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According to CBS news the Vatican announced the pope will pardon those who follow him on Twitter. I don't know if this is just a light hearted joke to attempt to connect with younger "followers", but it reveals the arrogance of their authority. It is the heroin of power that corrupts. Anyone who sits on a throne proclaiming he is superior to anyone, is blinded by the arrogance of ignorance, they can't see outside their own self importance. It is an unstable tower designed to entrap "followers", feeding off their energy, donations, and attention. All to exalt themselves someplace between us, the common person and God, they sustain this illusion by placing confirming symbols atop their heads, pure white robes, special golden hats that only they are qualified to wear. This silently suggests they are somehow holier than thou, separate from the fate of normal peons. It is all so dark and perverted they should be asking for forgiveness instead of offering a watered down version of salvation. It is a nasty concoction that is designed to enthrall anyone in proximity of their control.

Before you become too enraged please let me offer a thought to give you a more balanced view: The Church is losing control and with each instance of their arrogance their "control" gently slips away. Between their old wrinkly fingers their followers have been dripping down to freedom. Slowly they are losing all that their collective egos have conquested for. The governments of Europe and around the world are beginning to lose faith in the Vatican, and one day in the distant future the Vatican will just be a novelty and a remembrance of our past. We know this as truth because we can view the battle plan of the Vatican. They are evolving to change with the modern world, and fortunately for us, the modern world has little room for a perverted hierarchy that desperately needs people to control. This is all an evolution of humanity. It is simply something that takes centuries to overcome.


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Love for love, hate for hate, anger for anger,
jealousy for jealousy, your external life is a direct reflection of your
internal thoughts and feelings. Your external reality is a program that can be
manipulated simply by changing the way you feel. This was described by the
ancients as karma, or as we all know the common phrase "what goes around comes
around."

If you feel you are experiencing external turmoil, remember it
may be a consequence of your internal thought patterns.

Your social reality is not only formed by your communication with others, but also with
yourself. Prayer is not only a minute here or a minute there, prayer is
communicating with truthful consciousness at all times; it is radiating the
warmth of love, humility, and sincerity with every breath.

To be true is to be real, it is only with the solidity of truth that allows one to be
content.

A.J. Chirstoph
http://www.thetruthawaits.com
 
 
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UPDATE: 3/18/15 The Search for the Hidden Door is now in print again for the first time in 35 years! Buy it here!
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I recently obtained an original copy of the increasingly rare out-of-print book The Search for the Hidden Door by Marshall N Lever. The book was published in 1981, and follows the diary and series of realizations by the author Marshall N. Lever during his sessions with the Chung Fu. Much of the information is not necessarily new concepts since it was one of the first books published about the "Old Chinese" philosophy. If you were/are a student of Chung Fu, Stuart Wilde, Khris Krepcik, or any derivative of "Old Chinese" you will probably be familiar with most of the teachings. Nonetheless the book is worth obtaining and it offers a deeper understanding of the philosophy and history.

Here Marshall first introduces the concept of the Nature Self (the natural you that flows effortlessly like an animal: The instinctual human side of your psyche.), which is the basis of many of Stuart Wilde's books, Geof Spaldings 33rd Sage series, and Chung Fu's own book Under the Plum Tree edited by Marjorie Giles. To the best of my knowledge this book is the beginning of the publications in regards to Chung Fu with the exception of personal jottings, diaries, or other publications I have not been able to locate.

The purpose of this blog post is to share some of the contents online because it is becoming increasingly hard to obtain a copy, and the information is not readily available. I am limited as to what I can share because I want to respect the current copyright laws, but what I can share will be beneficial and it will bring you one step closer to "knowing" the books contents. Nothing can replace owning a physical copy but for now this is all ya got!

Lets begin with a detailed list of the chapters, something you will not be able to find elsewhere on the web, and I am happy to be the first to share! Each chapter begins with the chapter title and a quote from "An Old Sage." Which is presumably direct words of Chung Fu. If you missed my blog post before last I talk about the correct pronunciation and meaning of Chung Fu. I clarify a few misconceptions that will help you better understand; if you wish to read it please click here.

Book Contents:


FOREWORD


Chapter 1.-- The Search for the Hidden Door.
       Spiritual growth is an individual accomplishment. Others may point the way, but you do the growing. 
       An Old Sage


Chapter 2. --The Journey Begins.
       Man never reaches his highest potential when he is safe and takes things easy.
       An Old Sage


Chapter 3. --Thought - Word - Action
       Your thought can never rise higher than the state of realization created by your thought.
        An Old Sage


Chapter 4. --The Universal Laws
       Universal Law is the only law. All other laws are formed from the results of the Universal Law.
       An Old Sage


Chapter 5. --Denial and Affirmation
       An affirmative word used at the right time and with the right thought behind it has more value than a sack of
       polished emeralds.
       An Old Sage


Chapter 6. --Impossibilities [in the book the "im" of impossibilities is crossed out.]
       Nothing is impossible providing you believe you're God.
       An Old Sage


Chapter 7.-- Unlimited Limitations
       To be unlimited in thought, word, and action is to be a completely free human being.
       An Old Sage


Chapter 8. -- Change
       Change is necessary if you ever want to know where you have been.
       An Old Sage



Chapter 9. -- The Journey Continues
       The man who does a thing always has the thing he has done before his own eyes.
       An Old Sage.


EPILOGUE

The book is fairly short with only 147 pages and 9 chapters, and much of it is wrote in a nontraditional way such as a diary format, thoughts, and etc. Below I have attached some photos of the books contents. I will continue to write about this book as the weeks go on. I am currently reading this book along with two others, The 33rd Sage. A Modern Fable, and Under the Plum Tree by Chung Fu. I will incorporate what I learn into the upcoming articles and hopefully this will give you a better insight into the philosophy, along with a clearer picture of the unveiling of the wisdom that is "Old Chinese."

As always, thank you for reading and visiting my blog. Stay tuned. The Truth Awaits.

~A.J. Chirstoph
http://www.TheTruthAwaits.com

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UPDATE: 3/18/15 The Search for the Hidden Door is now in print again for the first time in 35 years! Buy it here!


If you are on the Journey for "Inner Truth" then you will probably be familiar with the Hidden Door. For those of you who are not familiar, this article may make little sense. But the Hidden Door is not really all that hidden. It is in broad daylight in nearly every continent in the world. It exists 24/7 and is so humble you may not even notice it as you walk by. 

For reasons unannounced I will not directly state exactly what the Hidden Door is, simply because it is your own personal responsibility to discover it. But to offer a slight nudge in the right direction, the Hidden Door is more terrestrial than one might believe. 

You could climb the vine leading into other dimensions where ego is left behind, back inside the world from which you came. Through the jungle of fear rests a world hidden without the chaos of the human intellect. Here you can rest and gently drift into the infinity of creation, free from your own insecurities and limitations.

The Hidden Door has been discovered by many great people throughout history, but it has also been discovered by the most unknown and humble people you have never heard of. To be "great" often involves the competition of humanity, to be humbled requires nothing more than interest outside of thyself. 

The search for the Hidden Door is the first step. Maybe you feel there is a "splinter in your mind" that you just can't seem to explain. Maybe you feel you live in a world full of illusion, deception, and feel everyone around you is playing a silly and immature charade we call life.

Needless to say, you are here reading my website, and therefore it was your destiny to be here, right now. You may skim through and not even bother to dig any deeper, and perhaps the roots to your solution are left undug.

But for the very small percentage who "feels" it is their destiny to learn more, your prayers will be answered. You will find the solution to these questions. I do not feel it is my responsibility to hand it over to you, most want life delivered on a platter. We do not live in a fair world. We don't have a level playing field, but the great thing about a field is it is open for play, to all who declare themselves in. Your solution may be right there under your feet. 

The riddle of the Hidden Door is that of the Holy Grail and many other legends passed down since the dawn of mankind.

We as a modern society have became clouded by the rustle and bustle of the chaos of the world ego. We no longer have to rely on our atavistic qualities we once expressed while surviving in the forests. If you want to find the Hidden Door, stop relying on "thinking" and switch to "feeling."  Logic and intellect relies on all the things the mind already knows and can piece together with facts and evidence. 

Feeling allows you to discover the things the intellect cannot possibly know. 

Intuition and spirit. 
Relationships with creation.
Teachers that can't speak.
Students that can't ask questions. 
Answers that are not heard.

Feeling your way.
Sideways, not up.

Step through the Hidden Door.

Regards,

A.J.
http://www.thetruthawaits.com