الجمعة، 5 ديسمبر 2014

The Chances of Winning Craps


First of all, I would like to say, this is not so much an article about gambling as it is a metaphor for controlling yourself and your mind powers to utilize genuine potentials that lay within yourself. With that said, I will continue. When I was a boy, my Dad was an expert craps player, meaning he knew how to bring up the numbers seven and eleven on the dice regularly on the first try. In short, he was a good dice thrower even when it came to regular games. Even when he would throw regular dice he never touched, he would get winning numbers he wanted.

He simply told me, it is a matter of disciplined confidence combined with good concentration abilities. Mind you, although he was dyslexic, and got socially promoted through high school because he was a great basketball player in high school, he won the Louisiana State Championship in 1957 at Carter C. Raymond High School. He was smart in other ways than "book smart", he had a very intimate understanding of human nature and thought that sometimes surpassed and impressed some "superior educated" people. So, here is where he said this started, and I will mention some facts that I mentioned in other articles.

When he was a boy in Alexandria, Louisiana in the 1940s, he would play craps and card games and win peeks at the medicine and dancing girl shows that my Grandfather would take him to in guise of watching him, and he would beat his friends that were with him quite regularly. Most of those tent shows he told me were run by F.S. Walcott, some by others. But, my main point is, I found these stories interesting and they even sparked a life long interest in the wider applications of mind power, philosophy, metaphysics, physics, and all things to do with vibration and attraction. Also, my Dad and Grandfather were Freemasons from way back to when the first Clayton came over from France to Quebec, then to Louisiana. So, I can honestly say, what do I expect to be interested in? Something normal. Not at all. If I expected to be normal, I would have been interested in postage stamp collections and baseball cards instead of exotic books and hypnosis and subliminal recordings from an early age.

I have to be honest though, I have always gravitated to the strange and unusual even if others did not "get it". I figured that the fact that I got it was enough.

But, back to that "good old" game of "craps" or dice rolling for money. Most people do not win because they gamble to "relax", not build mind power and discipline through interesting situations that expand their minds. So, I will say this and say this most interestingly to end: The wealth is within the discipline. The poverty comes to those that do "relax".

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