When we as souls break off with them in this way, we are next welcomed by good spirits, and their company every possible service is again performed for us. However, if our life in the world was such that we cannot stay among the good, once more we want to get away from them. The process repeats continuously until we come into contact with the type of people whose life in the world was in total agreement with ours. Among them we seem to find our own life, Then, surprising to say, we live the same kind of life with them as we had lived in the body.
As we sink back into that life, we experience a new beginning. Some of us move on from there toward hell a fairly long time and some after a fairly short time. Those of us who had believed in the Lord, however, from the time of that new beginning are gradually led to heaven.
from Secrets of Heaven, Volume 1, Section 316