Earlier I had a question about whether the Universe 'substitutes' your desires, such as Love, which I shared with the coaching group (which had its one year anniversary this week!) on the private Facebook group. I thought you might enjoy the answer so I have posted it below:
Just because you haven't gotten what you want yet, doesn't mean it's not on its way.
I had a question asking that if you are looking for a love relationship and the Universe gives the qualities of that to you through friends, a parent, a child etc, does that mean it doesn't want to give you a love relationship?
The answer is no, it doesn't decide or 'judge' what you can have, that is down to your own allowing and your own energy/vibration (after all, you and the Universe are one anyway). Yes, the Universe can give you aspects of something through other avenues, but that does not mean that you cannot have it in a relationship as well. In fact, the fact that you are getting it through the other avenues may be an indication that you are getting closer to what you 'really want'.