Tikkunim For Cremation?
A Simple Jew asks:
Are you aware of any tikkunim that a person can do to help the neshoma of a Jewish person who was cremated instead of buried in accordance with Jewish law?
Akiva of Mystical Paths answers:
Oy oy oy. A similar question came to me in somewhat recently, though in that case it was about a suicide. G-d help us, when referring to a neshama (a soul) who already took such an action (such as suicide,
G-d preserve us from such thoughts, or an intentional choice of inappropriate burial) and a desire to help them beyond this world, the true answer is that one must go to the top experts in such matters to address this question. This is particularly important because wrongly judging the circumstances of such a difficult matter can result in ineffective solutions or even, G-d forbid, negatively influencing the heavenly court. By doing our best to judge such a situation in as positive light as possible, considering all extenuating circumstances, we hand the neshama possible defenses and merits before the heavenly court.
For such a situation, one must contact the true mekubalim (kabbalists) and/or chassidic rebbaim. Only one such as they can consider the circumstances and determine if the neshama is still within reach of help of this world, or will have to deal with a rectification of the beis din shel shamayim, the heavenly court.
May Hashem have mercy and judge all of us favorably.