Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Dying To Be Me

Do you know just how powerful you really are?  Is it possible to heal your body purely by realizing your true essence? Are there miracles in the Universe that you have yet to imagine?

If you are looking to answer these questions for yourself, then Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer to Near Death to True Healing (Hay House) by best-selling author, Anita Moorjani, is a great book to read.

In a world with surmounting challenges, we tend to forget the miracle of who we are and that we often hold everything we need within us. This book is a powerful reminder.

It is a story of a miraculous healing.  It is a story that offers comfort across religious boundaries.  

The earlier chapters give an account of Anita Moorjani's life as a daughter of traditional Hindu parents, growing up in Hong Kong with varying beliefs and cultural expectations that led to much internal conflict and fear.  She shares a familiar struggle of trying to fit in.  "Why am I always different, wherever I go?  Where do I belong?"

She describes how her continued fears created in her a state of dis-ease and one of her worst fears became a reality when she received a diagnosis of cancer.  I was most struck when she later explained that she ate "very healthfully" prior to her diagnosis, but that she did so out of fear.  I often feel that many of our well-intentioned habits are based on fear or obligation, rather than love and pure joy.  This was a great reminder for me to just check in and assess my motivations for my healthy habits. 

Anita Moorjani was able to discover the truth of who she is through a near death expereince (NDE).  She no longer fears her physical death and sees the perfection and connectedness of all of life.  She explains that even if she were to come back to a sick body, the understanding she gained "would have eliminated or reduced my internal suffering. There would have been a sense of purpose in having to live with a sick body.  I believe everyone has a purpose, regardless of their physical condition." I love this.

I also enjoyed reading about the synchroncities that led to Dr. Wayne Dyer learning about her story and encouraging her to share her message.  As she  writes, "Each of us is an integral part of a greater unfolding tapestry that's continually working toward healing the planet."  I absolutely love this line. 

"You already are everything you need to be."  That's what Anita Moorjani wants us all to remember.  It's a message that affirms what I feel deeply in my heart...that we are all an expression of divine love.  We often lose essential parts of who we are in order to feel accepted by others.  In God's plan, we each fit perfectly...just as we are. 

Kathleen O'Malley, DC

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FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from Hay House Publishing for this review. The opinion in this review is unbiased and reflects my honest judgment of the product. 

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