Q: Do we make
all the decisions in our lives?
Jim: I believe that somebody in a house
in Montauk is controlling everything, at least in the world of forms.
They are not controlling anything in the world of spirits.
Q: We have an
impact on each other.
Jim: We are each other! There is no
separation. It has been proven by science. We are connected. If
I put a knife in my hand right now you’ll go “Arrgghh!”
You will feel it emotionally. There is no question about it for
Q: Einstein said,
“Nothing is created, nothing is destroyed, all is transformed.
Jim: Nothing real can ever be destroyed.
Q: Is this life?
This movie seems to be about self-transformation and self-revelation.
Jim: I think everybody is looking for
something that they already have. Everyone is looking for God and
everyone is God. So, the act of looking for God is kind of a waste
of time, but you have to go through the process, so that at the
end you might realize that you’re it. And everyone is it.
I heard this expression once: “there is a God-shaped hole”
in everyone, and you try to fill it up with drugs, with love, with
other things, and then you try to fill it up with healthy things
instead. But the fact is there is no hole because everything is
God and God doesn’t leave holes. We’re already complete
and it’s all about realizing you’re complete. Once you
realize this, this life and everything in it becomes something to
play with. You have nothing to worry about, you need to have fun
with your life. Once you’re in that place, everything is possible…
Q: Do you think
this film is also about finding yourself, surrendering yourself,
and accepting the fact that someone can love you even if you don’t
think it’s possible?
Jim: Ego is about trying to rule the
world! Ego is what people call the devil. Ego is the voice in your
head that says “you’re not as good as this other person
and maybe you need to add something to yourself to be better”
or it’s the voice that says, “Oh boy! If they find out
about you and how you feel and what you believe, then you’ll
be destroyed.” Or the need to make a mark that will last forever.
Ego is very tricky in the sense that it tries to convince us that
we need something, this immortality, that we already possess. It’s
keeping us from being you and me, from loving and loving this life!
Q: Some people
are at war with their “ego”. I think that when we find
ourselves, then we can lead, inspire, not preach, but inspire people,
give them hope…
Jim: I think it’s a good thing
to do good and inspire people to goodness. But nothing you do is
going to add anything to you and nothing you do is going to take
anything away from you. So you have nothing else to do but play.
If play for you means, “I want to give people a great message”
then great, but there is no need to change the planet. The planet
is good, it always will be good. I really believe evil doesn’t
want to win, because it’s not there to win--it’s there
to show you what you don’t want so you can understand what
you do want. The Devil is working for God.
Q: They are business
partners in a way…
Q: I think that
sometimes all of this is just a distraction, keeping us from being
Jim: It’s enlightenment that you
need. You want to grow vegetables? Well, do it. You want to skate?
This is what I’m doing: I’m skating, I’m painting,
I’m in love. There are lots of flowerbeds in the garden now
for me. It used to be very narrow before. It used to be all about
showbiz and fame. And I got to a point where, luckily, I got fame
and wealth, so I could scratch them off the list. And now I do it
Q: So you freed
yourself in a way…
Jim: Yes, and I do get caught up once
in a while. The ego still is there. It never disappear.
Q: Like you said,
we’re all human beings and God at the same time…