Saturday, May 21, 2022

If You Want to Know the Back Story . . . Part 3

      I'd like to share some highlighted sections from Anita Moorjani's book, Dying to Be Me.  

     On what she learned about herself during the near death experience:

This was a rather surprising realization for me, because I'd always thought I needed to work at being lovable.  I believed that I somehow had to be deserving and worthy of being cared for, so it was incredible to realize this wasn't the case.  I'm loved unconditionally, for no other reason than simply because I exist.

      On what she was to learn from being ill with cancer:

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 to All-that-is, my body would soon reflect that and heal rapidly.

     On our true purpose in life:

If we're all One, all facets of the same Whole, which is unconditional love, then of course who we are is love!  I knew that was really the only purpose of life:  to be our self, live our truth, and be the love that we are.  

 

Saturday, May 14, 2022

If You Want to Know the Back Story . . . Part 2

      Last week I was raving about Anita Moorjani's book, Dying to Be Me.  I found myself highlighting and dog-earing section after section while I was reading.  One of the main lessons that she learned from her near-death experience was that we are all part of the One, and are wonderous, luminous beings of love.  Given that, one of our main priorities in this life is to acknowledge that and to love ourselves.

     Moorjani's upbringing taught her to deny herself and put others first.  She found that, after spending her whole life trying to please people and squash her individuality, she was deeply unhappy and did not love or honor herself.  She felt that one of the reasons she was given the near death experience (NDE) was to change all that.

   Of course, that wasn't all that she received from her NDE.  Her body, which was so riddled with cancer that her organs were shutting down, quickly returned to full health and she soon returned home, completely cancer free.  She believes that she was given another chance in this life to spread the word about her NDE and what she learned.  This books is what resulted.  Its message will stay with you a long time.

Saturday, May 7, 2022

If You Want to Know the Back Story . . .

      Last month I was raving about Anita Moorjani's wonderful book for empaths, Sensitive is the New Strong.  I plan to re-read it sometime very soon.  Yes, it was that good, with plenty of useful information that goes far beyond the "surround yourself with a white bubble" advice that never really worked for me.

     Although she gives part of her story in this book, I wanted to read her first book which details how she nearly died and had a near-death experience.  If this interests you, I highly recommend this book, Dying to Be Me.  What I most admired about her account is how she found the words to describe in detail what she experienced on the other side.

     As her body lay dying, she reports that her spirit was able to travel to see the doctor speaking to her husband down the hallway from her hospital room, she was able to see doctors and nurses working on her body, and she was able to see her brother on an airplane flying to be with her.  After that, her spirit went to another place where she met with her father and best friend, both of whom were already deceased.  

     Her description of that place, and her feelings about her own self, are beautiful and almost poetic.  She reiterates again and again that her spirit is part of the One and that it is wonderous beyond all imagining.  That is one of the main lessons from her experience there -- that her spirit is far greater, luminous, and magnificent than she ever dreamed.  And that is her message to us all -- that we are beautiful, amazing beings of light and love.  A fascinating book.