Karen Zeppa

Californian Karen Zeppa met Tom through a mutual friend. She’d lost her 52-year old brother, a former police officer, in a terrible accident. Karen admitted his death was the worst pain she’d ever suffered.

I was beside myself with grief. I could barely work and found myself breaking down so many times I thought I couldn’t get on with life. I’ve always believed that souls do survive death, and that they do communicate with their loved ones. But I’d never had that experience first-hand.

It was a few years after Steve’s death that a friend recommended Tom, who was visiting in a nearby town. She knew about Steve’s death, and she knew I was devastated, but I’d honestly never really shared all the accident details with her. 

I was trying to get up the courage to contact Tom, but I was really nervous about getting a reading from a medium. One day I opened the Bible and my finger landed on Corinthians 13: he who has the gift of spirit and prophecy is nothing if not charitable.

I called Tom. I’m so glad I did. He’s such a joyful person and my fears disappeared in an instant. Not one of those spooky mediums you see in movies and imagine the worst.

Tom started the reading. He told me I was surrounded by a green aura. He told me I was a healer, and I am. There is a man here, he said, and he has something to do with the June, the month of June. Does that mean something to you?

My brother’s birthday is in June, I replied, but not telling Tom that my brother was dead.

Then Tom says, he was an emotional man, a very emotional man, he’s showing me he was grieving, and he’s showing me a picture of a large tractor…it seems to be skidding off the side of a road, in the country somewhere.

Oh my God, I thought, feeling faint and wonderstruck, feeling the blood rush out of my face. Oh my God.

Tom was telling me the details of the accident, but said not to worry about Steve, he left his body really fast, and he didn’t suffer. He even told me what had happened the last time I saw my brother the last time in the hospital, repeating what I’d said to Steve word for word, “I’ll always have you in my heart, it’s okay to go home, I love you”, I’d said. Those were the exact words I’d used.

Then Tom told me that Steve was kissing me on the right side of my cheek, exactly what I’d done after telling my brother good bye.

I was blown away by how accurate Tom was, and the tears flowed as if floodgates had opened. I felt, finally, that my brother was in a good place, and at peace.

Steve would have liked Tom. My brother could sense the presence of spirits he encountered near the bodies he encountered on his job as a police officer, and he knew there was something out there, something we don’t all understand.

That first meeting with Tom has led to a life-long friendship and I recommend him over and over again for people who are interested in his work. Of course, I am discrete, because some people would think I was crazy.

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Karen, her dog Woody (now passed on) and Tom at the Pacific Ocean

One time when Tom was in town, I invited him along to celebrate my dad’s 80th birthday party. I’d told Dad that my medium friend was coming to the party and might give a reading. Later on while I was fixing something to eat at Dad’s Tom jumped up and started pacing the house.

He’s not going to let me finish my bloody lunch. Haha. I’ve got Steve here with me, Al, he told my dad. Were you up all night because you regretted not spending more time with him when he was a child?

Tears in his head, Dad fessed up to Tom, and me. I was always playing sports; I’m afraid I was really selfish with my time.

Tom told Dad to stop that. You bonded over sports when you were both adults. And again, Tom was spot on. You need to lay that to rest. He’s right here giving you a big birthday hug and he’ll be here for your birthday party!

Dad of course, was in tears, and it was an incredible healing experience for him.

Published by WriterPaints

I write and I paint, I like to see what I can do with a camera. I hike and bike and travel. In warm weather, I swim. I'm a listener and I read. I'm a proud member of https://www.couchsurfing.com. I'm lucky to have great friends, a large and beloved family. I enjoy my own company and manage to be happy most of the time. I love the outdoors.