Zohar Lech Lecha
“בְּיַד-כָּל-אָדָם יַחְתּוֹם– לָדַעַת, כָּל-אַנְשֵׁי מַעֲשֵׂהוּ”
“Every man will seal with his hand, that all men may know His work.”
When a person comes to the day when he completes his days in life and leaves the world, his body breaks and the soul needs to leave the body. Then the soul can see and understand everything that she couldn’t do while in the body.
Three messengers come to him and list his days and sins in this world. The soul admits to all sins and signs on it.
The Zohar tells us that everything is known registered and signed, old and new. When the soul comes back to life into another body, the person carries the judgment of his sins from the current and previous lives.
The first process that the soul goes through after leaving the body is very painful. The feeling is like being naked and all of the negative actions and impurities are revealed and the soul feels a great and painful shame followed by deep regrets on its past deeds. The good deeds are also listed but the good feeling from it cannot be felt while there are impurities.
Our souls come to the world for the first time as pure as a glossy white sheet of paper. Every sin is registered on the souls’ ‘DNA’ and cannot be erased without a proper process. We cannot hide from the judgment but we can cleanse our soul with Light, erasing judgments and reducing the pain of the correction processes.
We should prefer to work hard and accept suffering in this life rather than go through the pain and shame after life.