Ask The Universe and You Shall Receive

Ask The Universe and You Shall Receive

Ask the universe and you shall receive! This is a bold promise and one that most people doubt. The irony is that only when you remove your doubts can you truly experience this promise in your life.

One of the most powerful spiritual teachings that comes right out of the old testament is this: Ask and it will be given. Seek and you shall find. This is something that we’ve all heard before and maybe even believe at some level.

Ask and it will be given. Seek and you shall find. Knock and the door will be opened to you.

Matthew 7:7

If you want to manifest anything in your life you will need to develop a deeper understanding of how to ask the universe for what you want.

From a logical point of view the average person will laugh at this. How can you just ask and then have anything you want? Certainly is is not that easy?

It certainly is not easy, but it is simple. The simplicity lies in how to ask the universe for what you want.

The difficulty is with overcoming our beliefs and habits that tell us it is not possible – we can not have it and that we have to work hard to “create” or earn anything of value in our lives.

Ask the universe and you shall receive is the promise and it is the basic premise of the law of attraction.

Can You Ask The Universe for Anything?

You can ask the universe for money, for love, for health, for guidance…for anything. There really is no limit.

The only limitations are with you. What you believe you can have, what you believe you deserve and what you believe is possible for you.

Anything that someone else has achieved, created or attracted is AT LEAST possible for you, right. If someone else has done it or have it then there must be some possibility that you can do the same.

Can you agree to that fact?


Now you can start to build on that and break down any beliefs that might hold you back. You do not have to spend years trying to change beliefs.

You simply need to choose new thoughts. Thinking the same thing over and over again creates a habit. Thinking something new, changes the habit and the belief.

Your desire; that what you wish to attract into your life comes from a deeper and higher part of you. You don’t want more money. You want a richer and more expansive experience of life free from worry and stress. You don’t want to attract love just to have someone in your life.

You want to share your life and your experiences with someone you care about and enrich your experiences.

This leads us to the most important part and that is how to ask the universe…

How Do You Ask The Universe For What You Want?

This is the most difficult part in manifesting anything in your life. Not because it is hard to do but because it is in direct opposition to the logic of the thinking mind.

Ask the universe and you shall receive, but you need to ask in the right way. Asking the universe for something is not quite the same as asking a friend for something.

Logic dictates that if you want to be wealthy, live in a great home, drive your dream care and wear beautiful clothing then you need to attract money.


So most people ask the universe for money. They think that that is what they need and from a logical point of view that is 100% correct.

The problem is that money is a means to an end. When you ask the universe you have to focus 110% on the end and not on the means.

This is so important to understand this idea and will make the difference between attraction and manifesting what you want or being frustrated and giving up at this manifesting business.

You don’t really want money.

You want what money can give you.

What is that?

This is what you need to ask the universe for and what you need to focus on. It is the feelings (emotions) that you will get from having X amount of dollars in your bank account that creates the attraction.

You ask the universe with the way you feel. When you build the image of what you want and you focus on the image of abundance, how does it make you feel? Live in that “feeling place”.

When you ask the universe for love or ask the universe for money, how do you feel when ask?

Most likely you feel fear or anxiety because you are asking from a place of lack and scarcity. You are worried, stressed and maybe even depressed by not having it.

What happens when you ask from these emotional states you ONLY ATTRACT MORE of the way you feel about it.

Consciously you may ask for more money but the fear of it not being in your life is what you will end up attracting.

Many people who claim that the law of attraction is “not working” for them are victims of this. What you think, what you feel and what you attract will always be a perfect match.

So how do you fix this?

Stop asking for anything that immediately brings up the emotions of fear. Ask only for things that bring up a sense of joy and excitement.

Instead of thinking about getting enough money to buy your dream car, think about driving your dream car, washing it, showing it off, driving your friends around.

This is fun and by thinking this way you create the emotional energy that will draw that into your life.

By doing this 2-3 times per day for a couple of weeks you create an immense amount of energy and you also create the habit of thinking about your desires in a positive way.

Everything You Ask For Is Given

Everything that you ask for is given – without exception. Ask the universe and you SHALL receive is the divine promise.

When you ask the universe it always gets answered. The challenge is that it does not always show up immediately in its final form.

There usually is a path that leads you to it. The universe leaves breadcrumbs for you to follow.

This is where most people fail. Even if you ask correctly, you need to receive. You must be open and willing to see these breadcrumbs and follow them.

It will never be hard work. It will always be easy so there is never a hard slug to get what you want. You need to be in vibrational alignment with what you want though. Gauge everything with the way you feel.

Expect what you ask the universe for to come to you. Your expectation draws it to you. These might be small synchronicities or people and events showing up “out of nowhere”. Pay attention to it and do not shrug anything off.

You will start attracting everything you need BUT do not be impatient. Do not let your thoughts drift back to the old ways of trying to dictate to the universe HOW it should come to you.

You need to stay focussed only on WHAT you want and only on that and how having it already makes you feel.

The more limitations you place on the universe as to how or when it shows up, the more you are impeding in the process. You need to get out of the way and allow it to come into your life.

How to Ask the Universe for Guidance

When you are faced with difficult decisions you can feel torn and unsure what to do. We all know that sometimes one decision can redirect our entire lives.

Ask the universe and you shall receive and this also includes asking for guidance. You are always guided but if you try and use the mind and logic to make decisions then you will most probably not make decisions that are aligned with your highest good.

Your emotional guidance system is there to guide you. If something feels right, then it will always be right for you.

You can proof this to yourself by thinking back at bad decisions in the past where you had that feeling in the back of your mind.

The challenge is to drown out logic and the thinking mind and allow the universe to guide you. There is a great affirmation that you can use: “I am now guided in making the right decision that is for my highest good”.

Close your eyes, still your mind and ask the universe for guidance. Eliminate logic and reasoning from your mind and forget about the facts and realities of what you want an answer for. Just allow the universe to guide you.

Then, start paying attention to how you feel. When you ask the universe you shall receive the guidance – always. You will get an answer. Just listen!


With a passion for spirituality, self discovery, and understanding this life, Neod spends his time musing about what is, what could be and what might come about. After writing for 20 years he's still growing, learning, exploring and sharing with love, joy and compassion.

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