β€œSTAND OUT, STAND UP, DELIVER”

Do you warriors know this? Such a slogan and yet is it something we practice in our lives everyday? Warrior certainly did and you can bet he expects that still from us today. I think back on my life years ago and must admit this was not something I did if ever. Sure, there were times I felt different than others and even acted on my own terms but not as dramatic as his words. Standing out? Maybe a little. Standing up? Heck no until I got more courage. Deliver? That involves much more like acting on a decision or following through. Very tough to do.

If Warrior never shook those ropes, worn those arm tassels, or even ran to the ring, would his character have stood out? Maybe but not in the way he wanted and certainly not in the ways us fans always remember. He didn’t listen to naysayers and believed in how to deliver.

He applied all that as well with his personal life and how he wanted to stand out, up, and deliver. Much respect to anyone with enough courage expressing what they know to be true. Your attitude makes all the difference.

Nowadays, I am much better at all of these things but like you, I falter and stumble somewhat. Think of all the things in your life that you “stand up” for. They can be big or small. Maybe you advocate a certain belief or opinion. Perhaps even defending a friend or caring for an animal. To stand up for yourself is THE most important of all.

For me, to “stand out” was always much easier. It is a challenge in many cases but perhaps I exhibited more confidence than I ever thought. I have said many times to not be a “robot” or “clone” and it just always came naturally for me being myself. It’s different for everyone but I never stood out to spite anyone or wanted my claim to fame. I do it because it’s in my blood as a warrior and has always been. I truly believe that to be one of the MANY reasons we work so well together– with him in spirit of course!

This whole deliver thing is the trickiest of all. It’s like when the one count is easy, the two count comes, but that three count sometimes misses the mat. We want to deliver to get the pin but foreign objects fall on our path.

Taking action on what you deliver and how needs to be planned for it to become successful in your life. If I never would’ve had the guts to stand up and confront a teacher who gave me a bad grade on a paper, I couldn’t see that better grade so deserving of my hard work. BTW~~~ this was happening around the same time as #WM6 so can you imagine my emotions??? πŸ˜³πŸ˜¬πŸ˜‰

If I never believed myself to stand out, delivering this blog and eventual book Spirit and Belief couldn’t have happened. It is our birthright like Warrior said to do these things without settling for normalcy or mediocrity.

I love the “normal” sometimes but without the delivery of us to stand out and up, it becomes boring and very mundane. Ask yourself what needs to change in your life for you to feel good. Warrior always preached about our lives not just being the 9 to 5 “jobs” but ones which involve creativity that surpasses the “norm.” If you struggle with this, think of activities that really fill you up. Not your office, co-workers, business meetings, or any of that! What inspires you to REALLY stand out, up, and deliver?

My list is quite large and yes, I do make the time. Reading, writing,(of course!) being with my family, swimming, biking, fitness, music, meditation, nature, and it goes on. Think of your list. What comes to mind? πŸ€” Even Warrior had other interests besides his paid livelihood.

I am still figuring it out all the time but once that little girl grew into her voice, there was no turning back for me. The delivery part really needs more work but I am doing it everyday. Warrior said: “Do the work” and I have referenced that many times. Your life is different than anyone else’s but in the end, the business deadlines will mean nothing compared to your spirit with no deadlines.

Start now with whatever works for you and by being true to yourself, you’ll get noticed. This blog continues to amaze me and yes, I want to sell the books too but… πŸ“š there’s that delivery again. I am doing what I love by being different without normalcy and that’s the heart of a Warrior.

Can you honestly ask yourself if standing out, up, and delivering is in your birthright? I can and you know what? IT IS!!! Be that voice and person you know is inside and f’ing get rid of mediocrity. Warrior would say something else but am sure I can’t print it here!

~~~ Kathy

Check out my other spiritual blog at:

www.spiritandbelief.com

#standout #standup #deliver #normalcysucks #dothework #beYOU

Warrior Book Event

Last week, I had the pleasure of sharing my book Spirit and Belief at beautiful Namaste Life Center. Theresa had it all so wonderfully inviting as I walked into that back room feeling so overwhelmed and humbled. Immediately, I felt at home and welcomed. Despite those in attendance being few, all listened, contributed, and supported me on my journey.

One woman related her time spent working at the restaurant in the old Richfield Coliseum here in Ohio and a wrestler she encountered. She asked me to describe the Ultimate Warrior and the years he was in the business. That was a great memory for me to describe! A wrestler with short hair (probably not Warrior, lol!) left a “script” for her as a gift! Wow, how exciting and fun getting that. Too bad she lost it after keeping it almost thirty years….. πŸ˜•

Another woman told me to “never doubt myself” as I don’t yet always am humbled while my lightheadedness began. Don’t worry since that’s a good sign of mine! She also said the hair on the back of her head was standing up as I was speaking. I asked if that was common for her and she truly believed Warrior was present. ❀️ I was filled with such gratitude once again.

The owner commented after I briefly shared the Cavs/Warrior basketball stories in my book. As most of you might know, numbers and dates are huge with me. I discussed June 16th being Warrior’s birthday and she interrupted. To summarize, as a child she was deeply affected by the movie Brian’s Song while crying buckets for a long time. She never forgot that and decided with her abilities to finally sign up for www.ancestry.com After much research, she found out Brian Piccolo whose life the movie is based upon, was a seventh cousin of hers. Yes, that’s quite far back but STILL a huge deal to be connected. Brian Piccolo died on June 16th, just sayin’… Who knows with Warrior but I will forever wonder.

It was such a great afternoon just hanging with these beautiful spiritual people and sharing our experiences together. They came to listen to me without judgment or disbelief. I got asked questions about meditation and what techniques work best. I felt so honored sharing what works for me. I have an entire blog post on www.spiritandbelief.com and a YouTube video on meditation so hopefully, she’ll get some ideas!

I was always so inspired with Warrior’s teachings and now others are inspired by mine. I never would’ve even guessed that about myself but am owning my stories with pride. Some have even had many more spiritual experiences than mine and I did get asked if I ever was scared. My answer was no based on my signs and trust. I gotta say though if I had something more extreme, that could change! Intimidated–sometimes but fearful, never.

It felt so natural speaking to these people while injecting my humor too! I mentioned Dana, Steve, and other newer experiences blogged about but not in the book. Can’t wait to possibly plan another event there as the energy was so positive with these like-minded people.

We can be inspired but then need to be the inspiration as Warrior has said. Just the other day, I ran into an old friend who I had lost touch with. After a few years of just connecting on Facebook, the hair salon brought us back together. We chatted in-between highlights as she proceeded to tell me how I always inspired her. Who, me? I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. We always did sit together at PTA meetings but no idea of her admiration for me.

Some of our “situations” always connected us but she had been thinking of me lately. She even coined a new phrase: ” What would Kathy do?” I felt dazed yet so guided as my confidence inspires her. Wow… Talk about a Warrior Woman moment. She brought up past memories when I followed the beat of my own drum and did things my way. Why yes, I still do that but to be told of your influence doesn’t happen often– at least not to me. We will stay in touch as I admire her tenacity to juggle so much in her life all the time.

Be inspired but also be the inspiration even if you don’t think you can or are. Little moments surprise us but then the big planned ones can too. I had a big planned event and then an unexpected one that both overtook me with such joy. As I am looking up outside, I see a dragonfly. Oh, and those blue jay feathers keep coming just about everyday. It’s beautiful and humorous all at once. There’s that inspiration yet again warriors…….

#namaste #inspirationeveryday #synchronicityhappens #alwaysbelieve #spiritandbelief

Podcast, Vacation, and my SIGN …

Did any of you Warrior fans listen to Dana’s Total Warriors episode 3- Friday, July 13th? I certainly did and the spirituality topic was of course perfect for me. She had Lacey Evans of the WWE but also some special guests on a “ghost” centered podcast. Alia Moon is a tarot card reader and Herman Petrick an energy cleanser. I knew Dana believed in some aspects of “parts unknown.” I had no idea of her stories behind consulting a “ghost hunter” with their old house and her interest in the Tarot. πŸ˜³πŸ˜±πŸ‘»πŸ™…β€β™€οΈπŸŒ΅

To hear her tell the tales of Casa de Warrior and all its haunts thru the years made the whole hour and a half plus fly by like a rocket ship for me! πŸš€ My heart skipped a beat as she relayed the noises heard shortly after Warrior’s passing that made her and the girls believe. Warrior was their fierce protector who fought death’s battle and the evil spirits surrounding his family. I have never been a skeptic so it is phenomenal to me of our shared beliefs in the unexplained phenomena.

I don’t practice Tarot but do use other divination tools. I have an angel card deck and would love an animal one too! Whether one relates to this or not, we all must do what our heart calls us to do. I agree with Dana about it being positive and encouraging, not negative and discouraging. Clearing our space is what needs to be done sometimes and this has become more acceptable in society nowadays. If it works and makes you feel better, good for you. Always respect even if you don’t agree.

My next topic concerns our recent vacation to West Virginia. We went white water rafting, hiked up a HUGE mountain, and rode a tram with our dog. We even brought our cat on her first trip and she did great! Anyways, as we approached the WVA state sign, I noticed the Governor’s name. His name is Jim Justice. Ring a πŸ›Ž anyone? For all of you not familiar, that was the name Warrior used when he and Sting wrestled as the Freedom Fighters. Once again, a little chuckle from me… πŸ˜β›°πŸ›ΆπŸšƒ

This brings me to the last story which involves my phone. Well, it just stopped working the day we were leaving. I had nothing. Just a dark screen with no buttons lighting up to show anything. I had it charging all night and tried another outlet but nothing worked. My husband looked up some info and tried a few things but I panicked… The apps I could get back but my mind went to photos and videos saved. I didn’t need it then but isn’t it amazing how reliant we are on technology these days? There wasn’t even one clock in our cabin, not one! Too remote for me…

The whole car trip back I tried REALLY hard to not think about any “what ifs” with the phone. An expert will help us at the store when we return so distract yourself already! I looked at some of my spiritual books or listened to music and for me, that was the best thing.

Finally, I decided to ask for help in a different way that was less panic-filled. I said to the Universe if I could have a sign– whatever it was but something just to reassure me all would be o.k. with my anxiety. I had to let it all go even though it was a challenge. When we got to the store a few hours later, the guy fixed it in no time and all was well. What a relief and yet such a silly thing to obsess over.

About an hour after that, I found three blue jay feathers in different parts of my yard. A great spiritual number and I always think of a three count!!! β€οΈπŸ™πŸ»πŸ’ͺ🏻 No signs on the road since patience needs to be practiced but these feathers brought tears and laughter. I first got a blue jay feather a few years ago when asking for validation from Warrior and now seem to have the most of those. That is my sign from him and after hearing Dana mentioning ladybugs 🐞 with Indy, validation wins again my friends. I felt goofy for overreacting yet guided knowing my request was heard by receiving feathers since they are my main sign.

Tarot, energy cleansing, feathers, and anything you believe in will guide you along your spiritual path. I am so glad Dana had this as her topic on Total Warriors and so glad she is a warrior woman of Belief like me! Thank you Warrior for your life and protection always!!!!!!!

~~~ If interested, here are the websites of Dana’s spiritual guests but feel free to contact anyone in your area.

Herman Petrick www.globalenergyclearing.com

Alia Moon

www.AliaMoonreadings.com

~~~ Here is my other spiritual blog:

www.spiritandbelief.com

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Wait, β€œwhat’s next”?

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. πŸ€— 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!! 😳 There were other little things too and how could I forget Dana’s blog? That still gets my heart every single post. πŸ’–

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… πŸ™„πŸ€­It’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… πŸ˜ͺ) 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. πŸ‘’πŸ€”

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?”πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸŽ‡πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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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