Michael McCartney was a founding board member of Friends of the Academy of Intuition Medicine ®, a scholarship fund for students at the Academy of Intuition Medicine ®.  As a sponsored fiscal project of MarinLink, a California nonprofit corporation, exempt from federal tax under section 501(c)(3) EIN # 20-0879422 of the Internal Revenue Code, donations to the scholarship fund are tax deductible. If you would like to make a donation in honor of Michael McCartney, please make your check payable to Friends of the Academy of Intuition Medicine and mail it to:

Friends of the Academy of Intuition Medicine
P.O. Box  242
Kentfield, CA 94914-0242

In the memo section of your check, please write In honor of Michael McCartney.  Please also include your return mailing address and your email address so that we can send you a letter thanking you for your donation, which letter you may use for you records.

Posted by Tom Verkozen on April 15, 2020
Michael, Michael, Michael

Your passing from physical form in April of 2017 seems like just yesterday ... yet your infectious smile and deep wisdom comes to mind so frequently ... you are missed ... and often mentioned as our little MIM group (Ernesto, Harriet, Fin, Patricia and Bass) gets together. Thank you for all you have done for so many of us.

Blessings to your family ... Zena, Zoe and Francesca ...
Posted by Reed Harvey on April 9, 2020
Francesca, Zoe and Zena,

Thinking of you.

Posted by Aram Hami on April 8, 2020
Thinking of you
Posted by Zena McCartney on April 8, 2020
Dear dad,

3 years ago today I lost you as a physical person. But your memory is still with me and your spirit is still ever present in my life. I love you and Disneyland forever. 

Loving you always, 

Mini Mike aka Zena
Posted by Dee Merz on April 8, 2020
You will always be remembered for your kindness, your orange tennis shoes, & your big generous smile!!!

I"ll never forget the time, I walked into the Academy and your were vacuuming and I didn't want to disturb you, but you turned it off and took the time to sit down and just chat.
It made a different and it was the little things that you did that showed you cared.
Posted by Anoosh Hami on April 8, 2020
Remembering you on your anniversary. Rest in peace.
Posted by Robin Doran on June 5, 2019
I only just found out about Michael's passing. He was always such an inspiration and was such a good man. His light will continue to burn bright in the lives of those he touched. He always spoke with such love and admiration for his family. I am so sorry for your loss - it must have been an awful shock. "all good things" will continue to be a mantra for me and a lovely memory of Michael.
Posted by Kandis Kozolanka on April 9, 2018
he snared us with his smile and quirky sense of humor, then wrapped his heart around us.......

a beautiful tribute to a beautiful soul, thank you to Zoe, Zena, Francesca and everyone else who made this memorial and celebration happen.
Posted by Elizabeth Krasnoff on April 8, 2018
The number of times I’ve thought to come see you in the last year tells me that parting takes quite a while. You are still the go-to person !

All the McCartney’s are in my heart and I am blessed to have this special family in my lives. I send them good thoughts on this day, when I will remember so many good thoughts about Michael!
Elizabeth Krasnoff
Posted by Clare H on August 16, 2017
Wishing your family love and healing - you will be missed Michael.
Posted by Miriam Moussaioff on August 1, 2017
Thank you, Michael, for encouraging light in all of us, for your loving presence, wisdom, kindness and skillful teaching over the years. Each time I ground and run healing energy I hear your voice inviting me to deepen and widen my grounding cord. You and Francesca profoundly influenced my energy healing practice-professionally and personally.  Thank you for so many wonderful readings over years. I miss you and, at the same time, I know that your bright light continues to shine and show us a wiser way to be. May your spirit be at peace.  Much love to your family. Miriam

For Michael: 


did the rose
ever open its heart
and give this world
all its

If felt the encouragement of light
against its being.
we all remain
Posted by Jessica Grace on June 26, 2017
To Francesca, Zoe and Zena,

My most heartfelt condolences on the loss of Michael. It is widely known that he was a strong leader and gifted healer, but I most remember him as the loving father and adoring husband within his family.

Zoe and Zena most likely don't remember me from 20 years ago, but it feels like just yesterday that I was welcomed in your home to give the girls art lessons and baths while you were finishing up your PhD.

Francesca, you and Michael have had a lasting effect in shaping my life and I will be forever grateful.

All my love to you.
Posted by Zena McCartney on June 4, 2017
your always in my heart
Posted by Katherine Relf-Canas on May 26, 2017

You were rare and a wonderful force of goodness in our midst. We will miss having your presence here. I feel lucky to have known you and thank you for everything your teaching and healing and brightness brought our way. In sympathy to those closest to you for their loss.
Posted by Cynthia Klein on May 25, 2017
You would have been proud of the impact your contributions made to FreshPackMoves. The seminar started out in your honor and a moment of silence in your memory. We all felt your presence and said a few words on how you had an impact on our careers as well as our personal lives. You are greatly missed!
Posted by Roxanne Araim-Sullivan on May 22, 2017
My Heart goes out to you Francesca, Zoe and Zina.
It is and always will be an honor and privilege to have the good fortune to learn and grow because of the dedication you both had to furthering the evolution of the human soul and spirit.
With love and Light to you dear Francesca.
Roxanne Araim-Sullivan and family
Posted by Anna Haight on May 16, 2017
I worked closely with Michael both in the tech world and with the schools for more than 10 years. The loss has been so great. I think of him in small moments, when I check the weather on the app he recommended, when I enjoy some grapes and think of our work together in Central Valley. The memories just sneak up on you in quiet moments, and you realize the many 'dependencies' that formed over the years. Michael was so thoughtful with giving the latest and greatest tech advice, knowing the deals on home theaters, etc. I depended on his counsel in many areas.

And he was one of the wisest people I've ever known, highly intuitive and a natural leader. I miss him every day.
Posted by Stephen Mackewicz on May 15, 2017
Good Bye for now Michael, I too am forever Grateful for your healing, teaching and friendship. I know your Astral Bags were packed, Happy Trails my friend. I make sure the local sports teams stay on track.
Posted by Steven & Zoe Harris on May 15, 2017
Missing Michael, he had such a caring and generous spirit. He was a treasure to us all.
Posted by Dee Merz on May 14, 2017
No words can express the gratitude in which you delivered your messages. Always profound, always with a bit of humor to laugh when it was all said and done. The insite was always received with warmth, always felt deep within the heart, like a dear friend welcoming one home, and then the laugh - greatest gift ever. Thank you for your Cheshire Cat Smile that always made me laugh and get back to "what's real!". Forever love to your family.
Posted by Chuck Laurenson on May 14, 2017
Thank you, Michael, for the many gifts of love, teaching, healing and friendship that you blessed me and so many others with during this lifetime. To your beloved family and community, may the difficulty of your passing be comforted with gratitude and many fond memories of your lives shared together. Peace, love and blessings always --
Posted by Jen Katke on May 13, 2017
Dearest Michael,
Thank you so much for your incredible 2nd Saturday teachings. I had some of the biggest healing of the whole program in your classes. I was especially delighted to feel and see you visit me last week in my kitchen. It is so sweet to connect with you and know that we are still connected. I'm so grateful for your guidance seen and unseen and send love love love to you always. Many thanks and many blessings to you.
Posted by Zena McCartney on May 12, 2017
I love you always.
Posted by Wendy Chipps on May 8, 2017
Thank you Michael for inspiring me, and sharing your insights, healings and wisdom. I am thankful to have seen you a few months ago, and that our paths crossed again.
Posted by Zena McCartney on May 6, 2017
"All Good Things"
Posted by Goli Majlessi on May 5, 2017
Dear Michael,
Thank you for your generous session with me. You asked me to record it on my phone and listen every week, I did and I promise I will continue doing so. I am happy to be able to listen to your voice and wise words for life.
Till we meet again.
Posted by Mia Ibiza on May 4, 2017
Greetings Dear Michael,
I was so looking forward to scheduling another healing session with you soon. However, I suppose this next session will be taking place outside of the 3D perceptions. Thank you immensely for your teachings, and the laughter and warmth you shared so easily. Thank you for showing by example how to live an extraordinary life.
Posted by John Brobst on May 1, 2017
I am so sorry for this loss.
Posted by Connie Prodromou on May 1, 2017
Michael, you were such a huge part of the Academy and my experience there. I loved your Grad classes and the wisdom you shared in them. You helped me so much in your private sessions and I am forever grateful. Your sense of humor and infectious smile will always be what I remember when I think of you. All I can figure is that you are now in a place where you can reach more people and that is why you were called there. Sending you love and blessings.
Posted by Ray Connelly on April 28, 2017
Michel, I'm going to miss you. Your innovative and creative thinking left its mark on those you met. You're one of the of the truly great ones and I was blessed to have known you.
Posted by Melissa Patterson on April 27, 2017
Dear Michael,
It is still unbelievable to me that you are gone. You are (and will continue to be) a very bright light. Your healing presence, all that you taught, your sense of humor and your sweetness touched so many lives including my own. Thank you for your love, your presence, all that you gave and taught us.  You are deeply missed.
Posted by Maile Hatfield on April 26, 2017
"May we continue to open our hearts and minds, in order to work ceaselessly for the benefit of all beings.
May we go to the places that scare us.
May we lead the life of a warrior.”
― Pema Chödrön

Dear Michael- Thank you eternally for your compassion, inspiration, and wisdom. You offered me courage, insight, self-love, and the confidence to continue on my healing path so that i might be of service to others. Thank you for being a compassionate warrior for the benefit of us all. We shall miss your bright smile and kind heart...
Posted by Zena McCartney on April 23, 2017

Your still here with me. I think about you everyday and all the lives you have affected a positive way. You will never be forgotten. Im going be everything I can be because of you; you taught me to never be afarid of who I am and what I want to do; happniess is the greatest accomplishment in life. Your memories will always keep you alive. I still can't believe your physically not here to ground me and hug me when I need it the most but I can sense you all the time around me. The other day I found this as a bookmark in one of your books and I know this is true now more than ever for me and you:


One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the Lord. Across the sky flash scenes from his life. For each scene he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand: one belong to him, and the other belong to the Lord.

When the last scene of his life flash before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he questioned the Lord about it.
'Lord you said that once I decided to follow You, You'd walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why when I needed You most You would leave me.'

The Lord replied, 'My son, My precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints it was then that I was carrying you.'

- Author Unknown

Love you Dad.

Posted by Rick LeBlanc on April 21, 2017
Michael, Your kindness, support, and vast insight were treasures I will never forget. My thoughts are with your family and those you touched.
Posted by Anoosh Hami on April 20, 2017
Our paths crossed ever so briefly, and I did not even know your story. Now that you have transcended to a higher sphere of existence, and I learn about you, I yearn the moments that I missed from your presence.
As I understand the cycle of life, I am certain that you will give me an opportunity to cherish your acquaintance once again. RIP
Posted by Aram Hami on April 19, 2017
Michael McCartney:
You will be truly missed. Thank you for being such a great father to your two daughters, husband to your kind wife, and an overall positive impact in our world. You will always be remembered and never forgotten. I promise to always take care of Zena as well, and to be there for your family in times of need. Thank you for letting me get to know you and for sharing your love to everyone. You will always be in our hearts and in our memories.
Posted by Bonnie Edwards on April 19, 2017
Thank you for your legacy of wisdom, radical acceptance and laughter. Thank you for the support during a difficult time. You live on not only in spirit but also in the hearts and lives of all those you taught and helped and laughed with.
Posted by Carole Berkson-Ross on April 16, 2017
I am grateful for how Michael modeled living and learning through our daily challenges, always with his radiant kindness and humor…all that continues in all of us who experienced Michael. Thank you.
Posted by Stacey Williams on April 15, 2017
Michael your light, laughter, and love will forever shine! Thank you seems so small but thank you always.
Posted by Beata Magdalena on April 15, 2017
Shine bright, dear friend! You are truly missed.
Posted by Sandra Domeracki on April 15, 2017
Thank-you in all languages possible for your Love, Light and Laughter, Michael! Your physical presence in this life are forever missed. I saw a great blue heron walking with ease and grace on a narrow pipe in a lake and heard a glorious chorus of cicadas on my walk this morning. Many blessings for your journey. Much love and many blessings to Francesca, Zoe and Zena. Aloha!
Posted by Jean Tuthill on April 15, 2017
I will be forever grateful for having had the opportunity to learn from you and to sit in meditation with you. I am especially grateful that I decided to give myself a birthday gift of a reading with you in late March of this year In the course of our long conversation you relayed the story of a recent hike you had taken. The trail was closed and as you made your way you could see that it was covered with fallen branches and brambles and debris making it difficult to traverse but you kept redirecting and persevered..At one point you even had to crash through the brush backwards.. and the story became a parable for allowing ourselves to grow creatively vs taking the easy way out. When you reached the top of the mountain.. you could see far into the distance. That view became a metaphor for what happens when we raise our awareness and vibration.. and then we both had a good laugh when you said you looked down the other side of the mountain and the path was totally clear from that direction.. but you emphasized that you would have missed the opportunity to grow creatively had you taken that route and your point was taken.
So now you are energetically at a vantage point that can oversee far more vast expanses.. and we all trust that you are shining down on us with your brilliant light and love. Thank you for everything!!!
Posted by Amanda Sullivan Antonetti on April 14, 2017
I am forever grateful for your healing sessions and teachings filled with wisdom, calm, reassurance and such deep grounding. Love and light to you on your continued journey. And again.. thank you!!
Posted by Hudson Haynes on April 14, 2017
I wish I had the chance to get to know you on a more personal level. You were an amazing father to my best friend, a loving husband, and a great friend and mentor to so many people. I am so incredibly saddened by your passing. Although I didn't know you well personally, I can only think you for being a perfect father to my best friend. You raised a beautiful, intelligent, bright soul and showed her the true meaning of love. Thank you. Thank you for giving me my best friend. Thank you for raising her and teaching her about the world. Thank you for giving us Zena. It was you, Michael, who taught her how to be a respectable citizen and continuously showered her in love and protection. I could only wish for a father like you. And one day when I am a father, I hope to be just like you Michael. You were perfect for your family. Thank you for being an ideal role model - and thank you for sharing your life with me. I could never thank you enough. I love your family with all my heart. I promise you I'll take care of Zena and watch over her, and I know you won't be far away guiding us. May you rest forever in peace.
Love always,
Posted by Lindsay Goldberg on April 13, 2017
What an honor it was to be in your presence for the few years I've known you and Francesca. I learned and grew so much from your teachings. I will miss hearing your laughter and your gentle words of wisdom. You were pure love and joy Michael and will be deeply missed by so many.

Sending love and healing to Francesca and family.
Posted by Donnette Clarens on April 13, 2017
Michael, Such gratitude for your energy, light, and wisdom! You touched, guided and inspired so many in this journey! You will be missed but know you are preparing for your next journey of love and light! Love to you Francesca and your girls xo
Posted by Laura Vidal on April 13, 2017
Grateful for all that I have learned from you Michael! Sending love and compassion to Francesca and your daughters. Grateful for the amazing community you co- created with Francesca. Your laughter will always be present. Light and love, Laura
Posted by Matt Fry on April 13, 2017

You were a radiant individual and always seemed to bring positive energy to every setting. I only knew you for a short time, but you made an impact on my life nonetheless. I'm grateful to have known you and even though you have moved on to the next journey, you will always be remembered.

My thoughts are with you and your beautiful family. Rest in Peace Michael. All Good Things
Posted by Carolyn Carnell on April 13, 2017
Dearest Michael,

Thank You for Sharing Your Love & Light With Us and the World!

And Much Love to Francesca and the girls.

Carolyn MIM 23
Posted by Dan Vache on April 13, 2017
"Michael, your skills were undeniable and your willingness to share your knowledge was a gift to those who took the time... and you were always willing to give your time. Travel well, rest easy and of course ALL GOOD THINGS! You will be missed by many. RIP"
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Posted by Tom Verkozen on April 15, 2020
Michael, Michael, Michael

Your passing from physical form in April of 2017 seems like just yesterday ... yet your infectious smile and deep wisdom comes to mind so frequently ... you are missed ... and often mentioned as our little MIM group (Ernesto, Harriet, Fin, Patricia and Bass) gets together. Thank you for all you have done for so many of us.

Blessings to your family ... Zena, Zoe and Francesca ...
Posted by Reed Harvey on April 9, 2020
Francesca, Zoe and Zena,

Thinking of you.

Posted by Aram Hami on April 8, 2020
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I think of Michael every time I sit down to do a grounding meditation.  I hear him say, alright now open your feet chakras to the size of garbage can lids!  It always makes me smile and it always helps.  Remembering him today with gratitude.