Informed Consent Advocate

Host ofWhat They AREN’T Telling You Podcast

What happens when the information you are given ISN’T the whole story?

 

What happens when discussing a complex issue, you are the ONLY one going against the pack?

 

My goal is to bring thoughtful and in-depth discussion to the table, both with interviews and my own commentary. ❤️

 

Open minds necessary, critical thinkers welcome.

 

LATEST PODCAST EPISODES

Episode 33: Nurse #2 (anonymous) – The Truth About Ventilators and Covid Numbers

Episode 33: Nurse #2 (anonymous) – The Truth About Ventilators and Covid Numbers

Episode 32: Nurse #1 “Can We Trust the Science?”

Episode 32: Nurse #1 “Can We Trust the Science?”

Episode 31: “Don’t Go Down the Rabbit Hole” – Analysis of the NY Times Article Discouraging Critical Thinking

Episode 31: “Don’t Go Down the Rabbit Hole” – Analysis of the NY Times Article Discouraging Critical Thinking

Episode 30: New Face Mask Study & Discussion on ACTUAL Health

Episode 30: New Face Mask Study & Discussion on ACTUAL Health

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My new shirt and a new necklace. Aqua Aura and Blue Topaz — relaxes stress, increases communication, joins love and wisdom to create wisdom, aids in the search for truth, encourages manifestation. 

Keep Going! I have come across such interesting and profound things this week (spoiler alert: our mind and body are connected in a way you may not even be integrating). I cannot wait to share this with you guys in the hopes on helping even one person! I have gone down the best rabbit hole 🙌.
🙏 I acquired a new plant today. Her name is Ivy (eye-vy 😉). You can’t tell in this photo but there are little eyes at the base of the pot. I have decided she will represent my Higher Self. She is resilient, strong, bountiful, thriving. She represents me in a manifest form, and I will love her and talk to her every day. “You can do this!” “You are safe.” “I am here.” “You are resilient!” “You are in a state of peace.” I will watch her grow even stronger as a result. 

I’ve also added a new mantra that I want to embody: “I am comfortable being uncomfortable.” It’s time to teach my nervous system exactly how adaptable and flexible it is, and how safe and protected it can be even in stressful situations. Apparently I hit my “trauma threshold” and the way I was processing emotions and stress (which had technically worked for many years 🤔) is no longer working.

Plan? Remove emotional trauma stored in the body, reassure myself that I will validate uncomfortable emotions instead of running from them, eliminate any present stressors (people or situations) that create triggers, redefine what causes me to feel “overwhelmed”, realize that additional stress regarding my current health issue (that was caused by improperly managing stress no doubt!) is NOT helping me resolve it, move forward with a plan and tools to better manage emotions and handle stress to the nervous system and the body. 

Simple. 😅😇
Something I need to work on: sitting with discomfort and seeing what it has to teach me. Not worrying about why it’s there, not being afraid that it’s there, not trying to force it away so I “feel better”. This is a challenging one. I will get there!

Image Credit: Christian Sorenson
“Before I put myself back together,
I spent some time among THE RUINS;
a dark and MAGNIFICENT place
where I got to know 
pieces of me
that I didn’t even know existed.”

What I’m learning is the dark, the scary, the heavy emotions we all feel can be hidden for years. They have been pushed down by us…and attempted to be ignored. Attempted is the key word. Because what you focus on, directly or indirectly, persists. And *trying* to push down the “unfavorable” emotions because they are too painful or “not socially acceptable” results in only one thing: more of those feelings. But it gets harder and harder to keep them down over time. The longer you attempt to control them, the less they behave. 

What I’m learning is not to fear those emotions. Anger, sadness, rage, anxiety, grief. and fear itself. They aren’t meant to be pushed down or ignored. By doing so you guarantee their hold over you in this life. You have to make peace with them by feeling them, validating them, allowing for their place in your human existence. Intellectualizing or even verbalizing them is not the same as feeling them either, because I’ve been very good at those two and still find myself here. 

Why don’t we want to feel them? They hurt, and reminds us of past hurts. We don’t want to feel hurt. So we program our brains NOT to feel those things again…at any cost. But we have to be careful, because the consequence—the ultimate cost—can be ourselves if we don’t learn to acquiesce. Flow like water. Stop fighting. Allow. Release. Let go. Find balance again, with all of it. The yin and the yang of ourselves.

They are both perfect. YOU are perfect, just as you are. ❤️
This resonates with me. Attempting to plan or control or expect how life is going to unfold, only to be shocked when life unfolds in a different way — but the way it was meant to. I want to become better at *flowing like water* no matter how life unfolds, knowing it is always for my highest and best good. 🙏
"It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. I was so preposterously serious in those days… Lightly, lightly – it’s the best advice ever given me…So throw away your baggage and go forward. There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair. That’s why you must walk so lightly. Lightly my darling…"
Aldous Huxley - Island 

Josef Váchal - Pilgrimage of Little Elves 1911, woodcut
THIS RIGHT HERE!
Holding on to this!
‪”Being able to emotionally work with a less-than-desirable times in your life is such an untapped human superpower. If we only remembered that we can guide this energy and trust that it’s all part of the plan, forming a beautiful story, and low points in our lives wouldn’t seem so difficult or taxing.

The spiritual journey is all about remembering and forgetting.‬

It’s perfectly fine to forget sometimes, as long as you remember that it’s all a perfect part of the bigger picture and an integral part of the process. Sometimes there will be long phases and seasons of ‘remembering’ and then there will be long seasons and phases of ‘forgetting’. The philosophy is that it’s all good no matter what shows up.

The thing to remember is that you are the universe and you need to live your life as if it’s happening through you instead of to you.”

- Sarah Prout
This is profound to me.