My friend Angie throws out wise truths all the time; she breaths them. And so when we were talking about our friends adopted children revisiting their birthland for the first time, she says, "If you imagine our souls have nerve endings, just imagine what will be awakened in them as they go into that place: the sights, the smells, the feel"
"Just imagine how confusing that can be. That your soul and body are saying something loud and clear that your mind does not understand. And might not have any way of understanding fully at that time."
And then we talked about the ambivalence that naturally comes from that. And the nurturing and love that is needed to walk through that without stomping out the soul.
Naturally my mind also went back to the place of realizing, "Yes - nerves that are healing and hurting can have the same feel." When nerves/souls feel pain, as confusing as it can be, it can be the sensation of healing as much as it hurts.