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Outrageous Openness Audiobook

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
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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.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Jan Kovac louisville ky 01-10-15
    Jan Kovac louisville ky 01-10-15 Member Since 2016

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    "A whole New Perspective"

    All though these concept have existed for ages, Tosh's perspective is nothing short of enlightened. Through her stories, she was able to perceive and communicate a contemporary understanding of ancient wisdom that always escaped me. I am forever grateful for her creative and unique presentation.

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    Meagan Burns 08-22-15 Member Since 2014
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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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    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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    "Amazingly calming!"

    The soothing voice paired with the content instantly altered my mood after stressful days at the office sitting in rush hour traffic. I released my skeptical, need for scientific evidence and found that life is much easier when you are open to magical possibilities.

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    "cannot get past the narrator's lisp and poor audio"

    I cannot believe that other reviewers are lauding how soothing or wonderful the narrator's voice is. The narrator has a very distinct and obvious lisp which is very distracting and on top of it it sounds like the book was recorded in someone's bathroom. You can hear echoes and mouth noises. I understand that the narrator is the author but the lisp is so distracting it completely takes away from the book and therefore makes this absolutely unlistenable! It is so bad that I'm going to try to get a refund because I cannot believe that they actually have this as an audio book!

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    Tessa 07-12-15
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    "Love love love"

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

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    Elorial 07-03-15
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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.

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    Amazon Customer Raleigh, NC USA 04-15-15
    Amazon Customer Raleigh, NC USA 04-15-15 Member Since 2012

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    "Gives a whole new voice to "Let go and let God"!"

    This book is like a breath if fresh air that can blew out all those cobwebs off worry and doubt if you let it. The author's voice is soft and relaxing and somewhat hypnotic. This makes her message of relaxing into the support of Divinity just that more inviting and effective. I know I will listen again and again.

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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


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    All


    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.


    Any additional comments?

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • GIFT CARD RECIPIENT
    7/20/15
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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...

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  • Pam Crosbie
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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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