Future Trends: Thriving in the Coming Years
By Tanis Helliwell
It’s a confusing time in the world and individuals have many choices facing them. The problem is knowing what to choose. I am writing about 10 future trends to help you with your decisions.
10 Major Trends to Consider for the Future
1. For every trend there is a counter-trend. We see this exemplified by the rise in fundamentalism in our world while, at the same time, there is a rise in tolerance for other religions as seen by Jews practicing Buddhism and Christians doing Native American ceremonies.
2. The children growing up now are being given quantity of stimulation, not quality of experience. They will be bored staying in jobs and will start choosing alternative lifestyles in their twenties.
3. We live in a time of chaos and change and, because there are few certainties, it is difficult for us to make even simple decisions. For example, let’s say we need a bed, but we can’t decide if we should buy twins or a queen. We are single right now and have lots of friends staying over so it’s best to buy two twins, but we may meet “the right” someone any day and then we’ll need a queen. However, the twins might still come in handy because he may have kids and they could sleep in the twins. Our inner dialogue continues about even the simplest decision. This exhausts us and gives rise to our next trend.
4. Security, both personal and financial, will be two growth areas. In a world with a breakdown of old rules we must rely on ourselves to create our own security and safety. We know that the government and our employers are no longer taking care of us, and that there is no such thing as employment for life, so we will look after our money and physical safety ourselves.
5. However, we still want people to take a personal interest in us so there will be a rise in personalized services and a professional server class who will do this. Some examples of this trend are workout trainers, professional cooks, career coaches, dressing consultants, spas and healing centers.
6. Because of the increase of information, specialists in inter-mediation will arise. These will include people who navigate information for us on the Internet and on the 500 TV channels. These people will know our preferences and requirements and find the information for us so that we don’t spend time doing it ourselves.
7. Nanotechnology is a billionth of a second and the human brain is too slow to compete with computers when processing information. Because computers are taking over doing for us, we are thrown back on developing our being. Yes, the very thing we tried to talk aboriginal societies out of for the last two hundred years is now valued by North Americans, which gives rise to our next trend.
8. The quest for spiritual fulfillment is increasing. Books, films, seminars and leisure activities increasingly deal with spiritual themes. Simultaneously, the same industries increasing deal in violence and sexual obscenities. Yes, we live in an age of paradox. As Dickens said at the beginning of David Copperfield, “It was the best of times. It was the worst of times.”
9. Home-based and small businesses are increasing as traditional places of employment shrink. For every 500 people employed in a traditional organization today, only 50 will be there in ten years. There will be three kinds of workers who are employed by large organizations in the future. These are: 1. professionals who manage key positions; 2. consultants who are specialists hired on term contracts and project basis; 3. supporters who assist the other two groups.
10. There will be many changes in the health area as people spend more money on alternative medicine and cosmetic surgery. Healing will move from curative, cut and stitch medicine to prevention and the barriers between traditional medicine will fall to acupuncture, aromatherapy and massage.
How to Diagnose Trends
a. Where will people find work?
b. How will they spend money?
c. What is the modus operandi in the next economy?
To succeed in many of these growth trends we do not need advanced education, but we do need to be intuitive and a self-starter. Because the brain develops the most in the first four years of life children who receive good nutrition and positive stimulation are at a great advantage to those who don’t. This is one of the key areas where we should be putting our money and resources, or we reap the consequences of our neglect twenty years later.
Tanis Helliwell, a mystic in the modern world, has brought spiritual consciousness into the mainstream for over 30 years. Since childhood, she has seen and heard elementals, angels, and master teachers in higher dimensions. Tanis is the founder of the International Institute for Transformation (IIT), which offers programs to assist individuals to become conscious creators to work with the spiritual laws that govern our world.
Tanis is the author of The High Beings of Hawaii, Summer with the Leprechauns, Pilgrimage with the Leprechauns, Embraced by Love, Manifest Your Soul’s Purpose, Hybrids: So You Think You Are Human and Decoding Your Destiny.
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