Have you a problem?
Did you “Ask the Universe”?
No? Whyever not?
n.b. Use of the phrase “Ask the Universe” is increasingly common and it is usually deployed when some personal difficulty looms into view.
I suspect asking this question in an open-minded and sincere manner serves the same purpose as saying prayers, in that the practise of asking the expanding cosmos of gases, dark matter, stuff, black holes, stars, planets, comets and man-made space junk requires concentrated focus on the troublesome issue, raises awareness of influencing factors and generates some positive thinking and possible actions that, (on occasions), lead to outcomes that help resolve the issue.
I remember that as a young boy serving as an altar boy, that there used to be in one of the Roman Catholic services I attended, a prayer that asked for the “conversion of England.” It helped fuel ideas in my immature brain of the righteousness of the Roman faith, reminded me of the ridiculousness of the English monarchy, inflamed thoughts of The Occupation of Northern Ireland by Her Majesty’s armed forces and reinforced the ideal that there was only One True Faith.
As history has proven England has been converted, but not quite as many had prayed for, or imagined. Seven day a week shopping, car-choked, rent in two by the Russian-funded Brexit campaign and Tory Boys quibbling about who is least unsuitable to be Prime Minister without having to go through the trouble of a General Election, are manifestations of a troubled land that is fast slipping into a trough of debt and distrust and despond. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jul/06/ex-mi6-chief-uk-going-through-political-nervous-breakdown
It is no wonder that magic and mystery, witchcraft and wizardry are returning to popular belief.
You often hear the phrase “Be careful what you ask for” as an accompaniment to the suggestion that one’s problem is offered to the Universe for resolution. This is a bit of arse-covering by the witches/wizards just in case Fate and Fortune takes a different view of circumstances.
In my humble opinion, who you know is probably more important than cosmological forces in sorting temporal matters, so “If you don’t ask, you don’t get” is more practical guidance to stimulate actions and seek solutions to current challenges. The person / people you ask can say “No” if they cannot help you.
What “who you know” encourages and rewards is the development of social skills, sharing ideas, advice and practical help, as well as genorosity of spirit,because if you do not treat others as you like to be treated then why would anyone want to help you? This I understand fits the idea of karma, or “What goes round, comes round.” https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/jul/05/brexit-could-jeopardise-5bn-lifeline-of-eu-cash-councils-warn Love thy neighbour, anyone? https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jul/06/sarfraz-manzoor-xenophobia-has-not-only-returned-it-has-become-normalised-