The universe is basically a Xerox machine. It gives you (for the most part) what you put into it. If you are negative and fearful then those are the kinds of experiences you are going to receive. Life becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy and experiences build on each other. Energy responds to energy. Like attracts like. When you don’t have awareness of how the world works, you are unconsciously creating the experiences that shape your reality. Awareness helps you become a conscious creator.