You don't have to struggle to tune into your Universal Self. There are no complex rules to follow to "find" it. And though there are many names for this Universal Self (from conscience, to Higher Self, to Spirit, to God/Goddess) you could just think of it as the Big You.
The "You" that is so loving, so creative, so compassionate, so intelligent... that it finds you in your human form to be a pure delight. It can be a challenging concept to wrap your head around, but don't try too hard. If you haven't yet had the experience (and it's one of those concepts that the ancients said "cannot be spoken") don't worry, it will come. Woo-hoo!