One of the first books I listened to after I got the HayHouse audio unlimited app was Dying To Be Me by Anita Moorjani. I actually heard about her in a summit that HayHouse was doing and had never heard her story before. The small amount I heard fascinated me so I started listening to her book. Here are my thoughts on her story and her message.
Her Story In Dying To Be Me Was What I Wanted And Needed To Hear
I saw some people review Dying To Be Me and say they were disappointed that she didn’t talk more about the near-death experience, but I needed to hear more about before and after her near-death experience and the realizations she came to.
For me, I’ve had so many things happen to me in the past few years that worrying about my health has become an issue, and I wanted to hear what she thinks caused her cancer and how she is staying cancer-free – and a lot of that has to do with fear and letting it go.
Essentially, fear caused her cancer in her eyes. This is something both my husband and I believe, and I wanted to hear a story from someone who manifested cancer and then overcame it.
I feel like my Grandpa, who lost both his wives to cancer as well as his daughter, focused on it so much – and feared it so much – that he manifested it into his own life. He ended up dying of colon cancer quite late in life. And so I’ve always felt like I shouldn’t focus on fear like that.
Dying To Be Me was the reminder I need to work on letting go of fear and be more present and grateful for what’s going on around me. I’ve been trying to really focus more on the present and, as Anita says in the book, focus on being, not doing.
Here Are The Points That I Bookmarked While Listening To Dying To Be Me
Here are the points that I bookmarked as I was listening to Dying To Be Me. These aren’t necessarily in order. They kind of jump from one thought to the next, but they represent the ideas that made me shake my head yes or stop and think.
- Anita feels that cancer wasn’t a punishment for something she did or from something outside of herself. She feels that she developed cancer because her energy manifested into it after she wasn’t able to express herself due to her fears.
- One of the things she experienced in her NDE is that all time is here and now. There is no separation. This has kept me thinking for a while. I like time. I like to look forward to the future. I don’t want the future to be now. But, I think I’m not grasping what she experienced… because I didn’t experience it. She did say that if you’ve ever dreamt about the phone rining and then wake up and find it rings, that’s experiencing time at one moment. Ironically, while reading this book, I heard the doorbell ring in my dream, and then when I woke up, a few minutes later, the doorbell rang. So, I guess I experienced that on some level.
- Anita sees herself as an infinite being with the physical reflecting what’s going on inside of her soul.
- She says that we search outside ourselves for answers, but all the answers are inside of us. She says, “My answers are inside of me, and yours lie within you too.”
- She says that we come into our lives knowing our magnificence and life erodes it. We have all this anxiety that keeps us from feeling good enough or on track and we don’t get the encouragement we need to just be who we want to be, so we stay on that wrong path.
- We don’t have to live in anxiety about what comes next, we can recognize the energy that we are already a part of and go with the flow.
- Positive thinking didn’t cause her recovery. She feels that when she went beyond her mind, and her damaging thoughts were out of the way completely, she was able to heal. She says this was pure consciousness.
- She talks about how harshly she treated and judged herself throughout her life. There was nobody punishing her, it was she who was doing all the judging and punishing.
- Now she realizes that just the fact that she existed was enough for unconditional love. She didn’t need to pray or beg for it.
- When you let go and release your attachment to things, it is healing. For true healing to occur, let go of the need to be healed and go with the flow.
- Don’t stop listening to your own internal voice and give your power away to commercials, peers, etc.
- If we start to believe that our negative thoughts attract negative things, we become fearful. Anita says that it’s less to do with our thoughts than our emotions, especially what we feel about ourselves. She also allows herself to feel the negative emotions because it’s better to allow the feeling rather than to fight against it. You work through it quicker. It’s an act of self-love.
- Everything happens when we are ready for it to happen.
- Anita says that she didn’t come back to accomplish anything, she only came back to be. Everything comes from love, not worry.
Dying To Be Me Is A Story Of Hope And Wonder
Her story is one of hope. Hope that there is more out there than we realize. Hope that everyone is going to get to experience this great place beyond the physical at one time. And hope that we can heal ourselves.
While getting the Hayhouse app is one way to listen to it, there are lots of different ways you can listen to Dying To Be Me or read it on Amazon here.