Sherry Kauppi is a psychic, medium, channeler, and Upper Michigan resident. During a near death experience at age thirty-two, she made a bargain with a spirit that would define her life’s purpose. Since 1995, she has channeled non-physical beings, seeking to give love and advice to earthbound humans. Kauppi’s new book, Tales of Love and Dying, tells her story about being a psychic and how she communicates with spirits and helps others. Through her psychic abilities, she has been able to help treasure hunters locate valuable ancient artifacts and parents communicate with children who have passed to find the comfort they need.
Much of this book resonated with me because Kauppi’s experiences reveal that the universe is a largely benevolent place. Furthermore, she predicts that as more people are open to psychic possibilities, they will awaken to their own abilities until it will be a common occurrence in the future for people to communicate with the spirit world. Kauppi also confirms for me what I have always believed—that everything has a purpose. In channeling a Viet Nam vet, she states, “He came to appreciate that his wound was actually his gift in this life…. Our frailties are usually contracted for us, designed to offer us the most useful existence possible in the whole universe. Yet, while we are here, we still curse them.”
While death is difficult for those left behind, Kauppi helps to ease that pain. A significant portion of Tales of Love and Dying is devoted to her working with the parents of a deceased young teenager, Joey. In time, Kauppi was able to help the parents understand that Joey was still there, and she channeled him and his deceased grandfather, to help the parents better understand the situation and take comfort.
Perhaps the most significant message in this book is that Kauppi states there is no judgment after death. She says, “The spirits tell us that at some point in the transition, we have a life review. At that time, we experience all the significant things we ever did to anyone else—as if it were being done to us…. On the upside, I am also told that during the life review, we will feel and receive all the good that we brought to other people. We will feel the love and the service that we gave, plus much more. We will see how our kindness or outreach impacted other people in a positive way. I am told that this part is super-joyful and seems to wipe out any trace of concern about the value of the life, or the unfinished business on the earth plane that was left behind.”
Kauppi’s stories are fascinating as is her prediction that psychic abilities will be the new normal for humans, going so far as to say it can happen to us in this lifetime, although it will manifest differently for various people. She goes on to provide personal tips on how we can connect with spirits and awaken our psychic abilities.
Tales of Love and Dying may not be for every reader, but personally, I found it fascinating and an affirmation that life and love do go on forever and we need only be open to the possibilities.
(Note, the above article I first wrote for the Marquette Monthly (www.mmnow.com) and it is reprinted with permission.