Rabbi Chiya and Rabbi Yossi were walking on the way and arrived at the mountains of Ararat, where Noah’s Ark rested after the water of the Flood receded. They saw large cracks on the ground from the time of the Flood. Rabbi Chiya said that the Holy One Blessed be He, left those cracks for generations, so the evil acts of Noah’s generation won’t be erased.
The Holy One Blessed be He wants to remember the actions of the righteous people, above and below for generations. He does the same for the wicked people that don’t follow his ways. He keeps the memories of their negative actions for generations, so everyone can remember the ‘crime’ and its ‘punishment’.
When the Zohar tells about the rabbis of the Zohar ‘walking’ on the ‘way’, it almost every time about spiritual elevations. They go up together two or more on the ascension path to protect and support each other. On the lower spiritual level there are demons and negative entities that can distract the spiritual ‘traveler’ from going higher.
We go up the spiritual levels when we go to sleep. We use special meditations (Bedtime Shema) to protect and support our souls on the way up for a better rest and true messages in dreams.
The ‘memories’ of Tzadikim’s actions support us. The memories of negative actions made by the wicked is for us to learn and avoid.
We carry deep memories from previous lives that embedded in us to help us in our correction process. The simple rule is to transform every challenge into positive action. A challenge on our path is a ‘memory’ that we need to correct, sometimes just by simple acceptance of the pain that will pass when we complete the related ‘payment’. Relationship challenges are the most difficult and the correction is through restriction and lowering the ego.