From what I understand after years of research and my own experiences, our "mind" lives on. We essentially shed our bodies. We don't go to Heaven
or Hell, as depicted in Bibles or the Koran e.t.c, we simply go to where we're best suited. That's mainly the part which is, as I expected, very
hard to research.
Dying, and peoples experiences of when they "died" and got brought back, are easy to find, but, knowing what happens afterwards, is much harder to
find. You need a decent medium for that, and they are very rare in this day and age, with people being so busy e.t.c.
But, from what I have read and found out, just like here, we're learning all the time, and living. Over there, things work differently, such as, the
way your "body" processes and experiences life itself. But, the fundamental learning process is basically the same. As expected, you can meet all
your dead family, and no doubt much more. They are apparently able to visit us, but, communicating is very hard. And I do stress the "very".
Also, since the senses are different, and heightened, it's a lot harder to hide things from others. Plus, your moral background, and general attitude
towards life, will certainly affect where you go, and who you end up meeting, but, again, it isn't so different here, in that respect.
Also, the most comforting thing I learned about the "afterlife", is that there isn't a Hell, as such. It's more a self-Hell. If you feel you
deserve to be put there, if you have enormous emotional baggage, that will hold you back from progressing until you fix it, and for some, as you'd
expect, that can be very hard.
"Heaven" as a lot of people will call it, is just a state of well being, and being with loved ones, and enjoying yourself, from what I've learnt.
As I was told by my Grandad after he died "Heaven is the essence of everything,"
Anyhow, please don't flame me if you don't agree with me, I'm merely telling my experiences as they are.
I should also state, It's not magic, what I'm talking about, I do believe in science, and the theory of evolution e.t.c... But, I also believe that
there's so much more we don't yet know or fully understand. So, do with that what you will.