Anita’s book chronicles a thrilling true account of her journey from end-stage lymphoma (cancer) to a miraculous healing. Anita’s unbelievable recovery, that even baffled doctors, began the moment she awoke from a 30 hour coma during which she met the truth of her being.
Please join me while I give my impressions and snippets from Anita’s beautiful gift to humanity; Dying To Be Me.
I really like the way the book is organized into three parts; life before Anita’s near death experience (NDE), life during and after the NDE and finally, how to live as a reflection of your core essence; Love Itself.
Part one, describes the benefits and challenges of growing up “immersed in three cultures and languages simultaneously.” I found this part in and of itself very interesting, informative and moving.
Anita’s account of her experiences; growing up in a family of Hindu tradition, the heart-warming influences of a Chinese nanny and the confusion, ridicule and bullying she experienced while attending educational facilities shines light on the narrow view dictated by our perceptions.
As I read, I pondered the effects of ignorance when we cling to a minuscule view of the grander picture. I remembered when my own ignorance caused pain and suffering to others.
Part two, paints a vibrantly vivid picture of a hidden realm in the midst of a very serious life and death situation; it’s aptly titled, “My Journey to Death… and Back.”
Comatose and physically unresponsive to outward appearances, Anita remained full of life-giving energy on the inside; at her core essence.
Medical personnel reported that lemon-sized tumors covered her entire middle section. All her organs had shut down. Her cavity filled with fluid. Veins had retracted.
Yet, Anita saw and heard all conversations and occurrences that transpired while she laid in the hospital bed severed from the use of her five physical senses. Anita even became aware that her brother was driving to the airport, thousands of miles away, to board a plane that would bring him to her bedside.
“Here I am without my body, race, culture, religion, or beliefs…yet I continue to exist!”
“I was filled with the knowledge that I was simply magnificent!”
“I still felt myself completely enveloped in a sea of unconditional love and acceptance. I was able to look at myself with fresh eyes, and I saw that I was a beautiful being of the Universe. I understood that just the fact that I existed made me worthy of this tender regard rather than judgment. I didn’t need to do anything specific; I deserved to be loved simply because I existed, nothing more and nothing less.”
While in this state, Anita felt the presence of her father who had died 10 years prior. She also felt the presence of her good friend who died from cancer just a few years prior. At the same time, Anita felt the presence of other loving beings. But, somehow, Anita also felt One with everyone and everything.
“It was as though I was enveloped in the oneness, the pure essence of every living being and creature, without their aches, pains, dramas, and egos.”
Anita states she had a choice whether to come back or not. She writes that although the pull toward not returning was quite strong, she knew if she chose to come back, her “body would heal rapidly”.
“It was then that I understood that my body is only a reflection of my internal state. If my inner self were aware of its greatness and connection with ALL-that-is, my body would soon reflect that and heal rapidly.”
Thirty hours from the time she was rushed to the hospital, Anita awoke from the coma.
Two days later, Anita asked medical personnel to remove the food tube because it bothered her throat and she wanted to eat real food.
Within three days the tumors had shrunk considerably and within five days, Anita’s vastly improved condition initiated a move from the intensive care unit into a regular room.
A few weeks later, the oncologist wanted to do a lymph-node biopsy. Anita was sent to radiology for an ultrasound. She smiled when she hear the radiologist comment to the oncologist;
“I don’t understand. I have scans that show this patients’ lymphatic system was ridden with cancer just two weeks ago, but now I can’t find a lymph node on her body large enough to even suggest cancer.”
Anita was discharged from the hospital just five weeks after being admitted while in a comatose state. All tests indicated she was cancer-free.
The book explores what it was like for Anita once she was home. Her changed way of perceiving life presented adjustments. Anita knew she was grateful to be alive and wanted to live her life to the fullest. She followed her heart and stayed true to who she knew she truly was.
In the last chapter of part two, Anita explains the series of synchronistic events that culminated in the publishing of her book.
“I need only be the magnificent love that I am and allow events and circumstances in my life to play out in the way that I know is always in my best long-term interest.”
In part three, Anita describes her life prior to the NDE as fear-based. She feared just about everything including cancer. While in the other realm, Anita knew she was dying because her fears weren’t allowing her to express her true self. The cancer wasn’t punishment. Her own energy manifested as cancer because her fears prevented her magnificence to shine through. She realized how hard she had been on herself, how judgmental and unloving she treated herself.
Anita saw her true self as a beautiful loved child of the universe. She knew that all of us have access to this magnificent infinite self. She also knew that once her magnificent self decided to continue to live and express through her body nothing could affect the decision.
“I was able to get in touch with who I truly am, the part of me that’s eternal, infinite and encompasses the Whole.”
The magnificence Anita speaks of is Love Itself. Anita stresses that it’s important to recognize this – we are love. We must cherish this and cultivate an atmosphere of self-love allowing it to flow through us and pour outward.
“it all became so clear to me because I understood that to be me is to be love. This is the lesson that saved my life.”
There is way more than I’ve written here to Anita’s story. Dying To Be Me is one of the most uplifting, inspiring and no-nonsense books I’ve read and will read many times over. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants inspiration and encouragement.
If you haven’t yet listened to Anita’s video interview by Lilou Mace, click here. It will blow you away.
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You may want to purchase the ebook, so here’s the link, Dying to Be Me ebook
You may want to purchase the hardcover through Amazon, so here’s the link, Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing
Anita has an meditation audio CD as well, Deep Meditation for Healing CD by Anita Moorjani