Mount Woodson Summit – Chasing Sunsets

My vision to incorporate local and international hiking and outdoor adventures into the Love and Light became clear when I reached the summit of Mount Woodson in Poway, Ca.

Mount Woodson in Poway, Ca is a vigorous hike that is 7.6 miles in length! The views from the summit are absolutely breathtaking.

My favorite time to hike is the late afternoon as the sunset approaches. I was so in awe of God’s beauty and took time to pray and give thanks for my journey. I think I was filled with too much gratitude because I stayed at the summit for too long and quickly realized that I needed to run down before It got dark. A little known fact, I am actually terrified of high heights, but I refuse to live in fear so I keep pushing the envelope to face my fears. So it was important for me to push through.

My delayed departure led to me coming face to face with a mountain lion as dusk quickly approached. Let me tell yall, I was TERRIFIED! I couldn’t believe my eyes and ears! Even though I was trembling in fear I literally cried out to God for his divine protecting and let the lion know I came in the name of Love and Light because God is love and light and I was standing on his divine promises to protect those who believe in him.

Time froze but as I continued to call on God, the lion retreated! I wish I was making this up, but this was something out of a movie.

I faced my fear of heights and fear of imminent death. This experience reminded me that I was walking in my God ordained purpose and I would be protected as I go on my way.

What’s really interesting is the person I was hiking with for safety actually retreated and left me to stand toe-to-toe with the Mountain Lion in a state of fear and panic. In times of crisis you truly get to see a person’s character. I realized that I am calm in crisis and ground myself in logic. There is safety in numbers while hiking outdoors! I want to curate a safe place where people have a healthy sense of reverence for nature and enjoy experiences in nature and have a sense of community and fellowship.

My personal adventures are designed to push my personal envelope – I am a 3 time marathon finisher, hiker, and novice mountain climber.

My community hikes will take place on less vigorous trails (that don’t have mountain lions) that allow even the novice hiker to complete. I look forward to seeing everyone on the Love and Light Movements Inaugural adventure September 26th, 2020.

Welcome to the Love and Light Movement Blog

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Hello World! Welcome to the love and light Movement! This is a blog where I will share my new experiences and reflections from adventures past. Travel helped me view the world from a different lens and I grew to embrace all the love and light within humanity.

The Owner of the Love and Light Movement

Allow me to introduce myself! My name is Bri “from the IE” (Inland Empire, CA) I am the LLM Adventure Goddess and owner of the Love and Light Movement.

Bri from the IE the Adventure Goddess of the Love and Light Movement

I am a world traveler and an adventurer with a mission to show you the world from a love perspective. I operate through the lens of agape love which is “the highest form of love, charity” and “the love of God for man and of man for God”. God as I understand him is love in its purest form and I vow to do all things in love.

I have had the unique experience of traveling the world while working in healthcare in the transfusion and transplantation industry. I work in the Non-profit sector and my main mission has been to increase patient safety worldwide by setting international rules for the proper identification (labeling) of medical products of human origin.

After a decade of travel I am on a mission to share my experiences and take others on adventures with me. During my travels I work hard and play harder. I balance business and pleasure and find time to take in the landscape and experience the different cultures. Traveling the world has opened up my heart and mind to beauty and diversity of the human experience.

In the past decade I have traveled to 24 Countries (37 if you count layovers *looking at you travel snobs*) spanning 6 of the 7 continents… count your f**king days Antarctica! Im coming for you.

I have visited some countries multiple times and each visit provides a unique perspective with fresh eyes. I am an American born, African American woman and have also visited 25 of the 50 United States.

My career truly has been a gift. It has taken me to destinations that are far less traveled by tourists, such as Dhaka, Bangladesh. In the past decade my career has become my lifestyle and I am happy to share *some* my experiences.

My heart is filled with gratitude from my travels because each journey has increased my cultural competence and birthed a desire to become a beacon of light in a dark world. Even with all the adversity and turmoil in the word I do have a fundamental belief that most people are inherently good and have learned to appeal to the natural intelligence, natural warmth, and natural openness of the world around me. It has also given me the opportunity to be my authentic self.

I hope to share some of my journey to inspire others to open their hearts and minds to the world around them. You learn so much from experiencing different cultures.

 “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.” ~ Mark Twain

I hope you enjoy my take on the experiences that have brought light into my life. I will be sharing lessons learned that have made me express love in its truest form. I will also be taking you along on new journeys as we step into a new decade of adventures.

There will always be highs and lows in each journey but I firmly believe that the sum of all things is beautiful. Join me as I share my journey and how I became the woman I am today. 

I wish you all love and light,

LLM Adventure Goddess

Almafi Coast, Italy – Birthplace of the Love and Light Movement

We deserve to live luxurious lives filled with Love and Light ~ LLM Adventure Goddess

Almafi Coast, Italy

“Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with.”

― Mark Twain

The Love and Light Movement was birthed in October 2019 in the Almafi Coast Italy.

During this trip I celebrated the end of a year of gratitude and started the journey to invite more love and light in my life.

I curated this trip for myself and a close friend and during this excursion I was moved to share my healing journey. During this excursion I felt alive! I experienced beauty and luxury. I felt love and light and I knew I wanted to continue sharing these experiences with others.

We deserve to live luxurious lives filled with Love and Light like everyone else

— LLM Adventure Goddess.

I had a vision of traveling to the Almafi Coast and I had this saved as my work background for years. And finally it manifested in 2019.

Thoughts become things – Manifest more love and light movement

Thoughts become things – Manfiest More love and light in your life. ~ LLM Adventure Goddess

I have traveled internationally for over a decade. I have traveled to 6 different continents, over 30 countries, something about this trip was different. I now understand God planted a seed for a vision that would take nearly a year to unfold.

Travel has halted for Americans due to the pandemic, but now I understand this gave me time to birth this vision!

Welcome to the Love and Light Movement travel and adventure blog!

I wish you love and light,

LLM Adventure Goddess