In an August 2011 interview, Anita shares her incredible near-death experience and healing from stage four B lymphoma cancer. I wrote about it in a post titled, The Miracle of Anita Moorjani, (click title to read) and posted a link to Lilou’s video. If you haven’t checked it out yet, I highly recommend it. It’ll blow your socks off (it did mine).
I love Anita’s message and that’s why I am very excited to share with you Lilou’s second video interview with Anita.
Below you will find a summary of Anita’s message. I’ve posted a link to the complete video interview at the end of this post.
Lessons from Anita’s near-death experience and subsequent rapid healing miracle:
- “Nearly dying taught me how to live. Now, I live my life to the fullest.
- I learned what caused the cancer.”
In 2002, Anita was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer.
In 2006, the disease reached stage four B, Anita’s organs shut down and she went into a coma.
While in the coma, Anita transitioned into another realm where she experienced many insights and felt the presence of loving beings including her father and best friend who had previously passed.
She experienced a state of incredible clarity. Anita saw the sum total of every thought, decision, and action she had that brought her to deaths door and she could see why she was there. Summed up in a word, Anita said it would be “fear”.
“I feared everything; not being good enough, displeasing people, not meeting others expectations, being a people pleaser, not being spiritual enough, death, the after-life, cancer, chemotherapy, things that I believed caused cancer, just about everything.”
Anita’s advice to people who experience symptoms of illness and disease:
- Follow your gut feeling – an overload of information causes fear and confusion. There is always conflicting information to anything you research.
- Don’t fight your illness as if it’s a battle – embrace it, love where you are now, listen to what it’s trying to tell you, identify the gifts it’s brought you and work with it, research it from the point of love, not fear.
- ”Only when you approach your health challenges from the point of view of love can you actually overcome the fear.”
- Take the viewpoint, this is my body communicating to me. It has a message for me even if I don’t know what that message is right now. I’m going to love my illness. I’m going to work with my illness and I’m going to look for what can make me feel better and bring me joy.
- Don’t fight your own body.
- Don’t obsess over your illness. In fact, don’t obsess over anything. Whether we obsess over finances, health or relationships, we make every day about battling that situation. All that does is create more fear and makes us feel more lost.
Anita’s near-death experience taught her that it’s not just about positive thinking, it’s more about being yourself and loving yourself regardless of what you’re going through. That’s more important than thinking positive thoughts.
“No matter where you are in life, the first priority is to learn to love yourself.”
- Write on a sheet of paper all the things you love about yourself, everything that’s amazing, all your positive qualities. Add to it every day.
Most people have no trouble filling a page or two or three with all the things they wish to improve about themselves, but when it comes to things we love about ourselves we’re stuck.
- “Ask yourself; am I being myself, am I begin authentic, am I allowing myself to express who I am or am I constantly processing and being who I think other people want me to be. Am I constantly reacting or acting because I want the correct reactions from other people? Am I being this person because I want to be accepted or am I being this person because this is who I am?”
In the clarity of the near-death experience Anita discovered:
“What I understood is that this was just my own energy turned against me; but because I had always turned myself against me. It was a reflection of my own beliefs about myself. It’s not about positive thinking per se. Yes positive thinking helped, but you have to get to a place where you feel positive not just plaster over what you’re feeling because what happened is that I was beating myself up for not thinking more positively.”
We judge ourselves. We feel we have to suppress who we are to be someone else. We say in our minds, I’m not spiritual enough, I’m not enough of this, I’m not enough of that, I’m not enough….
Anita’s recommendations for family and loved ones:
- If the loved on is in a coma state, be aware they can hear you, not only people in the room, but beyond the room as well. They can hear and sense what the loved ones are feeling and going through.
- Bring comfort to the person in the coma. If they want to move on, give them space and permission to do so.
- Very sick loved ones need to know they are loved unconditionally and if you’re caring for the sick, they need to feel that everything you’re doing is not out of obligation, but because you love them.
- Whatever choice of healing they choose, support them. Do not tell them they made the wrong choice, support them no matter what. Not supporting them can create a lot of fear or will possibly lead to them cutting you out of their life.
- Help them to feel and visualize that their choice of treatment is actually healing them. They really need to feel it, they need to believe it. They need to feel better whatever it is, whatever treatment is being digested or ingested. They need to feel that every cell in their body is rejuvenating. It doesn’t matter what it is; chemo, radiation, Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, etc. etc.
- They need to be surrounded by people who are going to make them feel that they are healing.
Anita’s changed view of the world
Reality is very different now. Prior to the NDE, life was like a race against time, full of pursuits and competition. Since the NDE, Anita sees the illusion in the “race against time”. She saw that time is not linear, everything exists simultaneously and if we can be still we can fall into a completely different reality.
You can grasp a completely different point in time if your state is in a more relaxed state rather than a controlled state, like fear. In fear, like the warehouse-torchlight analogy in Anita’s book, Dying To Be Me, we’re controlling where we want the beam to shine. If we can relax and diffuse our focus, all the possibilities come into our reach and it just depends which one we allow into our life.
It’s very hard to think yourself out of fear. It’s better to distract yourself from the fear state with something that brings you into a state of joy, whether it’s music, art, nature, mediation, exercise, reading or whatever.
In a diffused state we are open. There is room for ambiguity. We don’t know what’s going to happen next, but we’re open to whatever it is.
Follow your joy and amazing possibilities will come to you. This is so important and we don’t follow our joy enough. We do what we think we should or what we have to do, rather than what our heart tells us. We don’t do what makes our heart sing.
You are your own Guru. That’s why it is so important to love yourself and know that your answers are within. Anita doesn’t have answers for us. Anita shares her experience only in the hope that it helps. No body is your Guru. Teachers will appear through life, but no body is more superior than another. Don’t Guru-ize anyone. (Lester Levenson teaches this also).
Whatever information you get should make you feel free and liberated. If it makes you feel worse about yourself, don’t follow it or the person who gave it to you.
Anita states, I would rather you not follow anything I say if it makes you fearful. The whole idea is not about feeling fearful.
Real love starts with loving ourselves. We are our own Guru.
Please watch the video interview. There is much more information in it than what I’ve included in the summary.
Dying To Be Me – Hardcover book from Hay House Inc.
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