Tora “ToraNado” @Toranadonetwork Spraggs is a motivational speaker, author, and Pastor with a diverse calling; she possesses a unique mix of inspirational work alongside entrepreneurship. Tora brings the message that your past traumas should not dictate or determine your future, “You were born to bloom”. She strongly believes that one of the major success keys during her healing process after enduring years of sexual abuse was building a strong unwavering faith-based foundation.
Philippians 4:13 (ESV) I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Hi, I was inspired to create this website to provide you with various resources to activate, motivate, inspire you during your healing process. I hope you can find the strength and courage to begin healing and make a determination to become your best you, regardless of the tragedy or trauma you have experienced. This website is not a pity-party gathering and it is most likely not filled with all of the things you may “want” to hear. Rather the opposite, you may come across the same necessary harsh truths that I had to face as I began my healing journey.
As you are working through the crippling, smothering feelings of shame, blame and guilt; please know there are provisions and promises surrounding your life.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Each of us that have experienced a sexual abuse trauma endures the same withering process as a budding magnolia flower if it is mishandled during its early blooming stages. The young budding years of a growing child are very fragile and must be delicately cared for and nurtured. During the early blooming phase, if the magnolia bloom is touched, damaged or harmed the white satiny petals begin to turn brown, wither and most often fall away. The same can be said for a young child that begins to experience sexual abuse at the age of 7. The insides and damaged mental state of this young child become bruised and withered and often times the untreated and most often unspoken of damage carries into adulthood. As children, we begin to wear different masks and carry deadened lifeless feelings around inside of us as our outside attempts to display a happy appearance.
Good news!! With the proper treatment, removal of dead bark and lots of tender attentive care; the withered brown magnolia bloom can and will bloom again. It becomes just as beautiful as it was before withering and dying away. In relation to our abuse related emotions and symptoms; the same care steps MUST be taken.
Removal of the dead bark; working through the crippling and smothering feelings of shame, blame, and guilt. Nurturing and pruning the dead limbs; nurturing and pruning the deadened emotions and triggers that can send you flying out of control or into a rage. Pruning of the beautiful magnolia bloom requires the right tools on hand prior to beginning the work of bringing the bloom back to its beautiful pristine state. We also must have the correct tools on hand to begin reclaiming enjoyment of life after sexual abuse.
I hope you have made the determination that you are ready to begin your healing journey and break the strongholds of sexual abuse. There are many males in our midst who have undergone the same violation, torture, and trauma. To all of you, male or female, my message is to not allow your trauma to sink you. The emotional strongholds of abuse can be broken.
Love, God’s Light and Healing my friend
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All of us, at some point in our lives, have had some form and type of stain or the other. It could be a physical stain, a mental stain, an emotional stain, or a spiritual stain. Some of us carry longer, deeper and darker stains than others, but a stain is a stain, and we need to get rid of it, so that it does not stop us from finding our purpose and building it. We don’t want to, and we should not, at all, give our stains, power to prevent and paralyze us from thriving and excelling in our unique, God-given purpose. – Sonia Huh
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