There are so many emotions that one feels at a funeral home but did you ever wonder why? Other than the obvious, let's talk about what goes on and why you feel the way you do.
This is a challenging topic to write about. Of course the moment we step into a funeral parlor when get bombarded with 1,000 emotions right? From sadness to grief and everything in between, it's there.
You're probably wondering what this graphic is all about and I'll chat about that in just a moment, let's get back to emotions.
First of all, what was I doing at a funeral home? I was actually there for a good reason. A friend of mine and I were asked to paint a Tree Of Life on one of the main walls at a local funeral parlor.
Even though this is a super fun project to do with a friend, the emotions that I felt 5 minutes after stepping into the funeral home were not very joyous.
"What's going on? " I asked myself?
Here I am about to paint for the day with my bestie and I got hit with a bombardment of feelings that were not typical of what I expected to feel.
I felt a very heavy pressure on my chest, it was hard to breathe, I got dizzy and at one point I felt like I was going to throw up I was so nauseous! I was fine 10 minutes ago and I know the cup of coffee and muffin I had for breakfast had nothing to do with my upset stomach. I had to figure out what was happening.
Composing myself, I left the building for some fresh air. I knew what I was feeling was not mine I mean come on, I was fine all morning before I got to the parlor and within 10 minutes of arriving, I felt horrible.
I come back a few minutes later and my friend was like, "are you ok? What happened?"
She knows me of course so she figured I saw a Spirit of some type.
When feelings come out of nowhere and you know they are not your own, you have to tap into your “clairs” to see what is going on.
• What do I see?
• What do I hear?
• What do I sense?
• What do I smell?
• What do I sense about the overall situation?
I looked around and with my 3rd Eye started seeing colors come to mind, the ones you see in the graphic. It was like watching a movie start to play before my eyes. Within seconds, these colors turned into a person, an older man with white hair, a red and blue plaid flannel shirt and a pair of jeans. He also had a full head of white hair for a man his age which I'm guessing to be late 70's early 80's.
So back to the ghost that I'm calling GG (Ghost Grandpa).
Who was this person? Was he a good man? Does he have good intentions or is he going to cause some havoc while my friend and I are painting? I had to find out.
Once I went through my spiritual checklist, I came to the conclusion that this spirit ghost was ok to talk to so talk we did, eventually.
I was in painting mode so I really wasn't in the head space to talk to ghosts. Lots of concentration goes into painting and trying to stay a few steps ahead of the project so I put "Ghost Grandpa" aside for a few hours while I painted.
When it was time to go home, I get in my car and start the 10-15 ride home and guess who shows up? Ghost Grandpa! I first told him that it was not ok to follow me home but he could have a quick chat then go along his way before I got home.
So what does a ghost that finds you at a funeral parlor talk about? His clothes!
This is how the conversation went:
GG (Ghost Grandpa): I'm upset
GG: Because I don't like what my family dressed me in at my funeral.
Me: (as I'm looking at what he's wearing which is a red and blue flannel button up shirt and a pair of denim jeans) Why?
GG: because I wasn't comfortable. I never wear suits.
Me: Are you comfortable now?
Me: Well don't you think that's ok? Your family just followed the norm and dressed you in formal attire for your funeral. They did the best they could.
GG: Yea I guess so, you're right.
Me: Well I'm glad you're comfortable now. Thank you for the conversation and I'm about to be home so you have to go ok?
GG: Sure oh and by the way, I like your Tree Of Life painting. You both did a great job!
Me: (chuckling to myself) Thank you, and it was nice talking with you today.
And he was gone.
Crazy stuff right? It was an unexpected experience but an awesome one GG just wanted to find someone to talk to and express how he felt about his clothes. It's kinda funny don't you think?
The lesson here is this. Ghosts were and still are people so treat them with respect and see how you can help them.
You're probably saying, "why does a ghost need to wear clothes?"
Well they don't, they are 100% pure energy but they will manifest a human form so they can communicate to us humans and try to solve their issue and get their message across.
GG was a super sweet man and was happy to find someone to talk to. I just may go back every now and then to visit him and tell him how awesome he looks in his outfit. At least we know he's happy and comfortable which I guess is important if you're a ghost.