Death is a misnomer, it's a right of passage.
We reach an certain age and thus we transcend and go to the next life... with new challenges.
Funerals are good for those who are left behind to help them finalize their process and allow the ongoing uplifting their soul to take place.
Every culture has different ways of dealing with the body: In india they burn the body and throw the ashes in the ganges river; at one time Native American's would put bodies in caves or up on stilts for mother nature to reclaim.
We just had a family member who as a child would see her grandfather who had passed away... and would tell us grandfather was over there talking to her... and she really meant it.
As an adult she became ill and refused medical intervention in order to live a few days longer... because she understood her grandfather was waiting for her on the other side.
For we all pass into the light of bliss... forever more connected to the ONE.
Dr. Paul Haider - Spiritual Teacher and Master Herbalist for over 20 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy in mind, body, and spirit. You can find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, Shambala Spiritual Transformation Institute, Meditation for the Soul, and Relax Into Success, Punjab Teas, and at www.paulhaider.com feel free to contact him any time. Also check out Dr. Haider’s radio show at http://www.thesourcecenterradio.com/The-Relaxed-Soul.html July show to be about “The Power of Compassion”