Take my hand, and together, we’ll find your purpose in pain.
With over twenty years as a caregiver for families, including her own, Michele knows fully that death is a topic most people prefer to avoid in everyday conversation. But for end-of-life consultant Michele Cynthia, it’s a daily centerpiece in her life journey, one whose stigma she’s working hard to remove by Illuminating the topic that is so often hushed.
"Dignity is not negotiable. Dignity is the honor of the family."
Michele is a spiritual life coach to families who have lost loved ones. She is sought after by referral and high-profile personal injury attorneys to consult with the devastating and tragic loss, sharing her compassionate wisdom on the raw reality of life after loss.
"I encourage a sturdy voice amid a society that is in fear of feeling."
For Michele, tucking death into a closet that’s not meant to be opened isn’t an option. She believes life is precious right up to the very last breath, and those whose lives we lost require compassion, emotional support, and spiritual guidance when it's most challenging for their loved ones to provide.
“As a society, we’re uncomfortable witnessing other people’s emotional pain, particularly as it relates to death,” she explains. “We tend to shy away from conversations about death and with those grieving the loss or inevitable loss of someone special to them. We think we do this to give them space and honor their feelings, but in reality, this can feel like abandonment and a lack of compassion.”
Michele first acknowledged her path as a death shaman in 1996 when she volunteered as a hair and makeup artist at local funeral homes. Later, in 1998, on the eve of her grandmother’s transition, she pierced the veil returning her home. Michele had no words, just a surreal moment during the ascension.
"It was the most glorious feeling of Unconditional Love. It was not a vision. I physically transcended and transitioned my grandmother to the other side as we elevated together into this tranquil place of timeless space."
“All of a sudden, my body felt like melted butter,” Michele recalls. “I was in the most beautiful, serene place I had ever been, and I visually saw many spirits. They surrounded, embraced, and supported my grandmother’s journey with gentleness, knowledge, and guidance.” It was a moment that brought Michele divine peace. She knew it was a gift worth sharing with others, but in 1998, she only told one person. Slyvia Brown, a world-renowned medium, told Michele she would someday change people's lives.
Michele recently shared that I never knew what a Death Doula was until I read about these certification courses being sold online. I cannot relate because transitioning loved ones to the other side is a very sacred gift. It’s not for me to say now, ‘I appoint you a doula. But I can assure you; there are no written materials; we are connected by a common thread—serving the dying.
"Death is a fearful gaze for many. I feel so grateful to release that fear of the unknown to all I've transitioned through the years. Sometimes I even see my loved ones, which is such a breathtaking moment."
As a highly intuitive empath, Michele uses this gift to help guide people in their last moments on earth to the point of peace and comfort in crossing over. She also works with their family to help them navigate healthy grieving, something she feels helps their loved one’s memory live on.
“I work with individuals personally, uniquely, and spiritually,” she notes. “I not only want to bring them comfort in their final moments but also help them embrace life right up until their last breath.”
Certified Mindfulness Practitioner Level I, II, III
APA-American Psychological Association
HFA-Hospice Foundation of America
IMPA-International Metaphysical Practitioners Association
EMPA-Energy Medicine Professional Associationfamilies,
'I'm down to earth and care deeply for my clients. No judgement. I work closely with privileged clients. I relate to young adults, I understand life can be a secret struggle."
New York, New York, United States