There is all this talk and mentioning of "the Universe" in both spiritual and scientific writings. What exactly is being talked about here?
In my understanding, it's become a catchword for many things including the scientific aspect which encompasses our solar system, other solar systems, our galaxy and all the other galaxies that comprise what we understand as our Universe in the physical sense!
In the spiritual sense, it has multiple meanings including God, Spirit, the Cosmos and consciousness!
I believe it also includes our own Universe as in our own consciousness. We are a part of the Universe and therefor, we are it. When the Universe speaks to us, it is us speaking to us.
Here is some important information I received about the Universe that I hope will give you more clarity as you wend your way on your Wisdom Path:
"The Universe is not punishing you or blessing you. The Universe is responding to the vibrational attitude that YOU are emitting."
"Connect to your authentic self. Recognize the voice of your higher Self. Higher wisdom, voice of the Universe doesn't flatter, interrupt, coerce or make you feel special in any way. It tunes you into direct communication with your soul."
When you get messages from the Universe, listen closely, it's YOU TALKING TO YOU!