It provides an opportunity for letting go of some "thing" or some "one" that has held us back (by way of our attachment to it) as a part of an identity falling away. It purges low, dense vibrations that need to go, so that a higher vibration of light can come in. Transcend the limits of a "thinking" being, mean dissipation of thoughts of victim mentality, duality & separation. It is another piece of the little self being released, so that higher self light can move in and further integrate into our BE'ing.
Our soul releases through the heart, not from the mind. Even the "need to know" is the logical mind's way of controlling when & how things release. We all do it. "If I know what is under this, then I can understand". It doesn't matter. As the logical mind cannot comprehend that the entire purpose is just the release. The release of the low-vibrational frequency screaming to get out. The release is the purpose of the tear. The soul knows what it needs, while the logical mind holds on as a survival mechanism. It thinks that if we cry, if we let go of that "thing", that our vibration will rise and it will "lose" a bit more of it's "power". Even that is not true. Balance is key, but before balance, we have to purge everything toxic in the mind that keeps us from opening our hearts to it's fullest capacity. One of universal connectedness and love; and this transcends anything that the logical mind can comprehend, forego ego-fear. The our thoughts are a result of what is in our heart, which is free of limits, free of blocks, and is free to be in peace, love and light as one.
This is a transformational process that we all have to experience, exactly as we are meant to experience it, just for us. We share so that others can have tools to move through with less discomfort, more ease & create flow where resistance once occupied our energy space. We share, because it is part of our purpose here; to create a space of love and by doing so, we create a new reality of love and community, where one of separation used to exist.
The habit thinking of "but I used to", doesn't apply anymore. This is uncharted territory for us all. It is no longer about the past, but now of stepping into trust, love and universal divine guidance. If we are unable to listen to & feel our soul's guidance, we will miss very important messages.