Sovereignty of self

I may get a lot of flack for this, and it may cost me to speak out against the patterns I’m observing spread around the world, but it’s time to talk about it. As I continue to work with my client’s around the world, I see the amount of stress many are under. This stress brings forth depression, disease, pain, and fear, unlike anything that’s been experienced in the last 50 years.

Suicide has increased worldwide by nearly 300% since lockdowns began, and the stringency put on people has left them emotionally, mentally, and spiritually battered. Many…


Humans Succumb To Pressure If Not Refocused

If there’s anything I’ve seen over the last months, it is that humans in our current age are fragile. This is due to a mix of indoctrination, education, biology, and background. We are wired to be communal in our approaches and to follow the flow. We are often falling prey to keep others safe through a complex network of self-sacrifice without the potential thought of the preciousness in the resource put on the alter.

Previously, I spoke about the current state of electronic social media and how the situation has become more filtered…


Well, as usual, my timeline since my last post has been pushed back for the umpteenth time. Mostly because I have focused on life, family, and career growth over the last few months, now that I am mostly settled into a more viable groove, I’m back to what I love to do most, and that is to write about experiential revelations pertinent to me (and maybe some of you).

Social media has been a full-on crap storm for the last few months. It has become a progressively toxic place where you play pin the tail on the donkey with cow…


Introverts and extroverts alike have to learn how to be executors of some sort of action. That is to say, no matter what you do in life, there has to be an action that either drives you forward, keeps you in the same place, or sets you back. I think that is the one lesson I have had repeated all my life. When I have gone for something, there have been few things that could keep me down from reaching for it, and that same tenacity also kept me stuck in a mudhole longer than any humane person would want…


Dr. House Strikes again.

Well, we are now in 2021, and frankly, I have all but disappeared from social media. After a few months of trials, tribulations, and what I like to call the “puppet show.” I have seen many people suffer through the last almost year since the pandemic started. The magnifier has been put on all of us because of companies and other factors causing people to feel the immense pressure about what life has brought forth. …


Hi everyone,

Since we previously spoke, it has been a mad rush for the new year, and being mindful as well as efficient has been a challenge for many, including myself, but we are back with my regular post from now on. To those of you that I have either called or tried to e-mail about the yahoo.com issues, please know that I have done my best to resolve it, but it may be a lost cause due to their new policies.

Anyhow, today, I would like to chat about real-life detoxing. We know that during this time of year…


Living as if divided

One of the most etched memories from my academic career came when I was going through 2nd grade. I had recently transferred schools, was smaller than all those in my class, and my little world. My teacher had a field day with me from what I put inside my desk to the quality of my handwriting. It was a rough time. She used to holler at me every chance she could get, and God forbid that I got her attention because she would rip me a new one and send me home in tears.

After a science project which she…


What lies do we tell ourselves?

One of the most complicated facts as you awaken from any trauma, misplacement or induced coma in life is that you begin to gain awareness to the misplacements and conjugated lies you have filled your life within different avenues.

Liar, liar, pants on fire.

The challenge with most humans is that we like to shapeshift. As I wrote in the blog post “You can’t defeat your demons if you are enjoying their company,” we come to this point that we can no longer fake it till we make it.

In many areas, we have been taught to fake it till…


Hi everyone,

In today’s reflection, I would like to speak to you about the Phoenix Effect. It is a term I have coined from a combination of the study of biblical and mythological perspectives. For those who are familiar with both references, you will know that there is a consistent thematic context present when the death or end of something becomes the revival and renewing of something else.

I have found myself many times through the transition of this year. Ending many things in my life and at times it felt like I was dropping dead weight off of me…


When are we truly ready?

In the past few weeks to start this year, I could say I have walked some pretty dark parts of my heart and my life. There has been a lot of trusts broken and in many ways a lot of frustrations that have hit my soul. To the point that I have had to shed quite a few tears and wondered, ok since this is not the road what next?

The reason I began writing on this platform or at all was to start filtering out the expressiveness that many feel they need to hide. Social media is a place…

Luis Rivera Jr

A man learning everything he can about the human condition so he can help others find their way in their lives. Learn more at luisriverams.com

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