Anita Moorjani was born in Singapore of Indian parents, moved to Hong Kong at the age of two, and has lived in Hong Kong most of her life. Because of her background and British education, she is multilingual and grew up speaking English, Cantonese, and an Indian dialect simultaneously; she later learned French at school. Anita had been working in the corporate world for many years before being diagnosed with cancer in April 2002. Her fascinating and moving near-death experience in early 2006 tremendously changed her perspective on life, and her work is now ingrained with the depths and insights she gained while in the other realm.
As a result of her near-death experience, Anita is often invited to speak at conferences and events around the globe to share her insights. She is also a frequent guest at The University of Hong Kong’s department of behavioral sciences, speaking on topics such as dealing with terminal illness, facing death, and the psychology of spiritual beliefs. She is the embodiment of the truth that we all have the inner power and wisdom to overcome even life’s most adverse situations, as she’s the living proof of this possibility. Anita currently lives in Hong Kong with her husband, and when she’s not traveling and speaking at conferences, she works as an intercultural consultant for multinational corporations based in the city.
Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing Hardcover | List Price: $24.95 | ISBN: 978-1-4019-3751-5
In this truly inspirational memoir, Anita Moorjani relates how, after fighting cancer for almost four years, her body—overwhelmed by the malignant cells spreading throughout her system—began shutting down. As her organs failed, she entered into an extraordinary near-death experience where she realized her inherent worth . . . and the actual cause of her disease. Upon regaining consciousness, Anita found that her condition had improved so rapidly that she was able to be released from the hospital within weeks . . . without a trace of cancer in her body!
Within these pages, Anita recounts stories of her childhood in Hong Kong, her challenge to establish her career and find true love, as well as how she eventually ended up in that hospital bed where she defied all medical knowledge.
As part of a traditional Hindu family residing in a largely Chinese and British society, she had been pushed and pulled by cultural and religious customs since she had been a little girl. After years of struggling to forge her own path while trying to meet everyone else's expectations, she had the realization, as a result of her epiphany on the other side, that she had the power to heal herself . . . and that there are miracles in the Universe that she had never even imagined. In Dying to Be Me, Anita freely shares all she has learned about illness, healing, fear, "being love," and the true magnificence of each and every human being!
This is a book that definitely makes the case that we are spiritual beings having a human experience . . . and that we are all One!
From the Foreword by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
I have been deeply and profoundly touched by the contents
of this book, and even more so by my personal relationship with
Anita Moorjani, who came into my life through a series of Divinely
orchestrated coincidences. For more than four years, an advancing
cancer brought Anita to death's doorstep and beyond—inside the
house of death itself, way beyond the doorway and the entrance
hall, if you will. Anita has described it all in great detail in this
soul-searching book. I encourage you to read it very carefully and
thoughtfully with a mind that's open to having many of your
cherished beliefs challenged, especially about what lies beyond
this world, in what's often called the hereafter.
Surrounded by loved ones and a medical team anticipating
her last breath at any moment, Anita lay in a deep coma. Yet she
was given the opportunity to return to her cancer-ravaged body,
defying all odds, and experience incredible healing—through the
vehicle of unconditional love. More than this, she was allowed to
return from the chamber of death and report to all of us what life
on the other side of this corporeal world looks like—and of even
more significance, feels like.
This is a love story—a big, unconditional love story that will
give you a renewed sense of who you truly are, why you're here,
and how you can transcend any fear and self-rejection that defines
your life. Anita speaks with uncommon candor about her cancer,
explaining why she believes she had to go down this treacherous
road in her life, why she feels she was healed, and why she
returned. And make no mistake about it, her life's mission is in
a very big way reflected in the fact that you're about to read her
report of this experience . . . and that I'm so involved in helping
to get this crucial message out to the world.
What Anita discovered during her 24-hour coma when she
passed through the doorway into the other realm is remarkably
aligned with all that I've been receiving in inspired moments of
writing and speaking. It's clear to both of us that Divine intervention
took over and moved the pieces around in such a way that
this woman living on the other side of the world, in a culture
quite dissimilar from my own, was escorted into my awareness
and my physical life.
I first heard of Anita when I received a copy of her near-death
experience (NDE) interview from a woman in New York named
Mira Kelley, who later became a friend and did a past-life regression
on me (which is published in my book Wishes Fulfilled.) After
one reading of Anita's NDE report, I felt irresistibly called to do
all that I could within my limited power to get her compelling
message out to the world. I called Reid Tracy, the president of Hay
House, and urged him to find Anita Moorjani and ask her to write
a book detailing her experience in-depth. I added that I would be
pleased—no, honored—to write the Foreword to her book if she
was willing to move ahead with it. Through a series of wonderful
synchronicities—including Anita calling from Hong Kong into
my weekly radio show on HayHouseRadio.com, and my interviewing
her for the entire planet to hear—we connected on both a
professional and a personal level.
Anita spoke of the sense that we're all pure love. We're not
only connected to everyone else and to God, but at a deeper level,
we all are God. We've allowed our fears and ego to edge God out
of our lives, which has much to do with all of the disease not only
in our bodies, but in our world as well. She spoke of learning to
treasure our magnificence and live as beings of light and love, and
of the healing properties inherent in such a mind-set.
Anita described actually experiencing the absence of time and
space, and feeling for the first time the wonder of knowing that
oneness isn't an intellectual concept, but that truly everything
is happening at once. She recounted being bathed in an aura of
pure, blissful love, and how such a feeling has unlimited potential
for healing. She learned firsthand the true meaning of the words
of Jesus, that "with God all things are possible"—and that leaves
nothing out, including healing the past. Anita discovered in person
what I'd been writing about so extensively in Wishes Fulfilled: that
in the true presence of the God-realized, the laws of the material
(including the medical) world do not apply.
I had to meet this woman. Beginning with our phone conversations,
I started to feel directly the spiritual essence of Anita and
her message of hope as a replacement for fear. I invited her to not
only write this book, but also to appear with me on PBS and tell
her story of love, hope, and healing to the entire world.
I sent Anita's NDE interview to my mother, who's 95 years old
and resides in an assisted-living center. My mom sees death quite
frequently, since many of her new friends of advanced age simply
pass away in their sleep and are gone from her experience forever.
I've had many conversations with her about her thoughts on the
great mystery called death that's the destiny of all living things.
All that materializes dematerializes. We know this intellectually,
yet what awaits us is still the great mystery.
After reading Anita's NDE report, my mother said that a wave
of peace overtook her and replaced the fear, anxiety, and stress
of what the great unknown brings. In fact, everyone who read
of Anita's near-death experience, including my children, felt that
they had a new lease on life and vowed to me to always, above all
else, love themselves, to treasure their magnificence, and to banish
all potential disease-producing thoughts from their daily lives.
While I'd been writing about these ideas, Anita had brought it all
home in the world of experience.
Anita was able to heal her body and told me on many occasions
that she felt she came back to teach this simple but powerful
lesson, which could not only heal you, but transform our world as
well. And this, I know, is why God brought Anita and me together.
I've always felt that it was my dharma to teach people about their
own divinity and know that the highest place within them is
God. We are not these bodies; we're neither our accomplishments
nor our possessions—we are all one with the Source of all being,
which is God. While I was writing all of this in Wishes Fulfilled,
Anita Moorjani came into my life as if to place an exclamation
point on all that I was receiving in my automatic writing. She
lived it and said it so beautifully—and now you're blessed to be
able to read and apply all that Anita came to know in her furious
bout with advanced cancer, and her tranquil journey back
through the direct experience of Divine healing.
I'm honored to play a small role in bringing this hopeful message
of love as the ultimate healing. May you take Anita's words
and become an instrument of removing any and all disease from
your body, your relationships, your country, and our world. As
Elizabeth Barrett Browning once observed poetically: "Earth's
crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God."
Indeed, healing and heaven on Earth are yours for the loving.
Enjoy Anita's wonderful, wonderful book. I love it, and I love her.