Predictions for the United States
In the days immediately after the swearing in ceremony, I see a stepping up of assaults against the North Dakota Standing Rock protesters. It will last for at least 3 weeks, possibly 5 or more, before those in authority step back to examine other strategies. Many will seek ways to circumvent the decision by the Corp of Engineers and go ahead with completion of the pipeline.
For the year of 2017, I see the US economy starting off well in the winter and spring months with only a few “not too worrisome” economic ups and downs happening until the summer of 2017. The general public will not be aware of much of this. As the US exits summer, greater economic ups and downs will happen. The economic road in the last few months of 2017 will become rocky indeed. By the end of 2017, many will be worried because of economic instability starting to be clear and visible to more than just a few. The year will end with a general feeling of “getting a little beat up.”
Gasoline prices at the pump will slowly begin to climb at the beginning of the year, but will level off through the spring. By mid-Summer, I see a slight drop before the beginning of Fall when I see gas prices begin to rise again. I’m seeing a range from $2.40-$2.80/gallon coming back in 2017, although it’s fluctuation could still be all over the place. What I definitely see is it not staying at the level it is now. Gasoline prices are going up.
Alternative energies in the US, will not get a lot of government support, and so these companies will call on the people of the US to help the industries grow. This call from those people in the industry will help generate some popular support, but the general population are also going to be dealing with the beginning of having less spending power. Those industry leaders who call for finding ways to streamline or lower the costs for people will keep a steady business pace. Some areas of R&D will slow down because of budget cuts.
2017 will see a continuing growth of personal involvement in grass-roots efforts and activism. More people will seek ways to become more active in influencing directions the country goes.
For the US, during 2017, I see the potential for some mostly small earthquake activity in Arkansas, related to the fracking in Oklahoma.
The topic of extraterrestrial activity will get attention in the central to Midwest states.
A town in western Florida will have a wonderful event happen. Somewhere around Quincy, FL area. I don’t see what it is, but it will make them delighted and happy.
2017 is not the year that affordable health care coverage in the US will be made unavailable for many people. That’s 2018.
In general, in the US, we will see more extreme weather events in 2017. Most of it will be during January thru May.
The Pope will travel more in Europe in 2017. I also see him making a trip to South America and a potential trip into central Africa. His message will be consistent with his overall message so far. He is seeking to give hope to people.
In 2017, there will be little progress for peace in the Middle East. Some cease fire agreements will happen, but eventually they will be broken.
In general, India’s economy will stay at the level it is now. I don’t see much growth, if at all. It won’t get worse, though. India will be waiting to see how other countries go with regards to the new presidency in the US, so they won’t be taking risks in their economic progress. Ideally, India would do better not waiting to see how the US goes, but step forward to take a lead in economic directions. This next 50 years is India’s half-century and India has the potential to become a stronger leader than it currently is in the world’s economy. However, the poverty in India will continue to be a very big problem for people for decades to come. I’m not seeing progress for the general health care conditions. But, I do see progress in the decades ahead in the area of education – especially in the 2020’s.
Minor progress will be made in the field of archaeology around the world. I don’t see any significant discoveries in 2017. However, there will be further understanding and expansion of those discoveries already made. Archaeological discoveries in Egypt will not progress that much, or as much as many want.
China’s economy will continue to grow through the 1st half of the year. It will become rocky during the 2nd half of the year making Chinese government officials nervous. The Chinese economy in the 2nd half won’t be bad, but it won’t perform as many hoped it would.
In 2017, Japan’s economy will continue to be stable and a good place to invest.
2017 is not the year of direct dangerous activity from Russia.
Canada will be a productive nation in 2017. I see much good energy and good progress for Canada in 2017.
2017 will be another difficult year for Great Britain. There will be more governmental upheaval (around April-July) which will cause the country to “stumble” some. In time, it will stand back up, but it will take more than just 2017.
Australia will have fires to deal with in 2017, with at least one that is massive in size. The economy in Australia will be strong and stable throughout the year, but I don’t see much growth. However, I don’t see it going down unless its a very small amount – still strong though.
More to come
If you’re seeing similarities between ISIS and the Nazi’s under Hitler, and wondering if you’re accurate with seeing these similarities, then you’re correct. There is a reason why we see similarities – because they are similar.
The difference is that today, we have instant reporting of the actions of ISIS, whereas in the 1930’s and 1940’s reporting was done very slowly.
In looking at this going on in our world, it is easy to follow the beat of the drum of retribution, vengeance and hatred. We see so many examples of how easy it is for some to choose violence and vengeance. For some, this will be a regular choice that they find easy to make.
But, not for all. The question for some of us isn’t whether the people of ISIS are destroying artifacts and murdering people, the question for some of us is are they destroying and murdering our spiritual paths – our paths to bring the whole world out of darkness through efforts to bring forth the LIGHT from within ourselves individually. Yes, absolutely lives matter and yes, history matters, but of what value is history if the whole world chooses the darkness of hatred and vengeance. And what do the souls who lost their lives want for us – greater darkness so this can happen to others? or perseverance to live from within the heart of our spiritual path so that this darkness is replaced with the LIGHT OF GOD.
The truth is they can’t murder or destroy our spiritual paths and spiritual efforts. However, we can do it to our own spiritual paths. When we do it, we do it voluntarily. We can destroy and murder our own spiritual paths simply by choosing the same thing they do – violence, killing, hatred, vengeance, etc.
It is times like these and events like these when holding to and practicing our spiritual paths becomes most important. It is the practice in the face of circumstances which oppose practicing the presence and guidance of Spirit when it is most effective and helpful to the world at large.
No one can force us to be hateful or vengeful or violent – off our own spiritual path – although it’s damn hard sometimes to stay on our path. If we get off our path, it is of our own freewill to act from the “lower vibrations” of hatred and vengeance, rather than act from “higher vibrations” of patience, openness, perseverance and long suffering – holding onto the hand of the Still, Small Voice within – walking with the One who promises healing of more than just ourselves, if we hold out – persevere – to the end.
We’re all in this together. There are many of us seeking to hold on to our spiritual paths in the face of hatred, violence and vengeance. So, keep on keeping on. Choose life not death. Hold to the Light, when all around seems to be darkness. Join with others, pray, meditate, practice the presence of God. With our effort to live from a greater Spirit, we will help to bring Light to a violence-weary world.
“Crying is an effective and valid healing method.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 1995-2015, Jodie Senkyrik)
“Imagine a world where everyone was going around forgiving everyone else – where everyone was showing mercy and patience to everyone else. If we can imagine it, we can choose it, if we are but willing to start with where we are at, right now.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 2001-2015)
How silly this country and humanity in general has been with so many years of prejudice against those involved in interracial marriages, same sex marriages, cross-cultural marriages, mixed political marriages, this or that marriage, and on and on and on.
Unlearning prejudice found in any human experience or human arena is a slow process. The prejudices come from learned fears, from desire to fit in, from the desire to be loved and approved from those who are supposed to love us, and from our own past life experiences with different races and subcultures – whether those past experiences are cooperative or combative.
Many, many, many, many times, the prejudice and hatred comes from past life connections where there are still grudges and resentments towards a particular group or people. Acts like “raids on groups”, raiding, pillaging and killing in wars, make for many prejudices. All races and groups have been targeted at some time in some way, and many different groups have been slaves or bought and sold. Sometimes, in human history all that was required to be enslaved was to be defeated in battle.
Many groups have been perceived as second class, or lower class, or lower caste, and these experiences sometimes are hard to go through. Still others use these experiences to justify their grudges or resentments or even to build new ones.
So, it will take time for prejudice to heal. Since it can come from very real damage and harm done to each other in the past. And each person will have to resolve it in their own time within their own heart, mind and soul. Do you think? This is also a contributing factor in the Middle Eastern conflicts and in the attack of 9-11.
What is interesting is that there is no one on this planet that has NOT experienced being on the receiving end of prejudice. Everyone has, whether based on race, religion, gender, financial situation, spiritual belief, disability, weight, physical features, ethnicity, sexual preference, sometimes their job, etc. And I say this regardless of whether we may see how that possibly could be true “for that other person over there who looks way better off than I am.” (Having this thought is a symptom of prejudice.)
I can go into a room of any number of people and show you how each person has been singled out in at least 3 different ways, just by being who they are. Women, men, black, white, brown, red, Hispanic, Asian, European, Native American, Christians, Jews, Muslims, tall, short, small, large – no group has been free from being on the receiving end of hatred, disrespect, fear, attack, ridicule, different types of abuse and the like because of their group – even psychics. Yes, there are groups that have predominately received recent prejudice, but all groups of peoples and different subcultures have received it at some time in the past, and even now in the present.
Prejudice has been the source of much human pain and suffering. Pain and suffering is something that no human ever escapes. Jesus Christ didn’t escape it then or now, and Robin Williams didn’t escape it, either. Pray for all who suffer – whether on this side of the veil or the other. When we are in pain and suffering, we tend to strike out at whomever we think is the cause. This is the birth of prejudice. Pray for all who are in pain.
“God does not create barriers to love. Not even death is a barrier to love. Love can move back and forth through the veil of death.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 1999, Jodie Senkyrik)
“Whenever Love is present, God is present.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 1999, Jodie Senkyrik)
“Even as we are reading this, God is completely aware of us (and aware that we are reading this) – observing with infinite love, kindness and patience.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 1999, Jodie Senkyrik)
“Obama seems to be becoming a neo-con nightmare – jailing truthtellers, bombing other countries indiscriminately and now possibly starting WW3 with his insistence on attacking Syria. Will this start another world war? Will the US back off last minute? Did the rebels use chemical weapons at all?” L.
L., try not to let the actions of any other person move you off of your desire to hold onto your own higher principles. Remember, it’s not who is in political power who will save this world. It’s who is in spiritual power who will save this world. Hold to this. And, yes, it takes great work and effort to do just that.
Freewill will never be taken away from anyone. And this means that war comes only because people want war to come, and therefore choose it. The U.S. went to war in Iraq because the people of this country, in general, the greater majority – through their own freewill – wanted war. You can be sure if no citizen anywhere – not a single one – wanted war, war would not happen. I repeat, war happens, because that’s what so many of the people want, and therefore choose ***with their own freewill.***
Look at the political scene we have in the U.S. and in the world. People argue and throw insults across at the other side, because, ***of their own freewill*** people choose to argue and throw insults across to the other side believing it will serve them in some way. People choose insults and ridicule to be thrown at the other side in the same way that people choose bombs and bullets to be thrown at the other side. And so, when people choose fighting, ***of their own freewill*** God will not get in the way, nor force Himself upon us. In addition, here in the U.S. as in so many other countries, the will of the political leader is only an extension of the collective will of the people of the country.
“God does more good, than any politician ever could.”
“Enough Prayer Can End All War.”
“War doesn’t start in the halls of governments. War starts in the hearts of individuals.”
“God is not going to hate the people we hate, & be bitter towards the people we’re bitter towards. If we choose hatred and bitterness, we do so without God being with us.”
The Rainbow Cards
Gas prices in the U.S. will slowly continue to rise. No one should be surprised by this. There will be a spike in the price going up over $6/gal. to around $6.50 in some parts of the country sometime in late 2014 to Feb. of 2015. The spike will be an anomoly and will last no more than 2 weeks – but most likely 11 days. The government will step in to bring the price back down to it’s pre-spike price. The price will eventually reach about $4.50/gal on average throughout the U.S. through the 2010 decade. By 2020, we will see $5.00/gal as a regular price in some areas.
The lowest the spike could be is $5.50/gal., with the pre- and post- price being $4.00/gallon. The differing numbers depends on the behavior and choices of Americans up to that time.
The price increase will be 95% directly driven by oil prices coming out of OPEC. How much of a price increase will be 85% dependent on American consumers.
The next president will take 4 years to remove 70% of the troops we have in Iraq (up to 2012). The remaining 30% will gradually be reduced in Iraq until 2017, with but a few stragglers at that point. 2012 will come with 30% remaining, 2013 will arrive with 24%, 2014, will see 20%, 2015 will see 16%, 2016 will see 5-6% left, and 2017 will see less than 1% of the current troop level remaining in Iraq. If the next president has 2 terms, it will take this person all 8 years to remove all but the last of the troops. 99% of all the troops that are there now.