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Quotes
Life repeats itself mindlessly - unless you become mindful, it will go on repeating like a wheel. Thats why Buddhists call it the wheel of life and death, the wheel of time. It moves like a wheel: birth is followed by death, death is followed by birth; love is followed by hate, hate is followed by love; success is followed by failure, failure is followed by success. Just see! If you can watch just for a few days, you will see a pattern emerging, a wheel pattern. One day, a fine morning, you are feeling so good and so happy, and another day you are so dull, so dead that you start thinking of committing suicide. And just the other day you were so full of life, so blissful that you were feeling thankful to God, that you were in a mood of deep gratefulness, and today there is great complaint and you dont see the point why one should go on living.... And it goes on and on, but you dont see the pattern. Once you see the pattern, you can get out of it.
-Osho
16: Your thoughts create your reality so only hold positive thoughts and expectations about material issues so that all your needs will be met.
-Numbers

My first trip to Las Vegas was a real eye opener. I am not a gambler – or at least I wasn’t back then. I had never so much as wagered a penny on any sort of game of chance. Even through all the years of horse racing it was a very rare occasion for me to place money on an outcome. Yes there was the odd occasion when there was a 20-dollar on the nose of one of our horses, but those tickets were usually used jockey incentives. They made great bonuses for the jockeys if they rode the horses to a win at long odds.

The gentleman that I was dating at the time was in the process of setting up business offices in Las Vegas. This was the first of four trips that I would make to Vegas over the course of about 6 months.

On the first full day there, my friend, Joe dropped me off at the Mandolay Bay Casino as he had business to attend to. I had three hours to explore the three connecting Casinos, Mandolay Bay, The Luxor and Excalibur. My budget was a little tight so I was taking my time carefully shopping for some small souvenirs to take home. I became so entranced with these places that I never did make it to Excalibur. I spent most of my time exploring the Luxor and its pyramidic energies that were confused with all the sounds of the casino. I loved it! There was so much to see.

As time went by (very quickly I might add) I realized that I should get back to Mandolay Bay in order to be picked up again. Just after getting back I received a cell phone call from Joe to tell me that that he would be delayed for an hour. Now I was at loose ends for an hour with really no time to go anywhere else. I had already been through the sites at Mandolay Bay. Now what?

I wandered on down to the casino floor to have a look around. I had never been this close to that much gambling. As I slowly worked my way around the floor I ended up next to the roulette wheel fascinated by the large amounts of chips that were wagered on every spin of the wheel. I decided to test my psychic prowess and asked Spirit to give me a number. I was given the number 14. The next spin of the wheel yielded 35 – close but not quite. Spin after spin of the wheel as I watched for about ½ an hour yielded everything but the number 14.So much for being psychic.

The gentleman I was standing next to played round after round laying chips randomly and winning fairly regularly. With roulette – when your number hits it pays 35 to 1. It’s a big pay off if you can hit the right number.

Just as I beginning to think that my psychic prowess was about as useful as dirt in the casino, the gentleman I was standing next to turned to me and asked me to pick a number for him. I gave him the number 14. He stacked about 10 dollars worth of chips on that number. When number 14 came up, I was just as surprised as he was! He handed me about seventy-five dollars in chips and thanked me for the number. Incredible! I had won money gambling with out investing a penny! Spirit had provided me with some extra spending money while I was in Vegas.

Quotes
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.
-Buddha
Affirmation
I choose happiness
-Affirmation