Archive | February, 2012

Update on Anita Moorjani’s Case

25 Feb

Today I received an email from Regina Khan who is Anita’s assistant. She has directed me to another video clip of a lecture that Anita gave which also includes the testimony of Dr Peter Ko, the doctor who examined all of her medical notes and verified her case.  The video clip is approximately 20 minutes long – again this includes Anita’s very interesting and inspiring information about what she experienced and it also includes a clip of Dr Peter Ko speaking about her remarkable case. To view the clip visit Anita’s website, it’s the clip on the front page:

www.anitamoorjani.com

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Anita Moorjani’s NDE on Youtube

13 Feb

This week I was alerted to Lilou Mace’s 47 minute interview with Anita Moorjani on Youtube. If my memory serves me correctly, Anita’s case is referred to in an article written by Dr Larry Dossey and published in Explore journal:

(Dossey, L. (2011). Dying to Heal: A Neglected Aspect of NDEs. Explore, March / April, Vol., 7, No. 2, pp. 59-62.)

On February 2nd 2006 Anita, who had been suffering with lymphoma cancer for four years, was admitted to Intensive Care in Hong Kong. She was critically ill due to a relapse of her lymphoma. She was not expected to survive and her family were told that she would be lucky to survive another 36 hours. In fact, during the interview, Anita stated that she was actually pronounced dead by the doctor. Not only did Anita regain consciousness but miraculously her lymphoma cancer disappeared too.

Anita has reported a very deep NDE which incorporates many of the components that make up the NDE. There are many interesting points made by Anita including how she didn’t realise that she was in a coma when she was admitted to the hospital because she was still very much aware and could see everything that was going on around her. Also, as is commonly reported, her perception of time was greatly altered and everything seemed to be happening at once. Therefore making sense of the experience and trying to relate it to linear time was quite difficult as is reported by many NDErs.

A prevalent part of her experience was the realisation that we are all interconnected and when she was not in her body she was able to connect with those around her, even the nurses whom she did not know.

What was interesting to me was the fact that she was very much aware of her brother being many miles away and not being present at her bedside. She did not want to die because she did not want him to arrive at the hospital only to see her dead body. The possibility that patient’s have control over the time of their death is one thing I write about in my forthcoming book. As a nurse I have witnessed so many patients die either when their family leave their bedside to have a break or after the arrival of a person or after a particular event such as a family wedding has passed. Anita’s testimony supports the possibility that we have more control over our deaths than we realise.

Maybe the most important message that Anita has to share is how it made her realise that (like many of us, myself included!) she had previously been living her life out of fear of the consequences of her actions. However, her NDE taught her to live her life out of love for herself.

 Anita’ Moorjani’s forthcoming book Dying to be Me is released at the beginning of March.

 Thank you Anita and Lilou for the interview. What a great message Anita has to share with the world. I encourage everyone to watch the interview and listen to and hear what she has to say.

 To watch the interview click the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjLouLHH-_I

Update of this Post

Today I received an email from Regina Khan who is Anita’s assistant. She has directed me to another video clip of a lecture that Anita gave which also includes the testimony of Dr Peter Ko, the doctor who examined all of her medical notes and verified her case.  The video clip is approximately 20 minutes long – again this includes Anita’s very interesting and inspiring information about what she experienced and it also includes a clip of Dr Peter Ko speaking about her remarkable case. To view the clip visit Anita’s website, it’s the clip on the front page:

www.anitamoorjani.com

In The News…

6 Feb

On Wednesday 1st February The Guardian published an interesting article called the Top Five Regrets of The Dying.

Australian Palliative Care nurse Bronnie Ware recorded her observations of looking after patients who were in the last few weeks of their life and has written a book on the subject. She also has a blog called Inspiration and Chai:

http://www.inspirationandchai.com/Regrets-of-the-Dying.html

When I read the article I couldn’t help but agree with her observations and I too have mentioned some of these things in my forthcoming book.

Undertaking my research had a very profound effect on me and changed me in many ways. In fact because I learned so much from the patients I looked after I too completely re-evaluated my life. It’s almost as if I was faced with my own death through studying the deaths of my patients. It made me realise the importance of seizing the moment and living in the now! So it was no surprise when the number one on the list of regrets was:

I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

On reflecting on their lives many of the patients realised that they had never fulfilled their dreams. Health brings a freedom that few realise until they no longer have it.

Are you fulfilling your dreams?

For the full article click the link below:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/feb/01/top-five-regrets-of-the-dying?INTCMP=SRCH

 

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