I think we all generally agree on what constitutes unfinished business while we are alive: unfinished projects at work or home, unresolved disagreements, unsolved mysteries, incomplete estate paperwork, unsettled disputes. But what constitutes unfinished business once we’re dead? Good question. In my work as a psychic medium, I deal with the unfinished business of the dead all the time:
A young man committed suicide and didn’t leave a note. He did this to hurt his parents, wanting them to be left not knowing. But he did not realize that it would also hurt his sister and his closest friends. He had a tremendous amount of guilt and regret over this and other things, as he witnessed their unending torture from the unanswered questions he left behind. The guilt and regret were unfinished business for him.
A middle-aged couple was murdered and the person who was convicted and punished for the crime was not the person actually responsible. Their anger over the wrongness of this was unfinished business for them.