Do you see independence from the US dollar as important over this period, through precious metals or other DIY methods? For instance, there was hyperinflation or pronounced inflation in the 1930′s.
That won’t be a strong concern. For investment purposes, precious metals will be a good investment, but to rely on for currency and tender, no, I see it not being necessary. I’m seeing a resurgence in bartering though, in twenty years. Some of that is happening now, but I see it surge. I don’t see it taking a majority hold, but rather it becoming popular. Remember, this is 20 years from now and not a lot of change happens on the whole in only 20 years in the currency arena.
Even as I write this and see it being mostly true, I’m reminded that in other ways 20 years can see major change — 1985 -2005 saw some of the biggest changes this planet will see, with the explosion of computers and the internet.
I’m concerned about the comments you made about the drought in California. Do you see it continuing in severity over the next 5 years or somehow rectifying itself within that period of time? Part of the problem is our wasteful use of water. Do you see the Colorado River going back to its full levels or continuing to fall?
I see the drought continuing at the severity level at which it is at. In the next 5 years, I only see 2017 as being a year of some rain – or rather the end of 2016 – beginning of 2017. I also see 2017 being a year of even more wildfires than the two previous. Not a good prediction, but I see California not backing down from dealing with this. I see the people who fight wildfires being ready and facing them head-on.
I see the Colorado River very slowly continuing to fall in the next two years, but cycling back up after that. Through this decade, it will be down and up and down and up. I don’t see a time in this generation that it will return to where it was in the decades of the 20th century. I do see greater and better steps being taken to have wise use of water and a lot less wastefulness.
We are in the times and half times, and this is a time of tribulation, as we see from this past winter and the current extreme weather patterns. We can call it what we want to – man-made or nature-made, but it is a difficult and hard time like a woman going through labor.
I believe in the Spirit that lives inside the hearts, minds and souls of the people of this nation. Within these hearts exists the capacity for going beyond our journey so far. Within these minds exist the constructive ideas leading ways to cooperate and help one another.
Yes, this Spirit resides in the hearts, minds and souls of all people on this planet. It is this Spirit that will help us as we face challenges both on the planetary and national levels, as well as on the individual level. It may sound corny to some, but I believe in this Spirit.
Right now, the latest predictions have been somewhat on the dire side, but there certainly are many, many positive, encouraging and inspirational factors in the future, also. The questions have mostly been about what to watch out for, because this last winter, which is still in progress, has been one where people would fair better if they knew and could prepare for the difficult parts.
“No one speaking of judging and condemning speaks for God. No one speaking fear and retribution speaks for God. The one speaking loving kindness, forgiveness, understanding, mercy, tolerance and patience – this one speaks for God.” (From The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2008)