Miracle or Mind-Body Healing of a Truly Abundant Woman?

Anita Moorjani

Anita Moorjani

I recently had the opportunity to read a book written by a truly abundant and inspirational woman. Her name is Anita Moorjani and the book is called “Dying To Be Me”. Click HERE to read my review of the book. Although I knew of mind-body healing and had even experienced it myself to a degree,  Anita’s story was one of absolute inspiration. I would like to share an abbreviated version of her life.

Anita’s Young Life

Anita was born to Indian parents in Singapore. Her paternal grandfather was a textile merchant, and her father traveled the world. When he was finally able to settle down, Anita was 2 years old, and he chose to move to Hong Kong. Because of the vast diversity of the population there, she learned to speak English, Sindhi and Cantonese.

hindu girl

hindu girl

Growing up in Hong Kong, Anita was immersed in 3 different cultures. Since Hong Kong was a British colony, she was exposed to the English way of life at the British Catholic schools she and her brother, Anoop, attended. At the same time, the majority of the population, along with the housekeeper, Ah Fong, was Cantonese and practiced Buddhism and Taoism. And, as I said she was born to Indian parents.

Since she spent much time with Ah Fong after school, shopping and visiting Ah Fongs parents and child, she was very familiar with their way of life and traditions. And, although Anita and her brother, Anoop, went to British Catholic schools in the majority Buddhist Hong Kong, the family practiced the traditional Hindu religion.

Needless to say, being taught by Catholic Nuns in religious studies and then practicing the Hindu traditions brought quite a bit of confusion and angst into Anita’s life. Catholic Nuns were telling her if she didn’t get baptized, she wouldn’t go to heaven. Her mother’s attempts to comfort her on the different ways religions followed different paths to heaven or enlightenment, only relieved the angst she felt for a short time.

Anita’s Teen and Young Adult Years

As Anita grew, continuing to practice the Hindu religion and traditions, she began to question her path. She had no desire to follow her parents’ guidance and agree to an arranged marriage. She wanted to continue her education and go on to college. Her father wanted her to get married and become the traditional, subservient wife of a man in a respectable Hindu family. She felt at odds and began thinking she was flawed in some way because she wouldn’t settle for what her parents wanted for her.

During this time in her life, she met the man she was to marry, Danny Moorjani. She had her misgivings when they first started dating as he was Sindhi. She was sure he was looking for the perfect, submissive woman to be his wife. As they grew closer, though, she found he also questioned and even rejected a lot of the Hindu traditions when it came to women and marriage, and embraced the modernized life in which his wife could pursue her dreams and be a contributing member of society with her work.

In January of 1995, Danny proposed to Anita. Two months later, Anita’s father passed away in his sleep and the family took him to his hometown in India for the funeral. Of course, she was devastated thinking how much she had disappointed him when he was alive.

On December 6, 1995, Anita and Danny were married in a traditional Indian ceremony with festivities that lasted almost a week. She was so happy, thinking they were going to live happily ever after…..

Not long after the wedding, Anita’s brother left for India to start a business there and took their mother with him. For the first time, Anita was living in a different country than the rest of her family, which devastated her. Also, during this time, those in her culture were constantly reminding her she should be having children as it was expected right after marriage. This, of course, she did not want, and again felt inadequate in the eyes of the people of her culture.

Fear and Confirmation of Disease

In 2001, her best friend, Soni, was diagnosed with cancer. A few months later, they found out Danny’s sister’s husband had an aggressive form of cancer. The news of these two having cancer instilled a deep fear in her as they were very close to her age. She soon began to fear being around anything that might cause cancer. As this fear progressed, she began to fear life itself.

lymphoma

lymphoma

In April, 2002, Anita found a lump in her right shoulder. She went in for tests and was told she had lymphoma, and terror took over from there. She refused chemotherapy because she saw how it ravaged her friends’ bodies.

Disease and Death of Loved Ones

It wasn’t long after that, Anita lost her best friend to cancer, and shortly later, her brother-in-law. She ran through the gamut of emotions, every day, day and night – anger, fear, dread, frustration, desperation.

Searching for a Healing Venue

She was seeing several specialists, along with Eastern healers. She was trying hypnotherapy, meditation, prayers, mantras and Chinese herbal remedies to no avail. She continued tp deteriorate. She traveled to India for Ayurvedic treatment, and, for awhile, felt much better. But as soon as she returned and listened to the skepticism of her friends regarding her treatments, the cancer came back with a vengeance.

She became stressed about food, one healing modality stated meat was bad, another stated meat was good, dairy was bad. Yet another stated vegetables were wrong. She worried about karma and what she must have done to deserve what was happening. She lived in a constant state of fear and continued to deteriorate in unbelievable pain.

Near Death Experience

NDE

NDE

On the morning of February 2, 2006, Anita was rushed to the hospital close to death and fell into a coma. Doctors and nurses were rushing around trying to keep her from dying. The Oncologist had already told Danny though, that although her heart may be beating, she was gone.

It was at this time, Anita realized she was fully conscious and aware of what was going on around her, and even down the hall where one of the doctors was talking to Danny. All the pain she had endured was gone. She realized she was witnessing this from outside her physical body.

Her near death experience is more than I can describe here, unless I want to write a book myself. When she returned from this and woke from her coma, her cancer went into remission and soon disappeared. She has now written a book of her experience and is speaking at conferences, lectures and meetings about her experience.

Dying To  Be Me

Dying To Be Me

Anita Moorjani’s experience is a fantastic example of mind-body, maybe soul-body healing. After reading of her experience, I have no doubt we can all experience healing of illness and disease when we have a positive mind and heart and lose fear. Her book goes into so much better detail than I can give here in this short post.  You will find my book review posted under Book and Movie Reviews.

10 thoughts on “Miracle or Mind-Body Healing of a Truly Abundant Woman?

  1. Lis

    What a very powerful story about spiritual or mind and body healing. It shows that the mind, when it is calm can be a big help in healing the body. It is a shame that a lot of people have to go to the brink of death before they realise that they have a lot of power within themselves to maybe help themselves. Lis.

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    1. Margot Post author

      Hi Lis, this is one reason I felt compelled to share her story. Her’s is the most extreme, but shows so much what is possible with a change in beliefs and feelings in your heart. I plan next to post some studies and research done with mind-body healing and how possible it is to affect our health if we all just have a big change in our hearts regarding fear and lack of the same in order to change the way our bodies respond to these. Thanks so much for your thoughts on this.
      To you abundance!
      Margot

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  2. Seth

    Very interesting post. I am also practicing Buddhist since I was born and Buddhism has became Cambodian religion since 11th century while before this period people were practiced Hinduism.

    I have been taught of not to fear of dying, I have been told that life is simple, born, get old, illness and die. I have been told that eyes, hairs, hands and everything on the body are not yours. Dying to be everyone, soon or later. So do not fear of losing it. However I still say that I am afraid.

    Reading your post, sounds like this is a good book to read. Will check this out.

    Seth

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    1. Margot Post author

      Seth, thanks for your comments. It’s been awhile since I’ve feared death. That may have been what’s helped me to heal so many diseases and syndromes I’ve been diagnosed with. My health today is so much better than it was just 5 or so years ago. When fear of death leaves your heart, there aren’t many things that can affect you. Thanks again!
      To your abundant health!
      Margot

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    1. Margot Post author

      Sylvia, thanks for your thoughts. I think this is a story everyone should read. Her experience with her NDA and the way she was able to heal by losing her fear of disease and death were truly inspiring to me. I understand Dr. Wayne Dyer even gave a copy of her story to his mother shortly before her death, helping her to lose fear over losing the life of her earthbound body….truly inspiring!
      To your abundant health!
      Margot

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  3. Martina

    Sounds like a really inspiring story. As difficult as it is, we can’t let fear dominate us. The more you feel fear, the more likely you are to cause what you fear to happen. It’s ironic but makes sense that what you focus on most is what you experience.

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    1. Margot Post author

      Martina, that is all about what the Law of Attraction is…the more you focus on something, the more it comes to you. Fear of disease and death is such a stimulus to bring to your door front. It’s so important to understand it all and then let it go without having a negative effect on you. Obviously, it’s easier said than done; but once you’re able to release that fear, you’d be amazed the amount of abundant health and joy you feel. You’re then able to truly enjoy the life you have while you’re here while also knowing what is to come is truly amazing!
      To your abundant health!
      Margot

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  4. christopher

    That is so true, we become what we focus on. if we focus on problems we just see problems and turn into a crap magnet. Where as if we focus on positives we see more positives. Have a positive focus..
    thanks
    chris

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    1. Margot Huff

      Hi Chris! The Buddha once said “We are shaped by thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” Can you imagine how healthy and happy the peoples of the world could be if everyone spent more time loving and forgiving themselves and everyone around? Since we are all made up of so much more energy than matter and the vibrations of this energy we generate varies according to the energy of our thoughts and feelings, it just make sense that if we feel, believe and spend our time fearing disease (dis-ease), then the vibrations we would emit could more likely attract to us vibrations of the energies of disease.

      This amazing woman is going to be speaking at a conference here in central Florida this September, and I am flying high with excitement at the thought of hearing her speak, and hopefully meeting and talking with her for a moment. Her book has truly changed my thoughts and feelings about the possibility of achieving abundant health

      Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts again. You, also, are an inspiration.

      To your abundant health!
      Margot

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