Know What You Believe
We’ve all heard the saying, “You are what you eat.” Regarding what we
believe, it can be stated, “you are what you know.” As craps players,
our knowledge depends on the information we receive and then accept as
fact. And, then the original saying can be transformed to read, “You are
what you believe.”
It is very important for a craps player to explore what they believe
about their abilities. The beliefs we hold can empower us at the table
or they can diminish our energy and inhibit our ability to achieve what
What we believe as players is very important and facilitates what we
wish to create. Players are plagued with stories that allow and support
a consciousness of fear, doubt and lack that distort their reality to
creating positive outcomes at the table.
In the area of a craps game, I can see that there are many players that
block their creative energy by harboring obvious beliefs, mostly
inherited, that block any easy flow of positive energy to their session.
The blockage of this energy is at the root of undesired outcomes.
In our small community, we have to look at what is blocking our energy.
I feel what is happening is that players are receiving mixed messages
causing mixed motivations and we, as players, have to find our way out
of these mixed messages if we are to gather the clearly focused energy
to play the game with the true intention to win.
Just using the announcement of our September 30th party, I can see that
there are many beliefs held within the community that block energy to
winning. The community is creating ambivalent players as reflected by
the messages to one another on the forums about this party. The clearing
of this blockage of positive energy is so important to achieving our
When we announced a wonderful September 30th party to celebrate the
appreciation of each other, the first person congratulates us, the
second kids around about the popularity of it and the loss of playing
“under the radar.” The third wishes to warn everyone to not kill the
“goose” that lays those yummy golden eggs.
I am initially met with many who thank and commend for the offering the
party. Later, I am met with those who kid about the motive behind the
party. Then, the partygoers receive messages that warn them to be
cautious about the playing conditions at the casino. See the mixed
signals? See how these sabotage?
I know we all wish to fit in, be great successful players and so it
becomes difficult to not read and hear these messages. So players end up
with a pattern of struggle in their game, taking on the belief that
nothing we do will ever make us “good enough.”
Wake up players!
For us to elevate our game in any capacity, we must focus our energy on
what we would like to have. It is the power of attention and it is that
We must find our way out of all the mixed messages we are sending to
each other and beliefs we are imposing on one another if we are to
gather enough clear, focused and targeted energy to find our way around
the craps table and manifest what we desire.
Be the player you truly are. Take ownership of your game. Choose to be
aware of the all the different approaches and ways you can truly empower
yourself to creating wonderful, achievable outcomes in your session.
Consider how you feel about yourself, the game and the money. This is
the purpose of our party.
Risk is good and in life, it is unavoidable. We make choices. We learn
and grow from the results of these choices and work toward becoming
confident risk takers. What better way to learn about ourselves and our
own risk-taking abilities than through the game of craps.
In my world, the universe is abundant beyond what anyone can measure. In
my reality, I feel more love and abundance for the game and those in it.
Could it be that some feel lack because our community has created
stories and illusions that distort a players’ reality leaving them
feeling poor, undeserving and without the power to choose what is
ultimately best for each of us individually?
The energy of what we believe forms patterns of thought that will
filter, organize and define our community, our world, our reality.
The human potential movement teaches that it is not so much what you
believe. It is what you do with your beliefs and how you use these
beliefs. At the craps table, how well are your beliefs serving you these
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