Dying to be Me by Anita Moorjani is a book I recently finished reading that has had a huge impact on me. I highly recommend reading it in its entirety, but want to pull out a few gems that really spoke to my heart.
The book is about Anita’s journey from cancer, to a near death experience, to a miraculous healing. Anita starts out with this note: “I believe that the greatest truths of the universe don’t lie outside, in the study of the stars and the planets. They lie deep within us, in the magnificence of our heart, mind and soul. Until we understand what is within, we can’t understand what is without.” She goes on to say that she shares her story in the hopes of touching your heart. She definitely touched mine.
One of the results of her Near Death Experience (NDE) is that she realized that we are all connected and that it is not limited to people, or animals, but absolutely everything – “every human, animal, plant, insect, mountain, sea, inanimate object, and the cosmos.” She also stated that “our consciousness can change the conditions of the planet in a much larger way than we realize.”
I so resonate with this. It is exactly what Susanne, The Sunshine Faery says in my book, “We are all connected like beams of light to the sun, so we must be kind to others for we are all truly one.”
Anita goes on to say, “We are pure love – every single one of us.” and that, “The only purpose of life is to be our self, live our truth, and be the love that we are.” She stated that self love and the fact that she was pure love was the most important lesson that her NDE taught her. Oh just breathe those sweet words in.
She goes onto say that she realized that “true joy and happiness could only be found by loving myself, going inward, following my heart, and doing what brought me joy.” She stated that searching outside ourselves for answers only gives our power away. Each of us need to go deep inside ourselves and be empowered. How liberating it was to hear these words. So many of us, myself included, are worried about what others think or say about us and the reality is, each of us is here to shine our own unique magnificent light. Our only obligation to others is to express our uniqueness and allow them to do the same! She encourages everyone to be themselves, fearlessly!
She also emphasized just how important it is for us to have fun and laugh. Our life is meant to be one of joy, not one of struggle. After her NDE, whenever she feels challenged, she checks in with herself. She sits with herself, walks in nature, or listens to music until she feels the calm and joy returning. She emphasized the importance of nurturing our own souls, taking care of our own needs and not putting our self last all the time. She also shared how important it is to determine what it is that is motivating us. The mind is about doing, while the soul is about being…and the soul just wants to express itself.
She also indicated that when synchronicity starts occurring in our life, we know that we are truly on our path. It is the universe’s signs to us as long as we are willing to see.
What was incredibly freeing was the fact that after her NDE, she learned that strongly held ideologies actually work against us and we are here instead to discover and honour our own individual path. She embraces the fact that her full understanding is incomplete and opens herself up to the realm of infinite possibilities. Bring on those infinite possibilities!
I have only given you a very brief overview of some of the gems in this book. I would love to hear what resonated for you in the book.
Shine your own, unique magnificent light! You are pure love. Shine on!