When you ask the universe questions, it is important to listen for the answers. We can ask “why me?” or “why is this happening?” but if we do not listen, if we do not watch for answers, the questions are meaningless. The spirits, teachers, guides, masters, and angels who are there to provide the answers do not necessarily speak to us as would our friend next door. Often we must discern answers that come in seemingly unexpected ways. It may be a phrase or word that repeats during the day or occurs simultaneously . . . we are reading a newspaper and read a certain word at the same moment it is said on the television or radio or even by someone else in the room. We may ask a question before going to sleep and the answer appears, often with great clarity, in the midst of a dream. Sometimes, the answer will appear before the question is asked on the conscious level. If we truly pursue an examined life, we must keep ourselves open to the answers we receive. Then do we live a life that is fully awake and aware. Namaste!