Solitary growth is important, but at some point expansion becomes limited without an external force. There's a time for being a hermit, where walling yourself into a cave in the woods to explore your inner world is of the utmost importance. There is also a time when finding another to share that world with will open your mind to another level of possibility.
When we love another, we open a part of ourselves and let them in. We also share a piece of ourselves with them in exchange. Doing so opens our eyes to a different experience. Our level of mastery is thrown off a bit, and we are required to find balance again while integrating the energy, dreams and thoughts of another person entering our world. The process of harmonizing is a catalyst for transformation – finding the truth in the blending of opposites is the heart of the alchemical process that love initiates.
You are being expanded. Something from the outside world is pushing it's way into your path, and you are required to make room for it. Push past the discomfort - it just might lift you to another level in your process.
Was it reversed?