How can I know for sure that my loved one is still alive?

How do I get that right message, the one that makes me absolutely certain that my son is safe on a different plane somewhere, so to speak? That he is still with me in spirit and knows what’s going on in my life right now.

What question do I ask?

I don’t want a little tidbit of validation that someone could pick up by looking on my F.B. profile. I want to know if my boy hears what I say to him; does he hear me singing the song I’ve sung him since he was a little one. I guess what type of validation I’m looking for is like, “He likes your ‘Hunter Thompson’ poster on your living room wall.” I think something know one else would know would do it….

The more time passes the more I miss him. I wan to feel his warmth as I feel so cold.

Theresa Murphy


Dear Teresa,
If you’ve read my book, “Communications from the Other Side,” you know that I didn’t start out life “talking to dead people.” I didn’t want to be a medium. I didn’t even know what a “medium” was. To top it off, I was skeptical of psychics in general. Personally speaking, if I were to have gone to a medium I would have wanted to hear things like Social Security numbers, street addresses, and such.

Now that I’m doing this work full time, I understand why the souls don’t give out information like that. It might have a “wow factor” to you, but they will give you what you need to hear to let you know that it is them you’re hearing from, and that they haven’t “abandoned” you.

Just yesterday I was doing a session for a woman in which her husband came through. “He wants me to tell you that he loves the fresh cut flowers you got for your home yesterday. He’s telling me that he used to do the same thing for you.”

I had to wait a few minutes for her to stop crying. “I did get fresh cut flowers yesterday. I did it because it reminds me of him. He used to do that for me all of the time.”

A few weeks ago I said something to a man who came to see me, completely skeptical. I mentioned something to him that you could see shook him. “Your wife is telling me that she wanted to be cremated, and her ashes scattered, but you couldn’t bring yourself to do it. You kept some of them, so you’d have her near you.”

“No one knew about that. Only me.”

That’s the point. His wife did know, and by sharing that “evidence” with him, she was letting him know that she was still with him, still loved him, and cares about him. I couldn’t have known about this unless she herself told me this.

My point is that anyone can read a new age book, claim to be a medium, and tell you that your loved one(s) are at peace, and still loves you. A real medium will tell you things only you would know. How? Because they’re hearing it from your loved one(s).

With that in mind, legitimate mediums aren’t out to impress you, or convince you of anything. The role of  a medium is to be the human voice for the souls on the Other Side. We cannot tell you what we are not told. But what you will hear should leave you with little, or no doubt, that death is not the end of life, love or relationships.

Personally, I don’t allow questions during sessions I’m doing. After countless number of sessions, I’ve found the souls will tell you exactly what you need to know, without you having to ask.

Please go to “Stories from the Heart,” here on my website, where you’ll read the experiences of people who have had readings with me. It should give you an idea as to what to expect if you decide to get a reading of your own from a reputable medium.

I feel your peace,


If you liked this, you’ll love my book,

“Communications from the Other Side: Death is Not the End of Life, Love, or Relationships.”

Now I’m not one to read books that mediums put out because frankly, I think most of them are fake. But when my cousin said she had purchased the book and read it, I decided that I should take a look at it and see what it was all about. My curiosity got to the best of me. Let’s just say the book opened my eyes. It made me a believer in the afterlife again and in Anthony as a genuine medium. Melissa Pepples