By Jena Griffiths | June 17, 2012
“God is not a being but a state of being” Anita Moorjani
A few years ago a friend of mine died of cancer. It was very frustrating not being able to help. I really believed she would surprise us all and miraculously cure herself at the 11th hour. Now I have just read a true story by someone who managed to survive this ordeal and come back to tell the tale.
Anita Moorjani’s journey from cancer to near death to true healing. Dying to be me
Anita’s body was riddled with cancer. She could no longer eat. Her organs had all shut down. She left her body. Met her father and friends on the other side and then chose to come back.
This book is a must read if you have a terminal illness or if one of your friends do. What I found really amazing was that her close family never gave up on her. She possibly wouldn’t have come back without that 11th hour support. Usually the support we give at this advanced stage is to ease the pain and aid transition.
Anita says that what she learned on the other side was self love; to know her own divinity and magnificence and that we are all one and always connected. She says a diet of laughter and joy is the solution rather than anything you eat. Anita says it doesn’t matter what you believe or don’t believe but how you feel about yourself.
“I believe that my cancer was related to my self identity, and it feels as though it was my body’s way of telling me that my soul was grieving for the loss of its own worth – of its identity.”
My favorite quote from this book:
“God is not a being, but a state of being” Anita Moorjani
Well worth reading.
Here’s an update to this post – an interview with Anita about her experience.