Last month I read the book ‘Dying to be me by Anita Moorjani’. You may have heard of it or read it yourself. I had seen the title of the book come up often enough online. I was curious and knew that I had to read it. My sister had borrowed the book from her local library, after she finished reading it she went on to tell me how I would surely relate to many of Anita’s views and beliefs about healing. The book made it’s way to my home, and once I began reading it, I couldn’t put it down until I turned the last page.
Anita writes an incredible story of her life, including her disease with stage 4 Lymphoma cancer, and how she went from being hours away from her death, to having a near-death experience to complete healing. Today she is alive and well and brings an important message to the world.
Over the years my own beliefs about disease such as cancer to autism and everything in between began to slowly change. I began to question and challenge my old ways of thinking, and began to see that there is a root cause behind every disease or ailment that exists probably.
What started me on that journey of wanting to discover the why’s behind the diagnosis was not cancer but instead, it was because our son had been diagnosed with autism. With time I began seeing that his diagnosis as simply a series of symptoms observed (behaviours, developmental delays etc.), in other words they were the medical system’s opinions, thoughts, and beliefs that he met certain criterias that qualified him for this diagnosis that came from their medical book description that neatly labelled him with autism. That diagnosis, the autism word held an incredible charge for me. Over time I began to want to let go. I wanted to change how I felt. I knew that it was hurting me and also limiting me when I thought of my son as the label he had been given. He was not autism, the label he had been given. He was our son. He was Kyle. That choice quickly began to make the path I was journeying on with him so much lighter. I was much happier and because of that, hope and faith began to be restored. I had somehow lost that along the way. All that time I had allowed the weight of the diagnosis to crush me, but now I was choosing to make a comeback even though I didn’t know how I was going to do it. This change opened a huge portal, a place for healing to begin.
There is so much that we are lied about when it comes to the state of our health. So much that we are kept in the dark about. There’s fear everywhere and that only leaves us feeling helpless and thinking that there’s nowhere that we can turn to for help. Making things look bigger and worse than what it really is, leaving us with little hope. We become so debilitated that we cannot hear our own inner wisdom that could help bring us to a place of making empowered choices, finding healing and greater peace in whatever situation we are in. Truth cannot be revealed when we are surrounded by fear. We must be willing to begin to let go of the grip that fear has on us before the truth begins to be revealed, restoring our faith in being able to heal at whatever level we are meant to heal.
As human beings we are complex, made up of not only our physical body, but also the emotional and mental bodies and so much more. Our body stores all of our thoughts, beliefs, and fears to name just name a few. So one can only imagine the toll that takes on us. Then there are emotions and traumas that can get trapped in our body causing disease also eventually. I often wonder how in the world are we supposed to decipher all the stuff that our body has held on to all its life? Are we meant to decipher any of it, or are we simply meant to accept our fate… end of discussion? I seem to find myself falling more into the category of being curious, questioning and needing to know what is behind a diagnosis… what it means… what I need to learn from it so I can heal it… or so I can learn that I need to accept it maybe.
From Anita’s near-death experience she teaches us what she learned that helped heal her quickly from terminal cancer… learning to live from a place of unconditional love – let go of the fears that have us caged – following our heart’s greatest desires in life – do what brings us the most joy – follow our bliss – tap into the guidance of our inner being, our infinite self at very core of our being – let go of guilt – trust – allow new experiences to teach us – look at our life path… all the threads in the tapestry, that have brought us to this point in our life – attempting to please others only deprives us of our true self.
In her message she talks about looking into a new paradigm of self, becoming the crystalline light of our own awareness, where nothing interferes with the flow, glory and amazing beauty. Allow ourselves to be enveloped into Oneness, the pure essence of every living being and creature but without all their aches, pains, dramas and egos. Anita experienced all of this and I would tend to believe that we can also.
“our purpose in life is to raise our consciousness and spiritually evolve through each cycle at birth and death to the point of enlightenment – Anita Moorjani”
Our only purpose in life is to be our true self, live our truth, and be the love that we are. Live life fearlessly and see divinity in everything. Be in that state of pure awareness.
My greatest wish is for anyone that might have received any diagnosis regardless if cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, HIV, arthritis or any other illness or disease, that you find a way to be able to let go of the weight that comes with the words, the labels that you were told that identify how you are feeling. If you can let go of saying ‘I have cancer; or I have diabetes, or I have HIV’. You are not that label. You are still you. See this as a glitch, a little speed bump along your life journey. A little nudge that is trying to tell you something. Find a way to get to your inner wisdom, your inner guidance that little voice that you often hear speaking to you. Quiet your mind so you can hear it. It will guide you towards what you need. Give yourself permission to let go of the diagnosis label. Fake it if you have to. Then make yourself believe that you are getting better or that your situation is improving, and watch the miracles begin to unfold for you.
Life is like a prayer… it invites us on a sacred journey of self-discovery. It teaches us to weave the Sacred into our everyday life, through the words that we speak, the actions we take, the emotions that we feel and the thoughts that we think. We need to be brave and live life fearlessly.
I invite you to share Anita’s story with others. Feel free to share my blog post. What if there was a way to heal our lives and some of the diseases that have ravaged us as a society? What if some of the things she talks about could help bring us to that place of healing, of inner peace, or of enlightenment. I truly believe that so much is possible.
Last evening we attended a wake for one of my school friends, she passed away this week of cancer at age 55. We also recently found out that another classmate also has cancer and he has not been given long to live. This is leaving me in a place of questions once again. Will we ever be able to transcend cancer and other serious diseases or illnesses? Are we meant to? I question because at times I feel myself so frustrated with this. Will we ever be brave enough to go into unchartered territory and explore the possibilities of miraculous healing like Anita experienced? There’s no doubt some are here to experience cancer… others are here to experience living their life with autism… some will go through serious traumas… some will be here to learn how to accept and find peace with the outcome regardless… some are finding the lesson in their disease and moving through it to the other side with return to wellness… some are passing away it was their time to leave probably… others are curious and keep questioning their beliefs… while others are choosing to dive deeper into the sacred journey of self-discovery and finding just what they need, whatever that might be. Is one better than the other? The answer is no. It is what it is. It is probably exactly as it needs to be for each and everyone of us according to what we came here to learn and experience. The exact plan that God had for each of us. But it still leaves me questioning my beliefs more deeply and also the bigger picture called life and what I am meant to learn from it, because I sense my learning is still not completed on this topic.
I wrote this blog post about a week ago and I wondered why I had not posted it yet. Since finding out that my school friend had passed away and after going to her wake last evening it became clear why I had not posted my blog yet.
Rest in Peace dear friend… and thank you for helping me gain more clarity on a topic that can frustrate me as equally as it passions me at times. I believe that this is going to help me to understand about disease on a deeper level, while learning to accept and respect in more ways the journey each of us is on regardless of the outcome. This has been a lingering issue for me and you have helped bring a lot of clarity with your passing. Thank you for being on my path for part of your journey in life as we were young girls in school together. I will always treasure those years and your beautiful smile and the gentle caring soul that you were. I know that your shining Light will always continue to remain with us. May God Bless You Always!! xo
There are a lot of wonderful interviews you can find with Anita Moorjani on Youtube.
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