The universe makes sense! I finally understand – I know why I have cancer!”
Anita Moorjani was diagnosed with cancer on April 26, 2002. She died on February 2, 2006. A few months later, she recounted her case history to several amazed oncologists and began her collaboration with Dr. Wayne Dyer, who wrote the preface to her autobiography, Dying to Be Me, published in 2012.
There are books about near death experiences and books about remarkable recovery from cancer, but this is the perfect intersection of both. In Dying to Be Me, Moorjani describes her journey from cancer, to near death, to true healing.
In this inspirational story, Moorjani relates how, after fighting cancer for almost four years, she progressed to end-stage metastatic lymphoma, with lemon-sized tumors all over her body and fluid filling her lungs and brain. Overwhelmed by disease, her organs began shutting down with only hours to live. While in a coma, she entered into an extraordinary Near Death Experience (NDE), a state in which she realized her inherent worth, the actual cause of her disease, and her own power to heal herself. Defying all medical knowledge, she regained consciousness within 24 hours; then — to the amazement of her doctors and grieving family — her condition reversed rapidly, and she was released from the hospital within weeks.
In Dying to Be Me, Moorjani freely shares all that she learned from her NDE about illness, healing, fear, love, joy, and being human. Healing, to Moorjani, is about forgiveness (not just of others but particularly of self), unconditional love, and being authentically true to who you really are. She notes that, like many people who develop cancer, she had spent much of her life trying to fulfill everyone else’s expectations rather than honoring her own feelings. Among the lessons that she brings from beyond are that:
- Cancer may be promoted by poor diet and lifestyle, but primarily it is a disease of the spirit.
- Healing happens from the inside out, not the outside in.
- We are far more than our biology.
- We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Moorjani is not a proselytizer, and you don’t need to have an NDE in order to heal. Especially refreshing about this book is that, no matter what the reader’s spiritual beliefs are, people should be able to relate to the author’s sincere desire not to convince, but to help. As she states in the introduction, her intention is to share the emotional and psychological triggers that she believes contributed to her disease, “in the hope that in identifying these factors, you can reduce or possibly even eliminate your chances of getting sick in the first place.”
If you are confused by conflicting dogmas on treating cancer conventionally or non-conventionally, this book is for you.
If you want to learn how to really heal your cancer and your life, this book is for you.
If your life feels inauthentic or out of balance, this book is for you.
If you are constantly living in fear, afraid of dying or afraid of living, this book is for you.