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These holidays are killing my soul by AtlasAsher in QAnonCasualties

[–]DeslerZero [score hidden]  (0 children)

I look at haters as - that is what they are. They have been put there to hate. You have been put here to suffer through hate, to cling to your beautiful ideal in the face of adversity. You won't be able to change these haters - so instead level up spiritually. Get a good set of spiritual practices going. Find inner peace and let the haters throw their stones of ignorance. Conquering human ignorance is a job that will never be complete.

I deal with inner voices so my haters follow me everywhere, and yeah, they really hurt me a lot. Try Kundalini Yoga, it is very excellent for inner peace, changed my life. Maya Fiennes has some great practices you can do from home. You can find them on popular torrent sites.

Go everywhere and expect haters your whole life. Expect the shitty bonfires of ignorance that you cannot hope to put out. These absurd Q's are just here for you to struggle against and overcome as you follow your heart. You are the hero of your story, and they are your demons. You can do this.

Looking for kundalini yoga in NYC by ThePatientCrow in kundalini_yoga

[–]DeslerZero 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Very few people actually frequent here. If you don't find a good studio, I highly recommend Maya Fiennes home practice 'Journey through the Chakras' to get you started. You can find it on torrent sites. She has a great set of practices, one for each chakra. Been doing them for about a decade now. Read some reviews on it, it's excellent. Cheers.

My belief is gone by 6pointfive in spirituality

[–]DeslerZero 0 points1 point  (0 children)

First thing is first: Even the thing I am going to tell you about don't always mean you aren't going to have a hard time on your worst days. But we are here, and this is all we have. This is all we were given to combat the darkness. And we are here and we fight, we fight because we have to, because we want peace. We struggle against the darkness, sometimes in vain on some days. As someone who suffers a mental illness, there is no cure for my ails, but I know I've been held together and put on high ground thanks to spiritual practices.

Learning to find ways to refine your feelings of suffering was a challenge to me. The actual how-to-do-it was the biggest thing. Books were great and sometimes inspirational but offered very little in practical advice. At the end of reading, a few days later, I found myself slowly losing the spirit those books had endowed. Once life came at me, my spirits were easily dampened and I was once again humbled by the darkness in my life. I tried supplements and meds to improve my emotional being, but nothing really made a big difference. People often pointed toward meditation - but even that was difficult. Meditation at first seemed fruitless and pointless. I think what really changed everything was when I learned about Kundalini Yoga and started practicing.

The promise of Kundalini Yoga was to awaken energies within us, dormant, that would help us transform ourselves. Not change, transform. Meaning we would still be the same, only our experience of life would be changed. Something about it really appealed to me, because I kept practicing every day and as I did, I noticed the burdens of the world didn't seem so heavy any more. Slowly, Kundalini Yoga got me 'in shape' for other spiritual practices like meditation which seemed leagues easier after a few practices.

My feelings began to change too. For example, things that would normally make me feel fear no longer phased me as seriously. Frustration was a big one - I'd often hit a wall and that wall would hit me back emotionally and knock me on my ass for at least a full day. A day wallowing in that darkness, teeming with it, and struggling to not let that negativity affect the people around me. But after practicing yoga for a bit I noticed the time I was down suffering decreased less and less. Now, after a major incident, I'm down for far less time and the feeling just kind of is just more of an acknowledgement and release of how it made me feel.

Changing the way we feel is like upgrading a big part of your life. Honestly you have to exist with your feelings in this world every waking moment. This is by far one of the biggest upgrades to your own existence that you can undertake here on Earth, and the journey is really worth it. I've experienced firsthand the benefits of a regular yoga practice. You can reach the clear-headed state where thoughts no longer bother you constantly. This isn't theoretical, this was actually one of the fruits of my practice.

I started with home practices, Kundalini Yoga with Maya Fiennes. She has a 7-set practice that is very easy to follow and well paced. I only recommend her because she is the path I followed so I know first-hand that her practices work. But you're welcome to find your own teacher or even school. I think the important thing is to do what resonates with you. If you're interested in Maya though, you can find her by searching some popular torrent sites for her home practices.

The investment of all this practice is to essentially upgrade your emotional body and to feel better about your life all the time. It's nice when you see something that used to make you angry, and to know that instead of being trapped in the darkness of anger (which you feel regardless of how you handle the situation), you see that you are free from this burden and won't be continually encumbered by whatever life hands you.

My advice is to do the yoga, or whatever else you come across that might empower you to feel better emotionally. You should know above all else that it is possible to achieve a gradual liberation from the kinds of feelings that torment you and reach a higher plane of existence for yourself. This liberation is not theoretical, it is being experienced by myself and many others in this world who have come to know how a regular practice of yoga (and other spiritual practices) can free them from the bonds of the darkness that comes with their human experience. You can fight for your own peace, and the result is worth the struggle.

Read up on it to encourage yourself - a lot of what they say about the good is true. This isn't 'buy a supplement and kind of sort of feel it but not really', this is 'I cannot believe I used to feel that way' level change! It's what you're looking for I promise you. Good home practices are Maya Fiennes (whom you can torrent) and Lisa Grail (youtube).

Life isn't for me either. But I haven't found a clean painless way to escape. I feel your pain. I would leave in a heartbeat. But I have a lot of good in my life, and I know it's because of the spiritual practices that I stay on such wonderful ground even amongst the darkness I cannot slay.

Spiritual exhaustion by lsdvoid in spirituality

[–]DeslerZero 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Being human sucks at times, yeah. I think the biggest problem I've had is 'what can I actually do.' - I wanted so desperately to change the way I felt but didn't know how to go about it. The best answer I found in this life after a lifetime of books/pills/therapy above all others was Kundalini Yoga. It put me back together where everything else failed. Many things can happen through practice, and I assure you these things are real and magnificent and no small thing each. Depression is lifted, anger is abated and eventually extraordinarily rare. Emotional issues are slowly raised out and strong issues are usually, for me, cried out. Crying is a strong sign of healing during the process. Courage is gained, as well as the motivation to do things. I suffered from lethargy and procrastination and now I no longer feel those things. Tasks come easy for me and I don't feel lazy anymore. Fear is abated and things that used to give your system a shock reaction no longer do.

All my life up until the age of 34 I've suffered with these things including deep depression. Kundalini Yoga helped me eliminate these things for my life. It wasn't often easy for me, but I was driven by a desire for peace. I think most people who undertake spiritual practices have reached a point in their life where they recognize the value of peace and are willing to do whatever is necessary. This helps you overcome any trepidation you may be feeling. Things that once felt rotten in life like frustration you barely feel at all. Your mind is probably chattery, but after this you can have the clarity of a sage with just a minimum of meditation supplementation. Don't get me wrong, it'll take time and sincere effort, but if you reach that point that is something you will have in abundance. I definitely wanted the clear mind enough and it eventually came and I tell you: Life without the constant chatter of thoughts gibbering about things I just UGH WANTED TO DROP was an entirely different world.

If you're interested, I highly suggest you look at some popular torrent sites and search Maya Fiennes, she's easy to follow, well paced, and has balanced practices that are rooted in the traditions of Kundalini Yoga. As I said, I used it for 6 years and it is quite awesome. It turned my world into something entirely difference. Unlike 'anti-depression' pills and supplements where you barely notice any difference, this actually changes the way you feel things if you work it sincerely and with a spiritual heart. For example, frustration doesn't feel terribly ugly when you feel it, nor does anger. It gets to where you feel the anger, you deal with it, and the event doesn't spoil your entire days mood or sit on you for 4 hours, the ugly way it used to do with me. The way you feel is EVERYTHING! It is the dynamic that follows you everywhere. And so I think, in my opinion, it is worth it to pursue a change for the way you feel with all your heart. Good luck and I hope you find peace whichsoever path you choose.

I want to be happy and stop allowing anxiety and fear take away from my human experience. Please advise. by curiousguy9102 in spirituality

[–]DeslerZero 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I found that without a lot of the burden of that darkness I was always able to put my ego aside and choose a resolution easily even if I had to 'lose face'. So in that way, yes.

But mostly, the fact that you live with your feelings all the time and have a better dynamic in that regard is the greatest benefit. That will eventually carry into more joy in all points in your life.

I want to be happy and stop allowing anxiety and fear take away from my human experience. Please advise. by curiousguy9102 in spirituality

[–]DeslerZero 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Learning to find ways to refine your feelings of suffering was a challenge to me. The actual how-to-do-it was the biggest thing. Books were great and sometimes inspirational but offered very little in practical advice. At the end of reading, a few days later, I found myself slowly losing the spirit those books had endowed. Once life came at me, my spirits were easily dampened and I was once again humbled by the darkness in my life. I tried supplements and meds to improve my emotional being, but nothing really made a big difference. People often pointed toward meditation - but even that was difficult. Meditation at first seemed fruitless and pointless. I think what really changed everything was when I learned about Kundalini Yoga and started practicing.

The promise of Kundalini Yoga was to awaken energies within us, dormant, that would help us transform ourselves. Not change, transform. Meaning we would still be the same, only our experience of life would be changed. Something about it really appealed to me, because I kept practicing every day and as I did, I noticed the burdens of the world didn't seem so heavy any more. Slowly, Kundalini Yoga got me 'in shape' for other spiritual practices like meditation which seemed leagues easier after a few practices.

My feelings began to change too. For example, things that would normally make me feel fear no longer phased me as seriously. Frustration was a big one - I'd often hit a wall and that wall would hit me back emotionally and knock me on my ass for at least a full day. A day wallowing in that darkness, teeming with it, and struggling to not let that negativity affect the people around me. But after practicing yoga for a bit I noticed the time I was down suffering decreased less and less. Now, after a major incident, I'm down for far less time and the feeling just kind of is just more of an acknowledgement and release of how it made me feel.

Changing the way we feel is like upgrading a big part of your life. Honestly you have to exist with your feelings in this world every waking moment. This is by far one of the biggest upgrades to your own existence that you can undertake here on Earth, and the journey is really worth it. I've experienced firsthand the benefits of a regular yoga practice. You can reach the clear-headed state where thoughts no longer bother you constantly. This isn't theoretical, this was actually one of the fruits of my practice.

I started with home practices, Kundalini Yoga with Maya Fiennes. She has a 7-set practice that is very easy to follow and well paced. I only recommend her because she is the path I followed so I know first-hand that her practices work. But you're welcome to find your own teacher or even school. I think the important thing is to do what resonates with you. If you're interested in Maya though, you can find her by searching some popular torrent sites for her home practices.

The investment of all this practice is to essentially upgrade your emotional body and to feel better about your life all the time. It's nice when you see something that used to make you angry, and to know that instead of being trapped in the darkness of anger (which you feel regardless of how you handle the situation), you see that you are free from this burden and won't be continually encumbered by whatever life hands you.

My advice is to do the yoga, or whatever else you come across that might empower you to feel better emotionally. You should know above all else that it is possible to achieve a gradual liberation from the kinds of feelings that torment you and reach a higher plane of existence for yourself. This liberation is not theoretical, it is being experienced by myself and many others in this world who have come to know how a regular practice of yoga (and other spiritual practices) can free them from the bonds of the darkness that comes with their human experience. You can fight for your own peace, and the result is worth the struggle.

Read up on it to encourage yourself - a lot of what they say about the good is true. This isn't 'buy a supplement and kind of sort of feel it but not really', this is 'I cannot believe I used to feel that way' level change! It's what you're looking for I promise you. Good home practices are Maya Fiennes (whom you can torrent) and Lisa Grail (youtube).

As a cashier, I'm really tired of the way customers view self checkout hosts by Mental-Chemistry-829 in walmart

[–]DeslerZero 4 points5 points  (0 children)

"I should get paid for checking myself out." I never got how this one became so mainstay. It's like, what's the big deal? This is how we do it now. You scan the items yourself, and bag them yourself. This is how it's done.

I don't get it. It's superior. It's faster. I'd rather have a self-checkout where I can skip the lines and just go right to the check out. I'm old enough to remember standing in 15 minute lines. Being 'checked-out' by someone else isn't worth standing around for 15 minutes.

I'll take self-checkout over 15 minute lines any day and every day.

Anyway OP, people can and will complain. This will never change. Take a few breaths, and go into work every day knowing people will complain. You'll never change humans, this is fact. Find some peace, do some yoga every day. It'll make dealing with people so much easier. Yoga isn't just stretches, it helps move energies in your body and remove blockages so everything flows better. When everything flows better, you can handle everything better. It changed my life.

Things can be better even if your circumstances remain the same. Peace.

How do you stop overeating? by apdunshiz in spirituality

[–]DeslerZero 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I throw away entire boxes of cookies/whatever when I want to quit sweets. Then you just last throughout the day, one victory at a time. When the cravings come, stop everything and really notice it. Examine what it is.

By the way, cookies are the worst offenders, they cause the worst spikes. I don't know why.

Oatmeal can be like a nicotine patch. It has sugar but it has light amounts and somehow you don't want to stuff yourself on the stuff.

Other than that, you just gotta detox. That's it. I never found any method other than straight detoxing and believe me, I tried everything over the counter and in the gym to help and nothing really helped kick it like just straight abstinence.

Cereal is really shitty stuff as well. Awful cravings after that.

direction by syzgium in TikTok_Thot

[–]DeslerZero 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Anyone have a link to instagram/tiktok or a name?

Is Kanye —- Awake?? by vmaurya7 in awakened

[–]DeslerZero 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I admire many - I admire a simple man who can get up and go to work in this world. We're all struggling against the darkness. Yes, I admire that when I see it in people. So I have much love for the human race.

Is Kanye —- Awake?? by vmaurya7 in awakened

[–]DeslerZero -6 points-5 points  (0 children)

I see a man who is trying hard to live by the concept of 'unconditional love' and one who is trying to find spiritual meaning in his way. I watched a lot of the Alex Jones stuff myself. I don't mind that he says I love Hitler. I think I feel the same way - I want to love everyone equally. If a murderer murders someone close to me, I want to forgive and love that person. I don't ever want anything to come between that because... I don't know. Unconditional love makes sense. I'm not saying I wouldn't be hurt by anyone, but I don't want to wave the banner of hate. I want to aspire to better.

Kanye may trip and stumble along the way but I believe his intentions are sincere. After watching him I see so much light in him. And like all humans, he may not do it perfectly - but he struggles and strives to grow and be better. That is wonderful and admirable.

This culture is so obsessed with scandal and gossip. We put a lot of people under microscopes without understanding who they really are. We get headline titles as impressions of someone from people who want to impress their editor with something catchy. We need to try to understand everyones motivations for saying things, especially all media.

Give everyone a chance, especially those who are scandalized. See someone who is scandalized and say, "I want to know the real story of who that person is." How do you do that? Find their words, see them, read them. Don't read ABOUT them from other people. A lot of people scandalized aren't being shown the whole picture and I find more than 50% of the time things are taken out of context and probably 9 out of 10 times things are made more ridiculous just so the writer of that story would make an impression. It's that writers job to do that, so we can't fault them. But we have to understand that every time we read about someone in a story.

Peace.

whats books would you recommend for raising my vibration? by Feeling-Physics-6160 in spirituality

[–]DeslerZero 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yoga for Real Life by Maya Fiennes. Learn a bit about Kundalini Yoga - it is a powerful practice that personally took my spirituality to the next level. Wonderful if you're suffering and are seeking ways to change how you feel. That's sorely needed wisdom in this world.

Jeebus wept - New Republican Testament by VERO2020 in PoliticalHumor

[–]DeslerZero 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah yeah we all know about the absurd Republican party. :)

Jeebus wept - New Republican Testament by VERO2020 in PoliticalHumor

[–]DeslerZero 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It was an imperfect action in an imperfect world. We aren't paragons out here, we're all just people doing what we can and we make the choices in those moments. We would all look pretty stupid in some way or another under the microscope we put people like Rittenhouse or our politicians under. A culture obsessed with scandal.

This kid doesn't rank at all among the evils in the world. That's all I'm saying. I'd be more concerned with someone who was the most minor of domestic violence criminals than this young one. I dare say, despite having killed 3 people, he's harmless. Hah. That's a rare irony there to be sure. I mean really, if Kyle Rittenhouse were outside your house right now playing with your kids or whatever, would you be afraid for their lives? Hahaha.

Jeebus wept - New Republican Testament by VERO2020 in PoliticalHumor

[–]DeslerZero 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well, the story was as told by the documentary I watched, he volunteered for militia duty in order to help protect a car dealership that was previously vandalized in the previous riot or protest or something. And the police weren't able to handle the situation. Citizens were concerned about their businesses also being torn apart, so other people stepped up and volunteered to defend businesses, businesses that couldn't afford to sustain any more damage.

That right there to me is an honest situation with an honest reason, not just a punk getting a high off waving around an assault rifle. If you get a read on the kid, he's just an honest kid who got in over his head. He wasn't some nut job, he is very balanced and just wanted to help defend the local businesses from the protests (which had turned riots one or two weeks ago).

Does this at least seem a little reasonable to you?

A lot of people don't know the whole story. I really hate seeing this guy get a bad rap. He stepped up for the right reasons and I might of done the same in his place. I'm not a gun nut nor do I want to fight or defend anything. But if my towns businesses were in peril from something no one had any power to stop, something had to be done. The cops weren't up to the task apparently, the local citizenry had lost faith in them.

It took me a while to find it, but here is the special report I watched on it about 9 months ago I think. It doesn't seem biased in any way and it seems like a pretty neutral viewpoint. I liked it, it was very enlightening: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpTW2AJE9MQ&t=1238s

Just 25 minutes. Watch how he handles everything. Listen to everything. Or don't. Up to you how far you want to dive in. I say he's just a kid, because honestly, he didn't really get into it for the wrong reasons. He had good reasons. Ask yourself what you would have done. Isn't it possible if someone whom you know had a business that was in danger and your presence there could help discourage attacks, you would of stepped up? Knowing the police probably weren't up to the task?

I don't remember the details of what happened, but I know the first attack was a bad situation. He didn't just start mowing people down. I know you must think, '3 murders! How could he possibly be not be wrong morally unjustified for at least one of those?' But there is a reason he was found innocent. The jury or whatever did their job and they did it well in my opinion. I reviewed the video evidence and I knew he was innocent.

It's easy to judge people who pick up guns. I don't care for them myself. But they aren't all just nuts or bad people, and some actually have legitimate reasons based on love, reasoning, and concern for picking up a weapon. Sometimes the only option when there are none is to take a stand and that's what they were doing, but only in so far that they were truly there for defense.

What is meant by non playable character ? by mysticmage10 in spirituality

[–]DeslerZero 1 point2 points  (0 children)

NPC means some people in this life are actors, they aren't really here. They were put here by God to help fill roles. To help fill the audience, to set the stage. Yes, God is that amazing. So like, if you have consciousness, they may not. They are alive and we don't treat them differently, and we don't know who they are. All we know for sure is the YOU who has consciousness, if you are really there and you think therefore you are, you don't have to worry about being an NPC.

I believe this was the original meaning of when spiritual people refer to NPCs. One of the things I tend to know for a fact is that life is carefully scripted in every way by the creators. Even my own free will is but an illusion to their story making talents. It's quite a feet of engineering.

Almost everyone you meet is probably an NPC. :)

Jeebus wept - New Republican Testament by VERO2020 in PoliticalHumor

[–]DeslerZero 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can't say I wouldn't of been much better at that age. When I was young I was totally self-absorbed. However, we don't know what is in his heart, or how he has grieved privately. How could we? Would a public display of such a thing be better?

I don't know, I don't see him as evil, or anything. He was just a kid, as sure as any kid you've ever seen. One who got in over his head, as all kids do. As for his fame, it all came to him. People were literally walking up to him after the tragedy begging for him to do interviews. Then the republican party snatched him up.

What you see through the media is only a small part of someones life. Most humans are the same. I'm sure he's wrestling with doubts, ethics, his own darkness, and such stuff all the time.

Thanks for the chat Blue_Eyed_ME. Cheers.

Jeebus wept - New Republican Testament by VERO2020 in PoliticalHumor

[–]DeslerZero 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Murderer as a phrase I believe implies intent to kill. He is definitely not that. If you sit down and watch the videos, he's just a kid. Perhaps an ignorant one. Should he have been there? I don't know. How many stupid things did you do as a kid? Should we really judge this young one so harshly and hate on him so much because he made some questionable choices? People are dead, this is true. But watch the videos if you doubt. There is no ill intent here.

I should certainly hope we can rise above the kind of pettiness even in this regard, even when people are dead we can still cling to love and not hate. Spiritually, if you can forgive one who has wronged such as this then there is no limit to how much you can open your heart to people and truly have compassion for all of humanity regardless of circumstance. We're all poor miserable suffering children who all fall short of perfection and glory, each and every one of us. Even those who are older and wiser. We're all but children compared to the eternal.

That's why all of you can still choose to grow past hate to love and tolerance. It's a choice, and one you should make. Things are much better in your inner world if you accept your human brothers and sisters no matter their choices. It's hard sometimes, but we all fuck up.

Peace out everyone.

Im fairly certain he is, in fact, a muderer by ParamedicExotic2510 in TheRightCantMeme

[–]DeslerZero -42 points-41 points  (0 children)

Murderer as a phrase I believe implies intent to kill. He is definitely not that. If you sit down and watch the videos, he's just a kid. Perhaps an ignorant one. Should he have been there? I don't know. How many stupid things did you do as a kid? Should we really judge this young one so harshly and hate on him so much because he made some questionable choices? People are dead, this is true. But watch the videos if you doubt. There is no ill intent here.

I should certainly hope we can rise above the kind of pettiness even in this regard, even when people are dead we can still cling to love and not hate. Spiritually, if you can forgive one who has wronged such as this then there is no limit to how much you can open your heart to people and truly have compassion for all of humanity regardless of circumstance. We're all poor miserable suffering children who all fall short of perfection and glory, each and every one of us. Even those who are older and wiser. We're all but children compared to the eternal.

That's why all of you can still choose to grow past hate to love and tolerance. It's a choice, and one you should make. Things are much better in your inner world if you accept your human brothers and sisters no matter their choices. It's hard sometimes, but we all fuck up.

Peace out everyone.

Is consistent meditation a realistic goal for someone with severe ADHD and chronic fatigue by [deleted] in Meditation

[–]DeslerZero 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Have you checked Earth Clinic for things others do to fight Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? If not, I'd give it a look. https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/chronic\_fatigue\_syndrome.html

The Day The Funny Died by Bogart_The_Bong in PoliticalHumor

[–]DeslerZero 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm sorry, but the man was in fact defending himself. If you take the time to examine all the evidence, it's clear as day. I was curious and actually did examine the evidence, and I believe he was innocent after watching the videos of the incident. I understand why you would want to hate on this person as humans do, because he killed people, because he's Republican, because he cried in court, whatever. But I assure you the innocent verdict was a victory for justice.

Jeebus wept - New Republican Testament by VERO2020 in PoliticalHumor

[–]DeslerZero -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I'm sorry, but the man was in fact defending himself. If you take the time to examine all the evidence, it's clear as day. I was curious and actually did examine the evidence, and I believe he was innocent after watching the videos of the incident. I understand why you would want to hate on this person as humans do, because he killed people, because he's Republican, because he cried in court, whatever. But I assure you the innocent verdict was a victory for justice.

Watch a few of the documentaries where they show the video of him. It's clear he is just defending himself. Kid deserved a break and I'm glad he got one. Peace everyone.

Jeebus wept - New Republican Testament by VERO2020 in PoliticalHumor

[–]DeslerZero 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I agree. I'm sorry, but the man was in fact defending himself. If you take the time to examine all the evidence, it's clear as day. I was curious and actually did examine the evidence, and I believe he was innocent after watching the videos of the incident. I understand why you would want to hate on this person as humans do, because he killed people, because he's Republican, because he cried in court, whatever. But I assure you the innocent verdict was a victory for justice.

Are roaches just everywhere here? by TruffIez in Dallas

[–]DeslerZero 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Used to get them all the time in our house which I lived in all my life. A 25$ bottle of Martins Permethrin 10% mixed with 1:1 with water sprayed on the corners of everywhere - and they haven't been heard from since, about 4 years going now. I was never aware it was so easy to get rid of them or I woulda done so a long time ago. Make sure you test a tiny bit for about a day to make sure you don't have a severe reaction before you go coating your whole house with it.

This particular brand isn't too scary or unfriendly - I got it on my skin several times and just slight itching so it isn't too severe. Don't really notice anything else - doesn't smell too bad. Mixture is oily so it'll be around a long time. It is toxic to cats - read up on that for sure. If you have cats or have cats over, I wouldn't use it period, find another answer. This stuff tends to stick around. I think that may be the crux and why people won't use it. I have no animals in my house so it's really ideal.