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Sacred Death: Transforming Fear Into a Sacred Rite of Passage


In this week’s edition of Empowered Empaths, Kristin and Martha joined in an enlightening and empowering discussion with author and Transformational practitioner, Melody LeBaron. In her new book, “Transforming Death, Creating Sacred Space for the Dying,” Melody discusses how our age-old outlook on death has deprived us of the opportunity to feel and integrate grief and instead has become a fear-ridden process, a seldom discussed event that must be avoided at all costs. Since it cannot be avoided forever, the time has come to take a different perspective on this rite of passage. Melody describes her effort to turn the consciousness of fear surrounding death into a celebration of a life well-lived. We are pleased to bring you an opportunity to abandon fear and enter into hope and peace.

Melody has been blessed to live in 30 homes around the US and Canada. The oldest of 7 children, she worked with her mother to pack, unpack, and organize each home. They moved every few years; the one constant was “going home” to her grandparents who lived in small prairie towns in southern Alberta. She loved their trips to the Canadian Rockies and as a child, she believed that everyone felt the hum of the mountains in their body. Her deep connection to nature led to a natural sensitivity to the environment. She has worked as a professional organizer utilizing Feng Shui and 9 Star Ki and providing space and personal clearings.
For the last 30 years, she’s been called on to attend the dying. At 35, she midwifed her mother’s conscious death process, partnering with her room to create a peaceful environment, and creating an evolving set of altars in her room to support her moving from denial to acceptance. She’s now midwifed the deaths of 13 of her close loved ones and coached countless others through the dying process.

Melody LeBaron can be reached at

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