For most of us, the natural way to work with the Universe is to demurely ask for what we want.
When we're children, we're taught to ask politely for things we want or need, because this helps us to become respectful adults. You wouldn't demand your waitress bring you the dish you desire. You would ask politely, "Could I please have the fish?"
To just command and demand feels arrogant and rude. But when it comes to getting what we want out of life, this is exactly what we must do.
Consider that you are an all-knowing and powerful spiritual being. You can manifest any of your dreams by simply commanding them into being. However, we rarely think of ourselves this way, and we rarely put this energy out. Instead, we ask, "Universe, please please, bring me this. What can I do to get this thing in my life?" And this energy of desperate pleading, this is the energy that says I DON'T HAVE THIS loud and clear. It's the energy that says, I need permission from a higher, bigger source so that It will bless me with this. And this goes directly counter to the energy that says I HAVE THIS and I am a powerful creator, I am loved by the Universe, and that love brings me abundance and miracles and love in endless ways.
To simply create, without asking, checking if it's okay, or looking around to see if we're doing it proper, can feel strange and even uncomfortable. To just say I want this, so it shall be, that might feel arrogant, or even greedy. And so to get around this we engage in a rather facetious, if not ridiculous, mental dance.
We want something, we know we're ready for it, we can imagine it in our lives, but we believe we must ask in a humble way, and use certain words, and be respectful, grateful, realistic, proper, in alignment, and on and on until we've tricked ourselves into thinking we in fact are not worthy, there's not enough, we're not ready, and so on. We end up circling around and around and forgetting what's at the core of it all - we are energetic beings working with energy. That's all we're doing when we create things into our lives. We're working with energy.
So I suggest to you today to drop the pretense. Stop treating the Universe like a chastising parent, and instead, treat it like a partner in your life and creative processes.
Treat the Universe like the co-creator that it is. Treat it like an extension of yourself. You wouldn't think, "Left hand, if it doesn't trouble anyone else, and if no one will think poorly of me, would you please pick up that glass so I might have some water?" Doesn't that seem ridiculous? Yes? Well so is asking the Universe in a way that acts as if you need permission, because to the Universe, your request IS a glass of water. All requests are the same to the Universe, and it's not sitting around keeping a check list of who asked for what and how often. It doesn't care. It just expands and radiates with each and every request fulfilled.
And about being humble - would you feel a need to be humble in order to work with your left hand?
Doesn't that seem weird? Yeah, the Universe thinks so too. And it wishes you would relax. Inner energy, the higher dimensions, the stars and the heavens above are an extension of you - they are, metaphorically speaking, your left hand. The energy you create your life from isn't checking if you prayed correctly, fasted, kowtowed or anything else because that energy IS you. As you are, you're already worthy, you already are the desire and the manifestation, and if you want to pray and kneel and sing and dance, go for it, but just know, it's quiet alright if you don't.
So command away, and let go of needing others or even yourself to approve of your requests. Do you want it? Well then get on with your bad self and say, yes, I want it, let's make this happen! Make a request, let it go, and give it time to appear as a physical manifestation. And then afterwards, thank the Universe. Show gratitude, and by all means, be humble and awed. Just don't do it backwards and get caught up in the mental dance that slows and eventually halts the manifestation.
By the way, the Universe wants you to have all your desires and then some. The Universe wants you to have your desire as much as your left hand wants you to drink that water. The water nourishes all parts of your body. Your fulfillment nourishes all parts of the Universe. Your joy is the Universe's joy.