You're listening to episode number 21 of the Transform Your Life from the Inside Out podcast. And in this episode I'm going to discuss eliminating fear from a higher perspective. You know before I've talked about fear and I've talked about it being unconscious and brain-based, based, but in this episode I want to talk to you about eliminating it from a higher perspective and a higher awareness of your being. Stay Tuned. Hi I'm Jim Fortin and you're about to start transforming your life from the inside out with this podcast. I'm widely considered the leader in subconscious transformation, and I've coached super-achievers achievers all around the world for over 25 years. Here you're going to find no rah-rah rah motivation and no hype because this podcast is a combination of brain science, transformational psychology and ancient wisdom all rolled into one to take your life to levels you've never thought possible. If you're wanting a lot more in life, to feel better, to heal, to have peace of mind, to feel powerful and alive and to bring more abundance and prosperity into your life, then this podcast is for you because you're going to start learning how to master your mind and evolve your consciousness. And when you do that, anything you want then becomes possible for you. I'm glad you're here.
You Give Fear Power When You Give it Attention
So this being said let me ask you, "What fear comes up in your life?" The more you think about the fear, whatever fear it might be and pretty much many fears are perceived fears and not actually real fears, we'll get into that in just a moment. But the more that you think about a fear, the stronger the fear grows. A great example of that would be, let's say that you're at home on Saturday night. You're sitting in the living room and it's dark out back and you hear what you think are footsteps on the back porch. And for most people what they do is that's a perceived threat, what most people do is they go into fear and the more they think about the footsteps on the back porch, and by the way I want to caveat here, I'm not telling you to ignore anything that could be a possible real threat, I want to make that very clear. But notice the more that you think about the person on the back porch, the more fearful that you become. Why? Because when you think about fear, fear expands.
I also want to point about perceived threats because many things that we fear really aren't things that are fearful to us at all, they're things that we just perceive to be fearful, but I do want to point out there are real fears that are relative to survival. You know, somebody actually pulls a gun on you, that's a very real threat. However, your level of fear's going to be based upon something we're going to talk about a little bit later in this podcast. The survival part of you, the fight or flight part of you going to respond right away and you're going to get into fear, but I want to talk about a bigger part of you in just a moment. Let's say that you're hiking and you get to close to the edge of the cliff. For many people that brings up a lot of fear. What I want to do in our time together today is I want to go beyond what we perceive to be ordinary human fears. And I want to state again is that I'm not advocating that you engage in any kind of dangerous behavior whatsoever, I just want to talk about fear from a higher perspective. And a real-life life example of that, I do not remember the name of the movie that I watched, it was kind of a docu-movie movie a couple of months ago and it's about a guy who, I don't know what the right word is, basically he had no harnesses, no safety anything and he scaled the side of El Capitan in Yosemite. I believe it's like 3,000 000 feet straight up. One fall, boom, splat, you're dead and he did it with no safety apparatuses whatsoever.
And as I was watching that I thought to myself because they had mentioned, basically that part of the documentary - they wanted to do a brain scan to look at his brain. And my first thought was is that his amygdala, which is a part of the brain responsible for fear, his amygdala is not working properly. I cannot talk today but basically I was thinking his amygdala is not working properly. And doing an MRI and a brain scan, that's what they found is that his amygdala was smaller I believe that most people's amygdalas, therefore he didn't experience fear like a lot of people. So most all of us, I mean there's no way that I'm going to scale El Capitan even with ropes. But my bigger point is when I'm talking about transcending fear I am in no way, no way whatsoever advocating that you do anything to test fear. I'm just giving you this for a higher perspective and actually, hopefully for more peace of mind in life for the little bitty fears that people get into that are completely ridiculous fears about what people are going to think about them or people are going to judge them or are they going to look good somewhere or look bad somewhere or whatever, so that's my intention in this podcast. So I've said it in a couple of different ways and that is my disclaimer. I did a recent episode here on attachment, and I said that the cause of all suffering is attachment. And if you look at your own life, and I've observed over the years is that many people get into their fear out of thought about losing something. People will think, "I'm going to lose money, I'm going to lose things, I'm going to lose a job, I'm going to lose people in my life by moving away or by death or I'm actually going to lose health or someone in my family is going to lose health." If you notice pretty much any time that you think about something regarding loss, you get into fear. I also want to point out, and I've researched this before and I don't remember whether I've found corroborating evidence but it makes a lot of sense that we're only born with two fears. And that is the fear of falling and the fear of loud noise, all other fears are learned. So I'm just going to leave that where it is for right now.
I also recently did an episode on Dreamtime, hopefully you've listened to that and if you haven't make sure you do because Dreamtime is the most powerful state that you have. And I even mentioned in that episode that I use Dreamtime and the messages that I get in Dreamtime are more real to me than even my conscious, analytical pre-frontal frontal cortex thinking. And I'm very adept at remembering dreams and I had a dream a couple of months ago, and it was a very powerful dream and in this dream, I know that I mentioned it a lot and if you don't like it well then don't listen to the podcast, but my brother-in-law, in-law, law, my mentor is a shaman. And in this dream, he was talking to me and he said to me he says, "You need to let go of all attachment in your life." Now, for the most part, I thought that I had let go of all attachment even though I've got a Porsche and all that, I mean it's just a hunk of metal. A couple of homes, you know what? They're just homes and things, they're just things, I'm not attached to things. What I didn't recognize until I had this dream is he says that you need to let go of your attachment even to your own life. And when I really thought about that I was like, "How much stuff in my own life do I attach to?" Now I am personally not afraid of what people call "death". As a matter of fact, there's some part of me that obviously I want ... well not obviously to you, but obviously I want to stay on the planet as long as I can to do the work that I do, but I have no problem if I was told tomorrow I've got to check out at noon and I leave the body that's "Hey, that's what it is."
But what I didn't recognize, even though I don't have an attachment to leaving the planet, I didn't recognize that I had attached to certain things in my daily life. And what people attach to is for example, you see this all the time and I can't say that I'm not guilty of it. Men attach to their losing their hair, and they get attached to that. They get attached to how they feel and things that are happening in their body and people get attached to all these things. And I'm not saying that you don't always want to feel well and to feel good and be in great health, what I'm simply saying is that when you detach, even to your own life and you let your life unfold, that's when the fear stops and that's when the magic happens for a lot of people. And at the very least what happens is peace of mind. I also want to share an interesting way to look at this is that when you get into fear, what most people do is they hold on to fear. I can't tell you the amount of people that I've seen over the years that get into a particular fear about, "Oh I'm going to see my father-in-law in-law law or my mother-in-law" in-law" law" or "My kids are going to do this or my kids are going to do that." And I see people live year after year after year in fear, but I way that I want you to look at this is that fear is a parasite that robs you. And when you get into fear, you're being robbed by these parasites and I also want to point out there's a concept called "Casual Potency". And casual potency, I believe I'm correct here a guy named Roger Sperry won a Nobel Prize in 1976 or so for a concept that's called "casual potency". How that applies to the brain is that the more that you think about something the more that you think about something.
And if you look at your own life, the angrier you become, the angrier you become. Meaning the more you think about it, the angrier you become or the word mad, the more you think about being mad the madder you become. So when you stay in the fear, what you're doing is you're expanding the parasites of the mind and you're also actually feeding the parasite of fear. So just ponder that for a bit. Also, a little commercial for myself here if your would, share this episode with your friends and family. And the reason why is because the world is consumed with fear. You see it in the media and part of it's actually brain-based. based. That's why ... you ever noticed before that news headlines are all, they're never about the boy scout helping the old lady across the street, they're about some bus plunging off a cliff or an airplane crashing or something like that. These are all fear-based based things and I want you to recognize that and that actually activates the brain, the reptilian part of the brain to pay attention and that's why news uses negative headlines because it sells. But the world is full of fear in so many ways, even the last presidential election, if you look at the marketing platform, is fear-based. based. And I'm going to leave that, I'm not even going to touch that but it's all fear-based based and fear is what drives people. So if this episode can help you and other people let go of the fear, then you know what? I've done my job with this episode. So if you find value here then please share with your friends and family. Okay, let's talk about separating you from the fear. You know you probably have heard the old phrase before and it's said in various ways, but you might have heard somebody say before that we're not human beings having a human experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience. And you may or may not have heard me say before is many turn spirituality into dogma, even though they think that it's not dogma they turn it into dogma.
A place that I request that you at least consider is that you are a cosmic being having a human experience, and I talked about that in an earlier podcast. What I mean by that is, and I'll demonstrate some physics here in just a moment, what I mean by that is that you were somewhere before you got to this planet. You are a life force in your body, but where did that life force come from before you got here? You were somewhere. Now, where I'm going to go with this is earlier when I said there's no such thing as death, that is physics. Albert Einstein discovered and postulated or put out what he calls a law of the conservation of energy and the law of the conservation of matter. Basically what that means is that energy and matter cannot be destroyed, they only change form and the amount of energy in the universe remains constant. Let me give you a really simple example of this. Let's say for example that you have a glass of ice water and you take your ice cubes which are, I'm going to use the word solid, but they're solid and you put them in water which water has a certain degree of solidness, and by the way I'm not a chemist so I'm not qualified to talk about the levels of solidity and gaseous and all this kind of stuff. But what Einstein said is that matter actually can never be destroyed and energy can never be destroyed they simply change form.
Now let me give you an example of that. Let's say for example that you have an acorn in your pocket and you walk out [onto 00:13:59] an empty pasture and you actually drop the acorn and that acorn grows into an oak tree. So guess what? That oak tree came from nowhere but it came from the acorn that you have in your pocket. Now what happens is you're tired of the oak tree so then you cut it down and you burn it and what happens is what was physical matter now turns into energy which is heat, yet the supply of energy in the universe remains constant. Now let's apply this to you. You are physics, you are electrons, you are neutrons and you are protons. You've got carbon in your body. So what happens, you being electrons and neutrons and protons, guess what? You cannot die because what happens is when the consciousness, your consciousness and your soul leave the body, the body returns back to nothingness again, yet the constant actually amount of energy in the universe stays the same. You can not die. Physics proves that. So next where I want to go is that death is an illusion. Very few people can say they've ever heard me say, "Oh somebody died." And the reason I never say somebody died is because no one dies. What people do hear me say is that someone passed over and they transitioned over. What I simply mean is they've transitioned over to a different energy, a different vibration and to a different dimension. So all of this being said what I want you to get, I'm going to slow down here, is that you and your life is a continuum.
Now it doesn't matter and it doesn't matter what I believe, and I've talked about beliefs in other episodes, it doesn't matter what you believe, let's just look at physics and let's look at really what makes sense is that you actually come from somewhere into a body, you leave that body and you go somewhere, where you go is for many people based upon a religion. Many people think they're going to go to heaven or this place or that place, but the reality and the truth is, is that you were somewhere before you got here and you're somewhere after you leave. Which demonstrates that life in a continuum. Now here's a big takeaway for you. When you accept that your life is a continuum there's no purpose for fear. Because the fear that you hold and your life, think about them all pertain to this life this little bitty short span of you being on the planet. And when I talk about people being on the planet for a very short amount of time, if you were to imagine a bolt of lightning in your life, one bolt of lightning in the course of your entire life, how long was that? Literally a tenth of a second? Well in the course of your totality as a being, your life literally here on this planet is like one tenth of a second. So what's the point of wasting your entire lifetime here in fear? And many people spend an entire lifetime trapped in fear for a lifetime that's metaphorically one tenth of a second.
So like I said, when you accept that you are an infinite cosmic being, the fear that you have on this planet doesn't play the same role. Let me give you a very personal example is I always wanted kids when I was younger and I don't have any kids this lifetime. Notice even how I say it, I don't have kids this lifetime. And what a lot of people get into, which I do not, is "Oh my gosh, I don't have any kids" and "Who's going to take care of me when I'm old?" And all this kind of stuff. Those are things that never enter my mind because the place that I work from is, "You know what? There will be other lifetimes and other times that I can have kids." It just doesn't happen to be so for me in this lifetime. So where I work from is that I'm on a continuum and I'm in this lifetime and I'm going to pass through it and then wherever I go, something different going to happen. I many, many years ago, completely off topic but I used to work at the Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta, Georgia and I used to work in the executive offices. It's a non-partisan partisan establishment and a couple of year ago Jimmy Carter had brain cancer I believe it was or a brain tumor, and I just saw a snippet on TV where he says, "You know what? I've had a really good life." He goes something along the lines of, "I've had an adventurous life and I'm kind of ready for my next adventure." And then he said, "Well you know what? My wife isn't so fond of that thought process but I'm ready for something else."
And that's where I work from is that any time it's my time to leave the planet, it's my time to leave but you know what? What's the point of wasting my days and weeks and months and years in fear when I'm going to leave the planet anyway? You know Gandhi, let's talk about heaven for a second just an example, is Gandhi had said, "There is no religion in heaven." You know what people? I've never heard anybody talk about, and even when I was a kid and I'd go to church, is I never heard anybody ever talking about there being fear in heaven. As a matter of fact heaven's supposed to be all rosy, right? I mean that's your goal to get to go to heaven and then you get "eternal life", but I've never heard anyone say, "You know what? You get eternal life but you know what? There's a lot of things to fear in that eternal life." So you never hear about fear in "heaven". What I'm telling you is that fear is not a natural part of your higher being. Fear is not soulful, fear is your 3-D D body, meaning that bag of skin that you walk around in and your ego, fear are things that only apply to very finite thinking about the totality of your being. Okay, so let me give you an example here and I want you to look at your lifetime. Let's say for example that you want to move to a new city. Wherever you are, you want to move across the country. Maybe a new place, even the same city I don't care, I'm using an example here. But what fears do you get into if you want to move across the country or change jobs or even getting married or whatever? People get into fears like, "Well am I going to be happy in this marriage?" Or "What if I move and I have bad neighbors?" Or "What if I move and there's really bad traffic?" Or "What if I move and there's crime nearby?" Or "What if I move and it's a longer commute to work?" And people get into all these fears, that's human.
But what I want you to look at is the example that I gave you earlier about heaven, are you worried about what's going to happen to heaven so to speak? Are you worried that you're going to get some bad harp and it's not going to play. Are you worried that you're going to actually get a lumpy cloud to sleep on and you're going to be uncomfortable sleeping in heaven? Are you worried that you're going to miss cheeseburgers or you're afraid that you're not going to have cheeseburgers and pizza in heaven? Absolutely not. So the takeaway here for you is that all the fear that you get into, and this might be a stretch for a lot of people, but you're just passing through this lifetime and you are here for a literal blink of the eye. You're just passing through, you're not going to be here that long, even if you're 100 years, you're not going to be here that long. So why not just enjoy your life? And then get out of the fear because it serves no purpose other than to paralyze you. As a matter of fact, I want to read something to you that I've had for a lot of years, and actually I wrote on it the year 2000. And it's just a little passage here and here's the passage. It says, "that when I look, I find there is no more dreadful disease than fear." What else is there in life to be feared more than fear itself? Fear paralyzes the very being of a person. Fear destroys the whole capacity for rebellion. Fear makes any change impossible. Fear binds one to the known and the journey to the unknown is completely stopped and although whatever is worth knowing and achieving in life is all found in the unknown. That being said, how much has your fear trapped you from exploring? And from going outside your comfort zones? And from truly, truly living your life because you're trapped in the fear and this tiny little actually epoch of time which is that you're on the planet, which is literally nothing.
Okay, so letting go of fear. Letting go of fear requires that you trust. And you know what? I'm really suggesting that you start thinking about it in the way that I'm sharing with you here, that you're not here that long. I mean it's just a lightning strike and fear is not natural to your soul or to your higher self. And just try that on and see how it fits because guess what? If you don't like it you can always go back to the old fearful way then live your life in fear, and that's fine and that is your choice. But right now I want you to get that letting go of fear requires trust. And it also requires letting go of living like from the lower aspect of life. You know you might have seen, well we have all seen before it's, people call it The Star of David, it's called multiple things. But basically the meaning behind it is as above, so below and so below, as above. And the way that I want to share that with you here is that you are here on this planet so below, but you're also in your body as a cosmic being from above. So live from the knowing that you're not going to be on this planet for eons, at least in this incarnation, at least in this bag of skin that you're walking around in. And I don't know if I can say it anymore clearly than what I did a little earlier, is that you truly are a cosmic being, literally. If you're not on this planet, even this planet is part of the cosmos, but you know what? If you're not on this planet, you are somewhere. You come, you incarnate, you live the experience and you leave and then you can come back again. I'm not going to go into that here because some people are going to get freaked out with that and everything else, but truly, just ponder that. Get out of your old beliefs, which I even talked about in a previous podcast, get out of your old beliefs about what the world is and is not, and operate from, "I am a cosmic being."
And then another question that I would have for you, "When you adopt that, what becomes possible for you?" Let me share a couple of additional thoughts with you that will, even if you just want to stay very pragmatic and you want to be what I call 3-D D and you want to operate from the Susan Smith identity and the ego and all that, that's fine. But let me give you something as a result of this particular episode that will make your life a lot easier. And when you really explore what I'm going to give you, you will find it to be true. When you accept it as truth, and you live from this place, oh my gosh, that'll make your life so much easier. What I want to share with you is this is, "No matter what has happened in anyone's life...", from the beginning of time until now, "No matter what has happened in anyone's life and even your own life, is a life always works out. It might not work out in the way that you actually have an attachment too and you expect it to work out, but in the end, life always works out." I want to give you an example of that, many years ago when I lived in New York City, one of my students was a very, very wealthy oil man, probably worth hundreds of millions of dollars. And he said that he wanted to invest in a business venture with me and what I did is I brought along a couple of business partners for what I wanted to do. And what happened was is one of the business partners started muddying the water and convoluting things very, very quickly. It got so bad and it got to the point to where this business deal that I was going to do, and I was obviously the lead person in this relationship, meeting on the borrower's side of the relationship, but we had come to a $3,000,000 deal with this oil man who wanted to invest in me and a business.
And one of the business partners started convoluting things and I started getting into fear and I called my brother-in-law in-law law and started talking to him about it and he went through a Socratic method and he said, "Well what's the worst thing that can happen?" And I said, "Well, the whole business thing could go sideways and that I'm on the hook for $3,000,000." And the he said, "Then what?" And I said, "Well, you know what? I don't have $3,000,000, 000, I'm going to go bankrupt." "And then what?" "Well I'm not going to have any money, I'm going to have bad credit." "And then what?" And he took me through a Socratic method, and then he says, "You know what? End of the day, you can kick the bucket and that's a great thing too because it doesn't matter at that point so really what does all this matter to you? Why are you getting so wound up about it?" And I recognized I was getting wound up about it because of all the fear that I was in. And actually I think he used the word "die" and I'm just using the colloquially, he's like, "Then you can die" and he's like, "That's a great thing too." And then I recognized that all this fear that I was in is because I was thinking that things in my life were not going to be all right and things were not going to be okay. So no matter where you are in your personal evolution listening to this right now, here is your transformational takeaway. Are you ready? Life always has been, is now, and will always be okay. There are a couple ways you can say that, everything always has been fine, things are fine now and things will always be fine. But just like the example I gave you in New York City, that's 20 year later, things are fine now things we're fine then but people get into all the fear in the moment when things are going to be fine. So your takeaway is that your life always has been, is now and no matter where you are and will always be fine. Why? Because you are a cosmic being.
Okay, so the next podcast episode is a Q&A A and I'm going to answer Steve's question. And Steve's question is, "Would you say its best to look at things as they are now or how you want them to be?" Well I'm going to answer that in two different ways about actually looking at things as they are and how we want them to be because for most people and probably you as well, what creates unhappiness in your life is when you do not accept life for what it is in the moment and you're wanting to be something else. That's what I call a story in the space between where you are and where you think life should be. And for many people that space is a lot of unhappiness. So if you're telling yourself stories, which I bet you are, that are creating unhappiness in your life, then make sure you listen to the next episode. Thanks for listening and I'll catch you later. Bye Bye.
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