a huge aspect of everyone’s existence if we really take the time to notice and believe.

Whether or not Warrior was guiding me that day, it makes no difference. It is always the feeling in your heart that matters most. The Universe is a team effort and if he was leading the team, how Ultimate!

I believe always he notices anything that inspires us warriors to honor ourselves and our life’s journey. My life is constantly guided by his other quotes about “it’s not the destination, it’s the journey.” My favorite is “Do The Work” since I hear this from many people in my path all the time. (also in my book!)

My sign will remain in my life with those words that remain in my heart everyday just like signs should for you. Be the best you can be with whatever the Universe shows since that’s what warriors do.

Live Strong, Act Bold, Be Brave. Nothing is too hard to do because I always believe.” ~~~ Kathy

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Archived posts: The Mysterious Batteries~~ 10/25/16

The Falling Signs~~ 11/1/16