Narration was excellent besides a few early chapters sounding echoey, as if they we done in a plain room instead of a recording room. Overall a beautiful lesson and message birthed from a miracle. Some of the explanations in the beginning were long winded and too elaborate. I understand why and all... because language is limited in description for this even. It just made me feel like it was forced or unbelievable at points. (as in a description of anything that carried on as such would). I do believe this story, however. I really gained the most out of the last 1/3 to 1/2 of this book. It connected with me nicely and I am trying to be more accepting of myself and not to be as harsh. Thank you.
Author is diagnosed with lymphoma, and decides not to treat it, after spending months treating it through Ayurvedic medicine. She decides against chemotherapy, which is her decision.
As a middle class female who has struggled with chronic health issues for many years, I guess I am biased. To have the resources to leave work, travel internationally for yoga and alternative medicine masters, etc.... I wonder how many of us could heal. I believe her healing was indeed miraculous at the medical level, but at the spiritual level.....who wouldn't have experienced amazing insights?
Although some of what she says rings true to me spiritually, there's a huge bias here that the average person simply wouldn't be able engage in, due to lack of resources.
I am happy for her healing, but the nuggets of spiritual insight are available from many sources.
I am 37 years old and have been on a spiritual pursuit since I was 17. Anita's message has touched me more profoundly than ANYTHING I have ever heard. This book has without a doubt changed the trajectory of my life. Thank you Anita!
This is an incredibly beautiful book. From the story, through the writing, to the masterful narration by the author.
I prefer positive literature that ultimately conveys the power of love, and this is a perfect example. My other reviews provide more examples and this is very special.
I heard about it through Wayne Dyer who mentions it in his I Can See Clearly Now. He also narrates the foreword to this tome.
Most highly recommended.
Compared to some other NDE books I have read, there was not as much stated detail. There also was much autobiographical information that I wasn't sure that was germaine to the story. However, the end of the book as well as the Q & A section was well worth the listen. That part I have listened to over and over.
The message is love yourself and enjoy life. Will this help us avoid disease? I hope so, but I'm not sure this will work for everyone, maybe it will work for the very elevated and centered souls. I agree with her comments regarding how we attract diseases ...it's usually fear, anger, stress. She received this message for a reason and she was encouraged to pass it on but it is up to the individual to digest and absorb it. You CAN heal yourself.
Refreshing, uplifting and wonderful! Anita has an important story to tell, and I am grateful that I listened. It is a treat to have her tell her message.
I recommend this book to those who crave meaning and clarity, but especially to anyone who is ready to heal and be whole again.
Its a good book about spirituality, I like that the writer is the narrator and she does a really good job. Repetitive at the end. It has a Q&A section which for me made no sense.
Difficult to make this into a film since its all spiritual concepts and beliefs.
The book at first is very rich, has a lot of depth and you want to keep on listening about her story, but then right in the middle it kinda stops and just starts to ramble about her spiritual experience like if it was the only answer in the world. It got a bit boring in the end. I enjoyed it a lot overall, don't get me wrong, but the last chapters where the same and the same and the Q&A section really took my by surprise, and not a good one. But the idea is great and the narration excellent.
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Anita's story is compelling for two reasons.
1) Unlike most near death stories which generally seem to be sudden (i.e. a car accident etc) and flooded with white light and images of loved ones - Anita was ravaged with cancer. Her death had been long time coming. Her organs had shut down so there is no confusion as to the miracle of her recovery, whatever the source.
2) Unlike most accounts of near death experiences, which seem to be "it felt wonderful" or "everyone I loved who had passed away was there" - Anita was able to describe and articulate what she LEARNED as well as what she experienced - and how she put it into practice resulting in life changes.
Anita's message that once we go back to the spiritual world - we know everything - hence, we don't need to spend or time on earthy trying to gain spiritual knowledge. We will know everything the moment we leave our physical bodies. We are supposed to just "be" here and now - THIS is the "show" - not the afterlife where there is no judgement. The spiritual world takes care of itself. Worry about being in our physical bodies.
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Interesting...it certainly must be amazing to have had such an experience and the writing is good, but some of the chapters make me cringe. I did find the questions about religion very interesting and thought provoking (that the afterlife is essentially areligious). But this is a women who turned down any conventional medical treatment for a treatable disease, then received chemotherapy and was cured. The medically related topics made me cringe (as a physician).