The “Dead” are those still in lower consciousness. Most aren’t even aware that they are dead. Many in religious ceremonies would also be surprised to know that they reside with the dead also.
The “alive” consists of those who have awakened and are living in spirit through one path or another. They can be channeling good or bad spirits but either way, they have elevated themselves through the third dimension. Evil spirits will keep them within lower consciousness and duality while working with good spirits will elevate a person into 4th and 5th dimension unity consciousness and into the higher consciousness realms.
Why is this important?
Because, a person will resonate with a spiritual family that helps them during their time on earth. So where a person resonates, will determine the type of spiritual family that they will work with. Many will be in 4th dimension lower consciousness but still aiding with manifestations. Someone who is still in their unconscious state, will believe that only one helpful spirit exists, that being Jesus. But it is clear that He helps those who ask, entry into Heaven which is Christ Consciousness, if a person is willing to surrender and work through their tribulations. If they start the process, and then use their free will to bypass the parts that aren’t enjoyable, Christ will hand them off to their spiritual family members and help others who are sincere and doing the work required to learn the natural laws to stay in higher consciousness realms and specifically Christ Consciousness to dwell and remain with Him.
“You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.” Romans 8:9
So the only real question is, who is willing to go through their full tribulation period in a conscious state to work into Christ Consciousness?