Hello and Merry Meet (as it's my first time starting a topic)-
I work at a library, specifically a big university library that receives lots of items from people who have passed on and left their works to their alma mater.
My job, as assistant to the librarians, entails discretely getting rid of (i.e. trashing) the above items that may not be wanted by the librarians for whatever reason.
These are personal notes, hand written works, letters... you get the idea.
As may well be expected, a lot of these items are imbued with the energy of those who created them. At times I can feel the presence of these folks.
My method in the past has been to explain (to myself as much as to whatever spirits may be there) why they are being thrown out, explaining that I cannot leave them out for other people to pick up and use because it would reflect badly on the librarians (and get me into a lot of trouble)... but I still feel awful getting rid of these things.
Help? Do you have ideas how I can respectfully get rid of these things? How I might protect myself a bit more from their energy?
Thank you in advance for your comments.