Sharon Lund, DD, is an author, producer,
international speaker, and New Thought Minister.
Understanding the sacredness of life and death is a product of Sharon Lund's life experiences and spiritual journey. She has danced with life and death since childhood. Her early history of nine years of sexual abuse, the unexpected loss of family members, community involvement, and her adult struggle with illness gradually compelled Sharon to live her life purpose.
In early 1986, Sharon started to work in the AIDS and cancer communities in Los Angeles, teaching mind-body-spirit healing techniques. Later that year, she realized she might be infected with the HIV/AIDS virus when she saw her ex-husband, Bill, on Dan Rather's AIDS Special, "AIDS Hits Home." He was announcing to the world he was infected with AIDS. Sharon confronted him and he denied it was him on the show. However, during meditation Sharon heard she needed to be tested. Her test came back positive. She was infected with HIV. Bill called Sharon a few years later right before he died due to AIDS complications and admitted he was infected in 1983, when they were married, and he led a secret bi-sexual life. Sharon forgave Bill, and embraced the HIV/AIDS virus, allowing it to empower her.
Being active in the AIDS, cancer, and senior communities as a minister, Sharon has been blessed to be present at the bedsides of men and women as they made their transitions.
Millions of people around the world have encountered near-death experiences (NDEs). In 1984, Sharon encountered her first near-death experience, resulting in the gift of her life purpose to be a healer, teach around the world, and write books. In March 1997, she had a second near-death experience due to AIDS complications. She died! Her Spirit lifted out of her body, she immediately felt healed, saw a review of her life, then went through the tunnel of light. Telepathically the voice of God spoke to her. Sharon then relived precious times with her daughter, Jeaneen. She was given the choice to stay in the spirit realm or return to her physical body. She chose to return to Jeaneen.
Before this second NDE, Sharon had been assisting people infected with cancer and dying from AIDS complications in sharing their life stories by leaving their legacy and then assisting them to create a memorial honoring their lives. Yet she had not created her own. This was a wake-up call. In meditation, Sharon was told to break the silence about dying and death and was guided to write Sacred Living, Sacred Dying: A Guide to Embracing Life and Death. She understood more than ever the importance of sharing one's life story, along with the dignity and process of dying. This act allows people to celebrate life, rather than mourn death, and to leave a treasured legacy for friends, loved ones, and future generations.
Sharon has taken all the healing techniques she has learned, embraced, and taught around the world since 1986, and shares her wisdom in The Integrated Being: Techniques to Heal Your Mind-Body-Spirit. Within these 356 pages, Sharon weaves in her personal experiences and teaches step-by-step valuable processes, exercises, meditations, visualizations, and much more that will assist the reader to become whole.
Sharon is the producer of the Dying to Live: NDE documentary. She conquered childhood abuse, husband betrayal, and life-threatening AIDS. Now, she shares her incredible near-death experiences in this thought-provoking, inspirational documentary that will change the way people look at life and death.
Sharon is joined by other men, women, and children who faced death. They share their out-of-body experiences and interactions with the light and tunnel, as they see their bodies and hear messages from the other side. Many came back to a new life. Their discoveries about death came from love rather than fear, forever altering how they relate to this most natural cycle of life.
Sharon has danced with life and death throughout her life, and each challenge seeded the gifts and wisdom she shares with the world. By facing her challenges–nine years of sexual abuse as a child, low self-esteem, anorexia, suicide attempts, destructive relationships, and death–she has come to see her challenges as sacred, because they healed her and brought her to self-discovery, wholeness, living her life purpose, and helped her to become who she is today.
Her compassion, love, and understanding motivates people of all ages to overcome illness, grief, and life challenges. Through Sharon's life experiences and wisdom, she inspires and empowers people to be all that they can be in mind-body-spirit.
Speaking engagements have taken Sharon to Japan, Russia, Europe, and Canada, as well as throughout the United States. She has appeared on numerous television shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show, 48 Hours, CNN and Eye on America. Sharon has been featured in periodicals including The Los Angeles Times, TV Guide, Daily News, Shape, Women's World, Whole Life, and the London-based Women's Own magazine. She has written articles for Whole Life Times, Being Alive, and Awareness.
Sharon's life story was featured in the November 2007 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine.
She has shared the stage with First Lady Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Tom Cruise, Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Elizabeth Taylor, and numerous other celebrities and politicians throughout the world. Sharon has spoken at the Centers for Disease Control, and in 1995, she accepted a personal invitation from President Clinton to speak at the White House.
Sharon became a New Thought Minister in 1986 and graduated from Emerson Theological Institute with a Doctor of Divinity degree.
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