Daily Zohar # 3044 – Behar – Did you choose your Tikun?
According to the merits and ‘debts’ of the soul, they send her to this world with a ‘correction’ plan. A righteous soul keeps her merits above and the inequities below. The wicked ‘debts’ are counted and held above, and his merits are used below.
A soul that has equal merits and debts may choose her correction path in this world.
“וַיֹּאמֶר הַמֶּלֶךְ לְאֶסְתֵּר בְּמִשְׁתֵּה הַיַּיִן מַה שְּׁאֵלָתֵךְ וְיִנָּתֵן לָךְ וּמַה בַּקָּשָׁתֵךְ עַד חֲצִי הַמַּלְכוּת וְתֵעָשׂ.”
“As they drank their wine at the banquet, the king said to Esther, “What is your petition, for it shall be granted to you. And what is your request? Even to half of the kingdom (Malchut), it shall be done.”
The righteous person doesn’t waste his merits in this world, and they are kept for him for the world to come. He accepts the ‘payments’ for his inequities in this world and transforms past lives ‘debts’ into merits.
The wicked get rewards in this world but ‘burns’ his merits to cleans his wickedness. He usually adds more debts to his account above.
The one that has equal merits and debts gets rewarded and pays his debts in this world.
A person that made sins openly and repent openly may be sent to be among the righteous that know the ways of the Holy One Blessed be He. The righteous stay away from sins and all kind of negativity. It will support the soul to see the behaviors of Tzadikim and follow them. If he hides his repentance, then he is sent to be among the wicked so they will feel shame and envy him for making the repentance.
“וְעֵינֵי רְשָׁעִים תִּכְלֶינָה וּמָנוֹס אָבַד מִנְהֶם וְתִקְוָתָם מַפַּח נָפֶשׁ.”
“But the eyes of the wicked will fail, And there will be no escape for them, And their hope is to breathe their last.”
The Zohar explains that when God ‘Commands’ it is related to ‘Idol worshiping’ that is the aspect of mixing good and evil. God commanded Adam not to eat from the Tree of Knowledge Good and Bad.
“וַיְצַו יְהוָה אֱלֹהִים עַל הָאָדָם לֵאמֹר מִכֹּל עֵץ הַגָּן אָכֹל תֹּאכֵל.”
“YHVH God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely;”
Because of his sin, Adam was reincarnated in Abraham from the seed of Terach. Abraham repented and broke the idols of his father The Klipot that created by Adam’s sin broke, and Abraham brought the faith in God and the Shechina to the whole world. By his actions, Abraham corrected the sins of Adam and his father, Terach.
In most cases, the soul chooses and or negotiates her Tikun process. The soul knows what’s good for her correction and choose a path that would give her the most cleansing and merits. The soul may choose the place, time, abilities and or disabilities, relationships, and other difficult challenges that would lead to purity of the soul and earn great merits for the next life or path to complete the Tikun process.
We learned previously that it is better for us to repent immediately on anything that would be counted as negative and registered on our file above. We understand that the soul chooses the difficulties we experience. We work to overcome them and stay with the Light until our last breath in this world. The great rewards that await in the world to come are the merits for the Resurrection and immortal life under the full revelation of the Light in the corrected world. We may cry from the pain and sufferings of our process. We can pray for an easier path of correction, but at the same time, we must accept and continue moving forward toward the Light.