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From Near-Death to Cancer-Free: An Amazing True Story

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From Near-Death to Cancer-Free: An Amazing True Story

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, (Please comment on what you make of this, and how it fits with your own beliefs.)

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Meryl Davids Landau

Meryl Davids Landau is the author of the new spiritual women's novel, Downward Dog, Upward Fog, which ForeWord Reviews calls "an inspirational gem that will appeal to introspective, evolving women." The novel was recently recommended by Yoga Journal's Blog and Spirituality & Health. Read excerpts at Meryl also writes for O: the Oprah Magazine, Whole Living, Reader's Digest and other national magazines.


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8:59AM PST on Nov 17, 2013

Great Message. Thanks for Sharing.

12:43PM PST on Nov 18, 2012

Loved it

4:31AM PST on Nov 18, 2012

Amazing story :) Thanks for sharing.

9:50PM PST on Nov 17, 2012

I really don't believe I would have such a fighting spirit.

1:14PM PST on Nov 17, 2012

Thanks for the article.

5:24AM PST on Nov 10, 2012

Thanks for sharing :)

4:09PM PST on Nov 7, 2012

a true testiment to the healing power of the human each day as if it were your last...spend time with those that uplift you and not with those who try to put you down.treat others the way you would like to be treated .forgive those who have failed you.let your spirit soar by doing things you love ..with those you love

12:24PM PST on Nov 7, 2012

What a great message. Something to remember every day to do what makes you feel joyful even if it's just to stop for a second and watch a bird hop. And remember to tell yourself "I love you!" And pass it on!

12:13PM PST on Nov 7, 2012

Amazing story, thank you for sharing this.

10:40AM PST on Nov 7, 2012

did they give her copious ammounts of cannibis oil? that one little girl said she went into remission in a small time after eating

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