Dying to Be Me

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Hong...

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Hi everyone today I’m going to discuss the book by Anita Moorjani, called Dying to Be Me. I read this book over the past couple of days. I am a big fan of Dr. Wayne Dyer. In case you don’t know who he is, as far as I’m concerned he’s the guru of self-help. He recommended this book so I bought it the first opportunity I had.

Anita Moorjani is a young Eastern Indian who lived through an amazing event. She and her husband live in Hong Kong. She was diagnosed with stage 4 lymphatic cancer.  Anita did not use any western medicine, only alternative types. She became ill enough after four years she died in the hospital. She had the choice if she wanted to come back to her body and she chose to, after speaking with her father and best friend who had passed before her. It is absolutely amazing to read. I was eating it up like candy.

I enjoyed the book, up to the point I read a question and answer session which she placed at the end of the chapters. Anita says we are pure love and you feel nothing but unconditional love when your on the other side. A question asks “Are you saying that a criminal–say, a murderer–would go to the same place and feel the same nonjudgement as a saint?” Her answer absolutely stunned me and I immediately turned off inside. Here is her answer, as written. “Yes, that’s what I’m saying. In that state, we understand that everything we’ve done, no matter how seemingly negative, has actually come from fear, pain, and limited perspectives.  A lot of what we do or feel is because we know no other way. Once we’re in the other realm, however, our physical limitations become clear to us, so we’re able to understand why we did things and we feel only compassion.”

“It felt as though those whom we label “perpetrators” are also victims of their own limitations, pain, and fear.  When we realize this, we feel only connection with everyone and everything. I understood that in the other realm, we’re all One. We’re all the same.”

“If everyone knew this, we wouldn’t need laws and prisons. But here, we don’t understand, so we think in terms of “us” and “them,” causing us to operate out of fear. This is why we have judgement, laws, prisons, and punishment. In this realm, at this time, we need them for our own protection. But on the other side, there’s no such thing as punishment, because once we’re there, we become aware that we’re all connected.”

I am a Christian and Anita is not. I have spoken with people who have had near death experiences and they have told me about seeing the light of God. I have a hard time believing that evil would suddenly disappear because the evil one died and they would be on the same level with someone like Saint Theresa.

I am thinking that maybe we see what we know. It is an amazing story and made me do a lot of thinking about the afterlife.  What are your thoughts? Have you ever talked with anyone who has had a near death experience? Let me know.



  • Al says:

    I agree that our after life experience may be related to what we know. I was with someone when they were dying. They were annoyed it had taken so long and out of a period of sleep/unconsciousness clearly siad, my name is Ethel!! Now give me my star! She died about 20 minutes later. I had never thought i would be swinging on a star and finally concluded that our experience must be related to our own consciousness.

  • Brendan says:

    *I* have had NDE, but I can assure you that the events AFTER the NDE have been the most important. There is a wealth of information concerning NDE on IANDS.ORG or you can go to youtube and simply type in NDE. A good source of information would be the channel entitled:TheLightBehindGod. That channel is run by Rene Jorgenson who has had NDE, but is also a researcher in the field. Please note that there are accounts of “Hellish” experiences, and not all NDE’s are “Heavenly”. I hope this has assisted in your endeavor to know more about NDE. Just so you know: miracles *DO* exist! You may also contact me as well. Thanks, Much Peace, Love, and Light~~~Always (I am usually known by my handle “WishinForTheMission”)

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  • Hugh Magee says:

    What Anita Moorjani says about evil, etc. is entirely compatible with the teachings of A COURSE IN MIRACLES.

  • fhughmagee says:

    What Anita Moorjani says about evil, etc. is entirely compatible with the teachings of A COURSE IN MIRACLES

  • Janet says:

    I’ve read a lot of books and researced about NDE’s and I learned that some of the NDE’s are partial or full. Partial meaning the person saw a white light or tunnel or heard a voice (I know a few people having these experiences), whereas with a full NDE people see other realms, beings, and loved ones.

    Regarding Anita’s description if people who do “evil” acts being fully loved unconditionally in these realms, I tend to agree with this. The “evil” acts may have been acts of temporary insanity or out of ignorance.

    However there are others who do truly evil acts and have with no remorse. I believe these people, if they become conscious of these acts and recognize unconditional love when they die, they allow it and become it.

    However, there are those who reject that they are God and God’s light. I read that these people reside in realms of their own making devoid of love and light. As soon as they recognize the unconditional love of God or spirit, they instantly leave those realms.

    Howard Storm who wrote a book “my descent into death” writes about such a realm of such emptiness and devoid of joy that he becomes depressed, physically sick, and disgusted when describing it in his book (he said he never believed in a loving God or spirit before his NDE and would feel contempt for those who did).

    Regarding those who are victims of such of others doing evil to them, this may have been all planned and these souls may be fulfilling paths that will never be understood by those on earth.

    Another book that goes into a little about this and how the other realm reflect our belief etc. is “”The Afterlife of Billy Fingers” by Annie Kagan.

    This book is interesting in that it describes Annie’s brother talking to her after he REALLY died after getting hit by a car. The book is dictated to her by her dead brother describing what it’s like to not have a physical body, and the unconditional love that he feels is hard to describe in earthly terms.