I think I experienced a bit of this recently. When I went deep into a very disorienting ,intense experience recently ,I felt like previously unowned clear energy came back into circulation . I am as yet unable to make out reasons for karma in terms of story etc. . But I am able to be aware of certain situations triggering deep feelings out of proportion to actual events. When I am able to go into these feelings in their entirety ( sometimes takes several twirls of the spiral and a lot of focus on feelings rather than the story my ego mind makes up) it's almost as if something trapped is released . Is this what you are referring to ?