Seeing this makes me happy. From the #WAVEOFACTION website:

We Are A Movement Of Movements

The Worldwide #WaveOfAction begins April 4th and runs through July 4th. During this three-month cycle, people throughout the world will be protesting corruption, rallying around solutions and taking part in alternative systems. The new paradigm will be on full display. Studies have proven that it only takes 3.5% of the population taking nonviolent action to create meaningful and positive change. The #WaveOfAction gives all of us who want change a powerful opportunity to #EvolveSociety. Change-makers all over the world will be engaged at the same time in an unprecedented wave of transformation.


Are you feeling it? I am. And seeing the events planned back home for London and Toronto today has me feeling inspired that others are feeling it too. It’s been a long winter, and now it’s time for us activists to pull ourselves out of hibernation, recharged and ready to take on the challenges that lay ahead. It’s not likely that I will be joining this movement with much street-level protesting, but I like what it says there about “taking part in alternative systems”. Because that is what we really need. I think most of us already know the government is corrupt and that the way things are “working” isn’t really working for long-term sustainability. And to be honest, I’ve gotten a bit tired of toting around signs and hollering in the streets for our voices to be heard. What if there is another way to accomplish the ends we seek?

This transformation for me is about getting my hands dirty. I want to find gardens to dig around in, plant some seeds, and take my commitment to living a nature-connected, sustainable lifestyle to a new level. That is, in essence, what this trip to BC is all about. I’ve stopped listening to the media and the government long ago. What I yearn to hear is the sound of waves crashing on the rocks of this little island, the songs of the frogs singing in the forest, and the voices of the birds high up in the treetops. Listen to nature. It’s trying to tell you something. There is a quiet revolution happening, and it starts in the heart. Find that place where peace and love lives inside you, and share that as much as you can. That’s what the world really needs.