The Love More Movement (Love More) is where the rubber meets the road in genealogy, activism, healing, justice, and community service. Love More has championed an ancestral belief that the most under-loved communities in this world were valuable enough to be loved, heal, grow, transform and thrive. This belief was the impetus behind creating an intergenerational transformation and healing methodology from the context and lens of the grassroots African American community, called Healing Stations, Home B.A.S.E.’s and Transformational Life Coaches and Healing Leaders (T.Li.C.H.L.). Since this methodology was from an African American context, Love More could not think of a better guiding metaphor to keep us grounded in the mission than the Underground Railroad station masters and conductors. There are many evidence-based practices that discuss trauma and mental health within the African American community, but very few that interweave the energy of our Ancestors, Spirituality, Culture, and Indigenous leadership into the very fabric of the design. This article will describe how The Love More Movement embraced holistic and multigenerational approaches to building Healing Stations and Home B.A.S.E.’s (Brave, Affirming and Safe Environments), developing a methodology for training Transformational Life Coaches and Healing Leaders, and a grassroots process for collaboration. The Love More Movement started with the name Higher Hopes until a two-year tour of grassroots listening sessions called “Real-Talk” informed us that there was no hope and healing without Love. This statement launched the beginning of our journey to make Love Cool as we build Brave Spaces and Train Leaders to Heal and Transform our most under-loved communities.
Transformational Life Coaches and Healing Leaders (TLiCHL) are “Cycle Breakers” committed to “Turning the Station” and “Changing the Channel” in our lives, families, and communities. We are the Butterfly Effect and create a Frequency, Energy, Vibration, Elevation, Reflection, and Scope of Love, Light, Joy, Hope, Peace, Purpose, Liberation, and Transformation as we Atone, Forgive, Heal, Grow, Thrive, and Transform. We heal, build and transform environments until they become Healing Stations, which are Home B.A.S.E.’s (Brave, Affirming, Secure, Environments) and cocoons for transformation. We develop a new lens for transformational leadership and universal healing through: A Frequency of Loving More, An Energy of Joy Loves Company, A Vibration of Peace, An Elevation of Divine Purpose.
A Reflection of Hope. and A Scope of Transformation.
Entering this cocoon, survivors evolve into leaders, leaders into coaches, and coaches into Transformational Life Coaches and H.E.A.L.-ing L.E.A.D.E.R.S. This journey involves transforming toxic stress, resentment, emotional pain, and past trauma into Transformative Energies. We know that energy is never destroyed but transformed, so instead of casting anything out, we intentionally and holistically reaffirm our minds, bodies, and souls.
We R B.L.I.S.S. (Bucket List Inspired Senior Stars) building Healthy, Healing, Safe, Loving, Thriving, Resilient, Creative, and Drug Free Communities.
We Are Encouraged, Empowered, Engaged, Enlightened and Empathetic as we increase the energy of Hope, Empathy, Affirmations and Love within our most vulnerable communities.
S.O.U.L. W.I.L.L. Impact communities by offering Wisdom, Inspiration, Love & Leadership.
Our S.O.U.L. perform a diverse array of tasks connected to Healing and Loving ourselves, families and communities. These roles include Transformative Life Coaching, Advising, Advocacy, Civic Engagement, Community Service, Social Support and many Management functions throughout all of The Love More Movement’s initiatives. Our Seniors facilitate healing and engagement platforms within their network of Senior communities as well as with schools, youth, families and specific populations of adults such as returning citizens, the recovery community and victims of violent crimes. They also engage other communities of Seniors as they embark on their own journeys of healing, engagement and transformation.
The Love-More Movements’ OverGround FreeWay posits that one cannot actualize physical freedom without mental liberation. Therefore, we journey through a Rites-of-Passage involving introspection, genealogy, and history to break the “Mental Chains”. Just as the Underground Railroad once existed to support a movement toward physical freedom, The OverGround FreeWay is a passage on a journey to Love, Joy, Hope, Peace, Purpose and mental liberation.