February 9


The best laid plans …

By IsayaBelle

February 9, 2024

The best laid plans ...
A proverbial expression used to signify the futility of making detailed plans when the ability to fully or even partially execute them is uncertain.

The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.
No matter how carefully a project is planned, something may still go wrong with it.
The saying is adapted from a line in "To a Mouse," by Robert Burns: "The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft a-gley."

It can also be explained, slightly more abruptly by…
Doesn’t matter how much you plan… Something is bound to fuck up, and shit might hit the fan.

Here we are.

Last week I was writing about grief and carrying other people’s weight.
This week I’m writing about the unexpected.
Yep… this might end up being another gloomy post.

That’s the thing, you see, with having made a decision to show up authentically week in, week out.
Some weeks are not all rainbow and unicorns and positive energy.
These are the weeks where Living a Goddess Life really makes sense though.
The days and weeks and months where my "walking the talk" can be my best "lesson" for me. And maybe you.
Because life is NEVER going to be uneventful and homogeneous, uniform and bland.
Things are going to happen.
Unexpected things.

Let’s be clear.
If you want to be reading only joyous and uplifting posts, I’m not your gal this week.
My purpose in life is to be inspirational… not a rose-colored, deluded, Pollyannaish judgmental bitch.

Yes, I am someone who will always try to find something to be glad about even in difficult situations, and I strongly believe that everything happens FOR me, not TO me…

Yet… not to the point of being unrealistic.
Magic AND pragmatic.
Connected to sky AND earth. That’s me.

Back to the topic.
The unexpected.
And dealing with it.
And let me be even more clear… Whatever I’m going to discuss is about the unexpected… concerns all types of sudden, unannounced events or informations that change everything.
Happy or sad.

One of the Goddesses I feel the most connected to is Athena, Goddess of Strategy. She rules so many of my decisions and actions, with her obsession around planning, organizing and "being ready" … for anything…
No wonder then that the things that come as surprises… startle me.
Of course when the surprise categorizes more as a shock… my emotions runs higher.
To the point, Isaya, to the point…

So, after the death of a friend last week, and the emotional turmoil about it (again, read last week’s post here if you want to keep up with my VERY eventful life: https://isayabelle.com/is-it-mine-to-carry), this week has been fertile in bad news.

After a first doctor’s appointment due to some worry I’ve felt for a few weeks, I’m starting a medical journey that might be long and strenuous. Or not…
But for sure the next few months are going to include way more medical appointments and exams than anticipated.
I have high hopes that nothing serious is happening. Yet the path back to health might be anything but fast and simple… or it might be easy too… (and remember my word for the year is FACILE, aka easeful…)
Mostly at this stage what is happening is uncertainty…
And waiting.
For results.
For a diagnosis.

How do I deal with that?
One day at a time.

As a consequence of that uncertain journey...
I’m going to have to cancel one of my big events of this spring… I won’t be available mentally or otherwise to organize and hold space for it.
Actually that feels really good.
Really like all this is happening FOR me, as this event was a big, heavy one that I’ve felt almost "forced" to organize but wasn’t really feeling…
This blog post thus also serves as an announcement that OTALOCO (the Oracle and Tarot Lovers Congress) 2024 May edition, is officially cancelled.
Don’t panic Cards Addicts Anonymous, the October edition is maintained!!
So if you’ve been waiting for an invitation to be a speaker this May… please wait some more… I’ll begin working on the October Edition in July and anyone who wishes to apply as a speaker can do so at that time.
There might still be a "Replay Edition" in May… I will keep post about that soon.

Now when it rains it pours.
I’ve had more unexpected troubling news.
I’m travelling to the US this April…
I’m fulfilling a life long dream to cross the Atlantic on a ship.
I was going to do that amazing trip with my mum.
She’s not feeling it and decided not to come.
Now what?
I’m not cancelling, that is for sure.
If you’re curious about this dream and where it came from, you can read this article here: https://isayabelle.com/the-toomuch-woman-travels-in-time-episode-6
Am I doing this alone?
Am I taking someone else?
What is right for me?

At this point, right now… I don't know.
I feel like I need to process so many things.
And to reassess… what I want, who I am, where I’m going, what I prioritize…

One thing is for sure.
My purpose is to live what I call a Goddess Life.
And share about it.
Remembering that everything DOES happen for me.
Even the unexpected.
And hopefully inspire you to do so as well.
To find your version of a Goddess Life.
And get going on living it. Day in, day out.
And sharing all that journey with you!

Because life is never about continuous darkness or everlasting light.
Everything changes.
All the time.
That is how we know we are alive… Only dead things don’t change any more.
And of course, to demonstrate that, the Universe had something unexpected and altogether different in store for me.
The very same day that I learnt the traumatic news of the death of that friend… I got a message that one amazing woman wanted to book my September Retreat in Greece.
Not that she wanted info.
She was ready to book and wanted a link to do so!
I literally had sent ONE email about that.
Yet the mischievous Universe wanted to reassure me that all things happen at the same time, happy or sad, dark or light.
And they all happen for me.

So just a reminder…
I am nothing special.
I am a human.
I am an embodied Soul.
I am a Child of the Universe.
I am a Starseed of the Cosmos.
I am a Shard of Light of the One Source.
I am Living a Goddess Life.

So are you.
Are you living this reality?
Reach out and let’s talk!

So much for today ...
I would be so happy to hear from you about all that.
Thank you in advance for your comment.
See you soon, for my next adventures!
Until then I send you love, light and gratitude.

PS: Book a free Dare to Shine discovery call and let’s see if we are a fit for coaching to unleash your inner Goddess! https://bookme.name/isayabelle/lite/30-minutes-free-discovery-call

  • Great post, Isa, keep it up. These unexpected turns of events remind us that we need all the goddesses, not just Athena, although Athena came to the aid of characters needing to improvise when faced with the unexpected.

  • I read it twice very carefully, very realistic and at the same time very emotional. I am also a very good example of the unexpected. Bags already packed for the US, me ending up on an operating table.
    Keep the good humor a d always hope for the best.Really good post

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