Sweet Gentle Tom is now at peace

He wrote this years ago but it feels so appropriate now:

I now rise to the spiritual mountain top. I rise above the limited earthly plane of problems & limitations. I am now pure spirit, liberated from the world of pain, sickness, war & death. I now project my soul into the peaceful realm of Shangri-La where I am in the eternal springtime of my soul’s immortality. All the dark shadows of earth now drop away from me. I now clear my mind of all the negative forces of the earth & my soul is bathed in the white magic Astral rays of peace, harmony, happiness, joy & love.

Tom and his beloved Merry!

Thomas Charles O’Brien

July 15, 1937 –

March 27, 2020

You will be missed, Eeyore.

As his friend Steve texted us:

Tom’s love for people and his kind ways will never stop lighting our journey through life. I think he is, and always will be, a Saint.

12 comments

  1. Merry, I have been thinking of you so much. Tom was such a sweet, gentle, kind human. These pictures and his words are lovely. Lovely memories of you and Tom and your family. Sending love to you and a hug.
    Love, Erin Herrera

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  2. Merry, I am so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. You two were a team and he will be sorely missed. I loved the words Tom wrote. Thank you for sharing them with all of us. Sending you love and hugs and many thanks for all the hundreds of hours of late night deep conversation and sage words of wisdom. I miss your hugs as I know you will miss Tom’s. Take good care, my friend.

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  3. We love Tom’s message and the lovely pictures. Our hearts go out to all of you. Sending lots of love and hugs.

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  4. Thank you for being the hippie power couple. Tom always exuded love light, warmth, kindness and hope. The two of you together changed the energy in a room when you were present….and I have a feeling you will continue to do that…showing up as a spirit of generous love in meetings around the sound , like old Renton. Just so fortunate to have met you Tom…such a sweet spirit.

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  5. He was a kind and welcoming man who constantly sought out opportunities to be of service to suffering people. His smile and warmth will be missed by all of those who knew him.

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  6. My heart goes out to you Merry. He was a wonderful man with vision to see from the top of the mountain. I didn’t know the rest of the family but you should all find peace.

    I just lost my baby sister on the 23 and what keeps me going is that when I look up into the sky I see her spirit telling me she is in a better space and her time of suffering in hospice are over. I had 3 sisters and one older. No brothers. Mary was 5 years younger than me.

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  7. My heart goes out to you Merry. He was a wonderful man with vision to see from the top of the mountain. I didn’t know the rest of the family but you should all find peace.

    I just lost my baby sister on the 23 and what keeps me going is that when I look up into the sky I see her spirit telling me she is in a better space and her time of suffering in hospice are over. I had 3 sisters and one older. No brothers. Mary was 5 years younger than me.

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  8. Thanks for the memories Tom. Those many years of taking meetings into the RJC helped many people. It was Serendipity to see you and Mary in Akron.

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  9. I love Tom’s message and will cherish it. So true and so like him — a kind, wise and gentle soul. I am glad he is at peace and without pain. My thoughts are with you all!

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