I saw a different commercial for this same product and was a bit worried. I have noticed an extreme trend over the last years where emotions are to be repressed. We live in a society now where the artist and storyteller are hated, and the soul-less technocrat is the most honored. This product seems to more about quelling the emotion of anxiety and fear, but fear has a reason to exist. Repress that one enough around toxic environments or people, your health will show it anyhow, no matter how many breathing exercises you do. Those feelings of fear are there for a reason to WARN YOU. Interesting it shows one big eye in one shot.
The focus on "mindfulness" from the New Age has entered the mainstream where one must endeavor to be calm, and relaxed 24-7 and oddly always thinking of nature scenes and perfect scenarios. I have noticed one must always separate themselves from the actual environment to make this happen. No one ever addresses changing environments or lives to be less stressful anymore but that all the plebes now on their way up to some extreme business meeting are required to go inward and practice "fantasies' in their mind to keep from freaking out. None of this is questioned. The focus on fantasy and "virtual realities" now literal to suppress emotions is part of the new world order plan.
There is a point where emotional control can help in life and is biblical, but there's a point where it seems society desires a legion of pod people who no longer feel and are so closed down, emotions have become a thing of the past. Malignant narcissistic people or who the Bible would refer to as seared usually are cold fish. It seems now the wicked controllers of the world wants everyone else to be as cold. Emotions are hated. They must be controlled now and/or eliminated. Mind control in this world is about making everyone lose their inward conscience and closing down God-given emotions to do what you are told and to keep poker faces on for the comfort of the powerful.
Ecclesiastes 3:4 - A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
I've noticed in some dysfunctional circles, how emotions are seen as "weakness". This trend has been growing. The bible warns about people growing cold. The cold are the emotionless, frozen like icicles. Sometimes it frightens me how cold some people have grown where they no longer "feel" or have "attachment" or "love" for others. Those with emotions are seen as fodder to destroy and to hurt. People sneer at those they deem "too sensitive". People with consciences have emotions. People without consciences only have the emotions of anger. They have destroyed all inner introspection. The "living waters" inside a person of conscience flow, while for the degenerated seared, their inner landscapes are dried out deserts, empty, and a shell. The bible tells us most of the wicked will "have their love grow cold". These deserts are cold as well, with no feeling for anyone else as the person shuts down conscience and emotions.
I was raised within a wicked family where emotions were seen as a bad thing, the only emotion allowed was anger and glee over winning over your enemies. Many of them make 6 figures and above and are very successful in this world. Those who sell their souls prosper in this world. One thing my wicked relatives would tell me is that I was "too sensitive". If I showed compassion to someone else they got angry. Love, feelings and tears were not allowed. If I cried, I was in trouble.
I was told I was a "weak" person for having emotions and this included even the good ones like joy or love. Many wicked people hate emotions but this does not mean all reticent people are wicked. Some people were over taught extreme emotional control, think of British aristocrats and other cultures like in Japan, where emotional control is stressed, but there is a line between cultural mandates and inner spiritual coldness. We see this now in America as to what is deemed a "good professional". Be hard, cold, hide all emotions, and vanquish your enemies without breaking a sweat. There is a reason now while in our society and world that is growing more evil that emotions are being repressed and stamped out. In the American Hunger Games, softness is not tolerated.
This is happening in society where emotional IQ points are handed out to the most controlled and in the churches as well, where it seems to have as few emotions as possible is the ideal. Many in the churches, from what I have experienced, are not focused on "being real" but focused on this idea of pious perfection where emotions are deemed "bad". God's truly faithful are never crying or weeping or angry or upset. In church circles, the most respected people are the ones who are "together" and never vulnerable. Many non-believers or people who attended church when young and left "Christianity" all together have talked to me about judgmental worlds where to expose any vulnerabilities meant you got eaten alive. They have spoken of "cruel" Christians. Being someone who is of very low income and with disabilities that show, in American society, I have gotten some tastes myself of what they have dealt with. I have no ability to put on the required perfect masks.
The church world for many low caste people in America is a hell of judgments and most of those judgments pertain to your "unsuitable" emotions should you ever let them slip. Poverty itself even if one can avoid homelessness by the skin of their teeth or find food to eat, the worse thing about the lack of money is not the going without, but this constant drumbeat even felt within churches about what a "bad person" you are to have "failed" in life. One will be called "bitter" and "lacking in faith" by many church people simply for having a different kind of life they do not relate to. Once in the war-loving IFB I left, I asked for prayers for a health condition and admitted "worry". I did not say anything extreme like "God has abandoned me" or anything sharp, but this so horrified the church denizens, I had two hand me books the next Sunday on trusting in God. I saw eyes rolling in heads as I broke some kind of social contract admitting worry. There's an authoritarianism growing in fundamentalist Christianity and it goes beyond the evil sickening politics, there's so many lines not to be crossed. People who face serious depression and other problems in church, know that in most churches admitting them, means social and other destruction.
You get the feeling many now consider emotions dangerous. You are to be stifled. Social isolation grows among many down trodden people in America where the shaming never ends. There's no one for poor people to talk to especially in mainstream culture, about what you are going through. Saying the Emperor has no clothes, is the soonest way to find yourself in even hotter water. The best life mantras and memes, force a certain emotional mask to be worn like the below. Don't worry about the future, sure we are supposed to trust in God, but one can see the strain of the "prosperity gospel" and keeping a smile always on one's face below the message, "don't be the kind of woman who worries". That's a strange tattoo for a Christian by the way.
This ties into the "think positive" nonsense, now you must not only "think positive" you better "feel positive" too. In watching all those Leah Remini shows and others exposing Scientology, I noticed how all the auditors wanted people to close down their emotions. That seemed to be the common theme. Obedience was instilled to a great degree too. The training seemed to be about having people squash all emotions, even when they described one exercise of being shouted at for hours while not being allowed to react. Another exercise they were told to sit and stare at one another for hours and hours. E-meters serving as low-watt lie-detectors were meant to keep the auditors knowing what was happening to the people they were "training". I have wondered if Scientology is a mind control experiment factory. It does make you wonder.
Too many false religions teach a "shutting down" of emotions. All cults do it. They do not want open emotions or thought among their followers. Here too false leaders control masses of people telling them that showing any emotion is "wrong". People within these groups from the "Keeping Sweet" FLDS cult to your local fundamentalist "Christian" church, know that "emotional control" is one of the unwritten rules. Even showing too much "grief" is deemed "lacking trust in God." Abused women are told they must always keep a sweet smile on their face and must never react to abusers or the wicked with any anger or a frown.
I always have written on this blog, they are basically doing "mind control" on the masses. Soldiers are given resiliency training. One is told that one must always maintain "poise" no matter what. The stuff about emotions is growing stronger. Yes emotional control has some importance. What we "do" matters comparative to how we "feel" but you wonder what has happened when emotions are seen in such a bad way. Aren't emotions God-given? What happens to people who close down all their emotions? Haven't you noticed for decades even the slang term "Cool" is applied to people who are the most disconnected, one is "cool", for being "emotionally above it all". Think about how that affected people and the expression of emotions.
One notices this a lot in false religions and cults. Emotions are to be suppressed. Emotions are to be controlled at the behest of the powerful who tells you what you are allowed to feel and think. This is how so many are led to enable evil. This is about control and power. My advice to all here is never allow someone else to tell you what to "feel" and be wary of those who seek to invalidate your feelings automatically. The bible warns us to "Guard our Hearts", and one aspect of that would be protect your emotions, and protect yourself.
What about all the psych medicines too? While some people do need help for chemical problems, have you ever noticed how they all numb people out? One scary study I saw in mainstream news was when they reported that in a study, Tylenol may decease empathy. Is it possible it was designed that way? That is a drug a lot of people take.
Some of the biggest ways mind control is used, and breaking people down in cults, is to teach them not to trust their emotions or to repress them. Obviously we are facing a message society wide, that "emotions" are a bad thing. Feelings are a bad thing. They are to be stifled. What is happening to the human soul in the middle of all this?
Romans 12:15: Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.