After all, the build-up of tension is so great, emotions sometimes so strong, for The Day -- December 25th -- that the week after tends to feel like an anti-climax, a crash, an awkward lull, or a zone of spaciness until New Year's. The Santa jihadis don't help. You know, the ones enforcing the myth of Santa Claus until their children are practically pubescent, shushing anyone who suggest otherwise and setting life-long patterns for this wave, the rise and fall of emotions on Christmas Day.
But the true Yuletide Warriors know that Christmas is so much more than this, so much longer than just one day. The period after is particularly ripe for inspiration, for something to kick-start our interests into action. It's almost like we have to sink into that pure party spirit for our soul to say enough! and for the individual to gain a little more clarity about where it wants to direct its energies, its passions, its interests; what it would like to study, see, and occupy itself with.
You see this manifest in our world and society with those New Year's resolutions and goals and plans, all so hard-wired and heady and old-world Human. But just simply listening to what emerges in these 12 days can give some guidance to the next 12 months. It might be as simple as getting clarity about buying a table to make art or booking a cooking course or buying a camera. Anything that helps give guidance to where and how to tend our creative fire.