There is a curious dynamic once you shift into the perspective of the body as cosmic, usually in Refined Unity. The cosmic is beyond the fields of karma and stress. There is nothing there to purify. When you experience your body as cosmic, it is seen as pristine and full of light.
And yet all bodies in our universe are part of the cosmic. It includes all forms in all of time and space. Those bodies are expressed into denser layers and carry unresolved experiences, nodes of resistance, and other kinds of crud.
And thus, when we live as the cosmic, we still experience purification and healing. Only now, we’re taking a hand at healing all of it and not just apparently personal stuff. (As we resonate with the kinds of things we’ve healed, we tend to process new flavours of the same.)
We also come to recognize that what we’re healing doesn’t actually exist. All the suffering of the world results from shadow. Shadow is simply lack of light. Lacking the light of awareness, we resist pain and grasp at pleasure, rejecting the world the way it is. We see things in shadow rather than light.
In a sense, we’re now dissolving illusions of stress rather than anything real. Like bringing light to a shadow, the darkness vanishes.
Another perspective is that all of nature (prakriti) is the flow of attention. As awareness is self-referral, it flows forward while also curving back on itself. The result is spiraling flows. Where there are constraints, the spiral tightens, then falls into a point. It ceases to flow. Without liveliness, it falls dark. Shadow arises.