Most people know C.S. Lewis as the author of the famous middle-grade series, The Chronicles of Narnia, but he was also the writer of several nonfiction works, among others on theological questions.
In his 1952 book, Mere Christianity (highly recommended and extremely enjoyable to read), he talks about what was back then probably the most trendy thing: the theory of a "creative life force" as the first cause of, well, everything.
[I] mentioned only the Materialist view and the Religious view. But to be complete, I ought to mention the In-between view called Life-Force philosophy, or Creative Evolution, or Emergent Evolution. The wittiest expositions of it come in the works of Bernard Shaw, but the most profound ones in those of Bergson. People who hold this view say that the small variations by which life on this planet 'evolved' from the lowest forms to Man were not due to chance to to the 'striving' or 'purposiveness' of a Life-Force.
Replace "Life-Force" with "The Universe," and it's pretty much the same. (He also goes on to discuss whether God is ultimate goodness in the meaning of softness and concludes that He can't be, but I encourage you to read that for yourself.)
I was going to write a short treatise here about the history and evolution of the New Age beliefs that eventually led to the creation of "The Universe," but I hit the wrong button and all my writing disappeared (coincidence?), so I'm saving that for another post and another day.
Suffice it to say that this "tame God," who doesn't demand anything and doesn't want anything from us, other than to be happy and enjoy life however we see fit, came out of a long tradition of mediumistic communications with "disembodied spirits." And those, as I've said before, cannot be trusted.
Let me make this clear: At one point in my life, I was a huge fan of channelers and "messages from the other side." In my twenties, I used to dream of being a famous channeler of "advanced masters" and conveying messages of earth-shaking importance to mankind... until I had some eerie experiences of my own and then did some research and realized that all of these messages have demonic origins. No exception.
So this fluffy, cuddly God-type being called "The Universe" is just an attempt—and quite a clever one—by the enemy to obfuscate the fact that the real Creator of the universe is a person who is neither cuddly soft nor non-judgmental nor uber-tolerant.
Merciful, yes. Fair, yes. Loving, yes. But more like the fathers of old who laid down the law in their families and who didn't think twice about spanking their kids when they misbehaved.
And the line, "You can have anything you want" is one of the greatest deceptions ever. So be careful what you wish for and how you go about it.
The best way is to pray to God and Jesus (and if you're Catholic, the Holy Mother) for the things you need, instead of just going ahead and manifesting whatever you feel like. Aside from the fact that you'll get stopped out at some point, you'll also get yourself into a precarious situation, soul-wise... and trust me, that's the last thing you want.
I wish you many blessings—in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.