As a young adult, I used to see the passing of someone as a final gesture, not something that was an extension of where they had already come from: the spirit world.
Before we’re born into this life, I believe we come from spirit and have lived other lives. As we prepare to say our goodbyes, those waiting to make the transition go back to the spirit world and live a life parallel to ours.
Death, which may seem taboo to some and final to others, should be neither. Where their life is complete this side of life, they continue their lives in spirit, just not here with us.