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!

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

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The Wrestling Buddy Doll Dream…

I mentioned at the end of a previous blog how besides two dreams Warrior was present in, there were others. At first this one didn’t really seem detailed enough to mention but the more I thought of the significance, I just had to share. Even as a teenager, the wrestling buddy dolls (or should I say pillows– after all they are men!) seemed so cool to me and being older made no difference. What I wouldn’t give to have the Ultimate Warrior (pillow!) on my bed with my other stuffed animals back then!

If you have followed this blog from the start or even read my book, you’ll know The Action Figure Story where I found the original Ultimate Warrior at one of my preschool jobs. That was real life and this experience with the buddy doll was a dream. It happened last year several months before my book got published and of course I wouldn’t forget it.

This dream connects to The Warrior Book Dream that also involved a real story in my old 7th grade classroom with a dream in that same room. I so hope you are not confused so let me explain and am believing you’ll understand! This dream begins with me teaching at the same preschool where the action figure was found many years prior. Us teachers were going over the days lesson plan and once we signed up, off to the back room we went to gather our materials for the activities.

The back room seemed very different from what I remember which reminded me of a giant finished attic with lots of wooden beams and structures. We all went about the room in different directions and I came across these huge crates where the toys could be seen. I immediately saw the Ultimate Warrior wrestling buddy doll placed right on top of the soft toys. This is so very similar to how I found the action figure in real life…

This time, however; was very different than that one with how I reacted. Instead of staring in disbelief and shock, I just laughed to myself. I said to the Ultimate Warrior: “You’re too big and can’t come home with me like the Action Figure. I can’t take you without anyone noticing or place you in my purse!” I guess this time, this toy had to stay put without me taking it even in a dream. The dream seemed to end with me just chuckling to myself as the buddy doll grinned in its crate with the other toys.

I woke up fully aware of what this meant for me while filled with humor yet again. Having always wanting the buddy doll, I finally got it in a dream– well, sort of…

To have two dreams connect to a specific place in my life seems surreal to me. At first I just fluffed this one off like a fun little dream fulfilling the buddy doll wish until I realized it’s deeper meaning and connectedness to Warrior and me. It was very similar to Warrior appearing in the classroom about my book many years after my experience with The Road Warriors on a boy’s notebook.

I so hope you are still reading and not totally perplexed but if you are, I get it…. Things are comical for me until the deeper part is revealed and I believe that’s what this dream showed. Why would this happen in the same school where I found the action figure in real life? How did I know in this dream what happened to me with the action figure as well? Sure, it could just be to give that teenage girl a glimpse into what she could’ve had but it was indeed more of what her adult self really did get.

At a recent Holistic Fair, this woman at her booth had me draw a card from her beautiful angel oracle card deck. Even if you aren’t into that sort of thing, the card I drew was DREAMS. It was so random and yet perfect for me. She told me to follow my dreams and literally I guess I am!

If you have had any dreams pertaining to your real life or something that happened to you, please feel free to include your story. I offer you the utmost respect and belief. Warrior gave that to me and I will extend it to you. Never underestimate how your life impacts your dreaming state since it is a powerful force guiding you. Yours might just lead you to great life experiences like mine has for me. ❀️

~~~ If you’d like to connect this story with the others mentioned here, What A Rush! is archived: 11/22/16 and it is also in my book: Spirit and Belief.

~~~ The Warrior Book Dream I also mentioned on here but you can find the whole story on my new website and that one is dated 1/1/18.

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~~~ I have a new spiritual blog on there but Warrior is still mentioned sometimes and I also relate a dream with he and Dana! Another beautiful experience with humor too! πŸ˜œπŸ’•πŸ“š