Greetings on 11th Night — Dawn — Day of Christmas.
The Celtic cycle celebrates “Distaff Day!” What a deep psychological truth. On the day the Celts returned to work and more ordinary life — they made it a day to intentionally grumble, grumble, grumble. Yes, grumble with full heart, intent and even enjoyment.
In essence, turn the difficult feelings of this day into a form of art and creative expression. Just remember to only grumble about your life, not someone else’s.
Tragically, the Christian Christmas cycle does not retain this Feast of Grumbling.
Let’s remedy this omission by dreaming our Christmas Festival forward. Who would be a Christian figure or the story of distaff?
What traditions might we create around this day?
Celebrate Your Grumbling Heart. A day where we recognize wholeness — where grumbling is a necessary piece of us.
Blessed Day of Grumbling. Blessed Practice of Wholeness (not perfection). Celebrate, Celebrate this 11th Day of Christmas!