H. Emilie Cady, in her classic text, Lessons in Truth notes, "There is attainable by us, a place where we can see that our doing can cease because we realize that Spirit is the fulfillment of all of our desires." Dr. Cady reminds us that the ultimate solution to all of our challenges lies in leaning on - and putting our trust in - the invisible, also known as “The Force” or God. Trusting in what we cannot see is particularly essential when we have exhausted all our know-how. It is in those moments that we have to let go of what we think we know and even our most cherished beliefs. Letting go and letting God even has its place as we collectively navigate through the world-wide Coronavirus pandemic. While we need to do all we can to protect ourselves – wash our hands, wear masks when in public, following the social distancing guidelines, and so forth – perhaps one of the most important things we can do is put our trust in that which we cannot see.
The power of letting go and leaning on that Spiritual presence that Emilie Cady wrote about was poignantly highlighted by Anita Moorjani in her book, Dying to be Me. In her book, Moorjani highlights her journey from cancer to a near-death experience, and ultimately experiencing true healing. Moorjani shares that she had a great fear of cancer because she witnessed several family members die from the illness. She also became afraid of the chemotherapy treatment. As a result, Moorjani had a double whammy – she was terrified both of dying and living. As it turned out, that which she feared came upon her, and she was diagnosed with cancer.
Despite her fears, Moorjani tried everything she could to heal. She went to faith healers, tried various modes of prayer and meditation. She did energy work and read every book she could get her hands on. She even traveled across the world to meet with Buddhist Monks, Indian Yogis, and enlightened masters. She hoped to find answers and experience healing. But her cancer got worse. She was terrified. Moorjani eventually reached a point where it was too difficult to hang on anymore. In that instant, she surrendered and let go. As Moorjani puts it, “I had a total internal release." It was at this moment she had her Near Death Experience.
But something happened when she relinquished her hold to physical life – she reached an expansive state of consciousness, and in that state, suddenly remembered who she indeed was. What Anita Moorjani remembered was she was “unconditional magnificence." In that second, she had the revelation that she was going to be okay, and her cancer disappeared. While there are many points in her story that are fascinating (you’ll have to read the book to find out), here’s what she said that is vital:
“My healing occurred only when all conscious action on my part had completely ceased, and the life force took over." In other words, she leaned on and trusted in the invisible presence. As a result, Moorjani was able to rest assured that all was well.
To paraphrase Proverbs 3:5, Trust in the Force with all your heart and do not rely on your insight. In all your ways, acknowledge The Force, and it will make straight your path.
Peace and Blessings,