It’s sad to say this, but I know humankind has made bad, bad use of this word in the past and that has lead some people to have bad associations with it. I hope you don’t get offended by my use of it, but if you do, I must tell you as your coach, that’s your issue, not mine.
But also as your coach, I respect your opinion, and I hope you respect mine. To me, “The Universe” is something that calls to my elementary Science class, and it feels a little impersonal.
However, you decide to call Her / Him, remember that his Force is inside of everything and everyone, and is all love. It’s both universal and personal, abstract and practical. Don’t limit your relationship with Him just because you’re afraid to name Him.
I pick God. You pick whatever name makes your heart and mind open.