“Facts are ventriloquists’ dummies. Sitting on a wise man’s knee they may be made to utter words of wisdom; elsewhere, they say nothing, or talk nonsense, or indulge in sheer diabolism.” ~ Aldous Huxley
Facts are helpful in that they provide clothing for the invisible spirit of inspiration. They mull about in the subconscious mind or even the collective unconscious waiting for their number to be called, ordered as it were by the impulse of spirit and called to the window by the conscious mind.
The mind, in and of itself, absent an awareness of its relationship to all that is and divorced from an understanding of its purpose is likely to call the numbers in a way that rationalizes that which is not fitting to make it seem reasonable. A mind conscious of right, however, would make the wise choice with the help of the inner voice deep within, and deliver the best possible combination of numbers to allow for an increase in blessing in the world beyond.