Comment: On the eve of Yom Kippur, the ceremony of Kaparot (atonement) is performed. It looks like a pagan rite: they take a rooster, twist it over their head, and then kill it.
My Response: The fact is that rituals of many religions seem barbaric to us today. On the corporeal level, for the sake of redemption, a person seemingly sacrifices a rooster instead of himself, imagining himself in the form of this rooster.
In fact, all this should not be so because from the point of view of Kabbalah, everything happens on a spiritual level.
Comment: There is also a custom to wish for us to be recorded in The Book of Life—Gmar Hatima Tova (A good record in The Book of Life).
My Response: The Book of Life is also an allegory, a symbol of the upper light, which records all human actions. To the extent that he wants to use this light for his correction, his similarity to the Creator, his good deeds are recorded.
It turns out that a person himself, during not only a year but throughout his life, writes down his deeds; through attracting the upper light corrections are made and these are good deeds, without attracting the upper light are evil deeds.
Question: It is believed that you will live next year the way you spend Yom Kippur. Does it somehow affect our corporeal life?
Answer: In fact, nothing in our world affects the spiritual world except for our relationships to each other. So it is said that Yom Kippur does not correct them. Man must fix them himself.
The Creator can seemingly forgive all sins on this day except for our evil attitude toward others. This is above His mechanism under which our world, the Universe, was created. And the closer we are to each other in sensation, spiritually, the closer we are to the Creator.
From KabTV’s “Spiritual States. Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur“