The Millstone Times January 2020



Happy New Year 2020 from Dimensions Reiki! Remember that the success of any Resolution you make is determined by you committing to your Intention… As a new year begins, making new plans and setting goals for self- improvement are usually high on our lists of things to do. We associate the new calendar year as an opportunity for newbeginnings and for determining how we want to better ourselves. But starting down a path of development is still dependent upon one main action – you taking the first step. Knowing the path and walking the path are two very different things, and defining your Intention, uniting your will, mind, and spirit, puts YOUR energy on the path of what you wish to attract to your life. At Dimensions Reiki, we look forward to helping you balance your energy to find that “clean slate” you seek for health, success, and spirituality in the new decade. Spirit awaits…. this is the year; you ARE ready. Check out all of our events online at Jeff Carpenter is a Reiki Master Teacher, psychic, spiritual cleanser, and psychic medium who owns Dimensions Reiki, 169 Main Street, Suite 105, Matawan, NJ. Registration is required for all events; please email or call 732-832-1036 to register Dimensions of Resolutions

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New Year’s Resolutions!!!! By Pam Teel

It’s obvious; New Years is a beginning, a start of something new. We almost all internally pledge that we’re going to do or change something at the start of the New Year. New Year’s resolutions are tradition. The thought of making a promise to one’s self has been around since Babylonian days. The Babylonians made promises to the Gods in hopes that they would earn good favor in the coming year. They often resolved to get out of debt! The New Year’s Resolution; a tradition all over the world in which a person resolves to change an undesired trait or behavior or to accomplish a personal goal or otherwise improve their life. Babylonians made promises to their Gods. Romans made promises to Janis, for whom the month of January was named after. Janus was the god of beginnings and transitions in Roman mythology, and presided over passages, doors, gates and endings, as well as in transitional periods such as from war to peace. He was usually depicted as having two faces looking at opposite ways, one towards the past and the other towards the future. In medieval times the knights took the peacock vow at the beginning of the New Year to reaffirm their commitment to chivalry. At night watch services, Christians prepare for the year ahead by praying and making resolutions. People all over the world prepare for New Year’s in their own traditional ways! In some countries the New Year may start off with a different date or month than ours, depending on what calendar they go by; Countries such as China, who celebrates New Years this year on January 25th. How many New Year’s resolutions have you made in your lifetime? How many did you keep? Here’s a list of some popular resolutions in case you need some help choosing: Eat healthier, Drink less alcohol, Stop bad habits, Stop biting my nails, Improve my physical appearance, Lose weight Quit smoking Donate more to charity, become more assertive, become more aware of taking care of the environment, improve mental health, well being, be more positive, improve finances, get out of debt, find a better job, start your own business, be nicer to people, get more organized, join a club, meet new people, watch less TV, play less video games, take a trip, volunteer more, practice life skills, spend more time with family and friends, settle down, get married or engaged, have kids, pray more, spend less time on social media, be more spiritual, spend more time listening, improve social skills, improve self, save money, find love. Let’s see, did I forget any? Oh yeah, stop procrastinating! Statistics are on your side. A study done in 2005 showed that 46 per cent of the participants that made a New Year’s Eve Resolution were more likely to succeed over those who made one at any other time during the year. Here’s an early 20th century New Years Eve Resolve : A Resolve for every morning of the year, by Bishop John Vincent. I will this day try to live a simple, sincere, and serene life, repelling promptly every thought of discontent, anxiety, discouragement, impurity and self. Seeking cultivation, cheerfulness, magnanimity, charity, and the habit of holy silence- exercising economy in expenditure, carefulness in conversation, dili- gence in appointed service, fidelity to every trust and a child like trust in God. Happy New Year!

50 The Millstone Times

January 2020

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