The past feels to be knocking on a lot of people's doors at the moment in the form of memories, dreams, old emotions you haven't felt in a long time, aspects you thought you had long buried, and people you have long not had contact with. Whenever the past (or anything really!) knocks like this, there is a reason although the reason is never usually what it seems to be on the surface.
The emotions being triggered can leave us feeling like someone has dragged us backward into some murky time that we really would rather not visit again, yet it is very beneficial to just bite the bullet and confront this energy, as otherwise it can make us feel like we're going to implode mentally and/or emotionally, and even affect our state of health physically.
Have a seat with this part of you imagining it as a personality (be it an intense emotion you've been feeling, or a health symptom or an energy influence) and try one of the following: Journal with it, asking it some questions or meditate and do the same, trust the dialogue that comes from this; get out your crayons or paints and draw whatever comes to you; or have a conversation with a conscious friend to help give you clarity if you need extra support.
This isn't about doing more digging. This is about consciously working with the energy waves that we are swimming in these days, and consciously SEEING what they are wanting to show us (which is more of our selves). The waves are taking us to new heights, and in the process aspects of ourselves are being transformed. This is happening with or without our conscious input.
Our conscious input simply helps us move through the waves with greater understanding and thus ease, and helps the waves move through us with fewer restrictions. The irony is that consciousness goes hand in hand with increased sensitivity, so of course you will also FEEL things more acutely which is not easy - but understanding does make it more easeful.