I've studied practical metaphysics for..a long time, and had a few interesting experiences. People are busy working and learning/teaching in whatever dimension we pass on to when we leave the physical state. One of my children died last year. I wanted to go away, just ...dissolve. I could not stand the pain. Three things happened to let me know she is still around: (1) One of my metaphysical buddies had a dream that she told her to tell me, "stop thinking what you are thinking, tell my mom, she won't listen to me." (2) I was feeling really down after the funeral and one light went off (despite me flicking the switch several times), and I said aloud, "OK, honey, I'll perk [my thoughts] up." and the light came back on. (3) Many times, I feel her, sitting on my bed, riding with me in my car. I love her dearly, and I know she knows. She lets me know when she has time off from her work over there.