A word for sudden, complete or marked change is revolution. Many of us are experiencing this in our personal lives but we are also experiencing it globally. In the US, people came out in great numbers to vote for and support candidates like Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump whose philosophies do not go along with the status quo. People protested both candidates and there were two attempts on Trump's life. There have been protests across the country about alleged police brutality. A terrorist attack at the Orlando Pulse nightclub brought people together to support the LBGT community and the families of those who lost their lives in the shooting.
Britain voted to leave the EU. This will have major economic repercussions around the world. Many economies are on the verge of collapse or have already collapsed. The decline in oil prices contributed to Venezuela's economic collapse. People are rioting because there is not enough food, medicine, and electricity.
In Mexico, protesters are calling for revolution over the abduction and murder of 43 students by drug gang members. There is so much political corruption that neither the police nor the Mexican Army would intervene to save these students from their barbaric deaths. There was another protest over education reform where police fired on the protesters and killed eight teachers and wounded hundreds.
In March, more than a million Brazilians came out to protest governmental corruption and the worst recession in a century.
Currently, there are so many protests over France's labor law that exhausted police asked that the protests be postponed so that they could rest.
People across the globe are waking up and speaking out. Even Mother Earth is getting in on the action. We are in the beginning stages of solar minimum where there are few sunspots. With this decreased activity of the sun comes the greater likelihood of galactic cosmic rays hitting the earth. Things will continue to heat up globally within and on the earth. As her mantle heats up, it can cause more earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. There's a whole lot of shaking going on and it won't let up any time soon. That's okay. The old ways need a good shake-up.
The world as we have known it is changing - in BIG ways. Now. Before our eyes. What is broken is falling apart. What shall we build in its place? What will our children say about this time? Will we use our hearts and not just our heads to create this new world?
"Finally the tables are starting to turn. Talkin' bout a Revolution."
(Lyrics and music by Tracy Chapman)