You have to know your life to own it and you have to own your life to overcome it. – me
RESTORE-ation started as a support group for others, like myself, who have been abused. It became my own journey to know, own and overcome my own life when emerging memories began to reveal a reality much darker and more painful than the first memories of sexual abuse that occurred during the grooming and conditioning phase. As these darker memories locked up inside me began to surface, I started the process of knowing, owning and overcoming – the process of restoration.
I am being restored day by day.
Restoration is a hard and often painful process. It involves tearing out old beliefs, lies we thought were the truth (and oft times vehemently defend), mindsets and even protective mechanisms to face the real truth underneath. And then the work to rebuild begins. The goal is to be fully RESTOREd. The “-ation” is the process through which that is accomplished.
The driving factor behind this blog is borne out of my desire that others find restoration as well. There is a deep need to know that even evil can be used for good; that there is purpose in our suffering and pain. That somehow, someway, God really does make all things work together. My hope is my story and what I have learned along the way will help someone else dealing with the same or similar issues.
As I wrestle through the healing process, it is my prayer this blog will be a place of understanding and hope for those like me.