Romeo, I know what you mean about "She's not in her body anymore." I"m an RN and see this often. It's interesting to wonder what's going on in the patients consciousness, rather it is cerebral or spiritual. We can only imagine. I like to think that the person is kind of "not home" as you say. That in the process of their celestial exit, I think that this limbo period is a necessary private experience. Who knows what really goes on in their consciousness when they are "not home," or half here and half there. But I have seen where a patients die peacefully with circumstances that seem to facilitate their movement to go. As if everything is OK now. Like once a patient was in a coma, amazingly hanging on for weeks. We couldn't believe it. But when her son finally spent some private time talking to her (don't know what he said, but he was pretty tearful) she peacefuly passed away within a short time. I've heard other stories of similar situations. So I have come to the conclusion that the "not home disposition" or that limbo period is necessary for their crossing over. Like waiting to reslove unfinished bussiness. Or maybe their deepest sub-conscious is reviewing their Life experience while here on earth. Or maybe in the case of that son I just wrote about, maybe the patient, his mother, in her "not home" dispostion was able to see more internally within her son's spirit that HE needed to talk to her from his heart. When that occured she then felt the freedom to go. Everyones time table is different.
The sky is the limit, I guess, with ideas and scientific calculations of what is and what is not. I can't prove my theory. . . wish I could. . . . it's just a comforting imaginary thought.