Casino players, get rid of the idea of luck. There are those who think of luck as some sort of force outside of themselves, perhaps even a personification, Lady Luck, and they believe that if they woo her by carrying enough good luck charms she will come tripping into their lives sprinkling star dust on the Blackjack and Craps tables so they can walk away with a fortune. That’s fantasy. It may work that way in the movies but not in real life.
What will be spoken of in this article can be either accepted or rejected. It’s one man’s way of looking at things. If it’s rejected, there will be no harm done and life will go on. But, for the moment, it will at least be food for thought.
There is no such thing as luck. We bring all things — health, sickness, wealth, lack, happy times, misery — into our lives through our thoughts. There is a Power within you that will not only let you become a winner in casino play but can bring success in any endeavor you choose. All you have to do is learn to bring your thinking into a solid connection with that Power and it will bring about the desired results.
This Power created you, brought you into being–not only you, but every person that is or will ever be, as well as everything that exists, the entire universe with its infinite number of stars and planets, including the small one that we happen to be on. Without this Power nothing would be. This Power is All-Knowing, All-Wise, and its essence is Love. You are connected to this Power. It is in you. It expresses itself through you. This Power transfuses itself to you and wants you to use It to achieve all that you desire in life.
Human beings have used this Power down through the ages to invent every invention that was ever invented, to build every bridge that crosses a canyon or river, to raise every skyscraper that stands in all the cities of the world, to paint every masterpiece of art, to write every book ever written. And this Power is yours to use today to bring whatever you desire into existence.
How? By what process are we able to bring things into being?
We know that although we have but one mind, it has two parts: the conscious and the subconscious. The conscious mind gives us awareness. We are mindful of our surroundings and realize that things are happening. We use the conscious mind to do things. We decide to drive to a casino, step into our automobile and turn the key in the ignition. When we first learned to drive we consciously thought of each action before we did it. We looked at the lever that controls the gear shift and moved it into drive. We studied how much pressure to apply to the gas pedal, how far to turn the steering wheel to round a corner, and the distance our foot had to travel to apply the brake. Now, after driving for so many years, much of what we do has been relegated to our subconscious, leaving the conscious mind free to listen to the radio, and before we know it we are at the casino, barely aware of how we traveled there.
Our conscious mind is at work as we count our chips to see how much we’ve won as we sit at a blackjack table. It considers which video poker machine to play, the Deuces Wild or Double Double Bonus, and it makes a choice. The conscious mind inserts the coins into a slot machine and presses the spin button. It makes decisions, whether to quit play and get something to eat, or to continue. This part of our mind can be said to be the boss because it directs the choices we make. It thinks things through and decides. It is the director, the production manager.
In contrast, the subconscious mind does no choosing whatsoever. It serves the conscious mind. Its job is to produce things. It will produce not only good things but bad things as well — whatever the conscious mind through its thinking directs it to do. The conscious mind chooses and the subconscious mind must respond to that choice. The subconscious has miraculous powers and abilities. It knows how to bring good things into being, is able to materialize success, and it stands ready to produce for the person who learns how to use it.
The creative process consists of believing we can have what we want, asking for what we want, understanding that our subconscious, which operates in the Infinite Mind, can bring what we want into being, and then releasing it to that Power within us so that what we want can materialize.