Michael McCartney
  • Date of passing: Apr 8, 2017
  • Place of passing:
    Mill Valley, California, United States
Michael was a bright light and gifted intuitive, bringing healing, guidance and love to so many lives. The effects from his life and work will continue to spread healing and love throughout the world.

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.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by kandis kozolanka on 9th April 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."

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Krasnoff on 8th April 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"

This tribute was added by Clare H on 16th August 2017

"Wishing your family love and healing - you will be missed Michael."

This tribute was added by Miriam Moussaioff on 1st August 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

This tribute was added by Jessica Grace on 26th June 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.

This tribute was added by Zena McCartney on 4th June 2017

"your always in my heart"

This tribute was added by Katherine Relf-Canas on 26th May 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."

This tribute was added by Cynthia Klein on 25th May 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!"

This tribute was added by Roxanne Araim-Sullivan on 22nd May 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"

This tribute was added by Anna Haight on 16th May 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."

This tribute was added by Steven & Zoe Harris on 15th May 2017

"Missing Michael, he had such a caring and generous spirit. He was a treasure to us all."

This tribute was added by Stephen Mackewicz on 15th May 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."

This tribute was added by Dee Merz on 14th May 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."

This tribute was added by Chuck Laurenson on 14th May 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 --"

This tribute was added by Jen Katke on 13th May 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."

This tribute was added by Zena McCartney on 12th May 2017

"I love you always."

This tribute was added by Wendy Chipps on 8th May 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.

This tribute was added by Zena McCartney on 6th May 2017

""All Good Things""

This tribute was added by Goli Majlessi on 5th May 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."

This tribute was added by Mia Ibiza on 4th May 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."

This tribute was added by Connie Prodromou on 1st May 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."

This tribute was added by John Brobst on 1st May 2017

"I am so sorry for this loss."

This tribute was added by Ray Connelly on 28th April 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."

This tribute was added by Melissa Patterson on 27th April 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."

This tribute was added by Maile Hatfield on 26th April 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..."

This tribute was added by Zena McCartney on 23rd April 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.


This tribute was added by Rick LeBlanc on 21st April 2017

"Michael, Your kindness, support, and vast insight were treasures I will never forget. My thoughts are with your family and those you touched."

This tribute was added by Anoosh Hami on 20th April 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"

This tribute was added by Aram Hami on 19th April 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."

This tribute was added by Bonnie Edwards on 19th April 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."

This tribute was added by Carole Berkson-Ross on 16th April 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."

This tribute was added by jean tuthill on 15th April 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!!!"

This tribute was added by Sandra Domeracki on 15th April 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!"

This tribute was added by Beata Magdalena on 15th April 2017

"Shine bright, dear friend! You are truly missed."

This tribute was added by Stacey Williams on 15th April 2017

"Michael your light, laughter, and love will forever shine! Thank you seems so small but thank you always."

This tribute was added by Hudson Haynes on 14th April 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,

This tribute was added by Amanda Sullivan Antonetti on 14th April 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!!"

This tribute was added by Dan Vache on 13th April 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""

This tribute was added by Carolyn Carnell on 13th April 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"

This tribute was added by Matt Fry on 13th April 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"

This tribute was added by laura vidal on 13th April 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"

This tribute was added by donnette clarens on 13th April 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"

This tribute was added by Lindsay Goldberg on 13th April 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."

This tribute was added by nathalie Salles on 12th April 2017


It was such a shock to learn of your passing and my heart breaks for your beautiful family. Every time I think of you, I see your mischievous smile and can still hear how you were gently teasing me when I needed to go do something challenging. You were an anchor in my life at moments where I really needed one. I will miss your guidance my friend and may you travel in peace."

This tribute was added by Dianna Mercer on 12th April 2017

"Michael - having just spoken with you 2 weeks ago about the recent passing of my son and now hearing of your passing, has left me broken open even more deeply.  I will always remember and cherish your generous & loving presence in the classes of so many years ago.  You have been a bright light for all of us who are navigating life on this planet.  Thank you.  

My heartfelt love to Francesca."

This tribute was added by Fred Pockrass on 12th April 2017

"Dearest Michael, as you have been a healer & guide for so many, may you be guided into the Light with Love & Blessings, always in peace."

This tribute was added by Leslie Boyer on 12th April 2017

"Michael, your love, your light and your laughter will live in all of us forever.  I will never forget the wisdom, compassion and ease you graced me with.  You are a true gem and great spirit.
My love and thoughts to Francesca and family."

This tribute was added by tom Verkozen on 12th April 2017

"Dear Michael ... healer, man of generosity, wisdom and bright light ... your lovely bear hugs, joy and humor have guided so many along the path ... safe travels, my friend."

This tribute was added by tom Verkozen on 12th April 2017

"Dear Michael ... healer, man of generosity, wisdom and bright light ... your lovely bear hugs, joy and humor have guided so many along the path ... safe travels, my friend."

This tribute was added by Pamela Sweeten on 12th April 2017

"Michael, your positive energy and guidance, affirmation and mentoring will be missed. Thanks for sharing so generously of your time. Thoughts and prayers to your family and friends."

This tribute was added by Ann Krcik on 12th April 2017

"Your profound guidance, healing, support, good cheer and friendship is forever - as your memory and impact on our community and the world will be.  You are the kindest and most giving of souls. Thank you - from the heart."

This tribute was added by Bruce Peterson on 12th April 2017


A phrase often used in the world of athletics is " ....he( she) made everyone around them better." I can think of no better way to express my feelings about the impact you made on so many of us. For over 20 years, I have had the profound privilege of working with you on so many different projects. Your critical thinking, your ability to express complex ideas simply, and your ability to execute a plan has had such an impact on so many businesses. But it was your love, devotion, and pride for your wife and daughters the set a standard that I could only hope to aspire to. You will be sorely missed my friend. " All good things"!"

This tribute was added by amanda snow on 12th April 2017

"Dear Michael, I am forever grateful to you! You were my Archangel Michael- a mentor, a friend, and a confidant.  I shared so many things with you over a decade that I have no doubt will never be shared with another. I will miss you dearly yet I also feel empowered to be the person that you always knew I was capable of being. Your consistent kindness, respect, and love was unmatched. Your teachings will live in my heart and life forever. Fly Free! Onward with Gusto! Love & Blessings!"

This tribute was added by Tom Karst on 12th April 2017

"Michael, your positive, affirming voice will be missed. Thanks for sharing so generously of your life. Love and prayers to the family"

This tribute was added by Carolyn MIM21 on 12th April 2017

"Just now, meditating in my sanctuary, and I thought of you all --  the McCartney family and the entire Academy 'sangha' -- with an immense and deep gratitude.

No one of us will ever be lost.

Michael McCartney's words, energy, and guidance live in each student who had the opportunity to work with him. His resonant spirit shines in and for his beloved family most of all.

Spirit is eternal; love can only attract its own and then infinitely expand. Sending Francesca, Zoe, and Zena love and grace and immense appreciation. Anything you need, and we are here for you. ♡"

This tribute was added by Cam A on 11th April 2017

"Michael - What a shock. I will always remember your humor while teaching and making the "difficult stuff" more fun. You have planted so many seeds of wisdom to assist others on their own journey to grow, blossom, heal and share with others. I know you are in good hands because of the inner work you have done and how much you have learned about the physical and non-physical realms. Thank you for your presence in this lifetime."

This tribute was added by Angela Simms on 11th April 2017

"My first session with you broke my brain!!!   It did what no one had done before it made me take a long, long hard look at myself!!!    I am
forever grateful for your wisdom, your kindness, your humor and your
divinity!!!   What I loved the most about you Micheal is that you made it
look easy!   You were mystical and magical but you wore it with humility
and grace!!!   Thank you for allowing me to share a small part of your journey and I will always remember our last practicum because you broke what was left of my brain!   Francesca, we, your students are
the tapestry of the legacy the academy and can never take the place of
such a special person but collectively we are a soft place to hold your heart!!!    

Wholely yours,

This tribute was added by Sandra Sears on 11th April 2017

"Dear Michael,

You were an anchor for so many, a channel of grace and compassion, a boundless source of wisdom, magic, healing and deep, deep grounding. A modern day shaman, walking the walk, living your truth, setting by example...I have learned so much from you. Thank you for our one-on-one sessions (and for letting me do them on the couch with my sheepskin). I had so much fun laughing with you while planning, previewing and grounding my travels and transformation through the physical and astral planes. I am honored to have spent so much time in the presence and care of someone I consider a master and the true embodiment of love and compassion.

I remember at MIM 30's graduation ceremony we sat together basking in the sun in Bibby's magical fairy garden. We shared sacred silence - connecting spirit to spirit instead of verbally. Nature and SB embraced all of us so beautifully that day. Francesca was with us remotely. I brought one of my tarot decks and several graduates and alumni pulled cards throughout the day. As everything was winding down, I was equally surprised and delighted when Michael asked me if he could pull a card! In silence, we deepened our grounding and surrounded ourselves and the deck with SB. Using psychometry, Michael selected and flipped over his card... *THE HIEROPHANT*...We looked up at each other and both laughed. "Well, that's me!" he said enthusiastically with that hearty chuckle we all know and love dearly...

When I heard of Michael's passing I travelled immediately back to this moment and his card. "The Hierophant represents a means for accessing the sacred and is the carrier and transmitter of ancient wisdom and spiritual teaching. He represents a link and mediator between us and the Divine. As such, the Hierophant represents the spiritual teacher who helps us come into contact with the Divine. Unlike the Magician, who simply points the way, the Hierophant is a trusted guide, one who will take us by the hand and lead us to our spiritual goal. He represents a gateway to a higher consciousness reached in a sacred manner. He teaches that which can be learned by word and example."

Michael embodied so many qualities of the hierophant, a trusted guide, gateway, and leader to so many of us on the path. I am keenly aware he will continue his work and teachings from the other side, more expansive than ever, no longer limited by the physical form! As we know, Michael defied (defies) the "laws" of physics - surely he will continue to shine light upon us from other dimensions, known and unknown. He would always say in his seminars, "My bags are packed!" No one I know was more prepared for this transition than you, so soar high and fly free, dear friend and teacher."

This tribute was added by Jill Smith on 11th April 2017

"Dearest Michael, do I express all that you've meant to me?  You have been the most amazing teacher, mentor, guide, father figure and benevolent being I have ever known.  You were able to make sense of things for me.  Helping me to clear out lifetimes of confusion and become more of myself.  You were always such a beautiful example of genuinely loving what you did and that was alleviating suffering in others.  Some of my most favorite times in my life were in sessions with you, Saturday classes and Practicum.  The teachings, clarity, laughter, tears, healings, business advice, car talk, encouragement and tough love (when needed) were profound.  I soaked it all up, couldn't get enough--I loved learning from you.   Thank you, thank you, thank you, for being a
bad-ass spiritual warrior with a golden heart as big as the sun.  Thank you for all you are.  I miss you. With the deepest love, respect and admiration, Jill"

This tribute was added by Amy Wolfe on 11th April 2017

"I had the pleasure of working with Michael as he gave of his time, talent and treasure as a member of the AgSafe Board of Directors.  He was thoughtful, diligent and always looking out for the best interest of our organization.  I will deeply miss his wit and sharp sarcasm, both of which are hard to find.  Our world at AgSafe was made better because of his dedication, commitment and stewardship."

This tribute was added by Cynthia Klein on 11th April 2017

"My dear friend,  It seems like yesterday when you spent hours just talking to me when my sister passed on April 8, 2013.  Telling me how her memory will allow me to get through her loss.  There are so many things I want to say.  I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to know you as my friend and mentor.  You taught me how to listen to what you called my gift of knowing things others can't see.  Your light will continue to shine in all those you pulled out of dark places.  I will miss our talks and your delight in giving of yourself and knowledge freely.  Thank you for sharing your rare gifts with me.  I can see you smiling at us with that beautiful smile and telling us "Watch your thoughts they become words, Watch your words they become actions, Watch your actions they become habits, Watch your habits they become character, Watch your character it becomes your destiny.  This is your legacy my friend. (Integrity, Honesty, Goodness, Love)  Forever in our hearts ❤️"

This tribute was added by Mohinder Sikka on 11th April 2017

"Inspiring leader and a genius at work

Michael, I miss you. I miss your creative thinking, open mind and a wonderful world full of possibilities. You were the change agent and a true believer in technology for a better world.

You had such strong spirit that I thought you will always be there with us.  Thank you for the joyful and impactful work we achieved together.

Just on Thursday, I watched the movie (InnSaei) on intuition , and thought a lot about you and your influence on my work choices. Wanted to reach out to know how you were doing. But so is life.  Countless wishes.

To Michael's Friends:

I feel lucky to have associated with Michael and learn so much together, and go through these awesome experiences through joint work.

From a chance meeting in 2005 at a customer site, where Michael was the consultant and I was representing a vendor, we hit it off on a professional and personal relationship lasting a decade. Through various projects together, from fields in Kansas tracing sources of corn, to operating floors in hospitals fighting hospital errors, and in  boardrooms of tech companies vowing them with visions of future,  we achieved a lot and built memories of a life time. Working with Anna and others, Michael  was always the brightest, sunny and generous leader, overflowing with creativity and ideas.

Michael was truly inspiring and a genius at his work.

Wish peace and solace to Michael's family."

This tribute was added by Lisa Geren on 11th April 2017

"Dear Michael,
Thank you for the grace, wisdom and laughter you so freely shared as well as the gift of your presence and wonderful teachings. You are forever treasured."

This tribute was added by Barbara Higbie on 11th April 2017

"Michael, you were a man and human being like no other. Strong and kind, patient and exuberant, caring and spacious. You picked the strongest astrological time of the last few centuries to slingshot to the galactic center and beyond. Saturn, the gatekeeper, was stationary (most powerful moment) conjunct at 27 Sag, the degree of the galactic center, last Thursday/Friday. That only happens once every few millenia. What  timing! What a spirit!...Fly, brother! with my deepest respect and love"

This tribute was added by Cecile Wong on 11th April 2017

"Dear Michael,
I feel honored to have met you in this life and to have spent time with you before your next journey. Thank you for always being there for all of us. Thank you for the copper, light, your ability to laugh at everything, your bright colors, your fantastic sneaker collection and the teachings that will forever echo in our spirit."

This tribute was added by Valentina Osinski on 11th April 2017

"Michael, your insight, humor, and wisdom is something that lives inside of me forever. I am so grateful for the time I got to spend in your presence as wise teacher, powerful healer, and shaman. You will be missed here. But I send you Light and Blessings on your journey, with Love."

This tribute was added by Peter Hill on 11th April 2017

"Michael, You were my mentor, long time friend, and even my direct report at one time.  Your signature phrase "All Good Things" resonates through my mind at this moment.  You were so much, to so many.  My thoughts and prayers go out to your family, friends and colleagues.  Words can't describe how I feel, however I can say your time here was spent making a positive impact on all those whose lives you touched.  Thank you for being you.  Blessings!"

This tribute was added by Darby Bonomi on 11th April 2017

"Dear Michael, I am forever grateful for your wisdom, compassion and love. You saw the whole of me and challenged me to be my full self every day--in full bloom and brightness.  In your honor I intend to continue on my path, as vigorously and honestly as I can.  I will keep my heart open.  I deeply miss you, dear teacher, mentor, friend.  Thank you for sharing your extraordinary gifts with me and with all the bright souls you have touched.  Love, Darby"

This tribute was added by Jon Wong on 11th April 2017

"Dear Michael:

You were my mentor and my friend.  You saw something in me when we first met and you challenged me to be me.  I flourished under your leadership.  We accomplished so much working with each other and kept pushing the boundaries on what was doable.  Your friendship inspired me to never accept being mediocre.  You and I use to talk about being the pebble as opposed to be the ripple effect.  We spoke last week and your sincerity and positive attitude never wavered.  You never passed judgment on me or anyone but always gave light when everyone else saw darkness.  I will miss you and our friendship but will continue to reflect on the memories and life lessons you have given me.  Be well my friend is what you used to tell me when we'd end our chats and so its my turn to tell you...Be well my friend.  I will forever miss you.

Jon Wong,  your student, your apprentice, your friend."

This tribute was added by bibby Gignilliat on 11th April 2017

"Words cannot express how grateful I am for the wisdom you imparted in your classes, at practicum and in one-on-one sessions. I constantly am reciting many of your teachings and I yesterday I re-read my journal notes from my sessions and classes with you. You have such a big heart and are unconditional love yet still point out my areas of growth/opportunity in a compassionate way with your great sense of humor.  I will miss you in this physical world but hope to meet up on the astral.
For Francesca and family, my heart goes out to you and am sending you love and light."

This tribute was added by Maria Owl on 11th April 2017

"Gratitude for the beautiful and unique way that Michael brought through his gifts, love and wisdom. So many people were touched by his light and will forever be changed. My prayer is for freedom from all density and a clear path to the Divine for this precious Soul. You are pure Joy!
Francesca and family: Prayers for authentic expression of any and all feelings at this time. You are surrounded in love and care from your communities. How incredible that he is free from form... And still for beloveds left behind, it takes time to get used to that form not being there all the time. Blessings and love to you on this journey of transition in your family."

This tribute was added by Christie Barbour on 11th April 2017

"Light, Laughter and Love!   Michael, you have left all of this and more to all with whom you came in contact.  We have all been blessed to have been in your presence.  Fly high as angels surround you.  We'll carry the energy of your spirit as we continue on our own journeys.  Many blessings!"

This tribute was added by Andrew Miller on 11th April 2017

"Michael McCartney,
You were a Great Man living in Marin County.
I was touched in ways unknown until now, and realize there is more to come. Rest well and I hope to cross paths again.
Much respect and Love to you and your family.

This tribute was added by AnneMarie Martins on 11th April 2017

"Michael - I can't believe you are gone from us.   I am so grateful to you for your wise teachings, bear hugs and smiles!    Always smiling and always full of love and humor.    You were a wonderful guiding light to so many and I will always remember  you.   I know you are in the loving light (probably hanging with Glenn!)  and taking a well deserved rest.    Peace and love to you and air hugs all around!    Thank you for everything - missing you."

This tribute was added by Tiffany Bass Bukow on 11th April 2017

"Dear Michael,
My Saturdays will never be the same without your beaming smile, infectious laughter, bright clothing and infinite wisdom. I see you now having tea in tennis shoes with the angels laughing in blissful delight. I will miss you and am sending a giant package of love to you in the heavens.
With love,
Tiffany Bass Bukow"

This tribute was added by Andrew Krcik on 11th April 2017

"To infinity and beyond. Safe travels my friend..."

This tribute was added by Samira Willson on 11th April 2017

"Dear Spiritual Teacher and Healer, Micheal,
I hear your chuckle and feel compassion & love.  Sending it out and back again, just as you taught me that first time when I ask, how do I feel compassion?. Thank you for all the lessons.:"Live with humor and neutrality", "Joy",  "Love and Compassion are neutral", "Fear is out of present time".  I love you and miss you, Mightly Mighty Eagle."

This tribute was added by janet ashby on 11th April 2017

"I will miss your wisdom, your insight, your laugh, the way you wore orange so well. Thank you for the gift of You; it was a true joy to know your human incarnation and it's still a joy to know your Spirit."

This tribute was added by Elizabeth Krasnoff on 11th April 2017

The special light of a Michael McCartney healing, teaching, or just conversation, is one of my favorite things. (Why do we refer to you in the 3rd person in conversation with you? Because the size of your light needs 3 persons to address!).  

The way you shine your light Michael brings out the best in each person. You see the best, you see the love, and you hold that frequency, hold that space for us to fill out. Your love, wisdom, patience, acceptance and humor is the perfect place for all to grow and find self-love, self-acceptance and the ability to laugh at ourselves on our journey. You cared for me, my husband and my son, bringing us inestimable relief and clarity on our journeys, and modeling for our intuitive 10-year-old son what it means to be a powerful, resplendent intuitive man. We talked clairaudience, hearing the deep zen monk hum of planet earth together, clairvoyance, seeing the abstract colors and shapes of my aura and questions together, and clairsentience, trading stories of our feeling journey, missing fingers and lessons and difficult mothers and moments. Nothing was too dark or deep in that expansive, bright container. It is a delight to have crossed paths. I will look for you in spirit now, from your place of bliss and one-ness.

As shocking as transition is, I know that no one was better prepared to have transitioned out of the body, so I will wish you safe journeys, knowing that you are safe, cherished and softly carried by your inner guidance to an even brighter expansion and expression of your brilliant light. You will certainly be forever missed and forever remembered.

With good thoughts and love to you and your family,

This tribute was added by Terry Lofrano on 11th April 2017

"Knowing we are forever and one Micheal, gives us the peace that allows us to go on and the hope of residing together again some where in the future. Thank you and Francesca for giving us a dimension in our lives that we never could have had other wise."

This tribute was added by Stephan Buehl on 11th April 2017

"With Respect and Love"

This tribute was added by Fabi Addamo on 11th April 2017

"Dear Michael, thank you for being love."

This tribute was added by Zena McCartney on 11th April 2017

"Dear Dad,

You were the best man, father and person anyone had the pleasure of knowing. I know where-ever you are now you are holding a special space for me and you to be together forever. You are my inspiration, light and love. You are the only person I have ever met to never judge anyone. You truly love me unconditionally. You have completed your lived work by helping others and everyday I strive to do the same. Thank you for everything you gave the world. Your always in my heart and remember... "no one will ever love the way I love you."
I will never let you go daddy


'Mini Mike' aka Zena McCartney Daughter to Michael McCartney"

This tribute was added by Beth Zamichow on 11th April 2017

"Michael,  I'm so grateful to have known you and been able to spend time with you. Your vast wisdom and caring and giving nature has touched me deeply to my roots.  I will miss you in this life."

This tribute was added by Reed Harvey on 10th April 2017

"Your calm, reassuring presence, your generosity and your extraordinary gifts as an intuitive, healer and teacher helped many people, including me. Thank you. You are missed."

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