You need to make a strong spiritual connection to the Universe for inquiring and then receiving your answer.
If you are honest, true to yourself, true to the Universe and ask from the core of your heart sincerely, the Universe will respond to you by making you hit on an idea, or the solution maybe in the form of an inscription anywhere on the web, your emails or somewhere on the streets or simply anywhere, you name it.
It may take you as long as a few seconds to minutes or even days to arrive.
For me it took about three years to get to this stage after I was completely jolted out of life and since then, started praying regularly.
I want to cite an example regarding praying (inquiring) and getting solutions.
Recently I had two thoughts concerning the write-up of a book after I had finished my writing session for the day.
But after switching off the computer and coming to my room, I had completely forgotten them.
I believed those two thoughts were important; so I said a prayer: God, could you just let me remember one of my thoughts that I have forgotten regarding the book? Five seconds later, I remembered the thought.
Then I thought: let me ask God about my second important thought that I have forgotten as well.
And I did, and the answer came to me momentarily later.
On a broader scope, I asked God another day in the form of a prayer if I was on the right path at this stage of my life and to give me the right guidance if I am not.
I got my answer within a day, and you won't believe that it was a positive one in the form of a written text in one of my emails! In fact, it was a newsletter from one of the self-help experts that landed in my inbox which said, "If you are going through difficult times, delve yourself into your passions.
" And indeed, that was exactly what I was doing.
I recently discovered my passion for writing and in fact, I was writing fiction stories, self-help books and articles.
This gave me the mojo of my life for the time being.
It was a relief, on the other hand, to know that I was on the right path in my life and I was sure I was going to move to the next level from here.
So, I think you get the idea.
Praying and getting answers in crucial times is surely one of the ways you can solve your problems but as I said, it takes practice.
So practice and practice inquiring in the form of a prayer, and God/Universe/Divine Source will certainly respond to you.