The universe in terms of science - the whole space of the outside world, consisting of stars and planets of different galaxies.
According to Wikipedia, this fundamental concept of astronomy, which is not strictly defined, includes the entire surrounding world. In practice, the Universe is often understood as part of the material world, which is accessible to the study by natural-science methods.
However, in psychology and among psychology lovers, another understanding of the Universe or World is common: it is some Big essence that somehow relates to us, somehow reacts to our life and which we can more or less manage if we are right ourselves refers to it.
In fact, such a universe is a projection of the image of the parent: strict or good. How we see the universe (read - the image of parents), depends both on the individual situation of education, and on the surrounding great culture.
In the Eastern religious culture, the "Universe" is strict, punishes for bad behavior, spoiling karma. - It’s easy to understand that this is a reflection of the eastern traditions of the upbringing of children.
In modern Western culture, the universe is more often friendly, it gives a person many opportunities, tells him the right way, leaving the Signs. - Similarly, this is a clear projection of the modern humanistic style of education.
Often, for many, the universe is represented as the Single Information Field, in which everything is recorded: the past, the future, and all possible options for life, and then one who has intuition can get all the necessary information for free. - It seems that this is a reflection of the upbringing style, where the child grew like a helpless creature next to omnipotent parents, where it was difficult to gain something from their parents, but it was possible to get it more by chance or if something was guessed or cleverly invented.
Most of all, the children’s helpless position next to the Mighty Parents is expressed in the position of the mystics, for whom the universe is a faceless community of Higher Powers. Mystics like to talk about the Universe and the Universe in the belief that it is not indifferent to them, their thoughts, desires and voices: "The universe will open all your possibilities to you!" "Listen to what the universe tells you!"
However, open mysticism is not common to many, and most authors about the universe speak at the level of domestic superstitions, within the framework of the humanitarian-phenomenological approach. In particular, one of the important presuppositions in NLP is: "The universe treats us as friendly," and people usually like it. It is clear that in this phrase of scientificness is not more than in the coffee grounds. There is no scientificity here, no close. But if this person warms, gives him confidence, then let him be with him. If he decodes this phrase as "there are a lot of people friendly to us in the world," then this is all the more good. Yes?