I recently came across a woman whose story inspired—and floored—me and hope it moves you as much. Her name is Anita Moorjani. While she lives in Hong Kong, she will actually be speaking in the U.S. next week (November 9 in California – get more info here).
Moorjani battled lymphoma for nearly four years, until, in 2006, her distraught husband rushed her to the hospital–comatose and riddled with lemon-size tumors from her skull to her abdomen—knowing the end was near. Doctors warned her family to prepare for death, as it appeared her organs were shutting down.
While seeming to be in a coma, however, Moorjani was actually in a state of bliss. Acutely aware of everything happening to her physical body in that hospital, she was simultaneously experiencing what she terms the “other realm.” There, feeling that she was reunited with her deceased father and longtime friend, she understood that we are always perfect and loved. Eventually, understanding that she had a choice to go forward into death or to turn back to her body, she elected to return, knowing her cancer would disappear in a matter of days, since the disease could not survive inside her new energy of self-love.
Four days after she startled her doctors by awakening from that coma, Moorjani’s cancer was 70 percent gone. Within five weeks, no traces remained. An amazed doctor later examining her records told her, “Whichever way I look at it, you should be dead.”
Yet she is hardly dead. In fact, Moorjani is more alive than most of us. Her near death experience six years ago caused her to live “fearlessly,” and she wants everyone to do the same.
I recently tracked Anita down in her Hong Kong home, where we had a fabulous conversation about spirit, life, death, and, of course, health, which is excerpted below. For more about this incredible story, check out her book, Dying to Be Me: My Journey from Cancer to Near Death to True Healing. To see where Anita is speaking in the U.S. in early November, visit her website, www.AnitaMoorjani.com. (Please comment on what you make of this, and how it fits with your own beliefs.)