One of the most capable mediums we have met and had readings with is Susanne Wilson, The Carefree Medium. In this video, Susanne explains that loved ones in spirit continue their relationships with us and they now look like their best versions of themselves. They have not become floating orbs; however, with our limited capacity, we may see them as orbs. See Susanne’s excellent book Soul Smart – What the Dead Teach Us About Spirit Communication.
Susanne’s video explanation follows.