Author – Anita Moorjani
Synopsis: In this truly inspirational memoir, Anita Moorjani relates how, after fighting cancer for almost four years, her body began shutting down—overwhelmed by the malignant cells spreading throughout her system. As her organs failed, she entered into an extraordinary near-death experience where she realized her inherent worth . . . and the actual cause of her disease. Upon regaining consciousness, Anita found that her condition had improved so rapidly that she was released from the hospital within weeks—without a trace of cancer in her body! Within these pages, Anita recounts stories of her childhood in Hong Kong, her challenge to establish her career and find true love, as well as how she eventually ended up in that hospital bed where she defied all medical knowledge. As part of a traditional Hindu family residing in a largely Chinese and British society, Anita had been pushed and pulled by cultural and religious customs since she was a little girl. After years of struggling to forge her own path while trying to meet everyone else’s expectations, she had the realization, as a result of her epiphany on the other side, that she had the power to heal herself . . . and that there are miracles in the Universe that she’d never even imagined. In Dying to Be Me, Anita freely shares all she has learned about illness, healing, fear, “being love,” and the true magnificence of each and every human being! This is a book that definitely makes the case that we are spiritual beings having a human experience . . . and that we are all One!
Review: This book is truly thought provoking. If you didn’t think of how your beliefs, thoughts and feelings could affect your physical health, you will definitely give it some thought after reading this book. There were times throughout the book where I felt she spent a little too much time covering a specific situation or incident, but I still found myself having a difficult time putting it down. It might be because I have been researching mind-body healing and learning just how far we can actually take this healing concept.
This woman was at the furthest extreme from good health as anyone can get. Her experience from being at death’s door from cancer to a vibrant healthy woman is awe inspiring, to say the least. Although it may seem this book is about a near-death experience (NDE), it covers many more aspects of life, how you approach it and how your beliefs can affect your health in positive or negative ways. Publisher’s Weekly editorial review summed it up nicely “Describing her ensuing near-death experience as a realm of clarity and expansiveness, “a state of being,” Moorjani made the choice to return, and her rapid and remarkable recovery defies all medical understanding. Her psychospiritual healing, which continues to this day, was self-realization: of her own magnificence, of oneness with universal energy and with a universe comprising. This candid memoir is a cathartic testimony to the magnificence and healing capacity of every human being.” I believe this book can be of great benefit for any and all who want to live a passionate, happy and healthy life.