During my near-death experience, it felt to me that all judgment, hatred, jealousy, and fear stem from people not realizing their true greatness. Lacking awareness of our perfection keeps us feeling small and insignificant, and this goes against the natural flow of life-force energy — that which we really are. We go against ourselves.
The way I see it, if we were encouraged to express who we truly are, we’d all be very loving beings, each bringing our uniqueness to the world. Problems and strife come as a result of our not knowing who we are and not being able to show our inner beauty.
The Key to a Better World
We’ve created so much judgment about what’s “perfect,” which leads to doubt and competitiveness. Since we feel as though we’re not good enough, we go around acting out. However, if each of us became aware of our magnificence and felt good about ourselves, it seems to me the only thing we’d have to share is our unique nature, expressed outwardly in a loving manner that reflects our self-care.
It follows that the problems we see in the world aren’t from the judgment or hatred we have for others but for ourselves. Just as the key to my healing was unconditional self-love that eliminated fear, the key to a better world is for everyone to care for themselves the same way, realizing their true worth. If we stopped judging ourselves, we’d automatically find less and less need to condemn others. We’d begin to notice their true perfection. The universe is contained within us, and what we experience externally is only a reflection.
If every single person suddenly became aware of their true perfection and magnificence — let’s say that everyone on the planet had a spiritually transformative experience — our manifest world would change to reflect that new state. People would be more self-empowered and far less fearful and competitive, which would lead to more tolerance for each other. Crime rates would drop dramatically. Our immune systems would be stronger from less stress and fear, so there would be fewer illnesses. Priorities would change because we’d no longer be driven by greed, which is another facet of fear. Children would grow up being love — being stronger, healthier, and more trusting. They’d live on a planet that naturally supports this way of life rather than in a place that’s hostile to it.
How To Be At One with Universal Energy
Despite this vision, I don’t feel the need to change anyone else, let alone the world. Going out and altering things suggests I judge them to be wrong, therefore I need to fix them to match my own vision or ideology. Instead, everything is as it should be at this point in time. I know my only work is to be. My job here is to be myself — an expression of the love that I am — and to see the perfection in myself, others, and the world around me as I continue to live in the physical plane. That’s all that any of us needs to be.
I understand the roles that everyone in my family and my larger circle play in my life and I in theirs. If I’m not true to myself, then others around me aren’t able to be themselves either. Only by being my unique self can I allow others to interact with me on the level of their own infinite selves.
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As long as I have this awareness, I feel at one with Universal energy as it flows through my life, unfolding in miraculous and synchronistic ways. I become energized instead of drained — lifted up by being instead of brought down by doing, working with universal energy rather than against it. As I continue in this manner, my life takes on a Zen-like quality, in that I’m present to the point that everything has an almost surreal, guided feeling.
It’s not always easy, but it’s certainly made life more fun! I’m definitely still a work in progress, but this is pretty much all I have to do — just be the love I am, be who I am. My external universe will fall into place as a result of that, and the same is true on a grand scale.
How to Create a Different Planet
Just as we each create our own lives moment by moment with our thoughts and emotions, we’ve also collectively decided what’s humanly possible and what isn’t. Similarly, we also think our morals and values are absolute, but actually they’re just a bunch of thoughts and beliefs that we’ve adopted over time as being true. They’re a construct of our minds and a product of our cultures. If everyone’s thoughts and beliefs were different, then we’d have created a different planet.
It seems to me that this world is always a culmination of all our collective thoughts and beliefs where they currently stand. We only expand at the rate we’re capable of handling at any given point, individually or collectively. We still judge perpetrators of crime as exactly that — criminals who deserve to be condemned, not only in this life but in the afterlife as well! We’re still unable to see them as victims of fear, creations of a reality that we, as a whole, have built.
When each of us is able to look into the eyes of even our worst enemies and see our own eyes looking back, then we’ll see true transformation of the human race. By expanding our awareness on an individual level, we’ll be effecting change on a universal level.
A Slower, Deeper Shift Taking Place in the World
Each one of us is like a single thread in a huge tapestry, woven in a complex and colorful pattern. We may be only one strand, yet we’re all integral to the finished image. Our only obligation to others, our only purpose, is to express our uniqueness and allow others to do the same.
Realizing that the Light, the magnificent Universal energy is within us and is us, changes us as individuals because we’re open and ready. In this way, a slower, deeper shift can take place in the world.
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©2012 by Anita Moorjani.
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of the publisher, Hay House Inc. www.hayhouse.com
Dying To Be Me: My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing
by Anita Moorjani.
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!
About the Author
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. 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. Visit her website: www.anitamoorjani.com