You're listening to episode number 110 of the Transform Your Life from the Inside Out podcast. In this episode, I talk about what I call your greatest divisor. So to find out what that is, stay tuned.
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The Great and Unexpected Advisor
Okay. So your greatest advisor, you know, most of us go through life and we're looking for mentors and people to ask for advice. And, you know, many of us are looking for advisors in many areas of our life, whether it be financial advice, or, you know, planning advice, or whatever it is. But have you ever asked yourself, what is my greatest advisor that I have available? I can't even talk today, what is my greatest advisor that I have available to me in my life on a daily basis? Now, I'm going to go somewhere in this episode, and I know I've mentioned and I've said this before, but I'm going to share with you today what I've learned to be my greatest advisor in my life. And I'm going to talk a fair amount about shamanism and my brother in law Don Xavier the shaman and what I've learned from him in this episode. So what I've learned to be and I learned this from Don Xavier, what I learned to be my greatest advisor is death. Now, that's probably not what you're expecting. But I've learned that death is our, meaning all of us, but I've taken it to heart for many years, death is my greatest advisor. And the reason why and the reason that I say that is so many of us come to the planet and I've been there, I'm not there at this point in my life, but I remember even in my 30s I never ever, ever thought about leaving the planet anytime soon. And as I'm getting older, I'm not that old. I'm 55. But I look at my life in a different a different way now and that, you know, any day on this planet could be my last day. So I work from death as my greatest advisor.And the next question that I have for you and what I want to share with you is, how does death advise us?
Okay, I'm going to jump around and in this episode, because as I was putting this together in my mind, I kind of had a hard time thinking about how I wanted to organize it all. So I'm going to jump around a little bit, just stay with me, I'll tie it all together for you at the end of this episode. I've said before, and I want to reiterate a metaphor that I've used before, that I learned from my brother in law Don Xavier, the shaman. And it was just he and I, we were in the kitchen talking, this was about three or four years ago. And he said, "imagine your life like a rental car." And I've probably use the same metaphor three or four times in the podcast. You know, you go on vacation and when you fly somewhere, you go on vacation, you get off the airplane, and yeah, you get your rental car if you don't have one, and nobody's picking you up and it's laughing at that, but it's very simple. We just, you know, we go to the rental car place and we get our rental car. And then what we do is we drive around for three, four or five days a week, however long we're traveling and on vacation. And then what we do is we take the rental car back and we drop it off, and we go home. And the way that I look at life is that our bodies, our bodies are just on loan to us, we're just renting them. So when I incarnated on this planet, I got this body, which is my rental car, and I'm gonna drive it around for however many years I'm on the planet. My intention is to be on the planet in human years for quite some years. But the thing is this, when it's time for me to go home, meaning leave the planet, I'm going to drop the rental car off, and I'm going to go home. But most of us, we never look at it that way. We look at our lives, like they're infinite, we're going to be here forever, and we're gonna own this rental car forever. And that's just not the case.
So as I said, I'm gonna hop around here and I've just got questions running through my mind, things I've learned over the years from being with Don Xavier, but a question he and I were talking one day and he said something to me, that just floored me. And again, I'm going to weave a lot into this episode. And also I don't think it's going to be all that long, but definitely I'm going to weave some stuff into it. But he said something to me that just really flabbergasted my thinking, my mental mechanisms. And he said to me, he goes, "have you ever considered what you gave up to come here?" And I ask you that same question. Have you ever considered what you gave up to come to this planet? Because the truth is this and I'm not going to go into it in this episode is you know Einstein's proven this in physics is that you cannot die. You literally, whether you want to believe it or not, it doesn't matter to me. It's a truism. It's physics that you go from lifetime to lifetime to lifetime. Not only that, which I'm not going to get into in this episode, Have you even asked yourself, you know what, if that is true in your mind and your reality, that I go from lifetime to lifetime to lifetime, have you asked yourself where those life times are in the universe?
So I'll just plant that seed for right now. But back to the question is, what did you give up to come here? Because in the way that I look at this metaphor is imagine, for example, that you wanted to take all the water in the ocean, here on planet Earth, you want to take all of that water and put it into a one gallon container. Well, to me, that's what we gave up. We gave up the totality of the ocean, I mean, that expansiveness on this planet, to cram ourself into a one gallon container. So you gave up the totality of you without even recognizing you gave it up because you forgot about it when you got to the planet. You gave it up when you got here. Now what I mean that you gave it up, there's another example that I was taught many years ago is that the great grand mystery the great grand creator. Maybe you call this this, this, what I call the great grand mystery, maybe you call this God. But we're all in this room, metaphorically speaking, and God said, "who wants to go on a great adventure?", and everyone's raising their hands, they're going, I want to go, I want to go, I want to go. And God says, okay, and the great grand mystery says, All right, you know what you all get to go. But there's only you know, there's some caveats. And the caveats are that I'm going to put a bag over your head, you're going to forget who you are. And you're going to forget about me when you get there. And then we're born on this little bitty planet called planet Earth. And we forget everything that I just shared with you the totality of you that you gave up before he got here. And then what many of us do, and I know because I've been there. What many of us do is we spend our entire lifetimes in these little bitty I mean, miniscule models of reality, and that could be 30 years, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 years. We spend our entire lifetime on this planet in a little bitty minuscule model of reality on this planet. And we don't even consider the totality of us, like I was talking about earlier, the totality of the ocean, that we cram into a one gallon jug. And that's what many of us have done.
So as I said, let me hop around here, because I'll tie this all together. At least that's my intention at the end of this episode. But we're not here for very long on this planet. And we because we have these illusions of time, which I've done another episode on time, time does not exist. Time is a human construction. But I want you to imagine this for a moment. I want you to imagine and however many years you've been on this planet, I want you to imagine a single bolt of lightning that you have seen in your lifetime. Now, it can be yesterday, it can be this amazing bolt of lightning you saw in the car last week. It can be you know, 20 years ago, which you wouldn't remember anyway. But I want you to think about that bolt of lightning and how quickly you've seen It in the course of this lifetime, I mean, you might see that bolt of lightning for what? One second, maybe in the course of your lifetime now. Well, the course of your lifetime now, relative to the totality of you, is like that lightning strike in your life now, I mean, it goes in a flash. So while you're here on the planet, you've heard people say, and it's a big meme on Facebook and Instagram and everything else. But you hear people saying life is short. Yet people don't really live from that place that don't really embrace that life is short, it just, it just seems like it's something you know, good to say and it makes sense in the moment. But your life on this planet is akin to that lightning bolt in the context of your entire life while you're on this planet. It goes in a heartbeat.
And what I want you to start thinking about in this episode, is your mortality. Meaning I don't care who you are listening. Right now. I don't care if you're 17 I don't care if you're 12, you're not going to be on this planet that long. Even if you're here 100 years, that's going to go on a flash. You know, I tell people and especially younger people, that you go to bed at 25. And you're going to wake up at 50. And that's been the story of my life. And we've metaphorically, we go to bed and we wake up. And we're like, Where did all the time go? I read something a couple of days ago. I think age is literally it's just a number. I mean, I'm 55. And I think 55 is the new 35. I feel really, really young. Most people say that I look young for my age as well. But I was reading something a couple of days ago, and it was not on CNN, but it was a CNN survey. And they asked people at what age do people become old? And the age they picked was 57. And I'm like, bummer. I'm about to be an old person. And I was just, I was just laughing at that because it's just a number that we humans give to something. But I want you to start thinking about in this episode. About your mortality, you're not going to be on this planet that long. And in full transparency, even working with a shaman for a lot of years for the early part of that I squandered a lot of my life. And I have no regrets about that, because it is what it is. I did what I did, and I didn't take my apprenticeship as fully as I possibly could back many years ago.
So what I want you to look at is, where do you squander your life? And I'm going to go to some very just a name, very simple, very banal things. But do you squander your life watching Netflix? Or are watching all this nonsensical stuff, and by the way, I do watch Netflix and everything else, like the rest of us. But I asked you to you squander your life watching stuff like that? And here in the US, I think the average American spends, I don't know, I mean, like on Sunday, they spend four hours watching Netflix alone. And you know what I'm going to come to your defense and mine that some times we need to veg out, we need to chill out and I completely get that. But where do you squander your life? You know, a place that a lot of people squander their life is in their emotions, not that we don't have emotions, but they squander their life being trapped in their emotions. So I want to ask you, which I've done on other episodes and again, bear with me as I kind of weave through this episode is where do you spend a majority, mentally speaking, a majority of your time in this life? And then look at is that is that a valuable investment of my time? Is that a valuable investment in my spiritual growth? And I don't mean dogmatic growth, but I mean, spiritual growth, is that a good use of, of the evolution of me while I'm on this planet? And again, being fully transparent, I am fully transparent in saying that I squandered an early part of my life and just floundering around in life, not knowing what I wanted to do with my life, not knowing where I wanted to go, and not using my time wisely or as I deem it to be wisely today.
I also want to address also somebody wrote me an email, my team actually gets all the emails, if you send me an email, it's not going to come to me directly. It's going to go to the team. And somebody said that I shouldn't apologize. It's simply just an old habit. Apologizing about like, for example, in this episode, and the reason why I say "well just bear with me," I mean, I don't have notes on the episode. It's kind of just meander itself and it's going to go until I deem it's the end of the episode, but I'm just saying, stay with me and bear with me. And I'm apologizing for that because sometimes I know that some episodes are more cogent than others. Some of you are more succinct than others. But the way that I look at it is really, you know, it is telling you what I really feel about it. It is what it is. You want to listen, listen, you don't want to listen, don't listen, it's entirely up to you. But I also look at me, and this is something my brother in law Don Xavier has said before is that so many of us get caught. And I'm going to come back to mortality and all that kind of stuff we're talking about but so many waste. And I've talked about this in the podcast, we waste our lives while we're on the planet which is not very long. We waste our lives caught in our and a word that I use is tonal. That's toltec meaning like ego, meaning like, for example, my ego, my tonal would be Jim Fortin. It's the skin that I walk around in, it's my identity, it's my air, quote, past history, all that kind of stuff. But we spend so much of our life in our tonal. And we literally don't even recognize that our tonal is only like 1% of what we are. And then what we do, meaning the totality of us like I'd mentioned the gallon jug and the ocean, instead of actually engaging with the ocean, we engage with the gallon jug, and then we're like, oh my god, you know, my jug is running out of water. My jug is running out of water. My jug is running out of water, not even recognizing where the totality the ocean. And when I say jug is running out of water. What I mean by that is we think our life and our time is running out. So What I want you to look at all so, you know, our request and our time here is that and I guess what I'm getting to is how do you invest your life?
Now, something that I've not mentioned here in the podcast, Don Xavier does the majority of his work with me and anyone that he works with and dream time. And by the way, Dream time is no different than daytime. It's simply a matter of perception. And that's a whole different podcast episode, beyond dreaming, is that we think when we go to sleep, and we're in dream time, we think that we're out No, you're alive as what you are right now. It's just a different reality for you. But we do and he does what's called candle work, meaning he works with the elements earth, wind, fire and water. And I started candle work with him in 1996, actually September of 1996. And that very first night in dream time, I had a dream and we were in ancient Roman garb, and he walked up to me and he had a sword and in the dream, I'm like, Hey, you know, back then I called him Xavier and not Don Xavier. He walked up and he had a sword. And like I said, we were an ancient Roman garb. And he had a sword and he stabbed me in the chest, and I died. And in the next air quotes scene, meaning the next, you know, image and the dream, he pulls back a curtain, and I'm alive. And he said, See, I told you that death is just an illusion. And that was one of the very first dreams in the very first night that I had that I started working with him. And I've been putting that together for many years in my mind, and I've come to greater awareness from realizations over the years, but my leaving this planet, my exiting this planet or you exiting this planet is nothing more, it's going to happen physically, but it's an illusion because death is an illusion. You, as I mentioned before Einstein in physics, the law of the conservation of energy and the law of the Conservation of Matter, you can not die. Meaning you, the ocean, the metaphor that I've given you, your soul lives in totality.
DX was once talking to me, and I still cannot get my mind around this. So I don't try to get my mind around that because I can't get my mind around it. But he said to me, he goes, "how old do you think you are?" And I said, I don't know, a billion years, 2 billion, meaning my soul, 3 billion years, I don't know. And he said, "No," he goes, "You are over a googol years old." And I like I said, I couldn't even get my mind around it. And I mean, how do you even fathom a one with 100 zeros behind it and the totality of you? So I, I haven't tried to get my mind around it because there's no way to do it. But what I'm sharing with you and what you're getting, hopefully getting, is that your life, your life, is a continuum. And this is something else. As I said, I'm kind of hopping all over the place in this podcast and I will wrap up with somewhere when we're done with this episode.
But these are all things he said to me over the years when he said, You know what? There's nothing to be afraid of. Because when you recognize that your life is a continuum, then what's there to be afraid of? So when I look at continuum, I look at me, I'm always gonna exist, my soul is always going to be. Maybe different lives, and let me add something there that he said one time to me. He said, "there are no such thing as past lives, because that would infer time and there is no such thing as time." And don't even get me started on that because it's over my paygrade even explain that. When I say pay grade meaning metaphor, then my level of understanding, understanding for it, I am in this lifetime. But he said there and we all use many of us use the word past lives. He said, there are no such thing as past lives, simply different lives. Because the one air quote, life is the continuum of your soul of you. Th at is one life, that actually then incarnates into different, I'm going to say, different beingness different, I'm going to use this word intentionally bags of skin or bodies of skin, or different carbon. But it's the totality of you that is infinite. Now, here on the planet, though, as I said, and the purpose of this podcast, is we come to this planet, and we think, Oh, I look in the mirror, that's me. No, that's not me. It's just one aspect. It's where I am right now. It's my point of reference in time and space. Jim Fortin is on this planet right now physically, in time and space. Same thing with you, or you if you weren't on this planet you wouldn't be listening to this podcast, I suppose.
But then what we do and this is the point of the podcast, what we do is we hop in the bag of skin and somebody wrote me a note and said "you shouldn't call it a bag of skin because you should honor it." Well, it's a word. It's a phrase. So I will honor calling it a bag of skin because it is carbon. We hop into this being this, this this physical-ness that we are. And then what we do erroneously is we define, we define our entire existence by this little one gallon container that we're in for a lifetime for however many years 10, 20, 30, 80, 100 and we make that our totality. And then like I said, we're afraid. We're afraid that the gallon jugs gonna run out of water. We're afraid we're going to run out of time. Well, guess what, there is no time you're not going to run out of time. You're going to transition, you're going to be a different form. You're going to ascend, you're going to actually transcend from the physical body, but you are never going to air quote, die.
So what if this, because my objective in every episode is to create transformation and shift in your life. Instead of trying to avoid death, which is what so many people do. It's what we call it as human beings is death. So instead of trying to avoid that, what would happen if you embraced it? Now, I know I'd mentioned recently and I don't know when because I create so much content, it runs together a lot of times. But something I've learned from Don Xavier over the years is that now, mind you again, my intention is to be on this planet for some time, because I have work to do. But something I've learned from him is to embrace my mortality. And he often says that today is a good day to die. Now most of us work from the opposite is Oh my God, that's the last thing I want. And then people do all these things. They try to artificially extend and I'm not saying you shouldn't, okay, let me be very clear there. People do all these things to when I say artificially extend their life. I was watching this commercial recently. It was on something for cancer. And it said if you take this cancer, basically By taking the all these pills, it could kill you. But it could extend your life for anywhere from four to six weeks. And my thought was is why would you take something that's going to make you worse to get four to six weeks out of it, it doesn't make any sense. Go ahead and ascend and leave the body and go back to the totality of you, and what you gave up to come here, as opposed to being here on this planet for four more weeks being in pain. But that's my whole point is that people so much hang on to this ego that we have this, this who they think they are, and it's not who they are.
I remember I'm going to come back to the point but I remembered DX and I were talking and we were on summer family vacation a lot of years ago. And just he and I were talking and he said "you know what? If you dropped dead right in front of me right now, I'm okay with that." And I knew what he meant, I did, but I'm kind of like brother in law. Come on. I mean, what do you mean I'm, you know, hey, what do you what do you sayin here? but I knew what he meant. And he said, "there is no death." He goes I'm going to see you again might not be tomorrow physically, but we'll communicate energetically. But again I'm completely fine with you dropping dead right next to me. And I've always watched him live from that place in his own life and lives around him. People that have exited the planet, I've always watched him live from that place of higher beingness and higher knowingness.
So back to what I have in this podcast for you. I'm not asking you to invite your death. Let's be very clear. I'm not saying that you should be nonchalant and I'm not saying that you should be carefree with your health and take unnecessary chances. And I think that's implied but I just want to share that with you. I'm also jokingly or not on TV recently, not TV, the news. I'm not suggesting you drink any kind of disinfectant or anything that would be harmful to your body. So this is where I would suggest you work from is that you're grateful for your days. You know what, I'm grateful that I'm on this planet. And I want to be on this planet as long as I'm able to serve. And as long as I'm growing, but you know what, at some point, there's going to come a time, air quote, time that it's my time to leave the planet. And I embrace that. So why I'm sharing all this with you is because when you live from that place, and you live from you know what my time here is not infinite. And I'm going to leave at some point. When you work from that place, you start working from a different place. And in that moment, when you accept that, you know what, I'm going to air quote, die, I'm going to leave the planet. And then you start thinking about okay, what can I do while I'm here? How can I live while I'm here, in that moment, death becomes for you the title of this episode, and it becomes your greatest advisor.
Don Xavier's mentor. shamans have obviously they're called benefactors in shamanism and the vein of shamanism that I'm on that path. But Don Xavier, his mentor called a benefactor once said to me, he said, the most powerful thing that I ever did was I decided what I needed to do before I crossed over. And I knew what he meant, but to further explain meaning before he crossed over before he crossed over from the physical to the non physical. And when he said I decided what I needed to do before I crossed over, and what I'm saying to you is to use that that line of crossing over as your advisor, what are you to do while you're here? And I'm going to share something with you and this hit me hard many, many years ago, I woke up one morning and I have altars all over the house and I woke up and I was lying on my stomach and it's, you know, one of those mornings you just kind of open your eyes and things are quiet and you just kind of open your eyes and absorb your surrounding and I opened my eyes. One of my alters was in front of me. And it dawned on me in that moment that I'm only on this planet for two reasons. That's it. I'm on this planet to evolve and grow. Because we learn different things. When we, well let me put it this way. I was taught that we can only grow and evolve while we're in matter. So I'm on the planet to evolve and grow. And then secondly, I'm on this planet to serve. And that's where I live from. Literally, I have, I have all the things in my lifetime, and I don't attach to them literally, I do not attach to them. And I promise, I have all the things that people would aspire to. I mean, I have a beautiful home in Sedona, Arizona. I've got a nice home in Dallas, Texas. I mean, I drive a Porsche because I like to drive and actually in the last couple of months, I might have put like two miles on it literally. But I have the trappings I have the financial security I have those things and guess what, they're just simply things in my life.
But I know this, my life is not here to acquire things. It's not. I'm simply on this planet and my time here is to evolve, to learn, to become, and to serve, meaning serve other people on this planet with my gifts. And I know that when I'm here, and I grow as much as I can, and as I said, I'm, and by the way, I don't feel bad about it, I squandered a lot of my earlier life. You know what I wasn't then where I am now. Now I use my life and hopefully you are as well. But what applies to me applies to you. And you can try to poke holes on that. And you can say, "well, you know, I'm, you know, Jim, I'm here for this or that," but I'm going to assure you to what I just alluded to a minute ago about stuff that I have in my life, and it's nothing more than stuff. You're not here for the gold watch. You're not here for all these things to work a lifetime. And then guess what you You've worked an entire lifetime for some company. And then you know what, you'll leave a lifetime, and then what have you really learned this lifetime? How much have you grown this lifetime? Oh my gosh, there's so much I could say in this episode about people just come into this lifetime and not even growing because they're so caught in human dogma. And they spend their entire life just trapped. And human dogma, but the thing is this. tThey don't even know they're in human dogma.
You know, I see so many people. I live in Dallas, Texas, and I see so many people. I'll metaphorically say, where are you? And they'll say, well, I'm in Dallas. And I'm like, no, no you're not in Dallas, you're in Houston. 350 miles away, which I think that's how far it is away. And you're like, no, Jim, I'm in Dallas. No, no, you're not. You're in Houston. But you don't even know that you're in Houston. So let me come back to what I'm talking about here in the podcast, is perhaps you want to, you know, take this as a takeaway that you're here, you're here to grow, and to serve. Now to the point of this podcast, what can you do with death as your advisor? Meaning that you're going to leave the planet at some point, how can that advisement actually advise you to how you're to grow and how you're to serve while you are here? Because so many people, somebody messaged me that I've known for a long time yesterday, "while Jim despite your podcast, I'm still doing corporate stuff because of security." Well, I've known this guy for, you know, 15 years, and he still doesn't get it is that is ridiculous because there is no security. I mean, you can work a corporate job and get smacked by a bus tomorrow. I mean, you can work a corporate job creating all the security and guess what something happens to you tomorrow, there is no security. So with knowing that you're going to leave the planet at some point, how can that serve as an advisor to you to use your time well, while you're here, and to use your time to grow, and to use your time to serve?
You know something else you see so many memes on Facebook. And these memes all say things like what would be your five regrets if you left the planet or you died today? And there was even something recently, a year ago or so that I saw on Facebook where it said people on their deathbeds, these are their five regret regrets and somebody once asked me "Jim, what would your regrets be? If you left the planet tomorrow? There would be none. Why? Because guess what I made the choices that I made while I was here. Why would I regret something that's already air quote in the past, it simply is what it is. And there's no regrets I am where I am. And the same with you. So there's no need you know, if I, let me go here. let me lay this out for you. What if I said right now to you. Let me concretize this. What if I said right now, if you were to leave the planet tomorrow, I'm just joking with him what I call the head office calls tomorrow and says, hey, it's time to pack your bags. You got to come home tomorrow. What regrets would you have? I want you to fully consider that. What regrets would you have? What could you start doing today? And who could you start being today? And what ways could you start showing up today in life? So guess what? You wouldn't have those regrets.
I want to go back to something that I said earlier, is when Don Xavier his mentor said to me, he said that the most important decision he ever made was, you know what he had to do before he crossed over. I'm going to pose that same thing to you. What are you to do while you're on the planet? because let your death and your mortality be your advisor to advise you to do those things. And to be that person. I see so many people, and especially here in the US because it's where I live, they waste their lives, they waste their lives for the economic security. I have seen so many people that have so much what I call artistry in them, but they're afraid to let it out Why? Because they're chasing security. They can paint, they can dance, they can sing, they can do all these things. That would be a contribution to the world. But they hide it all, because they're literally speaking of hiding, they're hiding in their corporate jobs and, and they're hiding in ways and things to make money and they waste their gifts. They waste their artistry. So your takeaway this week is this. I'm going to use the word ascension, meaning you're going to one day and this is a fact you're going to one day at some point you're going to ascend out of the physical body that you're in, how can you use that Ascension, which is 100% inevitable, how can you use that ascension to advise you as to how best to invest your life while you're on this planet? Okay, thanks for listening, and I'll catch you over on the next episode. Bye bye.
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