As a young adult, I used to see the passing of anyone 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, I believe those waiting to make the transition will go back to the spirit world and live a life parallel to ours. Death, which still seems taboo to some and final to others, should be neither. It’s just another life, not here with us. Their life here is complete.