In my travels of the astral plane I have actually visited the afterlife. I am not nearly articulate enough to describe it, but to put it simply it's probably better than you expect. Many religions describe "heaven" as a certain vision of paradise where all earthly pleasures are met, but in reality it isn't a paradise for the body, but the soul. The afterlife isn't a reward or punishment based on who you were in life, it is the place where our souls in their endless potential and power reside, for it is our true home. I can't even call it a happy or good place because it is beyond that, it is where we...I guess the appropriate word is "remember" everything about ourselves and the Universe we exist in. That's what I've come to believe anyway.