Recently I was blessed enough to have a lunch date with Anita Moorjani. I was interviewing her about her book Dying to be Me. If you havenât come across it well you are in for a super treat. I canât recommend highly enough as something you must read. I am using the word must here which is significant for me.
This first article is in part sharing about Anitaâs book and journey and in the 2nd article I will share what I asked her and what she said. I am sure you will want to know. Your challenge if you havenât read the book is to read it this week! There is a 3rd too as I am going to be reviewing one of Anita’s programmes which incidentally I am starting today!
Anita Moorjani had cancer. She was in hospital in a cancer coma, and very much on her last few moments of living. Her body had become riddled with cancer and organs were beginning to fail, so the end was close. I know this as recently my uncle lost his battle with cancer in a similar way, a few months earlier one of my best friends mums lost her battle to cancer and earlier this year my dad, who has recovered was diagnosed with the âCâ word.
When the opportunity came to review Anitaâs book and interview her, I was intrigued and I also felt drawn to wanting to understand more as cancer had been so prevalent in my life this year from watching others.
There is no doubt it fills hearts with terror when cancer is mentionedâŚyet I believe in the unlimited healing potential. An oxymoron when you are in fear, whatever the circumstance. I also got trapped in this fear when it was my Dad, scouring literature and the web about what he shouldn’t be eating and what he should as we were all trying to do our best for him. Never was he so miserable, not just because he had cancer, which was frightening enough, but because life suddenly became so restricted. I couldn’t help feel that there was something that was being missed. Innately I used to spend as much time making him and my mum laugh by simply being me but on the inside of course I was scared as well as angry that this disease was showing up again and why hadn’t cancer just gone from our paradigm.
Randomly in January this year my mum also sent me a YouTube video of an interview of a woman I had never heard of, Anita Moorjani. Something compelled me to watch this video from start to finish. My mum does have a tendency to send me nonsense but this somehow called to me and as I watched and tears of âyesâ, rolled down my cheeks I knew I had to read Anitaâs book and I knew in my heart I was to interview her and help let as many people as possible hear about her work.
I have to say I have never felt so compelled to do this in my life. I have never felt with such certainty that this work, Anitaâs experience is for the masses and whether you think you believe in near death experiences, or spontaneous remission of cancer or think it is simply a medical anomalyâŚwhat you get when you connect to Anitaâs story is remarkable and inspirational as cancer like other disease that causes pain and anguish is simply an illusion that we need to resolve through changing our connection with source.
To get you up to speedâŚ
Anita in her book, Dying to be Me shares her life story to the point she got cancer and was probably hours away from her death. Yet for Anita when those around her were heart broken and seeking some kind of Divine intervention, her coma was actually what some may call her Near Death experience. I see it as her enlightenment moment.
Anita experienced a revolution in her understanding of how she was living and how her fears perpetuated Â in her limiting her true potential which manifest with cancer.
Anita was given a choice, to come back or not. She opted for the return. Cancer free, healing remarkably fast and as you can imagine defying oncologists and the medical profession. Yet those who have connected with her work from the medical field have been open as they saw her records, she should be dead they all concluded. She went through the accusations of it was misdiagnosed to start with probably but slowly as those that were ready to hear persevered to learn from what Anita had experienced Anita has continued to shift the understanding of cancer and health for good.
When I met Anita and I will go into that more in the next article, next week, Anita shared how open the medical world was. Yes, sceptics about her experience were there but when they spoke with her, saw her records and listened to her, their hearts and minds were changing. It doesnât surprise me as my experience of Doctors, particularly from hospitals is that they often experience what is best described as out of this world experiences and have a sense of another world.
At the hospice my friends mum was in, just as she died the alarm in her room went off. No-one had pulled the cord. The nurses said that was a regular occurrence before someone transitioned. Like the rejoicing of heaven that someone has chosen to arrive. Life and even death is a choice.
So many questions
I am going to be honest, reading Anitaâs book had me hooked. Then I would have to put it down, sometimes for days to digest and be cynical in my mind and then the hunger to pick it up came again. Of course I did wonder how much of this is written for the book but something spurred me to think deeply and often meditate on what Anita was sharing. I started to ask questions of myself of the story being sharedâŚwhich really any non-fiction book is here to do, when you ask yourself questions, when you dig deep there comes your opportunity to learn or let go or be confirmed in what you perceive. It is the process before integration.
I created my questions and went off to meet Anita. You will have to wait till next week to hear what we spoke about.
However I want to give you something right now. The story is remarkable. It is inspiring. Even if you choose to judge someone having a near death experience in any shape or form, the truth of Anitaâs experience cannot be marred as it is fact.
While in the place where on the physical plane she lay on a hospital bed and the medical support were waiting for the inevitable, Anita had some enlightening conversations with her Dad who had died a few years before. That is revealed in her book. Yet for the sceptic in you I want to share she also heard every conversation wherever it took place in the hospital about her. She even saw her brother in India on an aeroplane coming to see her.Â It was like her whole experience of life, death and what happens in between was being expanded through this experience. That is what she shares in her book with simplicity, without judgment or a need to convert the reader into thinking she is some messiah who has come with a message. It is simply a way for those that choose and those who read her book will be changed I believe.
In reading her book and having met her, my life has changed. I donât say this lightly. Maybe it is because we are all really looking for hope not to live for ever but to live healthily and live to our potential. This from all the non-fiction books I have ever read captures what others have tried to say but havenât been able to fully. The time wasn’t right but it is now.
Go get the bookâŚclick on the images below and remember if you arenât UK you can change the co.uk when you click on the image to .com for the USA or to the relevant one for your country. If you have read it buy it for someone else…!
Have you read Dying to be Me? What did you think? How did it move you?
Are you going to get this book and join the millions who have read itâŚdid I say Dying to be Me was on NY Times best seller list? One that truly deserved to be there.
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