“Dying to be Me” is Anita’s memoir – an account of her Near-death experience and a comeback from it after her 4-year struggle with cancer. In this book, Anita, now 61 years old, bravely recounts details of her rendezvous with death in 2006 and why she decided to come back into her frail body lying on the hospital bed.

It was supposed to be her last day here. She had been in a coma for more than 30 hours, her organs had shut down and her tumors were the size of lemons, and on the hospital bed, Anita had an out-of-body experience that changed her life. She had crossed the physical realm of the five senses. Anita uses appropriate analogies and metaphors to describe the bigness of the non-physical realm because it is not something that humans can fathom easily. She felt painless and magnificent and learned that we are all connected in the tapestry of life helping each other realize our potential. She says it is hard to express the unconditional love and freedom she felt on the other side through words alone.

And yet, why did she decide to come back into her frail and sick body?

Her connections on earth mattered. She realized that she had a purpose now. She had to bear the torch for others seeking spiritual guidance. Anita understood that we all are one and pure love and that if she decided to go back into her physical body, she would heal miraculously because the body would soon reflect the internal greatness that she received on the other end.

The book reveals her wrestling with life – the story of her growing up in Hongkong under strict ideologies, her constant struggle to fit in, of being singled out over and over again for her dark skin in school, of the discovery of her soulmate Danny, of her worst nightmare turning into a blunt reality when she got diagnosed with cancer and finally, her interesting encounter with death and healing thereafter.

Today, Anita is an acknowledged author and speaker living in the USA with the love of her life, her husband, Danny. She is an advocate of “Love yourself first” because, she says, “Learning to love and accept myself unconditionally is what healed me and brought me back from the brink of death.” She says loving others unconditionally does not mean you would allow them to walk all over you like you’re a doormat. The book is a must-read for everyone on a quest to understand the universal energy, the world beyond the five senses, and our connectedness to the source. Anita’s NDE account is a fascinating read that reveals that DEATH is not an end but only a part of your wonderful journey….

Truly, Anita had to die before she understood her greatness but with the lessons from her book, we don’t have to wait for the experience of death to understand our divinity.

Gunjan Khaitan

-Gunjan Khaitan is an avid Reader, a mother, a spiritual speaker, and a book reviewer.

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