I have had one other experience that I really want to share. As I mentioned in another story, I work at a retirement home and although I work in the kitchen I am still able to get to know many of the residents. I have met some very sweet, loving, and interesting people and I love it.
There was one lady, Lucy, who was a real character. She was outgoing and fun socializer. She was very optimistic, I don't think I ever saw her in a bad mood actually. But what I loved about her was that she had tons of beautiful jewelry. Literally tons! Supposedly she ordered off of the QVC infomercials a lot. But I never saw her without three or four sparkling bracelets, a necklace, earrings, and/or a broach that always matched perfectly. She also had jewelry for any/every holiday known to man. She dressed like she was making an entrance and proud of who she was -thats what I loved about her. Plus it made me imagine what she was like when she was younger, and I always envisioned her a knockout and classy.
Anyway, sadly back in May she died rather unexpectedly. When her family came to start going through her stuff a week or so later, from what I understand, they were overwhelmed with the amount of jewelry she had and did not really have anywhere to store it all, so they offered to let the staff members go through it and take what they wanted. Sound werid? I thought it did too, but honestly that is probably what Lucy would have wanted, because she loved everyone who worked there and was a very generous person. That didn't really make me feel any less weird when I was looking through her jewelry, but then it also occurred to me that this was a part of her that she really enjoyed. She loved to get all dressed up and decked out in jewelry and it would be a great way to remember her. So I got several beaded bracelets and two necklaces.
The next day I was getting ready for class and putting on my already large collection of bracelets (I'm kind of a hippie in that respect) and decided that as my own personal tribute to Lucy I would wear all of her bracelets. So I did. All day I kept noticing a weird tingling/buzzing feeling going up both of my arms. I have heard that sometimes a person's energy can attach to objects especially if the item was significant to them, and that occured to me throughout the day, and even more so at night when I took off the bracelets and the sensation stopped. The next day I decided to skip the bracelets and wear just a necklace and see if I notice anything. Sure enough I felt the tingling feeling from my neck down to my waist. Part of me is really excited about that because it's a part of Lucy that will never go away, but part of me is still unsure. Am I just overly excited and reading too much into it? I would love to hear any thoughts or feedback as to what you think! Thanks so much!