Bury me one foot for every inch of heel she's wear
Had a similar situation to this. 100% only your shell dies.When my uncle died in 2017, my mom decided to see a medium. Her and my uncle were extremely close. My grandma (her mom) died 7 years before, almost to the very day (she died July 15th, my uncle died July 17th). She was of course saddened by my grandma's death, though, it was a bit different to deal with because she was 80 years old and sick before. My uncle had a heart attack and died immediately.
The medium records your visit (audio) so you can listen to it whenever you want, since it gets very emotional, so, it's easy to miss things that are said. My mom has gone 3 times since 2017. I have listened to all 3 of her sessions. This woman told her things from people who have passed away (my grandma and uncle included) that she had absolutely no way of knowing. My grandma has mentioned me in all 3. She knew my apartment and joked that she moves things in my kitchen and I wont ever notice because I am never in there (lol). My grandma had never been to my apartment, I never even lived there when she passed. This lady nailed it. She also went in to detail about shit in life like specific events and messages from my uncle for my mom. She also had a message from my cousin and called him by a nickname that only my aunt called him at home, there was no way she could know that (my cousin passed in 2012).
I absolutely believe in an afterlife. I think we can choose whether we want to 'host' another body, or, just cross over.
I have a fireplace unit with a memorial for my deceased pets. I have a flameless candle by them (one in the middle for my two cats, one on each end for my dogs). The ones by my dogs have turned on by themselves a few times. I've taken pictures and posted them on facebook. I of course love all my animals, those two dogs are the biggest reason I am still here today, typing this. I absolutely believe they are showing signs they are here.