Some Christmas metaphysical know-how.
This is an energetically powerful time of year and much energy is stirred up during it (when that energy would rather be resting).
What might be worse than Christmas starting months early is it ending abruptly after Christmas day.
Everything is built up for months in a Christmas way then it stops. Everything goes back to drab winter, and people go back to being miserable.
It’s like running a marathon and stopping on the finish line without walking it out. It’s like making love all night and walking out with a blank face immediately after the climax.
It’s jilted and unnatural. It’s also not natural to stir up such energy in people during the darkest time of year. There is less sunlight, less energy in people, it’s not a good time to expend ourselves. The energy drain and hangover can be a bitch. There’s a reason many people get sick this time of year and it’s not because it’s cold outside. It’s because the holiday hubbub drains them and messes with their energy systems like a yo yo.
If you engage in Christmas festivities it’s better to ride them out and taper them off. It’s better for the body and energy system to let things trail off naturally, according to their own rhythms.
So find a quiet spot, light a candle, have a mug of eggnog or tea… and let yourself relax into the winter spirit. The spirit of winter lasts all winter long. It’s a low key energy, unlike the spring, and best appreciated in quiet moments.
It’s easy for all of this to be obscured by “It’s Christmas! Run around! Stop!”
The soul is analog, not digital. Think about it. Then feel it out, in yourself.
Merry week or two after Christmas.