It is often said to be careful what you wish for you just might get it…especially when spiritual growth is involved! Whatever you are praying for, the universe/God/Goddess will send you an opportunity to practice those principles. I find it funny that both people I discussed this with (prior to me writing this) used the example of patience. They start praying for patience and all of a sudden they get all these opportunities to practice patience- meaning that trying to get stuff done starts taking a long time, they get stuck in line, stuck behind slow cars, deal with bad drivers…..you get the picture.
There’s always a level of discomfort when it comes to change even if it’s change for the better sometimes there’s a sense of loss. In the bigger picture: it’s not a loss of ourselves, it’s an integration of a piece of our selves or a transformation.