by Rabbi Nati @ Mystical Paths
Every Friday a breeze from the breath of Hashem passes over Gehinom and the souls that are there are blown up onto the beach right next to their robes (their bodies) and they tremble before the court, and Shabbos is declared throughout the whole creation!
On Motzei Shabbos they are told to fold their robes, then the angels place them into the sling and they are thrown back into the raging sea to fire.
Thus it is better to suffer here with all the troubles we have than to spend a minute there.
Rejoice! We still can change to avoid it if we wake up today, then we are granted this time to sweeten all the dinim (judgements) on us and our fore fathers.
(Minhat Yehuda 88)
This conversation is recorded in the name of the Minhat Yehuda between him and a soul that he repairs and shortens it’s sentence.
While it seems terrifying, it should be used to motivate one to be happy, especially in Adar. For while, G-d forbid, we could end up there with no way to repair, TODAY we are still here in this world and have the opportunity to fix our relationship with Hashem.
We must rejoice in what we have, even and especially with our challenges. All the troubles that Hashem places upon us in this world are to cleanse us – which is only for our good. And that is why we say Baruch Hashem, thank G-d, for both the good and challenging events that come upon us.