Week Ahead : Fools Wisdom ~ Reclusive Fool

A message to take some time out, be reclusive and seek some solitude comes to us with this cute, whimsical Oracle deck. Happy Valentines week folks!

I’m getting to love this little deck with its simple, direct and gentle way to convey its messages. We all need time “away from the game”. I saw a comment via Twitter the other day that the best self-indulgent thing we can do for ourselves, is take a long hot bubble bath. Ha, I wish! I grab a shower in between doing this or that with the kids around my ankles or asleep in their cots.

Reclusive Fool
Reclusive Fool

However, this deck makes a good point (p8, 3rd paragraph) that we risk being over-whelmed by the doubts and fears of the outer world, losing your confidence and direction. It suggests that you take a temporary time out and go inward, create the separation from the things thatΒ  grind us, to create the space that our inner guidance needs to work.

If you’re feeling guilty about taking this personal time out, I have to ask why? No time to run that bath? The kids need this, the dog needs this? There’s the shopping to get done… Oh, I have a list as long as your leg for excuses for not looking after yourself. I know this list well; it’s my excuses list too!

And that’s exactly what it is. It’s a list of excuses to not look after yourself. If you’re not going to look after yourself, who will? How can you help those around you, whom you love, if you won’t take one half an hour out for yourself? Tuck the kids up into bed, run the bath whilst you empty the dishwasher or make the lunches, but take that time out to find your inner self and seek that bit of solitude, that little bit of reclusive time that is totally ours.

Sounds like good advise I’m now going to go and follow, but whilst I do, I’d love to read your comments in reply. What do you do to relax, be reclusive and claim “me” time? Share with me, let me know I’m not the only mad one that needs to follow this advice! πŸ˜‰


  1. Ellen February 10, 2014 at 11:25

    Lovely post and so recognizable!
    Perhaps we look for excuses because it is difficult to allow ourselves this reclusive time
    Lately it is getting more easy but I notice I have to be remembered to take that time by posts like this one
    It still doesn’t come naturally. Most of the time I will either go upstairs to my room to daydream or play with my cards or I will go outside to ride on my bike/take a walk

    • Louise February 10, 2014 at 13:15

      It’s gotten harder for me, with good reason! I’m counting down the days to September, when the middle child goes to school full time πŸ™‚

  2. Colleen February 10, 2014 at 13:07

    I’m not a bath person, so don’t find it relaxing. Ideal me time is to curl up with a good book and lose myself in my imagination; or to take some time to meditate on a tarot/oracle card: BLISS x

    • Louise February 10, 2014 at 13:11

      That’s just as valid, I have to agree πŸ™‚
      Remembering to do it, priceless πŸ˜‰
      (Young kids are a great distraction πŸ˜‰ )

  3. Catherine February 10, 2014 at 18:17

    I seem to be receiving a lot of these messages recently, I think I need some of that ‘me’ time! I too do not find baths relaxing so I like to spend an evening on the sofa with my magazine, a good book and a stack of chocolate ; )

    • Louise February 10, 2014 at 19:41

      That sounds like bliss too, Catherine! Good to see you comment too honey πŸ™‚

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