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Outrageous Openness: Letting the Divine Take the Lead | [Tosha Silver]

Outrageous Openness: Letting the Divine Take the Lead

A compilation of funny, irreverently reverent stories on aligning with the Divine in daily life. For the passionately spiritual and bemusedly skeptical alike. Adapted from a popular column originally published as "San Francisco's Spiritual Examiner" at examiner.com. "What if God IS the story? What if the Divine is constantly igniting roadside flares to get our attention? What if there actually IS a Supreme Organizing Principle with a ribald and unbridled sense of humor? And what if we each have this ardent inner suitor who's writing us love letters every day that often go unopened?"
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A compilation of funny, irreverently reverent stories on aligning with the Divine in daily life. For the passionately spiritual and bemusedly skeptical alike.

Adapted from a popular column originally published as "San Francisco's Spiritual Examiner" at examiner.com.

"What if God IS the story? What if the Divine is constantly igniting roadside flares to get our attention? What if there actually IS a Supreme Organizing Principle with a ribald and unbridled sense of humor? And what if we each have this ardent inner suitor who's writing us love letters every day that often go unopened?"

What if indeed? Read on.

Author Bio: Tosha Silver grew up thinking one day she would be a rabbi, a lawyer or a weathergirl. But fate had other ideas. She graduated from Yale with a degree in English Literature but along the way fell madly in love with metaphysics and yogic philosophy. For the last 30 years she has taught many ways to align with the inner Divine. She lives near San Francisco and also writes a spiritual column at examiner.com. More information at www.toshasilver.com

©2011 Tosha Silver (P)2012 Tosha Silver

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    Elizabeth Evanston, IL, United States 02-27-14
    Elizabeth Evanston, IL, United States 02-27-14 Member Since 2011
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    "Perfect blend of depth and humor"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I loved this audio book. It really spoke to me. It was full of stories that illustrate how aligning with the divine in every day life can change how life feels every day. The stories were soulful, deep, funny and magical all at the same time. I finished the book today and will start it again tomorrow. There is so much there, I want to hear it again to scoop up more of its gems. I was listening as I drove to work. A bus pulled up along side of me with a huge billboard on the back. It read "Loving Kindness." Just at that moment, Tosha said, "Metta - Loving Kindness." I swear.


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    Sherri 07-09-15
    Sherri 07-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Fun spirituality"

    I love the simple approach she has to following the Divine! A great listen for any spiritual seeker...there are no complicated regimens here, just a demonstration of genuine and nearly effortless application of spiritual truth peppered with entertaining and relatable stories.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    D.B 06-22-15
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    "Intuitive and authentic"

    If you find that you are a pattern person or constantly think and speak in a metaphoric manner, this book will resonate with you. Every chapter inspired me to trust my intuition more and walk continually in love. I found myself smiling continually and felt the warmth and authenticity of the author. A challenging and truth filled work!

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    Tessa 07-12-15
    Tessa 07-12-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Love love love"

    A book every person should read no matter who. Got the book now the audio ⭐️

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elorial 07-03-15
    Elorial 07-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Spiritual and Amusing"

    Like the calmness of Tosha's voice. It's perfect for the subject matter. I've listened twice. It will become a valued reference book for me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Outrageous Openness is a must read!"

    So much of Tosha's story resonated with me. Being a Berkeley Girl I found myself identifying with her experiences and the people of the greater Bay Area.

    I found her quotes from Florence Scovel Shinn enlightening and powerful.

    I plan to listen to this book again tomorrow.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    "Amazing"

    I loved it!!! It came to me at the best possible time, I leaned a great deal. Best audio ever.

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    "A soothing and simple message about connecting with the Divine"

    I enjoyed the author's writing style; I spent several years living errrr growing up in San Francisco, so this really brought me back, but even beyond that, I loved her message. Take the time to connect with Spirit and ask for help. My dog was just kidnapped, so I am truly connecting to the Divine to ask for the safe return of my dog. Funny these curveballs we are thrown in life. It seems everything in my life is a struggle. My mom always told me it would be & guess what she was right. I am reading Tosha's book and books like her's to break this habit of everything being a struggle. The White Flag is raised ...

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    punkrockmomma 07-28-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Love this book!"

    I have listened to this book several times. I love that the author narrates it. It makes the stories more alive and real. It is my go to book when I want something light but inspiring to listen to. I highly recommend it and can't wait to start listening to Tosha's new book.

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    Carolina Atlanta, GA United States 07-15-15
    Carolina Atlanta, GA United States 07-15-15 Member Since 2014
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    "I love this book!"

    Beautifully written, Tosha Silver shares Divine wisdom to lead a life filled with meaning, purpose and service to the One.
    I'm thankful to have found this work.

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    "Loved it"
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    I loved the way the book consists of lots of super inspiring little stories.
    I would have liked a bit more actual guidance, steps maybe?? That's something for the wonderful Tosha to write next maybe?

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  • Janine Reichert
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    "LIFE CHANGING!"
    Where does Outrageous Openness rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Number 1!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Didn't have one


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    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes, extreme peace. Letting go of all worry, control, fear.


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    Highly recommend it as a guide to living your life in a whole new way.

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    "Straight Talking Tosha"

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book - great listen. She connects with you like an old friend - witty and warm.
    Look forward to her next audio book.

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  • Georgina
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    "Surprisingly Touching"

    Certainly makes you take a step back and think about life.

    Has helped me be much more peaceful and accepting about daily trials like being stuck in traffic as well as bigger things...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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