Predictions for 2009

Where are we heading? A year of rebalancing.

What can we expect from 2009? Events from the past few years have done little to ease the stress and anxiety levels in all of us. 2009, is likely to be remembered as the year of profound changes, year of “rebalancing” and a year for each one of us to seriously consider our real priorities.

Why is 2009 any different from the proceeding years? Here are the highlights of why changes are upon us and how circumstances will help us reassess our real priorities. The list below is not to alarm or stress individuals, but in the light of clarity provide us with markers for change.

Stress and anxiety is set to increase exponentially as a result of the following:-

The economy is not going to recover in 2009, in fact it will get a lot tougher, plunging many nations into a depression .

House prices will decline to almost 50% of the high values we saw during 2007.

Deflation as opposed to inflation will spread from housing market across other sectors.

Almost Government bailouts will fail, just as they have done so far.

The UK Pound and Euro is likely to be on par with the dollar .

Increasing civil unrest due to the economic meltdown will become evident during 2009.

Protests and riots against the blatant abuse of human rights across the world will start taking hold.

Retail sector failure starting in earnest in spring will lead to the collapse of the commercial property sector towards the second half of 2009.

Towards the end of 2009 and into 2010, descent will grow against politicians, marking the restructuring of governance.

Unemployment will be in excess of 15%, although the manipulated figures will show is around 7-10%.

People will start to see through the lies and propaganda blurted by the filtered media and begin to wake to themselves and what’s going on around them. Credit Crisis became downturn, which in turn becomes possible recession. The truth is that the global economy is heading into a depression. A rose is a rose by any other name.

National failures as we saw with Iceland in 2008 will be evident with many other nations defaulting on their debts .

Energy crisis will escalate, unlikely oil price above $50 a barrel in 2009, in fact, it is likely to fall even below $35 a barrel.

The hope for a new president and a new way in the USA will be short lived.

Many people will start showing signs of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) during 2009.

How are you doing to deal with the increasing psychological stresses without resorting to drugs, alcohol or just break down?

Meditation offer the simplest method.

Its free, simple to learn and highly effective.


Mindfulness (by Dav Panesar)

Symran (by Dav Panesar)

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