How to organize your life in 5 steps. Creating a mindful and productive schedule.

“Your outer world is a reflection of your inner world.” As RIZEN looked around at his life he felt anxious. Things were kind of everywhere and he had moments where he didn’t know what to focus on or do. Hmm…he contemplated and decided to create a mindful and productive schedule he can follow to increase his clarity and develop laser focus. He has been making schedules for the past year and through trial and error he feels confident about this process. Follow these 5 steps while creating your own schedule and it can gift you clarity and balance.

Step 1 BLOCK SCHEDULE

  • The most effective way to create a well balanced schedule. In the early days RIZEN would attempt to fit in over fifteen goals and tasks in one day and over time he would burn himself out and fall back to old routine. We must remember change takes time and slow and steady progress is your best method. There is only so much we can do in one day, what is most important is the quality of our efforts not quantity. So what is a block schedule? Basically is when you create themed days. So if your in school you would dedicate one day just to homework, another day to studying, another day to Instagram posting and marketing, etc. Be creative and find what works best for you. The example I will be using is in regards to life coaching and daily living.

Step 2 Energy check 1, 2

  • One a piece of paper write down everything you are putting your time and energy into. Use the big 5 areas of life as a guide. This will give you an awareness of where your time is going and what you need to balance out. You can look at the example below of how I completed this.

*RIZEN TIP*

  • Notice where you are investing your time? What can you let go of in this moment that is draining you? What can you add? ALWAYS PRIORITIZE SELF CARE. You cannot be efficient or productive without proper self care so I encourage you to put this at the top of your list.

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STEP 3; ALLOCATE TIME AND PRIORITIZE

  • Remember there is only so much time in one day. Use this time allocation as a reference to see how realistic your schedule is.
  • 24 hours in a day / 168 hours in a week
  • Note how much time you are investing in each area you listed above. Start with DAILY habits then go to WEEKLY ones. I started with my daily self care habits and allocated the time I invest daily. It added up to 16 hours a day (including sleep) which gave me about 8 hours to play around with.

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In this example my daily self care habits added up to 16 hours a day and 112 hours a week. Which gave me 56 hours to play around with the rest of the week. In that I included 20 hours a week to focus on my coaching business and 20 hours for my paid service (work) and networking. The remaining 16 hours of open space a week for music, friends, and chilling. So basically here is how my schedule looks;

116 hours a week on Self care

20 hours a week for coaching (business)

20 hours a week for paid service (work)

16 hours a week creation (music, friends, etc)

This is what works for me and changes as I grow. Experiment to see what works for you!

*RIZEN TIP*

Give yourself 2-3 hours of open time (nothing scheduled or planned) each day to attend to free time, schedule changes, spontaneous moments. Avoid locking yourself up in your schedule to the point where it isn’t fun anymore. The schedule is a guide not the law. Yes be disciplined but also remember to be present and take opportunities as they come.

 

STEP 4; CREATE THE SCHEDULE

  • Now that you have an idea of where your time is going and how you want to allocate it now it is the time to make it real! Use the calendar template and customize your own. You can even get creative and go on Pinterest for a DIY. Some people make bullet calendars others just print one out. Whatever calls to you. Here are some tips for making it real.
  • You can have multiple calendars. This is what Rizen does to keep himself focused and on track. As shown below we have a calendar for coaching, training, music, and open events and a MASTER calendar online. This allow us to focus in and know what each day has in store.
  • Print out a Habit tracker to set up your morning and night routine. This is key. How you start and end your day will depict the quality of the day. Use the habit tracker print out or you can use an app like productive.

STEP 5; POST IT UP!

  • Post it up! Put it (or them) somewhere where you can see it daily. If you have a master calendar put the app on your home screen and refer to it daily. Wake up and start your morning routine. Have focus and clarity on your days. Be open to the moment. Have fun.
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*RIZEN TIP*

For the most effective results. Here are three ways to reprogram your subconscious mind.

Much love and gratitude. Stay in tune. Stay in flow and always STAY RIZEN.

-RIZEN

If your an artist READ THIS – Don’t give up. The fear of failure explained.

Shadow work; Asking the real questions.

On this Quest Rizenffinds himself stuck. Not sure where to go. What to focus on. He felt as if he needed to gain clarity on making some life changing decisions. He takes notice of his dabling. He has been taking on several projects unable to focus on one. What is his passion? He asks spirit to guide him. From here he dives deeper into his meditations and insights. Music has been something that has presented itself throughout his life. He began to ask, “Have I been avoiding music out of fear?” “What If I dive deeper into music? What If I put myself out there? Create songs, perform, and share my passion?” What is holding me back?” Quickly other questions arose, “Am I good enough? Will people like it? Do I have what it takes?” These questions began to give him clarity. Perhaps it is a fear of failure that has been in his subconscious. Music was what began his quest towards self-actualization. It was what gave him the insights, deep reflections and guidance he needed during his time of need. When he first started his life purpose work he set off to be a rapper blending spirituality and consciousness into his work.. As he developed he put it to the side, he would come back to it and then put it to the side. He notices the pressure that money has put on him that has caused him to make different decisions. To start to focus on business and career and avoid music. He always knew music would never leave him yet why is he not building his skill sets? What if he began to get paid for music? For open mics? For meditations and poetry? For Performances? For talks? What if this was his zone of genius? He noticed how he feels when he is rapping and freestyling. He feels in a flow state. He notices how he feels when he is with others and rapping. He feels connected. Pure fun. It reminds him to just play and flow. Not worry about what he is saying or what others are thinking. The social pressure. Letting go of it. He recalls memories of open mic. When he was on stage. He felt free. Powerful. He remembers when a reflection named Sky came up to him and told him he was really talented in music and it helped her a lot. He took note of the relationships he has created through music. RA, Dillon, Sky, Kinetic, John, Aryun, Meta, Christina, and so many more. He takes notice of his past year. Through music he decided to become a life coach so he can add more value to his music. So he can become his own guru. So he can help other artists on the RIZE just flow and express.

He takes note of all this. What does this mean for his story? For what is to come next? Will he focus more on music? Build his voice and brand? Learn to mix and master, write, produce? Apply creative freedom to it? Will he balance it out with coaching? Does this mean he coaches artists looking for clarity, purpose, balance, health, etc? The REBIRTH project comes to mind.. Is it his time to complete it?

A note on FEAR.

@1:20pm; He finds himself at another Starbucks / Here he has 2 hour parking / He sits outside and reflects on the car ride. Hollywood is cool. He was listening to Mary Morrisey and her talk about fear. Fear is simply feedback. All great dream builders fail and it is actually necessary for growth. Rizen reflects on all the times he felt as if he has “failed” and learns that it was just the universe saying “not that way” and to keep going. He takes a reflection on his music, his YouTube channel, his blog, his stock market career, his clothing line, and his coaching career.. He has been dabbling a lot and has experiences many failures. He notes that the biggest transformation he has had was through Meditation. Learning to still the mind. To reflect. To contemplate. To find inner peace and self love. This is what has allowed him to grow and mature the most. He takes notice of how music started for him. He was always very creative when it came to writing song ideas, album concepts, stories, and projects. He felt as if music gives him a way to tell the story of Rizen in a creative and effective way. Yet he has had the greatest challenge with writing and executing. Conquering writers block. Is he fearful of writing? Of failure? He recalls his original intention to fuse rapping with speaking and adding coaching and meditation to it. He notes that his biggest challenge greatest feedback was writing and producing. He has always had a challenge with writing a song. He would be able to freestyle and vibe out but it would be difficult for him to repeat the process, write out and find a good balance. He has done it before. He has learned. Now is the time to tap back into it. Conquer the fear. Write. Express. Release.

He asks, “so what Is next here on this story?” He decides to reflect on his life.

As he read his story from the past year he starts to notice how MONEY PARADIGMS began to be created. Since he has had no consistent source of income since he quit his job and even when he worked he was always in debt. He has been in debt for the past 3 years and because of that it created money paradigms and pressure. That pressure he put on himself pushed him to force and rush things. It was motivating but not understanding the deeper rooted problem it created a fear of failure within him. Now that he is aware of it. He can shift it. break it. Realize that there is no such thing as failure only feedback. There is no pressure except the pressure you put on yourself. Let go. Surrender. Express. Don’t make something you love become something you hate. Don’t give up.

 

Rizen’s music career so far..

In my music career I have recorded over 200+ freestyles and 25+ songs. I have only released 1 song every year with the exception of the freestyle mixtape I released in 2018. Very slow progress. A lot of challenges and personal development throughout it. Don’t give up. Be patient. Our time is coming. Here are the links to the projects below. Listen for inspiration.

Self care freestyle mixtape 2018

Merry Rickmas 2017

I bought a homeless man lunch!

Going from Tristan to RIZEN

As I am here at Starbucks in Hollywood I allow myself to see how I can serve in this area. I notice my own thoughts, feelings and emotions. My own strengths and values. I met a man name Jumbali and as I crossed his path he asked me if I could purchase him a chicken salad and a Trader Joe’s carton of mango orange peach juice. My mind quickly reacted with a “I don’t have anything on me..” yet he clarified and said “no can you just buy it for me I have the money..” With the clarity I agreed, took the money and went into the Trader Joes..as I went on my mission and searched for these foods I began to think about my own abundance. I thought, “I have $20 in my pocket..” My mind guided me to gift this man lunch.. So Rizen found the salad, the juice and even picked up a cookie for him. He went out and gave him the bag of groceries also returning the twenty dollar bill, “Here you go my friend! Take this back as well its on me..” The man looked up and smiled, “Thank you man, and you even got me a desert too! I appreciate you my friend.” Rizen smiled and asked, “what’s your name my friend?” He replied, “Jumbali..” With love Rizen replied, “Well it is very nice to have crossed your path Jumbali, I send you my love.” Quickly he asked, “What’s your name?” “I go by Rizen.” “What was that” Jumbali takes out his headphones to hear more clearly, “It’s Rizen.. R – I – Z – E – N” “Oh Riza..” “close enough” Rizen thought.. They both smiled. Rizen gave him a hug and left with, “you enjoy the rest of your day my friend much love.” then he continued on his way..

Realizing the connected nature of the universe

This encounter was profound to Rizen. He thought was this his purpose for being here? For driving all the way to Hollywood on intuition..Not knowing where he was going..taking turns and exits based on what “felt right” to end up finding a parking spot that had a meter that was already paid for with a “1:03” time limit. When he arrived he asked the universe, “Let me serve who I must here.” Then he ran into Jumbali. In that exact moment, place and time. How everything worked out. Rizen was given an opportunity to serve and share his abundance. To make someone smile and in return feel abundant himself. With no expectations in return. No hidden agenda. Just love and gratitude for being able to give back. He noticed the feeling of love. As he walked he found himself at Starbucks. He tuned it and felt the energies around him. “How can I serve?” He looks around and notices the energies, body language, and characters everyone was playing. He took note of his own character, RIZEN. How is Rizen meant to serve the world? Traveling and shifting his environment gives him clarity. He decides to tap into his life purpose. To gain clarity. Is it through music? Meditation? Sharing his life experience? Blogging? Videos? Passion? A mix of all of it? He asks the universe, “Oh also don’t forget universe I am manifesting an opportunity for a side hustle that will allow me to gain currency and grow my skill set until I build my career..” He smiled, everything is as its supposed to be. What a quest it has been so far.

 

Beyond the story

The biggest take away from this story is how we can serve in all situations. When we walk through live with the intention to serve the opportunities wil arise. They are everywere. When we realize that we are here for others not ourselves (in theory we are all reflections for each other) then we can begin to live in abundance. Tristan became Rizen when he noticed his ego, his conditioning of lack, and took the opportunity to give back. The second he took note of his own abundance, decided to serve and give back Rizen showed up. This is how you become RIZEN. It is through lovign awareness and giving back.

CHALLENGE

Take note of your life. How are you giving back every day? Are you making the conscious effort to serve your fellow man? Or are you caught up in your life and affairs that you are closed off to the opportunties around you? I challenge you to make an action step to give back. Either by volunteering, holding the door open for someone, giving a tip, paying it forward, smiling, etc. This will raise your vibration and increase your abundance.

Watch a video of Rizen explaining the story in a fun and entertaining way 😉

 

Much love and gratitude,

 

– RIZEN

Need more material abundance? Follow these 5 steps.

 

As RIZEN gets a notification from his bank that his account just went negative, his credit card statements are overdue, and his lack of income begins to weigh down on him.. He remembers this quote, “With enough knowledge and confidence you can do anything.” Laurence G Boldt. He ponders how will he be able to make these payments? The voice inside him reminds him, “Focus on the WHAT not the HOW.” He breathes. Relaxes his shoulders. And follows these KEY STEPS TO ATTRACT MATERIAL ABUNDANCE.

 

  1. Sit in stillness.

 

Yes I know it seems counterintuitive to sit in stillness. While some of you may be asking “but Riz shouldn’t I be out searching for a job and money instead of sitting and doing nothing!?” My young warrior I remind you that before you set off on your quest sit back and let the mind rest. The answers you are searching for are found in silence. “Finding the way is a matter of inner listening (intuition) and outer research.” I recommend you sit and ask yourself, “what is my next step?” Let that question drop into your subconscious and listen. Ghandi would always say that the voice of truth speaks to every one of us who Is willing to listen. So listen. Breath. Clear the chatter. You will find what the next step to take.

2. Increase GIVING.

Yes GIVE MORE. “But RIZ why would I give more if I barley have enough to pay for gas?” Let us remember that the area in our life that we are lacking in is a reflection of the lack of giving. It is easy for us to give love, advice, and energy but when it comes to money we tend to hold tight to it. The law of abundance states what you give you will receive in return. Notice. Are you giving enough financially? They recommend giving 10% of your income each week. If you are lacking you can increase that to 20-30%. Why does this work? Because when we give we are telling the universe “I have abundance so I give to others what I have to share.” We do not only feel better when we give but it also raises our vibration to abundance. Don’t just listent to me, try it.

 

 

3. Align back to your purpose.

When we feel like we do not have many options it is because we are not seeing the bigger picture. When we realign ourselves with our life purpose it can give us the clarity, vibrational boost, and reminder we need to tap back into abundance. When we have a life purpose we must tap into our warrior energy and repeat, “I know there is a way, and I am going to find it. How am I going to find it? Well first and foremost I am going to keep looking until I do.” Be persistent. Do not give up. If the option don’t seem clear keep searching. Do not let your lack of awareness cloud you.

 

 

4. Raise your awareness.

 

 

“If knowledge is power then ignorance is weakness.” Usually when we hit a roadblock with money what we really need is more knowledge to gain clarity on what to do next. Follow step 3 and become determined to keep looking until you do. Take the approach, “I haven’t found a way yet, but I know there is one, and I am still looking.” Then make the inspired effort to gain more awareness through reading, researching, talk to people who know more than you, create, do not give up. Remember “All failure is simply a failure to concentrate.”

5. Do what you can with what you have.

 

 

Just breath. Sit in stillness. Commit to persist. Take action. Use what you have in this moment. Look for a side hustle. Sell stuff online. Offer help for a friend. Speak to people and ask for assistance. Give more. Write down some ideas. Uber. Lyft. Open yourself to receive. The opportunity is looking for you just as much as you are looking for the opportunity. Be patient. Trust the process. Abundance is all around you. Raise your vibration. Flow.

 

After following these 5 steps Rizen started to notice more abundance and opportunity coming his way. After donating $20 to club he attends he immediately was gifted back. He went to the gas station told the cashier, “peace man can I get 10 on 7?” the cashier smiles and thanks him. As Rizen finishes putting the gas he looks up to the meter to read “20.00” the cashier put twenty instead of ten and Rizen was gifted $10 free gas. A sign from the universe to keep giving. He also received a notification that someone wants to purchase that PlayStation he has been trying to sell more months. Perfect timing. All is coming together. IF you follow these 5 steps I guarantee you that the material abundance will start to show up. REMEMBER that material abundance is based on the value that you give. If you want more material abundance then INCREASE THE VALUE that you are putting out. Value is simply energy so increase your energy output. You can follow this 5 step raise your vibration method for a guaranteed formula to increase your abundance.  Know that this is what it looks like to solve and work through a challenge. In essence you are exactly where you need to be. Enjoy the process. Trust. After reading this material abundance will come your way. You will receive what you need from this moment on. You will let go of anxiety and worry. You will see more opportunities start to open up for you. You will raise up your frequency and STAY RIZEN.

 

Much love and gratitude. Leave a comment with any questions! Hope this helps 🙂

How washing dishes changed my life and why it can change yours. Gratitude awareness practice.

In today’s quest Rizen awakened a level of gratitude that opened up his heart to how beautiful life is right now. He shares with you today a story about an awakening he had while washing dishes and how this changed his perspective on everything. The key to a happy and fulfilling life is learning how to practice gratitude on a daily basis despite you current situation or circumstance. There is always something to be grateful for and the more we allow ourselves to live from that vibration the more things we will attract to be grateful for. Here is today’s quest

“Ahh hot tamales!” Rizen exhaled as the burning hot water from the running sink made contact with his skin. He was washing his dishes and for the past couple weeks his mother was attempting to persuade him and make him wash the pile of dishes. “There not even my dishes, I always wash my own..” He would always comment back and occasionally he would wash the full load but usually he would go with, “I’m too busy and my work is my priority right now.” But for some reason something different happened today. For lunch he made a “Rizen Souporsalad” Filled with veggies. Greens, and proteins.. If you didn’t notice the pun “Souporsalad” is meant to sound like “Supersalad” He is reminded of a time his grandma said yes to that question. Anyways during this time he was feeling great…amazing in fact he had a wonderful morning at the gym, ate a wonderful acai bowl for breakfast, did 3 hours of studying for his coaching material, and now he is enjoying his lunch. “Damn my life is so beautiful right now, I am so blessed.” He thought to himself and he started to just take notice of all his blessings. “I have a home I feel safe in, my parents are still alive, I have dream career that is building up, I have a car, food, some money, loving dogs, wonderful friends..” He went on and on until he was almost put to tears by how happy he was with this moment. What really brought the tears was a saying the buddha would tell, “Look at everything as if it was on fire.” He would then tell a story about a lady to knocked over a cup and it broke. Instead of being upset she said, “the cup was already broken.” See what Rizen realized was that all of this has already perished. All his friends, family, and environment. Even in this now moment has become a new now moment. The flow of time never stops. Everything is temporary. So when Rizen would go over his blessings he would feel a deeper sense of gratitude because he knows it is all passing. He thinks about when he is older…in his 30’s.. 40’s..even 70’s. How will his life be then? Who would still be with him? Even upon death? “life is trippy man…all we have is love” he reminds himself wiping tears of his face. The Japanese would explain the bitter-sweetness of every moment. The beautiful romance we have with this life but the bitterness of it all ending. As he dove into this realization he felt more bliss. He admits when he first practiced this exercise he would become sad and not want things to end but as he matured his consciousness he started to accept and appreciate. This is where pure gratitude comes in. Gratitude is the full appreciation of this NOW moment. When you take the time to really analyze your life and count your blessings you will be surprised how precious and beautiful your life is. Despite your circumstance or position when we realize all of it has already ended. That our time here is limited and we never know how much time we have with the people around us. It gives us perspective and awareness. It allows us to open up our heart and all these “problems” become less relevant. We can learn to trust and enjoy the ride. Simple? Yes. Difficult? Yes.

It takes practice to fully feel the constant bliss of gratitude. The reason is we have made worrying a habit. We live in a society that runs off fear. Most people don’t even think about death or dying. Even when they do it frightens them. Why? I believe most people don’t actually fear death but more so never truly living. Not accomplishing or reaching their fullest potential. I challenge you to not be one of these people. Alan Watts would say “If there are two things you should think it about it is death and what happens if you would go to sleep and never wake up.” Death can be contemplated in a healthy way and when it is the flip side of it is gratitude. Pure loving awareness and gratitude for all that you have right now. Appreciate it. All of it. Every piece of food. Every hug. Every smile you get. Every person you love. Every friend. Dog. Bird. Every breath you can take. Every step. Every moment and experience. Fully embrace it and enjoy the ride. This Rizen says will grant you what you are looking for.

Much love and gratitude. We appreciate and love you guys. We acknowledge anyone reading this right now. You are on the right path. 555. Stay RIZEN and be GRATEFUL.

  • RIZEN

How to CONQUER ANXIETY with MINDFULLNESS and BE MORE PRESENT!! With a simple 5 step strategy.

What is anxiety? The question popped into the mind of Rizen as we throw back Thursday to 2017. Rizen was 19 and he was falling under a deep depression and anxiety. At the time he was overextending his energy outward without investing it inward. He was a full time student at a local community college, a part time employee at a bank , invested in a 4 year relationship and just creating the roots of TheRizeCollective which at the time was called The R.IZE Collective,  notice that little “.” in front of the R…Good times. Anyways he found himself experiencing more and more panic attacks. Being unhappy where he was and diving into personal development work he began his rebirth process. He discovered a formula to relax, become present and conquer his anxiety. This 5 step formula he shares with you today with a story of when he experienced one of his first anxiety attacks. Keep in mind at the time he just switched his major from business to philosophy and he was known for always thinking and pondering. His co-workers used to tell him. “Do you ever stop thinking” as he would rapid fire questions, insights, and ideas that would come to him. He always kept a note pad and was constantly writing. He still does today just a lot more disciplined and not so obsessive. At the time he viewed thinking as a really good thing almost feeling superior for his thought structure and felt great for always having ideas. Yet Alan Watts once said, “A man who is always thinking has nothing to think about except thoughts so he loses touch with reality and lives in a world of illusion.” I remember when he first read this it struck him deeply for he felt it was directly speaking to him. From that moment the way he perceived thinking changed.  Lets dive deeper into how these thoughts almost destroyed Rizen.

 

It was around Fall of 2017, the sky was grey painted by clouds. It has been a few weeks since Rizen quit his job and has been putting full focus on filming videos and putting himself out there. The first week seemed great and exciting but as expected within time his anxiety started to creep. With a lack of a clear vision and purpose and the pressure of his parents, income, and society his thoughts began to torment him. They whispered the cold words of “You need this to work.” “I have to do this” “think about your family.” all the while he was being challenged with the lack of creativity and confidence. We fall onto a Saturday as he dedicated to filming a video about his story he got everything set up with his girlfriend at the time and began filming. He was surprised to feel the amount of anxiousness he had, he began to sweat, to clutter his words, laugh on set, and start to become irritated with his difficulty to film a simple video. See what Rizen didn’t know is that the more he focused on what he was doing wrong and how we was messing up the more the worry of what he was going to say and do next haunted him. That is where his anxiety strived from, thoughts. After a few hours he began to get irritated and angry at himself and self-project his insecurities to the people around him,”C’mon you can do this” the sounds of his girlfriend echoed and as he reacted out of frustration he whipped her with his words and replied “I’m trying my best it’s difficult and I don’t know what to say and I am trying, your no help just standing there.” We can all see where this lead Rizen as he continued to criticize the only person there for him. They argued and she eventually left. He was doing what he knew best at the time, push people away. As this energy started to circulate he found himself on his own. His girlfriend left angry at him. His dog upset for not feeding him and now he was there confused and worried. What was wrong with him? Why did he react that way? What’s going on? Questions repeated in his mind. At this point Rizen went back to what he knew best to do in moments of need, speak to his master. See we all have an inner voice that guides us. A voice that tells us what to do in moments of dear need. The more we learn to listen to this voice the better guided we will be. Rizen found this voice through music. For some reason when he would freestyle rap over an instrumental beat he would be able to tap into that voice and directly speak to it. This is what saved him over the years and is what helped him during this moment. He discovered the anxiety was coming from the worry of money. The lack of “progress” he felt he needed to have. Realizing this he started to journal. Breath. Relax. Heal. He found great relief in just letting it out. Being honest with himself. This is also when he walked over to his bookshelf and picked up a book by Alan watts called The Age of Anxiety. He hasn’t finished it yet but just in the pages he read he found quotes that stuck with him and altered his perspective of anxiety. Here shares the, with us today. Hope it helps.

 

 

“If happiness always depends on something expected in the future, we are chasing a will-o’-the wisp that ever eludes our grasp, until future and ourselves, vanish into the abyss of death.”

“Progress is a sham and dreaming about tomorrow was pure escapism from the pain we fear today.”

“…tomorrow and plans for tomorrow can have no significance at all unless you are in full contact with the reality of the present, since it is the present and only in the present that you live.”

“Fear Is born out of duality”

“Once the mind has seen through all fear and all hope ,it finds peace within itself in a state of awareness beyond thought.”

 

See the way I interpret anxiety is just being out of tune of the moment and not aware of the abundance and gratitude around us. When we are anxious it means that the thoughts we are having are at a vibration of worry, not enough, I don’t know how, it will never work, and I can’t. these thoughts will send us down a spiral of a victim mentality. When we take ownership of our life and full responsibility then we can consciously choose to be here now and our vibration will shift letting our anxiety diminish. When you catch yourself falling under the victim trap of thoughts I challenge you to instead try saying “what do I need to do? What can I do with what I have? Keep flowing. You can do this.” When we are present, we take life as it comes without labeling what is given to us. When we transcend labels we no longer associate “Good” or “bad” experiences. All they are simply experiences just like thoughts are simply just thoughts. What makes the difference is the meaning we want to associate with it and the lesson we can learn from it. When we begin to learn how to tap into this witness mentality instead of the victim mentality then we can start to become more aware of thoughts without attaching ourselves to them. This is the core of mindfulness. We can also begin to enjoy this present moment despite where you are in life. You can relax and enjoy the ride. Tuning back into your life purpose can remind you of the vision you are working towards. If you don’t have an outer life purpose remember we all share the same inner life purpose coined by Eckhart Tolle the author of the power of now states “Our inner purpose is to focus on the next step” To be fully present is your daily task. As mentioned in the above narrative Rizen followed these five steps to help him through moments of anxiety, he shares them with you today in hopes you write them down and use them when the time is needed. Here are the five steps to conquer anxiety and be more present. 

  1. Breath / Calm yourself down / Relax (1-5 minutes)

 

 

Tune in to your body. This is essential when we feel anxious, irritated or worried just tune in to your breath. Inhale deeply in and slowly out. This will decrease your heart rate, relax your body, clear your mind and reduce your anxiety quickly. If possible play some relaxing music or sounds like  Binaural sounds, classical music, waves, etc

2. Tap into the present moment / your environment / Ground yourself (1-5min)

 

 

This is an essential step. Wherever you are take notice of your environment. Ask yourself “how did I get to where I am right now?” Reflect on your day a little bit. What actions, thoughts, and decisions did you make to get here. Once you reflected accept and let go. You can’t change what has already happened but you do have the power to shift what you will focus on next.

3. Journal any lingering thoughts / Take it out of your mind into the material

This is the most powerful step and really closes the deal. Letting it out will help you take the anxiety from within and push it without. Find what works for you whether its painting, drawing, singing, freestyling, yelling, or just writing. I recommend journaling I believe it is one of the most effective ways to communicate to yourself and help guide through any power emotions. Include some positive self talk in there. Remember you are your greatest friend! Share some self love and motivation!

4. Surrender and let go.

At this point you calmed yourself down. Tapped into the present moment. Let out those lingering thoughts and now it is time to just surrender and let go the spontaneous flow of life. Trust that everything is going as it needs to. Remind yourself that you are exactly where you need to be. Alight and flow. This is the final and most powerful way to conquer any anxiety or worry. What is there to worry about when you are allowing all things to just happen and you are trusting the process? Fill yourself with gratitude. You are alive. You have breath. You are beautiful and a human being! Remember how powerful you are my friend.

 

5. Stay RIZEN

 

This one is always my favorite and it is telling you to not forget this feeling. When you feel grounded, calm, and present it is to blissful and fulfilling. Remember this process and feeling so that each time you are presented challenges you can tune back into the flow and trust all is where it needs to be. Staying RIZEN means staying aware and present. Living from gratitude and love. From abundance and source. Our natural state of being.

 

Rizen and I send our love to you on your path back home young warrior. We are all here to support and love you. So much divine gratitude and love for reading this and following me on my quest through this reality. Let us continue the revolution for LUV and STAY RIZEN!

 

  • RIZEN

How I Conquered sex/porn addiction using mindfulness.

“Hmm I wonder what making love to her would be like?” “No I shouldn’t be having those thoughts” “But she was beautiful I can only imagine” “No stop it be present” “You stop it”

Do you ever have some conflicting thoughts like these? Naturally as us Men mature and grow our hormones start to grow stronger influencing our thoughts more and more. Plus if you went to my middle school growing up it seemed that the internet opened up too many doors for young curious kids. Porn became a secret taboo topic that was only talked about in small social groups. Yet it is easy to become psychologically addicted to it because we associate the action to the pleasure. But we all know that guilty feeling that overcomes us after and our perception of woman starts to change. Our thoughts start to focus more and more on sex and attraction then we would like. I suffered from a sex addiction and recently overcame it. I had sex when I was 13, was exposed to porn at a young age and then was involved in a very sexual relationship for about 5 years. So naturally my mind and its desires became very strong. I have been blessed to be introduced to mindfulness practice and used it as a way to learn how to channel the energy in different directions. Following the Energy formula (If you haven’t read about click the link) we can learn how to shift our vibration by changing our attention to these thoughts. Here’s how.

  1. BECOMING AWARE OF YOUR THOUGHTS

Become aware of the fact that thoughts = emotions = actions = outcome so we can start to see how this addiction even started. It usually starts at a young age when we begin to have thoughts about sex and curiosities. This then leads us to emotions of a need for love which influences us to actions like masturbation and porn to release. With the ultimate outcome of guilty release and repeating the viscious cycle over. The more repetition the stronger the habit so depending on how often this has been going will depict how much time you need to overcome it. So take this time to ponder the question “How many times do you think about sex per day? Per hour? Per minute?”

  1. BECOME MINDFULL OF WHAT IS INFLUENCING YOUR THOUGHTS

Now become aware of what is influencing those thoughts around sex. If you grew up in mainstream society then you can resonate that most of the music we listen to associates women to sex. Mostly in a way where we become addicted to pleasure and action opposed to connection and conscious response. Most of the movies or television has messages of the same idea. Most of our friends and social groups made it a topic where we just fantasise about girls and go scouting for them like a game. All of these things influenced me and my addiction and it difficult for me to look at sex consciously. Rememebr your association creates your vibration so I encourage right now to think about the type of things you are involving yourself in RIGHT NOW that is influencing your thoughts and perception about sex. Think about the type of music, shows, movies, and conversations you are having.

  1. SHIFT WHAT YOU ARE FEEDING YOUR THOUGHTS

Most hip/hop and rap music will feed you thoughts about money, sex and drugs and make it seem like it is what you want which will influence your thoughts and attitudes. Propaganda in television and social media will feed you the same messages. Their goal is to get you addicted because it benefits them more having individuals willing to spend money on porn, strip clubs, going out to night clubs, alcohol, etc. But if you are here you are already conscious of that. So I encourage you to evaluate what you are exposing yourself to and how often. From here make a conscious decision to start shifting it. If you are listening to main stream media your thoughts will be highly influences and if you are not aware of mindfulness practice or how to become a witness to thoughts your formula can look like this

500 (thoughts about sex) x 500(Focused attention on those thoughts = 250,000 (energy output on sex)

At this rate of conversation you are going to be one horny individual at a low vibration that is mostly attuned to a propaganda way of thinking.

So start to shift to shift where you are applying this energy.

I encourage you to listen to more 432hz binaural beats, watch more conscious things like actualized.org or Infinite waters, start a daily gym routine, begin to meditate daily. This will start moving around the energy from those hormones in different directions so you still get that release just in a different way.

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  1. BECOME MORE CONSCIOUSS

Now I am not telling you to devote yourself to celibacy of course not. But slowly start to become more conscious of how you are viewing woman and where your thought go when you are masturbating. Are you just focused on the body and just what you have seen in porn? Or are you becoming more conscious of the spiritual, of the intimacy, of the passion that is involved in love making? This can dramatically influence your energy and the feeling you get after release. If you are more curious I recommend diving into Tantra which is a Hindu translation of spiritual love making. Also become more conscious of what you are putting IN your body not just what you are releasing OUT of it. Feeding your body some delicious organic blueberries and kale can help you feel a lot more energized and focused. Check out this 5 MUST TAKE supplements for better sex and energy. Even if you aren’t having sex just having a healthy flow of sexual energies and following the steps above to become conscious of how you are using them can make a huge difference and help you overcome your unconscious porn watching masturbating at 2am when everyone is asleep addiction.

  1. TAKE IT SLOW

Like anything else this requires time. It took me a few years to reverse my conditioning and framework I had around sex. Honestly it wasn’t until I moved on from a 5 year relationship where the pain and perspective really gave be a deep respective and attitude shift towards women and sex. It might not take something as dramatic as that for you or maybe it will. Regardless be easy on yourself. If you find yourself watching porn again or about to open up that private tab just breath and ask yourself “Is this really what I want?” and let that just run through your mind. Even so forgiveness is a huge key. Be easy on yourself I mean you are only human. Avoid beating yourself up or criticizing yourself. Know that you are learning and healing and it takes time and involves a process. Remember you are not alone and the Collective is always here to help. If you are ever having a super difficult time follow this formula;

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This will pull you into the present moment away from thoughts. From here take action. Go to the gym. Read. Journal.

Here are some extra steps you can take

  • Get rid of all temptation like magazine’s and posters
  • Reach out to a community / Find similar people
  • Have an accoutnabiloty partner
  • Avoid being online in private

If you have further questions or want more personal help with this join the THERIZECOLLECTIVE online community and check out THERIZENACADEMY for online courses. Much love, gratitude. Respect and appreciation. Keep flowing and stay In tune. I believe In you.

-RIZEN

Ultimate formula for manifestation

In this day we RIZE and shine to another beautiful day alive. During our morning routine we had a curious experience that brought up a lot of great insight. Having thoughts about how to overcome porn addictions brought up by a good friend it had me pondering how I overcame it? Do I still experience it at times and what are the best methods?

On the car ride to the gym I found myself listening to some “Hype music” to see if it would help get me motivated and pumped up. I put on a playlist I haven’t listened to in a while “Power” that consisted of hip/hop and rap, mostly mainstream music that I would expose myself to in my youth. Artists like Asap ferg, Asap Rocky, Earl Sweatshirt, Russ, and other artists and as I listened I started to notice my energy body and thoughts sway in a direction I haven’t felt in a while. It reminded me of my youth when I would wear black hoodies, consume cannabis, and want to get money and sleep with a bunch of women. Hmm did the vibrations from the music influence these feelings? I started to notice a shift in my thoughts as well going more towards sex, competition, and status.. How curious. My natural vibration quickly reacted and responded with “Where does power come from?” And I Started to tap into my why. My life purpose. Love. So I switched up the music, shifted my thoughts, and started to focus on my breath. Quickly my vibration started to shift. It took a little while for the thoughts to leave but once I finished my workout and tuned into binaural beats I became steady. A formula came to my mind that was profound and helped me understand what was happening and what I can do moving forward. I believe this formula, if understood and used correctly, can be a great tool to help you overcome addictions, shift bad habits, and manifest.

Here is the formula;

Energy output (Vibration) = # of thoughts x Focused attention

E = T x A

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Here is how it works.

We have about 10,000 thoughts per day and if we are putting attention to each one of those thoughts if can leave us drained depending on the type of thoughts we are having. Every thought omits a certain frequency. A thought about getting married and traveling can make you smile and happy while a thought of losing your business and getting your leg broken can leave you with anxiety and a need to sleep with one eye open. So if a majority of our thoughts are at a low frequency and we are putting attention to them then that vibration will grow. Basically if you focus on draining thoughts too much your are going to start to feel drained. Anxious. Worried. Bad habits start to take over. Sex. Money. Drugs. Etc. The key is to put attention only to thoughts that align with our dreams and empower us. Yet most of us aren’t at that level yet. Some of us don’t even have a life purpose and that is okay we are all on different paths BUT what is essential is we understand how to use the formula.

How to use the formula

In Mindfulness meditation they teach us to view our thoughts as clouds passing in the sky. To not attach ourselves to thoughts and let them just be. So if we learn to not apply attention to certain thoughts then they won’t take away our energy or shift our vibration. The goal is to make the focused attention a 0 for draining thoughts. If you have 200 thoughts that you will never be good enough or have a good life but you apply no attention to them and let them pass then they won’t affect you and it will look something like

200 (thoughts) x 0 (Focused attention) = 0 (Energy output)

Now that is our goal but it takes training and a lot of mindfulness practice. For now just be familiar with the concept and the formula and every time you find yourself getting attached to thoughts breath, relax and repeat the mantra “I am consciousness, I am presence, I am here.” To put yourself back into the moment and away from thought space. Being fully present is the key. It is how we detach ourselves from lingering thoughts.

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For sage masters

Now for those of us more experiences with mindfulness we can learn how to use this formula for manifestation. If we have a dream or a vision then our goal is to apply full attention to thoughts that empower us and align with our vision. So if we have 500 thoughts about content creation, song concepts, business idea, etc. Then we must apply our full attention fused with immediate action to get major results. This can look like;

500 x 500 = 250,000 energy output (Vibration level)

So we can see how this can really raise our vibration. You can look at it like when in Dragon Ball Z they have those energy level radar glasses to view the energy levels of different warriors…well this is how you go super Saiyan. It Is full focused conscious attention to the thoughts that empower you and serve you.

Ideally our goal as we enter sage mode is to be consistently having powerful thoughts and mixing attention and focus onto them. At this point we can get to the majority of our day being filled with action thoughts and full gratitude.

10000 x 10000 = 100000000 (Empowering thoughts)

10000 x 0 = 0 (Unempowering thoughts)

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This is how we allow ourselves to become a witness to our thoughts and also take action on them. Remember our thinking is our greatest ally or enemy. Choose wisely.

Q and A

What if my thoughts are too powerful and I can’t get away from them.

  • Great question. They key is to remember that you cant control the thoughts that come to you all you can simply do is become a witness to them. If you are having a hard time doing this try the take 3 deep breathes, relax, and repeating the mantra “I am consciousness, I am presence, I am here” until you feel more present and at ease. You can even imagine watching the thoughts pass like clouds. Now if even this isn’t working move onto phase 2 and put on some binaural beats, go somewhere relaxing, journal the thoughts out of you and continue to focus on your breathing. Worst case scenario move to phase 3 and call a friend, go out into nature barefoot, drink CBD tea and relax. YOU WILL BE OKAY.

How do I use the formula to keep track of thoughts?

  • Great question It is highly unlikely you’ll be able to keep track of ALL your thoughts especially if we are averaging around 10,000. The formula is meant to act more as a reminder to become conscious of where you are putting you attention to. It does take practice but the more aware you become of your thoughts the better you’ll be at which ones are worth your attention and focus.

How do I get to sage mode?

  • Years of practice. That is the goal I set for myself but I am aware that it takes a lot of practice and meditation to become fully aware of your thoughts and conscious of where the energy if flowing on a consistent basis. With more experience will come better outcomes but go at your own pace. You are exactly where you need to be.

Easy Guide and Checklist to SELF CARE

How to get started on the path to self-care. Easy MUST DO STEPS WITH CHECKLIST

So you decided to help yourself? You selfish loving soul. I acknowledge you on your path. On making this decision to make a change in your life you have shifted the collective vibration. Thank you. You are basically halfway there. Just by showing up dedicated and willing to learn and grow you are already manifesting new realities within your favor. Plus we need you. The world is calling for sages, light warriors, truth seekers, and revolutionaries like yourself so if you’re here then it means you took the calling. You know that little voice in your head that is always guiding you. It has lead you here. So here are some basic guidelines to get you started on your self-care journey.

 

ALWAYS START SMALL

I know most of us are super excited and want to dive full force into this new chapter in our lives but to be honest when we try to start too big we end up self-sabotaging ourselves and quitting halfway. Why? Because we don’t allow the change to be subconsciously programmed. Remember change takes time and so does healing. So start with baby steps and be patient. Trust me This is not my first self-care attempt although it is one that I am fully dedicated to and feel confident about.

 

3 GOLDEN RULES

 

  1. Find your flow. As mentioned above take your time to to find your rhythm and see what types of self care activities resonate with you. The more consistent you are the better the results. It will lead you to finding your own personal routine and ritual.
  2. Take time to plan. Self care is a daily conscious choice. Remember knowledge does not equal behavior change. Just because you know what to do doesn’t mean you’ll do it. So make an active effort every day by writing some simple steps in your calendar, announce your plants to others, and look for opportunities to practice.
  3. Create awareness. Become aware of what is serving you and what is not. If journaling is not your thing try vlogging. If running isn’t your groove try strength training or boxing. Become aware of what activities are most beneficial for YOU.

 

Here is a RIZEN SELF CARE CHECK LIST

  • Write down on a piece a paper that you are fully committing yourself this month to self-care then post it up somewhere where you can see it daily. Focus on your WHY. Why even practice self care? Why is it important to YOU. This can look something like “I RIZEN fully commit to self care this month to gain clarity, feel better and live a more abundant life. I am doing this for myself to be happy daily, to give my family and friends the best version of myself and be of service to the world. I am ready to RIZE!” Make yours as personal as you need it to be but impactful enough to re-motivate you daily.

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  • Write a “avoid” list of habits or actives you want to start to avoid and shift. These can include avoid using your phone during lunch or dinner, watching tv for more than 30 minutes, avoid checking emails at night, committing to too many things, not leaving your house or reaching out to people.. You get the flow.

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  • After writing what you want to avoid we can now focus on what we want to start including. Print out a habit tracker and write down at least 5 habits you want to start incorporating daily.

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  • Commit to starting a night routine and getting enough sleep. 6-8 hours is recommended.
  • Commit to a morning routine and waking up earlier every day. Take it slow. If your goal is to wake up at 6am but you usually wake up at 9 or 10 start by waking up at 9am daily then reducing it 10-20 minutes daily.
  • Start a meditation practice. Begin with just 5 minutes of breathing.
  • Spend time with people you love.
  • Dedicate at least 30 minutes to a relaxing activity like walking, yoga or sun bathing.
  • MAKE SURE TO SMILE AND LAUGH DAILY.

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  • Join the RIZEN Collective online community to gain access to more information on how to integrate all these and have support and accountability!

 

This is a great foundation. Once you have all this checked off you are on your path to rising and staying RIZEN. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me.

So much love and gratitude for my colelctive soul family and all reading this. You are beautiful. Strong. Worthy. Infinite. WE are all on the path of healing and growth. So excited for this REBIRTH!

-RIZEN

Why self care will change your life

So to start off SELF CARE MONTH I want to welcome everyone to the month of October and the introduction to self care and why it is essential for your life

What is self care and why is it important?

You hear the alarm ringing and you think to yourself “I really deserve this sleep” so you let it ring. This Is not the first time you sleep through it actually its been like this for weeks and this whole “I deserve this sleep” has become a crutch for you to avoid the fact that you are becoming what you have been trying to avoid. Be honest with yourself. Your having a hard time. Life is challenging you and relationships are becoming difficult. These past few weeks maybe even months have been mentally, emotionally, and physically challenging. You haven’t been able to get back in your flow. You have been telling yourself to get back in the gym, to eat healthier, to sleep earlier, wake up before sunrise meal prep, and meditate…yet it hasn’t happened. Until right now. In this very moment. When you decided to make a change. Life begins when you decide to step out your comfort zone and recently you have been wayyy too comfortable. Change also happens in an instant and as you read this you are going to dedicate yourself to self-care. Not because I am telling you. Who am I? Just words on a screen. A reminder. A wake up call. To make you realize how precious your life is. How limited time you have here. How many people need you to rise and share your love with them. I am just here to keep you in check. So take a moment and evaluate your life. I think it’s time for self-care month.

So what is this whole self-care anyways?

Well here is a pretty good definition from Psych central, “Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately in order to take care of our mental, emotional, and physical health. Although it’s a simple concept in theory, it’s something we very often overlook. Good self-care is key to improved mood and reduced anxiety. It’s also key to a good relationship with oneself and others.” So basically self care is just prioritizing you before anyone else. Is it selfish? Not in the way you may think. It is like that whole you have to put on your oxygen mask before helping any other passenger one a plane type of deal. The same concept applies here. You must take care of yourself before healing, helping, caring, loving, or even being a friend to anyone else. Have you been putting yourself first? Or 22nd? Take a moment to think about it.

Great let’s also go over what self care IS NOT.

Again from Psych central they say that “Self-care isn’t a selfish act either. It is not only about considering our needs; it is rather about knowing what we need to do in order to take care of ourselves, being subsequently, able to take care of others as well. That is, if I don’t take enough care of myself, I won’t be in the place to give to my loved ones either.” Like we mentioned above it is crucial to be in top mental emotional and physical health. We are light warriors, revolutionaries.. We are the future so in order for us to truly make a change in the world it starts within.

Okay cool so I hope your starting to see the RIZEN vision we have going on for self care month. Here is my perspective on why it is so essential.

Self care is the key to living a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Without self care we start to lose ourselves. What I mean by that is that we start to develop an unhealthy relationship with our individual self. We start over extending and investing energy in other activities in people we forget about the energy required to keep our own mental and emotional body healthy. We start to experience self hate and disappointment due to our lack of self – care for our self. This can take form in waking up late, missing appointments, being on our phone to long, eating unhealthy foods and feeling sick after, smoking too much, drinking too much, and not achieving the goals we set. What this can lead to over time is deep levels of anxiety, stress, depression and other not so fun points in our life.

I recently just got out of a 5 year relationship, have been unemployed for a year with no consistent flow of income, $9,000 in debt, and the past few weeks have been me getting back on my feet. I decided to create this self care month challenge to give me the discipline and opportunity to focus practicing healthy habits, self-discipline and live a more abundant life. I know by sharing my progress and my goals it can inspire anyone going through similar challenges. I encourage you to share your progress as well! We are also stating an online community to keep the momentum, accountability and support, if you are interested in joining the first 50 members will get free access to the private group chat where we will have essential self-care information and resources plus have weekly zoom calls. This is for individuals truly seeking a transformation in their lives. Enrollment opens 10/7/18

Self-care is essential for everyone. It is time we invest in ourselves and start taking small major steps into the lives we all dream of. Through the greatest challenges come the most amount of strength. As we RIZE through these shadows we begin to shine our light. We are the future and by becoming the change we want to see in the world we are developing a brighter tomorrow.